Saturday, February 4, 2017

Current affairs questions and answers January 2017

Current affairs January 2017

1. Name the Aadhaar based payments app developed by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI)?
Ans: BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money)

2. Who was sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India?
Ans: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar

3. Name the BCCI President who was recently sacked by the Supreme Court of India.
Ans: Anurag Thakur

4. Who is the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?
Ans: David R. Syiemlieh

5. Name the former prime minister of Sri Lanka who passed away recently?
Ans: Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

6. Name the one-man commission appointed by the Government of Kerala to prepare a, report on reforms to be implemented in prisons in the state?
Ans: Alexander Jacob Commission

7. Name the former Australian cricketer who was recently inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame?
Ans: Arthur Morris

8. Who is the new president of the Kerala Cricket Association?
Ans: B. Vinod Kumar

9. Which was declared the first elderly friendly city in Kerala?
Ans: Kozhikode

10. Which screenplay writer, director, and lyricist was been selected for this year's Rakendu Award?
Ans: Sreekumaran Thampi

11. Name the world's highest bridge recently opened in China?
Ans: Beipanjiang Bridge

12. Who was named as the World's Best Playmaker for 2016 by the International Federation of Football History' & Statistics (IFFHS)?
Ans: Lionel Messi

13. Sorin Grindeanu is the new prime minister of which European country?
Ans: Romania

14. Who is the captain of the Kerala team for the Santosh Trophy football tournament?
Ans: P. Usman

15. Where was the 77th session of the Indian History Congress held?
Ans: Kariavattom (Thiruvananthapuram)

16. Where was the 27th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council held?
Ans: Thiruvananthapuram

17. Name the highway project launched to connect the pilgrimage sites of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath?
Ans: Chardham Highway Project

18. The year 2017 has been designated by the United Nations 70th General Assembly as _____.
Ans: The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

19. Which popular American astronomer who had found evidence of dark matter, passed away recently?
Ans: Vera Rubin

20. Which Booker winning novelist and art critic, popular for his book ‘Ways of Seeing', passed away recently?
Ans: John Berger

21. Which international organisation has lifted a 3-year ban on the import of vegetables from India?
Ans: European Union

22. Name the Hindi writers who were selected for the 2016 Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award?
Ans: Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh. The award is presented to young writers in Hindi.

23. National Consumer Day was observed on:
Ans: December 24
Ø On this day, the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 received the assent of the President.

24. Who is the new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi?
Ans: Anil Baijal. He succeeded Najeeb Jung.

25. Who won the 2016 Under-19 Asia Cup Cricket title?
Ans: India. They defeated Sri Lanka in the final.

26. The Indian Army has recently conducted the user validation trials of which indigenous Artillery Gun System?
Ans: Dhanush

27. Name the skill development program launched by the Government of India, targeting the Indian youth seeking overseas employment?
Ans: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

28. Who heads the committee constituted by the Union Sports Ministry, to frame a comprehensive National Sports Development Code?
Ans: Inteji Srinivas

29. Name the new human organ claimed to have been discovered by scientists recently?
Ans: Mesentery

30. World Braille Day was observed on:
Ans: January 4

31. Name the states in which Assembly elections are going, to be held in February and March?
Ans: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa

32. Where was the 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held?
Ans: Bengaluru

33. Name the former Iranian President who passed away recently.
Ans: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

34. Noted musician, Abdul Hamil Jaffer Khann was a maestro in which musical instrument?
Ans: Sitar

35. Which American astronaut became the oldest woman to walk in space?
Ans: Peggy Whitson

36. Which writer won the 2016 Odakkuzhal Award?
Ans: M A Rahman

37. Which cricketer became the first player in the world to score a hundred in all the eleven nations that have hosted tests?
Ans: Younis Khan

38. Name the recently released book, written by S M Khan, on the life of the former President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.
Ans: The People's President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

39. Jovenel Moise was elected as the president of which Caribbean country?
Ans: Haiti

40. Which Indian company acquired the US aerospace company, Butler America Aerospace?
Ans: HCL Technologies

41. Who was selected for the 2016 Pala K M Mathew Award for Children's literature?
Ans: P K Gopi

42. Who won the 2016 Best FIFA Men's Player Award?
Ans: Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 2016 Best FIFA Women's Player Award was won by Carli Lloyd.

43. Which films won the best motion picture awards in the 74th Golden Globe Awards?
Ans: Best Motion Picture Drama: Moon light (directed by Barry Jenkins)

Best Motion Picture Musical/ Comedy: La La Land (directed by Damien Chazelle)

44. Who won the SAF Women's football title?
Ans: India. They defeated Bangladesh in the final.


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