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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 January 2019

21 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 Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials, 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and 2019 World Economic Forum among others.

Jan 21, 2019 18:04 IST
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21 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 Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials, 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and 2019 World Economic Forum among others.

1. Who was chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials?
a) C N R Rao
b) K Sivan
c) Satish Dhawan
d) AS Kiran Kumar

2. Indians over 65 and under 15 years can now use Aadhaar Card to visit which country?
a) Sri Lanka
b) Nepal
c) Indonesia
d) Malaysia

3. The 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) began at which city?
a) Prayagraj
b) Agra
c) Varanasi
d) Rishikesh

4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in which city?
a) New Delhi
b) Pune
c) Gurgaon
d) Mumbai

5. Which state announced Shaurya Award for Students?
a) Haryana
b) Rajasthan
c) Punjab
d) Gujarat

6. According to PwC report, India is likely to surpass which nation in the world's largest economy rankings?
a) France
b) China
c) UK
d) Japan

7. Which city will be hosting the annual meet of the 2019 World Economic Forum?
a) Davos
b) Bern
c) Berlin
d) Geneva

8. Which city has been named as the first World Capital of Architecture for 2020 by UNESCO?
a) Paris
b) Geneva
c) Tokyo
d) Rio de Janeiro

9. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched India’s second defence industrial corridor in which state?
a) Telangana
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Kerala

10. Which state would be hosting the 2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019?
a) Maharashtra
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Karnataka
d) Goa

ANSWERS

1. (a) C N R Rao
Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna C N R Rao was chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates.

2. (b) Nepal
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on January 20, 2019 announced that Aadhaar Cards are now valid travel documents for Indians under 15 and over 65 years travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. However, Indians belonging to the age bracket of 15 to 65 years will not be able to use Aadhaar to travel to the two neighbouring countries.

3. (c) Varanasi
The 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) began at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on January 21, 2019, giving a chance to the Indian diaspora to participate in the ongoing Kumbha Mela. For the first time in the history of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, the event is being held in Varanasi, the cultural and spiritual capital of India.

4. (c) Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 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.

5. (a) Haryana
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a ‘Shaurya Award’ for students in the name of 71 martyrs of state police force who laid down their lives in the line of duty while protecting society and maintaining law and order in the state.

6. (c) UK
India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world's largest economy rankings in 2019, as per a report by global consultancy firm PwC. As per PwC's Global Economy Watch report, while the UK and France have regularly switched places owing to similar levels of development and equal populations, India's climb up the rankings is likely to be permanent.

7. (a) Davos
The World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meet will begin in Davos on January 22, 2019. World leaders from across the globe will flock to the ski resort town on the Swiss Alps for five days to discuss what's ailing the world amid fears of the global economy sleepwalking into a crisis.

8. (d) Rio de Janeiro
UNESCO has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. Rio will be the first city to receive the title under a programme launched together by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects in November 2018.

9. (c) Tamil Nadu
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor from Tiruchirappalli, taking a major step forward to boost indigenous production of defence equipment. The corridor is the second defence corridor being set up by the government to support various defence manufacturing units.

10. (d) Goa
The 2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 on the Regulation of Homeopathic Medical Products will be held in Goa from January 23, 2019. 20 countries will participate in the event. This forum will strengthen regulatory framework worldwide, to assure that the users of Homoeopathy could have wider access to quality-assured homeopathic medicines.

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