Current Affairs Quiz: January 03, 2019

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  1. In how many states,100 percent households have been electrified under Saubhagya Yojana?
    A)24
    B)22
    C)21
    D)25
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India achieved electrification in 100 percent households in 25 states at the end of 2018. Now, only about 10.48 lakh households are left to be electrified in 4 states – Assam, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, and Chhattisgarh.

  2. How many total free LPG connections have been released by the government under PMUY as of Jan 2, 2019?
    A)5 croreth
    B)4 croreth
    C)1 croreth
    D)6 croreth
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government on Jan 2,2019 gave out the 6 crore free cooking gas connection as the scheme to make available cleaner fuel in every household kitchens runs ahead of schedule.

  3. Which ministry of India have established a Export Promotion Cell?
    A)Ministry of Urban Affairs
    B)Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    C)Ministry of MSME
    D)Ministry of Finance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The MSME ministry has established an export promotion cell to create a sustainable ecosystem for micro,small and medium enterprises.

  4. Who will head the committee that has been setup for effective implementation of real estate law RERA?
    A)Shiv Das Meena
    B)Praveen Kumar
    C)Ekta Singh
    D)Sudhakar Maurya
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has constituted a committee to suggest recommendations to strengthen the real estate law RERA and to remove difficulties in its implementation.The decision to form the committee, to be headed by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Joint Secretary Shiv Das Meena.

  5. In which state, around 50 lakh women formed a 620 km long Women’s Wall?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Karnataka
    C)Kerala
    D)Sikkim
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a wonderful initiative to support gender equality and renaissance value, around 50 lakh women formed a 620 km long Women’s Wall in Kerala.
  6. According to space officials,India is planning to launch how many space missions in 2019?
    A)50
    B)25
    C)32
    D)30
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    According to a top space official, India is planning to launch 32 space missions in 2019. The missions include the second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 to land on the moon with lander and rover.

  7. Which organization launched “Samwad” with Students on New Year Day?
    A)SIDBI
    B)RBI
    C)NABARD
    D)ISRO
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    As part of the enhanced outreach programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new platform named Samwad with Students was launched in Bengaluru on January 1, 2019.

  8. Which two countries recently officially quit the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency (UNESCO)?
    A)Israel and Iran
    B)USA and Israel
    C)India and USA
    D)Iraq and Japan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The United States and Israel officially quit the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency (UNESCO) at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias.

  9. Which country recently introduced GAFA tax?
    A)France
    B)Russia
    C)India
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1. It has been pushing hard for a new so-called “GAFA tax-named after Google,Apple,Facebook and Amazon” — to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of taxes on their massive business operations in Europe.

  10. Which tropical storm recently hitted Philippines on Christmas Day?
    A)Huva
    B)Usman
    C)Kwacha
    D)Katrina
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tropical Storm Usman, which entered the Philippines on Christmas Day, emerged as the deadliest weather disaster for the country this year following Typhoon Mangkhut in September.

  11. According to RBI,banks gross non performing assets ratio improved to how much percent in September 2018?
    A)12.1 percent
    B)11.5 percent
    C)10.5 percent
    D)10.8 percent
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The asset quality of banks showed improvement with gross non performing assets ratio declining to 10.8 percent in September 2018 from 11.5 per cent in March 2018, according to Financial Stability Report by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

  12. According to Financial Stability Report by Reserve Bank of India (RBI),the balance sheet size of NBFCs grew by how much percent as of September 2018?

    A)14.5%
    B)17.2 %
    C)16.5%
    D)18.0 %

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The balance sheet size of NBFCs grew by 17.2 percent to Rs 26 trillion in September 2018 from Rs 22.2 trillion in September 2017, according to Financial Stability Report by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

  13. According to Finance Ministry,what percent of direct tax to GDP ratio achieved during 2017-18 was best in last 10 years?
    A)5.98%
    B)5.25%
    C)5.14%
    D)5.87%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The direct tax to GDP ratio of 5.98 % achieved during 2017-18 fiscal is the best in the last 10 years, accoding to the finance ministry. It was 5.57 per cent in 2016-17 and 5.47 per cent in 2015-16.

  14. Recently,RBI allowed restructuring of defaulting MSME loans upto how much amount?
    A)Rs 10 cr
    B)Rs 15 cr
    C)Rs 20 cr
    D)Rs 25 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a measure of relief for the troubled micro and small industries segment,the RBI permitted a one time restructuring of existing loans to MSMEs that are in default but “standard” as on January 1, 2019, without an asset classification downgrade. The restructuring has to be implemented by March 31,2020.

  15. The Union Cabinet recently approved merger of public sector lenders Dena Bank,Vijaya Bank with which bank?
    A)Bank of Baroda
    B)Punjab National Bank
    C)Indian Bank
    D)State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union cabinet has approved the merger of public sector lenders Dena Bank,Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda.
  16. According to Confederation of Indian Industry “Growth Outlook for 2019” report,what will be India’s GDP growth in 2019?
    A)7.5%
    B)7.4%
    C)7.0%
    D)7.8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In its ‘Growth Outlook for 2019’, Confederation of Indian Industry stated that the GDP growth will be in the range of 7.5 % in 2019.

  17. Recently,RBI allowed which payments bank to restart opening new accounts for its consumers after almost six months of the ban?
    A)Fino Payments Bank
    B)Paytm Payments Bank
    C)AU Small Finance Bank
    D)Fincare Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed Paytm Payments Bank to restart opening new accounts for its consumers after almost six months of the ban.

  18. Which bowler became the highest wicket taker in International cricket in 2018?
    A)Kagiso Rabada
    B)Jasprit Bumrah
    C)Dale Steyn
    D)Steve Smith
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has become the highest wicket taker in International cricket in 2018 after picking up 9 wickets in the Melbourne Test against Australia

  19. Which Indian keeper became the first keeper to complete 20 catches in a test series?
    A)MS Dhoni
    B)Rishabh Pant
    C)Parthiv Patel
    D)Dinesh Karthik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant became the country’s first keeper to complete twenty catches in a test series, during the final day of the ‘Boxing Day Test’.

  20. Who was appointed as acting chairman of LIC?
    A)VK Sharma
    B)Subash Khuntia
    C)Hemant Bhargava
    D)Hemant Raj
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government has appointed hemant Bhargava Managing Director, Life Insurance Corporation of India, as the Acting chairman.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. In which country is Panj Tirath located?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Nepal
    C)Sri Lanka
    D)Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Pakistan govt. has declared the ancient Hindu religious site of Panj Tirath in Peshawar as national heritage.
  2. In which state is Indrakeeladri Temple located?
    A)Odisha
    B)Tamil Nadu
    C)Kerala
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Indrakeeladri Temple (Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)) authorities declared that devotees including women will now have to follow a new dress code which will be soon put in place for getting entry into the temple premises.
  3. Where is Jaystambh located?
    A)Pune
    B)Nanded
    C)Vijayawada
    D)Kota
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: 
    In Maharashtra, thousands of people visited the ‘Jaystambh’ – memorial of victory – in Koregaon Bhima village, about 30 km northeast of Pune.
  4. Where is the HQ of Life Insurance Corporation of India?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Kolkata
    C)Pune
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  5. Where is the HQ of Paytm Payments Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Gurgaon
    D)Noida
    View Answer
    Option D

  6. Where is the HQ of Confederation of Indian Industry?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

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