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Current Affairs Quiz: 19 January 2017

Jan 19, 2017 17:00 IST

19 January 2017: Jagranjosh.com brings the Daily Current Affairs Quizzes for its readers. These quizzes will help you (aspirants of different competitive exams) to revise the day at a glance and test yourself for the next exam you will appear. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like People’s Choice Award for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress, warmest year globally since 1880 and Legends Club 'Hall of Fame' among others.

1. Union Cabinet approved trade agreement negotiations with which country recently?
a) Serbia
b) UK
c) Peru
d) Iran

2. Who of the following won the 43rd People’s Choice Award for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress?
a) Priyanka Chopra
b) Sarah Jessica Parker
c) Kerry Washington
d) Mallika Sherawat

3. Name the web portal that was launched by Union Ministry of Human Resources Development for promoting and monitoring the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
a) ShaGun
b) Shiksha
c) SarvAbhi
d) None of the above

4. CCEA gave its in-principle approval for listing five government-owned General Insurance Companies in stock exchanges. Which of the following is not part of the group that will be listed as per the approval?
a) National Insurance Company
b) New India Assurance Company
c) Oriental Insurance Company
d) Agriculture Insurance Company of India

5. Which year was the warmest year globally since 1880 as per NASA?
a) 1965
b) 1991
c) 2001
d) 2016

6. The space research organisation of India signed MoU with the space research organisation of which country in the field of outer space?
a) USA
b) China
c) Japan
d) South Korea

7. Indian Railways recently launched which programme to save energy worth Rs 41000 crore?
a) Saksham 41k
b) Save Enerygy 41k
c) Mission 41K
d) None of the above

8. India ranks on which of the following spot in the recently released Passport Index?
a) 77th
b) 90th
c) 65th
d) 78th

9. Which country topped the global ranking of the world’s most powerful passports?
a) Switzerland
b) Germany
c) Belgium
d) Netherland

10. Name the former Indian cricket team captain who was recently inducted into Legends Club 'Hall of Fame'?
a) Kapil Dev
b) Sunil Gavaskar
c) MS Dhoni
d) None of the above

11. Union Cabinet approved India’s membership in the Governing Council of International Vaccine Institute (IVI). Against this backdrop, identify the country in which the IVI is located.
a) Japan
b) Germany
c) South Korea
d) Australia

12. Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly passed a resolution on return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits and other migrants back to Kashmir valley. Name the person who proposed the resolution.
a) Abdul Rehman Veeri
b) Kavinder Gupta
c) Omar Abdullah
d) Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed

13. Scientists named 3 diseases that could cause next global health emergency. Which of the following is not part of these three diseases?
a) MERS-CoV
b) Lassa fever
c) Zika virus
d) Nipah virus

14.
IMD announced the year 2016 as India’s warmest year ever recorded. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I. The documenting of meteorological records began in the year 1901.
II. Before 2016, the warmest year on record was recorded in 2009.

Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

15. Union Cabinet approved amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS). Against this backdrop, consider the following statements related to M-SIPS.

I. It seeks to strengthen the nanotechnology industry in the country
II. The scheme was launched in 2012

Which of these statements is/are true?

a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

Answer
1. (c) Peru
2. (a) Priyanka Chopra
3. (a) ShaGun
4. (d) Agriculture Insurance Company of India
5. (d) 2016
6. (c) Japan
7.(c) Mission 41K
8. (d) 78th
9. (b) Germany
10. (a) Kapil Dev
11.(c) South Korea
12. (c) Omar Abdullah
13. (c) Zika virus
14.(c) Both I and II
15. (b) Only II

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