Current Affairs Quiz: January 15, 2020

Current Affairs 15 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched PURVODAYA: Accelerated development of eastern India through integrated steel hub in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched PURVODAYA: Accelerated development of eastern India through integrated steel hub in Kolkata, West Bengal.

  2. Which department launched 24×7 control room to monitor black money and illegal inducements in poll-bound Delhi?
    A)Niti Aayog
    B)CBIc
    C)Central Board of direct Taxes
    D)Income Tax
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Income-Tax Department was launched 24×7 control room to monitor black money and illegal inducements in poll-bound Delhi. This facility will also host a toll-free number (1800117574). People can inform the department about any activity of use of money power, illegal distribution of cash etc.

  3. Sardar Patel’s 182 meter tall Statue of Unity was included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list.It is situated in which state?
    A)Assam
    B)Gujarat
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sardar Patel’s 182 meter tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list. S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister announced this.

  4. Which port trust was renamed as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Surat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kolkata Port Trust was renamed as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port on the occasion of 150th years celebration of Kolkata Port Trust. The event was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He dedicated a Commemorative Stamp to mark 150 years of Kolkata port trust to India.

  5. India’s flagship global conference on geopolitics and geo-economics Raisina Dialogue began in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Pune
    C)Lucknow
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s flagship global conference on geopolitics and geo-economics Raisina Dialogue began in New Delhi. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated session. This is the 5th edition of the Raisina Dialogue has organised by jointly the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation.

  6. Recently Indian Coast Guard commissioned how many ships at Kolkata?
    A)2
    B)4
    C)3
    D)5
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Coast Guard commissioned two ships — Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur. These are the second and third in the series of five Fast Patrol Vessels for the force. The ships were commissioned at Kolkata.

  7. The First phase of “Bishwa Ijtema” has commenced in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Beijing
    C)Dhaka
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    First phase of “Bishwa Ijtema” has commenced in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj. The second phase of the congregation will be held from 17th January to 19th January 2020.

  8. The World Future Energy Summit commenced in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)Bangkok
    C)Abu Dhabi
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Future Energy Summit commences in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The theme for World Future Energy Summit is “Rethinking Global Consumption, Production, and Investment”. The Summit will conclude on 17th January, 2020.

  9. The Treasury Department of USA removes which country from the designation as “currency manipulator“?
    A)Pakistan
    B)India
    C)Japan
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Treasury Department of United States of America has been removed China from the designation as “currency manipulator“.

  10. Which e-commerce company acquired DHFL General Insurance?
    A)PayPal
    B)Paytm
    C)Amazon
    D)Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former co-founder and CEO of e-commerce giant Flipkart recently acquired DHFL General Insurance from the Kapil Wadhawan-led Wadhawan Group of companies for ₹100 crore.

  11. Who won the inaugural men’s singles ATP Cup team event 2020?
    A)Rafael Nadal
    B)Novak Djokovic
    C)Leander Paes
    D)Thomas Bach
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Novak Djokovic helped seal victory for Serbia in the inaugural ATP Cup team event after defeating his long-term Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in singles.

  12. Who won the Malaysia Masters 2020 title?
    A)Rasmus Gemke
    B)Victor Axelsen
    C)Chen Long
    D)Kento Momota
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Japanese badminton player Kento Momota (world number 1 ranked) won the Malaysia Masters 2020 title. He has defeated Viktor Axelsen from Denmark by 24-22, 21-11. Kento Momota won a record 11 titles in 2019.

  13. Who was Recently appointed as new deputy governor of RBI?
    A)Michael Debaprata Patra
    B)Viral Acharya
    C)Arvind Subramaniam
    D)Nitika Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government appointed Michael Debaprata Patra as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The appointment of Patra, who is currently an executive director at the central bank, comes nearly six months after former deputy governor Viral Acharya’s pre-mature resignation.
  14. The book titled A New India: Selected Writings 2014-19” is a compilation of whose selected writings?
    A)Smriti Irani
    B)Arun Jaitley
    C)Arvind Subramaniam
    D)Ram Nath Kovind
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A new book, compilation of selected writings by former finance minister Arun Jaitley, offers readers with the late politician’s sharp insight on topics including GST, demonetisation and Kashmir, publishing house Juggernaut Books announced.

  15. Recently Thomas Antony passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)Sports
    C)Cartoonist
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Eminent caricaturist and Kerala Cartoon Academy secretary Thomas Antony has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 62.

  16. Whatisthe theme of this year’s National Youth Day?
    A)Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building
    B)Transformation of Education
    C)Youth for digital india
    D)Sankalp se Siddhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January being the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day and since from 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.The theme for this year is ‘Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of DHFL General Insurance?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
    A)Won
    B)Rupee
    C)Peso
    D)Taka
    View Answer
    Option D

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