Current Affairs Quiz: 14 January 2019

1. Where was the India-Central Asia Dialogue held in January 2019?
a) Uzbekistan
b) Afghanistan 
c) Tajikistan
d) Turkmenistan

2. The Reserve Bank of India recently approved whose appointment as Non-Executive Part Time Chairman of the board of Yes Bank?
a) Ashok Chawla
b) Brahm Dutt
c) Sushil Modi
d) Mohsin Khan

3. Which Indian leader was recently awarded with the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award?
a) Ram Nath Kovind
b) Venkaiah Naidu
c) Narendra Modi
d) Arun Jaitley

4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released a commemorative silver coin of Rs 350 and stamp on Tenth Sikh Guru. Who is the Tenth Sikh Guru?
a) Guru Nanak Dev
b) Guru Angad dev
c) Guru Ram Das
d) Guru Gobind Singh

5. When is the World Hindi Day observed every year?
a) January 10
b) January 11
c) January 12
d) January 13

6. Who has become the 1st Hindu elected to US Congress to run for President in 2020?
a) Tulsi Gabbard
b) Kamala Harris
c) Nikki Haley
d) Ro Khanna

7. Which state has become the first one to implement 10 per cent quota for EWS in general category?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Uttar Pradesh 
d) Maharashtra

8. The main camera of which of NASA’s space telescopes got shutdown recently due to hardware problem?
a) James Webb Space Telescope
b) Spitzer Space Telescope
c) Kepler Mission
d) Hubble Space Telescope

9. Who launched the National Clean Air Programme on January 10, 2019?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Rajnath Singh
c) Harsh Vardhan 
d) Ram Nath Kovind

10. Who among the following were awarded honorary membership of Sydney Cricket Ground?
a) Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
b) Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli
c) Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni
d) MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin

Current Affairs Quiz: 13 January 2019


1. (a) Uzbekistan
India and the five Central Asia nations on January 13, 2019 showed their support for the inclusive peace process in Afghanistan following the first ever India-Central Asia Dialogue in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. These five Central Asia nations are Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

2. (b) Brahm Dutt
The Reserve Bank of India approved the appointment of Brahm Dutt as part-time, non-executive chairman of Yes Bank. Dutt has been on the Board of the bank since July 2013. He has been appointed till July 4, 2020.

3. (c) Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award.  The award focuses on the triple bottom-line of ‘people, profit and planet’. It will be offered annually to the leader of a nation.

4. (d) Guru Gobind Singh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13, 2019 released a commemorative silver coin of Rs 350 and stamp on Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji to mark his 352nd birth anniversary. The birth anniversary of the Guru Gobind Singh was also celebrated as Prakashotsava at Patna Sahib, Bihar.

5. (a) January 10
World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January 10, marking the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975. The first World Hindi Conference was inaugurated by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

6. (a) Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu elected to US Congress and a four-time Democratic lawmaker, has said she will run for President in 2020, becoming the latest member of her party to challenge Republican President Donald Trump.The Iraq War veteran is the second woman after Senator Elizabeth Warren to enter the presidential race from the Democratic Party. 

7. (b) Gujarat
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced that his government will implement the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category with immediate effect. The decision comes just a day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Constitutional amendment. 

8.(d) Hubble Space Telescope
The main camera onboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been shut down after it encountered a hardware problem. The camera was installed by spacewalking astronauts during Servicing Mission 4 in 2009. Hubble is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, providing an unobstructed view into the universe.

9. (c) Harsh Vardhan 
The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan on January 10, 2019 launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), a time-bound national level strategy for pan India implementation to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner. The programme aims to cut pollution in the 102 worst affected cities by 20-30 percent by 2024.

10. (b) Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli
Indian national cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri on January 11, 2019 received the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for their contribution to the sport of cricket.The Indian team defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-match Test series, ending the country’s 71-year-old wait for a rare series win Down Under