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GK Questions 21st January 2018 PJH
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GK Questions 21st January 2018 PJH
Today’s Current Affairs
- Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India
- Government names nine new smart cities under Smart Cities Mission
- Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan crosses 1 crore mark
- In a first, Kerala to set up Blockchain Academy
- Odisha plans to complete disaster alert project by March 2018
- India joins Australia Group, Boost for NSG membership
- World’s largest underwater cave found in Mexico
BANKING & FINANCE
- AU Small Finance Bank inks MoU with LIC to offer PMJJBY
- WhatsApp launches ‘Business’ app for SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises)
AWARDS & RECOGINITIONS
- Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust wins “Innovation in Tourism Enterprise” at the UNWTO Awards
- Facebook adds former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault as its First Black Board Member
- INS Vikramaditya formally affiliated to Bihar Regiment
- India rises 3 places to occupy 102nd spot in FIFA rankings
- Iconic cartoonist Chandi Lahiri passes away
- Celtics Legend and NBA Hall-of-Famer Jo Jo White dies At 71
- British actor Peter Wyngarde passes away
- Delhi launches Girl Child Week
- National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrated its 13th Raising Day
Question 1: Which country hosted the International Solar Alliance Forum, in which Indian Government decided to set up $ 350 million solar development fund for financing solar projects?
Indian Government is planning to set up $ 350 million solar development fund for financing solar projects. This announcement was made by Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy on January 17, 2018 at International Solar Alliance Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Question 2: Which State Cabinet approved 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs under general category?
1. Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra State Cabinet approved one per cent reservation for orphans in government jobs under general category. Maharashtra State Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde stated that this decision will help to rehabilitate orphan children and secure their future. She said that as caste of orphans is not known, they cannot be included in a specific category and thus 1% reservation has been provided in General Category
Question 3: The Indian government has planned to form a ________________, to combat cyber-crimes like cyber threats, child pornography, online stalking etc?
1. Cyber Warrior Police Force
2. Cyber Cell Police Force
3. Cyber Warrior Police Cell
4. Cyber Information Security Cell
5. Cyber Warrior Security Force
The government has planned to form a Cyber Warrior Police Force (CWPF) to combat cyber-crimes like cyber threats, child pornography, online stalking etc. The CWPF would function under the National Information Security Policy and Guidelines wing of the Cyber and Information Security (CIS) division of the Union home ministry. The CWPF will be developed on the lines of Central Armed Police Force.
Question 4: Which state hosted the 14th meeting of the Special Committee for Inter-linking of Rivers 2018?
3. Himachal Pradesh
5. New Delhi
14th meeting of the Special Committee for Inter-linking of Rivers was held on January 17, 2018 in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Arjun Ram Meghwal – Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Dharam Pal Singh – Irrigation Minister of UP, T Harish Rao – Irrigation Minister of Telangana and senior officials from the centre and state governments.
Question 5: Which city inaugurated the 60th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) 2018?
1. New Delhi
Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta inaugurated 60th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The International Garment Fair, which started in 1988 is a B2B (business-to-business) fair for conducting quality business. Business worth US $200 million was conducted in the previous edition of this fair.
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Question 6: Which state Legislative Assembly passed grants of horticulture department for 2018-19, for Rs 528.33 crore?
4. Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly passed grants of horticulture department for 2018-19, for Rs 528.33 crore. The grants of horticulture was passed thorough voice vote. 21 members were involved in the discussion. Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture Minister Syed Basharat Ahmad Bukhari said the horticulture sector is a key source of employment opportunities in Jammu & Kashmir.
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Question 7: Andhra Pradesh Government signed an MoU with which Organisation to create an online dashboard for the 115 most backward districts of India, in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh?
1. Intelligence Bureau
2. NITI Aayog
4. Union Public Service Commission
5. Central Reserve Police
Answer & Explanation
Andhra Pradesh Government signed a MoU with NITI Aayog to create an online dashboard for the 115 most backward districts of India, in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh. NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu were present when the MoU was signed.
Question 8: Which state became the first state in India to completely implement door-to-door garbage collection in all areas under urban bodies?
3. Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in India to completely implement door-to-door garbage collection in all areas under urban bodies. Maya Singh, Urban Development and Housing Minister, said that measures like solid waste management at landfill sites and processing through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode are implemented in urban areas.
Question 9: In the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Ministerial session held at Abu Dhabi, which private sector lender announced that it will mobilise USD 1 billion till 2023 and USD 5 billion till 2030 towards financing solar energy projects in India?
2. Canara Bank
3. YES Bank
4. HDFC Bank
5. Union Bank of India
International Solar Alliance (ISA) hosted a two-day event, ‘International Solar Alliance Forum’ during 17-18th January, 2018 at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. WFES is an annual event, dedicated to advancing future energy, clean technologies and energy efficiency.
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Question 10: Which is the first Bank to reach Rs 5 lakh crore market capitalisation (m-cap)?
1. Yes Bank
2. Canara Bank
3. ICICI Bank
4. HDFC Bank
5. Axis Bank
HDFC Bank’s market capitalisation crossed Rs 5 lakh crore mark. Market value of a company’s outstanding shares is referred to as market capitalisation (m-cap). It is calculated by multiplying the current market value of company’s share with total outstanding shares. HDFC Bank has become the third company to cross Rs. 5 lakh crore m-cap after Reliance Industries Ltd. and Tata Consultancy Services.During January 18, 2018 afternoon trade, HDFC Bank’s m-cap stood at Rs 502859.55 crore. It is also the first bank to achieve this milestone.
Question 11: What is the cash prize given for the winner of “Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar Award?”
1 .Rs. 50,000
2. Rs. 75,000
3. Rs. 1,00,000
4. Rs. 1,50,000
5. Rs. 2,00,000
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2016 at a function held in New Delhi.
Question 12: Name the Book House which secured a place in the Limca Book of Records 2018 for a huge collection of 80,000 books?
1. Tata Book House
2. Gulshan Book House
3. India Book House
4. Penguin Book House
5. Blossom Book House
Gulshan Books, a Kashmiri publishing house, has secured a place in the Limca Book of Records 2018 for a huge collection of 80,000 books.Gulshan Books is present at the Nehru Park in Jammu and Kashmir. It is the only bookshop-library on a lake.It has a huge variety of books. Owner of the publishing house, Sheikh Ajaz, said that they have a large collection of books by local authors and books based on Kashmir that came out in the past 80-90 years.
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Question 13: Chkfake Brand Protection Solutions launched ‘Chkfake’ – a global app to check _______________?
1. The PNR status of Train tickets
2. The details of Government Institutions
3. Authenticity of currency notes
4. GST regarding details
5. Climatic conditions
Chkfake Brand Protection Solutions launched ‘Chkfake’ – a global app to check authenticity of currency notes of all major currencies worldwide. Chkfake is an online platform that can be used to check authenticity of currency notes. The Chkfake app is now available for iOS and Android systems. It can be downloaded free of cost.
Question 14: India successfully test-fired Agni-V, a surface to surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. This missile’s strike range is of ___________ km?
1. 6500 km
2. 6000 km
3. 5500 km
5. 4000 km
India successfully test-fired Agni-V, a surface to surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island off the disha coast.Agni-V is an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) having a strike range of 5000-km. It incorporates latest technologies in terms of navigation , warhead and engine.
Question 15: Name the Cricketer, who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Cricketer of the year, ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 and ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2017 awards for his accomplishments in 2017?
1. AB de Villiers
2. MS Dhoni
3. Virat Kohli
4. Don Bradsman
5. Steve Smith
Virat Kohli has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Cricketer of the year, ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 and ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2017 awards for his accomplishments in 2017.This is the second time Virat Kohli has won the best cricketer of the year award. He had won the best ODI cricketer by ICC (International Cricket Council) five years back.
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Question 16: Ava Mukherjee passed away recently. Who was she?
Actress Ava Mukherjee passed away in Mumbai.Ava Mukherjee was 88 years old. Cause of her death is not known.She began her career with the Bengali film ‘Ram Dhakka’ in 1966. She also worked as a copywriter, translator and writer.Her important films are Devdas, Detective Naani, DarnaZaroori Hain, and The Firm Land. She had also worked in TV commercials.
Question 17: Name the renowned Khasi author who recently died at a hospital in Shillong, Meghalaya.
1. Geeta Chandran
2. Ratnamala Prakash
3. Arvind Mulgaonkar
4. Chiranji Lal Tanwar
5. Leslie Harding Pde
Leslie Harding Pde, renowned Khasi author, died following a short period of illness, at a hospital in Shillong, Meghalaya.Leslie Harding Pde was 79 years old. He was a playwright, writer, translator and humourist.He had written over 20 books. He also translated the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharat and the Upanishads into Khasi language. He was the founder member of Seng Biria U Khasi Humourists’ Society.
Question 18: Name the Akali leader and former chief secretary of the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) who passed awayrecently in Amritsar, Punjab?
1. Manjit Singh
2. Shyamnd Singh
3. Prabhakar Karekar
4. Kala Ramnath
5. Bipin Kumar
Manjit Singh Calcutta, Akali leader and former chief secretary of the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) passed away in Amritsar, Punjab.Manjit Singh Calcutta was 79 years old. He had been ill for a short while. He is survived by his wife, son and two daughters.He entered politics in 1955. He graduated in law from the University College of Law of Calcutta in 1966.In 1997, he became an MLA from Amritsar (South) assembly constituency and became the minister of higher education
Question 19: To which Profession Kashinath belonged to?
5 . Actor
Kannada film actor Kashinath died at Shankara Cancer Hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Kashinath was a director and actor in the Kannada film industry. He had been suffering from cancer.He is survived by his wife and two children. He had worked in more than 40 films. He was also a music director and producer. He hailed from Kundapur in Udupi district, Karnataka.
Question 20: Which State Government will hold a ‘Blockchain Hackathon for Governance’ from 19th – 21st January 2018?
4. Tamil Nadu
Karnataka State Government will hold a ‘Blockchain Hackathon for Governance’ from 19th – 21st January, 2018 at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru. The Hackathon will be open to students, startups, and other IT professionals. Cloud-based blockchain technology providers will be invited to provide platforms for use in this hackathon.
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