January-2018, Current affairs mcqs for UPSC, IAS, State PSC, SSC and other Exams

This page contains January 2018 Current Affairs Multiple choice Questions MCQs from different newspapers and magazines including The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB and Yojna.

These monthly (January 2018) current affairs MCQs are based on different exams syllabus and pattern including UPSC CSE/IAS, State PSC, SSC, CDS, CLAT and other competitive exams. These MCQs of daily news are evenly helpful in both prelims exams and to test one's preparation.

81. 

"Blue Moon" recently in news is a name given to which of the following ?

1. Lunar eclipse 2. Full Moon
3. A newly discovered satellite of the Moon 4. A newly discovered satellite of Earth



82. 

Archaeologists have discovered one of the earliest examples of a ‘crayon’ in which of the following Country ?

1. England 2. India
3. South Africa 4. Chile



83. 

Archaeologists have discovered one of the earliest examples of a ‘crayon’ in which of the following Country ?

1. England 2. India
3. South Africa 4. Chile



84. 

"Economic survey of India" is prepared under the guidance of which of the following ?

1. Finance Minister 2. Chief Economic Adviser
3. Prime Minister 4. President



85. 

Which of the folloing is/are true about "Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana", recently in news ?

1) It is skill development initiative scheme of the Government of India for recognition and standardisation of skills.
2) An outlay of ?120 billion has been approved by the cabinet for this project.
3) The scheme has a target to train 1 crore Indian youth from 2016-20.
4) National Skill Development Council (NSDC) has been made coordinating and driving agency for the same.

1. 1 & 2 2. 1,2 & 4
3. 1,3 & 4 4. 1,2,3 & 4



86. 

Which of the following is/are true about "INS Karanj", recently in news ?

1. The technology transfer for the purpose is signed in October 2005 with the Naval Group of USA. 2. Its built under Project 75 by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL), Mumbai.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



87. 

Which of the following is/are true about "Indus script", recently in news ?

1. The Mature Harappan periods is considered between 3500 and 1900 BCE. 2. The script has not yet been deciphered.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2