Current Affairs Quiz: January 15, 2018

Current Affairs 15 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the month long mass awareness campaign on oil and gas conservation launched by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas across the country
    A) Suraksha 2018
    B) Safalta 2018
    C) Saarthak 2018
    D) Saksham 2018
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has launched month long Saksham 2018 (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav). Saksham is annual flagship event of PCRA with active involvement of Oil & Gas PSUs along with other stakeholders like State Governments.
  2. Which country has been placed on the top position in the Global Manufacturing Index 2018 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF)?
    A) Germany
    B) Japan
    C) South Korea
    D) China
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Japan has been found to have the best structure of production and is followed by South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, China, Czech Republic, the US, Sweden, Austria and Ireland.
  3. In its Budget speech last year, the Union Government had announced its intention to eliminate which disease by December 2017 which could not be met?
    A) Kala Azar
    B) Leprosy
    C) Measles
    D) Tuberculosis
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India has missed the 2017 deadline that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced for elimination of Kala Azar (black fever) in his Budget speech last year. In fact, endemic blocks have increased from 61 to 68 in 17 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand.
  4. Name the Prime Minister of Israel who is on 6 days historic visit to India to mark 25 years of establishment and further strengthen the bilateral relation between the two nations
    A) Yigal Allon
    B) Hesham Qandil
    C) Benjamin Netanyahu
    D) Moshe Sharett
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Keen to strengthen bilateral relations “even more”, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived on a six-day visit along with the largest business delegation that has ever accompanied an Israeli premier on an overseas tour. The visit marks 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and takes place about six months after Modi’s trip to Israel, the first by an Indian prime minister to the Jewish state.
  5. Recently the BSE’s India International Exchange (India INX) listed its first bond issued by ___________on its Global Securities Market.
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Indian Railways Finance Corporation
    C) Minerals and Metal Trading Corporation Limited
    D) Reliance Capital
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)’s India International Exchange listed the first bond on its Global Securities Market. The bonds issued by Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC) are one of the highest credit rated bonds issued by an Indian corporate and has been IRFC’s first foray into the Green Bond market.
  6. Name the player to become world’s highest ranked test bowler according to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings
    A) Vernon Philander
    B) James Anderson
    C) Kagiso Rabada
    D) Josh Hazlewood
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has become the number-one ranked bowler in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings, after he helped his team to a 72 run victory over India in the first Test at Newlands.
  7. The Teen Murti Chowk in central Delhi has recently been renamed after which Israeli city?
    A) Haifa
    B) Jerusalem
    C) Tel Aviv
    D) Jaffa
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu attended a ceremony at the Teen Murti Memorial in Delhi to mark the renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk. The two leaders also laid a wreath and signed the visitor’s book at the memorial.
  8. What is the rank of India in the Global Manufacturing Index 2018 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF)?
    A) 37
    B) 21
    C) 29
    D) 30
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at 30th position on a global manufacturing index. In its first “Readiness for the future of production” report, Japan has been found to have the best structure of production and is followed by South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, China, Czech Republic, the US, Sweden, Austria and Ireland.
  9. The National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) has launched India’s first agri-commodity options in ______ to safeguard farmers against price risks
    A) Sunflower Seeds
    B) Tomato Seeds
    C) Guar Seeds
    D) Mustard Seeds
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) unveiled India’s first agri-commodity options in guar seed designed as a hedge for farmers to safeguard against price risks.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the CEO & MD of India International Exchange (INX)
    A) Vinod Rai
    B) Chitra Ramkrishna
    C) Ashishkumar Chauhan
    D) V. Balasubramaniam
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      Option D
  2. The World Economic Forum was founded in which year?
    A) 1971
    B) 1964
    C) 1982
    D) 1957
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      Option A
  3. Kagiso Rabada belongs to which country?
    A) Australia
    B) South Africa
    C) New Zealand
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
      Option B

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