31 January 2018: 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 like the Super Blue Blood Moon, Anti-Leprosy day and Outstanding Parliamentarian award among others.
1. Which state’s government has announced jobs to dependants of martyred jawans?
b) Uttar Pradesh
2. People around the world would be able to witness a rare celestial event on January 31. The lunar trifecta will see the collision of which three rare events?
a) Blood Moon, Super Moon and Blue moon
b) Lunar eclipse, Super Moon and Solar eclipse
c) Lunar eclipse, Solar eclipse and Red Moon
d) Partial Lunar eclipse, Blue moon and meteor shower
3. Which state’s government has approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women living in rural areas?
c) Uttar Pradesh
4. The Anti-Leprosy Day was observed in India on which day?
a) January 29
b) January 30
c) January 25
d) January 22
5. The Outstanding Parliamentarian award for the year 2017 went to which Member of Parliament?
a) Najma Heptulla
b) Dinesh Trivedi
c) Ghulam Nabi Azad
d) Bhartruhari Mahatab
6. India has been ranked at which position in the list of world’s wealthiest countries of 2017?
7. Which portal has been launched by the centre to facilitate online procurement of common use goods & services?
a) GeM 3.0
b) PROC 60
8. Who among the following was not awarded with Outstanding Parliamentary Award 2018?
a) Manmohan Singh
b) Najma Heptulla
c) Ghulam Nabi Azad
d) Hukumdev Narayan Yadav
9. The first Syria Peace Congress was held in which city?
10. VINBAX Military Exercise was held between which two countries for the first time?
a) India and Myanmar
b) Myanmar and Guyana
c) Guyana and Vietnam
d) Vietnam and India
11. Who was appointed as the Chef-de-Mission for the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018?
a) Virender Sehwag
b) Rajvir Singh
c) Sameer Chauhan
d) Vikram Singh Sisodia
12. Which union ministry launched “Stree Swabhiman” initiative?
a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
b) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
c) Ministry of Women and Child Development
d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Answers with Explanation
1. (b) Uttar Pradesh
The state government of Uttar Pradesh has said that it would provide employment on compassionate grounds to the dependants of the martyred Jawans of armed forces and Central Para Military forces who had a domicile of origin in Uttar Pradesh.
2. (a) Blood Moon, Super Moon and Blue moon
In a rare celestial occurrence, people around the world would be able to witness a total lunar eclipse and a super blue moon today, January 31, 2018. The celestial event is a rare lunar trifecta where three particular events are colliding including total lunar eclipse (blood moon), blue moon and the super moon phenomena.
3. (b) Maharashtra
The state government of Maharashtra on January 30, 2017 approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women living in rural areas. The decision was taken during the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. It is aimed at promoting menstrual hygiene among young girls and women.
4. (b) January 30
The anti-Leprosy Day was observed across the nation on January 30, 2018. The day is observed every year on the Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi, remembering his selfless efforts and care for the people affected by leprosy. The observance aims to make people aware of the real need to fight the infectious disease.
5. (d) Bhartruhari Mahatab
The Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) on January 29, 2018 decided to confer Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards to five Members of Parliament. The award is conferred to an outstanding sitting Member of Parliament after considering his/her overall contribution to the house. The award for the year 2017 went to Bhartruhari Mahatab, a Lok Sabha MP.
6. (c) 6th
A report by New World Wealth has ranked India in the sixth position in the list of wealthiest countries. It noted that India was the best-performing wealth market globally in 2017, as its total wealth increased from USD 6,584 billion in 2016 to USD 8,230 billion in 2017, registering a 25 per cent growth.
7. (a) GeM 3.0
The third version of the Government e-Marketplace, GEM 3.0, envisaged by the Union Government as the National Procurement Portal of India has been launched. The GeM 2.0 was launched as a pilot project in August 2016 and its success led to the conceptualisation of GeM 3.0. The portal strives to keep pace with the ever-evolving technological challenges and stake holder aspirations.
8. (a) Manmohan Singh
The Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) decided to confer Outstanding Parliamentary Awards on five members of parliament. For the year 2017, it has been awarded to Bhartruhari Mahatab (BJD’s Lok Sabha MP). For 2016, it has been awarded to Dinesh Trivedi (TMC’s Lok Sabha MP) and for the year 2015, it has been awarded to Ghulam Nabi Azad (Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha). Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (BJPs Lok Sabha MP) has been awarded for the year 2014 and Najma Heptulla (Manipur Governor) has been awarded for the year 2013.
9. (b) Sochi
The Syrian National Dialogue Congress began on January 29, 2018 in the Russian city Sochi. The first Syrian peace talks have been sponsored by Russia, Iran, and Turkey. The main aim of the congress is to bring Syria closer to creating a post-war constitution.
10. (d) Vietnam and India
VINBAX is the first Military Exercise between Indian and Vietnamese armies. The Armies of both the countries began the six day-long military exercise on January 29, 2018 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
11. (d) Vikram Singh Sisodia
Vikram Singh Sisodia, the joint secretary of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), was appointed the Chef-de-Mission for the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018, which is scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Australia in April 2018.
12. (a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) launched “Stree Swabhiman” initiative. The aim of the initiative is to create a sustainable model for providing adolescent girls and women an access to affordable sanitary products by leveraging Common Services Centres (CSCs).