Current Affairs Quiz: January 9, 2018

Current Affairs 9 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who has been conferred with the 1st Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Politics and Public Life?
    A) Devendra Fadnavis
    B) Yogi Adityanath
    C) Vasundhara Raje
    D) Nitish Kumar
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar has been given the first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Public Life. The award was constituted recently by the Jammu and Kashmir government to commemorate the death anniversary of PDP founder and two-time J&K chief minister Sayeed who died on January 7, 2016 after nearly a week-long hospitalization in New Delhi. Sayeed was father of J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti.
  2. The government of India has planned to establish a Defence Manufacturing Innovation Centre in which city to assist small industries in manufacturing components for the defence sector?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Coimbatore
    C) Kochi
    D) Bengaluru
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the Centre’s plan to set up a defence manufacturing innovation centre in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and said she has asked the secretary of defence production to sanction Rs 20 crore for the purpose. This has been a long pending demand from the micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in the city
  3. The government of Iran has imposed a ban on which of the following languages from being taught in the primary schools of the country?
    A) Hindi
    B) Spanish
    C) English
    D) Arabic
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Iran has banned teaching the English language in primary schools, calling the subject a “cultural invasion”. The education ministry “envisages strengthening Persian language skills and Iranian Islamic culture of pupils at the primary school stage”.
  4. Which among the given railway stations on Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai has become the first all-women railway station of India to be entered in the Limca Book of Records?
    A) Matunga
    B) Chinchpokli
    C) Thane
    D) Dombivli
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The first all-women station in India, Matunga on Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai, manned by a staff of 41 women, has entered the Limca Book of Records. The unique initiative was taken by CR General Manager D.K. Sharma in July 2017 with the aim of empowering women.
  5. Which among the given banks has inked an agreement with the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of Scheduled Caste (SC) and below Double Poverty Line (DPL) families?
    A) State Bank of India (SBI)
    B) Punjab National Bank (PNB)
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Punjab National Bank (PNB) and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) have tied up to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) families living below Double Poverty Line (DPL). Under this tie-up, PNB would act as a channelising agent for the loan schemes of NSFDC. 
  6. The 18th All India Whips’ Conference was organized in which city?
    A) Kolkata
    B) New Delhi
    C) Udaipur
    D) Ahmedabad
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The 18th All India Whips’ Conference was inaugurated by Shri Ananthkumar, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemical & Fertilizers at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The two-day conference is hosting around 90 Delegates belonging to 19 States and Centre.
  7. Name the celebrity who has been roped in by BMC to promote cleanliness in Mumbai as part of the Swachh Survekshan 2018.
    A) Anuskha Sharma
    B) Amir Khan
    C) Vidya Balan
    D) Akshay Kumar
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has been roped in by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation -BMC to promote cleanliness in Mumbai as part of the Swachh Survekshan 2018. The Swachh Survekshan this year commenced from January 4 and will run till March 10 by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs ranking urban and rural areas of the country on the basis of cleanliness.
  8. Shashikant Bhagwat passed away recently. He was a senior________
    A) Sports Journalist
    B) Writer
    C) Accountant
    D) Doctor
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior sports journalist Shashikant Bhagwat has passed away following a heart attack. Bhagwat was associated with `Sakal’, a leading Marathi daily, for several years and retired from the newspaper
  9. Who among the following has been appointed as the MD & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?
    A) A.P.Hota
    B) Ravi Venkatesan
    C) Rajkiran Rai G
    D) Dilip Asbe
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Payment utility major National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) announced the appointment of Dilip Asbe as its Managing Director and CEO with immediate effect.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemical & Fertilizers?
    A) Ananth Kumar
    B) Piyush Goyal
    C) Ram Vilas Paswan
    D) Birender Singh
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      Option A
  2. Name the President of Iran
    A) Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    B) Fuad Masum
    C) Hassan Rouhani
    D) Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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      Option C
  3. Who is the MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank?
    A) Pawan Kumar Bajaj
    B) Sunil Mehta
    C) Bharat Dangar
    D) Melwyn Rego
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      Option B
  4. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) was set up under which section of Companies Act 2013?
    A) Section 6
    B) Section 7
    C) Section 5
    D) Section 8
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Founded in 2008, NPCI is a not-for-profit organisation registered under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013.
  5. Who is the Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs?
    A) Hardeep Singh Puri
    B) Suresh Prabhu
    C) Prakash Javadekar
    D) Chaudhary Birender Singh
    View Answer
      Option A

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8 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: January 9, 2018”

  1. Satwinder Kumar

    14th question ka ans galt hai….urban nd housing minister hardip singh puri hai

    1. Monika

      Yes. Thanxx. Corrected

      1. Satwinder Kumar

        thnx alot mam

  2. Mayank bharadwaj

    Thks

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