Daily Current Affairs Quiz by Crack Adda
Daily Current Affairs 20th January 2023: Daily Current Affairs Update & Daily Quiz For Government Exams:
Daily Current Affairs Quiz 20th January 2023:
The Current Affairs Quiz section of Crack Adda aims to help aspirants to revise Current Affairs for the 20th of January at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as:
- Ken-Betwa link project
- 3x platform wind turbine generators (WTG)
- Old Pension Scheme (OPS)
- Prime Minister of New Zealand
- One-day international cricket
- Gambia’s Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof
- Girls4Tech STEM education program
- Saansad Khel Mahakumbh
- ‘Rural Health Statistics report’
- Deputy NSA of India
Q1. In which state/UT did the 3rd meeting of the Steering Committee of the Ken-Betwa link project held?
(b) New Delhi
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer- (b) New Delhi
Explanation: On January 18, 2023, the Ken-Betwa Link Project’s Steering Committee met for the third time in New Delhi. Speaking on occasion, Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, of the Department of Water Resources, emphasized the importance of the Ken-Betwa connection project for the region’s water security and socioeconomic development. He stated that it is a showpiece project of both the Centre and the State and that both are responsible for completing it on schedule.
Q2. India’s first 3x platform wind turbine generators (WTG) have been installed in which state?
Correct Answer- (d) Karnataka
Explanation: In Gadag, Karnataka, ReNew Power erected India’s first 3x platform wind turbine generators (WTGs). The new wind turbine generators will be used in the country’s first “Round the Clock” renewable energy project, which will combine wind, solar, and battery energy storage technology (BESS). This project will generate enough energy to power over 1 million Indian households annually.
Q3. Which state recently revived the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for government employees, after Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Punjab?
(c) Himachal Pradesh
Correct Answer- (c) Himachal Pradesh
Explanation: The government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to reinstate the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for government employees who were previously covered under the National Pension System (NPS). Previously, the Old Pension Scheme was implemented in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Punjab (OPS). This decision will benefit nearly 1.36 lakh state NPS employees. A cabinet Sub Committee has been formed to oversee the implementation of the Rs 1,500 award for women aged 18 to 60.
Q4. Who is the Prime Minister of New Zealand, who gave the resignation recently?
(a) Helen Clark
(b) Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern
(c) Judith Collins
(d) Clair Lynne
Correct Answer- (b) Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern
Explanation: New Zealand Prime Minister made a shocking announcement saying that she will resign from her position. She said “she had no more in the tank and it’s time. The 42-year-old Ardern claimed she no longer had “enough in the tank” after leading the country through the pandemic, the Covid outbreak, and its worst-ever terror incident. Ardern became the world’s second prime minister to give birth while in office, following Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto in 1990.
Q5. Who is the youngest batsman to hit double centuries in one-day international cricket?
(a) Ishan Kishan
(b) Harry Brook
(c) Cameron Green
(d) Shubman Gill
Correct Answer- (d) Shubman Gill
Explanation: Shubman Gill joined the prestigious list on January 18, 2023, becoming the fifth Indian batsman to score 200 in the 50-over format, only one month after Ishan Kishan hammered a double century in an ODI. He cleared the ropes nine times in total and finished with 208 off just 149 deliveries. Shubman is also the youngest batsman to achieve the milestone.
Q6. Badara Alieu Joof was the vice-president of which country, who died in India?
Correct Answer- (c) Gambia
Explanation: President Adama Barrow said on January 18, 2023, that Gambia’s Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof died of sickness in India. In 2022, Joof, 65, was chosen vice president of the West African country. He was once the education minister. The vice president departed Gambia for medical treatment around three weeks ago.
Q7. Which company announced the second phase of the Girls4Tech STEM education program in India?
(c) Reliance Industries
(d) Tata Motors
Correct Answer- (a) Mastercard
Explanation: In India, Mastercard has announced the extension of its distinctive Girls4Tech, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education initiative. The American India Foundation is collaborating with the Mastercard Impact Fund to assist Girls4Tech (AIF). The program’s growth intends to reach up to 1 lakh female students across the country by 2024 in order to encourage them to pursue STEM education.
Q8. In which city did PM Modi inaugurate the 2nd phase of Saansad Khel Mahakumbh?
Correct Answer- (b) Basti
Explanation: Minister Narendra Modi used video conferencing on January 18, 2023, to inaugurate the second phase of the Saansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 in Basti, Uttar Pradesh. Modi stated on the occasion that sports tournaments should be a continuous process to improve player training. He stated that our society’s attitude toward sports is changing, which has resulted in India’s best-ever performance in the Olympics and Paralympics.
Q9. Which institution released the ‘Rural Health Statistics report’?
(a) NITI Aayog
(d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Correct Answer- (d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Explanation: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently published the Rural Health Statistics report. According to the report, there is a shortage of more than 80% of the required surgeons and pediatricians in the country’s 6,064 Community Health Centres (CHCs). CHCs are 30-bed block-level health facilities that are supposed to provide basic surgical, gynecological, pediatric, and general medical care.
Q10. Who has been appointed as the deputy NSA of India?
(a) Alkesh Kumar Sharma
(b) Pankaj Kumar Singh
(c) Ajit Dhobal
(d) Brijesh Mishra
Correct Answer- (b) Pankaj Kumar Singh
Explanation: Pankaj Kumar Singh, a retired director general of the Border Security Force (BSF), was named deputy national security adviser on January 16, 2023. Singh, a 1988-batch IPS officer from the Rajasthan cadre, has been given a two-year re-employment contract. Singh stepped down as BSF chief on December 31, 2022. When Singh took command of the BSF on August 31, 2021, he made history as the first son and father to hold the top post in a paramilitary force during their careers.
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