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General Awareness Quiz Series 2023: 13th January

General Awareness Quiz Series 2023: 13th January: Hello Students, General Awareness is an essential part of all government exams. It’s better to prepare this section daily and revise the same using the factsheet provided. Bankersadda team has brought you up a new series in which we will come up with 10 questions and answers, other options of the question have related news to them. So don’t miss reading the solutions

Q1. Who has written the book Jadunama : a book written on veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar?

(a) Javed Akhtar

(b) J.R. Moehringer

(c) Arvind Mandloi

(d) Farhan Akhtar

Q2. What is the name of former and last King of Greece?

(a) Constantine I

(b)  Constantine II

(c) Constantine III

(d) Constantine IV

Q3. Which Indian sports association has launched its metaverse product in January 2023?

(a) BCCI

(b) Table Tennis Federation of India

(c) Hockey India

(d) Indian Olympic association

Q4. Where 26th National Youth Festival was inaugurated by Prime Minister ?

(a) Hubbali, Karnataka

(b) Delhi

(c) Lucknow, UP

(d) Bangalore, Karnataka

Q5. Which state has made Guinness Book of World Records by taking 4,500 penalty kicks in 12 hours?

(a) Kerala

(b) Odisha

(c) West Bengal

(d) Assam

Q6.Which UT/state has approved 30 percent horizontal reservation to domicile women of the state in the government jobs bill?

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Uttarakhand

(c) Bihar

(d) Delhi

Q7. Consider the following statements about’ Year of Enterprises’ Project:

    1. It is recognized as the best practices model at the National Conference on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
    2. It aimed to create 1,00,000 enterprises
    3. It has successfully created 1,18,509 enterprises.

Which of the statements are correct?

(a) 1,2

(b)  2,3

(c) 1,3

(d) 1,2,3

Q8. Who has been appointed as the chief technologist of NASA?

(a) Bill Nelson

(b) A.C. Charania

(c) Bhavya Lal

(d) Pam Melroy

Q9. Consider the following statements about Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and choose which is incorrect?

(a) KVP was launched in 1988

(b) KVP invested money doubles in 120 days

(c) KVP present interest rate is 7.0%

(d) The minimum amount that can be invested is Rs 1000

Q10. In which month Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India is observing the Road Safety Week?

(a) November

(b)  December

(c) January

(d) February

Solutions

Ans.1.(c)

Jadunama, a book written on veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar by Arvind Mandloi, was released.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, a member of the British royal family, has released his memoir titled “Spare”. The book was written with the assistance of American novelist J. R. Moehringer

Ans.2.(b)

Constantine II, the former and last King of Greece who ruled Greece before the country became a republic in 1974 passed away in Athens, Greece, at 82

Ans.3(c)

Hockey India has launched a new metaverse product to tie in with its hosting of the Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13-29

Ans.4.(a)

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 26th National Youth Festival in Hubbali, Karnataka. The programme is being held on National Youth Day, which is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, to honour and cherish his ideals, teachings and contributions

‘Jai Hindi’ Light and Sound Show at Red Fort, in New Delhi. At the inaugural ceremony of ‘Jai Hindi’ Light and Sound Show, Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Cultures, Meenakshi Lekhi, Lt Governor of Dekhi VK Saxena, Minister of State, and Several other dignitaries were present

Ans.5.(a)

Kerala has kicked itself into the Guinness Book of World Records by taking 4,500 penalty kicks in 12 hours. The Department of Sports and Youth Affairs made it possible for the football-crazy State to set the Guinness record at a Dream Goal penalty shootout organised at Payyanad Football Stadium at Manjeri

Ans.6.(b)

Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (retd) has approved the 30 percent horizontal reservation to domicile women of the state in the government jobs bill

Bihar Government starts caste survey: Caste surveys have been started by the Bihar government in several regions of the State, according to Nitish Kumar

Tribal Dance Festival & Military Tattoo: The 23rd of this month will see the Aadi Shaurya – Parv Parakram Ka Tribal Dance Festival and Military Tattoo at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Ans.7.(d)

The ‘Year of Enterprises’ Project was recognized as the best practices model at the National Conference on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. The ‘Year of Enterprises’ aimed to create 1,00,000 enterprises and has successfully created 1,18,509 enterprises and got investment worth ₹7,261.54 crores

Ans.8.(b)

NASA’s new chief technologist to serve as principal advisor to Administrator Bill Nelson on technology policy and programmes at the space agency’s headquarters is A.C. Charania

Associate Administrator, Office of Technology, Policy and Strategy: Bhavya Lal

NASA Shared Services Center: Executive Director: Anita Harrell

Ans.9.(c)

7.2%

KVP is a saving certificate scheme which was first launched in 1988 by India Post wherein invested money doubled during the maturity period.

The amount (Principal) invested in KVP would get doubled in 120 months. The rate of interest is 7.2%.

It was discontinued in 2011 and later reintroduced in 2014. It is considered a part of the National Small Savings Fund.

KVP certificates are available in the denominations of Rs 1000, Rs 5000, Rs 10000 and Rs 50000.

The minimum amount that can be invested is Rs 1000. However, there is no upper limit on the purchase of KVPs

Ans.10.(c)

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India is observing the Road Safety Week from 11th to 17th January 2023, under “Swachhata Pakhwada”, to propagate the cause of safer roads for all.

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