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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 January 2019

30 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 George Fernandes passed away, Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 and four-lane Ganga Expressway among others.

Jan 30, 2019 17:35 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 January 2019

30 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 George Fernandes passed away, Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 and four-lane Ganga Expressway among others.

1. Former Union Minister George Fernandes passed away on January 29, 2019. He served which Ministry under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government?
a) Railways Ministry
b) Finance Ministry
c) Defence Ministry
d) Commerce Ministry

2. Which Ministry signed an MoU with the National Council of Applied Economic Research for improving the official statistical system?
a) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
b) Ministry of Finance
c) Ministry of Commerce & Industry
d) Ministry of Corporate Affairs

3. The High Level Committee recently approved the additional Central assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of Rs 7214.03 crore to 6 States and one Union Territory affected by natural disasters. The committee is chaired by whom?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Arun Jaitley
c) Rajnath Singh
d) Ram Nath Kovind

4. Which word was declared as the 'Hindi Word of the Year 2018' by the Oxford Dictionary?
a) Aadhaar
b) Nari Shakti
c) Bahubali
d) Vikaas

5. Which country recently declared sugarcane juice as 'national drink'?
a) Afghanistan
b) Myanmar
c) Bangladesh
d) Pakistan

6. India ranked at which position on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018?
a) 59th
b) 78th
c) 88th
d) 97th

7. Which country topped the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018?
a) Denmark
b) New Zealand
c) Singapore
d) United States

8. Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on January 29, 2019 approved the construction of a four-lane Ganga Expressway connecting which city to Western Utter Pradesh?
a) Agra
b) Varanasi
c) Prayagraj
d) Lucknow

9. The 2nd edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha was held in which city recently?
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Pune
d) Ranchi

10. Suman Kumari recently became the first Hindu woman to be appointed as a civil judge of which neighbouring country?
a) Nepal
b) Pakistan
c) Sri Lanka
d) Bangladesh

ANSWERS

1. (c) Defence Ministry
Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passed away on January 29, 2019 following a prolonged illness. He was 88. Fernandes was suffering from Alzheimer's disease; and recently, he contracted swine flu. Fernandes held the portfolio of the Union Defence Minister from 2001 to 2004 under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government.

2. (a) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) and National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use new data technologies, knowledge generation and knowledge sharing, and capacity building in the field of Official Statistics.

3. (c) Rajnath Singh
The High Level Committee chaired by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the additional Central assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of Rs 7214.03 crore to 6 States and one Union Territory.

4. (b) Nari Shakti
Nari Shakti (women empowerment) was declared as the 2018 Hindi word of the year by Oxford Dictionary after the word attracted a great deal of attention the past year. Derived from Sanskrit language, ‘Nari’ means ‘women’ and ‘Shakti’ means ‘power.’

5. (d) Pakistan
Pakistan recently declared sugarcane juice as the 'national drink' of the country. The announcement came after the government conducted a Twitter poll where people were asked to decide on the country’s national drink with two other options of orange and carrot besides sugarcane.

6. (b) 78th
India improved its ranking on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by three points and moved to 78th position with a score of 41. India ranked at 81st place on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017. In the list of 180 countries, China and Pakistan lagged far behind India at 87th and 117th position, respectively.

7. (a) Denmark
This Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 was released by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International on January 29, 2019. According to the Index, Denmark is the least corrupt country followed by New Zealand; while Somalia, Syria and South Sudan are the most corrupt countries in the world.

8. (c) Prayagraj
Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet on January 29, 2019 approved the construction of a four-lane Ganga Expressway connecting Prayagraj to Western Utter Pradesh. Ganga Expressway will provide better connectivity to Prayagraj. Once completed, it would be longest expressway in the world.

9. (a) New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked students to stay focused, manage time well and not to succumb to stress while interacting with 2000 students, parents and teachers in the 2nd edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha in New Delhi.

10. (b) Pakistan
Suman Kumari has become the first Hindu woman in Pakistan to be appointed as a civil judge. She hails from Qambar-Shahdadkot, and will serve in her native district.