Current Affairs Quiz: January 3, 2020

Current Affairs 3 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. As per Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, One nation, one ration card’ implemented in how many states?
    A)12
    B)14
    C)15
    D)20
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that the ‘one nation, one ration card’ facility has been started in 12 states in the country on the first day of the new year.

  2. Who will head the group of ministers to review crop insurance scheme?
    A)Smriti Irani
    B)Rajnath Singh
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Ram Naresh Updhyay
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Concerned over exit of a few states, dropping out of insurance companies and growing dissent among farmers on the government’s flagship crop insurance scheme, the centre has set up a seven-member group of ministers (GoM) headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh to review the scheme and recommend changes to make it more farmer friendly.

  3. Who will head the new Department of Military Affairs formed by the government?
    A)Guruprasad Mohapatra
    B)MK Singh
    C)Karambir Singh
    D)Bipin Rawat
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has created a Department of Military Affairs, to be headed by newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat.

  4. By which name, Railway Protection Force has been renamed?
    A)Indian Railway Protection Force Service
    B)Indian Protection Force
    C)Indian Railway Digital Force
    D)Indian Railway Force
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Railway has accorded Organised Group ‘A’ status to Railway Protection Force (RPF) and renamed it Indian Railway Protection Force Service.

  5. Which state government recently launched e-Gazette Portal, an online platform to digitalise the publication of its gazette?
    A)Odisha
    B)WestBengal
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Telangana
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    As a part of Odisha’s ‘5T initiatives’, the state government launched e-Gazette Portal, an online platform to digitalise the publication of Odisha Gazette and move forward as a paperless mode of publication.

  6. Which metro station of Delhi has been renamed to Supreme Court Metro Station?
    A)Rajiv Chowk
    B)Pragati Maidan
    C)Qutub Minar
    D)Khasgaon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Delhi government announced that Pragati Maidan metro station will be rechristened as the Supreme Court metro station.

  7. Recently PM Narendra Modi dedicated how many DRDO Young Scientists Labs to nation?
    A)7
    B)6
    C)4
    D)5
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation 5 Young Scientists Laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in Bengaluru.

  8. 14th Global Healthcare Summit to be held in which city?
    A)Vishakapatnam
    B)Kochi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Visakhapatnam will host the prestigious three-day 14th Global Healthcare Summit from January 3, 2021.

  9. What is the current interest rate for public provident fund for January March Quarter?
    A)7.9%
    B)7.7%
    C)8.0%
    D)7.5%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the fourth quarter of 2019-20 despite moderating bank deposit rates. Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on a quarterly basis.

  10. Recently RBI launched which application to help visually challenged persons to identify denomination of notes?
    A)AGNI
    B)IDENTITY
    C)YONO
    D)MANI
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das launched a mobile application called ‘Mobile Aided Note Identifier’ (MANI) to aid visually challenged persons in identifying the denomination of currency notes.

  11. Recently India’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed to how much percent of GDP in Sep 2019 quarter?
    A)1.5%
    B)1.1%
    C)0.9%
    D)0.7%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed to 0.9 per cent of GDP, or USD 6.3 billion, in the September 2019 quarter, on account of lower trade deficit.

  12. How much amount was paid by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) as Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) refunds to exporters?
    A)₹125000 cr
    B)₹115000 cr
    C)₹100000 cr
    D)₹112000 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has announced that it has paid Rs 1,12,000 crore as Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) refunds to exporters. According to CBIC, over 83,000 exporters have been benefited by these refunds. The numbers indicated the government’s efforts to fast track refunds under GST especially to exporters. Also, as of now, refunds of only 3,604 crores are pending with Customs.

  13. As per HexGn Study report on Top Ten Start-up Cities for 2020’,which two Indian cities entered the top 10 for the first time?
    A)Delhi and Bengaluru
    B)Bengaluru and Chennai
    C)Lucknow and Delhi
    D)Indore and Mumbai
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    HexGn released a study of the funding trends in the global start-up ecosystem in 2019; the team analyzed over 60,000 deals and one million data points for the report.

  14. Whose tenure has been extended by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) as Chairman of Railways Board?
    A)Vinod Kumar Yadav
    B)MK Khare
    C)Krishna Pal Singh
    D)Vikas Agnihotri
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the re-employment of Vinod Kumar Yadav as Chairman of Railway Board for a period of one year with effect from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

  15. Who was awarded the Global Bihar Excellence Award 2019?
    A)Satya Pal Khare
    B)Vikas Singroul
    C)Anurag Singh
    D)Piyuus Jaiswal
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Piyuus Jaiswal was awarded the Global Bihar Excellence Award 2019. The award was given to recognise and felicitated Piyuus Jaiswal’s contribution towards social welfare, women empowerment and introducing new talent in the field of arts and culture.

  16. Recently DP Tripathi passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Author
    C)Actor
    D)Politics
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former MP, DP Tripathi passed away after a prolonged illness.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A)Chennai
    B)Bengaluru
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Lucknow
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

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