Current Affairs Quiz: January 16, 2020

Current Affairs 16 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. The sixth meeting of the Island Development Agency, IDA was held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Pune
    C)Chennai
    D)NewDelhi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Centre has identified 16 islands in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and 10 in Lakshadweep for holistic development by promoting tourism and offering facilities for export of seafood and coconut-based products.

  2. The All India Radio has signed a content sharing programme with which country radio broadcaster?
    A)Myanmar
    B)Malaysia
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Thailand
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bangladesh’s state-owned radio public broadcaster, Bangladesh Betar and All India Radio inaugurated a content sharing programme.

  3. India and which country signed a MoU for co-production of biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman?
    A)Bangladesh
    B)Maldives
    C)Myanmar
    D)Bhutan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the co-production of a biopic on Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  4. Recently which state government announced a special package for migrant workers?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Odisha
    C)Bihar
    D)Assam
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a special package for migrant workers. Under this Special package, employment under MGNREGA will be given for 200 days in a year in four districts, Bolangir, Bargarh, Nuapada and Kalahandi.

  5. The fifth edition of Science Film Festival of India, SCI-FFI 2020, held in which state?
    A)Assam
    B)Sikkim
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Goa
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The fifth edition of Science Film Festival of India, SCI-FFI 2020, was kick-started in Goa’s capital city Panaji. The festival that will take place at the Inox Complex and Maquinez Palace in Goa, aims at instilling the knowledge of science among the youth with the help of exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops, and other activities.

  6. Magh Bihu, an auspicious harvest festival, is being celebrated in which state?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Mizoram
    C)Manipur
    D)Assam
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Magh Bihu, an auspicious harvest festival, is being celebrated in Assam. People began the day by gathering at a temple and offered prayers, recited mantras and beat up the drums. They also took a walk around the bonfire.

  7. The Parshuram Kund Mela’ started in which state?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Assam
    C)Arunachal Pradesh
    D)Manipur
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Parshuram Kund Mela started in North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. Parshuram Kund, a Hindu pilgrimage centre situated on the Brahmaputra plateau in the lower reaches of the Lohit River.

  8. Who will be the first woman parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade 2020.?
    A)Tania Shergill
    B)Sneha Singh
    C)Avantika Singh
    D)Akanksha Khare
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Army Officer Captain Tania Shergill will be the first woman parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade 2020. Tania Shergill commissioned in March 2017 from the Officer Training Academy, Chennai.

  9. Which bank signed a MoU with south Central Zone (SCR) of Indian Railways for direct pickup of earnings from Railway stations?
    A)SBI
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)Canara Bank
    D)Allahabad Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    South Central Zone (SCR) of Indian Railways and State Bank of India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for direct pickup of earnings at all 585 Railway stations over South Central Railway (SCR) Zone.

  10. Which Company to invest $1 billion to help digitise MSMEs, traders across India?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Amazon
    C)Flipkart
    D)EBay
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Amazon, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, announced plans to invest one billion dollars (about Rs 7,092 crore) to digitally enable micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and traders across India including manufacturers, resellers, local offline shops and brands.

  11. Recently Mohamed Lamine Sissoko announced his retirement from which sports?
    A)Baseball
    B)Tennis
    C)Football
    D)Cricket
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Liverpool and Juventus player Mohamed Lamine Sissoko (France) announced retirement from football. After joining the Reds from Valencia, the 34-year-old made 87 appearances for Liverpool between July 2005 and January 2008.

  12. Jacqueline Williams is set to become the first woman third umpire in a men’s international match.She hails from which country?
    A)West Indies
    B)England
    C)SriLanka
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    West Indies’ Jacqueline Williams is set to become the first woman third umpire in a men’s international match.

  13. Who has been reappointed as the Surveyor General of India for one year?
    A)Ajay Bhalla
    B)Sanjay Raut
    C)Sanjiv Singh
    D)Girish Kumar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Lt General Girish Kumar has been reappointed as the Surveyor General of India for one year. Kumar was in September 2017 appointed as the Surveyor General of India under the Survey of India, the national survey and mapping organisation of the country.

  14. Who has made a Guinness world record in Taekwondo for the most full contact knee strikes in one-hour non-stop?
    A)Ayushmaan Khare
    B)Aashman Taneja
    C)Lokmanya Singh
    D)Neelaksh Vaidya
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    A five-year-old boy Aashman Taneja has made a Guinness world record in Taekwondo for the most full contact knee strikes in one-hour non-stop.

  15. Which city has been awarded for its initiatives for plastic waste management with the Swachhata Darpan Awards 2019?
    A)Indore
    B)Lucknow
    C)Pune
    D)Puri
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Puri, a city of Odisha has been awarded for its initiatives for plastic waste management with the Swachhata Darpan Awards 2019. Award ceremony was held during the Open Defecation Free Sustainability Workshop held in National Capital New Delhi.

  16. Recently Manmohan Mohapatra passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Journalist
    C)Author
    D)Filmaker
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Odia filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra passed away at the age of 69. Manmohan Mohapatra was an Odia filmmaker considered as the ‘Father of New Wave Odia Cinema’ and won eight national awards consecutively for ‘Best Feature Odia film’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Amazon?
    A)Bangkok
    B)Seattle
    C)Paris
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option B

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

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