Current Affairs Quiz: January 14, 2018

Current Affairs 14 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. A 14 member panel under the Chairmanship of __________ has been set up by the Election Commission to study how social media and other digital platforms are used ahead of polls and suggest amendments in election law
    A) Navin Chawla
    B) T. N. Seshan
    C) Nagendra Singh
    D) Umesh Sinha
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Election Commission has set up a 14-member panel under Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha to study how social media and other digital platforms are used ahead of polls and make suggestions on how to adapt the Model Code of Conduct to these changes.
  2. How much amount has recently been contributed by the government of India to the UN Office of Envoy on Youth to promote the engagement of youth in the world body’s goals?
    A) $45,000
    B) $50,000
    C) $55,000
    D) $70,000
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India has contributed $50,000 to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s Office of Envoy on Youth to help with its mission of involving young people in the world body’s goals. The contribution is voluntary with no strings attached and is in addition to the regular payments India makes to the UN’s general and peacekeeping budgets.
  3. Name the first ever women lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India
    A) Indu Malhotra
    B) Sujata V Manohar
    C) Ruma Pal
    D) Gyan Sudha Misra
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the name of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the apex court. She will be the seventh woman judge since independence to make it to the Supreme Court. At present, Justice R Banumathi is the lone woman judge in the apex court.
  4. Which among the given banks has recently merged with the NBFC firm Capital First in a share swap deal to form a combined entity
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) IDFC Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    NBFC firm Capital First will merge with IDFC Bank, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals.  Vaidyanathan, who is currently the Chairman and MD of Capital First, will succeed Rajiv Lall as MD and CEO of the combined entity upon completion of the merger and necessary regulatory approvals.
  5. Which among the following banks has tied up with the Hedge Equities Ltd to provide Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) services to NRIs?
    A) Kotak Mahindra bank
    B) Federal Bank
    C) IndusInd Bank
    D) Bank of India
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Federal Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with Hedge Equities Ltd for providing Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) services to NRIs.
  6. According to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) by the ministry of health and family welfare, name the states which have emerged as the richest states of India?
    A) Telangana & Karnataka
    B) Maharashtra & Delhi
    C) Delhi & Punjab
    D) Karnataka & Delhi
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    According to National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), recently released by the ministry of health and family welfare, Jains are the wealthiest religious community in India. Delhi and Punjab are the richest states. Bihar is the poorest. 
  7. How much amount of financial assistance has been extended by the Government of India for the upgradation of Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour in Sri Lanka?
    A) USD 45.27 million
    B) USD 46.38 million
    C) USD 47.49 million
    D) USD 48.50 million
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India has extended a fresh financial assistance of USD 45.27 million for upgrading Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour in northern Sri Lanka into a commercial port and strengthening the country’s efforts to become a regional maritime hub. The upgradation project would make KKS Harbour a full- fledged commercial port, further strengthening Sri Lanka’s efforts to become a regional maritime hub.
  8. Bhogali Bihu is a post-harvest festival celebrated in which state of India?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Skkim
    C) Punjab
    D) Assam
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    In Assam, Uruka was being celebrated on 13th January 2018 on the eve of Bhogali Bihu, the post-harvest festival.
  9. The 12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist has been organized in which state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Telangana
    D) Odisha
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The 12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist began in Odisha where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik called upon filmmakers to come forward to work on documentaries and biopics on the literary souls.
  10. The high level panel set up to suggest amendments to the current election law has 3 months time to suggest changes to the Model Code of Conduct specified in section______of Representation of People Act.
    A) Section 128
    B) Section 126
    C) Section 122
    D) Section 124
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The panel has three months to suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, which currently prohibits all campaigning 48 hours before voting.
  11. According to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) by the ministry of health and family welfare, which among the given communities are found to be the wealthiest religious community in India?
    A) Islam
    B) Buddhism
    C) Hinduism
    D) Jainism
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Jains are the wealthiest religious community in India. 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the CEO of IDFC Bank?
    A) Rana Kapoor
    B) Rajiv Lall
    C) Sunil Mehta
    D) Pawan Kumar Bajaj
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      Option B
  2. Name the CEO of the Federal Bank
    A) Shyam Srinivasan
    B) Romesh Sobti
    C) Rakesh Sharma
    D) V. G. Mathew
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      Option A
  3. Who among the following currently serves as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth?
    A) Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy
    B) Pramila Patten
    C) Jayathma Wickramanayake
    D) Michael Keating
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake was appointed as the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in June 2017 at the age of 26.
  4. Name the first women lawyer to be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India
    A) Sucheta Kadethankar
    B) Anjali Gopalan
    C) Kamini Roy
    D) M Fathima Beevi
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The first woman to be appointed as a judge of the apex court was Justice M Fathima Beevi in 1989.

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9 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: January 14, 2018”

  1. bristi

    IDBI pvt or govt?

      1. gomathy priya

        mam, when will eng quiz resume by shubhra mam?

        1. Monika

          Shubra mam will inform you people before she begins the quiz gain

          1. gomathy priya

            ok mam

    1. the walking dead

      it is govt bank …Govt has 77.79 percent stake in it.

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