Current Affairs Quiz: January 27, 2020

Current Affairs 27 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. The Department of Biotechnology organized an International Summit on Women in STEM–“Visualizing the Future: New Skylines in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Department of Biotechnology organized an International Summit on Women in STEM–“Visualizing the Future: New Skylines”at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The Summit was organizedwith the overall aim to boost the participation of women in STEM field for development of scientific career.

  2. Recently Ganga-Volga Dialogue held with which country to enhance connectivity?
    A)Australia
    B)China
    C)Russia
    D)Nepal
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ganga-Volga Dialogue between India and Russia was held in New Delhi with dominant theme of the discussions was Connectivity.
  3. Who will head the committee to dispose of over 9,400 enemy properties, which is likely to fetch about Rs 1 lakh crore to the exchequer?
    A)Amit Shah
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Nirmala Sitharaman
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government decided to set up three high-level committees, one of which will be headed by Home Minister Amit Shah, to dispose of over 9,400 enemy properties, which is likely to fetch about Rs 1 lakh crore to the exchequer.

  4. Whichbody released its vision for the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)?
    A)SIDBI
    B)NITI Aayog
    C)NASSCOM
    D)RBI
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog released its vision for the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) . The platform aims to democratize access to publicly available government data.

  5. In which city,Bharat Parv 2020 was inaugurated?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bharat Parv 2020, a festival to celebrate the spirit of India has begun at Red Fort ground in New Delhi. It will continue till 31st of this month. The objective of Bharat Parv is to encourage people to visit different tourism places of the country and to inculcate the spirit of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.

  6. According to the State-wise horticulture production data released at a conference organised by the Agriculture Ministry,which state emerges at the top in vegetable production?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Gujarat
    C)WestBengal
    D)Maharashtra
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    According to the State-wise horticulture production data released at a conference organised by the Agriculture Ministry, West Bengal has overtaken Uttar Pradesh and emerged as the top State in vegetable production in 2018-19. West Bengal accounted for 15.9 per cent of the country’s total vegetable production in 2018-19 while UP produced 14.9 per cent.

  7. The two-day ‘Innovation Festival’ held at which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Itanagar
    D)Agartala
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The two-day ‘Innovation Festival’ held at the Science Centre in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

  8. What is the rank of India in Corruption Perception Index 2019 prepared by Transparency International?
    A)80th
    B)81st
    C)84th
    D)85th
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked at the 80th position among 180 countries and territories in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) prepared by Transparency International.
  9. Which country tops in supporting breastfeeding women according to a new survey conducted by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)?
    A)Nepal
    B)China
    C)India
    D)SriLanka
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sri Lanka has ranked first among 97 countries globally on breastfeeding rate according to a new survey conducted by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi). WBTi uses to color- code and rank countries. Sri Lanka has scored 91 out of 100 points and earned a green color code, which implies best level of performance

  10. As per World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risks Report,how much of global GDP depend on nature?
    A)$65 trillion
    B)$55 trillion
    C)$45 trillion
    D)$44 trillion
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risks Report ranks biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse as one of the top five threats humanity will face in the next ten years.

  11. Which country mints world’s smallest gold coin values ¼ ?
    A)Switzerland
    B)Australia
    C)India
    D)USA
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Switzerland has minted a gold coin with 2.96-millimeter (0.12-inches) which is the smallest in the world.It weighs 0.063 grams (1/500th of an ounce) and has a nominal value of 1/4 Swiss francs (USD 0.26).

  12. RBI hikes short-term debt investments limit for FPI to how much percent?
    A)30%
    B)25%
    C)20%
    D)10%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increased the short-term investment limit of such investors. It doubled the limit in case they voluntarily disclose their investment plan before hand.

  13. Which bank is the first Bank in the country to introduce multilingual voice enabled mobile banking App?
    A)City Union Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)Federal Bank
    D)SBI
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    City Union Bank (CUB) is the first Bank in the country to introduce multilingual voice enabled mobile banking App. The customers can converse with the chat-bot ‘Ask Lakshmi’ of the App in Tamil, English, Hindi or Telugu.

  14. Recently which bank has decided to convert it into a small finance bank?
    A)Airtel Payments Bank
    B)IPPB
    C)Aditya Birla Bank
    D)New India Cooperative Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The New India Co-operative Bank (NICB) said its shareholders have decided to convert it into a small finance bank.The move comes after a slew of regulatory changes by the RBI following the Rs 4,500-crore PMC Bank fraud and to ensure better regulation of such lenders which are heavily influenced by regional political heavyweights.
  15. Recently Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which organisation Recently Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which organisation under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), for furthering their mutual objectives of strengthening grassroots institutions of the rural poor?
    A)UNESCO
    B)NASSCOM
    C)UNICEF
    D)Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), for furthering their mutual objectives of strengthening grassroots institutions of the rural poor.

  16. Recently government announced sale of 100 per cent stake in which airline?
    A)Indigo
    B)Spicejet
    C)Air India
    D)Vistara
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government announced sale of 100 per cent stake in debt-laden Air India as it issued the preliminary bid document for the strategic disinvestment and has set March 17, as the deadline for submitting expression of interest.

  17. Who has been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for their commendable work in Disaster Management?
    A)Kumar Munnan Singh
    B)Mrityunjay Singh
    C)Ajay Sharma
    D)Mohit Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC), Uttarakhand, (in the institution category) and Kumar Munnan Singh (individual category) have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for their commendable work in Disaster Management for Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020.

  18. Which state Tourism’s disabled-friendly project won UNWTO’s Accessible Destination Awards 2019?
    A)TamilNadu
    B)Uttarakhand
    C)Kerala
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Kerala Tourism’s Barrier-Free Tourism Project has won global recognition with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) making a special mention of the south Indian state as an “Emerging Global Destination” in the Accessible Destination Awards 2019.

  19. The 1st unmanned mission will be launched in which month/year by ISRO as a preparation for ‘Gaganyaan’?
    A)August 2020
    B)September 2020
    C)November 2020
    D)December 2020
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ahead of the launch of India’s maiden human spaceflight venture ‘Gaganyaan’ in December 2021, the ISRO will undertake two unmanned missions in December 2020 and June 2021 informed by ISRO chairman K Sivan at the inaugural session of a symposium on “Human Spaceflight and Exploration – Present Challenges and Future Trends.

  20. Who released his Hindi novel Balwa, a fiction story based on the happenings in India in the 1990s?
    A)Narendra Modi
    B)Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
    C)Ram Vilas Paswan
    D)Smriti Irani
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister for Minority AffairsMukhtar Abbas Naqvi released his Hindi novel Balwa, a fiction story based on the happenings in India in the 1990s. It will be published by Diamond Pocket Books.

  21. Recently Jagannath Rout passed away.He was associated with which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Journalist
    C)Sports
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Minister Jagannath Rout passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 78.

  22. Recently Melhupra Vero passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)Politics
    C)Sports
    D)Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The first Naga MP to the Rajya Sabha, Melhupra Vero (popularly known as M Vero) passed away in Chakhesang colony, Dimapur. He was 85 years old.

  23. Recently Sher Singh Kukkal passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Social Activist
    C)Artist
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted artist and sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal passed away after a brief illness. He was 86.

  24. Recently India celebrated its which Republic Day on Jan 26?
    A)71
    B)72
    C)74
    D)75
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India marked its 71st Republic Day on January 26, 2020 with a parade showcasing some of its newly acquired capabilities and military hardware, both homegrown and like the anti-satellite missile as well as bought from abroad like US made heavy lift Chinook and the anti-tank attack Apache helicopters.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Bengaluru
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of World Trade Organisation?
    A)London
    B)Geneva
    C)Paris
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of City Union Bank?
    A)Odisha
    B)Karnataka
    C)Kerala
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option D

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