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  1. Which city is host to the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress (ISC)
[A]NewDelhi
[B]Lucknow
[C]Kolkatta
[D] Bengaluru

Correct Answer: D [Bengaluru]

Notes:
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated  the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress (ISC) at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka from January 3 to 7, 2020.The theme of the five-day event was ‘Science and technology: rural development’. The congress also host various programmes like Women Science Congress, Children Science Congress, Science Communicators Meet and Farmer’s Science Congress.

    1. What is the name of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, which is being built at Cochin?
    2. As of 2020, which Indian Telecom operator is the second most valuable mobile operator in Asia?
Who is the first woman parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade in India?
[A]Avani Chaturvedi
[B]Bhawana Kanth
[C]Mohana Singh
[D] Tania Shergill

 

Correct Answer: D [Tania Shergill]

Notes:
Captain Tania Shergill became the first woman to become the Republic Day parade’s parade adjutant, which means the officer responsible for the parade. She is an officer of the Indian Army’s Corps of Signals.
Captain Tania was commissioned into the Corps of Signals in 2017. The Corps of Signals is an arm of the Indian Army, which handles the communications of the military force. Last year, the Indian Army has selected 100 women to join the Corps of Military Police as soldiers.

  1. On January 2, 2020, Prakash Parv was celebrated as birth anniversary of which Sikh Guru?
[A]Guru Harkrisha Sahib

[B]Guru Har Rai
[C] Guru Gobind Singh
[D] Guru Teg Bahadur

 

Correct Answer: C [Guru Gobind Singh]

Notes:
The birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated across the country and many parts of the world on January 2, 2020. The birth anniversary of a Sikh Guru is also called as “Prakash Parv”. As per the traditional Sikh calendar (Nanakshahi) , birthday of Guru Gobind Singh falls on January 2, this year (Though he was born on 5 January 1666 by Gregorian Calendar). Guru Gobind Singh was named as the tenth Sikh guru, at the age of 9, after the ninth Guru and his father Guru Teg Bahadur was killed.

  1. Supreme Court has made Right to Free Education as the part of which among the following rights?
[A] Right to life
[B] Right against Exploitation
[C] Right to freedom of speech and expression
[D] Cultural and Educational Rights

 

Correct Answer: A [Right to life]

Notes:
As per Supreme Court judgments, the “right to education” flows from the “enforceable right to life and personal liberty” guaranteed by the Constitution under Article 21. This is because there can not be a dignified life or realisation of other rights of the person if he / she has no adequate education.

  1. Who heads the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in India?
[A] Finance Minister
[B] Commerce Minister
[C] Prime Minister
[D] Cabinet Secretary

 

Correct Answer: C [Prime Minister]

Notes:
The major function of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)is to review economic trends on a continuous basis, as also the problems and prospects, with a view to evolving a consistent and integrated economic policy framework for the country. It also directs and coordinates all policies and activities in the economic field including foreign investment that require policy decisions at the highest level. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime minster.

  1. Which Indian-American economist won Nobel Prize 2019?

A- Abhijit Banerjee

B- Amartya Sen.

C-  Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

D- Kailash Satyarthi

Answer (A) Abhijit Banerjee

Explanantion :

Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2019 along with his two co-researchers Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.

  1. What was the theme of International Yoga Day 2020?

A- Climate Action

B- Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home

C- Yoga for Peace

D- Yoga for Health

Answer (B)

Explanation:  International Yoga Day 2020 Date, Theme: Due to social distancing measures adopted by most countries, the theme set by United Nations for this year is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.

 

  1. Defence Expo 2020 held in?

A- Kolkata

B-Mumbai

C-Lucknow

D- Pune

Answer ( C ) Lucknow

Explanation :  DefExpo, a flagship biennial event of the Ministry of Defence, is being held for the first time in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) from 5th to 9th February 2020. This is the 11th edition of DefExpo – a mega defence exhibition. The main theme of the DefExpo India- 2020 is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’.

  1. Which cricketer has been declared as ODI player of the year 2019?

A- Virat Kohli

B- Pat Cummins

C- Ben Stokes

D-Rohit Sharma

Answer ( D) Rohit Sharma

Explanation : Ben Stokes: World player of the year
Pat Cummins: 2019 Test Cricketer of the Year
Rohit Sharma: 2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year
Virat Kohli: 2019 Spirit of Cricket Award

  1. Which film won Best film award in Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards of 2020 ?

A- Kabir Sigh

B- Super-30

C- TANHA JI

D- Badla

Answer (B) Super-30

 

  1. Shashi Tharoor’s which English book won Sahitya Akademi Award 2019?

A- An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

B- Pax Indica

C- Inglorious Empire

D-Ignited Minds

Answer ( A) An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

Explanation : In 2019, Shashi Tharoor received the Sahitya Academy Award for his book ‘An Era of Darkness’ in a non-fiction category in English language. He is a M.P from Kerala and belongs to Indian National Congress Party.

  1. Khelo India University Games 2020 was held in which state ?

A- Bhubaneswar,  Odisha

B-  Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

C- Delhi

D- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Answer ( A) Bhubaneswar,  Odisha

Explanation: The 1st edition of the 2020 Khelo India University Games (KIUG) was held from February 22 – March 1, 2020 at KIIT University (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University) in Bhubaneswar,Odisha. Punjab University tops in this event.

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