Daily Current Affairs : 20th January 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 20th January 2020:

Daily Current Affairs quiz, Daily gk updates and Current affairs is playing a major role in any competitive exam. so here we are providing the current affairs quiz on daily basis for Bank, SSC, Railway and Other Government Competitive Examinations.

Q.1. Which city is hosting 9th International Children’s Film Festival ?

(a)New Delhi

(b)Kolkata

(c)Ladakh

(d)Lucknow

(e)Bengaluru

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The 9th International Children’s Film Festival begins in Kolkata on 19th January with the screening of Aizaz Khan directed Hamid.

Q.2. Magh Bihu, an auspicious harvest festival , is celebrated in which state?

(a)Assam

(b)Nagaland

(c)Mizoram

(d)Meghalaya

(e)Sikkim

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Magh Bihu, an auspicious harvest festival, is being celebrated in Assam.

Note: The major festivals celebrated in Assam

 Bihu, Baishagu, Ali-Ai-Ligang, Baikho, Rongker, Rajini Gabra Harni Gabra, Bohaggiyo Bishu, Ambubashi Mela and Jonbill Mela

Q.3. The first edition of Krishi Manthan- the largest Food, Agri-business and Rural Development Summit of Asia organized by Indian Institute of Management began in _____________.

(a)Kolkata

(b)Kanpur

(c)Ahmedabad

(d)New Delhi

(e)Dehradun

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. In Gujarat, the first edition of Krishi Manthan- the largest Food, Agri-business and Rural Development Summit of Asia organized by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad began.

Q.4. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update, revised India’s FY 2020 growth forecast to _________________.

(a)5.0%

(b)5.7%

(c)4.9%

(d)4.8%

(e)4.8%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The International Monetary Fund has slashed its estimate on India’s 2019 economic growth to 4.8% from the 6.1% expansion it projected in October, citing a sharper-than-expected slowdown in local demand and stress in the non-bank financial sector.

Q.5. Which rank RBI obtained among central banks in buying gold abroad 2019?

(a)2nd

(b)3rd

(c)4th

(d)5th

(e)6th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. RBI ranked sixth among central banks in buying gold abroad.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) bought 7.5 tonnes of gold last October, buttressing its foreign exchange reserves to $450 billion.

Q.6. What is the rank of India out of 82 countries on a new Social Mobility Index ?

(a)78

(b)59

(c)68

(d)76

(e)63

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. India has been ranked very low at 76th place out of 82 countries on a new Social Mobility Index compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Q.7. Which country topped the new Social Mobility Index compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF)?

(a)Denmark

(b)New Zealand

(c)Norway

(d)Finland

(e)Iceland

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Denmark has topped the new Social Mobility Index.

Note: India’s Rank in Ranking Index

Global competitiveness index 2019-68

Global passport Index 2020-84

Global Hunger Index 2019-102

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020-63

Gender Equality Index 2019-95

Q.8. Which state has been ranked the best for parameters on efficiency targets in the review of state and Central government water departments by the ministry of Jal Shakti?

(a)Rajasthan

(b)Gujarat

(c)New Delhi

(d)Madhya Pradesh

(e)Bihar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Gujarat has been ranked the best for parameters on efficiency targets in the review of state and Central government water departments by the ministry of Jal Shakti.

Q.9. Which state is the worst performing state for water efficiency in the review of state and Central government water departments by the ministry of Jal Shakti?

(a)Rajasthan

(b)Gujarat

(c)New Delhi

(d)Madhya Pradesh

(e)Bihar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Rajasthan is the third best and Delhi is among the worst performing states, according to the ranking for 2019 circulated to different state governments recently.

Q.10. Whom among the following will receive the highest Australian civilian honour, the Order of Australia honour ?

(a)Sundar Pichai

(b)Mukesh Ambani

(c)Satya Nadella

(d)Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

(e)Sudha Murty

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Australia has conferred its highest civilian honour, the Order of Australia honour, on Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw for her contribution towards advancing the country’s relationship with India.

Q.11. Who has been elected as president of the suspended Archery Association of India (AAI)?

(a)Vijay Kumar Malhotra

(b)BVP Rao

(c)Arjun Munda

(d)Kiren Rijiju

(e)Raj Kumar Singh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Union minister Arjun Munda was on 18th January elected as president of the suspended Archery Association of India (AAI) in its much-delayed elections, which were held here smoothly in the presence of three observers..

Q.12. DRDO has successfully test-fired a 3,500 kilometer range nuclear capable missile, ___________that can be launched from a submarine.

(a)K-2

(b)K-3

(c)K-4

(d)K-5

(e)  K-6

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. The test of the K-4 ballistic missile was conducted off the Vizag coast in Andhra Pradesh on 19th January. With this test, India has moved one more step towards the induction of this ballistic missile on the INS Arihant class of nuclear submarines. The missile was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Q.13.Which Country defeated the team of the Pakistan Consulate to lift the Diplomat Cup Cricket Championship of 2020 in Sharjah, UAE?

(a)Bangladesh

(b)India

(c)China

(d)Afghanisthan

(e)Sri Lanka

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. The team of the Indian Consulate in Dubai on 18th January defeated the team of the Pakistan Consulate to lift the Diplomat Cup Cricket Championship of 2020.

Q.14. Who has won her first gold medal of the 2020 season at the Rome Ranking Series event?

(a)Vinesh Phogat

(b)Deepak Punia

(c)Bajrang Punia

(d)Ravi Kumar Dahiya

(e)Pooja Gehlot

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Vinesh Phogat won her first gold medal of the 2020 season at the Rome Ranking Series event after teen sensation Anshu Malik settled for a silver in 57kg competition, here on 18th January.

Q.15. Who is the author of the book ‘The Winning Sixer’, released by Anil Kumble?

(a)Harsha Bhogle

(b)Simon Taufel

(c)WV Raman

(d)Kapil Dev

(e)Vijay Lokapally

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Former Indian Cricketer WV Raman’s book ‘The Winning Sixer’, released by Anil Kumble.

Q.16.  National Immunization Day is observed on ______________.

(a)16th  January

(b)17th  January

(c)18th  January

(d)19th  January

(e)20th  January

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. National Immunization Day was observed on 19 January 2020. The day was aimed to maintain the NO POLIO status of the country.

Online Mock Test Available on App as well as Web:

IBPS GA Capsule based Test Series

Ambitious baba app on play store

How to Access on App:-

  1. Go to Playstore search Ambitious Baba or Click here to Install App
  2. After Install Login with Google Account or Facebook Account

Related Links:

2019 Preparation Kit PDF

I challenge you will get Best Content in Our PDFs with Detail solutions and Latest Pattern
Memory Based Puzzle E-book | 2016-19 Exams Covered Get PDF here
Caselet Data Interpretation 200 Questions Get PDF here
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement E-Book for BANK PO MAINS (Vol-1) Get PDF here
ARITHMETIC DATA INTERPRETATION 2019 E-book Get PDF here
The Banking Awareness 500 MCQs E-book| Bilingual (Hindi + English) Get PDF here
High Level DATA INTERPRETATION Practice E-BOOK Get PDF here

 

Leave a Reply