Current Affairs Quiz: January 30 2019

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  1. Where did Southern Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Association organize the South India MSME Summit-2019 on 29th January 2019?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Kolkata
    3) New Delhi
    4) Bengaluru
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bengaluru
    Explanation:
    On January 29, 2019,southern Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Association organized the South India MSME Summit-2019 at Bengaluru. Basavaraj S Javali chaired the event. The summit is held with a motive to find solution for their major problems like absence of good infrastructure, technology issues, marketing, procurement issues, regulatory issues, red tape, harassment and victimization.
  2. Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) signed an agreement with _____ for India’s participation in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2021?
    1) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    2) United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
    3) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    4) World Economic Forum (WEF)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Explanation:
    On 28th January 2019, the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India signed an agreement with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for India’s participation in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2021. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests the learning levels of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics, science and collaborative problem solving and is conducted by OECD every three years. For Indian students, the question in the test will be related to India’s perspective only and the test will be in offline format. The objective of joining the PISA is to help introduce competency based examination reforms in the school system and to enhance the quality of education in the country. The students for the test will be selected through random sampling by PISA and the CBSE and NCERT will be part of the process and activities leading to the actual test.
  3. Where was the 3rd stocktaking conference on tiger conservation inaugurated on 28th January 2019?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Mumbai
    3) Kolkata
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 28th January 2019, 3rd stocktaking conference on tiger conservation inaugurated in New Delhi. It will discuss on the status of the Global tiger Recovery Programme (GTRD) by the thirteen tiger range countries besides deliberation in combating wildlife trafficking. Union Minister for environment, Forest and climate change Dr.Harsh Vardhan is the chairman of the National Tiger conservation Authority. The conference is hosted by the National Tiger conservation Authority, Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate change in collaboration with Global Tiger Forum which is an international, intergovernmental organization for conserving tiger. During the St. Petersburg declaration in 2010, tiger range countries had resolved to double tiger numbers across their range by 2022.
  4. Civil Aviation ministry launched India’s first Geographical Indication (GI) store at Dabolim International Airport in which state, on 29th January 2019?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Kerala
    3) Sikkim
    4) Goa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Goa
    Explanation:
    On January 29, 2019, Civil Aviation ministry launched the country’s first Geographical Indication (GI) store at Dabolim International Airport in Goa. The GI stores will promote local products made by the artisans and handicrafts at the airport. The store is set up by Airports Authority of India in partnership with The Cashew Export Promotional Council of India.
  5. Ministry of Textiles and Government of India launched Artisan Speak at Elephanta Caves (UNESCO heritage site) in _____ to strengthen the handlooms and textiles sector of India, on 26th January 2019?
    1) Hyderabad
    2) Mumbai
    3) Mysore
    4) Kochi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    On January 26, 2019,Ministry of Textiles and Government of India launched Artisan Speak at Elephanta Caves(UNESCO heritage site) in Mumbai to strengthen the handlooms and textiles sector of India. This is first kind of meeting held in Elephanta Caves in Mumbai. It is organized by the Ministry of Textiles, in partnership with Reliance. Several agreements signed will establish long-term market linkage between industry players and handloom weavers.
  6. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) launched National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) at the 4th “Agrivision-2019” National Convention held in which city?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Mumbai
    3) Chennai
    4) Kolkata
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On January 28, 2019,Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) launches National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) to attract talent and strengthen higher agricultural education in the country.It is inaugurated at the fourth Convention of 2-day “Agrivision-2019” organized by Vidyarthi Kalyan Nyas in Pusa, New Delhi. During this inauguration,5th Dean Committee have been implemented in all the Agricultural Universities . The ICAR has recently launched Rs 1100 crore ambitious National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) to attract talent and strengthen higher agricultural education in the country. This project is to be funded by the World Bank and the Indian Government on a 50:50 basis. Rajendra Agriculture University has been upgraded as Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University to strengthen to bring green revolution in Eastern India including North East. At the same time, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) is to be set up in Barhi, Jharkhand after New Delhi, and another would be in Assam.
  7. Where was the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting-2019 themed “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” held from 22nd to 25th January 2019?
    1) Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
    2) Prague, Czech Republic
    3) Sichuan, China
    4) Las Pozas, Mexico
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
    Explanation:
    From 22nd January 2019, the flagship event of World Economic Forum, The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting-2019 was held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The theme of the event was “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The event concluded on 25th January 2019. The annual meeting brings together the heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 best global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations.
  8. India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is poised to grow by ____% in the 2019-20 fiscal and 7.7% in 2020-2021, as per the World Economic Outlook Update, released by International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
    1) 7.2 %
    2) 7.5 %
    3) 7.6 %
    4) 7.3 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 7.5 %
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, Gita Gopinath the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook Update in Davos, Switzerland. The report stated that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is poised to grow by 7.5% in the 2019-20 fiscal and 7.7% in 2020-2021. The report reaffirmed that India will continue to be the world’s fastest growing major economy. The report stated that India’s economic growth will benefit from lower oil prices which will ease the inflation pressures and result in slower pace of monetary tightening than previously expected. The global growth according to the report is projected at 3.5 per cent in 2019, a downgrade of 0.2 per cent from the October report, and 3.6 per cent in 2020, a reduction of 0.1 per cent due to weakness in Europe and some emerging markets. China’s growth is expected to slip from 6.6 per cent last year to 6.2 per cent this year.
  9. How many richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up for the poorest half of the planet’s population, as per Oxfam’s Annual Wealth Check report 2019?
    1) 52
    2) 26
    3) 101
    4) 144
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 26
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, the british charity group, Oxfam released its Annual Wealth Check report 2019 at the gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The report stated that Twenty six richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up for the poorest half of the planets population. The report also claimed that 2,200 billionaires worldwide saw their wealth grow by 12 percent, whereas the poorest half saw its wealth fall by 11 percent. A new billionaire was created every two days between 2017 and 2018 and the number of billionaires has doubled since the 2008 financial crisis. Oxfam proposed a 1% wealth tax which it believes would raise an estimated US$418 billion a year which is enough to educate every child not in school and provide healthcare that would prevent three million deaths. In some countries, such as Brazil, the poorest 10 percent of society are now paying a higher proportion of their incomes in tax than the richest 10 percent. Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and the world’s richest man, saw his fortune increase to $112 billion.
  10. India has become the ____ most attractive investment destination by surpassing the United Kingdom, as per the survey report released by Price waterhouse Coopers (PwC) on 21st January 2019?
    1) 4th
    2) 3rd
    3) 2nd
    4) 5th
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 4th
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, Price waterhouse Coopers (PwC) released a survey report on the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting and stated that India has become fourth most attractive investment destination by surpassing the United Kingdom. The report stated that the United States remained top investment destination with 27 per cent votes China stood second with 24 per cent votes and Germany remained third at 13 per cent votes. The survey was conducted among more than 1,300 CEOs and in 91 countries. India’s popularity fell marginally from 9 per cent to 8 per cent. The survey reported that 85% of CEOs believe Artificial Intelligence would dramatically change their business over next five years. Among the global CEOs, 30% believe that global economic growth would decline in next 12 months.
  11. Name the Indian company that was accredited as the fastest growing brand in the IT Services sector over the past decade by Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation firm?
    1) HCL
    2) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
    3) Infosys
    4) Wipro
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
    Explanation:
    On 23rd January 2019, the leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was accredited as the fastest growing brand in the IT Services sector over the past decade by Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation firm. The report by Brand Finance was released at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. TCS which continues to be among the top 3 global IT Services brands saw its brand value increase by 23 percent over the previous year. Its brand rating was upgraded from AA+ to AAA-. The brand value of TCS increased by 447 per cent, from USD 2.34 Billion in 2010 to USD 12.8 Billion in 2019. Besides Rajesh Gopinathan, TCS’ Chief Executive Officer was named as one of the top 100 global CEOs in a new Brand Guardianship Index by Brand Finance.
  12. Which airport became the world’s busiest airport for international passengers for the fifth consecutive year, on 28th January 2019?
    1) Dubai International (DXB) Airport
    2) New York International (NYI) Airport
    3) Adelaide International (ADI) Airport
    4) Jinnah International (JHI) Airport
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Dubai International (DXB) Airport
    Explanation:
    On 28th January 2019 Dubai International (DXB) airport became the world’s busiest airport for international passengers for the fifth consecutive year. Dubai International (DXB) shows an increase of 1% in passenger traffic when compared to previous year. It is the slowest growth for Dubai Airport in the past decade. India renamed the biggest source of traffic for the airport, accounting for more than 12.2 million travellers with most of them from Mumbai, Delhi and Cochin. DXB overtook the crown from London’s Heathrow airport in 2014. At present Heathrow Airport is the second busiest airport.
  13. Life insurance firm IndiaFirst bought ____ % stake in CSC e-Governance services India Limited, on 28th January 2019?
    1) 5 %
    2) 9 %
    3) 8 %
    4) 7 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 9 %
    Explanation:
    On 28th January 2019 Life insurance firm IndiaFirst buys 9% stake in CSC e-Governance services India Limited. This stake purchase demonstrates bringing personal risk protection to all sections of the society in the four year association with Common Services Centre (CSC). IndiaFirst life insurance is a joint venture between Bank of Baroda, Andra Bank and Legal and General (UK). CSC is an integral part of Digital India initiative of the government under ministry of Electronics and information Technology. CSC e-Governance services India Limited is a special purpose vehicle (CSCSPV) incorporated under the companies Act, 1956 to monitor the implementation of common services centers scheme (CSCs). The financial inclusion journey will bring the 2 entities to work towards enabling village level entrepreneurs for reaching out to the last rule customers with tailored solutions.
  14. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced that GST on Haj has been reduced to what percent, which in turn will reduce the airfare spend on Haj pilgrims’ by Rs.113 crore in 2019?
    1) 5 %
    2) 12 %
    3) 18 %
    4) 28 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 5 %
    Explanation:
    On January 29, 2019,Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi annouced that GST on Haj has been reduced from 18% to 5% and this will reduce the airfare spend onHaj pilgrims’ by Rs.113 crore in 2019. This is also first time since the independence 2,340 women from India will go on 2019 Haj without Mehram.
  15. India became the _____ largest steel producing country according to world steel association report, released on 28th January 2019?
    1) 2nd
    2) 3rd
    3) 4th
    4) 5th
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 2nd
    Explanation:
    On 28th January 2019, India became second largest steel producing country according to world steel association report. India has replaced Japan to attain the 2nd largest country. China is the largest producer of crude steel. More than 51% of crude steel production is made by China. China produced 928.3 million tonnes in 2018 from 870.9 million tonnes in 2017 which is 6.6% growth. China’s overall share increased to 51.3 %in 2018 from 50.3% in 2017. India’s crude steel production was 106.5 million tonnes in 2018 from 101.5 million tonnes in 2017. India shows 4.9% growth in production. World Steel Association is the international trade body for won and steel industry with a purpose to promote steel and the steel industry to customers, the industry, media and the general public.
  16. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has increased what per cent to Rs. 28.25 lakh crore, as per the “Census on Foreign Liabilities and Assets of Indian Direct Investment Companies, 2017-18” released by Reserve Bank of India?
    1) 36 %
    2) 25 %
    3) 74 %
    4) 18 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 18 %
    Explanation:
    On 28th January 2019, Reserve Bank of India released a data on “Census on Foreign Liabilities and Assets of Indian Direct Investment Companies, 2017-18”which shows that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been increased 18 per cent to Rs. 28.25 lakh crore. There is an increment of Rs 4,33,300 crore during 2017-18 which includes revaluation of past investments making the total FDI Rs. 28.25 lakh crore. Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) by Indian companies has also increased by 5% and reached Rs. 5.28 crore. Mauritius is the largest source of FDI in India (19.7%) followed by United States of America, United Kingdom, Singapore and Japan. Singapore was the top destination followed by Netherlands, Mauritius and United states of America in case of Overseas investment by Indian companies.
  17. Kannada writer _____ and translator Tejaswini Niranjana received the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for the translated work “No Presents Please”, on 26th January 2019?
    1) Srinidhi Prabhakar
    2) Somaiya Gowda
    3) Jayant Kaikini
    4) Rajeev Saini
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Jayant Kaikini
    Explanation:
    On January 29, 2019,Kannada poet and short story writer Jayant Kaikini was entitled as the winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his translated work “No Presents Please.”Jayant and translator Tejaswini Niranjana received the award from eminent writer Ruskin Bond. Jayant surpassed the internationally acclaimed writers Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid and won this title. The award was enlisted in the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet at the iconic Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata. This marks the first time a translated work has won the prestigious prize.
  18. Which country received the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’ in New York Times Travel Show 2019, on 29thJanuary 2019?
    1) Japan
    2) China
    3) India
    4) Italy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) India
    Explanation:
    On January 29, 2019,India received the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show‘ in New York Times Travel Show 2019. It is the largest travel show in North America which held New York. The Ministry of Tourism led by Tourism Ministry Secretary Yogendra Tripathi participated as the ‘Presenting Partner’ in the New York Times Travel Show (NYTTS 2019). This programme is conducted with a motive to enhance India’s visibility and share In US tourism market.
  19. ____ received the 1st prize for Tableau representation at the Republic Day Parade, on 26th January 2019?
    1) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    2) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
    3) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    4) NITI Aayog
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
    Explanation:
    The ICAR ‘Empowering Rural Economy the Gandhian Way’. The ICAR presentation depicted the importance of dairy farming, use of indigenous breeds and livestock based organic agriculture for rural prosperity. Tripura bagged the best state tableau whereas The second position was bagged by Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab was placed in the third spot. On January 28, 2019,Defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman presented the award to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for its representation on ‘Kisan Gandhi’. Tableau was displayed with the theme
  20. Which state was awarded the “Best State Overall” for its active participation in the national campaign “Swasth Bharat Yatra”, organized from 16th October 2018 to 26th January 2019 by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)?
    1) Sikkim
    2) Meghalaya
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On 29th January 2019, Tamil Nadu was awarded the “Best State Overall” for its active participation in the national campaign “Swasth Bharat Yatra”, which was organized from 16th October 2018 by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The Swasth Bharat Yatra was culminated on 29th January 2019 at Connaught Place in New Delhi. The Swasth Bharat Yatra was World’s biggest Cyclothon and it saw the involvement of 10 lakh participants. The Cyclothon began from six different locations – Leh, Panaji, Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Kolkata and Agartala in which more than 10,000 volunteer cyclists covered more than 20,000 km across 36 states and Union Territories. The Key element of the Cyclothon was “Eat Right India” and the goal of the campaign was to aware the sensitive people about eating food and being healthy.
  21. Sivakasi and ____ of Tamil Nadu were awarded as the best cities in the Swasth Bharat Yatra organized from 16th October 2018 to 26th January 2019 by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)?
    1) Madurai
    2) Chennai
    3) Coimbatore
    4) Tirunelveli
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Madurai
    Explanation:
    On 29th January 2019, Madurai and Sivakasi was awarded as the best cities in the Swasth Bharat Yatra which was organized from 16th October 2018 to 26th January 2019 by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have been recognized as the best states with a population above 3 crores. Delhi, Goa and Punjab have been adjudged as the best states with population less than 3 crore. Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttrakhand have been adjudged with special awards for their participation despites difficult and hilly terrain. Several associations like NCC, NSS and Nehru Yuva Kendra were honoured for their commendable efforts throughout the yatra.
  22. Who was appointed the part-time Chairman of Federal Bank on 28th January 2019?
    1) Shyam Srinivasan
    2) Dilip Sadarangani
    3) Arun Thomas
    4) Paramesh Nair
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Dilip Sadarangani
    Explanation:
    On 28th January 2019, South India based private sector lender Federal Bank appointed Dilip Sadarangani as the part-time Chairman. He has been on bank’s board since 2013. The appointment of Mr.Dilip Sadarangani who has been guiding person in technology in multiple banks, as Chairman of the board of Federal Bank comes at a time when the bank makes confident strides in gaining market share in India. Mr. Sadarangani played key roles in setting up of IT infrastructure in different banks in India, Australia and Kuwait. He was a core member of the team which automated the first 50 branches of State Bank of India. Federal Bank is a scheduled commercial bank in India with a history of 70 years. It also has its Representative offices abroad at Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
  23. Which country has lost the right to host world Para swimming championship 2019, as it refused to allow Israeli athletes to take part in the game?
    1) Pakistan
    2) Malaysia
    3) China
    4) Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Malaysia
    Explanation:
    On 28th January 2019 Malaysia removed from the right to host world Para swimming championship 2019, as Malaysia refused to allow Israeli athletes to take part in the game. The Malaysia authorities failed to provide necessary guarantees that Israeli Para swimming could participate free from discrimination and safety in the championships. International Para swimming championship 2019 were due to be held in Kuching, Malaysia between 29 July and 4 August 2019. This issue started when Malaysia imposed a cross-sport ban in Israeli athletes attending events. This championship is a qualifier for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. International Paralympics committee (IPC) encourages all potential hosts to express an interest in staging the event by 11 February 2019.
  24. Geroge Fernandes passed away due to prolonged illness of Alzhemier’s disease, on 29th January 2019. He was a former ____?
    1) Defence Minister of India
    2) Reserve Bank Governor
    3) Vice President of India
    4) Chief Minister of Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Defence Minister of India
    Explanation:
    On January 29, 2019,former defence minister Geroge Fernandes breath his last due to prolonged illness of Alzhemier’s disease.He passed away at the age of 88. He served as the Defence Minister in the year 1998. During his regime as the Defence Minister,Fernandes oversaw the Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998 and the Kargil war in 1999.
  25. Who is the author of the Sahitya Akademi Award winning novel ‘Zindaginama’?
    1) Roopali Sen
    2) Jaya Prakash
    3) Zakir Abbas
    4) Krishna Sobti
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Krishna Sobti
    Explanation:
    On 25th January 2019,Demise of Hindi fiction writer and essayist,Jnanpith awardee as well, Krishna Sobti passed away,in New Delhi at the age of 93.She was born on 18th February, 1925 in Gujarat Punjab, British India. Her writings insinuate Punjabi, Urdu, and afterwards Rajasthani languages. Her works mainly underscores the issues of female identity. Notable writings- Mitro Marajani, Daar se Bichuchuri, Surajmukhi Andhere Ke. Notable Awards- Sahitya Akademi Award (1980) for her novel ‘Zindaginama‘ , Sahitya Akademi Fellowship (1996) for her novel ‘Mitro Marajani’, Jnanpith Award (2017) for her contribution to Indian literature.
  26. When did Russia mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II siege of Leningrad in which more than 800,000 people lost their lives?
    1) January 25
    2) January 26
    3) January 27
    4) January 28
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) January 27
    Explanation:
    On 27th January 2019, Russia marked the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II siege of Leningrad in which more than 800,000 people lost their lives. The President of Russia praised the unbroken spirit of the Saint Petersburg on the anniversary. The parade was organized including defense missile systems in the heart of Petersburg which was formerly known as Leningrad.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Where is Satkosia Tiger Reserve located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Odisha
    Explanation:
    Satkosia Tiger Reserve located in Odisha was in news recently as patrolling in the Satkosia Tiger Reserve has been strengthened with two trained elephants planned to be deployed there shortly. Trained elephants will help ground-level forest guards patrol deep in the forest where jeeps cannot go. The two elephants would be brought from Odisha’s Similipal Tiger Reserve.
  2. Ambati Rayudu belongs to which sport?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Cricket
    Explanation:
    Cricketer Ambati Rayudu was in news recently, as the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Ambati Rayudu from bowling in international cricket after he opted against getting his suspect action tested within the stipulated 14-day period. Rayudu was reported for a suspect action during the first ODI against Australia on January 13, 2019.
  3. Who is the Chief Executive Officer of TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Rajesh Gopinathan
    Explanation:
    Rajesh Gopinathan, TCS’ Chief Executive Officer was in the news recently, as he was named as one of the top 100 global CEOs in a new Brand Guardianship Index by Brand Finance, announced at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held from 22nd to 25th January 2019 in Davos, Switzerland.
  4. Name the Chairman and headquarters of World Economic Forum (WEF)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Chairman – Klaus Schwab; Headquarters – Cologny, Switzerland
  5. The chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is ___?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Gita Gopinath
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