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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 January 2019

23 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 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, SC ruling on marriage between Hindu woman and Muslim man and World Economic Forum 2019 among others.

Jan 23, 2019 17:25 IST
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23 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 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, SC ruling on marriage between Hindu woman and Muslim man and World Economic Forum 2019 among others.

1. Which Ministry notified the 2019 Coastal Regulation Zone norms recently?
a) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
b) Ministry of Shipping
c) Ministry of Commerce & Industry
d) Ministry of Power

2. India agreed upon critical partnership in various sectors with which country on the sidelines of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Mauritius
c) Brazil
d) Armenia

3. Which institution recently held that the marriage between Hindu woman and Muslim man is irregular?
a) Central Government
b) President Ram Nath Kovind
c) Supreme Court
d) Parliament

4. Which city hosted the two-day Global Investors Summit on January 23, 2019?
a) Mumbai
b) Bengaluru
c) New Delhi
d) Chennai

5. Which city hosted the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 annual meet?
a) Davos
b) Paris
c) London
d) Madrid

6. India will surpass which nation to become 2nd largest oil demand centre in 2019?
a) US
b) China
c) Saudi Arabia
d) UAE

7. Which state’s government has approved Rs 253 cr worth Nirbhaya scheme
a) Maharashtra
b) Karnataka
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Delhi

8. Name the largest-ever coastal defence exercise undertaken by the Indian Navy, ten years after 26/11 attacks?
a) Sea Vigil
b) Tropex
c) Indira
d) Shakti

9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a museum relating to which freedom fighter at the Red Fort in Delhi?
a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
b) Bhagat Singh
c) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
d) Chandrashekhar Azad

10. The Yaad-e-Jallian museum that provides a historical account of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre has been unveiled in which Indian monument?
a) Qutub Minar
b) Jantar Mantar
c) Old Fort
d) Red Fort

ANSWERS

1. (a) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on January 18, 2019 notified the 2019 Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms, replacing the existing CRZ norms of 2011. The new CRZ norms, issued under Section 3 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986, aim to promote sustainable development based on scientific principles taking into account the natural hazards such as increasing sea levels due to global warming.

2. (b) Mauritius
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth held talks on January 22, 2019 on the sidelines of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. They discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment, including finalisation of a comprehensive economic partnership agreement.

3. (c) Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on January 22, 2019 held that a child born out of a marriage between a Muslim man and his Hindu wife is entitled to claim a share in his father's property. The bench comprising Justice NV Ramana and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar observed that the marriage of a Muslim man with Hindu woman or fire-worshipper is neither a valid (sahih) nor a void (batil) marriage, but is merely an irregular (fasid) marriage.

4. (d) Chennai
The two-day Global Investors Summit, organised by Tamil Nadu government, was held in Chennai. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman unveiled the Tamil Nadu Aerospace and Defence Industrial Policy in the event.

5. (a) Davos
The annual meet of World Economic Forum (WEF) began on January 22, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. The World leaders from across the globe will attend the Forum at the Swiss Alps for five days to discuss the looming global economic crisis, global cooperation challenges, rapid climate change, increasing pollution levels, habitat loss, fourth wave of globalization, among others.

6. (b) China
India will surpass China to become the second largest oil demand growth centre globally in 2019 on back of buoyant auto fuel and LPG consumption, as per a report by research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie that released on January 22, 2019. The group forecasts the oil demand to grow at the same level in 2019.

7. (a) Maharashtra
The Maharashtra cabinet on January 22, 2019 approved the implementation of the Centre's Nirbhaya scheme, which seeks to curb crimes against women, for Mumbai. The Nirbhaya Fund was initiated in 2013 by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to implement initiatives aimed at enhancing safety and security of women across India.

8. (a) Sea Vigil
The Indian Navy has commenced its largest-ever coastal defence exercise - ‘Sea Vigil’-off the Indian coast, ten years after the "26/11" attack. The exercise, a first of its kind, is being undertaken along the entire 7516.6 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India, involving all the 13 coastal States and Union Territories. It aims to comprehensively and holistically validate the efficacy of the measures taken since the '26/11' attack in Mumbai.

9. (c) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum at the iconic Red Fort in Delhi to mark the leader’s 122nd birth anniversary. The museum showcases various artefacts related to Subhash Chandra Bose and INA.

10. (d) Red Fort
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23, 2019 unveiled four historical museums at the Red Fort in New Delhi. The museums include one relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum based on the Jallianwala Bagh and World War I, museum on 1857- India's first war of Independence and Drishyakala museum- exhibition of Indian art.

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