Daily Current Affairs (03 – January – 2020)

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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 agreement on the prohibition of attack against nuclear installations and facilities was signed in 1988 between which two countries? 

US and USSR

 USSR and China

 India and Pakistan  

India and USSR

Explanation: On 1st January each year, India and Pakistan exchange a list of their nuclear installations in accordance with the Agreement on the Prohibition of attack against Nuclear Installations and Facilities. This agreement prohibits both the countries from attacking each other’s atomic facilities.

Q.2 From which Indian organization, the four personnel have been selected for training in Russia for the Gaganyaan Mission, that is going to be launched in 2022? 

ISRO 

IAF  

MARCOS

 Indian Navy

Explanation: Recently, four men from Indian Air Force have been identified for Gaganyaan, India’s first manned mission to space. They will undertake astronauts’ training in Russia. Gaganyaan is a crewed orbital spacecraft intended to send astronauts into space for a minimum of 7 days by 2022 as a part of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

Q.3 Who will launch the ‘Earthshot Prize’ to motivate new solution to tackle climate crisis?

 Duke of Cambridge

  Queen Elizabeth II

 Duke of Sussex 

Prince of Wales 

Explanation: Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge will launch the environmental prize called the Earthshot. The multi-million pound award will be given to five winners each year for the next 10 years, starting from 2021. Its aim is to provide at least 50 solutions to the world?s greatest problems by 2030.

Q.4 Who will be the head of the recently created Sainya Karta Vibhag? 

Prime Minister 

Defence Minister 

Finance Minister 

Chief of Defence Staff  

Explanation: A new Department of Military Affairs, also known as Sainya Karta Vibhag will be headed by the Chief of Defence Staff. This department is an addition to the four other departments of the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Defence, Defence Production, Defence and Development and Ex-service welfare.

Q.5 Which nation has recently banned the ‘reef toxic’ sunscreen? 

Australia 

New Zealand 

Palau  

Nauru 

Explanation: Palau has banned ‘reef-toxic’ sunscreens. The scientific evidence showed that chemicals found in most sunscreens were toxic to corals. Therefore, from New Year’s Day, any reef-toxic sunscreens that are imported or sold in Palau will be confiscated and the owner will be fined.

Q.6 The US was recently praised by the UAE for its role in the Global Coalition against Daesh. What is the other name for Daesh? 

Al Qaeda 

Hezbollah 

ISIS  

Houthis 

Explanation: The UAE had expressed its support for all the measures taken by the US to defend and protect its interests and forces in the region and also praised the US’ role in the Global Coalition against Daesh (ISIS). The term ‘Daesh’ is an acronym for the Arabic phrase al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

Q.7 Which is the world’s first major city to celebrate the start of the 2020 New Year and new decade? 

Sydney 

Auckland  

Christchurch 

Welllington

Explanation: Auckland in New Zealand has become the world’s first major city to celebrate the start of the 2020. Australia and New Zealand were followed by Europe, the Middle East and Asia to welcome the year 2020. The firework display in Sydney, Australia was put up despite the ongoing bushfire crisis.

Q.8 What aspect of agriculture is focused upon by Krishi Karman Award? 

Supply 

Sales 

Production  

Water Management

Explanation: The Prime Minister is to visit Karnataka on January 2nd and 3rd . He will confer Krishi Karman Award to 21 states that have recorded good agriculture production in various categories during the previous crop seasons.

Q.9 What is the aim of the recently formed Akhil Bharatiya Gujarati Samaj Sankalan Samiti? 

Include NRIs in the State’s development process

 Include non-resident Gujaratis in the state’s development process 

 Include persons of Indian origin in state’s development process 

Include Indians outside Gujarat in the development process

 Explanation: The Akhil Bharatiya Gujarati Samaj Sankalan Samiti, with the state’s chief minister as chief patron and the Minister of Non-resident Gujaratis (NRGs) as the president, aims to include Gujaratis living outside the state in the state’s developmental process. The Samiti will meet twice a year once in Gujarat and next in another state.

Q.10 What is Landouria tonywhitteni that was named after Tony Whitten? 

Snail 

 Grasshopper

 Snake 

Beetle 

Explanation: Tony Whitten was a British conservationist who documented biodiversity in Asia before he died due to cycling crash. A prize fund was set up in his name after his death. One of the recent winners of this prize named a snail in Indonesia after him. These species live in a limestone habitat and are threatened due to quarrying for the cement industry.

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