Current Affairs January 04, 2019

1. KALIA scheme for farmers was launched by __________ Chief Minister.

         1) Odisha
         2) Haryana
         3) Punjab
         4) Gujarat
         5) None of these

Answer – 1 ) Odisha

Explanation: Naveen Patnaik, CM of Odisha, launched a scheme named as ‘KALIA (The Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentaion)’ scheme for landless, smalll and marginal farmers with Rs 10,180 crore. For farmers who cultivate Rabi will be given Rs. 5000 and equal for Kharif cultivation. In this scheme, Rs 2 lakh life insurance will be given for 57 lakh farmers and crop loans at zero percent interest.

2. On January 3, 2019, Which cricketer broke Sachin’s record and became fastest batsman who scored 19000 international runs ?

        1) Jacques Kallis
        2) Rashid Khan
        3) Tim Paine
        4) Virat Kohli
        5) None of these

Answer – 4 ) Virat Kohli

Explanation: Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team captain, broke Sachin’s record by scoring 19000 international runs and became fastest batsman on January 3,2019. In 1st day of 4th test match against Australia, he crossed 19000 runs in 399 innings while Sachin scored 19000 inn 432 innings.

3. To implement PM Jan Arogya Yojana, National Health Authority would be created and Who will be the head ?

         1) Health Minister
         2) Home Minister
         3) Prime Minister
         4) Rural Development Minister
         5) None of these

Answer – 1 ) Health Minister

Explanation: To implement Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana, National Health Agency is restructured as National Health Authority has been approved by Union Cabinet. Health Minister will be the head of National Health Authority.

4. The World Braille Day 2018 was observed on __________.

         1) January 5
         2) January 3
         3) January 4
         4) January 2
         5) None of these

Answer – ) January 4

Explanation: Every year on 4th January, The World Braille Day was observed to remember the birth anniversary of Louis Braille. Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille method for people with visual disabilities. He born in Northern France on January 4, 1809. At his age of 3, he lost his eyes in an accident. Then he invented a method for blind people to read and write with 6 dots which is known as braille method.

5. Who became World’s first female amputee to scale Antarctica’s Highest Peak ?

         1) Bachendri Pal
         2) Anshu Jamsenpa
         3) Premlata Agarwal
         4) Arunima Sinha
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Arunima Sinha

Explanation: Arunima Sinha, who is a 1st female amputee to scale Antarctica’s highest peak Mount Vinson. She also climbed Mt Everest. She also climbed highest peaks of 5 continents and planned to complete all seven.

6. On 2nd January 2019, the great coach Ramakant Achrekar passed away. He belongs to which sports ?

         1) Cricket
         2) Wrestling
         3) Hockey
         4) Badminton
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Cricket

Explanation: Cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar passed away on 2nd January 2019 at his age of 87. He was the coach of Sachin Tendulkar and he won the awards of Dronacharya award and Padmashri award.

7. Name the new Chief Justice of Pakistan in 2019 ?

         1) Nair-ul-Mulk
         2) Jawwad S. Khawaja
         3) Anwar Zaheer Jamali
         4) Asif Saeed Khosa
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Asif Saeed Khosa

Explanation: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa was appointed as new Chief Justice of Pakistan on January 2nd 2019 by President Arif Alvi. He supervises federal judicial policies, conducts judicial business in Supreme Court. The Chief Justice of Pakistan is head of Pakistan’s court system and chief judge of supreme court of Pakistan.

8. Who was honoured with National Geospatial Award for Excellence 2017 ?

         1) Debarati Chatterjee
         2) Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
         3) Soumya Ranjan Sahoo
         4) Amrita Roy
         5) None of these

Answer – )  Jayanta Kumar Ghosh

Explanation: Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, IIT Roorkee professor was honoured with National Geospatial Award for Excellence 2017. J.K. Ghosh, a professor at Civil department of IIT Roorkee who contributed his skills for development of geospatial science and applications. This award was given by Indian Society for Remote Sensing on December 5, 2018 at Space Application Center with citation, a medal and Rs, 1,00,000.

9. Where was Veer Savarkar International Airport is located, which is declared as authorized Immigration Check post ?

         1) Cuttack, Odisha
         2) Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
         3) Guwahati, Assam
         4) Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Explanation: Veer Savarkar International Airport is located in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is declared as authorized Immigration Check post by Information, Public Relations and Tourism Division of Andaman and Nicobar Administration on 3rd January 2019. A Civil Authority is appointed to check travel documents of all passengers and it is opened for direct international flight and immigration facilities.

10. Which Union Ministry organized the 3rd edition of the National Entrepreneurship Awards ?

         1) Ministry of Human Resource Development
         2) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
         3) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
         4) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Explanation: On 4th January 2019, the 3rd edition of National Entrepreneurship Awards was organized by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. This award is given to honor young 1st generation entrepreneurs and it inspires them to grow up their entrepreneurship in India. In this year, 43 awards were given in different sectors and 4 awards of Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builders with cash prize Rs. 5 to 10 lakhs, certificates, trophy. Special awards were given to persons with disability, women, scheduled castes and tribes and entrepreneurs.