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 Daily GK And Current Affairs Jan 15, 2018

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  • Question 1: The gigabit connectivity is a connectivity bebtween National Knowledge Network of India and ___ network of Sri Lanka.
  • GEARN
  • CEARN
  • LEARN
  • PEARN
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: Union Minister for Law and Justice and Electronics and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad was on an official visit to Sri Lanka. On the first day of his visit, he inaugurated the gigabit connectivity between the National Knowledge Network of India and LEARN network of Sri Lanka.
  • Question 2: In the newly formed workshop IWDRI, what is D stands for?
  • In the newly formed workshop IWDRI, what is D stands for?
  • Drone
  • Dengue
  • Dinamite
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI)
  • Question 3: India is committed to work with ___ countries to develop rural areas and eradicate poverty.
  • ASEAN
  • BBIN
  • BRICS
  • NATO
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: India is committed to work with ASEAN countries to develop rural areas and eradicate poverty in line with the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Question 4: The 7th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was held at?
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Karnataka
  • Goa
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: To celebrate the idea of unity in diversity, the Ministry of Culture is organising the 7th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat matrix in Karnataka beginning January 14, 2018.
  • Question 5: India was ranked at the ___ place among emerging economies.
  • 53rd
  • 62nd
  • 60th
  • 52nd
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: India was ranked at the 62nd place among emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, much below China's 26th position and Pakistan's 47th. India was ranked 60th among 79 developing economies last year, as against China's 15th and Pakistan's 52nd position.
  • Question 6: The 22nd edition of Refining and Petrochemicals Technology Meet was organised at?
  • Jorhat
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: The 22nd edition of Refining and Petrochemicals Technology Meet is being organised at Bhubaneswar, during January 13-15, 2018 to deliberate on recent technological developments in the downstream hydrocarbon sector. Chief executives of oil and gas companies, heads of refineries and global/Indian consultancy organisations, besides almost 1000 delegates from India and abroad are participating in this vital annual Meet that is being organised by the Centre for High Technology is co-hosted by IndianOil.
  • Question 7: Who is to represent India in the Asian Games in Jakarta this year?
  • Srihari Nataraj
  • Saina Nehwal
  • P Sindhu
  • Geeta Phogat
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: Karnataka’s Srihari Nataraj, named the best swimmer at the National Aquatics Championships 2017 in Bhopal, will be among the cream of country’s young swimming talent which will be on view in the first Khelo India School Games at the iconic Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool Complex here from February 1 to 4. He is to represent India in the Asian Games in Jakarta this year and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
  • Question 8: Which day is observed on 15th Jan
  • Water Day
  • Air Force Day
  • Naval Day
  • Army Day
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: Army Day 15 Jan
  • Question 9: India-Israel Business Summit Held at?
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • New Delhi
  • Noida
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: India-Israel Business Summit (January 15, 2018) at New Delhi. For a list of MoUs visit http://pib.nic.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1516714
  • Question 10: Who took over as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command?
  • Sunil Lamba
  • Ajendra Bahadur Singh
  • Ajay Prasad Thakur
  • Bipin Rawat
  • Non of these.
  • Explanation: Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM took over as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command from Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, AVSM, NM on 15 Jan 18.
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