Current Affairs January 2020 Part – 17 For All Upcoming Govt Exams

All about January 2020 Part – 17  Current Affairs !

1. With which country has India signed MoU in order to deepen the Defence cooperation ?

  1. Bhutan
  2. Finland
  3. Greece
  4. US

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-India has signed Memorandum of Understanding -MoU with Finland in order to deepen the Defence cooperation. The Memorandum of Understanding – MoU was signed between India and Finland on 15thJanuary 2020. The Memorandum of Understanding- MoU was signed by Defence Secretary-  Dr. Ajay Kumar and also by Permanent Secretary and Ministry of Defence of Finland – Mr. Jukka Juusti. The  Memorandum of Understanding-MoU was signed on the sidelines of Raisina Dialogue in the year 2020.  The MoU basically aims at further Defence cooperation between the two countries i.e between India and Finland. The MoU will also help to enhance the co operationbetween two countries in the field of Production, Procurement, Research and Development -R&D of Defence related Equipment and Industrial cooperation.

2. European Countries have triggered dispute mechanism on which countries Nuclear deal ?

  1. Bhutan
  2. Finland
  3. Iran
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option C

Explanation :-European Countries have triggered dispute mechanism on Iran  Nuclear deal. European Countries involved in the dispute mechanism are Britain, France, and Germany and has thus pressured Iran to stop its violations of the nuclear deal. The European countries had stressed to resolve the differences viavarious talks on the United Nations sanctions. The 3 countries namely Britain, France, and Germany however rejected Iran’s justification for violating the deal mainly because the United State hadbroke the agreement by withdrawing in the year 2018. European Countries has thus  charged Iran over transgressions that could ultimately result inre-imposition of United Nation sanctions and has thus triggered the deal’s dispute mechanism.nuclear deal of Iran is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action .In the year  2015, Iran had agreed on a long term deal on its nuclear program with the P5+1 group of world powers those powers are of – US, UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany.

3. Which state of India has signed memorandum of understanding – MoU with IUCN to red List Orchids ?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer :- Option D

Explanation :-Arunachal Pradesh had signed memorandum of understanding – MoU with IUCN to red List Orchids. The memorandum of understanding – MoU was signed on 13thJanuary in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The memorandum of understanding- MoU was signed by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests- Mr. Manmohan Singh Negi and the IUCN’s country representative Dr. Vivek Saxena. The environment and forests department is the main department for executing the project. In terms of memorandum of understanding –MoU as signed by the Arunachal Pradesh state government and IUCN, they will be collaborating with the IUCN and carry out a red list assessment of the orchids in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The project is thus expected will be spread across the state in next12 months.

4. In which committee of Central Bank is Janak Raj is expected to be appointed  ?

  1. Monetary Policy Committee
  2. Sanchar Committee
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-Janak Raj is expected to be appointed as the 3rd internal member of the central bank of India- Reserve bank of  India in the monetary policy committee – MPC. Janak Raj is currently serving as (Central Bank)- Reserve Bank of India’s principal adviser in the monetary policy department. Janak Raj will be replacing Michael Patra who is the executive director of the monetary policy department. Themonetary policy committee- MPC consists of 6 members in total, among which 3 are RBI’s internal members and three are external experts. Reserve Bank of India has 4 deputy governors. 2 of them are promoted from within the ranks of Reserve Bank of India. And among the remaining 2, one is a commercial banker and another one is an economist.

5. Which bank has reduced FD rates by 15 bps ?

  1. Reserve Bank of India
  2. State Bank of India
  3. Canara Bank
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-State bank of India has reduced its Fixed Deposits rates by 15 bps. It has reduced the Fixed Deposits rates by 15 basis points –bps based on long term deposits maturing within 1 year – 10 years of tenure. The fixed deposit rate reduction will ultimately help the State bank of India to retain its net interest margins. This has been done since State Bank of India had reduced lending rates in the month of  December. Fixed deposits rate below Rs.2 cr. , State Bank of India will now thus offer 6.10 percent as compared to 6.25 percent for all maturities in between of 1 year to 10 years.

6. Which country is going to begin Gaganyaan space astronauts training by 2020 in the month of January this year ?

  1. Russia
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Germany
  4. US

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :- Russia is going to begin Gaganyaan space astronauts training by 2020 in the month of January this year. The Union Minister of State ,Development of North Eastern Region – DoNER, Atomic Energy and Space-  Dr. Jitendra Singh had announced that the training for Gaganyaan space astronauts will start their training from the 3rd week of January in the year 2020.The Gaganyaan space astronauts training of the Indian astronauts for India’s first human space mission will take place in Russia.4 astronauts are been selected by India for human space mission.

7. When was CARA 5th  Annual Day celebrated?

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

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-CARA 5th  Annual Day was celebrated on 15th January 2020. Central Adoption Resource Authority – CARA had celebrated its 5th Annual Day in capital city of India, New Delhi on 15th January 2020. Souvenirs to commemorate the 5th Annual Day of Central Adoption Resource Authority – CARA was unveiled during the event.Central Adoption Resource Authority-CARA is an apex body of our central government. CARA was established in the year 1990. CARA thus helps to promotes and facilitates Adoption within the country. The designated Central Authority body for regulating adoption within the country was designated as a Statutory Body on 15th January 2016, under the provisions and rules of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

8. Where has Exercise Sahyog Kaijin began ?

  1. Chennai
  2. Pune
  3. Mumbai
  4. New Delhi

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-Exercise Sahyog Kaijin has started at Chennai. India and Japan joint exercise Sahyog-Kaijin hasbegan on 16th January 2020 at the Chennai port. Sahyog-Kaijin is the 19th edition of the exercise that is going to be conducted between the two Coast Guards of India and Japan. During the Sahyog Kaijin exercise, various activities such as reciprocal visit onboard ships, official calls ,sporting events like basketball matches, cultural interactions will be carried out. The main aim of exerciseis further strengthen the bilateral ties and also mutual understanding between the 2 coast guards as participating. Sahyog-Kaijin also aims to enhance the interoperability insearch, communication  and rescue procedures and also sharing of best practices  Coast Guard in the year 2006.The Sahyog-Kaijin exercise is in line with the Memorandum of Cooperation – MoC as  signed between the two coast guards which are Indian Coast Guard and Japan Professional interactions will also take place between personnel of both the coast guards of India and Japan as organized. This Sahyog-Kaijin  exercise basically focuses on search and rescue, anti-piracy and pollution response.

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