Current Affairs Quiz: January 17, 2019

Current Affairs 17 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Who will head the Group of Ministers to look into GST related issues of the real estate sector?
    A)Dinesh Sharma
    B)Jagdish Mukhi
    C)Nitin Patel
    D)Bipin Rawat
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre constituted a seven-member Group Of Ministers to look into GST related issues of the real estate sector.Nitin Patel,the Deputy CM of Gujarat,would head the GoM which would analyse the tax rate of GST on the under-construction residential properties for boosting the realty segment.

  2. Who will head the panel to look into GST-related issues of lottery business?
    A) Sudhir Mungantiwar
    B)N Naheshwar Rao
    C)Abhimanyu Singh Sindhu
    D)Amit Mitra
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government set up an eight-member ministerial panel headed by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to look into GST-related issues of lottery business.

  3. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off which vans to promote and create awareness among people on the need of oil and gas conservation for the future?
    A)SURYA
    B)SAKSHAM
    C)SURYADAYA
    D)SUBODH
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off SAKSHAM(Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav) Vans to promote and create awareness among people on the need of oil and gas conservation for the future and the methods to do it.

  4. The 6th Women Of India Organic Festival will be held in which city?
    A)Kochi
    B)Chandigarh
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development is organised the three-day 6th Women Of India Organic Festival at leisure Valley,Chandigarh, to celebrate and promote women farmers and entrepreneurs in the organic sector from the remotest parts of India.

  5. The 1st National Level Sports Meet for the students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) was inaugurated in which city?
    A)Ahmedabad
    B)Pune
    C)Hyderabad
    D)Lucknow
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 1st National Level Sports Meet for the students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) was inaugurated at G.M.C Balayogi Stadium, Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

  6. The festival Pongal is observed in which state of India?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Karnataka
    C)Tamil Nadu
    D)Kerala
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Pongal is a three-day Hindu festival majorly celebrated in south India. It is celebrated in the winters when the sun reaches its southernmost point according to the Hindu calculations.

  7. How much amount was approved by the cabinet in EXIM Bank through recapitalisation bonds to boost the bank’s capacity in export financing?
    A)Rs 6000 cr
    B)Rs 6500 cr
    C)Rs 7000 cr
    D)Rs 7500 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved capital infusion of Rs 6000 cr in EXIM Bank through recapitalisation bonds to boost the bank’s capacity in export financing.

  8. Who recently step down as the head coach of Indian football team?
    A)John Larry
    B)Stephen Constantine
    C)George Pain
    D)Harender Singh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Stephen Constantine has decided to step down as the head coach of the Indian football team following team’s exit from 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

  9. Petr Cech recently announced his retirement.He was related to which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Football
    C)Baseball
    D)Hockey
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech(from Czech Republic) announced that he would be retiring from professional football at the end of the current season.

  10. Recently,Tim Stone stepped down from the post of Chief Financial Officer.He was the former CFO of which photo messaging app?
    A)Snapchat
    B)Google Photos
    C)TikTok
    D)Instagram
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Chief Financial Officer of Snapchat,Tim Stone, has called it quits after just eight months of being appointed at the post.

  11. Which Indian born scientist was honored with the 2019 Japan Prize?
    A)Dr Rattan Lal
    B)Raghunath Anant
    C)Jayant Narlikar
    D)Dr Ashok Sen
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Two scientists are being recognized with the 2019 Japan Prize for original and outstanding achievements that not only contribute to the advancement of science and technology, but also promote peace and prosperity for all mankind.One of them is Dr.Rattan Lal.

  12. Who is set to receive the Oscar Wilde Award 2019?
    A)Tim Laman
    B)Stefano Unterthiner
    C)Glenn Close
    D)Jess Findlay
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran star Glenn Close is set to receive the Oscar Wilde Award, the US-Ireland Alliance has announced.

  13. Recently,Biraj Kumar Sinha passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Writer
    C)Politics
    D)Journalism
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Senior AGP leader and one of the signatories of the Assam Accord, Biraj Kumar Sarma, has passed away after suffering from chronic liver disease.

  14. Recently,Rajendra Prabhu passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Politics
    C)Actor
    D)Journalism
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran journalist Rajendra Prabhu, who was at the forefront of media trade union movement, passed away after a brief illness.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of GST Council?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of EXIM Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Japan?
    A)Euro
    B)Yen
    C)Rupee
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option B

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