Current Affairs Quiz: January 04, 2019

Current Affairs 4 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Cabinet recently approved the restructuring of National Health Agency to which name?
    A)National Health Authority
    B)National Health Approval
    C)National Health Administration
    D)National Health Arogya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the restructuring of existing National Health Agency as ‘National Health Authority’ (as an attached office to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) for better implementation of Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY).

  2. During 2014-16,according to the cabinet, Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) declined to how much percent?
    A)2.5%
    B)2.7%
    C)2.3%
    D)3.0%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet was apprised of the progress and new initiatives under National Health Mission (NHM) such as a decline by 2.7 per cent in the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) to 130 during 2014-16 from 178 during 2010-12.

  3. PM Narendra Modi added which slogan to the slogan “Jai Jawan,Jai Kisan” given by the late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri?
    A)Jai Arogya
    B)Jai Bharat
    C)Jai Anusandhan
    D)Jai Awas
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi added “Jai Anusandhan” to the slogan “Jai Jawan,Jai Kisan” given by the late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, hailing the power of research to propel the nation into the top league.

  4. Which web based single window system will be rolled out at state levels by January 15, bringing an end to the clearance nightmare for entrepreneurs?
    A)Pardesh
    B)Arogya
    C)Parman
    D)Parivesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    An ambitious web based single window system “Parivesh” will be rolled out at state levels by January 15, bringing an end to the clearance nightmare for entrepreneurs.

  5. Which city will be the guest of honour in 27th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF)?
    A)London
    B)Sharjah
    C)Astana
    D)Dubai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 27th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), which has the UAE’s third largest emirate Sharjah as its 2019 guest of honour, is set to enthrall book lovers from January 5 to 13 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

  6. Which state approves 11 projects for river Saraswati revival?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Jharkhand
    C)Bihar
    D)Haryana
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    To revive the ancient Saraswati river in the state and ensure regular flow of fresh water into it, the Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board approved 11 major projects, including restoration of various heritage sites along the course of the mythical river.

  7. Which airport has been declared as an authorized Immigration Check post for entry into/exit from India?
    A)Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
    B) Veer Savarkar International Airport
    C)Indira Gandhi International Airport
    D)Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair has been declared as an authorized Immigration Check post for entry into/exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers.

  8. According to RBI Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India,how much percent increase was seen in number of complaints registered at banking ombudsman offices in FY 2018?
    A)20%
    B)25%
    C)10%
    D)32%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    According to RBI Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India, the number of complaints registered at banking ombudsman offices have seen a 25% increase in FY 2018, with majority of these complaints coming from urban centres owing to increased awareness and poor internal redressal mechanisms of banks.

  9. Who will head the committee that has been formed to rejuvenate Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises?
    A)Ranjan Das
    B)Praveen Garg
    C)Subhash Chandra Khuntia
    D)Upendra Kumar Sinha
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted an expert committee, which will review the ‘current institutional framework in place to support MSMEs along with examining the factors affecting timely and adequate availability of finance to them.’The new 8-member committee would be chaired by Upendra Kumar Sinha.

  10. Which company became the country’s largest asset ,management company after a gap of over two year?
    A)IDBI Mutual Funds
    B)Reliance Mutual Fund
    C)ICICI Prudential
    D) HDFC Mutual Fund
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    HDFC Mutual Fund has piped ICICI Prudential MF to become the country’s largest asset ,management company after a gap of over two years.

  11. How much funding has been allocated for athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme ahead of 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by the Sports Ministry?
    A)Rs 150 cr
    B)Rs 100 cr
    C)Rs 125 cr
    D)Rs 175 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sports ministry has earmarked Rs 100 crore for funding the athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme ahead of 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

  12. Who was appointed as new Competition Commission of India (CCI) Secretary?
    A)Ajay Tyagi
    B)Sanjeev Nautiyal
    C)Ajay Desai
    D)Praveen Kumar Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) appointed Pramod Kumar Singh as its secretary.

  13. Who took over as the Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)?
    A)Priyash Jain
    B)Saurabh Kumar
    C)Ranjan Desai
    D)Praveen Singh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Saurabh Kumar took over as the Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in Kolkata.

  14. Which Indian won two gold medals at the World Memory Championships held at Hong Kong?
    A)Dhruv Manoj
    B)Harsha Singh
    C)Manish Ratnakar
    D)Saurabh Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian origin student Dhruv Manoj wins two gold medals at the World Memory Championships held at Hong Kong.

  15. Veteran coach Ramakant Achrekar passed away recently.He was the coach of which sports?
    A)Kabaddi
    B)Tennis
    C)Football
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who trained Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and his friend Vinod Kambli, among others, passed away following a heart attack.

  16. Recently,CH Loknath passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Politician
    C)Singer
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Kannada actor CH Loknath passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 91.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was SEBI founded?
    A)15 April 1995
    B)10 Aug 1990
    C)11 July 1991
    D)12 April 1992
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of HDFC asset management company?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Ordnance Factories Board?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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