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Current Affairs Quiz 18th January 2024

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4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 18th January2024

 

 

Question 1:

Who recently launched a series of postage stamps dedicated to Ayodhya’s Ram Temple?

A) President of India

B) Prime Minister Narendra Modi

C) Finance Minister

D) Home Minister

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the one who launched the commemorative stamps dedicated to Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, making B the correct answer.

 

 

Question 2:

What is the purpose of NHAI’s ‘One Vehicle, One FASTag’ initiative?

A) To increase vehicle speeds on highways

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B) To streamline toll collection

C) To reduce pollution

D) To promote electric vehicles

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The purpose of NHAI’s ‘One Vehicle, One FASTag’ initiative is to streamline toll collection on national highways, thus B is the correct answer.

Question 3:

Which city’s Lata Mangeshkar Chowk was recently illuminated ahead of the Ram Temple inauguration?

A) Varanasi

B) Delhi

C) Ayodhya

D) Mumbai

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Ayodhya’s Lata Mangeshkar Chowk was the one illuminated in anticipation of the Ram Temple inauguration, making C the correct answer.

 

 

Question 4:

Where was Asia’s largest aviation expo, Wings India 2024, held?

A) Bangalore

B) Kolkata

C) Mumbai

D) Hyderabad

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: Wings India 2024, Asia’s largest aviation expo, was held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad, so D is the correct answer.

 

 

Question 5:

Who inaugurated the Heritage Corridor around the Puri Jagannath Temple?

A) Chief Minister of West Bengal

B) Prime Minister of India

C) Chief Minister of Odisha

D) President of India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The Heritage Corridor around the Puri Jagannath Temple was inaugurated by Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, making C the correct answer.

 

 

Question 6:

Which institution launched the ‘Build for Billions’ accelerator program?

A) IIT Delhi

B) ISB Hyderabad

C) IIM Ahmedabad

D) BITS Pilani

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The ‘Build for Billions’ accelerator program was launched by DLabs at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad, so B is the correct answer.

 

 

Question 7:

Which document was recently removed from the EPFO’s list for proof of date of birth?

A) PAN Card

B) Passport

C) Driving License

D) Aadhaar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization removed Aadhaar from its list of documents accepted for proof of date of birth, making D the correct answer.

 

 

Question 8:

Where was the ‘Sanatan Khadi Vastra’ clothing range launched?

A) Mumbai

B) Jaipur

C) New Delhi

D) Kolkata

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The ‘Sanatan Khadi Vastra’ was launched at the KVIC flagship store in Connaught Place, New Delhi, so C is the correct answer.

 

 

Question 9:

Which two companies have partnered to establish a chip packaging unit in India?

A) Foxconn and Tata Group

B) Foxconn and Reliance

C) Foxconn and HCL Group

D) Foxconn and Infosys

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn and India’s HCL Group have partnered to set up a chip packaging and testing facility in India, making C the correct answer.

 

 

Question 10:

Which company was rated the second most valuable IT services brand globally in 2024?

A) Infosys

B) Wipro

C) TCS

D) HCL

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was recognized as the world’s second most valuable IT services brand in the 2024 Brand Finance Global 500 IT Services Ranking, making C the correct answer.

 

 

Question 11:

Which state government launched Mahtari Vandana Yojana 2024?

A) Madhya Pradesh

B) Chhattisgarh

C) Uttar Pradesh

D) Rajasthan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The Chhattisgarh Government launched the Mahtari Vandana Yojana 2024, making B the correct answer.

 

 

Question 12:

Which company won the ICAI Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY 2022-23?

A) NTPC Limited

B) Indian Oil Corporation

C) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

D) REC Limited

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: REC Limited received the ICAI Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for FY 2022-23, so D is the correct answer.

 

 

Question 13:

Which cricketer topped the list of batters with most hundreds in T20?

A) Virat Kohli

B) Rohit Sharma

C) AB de Villiers

D) Chris Gayle

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score five centuries in T20 Internationals, making B the correct answer.

 

 

Question 14:

Who became ICC’s first female neutral umpire in a bilateral series?

A) Kathy Cross

B) Claire Polosak

C) Sue Redfern

D) Kim Cotton

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Sue Redfern from England became the first ICC-appointed female neutral umpire to officiate in a bilateral series, making C the correct answer.

 

 

Question 15:

What did ISRO unveil for fishermen?

A) Satellite Navigation System

B) Advanced Distress Alert Transmitter

C) Weather Forecasting System

D) Fish Finder Technology

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: ISRO unveiled the second-generation ‘Distress Alert Transmitter’ (DAT-SG), a significant advancement in satellite communication and navigation beneficial for fishermen, so B is the correct answer.

 

 

Question 16:

Where was India’s first-ever confirmed sighting of a Tibetan Brown Bear?

A) Ladakh

B) Uttarakhand

C) Arunachal Pradesh

D) North Sikkim

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The first-ever confirmed sighting of the rare Tibetan Brown Bear was recorded in the high altitudes of North Sikkim, making D the correct answer.
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