Current Affairs Quiz: February 1 2019

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  1. Which city will be the world’s fastest growing city in the 2019-2035 period, as per the Global economic Research report prepared by Oxford Economics?
    1) Surat
    2) Mumbai
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Guwahati
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Surat
    Explanation:
    As per a Global economic Research report prepared by Oxford Economics, Surat will be world’s fastest growing city in the 2019-2035 period. The report also stated that all top 10 fastest growing cities will be from India.
  2. Where was BESAFE’s 3rd annual conference on Measurable impacts of Behavioural Based Safety Implementation in Indian Industry held on 30th January 2019?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Chennai
    4) Bengaluru
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 30th January 2019, BESAFE’s 3rd annual conference on Measurable impacts of Behavioural Based Safety Implementation in Indian Industry was held at the PHD Chambers of Commerce, New Delhi. The Forum for Behavioral Safety (BESAFE) is a Mumbai based non-profit Organization spreading the cause of fostering a safe and healthy work place in Indian Industry. The event is conducted in collaboration with the Indo American Chamber of Commerce and Vision OSH, New Delhi. Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) as an application of behavioural science has been widely accepted world worldwide as an important tool of building a safely accepted world wide as an important tool of building a safely cultural in industry, helping achieving zero accident. The conference would enable Indian Industry to achieve zero harm criterion to save life as well as business. During the conference Indian companies implemented BBS will share the results achieved towards zero harm mission.
  3. India’s unemployment rate hit a 45 year high of ____ % in 2017-18, as per National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) periodic labour force survey (PLFS)?
    1) 6.1 %
    2) 7.2 %
    3) 6.7 %
    4) 7.5 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 6.1 %
    Explanation:
    On 31st January 2019, as per National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) periodic labour force survey (PLFS) India’s unemployment rate hit a 45 year high of 6.1%in 2017-18. It is the first comprehensive survey on employment conducted by a government agency after demonetization. Unemployment is higher in urban areas which is 7.8% as compared to 5.3% in rural areas of the country. The unemployment rate is at its highest level as in 1972-73. Unemployment rate among youth reached a record high level in 2017-18 as compared to that in the overall population. Youth’s moving away from the Agriculture sector as it is becoming less remunerative and moving to urban areas. Rate of jobless rural males rose to 17.4% from 5% and among rural jobless females the rate became 13.6% from 4.8%.
  4. Where did Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, inaugurate the new Campus of the National Museum Institute, on 30th January 2019?
    1) Noida
    2) Nagpur
    3) Jodhpur
    4) Darjeeling
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Noida
    Explanation:
    On January 30, 2019,Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar inaugurated new Campus of the National Museum Institute in Noida. This institute was formed with the total cost of Rs.90.40 crore in a span of four years.
  5. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry was renamed as ____, on 30th January 2019?
    1) Department of promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
    2) Department of Industrial Promotion and Trade
    3) Department Industrial Support and Commerce
    4) Department of Commerce and Trade
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Department of promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
    Explanation:
    On 30th January 2019, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) renamed as Department of promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. The newly named department is under Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The department will look into matters related to promotion of internal trade, including retail trade, will are of traders and their employees, facilitating ease of doing business and start-ups. Matters related to internal trade were earlier under the domain of Ministry of consumer affairs and now under the promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. The decision comes amidst a demand by traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) for forming a separate ministry for internal trade. DIPP was responsible for formation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector keeping in view the national priorities and Socio economic objectives.
  6. Which state government approved the rural development scheme “Smart Village Campaign” worth Rs 384.40 crore to build village infrastructure and provide essential amenities, on 29th January 2019?
    1) Haryana
    2) Gujarat
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Punjab
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Punjab
    Explanation:
    and MGNREGA. The SVC is aimed at improving the condition of rural areas by supplementing the ongoing government schemes for building infrastructure and providing essential amenities. and provide essential amenities. Getting approved by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Reformation and implementation of the scheme would be financed with funds from the 14th Financial Commission government approved a rural development scheme “Smart Village Campaign” worth Rs 384.40 crore to build village infrastructure On January 29, 2019, Punjab
  7. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveil the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial and the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi and 80 Satyagrahis, on 30th January 2019?
    1) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    2) Nashik, Maharashtra
    3) New Delhi, Delhi
    4) Dandi, Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Dandi, Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On 30th January 2019, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial at Dandi Village which is situated on Arabian Sea coast in South Gujarat. The Statue of Mahatma Gandhi and 80 Satyagrahis who marched with Mahatma Gandhi in the historic Dandi Salt March in 1930 were also unveiled by Narendra Modi. National Salt Satyagraha Memorial has 24-narrative murals depicting various stories and events of the Dandi Salt March. To Meet energy requirements of the memorial complex, Solar trees had been installed at the venue.
  8. Which state has rolled out its Handicrafts Policy 2019 for creating a vibrant and sustainable handicraft sector in the state?
    1) Odisha
    2) Gujarat
    3) Bihar
    4) Sikkim
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Odisha
    Explanation:
    The Odisha government has rolled out its Handicrafts Policy 2019 for creating a vibrant and sustainable handicraft sector in the state. The objective of the policy is to empower handicraft artisans and make them lead partners in the development.
  9. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate a state of art super speciality Hospital named “Rasilaben Sevantilal Shah Venus Hospital” on 30th January 2019?
    1) Pune
    2) Ghaziabad
    3) Surat
    4) Vishakapatnam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Surat
    Explanation:
    On 30th January 2019, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated a state of art super speciality Hospital named “Rasilaben Sevantilal Shah Venus Hospital” in Surat, Gujarat. Rasilaben Sevantilal Shah Venus Hospital will also serve people under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Prime Minister announced in the Public gathering during the inauguration of the Hospital that more new Hospitals will be set up in tier 2-3 cities under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that now 97% of population have access to clean toilets due to effective implementation of Swashta Abhiyan. Gujarat become the first state to implement the 10% reservation quota for economically weaker section.
  10. Which small finance bank launched ‘Kisan Suvidha loan’ for small and marginal farmers, on 30th January 2019?
    1) AU Small Finance Bank
    2) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    3) Jana Small Finance Bank
    4) Sriram Small Finance Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    Explanation:
    On 30th January 2019, ‘Kisan Suvidha loan’ for small and marginal farmers launched by Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. The scheme will attempt to reach the bottom of the pyramid with products and services. Kisan Suvidha loan can be used by farmers for both agriculture and allied activities. The product is specially designed to cater to the needs of customers for various allied and agricultural activities. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launched the product in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka and Odisha with an eye to expand the product offerings. It provides loans to individuals with an amount ranging from Rs. 60000 to Rs. 2 Lakh to fulfill the customized needs of the mass market segment. The loan does not require any collateral. Ujjivan becomes the 1st bank to offer loans for agriculture and allied activities.
  11. ____ Aerospace Industries signed an agreement with Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard for providing Naval Medium Range Surface to air missile systems to India, on 30th January 2019?
    1) Japan
    2) United States
    3) Israel
    4) South Korea
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Israel
    Explanation:
    On 30th January 2019 an agreement was signed between Israel Aerospace Industries, Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard for providing Naval Medium Range Surface to air missile systems to India. The agreement worth of $93 million for provision of Naval Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) systems. As per the contract Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will provide complementary systems for the air defense system. Indian Navy and IAI held an interception test abroad INS Chennai, which assessed for the first time potential collaboration between ship. IAI will provide complementary systems for the air defense system (ADS) and also involve follow up orders for a range of maintenance and other services for various sub systems of IAI’s advanced MRSAM ADS.
  12. Nielsen study states that the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry is likely to grow between _____% and 12% in 2019 which is a little lower than 13.8% in 2018?
    1) 9 %
    2) 11 %
    3) 8 %
    4) 10 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 11 %
    Explanation:
    On 29th January 2019, as per Nielsen study the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry is likely to grow between 11% and 12% in 2019 which is a little lower than 13.8% in 2018. Growth of FMCG industry in the 4th quarter of 2018 was 15.9% and the study account the calendar year while making projections. The growth in current year is primarily on back of conductive macro economic environment, Rural consumption, sustained benefits of GST regime and election impact. Nielsen expects the sustained government focus on rural infrastructure and surging non farm income in rural areas to support rural FMCG consumption story.
  13. Which Brigade received the best marching contingent trophy of the Republic Day parade, on 26th January 2019?
    1) CRPF Brigade
    2) Gorkha Brigade
    3) BSF Brigade
    4) ICG Brigade
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Gorkha Brigade
    Explanation:
    On January 30, 2019, Gorkha Brigade received the best marching contingent trophy of the Republic Day parade whereas ,The CRPF won the best marching contingent prize for the para-military forces. In the category of tableaux ,Tripura ‘s tableau depicted Gandhian way of fuelling rural economy and won the first prize whereas Jammu and Kashmir’s tableau depicted the state’s composite culture and ethnic diversity won the second place and Punjab’s tableau which represented the theme of Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919, which evoked memories of Independence struggle received the third prize.
  14. Who took charge as the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff on 30th January 2019?
    1) Vice Admiral Anil Kapoor
    2) Vice Admiral MS Pawar
    3) Vice Admiral Raman Deshmukh
    4) Vice Admiral Veer Nupur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Vice Admiral MS Pawar
    Explanation:
    On January 30, 2019,Vice Admiral MS Pawar, AVSM, VSM took charge as the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff. During the 25 years of his shipping regime ,he served as navigating officer in several ships like INS Magar,Indian Naval Ship Nashak ,and Mauritius National Coast Guard Ship Vigilant – the senior ship of the No. 1 Patrol Vessel Squadron. He also received prestigious Herbert Lott Prize and the Vishist Seva Medal in 2010 and the Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 2016.
  15. Name the managing director and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd who has been re-elected the new chairman of BARC India, the TV viewership measurement company?
    1) Punit Goenka
    2) Sunil Dev
    3) Ritesh Majmudar
    4) Karnam Devjith
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Punit Goenka
    Explanation:
    Punit Goenka , managing director and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has been re-elected the new chairman of TV viewership measurement company, BARC India. Punit Goenka was the founder of BARC India. Punit Goenka succeeded Nakul Chopra who completed his year-long tenure as chairman.
  16. _____ took charge as the Director General of NCC (DGNCC) in New Delhi, on 31st January 2019?
    1) Lt Gen Arun Kumar
    2) Lt Gen Naresh Prabhu
    3) Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra
    4) Lt Gen Sumit Rawat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra
    Explanation:
    On January 31, 2019, Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra took charge as the Director General of NCC (DGNCC) in New Delhi .He has been awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for his distinguished service in January 2018. In his career, he has commanded an infantry battalion in Operation Rhino (Assam) and a Brigade in Eastern Command and was the Inspector General of insurgency-torn state of Manipur
  17. Who took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command in Mumbai, on 31stJanuary 2019?
    1) Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P
    2) Vice Admiral Mithun Singh
    3) Vice Admiral Ram Naik
    4) Vice Admiral Thomas Kurian
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P
    Explanation:
    On January 31, 2019, Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, PVSM, AVSM, VSM took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command in Mumbai. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar succeeded Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, who retired upon superannuation, after a career span of four decades in the Indian Navy. In recognition of his service, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2006, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2014 and Param Vishist Seva Medal in 2019 by the President of India.
  18. Name the acting Chairperson of the National Statistical Commission, who quit from his position, on 30th January 2019?
    1) Ashok Kumar
    2) Sameer Sheikh
    3) P C Mohanan
    4) R P Sethu Sankaran
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) P C Mohanan
    Explanation:
    On 30th January 2019, the two non-governmental members of National Statistical Commission P C Mohanan and J V Meenakshi quit over ‘disagreements’ with the government on the release of jobs data. P C Mohanan was the acting Chairperson of the autonomous body and J V Meenakshi was a NSC member. P C Mohanan was a former member of the Indian Statistical Services and J V Meenakshi was a professor at the Delhi School of Economics. The NSC Chairperson post is now left with Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog Chief and Pravin Srivastava, Chief Statistician as its member. Mr. Mohanan and Meenakshi had tenure upto 2020. They resigned over the government’s failure to recognize the commission’s contribution and a delay in the release of new National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data.
  19. ICICI Bank decided to terminate the contract of former Managing Director and CEO _____, on 30th January 2019?
    1) Shikha Sharma
    2) Sandeep Bakshi
    3) Chanda Kochhar
    4) Vineet Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Chanda Kochhar
    Explanation:
    On 30th January 2019, ICICI Bank decided to terminate the contract of former Managing Director and CEO Chanda Kochhar. A panel lead by B.N Srikrishna found that she violated the bank code of conduct. The board also decide to retrieve bonuses paid to her from April 2009 to March 2018. During the period Kochhar was paid a performance bonus of about Rs.9.8cr. In 2017, CBI regulators preliminary enquiry based on allegations made by whistle blower around Gupta that loans given to the Videocon Group in 2012. Chanda Kochhar assumed charge as MD and CEO of ICICI Bank on May 1, 2009 and resigned on October 2018. Bank appointed Sandeep Bakshi as CEO for after her resignation.
  20. Which company acquired the Noida-based last-minute hotel booking app NightStay, on 31st January 2019?
    1) Paytm
    2) Redbus
    3) Oyo
    4) Ola
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Paytm
    Explanation:
    On January 31, 2019,Noida based digital payments company Paytm acquired the Noida-based last-minute hotel booking app, NightStay .And NightStay founder Nasr Khan will lead the hotel-booking services at Paytm. And Paytm planned to invest 70 million for its growth in the travel segment.
  21. The police of which district introduced the ‘e-Beat’ system aimed at monitoring the real-time location of beat constables, on 30th January 2019?
    1) Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh
    2) Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
    3) Manjeri, Kerala
    4) Mandya, Karnataka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    The Cuddalore district police have introduced the ‘e-Beat’ system aimed at monitoring the real-time location of beat constables and to enable them to seamlessly update entries about their beat patrols from a smartphone. It was launched on a pilot basis in New Town and Thirupadhiripuliyur police stations in Cuddalore on 30th January 2019. The android application ‘Patta Book’ developed by Hecon Info Tech will replace the conventional beat register in which beat constables had to sign in to confirm their presence at the designated locations.
  22. International Cricket Council (ICC) signed a five-year global partnership deal with which beverage manufacturer, on 31st January 2019?
    1) PepsiCo
    2) Coca-Cola Company
    3) Carlsberg Group
    4) Clear Water Group
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Coca-Cola Company
    Explanation:
    On January 31, 2019,The International Cricket Council (ICC) signed a five-year global partnership deal with beverage manufacturer Coca-Cola Company.ICC and Coco-cola’s partnership will be continue till 2023. Five years sponsorship includes all ICC events like the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England, Wales, the ICC men ’s and women’ s T20 World Cups in Australia in 2020, the ICC Women ’s World Cup 2021 in New Zealand and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023. ICC also signed sponsorship with Alcobev brands, Royal Stag and Bira 91.
  23. Dara Dotiwalla passed away in Chennai due to old age, on 31st January 2019. He was related to ___?
    1) Cricket
    2) Jazz music
    3) Politics
    4) Biotechnology
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Cricket
    Explanation:
    On January 31, 2019, Former Umpire Dara Dotiwalla, who organized the famous tied Test match between India and Australia passed away in Chennai due to old age. The first Test Cricket in which Dotiwalla officiated was India versus England at Kanpur in 1982, whereas,the last one was India versus West Indies at Delhi in 1987.
  24. UNESCO announced which year as The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements in Paris, on 29th January 2019?
    1) 2019
    2) 2020
    3) 2021
    4) 2022
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 2019
    Explanation:
    On January 29, 2019, UNESCO launched 2019 as The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements in Paris. The launch of International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 2019 also recognized 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by the Russian scientist, Dmitri Mendeleev,one of the father of Modern Chemistry.

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    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Gujarat
  2. Name the MD and CEO and headquarters of ICICI Bank?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – MD & CEO – Sandeep Bakshi; Headquarters – Mumbai
  3. What is the capital and currency of Israel?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Capital – Jerusalem; Currency – Shekel
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    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Samith Ghosh
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    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Om Prakash Kohli
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