Current Affairs Quiz: January 29, 2018

Current Affairs 29 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the following ministries has planned to set up a ‘Social Media Communication Hub’ in different districts to get real-time updates of the trending news of the districts?
    A) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
    B) Ministry of Home Affairs
    C) Ministry of Communications
    D) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has planned to set up a ‘Social Media Communication Hub’ that would help it keep a tab on trending news in districts and gather feedback on the Centre’s flagship schemes. Under the project, media persons would be employed on contractual basis in each district to be the eyes and ears of the government and provide real-time updates from the ground.
  2. Who has been selected to be honored with the fifth Yash Chopra Memorial Award in February 2018?
    A) Alka Yagnik
    B) Anuskha Sharma
    C) Akshay Kumar
    D) Asha Bosle
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Bollywood playback doyenne Asha Bhosle will be given the ‘Yash Chopra Memorial Award’.She will be the fifth winner of the award. Previous recipients are Asha Bhosale’s elder sister and Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, and actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, and Shah Rukh Khan.
  3. The Government of India has announced to reserve ____ percent of seat in all central government departments for employment of people with benchmark disabilities including the acid attack victims
    A) 2 Percent
    B) 1 Percent
    C) 3 Percent
    D) 4 Percent
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central government jobs. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) recently wrote to all central government departments to ensure that one percent of each post be reserved for people with blindness and low vision; deaf and hard of hearing; locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy. It said in case of direct recruitment, four percent of the total number of vacancies, up from the existing three percent, in groups A, B and C shall be reserved for people with benchmark disabilities.
  4. Which among the listed has won the award for Best marching Contingent among the three services for the 2018 Republic Day Parade?
    A) The Grenadiers
    B) 11 Gorkha Rifles
    C) Punjab Regiment
    D) Bihar Regiment
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave away the Republic Day Parade 2018 best contingent and tableau awards at a function organised in Delhi Cantt. Among the three Services, Punjab Regiment Contingent was awarded the best marching contingent while Indo-Tibetan Border Police awarded the best marching contingent among the para-military and other auxiliary forces.
  5. Name the documentary movie to win the US Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival
    A) This Is Home
    B) Of Fathers and Sons
    C) The Sentence
    D) Kailash
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    A film on the life of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has won the US Documentary Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival being held at Park City in Utah. The documentary, titled ‘Kailash’ has been directed by debutante Derek Doneen. It traces the journey of Satyarthi and his efforts to eliminate child trafficking and child labour. The film has been produced by Davis Guggenheim and Sarah Anthony, and co-produced by Purnima Raghunath.
  6. The tableau of which state bagged the best tableau award for the 69th Republic Day Parade?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Assam
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Out of 23 tableaux participated in this year Republic Day Parade, the tableau from Maharashtra depicting coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj won the first prize, while tableau from Assam depicting traditional masks and sastras bagged second and Tableau of Chhattisgarh,depicting Ramgarh’s ancient amphitheatre was awarded third prize.
  7. Recently, Gurcharan Singh Kalkat passed away. He was an eminent __________
    A) Ophthalmologist
    B) Journalist
    C) Agricultural Scientist
    D) Professor
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Eminent agricultural scientist and Padma Bhushan awardee Gurcharan Singh Kalkat has passed away. Kalkat was actively involved as an agricultural scientist during the Green Revolution in Punjab in the 1950s and 1960s to make the country self-reliant in foodgrain.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who among the given is not the recipient of the Yash Chopra Memorial Award?
    A) Shah Rukh Khan
    B) Karan Johar
    C) Rekha
    D) Lata Mangeshkar
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Lata Mangeshkar, and actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, and Shah Rukh Khan are the past winner of the award.
  2. The Republic Day 2018 marked the ______year of celebration of the day
    A) 69th
    B) 68th
    C) 67th
    D) 66th
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950. The celebration is held in grandeur in national capital’s India Gate. This year marks the 69th Republic Day of India 
  3. Who is the Union Cabinet Minister of Information and Broadcasting?
    A) Arun Jaitley
    B) Venkaiah Naidu
    C) Smriti Irani
    D) Prakash Javadekar
    View Answer
      Option C

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