Current Affairs Quiz: January 22, 2018

Current Affairs 22 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has recently been conferred with the “Ideal Chief Minister” Award?
    A) Nitish Kumar
    B) Naveen Patnaik
    C) N Chandrababu Naidu
    D) Yogi Adityanath
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been conferred the “Ideal Chief Minister” award by former President Pratibha Patil. While receiving the award, Patnaik said, “Odisha’s transformation is a work in progress and I am joined in this mission by the 4.5 crore people who make Odisha. We will continue our journey as we continue to grow, together.”
  2. The World War II Memorial Museum has been inaugurated in which state on January 21, 2017?
    A) Jammu & Kashmir
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Gujarat
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the World War II Memorial Museum in the state’s Changlang district bordering Myanmar. Built by the Union Culture Ministry, the Rs 2.25 crore museum in memory of those who laid down their lives in World War II is located adjacent to the historic Stilwell Road and is expected to boost international and domestic tourist inflow especially from Southeast Asian countries.
  3. Veteran politician, Khagen Das, passed away recently. He had served as a leader of which political party?
    A) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
    B) Bharatiya Janata Party
    C) Nationalist Congress Party
    D) All India Trinamool Congress
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran CPI-M leader and former Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha member Khagen Das has passed away after a massive cardiac arrest.
  4. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India?
    A) H. S. Brahma
    B) Achal Kumar Jyoti
    C) Om Prakash Rawa
    D) Ashok Lavasa
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner, and he will replace incumbent Achal Kumar Jyoti. Born on December 2, 1953, Rawat is a 1977 batch IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre.During his over the three-decade-long career, he has served at various levels, both at state and Centre.
  5. According to the latest report by the Sanctum Wealth Management, India will become the ______ largest growing economy in the world in 2018
    A) Fourth
    B) Third
    C) Second
    D) First
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    According to a Sanctum Wealth Management report, India will overtake China to be the fastest growing large economy in 2018 and the country’s equity market will become the fifth largest in the world. At a time when developed economies are cheering 2-3 per cent growth, India is focused on breaching 7.5 per cent, it said.
  6. The 2017 India Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) is released by which organization?
    A) International Development Association (IDA) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    B) World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    C) International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and International Development Association (IDA)
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The two main reports of the 2017 India Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) – the Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA) and Financial Sector Assessment (FSA), were released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, respectively on their websites on December 21, 2017. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have commended the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for its remarkable progress in strengthening banking supervision.
  7. Name the team to win the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior (Women) National Championship 2018 (A Division)
    A) Hockey Chandigarh
    B) Hockey Haryana
    C) Hockey Gangpur-Odisha
    D) Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The final match of the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior (Women) National Championship 2018 (A Division) held in Hisar, Haryana, with hosts Hockey Haryana emerging as the Champions after defeating Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy.
  8. Who has been conferred with the prestigious First Ladies Award by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on January 20, 2018?
    A) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    B) Sania Mirza
    C) Mary Kom
    D) Bachendri Pal
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has received the prestigious First Ladies Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Women from across 112 different fields, who are the first to set a milestone, were felicitated by President Kovind.Titled the ‘First Ladies’ awards, it was an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to honour women who are the first to set a milestone in their respective fields.
  9. Which among the following technology giants has recently introduced a new feature named Marketplace to enable the users buy and sell used items through the social network?
    A) Instagram
    B) Twitter
    C) Facebook
    D) Google+
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Facebook has launched its ‘Marketplace’ to buy and sell used goods and services across categories such as electronics, entertainment, and housing in India. For used goods, it allows sellers to register by including details like price, category, location and images.The platform also allows buyers to see details like product condition, usage pattern and time of purchase.
  10. The Chief Election Commissioner of India is appointed by ___________
    A) Vice-President of India
    B) President of India
    C) High Level Committee appointed by the President
    D) Prime Minister of India
    View Answer
      Option B

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