Current Affairs Daily Quiz

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 02-Jan-2020

Which state’s road transport corporation has launched a dedicated women helpline called “Damini”?

A. Haryana
B. Rajasthan
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Uttarakhand
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Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) launched a dedicated women helpline, ‘Damini,’ which is a calling and a WhatsApp service for the safety of women. The unique number “81142-77777” subscribed for the helpline is an extension of the ‘Nirbhaya Yojana’ aims to ensure the safety of women.

Who won women’s title at the Blitz Chess Championship?

A. Kateryna Lagno
B. Lei Tingjie
C. Alisa Galliamova
D. Koneru Humpy
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Kateryna Lagno
Kateryna Lagno of Russia and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defended their titles in the women’s and men’s blitz competition. Humpy, who had claimed the World Women’s Rapid Chess Championship title after drawing the Armageddon game against Lei Tingjie of China, was placed second with seven points from nine rounds after the opening day of the blitz competition.


Who was sworn in as the new deputy CM of Maharashtra?

A. Aaditya Thackeray
B. Ajit Pawar
C. Uddhav Thackeray
D. Raj Thackeray
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Ajit Pawar
Ajit Pawar was sworn in as the new deputy CM of Maharashtra on December 30. The ceremony also saw the oath-taking by 35 cabinet ministers including Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray. Overall 9 Shiv Sena MLAs, 14 NCP MLAs and 10 Congress MLAs took oath in the presence of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP Chief Ajit Pawar.


How many cameras will be used in Gujarat lion census, 2020?

A. 1,000
B. 5,000
C. 10,000
D. 20,000
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10,000
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is to conduct Asiatic Lion Census in May 2020. The Institute will use 10,000 cameras to conduct the census.In 2015, the WII counted 523 lions in Gujarat. It is expected that the numbers have risen phenomenally and the population must have crossed 1,000.


How much long-term government securities have recently been bought by RBI?

A. Rs. 1,000 crores
B. Rs. 5,000 crores
C. Rs. 10,000 crores
D. Rs. 50,000 crores
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Rs. 10,000 crores
The Reserve Bank of India bought 10,000 crore rupees of long-term government securities and sold 8,501 crore rupees of three short-term bonds. RBI announced to purchase and sell government securities simultaneously under Open Market Operations (OMO) for 10,000 crore rupees each.


Who will receive the Indira Gandhi prize for popularization of science for the year 2020?

A. G. Venkataraman
B. R. Ramanujam
C. D. Balasubramanian
D. Jayant V Narlikar
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R. Ramanujam
Chennai-based computer scientist R. Ramanujam will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for popularisation of science for the year 2020. The prize was instituted by Indian National Science Academy in 1986 and is given once in three years to either a career media professional or a career scientist who has made outstanding contributions to science popularization in English or in other languages.


Which state’s Chief Minister has recently launched torch relay of Khelo India Youth Games 2020?

A. West Bengal
B. Arunachal Pradesh
C. Assam
D. Manipur
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Assam
Assam Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal launched the torch relay of the Third Khelo India Youth Games. The games will be held in Guwahati from 10th to 22nd January. The people of Assam to create a fantastic environment for athletes will be participating in the competitions. The opening ceremony of the third Khelo India Youth Games will take place at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati on January 10.


The deadline for linking pan card with Aadhaar has been extended till which date?

A. April 2020
B. January 2020
C. July 2020
D. March 2020
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March 2020
The deadline to link PAN card with Aadhaar has been extended till March 2020. The Income Tax Department had earlier announced December 31 as the final deadline.


Which of the following has recently launched its online food and grocery selling venture?

A. Flipkart
B. Reliance Industries Ltd
C. Myntra
D. Alibaba
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Reliance Industries Ltd
Reliance Industries, India’s biggest company by market value, has started its web portal Jiomart, harnessing the might of its two largest consumer-facing businesses to announce its entry into online food and grocery shopping by early 2020.


How many Aadhaar Seva Kendras have recently been opened by UIDAI across the country?

A. 12
B. 19
C. 22
D. 28
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28
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has opened 28 Aadhaar SevaKendras (ASK) as part of its plan to start 114 standalone enrolments and update centres across the country.


India has recently exchanged the list of nuclear installations with which country?

A. Iran
B. Afghanistan
C. Israel
D. Pakistan
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Pakistan
On January 1, 2020, India and Pakistan exchanged their nuclear installations under an agreement that prevents them from attacking each other’s atomic facilities. The practise is being followed for 29 years for now.


What is India’s current rank in the Global economy?

A. 3rd
B. 4th
C. 5th
D. 6th
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5th
According to CEBR, there is chances that India will overtake Germany in 2026 to become the world’s fourth-largest economy. Today, India is the fifth-largest economy in the World.


Who is to become the first F1 champion to compete in Dakar Rally?

A. Fernando Alonso
B. Lewis Hamilton
C. Sebastian Vettel
D. Daniel Ricciardo
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Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso becomes the first Formula One champion to compete in the Dakar Rally. He already won the multiple F1 formula race title which is in 2005 and 2006.


Which state topped the recently released ‘India State of Forest Report 2019’ for the highest growth in forest area in the country?

A. Karnataka
B. Chhattisgarh
C. Kerala
D. Telangana
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Karnataka
Karnataka ranked no 1 in position for the highest growth in the forest area in the country, in the second positions we have Andhra Pradesh (990 km) and in the third position we have Kerala (823 km).


Which prize has been launched by Britain’s Prince William to encourage solutions to tackling climate change?

A. Earthshot Prize
B. Cavalier Prize
C. Climateculture Prize
D. Savearth Prize
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Earth shot Prize
The main motive to launched The Earth shot Prize is to encourage people to take step towards finding the solutions of climate changes.


What is India’s rank in the Sustainable Development Goals Index 2019-20?

A. 35
B. 41
C. 49
D. 57
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57
NITI Aayog released Sustainable Development Goals Index 2019-20. According to the report, the overall composite score of India improved from 60 in 2018 to 57 in 2019. India succeeded in the areas of power and industry, water and sanitation, nutrition and gender equality. The index covered 16 out of 17 SDGs.


The Taliban council agreed for a temporary ceasefire in which nation?

A. China
B. Israel
C. India
D. Afghanistan
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Afghanistan
US President’s visit to Afghanistan played a positive role in peace talks as the Taliban council agreed for a temporary ceasefire in the country.


Who is to get Lifetime Achievement honour at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA) US?

A. Arsenio Hall
B. Eddie Murphy
C. Mike Myers
D. Dana Carvey
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Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy a comedian-actor is going to receive the Lifetime Achievement honour at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA). For his mind-blowing roles over the years, most recently his portrayal of Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name”, for which he is nominated for best actor at the CAA and the 77th Golden Globes.

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