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Current Affairs Quiz: 16 January 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as BCCI central contract list 2020, Yashaswini scheme and new fuel conservation campaign among others. 

Jan 16, 2020 17:44 IST
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16 January 2020: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as BCCI central contract list 2020, Yashaswini scheme and new fuel conservation campaign among others. 

1. Which cricketer has been left out from BCCI’s annual player contract list for 2020?
a) MS Dhoni
b) Ravindra Jadeja
c) R Ashwin
d) Hardik Pandya

2. Yashaswini scheme for women entrepreneurship was launched in which state?
a) Karnataka
b) Maharashtra
c) Goa
d) Kerala

3. Which scheme was launched in Goa to ensure wellness and welfare of women on January 11, 2020?
a) Swasthya Sakhi Project
b) Nari Shakti initiative
c) Rageshwari scheme
d) Sakhi Suraksha scheme

4. Which country’s Prime Minister has resigned along with his cabinet soon after President’s call for constitutional amendments?
a) France
b) Russia
c) Germany
d) Italy

5. What is the name of PCRA’s recently launched campaign for fuel conservation?
a) Saksham
b) Pragati
c) Akshay
d) Vishesh

6. Which e-commerce company recently announced an investment of USD 1 billion for digitalization of small and medium enterprises in India?
a) Flipkart
b) Wallmart
c) Amazon
d) Alibaba

7. Who is the first Indian women officer to lead an all-men contingent during the Army Day parade on January 14, 2020?
a) Captain Swati Pandey
b) Captain Kritika Gosain
c) Captain Sanjana Chaudhary
d) Captain Tanya Shergill

8. The United States has signed the first phase of a trade deal with which nation?
a) China
b) India
c) Pakistan
d) Japan

Answers

1. (a) MS Dhoni
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has been dropped from BCCI’s annual player contracts for 2020. Dinesh Karthik has also been left out. On the other hand, Washinton Sundar and Mayank Agarwal have been included in the central contract list for the period between October 2019-September 2020.

2. (c) Goa
The Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship was launched in Goa by Union WCD Minister Smriti Irani on January 11, 2020. The scheme aims to support women SHGs with interest-free loans up to Rs 5 lakh.

3. (a) Swasthya Sakhi Project
Union WCD Minister Smriti Irani launched Swasthya Sakhi Project in Goa on January 11, 2020 to ensure the wellness & welfare of women, especially during pregnancy. Under the project, the state government will provide doorstep diagnostic services.

4. (b) Russia
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned from his post on January 15, 2020 along with his cabinet. The Russian Prime Minister resigned soon after President Vladimir Putin announced some constitutional reforms.

5. (a) Saksham
The Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) has launched a campaign called 'Saksham' to create awareness about fuel conservation in India. The objective of this campaign is to make people aware about the appropriate use of oil and gas.

6. (c) Amazon
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has recently announced during his India visit that Amazon will invest USD 1 billion to digitalize small and medium enterprises in India. Jeff Bezos established this company on July 5, 1994.

7. (d) Captain Tanya Shergill
Captain Tanya Shergill led the all-men contingent during the Army Day parade held on the occasion of 72nd Indian Army Day in Delhi. Captain Shergill is an electronics and communications graduate.

8. (a) China
The United States has finally signed the first phase of a trade agreement with China. This concludes almost a year of negotiations, which were halted in between due to the suspension of talks between the two nations for a few months.

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