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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 14 January to 20 January 2019

14 January to 20 January 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 and recapitalisation of EXIM Bank among others.

Jan 20, 2019 10:36 IST
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14 January to 20 January 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 and recapitalisation of EXIM Bank among others.

1. Who inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Ram Nath Kovind
c) Mukesh Ambani
d) Ratan Tata

2. When is the Army Day celebrated in India every year?
a) January 15
b) January 16
c) January 17
d) January 18

3. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019 came into effect on January 14, 2019. It provides what percentage of reservation quota for the economically weaker sections in the general category?
a) 7 percent
b) 8.5 percent
c) 10 percent
d) 15 percent

4. The world's largest religious and cultural human congregation, ‘Kumbh 2019’ began in which city?
a) Ujjain
b) Nasik
c) Haridwar
d) Prayagraj

5. Which Indian leader was recently awarded with the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award?
a) Ram Nath Kovind
b) Venkaiah Naidu
c) Narendra Modi
d) Arun Jaitley

6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released a commemorative silver coin of Rs 350 and stamp on Tenth Sikh Guru. Who is the Tenth Sikh Guru?
a) Guru Nanak Dev
b) Guru Angad dev
c) Guru Ram Das
d) Guru Gobind Singh

7. Which state has become the first one to implement 10 per cent quota for EWS in general category?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Maharashtra

8. Who among the following were awarded honorary membership of Sydney Cricket Ground?
a) Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
b) Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli
c) Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni
d) MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin

9. The UNNATI Programme was launched on January 17, 2019 by which organisation to commemorate the UNISPACE+50?
a) NASA
b) ISRO
c) Ministry of Science & Technology
d) DRDO

10. The Union Cabinet on January 16, 2019 approved the recapitalisation of which bank?
a) Dena Bank
b) RBL Bank
c) IDBI Bank
d) EXIM Bank

ANSWERS

1. (a) Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 on January 18, 2019. The summit is being held at the Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

2. (a) January 15
India celebrates Army India on January 15. Army Day is celebrated to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens.

3. (c) 10 percent
The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, the Act providing 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of General Category, came into effect on January 14, 2019.

4. (d) Prayagraj
The world's largest religious and cultural human congregation, ‘Kumbh 2019’ began at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh on January 15, 2019 and will go on till March 4, 2019.

5. (c) Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award.  The award focuses on the triple bottom-line of 'people, profit and planet'. It will be offered annually to the leader of a nation.

6. (d) Guru Gobind Singh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13, 2019 released a commemorative silver coin of Rs 350 and stamp on Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji to mark his 352nd birth anniversary. The birth anniversary of the Guru Gobind Singh was also celebrated as Prakashotsava at Patna Sahib, Bihar.

7. (b) Gujarat
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced that his government will implement the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category with immediate effect. The decision comes just a day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Constitutional amendment.

8. (b) Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli
Indian national cricket team's captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri on January 11, 2019 received the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for their contribution to the sport of cricket.The Indian team defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-match Test series, ending the country's 71-year-old wait for a rare series win Down Under.

9. (b) ISRO
National space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on January 17, 2019 launched the UNNATI (UNispace Nano-satellite Assembly and Training by ISRO) programme at the U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru. UNNATI is a capacity building programme on nanosatellite development.

10. (d) EXIM Bank
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 16, 2019 approved the recapitalisation of the Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank). The Cabinet also approved an increase in the authorized capital of EXIM Bank from Rs 10,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore.

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