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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 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 National Girl Child Day, new ISRO mission and ‘IAFTX’ field training exercise among others.

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24 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 National Girl Child Day, new ISRO mission and ‘IAFTX’ field training exercise among others.

1. Which is the only Indian port to be listed amongst the world’s top 30 container ports?

a) Paradip Port
b) Cochin Port
c) JNPT
d) Tuticorin Port

2. Which nation has broken off all diplomatic ties with the United States?

a) Canada
b) Brazil
c) Pakistan
d) Venezuela

3. Who was named the captain of the ICC’s Test and ODI teams of the year 2018?

a) Kane Williamson
b) Faf du Plessis
c) Virat Kohli
d) Rohit Sharma

4. India will undertake field training exercise ‘IAFTX’ with countries from which continent?

a) North America
b) Africa
c) Europe
d) Oceania

5. Which leader has been appointed as the AICC general secretary for UP East?

a) Jyotiraditya Scindia
b) Priyanka Gandhi
c) K C Venugopal
d) Ashok Gehlot

6. Which Ministry announced to initiate the fresh recruitment of around 2,30,000 employees with the benefit of 10 percent reservations for Economically Weaker Sections?

a) Ministry of MSME
b) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
c) Ministry of Railways
d) Ministry of Civil Aviation

7.
The Union Government recently announced an award scheme after which freedom fighter to recognise the efforts of organisations or individuals in the aftermath of any disaster?

a) Bhagat Singh
b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
c) Chandrashekhar Azad
d) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

8. When is the National Girl Child Day observed every year in India?

a) January 23
b) January 24
c) January 25
d) January 26

9.
Name the students' satellite that was launched by ISRO on January 24, 2019?

a) Kalamsat
b) Microsat-R
c) Cartosat-2
d) SmallSat

10. Which company recently launched the e-commerce platform ‘re-weave.in’ for handloom weavers?

a) Facebook
b) Google
c) Microsoft
d) Infosys

Answers

1. (c) JNPT

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premiere container port, became the only Indian port to be listed amongst the top 30 container ports globally, as per the latest Lloyds Report. The port moved up five spots to be 28th on the list. The JNPT also launched its own app service to facilitate better tracking of consignment and ease the trade process for their EXIM partners.

2. (d) Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that he is breaking off all diplomatic ties with the United States after his American counterpart Donald Trump recognised Opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim President.

3. (c) Virat Kohli

The International Cricket Council announced the men’s Test and ODI teams of the year on January 22, 2019. Virat Kohli was named as the captain of both the sides following a remarkable 2018 as batsman and skipper. Besides him, three players, each from India and New Zealand, were named in the Test team while four players, each from India and England, were named in the ODI squad.

4. (b) Africa

The Indian Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX)-2019 is scheduled to be conducted at Aundh Military Station and College of Military Engineering, Pune from March 18-27, 2019. The joint training exercise is being conducted with more than a dozen African countries and India. The exercise is aimed at synergising humanitarian mine action and joint peace operations.

5. (b) Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on January 23, 2019 appointed AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East by her brother and party chief Rahul Gandhi. Jyotiraditya Scindia was appointed AICC general secretary for UP West. The party also replaced Ashok Gehlot as AICC general secretary Organisation with K C Venugopal.

6. (c) Ministry of Railways

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on January 23, 2019 announced that the Indian Railways will initiate the fresh recruitment of around 2,30,000 more employees under various cadres over the next two years in two phases. This will be the first major recruitment in India with the benefit of 10 percent reservations for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

7. (d) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Government instituted an annual award titled ‘Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar’. The award will be announced every year on 23 January on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

8. (b) January 24

The Ministry of Women and Child Development on January 24, 2019 celebrated the National Girl Child Day 2019 (NGCD) at Pravasi Bharti Kendra, Chankyapuri, New Delhi. The theme of National Girl Child Day 2019 was “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow”.

9. (a) Kalamsat

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a students' satellite Kalamsat and an imaging satellite Microsat-R from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on January 24, 2019, marking its first launch of the ISRO in 2019.

10. (c) Microsoft

Microsoft India launched a new e-commerce platform ‘re-weave.in’ for handloom weavers under the Project ReWeave, as part of its philanthropic initiatives. This e-commerce platform will help connect artisans to buyers directly and enable them to expand.

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