Current Affairs Quiz: January 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. How much amount of financial support will be given by government under its Rashtriya Arogaya Nidhi scheme for one-time treatment of rare diseases, according to the much awaited draft Rare Diseases Policy?
    A)₹20 lakh
    B)₹7 lakh
    C)₹10 lakh
    D)₹15 lakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government will provide a financial support of up to Rs 15 lakh under its Rashtriya Arogaya Nidhi scheme for one-time treatment of rare diseases, according to the much awaited draft Rare Diseases Policy.

  2. Which campaign was launched by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan to aware the people regarding fuel conservation and greener environment across India.?
    A)Digicoal
    B)Sumana
    C)Saksham
    D)Sneha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A mega campaign “Saksham” has been launched by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. It is a campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) which aims to aware the people regarding fuel conservation and greener environment across India.

  3. Who will head the committee to examine issues on royalty rates for major minerals?
    A)Atanu Chakraborty
    B)Ajay Bhalla
    C)K Rajeshwar Rao
    D)Arif Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre has decided to set up an 11-member panel including mines secretaries from various states, to examine issues pertaining to the revision of rates of royalty for minerals.The 11-member committee under the Chairmanship of K. Rajeswara Rao, Mines Additional Secretary will submit the report to the Ministry of Mines after examining the issues raised by stakeholders.

  4. Recently in which state elections, Postal Ballot facility has been made available for the Super Senior Citizens (over 80 years of age) and PwDs?
    A)Delhi
    B)Bihar
    C)WestBengal
    D)UP
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Postal Ballot facility has been made available for the Super Senior Citizens (over 80 years of age) and PwDs in the Delhi Assembly Election. Earlier it was only available to armed forces and those assigned in poll duties.

  5. Union Culture Minister inaugurated ‘Indian Heritage in Digital Space’ exhibition in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launched an exhibition titled “Indian Heritage in Digital Space” at National Museum, New Delhi. This exhibition is first of its kind in the country. The exhibition will stay online until February 15, 2020.

  6. Which city hosted the 7th Conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) India Region?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Nagpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh hosted the 7th Conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) India Region. The conference was held with the theme of ROLE OF LEGISLATORS.

  7. Which city/UT hosted the 1st ever Food Processing Summit?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Ladakh
    C)Chandigarh
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, the UT Administration of Ladakh has organised the 1st-ever Food Processing Summit in the Union Territory Ladakh.

  8. The exercise ‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ is between India and which other country?
    A)Russia
    B)Japan
    C)SriLanka
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Coast Guards of India and Japan took part in a joint exercise ‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ off the Chennai coast as part of strengthening the bond of the two countries.

  9. Which organisation released the Global Risks Report 2020?
    A)World Economic Forum
    B)International Monetary Fund
    C)World Bank
    D)NASSCOM
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Global Risks Report 2020” has been released by World Economic Forum. It is the 15th edition of the report. The report has been prepared by WEF in partnership with Marsh & McLennan and Zurich Insurance Group. The report defines the major risks, the world is going to face in the coming years. The data used to make the report was collected by Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS) through survey conducted from 5 September to 22 October 2019.

  10. Which bank has launched its API Banking portal consisting maximum number of virtual APIs (application programming interfaces) put together by any Indian bank?
    A)ICICI Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)Canara Bank
    D)IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank has launched its API Banking portal consisting maximum number of virtual APIs (application programming interfaces) put together by any Indian bank. The API interface will enable partner companies to co- create innovative customer solutions in a frictionless manner and in a fraction of time usually taken for such integration, the release said.

  11. How much amount of loan agreement was signed between World Bank and government of India to help modernize Assam’s passenger ferry sector?
    A)$88 million
    B)$67 million
    C)$45 million
    D)$98 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Government of India, the Government of Assam and the World Bank signed a loan agreement of $88 million to help modernize Assam’s passenger ferry sector that runs on its rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra.

  12. Which country finished the year as the top shooting nation in the world?
    A)India
    B)USA
    C)China
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    On the back of its sparkling show through 2019, India finished the year as the top shooting nation in the world, leapfrogging Olympic heavyweights China and the USA.

  13. Who has stretched his unbeaten run to a record-breaking 111 games after securing a draw in Wijk aan Zee tournament?
    A)Victor Axelsen
    B)Vishwanathan Anand
    C)Magnus Carlson
    D)Sergei Tiviakov
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has stretched his unbeaten run to a record-breaking 111 games after securing a draw in a tournament. The reigning world champion surpassed the 110 classical games undefeated set by Sergei Tiviakov in 2005 after drawing against Jorden van Foreest in the fourth round of the Wijk aan Zee tournament.

  14. Recently Robert Abela has won the elections to become the Prime Minister of which country?
    A)Finland
    B)Zimbabwe
    C)Ukraine
    D)Malta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Robert Abela has won the elections to become the Prime Minister of Malta. He has become the 14th prime minister of Malta after defeating Chris Fearne.

  15. Recently Dmitry Medvedev resigned from the post of Prime Minister of which country?
    A)France
    B)Russia
    C)China
    D)Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev has resigned to lead the Russia’s Security Council.

  16. Recently Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson passed away.He was associated with which field?
    A)Journalism
    B)Wrestling
    C)Author
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, WWE Hall of Famer and the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has passed away.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Malta?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of World Bank?
    A)London
    B)Washington DC
    C)Paris
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option B

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