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17 January 2019: 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 the topics like recapitalisation of EXIM Bank, UNNATI Programme of ISRO and Brexit deal among others.

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17 January 2019: 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 the topics like recapitalisation of EXIM Bank, UNNATI Programme of ISRO and Brexit deal among others.

1. The Ministry of Finance on January 16, 2019 constituted a Group of Ministers convened by Sudhir Mungantiwar to look into which issue?
a) Lottery
b) Adulteration
c) Corruption
d) All of them

2. The UNNATI Programme was launched on January 17, 2019 by which organisation to commemorate the UNISPACE+50?
a) NASA
b) ISRO
c) Ministry of Science & Technology
d) DRDO

3. Who won the Franco-German Award for Human Rights 2018?
a) Li Zhang
b) Xi Zhou
c) Yu Wensheng
d) Chen Zi

4. The Union Cabinet on January 16, 2019 approved the recapitalisation of which bank?
a) Dena Bank
b) RBL Bank
c) IDBI Bank
d) EXIM Bank

5. The IMBEX Exercise started recently between India and which country?
a) Myanmar
b) Sri Lanka
c) Mauritius
d) Singapore

6. The Prime Minister of which nation faced a no-confidence vote on January 16, 2019?
a) Myanmar
b) United Kingdom
c) Belgium
d) Spain

7. Which Indian among the following has become the world's youngest mountaineer to climb 7 Peaks, 7 Volcano Summits?
a) Arjun Vajpai
b) Krushnaa Patil
c) Pranav Rawat
d) Satyarup Siddhanta

8. How many lawmakers voted against the Brexit deal in the UK Parliament on January 15, 2019?
a) 432
b) 202
c) 243
d) 361

9. Who has launched voter awareness forums across the country?
a) Human Resource Development Ministry
b) Election Commission of India
c) Niti Aayog
d) Reserve Bank of India

10. Who has imposed penalty on Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda?
a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
b) Niti Aayog
c) Medical Council of India
d) Competition Commission of India

ANSWERS

1. (a) Lottery
The Ministry of Finance on January 16, 2019 constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) on issues relating to lottery. The GoM was constituted in pursuance of the decision of GST Council taken in the 32nd meeting held on January 10, 2019 at New Delhi.

2. (b) ISRO
National space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on January 17, 2019 launched the UNNATI (UNispace Nano-satellite Assembly and Training by ISRO) programme at the U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru. UNNATI is a capacity building programme on nanosatellite development.

3. (c) Yu Wensheng
Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng won the ‘Franco-German Human Rights’ award on 14 January 2019. Yu Wensheng is best known for suing the Beijing government over the city’s once chronic pollution.

4. (d) EXIM Bank
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 16, 2019 approved the recapitalisation of the Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank). The Cabinet also approved an increase in the authorized capital of EXIM Bank from Rs 10,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore.

5. (a) Myanmar
The 2nd edition of India-Myanmar bilateral Army exercise 'IMBEX 2018-19' commenced at Chandi Mandir military station in Haryana that houses the headquarters of the Western Command of the Indian Army.

6. (b) United Kingdom
British Prime Minister Theresa May and her minority government on January 16, 2019 faced a no-confidence motion, tabled by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn following the rejection of the Brexit deal. The motion was won by May with 325 votes in favour of her government and 306 against, by a majority of 19 votes.

7. (d) Satyarup Siddhanta
Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta on January 16, 2019 became the youngest man to climb the seven highest peaks and volcanic summits across all continents after conquering Antartica's highest point Mount Sidley.

8. (a) 432
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a crushing defeat in the Parliament on January 15, 2019 when over 100 lawmakers of May's Conservative party - both Brexiteers and Remainers, voted against the Brexit deal. Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, 2019.

9. (b) Election Commission of India
The Election Commission of India on January 16, 2019 launched Voter Awareness Forum in New New Delhi. The key objective of the Voter Awareness Forums is to promote informed and ethical electoral participation, beginning from the first step, which is voter registration.

10. (d) Competition Commission of India
The Competition Commission of India has imposed a penalty on the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda after it found it to be in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002. The move was undertaken after a complaint alleged that the CDAB has indulged in restrictive trade practices.

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