Current Affairs Quiz: January 8, 2020

Current Affairs 8 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) of the central government completed how many years of illuminating the country?
    A)4
    B)5
    C)8
    D)7
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) of the central government completed five successful years of illuminating the country.

  2. Recently which state government launched MyGov portal to strengthen public participation?
    A)Assam
    B)Sikkim
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Himachal Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Himachal Pradesh Government has launched Himachal MyGov portal in Shimla with a view to strengthen public participation in the governance process.

  3. Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Piyush Goyal inaugurated the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Knowledge Hub in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Piyush Goyal inaugurated the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Knowledge Hub in New Delhi. He said that Artificial Intelligence and machine learning will contribute one trillion dollars by the year 2035.

  4. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the three-day National Traders Convention in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the three-day National Traders Convention at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. The convention has been organised by Confederation of All India Traders and will deliberate upon various issues concerning traders.

  5. The third international symposium on marine ecosystems – challenges and opportunities (MECOS-3) held in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Kochi
    D)Mumbai
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The third international symposium on marine ecosystems – challenges and opportunities (MECOS-3) is hosted in Kochi, Kerala. Eminent marine scientists, oceanographers, fisheries researchers and marine biotechnologists from across the globe are expected to participate.

  6. Which year will be observed as year of mobility by CISF?
    A)2024
    B)2021
    C)2020
    D)2022
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The CISF will observe 2020 as the ‘year of mobility’ that will have a special focus on creation of more residential units and implementation of various welfare measures for the troops.

  7. What is the rank of India in Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index?
    A)40th
    B)35th
    C)34th
    D)31st
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s rank in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index of World Economic Forum has moved to 34th position from 65th rank in 2013. Foreign Tourist Arrivals also registered a growth of 3.2 percent last year.

  8. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) in which state?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Assam
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) at Challakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The facility is expected to become operational in 3 years.

  9. Recently RBI gave in principle approval to which bank to convert to a small finance bank?
    A)Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank
    B)TamilNadu Mercantile Bank
    C)UP Cooperative Bank
    D)Jila Sehkari Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted in-principle approval to Uttar Pradesh-based Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank Ltd to convert to a small finance bank (SFB), becoming the first urban cooperative bank (UCB) to make the transition since the guidelines came out nearly two years ago.

  10. Which body has revised its supervisory framework for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs)?
    A)IRDA
    B)Ministry of Finance
    C)RBI
    D)NABARD
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has revised its supervisory framework for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs). The revised framework aims to expedite resolution of UCBs experiencing financial stress. The revised framework stipulates the thresholds for various parameters that could trigger a corrective action by the UCBs or a supervisory action by the central bank.

  11. Which Company has teamed up with Hyundai to develop electric air taxis?
    A)Uber Technology
    B)Ola
    C)Meru
    D)RedBus
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Uber Technologies Inc and automaker Hyundai Motor have teamed up to develop electric air taxis. The partnership aims to make small self-flying cars to ease urban congestion.

  12. Which organisation has launched inspiring new CSR initiatives ‘Donation Locker’ and ‘Happy Fridge’?
    A)Ramagya Foundation
    B)Sarthak Foundation
    C)Sankalp Foundation
    D)Robinhood Army
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Continuing with its ceaseless commitment of giving back, Ramagya Foundation has launched inspiring new CSR initiatives ‘Donation Locker’ and ‘Happy Fridge’.

  13. Who lifted the title in the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress at Hastings in England?
    A)MK Sinha
    B)Girish Murumu
    C)P Magesh Chandran
    D)Arif Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s P Magesh Chandran lifted the title in the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress at Hastings in England.

  14. The first edition of Khelo India University Games is scheduled to be held at which city?
    A)Bhubaneswar
    B)Shimla
    C)Gangtok
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The first edition of Khelo India University Games is scheduled to be held at the KIIT University in Bhubaneswar from February 22nd to March 1st.

  15. Who has been appointed as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir?
    A)Kalyan Singh
    B)Sanjiv Singh
    C)Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar
    D)Girish Chandra Murmu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar has been appointed as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

  16. Recently Prem Nath Hoon passed away.He was associated with which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Army Commander
    C)Author
    D)social Activist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Western Army Commander Lieutenant general Prem Nath Hoon, who played an important role in the war against Pakistan in 1984, has passed away at the age of 90.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Uber?
    A)London
    B)California
    C)Amsterdam
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Gangtok
    B)Bengaluru
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Ranchi
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Shivalik Mercantile Bank?
    A)Saharanpur
    B)Gorakhpur
    C)Lucknow
    D)Barabanki
    View Answer
    Option A

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