Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 20 January 2024

The first nuclear reactor was inaugurated on 20th January. The country’s first nuclear reactor Apsara, established in 1957 at the Atomic Research Centre, Trombay (Bombay), was inaugurated today on 20 January. Let us also know which day is celebrated on 20 January and then we will know. Current Affairs of 20 January Penguin Awareness Day is celebrated on 20 January.

20 january current affairs 2024 quiz

1. Which year has the Indian Army officially declared 2024?
A. Year of change
B. Year of Technology Absorption
C. Year of Cyber ​​Operation
D. Year of Digital Transformation

Answer B. Year of Technology Absorption

2. IPS officer Daljit Singh Chaudhary has been appointed Director General of ___________
(a) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
(b) Indian Naval Force
(c) Border security force BSF
(d) none of these

Answer -(a) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

The Center has appointed senior IPS officer Daljit Singh Chaudhary as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). He will hold this post till November 30, 2025. SSB guards the border with Nepal-Bhutan. Chaudhary is a 1990 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.

3. Where has evidence of old human settlement been found recently?
(a) Gujarat
(c)Andhra Pradesh
(d) none of these

Answer (a) Gujarat

Recently, a team of scientists has found evidence of human settlement as old as 800 BC during excavation in Badnagar, Gujarat. Unique archaeological artefacts have been found during excavations in Badnagar. It is believed to be India’s oldest surviving city in a single fortification.

4. What percent growth in India’s GDP has been estimated by rating agency Fitch?

Answer – (c) 6.9%

According to rating agency Fitch, India will be among the fastest growing economies in the next few years. One will remain. Fitch has projected India’s GDP growth at 6.9% for the financial year 2023-24.

5. Recently the Prime Minister has released a postal stamp on which temple?
(a) Kashi Vishwanath Temple
(b)Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple
(c) Dwarka birthplace
(d) none of these

Answer -(b)Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative postage stamps on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple on 18 January. The design of the postage stamp includes images of Ram Mandir, Chaupai- Mangal Bhavan, Amangal Hari, Surya, Saryu River, the temple and the statues around the temple.

6.For the first time in history, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has overtaken ___________ to become the most valuable company among PSU stocks?
(a)State Bank of India (SBI)
(b) Bank of Bombay
(c) Bank of Maharashtra
(d) none of these

Answer -(a)State Bank of India (SBI)

The company’s stock rose on January 17, after which the market cap of LIC crossed Rs 5.8 lakh crore.

7. Who has topped the recent 2024 Global Fire Power Military Strength Ranking?
(b) Russia
(d) India

Answer – (a)America

8. Who has recently written a book titled ‘An Uncommon Love: The Early Life of Sudha and Narayan Murthy’?
a. Manoj Sinha
b. Chitra Banerjee
c. Dr Mahesh
d. Bhupendra Yadav

Answer b. Chitra Banerjee

9. Where is the 12th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace being organized recently?
a. China
b. Brethren
c. New Delhi
d. America

Answer- c. New Delhi

10. Assam will confer civic awards on a total of ______ personalities including Gaurav Awards?


Ranjan Gogoi honored with Assam state’s highest civilian award ‘Assam Vaibhav 2023-24’ Ranjan Gogoi will be given this award for his achievements in the judicial field.

Dr. Tapan Saikia was awarded the highest civilian award of Assam state, ‘Assam Baibhav’ for his distinguished contribution in the field of cancer care in Assam in the year 2022-23.

Recently the 4th Startup Ranking 2022 was released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

11. National Startup Awards – Which is the best performing state among states with population more than 1 crore in 2022?
(c) Madhya Pradesh

Answer (a)Gujarat

1. Gujarat 2. Maharashtra 3. Kerala

Objective: To evaluate all the States and Union Territories (UTs) of India on their efforts to create a conducive ecosystem for startup growth and was established in 2018

Best performing states in Category B states in which population is less than 1 crore – Himachal Pradesh

12. _________ ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup -2024 is being organized in South Africa from 19 January to 11 February 2024.
(b) 11th
(c) 19th

Answer (a) 15th

Explain – A total of 16 teams are participating in the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup -2024 and
The captain of the Indian team is Uday Saharan

For your information, let us tell you that this tournament is organized every 2 years and it started in 1988 and is organized by ICC.

13 .Union Civil Aviation Minister __________ inaugurated Wings India-2024 at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad on January 18
(a) Jyotiraditya Scindia
(b) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
(c)Amit Shah
(d)Om Birla

Answer (a) Jyotiraditya Scindia

Wings India is a biennial program
Wings India is considered to be Asia’s largest civil aviation show, during this show new generation aircraft are showcased, and new policies in the field of aviation are discussed.


14. Madhya Pradesh government has launched Mahtari Vandana Yojana on the lines of Ladli Brahmin Yojana?
(a) Orissa
(b)Chhattisgarh Government
(c) Bihar
(d) None

Answer (b)Chhattisgarh Government

Under the Mahtari Vandana Yojana, the government will provide Rs 1000 to women every month. The objective of the Mahtari Vandana Yojana is to improve the lives of women and make them self-reliant and skilled.
Widows, orphans and abandoned women aged between 23 to 60 years will get the benefit of this scheme.


15. Recently, the Government of ___________ has signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum – WEF for setting up the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in Hyderabad?
(b) Manipur
(d) Kerala

Answer -(a)Telangana

This agreement was reached during the 54th annual conference of the World Economic Forum – WEF being held in Davos, Switzerland.


16. Recently from where did the Navy decommissioned INS CHEETAH, GULDAR AND KUMBHIR?
(a)Port Blair Dockyard
(b) Tamil Nadu coast
(c) Mumbai
(d) none of these

Answer -(a)Port Blair Dockyard

INS CHEETAH, GULDAR AND KUMBHIR was built by Gdynia Shipyard, Poland.

17. Who has recently become the batsman who has scored the most centuries in T20?
a. shubhmagal
b. Virat Kohli
c. Rohit Sharma
D. Suryakumar Yadav

Answer c. Rohit Sharma

18 Who has recently unveiled the unprecedented ‘Ecomark’ green accreditation framework?
(b) USA

Answer -(a)UAE


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