Current Affairs Quiz: January 19, 2018

Current Affairs 19 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following cricketer has been honored with the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017?
    A) Steve Smith
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Ravichandran Ashwin
    D) David Warner
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India skipper and run-machine Virat Kohli has won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 as the International Cricket Council announced the men’s individual award winners of 2017. Kohli also bagged the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year award, while Australia skipper Steve Smith was declared as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.
  2. Following the reluctance by traders over accepting Rs 10 coin for transactions, the Reserve Bank of India made it clear that all the _______ types of designs of Rs 10 coin unveiled till date are valid and legal tender for transaction.
    A) 11
    B) 15
    C) 14
    D) 10
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    All the 14 designs of Rs 10 coin are valid and legal tender for transactions, the Reserve Bank amid reluctance by certain traders to accept the coins. It has also asked banks to accept coins for transactions and exchange at all their branches.
  3. The India-Israel Business Summit was organised in which city on January 18, 2018?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Mumbai during the final leg of his visit to India. Mr Netanyahu addressed the India-Israel Business Summit at the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in south Mumbai.
  4. Name the state which has recently launched the e-Pragati CORE platform to provide a common portal for efficient review of achievements and shortfalls of the government
    A) Telangana
    B) Haryana
    C) Odisha
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched the e-Pragati CORE platform, which will be a common portal for all citizen services online. As envisioned by the Chief Minister, a single source of truth and one portal to monitor everything, from insights to action, will be enabled by this platform.
  5. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd (SPMCIL)?
    A) S Selvakumar
    B) Anurag Agarwal
    C) Arun K. Chatterjee
    D) Sudhir Saxena
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The government appointed senior IAS officer S Selvakumar as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd (SPMCIL). The state-owned SPMCIL produces banknotes, coins, postage stamps, non-judicial stamps and other official documents.
  6. According to the latest prediction by India Ratings and Research, India’s GDP is expected to grow at ________ percent in FY19 as compared to 6.5 percent in the current fiscal
    A) 6.7%
    B) 6.9%
    C) 7.1%
    D) 7.0%
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has predicted that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at 7.1 per cent in FY19.
  7. Name the bank which has signed an MoU with Amplus Energy Solutions to co-finance projects in the solar energy sector in India.
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Yes Bank
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Amplus Energy Solutions has announced entering into a pact with private sector lender Yes Bank for strategic tie-up to co-finance projects in the solar energy space in India. Yes Bank will look for bankable projects to invest in and Amplus will develop them.
  8. The government of India has announced to set up $____ million fund for financing solar project in the country
    A) $450 million
    B) $250 million
    C) $300 million
    D) $350 million
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India will set up a $350-million fund to finance solar projects, Power Minister RK Singh said, as the country steps up efforts to achieve its ambitious target of adding 175 gigawatts (GW) in renewable energy by 2022.
  9. Who has been appointed as the Prime Minister-designate of Romania after the sudden resignation of former Prime Minister Mihai Tudose?
    A) Simona Halep
    B) Klaus Iohannis
    C) Mihai Fifor
    D) Viorica Dancila
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    European lawmaker Viorica Dancila has been named as Prime Minister-designate in Romania making her the country’s third head of government in a year and its first female premier. It was announced after the sudden resignation of former Prime Minister Mihai Tudose.
  10. The regular monthly magazine titled ‘Namaste Shalom’ launched on January 18, 2018 focuses on the bilateral relations between India and ________.
    A) Israel
    B) Japan
    C) Russia
    D) Germany
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Jewish community marked Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Mumbai visit with the launch of ‘Namaste Shalom’, a regular monthly magazine on bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.
  11. Which among the following banks has become the first Indian bank to achieve the milestone of crossing Rs 5 trillion market capitalisation
    A) Federal Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India’s most-valued lender HDFC Bank Ltd crossed Rs5 trillion market capitalisation for the first time, making it only the third Indian company and first Indian Bank to achieve this milestone. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) are the other two companies which crossed market capitalisation of Rs5 trillion. RIL remained the most-valued company with a market cap of Rs5.82 trillion, followed by TCS with a market cap of Rs5.57 trillion.
  12. Which state government has signed an MoU with the NITI Aayog to develop an online dashboard for the 115 most backward districts in India?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Chhattisgarh
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Andhra Pradesh Government and the NITI Aayog have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Amaravati to develop an online dashboard for the 115 most backward districts in the country.
  13. Legendary basketball player and winner of Basketball Hall of Fame, Jo Jo White died recently. He hailed from which country?
    A) South Africa
    B) Australia
    C) America
    D) New Zealand
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White (American basketball player), a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has passed away.
  14. India successfully test-fired its nuclear capable Agni-5 Ballistic Missile on January 18, thus boosting indigenous missile capabilities and deterrence strength of the country. Agni 5 is _________ ballistic missile
    A) surface-to-surface
    B) surface-to-air
    C) air-to-surface
    D) air-to-air
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India has successfully test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V, the longest range in the Agni series, that can reach targets as far as Beijing. 
  15. As per the official data, China’s economy grew a forecast-beating _____ percent in 2017, marking it as the first annual growth for the economy since 2010
    A) 6.8%
    B) 6.6%
    C) 6.7%
    D) 6.9%
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    According to official data released, China’s economy grew a forecast-beating 6.9 per cent in 2017, picking up steam for the first time since 2010 despite its battles against a massive debt and polluting factories. The world’s number two economy eclipsed the official target of about 6.5 per cent and picked up pace from the 6.7 per cent growth seen in 2016, which was the slowest for more than a quarter of a century.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The World Future Energy Summit 2018 was held in which country?
    A) Abu Dhabi, Dubai
    B) New Delhi, India
    C) London, United Kingdom
    D) Beijing, China
    View Answer
      Option A
  2. The Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) comprises of how many mints?
    A) 5
    B) 4
    C) 3
    D) 6
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    SPMCIL comprises four mints: India Government Mint, Mumbai, India Government Mint, Kolkata, India Government Mint, Hyderabad, and India Government Mint, Noida.
  3. Name the President of Romania
    A) Igor Dodon
    B) Petro Poroshenko
    C) Rumen Radev
    D) Klaus Iohannis
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      Option D
  4. HDFC Bank is the largest bank in India by market capitalization. The bank was established in which year?
    A) 1999
    B) 1990
    C) 1994
    D) 2001
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    August 1994
  5. Who is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for New and Renewable energy
    A) Manoj Sinha
    B) Giriraj Singh
    C) Hardeep Singh Puri
    D) R. K. Singh
    View Answer
      Option D

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