Current Affairs Quiz: January 23, 2018

Current Affairs 23 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. What is the rank of India among the emerging economies of the world in the WEF’s Inclusive Development Index 2018?
    A) 59
    B) 68
    C) 57
    D) 62
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Economic Forum on Monday ranked India 62nd out of 77 emerging economies on an “inclusive development index”. Norway is ranked first among advanced economies in inclusive development. Among emerging economies, Lithuania has secured the first rank.
  2. Name the App launched by Paytm which will enable the SME’s to accept digital payments
    A) Paytm for Business
    B) Paytm for SME’s
    C) Paytm for Enterprise
    D) Paytm for Corporation
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s largest mobile-first financial services platform Paytm has announced launch of ‘Paytm for Business’ app on Android Play Store.
  3. Which among the following Indian states organised India’s first Garbage Festival in the state to spread awareness about waste management?
    A) Haryana
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Raipur Municipal Corporation in Chhattisgarh organised the three-day Kachra Mahotsav 2018, India’s first Garbage Festival. The festival aimed to increase awareness, use the waste generated in the city creatively, and to showcase multiple techniques for reusing things that are labelled as garbage. The event had workshops, talks, and performances.
  4. Which among the following states has recently launched the Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan Scheme to provide jobs to family members of martyrs?
    A) Kerala
    B) Punjab
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Chhattisgrah
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Maharashtra government launched `Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan’ scheme, under which family members of martyrs would be provided jobs with the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). Under this, apart from jobs, wives of martyrs would also be provided with lifetime free bus passes.
  5. Who has been recently appointed as the new Director General of FICCI?
    A) Dilip Chenoy
    B) Rashesh Shah
    C) Sanjaya Baru
    D) Rajiv Kumar
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Industry lobby, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) has appointed Dilip Chenoy as its Director General.
  6. The 7th Asia Steel International Conference will be held in which Indian city in February 2018?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Bhubaneswar
    D) New Delhi
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Tata Steel, in association with the Indian Institute of Metals, announced that the 7th Asia Steel International Conference will be held at Bhubaneswar from February 6 to 9. The last Asia Steel conference was held in 2015 at Yokohama, Japan.
  7. According to the latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on January 22, what is the estimated growth rate of India for the year 2018?
    A) 7.8%
    B) 7.6%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 7.4%
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected India’s growth at 7.4 percent for 2018, as against China’s 6.8 percent, making it the fastest growing country among emerging economies. The IMF has also projected a 7.8 percent growth rate for India in 2019.
  8. The India-ASEAN Business and Investment Conference 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India-ASEAN business and investment conference held in New Delhi ahead of the landmark commemorative summit meeting on the 25th of January. Silver jubilee of India-ASEAN partnership is being celebrated in New Delhi on the 25th January with an unprecedented summit meet.
  9. How much amount of loan agreement has been signed between India and the World Bank to improve access to water supply in Uttarakhand?
    A) $175 million
    B) $150 million
    C) $120 million
    D) $100 million
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The central government has signed a $120 million loan agreement with the World Bank to help increase access to improved water supply in the peri-urban areas of Uttarakhand.
  10. Which city hosted the 8th edition of the International Conference on Wild Silk Moths?
    A) Guwahati
    B) Bhopal
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Shimla
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The 8th edition of the International Conference on Wild Silk Moths was held in Guwahati. Delegates from 15 countries will take part in the three-day event to share knowledge on improving wild silk production and quality globally.
  11. Who has been sworn in as the new President of Liberia recently?
    A) Alpha Conde
    B) George Weah
    C) Jean-Marie Dore
    D) Alassane Ouattara
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Football star George Weah has been sworned in as President of Liberia, in the country’s first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years. Weah, a decorated football star, took over from Africa’s first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
  12. Which country will host the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meet in April 2018?
    A) India
    B) United States
    C) Russia
    D) North Korea
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has announced that the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial meeting will be held on April 10 to 12, 2018, which will be hosted by Government of India in New Delhi and co-hosted by the Government of China and South Korea.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The World Economic Outlook (WEO) report is published by which international body?
    A) IMF
    B) World Bank
    C) World Economic Forum
    D) United Nations Development Programme
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      Option A
  2. What is the capital of Liberia?
    A) Freetown
    B) Conakry
    C) Monrovia
    D) Yamoussoukro
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Currency-Liberian dollar
  3. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was established in which year?
    A) 1919
    B) 1927
    C) 1936
    D) 1920
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was established in 1927, on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi by GD Birla and Purushottam Das Thakurdas.
  4. Who is the Chairman of Tata Steel?
    A) Rajesh Gopinathan
    B) R.Ramanan
    C) T. V. Narendran
    D) Natarajan Chandrasekaran
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      Option D
  5. What is the capital of Lithuania?
    A) Warsaw
    B) Vilnius
    C) Minsk
    D) Riga
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency-Euro

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4 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: January 23, 2018”

  1. Himanshu

    thanks.
    can you provide quiz on india growh rate predicted by diff org. recently
    thanks

    1. Monika

      i will provide it in coming days in GA Revision section of the quiz

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