Current Affairs January 2018 Quiz - 1 to 60

1Rajya Sabha member ________________, national vice-president of the BJP has been appointed as the President of Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
 A) Gurbachan Singh
 B) Ramesh Prasad
 C) Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
 D) Santosh Kumar Upadhyay
  
2__________________, Joint Secretary in the Department of Financial Services has assumed charge as the Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance company Ltd.
 A) Binyanand Jha
 B) Pankaj Jain
 C) M. Akhaya
 D) M.K.Chhabra
  
3________________has been appointed as the chief Secretary of Himachal Prodesh.
 A) D. Bandopadhyay
 B) Vineet Chowdhary
 C) Arun Sen
 D) Shivraj Singh
  
4_____________has been appointed as the Director General of Police of Uttar Prodesh.
 A) Om Prakash Singh
 B) D.K. Manavalan
 C) Ajoy Sinha
 D) L.R.K. Prasad
  
5_______________, a Chennai resident has attempted a new Guinness world record for performing yoga for continuously 105 hrs.
 A) Rajiv Srivastava
 B) Kavitha Bharanidaran
 C) Satish Kumar Magon
 D) Shivraj Singh
  
6__________________ have created history by winning the Ranji Trophy for the first time in history.
 A) Mumbai
 B) Chennai
 C) Bengal
 D) Vidarbha
  
7Indian golfer ____________________ has won his third Asian tour title of 2017.
 A) Jitu Rai
 B) Shiv Kumar
 C) Jhuma Naskar
 D) Punam Yadav
  
8Eminent educationist ___________________ has passed away at the age of 98.
 A) M V Pylee
 B) D.M. Kanwar
 C) M.M.K. Sardana
 D) M.M.K. Sardana
  
9Global Family Day is observed on ___________________.
 A) 01st January
 B) 02nd January
 C) 03rd January
 D) 04th January
  
10_________________, the Indian origin scientist has been named for damehood, the female equivalent of Knighthood.
 A) Sada Kant
 B) Manjula Gupta
 C) Pratibha Laxman Gai
 D) Hari Raj Kishore
  
11Senior diplomat _____________ has been appointed as the foreign secretary of India.
 A) Lalit Varma
 B) Rajendra Kumar Tiwari
 C) Shambhu Nath Shukla
 D) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
  
12_____________________ has become the new CEO of Infosys.
 A) Rajiv Kumar
 B) Salil Parekh
 C) Alok Sinha
 D) Mukul Singhal
  
13________________, chief justice of Madras High Court has been conferred with the Sangeeta Kalanidhi Award.
 A) Indira Banerjee
 B) Ranu Ghosh
 C) Subir Datta
 D) Lina Chakrabaorty
  
14Indian golfer__________________ has won the Royal Cup at Pattaya.
 A) Jeeb Mikha Singh
 B) Shiv Kapur
 C) Jitu Rai
 D) Saina Nehwal
  
15_______________ has become India's highest- ranked player in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings.
 A) G Sathiyan
 B) P.S. Ingty
 C) C.S. Samal
 D) K. Jhala
  
16Noted Urdu poet _____________________ has passed away at the age of 71.
 A) Nida Fazli
 B) Ali sardar Jafri
 C) Anwar Jalalpuri
 D) Sardar Anjum
  
17The -whistled Language- used as a means of communication in the Turkish village ____________ has entered the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
 A) Mardin
 B) Kuskoy
 C) Sanliurfa
 D) Istanbul
  
18_______________ has taken over the European Union's six-month revolving presidency with the ongoing migrant crisis and Brexit among the top items on its agenda.
 A) Germany
 B) Bulgaria
 C) France
 D) Italy
  
19______________ and United Arab Emirates have introduced value added tax (VAT) for the first time.
 A) Saudi Arabia
 B) Qatar
 C) Dubai
 D) Bahrain
  
20_________________, the former chief of the country-s Research and Analysis Wing has been appointed as the next deputy National Security Advisor.
 A) Hemant Rao
 B) Arvind Kumar
 C) Rajinder Khanna
 D) Manoj Kumar Singh
  
21The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won the -Samudra Manthan - Caring Organization of the Year- award ____________________.
 A) 2015
 B) 2016
 C) 2017
 D) 2018
  
22The 171st Araadhanai Music Festival of one of the Trinities of Carnatic music Saint Thyagaraja has begun in Thiruvaiyaru, ___________.
 A) Tamil Nadu
 B) Karnataka
 C) Andhra Pradesh
 D) Kerala
  
23State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd has commissioned the country's second-largest rooftop solar power plant in ______________________.
 A) Maharastra
 B) Bihar
 C) Uttar Pradesh
 D) Hariyana
  
24Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ___________________ has presented cash prizes to nine sports persons and five coaches who bagged honours in various events last year.
 A) K Palaniswami
 B) Chandrababu Naidu
 C) Biplab Deb
 D) Yogi Adityanath
  
25Carnatic singer ___________________ has passed away at the age of 83.
 A) Sudha Raghunathan
 B) Radha Vishwanathan
 C) Aruna Sairm
 D) Abhishek Raghuram
  
26Zambia's Foreign Minister ___________________ has announced his resignation from government, citing failure to tackle corruption.
 A) Harry Kalaba
 B) Patrick Chinamasa
 C) Herbert Murerwa
 D) Bernard Chidzero
  
27Indian-American ______________ has joined American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.
 A) Shanti Prasad
 B) Vivek Lall
 C) Arun Sen
 D) Madhu Kar
  
28_____________has allowed Chinese currency Yuan for exports and financing transactions.
 A) India
 B) Pakistan
 C) China
 D) Bangaladesh
  
29__________________ has crushed the West Indies by 119 runs in the final Twenty20 in Mount Maunganui.
 A) Australia
 B) New Zealand
 C) England
 D) India
  
30_______________has been appointed as the deputy National Security Adviser (NSA).
 A) Rajib Kumar
 B) Sada Kant
 C) Rajinder Khanna
 D) Sanjib Saran
  
31Diagnostic chain SRL Diagnostics has become the first Indian Diagnostic company to surpass Rs. ________________ crore in revenue in 2017.
 A) 500
 B) 1000
 C) 1500
 D) 2000
  
32The Supreme Court has allowed ___________________ to participate in Ranji Trophy and similar other national-level cricket championships.
 A) Bihar Cricket Association
 B) Maharastra Cricket Association
 C) Hariyana Cricket Association
 D) Panjab Cricket Association
  
33World Braille Day is celebrated on ________________.
 A) 04th January
 B) 05th January
 C) 06th January
 D) 07th January
  
34Harba, indigenously built cruise missile of ____________ has been tested successfully.
 A) Pakistan
 B) China
 C) Bangladesh
 D) India
  
35_______________, former world number one Tennis star has withdrown his name from the Australian Open after failing to recover from a hip injury.
 A) Rafael Nadal
 B) Andy Murray
 C) Maria Sharaprova
 D) Roger Federer
  
36_______________, former Australian Captain has been appointed as the head coach of Delhi Daredevils for the 2018 session.
 A) Brad Hogg
 B) Shane Warne
 C) Mark Talor
 D) Ricky Ponting
  
37___________, a India origin banker has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-pacific in 2018.
 A) Deepak Agarwal
 B) Ravi Menon
 C) Mahesh Kumar Gupta
 D) Hemant Rao
  
38The world's biggest cleanliness survey 'Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2018' has launched in________________.
 A) India
 B) Chaina
 C) Bangladesh
 D) Pakistan
  
39The Indian economy will expand by_____________% in 2017-18, according to the new data of the government-s Central Statistics Office (CSO).
 A) 6.5
 B) 5.5
 C) 7.5
 D) 6.0
  
40The Indian pair of _______________ and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan have crashed out of the Maharashtra Open, formerly known as the Chennai Open.
 A) Yuki Brambhi
 B) Shaina Nehwal
 C) Rohan Bopanna
 D) P V Sindhu
  
41Senior NCP leader ______________ has passed away at the age of 67.
 A) Alok Sinha
 B) Vasant Dabkhare
 C) Ranjan Sukla
 D) Arbind Kumar
  
42The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 has kicked off at Kathmandu, _______________.
 A) Nepal
 B) Bhutan
 C) Bangladesh
 D) India
  
43_________________ is issuing long-term visas to lure highly skilled people from abroad to work in the country.
 A) China
 B) Bhutan
 C) Bangladesh
 D) India
  
44Former world number one ______________ has bowed out of the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament.
 A) Serena Williams
 B) Steffi Graf
 C) Maria Sharapova
 D) Martina Hingis
  
45________________ has been appointed as the new batting coach of IPL franchise Chennai Super King (CSK).
 A) Micheal Hussey
 B) Adam Gilchrist
 C) Steve Smith
 D) Micheal Clarke
  
46_________________has been appointed as a Secretary (Economics relations) in the external affairs ministry.
 A) Tajan Sukla
 B) T S Tirumurti
 C) Arvind Kumar
 D) M K Singh
  
47____________________ has been launched at Sabarmati river front in Ahmedabad.
 A) Bihu Festival
 B) Kumbh Mela
 C) International Kite Festival
 D) Ganga Sagar Mela
  
48World Book Fair has been opened at Pragati Maidan in ________________.
 A) New Delhi
 B) Kolkata
 C) Channai
 D) Bengaluru
  
49The official emblem of______________________ Government has been unveiled.
 A) Bihar
 B) Assam
 C) West Bengal
 D) Hyderabad
  
50_______________ and Md. Ghufran have bagged the women-s single and men-s single respectively in the LIC of India sponsored 24th Federation Cup All India Carrom Championship.
 A) S.Apoorwa
 B) Kajal Kumari
 C) M. Parimal Devi
 D) Tuba Sehar
  
51________________, Director of the National Institute of advance studies (NIAS) has passed away at the age of 71.
 A) Baldev Raj
 B) Amarandra Nath
 C) Palash Varma
 D) Surajit Dutt
  
52The World Day of War Orphans is observed on ___________________.
 A) 6th January
 B) 7th January
 C) 8th January
 D) 9th January
  
53__________________ has lifted the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis Trophy.
 A) Andre Agassi
 B) Stan Wawrinka
 C) John McEnroe
 D) Gilles Simon
  
54Ukrainian _______________ has got the perfect boost ahead of the Australian open by lifting the Brisbane International title.
 A) Agnieszka Radwanska
 B) Angelique Kerber
 C) Elina Svitolina
 D) Martina Hingis
  
55Legendary astronaut __________________ has passed away at the age of 87.
 A) John Young
 B) Dale Gardner
 C) Ronald Garan
 D) Charles Gemer
  
56Bollywood actor ________________ has been roped in by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation - BMC to promote cleanliness in Mumbai as a part of the Swachh Survekshan 2018.
 A) Akshay Kumar
 B) Ajay Devgan
 C) Amir Khan
 D) Salman Khan
  
57Bihar Chief Minister _______________ has been presented the 1st Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Probity in Politics and Public Life Award.
 A) Laloo Prasad Yadav
 B) Nitish Kumar
 C) Sharad Yadav
 D) Rabri Devi
  
58Local golfer-____________ has qualified from the Ahmedabad qualifiers for the National Final of the 18th edition of the MercedesTrophy in Ahmedabad.
 A) Amit Shah
 B) Sam Adams
 C) Arjun Atwal
 D) Gaganjeet Bhullar
  
59Powerlifting world champion __________________ has died of his injuries after road accident near Delhi.
 A) Maliek Derstine
 B) France Hassan El Belghitti
 C) Charles Okpoko
 D) Saksham Yadav
  
60Actor ______________ has created history by becoming the first African-American to win Golden Globe for best actor in a drama television series.
 A) J. B. Adams
 B) Sterling K Brown
 C) Mason Adams
 D) Fred Aldrich

 
 
Answers:
1Ans) Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
2Ans) Pankaj Jain
3Ans) Vineet Chowdhary
4Ans) Om Prakash Singh
5Ans) Kavitha Bharanidaran
6Ans) Vidarbha
7Ans) Shiv Kumar
8Ans) M V Pylee
9Ans) 01st January
10Ans) Pratibha Laxman Gai
11Ans) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
12Ans) Salil Parekh
13Ans) Indira Banerjee
14Ans) Shiv Kapur
15Ans) G Sathiyan
16Ans) Anwar Jalalpuri
17Ans) Kuskoy
18Ans) Bulgaria
19Ans) Saudi Arabia
20Ans) Rajinder Khanna
21Ans) 2018
22Ans) Tamil Nadu
23Ans) Uttar Pradesh
24Ans) K Palaniswami
25Ans) Radha Vishwanathan
26Ans) Harry Kalaba
27Ans) Vivek Lall
28Ans) Pakistan
29Ans) New Zealand
30Ans) Rajinder Khanna
31Ans) 1000
32Ans) Bihar Cricket Association
33Ans) 04th January
34Ans) Pakistan
35Ans) Andy Murray
36Ans) Ricky Ponting
37Ans) Ravi Menon
38Ans) India
39Ans) 6.5
40Ans) Rohan Bopanna
41Ans) Vasant Dabkhare
42Ans) Nepal
43Ans) China
44Ans) Maria Sharapova
45Ans) Micheal Hussey
46Ans) T S Tirumurti
47Ans) International Kite Festival
48Ans) New Delhi
49Ans) West Bengal
50Ans) Kajal Kumari
51Ans) Baldev Raj
52Ans) 6th January
53Ans) Gilles Simon
54Ans) Elina Svitolina
55Ans) John Young
56Ans) Akshay Kumar
57Ans) Nitish Kumar
58Ans) Amit Shah
59Ans) Saksham Yadav
60Ans) Sterling K Brown

 
 
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