Current Affairs Quiz: January 21, 2018

Current Affairs 21 January 2018 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 20 January 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of January 20, 2018

  1. India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier named ___________, which is under construction is expected to be inducted into the Indian Navy by 2020
    A) Viraat
    B) VIkramaditya
    C) Vikrant
    D) Vishal
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Vikrant, India’s first home-made aircraft carrier, will be ready for induction by 2020. The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier has been named Vikrant after the first aircraft carrier that India had — INS Vikrant, which was HMS Hercules for the British Royal Navy before India bought it after it was decommissioned by the UK.
  2. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
    A) Anandiben Patel
    B) Smriti Irani
    C) Arjun Singh
    D) Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Gujarat’s first woman Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has been appointed as Governor of Madhya Pradesh. The post of Madhya Pradesh Governor was vacant and Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli was assigned the charge till now.
  3. Renowned ________ Anindya Sengupta passed away recently
    A) Author
    B) Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist and Indian Journalists Association Secretary Anindya Sengupta, noted for sharp political and economic reporting has passed away. 
  4. Legendary player Ronaldinho has announced his retirement from the professional football. He hails from which country?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Portugal
    C) Spain
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, although he has not played a game since 2015. Ronaldinho, 37, was part of the triumphant Brazil 2002 World Cup squad, won the Champions League in 2006 with Barcelona and won the Balon d’Or in 2005.
  5. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has unveiled a book on self development titled The Heartfulness Way. Who is the author of the book?
    A) Sanjaya Baru and Robin Sharma
    B) Suketu Mehta and R. Stephen Covey
    C) Kamlesh Patel and Joshua Pollock
    D) Sandeep Sharma and Mark Manson
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled a book on heartfulness techniques and principles titled ‘The Heartfulness Way’. Authored by Kamlesh Patel, widely known as Daaji, the fourth Global Guide of Heartfulness, and Joshua Pollock, a heartfulness trainer and practitioner, the book promises to be a treat for those who are curious about what is heartfulness and how it can change our day-to-day lives.
  6. Which among the following countries has won the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup?
    A) Australia
    B) Pakistan
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) India
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Defending Champions India thrashed Pakistan by two wickets to win the finals of the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the UAE.
  7. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of National Security Guard (NSG)?
    A) Sudeep Lakhtakia
    B) Subhash Joshi
    C) Sudhir Pratap Singh
    D) S Subramanian
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    IPS officer Sudeep Lakhtakia has been appointed as the new director general of National Security Guard (NSG). He is currently serving as a special DG of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters.
  8. How many cities have been included in the fourth round list of the Centre’s flagship Smart Cities Mission recently by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri?
    A) 11
    B) 9
    C) 7
    D) 15
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced the list of nine new Smart Cities, which have emerged winners in Round 4. These nine cities are, Silvassa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in Daman and Diu, Bihar Sharif in Bihar, Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh and Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.
  9. According to the latest census conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which country emerged as the largest source of FDI in India in 2016-17?
    A) Mauritius
    B) United States
    C) Singapore
    D) United Kingdom
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    According to a census by the Reserve Bank, Mauritius was the largest source of foreign investment in India, followed by the US and the UK. Of the 18,667 companies that participated in the census, 17,020 had FDI/overseas direct investment in their balance sheets in March 2017, it said.
  10. Former cricket all-rounder Sulaiman ‘Dik’ Abed passed away recently in The Netherlands at the age of 73. He belonged to which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Pakistan
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Former South Africa all-rounder Sulaiman ‘Dik’ Abed has passed away recently. 
  11. India has recently joined as the ______ member of the Australia Group (AG)
    A) 51st
    B) 43rd
    C) 39th
    D) 50th
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India has joined the Australia Group export control regime and has become the 43rd Member of that Group. It is an informal forum which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.
  12. Name the Indian state which has signed an MoU with the Clean Authority of Tokyo for municipal solid waste incineration facilities
    A) Kerala
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Telangana government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clean Authority of Tokyo in connection with municipal solid waste incineration. The firm will set up a solar park to support the egg production facility including the development of storage devices.
  13. The maiden edition of the International Martial Arts Games will be hosted by which state of India in October 2018?
    A) Jammu & Kashmir
    B) Goa
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Jammu and Kashmir will host first ever international martial arts games, in which over 15 countries are expected to participate, in the first week of October this year in the summer capital Srinagar.

 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The National Security Guard (NSG) personnel are often referred to as _______in the media
    A) Wild Tigers
    B) Black Cats
    C) Blue Fish
    D) Snowy Leopards
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The NSG personnel are often referred to in the media as Black Cats because of the black dress and black cat insignia worn on their uniform.
  2. India’s largest Central Armed Police Forces, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) came into existence in which year?
    A) 1929
    B) 1959
    C) 1949
    D) 1939
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    27 July 1939
  3. The Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented by which country?
    A) France
    B) Germany
    C) Switzerland
    D) United Kingdom
    View Answer
      Option A
  4. The 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup finals was held in which stadium?
    A) Eden Garden Cricket Ground, India
    B) Ajman Oval, UAE
    C) Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE
    D) Gaddafi Stadium, Pakistan
    View Answer
      Option C
  5. What is the currency of Mauritius?
    A) Won
    B) Rupee
    C) Dollar
    D) Euro
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Capital- Port Louis
    President-Ameenah Gurib

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