Current Affairs Quiz: December 11, 2019

Current Affairs 11 December 2019 Quiz

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  1. How much amount have been disbursed under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi as on 30th of November, 2019
    A)20000 cr
    B)35000 cr
    C)36000 cr
    D)45000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Around 36 thousand crore rupees have been disbursed under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi as on 30th of November, 2019.

  2. How much amount have been disbursed under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana till November 1, 2019?
    A)10 lakh crore
    B)20 lakh crore
    C)12 lakh crore
    D)15 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government informed that more than Rs 10 lakh crore have been disbursed under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana till November 1, 2019. The PMMY is a scheme launched by the prime minister on April 8, 2015, for providing loans up to Rs 10 lakh to non-corporate, non-farm small/micro enterprises.

  3. In which state, Project Sampark bridge was inaugurated?
    A)Telangana
    B)Punjab
    C)J&K
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Shri Girish Chandra Murmu dedicated the 72-metre-long Multi Cell Box Type Load Class 70 bridge to the Nation in Rajouri. The bridge spans over Draj nallah and connected Draj Area to Tehsil Kotranka area under District Rajouri.This bridge will facilitate all weather and speedy movement of Army troops as well as locals.

  4. What is the rank of India in in UN’s human development index?
    A)129
    B)125
    C)130
    D)145
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to a report titled ‘2019 Human Development Index (HDI)’ released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India climbed one spot to 129 among 189 countries in the 2019 human development index.

  5. The COP25 climate summit was held in which city?
    A)Paris
    B)NewYork
    C)Madrid
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India, for the first time, ranks among the top 10 in this year’s Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released at the COP25 climate summit in Spanish capital Madrid.

  6. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s report, Worldwide arms sales rose by how much percent in 2018?
    A)3%
    B)6%
    C)8%
    D)5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s report, Worldwide arms sales rose by nearly 5% in 2018. The market is dominated by the United States.

  7. ADB meets commitment to double annual climate financing to how much amount?
    A)$6 billion
    B)$4 billion
    C)$5 billion
    D)$ 10 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it has achieved a key commitment to double its annual climate investments from three billion dollars in 2014, hitting a record high of more than six billion dollars in climate-related financing during 2019.

  8. The exercise Iron Union 12 held between USA and which other country?
    A)Maldives
    B)Afghanistan
    C)India
    D)UAE
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Iron Union 12’, a joint military exercise between the ground forces of the UAE and the United States, commenced. ‘Iron Union 12′ will see the two sides take part in joint military cooperation to enhance combat and tactical capabilities.

  9. Which city has been selected as the world’s leading Sports tourism Destination at the 26th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) being held in Muscat?
    A)NewYork
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Paris
    D)Abu Dhabi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Abu Dhabi has been selected as the world’s leading Sports tourism Destination at the 26th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) being held in Muscat. This is the seventh time in a row that Abu Dhabi has been selected for this coveted award.

  10. How much amount has been provided by a India as line of credit to Bangladesh for defence-related procurement?
    A)USD 500 million
    B)USD 200 million
    C)USD 300 million
    D)USD 600 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has provided USD 500 million (Rs 3,561 crore) line of credit to Bangladesh for defence-related procurement in the neighbouring country.

  11. Vakrangee Finserve Limited, a 100% subsidiary company of Vakrangee Limited (VL) partenered with which Bank for 20,000 banking BC points for Pan India Nextgen Vakrangee Kendras?
    A)Union Bank of India
    B)Canara Bank
    C)Punjab National Bank
    D)IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Vakrangee Finserve Limited, a 100% subsidiary company of Vakrangee Limited (VL) received approval from Union Bank of India for 20,000 Banking Business Correspondent (BC) point for Nextgen Vakrangee Kendra.

  12. Recently World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) handed a 4-year ban to which country over doping scandal?
    A)India
    B)Russia
    C)USA
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) handed a 4-year ban to Russia from participating and hosting major sporting events over its involvement in a doping scandal.This means that Russia will not take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, 2022 Winter Olympics, and the FIFA World Cup 2022.

  13. Who were presented the Golden Target award by the ISSF at its headquarters in Munich, Germany?
    A)Elavenil Valarivan
    B)Saurabh Chaudhary
    C)Divyansh Singh Panwar
    D)All of these
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Elavenil Valarivan, Saurabh Chaudhary and Divyansh Singh Panwar, who finished the season as No.1 in their respective events in rifle and pistol, were presented the Golden Target award by the ISSF at its headquarters in Munich, Germany.

  14. Who won the U-21 ITTF Challenge Series title?
    A)Manav Thakkar
    B)Martin Bentancor
    C)Adam Smith
    D)Rusev Vladimir
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian paddler Manav Thakkar has become the first Indian since 2017 to win an U-21 men’s singles title when he lifted the crown at the ITTF Challenge Plus Benemax-Virgo North American Open in Markham, Canada.

  15. Who won the London Chess Classic FIDE Open 2019?
    A)R. Praggnanandhaa
    B)Magnus Carlson
    C)Simon Cartel
    D)Apurv Rastogi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Adding another feather to his cap, India’s R. Praggnanandhaa won the London Chess Classic FIDE Open 2019 with a score of 7.5/9 and a rating performance of 2699.

  16. Who was elected as president of News Broadcasters Federation’s governing board?
    A)Arnab Goswami
    B)Ravish Kumar
    C)Rubika Liqyat
    D)Alka Lamba
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The News Broadcasters Federation has elected Managing Director and Editor in Chief of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami as the president of its governing board. The broadcaster’s body comprises of 78 news channels in 14 languages from 25 states.

  17. Who would be honoured with the prestigious ‘Gangadhar National Award’ during the 53rd Foundation Day celebrations of the Sambalpur University?
    A)Leeladhar Jaguri
    B)Sanjiv Singh
    C)NS Vishwanathan
    D)Viswanath Prasad Tiwari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Eminent Hindi poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwari would be honoured with the prestigious ‘Gangadhar National Award’ during the 53rd Foundation Day celebrations of the Sambalpur University.The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a shawl and citation

  18. Who was honoured for her contribution to cinema at Festival International Du Film De Marrakech in Morocco?
    A)Hrithik Roshan
    B)Akshay Kumar
    C)Disha Patani
    D)Priyanka Chopra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A day after receiving the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honoured for her contribution to cinema at Festival International Du Film De Marrakech in Morocco.

  19. Recently Caroll Spinney passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Street Puppeteer
    B)social Activist
    C)Actor
    D)journalist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Caroll Spinney, puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has died. He was 85. Spinney voiced and operated the two major Muppets from their inception in 1969 when he was 36, and performed them almost exclusively into his 80s on the PBS kids’ television show that later moved to HBO.

  20. Recently Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty has passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Politics
    C)philosophy
    D)Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Odisha Minister Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty has passed away. He was 93. Mohanty represented Kendrapda thrice in the state Assembly.

  21. Recently,BB Kumar passed away.He was the former chairman of which organisation?
    A)NASSCOM
    B)RBI
    C)Indian Council of Medical Research
    D)Indian Council of Social Science Research
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), BB Kumar, passed away. He had not been keeping well for some time. Kumar was appointed as the chairman of the ICSSR in May 2017.

  22. What is the theme of this year’s Human Rights Day?
    A)Youth Standing Up for Human Rights
    B)Lets Stand Up for Equality
    C)Justice and Human Dignity
    D)Raise Your Voice
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. It is a United Nations (UN) campaign that calls for people to know and push for their rights no matter where they are in the world.The theme for this year is “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Spain?
    A)Paris
    B)Madrid
    C)Rome
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute?
    A)Hungary
    B)Singapore
    C)Sweden
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of EXIM Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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