Daily Current Affairs : 25th and 26th January 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 25th and 26th January 2020:

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Q.1. Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief guest of this year’s Republic day parade. He is the president of which country?

(a)Brazil

(b)Denmark

(c)Cuba

(d)Sweden

(e)Finland

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. The Republic day ceremony that lasted one and a half hours, was witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the chief guest of this year’s parade, Brazilian president Jair Messias Bolsonaro as President of India, Ram Nath Kovind took the salute.

Q.2. India marked its ____________ Republic Day on 26th January 2020.

(a)75th

(b)74th

(c)73rd

(d)72nd

(e)71st

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. India marked its 71st Republic Day on 26th January 2020 with a parade showcasing some of its newly acquired capabilities and military hardware, both homegrown and like the anti-satellite missile as well as bought from abroad like US made heavy lift Chinook and the anti-tank attack Apache helicopters.

Q.3. Who became 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.3.(e)

Exp. Tania Shergill is a fourth-generation Indian army officer who joined the armed forces in 2017 after graduating from the Officers Training Academy in Chennai. Captain Tania Shergill became the first woman parade adjutant for the Parade this year.

Q.4. Which Indian force was seen for the first time taking part in this Republic Day Parade at the Rajpath?

(a)MARCOS

(b)NDRF

(c)NSG

(d)SPG

(e)ITBP

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) saw its tableau, depicting its humanitarian efforts during catastrophes such as cyclones and floods, rolling down the Rajpath for the first time this Republic Day Parade. The force was raised in 2006 for specific tasks of relief and rescue during natural and man-made disasters or similar life-threatening situations.

Q.5. Which gun system, commanded by Capt. Mrigank Bharadwaj, was part of the Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath for the first time?

(a)Chinook

(b)Shakti

(c)Trishul

(d)Dhanush

(e)Nag

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The ‘Dhanush’ gun system, commanded by Capt. Mrigank Bharadwaj, was part of the Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath for the first time.

Q.6. When was the Constitution adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly?

(a)15 August 1947

(b)26 January 1950

(c)26 January 1949

(d)26 November 1949

(e)26 November 1950

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic.

Q.7. Recently India inked 15 agreements to ramp up cooperation in a wide range of areas and unveiled an action plan to further broad base strategic ties with which of the following country?

(a)China

(b)Brazil

(c)Maldives

(d)Cuba

(e)Sweden

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. India and Brazil on 25th January inked 15 agreements to ramp up cooperation in a wide range of areas and unveiled an action plan to further broadbase strategic ties after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro.

Q.8. With which major money transfer brand, Bharti Airtel recently joined hands to launch real-time payments into bank accounts in India and mobile wallets across Africa?

(a)Remitly

(b)PayPal

(c)Western Union

(d)MoneyGram

(e)Ria Money transfer

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Bharti Airtel giant recently associated with the major money transfer brand Western Union to launch real-time payments into bank accounts in India and mobile wallets across Africa.

Q.9.Who took over as the new Chairman of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for the year 2020?

(a)Nripendra Mishra

(b)Sunil Arora

(c)Vasdev Mohi

(d)Manoj Kohli

(e)Challa Sreenivasulu Setty

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on 24th January took over as the new Chairman of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for the year 2020 at the annual meeting of the poll management bodies of Saarc countries. According to a release from the poll panel, Arora took over from outgoing Chair K.M. Nurul Huda of Bangladesh during the 10th meeting of FEMBoSA.

Q.10. Ban on which player was lifted recently by the Rowing Federation of India (RFI), after the intervention of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra?

(a)Baljinder Singh

(b)Shilpi Pandey

(c)Dattu Bhokanal

(d)Ketki Singh

(e)Samarth Sadashiv

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Dattu Bhokanal’s two-year suspension on charges of tanking a race during the 2018 Asian Games was on 23rd January lifted by the Rowing Federation of India (RFI), after the intervention of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra.

Q.11. National Voters’ Day is celebrated on ___________every year since 2011.

(a)24th January

(b)25th January

(c)26th January

(d)27th January

(e)28th January

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. The Day is celebrated on 25th January every year since 2011. It is celebrated at over ten lakh locations across the country including polling stations, district and state headquarters, to mark the Foundation day of Election Commission of India, which was established on 25th January 1950.

Q.12. What was the theme of National Voters’ Day 2020?

(a)No Voter to be left behind

(b)Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy

(c)Proud to be a voter

(d)Ready to vote

(e)Accessible elections

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. National Voters’ Day Theme 2020 : ”Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy”.

List of Important Day (January)

1 January – Global Family Day

9 January – NRI (Non-Resident Indian)

12 January – National Youth Day

15 January – Indian Army Day

Q.13. The conferment of how many Padma Awards has been approved by the President this year in 2020?

(a)118

(b)141

(c)132

(d)127

(e)114

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. This year 2020 the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards including 4 duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one). The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushans, 16 Padma Bhushans and 118 Padma Shris.

Q.14.Which of the following person has not been given Padma Vibhushan 2020 Posthumously?

(a)George Fernandes

(b)Arun Jaitley

(c)Sushma Swaraj

(d)Chhannulal Mishra

(e)Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp.

Name: Chhannulal Mishra

Field: Art            

State: Uttar Pradesh

Q.15. Anerood Jugnauth has been awarded Padma Vibhushan 2020. He is the former President & Prime Minister of _____________.

(a)Guatemala

(b)Brazil

(c)Mauritius

(d)Canada

(e)Cuba

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp.

Name : Sir Anerood Jugnauth ( Former President & Prime Minister of Mauritius)

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