Current Affairs Quiz: December 17, 2017

Current Affairs 17 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. The 60 MW Tuirial hydropower project has been inaugurated in which state by PM Modi on December 16, 2017?
    A) Mizoram
    B) Sikkim
    C) Tripura
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The 60 MW Tuirial hydropower project in Aizawl, Mizoram was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi. He said that it is the first large hydropower project in Mizoram which will boost the socio-economic development of the state.
  2. According to the ‘World Migration Report (2018)’, a latest UN survey on international migrant trends, which country is found to have the largest diaspora population in the world?
    A) Mexico
    B) India
    C) China
    D) Russia
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    According to the ‘World Migration Report (2018)’, published by the International Organisation for Migration, a UN agency, the Indian diaspora is the world’s largest, with slightly more than 15.6 million Indians residing overseas. Of the international migrants (people living outside the country of their birth) which was estimated at 243 million in 2015, the Indian diaspora constitutes nearly 6%. After India, Mexico has the second largest diaspora.
  3. According to the data by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which country has emerged as the largest borrower of the AIIB?
    A) China
    B) United States
    C) India
    D) Britain
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Danny Alexander, Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that India is the first country where the Bank has committed more than $1 billion of financing. He also added that AIIB is also interested in other projects of the country
  4. Who laid the foundation stone of the Allahabad High Court’s Nyaya Gram project on December 16, 2017?
    A) Ram Nath Kovind
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) M. Venkaiah Naidu
    D) Rajnath Singh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, laid the foundation stone of the Nyaya Gram project of the High Court of Allahabad in Allahabad.
  5. Which country hosted the first ever International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Bangladesh
    C) India
    D) Nepal
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The first ever International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament was organised in Nepal’s Kathmandu. The tournament has participation of teams from Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
  6. Exercise Ekuverin is a joint military training programme held between India and _______
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Maldives
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Malaysia
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India and the Maldives began Exercise Ekuverin, their eighth annual joint military training event, in Belagavi, Karnataka. The focus of the exercise is to acquaint both armies with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism operations 
  7. Which among the listed country’s has recently been declared polio-free country by the World Health Organisation?
    A) Cameroon
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Gabon
    D) Pakistan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Health Organisation has declared Gabon a “polio-free country”, given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country. Now the disease is endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the WHO recorded four cases this year — two in each country. 
  8. Which of the following states has become the first Indian state to implement the social audit law?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Gujarat
    C) Haryana
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Meghalaya became the first state in India to operationalise a law that makes social audit of government programmes and schemes a part of government practice after the state government launched ‘The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017’.
  9. Name the firm that has recently become JV partner of State Bank Group by acquiring GE Capital’s entire 26% stake in SBI Card
    A) Northern Trust Corp
    B) Carlyle Group
    C) Franklin Resources Inc
    D) Apollo Global Management
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India said that the Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of GE Capital’s entire 26 percent stake in SBI Card, which is the second largest and credit card issuer in the country. With this SBI owns 74 percent and Carlyle holds 26 percent in each of the two entities.
  10. Which of the following words has been declared as the Word of the Year 2017 by Oxford English Dictionaries?
    A) Youthquake
    B) Antifa
    C) Broflake
    D) Milkshake duck
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Oxford English has come out with its Word of the Year, and it’s a word called — youthquake. Oxford’s definition is as follows: “A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.”
  11. The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the World Conference on Vedas, “Vishwa Ved Sammelan” in which city on December 15, 2017?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) New Delhi
    D) Varanasi
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the World Conference on Vedas, “Vishwa Ved Sammelan”. He said, Yajurveda mentions that the knowledge of Vedas is meant for the well-being of the entire humanity. The Vedas do not refer to any caste or community. 
  12. The Exercise Ekuverin 2017 is being held in which state?
    A) Telangana
    B) Goa
    C) Karnataka
    D) Odisha
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India and the Maldives began Exercise Ekuverin, their eighth annual joint military training event, in Belagavi, Karnataka. 
  13. The Union Cabinet has approved a Bill making instant triple talaq a criminal offence and any Muslim Husband who resorts to instant talaq can be subjected to jail term of up to ___ years
    A) 1
    B) 4
    C) 2
    D) 3
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet approved a Bill that makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence and a Muslim husband resorting to instant talaq can be jailed for up to three years.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The International Organization for Migration has its headquarter in____
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) London, United Kingdom
    C) France, Paris
    D) Austria, Vienna
    View Answer
      Option A
  2. The World Health Organization was founded in which year?
    A) 1952
    B) 1950
    C) 1948
    D) 1942
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Founded-7 April 1948, Headquarter-Geneva, Switzerland, President-Tedros Adhanom 
  3. Libreville is the capital of which country?
    A) Mexico
    B) Maldives
    C) Argentina
    D) Gabon
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Currency-Central African CFA franc
  4. What is the capital of Maldives?
    A) Suva
    B) Male
    C) Moroni
    D) Baku
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency-Maldivian rufiyaa
  5. What is the currency of Mexico?
    A) Peso
    B) Euro
    C) Lira
    D) Won
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital- Mexico City

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4 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: December 17, 2017”

  1. DAS

    @Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus
    60 MW Tuirial hydropower project in Aizawl, Mizoram.
    mam In Tuirial hydropower project how many amount will be invested by union govt. please give the necessary data about this.Yesterday i knew from the tv news that the amont for the this project is Rs 1302crore. Is it correct ?????????

    1. Yes correct. These type of questions are not asked.
      The funds for government schemes, loans given by banks to the country or organuzation here remains important.

  2. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    ty

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