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Current Affairs Questions pertaining to January month are significant for the upcoming Banking PO and SSC CGL examinations. One can crack these exams only if one methodically covers the relevant news items. In this context, it is important to understand the pattern of questions that can be framed from such news items.

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Current GK January 2020 Quiz

Question 1.Which of the following was adjudged the best tableaux among states and union territories during the Republic day parade 2020?
a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Assam
c. Chhattisgarh
d. Goa

Answer: Assam

Question 2. The 2020 Republic day parade best tableaux award among ministries & departments was conferred upon
a. Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT)
b. Ministry of Shipping
c. National Disaster Response Force & Ministry of Home Affairs
d. Ministry of Jal Shakti & National Disaster Response Force

Answer: Ministry of Jal Shakti & National Disaster Response Force

Question 3. Anand Mahindra, Venu Srnivasan (TVS Group) Manohar Parrikar and PV Sindhu were conferred with which of the following awards?
a. Padma Bhushan
b. Padma Vibhushan
c. Padma Shri
d. Arjun Award

Answer: Padma Bhushan

Question 4. In the legislative assembly of which state was a resolution recently passed to abolish the legislative council?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Karnataka
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Andhra Pradesh

Question 5. Name the mascots of Khelo India Youth Games 2020.
a. Vijay and Jayesh
b. Raj and Vinod
c. Mohit and Kumar
d. Jaya and Vijay

Answer: Jaya and Vijay

Question 6. Mr. Amit Shah has recently released a book ‘Karmayoddha Granth’ which is based on the life of
a. Narendra Modi
b. Indira Gandhi
c. B.R Ambedkar
d. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Answer: Narendra Modi

Question 7. Which of the following is true with respect to ICC Awards 2019?
a. Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Best Cricketer of the Year: Ben Stokes (England)
b. Test Cricketer of the Year: Pat Cummins (Australia)
c. ODI Cricketer of the Year: Rohit Sharma
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 8. Which of the following isn’t true with respect to the 2019 ICC Awards?
a. Spirit of Cricket Award: Virat Kohli
b. T-20 Performance of the Year: Deepak Chahar
c. Captain of ICC ODI & Test Teams: Virat Kohli
d. None of these

Answer: None of these

Question 9. Who is the chairman of committee on National Water Policy?
a. Hema Das
b. Dr. Mihir Shah
c. A.B. Pandya
d. Srinivas Chokkakula

Answer: Dr. Mihir Shah

Question 10. The investment limit set by RBI for Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) in Govt. & Corporate bonds is
a. 30%
b. 20%
c. 25%
d. 35%

Answer: 30%

Question 11. What was the venue of India & Japan coast guard exercise ‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ 2020?
a. Gangtok, Sikkim
b. Kolkata, Bangal
c. Kochi, Kerala
d. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Answer: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Question 12. Which of the following is correct regarding Corruption Perception Index 2019?
a. India’s Rank: 80
b. Published by: Transparency International
c. No.1 Rank: Denmark & New Zealand
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 13. GSAT-30, India’s satellite launched from French Guiana by launch vehicle Ariane 5, is a
a. navigational satellite
b. weather satellite
c. recovery satellite
d. telecommunication satellite

Answer: telecommunication satellite

Question 14. Wuhan province, which has been in news as the point of origin of Novel coronavirus (nCoV), is located in
a. Japan
b. Indonesia
c. China
d. USA

Answer: China

Question 15. From which of the following countries has India procured the S-400 air defense systems?
a. Russia
b. USA
c. Japan
d. UAE

Answer: Russia

Question 16. The 2021 ICC Men’s T-20 world cup will be held in
a. India
b. Australia
c. West Indies
d. New Zealand

Answer: India

Question 17. Which of the following is incorrect regarding the 2019 Democracy Index?
a. India’s rank: 51
b. No.1 rank: Norway
c. Published by: Economist Intelligence Unit
d. None of these

Answer: None of these

Question 18. Bharat Parv 2020 was observed at Red Fort, New Delhi. The themes of Bharat Parv were
a. “Ek Bharat Apna Bharat” & “Celebrating 71 years of the Republic”
b. “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” & “Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi”
c. “Shreshtha Bharat Apna Bharat” & “Celebrating 71 years of the Republic”
d. “Shreshtha Bharat Apna Bharat” & “Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi”

Answer: “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” & “Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi”

Question 19. Name the newly appointed Chief Executive of Indian Banks Association (IBA).
a. V. G. Kannan
b. Dina Bandhu Mohapatra
c. Sunil Mehta
d. Rajnish Kumar

Answer: Sunil Mehta

Question 20. A tripartite agreement has been signed among National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Govt. of India and
a. Nagaland
b. Tripura
c. Assam
d. Mizoram

Answer: Assam

Question 21. Where was Sampriti, the joint military training exercise between India & Bangladesh, held recently?
a. Umroi, Meghalaya
b. Vairengte, Mizoram
c. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
d. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Umroi, Meghalaya

Question 22. Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Adnan Sami, Zaheer Khan, Jitu Rai (Shooting), Tarundeep Rai (Archery), Rani Rampal (Hockey), MP Ganesh (Hockey), Sanjeev Bikhchndani (Naukri.com) and Suresh Wadkar (Singer) were recently conferred with
a. Padma Vibhushan
b. Padma Shri
c. Padma Bhushan
d. Bharat Ratna

Answer: Padma Shri

Question 23. Taranjit Singh Sandhu has been recently appointed India’s Ambassador to
a. Russia
b. UAE
c. USA
d. Britain

Answer: USA

Question 24. National Voters Day (NVD) is observed annually on 25th January. What was the theme of NVD 2020?
a. Electoral literacy for stronger democracy
b. Proud to be a voter – ready to vote
c. Inclusive and qualitative participation
d. Empowering young and future voters

Answer: Electoral literacy for stronger democracy

Question 25. Who has won the 2020 senior National Billiards Championship?
a. Aditya Mehta
b. Sourav Kothari
c. Rupesh Shah
d. Pankaj Advani

Answer: Pankaj Advani

Question 26. To commemorate the memory of victims of the Holocaust, the UN observes ‘International Holocaust Day’ annually on
a. 7th January
b. 10th January
c. 17th January
d. 27th January

Answer: 27th January

Question 27. After Brexit, the number of members of the European Union has become
a. 29
b. 28
c. 31
d. 27

Answer: 27

Question 28. One Nation-One Ration Card, a scheme under the purview of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, is going to be implemented by
a. 1st June, 2020
b. 1st April, 2020
c. 30th March, 2020
d. 1st July, 2020

Answer: 1st June, 2020

Question 29. Wings India 2020, an international civil aviation exhibition and conference, will be held in
a. Pune, Maharashtra
b. Chennai, Tamil Nadu
c. Bengaluru, Karnataka
d. Hyderabad, Telangana

Answer: Hyderabad, Telangana

Question 30. World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on
a. 5th January
b. 11thJanuary
c. 10th January
d. 17th January

Answer: 10th January

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