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Current Affairs English -1st January to 7th January -2020

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Question 1
The government had recently launched central Equipment Identify Register portal. It operates under which of department?
A
Department of Science and Technology
B
Department of Telecom
C
Department of Biotechnology
D
Department of Public Enterprise
Question 2
Dhanu Jatra is currently celebrated in which state?
A
Odisha
B
Telangana
C
Jharkhand
D
Madhya Pradesh
Question 3
Fausta, a female black rhino, believed to be the world’s oldest rhino, had recently died in Tanzanian conservation area. What is the IUCN status of the black rhinos?
A
Least concern
B
Endangered
C
Critically Endangered
D
Near threatened
Question 4
Which state is going to observe “No Vehicle Day” on the first day of every month in 2020?
A
Kerala
B
Gujarat
C
Punjab
D
Rajasthan
Question 5
Where was the event held to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the First Flag Hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose?
A
Kashmir
B
Jammu
C
Ladakh
D
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Question 6
Which state is going to conduct its maiden snow leopard survey?
A
Uttrakhand
B
Himachal Pradesh
C
Haryana
D
Punjab
Question 7
Which ministry is set to launch “Santusht” portal for rapid grievance redressal for the employers and the employees?
A
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
B
Ministry of Finance
C
Ministry of Labor and Employment
D
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Question 8
Who is going to head the recently constituted task force for developing the National Infrastructure Pipeline?
A
Cabinet Secretary
B
Economic Affairs Secretary
C
Revenue Secretary
D
Finance Secretary
Question 9
The Dornier aircraft, which was recently inducted into the Otters Squadron, belongs to which category?
A
Reconnaissance aircraft
B
Light Utility aircraft
C
Surveillance aircraft
D
Strategic Airlifter
Question 10
The agreement on the prohibition of attack against nuclear installations and facilities was signed in 1988 between which two countries?
A
US and USSR
B
USSR and China
C
India and Pakistan
D
India and USSR
Question 11
From which Indian organization, the four personnel have been selected for training in Russia for the Gaganyaan Mission, that is going to be launched in 2022?
A
ISRO
B
IAF
C
MARCOS
D
Indian Navy
Question 12
Who will launch the “Earthshot Prize” to motivate new solution to tackle climate crisis?
A
Duke of Cambridge
B
Queen Elizabeth II
C
Duke of Sussex
D
Prince of Wales
Question 13
Who will be the head of the recently created Sainya Karta Vibhag?
A
Prime Minister
B
Defence Minister
C
Finance Minister
D
Chief of Defence Staff
Question 14
Which nation has recently banned the ‘reef–toxic’ sunscreen?
A
Australia
B
New Zealand
C
Palau
D
Nauru
Question 15
The US was recently praised by the UAE for its role in the Global Coalition against Daesh. What is the other name for Daesh?
A
Al Qaeda
B
Hezbollah
C
ISIS
D
Houthis
Question 16
Which is the world’s first major city to celebrate the start of the 2020 New Year and new decade?
A
Sydney
B
Auckland
C
Christchurch
D
Welllington
Question 17
What aspect of agriculture is focused upon by Krishi Karman Award?
A
Supply
B
Sales
C
Production
D
Water Management
Question 18
What is Landouria tonywhitteni that was named after Tony Whitten?
A
Snail
B
Grasshopper
C
Snake
D
Beetle
Question 19
Which country was the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India during the first half of the financial year 2019-2020?
A
UAE
B
Switzerland
C
Singapore
D
USA
Question 20
ISRO is to set up its second launch port in Tamilnadu for SSLV. What does SSLV stand for?
A
Space Satellite Launch Vehicle
B
Speed Satellite Launch Vehicle
C
Small Satellite Launch Vehicle
D
Solar Satellite Launch Vehicle
Question 21
What is the estimated cost of the new Chandrayaan -3 project, as per the announcement of ISRO?
A
Rs. 600 Crore
B
Rs. 500 Crore
C
Rs. 400 Crore
D
Rs. 300 Crore
Question 22
Which satellite would be launched on January 17, 2020 as the first satellite of the year 2020?
A
GSAT–30
B
GSAT–29
C
GSAT–17
D
GSAT–11
Question 23
Who was recently reappointed as the Chairman of Railway Board?
A
Vinod Kumar Yadav
B
Rajesh Agrawal
C
Purnendu Sekhar Mishra
D
Vishwesh Chaube
Question 24
What is the name of the award to be given to the states for good agricultural production, by the Prime Minister?
A
Krishi Samman
B
Krishi Samridhi
C
Krishi Karman
D
Krishi Keerthi
Question 25
Which city is host to the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress (ISC)?
A
Delhi
B
Lucknow
C
Kolkatta
D
Bengaluru
Question 26
Who received the famous ‘Sangita Kalanithi’ award of the Music Academy, recently?
A
S. Sowmya
B
Sudha Ragunathan
C
Bombay Jeyashree
D
Aruna Sairam
Question 27
After Indore at 1st rank, which cities ranked 2nd and 3rd (in 1st quarter) in Swachh Survekshan League, 2020, released recently?
A
Ahmedabad & Jaipur
B
Gurugram & Bengaluru
C
Pune & Bhubaneswar
D
Bhopal & Surat
Question 28
The Prime Minister of India recently inaugurated five Young Scientists Labs of which organisation?
A
Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO
B
Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO
C
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, BARC
D
Department of Atomic Energy, DAE
Question 29
Which state has recently declared 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and has signed MoUs with tech firms for AI research?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Telengana
C
Odisha
D
Assam
Question 30
According to the recent data from the Ministry of Forest Environment and Climate Change (MoEFCC), what is the total number of tiger deaths occurred in India during 2019?
A
95
B
100
C
105
D
110
Question 31
Sunita Lakra, who announced her retirement recently, is a famous Indian player of which Sports?
A
Tennis
B
Badminton
C
Hockey
D
Cricket
Question 32
Which state has recently announced a scheme to deliver sand to customer’s doorstep from January 2, 2020?
A
Odisha
B
Maharashtra
C
Kerala
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 33
Umaro Cissoko Embalo was recently elected as the President of which country?
A
Gambia
B
Senegal
C
Guinea – Bissau
D
Guinea
Question 34
Who was recently presented with the ‘Lokmanya Tilak National Journalism Award‘?
A
Ravish Kumar
B
Arnabh Goswami
C
Shekar Gupta
D
Sanjay Gupta
Question 35
What is the new integrated helpline number of the Indian Railways, launched recently?
A
138
B
139
C
1071
D
1072
Question 36
What is the annual financial assistance given to eligible farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme?
A
Rs. 10000
B
Rs. 8000
C
Rs. 6000
D
Rs. 5000
Question 37
Qassim Soleimani, who was killed in the US air strike was the Military Commander of which country?
A
Iraq
B
Iran
C
Israel
D
Syria
Question 38
Manav Thakkar, who is in news recently, is a famous personality of which sports?
A
Badminton
B
Tennis
C
Table Tennis
D
Squash
Question 39
When is the World Braille day celebrated every year?
A
January 2
B
January 3
C
January 4
D
January 5
Question 40
Raisina Dialogue is an annual multi–lateral conference organized by which Ministry?
A
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
B
Ministry of External Affairs
C
Ministry of Finance
D
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Question 41
The first silk processing plant of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is set up in which state, to boost production of Patola sarees?
A
Maharashtra
B
Gujarat
C
Rajasthan
D
Madhya Pradesh
Question 42
The Transport Department of which state recently launched a helpline for women called ‘Damini’?
A
Rajasthan
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Uttarakhand
D
Maharashtra
Question 43
Which is the first country to ban sun screens that are toxic to coral reefs and sea life?
A
Palau
B
Philippines
C
Taiwan
D
Papua
Question 44
Which Indian city hosts the All India Police Judo Cluster Championship 2019?
A
Guwahati
B
Cuttack
C
Delhi
D
Goa
Question 45
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Academy is to be established in which city?
A
Mussoorie
B
Dehradun
C
Nagpur
D
Hyderabad
Question 46
Ratna Ojha, who recently passed away was a theatre artist and activist of which state?
A
Odisha
B
Meghalaya
C
Assam
D
West Bengal
Question 47
Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, recently seen in news is situated in which country?
A
India
B
Pakistan
C
Nepal
D
Bhutan
Question 48
Which famous Indian cricketer recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket?
A
Irfan Pathan
B
Yusuf Pathan
C
Bhuvanesh Kumar
D
R Ashwin
Question 49
Common Service Centre (CSC) recently partnered with which bank for sale of FASTags?
A
Airtel Payment Bank
B
Paytm Payment Bank
C
State Bank of India
D
Equitas Bank
Question 50
ArogyaSri Scheme, which is an initiative to provide free medical treatment to the poor, is the flagship scheme of which state?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Kerala
D
Telengana
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