Current Affairs Quiz: January 28, 2019

Current Affairs 28 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently,”Train 18”, India’s first indigenous semi-high speed train was renamed as which of the following?
    A)Garibrath Express
    B)Bharat Jai Express
    C)Hindustan Express
    D)Vande Bharat Express
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Highlighting the success of Make in India and contribution of Indian workers, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal, renamed India’s first indigenous semi-high speed train “Train 18” as “Vande Bharat Express”.

  2. Which company took the title of world’s most valued IT services brand according to Brand Finance?
    A)TCS
    B)Accenture
    C)IBM
    D)HCL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s TCS has been ranked 3rd most valued IT services brand globally in 2018-19, after Accenture and IBM, according to a report by Brand Finance.Accenture took the title of world’s most valued brand.

  3. SBI Card has joined hands with which airlines to launch a travel specific Visa credit card for members and Indian travelers?
    A)Qatar Airways
    B)Etihad Airways
    C)Emirates
    D)British Airways
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    SBI Card and Etihad Airways, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, have joined hands to launch a travel specific Visa credit card for members and Indian travellers.

  4. Who will head the panel that has been set up by IRDA to identity domestically systemically important insurers(SII)?
    A)Ajay Barman
    B)Pravin Kutumbe
    C)Subhash Chandra Khuntia
    D)Kartik Sen
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Insurance regulator IRDA set up a panel to identity domestically systemically important insurers(SII) and put in place an enhanced regulatory framework for them. SIIs are perceived as insurers that are ‘too big to fail’.It will be headed by Pravin Kutumbe.

  5. The National Commodity and derivatives Exchange limited has signed MoU with which Institute to handhold Farmer Producer Organizations(FPOs) and allied institutions?
    A)ICSI
    B)NABARD
    C)IRMA
    D)SIDBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Commodity and derivatives Exchange limited and Institute of Rural Management Anand(IRMA) the premier training Institute in agri-business and rural management has signed a memorandum of understanding with special emphasis mentoring Farmer Producer Organizations(FPOs) and allied institutions.

  6. Recently,Competition Commission of India(CCI) gave its approval to GlaxoSmithKline Consumer HealthCare for merger with which company?
    A)Cipla
    B)Lupin Limited
    C)Patanjali Ayurveda
    D)Hindustan Unilever Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer HealthCare said its merger deal with Hindustan Unilever Limited(HUL) has been approved by the fair trade regulator CCI.

  7. The World Economic Forum annual meet began in which city?
    A)New York
    B)Canberra
    C)Davos
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Economic Forum annual meet began in Davos. World leaders from across the globe flocked to the ski resort town on the Swiss Alps for five days to discuss what’s ailing the world amid fears of the global economy sleepwalking into a crisis.

  8. Who was crowned champion of the Indonesia Masters 2019 ?
    A)PV Sindhu
    B)Saina Nehwal
    C)Carolina Marin
    D)Ankita Raina
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ace Indian Shuttler Saina Nehwal was crowned champion of the Indonesia Masters 2019 after her opponent Carolina Marin pulled out of the summit clash due to an injury.

  9. Teenage batsman Rohit Paudel has become the youngest cricketer to score a half century in international cricket at the age of 16 years and 146 days.He hails from which country?
    A)Nepal
    B)Pakistan
    C)Sri Lanka
    D)Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Surpassing master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record,Nepal teenage batsman Rohit Paudel has become the youngest cricketer to score a half century in international cricket at the age of 16 years and 146 days.
  10. National Ice Hockey Championship was held in which state?
    A)Himachal Pradesh
    B)Uttrakhand
    C)Jammu and kashmir
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) won the national Ice Hockey Tournament in Ladakh.
  11. Pacer Ewen Chatfield announced his retirement.He is former player of which country?
    A)New Zealand
    B)Australia
    C)England
    D)South africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    NewZealand pacer Ewen Chatfield, famously known as the Naenae Express, finally ran “out of steam” as he has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 68.

  12. Who has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the best novel of 2017?
    A)Aymanam John
    B)Veeran Kutty
    C) VJ James
    D)CL Jose
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    VJ James’s Nireeswaran has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the best novel of 2017.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of New Zealand?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Riel
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of indo Tibetan Border Police Force?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Gorakhpur
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Competition Commission of India?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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