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Daily GK/ Current Affairs Quiz - January 1st and 2nd 2020


We brings you the complete and important daily Current Affairs 1 & 2 January 2020 Quiz to achieve more marks in Banking, Insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT, Railways and all other competitive Exams. We have prepared the current affairs quiz question from our daily current affairs 2020 updates.






  1. Which city topped in the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (Quarter 1 and Quarter 2) having more than 10 lakh population ?
    1) Nashik, Maharashtra
    2) Surat, Gujarat
    3) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    4) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On December 31, 2019 the union minister of State (MoS- Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri,has announced the results of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (Quarter 1 and Quarter 2) at an event in New Delhi. During the event, the 5th edition of the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (urban cleanliness survey), which is to commence from 4 January 2020 by MoHUA was also rolled out. >10lakh population: Among the cities with more than 10 lakh population category, Indore ranked 1st in both quarter 1 and quarter 2.

  2. Name the only state, that didn’t participate in the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 .
    1) Maharashtra
    2) West Bengal
    3) Assam
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) West Bengal
    Explanation:
    On December 31, 2019 the union minister of State (MoS- Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri,has announced the results of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (Quarter 1 and Quarter 2) at an event in New Delhi. During the event, the 5th edition of the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (urban cleanliness survey), which is to commence from 4 January 2020 by MoHUA was also rolled out. It is also to be noted that West Bengal alone did not participate in the Swachh Survekshan League 2020.

  3. What is the total outlay of the National Infrastructure Pipeline for 2019-2025 (NIP 2019-25) project that was released by Union Minister of Finance Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman recently ?
    1) Rs 105 lakh crores
    2) Rs 110 lakh crores
    3) Rs 102 lakh crores
    4) Rs 100 lakh crores
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Rs 102 lakh crores
    Explanation:
    On December 31, 2019 the union Minister of Finance Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman released a report of the task force on National Infrastructure Pipeline for 2019-2025 (NIP 2019-25) inorder to achieve the $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 .Rs 102 lakh crores has been projected on the capital expenditure in infrastructure sectors in India during the fiscals 2020 to 2025.

  4. Who heads the task force, that prepared the Rs. 102 lakh crore “National Infrastructure Pipeline for the year 2019-20 to 2024-25” ?
    1) Narendra Modi
    2) Girish Murmu
    3) Atanu Chakraborty
    4) Nirmala Sitharaman
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Atanu Chakraborty
    Explanation:
    On December 31, 2019 the union Minister of Finance Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman released a report of the task force on National Infrastructure Pipeline for 2019-2020 to 2024-2025 (NIP 2019-25) inorder to achieve the $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 . Based on the information compiled by the task force headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty, Rs 102 lakh crores has been projected on the capital expenditure in infrastructure sectors in India during the fiscals 2020 to 2025. The capital expenditure will be shared by the Centre, States and the private sector in the ratio 39:39:22 respectively.

  5. Which sector received the maximum investment (i.e. 1,963,943 crores) from the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the year 2019-20 to 2024-25 ?
    1) Road sector
    2) Energy sector
    3) Agriculture sector
    4) Railway sector
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Road sector
    Explanation:
    Road sector: Fund allocation: Rs. 1,963,943 crores. Vision: The total length of the National Highway(NH) has to be increased to 1.99 lakh km with 10% (20000km) of the total NH should be in major economic corridors. Fastag and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) devices to be increased based on ‘pay as per use’ concept. Current status: The NH length at present is 1.32 lakh km including expressways of 1,600 km. private sector participation in NH is very low at 15%.

  6. How much fund was allocated to Railway Sector under National Infrastructure Pipeline for the year 2019-2020 to 2024-25 ?
    1) Rs. 15.69 lakh crores
    2) Rs. 11.69 lakh crores
    3) Rs. 12.69 lakh crores
    4) Rs. 13.69 lakh crores
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Rs. 13.69 lakh crores
    Explanation:
    Railway sector: Fund allocation: Rs.13.69 lakh crores. Vision: Private sector participation to be 30% of net cargo volumes. Privatising 500 passenger trains. Privatising 30% of 750 railway stations. Mumbai–Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor (HSR) to be made operational. 100% electrification of railway network. Current status: The current low modal share of Indian Railways (IR) in freight traffic stands at 33%. Only 46% of the existing railway network has been electrified as of March 31, 2018.

  7. Who chairs the 7-member Group of Ministers (GoM) that reviews the crop insurance scheme ,“Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)” ? 
    1) Nirmala Sitharaman
    2) Rajnath Singh
    3) Amit Shah
    4) Prakash Javadekar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Rajnath Singh
    Explanation:
    On December 28, 2019, The central Government has formed a 7-member group of ministers (GoM) headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to review the crop insurance scheme ,“Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)” & make suggestions to improve it according to the needs of the farmers.The group also includes Home Minister (HM) Amit Shah and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Agriculture, Finance, Tribal Affairs and Animal Husbandry.

  8. Which metro station was renamed as ‘Supreme Court metro station’ recently by the committee headed by Manish Sisodia ?
    1) Rajiv Chowk metro station
    2) Raja Nahar Singh metro station
    3) Pragati Maidan metro station
    4) Punjabi Bagh West metro station
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Pragati Maidan metro station
    Explanation:
    On 31st December 2019, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that The Delhi Government’s renaming committee has renamed Pragati Maidan metro station as Supreme Court metro station. The demand was made by the Supreme court in September 2019. Key Points: i.The committee has also decided to rename Mukarba Chowk and its flyover after Kargil war martyr Captain Vikram Batra, MB Road as Acharya Sri Mahapragya Marg and The Lajpat Nagar flyover to Jhulelal Setu. ii.The committee has been constituted in 2017 based on the approval of Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, and the committee was headed by the Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

  9. Which city is set to host the 14th Global healthcare summit in the year 2021 ?
    1) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh(AP)
    2) New Delhi, Delhi
    3) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    4) Kolkata, West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh(AP)
    Explanation:
    On December 31, 2019, The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), a professional association for Indian American physicians, is set to organize a 3-days long 14th Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) in Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh(AP) from January 3, 2021 for the 1st time. Over the past few years, AAPI has been collaborating with several professional medical associations & made key role in addressing diabetes with the launch of Sevak programme and CPR-AED(Proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation-automated external defibrillator) training.

  10. Name the 5th department that was created under Ministry of Defence (MoD) after a change in Government of India (Allocation of Business), Rules 1961.
    1) Department of Defence
    2) Department of Military affairs (DMA)
    3) Department of Defence Production
    4) Department of Defence Research and Development
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Department of Military affairs (DMA)
    Explanation:
    Department of Military affairs (DMA)was the newly created department. The new department works for the unity of the three forces Army, Navy and Air Force and will also monitor the services except capital acquisitions according to prevalent rules and procedures. The DMA is the 5th department in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and was created after a change in Government of India (Allocation of Business), Rules 1961.The other existing 4 departments under MoD are are the Department of Defence, the Department of Defence Production, the Department of Defence Research and Development and the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

  11. Who will head the newly created Department of Military affairs (DMA) ?
    1) Ram Nath Kovind
    2) Rajnath Singh
    3) Narendra Modi
    4) Bipin Rawat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Bipin Rawat
    Explanation:
    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat will be the head of the newly created Department of Military affairs (DMA). The new department works for the unity of the three forces Army, Navy and Air Force and will also monitor the services except capital acquisitions according to prevalent rules and procedures. The DMA is the 5th department in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and was created after a change in Government of India (Allocation of Business), Rules 1961.

  12. Which became the first state in India to pass a resolution scrapping the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) ?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Kerala
    Explanation:
    On December 31, 2019 the state govt. of Kerala became the 1st state in the country to pass a resolution scrapping the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The resolution was moved by Kerala’s Chief Minister Shri Pinarayee Vijayan and was seconded by the Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala.It was also stated during the assembly that when the Citizenship Act was passed in 1955, it followed all international conventions. But the present act passed by the central govt was claimed to have not followed the international conventions.

  13. Name the app launched by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Shri Shaktikanta Das that would help visually impaired people to identify denomination of currency notes .
    1) “VANIA” (Visually Aided Note Identifier Application)
    2) “MVANI” (Mobile app for Visually Aided Note Identifier)
    3) “VANI” (Visually Aided Note Identifier)
    4) “MANI” (Mobile Aided Note Identifier)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) “MANI” (Mobile Aided Note Identifier)
    Explanation:
    On January 1, 2020 the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Shri Shaktikanta Das launched a mobile app named “MANI” (Mobile Aided Note Identifier) that would help visually impaired people to identify denomination of currency notes correctly. The currency notes will be scanned using a mobile phone’s camera. The most interesting feature of the app is that it can also be used offline after installation. The audio output is available in both Hindi and English languages.

  14. What is the interest rate of “Sukanya Samriddhi Account” for the fourth quarter of the financial year (FY) 2019-20 starting from January 1, 2020- March 31, 2020 ?
    1) 8.1%
    2) 8.4%
    3) 7.5%
    4) 7.2%
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) 8.4%
    Explanation:
    The interest rate of Sukanya Samriddhi Account is 8.4%.
    Small Savings SchemeAnnual Interest Rate
    Public Provident Fund (PPF)7.9%
    National Savings Certificate (NSC)7.9%
    Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)7.6%  (113 months maturity)
    Sukanya Samriddhi Account8.4%
    5-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme8.6%
    Savings Deposit4.0%
    Term Deposits (1-5 year maturity)6.9 %-7.7 %
    5-year Recurring Deposit7.2%

  1. CAD was in news recently, what does ‘D’ stands for __________ ?
    1) D- Deposit
    2) D- Deflation
    3) D- Deficit
    4) D- Default
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) D -Deficit
    Explanation:
    D stands for Deficit in CAD.The full form of CAD is Current Account Deficit (CAD).

  2. What is the Current Account Deficit (CAD) of India for July-September 2019 according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s report “Developments in India’s Balance of Payments during the Second Quarter (July-September) of 2019-20” ?
    1) 0.9 %
    2) 1.9 %
    3) 2.2 %
    4) 2.5 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) 0.9 %
    Explanation:
    On December 31, 2019, According to the report “Developments in India’s Balance of Payments during the Second Quarter (July-September) of 2019-20” released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s current account deficit (CAD) decreased to 0.9 % of gross domestic product (GDP) or $6.3 billion in July-September 2019 quarter due to the economic slowdown that helped the country improve its export and import balance sheet. It was 2.9 % of GDP or $19 billion in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19.

  3. Who was awarded with the Global Bihar Excellence Award 2019 & Global Peace Excellence Humanitarian Award 2019 ?
    1) Nagnath Naikwadi
    2) Veerendra Raj Mehta
    3) Rajanikant Arole
    4) Piyuus Jaiswal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Piyuus Jaiswal
    Explanation:
    On December 31, 2019, Piyuus Jaiswal has been awarded the Global Bihar Excellence Award 2019 by Rajya Sabha MP (member of parliament) and Padma Shri Awardee Dr CP Thakur & Bihar Women Commission president Dilmani Devi in Patna, Bihar for his invaluable and outstanding contribution towards social welfare, women empowerment and introducing new talent in the field of arts and culture.Previously he was honoured with humanitarian award with the Global Peace Excellence Humanitarian Award 2019 &Page 3 Award in 2018.

  4. Name the first & youngest Indian tribal women in the World, who scaled six mountain peaks in six continents .
    1) Santosh Yadav
    2) Malavath Poorna
    3) Bachendri Pal
    4) Dicky Dolma
    5) None of these
    Answer & Expl


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