Current Affairs Quiz: January 25, 2018

Current Affairs 25 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the Bollywood actor who has been honored with the 24th Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos?
    A) Amitabh Bachchan
    B) Akshay Kumar
    C) Shah Rukh Khan
    D) Amir Khan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Global icon Shah Rukh Khan received the 24th Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland for “his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India”. Shah Rukh has also been responsible for creating specialised children’s hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.
  2. Recently, Connie Sawyer died at the age of 105. She was a renowned__________
    A) Painter
    B) Singer
    C) Author
    D) Actress
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Hollywood’s oldest working actress Connie Sawyer passed away at the age of 105. She has more than 140 TV and film credits to her name, began her career in entertainment at the age of 8.
  3. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has launched a web based online monitoring system named ___________ for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) on the occasion of National Girl Child Day
    A) Scheme Reporting System (SRS)
    B) Rapid Reporting System (RSS)
    C) SAG Information System (SIS)
    D) Report Management System (RMS)
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Mr Rakesh Srivastava launched the Phase -1 i.e. the beneficiary module of the Rapid Reporting System (RSS) for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) on the occasion of National Girl Child Day. It is a web-based online monitoring for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls in New Delhi. The URL for the portal is ‘sag-rrs.nic.in.‘ Presently, MWCD is implementing the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) in selected 508 districts across the country.
  4. Who has been elected as the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve by the United States Senate?
    A) Jerome H Powell
    B) Marvin Goodfriend
    C) Janett Yellen
    D) Elizabeth Warren
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The United States Senate confirmed Jerome H Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, a powerful post having an influence on global economy.Powell (64) will replace Janett Yellen, whose term ends in February.
  5. In an effort to safeguard the world from hackers and secure global cyberspace, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the launch of a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity. The headquarter of the centre will be located in which city?
    A) New York
    B) Paris
    C) Geneva
    D) London
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    In a bid to safeguard the world from hackers and growing data breaches — especially from nation-states — the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity. Headquartered in Geneva, the centre will become operational from March.
  6. Which among the given firms has recently acquired the biometric ID verification startup named Confirm?
    A) Facebook
    B) Amazon
    C) Paytm
    D) Google
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Facebook has acquired a biometric ID verification startup named Confirm that specialises in remotely verifying IDs like drivers licenses. The startup offers an application programming interface (API) that helps verify government-issued identification cards.
  7. What is the rank of India in the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)?
    A) 118
    B) 73
    C) 101
    D) 81
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    India has moved up on a global index of talent competitiveness to the 81st position, but remains a laggard among the BRICS nations, according to an annual study while warning that the country faces “serious risk of worsening brain drain”.
  8. Name the Public Sector Unit which has acquired the government stake of 51.11% in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
    A) Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    B) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    C) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    D) Reliance Industries Limited
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Public Sector exploration giant Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has got the consent for acquiring controlling stake in fellow PSU Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL). The transaction will be for Rs 36,915 crore.
  9. The 48th World Economic Forum Summit was held in which country?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Singapore
    C) United Arab Emirates
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned India after concluding his visit to Davos, Switzerland for World Economic Forum Summit. During this visit the Prime Minister delivered a keynote address at the plenary session of 48th Annual meeting of world economic forum. He became the first Indian Prime Minister in two decades to join the world’s top business leaders in the Swiss report town of Davos.
  10. Name the Indian state which has signed a sister state agreement with the Canton of Zurich to promote mutual prosperity and development between the two governments
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Telangana
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Kerala
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Andhra Pradesh Government and the Canton of Zurich have signed a letter of intent, to promote mutual prosperity and development. This will bring the State of Andhra Pradesh and Canton of Zurich closer and ensure that a framework is created, which supports the exchange between both the parties.
  11. Which among the following temples has been awarded the 2017 UNESCO Award of Merit?
    A) Brihadeeswarar Temple
    B) Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple
    C) Padmanabhaswamy Temple
    D) Vadakkunnathan Temple
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanichamy received UNESCO Award of Merit awarded to the iconic Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple in Tiruchirapalli. The award of merit was awarded by UNESCO Asia Pacific region for the reconstruction activities undertaken in the temple without in the least affecting its traditional splendor and Vedic rituals.It is considered as one of the most important of the 108 main Vishnu temples (Divyadesams).
  12. Which country has achieved the top position in the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)?
    A) Japan
    B) United States
    C) Singapore
    D) Switzerland
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Switzerland has topped the list followed by Singapore and the US. European countries dominate the top ranks, with 15 out of the top 25 places.
  13. Krishna Kumari who died recently was a veteran ___________
    A) Politician
    B) Writer
    C) Journalist
    D) Actor
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Yesteryear actor Krishna Kumari (84), who has acted in over 200 Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films and dominated the south Indian film industry for more than two decades has passed away.
  14. The Government of Japan has committed an Official Development Assistance loan of approx Rs.
    ____ crore for Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Project (Phase 3) (I).
    A) Rs 3699 crore
    B) Rs 2587 crore
    C) Rs 1532 crore
    D) Rs 4731 crore
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Japanese government has committed to an official development assistance loan of approximately Rs 2,587 crore for Phase 3 (I) of the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Project. This project will provide residents of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike area in Karnataka — especially in 110 villages — with safe and stable water supply and sewerage services by carrying out construction of a water treatment plant and sewage treatment plants.
  15. A.E. Manoharan passed away recently. He was a well known__________
    A) Singer
    B) Politician
    C) Author
    D) Sportsman
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Pop singer and actor A.E. Manoharan, popularly known as ‘Ceylon Manohar’ has passed away.  He was best known for the song Surangani.
  16. The government of India has announced a capital infusion of over Rs ______ crore in public sector banks before March 31 under the bank recapitalisation plan
    A) Rs 80,000 crore
    B) Rs 70,000 crore
    C) Rs 1,00,000 crore
    D) Rs 1,50,000 crore
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Seeking to perk up public sector banks that have been hit by huge non-performing assets (NPAs), the government announced plans to infuse over Rs. one lakh crore including Rs 80,000 crore through recap bonds and Rs 8,139 crore as budgetary support during the current fiscal. Of the recap amount, among others the government will give Rs 10,610 crore to IDBI, Rs 8,800 crore to State Bank of India, Rs 5,375 crore to Bank fo Baroda, Rs 4,865 crore to Canara Bank and Rs 4,524 crore to Union Bank.
  17. The AYUSH Minister, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, has laid down the foundation stone for Central Research Institute (CRI) in which city on January 22, 2018?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Indore
    C) Mumbai
    D) Guwahati
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Minister of State (IC), for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone for Central Research Institute (CRI) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This will be the third CRI under the aegis of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH).

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. When is the National Girl Child Day observed?
    A) January 25
    B) January 22
    C) January 23
    D) January 24
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Every year on the 24th of January, the National Girl Child Day is celebrated as a national observance day for the girl child. The theme for this year was “A girl is flower, not a thorn”.
  2. The Global Talent Competitiveness Index is published by which University?
    A) INSEAD
    B) Stanford University
    C) Harvard University
    D) University of Cambridge
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Global Talent Competitiveness Index report is published by INSEAD.
  3. The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is a public sector undertaking having its headquarter in______
    A) Gurgaon, Haryana
    B) Dehradun, Uttarakhand
    C) New Delhi
    D) Kolkata, West Bengal
    View Answer
      Option B

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