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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 16th January 2019

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1 Who was appointed as Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 15 January 2019?
A Manu Sawhney
B Sanjay Jha
C Dinesh Paliwal
D Rajeev Suri

Answer: Option [A]
Manu Sawhney was appointed as Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 15 January 2019. He will formally take over from David Richardson after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in July 2019. He is the former CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports. He is also a non-executive director and member of the Audit Committee of Manchester United Ltd.
2 Which union minister launches special weather services for Kumbh Mela?
A Shri Suresh prabhu
B Shri Harsh Vardhan
C Shri Prakash Javadekar
D Shri Arun Jaitley

Answer: Option [B]
Union minister Shri Harsh Vardhan launches special weather services for Kumbh Mela.
3 Which state has launched the Rs 50,000-crore farm debt-waiver scheme named 'Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana' on 15 January 2019?
A Madhya Pradesh
B Gujarat
C Maharashtra
D Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option [A]
Madhya Pradesh's Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched the Rs 50,000-crore farm debt-waiver scheme named 'Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana' on 15 January 2019. The state cabinet gave its nod to waive crop loans of 55 lakh small and marginal farmers on 5 January 2019. The loan waiver forms could be submitted till 5 February 2019 and farmers would start getting the benefits from 22 February 2019.
4 Which state becomes 1st state to implement 10% quota to EWS Economically Weaker sections
A Madhya Pradesh
B Bihar
C Arunachal Pradesh
D Gujarat

Answer: Option [D]
Gujarat state becomes 1st state to implement 10% quota to EWS Economically Weaker sections.
5 GoI constituted a Group of Ministers to boost the real estate sector under the GST regime on 15 January 2019. ________ will be the convener of the GoM.
A Nitin Patel
B Saurabh Patel
C Parshottam Rupala
D Vijay Rupani

Answer: Option [A]
On 15 January 2019, the government of India constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to boost the real estate sector under the GST regime. Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat Nitin Patel will be the convener of the GoM. It will analyse the tax rate of GST and suggest a composition scheme for residential construction units. Currently, GST on the under-construction flats and houses is 12%
6 Which state announced ban of Single-Use Plastic from March 1, 2019?
A Bihar
B Himachal Pradesh
C Puducherry
D Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Option [C]
Puducherry state announced ban of Single-Use Plastic from March 1, 2019.
7 Where was the '1st Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) Sports Meet 2019' inaugurated on 14 January 2019?
A Ahemadabad
B Hyderabad
C Pune
D New Delhi

Answer: Option [B]
The '1st Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) Sports Meet 2019' was inaugurated in Hyderabad on 14 January 2019. The National Sports Meet is being held from 14th to 16th January 2019. The Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society is organising the sports meet. There will be 13 events including Athletics and in Athletics there will be 13 different competitions.
8 Which country skipper Sarfaraz Ahmeds record goes past MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist to become the wicket-keeper with most catches?
A West Indies
B England
C Australia
D Pakistan

Answer: Option [D]
Pakistan country skipper Sarfaraz Ahmeds record goes past MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist to become the wicket-keeper with most catches.
9 Rajendra Prabhu passed away on 15 January 2019. He was a ________.
A Writer
B Politician
C Journalist
D Film Director

Answer: Option [C]
Veteran journalist Rajendra Prabhu passed away on 15 January 2019. He played a key role in the formation of the National Union of Journalists (India) in 1972. He also played a key role in ensuring fair wages and benefits to journalists.
10 Under which company did Myntra and Jabong has been brought?
A Flipkart
B Amazon
C Ajio
D Alibaba

Answer: Option [A]
As a part of the new structure, Myntra and Jabong has been brought under Flipkart.

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