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Today’s GK Current Affairs:
Indian Affairs
  • PM Modi inaugurates Project commencement of Barmer refinery
  • WB, Kerala, Odisha opt out of Centre’s aspirational district scheme
  • Bar Council of India forms 7-member delegation to mediate between Supreme Court judges
  • Centre, Jammu & Kashmir sign MoU for education reforms
  • CIPAM-DIPP launches IP IPrism competition for college & university students
  • 65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) held in New Delhi
  • Odisha launches Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Jojana’ (MMKSJ)
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International Affairs
  • Iran ‘lifts restrictions’ on Internet use
  • India attends its first SCO military cooperation meeting in Beijing
  • BBIN pact: India, Bangladesh, Nepal okay vehicle movement procedure
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Banking & Finance
  • Bank of Baroda partners with Invoicemart as a TReDS partner
Important Days
  • Goa celebrates Opinion Poll Day
Economy
  • Wholesale inflation eases to 3-month low of 3.58%
Appointments & Resigns
  • Romania’s Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns
  • AB Singh takes over as Chief of Staff Western Naval Command
Sports
  • Goldberg to be inducted into WWE’s 2018 Hall of Fame class
  • Second win for Anand
  • Khelo India anthem launched by sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore
  • Maria Sharapova wins her first match on Grand Slam return
  • Shankar, Sanjivani bag National titles
  • Indian boxers’ gold rush in Serbia
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Obituary
  • Maharashtra senior BJP leader NS Pharande passes away
  • Veteran journalist NK Trikha passes away
  • Ex-Union Minister Raghunath Jha Passes Away

GK Questions 19th January 2018


Question 1: To foster a culture of innovation and creativity among young students and provide an opportunity to gain national recognition for their creations, what is the competition launched by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM)?

1.    ICIPAM
2.    IPrism
3.    IPRPAM
4.    IPrisma
5.    None of these

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) a professional body under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has launched a one of its kind Intellectual Property (IP) Competition, ‘IPrism’ for college and university students. CIPAM-DIPP has launched this competition in collaboration with Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and ERICSSON India.

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Question 2: Which state hosted the 65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) 2018?

1.    Punjab
2.    Assam
3.    Bihar
4.    Odisha
1.    5.New Delhi

Answer: 5

Explanation:

65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held in New Delhi on January 15, 2018. CABE is the highest advisory body to advise the Central and State Governments in the field of education. While speaking at the meeting, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar stated that Centre and state governments have resolved to identify the number of children out of school in the country. Scheme to identify ‘out of school children’ will start from September, 2018.


Question 3: Name the states which were opted out of the Central Government’s Transformation of Aspirational Districts scheme?

1.    Punjab, Kerala and Gujarat
2.    Goa, Karnataka and Odisha
3.    West Bengal, Kerala and Odisha
4.    Telangana, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
5.    Haryana, Kerala and Meghalaya

Answer: 3

Explanation:

West Bengal, Kerala and Odisha have opted out of the Central Government’s Transformation of Aspirational Districts scheme. In context of this scheme, aspirational districts refer to selected 115 backward districts that are lagging on specific development parameters. Central Government has undertaken a major policy initiative for rapid transformation of these districts and senior government officials have been assigned responsibility to coordinate the efforts of the Centre and states in facilitating development in such districts.

Question 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the commencement of the work of an oil refinery in Rajasthan’s Barmer district. What are the developments this Project is expected to bring to the state?

1.    Infrastructure development
2.    Improvement of healthcare services
3.    Establishment of reputed education institutions in Western Rajasthan
4.    All the above
5.    1 & 2 only

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the commencement of the work of an oil refinery in Rajasthan’s Barmer district. Foundation stone for this refinery was laid by the then Congress President Sonia Gandhi on September 22, 2013. It is the first such refinery in entire Rajasthan. It is being set up by HPCL-Rajasthan Refinery Ltd (HRRL).

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Question 5: Bar Council of India (BCI) had formed a delegation with how many members, to meet the honourable judges of the Supreme Court and bridge their differences with the incumbent Chief Justice of India (CJI), Dipak Misra?

1.    7 members
2.    8 members
3.    6 members
4.    9 members
5.    5 members

Answer: 1

Explanation:

Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced that it has formed a seven-member delegation that will meet honourable judges of the Supreme Court and will try to bridge their differences with the incumbent Chief Justice of India (CJI), Dipak Misra. On January 12, 2018, the four senior most judges of Supreme Court – Justices Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur, Ranjan Gogoi and Kurian Joseph had called a press conference and alleged that CJI Dipak Misra has been arbitrarily assigning important cases to benches headed by junior SC judges, ignoring senior ones.

Question 6: Which State Government announced ‘Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Jojana’ (MMKSJ), under which artists from across the state will get a monthly assistance of Rs 1200?

1.    Gujarat
2.    Karnataka
3.    Manipur
4.    Mizoram
5.    Odisha

Answer: 5

Explanation:

Odisha State Government announced ‘Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Jojana’ (MMKSJ), under which artists from across the state will get a monthly assistance of Rs 1200. This scheme of giving Rs 1200 per month as artist assistance was announced by Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik. Around 50000 artists across Odisha will be benefited from this scheme. Odisha state government has also changed the eligibility criteria as compared to the previous artist assistance scheme, under which only 4000 artists were being given Rs 1000 per month.


Question 7: Jammu and Kashmir government signed a MoU to create normalcy in Jammu & Kashmir by means of education reforms. The MoU is named as _______________________?

1.    Elementary Education Transformation Roadmap
2.    Secondary Education Transformation Roadmap
3.    School Education Transformation Roadmap
4.    School Education and Strenthening Roadmap
5.    Secondary Education and Liberation Roadmap

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Jammu and Kashmir government signed a MoU to create normalcy in Jammu & Kashmir by means of education reforms. The MoU is named, ‘School Education Transformation Roadmap’. It was signed by Jammu & Kashmir’s Department of School Education and Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Prakash Javadekar.This MoU will facilitate nearly 9,000 Jammu & Kashmir students to take part in an exchange programme.

Question 8: Among Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Nepal, which country/countries didn’t agree upon the operating procedures for trans-border movement of passenger vehicles under Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicles agreement?

1.    1.Bangladesh
2.    2.India
3.    3.Bhutan
4.    4.Nepal
5.    Nepal & Bhutan

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Bangladesh, India and Nepal agreed upon operating procedures for trans-border movement of passenger vehicles under Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicles agreement. BBIN motor vehicles agreement (MVA), aimed to facilitate seamless flow of passenger and cargo traffic in the sub-region was signed by the transport ministers of the BBIN countries in Thimphu, Bhutan on 15 June 2015. However Bhutan did not ratify the same.


Question 9: Which country lifted the restrictions on the use of Internet, including the messaging app Telegram across the country?

1.    Iraq
2.    Pakistan
3.    Afghanistan
4.    North Korea
5.    Iran

Answer: 5

Explanation:

Iranian government lifted restrictions on the use of the Internet, including the messaging app Telegram across the country. In December 2017, protests against unemployment and rising consumer prices erupted in several parts of Iran. At least 22 people were killed and 1000 people were arrested during these protests.

Question 10: India attended a meeting of international military cooperation departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) for the first time. This meeting was hosted in which city of China?

1.    Shanghai
2.    Beijing
3.    Tianjin
4.    Shenzhen
5.    Anshan

Answer: 2

Explanation:

India attended a meeting of the international military cooperation departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) for the first time, in Beijing, China. India joined Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2017. The Indian delegation was led by Major General Ajay Seth. Main issues discussed were related to practical cooperation among SCO countries.


Question 11: Who was appointed the new Chief of Staff of the Western Naval Command?

1.    Vice Admiral Anil Chopra
2.    Vice Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin
3.    Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh
4.    Vice Admiral Girish Luhtra
5.    Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh

Answer: 5

Explanation:

Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM took charge as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command. Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh replaces Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command. Earlier, Vice Admiral AB Singh was the Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command.

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Question 12: Name the Romanian Prime Minister who resigned after his party (Social Democratic Party) withdrew its support?

1.    Steve Austin
2.    Mihai Tudose
3.    Gheorghe Mihaela
4.    Ion Constantin
5.    Alexandru Christin

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned after his party (Social Democratic Party) withdrew its support. A vote was conducted in the executive committee meeting of Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Mihai Tudose failed to secure majority of the votes. Following this, the Social Democratic Party withdrew its support for Mihai Tudose. Mihai Tudose has resigned six months after he took charge as Romanian Prime Minister.

Name the Professional Wrestler, who is the first to be listed in the WWE’s 2018 Hall of Fame Question 13: class?

1.    Goldberg
2.    Mikey Whipwreck
3.    Stan Stasiak
4.    George Steele
5.    Nikolai Volkoff

Answer: 1

Explanation:

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) announced that Goldberg will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class at a ceremony in 6th April 2018, in New Orleans. Goldberg retired from in-ring competition in 2017. He is the first to be listed in the WWE’s 2018 Hall of Fame class. He is 51 years old. He made his debut in WWE in 2003. Earlier, he was associated with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Question 14: What are the Mascots of Khelo India School Games, which was launched in Delhi?

1.    Manfred the elephant
2.    Vijay the tiger
3.    Jaya the black buck
4.    1 & 2
5.    2 & 3

Answer: 5

Explanation:

Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore launched the official anthem and mascot of Khelo India School Games in Delhi. Mascots of Khelo India School Games are ‘Vijay the tiger’ and ‘Jaya the black buck’. “Aurkhelnachahtehain hum……” the official anthem of Khelo India School Games features several eminent sports personalities of India such as Sardar Singh, Devendra Jhajharia, BaichungBhutia, Leander Paes, Pullela Gopichand, Mary Kom, Sakshi Malik and SainaNehwal.


Question 15: NK Trikha passed away recently. Who is she?

1.    Teacher
2.    Doctor
3.    Journalist
4.    Singer
5.    Politician

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Journalist NK Trikha passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences following a long-time illness. NK Trikha was 82 years old. He had been suffering from blood cancer and had undergone an open heart surgery in 2017. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a grandson. He had worked with the newspaper Navbharat Times.

Question 16: To which Profession Narayan Sadashiv Pharande belonged to?

1.    Dietician
2.    Politician
3.    Researcher
4.    Teacher
5.    Sportsman

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Narayan Sadashiv Pharande, senior BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) leader and former MLC, died following a cardiac arrest at MJM Hospital, in Pune, Maharashtra. Narayan Sadashiv Pharande was 78 years old. He was admitted to MJM Hospital several days back after he suffered from intra-cranial bleeding and paralysis.

Question 17: Which state government celebrated the Opinion Poll Day as Asmitai Dis (Identity Day)?

1.    Odisha
2.    Goa
3.    Gujarat
4.    Arunachal Pradesh
5.    Sikkim

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Goa celebrated the Opinion Poll Day as Asmitai Dis (Identity Day).16th January is celebrated as Opion Poll Day to mark the historic poll in 1967 in which people of Goa voted not to merge with Maharashtra. Recently Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced that 16th January will be celebrated as ‘Asmitai Dis’.

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Question 18: Name the Padma Bhushan Indian classical Musician who recently passed away?

1.    1.Shivkumar Sharma
2.    2.Annapurna Devi
3.    3.Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
4.    4.Bhimsen Joshi
5.    5.Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta

Answer: 5

Explanation:

Sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta passed away following cardiac arrest at his home in south Kolkata. Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta was 84 years old. He was an Indian classical musician. He had been suffering from respiratory problems for a brief period of time. He is survived by his wife and two sons. He is a recipient of Padma Bhushan award. He was also awarded Sangeet Mahasamman and Bangabibhusan awards.

Question 19: To which Profession Raghunath Jha belonged to?

1.    Teacher
2.    Researcher
3.    Journalist
4.    Politician
5.    Doctor

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Raghunath Jha, former Union minister, passed away at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, in Delhi. Raghunath Jha was 78 years old. He was suffering from kidney ailment. He is a former Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise. He was associated with various political parties like the Indian National Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Socialist Party and Samajwadi party.

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Question 20: When is the Indian Army Day celebrated in India?

1.    January 13
2.    January 14
3.    January 15
4.    January 16
5.    January 17

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Indian Army Day was celebrated in several places of India. Indian Army Day is celebrated on 15th January every year. On 15 January 1949, General K M Cariappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian armed forces after independence. Indian Army Day is celebrated to honour Indian soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives for India. Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa paid tribute to soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti, in New Delhi.

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