Current Affairs (14 January 2019 to 20 January 2019) – Quiz

weekly current affairs quiz

So, we are back with another weekly quiz for the competitive exam aspirants. In this quiz, you will have to answer the question related to the affairs that took place between 14-20 January, 2019.

Try this weekly quiz to know how your grip is on the current affairs. The topic of current affairs is too vast to prepare within a limited duration. So we suggest to keep brushing up your knowledge on current affairs and keep checking it by appearing in the weekly quiz.

So here are the questions related to the current affairs of this week. Try to answer them quickly and without any help.

Q.1   Who has become the first Indian athlete to be nominated in Laureus World Comeback of Year Award?

Q.2   The world’s largest and well known religious gathering ‘Kumbh Mela’ began in which city in the year 2019?

Q.3   What is the name of that politician and leader who got the prestigious Philip Kotler Presidential Award?

Q.4  Who is recently appointed as Director General (Investigation) in the National Human Rights Commission?

Q.5  On which day India celebrates Army Day every year?

Q.6  Who inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019?

Q.7  What is the theme of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019?

Q.8  The Union Cabinet on January 16, 2019, approved the recapitalization of a state-owned bank. What is the name of that bank?

Q.9  The Ministry of Finance has started which series on Twitter to educate the general public about the budgetary process?

Q.10  In Which city is the 2nd World Orange Festival (OF-2019) is being organized?

Q.11  Who has become the first Indian and youngest man to climb the seven highest peaks and volcanic summits across all continents?

Q.12  Which state became the first to implement 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category?


Here are the answers to the above-asked questions. We suggest you to before choosing the easier way to feed your curiosities do try to check your memory first, hence read this segment only to check your answers.  

Ans.1  Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian to receive a nomination in the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards. The award function will be held on  February 18.

Ans.2   ‘Kumbh 2019’ began at Prayagraj Uttar Pradesh on January 15, 2019. This religious programme of taking a holy dip at Sangam the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati will continue for 7 weeks.

Ans.3   India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award. According to the citation of the award, PM Modi was selected for this award because of his outstanding leadership for the nation.

Ans.4   Senior IPS officer Prabhat Singh has been appointed as Director General (Investigation) in the National Human Rights Commission.

Ans.5   Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India. This day is celebrated in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s He took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.            

Ans. 6   Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar on January 18, 2019.

Ans.7   ‘Shaping a New India’ is the theme of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019.

Ans.8   The government approved a capital infusion of Rs 6,000 crore in state-owned Exim Bank to expand its business.

Ans.9   The finance ministry’s ‘Know Your Budget’ series on Twitter explains the Union Budget to the general public.

Ans. 10 The second World Orange Festival will be organized in Nagpur from 18 to 21 January 2019.

Ans. 11 Satyarup Siddhanta, a 35-year-old Indian created a world record by becoming the world’s youngest mountaineer. He climbed the seven highest mountains and the seven highest volcanoes in seven years.

Ans.12  Gujarat has become the first state to implement newly-introduced 10 percent reservations in government jobs and higher education for the economically weaker sections in the general category.  The Gujarat government has decided to implement the reservation from January 14, 2019.    

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