Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 13 to 19 January 2020

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Here we have compiled a weekly current affairs quiz that has the questions based on the events of the previous week From 13 January to 19 January 2020. As the government job, aspirants know that in recruitment exams the questions based on current events will be asked so it is better to prepare for it on a daily basis.

You can check your knowledge on current affairs by answering the questions asked here. Please read the questions given below in the weekly GK quiz and answer them correctly. If you don’t know the answer to any question asked in the weekly current affairs quiz, you can take help from the section having answers. 

National Current Affairs 

Q.1         Who has been chosen for the ‘Muppavarapu National Award for Social Service’ for his contributions in improving the quality of people’s lives through his social service activities?

Q.2         To create awareness among the people about conservation of fuels a campaign was launched by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan. What is its name?

Q.3         Which Indian state is all ser to initiate the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s ‘red listing’ of orchids?

Q.4         On January 17, 2020, ISRO launched which communication satellite?

Q.5         Which Tribal refugee community has been given permission to settle in Tripura after signing a historic agreement on January 16, 2020?

International Current Affairs

Q.6         Which organization has released the “Global challenges for 2020”, to identify 13 health challenges in this decade?

Q.7         Name the Global software major that has signed a 5-year deal with leading European automotive logistics firm GEFCO to digitize its worldwide operations

Q.8         Name the bill that the Iranian Parliament has approved to designates the US army and the Pentagon as a Terrorist entity?

Q.9         Where the first phase of the world’s second-largest Muslim congregation after Haj has begun?

New Appointments  

Q.10      Who has won the presidential election of Croatia?

Q.11      Who took over as Sultan of Oman?

Sports and Games Affairs  

Q.12       Name the World Cup winner Italian that retires from football recently?

Q.13      Who has won the 7th National Ice Hockey Championship Women trophy?

Banking And Finance Affairs

Q.14       Name the two Indian banks that have decided to end their operations in Sri Lanka?

Q.15       For which types of banks the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised the supervisory action framework?

Current Affairs Quiz Answers

In this section, you can check the answers to the questions asked in the weekly GK quiz. First, try to find the answer on your own, and if you don’t know the answer, then only check this section.

Ans.1     Dr. Gutta Muniratnam has been chosen for the ‘Muppavarapu National Award for Social Service’. This award will be given to him for his contributions to improving the quality of people’s lives through his activities.

Ans.2     Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched ‘Saksham’ on January 16, 2020. It is a month-long People-centric fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Ans.3     Arunachal Pradesh (AR) has become the 1st State in India to initiate the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s ‘red listing’ of orchids.  The state has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for this.

Ans.4     ISRO launched GSAT-30 ABOARD Ariane 5  from French Guiana in collaboration with the European space agency on January 17, 2020. It is a communication satellite and it will replace INSAT-4A spacecraft.

Ans.5     Bru-Reang community has got the permission to settle in Tripura officially. On January 16, 2020, the Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah signed an agreement between the central government, Tripura and Mizoram and the Bru-Reang representatives for the same.

Ans.6     World Health Organisation (WHO) released the Global challenges for 2020. In these challenging following diseases are included; Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), climate crisis, the eventuality of an influenza epidemic and spread of infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) and tuberculosis (TB). It is the second straight year that these challenges have topped the WHO list.

Ans.7     Infosys, an Indian software company has signed a deal in partnering with the Paris-based GEFCO to digitize its multi-modal supply chain solutions and support its digital transformation. This deal is for the next five years.

Ans.8     Iranian Parliament has approved a triple-urgency bill that designates the US army and the Pentagon as a Terrorist entity.

Ans.9  The first phase of the world’s second-largest Muslim congregation after Haj has begun on the outskirts of Dhaka. At the bank of river Turag at Tongi near Dhaka, many devotees are gathered to participate in the congregation called Bishwa Ijtema.

Ans.10  Zoran Milanovic has won the presidential election of Croatia. He is the former Prime Minister of Croatia, who has pledged to make Croatia a tolerant country.

Ans.11  Haitham bin Tariq al-Said has taken over as the sultan of Oman after the death of Late Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed. The late sultan had ruled Oman since 1970 as the 8th Sultan of the House of Al Said. The late sultan had himself chose Haitham Bin Tareq Al Saeed (cousin of late Sultan Qaboos) as his successor, as the Sultan had no children.

Ans.12  The Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi (37-year-old) announced his decision to retire from football in order to spend more time with his family. He was the part of the winning team at the FIFA World Cup in 2006.

Ans.13  Ladakh won the tournament of Ice Hockey organized by the Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) in association with the Ladakh winter sports club.

Ans.14  Axis Bank and ICICI Bank have decided to end their operations in Sri Lanka. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has also permitted these two Indian banks to close their operations in the island nation.

Ans. 15  RBI has revised the supervisory action framework for Urban co-operative banks (UCBs).

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