Current Affairs (31 December 2018 to 5 January 2019) – Quiz

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Current Affairs is an important topic in every competitive exam. You can not prepare for current affairs in one go. To be updated with the current affairs it’s important to read them daily. In the first week of the year 2019, many incidents took places. We have lost two gems of Indian entertainment industry and names of a few places have also been changed.

We believe that you must have read about all the important affairs of this week starting from 31 December 2018 to 5 January 2019. To check your knowledge about the current affairs try this quiz and check where do you stand.

Q.1  Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on a freedom fighter’s name. What is the name of that freedom fighter?

Q.2  On 3rd January 2019 a bill is passed in the Parliament. Name the bill.

Q.3  What is the name of the recently appointed Chief Information Commissioner?

Q.4   On 30th December 2018 a filmmaker known for paving the way for the birth of parallel cinema in India passed away. What was the name of that legendary filmmaker?

Q.5  On 1st January 2019 a well-known Bollywood actor passed away. Name him.

Q.6  What is the name of first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court?

Q.7   Union Cabinet approved the ‘Scheme of Amalgamation’ for the merger of three banks on 2nd January 2019. What are the names of these banks?

Q.8   What is the name of ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year?

Q.9  Which two nations formally withdrew from UNESCO with the close of the year 2018?

Q.10  What is the name of that Bangladesh leader who won a third consecutive term?

Q.11  What are the new names of Ross, Neil and Havelock Islands?

Q.12  Who renamed the Ross and Havelock islands?

Q.13  In which city the Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2019 will be organized?

Q.14   What is the name of that space agency which has launched a new platform to engage students in space science activities?

Q.15   Which nation ceased to be a member of OPEC from January 1, 2019?

Q.16  The East Siang District achieved 100 percent electrification under the Saubhagya Scheme. The District falls under which state?

Q.17  When the World Braille Day is observed every year?

Q.18  India’s fastest Train 18 will be first launched between New Delhi and which city?

Q.19  The HRD Ministry has constituted a task force to look into the issues of suicides of the students studying in which schools?

Q.20  Which state approved the modalities for the distribution of smartphones among students of government schools, colleges, and technical institutions?

Check Your Answer:

Here you can check the answers to your questions. We have included almost all the national and international current fairs in this quiz. We have mentioned the answers with a small description of the event. Read it carefully.

Answer 1: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose:  Ross Island is now Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, Neil Island is Shaheed Dweep, and Havelock Island is Swaraj Dweep.

Answer 2: National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018: The bill aims to grant retrospective recognition to Central and State institutions which had conducted teacher education courses without approval by the Council.

 Answer 3: Sudhir Bhargava.

Answer 4:  Mrinal Sen: The Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee legendary filmmaker was known for the films such as Ek Din Achanak, Padatik, Mrigaya, Akaler Sandhane, Chorus, Kharij, Khandahar, Akash Kusum, Bhuwan Shome,  and Calcutta 71.

Answer 5:  Kadar Khan: Kadar Kahn was not active in Bollywood for a long time. He was admitted in a hospital in Canada where took he last breath on  31 December 2018.

Answer 6: Justice T B N Radhakrishnan: Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan on January 1, 2019, sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court.

Answer 7:  Bank Of Baroda, Dena Bank, and Vijaya Bank: The merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank, and Vijaya Bank was proposed by the Union Finance Ministry on September 17, 2018. The amalgamation will be the first-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India.

Answer 8:  Smriti Mandhana: India’s left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana has won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year.

Answer 9:  Israel, US: The United States and its ally Israel officially withdrew from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the close of the year 2018 because of anti-Israel bias.

Answer 10:  Sheikh Hasina.

Answer 11:  Havelock Island to Swaraj Dweep, Neil Island to Shaheed Dweep and Ross Island to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island.

Answer 12:  Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

Answer 13:  Jalandhar: At Lovely Professional University.

Answer 14: ISRO.

Answer 15:  Qatar.

Answer 16:  Arunachal Pradesh.

Answer  17:  January 4.

Answer 18:  Varanasi.

Answer 19:   Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs).

Answer 20:   Punjab.

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