Current Affairs Quiz: January 26, 2020

Current Affairs 26 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. India’s 1st War Memorial for Animals to be set up in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Agra
    C)Pune
    D)Meerut
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Meerut city in Uttar Pradesh will be host to India’s first war memorial for service animals including dogs, horses and mules.

  2. Indian Railways has commissioned country’s first governmental waste to energy plant in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Bhubaneswar
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways has commissioned country’s first governmental waste to energy plant at Bhubaneswar.

  3. Recently Cabinet gave approval to sign MoU with which countries for cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration?
    A)Tunisia and Uganda
    B)Afghanistan and Uruguay
    C)USA and Uganda
    D)Tunisia and Papua New Guinea
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet gave approval to Election Commission of India to enter into MoU with the Independent High Authority for Elections of Tunisia and the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission for elections for cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration.

  4. The International Summit on Women in STEM “Visualizing the Future: New Skylines” was held at Which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Summit on Women in STEM “Visualizing the Future: New Skylines” was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The summit was organized by the Department of Biotechnology.

  5. According to the ‘SKOCH State of Governance 2019’ report,which state gained the top spot on the back of better performance in Health, Education, Power and e-Governance segments?
    A)Jharkhand
    B)WestBengal
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Gujarat
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to the ‘SKOCH State of Governance 2019’ report, Gujarat gained the top spot on the back of better performance in Health, Education, Power and e-Governance segments followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal.

  6. Recently which city was declared Open Defecation Free?
    A)Srinagar
    B)Ranchi
    C)Leh
    D)Jammu
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu informed that Srinagar has joined the list of ‘Open Defecation Free’ cities.

  7. The final edition of India’s first-ever, global mega – Science Exhibition ‘Vigyan Samagam’ was inaugurated at which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The final edition of India’s first-ever, global mega – Science Exhibition ‘Vigyan Samagam’ was inaugurated at National Science Centre, New Delhi by Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (I/C), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Space.

  8. Recently India and which other country signed an agreement to upgrade Ashuganj-Akhaura road into 4-lane highway?
    A)Bhutan
    B)China
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Nepal
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to upgrade the 50.58-kilometre long road between Ashuganj river port and the Akhaura land port in Bangladesh into a 4-lane highway.

  9. The government of India and World bank signed how much amount of loan agreement for State of Maharashtra to support small holder farmers?
    A)200 million
    B)150 million
    C)210 million
    D)190 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Government of India, the Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank signed a loan agreement of USD 210 million to support small holder farmers participate in competitive agriculture value chains, facilitate agri-business investments, increase market access and productivity in focus commodities, and build resilience of crops to recurrent floods or droughts in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

  10. Which telecom operator joins hands with Google cloud to bring G Suite to Indian SMBs?
    A)BSNL
    B)Vodafone Idea
    C)Airtel
    D)Jio
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and Google Cloud announced a partnership offer G Suite to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in India as part of its integrated information and communication technology portfolio.

  11. Recently Department of Telecommunication approved 100% FDI in which company?
    A)Vodafone Idea
    B)BSNL
    C)Jio
    D)Airtel
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The telecom department has approved raising the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in Bharti Airtel to 100% from an earlier 49%, a provision that can help the telco draw more overseas funds.

  12. Recently,the Rowing Federation of India lifted the ban from which player after the intervention of Indian Olympic Association?
    A)Adam Sinclair
    B)Akhil Kumar
    C)Jagdish Singh
    D)Dattu Bhokanal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Dattu Bhokanal’s two-year suspension on charges of tanking a race during the 2018 Asian Games was lifted by the Rowing Federation of India (RFI), after the intervention of Indian Olympic Association.

  13. Recently the World Archery Association lifted the ban from which country?
    A)China
    B)Nepal
    C)Russia
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Archery conditionally lifted the suspension on India, less than a week after the embattled national federation held its elections.The Indian archers, who had to compete as neutral athletes at the Asian Championships because of the suspension, can now represent the country under the Tricolour.

  14. Which country is set to host the 11th edition of the Indoor Cricket World Cup?
    A)Australia
    B)China
    C)India
    D)England
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Australia is set to host the 11th edition of the Indoor Cricket World Cup from October 10 to 17, 2020.The tournament will be held at the state-of-the-art indoor cricket venues in Melbourne — Casey Stadium and CitiPower Centre.

  15. Which country to host the ICC Women’s cricket world cup 2021?
    A)India
    B)England
    C)NewZealand
    D)Australia
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Hagley Oval in Christchurch will host the summit clash of next year’s Women’s Cricket ODI World Cup.

  16. Who has assumed Chairmanship of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for the year 2020?
    A)Mahesh Chaturvedi
    B)Shaktikant Das
    C)Sunil Arora
    D)NK Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora has assumed Chairmanship of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for the year 2020.

  17. Who was appointed as India country head by SoftBank?
    A)Mrityunjay Rai
    B)Vishesh Singh
    C)Abhilash Joseph
    D)Manoj Kohli
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    SoftBank India has appointed Manoj Kohli as its country head. Kohli’s, was previously the executive chairman of Softbank’s renewable energy arm SB Energy for about five years, before being the managing director and CEO of Bharti Airtel for 13 years

  18. India’s first Super Fab Lab inaugurated in which state?
    A)TamilNadu
    B)Kerala
    C)Assam
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The country’s first Super Fab Lab, which will give a major push to the hardware industry in the country and the only such facility outside the U.S., was launched at the Integrated Startup Complex of the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) by Kerala CM Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

  19. Recently World’s oldest ever mushroom fossil discovered in which country?
    A)Ukraine
    B)Congo
    C)USA
    D)Cyprus
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The world’s oldest mushroom has been discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo and dates back to around 810 million years ago.

  20. What is the theme of this year National Voters Day?
    A)Vote for country
    B)No voter to be left behind
    C)Empowering Youth voters
    D)Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 10th National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on 25th January . It was celebrated at over ten lakh locations across the country including Polling Stations, District and State headquarters. The theme this year is ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Republic of Congo?
    A)Kinshasa
    B)Kampala
    C)kigali
    D)Kiev
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of SoftBank Limited?
    A)Mumbai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Tokyo
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the capital of NewZealand?
    A)Hinohara
    B)Paris
    C)Amsterdam
    D)Wellington
    View Answer
    Option D

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