Current Affairs Quiz: December 14, 2019

Current Affairs 14 December 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently the cabinet approved which scheme to be offered by the Central government to Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for purchasing high-rated pooled assets from financially sound Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)/Housing Finance Companies (HFCs)?
    A)Credit Appriasal Scheme
    B)Indradhanush Scheme
    C)Full Credit Guarantee Scheme
    D)Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme.

  2. Recently President Ram Nath Kovind signed an order to extend Inner Line Permit (ILP) to which state?
    A)Assam
    B)Arunachal Pradesh
    C)Manipur
    D)Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind signed an order to extend Inner Line Permit (ILP) to Manipur. Manipur is the fourth state after Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram where the ILP regime has been made applicable.

  3. The fourth edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems ‘NAVARMS – 2019 was held in which city?
    A)Shillong
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The fourth edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems ‘NAVARMS – 2019’ with the theme ‘Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives’ was inaugurated in New Delhi.

  4. The three day ‘International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’ for BIMSTEC countries was held in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)Pune
    C)Tokyo
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The three day ‘International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’ for BIMSTEC countries organized by the Department of Agricultural Research & Education, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare and Indian Council of Agricultural Research began in New Delhi.

  5. FICCI organizes its 9th Global Sports Summit ‘TURF 2019’ in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Kolkata
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) organised its highly prestigious Global Sports Summit “TURF” at the FICCI, Federation house New Delhi. This was the 9th edition of the Global Summit which witnessed esteemed sports personalities, administrators and members from the Indian sports fraternity be a part of the event.

  6. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has begun preparatory works for setting up a third rocket launchpad in which state?
    A)Odisha
    B)Telangana
    C)Kerala
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has begun preparatory works for setting up a third rocket launchpad in the small coastal hamlet of Kulashekhrapattinam in the Thuthukudi district of Tamil Nadu.

  7. Which region become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea?
    A)Bougainville
    B)Ontario
    C)Montreal
    D)Eganville
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea.

  8. Which Company announced the proposed acquisition of Greentech Capital Advisors?
    A)RBI
    B)Fitch
    C)Intech
    D)Nomura
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Asia’s global investment bank Nomura announced the proposed acquisition of Greentech Capital Advisors, a leading boutique investment banking firm focused on supporting clients across sustainable technology and infrastructure.

  9. Who was appointed as brand ambassador of Spain’s football league LaLiga?
    A)Rohit Sharma
    B)KL Rahul
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)mS Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Spain’s football league LaLiga appointed Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador in India.

  10. Which state has been conferred in best state in promoting sports at FICCI India Sports Awards 2019?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Kerala
    C)Odisha
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The coveted FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) India Sports Awards 2019, an attempt by FICCI to acknowledge and recognize the contribution of sports persons and various stakeholders who deliver excellent results during the year have been conferred.

  11. Who was awarded the first Siu-Ka-Pha Award?
    A)Atanu Chakraborty
    B)Ranjan Mukesh
    C)Swati Tripathi
    D)Padmeswar Gogoi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Siu-Ka-Pha Award was presented to noted educationist, Botanist and folklore researcher Dr. Padmeswar Gogoi for his effort and contribution in the field of botany and science. The inaugural edition of the award carried a citation, a memento, a cheleng chador and Rs.10,000.

  12. Who topped the Forbes 2019 list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’?
    A)Sheikh Hasina
    B)Nancy Pelosi
    C)Christine Lagarde
    D)Angela Merkel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Forbes 2019 list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ has been topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde in the second spot and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, ranked third. Also on the list is Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (29).

  13. Which Company has been ranked among top 10 companies in this year’s Indian Corporate Governance Scorecard?
    A)L&T
    B)Wipro
    C)Tata Power
    D)Siemens
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    For the first time, Tata Power has been ranked among top 10 companies in this year’s Indian Corporate Governance Scorecard which is developed jointly by BSE Ltd, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Institutional Investor Advisory Services India Ltd (IiAS) with the financial support of Japan’s government.

  14. Who has won the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award, popularly known as the “Oscars” of education, in London for their transformative work in the education space?
    A)Rahul Adhikari
    B)Alka Singh
    C)Deeksha Arora
    D)Akanksha Rajput
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Changemaker Olympiad”, a global program founded by Rahul Adhikari, an IIT Gold-Medalist, has won the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award, popularly known as the “Oscars” of education, in London for their transformative work in the education space.

  15. Which Indian startup has won the ‘Space Oscars’ award?
    A)Sky Dive Limited
    B)Digital Space Technologies
    C)Space Hub
    D)Blue Sky Analytics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Setting an exciting standard for emerging tech startups in India, Gurgaon-based startup Blue Sky Analytics this week won the ‘Space Oscars’.

  16. Which Company is the first Indian corporate to have been presented the prestigious United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the ‘climate neutral now’ category at UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) held at Madrid in Spain?
    A)Infosys
    B)TCS
    C)Wipro
    D)Mphasis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Digital services major Infosys is the first Indian corporate to have been presented the prestigious United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the ‘climate neutral now’ category at UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) held at Madrid in Spain.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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