Current Affairs Quiz: January 16, 2018

Current Affairs 16 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. In an effort to further strengthen the Aadhaar security, the UIDAI has decided to enable ‘Face Authentication’ as an additional option for inclusive authentication of the residents. This new mode will be effective from _____
    A) July 1
    B) April 1
    C) February 1
    D) March 1
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) decided to enable ‘Face Authentication’ in fusion mode on registered devices by July 1, so that people facing difficulty in other existing modes of verification such as fingerprints, iris, and one-time-password (OTP) could easily authenticate.
  2. Who among the following has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)?
    A) Tushar Arora
    B) Aniruddhh Vyas
    C) Satyendra Sharma
    D) Vijay Kumar
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Market regulator Sebi has approved appointment of Vijay Kumar as Managing Director and CEO of the country’s largest agri-commodity bourse NCDEX.
  3. Name the team to win the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division)
    A) Hockey Bhopal
    B) Assam Hockey
    C) Hockey Himachal
    D) Hockey Rajasthan
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Hosts Assam Hockey beat Hockey Rajasthan 3-2 in the final of the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division), held at the Hojai Hockey stadium, Assam.
  4. Recently, Charu Rohatgi passed away due to health issues. She was a veteran__________
    A) Author
    B) Journalist
    C) Actor
    D) Physician
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Actress Charu Rohatgi who is known for working in Parineeti Chopra – Arjun Kapoor starrer film ‘Ishaqzaade’ has passed away. The late actress suffered cardiac arrest in the morning which resulted in her death.
  5. Raghunath Jha passed away suffering from kidney ailment. He was ex-Union minister of State for _______________
    A) Labour and Employment
    B) Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
    C) New and Renewable Energy
    D) Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Former Union minister Raghunath Jha has passed away. Jha was Union minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise during former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s government. He was a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and represented Bihar’s Bettiah constituency.
  6. Which among the following teams has won the the Premier Badminton League (PBL) 2017-18?
    A) Hyderabad Hunters
    B) Delhi Acers
    C) Bengaluru Blasters
    D) Awadhe Warriors
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Hyderabad Hunters won the third edition of the Premier Badminton League championship with a hard-fought 4-3 win over Bengaluru Blasters in the final held at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  7. The well known Padma Bhushan awardee Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, who passed away recently, was an Indian classical musician who played __________
    A) Tabla
    B) Sitar
    C) Sarod
    D) Veena
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta has passed away after cardiac arrest. The Padma Bhushan awardee had been suffering from respiratory problems for the past few days.
  8. Who among the given has recently been honored with the Janakavi P Sawlaram Award?
    A) Bhalchandra Kulkarni
    B) Maya Jadhav
    C) Vishwas Patil
    D) Sudhir Dalvi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Actor Sudhir Dalvi was honoured with the Janakavi P Sawlaram. The award is jointly given by the Thane Municipal Corporation and the Janakavi P Savlaram Kala Samiti.
  9. Gnani Sankaran, a senior ____________ as well as a veteran Tamil writer passed away recently.
    A) Journalist
    B) Lyricist
    C) Director
    D) Professor
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Multi-faceted personality Gnani Sankaran, who made his mark as a dramatist, writer, journalist and political analyst, has passed away due to illness.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. India’s largest agri-commodity bourse NCDEX was established in which year?
    A) 2008
    B) 1999
    C) 2000
    D) 2003
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    15 December 2003
  2. The Gachibowli Indoor Stadium is located in which state?
    A) Guwahati, Assam
    B) Hyderabad, Telangana
    C) Durgapur, West Bengal
    D) Pune, Maharashtra
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Arrange the following civilian awards in descending order of their relevance
    I Padma Bhushan
    II Bharat Ratna
    III Padma Shri
    IV Padma Vibhushan
    A) II, IV, I, III
    B) I, II, II, IV
    C) II, IV, I, III
    D) II, III, IV, I
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri.
  4. The Hojai Hockey Stadium is in which state?
    A) Assam
    B) West Bengal
    C) Sikkim
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
      Option A
  5. The Securities and exchange Board of India (SEBI) received the statutory powers under the SEBI Act _____
    A) 1988
    B) 1992
    C) 1997
    D) 1999
    View Answer
      Option B

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