Current Affairs Quiz: 9 January 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Union Budget 2020-21, Lunar Eclipse 2020 and 2022 Commonwealth Games among others.
9 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 Union Budget 2020-21, Lunar Eclipse 2020 and 2022 Commonwealth Games among others.
1. When will Union Budget 2020-21 be presented?
a) January 31st
b) February 1st
c) February 2nd
d) February 5th
2. Which bank has launched new residential builder finance with buyer guarantee scheme?
3. When is the first penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020?
a) January 15th
b) January 10th
c) January 18th
d) January 22nd
4. Which country has developed a laser-based aerial defense system?
b) North Korea
5. When is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated every year?
a) 9th January
b) 8th January
c) 7th January
d) 6th January
6. Which Indian-origin writer was recently honoured with the UK Children's Book Award?
a) Amarjit Kaur
b) Jasbinder Bilan
c) Sharanjeet Chahal
d) Minhas Verma
7. Which famous personality recently revealed that he is suffering with Lyme disease?
a) Ranveer Singh
b) Kylie Minogue
c) Pedro Russell
d) Justin Bieber
8. Which city will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games?
a) New Delhi
9. Which university has set up a panel to probe violence inside campus?
10. Which Indian telecommunications company has launched its Wi-Fi calling service for voice and video?
a) Reliance Jio
1. (b) February 1st
Union Budget 2020-21 will be presented on February 1, 2020. The budget session will begin from January 31 and will be held in two phases till 3 April.
2. (b) SBI
The State of Bank of India launched a 'residential builder finance with buyer guarantee' scheme to revive the Indian real estate sector on January 8, 2020. Under the scheme, the largest public sector bank will issue a guarantee for completion of select residential projects to customers availing home loans from it.
3. (b) January 10th
The first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will be visible on January 10, 2020. The penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in India and other countries across Asia, Europe and Africa, except the United States, as it will be daytime there.
4. (c) Israel
Israel’s Defense Ministry announced on January 8, 2020 that it has made a breakthrough in technology and created a laser-based aerial defense system.
5. (a) 9th January
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every year on January 9 as Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa. The first celebration of this day started in 2003.
6. (b) Jasbinder Bilan
Indian-origin writer Jasbinder Bilan has been awarded the UK Children's Book Award for her debut novel Asha and the Spirit Bird. In this novel, the writer has narrated her childhood biography in the context of the Himalayan Mountains.
7. (d) Justin Bieber
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber recently revealed that he is battling with Lyme disease. He revealed in an instagram post that he has been diagnosed with this chronic infection for past some time.
8. (c) Birmingham
The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham. It is the third time when England will host the event. These games will be held between July 27 to August 7, 2020.
9. (d) JNU
The Jawaharlal Nehru University has set up a five member panel to probe the recent violent incident in the campus. The committee will be headed by Prof Sushant Mishra. It will probe security lapses, if any, and recommend steps for students' safety and submit its report at the earliest.
10. (a) Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio has launched its Wi-Fi calling service for both voice and video calling platforms. Reliance Jio’s Wi-Fi service will be known as VoWiFi.