Current Affairs Quiz: January 30, 2018

Current Affairs 30 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who has been elected as the President of Finland?
    A) Sauli Niinisto
    B) Stefan Lofven
    C) Valentina Matviyenko
    D) Erna Solberg
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Finland has re-elected their popular and pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, who is credited for maintaining a balanced relationship with the nation’s powerful neighbour Russia at a time of simmering relations between Moscow the West.
  2. What is the projected range of India’s GDP growth for the fiscal 2018-19 as per the Economic Survey 2017-18?
    A) 6.5-7%
    B) 6.50-6.75 %
    C) 6.75-7 %
    D) 7-7.5 %
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for 2018-19 has been projected at 7 to 7.5 percent as per the Economic Survey 2017-18. The document, which was tabled in Lok Sabha, noted that a series of major reforms undertaken over the past year will allow real GDP growth to reach 6.75 percent this fiscal and will rise to 7.0 to 7.5 percent in 2018-19.
  3. Name the winner of the Australian Open 2018 in the men’s single category
    A) Rohan Bopanna
    B) Marin Cilic
    C) Roger Federer
    D) Juan Sebastian
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Men’s Singles  –  Roger Federer (Switzerland)
    Women’s Singles  –  Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
    Mixed Doubles – Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) – Mate Pavic (Croatia)
  4. The third edition of International Spice Conference will take place in which city of Rajasthan in February 2018?
    A) Jodhpur
    B) Jaipur
    C) Jaisalmer
    D) Pushkar
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The third edition of international spice conference will be held at Jaipur, Rajasthan from February 4-7. Over 750 delegates from various countries including representatives of international spice associations, policymakers, farmers, etc are expected to participate in the four-day meet. The central theme of the 2018 conference would be Managing Disruptions through Transformation and Collaboration.
  5. Which among the given has received the best Album of the Year award at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards?
    A) Melodrama
    B) Damn
    C) 24K Magic
    D) 4:44
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Album Of The Year: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
    Song of the Year: Bruno Mars’, That’s What I Like
    Record Of The Year: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
  6. Recently the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, released a book on his father titled ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’. Who is the author of the book?
    A) Sundar Ganesan
    B) Sampad Patnaik
    C) Debabrata Mohanty
    D) Prem Nath Pandey
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik released a book on his father — The Tall Man Biju Patnaik — written by Sundar Ganesan, who said his material on Biju Patnaik “was found scattered all over the world in countries like Indonesia, France, Germany, USA, Russia, Singapore, and other places”.
  7. Sandeep Lamichhane recently created history by becoming the first ever cricketer from Nepal to be signed for an IPL team in the ongoing auction. He has been bought by which team?
    A) Royal Challengers Bangalore
    B) Delhi Daredevils
    C) Kolkata Knight Riders
    D) Sunrisers Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Sandeep Lamichhane has become the first cricketer from Nepal to land a deal an IPL contract when he was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing players auction here. The 17-year-old, the only Nepal player in the IPL auction, was sold at his base price of Rs 20 lakh.
  8. As per the Economic Survey 2017-18, the GDP growth  of India is  pegged at _______ percent for the fiscal ending March 31, 2017
    A) 7.2 Percent
    B) 6.50 Percent
    C) 7 Percent
    D) 6.75 Percent
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Economic Survey sees GDP growth at 6.75 per cent in the current fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018.
  9. Name the newly appointed Foreign Secretary of India to succeed Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
    A) Sarfraz Bugti
    B) Gautam Bambawale
    C) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
    D) Syed Akbaruddin
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale has assumed charges as the new Foreign Secretary of India. Gokhale succeeds Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, as the latter completed his tenure on January 28.
  10. Which among the following has won the Best Children’s Album Award at the Grammy Awards 2018?
    A) Brighter Side
    B) Feel What U Feel
    C) Lemonade
    D) Rise Shine #Woke
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Best Children’s Album: Feel What U Feel by Lisa Loeb
  11. Dinesh Nandan Sahay passed away recently. He served as the first governor of which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Sikkim
    D) Chhattisgarh
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The first governor of Chhattisgarh and former governor of Tripura, Dinesh Nandan Sahay, has passed away.
  12. The government of Assam has recently unveiled a postage stamp on legendary sportsperson Dr Talimeren Ao to mark his birth centenary. He was a noted player of which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Cricket
    C) Hockey
    D) Tennis
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi released a postage stamp on legendary footballer Dr Talimeren Ao during his birth centenary. Ao was instrumental in popularising football in Assam. He was captain of the Indian football team in their first official match in the 1948 London Olympics.
  13. Which among the listed duos has clinched the Australian Open 2018 title in the women’s double category?
    A) Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep
    B) Kristina Mladenovic and Tímea Babos
    C) Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina
    D) Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Wozniacki
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Men’s Doubles  –  Oliver Marach (Austria) Mate Pavic(Croatia)
    Women’s Doubles  –  Kristina Mladenovic (France) – Tímea Babos (Hungary) 
  14. Which state will host the International Bird Festival 2018 in February 2018?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    A three-day international bird festival will be held at the Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh from February 9 with nearly 200 leading ornithologists expected to attend. Eminent documentary maker Mike Pandey would act as the brand ambassador of the festival.
  15. Which among the following words has been chosen as the Hindi Word of the Year 2017 by the Oxford Dictionaries?
    A) Notebandi
    B) Vikaas
    C) Swachh
    D) Aadhaar
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Hindi Word of the Year as announced by Oxford Dictionaries for 2017 is ‘AADHAAR’. ‘Aadhaar’ also becomes the first Oxford Dictionaries Hindi Word of the Year. The accompanying shortlisted words include Notebandi, Swachh, Vikaas, Yoga and Bahubali, reflect the social, cultural, political and economic trends and events that have been part of 2017.
  16. According to a recent survey conducted by GoBankingRates, what is the rank of India among 112 countries in terms of cheapest country to live or retire?
    A) First
    B) Second
    C) Third
    D) Fourth
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    According to a survey by GoBankingRates ranked nations, India is ranked second only to South Africa as the cheapest country to live or retire. These rankings are based four key affordability metrics: Local purchasing power index, rent index, Groceries index, and Consumer price index.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Dudhwa National Park is in which state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option D
  2. What is the currency of Finland?
    A) Pound
    B) Dollar
    C) Euro
    D) Peso
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital-Helsinki
  3. The noted tennis champion Roger Federer hails from which country?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Croatia
    C) Denmark
    D) Austria
    View Answer
      Option A
  4. Who appoints the Foreign Secretary of India?
    A) President of India
    B) Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
    C) Prime Minister
    D) Ministry of Home Affairs
    View Answer
      Option B

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