Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 28 January to 3 February 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 new PM KIsan Yojana, 2019 Bharat Ratna award and Padma Awards among others.
28 January to 3 February 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 new PM KIsan Yojana, 2019 Bharat Ratna award and Padma Awards among others.
1. Which Kisan yojana was launched recently by the Union Government in the presentation of Budget 2019?
Pradhan mantri kisan samman nidhi
Pradhan mantri kisan yojana
Pradhan mantri kishi yojana
Pradhan mantri krishi sichai yojana
2. Who was conferred with the 2019 Bharat Ratna award, country's highest civilian honour?
a) Pranab Mukherjee
b) Manmohan Singh
c) P. Chidambaram
d) Raghuram Rajan
3. Who among the following has been selected for Padam Shri 2019?
a) Bachendri Pal
b) Gautam Gambhir
c) Teejan Bai
d) Nambi Narayan
4. Which word was declared as the 'Hindi Word of the Year 2018' by the Oxford Dictionary?
b) Nari Shakti
5. Which train was recently named as the ‘Vande Bharat Express’ by the Railways Ministry?
a) Train 18
b) 23 Humsafar Express
c) Antyodaya 10
d) Uday Express 1
6. India ranked at which position on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018?
7. Which country has signed an agreement with OECD for participation in PISA 2021?
8. As per the revised GST norms, the GST on Haj has been reduced from 18 per cent to how much?
a) 15 per cent
b) 3 per cent
c) 10 per cent
d) 5 per cent
9. Which country recently declared sugarcane juice as 'national drink'?
10. Suman Kumari recently became the first Hindu woman to be appointed as a civil judge of which neighbouring country?
c) Sri Lanka
11. The ICC has suspended which Indian bowler from bowling in International Cricket?
a) Jasprit Bumrah
b) Umesh Yadav
c) Ambati Rayudu
d) Mohammed Shami
12. Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on January 29, 2019 approved the construction of a four-lane Ganga Expressway connecting which city to Western Utter Pradesh?
1. (a) Pradhan mantri kisan samman nidhi
To provide assured income to small and margiunal farmers, the Government has introduced a historic yojana- Pradhan mantra kisan samman nidhi. Under the yojana, the vulnerable farmers, who own around 2 hectares of land, will get direct income support of Rs 6000 per year.
2. (a) Pranab Mukherjee
The President, Ram Nath Kovind on January 25, 2019 conferred the 2019 Bharat Ratna Award, country's highest civilian honour, on former president and Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee. The award was also conferred on RSS ideologue Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika, both posthumously.
3. (b) Gautam Gambhir
The Padma Awards 2019, one of the highest civilian awards of India, were announced on January 25, 2019 on the occasion of Republic Day eve. Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, and Late Kader Khan are among the Padma Shri awardees this year.
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. (a) Train 18
The Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal on January 27, 2019 named India's first engineless train, ‘Train 18’ as the Vande Bharat Express, acknowledging its made-in-India status. The train was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in the period of 18 months under the 'Make in India' initiative of PM Narendra Modi.
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. (c) India
The Union Human Resources Development Ministry has signed an agreement with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for India’s Participation in Programme for International Student Assessment- PISA 2021.
8. (d) 5 per cent
The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced on January 28, 2019 that the GST on Haj has been reduced from 18 per cent to 5 per cent. The move will significantly lower the air fare thus saving Haj pilgrims’ Rs 113 crore this year.
9. (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.
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.
11. (c) Ambati Rayudu
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Indian national bowler Ambati Rayudu from bowling in International Cricket, after having found his bowling action to be illegal. Rayudu had been reported for suspect bowling action during the first of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia in Sydney, which India won 2-1. The suspension will remain in place until he is tested and can demonstrate he is able to bowl with a legal action.
12. (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.