Daily Current Affairs (02 – January – 2020)

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Daily Current Affairs For Competitive Exams (02 – January – 2020)

Welcome to the January 2020 Daily Current Affairs Quiz Question & Answers Section of PuzzlesHuB. Current Affairs Quiz will Boost Your GA Section.

Q.1 The government had recently launched central Equipment Identify Register portal. It operates under which of department?

 Department of Science and Technology 

Department of Telecom

  Department of Biotechnology 

Department of Public Enterprise 

Explanation: The Indian government, on December 2019, had launched the Central Equipment Identify Register Portal to block and trace mobile phones. It has the database of the International Mobile Equipment Identity number of the blacklisted mobile phones.

Q.2 Dhanu Jatra is currently celebrated in which state? 

Odisha  

Telangana

 Jharkhand 

Madhya Pradesh

 Explanation: The famous 11-day Dhanu Jatra, the annual drama-based open-air theatrical performance is conducted in and around the city of Bargarh in Western Odisha. It is based on mythological story of Lord Krishna and his Uncle, King Kansa. In November 2014, it was conferred with the National Festival Status.

Q.3 Fausta, a female black rhino, believed to be the world’s oldest rhino, had recently died in Tanzanian conservation area. What is the IUCN status of the black rhinos? 

Least concern 

Endangered

 Critically Endangered  

Near threatened 

Explanation: Also known as ‘hook-lipped rhinoceros’, these species, though called ‘black’ are in varying colours of brown and grey. They are found in South and East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Its IUCN status is critically endangered, though the South-Western status of the black rhinoceros is classified under vulnerable.

Q.4 Which state is going to observe ‘No Vehicle Day’ on the first day of every month in 2020? 

Kerala 

Gujarat

 Punjab 

Rajasthan  

Explanation: In order to promote road safety and reduce vehicular pollution, Rajasthan Transport department is going to observe a ‘No Vehicle Day’ once a month in 2020. The employees of the transport department are to come to their offices as pedestrians, via bicycles or a public transport.

Q.5 Where was the event held to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the First Flag Hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose? 

Kashmir 

Jammu 

Ladakh

 Andaman and Nicobar Islands  

Explanation: Anniversary of the First Flag Hoisting of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Port Blair. Subhash Mela Committee Swarajdweep has organised bike rally. The cultural programmes were also conducted.

Q.6 Which state is going to conduct its maiden snow leopard survey? 

Uttrakhand  

Himachal Pradesh 

Haryana 

Punjab

 Explanation: Uttarakhand is preparing for its maiden snow leopards survey after the winter is over. Experts estimate that there are over 80 snow leopards in Uttarakhand. However, a census of this cat has not yet been conducted.

Q.7 Which ministry is set to launch ‘Santusht’ portal for rapid grievance redressal for the employers and the employees? 

Ministry of Commerce and Industry 

Ministry of Finance 

Ministry of Labor and Employment  

Ministry of Human Resource Development 

Explanation: The Ministry of Labour and Employment is going to launch ‘Santusht’ platform next month to ensure an efficient implementation of the labour laws at the grass root levels. It will also look into the services provided by the retirement fund body, EPFO and health insurance and service provider ESIC for those working in the formal sector.

Q.8 Who is going to head the recently constituted task force for developing the National Infrastructure Pipeline?

 Cabinet Secretary 

Economic Affairs Secretary  

Revenue Secretary 

Finance Secretary 

Explanation: The Union Finance Minister had unveiled a Rs. 102 lakh crore National Infrastructure Pipeline. To create a road map for the national infrastructure pipeline from 2019-2020 to 2024-25, finance ministry had set up a task force. It is to be headed by the Economic Affairs Secretary.

Q.9 The dornier aircraft, that was recently inducted into the Otters Squadron, belongs to which category? 

Reconnaissance aircraft 

Light Utility aircraft  

Surveillance aircraft

 Strategic Airlifter

Explanation: The light utility aircraft Dornier was recently inducted into the No.41 ‘Otters’ Squadron during a ceremony at the Palam Air Force Station. the Dornier-228 aircraft is a multi-purpose, fuel efficient, rugged, lightweight twin turboprop aircraft with retractable tricycle landing gear.

Q.10 Captain Vikram Batra, after whom Delhi is to rename it’s Mukarba Chowk, was martyred in which war? 

Sino-Indian war of 1962 

Indo-Pakistan war of 1947 

Kargil War  

Bangladesh Liberation War

 Explanation: The Delhi government’s naming committee had recommended the renaming of Pragati Maidan metro station as Supreme Court metro station. It had also decided to rename the Mukarba Chowk and its flyover after the Kargil War martyr Captain Vikram Batra.Download Question and Explanation

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