Current Affairs Quiz: January 02, 2019

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  1. Indian Railways will build the country’s first vertical lift bridge connecting which town in Arabian Sea to mainland India?
    A)Madurai
    B)Rameshwaram
    C)Kochi
    D)Kanyakumari
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Railways will build the country’s first vertical lift bridge connecting Rameshwaram in Arabian Sea to mainland India that will allow ships and steamers to pass through without any hindrance, replacing the existing 104-year-old Pamban bridge.

  2. Which state’s government hospital has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for organising the largest men’s Health Awareness programme on prostate cancer on a single day?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Sikkim
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Telangana
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The State-run MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre in Hyderabad has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for organising the largest men’s Health Awareness programme on prostate cancer on a single day.

  3. Railway minister Piyush Goel announced HoneyBee Plan in which state?
    A)Nagaland
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Assam
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Railway minister Piyush Goel announced that the HoneyBee Plan in Assam that kept elephants away from the tracks will be expanded to other areas of the country

  4. Which bank received approval from RBI to operate as scheduled bank making it the 5th scheduled bank from Kerala?
    A)ESAF Small Finance Bank
    B)Paytm Payments Bank
    C)Fincare Small Finance Bank
    D)AU Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ESAF Small Finance Bank which received the first banking license in Kerala since independence has got RBI approval to operate as scheduled bank. This makes Thrissur-based ESAF small finance bank (SFB) the 5th scheduled bank from Kerala.

  5. How much amount was infused by the government to the state owned Bank of India as part of Rs 28,615 crore capital infusion?
    A)Rs 9500 crore
    B)Rs 10086 crore
    C)Rs 11051 crore
    D)Rs 12514 crore
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    State-owned Bank of India said the government has decided to infuse Rs 10,086 crore in the bank as part of Rs 28,615 crore capital infusion to be done in about half a dozen public sector lenders.

  6. How much amount was infused by the government to the UCO Bank as part of Rs 28,615 crore capital infusion?
    A)Rs 2405 cr
    B)Rs 3500 cr
    C)Rs 3076 cr
    D)Rs 3205 cr
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    State-run lender UCO Bank said the government has infused Rs 3076 crore of capital into it by way of preferential allotment.

  7. According to RBI data,banks have recovered how much amount from defaulters in FY 18?
    A)Rs 35200 cr
    B)Rs 40400 cr
    C)Rs 45100 cr
    D)Rs 51000 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Banks have seen a significant improvement in recovery of stressed assets helped by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code(IBC) and amendments in the SARFAESI Act, during FY18, according to the RBI data.In the fiscal ended March 2018,banks recovered Rs 40,400 crore worth of bad loans as against Rs 38,500 crore recovered in FY17.

  8. How much percentage of Provision Coverage ratio of Public Sector Banks has crossed as of September 2018?
    A)60.52%
    B)66.85 %
    C)64.25%
    D)68.50%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Public Sector Banks provision coverage ratio which measures the provisioning for bad loans has gone up from less than 50 per cent in 2015 to 66.85 percent as of September 2018, reflecting improvement in their financial health.

  9. By which date,RBI has extended relaxation offered to banks for offering liquidity support to NBFCs?
    A)March 31
    B)April 30
    C)Feb 28
    D)Jan 31
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    RBI has extended the relaxation offered to banks for offering liquidity support to NBFCs up to March 31.

  10. SBI Life Insurance signed a “bancassurance” pact with which bank to offer a financial planning solution to consumers?
    A)UCO Bank
    B)Punjab National Bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)Allahabad Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Leading private insurer SBI Life Insurance said it has signed a “bancassurance” pact, with state-run Allahabad Bank to offer a financial planning solution to consumers. This will empower the consumer to address their complete financial needs under one roof.

  11. Who will take over as new Axis Bank MD and CEO after Shikha Sharma retires?
    A)Renu Satti
    B)Rajeev Kumar
    C)Amitabh Chaudhary
    D)PS Jayakumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Lending major Axis Bank’s MD and CEO Shikha Sharma retired. She will be succeeded by Amitabh Chaudhary, effective January 1, 2019.

  12. Who was named as T20 captain of the year by International Cricket Council(ICC)?
    A)Harmanpreet Kaur
    B)Suzie Bates
    C)Smriti Mandhana
    D)Mithali Raj
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Cricket Council announced the women’s ODI and T20I teams of the year with senior New Zealand all-rounder, Suzie Bates named ODI skipper while as Indian batting star Harmanpreet Kaur nominated as T20I captain.
  13. Who was crowned as women’s cricketer of the year by the sport’s world governing body ICC?
    A)Suzie Bates
    B)Harmanpreet Kaur
    C)Smriti Mandhana
    D)Mithali Raj
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s Smriti Mandhana was crowned women’s cricketer of the year by the sport’s world governing body, capping off a prolific run-scoring season for the opener.

  14. Which team topped the list in test team rankings released by ICC?
    A)India
    B)South Africa
    C)New Zealand
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India retained their numero uno spot in the year end International Cricket Council Test Team Rankings.
  15. Who won Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2018?
    A)Roger Federer
    B)Novak Djokovic
    C)Sebastian Coe
    D)Kevin Anderson
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Serbia’s Novak Djokovic defeated defending champion Kevin Anderson of South Africa 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championship for the 4th time at Abu Dhabi International Tennis Centre ,Abu Dhabi..

  16. Sheikh Hasina was sworn as PM for the 3rd time of which country?
    A)Bangladesh
    B)Pakistan
    C)Bhutan
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina alliance won Bangladesh election with a thumping majority. It gave her a 3rd straight term following a vote that the opposition rejected as rigged. The win consolidated Hasina’s decade-long rule over Bangladesh.

  17. Who was appointed as new chairman of Railway Board?
    A)VK Yadav
    B)Ashwani Lohani
    C)Subhash Chandra Khuntia
    D)Praveen Garg
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Appoinments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of VK Yadav as railway board Chairman on the superannuation of Ashwani Lohani on December 31

  18. Who was appointed as new new Chief Information Commissioner?
    A)Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha
    B)Sudhir Bhargava
    C)Vanaja N.Sarna
    D)Suresh Chandra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as the new Chief Information Commissioner.
  19. Which state Municipal Corporation was awarded Best Capital City in the Solid Waste Management in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings.?
    A)Delhi
    B)Greater Hyderabad
    C)Greater Noida
    D)Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was awarded Best Capital City in the Solid Waste Management in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings.
  20. Recently,Kader Khan passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politician
    B)Poet
    C)Singer
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Celebrated veteran actor Kader Khan passed away at the age of 81, due to prolonged illness.

  21. Recently,Norman Gimbel passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Director
    C)Poet
    D)Composer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Oscar and Grammy winning composer Norman Gimbel has passed away.

  22. Recently,which ARPAnet leader and internet pioneer passed away?
    A)Juan Williams
    B)Larry Roberts
    C)Robert Drown
    D)Mark Zuckerberg
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    ARPAnet lead,early internet pioneer Larry Roberts passed away at 81.
  23. Who is the author of “Early Indians:The Story of our Ancestors and where we came from”?
    A)Larry Page
    B)Robert Duan
    C)Tony Joseph
    D)Thomas Williams
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The book titled “Early Indians:The Story of our Ancestors and where we came from” has been authored by journalist Tony Joseph, which unravels our history using the results of genetics and other research.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ESAF Small Finance Bank?
    A)Bangalore
    B)Thrissur
    C)Lucknow
    D)Nashik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Thrissur (Corp.)
    Chennai (Reg.)

  2. Where is the HQ of bank of India?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Chennai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of UCO Bank?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Kolkata
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the HQ of Allahabad Bank?
    A)Bangalore
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D

  5. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
    A)Taka
    B)Tenge
    C)Som
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

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