Current Affairs Quiz: January 24, 2018

Current Affairs 24 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who has been appointed as the new Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)?
    A) V Narayanan
    B) P. Kunhikrishnan
    C) S Somnath
    D) V V Srinivasan
    View Answer
      Option C
    ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) director S Somnath has taken charge as the new director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), which is ISRO’s lead centre for launch vehicles.
  2. According to the latest PwC, 21st Annual Global CEO Survey, what is the rank of India in terms of most attractive market for investments in 2018?
    A) Second
    B) Fifth
    C) Third
    D) Sixth
    View Answer
      Option B
    India has emerged as the fifth most attractive market for investments and the optimism over global economic growth is at a record level, according to a survey of CEOs by global consultancy PwC. 
  3. Which country will host the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament?
    A) West Indies
    B) India
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Australia
    View Answer
      Option A
    The 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 will be hosted in the West Indies from 9 to 24 November 2018, during the 2018–19 international cricket season. It will be the sixth edition of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, and the second hosted by the West Indies (after the 2010 edition).
  4. Recently, the Larsen and Toubro Shipyard unveiled its indigenously built second offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard. Name the indigenously built OPV
    A) Varuna
    B) Vaibhav
    C) Vikram
    D) Vijaya
    View Answer
      Option D
    ‘Vijaya’, the second offshore patrol vessel (OPV) built by the Larsen and Toubro Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard has been launched. The indigenously built vessel ‘Vijaya’, equipped with state-of art radar, navigational and communication system, will be utilised for day and night patrol and surveillance, anti-terrorist, anti-smuggling operations and coastal security.
  5. The famous award winning fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin passed away at the age of 88. She hailed from which country?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) United States
    C) Germany
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
      Option B
    American Novelist Ursula K Le Guin, one of the greatest science-fiction and fantasy authors, has passed away at the age of 88. Le Guin’s work spanned multiple genres and categories but is best known for her work in the science fiction and fantasy realm.
  6. Name the player to win the 2018 Swedish Open Junior International Series in men’s single category
    A) Dhruv Sunish
    B) Abhimanyu Vannemreddy
    C) Siddharth Pratap Singh
    D) Adil Kalyanpur
    View Answer
      Option C
    Young Indian shuttler Siddharth Pratap Singh secured his maiden international title, bagging the men’s title in Swedish Open Junior International Series with a straight-game victory over Denmark’s Mads Christophersen in the finals.
  7. The first International Dam Safety Conference-2018 was held in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Kolkata
    C) Pune
    D) Thiruvananthapuram
    View Answer
      Option D
    The first International Dam Safety Conference-2018 was held in Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) from January 23-24, 2018. This Conference is fourth in series organized under the aegis of ongoing Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP).
  8. Name the movie to win the Best Film Award at the 63rd Filmfare Awards 2018
    A) Hindi Medium
    B) Bareilly Ki Barfi
    C) Secret Superstar
    D) Tumhari Sulu
    View Answer
      Option A
    Bollywood came together to celebrate the industry’s talent at 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018, held in Mumbai. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar hosted the show. The Best Film award went to Hindi Medium.
  9. Noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Honsen Lyngdoh died recently. He belonged to which state?
    A) Assam
    B) Manipur
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
      Option C
    Meghalaya’s noted philanthropist Honsen Lyngdoh has passed away. A self-taught man, he had funded several road construction projects in the rural areas, much before the central government’s Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana came into existence.
  10. The maiden summit of the International Solar Alliance (IAS) will be held in which city?
    A) Paris, France
    B) New Delhi, India
    C) Beijing, China
    D) Brasília, Brazil
    View Answer
      Option B
    Citing global climate change as one of the biggest global challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will host the first summit of the International Solar Alliance (IAS) in March.
  11. Which among the following firms has recently become the first Indian company to cross the market capitalization of ₹6-lakh crore?
    A) Indian Oil Corporation
    B) Tata Consultancy Services
    C) Tata Steel
    D) Reliance Industries (RIL)
    View Answer
      Option D
    Reliance Industries (RIL) become the first Indian company to cross the ₹6-lakh crore mark in market capitalisation as its shares touched a 52-week high of ₹974.5. Also, HDFC Bank become the first bank to cross market capitalisation of ₹5 lakh crore.
  12. The 10th edition of Global Forum for Food & Agriculture was held in Berlin, Germany recently. What was the theme of the conference?
    A) Addressing Food Security Challenges under Increasing Demand for Land, Soil and Energy
    B) Agriculture and Water – Key to Feeding the World
    C) Shaping the future of livestock – Sustainably, Responsibly, Efficiently
    D) Food Security through sustainable growth – Farming with Limited Resources
    View Answer
      Option C
    The 10th edition of Global Forum for Food & Agriculture was held in Berlin, Germany from 18th -20th January 2018. The theme of this year’s event is “Shaping the future of livestock – sustainably, responsibly, efficiently”. The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference held during International Green Week (IGW) that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry.
  13. Name the famous South African musician popularly known as the ‘Father of South African Jazz’ who died recently
    A) Hugh Masekela
    B) Abdullah Ibrahim
    C) Johnny Clegg
    D) Vusi Mahlasela
    View Answer
      Option A
    Trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela, affectionately known as the ‘father of South African jazz’, has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.
  14. Who among the following has won the Best Director award at the 63rd Filmfare Awards 2018?
    A) Suresh Triveni
    B) Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
    C) Konkona Sensharma
    D) Saket Chaudhary
    View Answer
      Option B
    Best Director  —  Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’
  15. Which among the following cities has officially been inaugurated as the European Capital of Culture 2018?
    A) Helsinki
    B) Vienna
    C) Nicosia
    D) Valletta
    View Answer
      Option D
    Valletta, the capital of Malta officially named European Capital of Culture 2018. Valletta will share the title with Leeuwarden, a city in the Netherlands. Notably, the ‘European Capitals of Culture’ initiative aims to highlight the diversity of European culture and to increase the citizens’ sense of belonging to a common cultural area.
  16. Name the winner of the Best Short Film (Fiction) at the 2018 Filmfare Awards
    A) Chhuri
    B) Kheer
    C) Juice
    D) White Shirt
    View Answer
      Option C
    Best Short Film (Fiction)- ‘Juice’
  17. Which among the following banks has signed an MoU with the National Housing Bank for implementation of the Rural Housing Interest Subsidy Scheme (RHISS)?
    A) United Bank of India
    B) Indian Overseas Bank
    C) Oriental Bank of Commerce
    D) Corporation Bank
    View Answer
      Option B
    Leading Public Sector Bank (PSB), Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Housing Bank for implementation of the Rural Housing Interest Subsidy Scheme (RHISS) of the Ministry of Rural Development. IOB is one of first major public sector bank to execute the MoU to implement the scheme.
  18. Which movie has been honored with the People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film at the 63rd Filmfare Awards 2018?
    A) Anahut
    B) Khujli
    C) Jai Mata Di
    D) Kheer
    View Answer
      Option A
    People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film  —  ‘Anahut’
  19. Which country has been ranked as the top most attractive market for investments and the optimism over global economic growth according to a survey of CEOs by global consultancy PwC?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Japan
    C) Germany
    D) United States
    View Answer
      Option D
    Around 46 per cent of global CEOs consider the US as one of the three most important countries for growth, followed by China (33 per cent) and Germany (20 per cent) at second and third places, respectively. At the fourth spot is the UK (15 per cent). “India (9 per cent) bumps Japan (8 per cent) as the fifth most attractive market in 2018,” it noted.
  20. Who has been honored with the Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) award at the 63rd Filmfare Awards 2018?
    A) Irrfan Khan
    B) Rajkummar Rao
    C) Ranbir Kapoor
    D) Varun Dhawan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)  —  Irrfan Khan for ‘Hindi Medium’

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is headquartered at __________
    A) Gurgaon, India
    B) Paris, France
    C) Marrakech, Morocco
    D) New York, United States
    View Answer
      Option A
  2. What is the currency of Germany?
    A) Dollar
    B) Euro
    C) Peso
    D) Pound
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Joseph Muscat is the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) South Africa
    B) Netherlands
    C) Malta
    D) Germany
    View Answer
      Option C
  4. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located in which state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
      Option C
    The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is a major space research centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation, focusing on rocket and space vehicles for India’s satellite programme. It is located in Thiruvananthapuram, in the Indian state of Kerala.
  5. The National Housing Bank (NHB) was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI under which act?
    A) Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
    B) National Housing Bank Act, 1987
    C) Banking Regulation Act, 1949
    D) Companies Act, 1956
    View Answer
      Option B
    National Housing Bank (NHB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), was set up on 9 July 1988 under the National Housing Bank Act, 1987.

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