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Current Affairs Questions on 19, 20 January 2018:
Which state has become the India’s first state to launch Public Cloud Policy to speed up e-governance?
A. Maharashtra
B. Gujarat
C. Kerala
D. Punjab
Answer: A
Explanation:  Maharashtra has become the India’s first state to launch Public Cloud Policy, which will allow all government departments to access public cloud. . The step will create business opportunities worth $2 billion while helping the state government departments to shift all their data to clouds. This will accelerate e-governance and open up entire new area for investment by the private entrepreneurs to make available newest technologies for all the departments as government not only is the biggest data creator but also consumer..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which company acquiring 51.1% government stake in HPCL?
A. Reliance
B. Adani Power
C. ONGC
D. IOCL
Answer: C
Explanation: State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will acquire the 51.1% government stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) at a cost of Rs. 36,915 billion. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018. The deal will also help the government to surpass the disinvestment target of Rs 725 billion for 2017-18. As of 11 January 2018, the total disinvestment  proceeds for the current fiscal year stood at Rs 543.3 billion and this will be for the first time since 2009 that a government will be surpassing its disinvestment target. According to a statement issued by ONGC, it has entered into a share purchase agreement with the President of India for acquiring the shares of HPCL  (representing 51.11% of HPCL). This acquisition is in line with the government’s objective to combine the Central Public Sector Enterprises to give them the capacity to bear higher risks and avail themselves of economies of scale..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which state government has launched Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna to promote climate-resilient agriculture?
A. Maharashtra
B. Gujarat
C. Odisha
D. Karnataka
Answer: A
Explanation: The Maharashtra Government has approved a Rs 4,000-crore Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna project to promote climate-resilient agriculture. It will be implemented in 5,142 villages across 15 districts. The purpose of the project is to improve soil quality, develop foodgrain varieties which can sustain climate variations and effect necessary changes in the crop pattern as per the availability of water in a particular region. The scheme would cover small- and medium- scale farmers, who are more vulnerable to the impact of climate change. About 70% of the project’s cost will be borne by the World Bank while the state will contribute 30% over six years. The project will roll out in the upcoming financial year..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK


Which country becomes 43rd member of Australia Group export control regime?
A. USA
B. India
C. China
D. Russia
Answer: B
Explanation: India has become the 43rd member of the Australia Group export control regime on January 19, 2018. The inclusion is expected to raise India’s stature in the field of non-proliferation and help in acquiring critical technologies. With this, India has managed entry into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group despite not being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).The Australia Group is an informal forum which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK


Which bollywood star was Honoured With Crystal Award at World Economic Forum?
A. Priyanka Chopra
B. Shahrukh Khan
C. Akshay Kumar
D. Irafan Khan
Answer: B
Explanation: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the 24th Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. According to the WEF, Shah Rukh Khan received Award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India". Shahrukh received the award  alongside Elton John and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK


Which country’s team has won the 5th edition of Blind Cricket World Cup 2018?
A. India
B. Pakistan
C. England
D. Sri Lanka
Answer: A
Explanation: Indian cricket team has won the 5th edition of Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 by defeating Pakistan in the final by two wickets at Sharjah in United Arab Emirates (UAE). With this, India has retained the World Cup for the Blind. In the final, Pakistan batted first and managed to score 308/8 after being put into bat by India. India chased down the target of 309 with 16 balls to spare to clinch the title. Thus, India maintained their unbeaten record in the tournament..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK


Who has become the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
A. TS Thakur
B. Achal Kumar Jyoti
C. Anandiben Patel
D. Anna Hazare
Answer: C
Explanation: Anandiben Patel, the former Gujarat chief minister, has become the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh on January 19, 2018. She succeeded Om Prakash Kohli, who was holding the additional charge of the office of MP Governor along with the office of Gujarat Governor..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK