Current Affairs January 2020 Part – 19 for all Upcoming Govt Exams

All about  January 2020 Part – 19 Current Affairs !

1. Which state has won six gold medals in Wrestling in Khelo India Youth Games 2020 ?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Haryana
  3. Punjab
  4. Delhi

Correct Answer :– Option B

Explanation :- Haryana has won six gold medals in Wrestling in Khelo India Youth Games 2020. Haryana had continued to dominate in the game -wrestling at the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games .Khelo India Youth Games were conducted in Guwahati this year. Haryana has won 6 of the 11 gold medals in the competition. Maharashtra got 3 gold medals in the same game and had thus reached 150 marks on the medals tally.Maharashtra received 42 gold medals in total . Haryana however has retained its 2nd position with 111 medals in total which includes 36 gold medal. Delhi is 3rd  and Uttar Pradesh is in the 4th positionin Khelo India Youth Games 2020. “Khelo India Youth Games” formerly named as “ Khelo India School Games” which means – Play India Youth Games are held annually in the month of January or in the month of  February.

2. Which trust has appointed Lt Col Yuvraj Malik as its director ?

  1. National Book Trust
  2. National trust for social justice
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-National Book Trust came under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.Lt Col Yuvraj Malik is been appointed as the director of National Book trust. Lt Col Yuvraj Malik is been appointed on deputation from the Indian Army.Col Yuvraj Malik will  be replacing Sahitya Akademi awardee i.e Col Yuvraj Malik will be replacing writer Rita Chowdhury.Col Yuvraj Malik had served with theMinistry of Home Affairs,United Nations Missions in Africa,  Ministry of Defence,  Raj Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir, and several other operational areas.Lt Col Yuvraj Malik ,officer who has served with theRaj Bhawan in Jammu & Kashmir,, Ministry of Home Affairs,   Ministry of Defence and United Nations Missions in Africa, and several operational areas in administrative and operational assignments, which includes states such as Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Punjab, and Rajasthan.

3. Which cricket player has became the fastest Indian spinner to take 100 wickets in ODIs ?

  1. Kuldeep Yadav
  2. MS Dhoni
  3. Harbhajan Singh
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-  cricket player who has became the fastest Indian spinner to take 100 wickets in ODIs is Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep Yadav has became the fastest Indian spinner who has claimed 100 wickets in ODI during the 2ndmatch which was against Australia in the city of Rajkot. Kuldeep Yadavis a left arm wrist spinner and has reached this milestone in his 58th match only when he got rid of Alex Carey for 18th  in the 38th over of the Australian run chase. The fastest cricketer in Indian Cricket team to have 100 wickets was Harbhajan Singh in 76 matches. Kuldeep Yadavis the 3rd fastest Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets behind current teammates. The cricketer who has reached the milestone in 56 matches was Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in 57 matches.

4. Where has National Information Centre set up Centre of Excellence ?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Karnataka 
  3. Telangana
  4. Kerala

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-National Informatics Centre –NIC has set up the Centre of Excellence – CoE in Blockchain Technology in the state of  Bengaluru, Karnataka. The basic aim is to provide Block chain Technology as a service and thus it allows all the stakeholders to benefit from shared learning, resources and experience . The Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology which in the state of  Bengaluru, Karnataka is held by the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Law and Justice and Communications , Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. The Centre of Excellence – CoE in Blockchain Technology  will be attended by several dignitaries from the Central government and State governments.

5. Which country’s S-400 missiles air Defence systems will be delivered to India by the year 2025?

  1. Russia
  2. Germany
  3. China
  4. Japan

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :- Russia’sS-400 missiles air Defence systems will be delivered to India by the year 2025. The country’s missile S-400 long range surface to air missile systems for India. The 5 units will be delivered to India by the year 2025. The S-400 air Defence missile systems of Russia are among the best in the world. S-400 air Defence missile will significantly bolster India’s air Defence mechanism. In the month of October in the year 2018, India has signed a USD of 5 billion with Russia to deal to buy the air Defence missile systems.S-400 is been termed as Russia most advanced long range surface to air missile Defence system. The United State imposed sanctions on Russia under the stringent Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act – CAATSA.

6. Which country has the weakest growth in 29 years as trade war with US bites ?

  1. Russia
  2. Germany
  3. China
  4. Japan

Correct Answer :- Option C

Explanation :-China has the weakest growth in 29 years as trade war with US bites. China’s economic growth has slowed down to its weakest for 30 years in the year 2019. A trade war with the US and lots of investment and more stimulus steps are expected in the year 2020 to help avert a narrow slowdown in the process. The 4th quarter gross domestic product –GDP had rose around 6.0 % from a year before, also the data from the National Bureau of Statistics with expectations and steady from the pace in the 3rd  quarter. The left complete year growth is at 6.1%.This is the slowest rate of expansion in China since 1990.Beijing has also  been relying on the mix of fiscal and monetary steps to weather the current downturn, cutting taxes and allowing local governments to sell required  amounts of bonds to fund infrastructure projects.

7. Centre to help states to set up which system in regards of transportation  ?

  1. Vehicle tracking system
  2. Petrol tracking system
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-Central government is going to help states to set up Vehicle tracking system in regards of transportation. ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced that is will be providing support to state government that will help the ministry to set up monitoring centers . These monitoring centers  will be tracking the public service vehicles including buses and cab operators such as Ola and Uber. This move aims to provide the safety of passengers using public transport in India.The estimated cost of  Vehicle tracking system project is of Rs.463 cr. Out of the total amount, the Central government will bear Rs.332 cr. during the states will also share Rs.131 cr. The Central government aims to provide a grant to different states for effective implementation of the Vehicle tracking system. State of  Kerala and Uttarakhand have established the center  but these states were not even able to know if public vehicles have these features since there is no monitory body established .

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