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Questions Based on Current Affairs January 15, 16 & 17 2020

  1. Under which scheme, financial support of Rs. 15 lakh will be provided for one-time treatment of rare diseases as per the National draft policy on Rare Disease ?
    1) Prime Minister Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna
    2) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
    3) Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi scheme
    4) Shramew Arogya Nidhi Yojana
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi scheme
    Explanation:
    On January 14, 2020 the govt has released the National draft policy on Rare Disease in which financial support of Rs. 15 lakh will be provided under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi scheme for one-time treatment of rare diseases. Beneficiaries: The scheme benefit is limited to people below Poverty Line (BPL) and also 40% of the population eligible as per Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(AB-PMJAY) norms for treatment in government tertiary hospitals only.

  2. Name the campaign launched by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan to create awareness among the people in conservation of fuels .
    1) Shram Yogi
    2) Samman
    3) Saksham
    4) Sansad Adarsh
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Saksham
    Explanation:
    On January 16, 2020 Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched ‘Saksham’ a month long People-centric fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in New Delhi. Under this campaign PCRA and Gas companies will conduct various workshops, seminars, cyclothons to adapt the measure of using less fuels. This campaign programs will be also broadcast in social media to create awareness among the people in conservation of fuels.

  3. Which state celebrates the festival ‘Chapchar Kut’ recently ?
    1) Assam
    2) Mizoram
    3) Meghalaya
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Mizoram
    Explanation:
    On January 14, 2020 Government of Mizoram along with the organizing committee under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Zoramthanga has decided to celebrate the ‘Chapchar Kut’, the biggest and most important festival of the Mizos, on March 6, 2020. The two- days festival is celebrated under the theme “Promotion of Mizos’ culture and moral code”.

  4. Which state has became 1st in India to initiate the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s ‘red listing’ of orchids ?
    1) Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    2) Assam
    3) Kerala
    4) Arunachal Pradesh (AR)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Arunachal Pradesh (AR)
    Explanation:
    On January 17, 2020, Arunachal Pradesh (AR) has became the 1st State in India to initiate the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s ‘red listing’ of orchids at the state level after it has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Itanagar, AR. According to the MoU, the state government of Arunachal Pradesh will cooperate with IUCN and conduct a red-list evaluation of orchids in the state.

  5. ________ edition of National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 held in Indira Pratishthan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh .
    1) 23rd
    2) 22nd
    3) 21st
    4) 20th
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 23rd
    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.

  6. What was the theme of the 23rd edition of the National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 ?
    1) “Youth for Digital India”
    2) “Fit Youth, Fit India”
    3) “Sankalp Se Siddhi”
    4) “Celebrating Diversity”
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) “Fit Youth, Fit India”
    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”.

  7. Which organization has released the “Global challenges for 2020”, that identified 13 health challenges in this decade ?
    1) World Health Organisation (WHO)
    2) United Nations (UN)
    3) World Trade Organization (WTO)
    4) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) World Health Organisation (WHO)
    Explanation:
    On January 14, 2020 the World Health Organisation(WHO) released the Global challenges for 2020. 13 health challenges in this decade were also identified. Top global challenges: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), climate crisis, eventuality of an influenza epidemic and spread of infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) and tuberculosis (TB) were listed as the top global health challenges for 2020. It is also the second straight year that these challenges have topped the WHO list.

  8. Which bank has unveiled India’s largest API (Application Programming Interfaces) banking portal with nearly 250 APIs ?
    1) State Bank of India (SBI)
    2) Axis Bank
    3) ICICI Bank
    4) HDFC Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) ICICI Bank
    Explanation:
    On January 14, 2020, ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) bank,an Indian multinational banking and financial services company has launched India’s largest API (application programming interfaces) Banking portal called ‘ICICI Bank API Banking portal’(https://developer.icicibank.com/), which consists of 250 APIs & allows bank’s partner companies across the globe to sign up on it, create an application, select the application, test it out and get the sample code.

  9. Which Bank will provide $88 million loan pact for Assam Inland Water Transport Project ?
    1) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    2) World Bank (WB)
    3) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    4) New Development Bank (NDB)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) World Bank (WB)
    Explanation:
    On January 16, 2020 the Government of India, the Govt. of Assam and the World Bank(WB) signed a loan agreement of $88 million for implementation of the Assam Inland Water Transport Project (AIWTP) to modernize passenger ferry sector of Assam which runs on rivers including the Brahmaputra river in Assam. Loan signing: The loan agreement from the Indian side was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and by Mr Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director (India), World Bank on behalf of the WB.

  10. Name the bank that has signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding ) with South Central Railway (SCR) Zone of Indian Railways for doorstep banking in 585 stations .
    1) Bank of Baroda
    2) Indian Bank
    3) Canara Bank
    4) State Bank of India (SBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) State Bank of India (SBI)
    Explanation:
    On January 14, 2020, South Central Railway (SCR) Zone of Indian Railways has signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding ) with State Bank of India (SBI) for ‘doorstep banking’ under which the bank will collect earnings generated from all 585 stations of the zone. Equal remittance mechanism will be developed in all railway stations.Real time information will be available about the cash being deposited by various stations, which will facilitate accountability.

  11. Which 2 states have signed a quadripartite agreement between the central government and representatives of the Bru tribe to end 23-year old Bru-Reang refugee crisis recently ?
    1) State Governments of Assam, Tripura
    2) State Governments of West Bengal, Assam
    3) State Governments of Meghalaya, Mizoram
    4) State Governments of Tripura, Mizoram
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) State Governments of Tripura ,Mizoram
    Explanation:
    On January, 16 ,2020, Union Minister for Home Affairs (HM), Shri Amit Shah has presided over the signing of a quadripartite agreement between the central government and state Governments of Tripura ,Mizoram and representatives of the Bru tribe in New Delhi to end 23-year old Bru-Reang refugee crisis. As per the new agreement, about 34,000 Bru refugees will be inhabited in Tripura and assisted by central government with its allocated budget of Rs 600 crores to help in their resettlement.

  12. Which 2 countries have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of production, procurement, research and development in defence sector during Raisina Dialogue 2020 .
    1) India & Finland
    2) India & United States
    3) India & Russia
    4) India & Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) India & Finland
    Explanation:
    On January 15, 2020 India & Finland signed Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) in order to enhance cooperation in the field of production, procurement, research and development in defence sector. MoU signing: India’s defence secretary Ajay Kumar and and the Finnish Defence Ministry”s Permanent Secretary, Jukka Juusti signed the MoU. This MoU was previously under discussion since the 2018 Defence Expo (Defexpo) and has been finally formalised in the run up to Defence Expo 2020 which is to be held in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh from February 5-9, 2020.

  13. For co-operation in which of the following field, India and Bangladesh have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 14, 2020 ?
    1) Defence
    2) Information and Broadcasting
    3) Research and Development
    4) Information and Technology
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Information and Broadcasting
    Explanation:
    On January 14, 2020 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India and Bangladesh in the field of Information and Broadcasting at Information and Broadcasting Ministers meet 2020, in New Delhi. A MoU was also signed for content exchange programme between All India Radio (AIR) and Bangladesh Radio Betar.India and Bangladesh is co-producing the biopic of “BangaBandhu” , Sheikh Mujibur Rehman who was the first President of Bangladesh and it will be released during his birth centenary year, March 17,2020.

  14. Who was appointed as the Chairman of 11 member Committee constituted to draft the National Water Policy ?
    1) Dr Mihir Shah
    2) Shashi Shekhar
    3) Ramesh Chandra Panda
    4) Tushaar Shah
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Dr Mihir Shah
    Explanation:
    On January 14, 2020 Dr Mihir Shah, professor at the Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh has been appointed as the chairman of the 11-member committee to draft the National Water Policy(NWP) and will have to submit the report within 6 months from the date of constitution. The committee was established by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation of govt. of India.

  15. Which country has appointed, Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin as Prime Minister on January 16, 2020 ?
    1) China
    2) Russia
    3) Japan
    4) Germany
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Russia
    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.

  16. Who has been selected for the Saraswati Samman 2019 for his short stories collection- ‘Chequebook’ ?
    1) Salman Rushdie
    2) Chetan Bhagat
    3) Vasdev Mohi
    4) Anita Desai
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Vasdev Mohi
    Explanation:
    On January 17,2020 Sindhi (Indo-Aryan language) Writer Vasdev Mohi has been selected for the Saraswati Samman 2019, a literary recognition given annually by the K K (Krishna Kumar) Birla Foundation. The literary award is given for his short stories collection- ‘Chequebook’. The short story talks about the sufferings of the marginalized sections in the society. The work was selected by a committee headed by former secretary general of the Lok sabha, Subash C Kashyap.

  17. Name the Indian Cricketer, who was awarded as the ODI (One Day International) Cricketer of the Year for the first time in 16th edition of ICC awards 2019 .
    1) MS Dhoni
    2) Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    3) Virat Kohli
    4) Shikhar Dhawan
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    Explanation:
    On January 15, 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the list of ICC award winners for the year 2019 to recognise and honor the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months. Indian opener Rohit Gurunath Sharma became ODI (One Day International) Cricketer of the Year for the first time.

  18. Who won the “Spirit of Cricket Award” in the 16th edition of ICC awards 2019 ?
    1) MS Dhoni
    2) Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    3) Virat Kohli
    4) Shikhar Dhawan
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    On January 15, 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the list of ICC award winners for the year 2019 to recognise and honor the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months. Virat Kohli bagged Spirit of Cricket award.

  19. For which novel, Twinkle Khanna received the “Popular Best Fiction Award” in the 17th edition of Crossword Book Awards ?
    1) Pyjamas Are Forgiving
    2) The Upside-Down King: Unusual Tales About Rama and Krishna
    3) One Foot on the Ground: A Life Told Through the Body
    4) Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Pyjamas Are Forgiving
    Explanation:
    On January 14, 2020 the 17th edition of Crossword Book Awards was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Crossword Book Award is the only forum in India that gives a face to Indian authors and Indian literature, with a well-rounded jury mining gems from the length and breadth of the country.
    Winners of 17th crossword Books Awards:

        Category                Winners
     Biography Krishna Trilok for

    Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman.

     Popular Best Fiction Award Twinkle Khanna for

    Pyjamas Are Forgiving

    Popular Children’s book award Sudha Murty for

    The Upside-Down King: Unusual Tales About Rama and Krishna

    Jury Non-fiction award Shanta Gokhale for One Foot on the Ground: A Life Told Through the Body
    Jury Fiction award Madhuri Vijay for The Far Field
    Jury Children’s book award Richa Jha and Sumanta Dey for Machher Jhol: Fish Curry
    Best book in the Indian Language Jayasree Kalathil and N Prabhakaran for Diary of a Malayali Madman


  20. Who launched the 1st International Heritage Symposium and Exhibition (IHSE) ?
    1) Prahalad Singh Patel
    2) Rakesh Singh
    3) Pralhad Joshi
    4) Kiren Rijiju
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Prahalad Singh Patel
    Explanation:
    On January 15, 2020 Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC) Shri Prahalad Singh Patel launched the first International Heritage Symposium and Exhibition (IHSE). The exhibition will be held until February 15, 2020 on “Indian Heritage in Digital Space “ and first international heritage symposium will be held for two days in the National Museum in New Delhi.

  21. Which city hosts the 5th edition of the Raisina Dialogue 2020, India’s annual global conference on geopolitics & geo-economics recently ?
    1) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    2) New Delhi, Delhi
    3) Kolkata, West Bengal
    4) Guwahati, Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) New Delhi, Delhi
    Explanation:
    The 5th edition of the Raisina Dialogue 2020 which is India’s annual global conference on geopolitics and geo-economics was held in New Delhi from January 14-16, 2020. The dialogue was jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF). Prime Minister(PM) Shri Narendra Modi and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (MEA) attended the inaugural session of the dialogue.

  22. Name the country, that has explored ‘Green Strategic Partnership’ with India during the 5th edition of the Raisina Dialogue 2020 .
    1) China
    2) Indonesia
    3) Denmark
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Denmark
    Explanation:
    The Minister of External Affairs(MEA) Shri S.Jaishankar met foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Sebastian Kofod and held discussions on ‘Green Strategic Partnership’ between the two countries.

  23. Who heads the Special Investigation Team (SIT), that probed the 1984 anti-sikh riots cases ?
    1) P. B. Gajendragadkar
    2) Mehr Chand Mahajan
    3) SN Dhingra
    4) Bijan Kumar Mukherjea
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) SN Dhingra
    Explanation:
    On January 15,2020 The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing of the 1984 anti-sikh riots cases was headed by retired Delhi High Court judge Justice SN Dhingra. The Government has accepted the guidance of the special investigation team that had investigated 186 cases of the 1984 anti-sikh riots and appropriate actions will be taken under law. Solicitor General Tushor Mehta, appearing on behalf of the centre comprising of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya kant accepted the SIT recommendations and take appropriate action.

  24. _____ edition of the “Global Risk Report 2020: An Unsettled World” was released recently ?
    1) 12th
    2) 13th
    3) 14th
    4) 15th
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 15th
    Explanation:
    On January 15, 2020 the World Economic Forum(WEF) released the 15th edition of the “Global Risk Report 2020: An Unsettled World”. This report is a part of WEF’s Global Risks initiative and presents about the major risk the world is expected to face in the future. It is also to be noted that the year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum, with the 2020 theme being “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”. Economic confrontations: Over 78 % of the 750 global experts expect rise in “economic confrontations” and “domestic political polarization” in 2020.

  25. In which Air force Station, India’s 1st Sukhoi-30 fighter squadron will be inducted ?
    1) Kochi, Kerala
    2) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    3) Bengaluru, Karnataka
    4) Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (TN)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (TN)
    Explanation:
    On 12 January 2020,As per the Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh (RKS) Bhadauria,the induction ceremony of a Sukhoi-30 MKIs (Su-30 MKI) squadron in the southern skies will take place in the presence of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu (TN) on January 20,2020.

  26. Name the Squadron, that will induct Sukhoi 30-MKI fighter aircraft equipped with BrahMos missile .
    1) 224 Squadron (Warlords)
    2) 222 Squadron (Tigersharks)
    3) 221 Squadron (Valiants)
    4) 223 Squadron (Tridents)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 222 Squadron (Tigersharks)
    Explanation:
    India has equipped Sukhoi-30 MKI with BrahMos, one of the world’s super missiles. The ‘Tigersharks’, equipped with modern air superiority fighter aircraft, which are armed with 2.5 ton air-launched BrahMos missile of 300 km range,have the capability of carrying out a variety of missions such as ground attack, sea attack.

  27. Which firm has manufactured the K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer gun, that was dedicated to India in Hazira, Gujarat ?
    1) Kalyani Defense Systems
    2) L&T (Larsen & Toubro) private sector Limited
    3) Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL)
    4) TATA Advanced Systems
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) L&T (Larsen & Toubro) private sector Limited
    Explanation:
    On January 16,2020 Defence Minister Shri. Rajnath Singh dedicated 51st K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer gun made by L&T (Larsen & Toubro) private sector Limited at Hazira in Gujarat to the Nation. The Government has set a target to achieve a $26 billion turnover in the aerospace and defence industry by 2025 and provides employment to 2- 3 million people. K9 Vajra guns is the best example of ‘Make in India’ in Defence.The guns weighs 50 tonnes and can fire 47-kilogram bombs at targets up to a distance of 43 kilometers distance target.

  28. Which organization has launched the India’s first e-commerce housing portal ‘HousingForAll.Com’, to boost ‘Housing for all’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives ?
    1) Central Real Estate Development Council (CREDCO)
    2) Real Estate Development Council (REDCO)
    3) National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO)
    4) International Real Estate Development Council (INREDCO)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO)
    Explanation:
    National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) has launched the India’s first e-commerce housing portal ‘HousingForAll.Com’, to boost ‘Housing for all’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives. The objective of e-commerce platform is to bring transparency in the sector and offer only certified projects. Key Points: i.The portal will be open for one month only for the real estate developers to register their projects and it will be opened for home buyers with a 45-day sale period starting February 14, 2020.

  29. Name the Indian tele-communication satellite that was launched from Guiana space center, French Guiana,South America to provide high quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services .
    1) GSAT-30(Geosynchronous Satellites)
    2) GSAT-31(Geosynchronous Satellites)
    3) GSAT-32(Geosynchronous Satellites)
    4) GSAT-33(Geosynchronous Satellites)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) GSAT-30(Geosynchronous Satellites)
    Explanation:
    On January 17,2020 Arianespace, French Company launched a pair of communication satellites as its first launch in 2020. Ariane 5 rocket consists of ISRO(Indian Space Research Organization) communication satellite GSAT-30(Geosynchronous Satellites) and EUTELSAT KONNECT for the European satellite operator Eutelsat (European Organization of Telecommunication by Satellite S.A) from Guiana space center, French Guiana,South America. AIM:To provide high quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services.The 3,357 Kg GSAT-30 derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT (Indian National Satellites/Geosynchronous Satellites) satellite series and will replace INSAT-4A in orbit equipped with 12 C(covers Gulf countries, Asian and Australian countries) and 12 Ku band(covers Indian mainland and island) transponders.

  30. Rocky Johnson passed away recently, he was associated with which sport ?
    1) Chess
    2) Football
    3) Wrestling
    4) Cricket
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Wrestling
    Explanation:
    On January 16,2020 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend Rocky Johnson, passed away at 75 in Lutz, Florida, United States. He is the father of Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson. Rocky Johnson birth name (Wayde Douglas Bowles) was born on 24 August 1944 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada.Rocky Johnson’s sports career began in the mid 1960’s and he joined the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s.

  31. Name the deceased chess administrator, who served as the former vice-president of world chess governing body FIDE (International Chess Federation) from 1996 to 2006 .
    1) P.R.Venketrama Raja
    2) Kishor M Bandekar
    3) Bharat Singh Chauhan
    4) P.T. Ummer Koya
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) P.T. Ummer Koya
    Explanation:
    On 14 January 2020, P.T. Ummer Koya, the former vice-president of world chess governing body FIDE (International Chess Federation) from 1996 to 2006, has passed away at his residence at Panniyankara in Kozhikode,Kerala after a protracted illness.He was 69.Born on July 1, 1951 in Calicut, Kerala, Koya served as Joint Secretary and General Secretary of the All India Chess Federation from 1985-89 and 1989-2005 respectively for a total of 20 years.He has played a key role in establishing the Indian chess world by bringing major international tournaments including the World championship to India.

  32. _____ edition of Army Day is celebrated on January 15, 2020 ?
    1) 72nd
    2) 71st
    3) 74th
    4) 73rd
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 72nd
    Explanation:
    On January 15,2020 India celebrated its 72nd Army Day in New Delhi,India. Every year Army Day is observed on January 15 in India to honour soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the country.

  33. Name the 1st Indian General, who took charge as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949 from General Francis Butcher, the last British Chief .
    1) Pratap Chandra Lal
    2) Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
    3) Arjan Singh
    4) Subroto Mukerjee
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
    Explanation:
    On January 15,2020 India celebrated its 72nd Army Day in New Delhi,India. Every year Army Day is observed on January 15 in India to honour soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the country. The date marks the day on which First Indian General Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa took charge as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949 from General Francis Butcher, the last British Chief.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the foreign Minister of Denmark ?
    Answer-Jeppe Sebastian Kofod
    Explanation:
    Jeppe Sebastian Kofod is the foreign Minister of Denmark.He visited India to participate in 5th edition of the Raisina Dialogue 2020.He met Minister of External Affairs(MEA) of India Shri S.Jaishankar and held discussions on ‘Green Strategic Partnership’ between the two countries.

  2. Which country has operationalised the world’s largest radio telescope, “Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope” (FAST) recently ?
    Answer-China
    Explanation:
    China operationalised the world’s largest radio telescope with a diameter of half-a-kilometre. The “Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope” (FAST) is a single-dish telescope and is located in southwest China’s Guiyang city, the capital of Guizhou province. The telescope has a receiving area of around 30 football fields.

  3. Who is the Managing Director of World Bank(WB) ?
    Answer-Anshula Khant

  4. Where is the Headquarters of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) located ?
    Answer-Gland, Switzerland

  5. Who is the chairman of Observer Research Foundation (ORF) ?
    Answer-Sunjoy Joshi

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