Correct Answer : Option (C) :   VJ James

Explanation : Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award 2017 was announced, Malayalam Novelist VJ James's, Novel Nireeshwaran won the best novel award. V J James was born in Vazhapally, Changanassery in Kottayam district of Kerala. His debut novel was Purappadinte Pusthakam. Other Accolades he received:DC Silver Jubilee Award, Malayattor Prize in 1999, Rotary Literary Award for Purappadinte Pusthakam, Thoppil Ravi Award, Kerala Bhasha Institute Basheer Award (2015) for Nireeshwaran.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Narendra Modi

Explanation : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited's Integrated Refinery Expansion Project Complex (IREP) in Kochi on 27 January 2019. IREP will be a modern expansion complex and will be equipped for production of cleaner fuels for India. It will double the production of LPG & diesel and commence production of feedstock for petrochemical projects.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Defence

Explanation : Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passed away on January 29, 2019 following a prolonged illness. He was 88. Fernandes was suffering from Alzheimer's disease; and recently, he contracted swine flu. Fernandes held the portfolio of the Union Defence Minister from 2001 to 2004 under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government. He was born in Mangaluru in British India on June 3, 1930.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   China

Explanation : A protocol was signed between India's Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan and Zhang Jiwen, Vice Minister of General Administration of China Customs (GACC) accountable for examining market access and quarantine issues for India's agriculture and allied products. Mr. Wadhawan was on a two-day visit to Beijing, China where his efforts with Chinese officials facilitated for the tobacco export to China. The revival of the phyto-sanitary protocol with China will turn economically better for the farmers and also ameliorate Indian tobacco exports as China is the largest consumer and producer of tobacco with over 350 million smokers (world's highest).

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Capt Shikha Surabhi

Explanation : India Celebrated its 70th Republic Day. Capt Shikha Surabhi from the Corps of Signals became the first woman to perform bike stunts, alongside her male teammates as part of daredevils. For First Time,IAF Flies Plane Using Blend Of Jet Fuel And Biofuel During Republic Day Parade.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Shri Nitin Gadkari

Explanation : Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated four-lane, 5.1-kilometer long "Atal Setu", the third Cable bridge across river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa. This is the third bridge across Mandovi River. This bridge would overcome the bottlenecks and curb traffic jams at Panaji Circle and Panaji entrance.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Brisbane Heat

Explanation : Australian T20 cricket team "Brisbane Heat" won their maiden Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) title by defeating Sydney Sixers in the final by three wickets at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney, Australia. Sydney Sixers opted to bat first but couldn't get off to a flying start that they unusually followed throughout the season and could score only 131 runs which was chased by Brisbane Heat with four ball remaining. Beth Mooney from 'Brisbane Heat' was awarded as the Player of the match for her knock of 65 runs from just 46 balls.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Kamal Nath

Explanation : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced the launch of the 'Yuva Swabhiman Yojana' for youths from the economically weaker sections in urban areas. Under this scheme, 100 days of employment will be provided to youths from economically weaker sections in urban areas. They will also be given skill training.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Gujarat

Explanation : The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) has launched Amul Camel Milk in selected markets of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and Kutch. The camel milk offers a wide range of benefits such as: Camel milk assists healthy bacteria growth in the gut making it easy to digest. Camel milk assists healthy bacteria growth in the gut making it easy to digest and it also improves gastrointestinal health and systemic immunity. Rich in Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Camel Milk can provide 70% of the recommended daily value per serving. Camel Milk is rich in calcium which helps to build.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport

Explanation : The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed every year on January 26 to recognize the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs. The 2019 theme is "SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport". This reflects the fact that the expectations of travellers and businesses around the world are changing.