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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 21 January to 27 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 such as World Economic Forum 2019, National Girl Child Day and Indian Navy’s largest coastal defence exercise among others.

Jan 27, 2019 12:23 IST
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21 January to 27 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 such as World Economic Forum 2019, National Girl Child Day and Indian Navy’s largest coastal defence exercise among others.

1. Which institution recently held that the marriage between Hindu woman and Muslim man is irregular?

a) Central Government
b) President Ram Nath Kovind
c) Supreme Court
d) Parliament

2.
Which city hosted the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 annual meet?

a) Davos
b) Paris
c) London
d) Madrid

3.
Which city has been named as the first World Capital of Architecture for 2020 by UNESCO?

a) Paris
b) Geneva
c) Tokyo
d) Rio de Janeiro

4.
When is the National Girl Child Day observed every year in India?

a) January 23
b) January 24
c) January 25
d) January 26

5. Which state announced Shaurya Award for Students?

a) Haryana
b) Rajasthan
c) Punjab
d) Gujarat

6.
Which cricketer was named ICC Test, ODI Player and Cricketer of the year 2018?

a) Kane Williamson
b) Quinton de Kock
c) Virat Kohli
d) Jasprit Bumrah

7.
The Union Government recently announced an award scheme after which freedom fighter to recognise the efforts of organisations or individuals in the aftermath of any disaster?

a) Bhagat Singh
b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
c) Chandrashekhar Azad
d) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

8. Name the largest-ever coastal defence exercise undertaken by the Indian Navy, ten years after 26/11 attacks?

a) Sea Vigil
b) Tropex
c) Indira
d) Shakti

9. Name the students' satellite that was launched by ISRO on January 24, 2019?

a) Kalamsat
b) Microsat-R
c) Cartosat-2
d) SmallSat

10.
Which company recently launched the e-commerce platform ‘re-weave.in’ for handloom weavers?

a) Facebook
b) Google
c) Microsoft
d) Infosys

11.
Who was chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials?

a) C N R Rao
b) K Sivan
c) Satish Dhawan
d) AS Kiran Kumar

12. Which is the only Indian port to be listed amongst the world’s top 30 container ports?

a) Paradip Port
b) Cochin Port
c) JNPT
d) Tuticorin Port

ANSWERS

1. (c) Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on January 22, 2019 held that a child born out of a marriage between a Muslim man and his Hindu wife is entitled to claim a share in his father's property. The bench comprising Justice NV Ramana and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar observed that the marriage of a Muslim man with Hindu woman or fire-worshipper is neither a valid (sahih) nor a void (batil) marriage, but is merely an irregular (fasid) marriage.

2. (a) Davos

The annual meet of World Economic Forum (WEF) began on January 22, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. The World leaders from across the globe will attend the Forum at the Swiss Alps for five days to discuss the looming global economic crisis, global cooperation challenges, rapid climate change, increasing pollution levels, habitat loss, fourth wave of globalization, among others.

3. (d) Rio de Janeiro

UNESCO has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. Rio will be the first city to receive the title under a programme launched together by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects in November 2018.

4. (b) January 24

The Ministry of Women and Child Development on January 24, 2019 celebrated the National Girl Child Day 2019 (NGCD) at Pravasi Bharti Kendra, Chankyapuri, New Delhi. The theme of National Girl Child Day 2019 was “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow”.

5. (a) Haryana

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a ‘Shaurya Award’ for students in the name of 71 martyrs of state police force who laid down their lives in the line of duty while protecting society and maintaining law and order in the state.

6. (c) Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on January 22, 2019 became the first cricketer to win all the top three ICC individual awards including the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men's Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year for his performances in 2018.

7. (d) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Government instituted an annual award titled ‘Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar’. The award will be announced every year on 23 January on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

8. (a) Sea Vigil

The Indian Navy has commenced its largest-ever coastal defence exercise - ‘Sea Vigil’-off the Indian coast, ten years after the "26/11" attack. The exercise, a first of its kind, is being undertaken along the entire 7516.6 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India, involving all the 13 coastal States and Union Territories. It aims to comprehensively and holistically validate the efficacy of the measures taken since the '26/11' attack in Mumbai.

9. (a) Kalamsat

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a students' satellite Kalamsat and an imaging satellite Microsat-R from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on January 24, 2019, marking its first launch of the ISRO in 2019.

10. (c) Microsoft

Microsoft India launched a new e-commerce platform ‘re-weave.in’ for handloom weavers under the Project ReWeave, as part of its philanthropic initiatives. This e-commerce platform will help connect artisans to buyers directly and enable them to expand.

11. (a) C N R Rao

Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna C N R Rao was chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates.

12. (c) JNPT

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premiere container port, became the only Indian port to be listed amongst the top 30 container ports globally, as per the latest Lloyds Report. The port moved up five spots to be 28th on the list. The JNPT also launched its own app service to facilitate better tracking of consignment and ease the trade process for their EXIM partners.

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