February 22, 2020
15 January 2020 Gk question

15 जनवरी 2020 Gk | 15 January 2020 Gk question

15 जनवरी 2020 Gk | 15 January 2020 Gk question

15 January 2020 Gk question

(1) The Indian Air Force is planning to acquire 200 aircraft for the Air Force. Consider the following statements about this. Tell which statement is correct?

Out of the I-200, 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark 1A Tejas are to be sourced from DRDO.

II-Indian Air Force was established in 1932.

III- Birendra Singh Dhanoa is the Air Chief Marshal.

A – II only

B – III only

C – II and III

D – III and I

Answer – II only

Explanation – Air Marshal RKS Bhadoria is the current Chief of Air Force after BS Dhanoa’s retirement. The IAF is to finalize a contract for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 83 LCA Mark 1A Tejas Advanced Fighter Jets. Naval LCA Tejas successfully completed its first arrest landing on the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

Current Affairs 15 January 2020

(2) Prime Minister Modi pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) on 12 January. Ramkrishna Mission was established the year of

A – 1882

B – 1897

C – 1892

D – 1901

Answer – 1897

Explanation – Ramakrishna Math and Mission was established in 1897 by Swami Vivekananda. The mission is headquartered at Howrah, Belur, West Bengal. The mission is the core of a worldwide spiritual movement known as the Ramakrishna movement or the Vedanta movement. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Ramakrishna Mission and paid homage to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary.

Daily current affairs: 15 January 2020

(3) Which country has introduced a 350 kmph driverless bullet train?

A – America

B – France

C – China

D – Japan

Answer: China

Explanation – China has created another high-speed driverless smart bullet train in its bullet train inventory. This new train precedes the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Preparatory work will complete the 108 mile journey in just 47 minutes. This driverless smart bullet train has more than 2 thousand types of sensors including 5G connectivity, smart lighting, which provide real time data of the train.

15 January 2020 Current Affairs

(4) India plans to double its crude oil imports to reduce dependence on the West Asia region. Which country has been the top supplier of oil to India in 2018-19?

A – Iraq

B – Iran

C – Afghanistan

D – Saudi Arabia

Answer: Iraq

Explanation – Iraq was the largest oil-supplying country to India in 2018-19 with about 46.6 million tonnes (MT) of oil, followed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. All the Gulf countries together accounted for 51% of India’s total 226.5 million tonnes (MT) of oil. After the unrest between Iran and the US, India has decided to import more oil from the US to curb its dependence on the West Asia region.

Daily Current Affairs Quiz 15 January 2020

(5) Who among the following has won the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for his outstanding performance in the 2018-19 season?

A – Dhoni

B – Jaspreet Bumrah

C – Rohit Sharma

D – Chahal

Answer: Jaspreet Bumrah

Explanation – India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will receive the Polly Umrigar Award for the 2018-19 season. Bumrah is currently the world No.1 ODI bowler and made his Test debut in January 2018. The Polly Umrigar Award is presented by the BCCI to a male international cricketer which includes a citation, trophy and a check of Rs 15 lakh.

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(6) After which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has named Kolkata Port Trust on the occasion of 150th – Year Foundation Day of Kolkata Port Trust?

A – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

B – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

C – Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

D – Bhagat Singh

Answer – Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

Explanation – Kolkata Port Trust has been named Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port by PM Modi on the occasion of celebration of 150th year of Kolkata Port Trust. Hon’ble PM has announced several port development projects worth Rs 600 crores marking this day. A commemorative postage stamp has been issued on the 150th year Foundation Day of Kolkata Port Trust. The center is also modernizing the old ports with the development of new ports through the Sagarmala project.

Current Affairs 15 January 2020

(7) Where is the Center for Cane and Bamboo Technology located?

A – Kerala

B – Guwahati

C – Kohima

D – Imphal

Answer: Guwahati

Explanation – The Center for Cane and Bamboo Technology is in Guwahati, Assam. It is providing free training to bamboo artisans, bamboo fans and entrepreneurs besides providing technical consultancy to various bamboo organizations. Center to finance North Eastern Development under United Nations Industrial Development Organization Program for India. Was implemented by Corporation Limited. The CBTC is registered under the North Eastern Council, Ministry of DONER. In September 2019, the Government of India established a cane and bamboo technology park in the premises of CBTC.

Daily current affairs: 15 January 2020

(8) Where is the two-day workshop cum exhibition on ‘Bamboo a Wonder Grass’ held?

A – Shimla

B – Pachmani

C – Raipur

D – Jammu

Answer: Jammu

Explanation – The workshop-cum-exhibition on ‘Bamboo a Wonder Grass’ was held in Jammu. It was organized by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, North East Council, Government of India and Government of Kashmir through the Cane and Bamboo Technology Center. The purpose of this conference was to provide opportunities for sustainable development in Jammu and Kashmir.

Current Affairs 15 January 2020

(9) Which harvest festival is celebrated on the night before Makar Sankranti, northern part of India?

A – Pongal

B – Goody Padwa

C – Lohri

D – Baisakhi

Answer: Lohri

Explanation – Lohri day is celebrated on 13 January all over North India. During the festival, people pray in the fields for sun god, mother earth, fire and prosperity, health and good harvest. Lohri usually falls in Paush month, one night before Makar Sankranti. This marks the new harvest season.

Pongal is celebrated as a harvest festival in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Current Affairs 15 January 2020 | 15 January 2020 Gk question in hindi

(10) Where is the World Future Energy Summit going to begin?

A – Paris

B – America

C – India

D – Abu Dhabi

Answer: Abu Dhabi

Explanation – The World Future Energy Summit is going to start in Abu Dhabi from 13 January with 33,500 participants and 800 expert exhibitors from 170 countries. This year’s theme is ‘Rethinking Global Consumption, Production and Investment’. The World Future Energy Summit is the largest future energy and sustainability event in the Middle East and is held annually at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. In conjunction with the World Future Energy Summit, the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) and the Future Sustainability Summit are to be organized.

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