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13, 14 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

13, 14 January 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for January 2020Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 13, 14 January 2020:
India supported the Hormuz Peace initiative 2020, it is associated with which country ?
A. United States
B. Iraq
C. Iran
D. Bangladesh
Answer: C
Explanation: India participated in the Tehran Dialogue Forum, the 23rd Persian Gulf International Conference held in Tehran, Iran from January 06- 07, 2020. During the forum, India supported the Hormuz Peace initiative 2020. The initiative was done so as to seek stability in one of the world’s busiest and strategically located shipping lanes i.e, Strait of Hormuz amid escalating US-Iran tensions. Oman, India, China and Afghanistan were the key participants.

During January 2020 the RBI directed which Bengaluru-based cooperative bank to stop doing business with immediate effect?
A. Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank
B. Karnataka State Co-operative Apex Bank
C. Karnataka Sahakari Bank
D. TJSB Sahakari Bank Ltd.
Answer: A
Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a notice asking Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank, a co-operative in Bengaluru, to stop doing business with immediate effect, for alleged irregularities. The RBI, however, allowed the bank's savings and current account customers and depositors to withdraw cash up to Rs. 35,000 only till further notice. The bank has been in operation since 1999.

Which cricketer won the Polly Umrigar Award?
A. Virat Kohli
B. Smriti Mandhana
C. Jasprit Bumrah
D. Rohit Sharma
Answer: C
Explanation: Jasprit Bumrah was awarded the prestigious Polly Umrigar award at the BCCI Annual Awards function on January 12, 2020. The award is conferred to best male International cricketer. It carries a trophy, citation and a cash prize worth Rs 15 lakh.

Name the mission launched by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in Kolkata, West Bengal for accelerating the development of eastern India through integrated steel hub .
A. PURVODAYA
B. INSPIRE
C. PROTSAHAN
D. VIDYUTIKARAN
Answer: A
Explanation: On January 11, 2020 the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel (MoPNG&S) Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched PURVODAYA with the aim of driving accelerated development of eastern India through integrated steel hub in Kolkata, West Bengal........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

11, 12 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

11, 12 January 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 11, 12 January 2020:
Which of the following cities will be connected by the 1.315-km-long Chenab Bridge ?
A. Bishnah (Jammu) and Hazratbal (Srinagar)
B. Bakkal (Katra) and Kauri (Srinagar)
C. Kokernag (Anantnag) and Khanyar (Srinagar)
D. Bijbehara (Anantnag) and Eidgah (Srinagar)
Answer: B
Explanation: On January 9,2020 Government of India set a new deadline for the completion of the world’s highest railway bridge- Chenab bridge. The 1.315-km-long ‘engineering marvel’ will connect Bakkal (katra) and Kauri (Srinagar).The bridge forms a crucial link in the 111-km stretch between Katra and Banihal, which is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project. The massive arch-shaped structure being constructed in hostile-terrain, have used over 5462 tonnes of steel will be 359 meters above the chenab river bed.

Oman Sultan Qaboos bin was ruler of which country?
A. Kuwait
B. Oman
C. Iraq
D. Iran
Answer: B
Explanation: The longest serving ruler of Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said passed away. He was a charismatic and visionary leader who transformed Oman into a modern and prosperous nation. He was ruling Oman since 1970. The Sultan is the prime decision-maker in Oman and also holds the portfolio of Prime Minister, supreme commander of the armed forces, minister of foreign affairs, minister of finance and minister of defence.

When is World Hindi Day celebrated every year?
A. 8th February
B. 10th January
C. 14th March
D. 20th September
Answer: B
Explanation: On January 10, 2020, World Hindi Day (WHD) is celebrated across the world with the aim to promote the use of Hindi language abroad. To mark the occasion, Indian Embassies located in other countries & Various government and non-government institutions organized special programs. The 1st World Hindi Conference was organized on 10 January 1975 in Nagpur,Maharashtra by then Prime Minister (PM) Indira Gandhi. It was attended by 122 delegates from 30 countries.The day was 1st celebrated in 2006. Since then every year 10th January is being observed as the WHD.

Which country designated US Armed Forces and Pentagon as terrorist entity?
A. Pakistan
B. Iraq
C. Iran
D. Seria
Answer: C
Explanation: Iranian parliament has designated US Armed Forces & Pentagon as ‘Terrorist Entities’ with a motion passed at an open parliament session. It also seeks the allocation of 200 Million Euros to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. The allocation to the IRGC Quds Force could be used avenge the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, Iraq’s Popular Forces Commander Abu Mahdi al-Modandis and eight other military men.

PM Modi annouce to rename which port as Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Port ?
A. Kandla port
B. Kolkata Port Trust
C. Jawaharlal port trust
D. Chennai port
Answer: B
Explanation: On the 150th celebration of Kolkata Port Trust, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Port Anthem at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on 12th January 2019. He added that port is not just for traders but has also seen a lot of legends pass through it. Prime Minister Modi also dedicated a Commemorative Stamp to mark 150 years of Kolkata port trust to nation. He announced the renaming of the Kolkata Port Trust to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Port.........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

9, 10 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

9, 10 January 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 9, 10 January 2020:
What is the rank of Indian Passport in the Henley passport Index 2020 released by Henley & Partners ?
A. 78th
B. 80th
C. 82nd
D. 84th
Answer: D
Explanation: On January 08, 2020 the Henley passport Index 2020 was released by Henley & Partners. As per the index based on the data obtained from International Air Transport Association (IATA), Indian passport ranked at the 84th spot among the world’s most powerful passports list, which is a drop by 2 places as it ranked 82nd in 2019.

When is Britain officially scheduled to leave the European Union?
A. March 31st
B. January 31st
C. February 1st
D. March 1st
Answer: B
Explanation: The UK MPs finally approved the Brexit deal on January 9, 2020 by 330-231 votes, paving the way for Britain’s smooth exit from the European Union on January 31. The move is historic, as the deal was stuck in the British Parliament for over a year.

Name the Lokpal Member, who resigned on January 9, 2020 .
A. Harilal Jekisundas Kania
B. Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
C. Mehar Chand Mahajan
D. BK Mukherjea
Answer: B
Explanation: On January 9, 2020 Lokpal Member and the Former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale has resigned from his post due to some personal reasons. He was appointed by Lokpal Chairman Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose on March 27, 2019. 63-years-old Bhosale was the acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from 2015-2016 .He also served as a judge of the high courts of Bombay and Karnataka.

When is Census India-2021 scheduled to begin?
A. April 1st
B. March 31st
C. January 31st
D. February 1st
Answer: A
Explanation: Census India-2021 will begin on April 1, 2020 and will end on September 30, 2020. The census will be conducted through a mobile phone application, moving away from the traditional pen and paper. ........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

7, 8 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

7, 8 January 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 7, 8 January 2020:
Which film won Best Film Award in Drama category in the Golden Globe 2020 Awards?
A. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
B. Joker
C. Chernobyl
D. 1917
Answer: D
Explanation: The Best Feature Film award (Drama) was given to '1917' while the Best Actor Award was given to Joaquin Phoenix for 'Joker'. The first Golden Globe Award was given in 1944. This time 77th edition of this award was held.

Who is the author of the book titled ‘The Cuckoo’s Nest’ ?
A. Subhash Chandran
B. M. T. Vasudevan Nair
C. A Sethumadhavan
D. M. Mukundan
Answer: A
Explanation: Malayali novelist A Sethumadhavan’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Nest’ is his first novel in English and was published by Niyogi Books. In this book, the author attempts to fight against the division in society through the character of the eternal optimist, Madam Agatha, a former nun and also other Indian girl-child raised in an orthodox community. The story progresses to show how these ‘birds’ take flight and become self-reliant.

Which state has celebrated the 4th edition of the Buxa Bird Festival 2020 recently ?
A. Gujarat
B. Arunachal Pradesh (AR)
C. West Bengal(WB)
D. Andhra Pradsh (AP)
Answer: C
Explanation: On January 7, 2020, A 3-day long 4th edition of the Buxa Bird Festival 2020 has begun in Buxa National Park in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal(WB).The festival, organized by West Bengal Forest Department, will see the participation of around 50 people, including prominent ornithologists, birdwatchers and bird enthusiasts from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.Till now, the presence of More than 300 rare species of birds has been noticed in Buxa National Park.

Which court issued the death warrant against Nirbhaya Case Convicts?
A. Saket Court
B. Delhi High Court
C. Patiala House Court
D. Supreme Court
Answer: C
Explanation: Patiala House Court issued a death warrant against four convicts of the Nirbhaya case on January 7, 2020. The four convicts Akshay, Mukesh, Vinay and Pawan will be hanged on January 22, 2020 at 7 am.

What is the estimated GDP growth rate for India for year 2019-20, as was announced by the CCSO in its advance estimates on 7 January 2020?
A. 4%
B. 6%
C. 5%
D. 4.5%
Answer: C
Explanation: CSO has estimated that India’s GDP growth rate for 2019-20 will be 5%. This figure is dramatically lower than growth rate for 2018-19 (6.8%). This estimate is based on the growth rate recorded in the first two quarters and is also in line with RBI’s estimates. The main reason given for slow growth rate is deceleration in the manufacturing sector........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

5, 6 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

5, 6 January 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 5, 6 January 2020:
Union Government’s ambitious “One Nation, One Ration Card” scheme was implemented in how many states from 1 January 2020?
A. 15
B. 12
C. 22
D. 10
Answer: B
Explanation: The Union Government from 1 January 2020 implemented, the system of “One Nation, One Ration Card”. Under this scheme, beneficiaries can buy subsidised food grains from ration shops in any part of the country. The initiative has come into effect initially in 12 states, and will gradually be implemented in the rest of the country by June 2020. These 12 states are - Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, and Jharkhand.

Which became the first state in India to pass a resolution scrapping the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) ?
A. West Bengal
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Kerala
D. Uttar Pradesh
Answer: C
Explanation: On December 31, 2019 the state govt. of Kerala became the 1st state in the country to pass a resolution scrapping the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The resolution was moved by Kerala’s Chief Minister Shri Pinarayee Vijayan and was seconded by the Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala.It was also stated during the assembly that when the Citizenship Act was passed in 1955, it followed all international conventions. But the present act passed by the central govt was claimed to have not followed the international conventions.

Who was appointed as the 1st Chairman of NMC (National Medical commission) on January 2, 2020 ?
A. Mahesh Verma
B. Rajendra Pandey
C. Suresh Chandra Sharma
D. Rakesh Kumar Vats
Answer: C
Explanation: On January 2, 2020 Delhi AIIMS’ Professor Suresh Chandra Sharma appointed as the 1st ever Chairman of NMC (National Medical commission). Sharma was the head of ENT(ears, nose,throat) head-surgery department of AIIMS(All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in New Delhi.The Committee also appointed Dr Rakesh Kumar Vats, Secretary General, Board Of Governors, Medical Council of India as Secretary of NMC.The Chairman and the Secretary of NMC will serve for a period of 3 years or till the age of 70 years.

Which city is hosting the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC)?
A. Hyderabad
B. Chennai
C. Kolkatta
D. Bengaluru
Answer: D
Explanation: 107th Indian Science Congress is hosted at University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru from 3 to 7 January 2020. The focal theme of this ISC is “Science & Technology : Rural Development”. The event has attracted 15,000 delegates from the scientific and academic fraternity, and multifarious disciplines such as defense, government, corporates, and others. ISC is the most prestigious science event in India, first edition of which was held in 1914 in Kolkata........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

3, 4 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

3, 4 January 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 3, 4 January 2020:
Dramatist, writer, social activist & Natyasurya Awardee Ratna Ojha passed away recently, he belonged to which state ?
A. Odisha
B. Maharashtra
C. West Bengal
D. Assam
Answer: D
Explanation: On December 31, 2019 renowned Assamese dramatist, writer and social activist Ratna Ojha passed away in Guwahati, Assam. He was 88. He took part in ongoing protest against amended Citizenship Act.He was born on December 5, 1931 in Barpeta district of Assam.In 1971 he introduced street plays in Assam.He also introduced Cartoon Theater in Northeast and produced and directed the documentary film ‘Naam-ghar’.For his contribution in the field of theater, he received the prestigious Natyasurya Award in 2005.

Which country has become the largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India during the first half of FY2020 ?
A. Japan
B. Mauritius
C. United States(US)
D. Singapore
Answer: D
Explanation: On January 2, 2020, According to the data released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India rose 15% to $26 billion in the first half of FY2020 (Fiscal year 2020). Singapore continued to be the largest source of FDI in India during the first half of FY2020 with $8 billion investments. The inflow of FDI during April-September of 2018-19 stood at $22.66 billion. The data in brief are as follows: Other top FDI sourcing countries to India:Singapore was followed by Mauritius ($6.36 billion), the United States(US) ($2.15 billion), the Netherlands ($2.32 billion), and Japan ($1.78 billion) in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively.

Which indian player announces retirement from all forms of Cricket recently?
A. MS Dhoni
B. Irfan Pathan
C. Mayank agarwal
D. Kuldeep Yadav
Answer: B
Explanation: Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan on 4th January announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket. Irfan, who has been out of favour from the Indian team for few years now, made his Team India debut at the age of 19 in 2003. He last played for India in October 2012. He played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is. He was part of the victorious Indian team at the 2007 World Twenty20 and was the man-of-the-match in the final against Pakistan. One of his best performances came on the tour of Pakistan in 2006 when he became the second Indian after Harbhajan Singh to take a Test hat-trick, removing Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yusuf during the Karachi game. He also played a big role in India winning a Test match against Australia on a tough Perth wicket, which offered steep bounce.........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

1, 2 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

1, 2 January 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 1 , 2 January 2020:
Who will head the newly created Department of Military affairs (DMA) ?
A. Ram Nath Kovind
B. Rajnath Singh
C. Narendra Modi
D. Bipin Rawat
Answer: D
Explanation: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat will be the head of the newly created Department of Military affairs (DMA). The new department works for the unity of the three forces Army, Navy and Air Force and will also monitor the services except capital acquisitions according to prevalent rules and procedures. The DMA is the 5th department in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and was created after a change in Government of India (Allocation of Business), Rules 1961.

The Reserve Bank of India has launched which app to help the visually challenged identify the denomination of currency notes?
A. INSIGHT
B. Surya
C. MANI
D. ABLE
Answer: C
Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India launched ‘MANI’ mobile app to help the visually challenged identify the denomination of currency notes on January 1, 2019. MANI, which stands for Mobile Aided Note Identifier, is the name of a mobile app developed to help visually-impaired people identify the denomination of currency notes. The app can scan the notes using the phone's camera and give audio output in Hindi and English. MANI is available on both Google Play and the Apple's App Store

Which city topped in the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (Quarter 1 and Quarter 2) having more than 10 lakh population ?
A. Nashik, Maharashtra
B. Surat, Gujarat
C. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
D. Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Answer: D
Explanation: On December 31, 2019 the union minister of State (MoS- Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri,has announced the results of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (Quarter 1 and Quarter 2) at an event in New Delhi. During the event, the 5th edition of the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (urban cleanliness survey), which is to commence from 4 January 2020 by MoHUA was also rolled out. >10lakh population: Among the cities with more than 10 lakh population category, Indore ranked 1st in both quarter 1 and quarter 2. It is also to be noted that West Bengal alone did not participate in the Swachh Survekshan League 2020.

Which country recorded highest number of child births on January 1, 2020?
A. India
B. China
C. South Africa
D. Brazil
Answer: A
Explanation: India recorded birth of 67,385 numbers of kids on January 01, 2020. India is followed by China (46,299) and Nigeria (26,039). This number is 17% of total kids born in the world..........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK