Current Affairs Quiz: January 28, 2020

Current Affairs 28 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. the Country’s first e-waste clinic is being opened in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Bhopal
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Country’s first e-waste clinic is being opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh It would enable segregation, processing and disposal of waste from both household and commercial units.

  2. As announced by Piyush Goyal,Indian Railways is expected to switch entirely to electricity by which year?
    A)2024
    B)2025
    C)2023
    D)2026
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced that the Indian Railways is expected to switch entirely to electricity by 2024, as it is already shunting diesel locomotives gradually out of service.

  3. Recently the central government and which state government signed a tripartite agreement with representatives of all factions of banned organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Assam
    C)Nagaland
    D)Manipur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Government of India signed a tripartite agreement with representatives of all factions of banned organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) at Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

  4. The 3rd Global Potato Conclave is being held in which city?
    A)Gandhinagar
    B)Pune
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 3rd Global Potato Conclave at Gandhinagar, Gujarat via remote video conferencing.This mega event has three major components-The Potato Conference, The Agri Expo and Potato Field Day.

  5. National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) has joined hands with which organisation to establish a ‘Communication Resource Unit’ (CRU) to act as an institutional mechanism for providing strategic communication support to national flagship programmes?
    A)UNCTAD
    B)UNESCO
    C)WHO
    D)UNICEF
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) has joined hands with UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) to establish a ‘Communication Resource Unit’ (CRU) to act as an institutional mechanism for providing strategic communication support to national flagship programmes.

  6. Recently India supplied 30,000 doses of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine to which nation?
    A)Australia
    B)Thailand
    C)Maldives
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India supplied 30,000 doses of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine to the Maldives responding swiftly to an emergency request to contain the measles outbreak in the Maldives.

  7. Which country became the first country in South Asia to launch e passport services?
    A)Bhutan
    B)India
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the e-Passport (electronic passport) services at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh has officially entered the era of e-Passports (electronic passport) as the first country in South Asia and 119th country in the world

  8. The 50th meeting of World Economic Forum is being held in which city?
    A)Baku
    B)Davos
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Global warming on human activities with trust level declining in climate science, but Indians are the most trusting people in this regard, according to the new public opinion poll published by the World Economic Forum at its 50th annual meeting in Davos.

  9. Recently Western Union joined hands with which bank for money transfer service?
    A)Paytm Payment Bank
    B)India Post payments Bank
    C)Airtel Payment Bank
    D)IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Western Union has teamed up with two Bharti Airtel arms — Airtel Payments Bank and Airtel Africa Plc — to launch real-time payments shortly into millions of Airtel Payments Bank accounts in India and mobile wallets across 14 countries in Africa. The service launch is expected in the course of calender 2020.

  10. Which Bank has launched its wealth management platform Pioneer Banking?
    A)ICICI Bank
    B)IDFC Bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender IndusInd Bank has launched its wealth management platform Pioneer Banking, which caters to high net-worth customers.

  11. Which e commerce company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gujarat State Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd (GSHHDC) to onboard thousands of artisans, weavers and craftsmen?
    A)Amazon
    B)Flipkart
    C)Myntra
    D)Purple
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    E-commerce marketplace Flipkart has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gujarat State Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd (GSHHDC) to onboard thousands of artisans, weavers and craftsmen.

  12. Which Company has signed a licensing agreement with Intercontinental Exchange Inc help Indian market participants access rupee-denominated Brent benchmark prices?
    A)NITI Aayog
    B)NASSCOM
    C)Bombay Stock Exchange
    D)National Stock Exchange
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Leading exchange BSE has signed a licensing agreement with Intercontinental Exchange Inc, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services.

  13. The 62nd edition of the Grammy awards held in which city?
    A)Rome
    B)LosAngeles
    C)NewYork
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Brightest stars from the music fraternity flocked to the 62nd edition of the annual Grammy Awards which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

  14. Which country successfully launched ballistic missile “Ghaznavi”?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Israel
    C)Iran
    D)Iraq
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Pakistan conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile (SSBM) Ghaznavi.The latest missile test by Pakistan Army comes days after India test-launched the submarine-launched K-4 ballistic missile.

  15. Recently Nitin Gadkari launched which online portal for digital monitoring of ministry of road transport and highways?
    A)SURYA
    B)SAMPARK
    C)GATI
    D)PRAGATI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Giving more teeth to the digital monitoring the union ministry of road transport and highways minister, Nitin Gadkari has launched an online portal ‘GATI’.

  16. Recently K Amarnath Shetty passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalism
    B)Author
    C)Politics
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    JD(S) leader and former Karnataka Minister K Amarnath Shetty passed away at the age of 80 in Mangaluru

  17. Recently Kobe Bryant passed away,He was related to which sports?
    A)Tennis
    B)Football
    C)Basketball
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    American basketball legend and former NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California, USA. He was 41.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Maldives?
    A)Rufiyaa
    B)Rupee
    C)Euro
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of IndusInd Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of western Union?
    A)France
    B)India
    C)Russia
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option D

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