Daily Current Affairs : 21st January 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 21st January 2020:

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Q.1.Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on 20th January announced that the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme will be implemented by _____________across the country.

(a)June 1

(b)March 31

(c)April 1

(d)March 1

(e)February 1

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on 20th January announced that the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme will be implemented by June 1 across the country.

Earlier on January 1, Paswan had said that this facility has been started in 12 states in the country on the first day of the New Year.

Q.2.Which State government on 21st January introduced the bill in their Assembly to have three capitals in the state?

(a)Assam

(b)Punjab

(c)Andhra Pradesh

(d)Haryana

(e)Gujarat

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. The Jaganmohan Reddy government on 21st January introduced the bill in Andhra Pradesh Assembly to have three capitals : Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, Kurnool in the state. The cabinet, eariler in the morning, had approved the three-capital proposal during its meeting at the state secretariat, chaired by CM Reddy.

Q.3. Who inaugurated the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar?

(a)Prakash Javadekar

(b)Nitin Gadkari

(c)Narendra Modi

(d)Ramesh Pokhriyal

(e)Amit Shah

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli will on 21st January jointly inaugurate the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar, built with Indian assistance to facilitate trade and people’s movement.

Q.4. Where did the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum started?

(a)Madrid

(b)Tokyo

(c)Dubai

(d)Davos

(e)New Delhi

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum opens in Davos, Switzerland on 21st January.

Q.5. Who has been awarded the Crystal Award at 50th Annual Meeting of the WEF, Davos?

(a)Priyanka Chopra

(b)Elton John

(c)Shah Rukh Khan

(d)David Attenborough

(e)Deepika Padukone

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been awarded Crystal Award at Davos.

Q.6. Corona virus outbreak began in which of the following countries recently?

(a)Russia

(b)Brazil

(c)Saudi Arabia

(d)China

(e)Pakistan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. The outbreak began in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people. Many of the patients have reportedly been linked to Hua Nan Seafood Wholesale Market, a large seafood and animal market in the city, according to CBS News’ Ramy Inocencio.

Q.7. Which of the following countries was hit by Cyclone Tino?

(a)Japan

(b)Fiji

(c)Philippines

(d)China

(e)Australia

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Tropical Cyclone Tino strengthened to a Category Three storm on 19th January as it closed in on Tonga after battering Fiji where two people were missing and more than 3,000 fled to emergency shelters.

Q.8. Which company has acquired the Indian operations of Uber Eats, the food delivery business run by Uber for around $350 million?

(a)Swiggy

(b)FoodPanda

(c)Zomato

(d)Faasos

(e)FreshMenu

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Online food delivery and restaurant discovery platform Zomato has acquired the Indian operations of Uber Eats, the food delivery business run by Uber, for around $350 million (Rs 2,485 crore).

Q.9. What was the rank of India among the top 10 nations receiving Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2019 according to UNCTAD report?

(a)10th

(b)8th

(c)6th

(d)12th

(e)21st

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. India ranked 8th among the top 10 nations receiving FDI in 2019, US tops: UNCTAD report.

India was among the top 10 recipients of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2019, attracting $49 billion in inflows, a 16% increase from the previous year, driving the FDI growth in South Asia. The majority went into services industries, including information technology.

Q.10. Which country was the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2019 attracting $251 billion?

(a)China

(b)Russia

(c)United States

(d)UAE

(e)Canada

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. United States-the largest recipient of FDI- remained stable at $251 billion.China, the second largest recipient, saw zero-growth in FDI inflows. Its FDI inflows in 2018 were $139 billion and $140 billion in 2019.

Q.11. Who has been appointed as managing director of SBI?

(a)Lingam Venkat Prabhakar

(b)Sanjiv Chadha

(c)Atanu Kumar Das

(d)Challa Sreenivasulu Setty

(e)Rajendra Chinna Veerappan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. The government on 20th January appointed Challa Sreenivasulu Setty as the managing director of the State Bank of India for a period of three years.

Q.12. Who has been appointed as managing director & CEO of Bank of India?

(a)Lingam Venkat Prabhakar

(b)Sanjiv Chadha

(c)Atanu Kumar Das

(d)Challa Sreenivasulu Setty

(e)Rajendra Chinna Veerappan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Bank of India: Atanu Kumar Das as MD & CEO of Bank of India.

Q.13. Who has been appointed as managing director & CEO of Bank of Baroda?

(a)Lingam Venkat Prabhakar

(b)Sanjiv Chadha

(c)Atanu Kumar Das

(d)Challa Sreenivasulu Setty

(e)Rajendra Chinna Veerappan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Bank of Baroda – Sanjiv Chadha has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank of Baroda (BoB) by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC)

Q.14. Who has been appointed as managing director & CEO of Canara Bank?

(a)Lingam Venkat Prabhakar

(b)Sanjiv Chadha

(c)Atanu Kumar Das

(d)Challa Sreenivasulu Setty

(e)Rajendra Chinna Veerappan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Canara Bank: Lingam Venkat Prabhakar as MD & CEO of Canara Bank.

Q.15. Supreme Court has set up a panel for draft mediation law headed by mediator _____________.

(a)Niranjan Bhat

(b)Bimal  Jalan

(c)Usha Thorat

(d)VG Kannan

(e)DK Mohanty

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Supreme Court has set up a panel for draft mediation law headed by mediator Niranjan Bhat.

RBI’s Task Force on Offshore Rupee Markets-Usha Thorat

ATM Interchange Free Structure-VG Kannan

Currency Movement-DK Mohanty

Economic Capital Frame Work-Bimal  Jalan

Q.16. Indian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ________________________for ‘Sharing of seabed sediments data, products and expertise for Naval Application in Meteorology and Oceanography’.

(a)National Institute of Oceanography

(b)Ministry of Earth Sciences

(c)Geological Survey of India

(d)India Meteorological Department

(e)Department of Science and Technology

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. Indian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Geological Survey of India (GSI) for ‘Sharing of seabed sediments data, products and expertise for Naval Application in Meteorology and Oceanography’.

Q.17. Who launched the Book “Human Dignity– A purpose in perpetuity”,written by Former Union minister Ashwini Kumar ?

(a)Venkaiah Naidu

(b)Manmohan Singh

(c)Narendra Modi

(d)Ramesh Pokhriyal

(e)Amit Shah

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. Book “Human Dignity– A purpose in perpetuity”, launched by Manmohan Singh.

Q.18. Mohan Sood passed away, He was _____________________.

(a)Writer

(b)Politician

(c)Singer

(d)Cricketer

(e)Artist

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(d)

Exp. Former Test batsman and National selector Man Mohan Sood passed away.

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