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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 January 2019

28 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 2019 Bharat Ratna award, Padam Shri 2019 and 7th Australian Open among others.

Jan 28, 2019 17:27 IST
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28 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 2019 Bharat Ratna award, Padam Shri 2019 and 7th Australian Open among others.

1. Who was conferred with the 2019 Bharat Ratna award, country's highest civilian honour?
a) Pranab Mukherjee
b) Manmohan Singh
c) P. Chidambaram
d) Raghuram Rajan

2.  Who among the following has been selected for Padam Shri 2019?
a) Bachendri Pal
b) Gautam Gambhir
c) Teejan Bai
d) Nambi Narayan

3. President Ram Nath Kovind approved conferment of how many Padma Awards in 2019?
a) 96
b) 104
c) 112
d) 124

4. What is the name of India’s first made-in-India engineless train?
a) Fastrack 18
b) Bullet 18
c) Quix 18
d) Train 18

5. Which train was recently named as the ‘Vande Bharat Express’ by the Railways Ministry?
a) Train 18
b) 23 Humsafar Express
c) Antyodaya 10
d) Uday Express 1

6. Who was awarded with Bharat Ratna posthumously in 2019?
a) Madan Mohan Malaviya
b) Bhupen Hazarika
c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
d) M Karunanidhi

7. Which country was stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for threatening to refuse to allow Israeli athletes to take part?
a) Myanmar
b) Sri Lanka
c) Malaysia
d) Bhutan

8. Who among the following won his 7th Australian Open Men's Singles title at Melbourne?
a) Rafael Nadal
b) Petra Kvitova
c) Pete Sampras
d) Novak Djokovic

ANSWERS

1. (a) Pranab Mukherjee
The President, Ram Nath Kovind on January 25, 2019 conferred the 2019 Bharat Ratna Award, country's highest civilian honour, on former president and Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee. The award was also conferred on RSS ideologue Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika, both posthumously.

2. (b) Gautam Gambhir
The Padma Awards 2019, one of the highest civilian awards of India, were announced on January 25, 2019 on the occasion of Republic Day eve. Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, and Late Kader Khan are among the Padma Shri awardees this year.

3. (c) 112
The Padma Awards 2019, one of the highest civilian awards of India, were announced on January 25, 2019 on the occasion of Republic Day eve. This year, President Ram Nath Kovind approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards including one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one).

4. (d) Train 18
India’s first made-in-India engineless train ‘Train 18’is set to run between Delhi and Varanasi at speed of 160 kmph. Train 18 was rolled out on October 29, 2018 by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani at the Chennai’s Integral Coach Factory (ICF).

5. (a) Train 18
The Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal on January 27, 2019 named India's first engineless train, ‘Train 18’ as the Vande Bharat Express, acknowledging its made-in-India status. The train was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in the period of 18 months under the 'Make in India' initiative of PM Narendra Modi.

6. (b) Bhupen Hazarika
The President, Ram Nath Kovind on January 25, 2019 conferred the 2019 Bharat Ratna Award, country's highest civilian honour, on former president and Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee. The award was also conferred on RSS ideologue Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika, both posthumously.

7. (c) Malaysia
Malaysia has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for threatening to refuse to allow Israeli athletes to take part in it. The International Paralympic Committee announced the decision after the Malaysian authorities failed to provide the necessary guarantees that Israeli Para swimmers could participate in the Championships.

8. (d) Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal to win his 7th Australian Open Men's Singles title at Melbourne. Djokovic outplayed the second-ranked Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in a largely one-sided match. With this, Djokovic has surpassed American legend Pete Sampras to elevate himself to outright third on the all-time Grand Slam title leaderboard.

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