Daily Current Affairs : 23rd January 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 23rd January 2020:

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Q.1. IndianOil has signed an MoU with which Country’s National Petroleum Authority (NPA)?

(a)Ghana

(b)UAE

(c)Mali

(d)Saudi Arabia

(e)Iraq

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. IndianOil has signed an MoU with Ghana’s National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to offer assistance and technical expertise to the country in implementing its National LPG Promotion Policy.

Q.2. Who has become the 1st woman president of Greece?

(a)Kyriakos Mitsotakis

(b)Sanna Marin

(c)Katerina Sakellaropoulou

(d)Christine Lagarde

(e)Kristilina Georgieva

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis nominated Katerina Sakellaropoulou as the country’s new president.

Q.3. What is the rank of India as per the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI-2019)?

(a)74th

(b)76th

(c)78th

(d)80th

(e)82nd

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. India’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI-2019) has slipped from 78 to 80 compared to the previous year, said Transparency International on 23rd January, while questioning the “unfair and opaque political financing” in the country. Its score of 41 out of 100 remains the same.

Q.4. Which country was at the top of the 2019 global corruption perception index?

(a)Denmark

(b)Norway

(c)Sweden

(d)Finland

(e)North Korea

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. New Zealand and Denmark was at the top of the global corruption perception index 2019.

India’s Rank in Ranking Index

Global peace index-141st

World Press Freedom Index 2019-140th

Global competitiveness index-68th

Global passport Index 2020-84th

Global Hunger Index-102nd

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020-63rd

Gender Equality Index 2019-95th

Q.5. What is the rank of India as per the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index?

(a)63rd

(b)84th

(c)68th

(d)72nd

(e)80th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. India has moved up eight places to the 72nd position in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index that ranks nations on the ability to grow, attract and retain talent.

Q.6. Which country was at the top of the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index?

(a)Denmark

(b)Switzerland

(c)Finland

(d)Netherlands

(e)Norway

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Switzerland topped the list of 132 nations, in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index , followed by the US and Singapore.

Q.7. Which state is ranked top in SKOCH State of Governance 2019?

(a)West Bengal

(b)Gujarat

(c)Karnataka

(d)Maharashtra

(e)Kerala

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Gujarat toppped SKOCH State of Governance 2019. Gujarat, which was ranked 5th in 2018 replaces 2018 leader West Bengal.

Q.8. As per the Airpocalypse-IV, an annual report released by Greenpeace India, Which is the most polluted city in the country in 2018?

(a)Dhanbad

(b)Lunglei

(c)Jharia

(d)Noida

(e)Ghaziabad

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Jharia, known worldwide for its underground coal fires, continued to be the most polluted city in the country in 2018, while neighbouring, Dhanbad, came in second according to Airpocalypse-IV, an annual report released by Greenpeace India on 22nd  January.

Q.9. As per the Airpocalypse-IV, an annual report released by Greenpeace India, Which is the least polluted city in the country in 2018?

(a)Dhanbad

(b)Lunglei

(c)Jharia

(d)Noida

(e)Ghaziabad

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Lunglei in Mizoram was the least polluted city in India, followed by Meghalaya’s Dowki, according to the report. Six of the top-10 polluted cities are in Uttar Pradesh: Noida, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Allahabad, Moradabad and Firozabad.

Q.10. The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has extended USD 35.80 million (about Rs 250 crore) line of credit to _____________ government to fund the country’s rural electrification programme.

(a)Ghana

(b)Burundi

(c)Suriname

(d)Venezuela

(e)Aruba

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on 22nd Janaury it has extended USD 35.80 million (about Rs 250 crore) line of credit to Suriname government to fund the country’s rural electrification programme.

Q.11. Which company has partnered with Apollo Hospitals to launch Health EMI Cards?

(a)Mahindra Finance

(b)HDFC Ergo

(c)Bajaj Finserv

(d)LIC India

(e)IDFC First Bank

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Bajaj Finserv has launched digitized health EMI cards covering an entire family with a credit limit ranging between Rs 40,000 and Rs 4 lakh. The 0% EMI cards, which will be accepted across all centres of Apollo Hospitals in the country, has a personal accident insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh.

Q.12. Who has been appointed as the country head of SoftBank in India?

(a)Lingam Venkat Prabhakar

(b)Sanjiv Chadha

(c)Atanu Kumar Das

(d)Challa Sreenivasulu Setty

(e)Manoj Kohli

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp.  SoftBank Group is beefing up its team in India. After roping in Google India’s Vikas Agnihotri as an operating partner in India, SoftBank has appointed Manoj Kohli as country head.

Q.13. Who has won the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award for 2019 ?

(a)Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

(b)Priya Prakash

(c)Sunanda Patnaik

(d)Aayushi Dholakia

(e)Anjum Chopra

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Priya Prakash, the founder and CEO of India based HealthSetGo, has won the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award for 2019 for her school health programme that aims at providing 360 degree healthcare support to children.

Q.14. Which country will train Indian flight surgeons for Gaganyaan mission?

(a)USA

(b)Russia

(c)France

(d)China

(e)Italy

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. France will train Indian flight surgeons to enable them to monitor the health of astronauts selected for the ambitious human space mission Gaganyaan.

Q.15. The World Archery conditionally lifted the suspension from which country recently?

(a)Russia

(b)China

(c)India

(d)Pakistan

(e)Austria

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. The World Archery on 23rd January conditionally lifted the suspension on India, less than a week after the embattled national federation held its elections.

Q.16.The 3rd Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2020 held at_________.

(a)Bengaluru

(b)Bhubaneshwar

(c)Kolkata

(d)Guwahati

(e)Pune

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. The 3rd Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2020 was held at Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. Top :- Maharashtra

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