Daily Current Affairs : 31st January 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 31st January 2020:

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Q.1. Which state has emerged as the best performing state in promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2019, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India?

(a)Assam

(b)Karnataka

(c)Telangana

(d)Andhra Pradesh

(e)West Bengal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Telangana  has emerged as the best performing state in promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2019, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India.

Q.2. By which year Union Government aims to achieve objective of “Housing for All” under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen?

(a)2021

(b)2025

(c)2027

(d)2022

(e)2030

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Union Government aims to achieve objective of Housing for All by 2022 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen.

A total of over one crore 50 lakh rural houses have been completed in the last five years.

Q.3. In which State Nagoba Jatara, a tribal festival is held?

(a)Telangana

(b)Assam

(c)Jharkhand

(d)Manipur

(e)Maharashtra

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3. (a)

Exp. Nagoba Jatara is a tribal festival held in Keslapur village, Inderavelly Mandal Adilabad district, Telangana, India. It is the second biggest tribal carnival and celebrated by Mesaram clan of Gond tribes for 10 days. Tribal people from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh belonging to the Mesram clan offer prayers at the festival.

Q.4.Which of the following International Organization has declared an international emergency over the novel coronavirus from China?

(a)United Nations

(b)World Bank

(c)World Health Organization

(d)UNICEF

(e)WWF

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4. (c)

Exp. World Health Organization has declared an international emergency over the novel coronavirus from China.

It is a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international coordination in tackling the disease.

There have been five global health emergencies since 2005,

Swine flu in 2009

Polio in 2014

Ebola in 2014

Zika in 2016

Ebola in 2019

Q.5. The Economic Survey 2019-20 projects India’s economy to grow in the range of _______________in the next financial year (2020-21).

(a)4.9-5.2%

(b)5.1- 5.4%

(c)5.3-5.7%

(d)5.5-6.0%

(e)6.0-6.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The Economic Survey 2019-20 projects India’s economy to grow in the range of 6-6.5% in the next financial year (2020-21), while asking the government to use its strong mandate to deliver expeditiously on reforms.

Q.6. National Statistical Office, the government of India revises GDP growth rate for 2018-19 downwards to ________________.

(a)4.9%

(b)5.1%

(c)6.0%

(d)6.1%

(e)5.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. The government on January 31 revised downwards the economic growth rate for 2018-19 to 6.1% from 6.8% estimated earlier, mainly due to deceleration in mining, manufacturing and farm sectors.

About India’s forecasting FY 2020

RBI forecasted-5%

Moody -4.9%   

ADB- 5.1%

World Bank -5%

 Q.7.Which company announced a $1 million grant for global non-profit organisation Internews that will launch a new initiative to promote news literacy among the Indian public?

(a)Facebook

(b)Infosys

(c)IBM

(d)Google

(e)Twitter

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Google on 29th January announced a $1 million grant for global non-profit organisation Internews that will launch a new initiative to promote news literacy among the Indian public.

The funding is part of Google.org’s broader, $10 million commitment to media literacy, in collaboration with the Google News Initiative (GNI).

Q.8.Who has been elected as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of American IT giant IBM?

(a)Ajaypal Singh Banga

(b)Arvind Krishna

(c)Virginia Rometty

(d)Satya Nadella

(e)Sundar Pichai

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Indian-origin technology executive Arvind Krishna has been elected Chief Executive Officer of American IT giant IBM after a “world-class succession process”, succeeding Virginia Rometty.

Q.9.Who became the first-ever hockey player worldwide to win the prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award?

(a)Manpreet Singh

(b)Rani Rampal

(c)Mandeep Singh

(d)Navjot Kaur

(e)Navneet Kaur

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9. (b)

Exp. Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal on 30th January became the first-ever hockey player worldwide to win the prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award.

The World Games announced the winner on 30th January after 20 days of polling by sports fans worldwide.

Q.10. The ninth edition of joint military training exercise between India-_____________ , SAMPRITI-IX will be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya.

(a)Sri Lanka

(b)Japan

(c)USA

(d)China

(e)Bangladesh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. The ninth edition of joint military training exercise between India-Bangladesh — SAMPRITI-IX will be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya from February 3 to February 16.

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