Top Current Affairs of the day: 13 January 2020 latest current affairs in English

Top Current Affairs of the day: 13 January 2020 latest current affairs in English


13 January 2020 Current Affairs Quiz


Q.1 Which series won the Golden Globe in Best Television Series ? Drama category?
A. Big Little Lies
B.The Crown
C Succession
D.The Morning Show
E. None of these


Answer.C

Explanation: Succession, a British-American comedy-drama television series won the 2020 Golden Globe 
award in Best Television Series ? Drama category. The series is created by Jesse Armstrong.

Q.2 Which film won Best Film Award in drama category in the Golden Globe 2020 Awards?

A. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
B.Joker
C. Chernobyl
D. 1917
E. None of these


Answer.D

Explanation: The Best Feature Film award (Drama) was given to '1917' while the Best Actor Award was given to
 Joaquin Phoenix for 'Joker'. The first Golden Globe Award was given in 1944. This time 77th edition of this 
award was held.

Q.3 Who is ranked at the top of Forbes India's list of 20 people to watch in the 2020s?

A. Eliud Kipchoge
B. Hassan Minhaj
C. Greta Thunberg
D.Mahua Moitra
E. None of these


Answer.B

Explanation: The US-based political commentator and comedian Hassan Minhaj was ranked first in Forbes 
India?s list of 20 people to watch in the 2020s. Kanhaiya Kumar, Prashant Kishor, and Mahua Moitra have 
also found a place in the list. Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg was ranked 15th on the list.

Q.4 The constitution bench formed to hear pleas seeking review of Supreme Court's landmark Sabarimala 
verdict will comprise how many judges?
A. Seven
B. Eight
C.Nine
D.Six
E. None of these


Answer.C

Explanation: The Supreme Court has constituted a new nine-judge bench to hear pleas seeking review of its
 previous judgement on the Sabarimala issue. The bench will take up all the review petitions from January 
13, 2020.

Q.5 India's first Human Space Flight Infrastructure Centre will be established in which state?

A. Gujarat
B.Maharashtra
C Jharkhand
D Karnataka
E. None of these


Answer.D

Explanation: Human Space Flight Infrastructure Centre will be established by the Indian Space Research
 Organization (ISRO) in Challakere, Karnataka. This training center will be constructed in 400 acres at a
cost of Rs 2700 crore.

Q.6 Which state has launched 'Amma Vodi' scheme to provide financial assistance to BPL mothers for the education of their children?
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Telangana
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Madhya Pradesh
E. None of these


Answer.C

Explanation: Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched a Rs 6,318 cr 'Amma Vodi' scheme for 
below poverty line mothers to educate their children. The state will provide financial assistance worth Rs 
15000 annually to the poor mothers and guardians of school going children.

Q.7 Which bank has launched new residential builder finance with buyer guarantee scheme??
A RBI
B.SBI
C. OBC
D. BOI
E. None of these


Answer.B

Explanation: The State of Bank of India launched a 'residential builder finance with buyer guarantee' scheme to 
revive the Indian real estate sector on January 8, 2020. Under the scheme, the largest public sector bank will
 issue a guarantee for completion of select residential projects to customers availing home loans from it.

Q.8 Which Indian weightlifter has been banned for four years after being found guilty of doping?

A. Sarbjeet Kaur
B.Sathish Sivalingam
C. Pardeep Singh
D. Vikas Thakur
E. None of these


Answer.A

Explanation: Indian weightlifter Sarbjeet Kaur has been banned from the sport for four years after being found 
guilty of a doping violation. The weightlifter had won the 71kg event at the women?s national weightlifting
 championships in February 2019.

Q.9 Which Indian telecommunications company has launched its Wi-Fi calling service for voice and video?
A. Reliance Jio
B. Airtel
C. Vodafone
D. Mtnl
E.None of these


Answer A

Explanation: Reliance Jio has launched its Wi-Fi calling service for both voice and video calling platforms. Reliance
 Jio's Wi-Fi service will be known as VoWiFi.

Q.10 When is World Hindi Day celebrated every year?

A.8th February
B. 10th January
C.14th March
D. 20th September
E.None of these


AnswerB

Explanation: World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January 10. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
 announced to celebrate World Hindi Day in 2006. The first World Hindi Conference was organized in Nagpur on 
January 10, 1976.

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