Current Affairs Quiz: January 31, 2018

Current Affairs 31 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which ministry has launched the Stree Swabhiman Initiative to ensure and maintain Women Health and Hygiene?
    A) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    C) Ministry of Women and Child Development
    D) Ministry of Information Technology and Electronics
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Union Information Technology and Electronics Ministry launched the Stree Swabhiman Initiative to ensure and maintain perfect health for Women and maintain Health Hygiene. The initiative was launched in partnership with Common Service Centres (CSCs).
  2. Who has been conferred with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award 2018?
    A) Prakash Padukone
    B) Syed Modi
    C) Dipankar Bhattacharjee
    D) Arvind Bhat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Vice President Venkiah Naidu conferred Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award to 1983 World Championship medallist Prakash Padukone.
  3. Which among the following stadiums will host the finals of the 2020 ICC World T20 of both the men’s and women’s?
    A) Salt Lake Stadium, India
    B) Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia
    C) Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, South Africa
    D) Lord’s Cricket Ground, United Kingdom
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Australia is going to host ICC World T20 2020. It was announced that Australia’s largest stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will host the final of both the men’s and women’s ICC World Twenty20 in 2020.
  4. The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, has launched the Startup India-Odisha Yatra to encourage the entrepreneurship in the state. Under the initiative how many innovators would be provided incubation and mentorship support to convert their ideas into startups?
    A) 20
    B) 40
    C) 50
    D) 60
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Startup India-Odisha Yatra. The Chief Minister said the Yatra van would travel to 60 educational institutions across the 16 districts of the state. During the yatra, 500 innovative ideas were likely to be pitched. The selected ideas would be put to three days intensive acceleration programme and the best 50 innovators would be provided incubation and mentorship support to convert their ideas into startups.
  5. The Ministry of Environment has recently launched a new 2.8 PetaFlops capacity high-performance computer system to predict weather and climate accurately. Name the newly launched supercomputer.
    A) Mihir
    B) Prakash
    C) Kiran
    D) Keshav
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Environment Minister Harshvardhan launched a 2.8 PetaFlops capacity high-performance computer system ‘Mihir’ in Noida. The system will be able to predict weather and climate accurately. This will be helpful in addressing the various issues of agriculture operations and fishing in the country.
  6. The Delhi Soccer Association (Football Delhi) has announced to celebrate which legendary football players birthday as Football Day in Delhi as a mark of honor?
    A) Jeje Lalpekhlua
    B) Baichung Bhutia
    C) Sunil Chhetri
    D) I. M. Vijayan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Celebrating the game, Football Delhi honoured the Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri, announcing his birthday to be celebrated as Delhi’s Football Day. Chhetri’s birthday falls on August 3. The 33-year-old, who had spent his initial football days in Delhi, has appeared in 97 International matches for India and scored 56 goals for the national team since his first appearance in 2005. He is currently leading Bangaluru in their ISL 2018 campaign and is the top third goalscorer in the tournament this season.
  7. What is the rank of India among the list of the most wealthiest countries of the world as per the report by New World Wealth?
    A) Fifth
    B) Eighth
    C) Third
    D) Sixth
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with total wealth of 8,230 billion US dollars, while the United States topped the chart. According to a report by New World Wealth, India was the best performing wealth market globally in 2017 as its total wealth swelled from 6,584 billion dollars in 2016 to 8,230 billion dollars in 2017, registering a 25 per cent growth.
  8. The 2018 Asian Champions Trophy will be hosted by which country?
    A) Qatar
    B) Oman
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) United Arab Emirates
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Asian Champions Trophy 2018 will be hosted by the Oman Hockey Association in Muscat between October 18 and 28, confirmed the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF). Oman is holding the event for the first time.
  9. The maiden military exercise named VINBAX between the Armies of India and Vietnam is being held in which state of India?
    A) Odisha
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Armies of India and Vietnam have begun a six-day-long military exercise in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The exercise named ‘VINBAX’ is the first military exercise between the two countries. 
  10. How much amount of loan agreement has recently been signed between the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the construction of 6,254 kilometres rural roads in five states under the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Program (PMGSY)?
    A) $200 million
    B) $250 million
    C) $350 million
    D) $400 million
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $250 million loan to finance the construction of 6,254 kilometres all-weather rural roads in the States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Program (PMGSY).
  11. Chintaman Wanaga died recently. He was a senior Member of Parliament (MP) belonging to which political party?
    A) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
    B) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
    C) Indian National Congress
    D) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Member of Parliament from Palghar in Maharashtra Chintaman Wanaga has passed away.
  12. Who has been appointed as the Chef de Mission for the 21st Commonwealth Games?
    A) Praveen Mahajan
    B) Hassan Moustafa
    C) Rajeev Shukla
    D) Vikram Singh Sisodia
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) appointed Vikram Singh Sisodia as the Chef de Mission for the 21st Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast in Australia. Sisodia is currently the Joint Secretary of the IOA.
  13. According to the Economic Survey 2017-18, the Indian IT sector saw a growth of _______ percent in the fiscal 2016-17 as compared to the previous fiscal
    A) 7%
    B) 8 %
    C) 6%
    D) 7.5%
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    According to the Economic Survey for the current fiscal 2017-18, the Indian IT industry grew 8 per cent to $140 billion (Rs 8,91,700 crore) in fiscal 2016-17 from $129 billion (Rs 8,256 crore) in the previous fiscal (2015-16).
  14. The Government of India has signed a loan agreement worth $_____ million with the World Bank on January 30 to boost rural economy of Tamil Nadu
    A) $100 million
    B) $150 million
    C) $200 million
    D) $250 million
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $100 million Loan Agreement that is expected to promote rural enterprises, facilitate their access to finance, and create employment opportunities for youth, particularly women, in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu across 26 districts, directly benefitting over 400,000 people.
  15. Which country will host the 21st Commonwealth Games?
    A) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    B) Birmingham, England
    C) Glasgow, Scotland
    D) Gold Coast, Australia
    View Answer
      Option D

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
    A) R. K. Singh
    B) Hardeep Singh Puri
    C) Alphons Kannanthanam
    D) Pon Radhakrishnan
    View Answer
      Option C
  2. Who is the Minister of State for Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change?
    A) Manoj Sinha
    B) Rao Inderjit Singh
    C) Jitendra Singh
    D) Mahesh Sharma
    View Answer
      Option D
  3. Who is the President of Vietnam?
    A) Nguyen Xuan Phuc
    B) Tran Dại Quang
    C) Nguyen Thị Kim Ngan
    D) Dmitrij Medvedev
    View Answer
      Option B
  4. The Indian Olympic Association was founded in which year?
    A) 1942
    B) 1935
    C) 1927
    D) 1919
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    President– Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra
  5. The headquarter of the Asian Hockey Federation is located in which country?
    A) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    B) Jakarta, Inodnesia
    C) London, United Kingdom
    D) Beijing, China
    View Answer
      Option A

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3 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: January 31, 2018”

  1. sneha

    thanks mam…kindly provide the answers along with their const

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