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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 3 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 merger of Bank of Baroda, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and withdrawal from OPEC among others.

Jan 3, 2019 17:26 IST
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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 3 January 2019

3 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 merger of Bank of Baroda, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and withdrawal from OPEC among others.

1. The Cabinet recently approved the merger of Bank of Baroda with which two banks?

a) Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank
b) Vijaya Bank and RBL Bank
c) RBL Bank and IDBI Bank
d) IDBI Bank and Dena Bank

2. Which nation assumed the charge as Non-Permanent Members of UN Security Council on January 1, 2019?

a) Bolivia
b) Ethiopia
c) Kazakhstan
d) South Africa

3. Cabinet recently approved restructuring of National Health Agency as National Health Authority for better implementation of which scheme?

a) National Health Mission
b) Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
c) Rashtiya Swasthiya Bima Yojana
d) Janashree Bima Yojana

4. The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) recently hit which mark in January 2019?

a) 2 crore mark
b) 4 crore mark
c) 6 crore mark
d) 8 crore mark

5. The India Pharma 2019 & India Medical Device 2019 conferences will be held in which city in February 2019?

a) New Delhi
b) Bengaluru
c) Mumbai
d) Lucknow

6. Which nation ceased to be a member of OPEC from January 1, 2019?

a) Saudi Arabia
b) Qatar
c) Bahrain
d) Oman

7. Jair Bolsonaro took over the Presidential office of which nation on January 1, 2019?

a) Germany
b) Armenia
c) Brazil
d) Mexico

8. Which nation has closed its major immigration detention facilities?

a) Australia
b) Canada
c) Germany
d) United States of America

9. Which city hosted the 106th Indian Science Congress?

a) Jalandhar
b) Jaipur
c) Bhopal
d) Dehradun

10. The Union Cabinet approved ‘Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018’ to modify the list of people belonging to which community in Arunachal Pradesh?

a) Scheduled Caste
b) Bodo
c) Scheduled Tribes
d) Garo

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 2, 2019 approved the ‘Scheme of Amalgamation’ for merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. The amalgamation will be the first-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India. The merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank was proposed by the Union Finance Ministry on September 17, 2018.

2. (d) South Africa

Five nations, namely, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa on January 2, 2019 assumed the charge as the Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

3. (b) Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

The Union Cabinet on January 2, 2019 approved the restructuring of existing National Health Agency as "National Health Authority" for better implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).

4. (c) 6 crore mark

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu handed over 6 croreth LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to Jasmina Khatoon from Shivpark, Khanpur, Delhi. The Government launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide 8 Crore deposit-free LPG connections to women belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families with a budgetary allocation of Rs. 12800 crore.

5. (b) Bengaluru

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) will be organising the 4th International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector on February 18, 2019 in Bengaluru. The theme for India Pharma 2019 is ‘Enabling Quality Affordable Healthcare’ and that of India Medical Device 2019 is ‘Med-Tech India: Gearing up for Ayushman Bharat’.

6. (b) Qatar

Qatar ceased to be a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries from January 1, 2019. The country had sent an official notification to the OPEC expressing its wish to pull out and to focus on its liquefied natural gas production in December. The decision came amid the ongoing diplomatic and economic blockade imposed on the country by its Persian Gulf neighbours and several Arab states.

7. (c) Brazil

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office on January 1, 2019 and used his inaugural speech to promise to build a "society without discrimination or division". The 63-year-old Bolsonaro is seen as a deeply divisive figure whose racist, homophobic and misogynistic remarks have angered many.

8. (a) Australia

The Australian government has announced the closure of two onshore immigration detention facilities. There are approximately 1,250 people currently in Australia's eight remaining immigration detention centers, down from 10,200 in mid-2013.

9. (a) Jalandhar

The 106th Indian Science Congress was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jalandhar, Punjab on January 3, 2019. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Prime Minister called for the invention of new low-cost technologies for the help of farmers.

10. (c) Scheduled Tribes

The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in the Parliament for certain amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 so as to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.