Current Affairs Quiz: January 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state to host Fit India Cyclothon to promote fitness?
    A)WestBengal
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Bihar
    D)Goa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    To promote the Fit India Movement, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with Government of Goa is all set to host a multi-city Fit India Cyclothon on January 18.

  2. In which city, the 7th conference of the CPA India Region was inaugurated?
    A)Pune
    B)Allahabad
    C)Bhubaneswar
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inaugurated the 7th conference of the CPA India Region in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in Lucknow.

  3. The first edition of Krishi Manthan- the largest Food, Agri-business and Rural Development Summit of Asia held in which city?
    A)Ahmedabad
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The first edition of Krishi Manthan- the largest Food, Agri-business and Rural Development Summit of Asia organized by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad held at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

  4. Which country has been ranked one of the worst countries in the world for internet freedom as per survey undertaken by Tech Research company Comparitech?
    A)India
    B)Pakistan
    C)North Korea
    D)South Sudan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Pakistan has been ranked one of the worst countries in the world for internet freedom, owing to the restrictions on social media and political reporting, among other factors considered in a survey undertaken by Tech Research company Comparitech.

  5. Which organisation has returned to the US dollar bond market with the pricing of a three-year global benchmark bond worth 2.25 billion dollars?
    A)IMFy
    B)Niti Aayog
    C)Asian Development Bank
    D) World Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has returned to the US dollar bond market with the pricing of a three-year global benchmark bond worth 2.25 billion dollars and a 10-year global benchmark bond worth two billion dollars, proceeds of which will be part of ADB’s ordinary capital resources.ADB plans to raise about 25 billion dollars from the capital markets in 2020.

  6. Recently which body has set up an internal complaint committee to ensure the safety of sportspersons?
    A)Sports Authority of India
    B)International Olympic Committee
    C)Boxing Federation of India
    D)International Cricket Council
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sports Authority of India (SAI) has set up an internal complaint committee to ensure the safety of sportspersons, especially the girls, to prevent them from sexual harassment or any exploitation.

  7. Recently I-League club Mohun Bagan announced the merger with which league?
    A)Bengaluru FC
    B)ATK
    C)East Bengal
    D)Aizawl FC
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    I-League club Mohun Bagan announced the merger with Indian Super League (ISL) club ATK .

  8. Who has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for world player of the year in ICC Awards 2020?
    A)Rohit Sharma
    B)Steve Smith
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)Ben Stokes
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The annual ICC awards were declared with Ben Stokes winning the highest prize in the form of Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for world player of the year. While Pat Cummins and Rohit Sharma also walked away with top prizes in Test and ODI categories respectively, Indian captain Virat Kohli was bestowed with triple honours.

  9. Recently Mikhail V. Mishustin was chosen PM of which country?
    A)France
    B)Brazil
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Russian lawmakers overwhelmingly approved Mikhail V. Mishustin as the new Prime Minister, elevating a little-known technocrat picked by President Vladimir V. Putin as part of an unexpected Kremlin shake-up.

  10. Who won the GV Raja award (Male) for athletics award instituted by Kerala?
    A)Vikas Seth
    B)Gaurav Singh
    C)Muhammad Anas
    D)Ansar Mohammed
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Kerala Sports Minister EP Jayarajan announced the sports awards instituted by Kerala State Sports Council with Indian sprinter Muhammad Anas winning GV Raja award (Male) for athletics.

  11. Who was felicitated with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) Awards, 2020?
    A)Vijay Shekhar
    B)Rohit Agarwal
    C)Aditya Sinha
    D)Sunder G Advani
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sunder G Advani, Chairman and Managing Director, Advani Hotels and Resorts (India) Ltd. was felicitated with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) Awards, 2020.

  12. Who will be conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman for his short stories collection- Chequebook?
    A)Vasdev Mohi
    B)Smriti Singh
    C)Leeladhar Jaguri
    D)Mohandas Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi will be conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman for his short stories collection- Chequebook. This short stories collection talks about the agonies and sufferings of marginalized sections of the society.Saraswati Samman carries a cash award of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque

  13. Who have received first Merck Young Scientist Award 2019 in Chemical Sciences?
    A)Abhijeet Banerjee
    B)Sakya Singha Sen
    C)Taraknath Chaturvedi
    D)Somya Sarkar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian researchers Sakya Singha Sen have received first Merck Young Scientist Award 2019 in Chemical Sciences recently at Bangalore instituted by Merck, a science and technology company operating worldwide.

  14. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off the 51st K-9 Vajra-T gun at the Larsen and Toubro Armoured Systems Complex in which city?
    A)Surat
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Lucknow
    D)Allahabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off the 51st K-9 Vajra-T gun at the Larsen and Toubro Armoured Systems Complex at Hazira in Surat. Singh also put Tilak and drew a Swastik symbol on the new artillery. He also offered flowers to the gun and broke a coconut.

  15. Which India’s telecommunication satellite was successfully launched from onboard Ariane-5 flight at the Kourou launch base in French?
    A)GSAT 30
    B)GSAT 50
    C)GSAT 40
    D)GSAT 60
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s telecommunication satellite, GSAT30 was successfully launched from onboard Ariane-5 flight at the Kourou launch base in French .GSAT-30, India’s first space mission in 2020, was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) .

  16. Which state signs MoU with IUCN to red List Orchids?
    A)Odisha
    B)Telangana
    C)Assam
    D)Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a first, Arunachal Pradesh government has taken steps to create a Red Listing of orchids at the state level. For this purpose, the State government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

  17. Recently, Former Vice-President of the international chess body FIDE and former Secretary of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) passed away.Name him/her?
    A)PT Ummer Koya
    B)Arcady Dvokovich
    C)Zumrud Rustom
    D)Igor Sechin
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Vice-President of the international chess body FIDE and former Secretary of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) P.T. Ummer Koya passed away in Kozhikode in Kerala.He was 69.

  18. Which day was celebrated as 72nd Army Day?
    A)January 15
    B)January 18
    C)January 16
    D)January 17
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Army is celebrating the 72nd Army Day. Every year Army Day is celebrated at all Army Command headquarters in order to honour the soldiers of our country who have set the greatest example of selfless service and brotherhood and more than anything the love for the country.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Union for Conservation of Nature?
    A)Russia
    B)France
    C)Switzerland
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of International Cricket Council?
    A)Abu Dhabi
    B)Dubai
    C)London
    D)Wellington
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Brazil?
    A)Real
    B)Ruble
    C)Rupee
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option A

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