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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 2 January 2019

2 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 restructuring of advances to MSMEs, Chief Justice of Telangana HC and US withdrawal from UNESCO among others.

Jan 2, 2019 17:30 IST
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2 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 restructuring of advances to MSMEs, Chief Justice of Telangana HC and US withdrawal from UNESCO among others.

1. Which entity released guidelines on restructuring of advances to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)?
a) RBI
b) SEBI
c) NITI Aayog
d) Ministry of MSME

2. Who was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner recently?
a) Vanaja N. Sarna
b) Sudhir Bhargava
c) Neeraj Kumar Gupta
d) Suresh Chandra

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar after which freedom fighter?
a) Shaheed Bhagat Singh
b) Lala Lajpat Rai
c) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
d) Chandrashekhar Azad

4. Which city will host the Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2019?
a) Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Ranchi
d) Jalandhar

5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 6th IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) in which city?
a) Varanasi
b) Ghazipur
c) Agra
d) Lucknow

6. Who was sworn in as first Chief Justice of Telangana HC?
a) Justice T B N Radhakrishnan
b) Justice Praveen Kumar
c) Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
d) Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta

7. Who was sworn in as the first acting Chief Justice of the independent Andhra Pradesh Court post bifurcation of the state?
a) Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
b) Justice Praveen Kumar
c) Justice T B N Radhakrishnan
d) Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta

8. Who was named ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year?
a) Smriti Mandhana
b) Poonam Yadav
c) Mithali Raj
d) Harmanpreet Kaur

9. Which two nations formally withdrew from UNESCO with the close of the year 2018?
a) US, Palestine
b) Iran, Israel
c) Israel, US
d) North Korea, Russia

10. Which space agency has launched a new platform to engage students in space science activities?
a) NASA
b) CSA
c) ESA
d) ISRO

ANSWERS

1. (a) RBI
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 1, 2019 released guidelines on restructuring of advances to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The central bank allowed a one-time restructuring of existing debt of up to 25 crore rupees for the MSMEs which have defaulted on payment, however, the loans given to them continue to be classified as standard assets.

2. (b) Sudhir Bhargava
Sudhir Bhargava was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), along with four new information commissioners in the central information commission.

3. (c) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on December 30, 2018. These three islands are - Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island.

4. (d) Jalandhar
The Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2019 is going to be held from January 3 – 4, 2019 in Jalandhar, Punjab. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 106th edition of ISC-2019, based on the theme ‘Future India: Science and Technology’.

5. (a) Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the 6th IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC) at the campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The first international Center in the eastern India is expected to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in the region.

6. (a) Justice T B N Radhakrishnan
Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was on January 1, 2018 sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. Prior to this, Justice Radhakrishnan had been serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

7. (b) Justice Praveen Kumar
Justice Praveen Kumar was on January 1, 2018 sworn in as the new acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The oath of the office was administered by the state’s Governor ESL Narasimhan.

8. (a) Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana has been named as Best player of the year, ODI Player of the Year and included in ICC Women's Team of the Year 2018. The cricketer had played a crucial role in India’s semi-final appearance at the ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies.

9. (c) Israel, US
The United States and its ally Israel officially withdrew from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the close of the year 2018. The two nations had announced their intention to quit the international organisation in October 2017, accusing it of anti-Israel bias.

10. (d) ISRO
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new platform called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1, 2018 in Bengaluru, as part of its enhanced outreach programme. Through the ‘Samwad with Students’, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India in activities concerning space science to capture their scientific temperament.

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