Current Affairs Quiz – January 29 2018

Current Affairs Quiz

  1. Which of the album wins Album of the year in Grammys awards 2018?
    1. 24K Magic
    2. That’s What I Like
    3. From a Room: Volume 1
    4. What Now?

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 Answer: A) 24K magic

R&B star Bruno Mars tasted 24 carat gold as he emerged the top winner at 2018 Grammys with five highest honours, including Album of the year and Record of the Year for his LP “24 K Magic”.

  1. Who is the winner of Grammy award posthumously at the 60th annual ceremony?
    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. Ed Sheeran
    3. Carrie Fisher
    4. Alessia Cara

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 Answer: Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher posthumously won the prize for her audiobook recording of “The Princess Diarist”, a memoir culled from her diaries during her time shooting the first Star Wars film and portraying Princess Leia.

  1. Who is the newly elected president of Finland?
    1. Jenni Haukio
    2. Sauli Niinistö
    3. Timo Soini
    4. Ville Niinistö

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 Answer: B) Sauli Niinisto

Finland have re-elected their popular and pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, who is credited for maintaining a balanced relationship with the nation’s powerful neighbour Russia at a time of simmering relations between Moscow the West.

  1. IT ministry has successfully tested LiFi – a wireless commmunication technology recently? Who is the Minister Information Technology in India?
    1. Ravi Shankar Prasad
    2. Jagat Prakash Nadda
    3. Nitin Jairam Gadkari
    4. Harsimrat Kaur Badal

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 Answer: A) Ravi Shankar Prasad

IT ministry has tested LiFi, an LED-based wireless communication technology, jointly conducted with IIT-Madras and lighting company Philips India. LiFi, or light fidelity, aims to replace WiFi by using light to transmit internet signals with speeds up to 10 Gbps.

  1. Which Municipal Corporation launching a free Wi-Fi facility at 150 locations in the city?
    1. Mumbai Municipal Corporation
    2. Pune Municipal Corporation
    3. Delhi Municipal Corporation
    4. Varanasi Municipal Corporation

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 Answer: B) Pune Municipal Corporation

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) launching a free Wi-Fi facility at 150 locations in the city from January 26 (Republic Day), 2018.

  1. Which state Government would provide free travel facility to pilgrims?
    1. Gujarat
    2. Maharashtra
    3. Haryana
    4. Uttar Pradesh

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 Answer: C) Haryana

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that the state government will provide free travel facility to pilgrims from Haryana to Kashi in Uttar Pradesh.

  1. Which state government will get its first ever Haj house in 2019?
    1. Assam
    2. Gujarat
    3. Nagaland
    4. Delhi

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 Answer: D) Delhi

Haj pilgrims embarking from Delhi will get to stay in the city’s first ever Haj house from mid-next year. The project is going to cost at least Rs 93.47 crore, work for which is likely to begin from April.

  1. Which of the following educational institution recently selected as United Nations’ initiative on Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)?
    1. IIT, Karagpur
    2. NIT, Pune
    3. IMT Ghaziabad
    4. IIS, Bangalore

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 Answer: C) IMT Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad-based Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) has been selected as one of the champions of the United Nations’ initiative on Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

  1. Who is the CEO of Japan based Softbank?
    1. Masayoshi Son
    2. V. Kamath
    3. Jin Liqun
    4. Suma Chakrabarti

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 Answer: A) Masayoshi Son

SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational telecommunications corporation established on September 3, 1981, and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

  1. Indian School of Business (ISB) ranked ____________- among the top 100 global MBAs by the Financial Times?
    1. 30
    2. 15
    3. 28
    4. 56

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 Answer: C) 28

The post-graduate programme of the Indian School of Business (ISB) has been ranked 28th among the top 100 global MBAs by the Financial Times.

  1. Bhairmgarh Wildlife Sanctuary situated in which of following state?
    1. Chhattisgarh
    2. Gujarat
    3. Haryana
    4. Assam

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 Answer: A) Chhattisgarh

Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) is located near the Bairamgarh block division in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

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