Current Affairs Quiz: January 16, 2019

Current Affairs 16 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Government has launched which initiative on GeM– to enable women entrepreneurs and self-help groups to sell different products at the platform?
    A)e-Women
    B)Womaniya
    C)Bharat Womaniya
    D)IndiaWomen
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Government eMarketplace (GeM) has launched an initiative-Womaniya on GeM– to enable women entrepreneurs and self-help groups to sell different products at the platform.

  2. Recently,PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bolangir-Bichhupali railway line in which state?
    A)Telangana
    B)Haryana
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bolangir-Bichhupali railway line in Balangir,Odisha.

  3. Which state has formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to recommend measures for protection of rights of existing tribal communities?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Chattisgarh
    C)Assam
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Assam Government set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to recommend measures for protection of rights of existing tribal communities as well as to decide on the benefits to be given to new Scheduled Tribes.

  4. In which state,India’s largest startup ecosystem was inaugurated?
    A)Kerala
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kerala has launched the country’s largest startup Hub with a 1,000-seat capacity in Kalamassery, Kochi. Named ‘Integrated Startup Complex,’ the facility is built to provide top quality infrastructure for incubation and acceleration for the state’s startups.

  5. The Global Aviation Summit 2019 was held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)New Delhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Global Aviation Summit 2019 in Mumbai. The two-day summit, with a theme “Flying for All-especially the next 6 billion”, is being organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation in association with FICCI.

  6. Recently,the parliament of Macedonia passed the resolution to amend the constitution of the country to rename it as which of the following?
    A)United States of Macedonia
    B)Republica Macedonia
    C) Republic of Southern Macedonia
    D) Republic of Northern Macedonia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Parliament of Macedonia has passed the resolution to amend the constitution of the country to rename it as the Republic of Northern Macedonia.

  7. Who was named as new India’s Women Boxing Coach?
    A)Shiv Thapa
    B)Pankaj Gehlot
    C)Mohd Ali Qamar
    D)Shiv Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Mohammed Ali Qamar was the man who brought India her first Commonwealth Games gold medal in boxing in 2002

  8. Who has setted the new world record in Indoor rowing by completing 1,00,000 (one lakh) metres in above-40 years category in Kolkata?
    A)Varun Agarwal
    B)Shiv Dayal
    C)Bajrang Lal Thakkar
    D)Shakil Ahmed
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Asian Cup gold medallist Shakil Ahmed has added one more feather to his cap when he set up a world record in indoor rowing by completing 1,00,000 (one lakh) metres in above-40 years category in Kolkata.

  9. Who was given one month extension recently for the post of Finance Secretary?
    A)Subhash Chandra Khuntia
    B)Amitabh Kant
    C)Ajay Narayan Jha
    D)Arvind Subramanian
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government extended the service of Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha by a month till February-end. He was to retire on January 31.

  10. Who was appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of International Cricket Council(ICC)?
    A)Dave Richardson
    B)Manu Sawhney
    C)Cameron Marq
    D)Shashank Manohar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The ICC announced the appointment of Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer.

  11. Recently,Sir Michael Atiyah passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Philosophy
    B)Economics
    C)Mathematician
    D)Literature
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sir Michael Atiyah,a British Mathematician, who received the 1966 Fields Medal, also known as the ‘Nobel for Mathematics,’ passed away at the age of 89. Atiyah was best known for his co-development of a branch of mathematics called topological K-theory and the Atiyah-Singer index theorem.

  12. Recently,Lenin Rajendran passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Film Director
    C)Actor
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran filmmaker and chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation Lenin Rajendran has passed away. He was 67 and was under treatment for liver ailments.

  13. Recently,Shivaji Rao deshmukh passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Sports
    C)Actor
    D)Poet
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader, a permanent invitee of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and former chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council ShivajiRao Deshmukh passed away following brief illness.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Macedonia?
    A)Struga
    B)Ohrid
    C)Bitola
    D)Skopje
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Macedonia?
    A)Riyal
    B)Riel
    C)Denar
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of ICC?
    A)Dubai
    B)Washington DC
    C)Abu Dhabi
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

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