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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 January 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Nirbhaya case verdict, India's travel advisory and Forbes India’s list of 20 people to watch out for in the 2020s among others. 

Jan 8, 2020 16:26 IST
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8 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 Nirbhaya case verdict, India's travel advisory and Forbes India’s list of 20 people to watch out for in the 2020s among others. 

1. Which court issued the death warrant against Nirbhaya Case Convicts?
a) Saket Court
b) Delhi High Court
c) Patiala House Court
d) Supreme Court

2. Who is ranked at the top of Forbes India’s list of 20 people to watch in the 2020s?
a) Eliud Kipchoge
b) Hassan Minhaj
c) Greta Thunberg
d) Mahua Moitra

3. India has issued a travel advisory, advising Indian nationals to avoid all non-essential travel to which nation?
a) Israel
b) Turkey 
c) Iraq
d) Syria

4. Which Indian weightlifter has been banned for four years after being found guilty of doping?
a) Sarbjeet Kaur
b) Sathish Sivalingam
c) Pardeep Singh
d) Vikas Thakur

5. Which country launched missiles at US troops in Iraq?
a) Ukraine 
b) Iran 
c) Turkey 
d) Yemen

6. Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center will be set up in which state?
a) Telangana
b) Karnataka
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Gujarat 

7. Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashed in which nation on January 8, 2020, killing all onboard passengers?
a) India
b) Russia
c) Afghanistan
d) Iran

8. Which state government has sanctioned Rs 234 cr for construction of Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan zoo?
a) Haryana
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Odisha

9. Which city hosted the 5th Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference?
a) New Delhi
b) Patna
c) Hyderabad
d) Pune

10. India’s first Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is set to come up in which city?
a) Chambal
b) Hisar
c) Bhagalpur
d) Pune

Answers

1. (c) Patiala House Court
Patiala House Court issued a death warrant against four convicts of the Nirbhaya case on January 7, 2020. The four convicts Akshay, Mukesh, Vinay and Pawan will be hanged on January 22, 2020 at 7 am.

2. (b) Hassan Minhaj
The US-based political commentator and comedian Hassan Minhaj was ranked first in Forbes India’s list of 20 people to watch in the 2020s. Kanhaiya Kumar, Prashant Kishor, and Mahua Moitra have also found a place in the list. Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg was ranked 15th on the list.

3. (c) Iraq
The Union Ministry of External Affairs has issued a travel advisory, advising Indian nationals to avoid all non-essential travel to Iraq until further notification. The Indians living in Iraq have also been advised to stay alert and avoid travel within the nation. 

4. (a) Sarbjeet Kaur
Indian weightlifter Sarbjeet Kaur has been banned from the sport for four years after being found guilty of a doping violation. The weightlifter had won the 71kg event at the women’s national weightlifting championships in February 2019.

5. (b) Iran 
Iran launched over a dozen surface-to-surface ballistic missiles at the US troops stationed at air bases in Iraq. This was announced by the Pentagon on January 7, 2020. Iran’s military response comes in retaliation to the slaying of its top General Qassem Soleimani.

6. (d) Gujarat 
Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center (VSCIC) will be set up soon in Gujarat. The centre will work towards identifying children with ideas and then nurture and support them. 

7. (d) Iran
The Ukrainian Boeing-737-800 plane crashed at the Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran on January 08, 2020. It was carrying 167 passengers and 9 crew members. The series of Boeing have faced several accidents and crashes in the past.

8. (b) Uttar Pradesh
The UP government on January 07, 2020 sanctioned Rs 234 crore for the establishment of Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan Zoological Garden. This zoo will be established in Gorakhpur. The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting held in the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath.

9. (d) Pune
Pune hosted the 5th Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference. India is hosting this conference for the first time. It is being organized by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. The purpose of this biennial program is to advance dialogue with the remaining global researchers of Drosophila researchers in the Asia-Pacific region.

10. (c) Bhagalpur
India’s first turtle rehabilitation center will be inaugurated in Bhagalpur Forest Division, Bihar in January 2020. This rehabilitation center is the first of its kind where all arrangements are being made for rehabilitation of freshwater turtles.

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