Daily Current Affairs : 24th January 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 24th 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. Who inaugurated India’s first global Mega Science Exhibition “Vigyan Samagam” in Delhi?

(a)Prakash Javadekar

(b)Jitendra Singh

(c)Prahlad Singh Patel

(d)Ramesh Pokhriyal

(e)Narendra Singh Tomar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The Union Minister of State (I/C) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that three-tier teams should be set up for scientific research involving older and younger generations, so that continuity can be maintained in research work.

Q.2. In which city India’s first war memorial for service animals including dogs, horses and mules will be built?

(a)Meerut

(b)Kanpur

(c)Ahmedabad

(d)New Delhi

(e)Dehradun

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Meerut city in Uttar Pradesh will be host to India’s first war memorial for service animals including dogs, horses and mules. This place will dedicate itself to the contributions and heroics of animals who have helped the army in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir and in the battlefield during the Kargil War.

Q.3. Which city is recently declared as Open Defecation Free?

(a)Kolkata

(b)Kanpur

(c)Ahmedabad

(d)Srinagar

(e)Dehradun

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu on 22nd January said that Srinagar has joined the list of ‘Open Defecation Free’ cities.

“Srinagar receives its Swachhata Certificate from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Central Government and joins the list of cities that are now “OPEN DEFECATION FREE”. Another achievement after Srinagar gets 45th Rank in Cleanest Cities in the country.

Q.4. In which country of Africa, India established the first convention centre to honour the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.

(a)Ghana

(b)Burundi

(c)Niger

(d)Burkina faso

(e)Mali

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou on 22nd January jointly inaugurated the first convention centre established in Africa by India to honour the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.

Q.5. Which Prepaid payment Instrument’s certificate of authorization (CoA) has been cancelled by RBI?

(a)PayU

(b)Oxygen

(c)Mobikwik

(d)Idea Money

(e)Vodafone m-pesa

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday cancelled the Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) of Vodafone m-pesa after its voluntary surrender of authorisation.

Q.6. Which Co-operative bank has decided to convert into small finance bank?

(a)Saraswat Co-operative Bank

(b)Punjab & MaharashtraCo-operative Bank

(c)Mahanagar Co-operative Bank

(d)Janalaxmi Co-operative Bank

(e)New India Co-operative Bank

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. The New India Co-operative Bank (NICB) on 22nd January said its shareholders have decided to convert it into a small finance bank.

Reason: The move comes after a slew of regulatory changes by the RBI following the Rs 4,500-crore PMC Bank fraud and to ensure better regulation of such lenders which are heavily influenced by regional political heavyweights.

Q.7. RBI has hiked the short-term investments by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) from 20 % to ______% of the total FPI investment in Central government securities (including Treasury Bills) or state development loans.

(a)25

(b)30

(c)35

(d)40

(e)45

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. In a move that could lead to higher foreign inflows, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has hiked the short-term investments by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) from 20 per cent to 30 per cent of the total FPI investment in Central government securities (including Treasury Bills) or state development loans.

Q.8. Government of India and the World Bank signed USD 210 million loan agreement for which State’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project?

(a)Gujarat

(b)Karnataka

(c)Maharashtra

(d)Kerala

(e)Bihar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. The Government of India, the Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank on 24th January signed a loan agreement of USD 210 million.

List of loan by World Bank

$147 Million-Jharkhand

$31.58 mn- Uttarakhand

$ 400M- India Elimination of Tuberculosis(TB)

$328M-Andra Pradesh

$250 million-Develop Rajasthan’s Roads and Highways

$250-m-Kerala

$287 Mn- Tamil Nadu

Q.9. National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on____________.

(a)23rd January

(b)24th January

(c)25th  January

(d)26th January

(e)27th January

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. National Girl Child day is celebrated every year on January 24 across the country. Its objective is to provide maximum support and facilities to the girls of the country in every respect.

Q.10. On which day, International Day of Education is observed?

(a)23rd January

(b)24th January

(c)25th  January

(d)26th January

(e)27th January

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

Q.11. What is the theme of International Day of Education 2020?

(a)Listening, Learning, Leading

(b)Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building

(c)Rethinking Global Consumption, Production, and Investment

(d)Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace

(e)Education : A key driver for empowerment

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Theme 2020:“Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”.

Q.12. The Indian wrestling team has clinched 7 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze) in the 1st UWW (United World Wrestling) Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series 2020. Where was this tournament held?

(a)Abu Dhabi

(b)Paris

(c)Rome

(d)Beijing

(e)Tokyo

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. The Indian wrestling team has clinched 7 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze) in the 1st UWW (United World Wrestling) Matteo Pellicone Rome Ranking Series 2020 held from January 15 – 18, 2020 in the Italian Capital, Rome.

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