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Vehicle Registration Mark “DD” assigned to Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has assigned a new motor vehicle Registration Mark “DD” to ‘Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu’ for registration of vehicles. A new Union Territory has been formed after merger of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.   
The Ministry has issued a  Notification No. S.O. 295(E) dated 22nd January, 2020 to this effect, under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. This will be  implemented from 26th  January, 2020.

23, 24 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

23, 24 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 23, 24 January 2020:
Which country launched e-passport facility on January 22, 2020?
A. India
B. Bangladesh
C. Myanmar
D. Sri Lanka
Answer: B
Explanation: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched e-passport facility for all citizens of the nation in Dhaka on January 22, 2020. The e-passports will have an embedded chip in them that will contain all the required bio-metric data of the passport holder including photograph and other information that is there on the regular passport. The facility will also have digital security features.

What is the target year set by United Nations (UN) to Net Zero Carbon Emissions?
A. 2060
B. 2050
C. 2040
D. 2030
Answer: B
Explanation: UN emissions has set 2050 as the target year to achieve net zero Carbon Emissions.

New MV Registration Mark “DD” assigned to which state/ut?
A. Delhi
B. Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
C. Mumbai
D. Nagaland
Answer: B
Explanation: The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has assigned a new motor vehicle Registration Mark “DD” to ‘Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu’ for registration of vehicles. A new Union Territory has been formed after merger of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.   The Ministry has issued a  Notification No. S.O. 295(E) dated 22nd January, 2020 to this effect, under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. This will be  implemented from 26th  January, 2020.

First Coronavirus infected indian Nurse was working in which country?
A. China
B. USA
C. Saudi Arabia
D. Singapore
Answer: C
Explanation: A nurse working at a hospital in Saudi Arabia is the first Indian to be infected by the deadly Coronavirus that originated in China and has killed 17 so far.  V Muraleedharan, the Minister of State for External Affairs, said about 100 Indian nurses, mostly from Kerala have been tested and none except one nurse was found infected by Coronavirus. The minister said the Indian nurses had been quarantined due to the Coronavirus threat.......Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

21, 22 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

21, 22 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 21, 22 January 2020:
Who will be the Chief Guest at India’s 71st Republic Day?
A. Jair Bolsonaro
B. Donald Trump
C. Vladimir Putin
D. Boris Johnson
Answer: A
Explanation: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro will be the Chief Guest at India’s 71st Republic Day. Bolsonaro will be arriving in New Delhi for a four-day visit to India on January 24, 2020.

Which country topped the Carbon Disclosure Project 2019?
A. Germany
B. France
C. United States
D. Japan
Answer: C
Explanation: The United States topped the annual Carbon Disclosure Project report with 135 companies disclosing their climate-related activities, followed by Japan in the second position with 83 companies and the UK in the third position with 78 countries.

Who is elected unopposed as new BJP national president?
A. Narendra Modi
B. Birendra Singh
C. JP Nadda
D. Nirmala Sitaraman
Answer: C
Explanation: In a significant organisational leadership change for BJP, JP Nadda has taken over as party president replacing Amit Shah on 20th January 2020.Welcoming the appointment of Jagat Prakash Nadda as the new chief of the party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers to reach out to people to dispel misinformation spread by political rivals on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Nadda, 59, the union health minister during the first term of the Modi government, was appointed the working president of the BJP in mid-June. The BJP follows the principle of ‘one man one post’. This entailed that the then party chief Amit Shah should have quit the post after he was sworn in as the union home minister. Shah had taken over in July 2014 after Rajnath Singh quit as BJP chief soon after he was appointed the union home minister.

50th World Economic Forum begins in which city?
A. New Delhi
B. Newyork
C. Davos
D. Peris
Answer: C
Explanation: The 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum opens in Davos, Switzerland on 21st January 2020. This year's programme focuses on achieving maximum impact on the Forum's platform for public-private cooperation across six core areas of activity: ecology, economy, society, industry, technology, and geopolitics. Among the initiatives to be launched at the annual meeting is one that aims to plant one trillion trees over the next decade and to equip one billion people with the necessary skills in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian delegation to the WEF. ......Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

19, 20 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

19, 20 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 19, 20 January 2020:
GSAT-30, India’s new communication satellite, was launched in the early hours of 17 January 2020 from Arianspace’s French Guiana launch station. This satellite is intended to replace which old communication satellite?
A. INSAT-4A
B. Aryabhatta
C. INMARSET-4A
D. INSAT-22
Answer: A
Explanation: GSAT-30 is a communication satellite providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services. With a mission life of over 15 years, GSAT-30 will provide DTH television services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, stock exchange, television uplinking and teleport services, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications. It replaces INSAT-4A a communication satellite with Ku and C-band transponders launched on 22 December 2005.

Which International organization has predicted reduced growth forecast of 5.8 percent for India in 2020?
A. World Bank
B. IMF
C. ADB
D. UNDP
Answer: B
Explanation: The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its January World Economic Outlook, has announced reduced growth forecasts for India to just 4.8 percent in 2019 and 5.8 percent in 2020.  The report also predicted downgrade in the global growth forecast for the next two years and largely credited the slowdown to India’s slow economic growth.

Which nation threatened to quit the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons deal?
A. Israel
B. Russia
C. US
D. Iran
Answer: D
Explanation: Iran announced on January 20, 2020 that it will consider withdrawing from the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) deal if the dispute over its nuclear programme goes before the United Nations Security Council.

Over 30,000 Bru refugees from Mizoram will be permanently settled in which northeastern state after a historic agreement was signed during January 2020?
A. West Bengal
B. Jharkhand
C. Assam
D. Tripura
Answer: D
Explanation: The Union Home Ministry on 16 January 2020 signed an agreement to end the 22-year-old Bru refugee crisis by facilitating their resettlement in Tripura. The refugees numbering over 34,000 belong to 5,300 families. They were forced to migrate from Mizoram following tribal unrest, back in 1997. This pact was signed by Chief Secretaries of Mizoram, Tripura and representatives of Bru tribes in the Ministry of Home Affairs' North Block office in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The Brus, spread across Tripura, Mizoram and parts of southern Assam, are the most populous tribe in Tripura. They are ethnically different from the Mizos, with their own distinct language and dialect.........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

17, 18 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

17, 18 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 17, 18 January 2020:
Who has been selected as the best cricketer of the year 2019 by ICC?
A. Virat Kohli
B. Ben Stokes
C. Rohit Sharma
D. Pat Cummins
Answer: B
Explanation: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the annual cricket awards for 2019. England’s cricketer Ben Stokes has been selected as the ICC's best cricketer of 2019.

Which country has appointed, Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin as Prime Minister on January 16, 2020 ?
A. China
B. Russia
C. Japan
D. Germany
Answer: B
Explanation: On January 16, 2020 the Russian lawmakers have approved Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposed candidate Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin, the head of the Federal Tax Service, as the next prime minister of the country. He replaced Dmitri Anatolyevich Medvedev who resigned from his post. Mass resignation: Putin proposed major changes in the constitution of Russia that would spread political power more evenly. Shorty after the proposed changes by Putin, Dmitri Medvedev resigned as Prime Minister (PM). Along with Medvedev the russian cabinet also made a mass resignation.

Which is India's largest telecom operator by subscribers base?
A. Airtel
B. Reliance jio
C. BSNL
D. Vodafone Idea
Answer: B
Explanation: Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio overtook Vodafone Idea in terms of number of subscribers to emerge as India’s largest telecom operator. This was revealed in TRAI data ending November 2019, during which Jio had 36.99 crore subscribers, while Vodafone Idea and Airtel's subscriber base stood at 33.62 crore and 32.73 crore respectively. Thus Jio took just 3 years and 3 months since starting operations to achieve this milestone.

Which state celebrates the “Magh Bihu festival” recently ?
A. West Bengal
B. Assam
C. Odisha
D. Uttar Pradesh
Answer: B
Explanation: On January 15,2020 Magh Bihu, an auspicious harvest festival is being celebrated in Assam. Magh Bihu falls in the local month of ‘Magh’ during mid-january. It is also called ‘Bhogali Bihu’ or ‘Maghor Bihu’ as it is celebrated with community feasts after the annual harvest takes place. The night before ‘Magh Bihu’ is called ‘Uruka’ meaning the night of feasts.The villagers make bamboo huts called ‘Bhelghor’ or community kitchen where they begin with the preparations for the festival.........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

15, 16 January 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

15, 16 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 15, 16 January 2020:
During January 2020 Microsoft stopped providing support to which operating system?
A. Windows 7
B. Android 9
C. Linux
D. Windows 8
Answer: A
Explanation: Software behemoth Microsoft Inc. from 14 January 2020 stopped providing support to Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 users will no longer receive important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system made its global debut on 22 October 2009.

Which firm has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railways for e-office execution ?
A. CRIS
B. RailTelcom
C. RailWire
D. RailTel
Answer: D
Explanation: On January 13, 2020 Indian Railways signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RailTel, a miniratna Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Railways for Phase 2 project of e-office execution. Under this project, RailTel will register 39,000 users over 34 divisions on National Informatics Centre (NIC) e-office platform by June 30, 2020. MoU was signed by Executive Director (ED/TD), Railway Board, Shri Umesh Balonda, and General Manager (GM)/Information Technology (IT) project/RailTel, Smt. Haritima Jaipuriar.

What was the theme of the 23rd edition of the National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 ?
A. Youth for Digital India
B. Fit Youth, Fit India
C. Sankalp Se Siddhi
D. Celebrating Diversity
Answer: B
Explanation: The 23rd edition of the National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 was held at Indira Pratishthan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from January 12-16, 2020. It was jointly organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) and State Government of Uttar Pradesh. The theme of the 2020 NYF was “Fit Youth, Fit India”........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

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