Current Affairs Quiz: January 20, 2019

Current Affairs 20 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The state-of-the-art Museum has been built at a cost of over 140 crore rupees.

  2. Which country will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification 2019?
    A)Japan
    B)China
    C)India
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification this year to address the issue of land degradation and desertification.

  3. Which city will be country’s second defence innovation hub after Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu?
    A)Nashik
    B)Pune
    C)Amritsar
    D)Gorakhpur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Nashik in Maharashtra will be the site of the country’s second defence innovation hub after Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The defence innovation hub at Nashik will help local industries and entrepreneurs and further the Centre’s Make in India push in the country’s defence sector.

  4. Which state government launched “School Fagat-Hansi”Mission?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Manipur
    C)Telangana
    D)Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Manipur CM N Biren Singh launched “School Fagat-Hansi “Mission, an initiative under the Government’s popular ‘Go to Village’ mission.

  5. The country’s first cremation ground for cows will be prepared in which city?
    A)Satna
    B)Lucknow
    C)Bhopal
    D)Rewa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The country’s first cremation ground for cows will be prepared in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal and the city’s municipal authorities are already on the lookout for a site for the purpose.

  6. How many countries will be trained by India in nano satellite making by ISRO?
    A)35
    B)40
    C)50
    D)45
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India will train 45 countries in nano satellites making through a new capacity building programme. The programme named Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training by ISRO (UNNATI) was flagged off in this space hub by state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K.Sivan and Minister of State in Department of Space Jitendra Singh.

  7. Which denomination coins were released to mark the 102nd birth anniversary of late Tamil Nadu chief minister and ruling AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran?
    A)Rs 50 and Rs 100
    B)Rs 100 and Rs 5
    C)Rs 350 and Rs 100
    D)Rs 10 and Rs 350
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Two commemorative coins in the denomination of Rs 100 and Rs 5 were released to mark the 102nd birth anniversary of late Tamil Nadu chief minister and ruling AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran which was celebrated across the state.

  8. The 7th Meeting of Tourism Ministers Of ASEAN and India was held in which country?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Vietnam
    D)Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister for Tourism, Shri. K. J. Alphons attended the 7th Meeting of Tourism Ministers Of ASEAN and India held in Ha Long City,Vietnam.
  9. Which country’s airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali?
    A)UK
    B)Russia
    C)USA
    D)Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The US City of Louisville in Kentucky state to rename its airport after hometown hero Muhammad Ali (name before conversion to Islam – Cassius Clay), who died in 2016.

  10. Which country took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China from Egypt at the United Nations headquarters in New York?
    A)India
    B)Palestine
    C)Ukraine
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Palestine took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China from Egypt at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Palestine is slated to lead the bloc for 2019.

  11. Which country launched world’s first artificial meteor shower?
    A)Japan
    B)China
    C)India
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has launched Tokyo base startup Star ALE’s mini-satellite aimed to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower.

  12. Recently,HDFC Standard Life Insurance changed its name.What is the new name of the entity?
    A)HDFC Insurance
    B)HDFC Life Insurance
    C)HDFC Capital First Insurance
    D)HDFC First Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    HDFC Standard Life Insurance changed its name to HDFC Life Insurance following the receipt of relevant approvals from regulatory authorities.

  13. Who was elected as new PM Of Sweden?
    A)Scott Morrison
    B)Antonio Guterres
    C)Stefan Lofven
    D)Malcolm Turnbull
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sweden’s parliament has elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second four-year term ending more than four months of political deadlock.

  14. Who has been appointed as the new director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security(BCAS)?
    A)Rakesh Asthana
    B)Sushil Chandra
    C)Subhash Chandra Khuntia
    D)Ramesh Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rakesh asthana has been appointed as the new director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security(BCAS).
  15. Who has been appointed as the director general in the National Human Rights Commission?

    A)Narsingh Rao
    B)HL Dattu
    C)Sunil Mehta
    D)Prabhat Singh

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior IPS officer Prabhat Singh has been appointed as the director general in the national Human Rights Commission.
  16. Who has been appointed as new chairman of Council for Leather Exports?
    A)Kartik Singh
    B)Bishnoi Singh
    C)AB Mehta
    D)PR Aqeel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) said PR Aqeel has been appointed as its new chairman. The council is a trade promotion organisation of leather and leather products industry.

  17. Who has been appointed as MD and CEO of IDFC First Bank?
    A)Usha Subramaniam
    B)PR Rajeshwar rao
    C)V Vaidyanathan
    D)Mahesh Jain
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank has approved the appointment of V Vaidyanathan as MD and CEO of IDFC First bank for a period of three years, according to a regulatory filing.

  18. Who has been conferred with the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?
    A)CNR Rao
    B)Shri Prakash Singh
    C)Koushik Chakraborty
    D) Paltu Kumar Dhal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent Indian scientist CNR Rao of the Jawaharlal Nehru for Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, has been conferred with the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  19. Who has been presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community?
    A)Gurdas Singh
    B)Gurinder Singh Khalsa
    C)Gurvinder Singh Chauhan
    D)Gobind Joshi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    An Indian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa has been presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community.

  20. Recently,Mary Oliver passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Singer
    C)Actor
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Mary Oliver (American poet ), the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has passed away. She was 83.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nations?
    A)Paris
    B)New York
    C)London
    D)Washington DC
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the capital of Vietnam?
    A)Canberra
    B)Kiev
    C)Hanoi
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option C

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