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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 7 January to 13 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 2019 Golden Globe awards, new reservation quota for general category and the world's most powerful passport in 2019 among others.

Jan 13, 2019 12:44 IST
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7 January to 13 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 2019 Golden Globe awards, new reservation quota for general category and the world's most powerful passport in 2019 among others.

1. Which film won the 2019 Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture- Drama?

a) Star Is Born, A (2018)
b) Black Panther
c) If Beale Street Could Talk
d) Bohemian Rhapsody

2. Who won the Best Actress in Motion Picture-Drama award at the 76th Golden Globe Awards?

a) Lady Gaga
b) Glenn Close
c) Nicole Kidman
d) Melissa McCarthy

3. Who won the Best Actor in Motion Picture-Drama award at the 76th Golden Globe Awards?

a) Bradley Cooper
b) Willem Dafoe
c) Rami Malek
d) Lucas Hedges

4. The Union Cabinet has approved what percentage of reservation quota for the economically weaker sections in the general category?

a) 10 per cent
b) 15 per cent
c) 7 per cent
d) 8.5 per cent

5. Jim Yong Kim is going to step down on February 1 as the President of which international organisation?

a) World Health Organisation
b) Asian Development Bank
c) International Monetary Organisation
d) World Bank

6. Who was appointed as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund?

a) Gita Gopinath
b) Maurice Obstfeld
c) Christine Lagarde
d) Mahesh Rathore

7. The Lok Sabha has passed which bill that seeks to make illegal migrants from 6 religions eligible for citizenship?

a) Citizenship Amendment bill
b) Citizen Charter Bill
c) Refugee and Migrant Bill
d) National Register of Citizens Bill

8. Which country has topped the global index for world’s most powerful passport for the second time in a row?

a) US
b) UK
c) Japan
d) France

9. What was India’s rank in the global index for the world's most powerful passport in 2019?

a) 81
b) 75
c) 68
d) 79

10. Which Indian boxer fetched number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings?

a) Vijendra Singh
b) Mary Kom
c) Vinesh Phogat
d) Dinesh Kumar

11. Which body constituted Nandan Nilekani led Committee to boost digital payments?

a) SEBI
b) FICCI
c) RBI
d) NITI Aayog

12. Who was removed as the coach of Indian national men’s hockey team?

a) Harendra Singh
b) Narendra Bohra
c) Sardar Singh
d) Dhanraj Pillay

ANSWERS

1. (d) Bohemian Rhapsody

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on January 7, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the United States of America. Though "A Star Is Born" was the odds-on favourite for the Best Motion Picture (Drama), ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won the award.

2. (b) Glenn Close

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on January 7, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the United States of America. The Best Actress in Motion Picture (Drama) went to Glenn Close for the film ‘The Wife’ and Best Actor in Motion Picture (Drama) went to Rami Malek for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Best Director - Motion Picture that went to Alfonso Cuaron for the film ‘Roma’.

3. (c) Rami Malek

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on January 7, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the United States of America. The Best Actress in Motion Picture (Drama) went to Glenn Close for the film ‘The Wife’ and Best Actor in Motion Picture (Drama) went to Rami Malek for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

4. (a) 10 per cent

The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for introduction of a bill that seeks to extend 10 per cent quota to the economically weaker sections in the general category who are not covered by any of the existing schemes of reservation.

5. (d) World Bank

In a surprise move, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced that he will step down from his position on February 1, 2019, much before the end of his term in 2022. Kim, 58, has been in this position for over six years now.

6. (a) Gita Gopinath

India born Gita Gopinath joined the International Monetary Fund as its Chief Economist. She is the first woman to occupy the top IMF post.

7. (a) Citizenship Amendment bill

The Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.

8. (c) Japan

Japan, for the second time in a row, has topped a global index for the world's most powerful passport in 2019. According to the Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country's travel document affords, Japan retained its top spot as the world's most travel-friendly passport due to the document's access to 190 countries.

9. (d) 79

India secured the 79th rank in the global index for the world's most powerful passport in 2019. India jumped two positions from 81st in 2018 to 79th this year. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal ranked further low at 104, 102 and 94 respectively.

10. (b) Mary Kom

MC Mary Kom’s unprecedented sixth world title triumph propelled her to the number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings. She became the most successful boxer in world championships’ history when she claimed the 48kg category top honours in November 2018.

11. (c) RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 8, 2018 constituted a High-Level Committee on Deepening of Digital Payments to encourage digitisation of payments and enhance financial inclusion. The five-member committee will be headed by UIDAI’s former Chairman Nandan Nilekani.

12. (a) Harendra Singh

Indian men's hockey coach Harendra Singh was on January 10, 2019 sacked from the position and offered the task of helming the junior squad by the national federation. The year 2018 was very disappointing for the Indian Men's Hockey Team with results not going as expected, they believe investing in the junior program which will reap long-term benefits.

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