Current Affairs Quiz: January 2, 2020

Current Affairs 2 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. For which state,the government has launched a portal, www.ceir.gov.in to track or block their lost/stolen phones?
    A)Delhi
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has launched a portal, www.ceir.gov.in, for Delhi-NCR subscribers. It will facilitate requests for blocking of stolen or lost mobile phones by customers, blocking of such mobile phones across various mobile networks, allowing services to other existing customers having mobile phones with the same International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, sharing of traceability data with police authorities, as well as unblocking of recovered phones.

  2. The 27th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) was held in which state?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Kerala
    C)Odisha
    D)Telangana
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    27th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) was held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It was the first time that the congress was held in Kerala.

  3. Which state government has launched a unique “people-friendly” project to provide official documents such as income, residence and similar other certificates online without any fees?
    A)WestBengal
    B)Punjab
    C)Assam
    D)Odisha
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Odisha government has launched a unique “people-friendly” project to provide official documents such as income, residence and similar other certificates online without any fees.

  4. Which state inaugurated Atal Kisan Mazdoor canteen, a canteen where farmers and labourers will get food for Rs 10?
    A)Punjab
    B)Bihar
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated Atal Kisan Mazdoor canteen, a canteen where farmers and labourers will get food for Rs 10 in Karnal’s New Anaj Mandi.

  5. Who set a new record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman?
    A)Peggy Witson
    B)Meliane Williams
    C)Christine Georgia
    D)Christina Koch
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    NASA astronaut Christina Koch set a new record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, eclipsing the record of 288 days set by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2016-17. Koch still has six weeks to go before returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). When she arrives back on Earth in February 2020, the Expedition 61 Flight Engineer will have spent more than 300 days in space.

  6. Which e commerce platform has been chosen by government for sale of products made by women self-help groups under DAY-NULM?
    A)Flipkart
    B)Amazon
    C)Myntra
    D)EBay
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Products made by women self-help groups formed under the DAY-NULM will now be available on e-commerce platforms as the government has signed an MoU with Flipkart in this regard. The government would also rope in Amazon on January 7 to provide a platform for the online sale of SHGs’ products.

  7. According to a report by UK-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), India is expected to become the fourth largest economy by which year?
    A)2026
    B)2024
    C)2025
    D)2028
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India is expected to become the fourth largest economy by 2026 and the third largest by 2034, according to a report by UK-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The CEBR report states that India would surpass Germany to take on the mantle in 2026 and further topple Japan in 2034 to become the third largest economy.

  8. The 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in which city?
    A)Paris
    B)Birmingham
    C)Tokyo
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has withdrawn its boycott call for the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham. The decision was taken during its Annual General Meeting held in New Delhi. The cause of the boycott call was exclusion of shooting. IOA also announced that the country will bid to host either the 2026 or the 2030 edition.

  9. Who has been appointed as the full-time Chairperson and Managing Director of privatisation-bound Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)?
    A)MK Singh
    B)Pramod Agarwal
    C)Anil Kumar Jha
    D)Harjeet Kaur Joshi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Harjeet Kaur Joshi has been appointed as the full-time Chairperson and Managing Director of privatisation-bound Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), becoming the first woman to helm the country’s biggest ocean carrier by fleet size.

  10. who has been appointed as India’s Representative and Governor on the board of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (“ERIA”)?
    A)Rohan Shah
    B)Rahul Chaturvedi
    C)Anurag Singh
    D)Arun Kumar Dubey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Commerce and Industry has appointed Rohan Shah, a practicing counsel at the Supreme Court, as India’s Representative and Governor on the board of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (“ERIA”).

  11. Who has been conferred this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 66th National Awards?
    A)Amitabh Bachchan
    B)Rekha
    C)Rakesh Roshan
    D)Dharmendra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Amitabh Bachchan, who has been conferred this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 66th National Awards, has received the award. President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the award to the actor. Amitabh Bachchan is honoured with the award for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.

  12. Who will be honoured with the ‘Lokmanya Tilak National Journalism Award’ for his contribution to the field of journalism?
    A)Sanjay Gupta
    B)Ravish Kumar
    C)Dhruv Rathee
    D)Anurag Kashyap
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sanjay Gupta, the editor-in-chief of ‘Jagran’, will be honoured with the ‘Lokmanya Tilak National Journalism Award’ for his contribution to the fieid of journalism.

  13. Who has been selected for this year’s Harivarasanam award?
    A)Shankar Mahadevan
    B)Sonu Nigam
    C)AR Rehman
    D)Ilaiyaraja
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Renowned musician and composer Ilaiyaraja has been selected for this year’s Harivarasanam award. The award comprises a cash prize of ₹1 lakh, citation and a plaque.

  14. Recently which former Director-General of Doordarshan passed away?
    A)Shiv Sharma
    B)MK Sharma
    C)Anurag Jha
    D)Triloknath Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Director-General of Doordarshan Shiv Sharma has passed away. He was 85. Mr. Sharma was associated with coverage of Asian games in 1982.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of NASA?
    A)Paris
    B)London
    C)Washington DC
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option C

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

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