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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 8th January 2019

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1 Who is Reinstated As CBI Chief By Supreme Court ?
A Ganesh kumar
B Dinesh Kumar
C Vivek Rajan
D Alok Verma

Answer: Option [D]
Alok Verma is Reinstated As CBI Chief By Supreme Court.
2 Ministry of Human Resource Development has approved an increase of _________ seats at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) across the country on 7th January 2019.
A 2000
B 3000
C 4000
D 5000

Answer: Option [D]
On 7th January 2019, Ministry of Human Resource Development approved an increase of 5,000 seats at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) across the country.
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3 Indian government has recently amalgamated three Regional Rural Banks -- Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank and ____________.
A Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank
B Gurgaon Gramin Bank
C Sutlej Gramin Bank
D Ballia Kshetriya Gramin Bank

Answer: Option [C]
The government has amalgamated three Regional Rural Banks -- Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank and Sutlej Gramin Bank -- into a single RRB with immediate effect.
4 Which multi-purpose irrigation project has entered the Guinness Book record in terms of using the highest volume of concrete in a given day?
A Baspa Hydro-Electric Project
B Almatti Dam
C Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project
D Bhadra Reservoir Project

Answer: Option [C]
The Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project entered the Guinness Book record in terms of using the highest volume of concrete in a given day. The project contractor Navayuga Engineering Company poured 32,100 cubic meters of concrete in the spillway channel within 24 hours. The project beat the existing record set in Dubai while building a hotel in May 2017.
5 2Which of the following will help the migrants to settle and also pave way to grant citizenship to religious minorities?
A Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2015
B Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016
C Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2017
D Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2018

Answer: Option [B]
The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 recommended that the Assam government should help settle migrants especially in places which are not densely populated, thus, causing a lesser impact on the demographic changes and providing succor to the indigenous Assamese people.
6 With whom has Airports Authority of India signed a MoU for joint research programs in the field of Communication Navigation and Surveillance on 4th January 2019?
A ABB R & D Laboratory
B MIN MEC R & D Laboratory
C SAMEER
D Milan Laboratories (INDIA) Pvt Ltd

Answer: Option [C]
Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed MoU with Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) on 4 January 2019. The MoU will provide a platform for joint research programs in the field of Communication Navigation and Surveillance (CNS). SAMEER is an autonomous Research and Development (R&D) institute under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
7 Where does the Indian Navy plan to commission its new Naval Air facility?
A Visakhapatnam
B Kolkata
C Andaman and Nicobar islands
D Mumbai

Answer: Option [C]
The Indian Navy is planning to commission a new airbase 100 miles north of Port Blair in the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar islands. Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will commission the base, INS Kohassa on January 24.
8 Who took oath as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 7th January 2019?
A Fakhruddin Ahmed
B Sheikh Hasina
C Khaleda Zia
D A. K. Fazlul Huq

Answer: Option [B]
Sheikh Hasina took oath as Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 7 January 2019. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office to her. Sheikh Hasina became Bangladesh's Prime Minister for the fourth time. She is the President of Awami League. Awami League and its allies secured 288 seats out of elections held for 299-member Parliament on 30 December 2018.
9 Which of the following India-born Woman joined International Monetary Fund (IMF) as 1st woman Chief Economist?
A Ranji Nagaswami
B Gita Gopinath
C Rashmi Sinha
D Geeta Menon

Answer: Option [B]
Mysore-born Gita Gopinath has joined International Monetary Fund (IMF) as its chief economist, becoming the first woman to occupy the top IMF post. She succeeds Maurice Obstfeld, who retired on December 31.
10 The Ministry of Human Resource Development has introduced a ________ point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states on 6 January 2019.
A 50
B 60
C 70
D 80

Answer: Option [C]
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states. A state performance grading will be done wherein the states will be marked out of 1,000 on 70 parameters. This will give the correct picture of where every state stands.
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