Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 30 December 2019 to 5 January 2020

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weekly current affairs quiz

The weekly current affairs quiz given here has questions based on the critical incidents that happened from December 30, 2019, to January 5, 2020. The current affair is an essential topic for the aspirants who are preparing for competitive exams. 

Current affairs is something that cannot be prepared in a day, it needs regular practice. You can check your knowledge by answering the questions asked in the current affairs quiz given 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. 

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

National Current Affairs 

Q.1     Which ministry is planning to launch the ‘Santusht’ portal to check if it has implemented all the laws not or adequately?

Q.2     Which state has recorded the highest forest cover in terms of area?

Q.3     Which state celebrates ‘Dhanu Jatra’?

Q.4     Prakash Parv celebrated on January 2, 2020, was the birth anniversary of which Sikh Guru?

Q.5     Recently, ISRO set up a second launch port for SSLV. Where is this second launch port?

International Current Affairs

Q.6     On January 3, 2020, the US army killed Iran’s most powerful military commander. What is his name?

Q.7     After Amazon, the forest of which country is facing massive fire?

Q.8     What is the name of that lady who set a record longest single spaceflight by a woman?

Q.9     Which country recorded the highest number of childbirths on the first day of 2020?

New Appointments  

Q.10   Who has been appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff?

Q.11   Who has been appointed as the Chief of Army after the retirement of General Bipin Rawat?

Sports and Games Affairs  

Q.12   When and where the Khelo India Youth Games will be held?

Q.13   What is the name of the Indian Grandmaster who claimed 2019 women’s World Rapid Chess Champion?

Banking And Finance Affairs

Q.14   India is to set strict restrictions on non-essential import from which country?

Q.15   What is the name of the online common auction platform of the asset attach by the bank?

Weekly 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     The ‘Santusht’ portal will be launched by the Ministry of Labor and Employment. The portal will be launched to ensure that the labor law is implemented correctly for the employees and employers or not. This portal will help the employees to get help them in the matters of EPFO, Health insurance, retirement fund body, etc.  

Ans.2     Madhya Pradesh has the highest forest cover areas wise. Forest Survey Of India released, this report comes under the Ministry of Environment.

Ans.3     ‘Dhanu Jatra’ is a famous annual drama based performance. Odisha celebrates Dhanu Jatra for 11 days in every year. The Jatra is based on the mythological story of Lord Krishna and Kansha, and in 2014, it received National Festival Status in 2014.

Ans.4     On January 2, 2020, the Prakash Parv was celebrated. It is the birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru.

Ans.5     ISRP (Indian Space Research Organisation) launched its second launch port at the Toothukodi district of southern Tamil Nadu. The launch center is spread in 2300 acres of land. This launch port will handle the launch of small SSLVs, which can carry the payload up to 500 kg.  

Ans.6     The US army killed General Qasem Solemiani, one of the most powerful men of Iran. He was killed in a drone strike at Baghdad airport.

Ans.7     The forest of Australia is battling with fire. The approx estimate of the loss caused by the fire has not come out yet, but it is expected that approx 50 crore animals lost their lives due to fire in Australia’s forest.

Ans.8     NASA astronaut Christina Koch created a record longest single spaceflight by a woman. She spent 300 days in space and broke the earlier record of 288 days set by Peggy Whitson in 2016-17.

Ans.9     In India, 67,385 kids born on January 1, 2020, and it is the highest record of kids’ birth on January 1, 2020.

Ans.10 General Bipin Rawat was appointed at the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on December 31, 2019. He is appointed on this post after his retirement from Chief of Army.

Ans.11 Lt. General Manoj Mukund Naravane has been appointed as the next Chief of Army after the retirement of General Bipin Rawat from this post.

Ans.12 The Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Guwahati, Assam. The youth games will be held between February 10, 2020, to February 22, 2020.

Ans.13 Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy defeated China’s Lei Tingjie in the final round of 2019 women’s World Rapid Chess Champion and won the title.

Ans.14 India is all set to put strict restrictions on non-essential imports from China. These restrictions will be imposed on plastic items, toys, furniture, etc.

Ans.15 The name of the common auction platform for the assets attach with banks is eBkray. This platform is launched by the FM Nirmala Sitharaman to make the online auctions transparent.

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