Current Affairs|14th January 2020 |Daily GK updates quiz

Daily Current Affairs 14 January 2020:

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Q.1.  Name the veteran National Award winner Odia Filmmaker, known as ‘Father of New Wave Odia Cinema’, who passed away recently.

(a)Manmohan Mohapatra

(b)Vikas Sabnis

(c)Gollapudi Maruti Rao

(d)Bhagbat Prasad Mohanty

(e)Ganga Prasad Vimal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. ‘Father of New Wave Odia Cinema’ Manmohan Mohapatra passes away. Seeta Rati’ was released on television and went on to fetch Mohapatra National Award for the Best Feature Film in Odia.

Q.2. Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed on ___________every year.

(a)11 January

(b)12 January

(c)13 January

(d)14 January

(e)15 January

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. The Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed on 14 January every year. The day is observed as a mark of respect and recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal KM Cariappa.

Q.3. Name the Badminton player who has won the Malaysia Masters 2020 title.

(a)Victor Axelsen

(b)Srikanth Kidambi

(c)Kento Momota

(d)B. Sai Praneeth

(e)Takeshi Kamura

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. World number one Kento Momota won the Malaysia Masters after easily defeating Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen 24-22, 21-11 on 12th January .

Q4. Five-day joint exercise ‘Sahyog Kaijin’ between India and ________ coast guards starts from January 16 in Chennai.

(a)China

(b)Thailand

(c)Russia

(d)Myanmar

(e)Japan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Japan Coast Guard’s ship ‘Echigo’ arrived in Chennai on 13th January as part of the annual joint exercises with the Indian Coast Guard. The five-day event ‘Sahyog Kaijin’ will begin on January 16.

Q.5.  Which British Indian yoga champion has won the Global Child Prodigy Award.

(a)Suhit  Rakshit

(b)Ishwar Sharma

(c)Shubham Jaglan

(d)Manav Thakker

(e)Nimesh Ghosh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. A 10-year-old school boy and under-11 yoga champion, Ishwar Sharma, from the UK has been honored with the Global Child Prodigy Award 2020 for achievements in spiritual discipline yoga.

Q6.Who among the following has been appointed as Director General Of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)?

(a)S S Deswal

(b)Anup Kumar Singh

(c)AP Maheshwari

(d)Samant Goel

(e)Rajesh Ranjan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Senior IPS officer AP Maheshwari on 13th January appointed as Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Q.7.Who among the following has been appointed as new RBI Deputy Governor?

(a)Viral Acharya

(b)Soma Roy Burman

(c)Sangita Reddy

(d)Michael Patra

(e)Girish Chandra Chaturvedi

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7. (d)

Exp. The government on 14th January appointed Michael Debaprata Patra as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Q.8. Who will become the first woman parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade?

(a)Shalija Dhami

(b)Hina Jaiswal

(c)Anjali Singh

(d)Shivangi

(e)Tania Shergill

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Captain Tania Shergill, an officer with Army’s Corps of Signals, will be the first woman parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade.

Q.9. Which Indian Monument has been included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list?

(a)Suranga Bawdi, Bijapur

(b)Statue of Unity, Gujarat

(c)Taj Mahal, Agra

(d)Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

(e)Qutub Minar, New Delhi

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. The 182-meter tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat has been included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list.

Q.10. India signed key agreements in the field of Information and Broadcasting at the Information and Broadcasting Minister’s meet 2020, in New Delhi with which of the following countries?

(a)Bangladesh

(b)Sri Lanka

(c)Bhutan

(d)Myanmar

(e)Nepal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. India and Bangladesh signed key agreements in the field of Information and Broadcasting at the Information and Broadcasting Minister’s meet 2020, in New Delhi.

Q.11.Which Union Minister signed a formal co-production agreement with  his Bangladeshi counterpart Muhammad H Mahmud on the biopic of “BangaBandhu”, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, which will be released during the birth centenary year of Bangabandhu?

(a)Prakash Javadekar

(b)Nirmala Sitharaman

(c)Smriti Irani

(d)Ramesh Pokhriyal

(e)Amit Shah

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. In the presence of Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar and his Bangladeshi counterpart Muhammad H Mahmud a formal co-production agreement was signed  on the biopic of “BangaBandhu”, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, which will be released during the birth centenary year of Bangabandhu.

Q.12. Which zone of the Indian Railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with State Bank of India (SBI) for Doorstep Banking for direct pickup of earnings?

(a)East Central zone

(b)South Central Zone

(c)North Western Zone

(d)South East zone

(e)North East Frontier Zone

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between South Central Zone of Indian Railways and State Bank of India for Doorstep Banking for direct pickup of earnings covering all 585 Railway stations over SCR Zone.

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