16th January, 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 16th January, 2019
1. The US-Ireland Alliance has announced that the veteran actress ________ will receive the 'Oscar Wilde Award' on 21 February 2019.
[A] Meryl Streep
[B] Glenn Close
[C] Noomi Rapace
[D] Joely Richardson
[E] Annie Maude Starke
2. Biraj Kumar Sarma passed away on 15 January 2019. ​He was the co-founder of ________. 
[A] All India United Democratic Front
[B] All India Forward Bloc
[C] Asom Gana Parishad
[D] National Democratic Alliance
[E] Rashtriya Lok Dal
3. Who has emerged as the most prolific gold medal winner at the Khelo India Youth Games on 15 January 2019?
[A] P Likith
[B] Saptarshi Roy
[C] Srihari Nataraj 
[D] Aurifullah Vantala
[E] Swapnil Dhopade
4. Where has the second India-Myanmar bilateral Army exercise named 'IMBEX 2018-19' commenced on 14 January 2019?
[A] Haryana
[B] Punjab
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Maharashtra
[E] Tamil Nadu
5. Which chess player became the second youngest Grand Master in the world and the youngest Indian to achieve the feat at age of 12 years and 7 months?
[A] Karthik Venkatraman
[B] D Gukesh
[C] Nihal Sarin
[D] Abhimanyu Puranik
[E] Aryan Chopra
6. Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kollam ________ km bypass on National Highway-66 in Kerala on 15 January 2019.
[A] 8
[B] 11
[C] 13
[D] 15
[E] 19

Read the following statements carefully:

1.The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council has expanded the list of pilgrim centres under the 'Deendayal Matri Tirthatan scheme' on 15 January 2019. 

2.The new additions to the list include Kaliyar Sharif, Tadkeshwar, Kalimath, Jageshwar, Baijnath, Gairad Golu, Gangoli Hat, Mahasu Devta Mandir Hanol, Kalinka and Jwalpa Devi.

3.The scheme earlier included Badrinath, Gangotri, and Ritha Sahib.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 2
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All are correct
8. Rajendra Prabhu passed away on 15 January 2019. He was a ________.
[A] Singer
[B] Writer
[C] Journalist
[D] Cricketer
[E] Film Director
9. The government unveiled the 'National Air Cargo' policy on 15 January 2019 which seeks to make India among the top five air freight markets by ________.
[A] 2022
[B] 2023
[C] 2024
[D] 2025
[E] 2026
10. Where was the '1st Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) Sports Meet 2019' inaugurated on 14 January 2019?
[A] Chennai
[B] New Delhi
[C] Ahemadabad
[D] Hyderabad
[E] Pune