Current Affairs Quiz: January 29, 2020

Current Affairs 29 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which department released a postal cover to mark the 55 years of the famed Brahmins’ Coffee Bar?
    A)Department of post
    B)Department of Finance
    C)Ministry of Defence
    D)ministry of corporate affairs
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Postal department released a postal cover to mark the 55 years of the famed Brahmins’ Coffee Bar. One of the city’s best known joints for south Indian snacks, Brahmins’ Coffee Bar is especially famous for its chutney, besides their iconic coffee.

  2. Which state government launched ‘ Shiv Bhojan’ scheme,?
    A)Delhi
    B)Jharkhand
    C)Rajasthan
    D)Maharashtra
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government, launched its much-awaited ‘ Shiv Bhojan’ scheme, which is aimed at providing a meal to the poor for just Rs 10, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day.

  3. The 11th edition of DefExpo 2020 to be held in which city?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Pune
    C)Lucknow
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru-based defence aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which has taken the lead role in organising the 11th biennial edition of DefExpo-2020, is planning to showcase its prowess in defence and aerospace. DefExpo-2020 is being held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, from February 5-9 and HAL is the lead co-ordinator along with Ministry of Defence (MoD) in organising the event.

  4. How many new Indian English words featured in 10th Oxford dictionary?
    A)26
    B)24
    C)25
    D)27
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The latest edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary features 26 new Indian English words, including Aadhaar, chawl, dabba, hartal and shaadi.

  5. Which country will be the guest of honour at the New Delhi World Book Fair?
    A)Russia
    B)France
    C)UAE
    D)Australia
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    France will be the guest of honour at the New Delhi World Book Fair announced France Ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenain as part of a reciprocal invitation as New Delhi is the guest of honour this year at Livre Paris.

  6. Recently RBI increased Investment Limits Under Voluntary Retention Route to how much amount?
    A)₹1.5 lakh cr
    B)₹2.5 lakh cr
    C)₹3.5 lakh cr
    D)₹4.5 lakh cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in consultation with the Centre, has doubled the investment cap for foreign portfolio investors (FPI) under the ‘voluntary retention route’ (VRR) to ₹1.5-lakh crore. These limits will be available ‘on tap’ and allotted on ‘first come, first served’ basis.

  7. According to the latest Counterpoint Research report,which country has become second-largest smartphone market in the world?
    A)USA
    B)India
    C)China
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    According to the latest Counterpoint Research report, India has surpassed the US to become the second-largest smartphone market in the world, the country recorded 158 million shipments in 2019 with 7 per cent year-on-year growth, attributed to Chinese brands introducing smartphones with flagship-grade features in the mid-tier segment.

  8. Which state government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government eMarketplace (GeM) to set up a GeM Organizational Transformation Team (GOTT) Project Management Unit (PMU) in the State?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Government eMarketplace (GeM), under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Government of Uttar Pradesh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a GeM Organizational Transformation Team (GOTT) Project Management Unit (PMU) in the State.

  9. Recently Joao Souza has been banned for life from which sports?
    A)Basketball
    B)Cricket
    C)Football
    D)Tennis
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former top-100 tennis player Joao Souza has been banned for life and fined $200,000 after being convicted of multiple match-fixing and other corruption offences.

  10. Who took over as Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Banks Association, IBA?
    A)VG Kannan
    B)Sunil Mehta
    C)K Vittal
    D)G Mohapatra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sunil Mehta took over as Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Banks Association, IBA. He succeeds V G Kannan, who stepped down on December 31, 2019. Sunil Mehta was heading Punjab National Bank, PNB as an MD & CEO. While serving PNB, Mehta was also appointed as a chairman of IBA in 2018-19.

  11. How many Padma Awards were announced by the government for this year on the occasion of 71st Republic Day?
    A)150
    B)148
    C)135
    D)141
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has announced 141 Padma Awards for this year on the occasion of 71st Republic Day. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhusan and 118 Padma Shri awards. 34 awardees are women and 18 foreigners. 12 persons are awarded posthumously.

  12. Who was awarded Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize 2020 for ‘Tiffin’?
    A)Srikant Dixit
    B)Ajay Sharma
    C)Sneha Pamneja
    D)Ruchi Awasthi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sneha Pamneja, a wellknown Graphic designer based in New Delhi, was awarded Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize 2020, for designing the cover of the book ‘Tiffin: Authentic Recipes Celebrating India’s Regional Cuisine’ at the13th edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  13. Who has been selected for the Kerala Media Academy’s national media award for his outstanding contribution to journalism?
    A)N Ram
    B)Ravish Kumar
    C)Arnab Goswami
    D)Kunal Kamra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent journalist and chairman of The Hindu Group of Publications N Ram has been selected for the Kerala Media Academy’s national media award for his outstanding contribution to journalism.The award carries a purse of Rs 1 lakh, a citation and a memento.

  14. Who has been conferred ‘Harit Ratna Award 2019’ by the All India Agricultural Students Association?
    A)Sandeep Singh
    B)Vikas Chaturvedi
    C)Hariom Singh
    D)N Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    N Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, has been conferred ‘Harit Ratna Award 2019’ by the All India Agricultural Students Association for dissemination of Rs.30-crore entrepreneurship project in agri-business and for motivating students to the agriculture sector in the State.

  15. Recently Election Commission of India (ECI) awarded National Media Award to whom as part of the poll panel’s national awards for voter awareness?
    A)The Hindu Tamil
    B)The Times of india
    C)Hindustan Times
    D)Mirror Now
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Election Commission of India (ECI) awarded National Media Award for print to “The Hindu Tamil” as part of the poll panel’s national awards for voter awareness and education campaign in 2019 on the occasion of the 10th National Voters Day held at New Delhi.

  16. Which Indian Naval Ship was delivered to Indian Navy by the Defence PSU GRSE recently?
    A)Arighat
    B)Kavaratti
    C)Chakra
    D)Kalavati
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Adding to Indian Navy’s firepower, Defence PSU Garden Reach Shibuilders and Engineers delivered anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kavaratti to the Navy

  17. Which country has completely phased out one of the most potent ozone depleting HCFC-141 b chemical?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)USA
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises and one of the most potent ozone depleting chemical after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) .(HCFC)-141 b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams.

  18. Recently Sher Singh Kukkal passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Social Activist
    C)artists
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted artist and sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal passed away. He was awarded Senior Fellowship in Visual Art Photography by Union Ministry Of Culture during 2008-09. He received a gold medal in painting from Queens College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP) & Rajiv Gandhi Foundation award for his photography and painting.

  19. Recently K Amarnath Shetty passed away.He was associated with which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Author
    C)Sports
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former minister and senior JDS leader K Amarnath Shetty passed away in Mangaluru at a private hospital. He was 80.

  20. Recently linguist and academician Golok Chandra Goswami passed away.He was a linguist of which language?
    A)Assamese
    B)Tamil
    C)Hindi
    D)Telugu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent Assamese linguist and academician Golok Chandra Goswami due to old age ailments at a private hospital. He was 96.Goswami, had retired from the Gauhati University in 1985 as the head of the Assamese department.

  21. When is International Customs Day (ICD) observed?
    A)January 25
    B)January 26
    C)January 28
    D)January 30
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Customs Day (ICD) observed annually on 26 January to recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security, with the slogan “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet”.

  22. What is the theme of this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day?
    A)Remembered the Holocaust
    B)Universal dimension of Holocaust
    C)World Marks Holocaust
    D)75 years after Auschwitz – Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others, by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.The theme for Holocaust education and remembrance in 2020, “75 years after Auschwitz – Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. Where is the HQ of Indian Banks Association?
    A)Bengaluru
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers?
    A)Surat
    B)Chennai
    C)Ahmedabad
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D

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