Current Affairs January 2020 Part – 14 for SSC, UPSC, Banking and other govt exams

All about January 2020 Part – 14 Current Affairs !

1. From which country is India planning to double crude oil imports ?

  1. US
  2. UK
  3. Iran
  4. Iraq

Correct Answer :– Option A                                                   

Explanation :- India is planning to double crude oil imports from US. The move to double crude oil imports from US is a part of its effort to reduce dependence on the WestAsia . India’s major oil imports are from the US in the year 2017 – 2018. Till now, India has already crossed about 6 million ton import a year. India also has a long term oil supply contracts with other country such as Russia and also with some oil producing countries in Africa. However, India is depending highly on oil imports from West Asia region.

2. India has decided to erect a new non cut steel fence along its sensitive border with which country ?

  1. Pakistan and Bangladesh
  2. Bangladesh and Nepal
  3. Bangladesh and china
  4. Pakistan and Bhutan

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :- India has decided to erect a new non cut steel fence along its sensitive border with Pakistan and Bangladesh. The new non cut steel fence along its sensitive border basically aims to plug vulnerable and infiltration prone patches. Ministry of Home Affairs- MHA and Border Security Force – BSF has been speeding up the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System- CIBMS  forthe deployment of advanced surveillance gadgets, smart fences and anti infiltration alarms .

3. Which country has reported the first case from new Coronavirus?

  1. US
  2. China
  3. Iran
  4. UK

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-The country that has reported the first case from new Coronavirus is China. Chinese health authorities had recently reported that a new virus implicated in a pneumonia outbreak has been identified in the city of Wuhan, China. The health researchers has thus discovered that the new strain of the virus is that of the coronavirus.the virus of Coronaviruses infects the respiratory tract. The symptoms of Coronaviruses are cough,  runny nose,fever sore and throat. There are in total 6 coronaviruses that can infect humans, including the viruses that has caused Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

4. When is Lohri day celebrated every year in India ?

  1. 12th January 2020
  2. 13th January 2020
  3. 14th January 2020
  4. 15th January 2020

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-Lohri day is celebrated on 13th January every year in India. Lohri is also termed as the festival of farmers in Northern  region of India. Lohri is observed a night before the festival of Makar Sankranti. The Lohri day is celebrated as a harvest festival. The Harvest festival is majorly celebrated in the Northern region of India. During the celebration of Lohri, the people offer prayers to the Sun God,the fire, Mother Earth, and the fields for prosperity, health, and a good harvest for coming year.

5 Government of India is planning to acquire how many aircraft for the Indian Air Force – IAF ?

  1. 200
  2. 300
  3. 400
  4. 500

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-Government of India is planning to acquire around 200 aircraft for the Indian Air Force – IAF. The main aim of acquiring 200 aircrafts is to cope up with the depleting aerial inventories of Indian Air Force. The announcement was made by the defense secretary Ajay Kumar about the acquisition of aircrafts. Indian Air Force is also in line to finalize a contract for 83 Light Combat Aircraft  – LCA Mark – 1 A as the contract given to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited –HAL which has manufactured 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1 A advanced fighter jets. The 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1 A advanced fighter jetsare about to get completed.

6. How many species does Kaziranga National Park, Assam has of wetland birds ?

  1. 76
  2. 86
  3. 96
  4. 106

Correct Answer :- Option C

Explanation :-Kaziranga National Park, Assam has 96 species of wetland birds. The 1st waterfowl census were taken in the year 2018. The officials of the Kaziranga National Park, Assam and Avian specialists had conducted the 2nd wetland bird count on 9th January 2020-10th January 2020 and had thus found that Kaziranga has 96 species of wetland birds. The survey as conducted by the officials covered 4 ranges of the park namely Bagori,Agoratoli, Kohora, and Burapahar. As per the report of survey, there are a total of 19,225 birds who belong to 96 species under 80 families are present in the Kaziranga National park.

7. Which country’s  government is to declare koalas as an endangered species ?

  1. Australia
  2. US
  3. Germany
  4. Russia

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-The Australian government is going to declare koalas as an endangered species.koalas are going to be declared as an endangered species after the bushfire crisis. the bushfire crisis has destroyed 30 percent of the habitat of koalas across the country. Since the month of September in the year 2019 the Australian bushfires have been raging. the bushfire crisis is one of the worst in its history. The Australian bushfire has killed around 26 people, burned over 10 million hectares of land, destroyed over 2,000 homes and also has pushed many species towards extinction .

8. Which state has won the Plastic Waste Management Award 2020?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Assam
  3. Telangana
  4. Kerala

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-Assam has won the Plastic Waste Management Award 2020.Dibrugarh district in the state of Assam has actually won the Plastic Waste Management Award 2020. Dibrugarh district was awarded for being the best district of country in the plastic waste management category during the campaign of Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019. ThePlastic Waste Management award was received by Pallav Gopal Jha – Deputy Commissioner from the very known and beloved  Bollywood actor – Amir Khan at a function held at Pride Plaza, Aerocity in Delhi.

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