Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 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 topics such as Laureus World Sports Awards, NAS Shibpur and Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 among others.
18 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 topics such as Laureus World Sports Awards, NAS Shibpur and Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 among others.
1. Which Indian athlete has become the first one to be nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of Year Award?
a) Vinesh Phogat
b) Virat Kohli
c) PV Sindhu
d) Mary Kom
2. Who has won the ‘Laureus Sportsman of the Year award’ the maximum number of times?
a) Lewis Hamilton
b) Roger Federer
c) Lionel Messi
d) Cristiano Ronaldo
3. Indian Naval Air Station Shibpur will be commissioned into which Indian naval vessel?
a) INS Garuda
b) INS Shikra
c) INS Utkrosh
d) INS Kohassa
4. The Union Home Minister has approved a task force report on the use of space technology in which area?
a) Border management
c) Fighting Air Pollution
d) Rural Development
5. Which among the following branches of IIT has announced the launch of a full-fledged B.Tech course in Artificial Intelligence?
a) IIT Delhi
b) IIT Madras
c) IIT Hyderabad
d) IIT Roorkee
6. Who inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Ram Nath Kovind
c) Mukesh Ambani
d) Ratan Tata
7. The Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) achieved which milestone on January 14, 2019?
a) Job for all
b) One crore beneficiaries
c) Complete Job security
d) Completion of target
8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema in which city?
a) New Delhi
9. Who was appointed the CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
a) David Richardson
b) Rohit Sharma
c) Vinod Dua
d) Manu Sawhney
10. Which Ministry organised the Saksham 2019 campaign?
a) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c) Ministry of Home Affairs
d) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
1. (a) Vinesh Phogat
Indian star wrestler Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian athlete to be nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award. Phogat has been nominated for the award alongside US Tour Championship winner Tiger Woods, who won his first tournament in five years.
2. (b) Roger Federer
The Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual awards ceremony, which honours individuals and teams from the world of sports along with sporting achievements throughout the year. Swiss tennis player Roger Federer with 6 awards holds the record for having won the ‘Laureus Sportsman of the Year award’ maximum number of times.
3. (d) INS Kohassa
Naval Air Station Shibpur will be commissioned as INS Kohassa by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba on January 24, 2019. The move is being undertaken to enhance the operational capability of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
4. (a) Border management
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved report of task force created by MHA to identify areas for use of space technology in improving Border Management. The key aim is to strengthen island and border security and facilitate development of infrastructure in border and island areas.
5. (c) IIT Hyderabad
The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) has announced the launch of a full-fledged bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from the new academic session, a first for the country and only the third globally.
6. (a) Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 on January 18, 2019. The summit is being held at the Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
7. (b) One crore beneficiaries
The Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), the flagship scheme of the Union Government for employment generation, crossed the milestone of one crore beneficiaries on January 14, 2019.
8. (c) Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai on January 19, 2019. The development of the Museum was guided by the Museum Advisory Committee headed by Shyam Benegal.
9. (d) Manu Sawhney
Manu Sawhney, a veteran media professional, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He will join the organisation in February 2019 and will take formal charge of his position in July, once incumbent David Richardson steps down following the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
10. (a) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Saksham 2019 is an annual high intensity one-month long people-centric mega campaign, which is organised by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.