Current Affairs Quiz: January 24, 2019

Current Affairs 24 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose Museum in which city to mark the freedom fighter’s 122nd birth anniversary?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Lucknow
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose Museum at the iconic Red Fort in Delhi to mark the freedom fighter’s 122nd birth anniversary.

  2. Recently,central government instituted an annual award titled “Subash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar”.What is the cash prize of this award?
    A)Rs 51 lakh
    B)Rs 50 lakh
    C)Rs 45 lakh
    D)Rs 40 lakh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The central government has instituted an annual award titled “Subash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar”, which is to be announced every year on Jan 23, on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.The award carries a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 51 lakh.

  3. Who will head the committee to oversee the drug pricing regime, a move which could clip the powers of drug pricing regulator, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority(NPPA)?
    A)Anshula Kant
    B)Ajay Tyagi
    C)Amitabh Kant
    D)Vinod Paul
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government constituted a standing committee headed by NITI Aayog to oversee the drug pricing regime, a move which could clip the powers of drug pricing regulator, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority(NPPA).

  4. According to the latest Lloyds Report,which port became the only Indian port to be listed amongst world’s top 30 container ports?
    A)Tuticorin Port
    B)Chennai Port
    C)Panambur Port
    D) Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust India’s premier container port, has got listed among the top 30 container ports globally. JNPT notched up five spots to be 28th on the list compared to its previous ranking, according to the latest Lloyds Report.

  5. According to World Economic Survey,which country have emerged as the biggest supporters of international aid?
    A)India
    B)Pakistan
    C)Nepal
    D)SriLanka
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indians have emerged as the biggest supporters of international aid, with a global public opinion survey putting India on the top when it comes to people expecting their nation to help other countries.

  6. The military exercise “IAFTX 2019” will held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Pune
    D)Rajkot
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India will engage with 12 African nations in a joint military exercise in Pune in March this year. The final planning for the exercise named “Indian Africa Field Training Exercise(IAFTX)2019” will be done at a conference in Pune on 23-24 January. The conference will also work out the modalities for the exercise.

  7. The coast guards of India and Japan kicked off their disaster control,search and rescue exercises at which place?
    A)Yokohama
    B)Tokyo
    C)Kobe
    D)New Delhi
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Coast guards of India and Japan kicked off their disaster control,search and rescue exercises off the coast of Yokohama in Japan.

  8. Which state government declared Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival as the “State Festival”?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Arunachal Pradesh
    C)Nagaland
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu declared Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival as the “State Festival”at Seijosa in East Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh. Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) is only conservation festival of Arunachal Pradesh.

  9. The three day Flamingo Festival was held at which state?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Arunachal Pradesh
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The three-day annual Flamingo Festival was held at Pulicat Lake and Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary in Sullurpet mandal.
  10. Who is the author of the new anthology of poems “New Brazilian Poems”?
    A)Arundhati Roy
    B)Krishnakant
    C)Srinivas Kumar
    D)Abhay Kumar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    A new anthology of poems titled “New Brazilian Poems”, translated and edited by Indian poet diplomat Abhay Kumar was launched at the National Association of Writers of Brazil. The event was attended by a large number of poets, diplomats and intellectual community of Brazil.

  11. What is the rank of India on the Global Talent Competitive Index?
    A)79th
    B)82nd
    C)80th
    D)90th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has moved up one position to rank 80th on the Global Talent Competitive Index, but remains a laggard among the BRICS nations.Switzerland topped the list.

  12. Which company was accredited as the fastest growing brand in the IT services sector over the past decade?
    A)Wipro
    B)TCS
    C)Accenture
    D)HCL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    TCS announced that it has been accredited as the fastest growing brand in the IT services sector over the past decade. The company’s brand value increased by 447 per cent from 2.34 billion dollars in 2010 to 12.8 billion dollars in 2019 according to Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation firm.

  13. What is the rank of India in Bloomberg 2019 Innovative Index?
    A)50th
    B)54th
    C)52nd
    D)55th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India figures at 54th position among the world’ most innovative countries,according to Bloomberg 2019 Innovative Index.
  14. According to 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer Report,which country is among the most trusted nations globally ?
    A)USA
    B)India
    C)Russia
    D)Japan
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business, NGOs and media but the country’s brands are among the least-trusted, according to a report by Edelman Trust Barometer Report.

  15. According to a UN Report,the Indian economy is expected to grow at how much percent in the current fiscal?
    A)7.0%
    B)7.3%
    C)7.4%
    D)7.5%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.4% in the current fiscal and its GDP will rise to 7.6% in 2019-20,before tapping down to 7.4% in 2020-21,according to a UN Report.
  16. Who became the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in ODIs?
    A)Yuzvendra Chahal
    B)Mohammed Shami
    C)Vijay Shankar
    D)Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Pacer Mohammed Shami became the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in ODIs, reaching the mark in the opening match against New Zealand in Napier.

  17. Which state topped the medals tally at the Khelo India Youth Games?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Telangana
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hosts Maharashtra walked away with the Overall Trophy at the Khelo India Youth Games, as they amassed a mammoth 85 gold, 62 silver and 81 bronze for a total of 228 medals.

  18. Who has been awarded with Saraswati Samman 2017?
    A)Sitanshu Yashaschandra
    B)Govind Chandra Pandey
    C)Raghbir Bhola
    D)Padma Sachdev
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashaschandra has been awarded Saraswati Samman 2017 for his poetry collection in Gujarati named “Vakhar”.
  19. Recently,Indian player Raghbir Singh Bhola passed away,He is related to which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Football
    C)Hockey
    D)Chess
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former india hockey player Raghbir Singh Bhola, a two-time Olympic medallist, has passed away aged 92. Bhola represented India in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics, winning a gold and silver medals respectively for the country.

  20. Recently,which ex CIA Agent passed away who inspired the Oscar winning film “Argo”?
    A)Tom Charles
    B)Tony Mendez
    C)Jim Bridenstine
    D)Arthur Mold
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ex CIA Agent Tony Mendez, who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo, has passed away at the age of 78.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. What is the currency of South Korea?
    A)Euro
    B)Shilling
    C)Dollar
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of TCS?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B

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