Current Affairs Quiz: December 12, 2017

Current Affairs 12 December 2017 Quiz

Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper Quiz daily to excel in General Awareness section of upcoming Competitive Exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 11 December 2017 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of December 11, 2017

  1. Name the mobile App launched by the government of India for health workers to ease child deliveries in peripheral areas
    A) MaNzil
    B) SakSham
    C) LaQshya
    D) Hausla
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    With the motto to improve labour room quality, the government has launched LaQshya, a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in peripheral areas. The initiative will be implemented in Government Medical Colleges besides district hospitals, and high delivery load sub-district hospitals and Community Health Centres.
  2. Which new feature has been launched by the search engine giant Google to give users timely updates from verified users?
    A) Column
    B) Report
    C) Hang
    D) Posts
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    In a bid to give users timely updates from verified users such as celebrities and organisations directly from the source, Google announced the launch of “Posts” feature in India.
  3. Name the eminent scientist, well-known as Father of DNA finger printing in India, who passed away recently due to health problem
    A) Lalji Singh
    B) Jayant Narlikar
    C) Raghunath Mashelkar
    D) Anil Kakodkar
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent scientist and ‘Father of DNA finger printing in India’, Lalji Singh has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack.
  4. Name the Indian city which has been ranked as the most expensive office locations in India as per the Office Space Across the World 2017?
    A) Bangalore
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    As per the report titled, “Office Space Across the World 2017”, Delhi-NCR ranks at 84th position in the list of most expensive office locations globally. Delhi and NCR is the most expensive office location in the country followed by Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai.
  5. How much amount of life insurance has been announced by the state government of West Bengal for the pilgrims visiting the state for the upcoming Gangasagar fair?
    A) Rs 4 lakh
    B) Rs 6 lakh
    C) Rs 5 lakh
    D) Rs 3 lakh
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced a life insurance of Rs 5 lakh each for pilgrims visiting the state for the upcoming Gangasagar fair, the second biggest pilgrimage fair after Kumbh. The premium in this regard will be borne entirely by the state. 
  6. Which among the given centres has been inaugurated by the government of India to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities?
    A) CAT-ICERT
    B) NIC-CERT
    C) NIC-ERNET
    D) CAT-CCA
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities.
  7. Which among the given mountains has recently been named as the highest mountain peak in United Kingdom by the British authorities?
    A) Mount Paget
    B) Mount Vinson
    C) Mount Jackson
    D) Mount Hope
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    British authorities have named Mount Hope as the country’s new highest peak. Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mount Jackson.
  8. Name the winner of the 2017 Joburg Open Golf tournament?
    A) Rahil Gangjee
    B) Shubhankar Sharma
    C) Ashok Kumar
    D) Shiv Kapoor
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Shubhankar Sharma of India won the Joburg Open golf tournament in sensational style to qualify for next year’s edition of the British Open.
  9. Who has been elected as the new President of the Indian National Congress?
    A) Shashi Tharoor
    B) Mallikarjun Kharge
    C) Rahul Gandhi
    D) M. Veerappa Moily
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed as president of the Indian National Congress. He was the only candidate to file his papers on the last day for nominations. In all, 89 sets of nominations were filed in his favour. With this, Sonia Gandhi’s 19-year tenure as party president has come to an end.
  10. Name the Indian city to restart its drive of eradication of beggars to make the city beggar free
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Bangalore
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Hyderabad once again launched a drive to turn Hyderabad into “Beggar Free” city which was earlier put to halt after rumors that the drive was initiated because of US president Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump to the city.
  11. Which of the following countries is set to re-open the commercial cinemas in 2018 across the nation for the first time in 35 years?
    A) Iran
    B) Nigeria
    C) Turkey
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information has announced that commercial cinemas would be allowed to operate in the Kingdom as of early 2018. They will be re-opened after 35 years.
  12. Which country has won the 2017 Men’s Hockey World League tournament?
    A) India
    B) Australia
    C) Germany
    D) Argentina
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Australia retained their Hockey World League Final title with a 2-1 victory over Olympic champions Argentina. The tournament was held at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 
  13. The BCCI has revised its Future Tours Programme (FTP) according to which India will play _____ matches at home across all formats from 2019-2023 however the number of playing days has been reduced to ____
    A) 81; 310
    B) 71; 390
    C) 81; 306
    D) 61; 306
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    BCCI announced that India will host 81 more home games in the 2019-23 cycle. With this, it also announced that the total number of playing days relating to the 2019-2023 time period for India have been reduced to 306. The decision was taken after Virat Kohli expressed his reservation with the amount of cricket that’s being played
  14. Which country has developed and started the trail operation of the world’s largest automated container terminal?
    A) China
    B) United States
    C) Russia
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    China started trial operations of the world’s biggest automated container terminal – the Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port – in the country’s commercial hub. The port will help consolidate Shanghai port’s standing as the world’s busiest container port and further support Shanghai’s efforts to become a world shipping centre. 
  15. The 15th edition of the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral meet was held in which city?
    A) Beijing
    B) New Delhi
    C) Shanghai
    D) Moscow
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held the 15th Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in New Delhi.
  16. India defeated which country to clinch the bronze medal at the 2017 Men’s Hockey World League?
    A) Spain
    B) Great Britain
    C) England
    D) Germany
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    India won the bronze medal with a 2-1 victory over Germany in the Hockey World League.
  17. India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will be established in which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Delhi
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will be coming to Andhra Pradesh. The Government of India, through the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY), had announced in 2012 about setting up an EMC in India, with grant-in-aid for establishing such clusters.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Gangasagar Mela is famous world wide fair celebrated with great zeal in which state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Haryana
    C) Bihar
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
      Option A 
  2. Name the Russian Foreign Minister who recently visited India to attend the 15th Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral meet held in New Delhi
    A) Sergei Shoygu
    B) Sergey Lavrov
    C) Anton Siluanov
    D) Vladimir Kolokoltsev
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Name the Chinese Foreign Minister who recently visited India to attend the 15th Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral meet held in New Delhi
    A) Wang Yang
    B) Wang Jing
    C) Wang Yi
    D) Wang Yong
    View Answer
      Option C
  4. Who is the Union Minister of State for Finance?
    A) Krishan Pal
    B) S.S. Ahluwalia
    C) Hardeep Singh
    D) S.P. Shukla
    View Answer
      Option D
  5. Mount Hope is located in which country?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) France
    C) Sweden
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
      Option A
  6. The 2017 Men’s Hockey World League was played in which stadium?
    A) Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
    B) Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
    C) Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
    D) Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium, Lucknow
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The 2017 Men’s Hockey World League tournament was held at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  7. The Indian National Congress was founded in which year?
    A) 1872
    B) 1885
    C) 1890
    D) 1895
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian National Congress is a broad-based political party in India founded on December 28, 1885.
  8. Which country will host the Cricket World Cup 2023?
    A) England
    B) South Africa
    C) Australia
    D) India
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    India will host the ICC Champions Trophy and Cricket World Cup in 2021 and 2023 respectively.

Click here for the Current Affairs Quiz Section

Related posts

3 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: December 12, 2017”

  1. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    ty

Leave a Comment