Daily Current Affairs (05 – January – 2020)

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Daily Current Affairs For Competitive Exams (05 – January – 2020)

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

Q.1 The Prime Minister of India recently inaugurated five Young Scientists Labs of which organisation?

 Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO 

Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO 

 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, BARC

 Department of Atomic Energy, DAE 

Explanation: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi recently launched five new defence laboratories called DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories (DYSL) for the Defence Research and Development Organisation from Bengaluru, Karnataka. The labs will operate from five Indian cities, namely Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkatta. They will focus on developing new and innovative defence technologies for our country and thus enhance our self reliance in the field.

Q.2 Which state has recently declared 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and has signed MoUs with tech firms for AI research?

 Andhra Pradesh




Explanation: Recently, Telengana Government organised an event to declare the year 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In the event, Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed with several technological firms and institutions for development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) research in the state. As per the partnerships, a Centre for Research in Applied Artificial Intelligence (CRiAA) and a Research & Development (R&D) park will be soon set up in Telengana.

Q.3 According to the recent data from the Ministry of Forest Environment and Climate Change (MoEFCC), what is the total number of tiger deaths occurred in India during 2019? 





Explanation: According to the recent data from the Ministry of Forest Environment and Climate Change (MoEFCC), the total number of tiger deaths was under 100 after three years. In the year 2019, 95 tigers were dead in total, among them 84 tigers were actually dead and 11 of them were presumed dead by identifying their body parts. In the previous year 2018, there were 100 deaths of tigers in total and in 2017, the count was 115.

Q.4 David Stern who passed away recently was the Commissioner of which famous Sports league? 

Formula 1, F1 

National Basketball Association, NBA 

 Major League Baseball, MLB 

National Hockey League, NHL 

Explanation: A famous figure among the basketball Community David Stern passed away recently. He served as the Commissioner of National Basketball Association, NBA from 1984 to 2014. He also made a record of being the longest serving Commissioner of a major league. He played a crucial role in broadening the scope of NBA in the international arena and making it popular and successful. The Women’s National Basketball Association was founded under his leadership.

Q.5 Sunita Lakra, who announced her retirement recently, is a famous Indian player of which Sports? 





Explanation: Former Indian Hockey team captain and the team’s defender Sunita Lakra recently announced her retirement from International Hockey citing her knee injuries. In the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, India bagged the second place under her captaincy. She was also a part of the Indian team that participated in the Rio Olympics, 2016. Though she could not participate in Tokyo Olympics, Sunita will hopefully return to play domestic Hockey after her knee surgery.

Q.6 Which state has recently announced a scheme to deliver sand to customer’s doorstep from January 2, 2020? 



 Andhra Pradesh


 Explanation: The State Government of Andhra Pradesh recently announced that it would deliver sand to the customer’s doorstep. The scheme was launched as a pilot project in the Krishna District and would be expanded to other districts as well. The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) would be the implementing agency of the delivery scheme. The state recently launched the new sand policy in September 2019 and has been taking various steps to curb illegal sand trade.

Q.7 Umaro Cissoko Embalo was recently elected as the President of which country? 





Explanation: Former Prime Minister and Army General of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Cissoko Embalo recently won in the second round of the presidential elections of the country. Jose Mario Vaz is the incumbent President of the country, who failed to win in the first round elections held earlier. Umaro Embalo, served as the Prime Minister under the presidency of Jose Mario Vaz from 2016 to 2018. Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa, which gained independence from Portugal in 1974.

Q.8 Who was recently presented with the ‘Lokmanya Tilak National Journalism Award’? 

Ravish Kumar 

Arnabh Goswami 

Shekar Gupta 

Sanjay Gupta  

Explanation: Sanjay Gupta, the Chief Editor of the leading Hindi daily, Jagran’ was recently honoured with the Lokmanya Tilak National Journalism Award’. This award was instituted by the Pune based Kesari-Maratha Trust for recognising the contributions made by individuals in the field of journalism. The award will be presented at the event organised to commemorate the Foundation day of Kesari’, the newspaper started by famous freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak.

Q.9 What is the new integrated helpline number of the Indian Railways, launched recently? 





Explanation: The Indian Railways has recently launched an integrated helpline number 139′ for its passengers by merging several other existing helpline numbers. The only other number which can still be used is 182′, which is the helpline number for assistance related to theft and criminal issues. This new helpline 139 is based on Interactive Voice Response system (IVRS) and is made available in 12 languages. The number can be even dialled from basic phones.

Q.10 What is the annual financial assistance given to eligible farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme? 

Rs. 10000 

Rs. 8000 

Rs. 6000 

 Rs. 5000

Explanation: The 3rd installment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM- KISAN) scheme was released by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in Tumakuru, Karnataka. This latest installment is expected to benefit nearly six crore beneficiaries. The PM- KISAN scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on February 2019 to provide financial assistance of Rs.6000 per year to eligible farmers in three installments of Rs.2000 each. The payment of second installment began from April 2019. Download Question and Explanation

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