Current Affairs|13th January 2020 |Daily GK updates quiz

Daily Current Affairs 13th January 2020:

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Q.1. Which port is now renamed as the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port?

(a)Visakhapatnam Port

(b)Kandla Port

(c)Kolkata Port

(d)Chennai Port

(e)Cochin Port

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1. (c)

Exp. PM Narendra Modi on 12th January celebrated the 150th anniversary of the historic Kolkata Port Trust and renamed the port after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.

Q.2. Indian Railways signs MoU with ___________for Phase 2 of e-Office Execution.

(a)Google

(b)BSNL

(c)Jio

(d)RailTel

(e)Infosys

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2. (d)

Exp. After the successful completion of the Phase 1 execution of NIC e-office for 50000 users in 58 units, Indian Railways has signed MoU with RailTel, a miniratna PSU under Ministry of Railways, for the phase 2 of the project. In phase 2, RailTel will register 39000 users over 34 Railway divisions on NIC e-office platform by 30th June 2020.

Q.3. Who among the following Union minister digitally launched the project VISHWAS and CYBER AASHVAST at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar?

(a)Prakash Javadekar

(b)Nirmala Sitharaman

(c)Smriti Irani

(d)Ramesh Pokhriyal

(e)Amit Shah

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Union Home Minister Amit shah today digitally launched project VISHWAS and CYBER AASHVAST at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. VISHWAS is acronym for Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security.

Q.4. Name the Union Minister who launched “Yashaswini Scheme” for Women entrepreneurship in Goa.

(a)Prakash Javadekar

(b)Nirmala Sitharaman

(c)Smriti Irani

(d)Ramesh Pokhriyal

(e)Amit Shah

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani on 11th January launched Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship in Goa. Swasthya Sakhi Project and breast cancer screening initiative were also inaugurated on the occasion.

Q.5.  Swasthya Sakhi Project and breast cancer screening initiative was inaugurated by which of the following minister?

(a)Harsh Vardhan

(b)Nirmala Sitharaman

(c)Smriti Irani

(d)Thawar Chand Gehlot

(e)Ramesh Pokhriyal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5. (c)

Exp. Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani on 11th January launched Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship in Goa. Swasthya Sakhi Project and breast cancer screening initiative were also inaugurated on the occasion.

Q.6. Where is the World Future Energy Summit 2020 held?

(a)Abu Dhabi

(b)New Delhi

(c)Colombo

(d)Tokyo

(e)Paris

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6. (a)

Exp. The World Future Energy Summit will begin on 13th January in Abu Dhabi, 33,500 participants from 170 countries and 800 specialist exhibitors are expected to attend the four-day annual event.

Q.7. What is the theme for this year’s World Future Energy Summit 2020?

(a)Powering the future of Energy and Sustainability

(b)Rethinking Global Consumption, Production, and Investment

(c)Embracing the future, Welcoming Disruption

(d)Driving the Global Energy transformation

(e)Future Energy

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7. (b)

Exp. The theme for this year’s World Future Energy summit is “Rethinking Global Consumption, Production, and Investment.”

Q.8. Tsai Ing-wen has won the second presidential term, from which country she belongs to?

(a)Hong Kong

(b)Vietnam

(c)Thailand

(d)Taiwan

(e)Cambodia

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8. (d)

Exp. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has secured a second term after sweeping to victory in an election dominated by the island’s relationship with China.

Q.9. After the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who has sworn in as new Sultan of Oman?

(a)Qasem Soleimani

(b)Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

(c)Esmail Ghaani

(d)Haitham bin Tariq Al Said

(e)Tamim Bin Hamad

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9. (d)

Exp. Oman has named Haitham bin Tariq Al Said as the country’s new ruler following the death of his cousin Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Q.10. Robert Abela has elected as a new leader and prime minister of which of the following country?

(a)Morocco

(b)Tunisia

(c)Malta

(d)Cambodia

(e)Algeria

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10. (c)

Exp. Robert Abela wins election to be prime minister of Malta to replace Joseph Muscat, who resigned over the murder of a journalist.

Q.11. Flipkart co-founder and former CEO Sachin Bansal has reportedly acquired __________________for Rs. 100 crores.

(a)DHFL General Insurance

(b)Shriram General Insurance

(c)Cholamandalam MS General Insurance

(d)Acko General Insurance

(e)Edelweiss General Insurance

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Flipkart co-founder and former CEO Sachin Bansal has reportedly acquired DHFL General Insurance from Wadhawan Group Capital (WGC) for around Rs 100 crore.

Q.12. Who received the Prestigious Polly Umrigar award for best Indian international cricketer for 2018-19 at the BCCI Annual Awards held in Mumbai?

(a)Virat Kohli

(b)Jasprit Bumrah

(c)Mahendra Singh Dhoni

(d)Rohit Sharma

(e)Shikhar Dhawan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2018-19) at the BCCI Annual Awards held in Mumbai.

Q.13. Name the tennis player who has won the Men’s singles title in the ATP Cup.

(a)Novak Djokovic

(b)Rafael Nadal

(c)Roger Federer

(d)Denis Shapovalov

(e)Stefanos Tsitsipas

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Novak Djokovic helped seal victory for Serbia in the inaugural ATP Cup team event after defeating his long-term Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in singles.

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