Current Affairs Quiz: December 12, 2019

Current Affairs 12 December 2019 Quiz

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  1. What is the slogan of the campaign launched by Ministry of Defence against single use plastic?
    A)Plastic Se Raksha – Swachhata Hi Suraksha
    B)Plastic Se Dur Hato
    C)Ban Plastic,Clean Environment
    D)Plastic Hatao,Pryavaran Bachao
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Defence is organising a massive plogging programme at more than 400 locations throughout the country as part of the activities of Swachhta Pakhwada.

  2. Who has replaced Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the head of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST)?
    A)Shashi Tharoor
    B)Kapil Sibbal
    C)Sushil Modi
    D)Smriti Irani
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Modi has replaced Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the head of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST).

  3. Recently Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan in which state?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Assam
    C)Gujarat
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan, Gujarat through Video Message. PM congratulated Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan for spearheading the ‘Ekal School Abhiyan’ which aims to promote the education among rural and tribal children.

  4. Which will be the partner country for BioAsia 2020 scheduled to be held in Telangana from February 17-19, 2020?
    A)Switzerland
    B)Singapore
    C)Thailand
    D)Maldives
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Switzerland will be the partner country for BioAsia 2020 scheduled to be held in Telangana from February 17-19, 2020.

  5. Which country’s companies topped the Global arms industry rankings as per data by SIPRI?
    A)India
    B)Russia
    C)USA
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The new data from SIPRI’s Arms Industry Database shows that sales of arms and military services by companies listed in the Top 100 have increased by 47 per cent since 2002 (the year from which comparable data is first available).

  6. Which space agency to launch MARS 2020 ?
    A)Space x
    B)ISRO
    C)NASA
    D)CNRC
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The rover mission is scheduled to launch in July 2020 as NASA’s next step in exploration of the Red Planet. It will not only seek signs of ancient habitable conditions – and past microbial life — but the rover also will collect rock and soil samples and store them in a cache on the planet’s surface.

  7. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) trimmed its forecast for India’s economic growth in 2019-20 to how much percent?
    A)5.3%
    B)5.4%
    C)5.1%
    D)5.2%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) trimmed its forecast for India’s economic growth in 2019-20 to 5.1 per cent saying consumption was affected by slow job growth and rural distress aggravated by poor harvest.

  8. Who was appointed as the brand ambassador of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)?
    A)Priyanka Chopra
    B)Akshay Kumar
    C)Disha Patani
    D)Sunil Shetty
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty was appointed as the brand ambassador of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). NADA along with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) recently conducted anti-doping awareness workshops for all footballers.

  9. Who became the first player in Indian cricket to feature in 150 Ranji matches?
    A)Wasim Jaffer
    B)KL Rahul
    C)Prithvi Shaw
    D)Suresh Raina
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer became the first player in Indian cricket to feature in 150 Ranji matches. Overall, Jaffer has played 253 first-class games, scoring 19,147 runs at an average of 51.19. He has scored 57 hundreds and 88 fifties with 314 being his highest score

  10. Who has been appointed as Additional Director on the Board of Dhanlaxmi Bank?
    A)V Viswanathan
    B)K Mangalam
    C)Manoj Gautam
    D)AK Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    V Viswanathan has been appointed as Additional Director on the Board of Dhanlaxmi Bank with effect from December 09, 2019.

  11. Who has been signed as brand ambassador of PUMA?
    A)Sunil Chhetri
    B)ViratKohli
    C)PV Sindhu
    D)KLRahul
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri has signed a three-year deal as brand ambassador with PUMA.

  12. Which state was awarded ‘World Habitat Award’ for Jaga Mission?
    A)Manipur
    B)Telangana
    C)Assam
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Odisha government has won the ‘World Habitat Award’, global recognition for its ambitious initiative — Jaga Mission.

  13. Who has been conferred with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by CEAMA (Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association) in New Delhi?
    A)Gulu Mirchandani
    B)Anand Sinha
    C)Sandeep Patnaik
    D)Renu Tripathi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Gulu Mirchandani, founder chairman of Mirc Electronics Ltd. (Onida) has been conferred with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by CEAMA (Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association) in New Delhi

  14. Recently the person who invented the barcode passed away.Name him?
    A)Steve Willaims
    B)Kevin Williamson
    C)Smith S Scott
    D)George J Laurer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, passed away in USA. He was 94.

  15. Recently Marie Fredriksson passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Politics
    C)Journalist
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Swedish pop-singer Marie Fredriksson passed away at the age of 61 following a prolonged ailment.

  16. A book by Rabindranath Tagore’s nephew Abanindranath which parallelly examines the journey of the Buddha through various stages of his life has recently been translated into which language?
    A)English
    B)Tamil
    C)Odia
    D)Bengali
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A book by Rabindranath Tagore’s nephew Abanindranath which parallelly examines the journey of the Buddha through various stages of his life as well as that of a young village lad has been translated into English.

  17. What is the theme of this year’s International Mountain Day?
    A)Moutains and Energy
    B)Youth and Environment
    C)Flowing With Moutains
    D)Moutains Matter For Youth
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Mountain Day is observed on December 11 every year. International Mountain Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 to promote sustainable development in mountains.The theme of the International Mountain Day this year is ‘Mountains Matter for Youth’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Switzerland?
    A)Franc
    B)dollar
    C)Euro
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of NASA?
    A)NewYork
    B)Paris
    C)Washington DC
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the hqof Asian Development Bank?
    A)USA
    B)Japan
    C)Philippines
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C

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