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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 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 Beating the Retreat ceremony, Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards and conference on prison design among others.

Jan 29, 2019 17:08 IST
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29 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 Beating the Retreat ceremony, Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards and conference on prison design among others.

1. The ICC has suspended which national bowler from bowling in International Cricket?

a) Jasprit Bumrah
b) Umesh Yadav
c) Ambati Rayudu
d) Mohammed Shami

2.
Which city is hosting the first-ever national conference on ‘prison design’?

a) Hyderabad
b) Visakhapatnam
c) Chennai
d) Bengaluru

3. The first cash and carry store of the common service centres has been opened in which among the following districts of Uttar Pradesh?

a) Allahabad
b) Ayodhya
c) Lucknow
d) Muradabad

4. Which country has planned to form safe zones in Syria to enable safe return of Syrian refugees?

a) US
b) Saudi Arabia
c) Israel
d) Turkey

5. Which country has signed an agreement with OECD for participation in PISA 2021?

a) Bangladesh
b) Pakistan
c) India
d) Nepal

6. When is the Beating the Retreat ceremony held?

a) January 28th
b) January 29th
c) January 30th
d) January 31st

7. How many people were honoured with the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak for their meritorious act of saving the life of a person in 2018?

a) 8
b) 25
c) 11
d) 15

8. As per the revised GST norms, the GST on Haj has been reduced from 18 per cent to how much?

a) 15 per cent
b) 3 per cent
c) 10 per cent
d) 5 per cent

9.
India has signed a protocol with which nation regarding the export of Indian tobacco leaves?

a) Malaysia
b) Maldives
c) China
d) South Korea

10. The confidential data of nearly 14,000 HIV positive people has been leaked in which nation?

a) Singapore
b) Indonesia
c) Thailand
d) Philippines

Answers

1. (c) Ambati Rayudu

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Indian national bowler Ambati Rayudu from bowling in International Cricket, after having found his bowling action to be illegal. Rayudu had been reported for suspect bowling action during the first of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia in Sydney, which India won 2-1.  The suspension will remain in place until he is tested and can demonstrate he is able to bowl with a legal action.

2. (b) Visakhapatnam

The first-ever National Conference on “Prison Design” began in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on January 29, 2019. The two-day conference aims to provide a platform to the senior police officers, prison officers and architects from the prison department to meet and deliberate upon on the various issues relating with planning, design and constructions of prison keeping in view the safety and security need.

3. (d) Muradabad

Common Services Centres (CSCs) under Digital India mission are providing Citizen Centric Services. In its endeavor to promote rural marketing and create employment, CSC has launched its first Cash and Carry store in Kanth Tehsil of Moradabad district, Uttar Pradesh.

4. (d) Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said  that the country  is aiming to form safe zones in northern Syria so that Syrian refugees hosted by Turkey could return to their home country. Nearly 3, 00,000 Syrians have already returned to areas controlled by Turkish-backed rebels in northern Syria.

5. (c) India

The Union Human Resources Development Ministry has signed an agreement with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for India’s Participation in Programme for International Student Assessment- PISA 2021.

6. (b) January 29th

The four-day long celebrations of the 70th Republic Day concluded on January 29, 2019 with Beating the Retreat ceremony, which was held at the historic Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. The Beating Retreat' marks a centuries-old military tradition, when the troops ceased fighting, sheathed their arms and withdrew from the battlefield and returned to the camps at sunset at the sounding of the Retreat.

7. (a) 8

The President of India on January 25, 2018 approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards – 2018 on 48 people, eight of them posthumously. This year, the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak was given to 8 people, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 15 and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 25 people. Among these, 8 awards were conferred posthumously.

8. (d) 5 per cent

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced on January 28, 2019 that the GST on Haj has been reduced from 18 per cent to 5 per cent. The move will significantly lower the air fare thus saving Haj pilgrims’ Rs 113 crore this year.

9. (c) China

India and China have signed the protocol for exports of Indian tobacco leaves to China. Quality tobacco on par with international standards is available in India at competitive prices and there is a good potential for export of Indian tobacco to China.

10. (a) Singapore

In Singapore, the confidential data of nearly 14,000 people diagnosed with HIV has been stolen and leaked online. The Ministry of Health revealed that the leaked information includes names, identification numbers, contact details, HIV test results and other medical information.

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