17 Jan

Candidates preparing for Banking, SSC and other Competitive Exams must keep themselves abreast of the latest developments taking place within the country and around the world. This becomes essential as the General Awareness section of these exams has significant number of questions from Current Affairs.

Apart from memorizing facts and figures, the understanding of the pattern of exam questions is a must in order to score well on the GK section. Thus Vidya Guru, widely regarded as the Institute for the Best IBPS Coaching in Delhi, keeps posting Current Affairs blogs in the form of updated GK Quizzes. The latest in the series of such quizzes has been given below.

GK 2018 January Quiz

Question 1. Constantino Chiwenga has been appointed Vice President of which of the following countries?
a. Nigeria
b. Kenya
c. Zimbabwe
d. South Africa

Answer: Zimbabwe

Question 2. When is the National Youth Day observed?
a. 12th January
b. 14th January
c. 21st January
d. 22nd January

Answer: 12th January

Question 3. Colin Munro has become the 1st batsman to score three T-20 international centuries. He belongs to which of the following nations?
a. South Africa
b. New Zealand
c. England
d. Australia

Answer: New Zealand

Question 4. Which team did Vidarbha beat in the finals to win the Ranji Trophy 2017?
a. Mumbai
b. Delhi
c. Karnataka
d. Tamil Nadu

Answer: Delhi

Question 5. George Weah has been elected new President of
a. Libya
b. Chile
c. Uruguay
d. Liberia

Answer: Liberia

Question 6. Which of the following countries has launched the largest human genome research project in the world?
a. USA
b. UK
c. Australia
d. China

Answer: China

Question 7. Soumeylou Boubeye has been appointed Prime Minister of which of the following nations?
a. Mali
b. Ghana
c. Uganda
d. Zambia

Answer: Mali

Question 8. What is the name of the mascot of the Commonwealth Games 2018?
a. Fuwa
b. Borobi
c. Vinicius
d. Cobi

Answer: Borobi

Question 9. The Commonwealth Games 2018 are going to be held in
a. Pyeongchang, South Korea
b. Birmingham, England
c. Beijing, China
d. Gold Coast, Australia

Answer: Gold Coast, Australia

Question 10. Name the official mascot of FIFA Football World Cup 2018.
a. Hodori
b. Fuleco
c. Zabivaka
d. Zakumi

Answer: Zabivaka

Question 11. Where is the FIFA Football World Cup 2018 going to take place?
a. Qatar
b. South Africa
c. Russia
d. Japan

Answer: Russia

Question 12. Where is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 going to take place?
a. Australia
b. India
c. England
d. West Indies

Answer: India

Question 13. Where did the Indian History Congress recently take place?
a. Kochi, Kerala
b. Jaipur, Rajasthan
c. Kolkata, West Bengal
d. Patna, Bihar

Answer: Kolkata, West Bengal

Question 14. Soohorang, the mascot of Winter Olympics 2018, is a
a. Striped Wolf
b. Blue Koala
c. Black Bear
d. White Tiger

Answer: White Tiger

Question 15. Rajinder Khanna has been recently appointed as the
a. Deputy National Security Adviser
b. Attorney General
c. Solicitor General
d. Central Vigilance Commissioner

Answer: Deputy National Security Adviser

Question 16. Name the portal that was launched recently with the objective of providing information regarding welfare schemes for women that are run by the central government and the state governments.
a. Nari.nic.in
b. Femina.nic.in
c. Mahila.nic.in
d. Sabla.nic.in

Answer: Nari.nic.in

Question 17. ICC Champions Trophy 2021 is going to take place in
a. South Africa
b. New Zealand
c. India
d. West Indies

Answer: India

Question 18. Where is the Science Film Festival of India 2018 going to be held?
a. Goa
b. Maharashtra
c. Rajasthan
d. Karnataka

Answer: Goa

Question 19. Who among the following has been recently appointed brand ambassador of Sikkim?
a. Shah Rukh Khan
b. MC Mary Kom
c. A. R. Rahman
d. Priyanka Chopra

Answer: A. R. Rahman

Question 20. What is the name of India’s fastest supercomputer (India’s 1st multi-petaflops computer), that was unveiled recently?
a. Param
b. Pratyush
c. Ekam
d. Anant

Answer: Pratyush

Question 21. Name the person who has been recently appointed as the new chairman of ISRO.
a. S Christopher
b. Avinash Chander
c. K. Radhakrishnan
d. K Sivan

Answer: K Sivan

Question 22. The National Girl Child Day is observed every year on
a. 21st January
b. 22nd January
c. 24th January
d. 31st January

Answer: 24th January

Question 23. Name the country hosting the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
a. England
b. New Zealand
c. West Indies
d. South Africa

Answer: New Zealand

Question 24. India’s rank on the Global Manufacturing Index released recently by the World Economic Forum is
a. 18th
b. 22nd
c. 23rd
d. 30th

Answer: 30th

Question 25. Benjamin Netanyahu, who was recently on a state visit to India, is the Prime Minister of
a. Israel
b. Iran
c. Turkey
d. Jordan

Answer: Israel

Question 26. Name the host nations of the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018.
a. Australia & New Zealand
b. Pakistan & Sri Lanka
c. Pakistan & United Arab Emirates
d. India & Sri Lanka

Answer: Pakistan & United Arab Emirates

Question 27. ‘Bandabi’, the mascot of Paralaympic Games 2018 to be held in PyeongChang (South Korea), is an
a. Asiatic Lion
b. Australian Kangaroo
c. Asiatic Black Bear
d. American Hedgehog

Answer: Asiatic Black Bear

Question 28. Which of the following firms has acquired the food ordering app, Foodpanda India?
a. Flipkart
b. Just Dial
c. Uber
d. Ola

Answer: Ola

Question 29. Name the cryptocurrency that Reliance Jio is planning to launch
a. LfyCoin
b. CryptoJio
c. JioCoin
d. RelCoin

Answer: JioCoin

Question 30. ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) successfully placed India’s 100th satellite into the orbit. The name of this earth observation satellite is
a. Cartosat-2
b. INS-1C
c. GSAT-17
d. INS-1B

Answer: Cartosat-2

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