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Current Affairs Quiz 23rd January 2024

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Question 1:

What is the name of the mosque being constructed by the IICF in Ayodhya?

A) Masjid AlFurqan
B) Masjid Muhammed bin Abdullah
C) Masjid AlNoor
D) Masjid AlHaram

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Masjid Muhammed bin Abdullah

  • Explanation: The mosque being constructed by the IICF in Ayodhya is named “Masjid Muhammed bin Abdullah,” as mentioned in the passage.

 

 

Question 2:

What is the purpose of the ‘Anuvadini’ app launched by the Indian government?

A) AIdriven security
B) Digital payment solutions
C) Multilingual education
D) Online healthcare

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Multilingual education

  • Explanation: ‘Anuvadini’ is an AIdriven application launched to advance multilingual education, providing resources in various Indian languages.

 

 

Question 3:

Which country recently achieved a successful lunar landing, becoming the fifth nation to do so?

A) China
B) India
C) Japan
D) Russia

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Japan

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  • Explanation: Japan has joined the elite group of countries with a successful lunar landing, becoming the fifth nation to achieve this feat.

 

 

Question 4:

Which African nation was recently declared malariafree by the WHO?

A) Nigeria
B) Cabo Verde
C) Kenya
D) South Africa

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Cabo Verde

  • Explanation: The WHO has certified Cabo Verde as malariafree, making it the third African nation to achieve this status.

 

 

Question 5:

Where is the IndiaKyrgyzstan joint special forces exercise KHANJAR being held?

A) Rajasthan
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Uttarakhand
D) Jammu & Kashmir

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Himachal Pradesh

  • Explanation: The exercise KHANJAR is underway at the Special Forces Training School in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

 

 

Question 6:

What does the Capital Budget of the government’s financial planning primarily focus on?

A) Routine operational costs
B) Infrastructure projects
C) Healthcare spending
D) Educational reforms

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Infrastructure projects

  • Explanation: The Capital Budget is focused on infrastructure projects and affects the government’s assets and liabilities.

 

 

Question 7:

After how many years of negotiations was the SwitzerlandIndia Free Trade Agreement finalized?

A) 10 years
B) 16 years
C) 5 years
D) 20 years

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. 16 years

  • Explanation: The SwitzerlandIndia Free Trade Agreement was finalized after 16 years of negotiations.

 

 

Question 8:

Which bank executed an export finance transaction on RXIL’s ITFS platform, a first of its kind?

A) HDFC Bank
B) ICICI Bank
C) YES BANK
D) State Bank of India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. YES BANK

  • Explanation: YES BANK executed an export finance transaction on RXIL Global IFSC Limited’s ITFS platform, a significant advancement in banking.

 

 

Question 9:

AIIB’s investment of approximately USD 58.4 million was in which sector in India?

A) Pharmaceutical
B) Renewable Energy
C) Information Technology
D) Textiles

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Renewable Energy

  • Explanation: The AIIB invested in Sustainable Energy Infra Trust (SEIT), supporting renewable energy projects in India.

 

 

Question 10:

Which national event commemorates the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose?

A) Independence Day
B) Parakram Diwas
C) Republic Day
D) Gandhi Jayanti

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Parakram Diwas

  • Explanation: Parakram Diwas is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

 

 

Question 11:

What is the objective of the ‘Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana’ launched by PM Modi?

A) Promoting digital education
B) Providing healthcare benefits
C) Installing solar panels in households
D) Enhancing agricultural productivity

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Installing solar panels in households

  • Explanation: The ‘Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana’ aims at installing solar panels in 10 million households.

 

 

Question 12:

Who was awarded the ‘UP Gaurav Samman’ for contributions to scientific research and innovation?

A) Dr. Ritu
B) Naveen
C) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
D) Sundar Pichai

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A. Dr. Ritu

  • Explanation: Dr. Ritu was bestowed the ‘UP Gaurav Samman’ for her significant contributions to scientific research and innovation.

 

 

Question 13:

In the BCCI’s NAMAN Awards 2023, who was recognized as the Cricketer of the Year?

A) Virat Kohli
B) Rohit Sharma
C) Shubman Gill
D) MS Dhoni

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Shubman Gill

  • Explanation: Shubman Gill was named Cricketer of the Year for his outstanding performance in 2023 at the NAMAN Awards.

 

 

Question 14:

From 2026, which city will host the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix?

A) Barcelona
B) Madrid
C) Valencia
D) Seville

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Madrid

  • Explanation: Madrid will host the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2026, introducing a new circuit around the IFEMA exhibition centre.

 

 

Question 15:

Which Indian shooters won a bronze medal in the mixed skeet team event at the Asian Shotgun Championships?

A) Anjum Moudgil and Jitu Rai
B) Raiza Dhillon and Gurjoat Singh Khangura
C) Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary
D) Apurvi Chandela and Deepak Kumar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Raiza Dhillon and Gurjoat Singh Khangura

  • Explanation: Raiza Dhillon and Gurjoat Singh Khangura clinched a bronze medal in the mixed skeet team event at the Asian Shotgun Championships.

 

 

Question 16:

Who won the women’s singles title at the India Open 2024?

A) PV Sindhu
B) Carolina Marin
C) Nozomi Okuhara
D) Tai Tzu Ying

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Tai Tzu Ying

  • Explanation: Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei won the women’s singles title at the India Open 2024.

 

 

Question 17:

Which state led the medal tally in the Khelo India Youth Games 2024?

A) Kerala
B) Maharashtra
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Haryana

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Tamil Nadu

  • Explanation: Tamil Nadu led the medal tally in the Khelo India Youth Games 2024.

 

 

Question 18:

The ICC announced the T20I Teams of the Year for which year?

A) 2021
B) 2022
C) 2023
D) 2024

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. 2023

  • Explanation: The ICC announced the Men’s and Women’s T20I Teams of the Year for 2023.

 

 

Question 19:

Who released the book ‘Assam’s Braveheart Lachit Barphukan’?

A) Narendra Modi
B) Ram Nath Kovind
C) Amit Shah
D) Sarbananda Sonowal

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Amit Shah

  • Explanation: Union Home Minister Amit Shah released the book ‘Assam’s Braveheart Lachit Barphukan’.

 

 

Question 20:

What did Kachchhi Kharek from Kutch, Gujarat, receive?

A) National Award
B) UNESCO Heritage Status
C) Geographical Indication (GI) tag
D) Agricultural Innovation Award

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Geographical Indication (GI) tag

  • Explanation: Kachchhi Kharek, a date variety from Kutch, Gujarat, was awarded a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
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