Current Affairs Quiz: January 15, 2019

Current Affairs 15 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Who will head the seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the revenue shortfall being faced by states following the roll out of GST?
    A)Bimal Jalan
    B)Sushil Kumar Modi
    C)Viral Achrya
    D)Amitabh Kant
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi will head the seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the revenue shortfall being faced by states following the roll out of GST.
  2. Which state became the first state to implement the 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category?
    A)Haryana
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Gujarat has become the first state to implement the 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category.
  3. Which government has imposed a ban on the sale and use of plastics products in the Union Territory from March 1?
    A)Lakshadweep
    B)Puducherry
    C)Daman and Diu
    D)Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Puducherry government has imposed a ban on the sale and use of plastics products in the Union Territory from March 1.

  4. Which city’s police inducted a road safety robot into its fold named ROADEO?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Chennai Traffic Police inducted a road safety robot into its fold. Named ROADEO, the robot will make the pedestrians, especially children, feel safe while crossing the roads.

  5. The National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 will be held in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd) launched the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 in NewDelhi, thereby beginning the celebration of the National Youth Day 2019.

  6. th International Micro Irrigation Conference on modern Agriculture will be held in which city?
    A)Gorakhpur
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Aurangabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India is organizing the 9th International Micro Irrigation Conference on modern Agriculture at Aurangabad in Maharashtra from January 16–18, 2019.

  7. “IMBEX 2018-19” is a military exercise between India and which country?
    A)Nepal
    B)Bhutan
    C)Myanmar
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The second India-Myanmar bilateral Army exercise “IMBEX 2018-19” commenced at Chandimandir military station near Chandigarh.

  8. Who has become the first women trekking to Agasthyarkoodam peak, after the Kerala High Court lifted the ban on women’s trekking?
    A)Premlata Agarwal
    B)Arunima Sinha
    C)Santosh Yadav
    D)K Dhanya Sanal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 38-year-old K Dhanya Sanal, a spokesperson for the Union Ministry of Defence, has become the first woman, who is trekking to Agasthyarkoodam peak, after the Kerala High Court lifted the ban on women’s trekking on December 9 last year.

  9. Which team has topped the list in the latest ICC Test Team rankings?
    A)England
    B)Australia
    C)India
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    india have retained their no.1 spot in the updated ICC Test Team rankings, released on 14th January 2019. Following their 2-1 victory over Australia in the four-Test match series, India are leading the list with 116 points.

  10. Which state topped the medal tally in Khelo india Youth Games 2018?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Sikkim
    C)Maharashtra
    D)West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra topped the medal tally with 37 golds at the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune. It has 111 medals in its kitty with 37 gold, 31 silver and 43 bronze. Delhi continued to follow second with 30 gold and Haryana too maintained its third position with 28 gold.

  11. Who became the youngest gold medallist in shooting?
    A)Kartik Singh
    B)Ayan Mukherjee
    C)Mehul Joshi
    D)Abhinav Shaw
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    At the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune, 10 year old Abhinav Shaw became the youngest gold medallist in shooting. He teamed up with Mehuli Ghosh to help West Bengal win the 10m air rifle mixed team event.

  12. Who won the Premier Badminton League Title 2018?
    A)Awadh warriors
    B)Hyderabad Hunters
    C)Mumbai rockets
    D)Bengaluru Raptors
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru Raptors have won their first ever Premier Badminton League Title. In the title clash played at Bengaluru, Bengaluru edged out Mumbai Rockets, with a 4-3 win.

  13. Recently,Ananth Narayanan stepped down from his post of Chief Executive.He was the former Chief Executive of which company’s arms ?
    A)Ebay
    B)Amazon
    C)Flipkart
    D)Snapdeal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Chief Executive of Flipkart Group’s etail portals Myntra and Jabong,Ananth Narayanan, has stepped down from the post.

  14. Who has won the Sushila Devi Literature Award for her novel “Things to leave behind”?

    A)Chitra Banerjee
    B)Anita Nair
    C)Namita Gokhale
    D)Arundhati Roy

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Writer Namita Gokhale has won the Sushila Devi Literature Award for her novel “Things to leave behind”.

  15. Who received the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award?
    A)Amit Shah
    B)Ram Nath Kovind
    C)Rajnath Singh
    D)Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, received the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award. The Award focuses on the triple-bottom-line of People, Profit and Planet. As per the award citation, Mr Modi has been selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation.

  16. Recently,Rajesh Ghodge passed away.He was related to which sports?
    A)Hockey
    B)Football
    C)Cricket
    D)Kabaddi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Ranji Trophy cricketer of Goa,Rajesh Ghodge passed away during a local tournament at the Rajendra Prasad Stadium in Goa. The 47-year-old, who was playing non-striker, suffered a massive heart attack.

  17. Recently,Mohd Zulfiquaruddin passed away.He was related to which sports?
    A)Football
    B)Hockey
    C)Cricket
    D)Kabaddi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Indian footballer Mohd Zulfiqaruddin, who was part of the fourth place finishing team in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, passed away in Hyderabad.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Flipkart?
    A)Delhi
    B)Bengaluru
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of International Cricket Council?
    A)London
    B)Dubai
    C)Paris
    D)Abu Dhabi
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Myanmar?
    A)Quetzal
    B)Riel
    C)Kyat
    D)Krone
    View Answer
    Option C

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