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Current Affairs Quiz: January 21 2020

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Questions Based on Current Affairs January 21 2020

  1. Which Indian city is connected with Biratnagar of Nepal through 2nd Integrated Check Post (ICP) inaugurated by Prime Minister (PM) of India, Shri Narendra Modi along with the PM of Nepal Shri Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli ?
    1) Purnia (Bihar)
    2) Begusarai (Bihar)
    3) Jogbani (Bihar)
    4) Darbhanga (Bihar)
    5) Saharsa (Bihar)
    Answer-3) Jogbani (Bihar)
    Explanation:
    On January 21, 2020 the Indian Prime Minister(PM) Shri Narendra Modi along with the PM of Nepal Shri Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the 2nd Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani – Biratnagar of India (in Bihar state) and Nepal respectively through video conference. Jogbani – Biratnagar acts as an important trade point between the two nations and is equipped with modern facilities.

  2. Which date is set as deadline (preponed from June 30, 2020) to implement ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme across the country ?
    1) May 1, 2020
    2) June 1, 2020
    3) April 30, 2020
    4) April 1, 2020
    5) May 30, 2020
    Answer-2) June 1, 2020
    Explanation:
    On January 20 ,2020 ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme will be implemented by June 1, 2020 across the country. This scheme has been preponed from its original date of June 30, 2020 to June 1, 2020. The announcement was made by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan. On January 1, 2020 the scheme is operational in 12 states across the country which includes Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Tripura, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana.Under this scheme, the beneficiaries will be able to avail their entitled food grain under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) from any Fair Price Shop located across India.

  3. How many Agri products testing laboratories are there in India after Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has set up additional 135 laboratories recently ?
    1) 190
    2) 195
    3) 180
    4) 186
    5) 179
    Answer-4) 186
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020 Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has set up additional 135 Agri products testing laboratories under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI). Now APEDA recognized Agri products testing laboratories has reached 186 across the Country.The number of Agri product testing laboratories have increased in states like Maharashtra (35), Gujarat (23), Andhra Pradesh & Telangana (10), Tamil Nadu (23) and Karnataka (17).

  4. Which state government has passed Decentralization and Inclusive development of All Regions Bill-2020 for the tri-capital system recently ?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) West Bengal
    3) Gujarat
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) Andhra Pradesh
    Answer-5) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020 Andhra Pradesh (AP) Government has passed Andhra Pradesh Decentralization and Inclusive development of All Regions Bill-2020 for the tri-capital system.

  5. Name the city, that will be made as the judicial capital of Andhra Pradesh if “Andhra Pradesh Decentralization and Inclusive development of All Regions Bill-2020” gets approval .
    1) Kurnool
    2) Vizianagaram
    3) Anantapur
    4) Nellore
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Kurnool
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020 Andhra Pradesh (AP) Government has passed Andhra Pradesh Decentralization and Inclusive development of All Regions Bill-2020 for the tri-capital system. The bill proposes to make Visakhapatnam as the executive capital, Amaravati as the legislative capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital of Andhra Pradesh.

  6. Which state has recently released the “Guarantee Card”, 10-point shorter election manifesto of the party that promises pollution-free city ?
    1) Assam
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Delhi
    4) Gujarat
    5) West Bengal
    Answer-3) Delhi
    Explanation:
    On January 19, 2020, Delhi Chief Minister (CM) and AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal has launched the “Kejriwal Ka Guarantee Card”, a 10-point shorter election manifesto of the party, ahead of Delhi Assembly elections 2020 to be held on Feb 8, 2020. The detailed manifesto will be released after January 26, 2020.

  7. To meet which of the following purpose, Ministry of Earth Science has launched Seismic Hazard Microzonation project ?
    1) For identifying the earthquake prone areas based Volcanic inflation and geophysical characteristics
    2) For identifying the earthquake prone areas based Climate change and Volcanic inflation
    3) For identifying the earthquake prone areas based on its geological and geophysical characteristics
    4) For identifying the earthquake prone areas based on its Explosions and Fracking
    5) For identifying the earthquake prone areas based on its Climate change and Fracking
    Answer-3) For identifying the earthquake prone areas based on its geological and geophysical characteristics
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Earth Science has launched Seismic Hazard Microzonation project in major cities of India. The project aims to reduce the hazards of Seismic activities by taking proper measures.Seismic Hazard Microzonation is the process of identifying the earthquake prone areas based on its geological and geophysical characteristics.The project has been completed in the State of Sikkim and in other eight cities namely Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jabalpur, Dehradun Ahmedabad and Gandhidham.Japan is the best example for the proper implementation of microzonation techniques.

  8. Which Insurance Company has partnered with Bharti Airtel Limited to offer Rs 2 lakh insurance cover to Airtel users ?
    1) Max Life Insurance Company Limited
    2) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company
    3) Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited
    4) SBI Life Insurance Company Limited
    5) PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited
    Answer-3) Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited
    Explanation:
    On January 19, 2020, Bharti Airtel Limited (also known as Airtel), an Indian global telecommunications services company has partnered with Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited to offer Rs 2 lakh insurance cover to Airtel users with every recharge of Rs 179 prepaid bundle.

  9. Name the firm, whose Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) was cancelled by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) .
    1) Airtel M Commerce Services Limited
    2) Cholamandalam Distribution Services Limited
    3) Fino PayTech Limited
    4) Vodafone M-pesa Limited
    5) Tech Mahindra Limited
    Answer-4) Vodafone M-pesa Limited
    Explanation:
    On January 21, 2020, India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) of Vodafone M-pesa Limited, a Payment System Operator (PSO), after it had voluntarily surrendered the authorization. Now Vodafone m-Pesa cannot continue to transact the business of issuance & will no longer have the rights to provide payment facility as a prepaid instrument (PPI).

  10. Till which date, m-Paisa customers and merchants can claim their claim settlement from the Vodafone M-pesa Limited ?
    1) October 30, 2022
    2) August 30, 2022
    3) May 30, 2022
    4) April 30, 2022
    5) September 30, 2022
    Answer-5) September 30, 2022
    Explanation:
    On January 21, 2020, India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) of Vodafone M-pesa Limited, a Payment System Operator (PSO), after it had voluntarily surrendered the authorization. Now Vodafone m-Pesa cannot continue to transact the business of issuance & will no longer have the rights to provide payment facility as a prepaid instrument (PPI). Key Points: i.However, m-Paisa customers and merchants can claim valid under POS. They will have the right to claim their claim settlement from the company within 3 years of canceling the license i.e. by September 30, 2022.

  11. What is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of India for the year 2019 as per the International Monetary Fund (IMF), revised from 6.1% on January 20, 2020 ?
    1) 4.8 %
    2) 5.7 %
    3) 5 %
    4) 5.5 %
    5) 5.2 %
    Answer-1) 4.8 %
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020,The International Monetary Fund (IMF),an international organization, in its World Economic Outlook 2020, has reduced India’s economic growth forecast for 2019 to 4.8 % from 6.1% predicted earlier in October 2019. The growth projections have been lowered, citing pressure from non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and weak income growth in rural India.

  12. What is the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the year 2019, which is revised from 3 % by International Monetary Fund (IMF) on January 20, 2020 ?
    1) 2.5%
    2) 2.9%
    3) 3.1%
    4) 2.1%
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 2.9%
    Explanation:
    The IMF has reduced growth estimates for the global economy to 2.9 % in 2019, 0.1 % point lower than its earlier forecast of 3%. It also predicted the growth estimate 3.3 % in 2020 and 3.4 % for 2021.

  13. At what position, India ranked in terms of attracting the foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2019 as per United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report titled “Global Investment Trend Monitor report 2020” ?
    1) 5th
    2) 15th
    3) 12th
    4) 8th
    5) 10th
    Answer-4) 8th
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020, According to the “Global Investment Trend Monitor report 2020” released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), India ranked 8th among the top 10 countries attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2019. During this period FDI in India grew by 16 % to $ 49 billion(bn). This led to a surge in FDI growth in South Asia (SA), which recorded a 10% increase in FDI to $ 60 billion.

  14. Which country attracts the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2019 (i.e. $251 billion) as per the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report titled “Global Investment Trend Monitor report 2020” ?
    1) Russia
    2) France
    3) China
    4) United Kingdom (UK)
    5) United States (US)
    Answer-5) United States (US)
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020, According to the “Global Investment Trend Monitor report 2020” released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) United States (US) remained the largest recipient of FDI in flow, attracting $251 billion, followed by China with flows of $140 bn & Singapore with $110 bn.

  15. Which bank has appointed Punit Sood as its India head on January 21,2020?
    1) Lloyds Bank
    2) HSBC Bank
    3) Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
    4) Bank of Scotland (BoS)
    5) TSB Bank
    Answer-3) Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
    Explanation:
    On January 21,2020 Punit Sood has been appointed as country head of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), India succeeding Pankaj Phatarphod. He will be responsible for building the organisation’s strategic capabilities and will support the bank to achieve its goals. Previously, he was serving as the advisor of Cornerstone Venture Partners Fund, a technology-focused global VC (Venture Capital) funds.

  16. Who was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI) for a period of three years on January 20, 2020 ?
    1) Rajnish Kumar
    2) Challa Sreenivasulu Setty
    3) Dinesh Kumar Khara
    4) P. K. Gupta
    5) Arijit Basu
    Answer-2) Challa Sreenivasulu Setty
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020 the Government of India (GOI) has appointed Challa Sreenivasulu Setty as the Managing Director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI) for a period of three years. He is currently serving as the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of the SBI.The proposal of the Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, GOI to appoint Setty as the MD of the SBI is approved by the Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC).

  17. Name the former principal secretary of Prime Minister (PM), who has been appointed as chairperson of the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) recently .
    1) Vintee Sain
    2) Raghvendra Singh
    3) Ravi K.Mishra
    4) Nripendra Misra
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Nripendra Misra
    Explanation:
    Nripendra Misra, the former principal secretary to the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has been appointed chairperson of the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). The appointment is confirmed by the Ministry of Cultural.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the President of the NMML Society and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh its vice president.A. Surya Prakash, chairperson of the Prasar Bharati board, will be the NMML’s vice chairperson.

  18. Who was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank of Baroda (BoB) on January 20, 2020 ?
    1) PS Jayakumar
    2) S. L. Jain
    3) Vikramaditya Singh Khichi
    4) Murali Ramaswami
    5) Sanjiv Chadha
    Answer-5) Sanjiv Chadha
    Explanation:
    Sanjiv Chadha was appointed as the Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Bank of Baroda on January 20, 2020 . He served as the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) at State Bank of India (SBI) and will replace P.S. Jayakumar whose term came to an end after his 1 year extension ended in October 2019.

  19. Which bank has appointed, Atanu Kumar Das as its Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO) on January 20,2020 ?
    1) State Bank of India
    2) Union Bank of India
    3) Indian Bank
    4) Bank of India
    5) Canara Bank
    Answer-4) Bank of India
    Explanation:
    Atanu Kumar Das was appointed as the Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Bank of India on January 20,2020. Atanu Kumar Das served as the Executive Director (ED) of the Bank of India (BOI) and hence promoted as the MD & CEO of Bank of India (BOI) following its vacancy since july last year.

  20. Who was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Canara Bank on January 20, 2020 ?
    1) Bimal Prasad Sharma
    2) Lingam Venkat Prabhakar
    3) Venkatachalam Ramakrishna Iyer
    4) S Raghunath
    5) Suchindra Misra
    Answer-2) Lingam Venkat Prabhakar
    Explanation:
    Lingam Venkat Prabhakar was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Canara Bank on January 20, 2020. Prabhakar served as the Executive Director (ED) of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and he will be replacing R A Sankara Narayanan who will be retired at the end of January 31, 2020.

  21. Who won the Global citizen prize: Cisco Youth Leadership award for 2019 for her school health program that provides healthcare support to children ?
    1) Priya Prakash
    2) Avinash Sharma
    3) Srilatha Adabala
    4) Abhishek Kumar
    5) Anupam Kumar
    Answer-1) Priya Prakash
    Explanation:
    Priya Prakash, the founder and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of India-based “HealthSetGo” has won the Global citizen prize: Cisco Youth Leadership award for 2019. The award was given for her school health program that provides healthcare support to children.The Award was given by Cisco Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer Fran Katsoudas at Royal Albert Hall, London.

  22. Which institute hosted an International Conclave on ‘Globalising Indian Thought’ recently ?
    1) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)
    2) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Maharashtra
    3) Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)
    4) Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IIS Bangalore)
    5) Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode)
    Answer-5) Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode)
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode), Kerala has hosted an International Conclave on ‘Globalising Indian Thought’ from January 16-18, 2020. The three-day Academic conclave was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, through video conference.PM will also unveil and dedicate a full-size statue of Swami Vivekananda, in front of the MDC Complex of IIM Kozhikode.The Conclave focuses on India’s thought that are Satyam-Truth, Nithyam-Sustainability Purnam-Wholeness.

  23. Name the programme through which Prime Minister (PM), Shri Narendra Modi interacted with school students in New Delhi .
    1) Pariksha Pe Charcha
    2) Skill India Mission
    3) Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
    4) Stand Up India
    5) Start-up india
    Answer-1) Pariksha Pe Charcha
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020, The Prime Minister(PM), Shri Narendra Modi has attended the 3rd edition interaction programme with school students ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020‘ held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The purpose of this one-hour long program was to ensure that the students relieve stress and give upcoming board and entrance examinations. The 1st edition of PM’s Interaction Programme with school and college students “ParikshaPeCharcha 1.0” took place at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi on 16th February, 2018. The 2nd edition “ParikshaPeCharcha 2.0” was also held at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi on 29th January, 2019.

  24. Where was the 12th National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme inaugurated ?
    1) Delhi
    2) Puducherry
    3) Maharashtra
    4) West Bengal
    5) Gujarat
    Answer-2) Puducherry
    Explanation:
    On January 20,2020 Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Puducherry Dr Kiran Bedi inaugurated the 12th National Tribal youth programme. It is a week long program in which 200 Youths from Naxal-affected districts of Chattisgarh are taking part in this programme. Organisers: The programme has been jointly organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and Puducherry Government to ensure development and empowerment of the tribal youths.

  25. Who heads the committee, that constituted to further strengthen legal frameworks to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace ?
    1) Narendra Modi
    2) Nirmala Sitharaman
    3) Rajnath Singh
    4) Amit Shah
    5) Smriti Irani
    Answer-4) Amit Shah
    Explanation:
    On January 19, 2020 the Group of Ministers(GoM) headed by Union Minister of Home Affairs(MoHA) Shri Amit Shah constituted to further strengthen legal frameworks to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace, has now finalised the recommendations for it.

  26. Who was appointed as the head of the panel that will firm up a draft legislation to give legal sanctity to disputes settled through mediation ?
    1) Laila Ollapally
    2) Sriram Panchu
    3) Niranjan Bhat
    4) AS Chandok
    5) PS Narsimha
    Answer-3) Niranjan Bhat
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court set up a panel headed by mediator Niranjan Bhat to firm up draft legislation to give legal sanctity to disputes settled through mediation, which would then be sent to the government as a suggestion from the apex court. On January 12,2020 the committee met in Hyderabad, capital of Telangana to consider suggestions for a legislation put forth by mediators across the country.The panel headed by mediator Niranjan Bhat will recommend a code of conduct for mediators, who are legal experts.

  27. Which organization has released a report titled ‘Time to Care: Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis’ recently ?
    1) United Nation (UN)
    2) Plan International
    3) Greenpeace
    4) Amnesty International
    5) Oxfam International
    Answer-5) Oxfam International
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020 rights group Oxfam International released a report titled ‘Time to Care: Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis’.

  28. How much percent of India’s richest population has more than 4 times of wealth held by 953 million people as per Oxfam International’s report ‘Time to Care: Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis’ ?
    1) 12%
    2) 10%
    3) 7%
    4) 1%
    5) 5%
    Answer-4) 1%
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020 rights group Oxfam International released a report titled ‘Time to Care: Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis’. As per the report, India’s richest 1% of the population has more than 4 times of wealth held by 953 million people making up for the bottom 70% of the country’s population. 2,153 of total billionaires globally in 2019 had more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60% of the planet’s population.

  29. Combined wealth of how many Indian billionaires is higher than the country’s total Union Budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 which stood at Rs 24,42,200 crore as per the report titled ‘Time to Care: Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis’ ?
    1) 50 Indian billionaires
    2) 63 Indian billionaires
    3) 61 Indian billionaires
    4) 55 Indian billionaires
    5) 59 Indian billionaires
    Answer-2) 63 Indian billionaires
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2020 rights group Oxfam International released a report titled ‘Time to Care: Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis’. Indian billionaires’ wealth: Total combined wealth of 63 Indian billionaires is higher than the country’s total Union Budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 which stood at Rs 24,42,200 crore.

  30. Which of the following disease will be diagonized by Indian Molecular assay (test or analysis) named “TrueNat”, that was adopted by World Health Organisation (WHO) recently ?
    1) Tuberculosis (TB)
    2) HIV
    3) Dengue
    4) Malaria
    5) Jaundice
    Answer-1) Tuberculosis (TB)
    Explanation:
    On January 17, 2020 The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Global Tuberculosis Programme has included an Indian Molecular assay (test or analysis) named “TrueNat” as its initial test to identify strain resistance of TB bacteria. The assay has been included in a rapid communication document on Molecular Assays of the mentioned global TB programme and has high accuracy.TrueNat: It is a molecular diagnostic test for pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB and rifampicin-resistant TB. It provides resistance to rifampicin drug in about 90 minutes and will now replace sputum smear microscopy.

  31. Name the women security app developed by Mrityunjay Singh and Priya Rai (Students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)) to reduce the crimes against women .
    1) ‘Protect’
    2) ‘Kavalan’
    3) ‘Help’
    4) ‘Secure’
    5) ‘Very Good Morning’ (VGM)
    Answer-5) ‘Very Good Morning’ (VGM)
    Explanation:
    Mrityunjay Singh and Priya Rai, the students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh have developed a women security app ‘Very Good Morning’ (VGM) to reduce the crimes against women.By pressing the mobile’s power button thrice the app sends the location of the mobile number to the police emergency number.

  32. Name the fastest Indian bowler, who took 100 wickets in ODI recently while playing against Australia .
    1) Umesh Yadav
    2) Jasprit Bumrah
    3) Kuldeep Yadav
    4) Mohammed Shami
    5) Yuzvendra Chahal
    Answer-3) Kuldeep Yadav
    Explanation:
    India’s Kuldeep Yadav (25) became the fastest Indian bowler to take 100 wickets in ODI. He achieved the feat in the 2nd ODI match which was held in Rajkot, Gujarat. He has become the 22nd bowler in India to take 100 wickets in ODI international cricket & became the 151st bowler in the world to take 100 wickets in ODIs. This is his 58th match and became the 3rd fastest Indian bowler behind teammates Mohammed Shami (56 matches) and Jasprit Bumrah (57 matches) who took 100 wickets in the fewest matches & broke Harbhajan Singh’s record who reached there in 76 ODIs. He is also the first Indian cricketer to claim two hat-tricks in international cricket during the 2nd ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (AP) in Dec 2019.

  33. Who broke Hashim Amla’s record & became the fastest to claim 7000 ODI runs as an opener while playing against Australia recently ?
    1) MS Dhoni
    2) K. L. Rahul
    3) Virat Kohli
    4) Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    5) Shikhar Dhawan
    Answer-4) Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    Explanation:
    Rohit Gurunath Sharma became the fastest to claim 7000 ODI runs as an opener in 2nd ODI against Australia at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot,Gujarat. He achieved this feat in 137 innings. In this case, he left behind former South African batsman Hashim Amla (147 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (160 innings).

  34. Name the Indian Cricketer, who became the fastest batsman to reach 11,000 runs in ODI cricket & also became the fastest cricketer to complete 5000 runs in ODIs as skipper surpassing MS Dhoni record .
    1) Jasprit Bumrah
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Rohit Sharma
    4) K. L. Rahul
    5) Shikhar Dhawan
    Answer-2) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    Indian captain Virat Kohli broke the record of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 3rd and final match of the series against Australia held in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He became the fastest captain to complete 5000 runs in ODIs. He achieved this feat by hitting a four off Mitchell Starc. Dhoni had scored 5000 runs in 127 innings. At the same time, Kohli reached in his feat by just 82nd innings. Ricky Ponting of Australia arrived in 131 innings. Indian captain Virat Kohli also held the record for being the fastest captain to score 11,000 international runs. He scored 11,208 international runs as captain, surpassed the previous record held by MS Dhoni with 11,207 runs. Kohli has played 199 innings as captain, while Dhoni had played 330.

  35. Who topped in the ICC (International Cricket Council) Men’s ODI batting ranking 2020 released on January 20, 2020 ?
    1) Mohammad Nabi
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Ben Stokes
    4) Mohammad Babar Azam
    5) Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    Answer-2) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    As per the ICC (International Cricket Council) Men’s ODI ranking 2020 released on January 20, 2020, Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice captain Rohit Sharma strengthened their hold & ranked 1st and 2nd position respectively in batting table.On the other hand, Jaspreet Bumrah retained the top position in the bowlers list.
    Here’s the list of top3 players in ICC ODI ranking 2020:

    Rank Batting Bowling All-rounder
    1 Virat Kohli ( India) Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah (India) Ben Stokes (England)
    2 Rohit Gurunath Sharma       (India) Trent Alexander Boult (New Zealand ) Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
    3 Mohammad Babar Azam (Pakistan) Mujeeb Ur Rahman Zadran (Afghanistan) Syed Imad Wasim Haider (known as Imad Wasim)-Pakistan


  36. Who is the author of the book titled “The Gateway: A Social Commentary on Safety of Senior Citizens” that released by Justice Konakuppakatil Gopinathan Balakrishnan ?
    1) Hariharan Balagopal
    2) Amrita Pritam
    3) Jhumpa Lahiri
    4) Khushwant Singh
    5) R. K. Narayan
    Answer-1) Hariharan Balagopal
    Explanation:
    Hariharan Balagopal authored book “The Gateway: A Social Commentary on Safety of Senior Citizens” was released by Justice Konakuppakatil Gopinathan Balakrishnan, former Chief Justice of India (CJI), at the 14th Security Leadership Summit held in New Delhi. The book was published by Ailum publications. It stresses about the lack of safety faced by senior citizens.

  37. Name the author of the book “Human Dignity – A purpose in perpetuity”, released by Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
    1) Ruskin Bond
    2) Ashwani Kumar
    3) Vikram Seth
    4) Arundhati Roy
    5) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
    Answer-2) Ashwani Kumar
    Explanation:
    On January 19, 2020, Former Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ashwani Kumar authored the book title “Human Dignity – A purpose in perpetuity”, which was released by Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a book launch event at the India International Centre in New Delhi. The book was published by US(United States) based publisher LexisNexis.

  38. Man Mohan Sood passed away recently, he is associated with which sport ?
    1) Weight Lifting
    2) Wrestling
    3) Cricket
    4) Badminton
    5) Football
    Answer-3) Cricket
    Explanation:
    On January 19,2020 Former test Cricketer and National selector Man Mohan Sood, 80 years old, passed away in New Delhi. Sood played 1 Test and 39 first-class matches with 1 century. Born in Lahore, Punjab on 6 July 1939, he played his lone test match against Richie Benaud, Australia at Madras in 1960.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Ranthambore National Park is located in which state?
    Answer-Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    Ranthambore National Park is located in Rajasthan.The park was seen in news recently because the male tiger named Dollar or Zalim or T-25, who became famous for rearing two orphaned cubs was found dead in this National Park .

  2. Who is the MD & CEO of Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Ltd ?
    Answer-Vikas Seth

  3. Where is the headquarters of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) located ?
    Answer-Geneva, Switzerland

  4. Who is the chairman of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) ?
    Answer-Padan Kumar Borthakur

  5. Where is the headquarters of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) located ?
    Answer-Edinburgh, UK (United Kingdom)

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