GK Questions 22nd January 2018 PJH: Daily GK Quiz for All Upcoming Exams
GK Questions 22nd January 2018 PJH
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GK Questions 22nd January 2018 PJH
Latest Current Affairs
- Om Prakash Rawat appointed New Chief Election Commissioner
- Explained: Office of profit
- Website Accessibility Project launched to make 100 websites accessible to persons with disabilities
- Mercedes-Benz first to launch locally-made BS-VI-compliant car
- Government announces 9 new Smart Cities
- MeitY launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative
- Government launches Liveability Index to rate 116 Indian cities
- Government launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal
- Mauritius was largest source of FDI in India in 2016-2017: RBI
- 2018 to be observed as National Year of Millets
Question 1: 25th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council was held in New Delhi on January 18, 2018. In this meeting the council reduced the tax rates of 29 goods and 53 categories of service. The new rates will be applicable from_______?
1. January 20, 2018
2. January 22, 2018
3. January 23, 2018
4. January 25, 2018
5. January 30, 2018
25th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council was held in New Delhi on January 18, 2018. The meeting was chaired by Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. Highlight of the 25th GST Council meet was the reduction of tax rates on 29 goods and 53 categories of service.
Question 2: In how many cities the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri, announced commencement of the Liveability Index Programme?
1. 116 Indian cities
2. 115 Indian cities
3. 114 Indian cities
4. 113 Indian cities
5. 114 Indian cities
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri, announced commencement of the Liveability Index Programme in 116 Indian cities. Goal of assessing the cities on liveability standards and thereafter compiling the index rankings is to make Indian cities more ‘Liveable’. This programme would be funded by the World Bank. The list includes the identified Smart Cities and few more cities with a population of over 1 million.
Question 3: To strengthen the cyber security, What is the initiative launched by the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology KJ Alphons?
1. Cyber Relationship Framework
2. Cybersecurity Policy Initiative
3. Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative
4. Cybersecurity Standardization
5. Cyber Subharna Bharat initiative
Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology. KJ Alphons launched Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative. Objective of this initiative is to spread awareness about cybercrime and to train and prepare Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT staff of all government departments to effectively deal and neutralise cyber threats.
Question 4: In which district of Puducherry, the Union Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK)?
Union Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj inaugurated Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) at Karaikal in the Union Territory (UT) of Puducherry. This POPSK is expected to benefit people of Karaikal, as now they can avail passport related services without having to travel to Puducherry.
Question 5: Which state Government launched e-Hospital Management Information System, an online platform which hosts all clinical parameters of patients and reporting of performance criteria of hospitals?
Odisha State Government launched Odisha e-Hospital Management Information System (OeHMIS), an online platform which hosts all clinical parameters of patients and reporting of performance criteria of hospitals. Through OeHIMS, patients can be registered online. Besides, individual electronic health records can be viewed and downloaded online through web portal or mobile application.
Question 6: bharatkeveer.gov.in web portal is related to which of the following?
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ graphic novel series on Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) martyrs, ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ anthem and a short film on India’s bravehearts. At the launch event, Mr. Singh stated that no amount of monetary compensations can be enough for those who lay their lives in the line of duty.
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Question 7: Which State Government approved Rs 4000 crore – Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna?
3. Himachal Pradesh
4. Arunachal Pradesh
Maharashtra State Government approved Rs 4000 crore – Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna. Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna is aimed at promoting climate-resilient agriculture in 5142 villages across 15 districts of Maharashtra. Under this yojana, efforts will be made to improve soil quality, bringing in necessary changes in the crop pattern as per the availability of water in a particular region and develop food grain varieties which can sustain climate variations. This yojana will be rolled out in 2018-19 and will continue till 2023-24.
Question 8: Which state government announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Clean Authority of Tokyo for municipal solid waste incineration facilities?
1. Andhra Pradesh
Telangana State government announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Clean Authority of Tokyo for municipal solid waste incineration facilities. Clean Authority of Tokyo runs incineration plant for burning up combustible waste taken out from home and office in 23 wards of Tokyo, Japan.
Question 9: How many total websites are launched during the occasion of ‘National Conference on Improving Accessibility’ for Divyangs to empower the disabled persons in all over the country?
During the occasion of ‘National Conference on Improving Accessibility’, Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot launched 100 accessible websites for Divyangs to empower the disabled persons in all over the country. Divyang-friendly websites were launched especially for visually impaired, use features such as screen readers and screen magnifiers, which can relay website content to the user in audio format.
Question 10: Which Indian city hosted the 4th edition of the India International Science Festival 2018?
Ministry of Science & Technology has confirmed that 4th edition of the India International Science Festival will be held in Lucknow. The decision was taken at the first preparatory meeting for the 4th India International Science Festival (IISF) chaired by Union Minister for Science & Technology, Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Officials of Ministries of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and DG, CSIR and representatives of Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA) were also attended the meeting.
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Question 11: Which state government has signed an agreement to set up an incubator for promoting research with Software Technology Park of India (STPI), philanthropist Sushmita Bagchi, and IIT-Bhubaneshwar?
1. Tamil Nadu
The Odisha government has signed an agreement to setting up an incubator for promoting research with Software Technology Park of India (STPI), philanthropist Sushmita Bagchi, and IIT Bhubaneswar in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. As per the above agreement, The Centre of Excellence for Virtual & Augmented RealityÂ” (VARCoE) will be set up at the campus of IIT, Bhubaneswar and it will become a landmark initiative for promoting research, technology incubation and product development in the country.
Question 12: What is Maitre-2?
Maitre-2, a second passenger bus to Kolkata via Dhaka was flagged off from Agartala, Tripura on January 19, 2018. The bus was flagged off by Tripura MLA Ratan Das and Tripura Road Transport Corporation Chairman Rajendra Reang. This bus service is expected to strengthen trans-border relationship between India and Bangladesh and enhance people-to-people connectivity.
Question 13: According to Census on Foreign Liabilities and Assets of Indian Direct Investment Companies 2016-17, released by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which country was the largest source of foreign investment (FDI) in India during 2016-17?
According to Census on Foreign Liabilities and Assets of Indian Direct Investment Companies 2016-17, released by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 19, 2018, Mauritius was the largest source of foreign investment (FDI) in India during 2016-17. This census provides comprehensive information on the market value of foreign liabilities (on account of FDI) and assets (on account of overseas direct investment, ODI and other investments) of Indian companies
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Question 14: Who was appointed the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
1. Pema Khandu
2. Nitish Kumar
3. Manohar Singh
4. Anandiben Patel
5. Ram Thakur
Gujarat’s first woman former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has been appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Patel had joined BJP as the president of party’s women wing in 1986. She succeeded PM Narendra Modi when he moved on to Delhi as the CM of Gujarat. She was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1994. In 1998, she became education minister of Gujarat. She retained the portfolio after being re-elected in 2002 from Patan. In 2012, Patel shifted Ghatlodia in Ahmedabad.
Question 15: Who was appointed the new Director General (DG) of the ‘black cats’ commando force National Security Guard (NSG)?
1. Raghubar Das
2. Shivraj Sunder
3. Naveen Lal
4. Pratap Singh
5. Sudeep Lakhtakia
Senior IPS officer Sudeep Lakhtakia has been appointed the new Director General (DG) of the ‘black cats’ commando force National Security Guard (NSG). He replaces Sudhir Pratap Singh. Lakhtakia is a 1984-batch IPS officer of Telangana cadre. The officer was serving as a Special DG in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters.
Question 16: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the National Corporate Social Responsibility Data Portal in New Delhi which will be able to assist in_______, making Indian corporate sector socially responsible?
1. Equity Market & Currency Market
3. Social audits or projects
4. All the above
5. None of these
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the National Corporate Social Responsibility Data Portal in New Delhi. The portal will able to broadcast CSR related data to the general public. It will be able to assist in social audits or projects, making Indian corporate sector socially responsible.
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Question 17: Which state will host its first maiden international martial arts games event in its capital?
2. Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir will host its first maiden international martial arts games event in the in the summer capital Srinagar. Rameez Khan, general secretary of J-K State KiAiDo Association, the organisers of the event stated that more than 15 countries were expected to participate.‘Asian Martial Arts Games’ will provide a platform to the young martial art players of the state toperform and gaining experience from different countries’ players.
Question 18: Shriniwas Tiwari passed away recently. Who is he?
On Jan 19 2017, Former Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh assembly and Congress leader Shriniwas Tiwari, 93 passed away in a hospital in New Delhi. Tiwari, popularly known as “White Tiger”. He is survived by his MLA son, Sunderlal Tiwari.
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Question 19: Sulaiman ‘Dik’ Abed is related to which sport?
5. Ice hockey
Former South Africa all-rounder Sulaiman ‘Dik’ Abed ,73 passed away in The Netherlands. He was an outstanding all-rounder such as batsman and a fast bowler with a fine leg cutter. Subsequently, he took up a contract with Enfield in the Lancashire Leagues in England and went on to amass more than 5,000 runs beside also bagging more than 800 wickets over a 10-year period from 1967 to 1976.
Question 20: To which Profession Anindya Sengupta belonged to?
Senior journalist and Indian Journalists Association Secretary Anindya Sengupta,52 has passed away due to cancer. Sengupta started his career with Bengali newspaper ‘Bartaman’, and then worked with English dailies ‘The Statesman’ and ‘The Telegraph’. He had served as the secretary of Kolkata Press Club for six terms, and was presently the secretary of the Indian Journalists Association (IJA).
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