Current Affairs Quiz: January 26, 2018

Current Affairs 26 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the newly appointed Election Commissioner (EC) of India
    A) Vijay Kelkar
    B) Rajiv Mehrishi
    C) Ashok Lavasa
    D) Hasmukh Adhia
    View Answer
      Option C
    Ashok Lavasa has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India. Born on 21st October, 1957, Shri Lavasa a 1980 batch IAS officer from Haryana cadre, superannuated on 31st October, 2017 as Finance Secretary of India. During 37 years of his long active service he held various crucial positions in State Government of Haryana and in the Central Government.
  2. The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) has inked an MoU with which country for the development of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the two countries?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Myanmar
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
      Option A
    National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) signed an MoU with SME Corporation Malaysia for exchange of information and cooperation in areas such as policies to aid development of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the two countries. The two entities will also work together for improving competitiveness of Indian and Malaysian MSMEs in global markets and other forms of technical collaboration.
  3. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)?
    A) Arundhati Bhattacharya
    B) Usha Ananthasubramanian
    C) Chanda Kochhar
    D) Naina Lal Kidwai
    View Answer
      Option B
    Usha Ananthasubramanian, MD and CEO, Allahabad Bank, has been elected the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). 
  4. What is the rank of India in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)?
    A) 175
    B) 172
    C) 179
    D) 177
    View Answer
      Option D
    India ranks 177 among 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018, according to a biennial report by Yale and Columbia Universities along with the World Economic Forum. The report was released on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Switzerland leads the list, followed by France, Denmark and Malta.
  5. NASA has launched its first science mission named _______to study the region where Earth’s uppermost atmosphere meets the outer space.
    C) GOLD
    View Answer
      Option C
    NASA has launched Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission to study the dynamic region where space and Earth’s uppermost atmosphere meet. It is the first NASA science mission to fly an instrument as a commercially hosted payload. The mission will fly aboard SES-14, a commercial communications satellite.
  6. Recently, the government of India has offered to enhance rural connectivity by creating digital villages for which among the given group of nations?
    A) ASEAN
    B) SAARC
    C) BRICS
    View Answer
      Option A
    India has offered to enhance rural connectivity in fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. Addressing the Plenary Session of the summit, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said, “India offers to undertake a pilot project on rural connectivity, which would create digital villages in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. Success of this project could be replicated in other ASEAN countries.”
  7. Name the first Indian metro city to unveil first-of-its-kind floating market of the country
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Surat
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
      Option D
    Kolkata is now witness to a floating market, the first of its kind across any metro. The market, as the name suggests, will be located on a water-body with boats doubling up as shops. The aim is to rehabilitate over 200 shopkeepers from a nearby market that was demolished for the widening of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass — an important road that connects the northern parts of the city to the eastern and southern tips.
  8. Who has been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for the year 2017-18?
    A) Rajnish Kumar
    B) Sunil Mehta
    C) M K Sharma
    D) Rakesh Sethi
    View Answer
      Option A
    Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India, was elected Deputy Chairman of IBA for the year 2017-18.
  9. Which among the given years has been proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be declared as the ASEAN-India Year of Tourism?
    A) 2018
    B) 2019
    C) 2020
    D) 2021
    View Answer
      Option B
    PM Modi has proposed the ASEAN countries during the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to declare 2019 as the ASEAN-India Year of Tourism.
  10. Which country has topped the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018?
    A) Malta
    B) Denmark
    C) Switzerland
    D) France
    View Answer
      Option C
    The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018 was released on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Switzerland leads the list, followed by France, Denmark and Malta.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The headquarter of ASEAN is located in _____________
    A) Hanoi, Vietnam
    B) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    C) Jakarta, Indonesia
    D) Manila, Philippines
    View Answer
      Option C
    Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia
    Founded- 8 August 1967
  2. Where is the headquarter of the World Economic Forum located?
    A) Netherlands
    B) France
    C) United Kingom
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
      Option D
    Headquarter-Cologny, Switzerland
  3. Who is the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises?
    A) Giriraj Singh
    B) Manoj Sinha
    C) Hardeep Singh Puri
    D) Mahesh Sharma
    View Answer
      Option A
  4. Who among the following is the Administrator of NASA?
    A) Lesa Roe
    B) Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.
    C) Robert Seamans
    D) James R. Thompson Jr.
    View Answer
      Option B
  5. Usha Ananthasubramanian serves as the MD & CEO of which bank?
    A) Allahabad Bank
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
      Option A

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