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Questions Based on Current Affairs January 9 2020

  1. Name the city that will host the International naval exercise ‘MILAN’ in March 2020 with the theme ‘Synergy Across the Seas’ .
    1) Hyderabad, Telangana
    2) Kolkata, West Bengal
    3) Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    4) New Delhi, Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    The Vishakapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh will host International naval exercise ‘MILAN’ in March 2020. The theme of the exercise for the year 2020 is ‘Synergy Across the Seas’. Milan exercise which will be hosted by Eastern Naval Command (ENC) aims to enhance professional interaction between foreign navies and also make use of the best practices in the maritime domain.

  2. Annual festival of Madhavpur Mela will be held in which Indian city in April 2020 ?
    1) Gujarat
    2) West Bengal
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Mizoram
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On January 8, 2020 in New Delhi Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) chaired a high- level meeting for the preparation of the annual festival Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat which will be held at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district of Gujarat on 2nd April 2020.The seven days festival celebrates the immortal journey of Lord Krishna and Rukmini from Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat. The eight North-Eastern states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura will participate in this festival.

  3. MLAT was in news recently, what does ‘A’ stands for ?
    1) Association
    2) Authority
    3) Assets
    4) Assistance
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Assistance
    Explanation:
    A stands for Assistance.The full form of MLAT is Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT).

  4. How many countries have signed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with India for cooperation in criminal matters in November 2019 ?
    1) 40 Countries
    2) 42 Countries
    3) 50 Countries
    4) 52 Countries
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 42 Countries
    Explanation:
    On 8th January 2020, The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued revised guidelines to expedite the delivery of mutual legal assistance and justice in criminal matters with other countries under the government’s policy of zero tolerance for crime at all. In this regard, India has signed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with 42 countries in November 2019 for cooperation in criminal matters & the MHA is also designated ‘Central Authority of India’ for it.

  5. Which 2 countries have renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of electoral management ?
    1) India and Russia
    2) India and United States
    3) India and Mauritius
    4) India and Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) India and Mauritius
    Explanation:
    On January 08, 2020 the Election Commission of India(ECI) has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on cooperation in the field of electoral management with the electoral commission of Mauritius. The renewal was done at Port Louis of Mauritius and was signed by India’s Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) Sunil Arora and Mohammed Irfan Abdool Rahman, Electoral Commissioner of Mauritius.

  6. Name the organization, that has released a report titled “Market Study on E-commerce in India:Key Findings and Observations” .
    1) Competition Commission of India (CCI)
    2) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
    3) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
    4) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Competition Commission of India (CCI)
    Explanation:
    On January 08, 2020 the Competition Commission of India (CCI) released a report titled “Market Study on E-commerce in India:Key Findings and Observations” after it was initiated by CCI in April 2019 for better understanding a functioning of e-commerce in India. The study was also launched to identify impediments (obstructions) to competition.

  7. By using which fund, Indian Railways will install Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) in 983 railway stations ?
    1) Railways funds
    2) Nirbhaya funds
    3) Credit Guarantee Fund
    4) Stand Up India Fund
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Nirbhaya funds
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways is in the process of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at railway stations. In the last budget Rs 250 crore was allocated to Indian Railways from Nirbhaya funds for installation of VSS in 983 railway stations. In the first phase of installation VSS is being installed at 200 stations and as on date work has been completed at 81 stations across India.

  8. By how much percent, the Revenue sector of India will grow annually & expected to reach $120 billion in 2020 ?
    1) 65%
    2) 45%
    3) 35%
    4) 51%
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 51%
    Explanation:
    On January 08, 2020 the Competition Commission of India (CCI) released a report titled “Market Study on E-commerce in India:Key Findings and Observations” after it was initiated by CCI in April 2019 for better understanding a functioning of e-commerce in India. Revenue from the e-commerce sector is expected to increase from $39 billion in 2017 to $120 billion in 2020, growing at an annual rate of 51%, the highest in the world.

  9. Over how many crimes have been registered in the year 2018 as per the National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) report ?
    1) 45 lakh crimes
    2) 40 lakh crimes
    3) 50 lakh crimes
    4) 25 lakh crimes
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 50 lakh crimes
    Explanation:
    On January 09, 2020 National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) report on Crime in India for the year 2018 was released. The report finds that over 50 lakh crimes have been registered in 2018 which is 1.3% more than that of 2017.

  10. Which state accounted for the maximum number of economic offences in 2018 as per the National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) report ?
    1) Uttar Pradesh(UP)
    2) Rajasthan
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Uttar Pradesh(UP)
    Explanation:
    On January 09, 2020 National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) report on Crime in India for the year 2018 was released. The report stated that Uttar Pradesh(UP) accounted for the maximum number of economic offences in 2018 with 22,822 cases recorded. It was followed by Rajasthan (21,309 cases), Maharashtra (14,854 cases), Telangana (10,390 cases) and Bihar (9,209 cases) in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th rank respectively.

  11. Which city ranked 1st in the list of fastest growing urban regions/ fastest growing cities in the world as per Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ?
    1) Suqian, China
    2) Malappuram, Kerala
    3) Kozhikode, Kerala
    4) Can Tho, Vietnam
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Malappuram, Kerala
    Explanation:
    On January 08,2020 latest ranking based on fastest growing urban regions/ fastest growing cities in the world was released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). as per the report 3 of the cities in Kerala were ranked in the top 10 places. Malappuram city of Kerala was ranked 1st in the list, while Kerala’s Kozhikode and Kollam cities were ranked in the 4th and 10th place respectively.

    Rank  City  Country
    1 Malappuram  (Kerala) India
    4 Kozhikode  (Kerala) India
    10 Kollam  (Kerala) India
    2 Can Tho Vietnam
    3 Suqian China


  12. What is the rank of Indian Passport in the Henley passport Index 2020 released by Henley & Partners ?
    1) 78th
    2) 80th
    3) 82nd
    4) 84th
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 84th
    Explanation:
    On January 08, 2020 the Henley passport Index 2020 was released by Henley & Partners. As per the index based on the data obtained from International Air Transport Association (IATA), Indian passport ranked at the 84th spot among the world’s most powerful passports list, which is a drop by 2 places as it ranked 82nd in 2019.

  13. Which country’s passport was topped in the Henley passport Index 2020 released by Henley & Partners ?
    1) Germany
    2) South Korea
    3) Japan
    4) Singapore
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Japan
    Explanation:
    On January 08, 2020 the Henley passport Index 2020 was released by Henley & Partners. As per the index based on the data obtained from International Air Transport Association (IATA), Indian passport ranked at the 84th spot among the world’s most powerful passports list, which is a drop by 2 places as it ranked 82nd in 2019. The list was topped by Japan.

    Rank  Most powerful passports Worst passport index
    84th India
    1 Japan Afghanistan
    2 Singapore Iraq
    3 Germany and South Korea Syria


  14. Name the bank that has launched a new scheme named “Residential Builder Finance with Buyer Guarantee (RBBG)” to provide loan between Rs 50 crores and Rs 400 crores to builders .
    1) State Bank of India(SBI)
    2) Indian Bank (IB)
    3) Bank of India (BoI)
    4) Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) State Bank of India(SBI)
    Explanation:
    On January 08, 2020 the State Bank of India(SBI) has announced a new scheme named Residential Builder Finance with Buyer Guarantee (RBBG). This new scheme’s purpose is to safeguard home buyers financially by issuing guarantee for completion of projects to customers availing SBI Home Loans. The ongoing home projects of SBI customers will be financed by the bank itself. Under the scheme, all reputed builders fulfilling the bank criteria can avail loan ranging between Rs 50 crores and Rs 400 crores. The criteria also include star rating and CIBIL (Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited) score.

  15. Which firm has signed an MoU to boost the residential housing sector under Residential Builder Finance with Buyer Guarantee (RBBG) scheme with tagine “Sapna Aapka – Bharosa SBI Ka” ?
    1) Godrej Properties Limited
    2) Sunteck Realty Limited (SRL)
    3) Oberoi Realty
    4) Mahindra Lifespaces
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Sunteck Realty Limited (SRL)
    Explanation:
    On January 08,2020 SBI and real estate development company Sunteck Realty Limited (SRL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost the residential housing sector under the public sector lender’s Residential Builder Finance with Buyer Guarantee (RBBG) scheme with tagine “Sapna Aapka – Bharosa SBI Ka” to the home buyers. Under this MoU three projects will be constructed in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region of Maharashtra.

  16. Name the state, that has signed a loan agreement worth Rs.711 crore with Kfw, Germany Development bank for expanding the climate-resilient Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) for the next five years.
    1) Arunachal Pradesh
    2) West Bengal
    3) Kerala
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On January 8, 2020 Andhra Pradesh government signs a loan pact for Rs.711 crore with Kfw, Germany Development bank for expanding the climate-resilient Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) in the state for the next five years.To take up the insurance scheme Andhra Pradesh government will spend Rs 304 crore in addition to encourage 2.39 lakh farmers in 591 village panchayats.ZBNF already covers about 1.28 lakh hectares in 3,011 villages of Andhra Pradesh and the financial assistance from German bank helps to cover about 2 lakh hectares in the addition.

  17. Which digital payments company has launched the all-in-one QR (Quick Response) for merchants to make unlimited payment for free across India ?
    1) Google Pay
    2) PhonePe
    3) Paytm
    4) PayPal
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Paytm
    Explanation:
    On January 8, 2020, Paytm, India’s leading digital payments company,has launched an all-in-one QR (Quick Response) for merchants across India. Paytm also also unveiled a new service ‘Paytm Business Khata’ ,which further promotes the Paytm merchant partners to maintain digital ledgers of all their customer transactions including cash and credit.

  18. Name the app launched by HDFC Bank recently to boost digital payments in India.
    1) ‘myApps’
    2) ‘myEva’
    3) ‘myFinApp’
    4) ‘myExclusif’
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) ‘myApps’
    Explanation:
    On January 9, 2020,In a bid to make the business more convenient for customers, HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation) Bank,an Indian banking and financial services company, for the 1st time has launched ‘myApps’, which is a suite of white-label apps to benefit urban local bodies, housing societies, local clubs and gymkhanas and religious institutions. Customised in over 20 languages including Hindi and English, it will help above said organisations to entirely digitise their ecosystem by allowing customise their brand and content. Through this, large institutions can make payments for payments, fees, make online bookings for various facilities, stay updated on latest announcements, and utilise a host of other features offered by the institutions itself.

  19. What is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)of India in the year FY20 as per the World Bank (WB)’s report, “January 2020 Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy challenges” ?
    1) 6%
    2) 5%
    3) 5.2%
    4) 5.5%
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 5%
    Explanation:
    On January 08, 2020, World Bank (WB),an international financial institution, in its report, “January 2020 Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy challenges” ,has Slashed India’s GDP(Gross domestic product) growth for financial year –FY 2020 to 5% from 6% estimated earlier in October 2019.The bank cuts the forecast due to the weakness in credit distribution of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in India.

  20. As per the World Bank report “January 2020 Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy challenges”, the Global growth is estimated as _______ percent ?
    1) 2.4%
    2) 2.1%
    3) 2.3%
    4) 2.5%
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 2.5%
    Explanation:
    On January 08, 2020, World Bank (WB),an international financial institution, released its report, “January 2020 Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy challenges”.It cuts the global growth by 0.2 % points to 2.4% for 2019 & 2.5% for 2020 due to a slower-than-expected recovery in trade and investment despite cooler trade war between the United States (US) and China.

  21. Who won the UK(United Kingdom) children’s book award, “Costa Children’s Award” for the debut novel ‘Asha and the Spirit Bird’ ?
    1) Hilary McKay
    2) Caroline Ward Vine
    3) Jasbinder Bilan
    4) Sally Rooney
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Jasbinder Bilan
    Explanation:
    On January 8,2020 Indian born-author Jasbinder Bilan’s (UK resident) debut novel ‘Asha and the Spirit Bird’ focussing on readers of age range 9 years and above,beat the competition and named as the winner of 2019 UK(United Kingdom) children’s book award named Costa Children’s Award.Bilan will receive 5,000 pounds for the award, which is open to the authors resident in the UK and Ireland. The award will be presented annually across 5 categories of “First Novel,Novel,Biography,Poetry and Children’s Book”.

  22. Which firm has appointed M Nagaraj, as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) on January 8,2020 ?
    1) Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO)
    2) Container Corporation of India (CONCOR)
    3) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
    4) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO)
    Explanation:
    On January 8,2020 State-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) has appointed M Nagaraj as company’s Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) for a period of 3 months. Ravi kanth was the former Chairman and Managing Director of HUDCO.

  23. Name the Lokpal Member, who resigned on January 9, 2020 .
    1) Harilal Jekisundas Kania
    2) Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
    3) Mehar Chand Mahajan
    4) BK Mukherjea
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
    Explanation:
    On January 9, 2020 Lokpal Member and the Former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale has resigned from his post due to some personal reasons. He was appointed by Lokpal Chairman Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose on March 27, 2019. 63-years-old Bhosale was the acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from 2015-2016 .He also served as a judge of the high courts of Bombay and Karnataka.

  24. Which country has launched its new communication technology experiment satellite, Tongxin Jishu Shiyan Weixing -5 (TJSW-5) recently ?
    1) United States (US)
    2) Russia
    3) Japan
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) China
    Explanation:
    On January 7, 2020, China has successfully launched a new communication technology experiment satellite, Tongxin Jishu Shiyan Weixing -5 (TJSW-5) by its Long March-3B (also known as CZ [Chang Zheng]-3B) carrier rocket. The mission lifted off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province, a southwestern Chinese province at 11:20 p.m. (Beijing Time). It was the 324th mission for the Long March series of carrier rockets.

  25. Name the India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier that is likely to be commissioned by early 2021 .
    1) Aditya
    2) Vikram
    3) Vikrant
    4) Arihant
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Vikrant
    Explanation:
    On January 8,2020 The manufacturing of the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant is likely to be commissioned by early 2021. Vikrant is currently under phase three of construction which involves setting to work of machinery and other equipment like power generation, propulsion and machinery.

  26. Which manufacturing company, is building the India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, “Vikrant” ?
    1) Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL)
    2) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)
    3) Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)
    4) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDS)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL)
    Explanation:
    On January 8,2020 The manufacturing of the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant is likely to be commissioned by early 2021. This carrier is being built at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) Kochi, Kerala. The third phase of construction will go till acceptance of harbour,sea trials and aviation trial will also take a year and it will be fully operated by 2022.The first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant complemented with Mikoyan MiG-29k aircraft will be showcased as part of the Navy’s tableau during the ceremonial parade on Rajpath,New Delhi on the Republic day.

  27. Sangeet-Natak Akademi awardee, Idu Sharif passed away recently, he was a _______ .
    1) Bhatiali singer
    2) Dhadi singer
    3) Kajari singer
    4) Mand singer
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Dhadi singer
    Explanation:
    On January 8,2020 Dhadi folk singer Idu Sharif 80 years old died at Manji Majra,Chandigarh as he was suffering from paralysis. Idu Sharif was born in the village Lalodi of Nabha in Patiala,Punjab.IduSharif received an award from Sangeet Natak Akademi,New Delhi and Tamra Patra award in 2006 by Former President of India Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam.He also received Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi award, Professor Mohan Singh award,Shiromani Dhadi Puraskar award in 2008.Dhadi folk singer Idu Sharif sings ballads and uses folk instrument ‘Dhadd’.

  28. Name the deceased screenwriter, who was nominated for Oscar for directing the film ‘Heaven Can Wait’ along with Warren Beatty .
    1) Charlie Kaufman
    2) Woody Allen
    3) Quentin Tarantino
    4) Henry Zuckerman
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Henry Zuckerman
    Explanation:
    On January 8, 2020 Oscar nominated screenwriter Henry Zuckerman passed away at Cedars-Sinai Health Center in Los Angeles due to heart attack. He was known as Buck Hendry. He was 89.He was the screenwriter for ‘The Graduate’ which scored seven Oscar nominations.In 1968 he won an Emmy award for writing ‘Get Smart’ along with co-creator Mel Brooks.In 1978 he directed the film ‘Heaven Can Wait’ with Warren Beatty which was also nominated for an Oscar.

  29. On which date, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated ?
    1) January 6
    2) January 7
    3) January 9
    4) January 8
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) January 9
    Explanation:
    16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated every year on January 9. It is also called NRI (Non-Resident Indian) day. The day was chosen because on January 9,1915 Mahatma Gandhi,the greatest Pravasi came to India from South Africa and led India’s freedom struggle. The purpose of the day is to recognize the overseas Indian who have contributed to the development of India and to promote unity of people overseas with government of India.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Mishmi Tribe is associated with which state ?
    Answer-Arunachal Pradesh

  2. Who is the Chief of the Naval Staff of India ?
    Answer-General Admiral Karambir Singh

  3. What is the tagline of HDFC Bank ?
    Answer-We Understand Your World

  4. Who is the founder & CEO of Paytm ?
    Answer-Vijay Shekhar Sharma

  5. What is the Capital and Currency of Mauritius ?
    Answer-Capital- Port Louis & Currency- Mauritian rupee.

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