Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 6 to 12 January 2020

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weekly current affairs quiz

Here we have the current affairs quiz based on the incidents from 6th January 2020 to 12 January 2020. In all the competitive exams questions from current affairs are asked. The syllabus of this topic is vast and daily new topics get to include in it. So the best way for the preparation of current affairs is to check your knowledge at the end of every week.

The current affairs quiz here has the questions that you may find in the competitive exam. Read the questions carefully and try to answer them. If you get stuck on any question then get its answer from the Answers Section given at the bottom of the current affairs quiz.

National Affairs 

Q.1         ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is all set to establish an Optical telescope for tracking space objects in association with IIA. Under which project this telescope will be established?  

Q.2         Who inaugurated the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress (ISC) in Bengaluru, Karnataka?

Q.3         What is the name of that scheme under which all the state and UTs of India will set up 1023 ‘fast-track special courts’ (FTSCs)?

Q.4         Recently the name of a port has been changed to Syama Prasad Mukherjee port. What was the earlier name of the port?

Q.5         When India celebrates National Youth Day?

Q.6         What is the ‘Amma Vodi’ scheme and which state has launched it?

International Affairs

Q.7         Which series won the Golden Globe Award for in Best Television Series in the Drama category?

Q.8         Who got the place in the Forbes India’s list of top 20 people to watch in the 2020s?

Q.9         Where the World Future Energy Summit will be held?

Q.10       When is World Hindi Day celebrated every year?

Banking Affairs

Q.11       Which bank has signed an MoU with Women Entrepreneurs Welfare Association (WEWA) of Tamil Nadu(TN) to provide training and credit linkage to its women entrepreneurs to establish business?

Q.12       Which bank has launched a new Adoption Assistance Program to offer financial assistance of up to Rs 1 lakh per adoption for the parents?

Q.13       Which bank has recently introduced a new residential builder finance scheme with a buyer guarantee scheme? 

Sports Affairs

Q.14       Name the Indian weightlifter that has been banned for four years after being found guilty of doping?

Q.15       What is the name of Indian bowler that received prestigious Polly Umrigar award and  Dilip Sardesai honor for his exploits in international cricket in 2018-19?

Answers

Here we have compiled the answers to all the questions asked in the current affairs segment. The answers are given with an explanation so that you can keep them in mind for a longer time. Reach to this section only to cross-check your answer.

Ans.1     ISRO has signed a pact with IIA to establish an Optical telescope for tracking space objects.  The name of this project is Project NETRA’ (Network for space object Tracking and Analysis).

Ans.2     Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress (ISC) also known as ISC 2020 at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Ans.3     The states and UT’s will set up the ‘fast-track special courts’ (FTSCs) under the National Mission for Safety of Women (NMSW). On 9 January 2020 its has been decided to set up more fast track courts to bring out fast and time-bound completion of trial of cases against women and child for which Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 was enacted.

Ans.4     The name of the Kolkata port has been changed to Syama Prasad Mukherjee port. Syama Prasad Mukherjee was the founder of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced it on Sunday 12 January 2020.

Ans.5     India celebrated National Youth Day every year on January 12. This day is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The day is being celebrated as National Youth Day since 1985.

Ans.6     Amma Vodi scheme is launched by Andhra Pradesh’s state government. The aim of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to BPL mothers for the education of their children. 

Ans.7     Succession won the 2020 Golden Globe award in Best Television Series in the Drama category. The series is created by Jesse Armstrong and it is a British-American comedy-drama television series.

Ans.8     Hassan Minhaj, The US-based political commentator and got a place in Forbes India’s list of 20 people to watch in the 2020s. Other Indians like Kanhaiya Kumar, Prashant Kishor, and Mahua Moitra have also found a place in the list.

Ans.9     The World Future Energy Summit will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 13, 2020. The summit will be held for four days and 33,500 participants from 170 countries will participate in it.

Ans.10  World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January 10. The Conference on world Hindi was first organized in Nagpur on January 10, 1976, and the day is announced by the former PM Manmohan Singh in 2006.

Ans.11  Indian bank signed an MoU with WEWA in January 2020 to provide training and credit linkage to the women entrepreneurs of association. The entrepreneurs will get the loans o discounted interest rates and they will also get training and credit linkage to its women entrepreneurs to establish a business.

Ans.12  PayPal India Private Limited launched the scheme of a new Adoption Assistance Program. This scheme was launched to promote parental support benefits for employees and to motivate adoption.

Ans.13  The State of Bank of India launched a scheme named as ‘residential builder finance with buyer guarantee’. The scheme was launched on January 8, 2020, to revive the Indian real estate sector. According to it, SBI will issue a guarantee for completion of select residential projects to customers so that they can avail of the home loans for them.

Ans.14  Sarbjeet Kaur, the Indian weight lifter has been banned f for four years after being found guilty of a doping violation. She had won the 71kg event at the women’s national weightlifting championships in February 2019.

Ans.15  Jasprit Bumrah received prestigious Polly Umrigar award and  Dilip Sardesai honor for his exploits in international cricket in 2018-19.

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