Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 03-Jan-2020

Which app has been launched by RBI for visually challenged persons to identify new currency notes?

A. VISMONEY
B. MONEY
C. MANI
D. BLIND
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Answer is options C: MANI
On January 01, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India launched the MANI application for visually challenged persons to identify new currency notes that were launched after demonetization. MANI is Mobile Aided Note Identifier.

Which online system has been launched by Election Commission to allow political parties to track the status of their applications for registration?

A. GMTS
B. PPRTMS
C. PCEW
D. SUTV
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Answer is options B: PPRTMS
EC launches online Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS) to allow political parties to track the status of their applications for registration.


What is Mirabai Chanu’s rank in the Olympics qualifiers ranking list?

A. 5th
B. 6th
C. 7th
D. 8th
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Answer is options D: 8th
On course to seal a berth for the Tokyo Games, former world champion Mirabai Chanu maintained her eighth spot in the Olympic qualifiers ranking list released by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on January 2. In the race for Olympic qualification, the 25-year-old, who competes in the 49 kg category, has gathered 2966.6406 ranking points till now.


The new campus of National Fire Service College will be opened at which city?

A. Mumbai
B. Nagpur
C. Surat
D. Hisar
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Answer is options B: Nagpur
Union Home Minister Amit Shah dedicate the new campus of National Fire Service College (NFSC) in Nagpur. He will also lay the foundation stone of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) academy.


Devi Prasad Tripathi, who recently died a 70 belonged to which political party?

A. BJP
B. INC
C. NCP
D. TMC
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Answer is options C: NCP
Devi Prasad Tripathi, general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), passed away on the morning of January 2. Widely renowned for his erudition and oratory, Dr Tripathi, 70, was the party’s Rajya Sabha member from 2012 to 2016.He had been ailing from cancer for the last three years.

The fare hike in the Indian Railways network will come into effect from which date?

A. January 1, 2020
B. February 1, 2020
C. March 1, 2020
D. April 1, 2020
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Answer is options A: January 1, 2020
On the New Year’s Eve, the railways announced fare hike across its network, excluding suburban trains, effective from January 1, 2020. While suburban fares remain unchanged, ordinary non-AC, non-suburban fares hiked by 1 paise per km of journey.


Who won the Army Design Bureauexcellence award?

A. Bipin Rawat
B. Anoop Mishra
C. Dalbir Singh Suhag
D. Manoj Mukund Naravane
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Answer is options B: Anoop Mishra
In 2014, Maj. Anoop Mishra was hit by a bullet while serving in Kashmir valley. He decided to work on developing an armour that can withstand hits from all kinds of ammunition. Recently, he was felicitated with the Army Design Bureau (ADB) excellence award for indigenously developing Sarvatra bulletproof jacket that can provide protection against various ammunition including that of sniper rifles.


Vikas Sabnis, who recently passed away at 69 was a famous person of which profession?

A. Journalist
B. Athlete
C. Musician
D. Cartoonist
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Answer is options D: Cartoonist
Veteran cartoonist Vikas Sabnis died following a brief illness. He was 69.
Sabnis is survived by his wife and son. Born on July 12, 1950, Sabnis completed his education from the JJ School of Arts in Mumbai. He idolised cartoonists RK Laxman and Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray.


Which state has started free transportation at night for women and elderly people?

A. Telangana
B. Odisha
C. Gujarat
D. Andhra Pradesh
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Answer is options D: Andhra Pradesh
The Andhra Pradesh Police have come up with a new initiative to check crimes against women in the State. From now onwards, the police will offer free transportation for women and the elderly during night hours.


ISRO is to set up a second launch port in which district?

A. Tirunelveli
B. Thanjavur
C. Tiruchirappalli
D. Thoothukodi
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Answer is options D: Thoothukodi
Indian Space Research Organisation establish a second launch port in Thoothukodi district in Tamilnadu exclusively to launch small satellite launch vehicles. ISRO Chairman K Sivan informed that this would come up in 2300 acres.


Which country recorded highest number of babies born globally on New Year’s Day?

A. China
B. Indonesia
C. India
D. Vietnam
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Answer is options C: India
Nearly 4,00,000 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day with India recording the highest number of these births worldwide at 67,385. An estimated 3,92,078 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF. Of this, an estimated 67,385 babies were born in India, the most globally. China comes in second with 46,299 births.

BHEL commissioned its first lignite-based 500 mw thermal Unit at which place?

A. Harduaganj
B. Neyveli
C. Suratgarh
D. Panipat
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Answer is options B: Neyveli
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has successfully commissioned the first lignite-based 500-megawatt thermal unit of the 2 x 500 MW Neyveli new thermal power project in Tamil Nadu. Significantly, this is the country’s first lignite-fired 500 MW power plant. It is also the highest rating pulverised lignite-fired thermal unit commissioned in the country so far.


Who has been appointed the chairman of Karnataka Film Academy?

A. Darshan
B. Sunil Puranik
C. Upendra Rao
D. Rakshit Shetty
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Answer is options B: Sunil Puranik
The Karnataka government on January 1 issued an order appointing director, producer and actor Sunil Puranik as chairman of the Karnataka Film Academy. Mr Puranik has acted in over 25 films, including Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam, and in TV serials.


Who has set the new Guinness World Records for most side lunges?

A. Sai Deepak
B. Devesh Choudhary
C. Arjun Miglani
D. Irfan Mehsood
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Answer is options A: Sai Deepak
Sai Deepak set a Guinness World Records for most side lunges in 60 seconds. Deepak scripted the record by making 59 side lunges in 60 seconds which is his fourth overall Guinness World Records. The previous record held by Pakistan national Irfan Mehsood.


Which state has recently launched a mobile application called “Disha”?

A. Mizoram
B. Jharkhand
C. Chhattisgarh
D. Nagaland
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Answer is options C: Chhattisgarh
A three-day National Tribal Dance Festival was held in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur, wherein international folk artists from 23 states and six other countries are expected to take part and portray their respective tribal folk culture.


Which state’s government has planned to deliver sand at customers’ doorsteps?

A. Telangana
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Karnataka
D. Tamil Nadu
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Answer is options B: Andhra Pradesh
The Andhra Pradesh Government announced that it will deliver sand at customers’ doorsteps. As a pilot project, the government is to begin the initiative on an experimental basis. Under the new initiative, the government will collect transportation charges from the customers and deliver sand at doorsteps.


Who has been appointed as India’s Representative and Governor on the board of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia?

A. Rohan Shah
B. Ashok Desai
C. Soli Sorabjee
D. Ram Jethmalani
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Answer is options A Rohan Shah
Ministry of Commerce and Industry has appointed Rohan Shah, a practising counsel at the Supreme Court, as India’s Representative and Governor on the board of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia. The appointment is for a period of three years. The Board of ERIA meets once in every six months in Jakarta and then in Japan.


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