Current Affairs Quiz: December 15, 2017

Current Affairs 15 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated India’s first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine INS ____ to the nation on December 14, 2017
    A) Kalvari
    B) Cimon
    C) Klover
    D) Culver
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India’s first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari into the Navy at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard. The 1,565-tonne INS Kalvari is India’s first new diesel-electric submarine in 17 years and will be followed by five other Scorpene submarines under the ₹23,000-crore “Project-75”. Named after the first Foxtort-class submarine, INS Kalvari was inducted into the Navy on December 8, 1967.
  2. Name the winner of the Mr India 2017 pageant?
    A) Prathamesh Maulingkar
    B) Jitesh Singh Deo
    C) Abhi Khajuria
    D) Pavan Rao
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Jitesh Singh Deo from Lucknow was declared the winner of the 2017 Mr India pageant. Indian footballer Prathamesh Maulingkar won the title of Mr India Supranational and will compete at Mr Supranational 2018. Abhi Khajuria was declared the first-runner up while Pavan Rao was the second runner-up. Actress Kangana Ranaut felicitated the winners.
  3. Veteran ______ Neeraj Vora passed away on December 14 after suffering long illness.
    A) Actor
    B) Director
    C) Scriptwriter
    D) Both A & B
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Actor-director Neeraj Vora, who starred in films like ‘Baadshah’ and ‘Hello Brother’, passed after battling coma for a year.
  4. How much amount has been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs to six Indian states having an international border for the development of border infrastructure?
    A) Rs 170 crore
    B) Rs 174 crore
    C) Rs 175 crore
    D) Rs 180 crore
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The home ministry has released Rs 174 crore to six states having an international border for development of infrastructure in forward areas. The states include Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
  5. How much amount has been pledged by Japan as grant for the construction of a vocational training centre for poor women and youth in Rajasthan’s Baran district?
    A) 7.4 million Yen
    B) 8.0 million Yen
    C) 8.4 million Yen
    D) 9.5 million Yen
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Japan has decided to offer a grant worth 8.4 million Yen for the construction of a vocational training centre for poor women and youth in Rajasthan’s Baran district. The Grant Assistance for development projects are designed to meet the diverse basic human needs of the people in developing countries.
  6. Which city will host the finals of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 season?
    A) Indore
    B) Lucknow
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Holkar Stadium in Indore is all set to host the final of the Ranji Trophy of the 2017-18 season. The final will be played between December 29 and January 2.
  7. How much loan amount has been approved by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for financing the 100-percent electric metro rail project of Bangalore?
    A) USD 300 million
    B) USD 350 million
    C) USD 335 million
    D) USD 375 million
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD 335 million loan to finance a 100-per cent electric metro rail project in Bangalore.
  8. The 4th India-Australia-Japan Trilateral Dialogue was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Tokya
    C) Canberra
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar hosted the 4th India-Australia-Japan trilateral meeting with his Australian and Japanese counterparts in New Delhi. Issues of maritime security, counter terrorism and economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region were discussed.
  9. Which country has recently become the first nation of the world to end the national broadcasts of its FM radio network and switch to digital audio broadcasting (DAB)?
    A) Norway
    B) Finland
    C) Switzerland
    D) Britain
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Norway became the world’s first country to shut down national broadcasts of its FM network by completing its transition to digital radio. The transition concerns only national radio channels.
  10. The government of Delhi has constituted a 9 member panel to suggest norms for proper functioning of private hospitals. Who has been appointed as the head of this committee?
    A) Dr. Veena Mattu
    B) Dr. Kirti Bhushan
    C) Dr. A. K. Patel
    D) Dr. Reena Kawatra
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Delhi government under Dr. Kirti Bhushan set-up a nine-member expert committee to look into the functioning of private hospitals and nursing homes and recommend norms to be followed the clinics, including capping the profit margin on medicines and consumables.
  11. Which among the following payments bank has signed Rajasthan’s Rajcomp as its corporate business correspondent to give banking services to people in the state?
    A) Jio Payments Bank
    B) Paytm Payments Bank
    C) Airtel Payments Bank
    D) Fino Payments Bank
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Fino Payments Bank has signed up Rajasthan government’s Rajcomp as its corporate business correspondent to give banking services to people in the state.
  12. In a move to boost global economy’s shift towards clean energy, World Bank Group has decided to stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction projects from which year?
    A) 2018
    B) 2019
    C) 2020
    D) 2021
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The World Bank announced that it will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, seeking to boost the global economy’s shift to cleaner energy.
  13. Name the android based App launched by the Telangana government to help the citizens in urban areas across the state find trained and certified technicians and workers
    A) Urban Genie
    B) Urban Jinni
    C) Urban Ginni
    D) Urban Jennee
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Telangana government has announced to launch a mobile application ‘Urban Genie’ which will enable citizens in urban areas across the state to find certified technicians and workers. The service will be available in over 70 municipal towns and cities. Job seeking technicians can also register themselves with the app, following which the government will provide training.
  14.  The Reserve Bank of India has recently imposed restrictions on the banking activities of which government owned bank as its NPAs crossed 10%?
    A) Allahabad Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Corporation Bank
    D) UCO Bank
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed certain restrictions on Corporation Bank on carrying out banking activities as its share of bad loans rose sharply. This makes Corporation Bank eighth bank to face restriction in a span of 10 months.
  15. Who among the following has been named the best youth boxer of the year 2017 by the Asian Boxing Confederation?
    A) Sachin Siwach
    B) Nanao Singh
    C) Vikas Krishan
    D) Sanjay Swaran
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    World youth champion Sachin Siwach has been named the Asian Boxing Confederation’s best youth boxer of the year after winning an online poll conducted by the continental body.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Holkar Stadium is located in which Indian state?
    A) Kolkata, West Bengal
    B) Chandigarh, Punjab
    C) Pune, Maharashtra
    D) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option D
  2. What is the full form of PCA in banking?
    A) Prompt Corrective Action
    B) Principal Component Analysis
    C) Prime Customer Agenda
    D) Proper Conducive Attribute
    View Answer
      Option A
  3. Who is the Foreign Secretary of India?
    A) Nirupama Rao
    B) Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
    C) Ranjan Mathai
    D) Sujatha Singh
    View Answer
      Option B
  4. What is the tagline of the Corporation Bank?
    A) Your Perfect Banking Partner
    B) Build A Better Life Around Us
    C) Prosperity for all
    D) Your Trusted Family Bank
    View Answer
      Option C
  5. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is located in which country?
    A) Luxembourg
    B) Germany
    C) Belgium
    D) France
    View Answer
      Option A

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