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Friday, January 20, 2017

20 January 2017 GK Current Affairs Quiz

1. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its 'in principle' approval for listing the five Government owned General Insurance Companies in the stock exchanges. These are: (i) The New India Assurance Company (ii) United India Insurance Company (iii) Oriental Insurance Company (iv) National Insurance Company and (v) General Insurance Corporation of India. Shareholding of these Companies will be divested from 100% to ______% in one or more tranches over a period of time.
[Category: Business GK]

2. As many as 20,000 youths in Ganga basin states will be trained and deployed as ____________ in about 2,336 villages along the river to spread message of keeping the river clean among the local dwellers and visitors. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved a Rs 10-crore project for training and deployment of the 20,000 youngsters for the purpose.
[Category: India GK]
[A]Swachhta Doots
[B]Swachhta Sipahi
[C]Swachhta Senani
[D]Swachhta Pracharak

3. To improve the safety of our soldiers, the Indian Army will soon equip each of its jawan with a world-class helmet that can make a big difference between life and death during dangerous combat operations. To which company the Army has awarded the contract for manufacturing 1.58 lakh helmets in a deal worth Rs. 170-180 crore?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Bharat Dynamics Ltd.
[B]Bharat Forge
[C]Ashok Leyland
[D]MKU Industries

4. The Cricket Club of India (CCI) is a private club based in Mumbai. It was incorporated on 8 November 1933. The Legends Club, a part of CCI, was formed by Raj Singh Dungarpur, former President of Board of Control for Cricket in India and a former first-class cricket player. The club honours the legends by gathering and celebrating their birthdays/birth anniversaries. on 18 January 2017, which player was inducted in Legends Club's - Hall of Fame?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A]Sachin Tendulkar
[B]MS Dhoni
[C]Kapil Dev
[D]Sunil Gavaskar

5. Who was appointed the new CBI Director on Thursday, 19th January 2017?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Alok Kumar Verma
[B]BS Bassi
[C]Rupak Dutta
[D]Satish Mathur