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20 जनवरी 2020 Gk | 20 January 2020 Current affairs

20 जनवरी 2020 Gk | 20 January 2020 Current affairs

20 January 2020 Current affairs

(1) The 19th heads of government of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are hosted by which country?

A – Russia

B – France

C – India

D – America

Answer – India

Explanation – The Shanghai Five Grouping was established on 26 April 1996 by the Heads of the States of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan, with the signing of the Treaty on the Deeping Military Trust in the border areas in Shanghai, China. (Formation-2001)

India and Pakistan joined the SCO as a full member at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan on 9 June 2017.

18th meeting of the Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states in Tashkent.
Headquarters – Beijing (China)
General Secretary: Vladimir Norov

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(2) In which state agriculture first edition of Manthan (Asia’s largest food, agribusiness and rural development summit) started?

A – Delhi

B – Assam

C – Maharashtra

D – Gujarat

Answer: Gujarat

Explanation – The first edition of Krishi Manthan organized by IIM Ahmedabad started in Ahmedabad (Gujarat). Happened. It is a platform for business, industry, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders who share their knowledge and expertise.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani started the 7th Economic Census process in Gujarat.
The Governor of Gujarat is Acharya Devavrata.

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(3) Recently in which city PCRA’s fuel conservation mega campaign “Saksham 2020” was launched?

A – Delhi

B – Chennai

C – Mumbai

D – Rajasthan

Answer: Delhi

Explanation – The annual one month long fuel conservation mega campaign ‘Saksham’ of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was launched at a function organized by Dr. MM Kutty, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in Delhi. .

It was inaugurated by the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas (Dharmendra Pradhan).

20 January 2020 Current Affairs

(4) Who has been honored with the literary award 29th Saraswati Samman?

A – Ramdas Mukherjee

B – Vasdev Mohito

C – Devendra Bakshi

D – Arun Chandel

Answer: Vasdev Mohito

Explanation – The recipient of the Saraswati Samman is awarded a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque and is given annually by the KK Birla Foundation.

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(5) 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is being held in which country?

A – New Zealand

B – Australia

C – India

D – South Africa

Answer-South Africa

Explanation – This is the 13th event of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and the second to be held in South Africa. India won the Under-19 World Cup 4 times.

ICC President: Shashank Manohar
Headquarters: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
CEO: Manu Sahni

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(6) The National Informatics Center (NIC) has established the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology from Bengaluru, Karnataka. Who has inaugurated it?

A – Narendra Modi

B – Sonia Gandhi

C – Ravi Shankar Prasad

D – BS Yeddyurappa

Answer – Ravishankar Prasad

Explanation – NIC provides the infrastructure to support government IT services and help in the delivery of Digital India (HQ-Delhi, founded 1976) initiative.

Blockchain technology is most commonly defined as a decentralized, distributed ledger that records the authenticity of a digital asset.

Union Minister of Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and IT- Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad
CM of Karnataka – B.S. Yeddyurappa
Governor of Karnataka – Vajubhai Vala

Current Affairs 20 January 2020

(7) Who has won the Write Award for Excellence in Media 2019?

A – Anjana Om Kashyap

B – Rukmini S

C – Ravish Kumar

D – Rajdeep Sardesai

Answer – Rukmini S

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(8) Which state government has announced the establishment of “Gandhi Chair” column in universities and colleges?

A – Delhi

B – Madhya Pradesh

C – Gujarat

D – Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Madhya Pradesh

Explanation – The ‘Gandhi Chair’ will be established under the Department of Political Science of Universities. Under the auspices of the Gandhi Chair, scholars conducting research focused on Mahatma Gandhi will be given an incentive of Rs 60 thousand per year with the aim of helping the younger generation to connect with the Mahatma, and motivate them to work in nation-building.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath will inaugurate Gandhi chairs in a symbolic ceremony on 30 June (Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary).

Current Affairs 20 January 2020

(9) Who has been awarded “Merck Young Scientist Award 2019” for doing remarkable research in chemical science?

A – Rahul Kumar Singh

B – Narendra Singh Parmar

C – Shakya Sinha Sen

D – Manmohan Singh

Answer: Shakya Sinha Sen

Explanation – Dr. Shakya Sinha Sen, a senior Indian scientist from the National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, has been honored for doing remarkable research in chemical science.

Merck, a worldwide science and technology company, presented Indian researchers its first Merck Young Scientist Award 2019 in Chemical Sciences in Bangalore.

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(10) What year does Microsoft plan to be “carbon negative”?

A – 2030

B – 2021

C – 2025

D – 2028

Answer – 2030

Explanation – By 2030, Microsoft will cease to be carbon-negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove all carbon from the environment, which the company has emitted directly or from power consumption by the American tech giant Microsoft. It has also announced its investment of 31 billion in a “climate innovation fund” for technology for carbon capture and removal.

Microsoft President – Brad Smith
Established – 4 April 1975
Chief Financial Officer – Amy Hood
Headquarters – Washington (US)
CEO- Satya Nadella

 

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