Current Affairs Quiz: January 2, 2018

Current Affairs 2 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the following states has become the second north eastern state after Sikkim to be declared Open Defecation Free?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Tripura
    D) Assam
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Arunachal Pradesh has been declared Open Defecation Free. It has become the second state in the North East after Sikkim to achieve the status with the declaration of Upper Subansiri, Siang, and Changlang districts as officially Open Defecation Free.
  2. Which among the following cricket teams has won the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy tournament?
    A) Vidarbha
    B) Delhi
    C) Bengal
    D) Karnataka
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Vidarbha have created history by winning the Ranji Trophy for the first time with a thumping nine-wicket win over Delhi at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  3. In line with United States, which among the given countries has also filed a notice to withdraw its membership from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)?
    A) Jordan
    B) Syria
    C) Israel
    D) Egypt
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Israel has filed notice to withdraw from the UNESCO alongside the United States. Israel has blasted UNESCO in recent years over the organisation’s criticism of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and its decision to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011. Israel was the member of UNESCO since 1949. Both Israel and the US have filed its own withdrawal notice in October 2017.
  4. As a part of the state wide Vikas Samiksha Yatra, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recently laid foundation stones for more than 100 projects in Nalanda district the state. What is the total worth of the projects?
    A) Rs 600 crore
    B) Rs 500 crore
    C) Rs 800 crore
    D) Rs 700 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar laid foundation stones for more than 100 projects worth Rs 700 crore in Nalanda district as part of his state-wide ‘Vikas Samiksha Yatra’. At Chamera village in Ekangarsarai block, the Kumar dedicated to the public 132 projects worth Rs 97.63 crore in addition to the 114, worth Rs 698.65 crore, for which foundation stones were laid
  5. Name the player to win the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Gold at the 61st National Shooting Championship (NSCC)?
    A) Yashwant Singh
    B) Shahzar Rizvi
    C) Omprakash Mitherwal
    D) Dharmendra Singh
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Shooter Shahzar Rizvi won the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Gold at the 61st National Shooting Championship (NSCC), at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi.
  6. The state government of Andhra Pradesh has declared which of the following years as Telugu Promotion Year for the development of the language?
    A) 2021
    B) 2020
    C) 2019
    D) 2018
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu declared 2018 as Telugu promotion year. “We can preserve our culture and tradition through language only. We have to prevent the deterioration of Telugu language. I declare this year as Telugu language development year”, Naidu said.
  7. Who has been named to be the next Foreign Secretary of India to succeed S. Jaishankar who retires on 28 January?
    A) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
    B) Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay
    C) Hasmukh Adhia
    D) Ruchi Ghanashyam
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The government announced the appointment of Vijay Keshav Gokhale, former ambassador in Beijing, as the new Foreign Secretary to replace S. Jaishankar who retires on January 28. He will take over from Jaishankar who was appointed Foreign Secretary on January 29, 2015, for two years and given a one-year extension in January last year.
  8. Name the two gulf nations which has recently introduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) in the country for the first time ever since their existence
    A) Saudi Arabia & Oman
    B) United Arab Emirates & Qatar
    C) Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates
    D) Bahrain & Saudi Arabia
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) for the first time. The 5 per cent levy is being applied to the majority of goods and services. Petrol and diesel, food, clothes, utility bills and hotel rooms all now have VAT applied.
  9. Who among the following has recently been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Mali?
    A) Jeanine Hennis
    B) Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga
    C) Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
    D) Tiena Coulibaly
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga – a former defence and foreign minister and intelligence chief – as the new prime minister.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Mali?
    A) Ouagadougou
    B) Dakar
    C) Conakry
    D) Bamako
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      Option D
    Extra Knowledge:
    Currency-West African CFA franc
  2. The first Ranji Trophy tournament was played in which year?
    A) 1928
    B) 1951
    C) 1934
    D) 1948
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between teams representing regional and state cricket associations
  3. Who among the following is the President of Israel?
    A) Reuven Rivlin
    B) Benjamin Netanyahu
    C) Esther Hayut
    D) Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
    View Answer
      Option A
    Extra Knowledge:
    Currency-Israeli new shekel
  4. Dirham is the currency of which country?
    A) Oatar
    B) United Arab Emirates
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Israel
    View Answer
      Option B
  5. Name the first north eastern state in India to be declared open defecation free?
    A) Manipur
    B) Tripura
    C) Sikkim
    D) Assam
    View Answer
      Option C
  6. Who is the governor of Arunachal Pradesh?
    A) Tathagata Roy
    B) BD Mishra
    C) Shriniwas Patil
    D) Ganga Prasad
    View Answer
      Option B

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