Current Affairs Quiz: January 4, 2020

Current Affairs 4 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Recently Indian Railways announced which helpline number for the passengers for quick grievance redressal and enquiry during their journey?
    A)145
    B)141
    C)138
    D)139
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    To overcome the inconvenience over multiple helpline numbers for grievances and enquiry during railway travel, Indian Railways has integrated railway helplines into single number 139 for the passengers for quick grievance redressal and enquiry during their journey.

  2. Which city has been adjudged cleanest city of India in Swachh Survekshan League 2020?
    A)Bengaluru
    B)Bhopal
    C)Lucknow
    D)Indore
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), announced the results of the first and second quarter of Swachh Survekshan League 2020. Keeping up with its title, Indore grabbed the title of India’s cleanest city for the fourth consecutive year.

  3. Which becomes first state to pass resolution against Citizenship Law?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Kerala
    D)WestBengal
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Kerala has became the first state to pass a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act amid widespread protests across the country. The resolution, which was moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and asks the centre to revoke the new citizenship law, was supported by leaders across party lines

  4. Which state transportation bus service launched Damini’ helpline service for women?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Uttarakhand
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) has launched ‘Damini’ helpline service considering the safety of the women passengers. As the extension of ‘Nirbhaya Yojana’ the unique number “81142-77777” has been subscribed for this helpline. Using these helpline women passengers can lodge their complaints by calling the helpline number and by using WhatsApp service.

  5. A)
    B)
    C)
    D)
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    Option
    Explanation:
    The Andhra Pradesh government-appointed Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official Dr Kritika Shukla and Indian Police Service (IPS) official M Deepika, as Special Officers for implementing the Andhra Pradesh Disha Act 2019.

  6. Which state government has appointed Dr Kritika Shukla and M Deepika, as Special Officers for implementing the Disha Act 2019?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Odisha
    C)Telangana
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Andhra Pradesh government-appointed Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official Dr Kritika Shukla and Indian Police Service (IPS) official M Deepika, as Special Officers for implementing the Andhra Pradesh Disha Act 2019.

  7. Lai Haraoba’ ritualistic festival begins in which state?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Manipur
    C)Assam
    D)Tripura
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Lai Haraoba, a ritualistic festival observed by Manipuri meitei communities since ancient times, has begun in Agartala in Tripura.

  8. 107th Indian Science Congress begins in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s largest annual gathering of scientific luminaries from countries across the world, the 107th session of Indian Science Congress, was inaugurated by PM Modi in Bangalore, Karnataka focusing on ‘Science & Technology: Rural Development’.

  9. 28th edition of World Book Fair held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Lucknow
    D)Kochi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Human Resources Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurated the 28th edition of annual New Delhi World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan.

  10. ISRO will set up launch port for small satellite launch vehicles in which state?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Maharashtra
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The ISRO Chairman announced that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will establish a 2nd launch port in Thoothukodi district in Tamil Nadu.

  11. Which became 1st nation to ban ‘reef toxic’ sun cream?
    A)Uruguay
    B)Ukraine
    C)Papua New Guinea
    D)Palau
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream which is harmful to corals and sea life. The ban prohibits sun cream containing any of the 10 ingredients which includes oxybenzone and octinoxate, that absorbs ultraviolet light.

  12. Recently Sunita Lakra announces retirement from which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Hockey
    C)Baseball
    D)Football
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian women’s hockey team defender Sunita Lakra has announced her retirement from international hockey. The 28-year-old defender has been a vital member of the Indian squad since 2008. She represented the country in the last Olympics.

  13. The 3rd edition of Khelo India Games will be held in which city?
    A)Gangtok
    B)Mumbai
    C)Guwahati
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Avinash Joshi, Chief Executive Officer of “Khelo India Games” has announced that “Lawn bowls” and “cycling” will be included in the 3rd edition of Khelo India Games. The two games will be included in the event for the first time. The 3rd edition of the tournament will be held in Guwahati, Assam in January 2020. Athletes from all over the country will be coming to Guwahati for the Khelo India Youth Games.

  14. National Ice Hockey Championship-2020 begins in which place?
    A)Leh
    B)Jammu
    C)Kashmir
    D)Gangtok
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 5th Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) National Ice Hockey Championship -2020 has begun in Leh, Ladakh. The tournament will continue till 7th January in Karzoo Ice Hockey Rink in Leh.

  15. Who has been given one year extension as, Deputy Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India?
    A)Rakesh Lavasa
    B)MN Singh
    C)Umesh Sinha
    D)Sachin Srivastava
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Umesh Sinha, Deputy Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India has been given a one-year extension by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the re-employment Mr. Sinha on a contract basis for one year with effect from January 1, 2020, and up to December 31, 2020.

  16. Who has been appointed as the chairman of National Medical Commission (NMC)?
    A)Avinash Singh
    B)Mukesh Lakhera
    C)Suresh Chandra Sharma
    D)Krishna Pal Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Suresh Chandra Sharma as the chairman of National Medical Commission (NMC).

  17. Who took over as interim Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lakshmi Vilas Bank?
    A)Mahesh Anwariya
    B)Suchit Chaturvedi
    C)Aviral Singh
    D)S Sundar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Lakshmi Vilas Bank’s (LVB’s) Chief Financial Officer S Sundar took over as interim Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the troubled private sector lender.

  18. Who has won the Guinea-Bissau‘s presidential election?
    A)Lee Ching Vei
    B)Scott Morrison
    C)Jose Mario Vaz
    D)Umaro Cissoko Embalo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Umaro Cissoko Embalo has won the Guinea-Bissau‘s presidential election. He will replace the incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz.

  19. Who becomes first tribal in world to scale 6 mountain peaks in 6 continents?
    A)Malvath Poorna
    B)Vinson Massif
    C)Suman Rao
    D)Kavya Tomar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a major feat of mountaineering, 18-year-old Malvath Poorna from Telangana scaled Mt Vinson Massif, the highest mountain peak in Antarctica. Mt Vinson Massif is 4,987 metres above sea level.

  20. Recently Ratna Ojha passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalism
    B)Dramatist and Actor
    C)Sports
    D)Litterateur and Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Eminent Assamese dramatist, litterateur and social activist Ratna Ojha has passed away due to old age-related ailments. He was 88.

  21. Recently Vikho-o Yhoshu has passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Sports
    C)Politics
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader and Nagaland Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu has passed away.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. What is the capital of Palau?
    A)Nauru
    B)Pelili
    C)Koror
    D)Ngerulmud
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Lakshmi Vilas Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

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