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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 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 ICC Awards, Global Trust index and 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas among others.

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22 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 ICC Awards, Global Trust index and 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas among others.

1. Which cricketer was named ICC Test, ODI Player and Cricketer of the year 2018?

a) Kane Williamson
b) Quinton de Kock
c) Virat Kohli
d) Jasprit Bumrah

2. Who is the only cricketer besides Kohli to be named in both ICC Test and ODI teams of the year 2018?

a) Jasprit Bumrah
b) Rishabh Pant
c) Rohit Sharma
d) Kuldeep Yadav

3. Which cricketer won ICC Men's Emerging Cricketer of the Year award for the year 2018?

a) Kane Williamson
b) Jasprit Bumrah
c) Kuldeep Yadav
d) Rishabh Pant

4. Which nation topped the Global Trust Index?

a) US
b) Japan
c) India
d) China

5. India stood at which position in the Global Trust index in the informed public category?

a) First
b) Second
c) Fourth
d) Third

6. Who inaugurated the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on January 22, 2019 in Varanasi?

a) Yogi Adityanath
b) Ram Nath Kovind
c) Narendra Modi
d) Amit Shah

7.
Nitin Gadkari on January 21, 2019 inaugurated the 39 National Highways Projects in which state?

a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Telangana
c) Punjab
d) Odisha

8. Who conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 on January 22, 2019?

a) Venkaiah Naidu
b) Ram Nath Kovind
c) Narendra Modi
d) Arun Jaitley

9. The Government on January 21, 2019 constituted a Standing Committee headed by which body to oversee the drug pricing regime?

a) RBI
b) SEBI
c) NITI Aayog
d) FICCI

10. Which state launched the budget on January 22, 2019?

a) Bihar
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Jharkhand
d) Kerala

Answers

1. (c) Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on January 22, 2019 became the first cricketer to win all the top three ICC individual awards including the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men's Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year for his performances in 2018.

2. (a) Jasprit Bumrah


The ICC Test team of the year 2018 featured three players each from India and New Zealand. The Indian players included in the ICC test team included Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli. Besides Kohli, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was the only player to be named in both Test and ODI sides. The other two Indians in the ICC ODI team of the year included opener Rohit Sharma and spinner Kuldeep Yadav.

3. (d) Rishabh Pant

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant claimed the ICC's Emerging Cricketer of the Year award for 2018. Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who accumulated a total of 1322 runs from 13 Tests, 1202 from 14 ODIs and 211 from 10 T20Is, became the first player to win all the top three ICC individual awards together.

4. (d) China

China topped the Global Trust Index among both the informed public and the general population segments, with scores of 79 and 88 respectively. India was at the second place in the informed public category and third place in the general population category.

5. (b) Second

China topped the Global Trust Index among both the informed public and the general population segments, with scores of 79 and 88 respectively. India was at the second place in the informed public category and third place in the general population category.

6. (c) Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on January 22, 2019 in his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. In the history of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, the event is being held for the first time in Varanasi, the cultural and spiritual capital of India.

7. (a) Andhra Pradesh

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 39 National Highways Projects in Andhra Pradesh. These include construction of eleven ROBs under Setu Bhartam programme.

8. (b) Ram Nath Kovind

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on January 22, 2019 conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019. The awards were presented to 26 shortlisted awardees including one joint award for National Child Award (now renamed as Bal Shakti Puraskar) under the category of innovation, scholastic, sports, art and culture, social service and bravery.

9. (c) NITI Aayog

The Government on January 21, 2019 constituted a Standing Committee headed by NITI Aayog to oversee the drug pricing regime. The constitution of the Committee is seen as a move that would curb the powers of the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) when it comes to regulating the prices of medicines in the country.

10. (c) Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das tabled in the assembly annual budget for the state for the year 2019-20 worth Rs 85,429 crore. Out of the Rs 85,429 crore, the government has set aside Rs 65,803 crore while the institutional expenditure has been pegged at Rs 19,626 crore.

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