Current Affairs Quiz: December 19, 2017

Current Affairs 19 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has broken all the past records to become the fastest sailor in the world for sailing solo around the world?
    A) Francois Gabart
    B) Thomas Coville
    C) Francis Joyon
    D) Robin Lee Graham
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      Option A
    French sailor Francois Gabart broken the record Sunday for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours. That is more than six days faster than the last record, set by fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville last year.The debut record holder was Frenchman Francis Joyon who completed the odyssey in 72 days and 22 hours.
  2. Who has been conferred with the first Smita Patil Memorial Award 2017?
    A) Amrita Singh
    B) Sridevi
    C) Rekha
    D) Madhuri Dixit
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      Option C
    The first ever Smita Patil memorial award was given to Rekha for her contribution in the film industry. National award-winning actor Smita Patil passed away in 1986.
  3. The first ever Tribal Sports Meet 2017 has been organized by which state government?
    A) Goa
    B) Odisha
    C) Sikkim
    D) West Bengal
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      Option B
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Tribal Sports Meet 2017, a first-of-its kind event in the country to promote sports among tribals in Odisha. The meet was inaugurated in Bhubaneswar. Patnaik also unveiled the logo of the event and mascot of the meet ‘Olly’.
  4. When is the International Migrants Day observed?
    A) December 15
    B) December 19
    C) December 17
    D) December 18
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      Option D
    International Migrants Day is an international day observed on 18 December as International Migrants Day appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations on 4 December 2000 taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world.
  5. Which of the following companies has been temporarily barred by UIDAI from conducting Aadhaar linked e-KYC verification of SIM cards and bank clients?
    A) Airtel
    B) BSNL
    C) Reliance Communications
    D) Aircel
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      Option A
    UIDAI temporarily barred Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank from conducting Aadhaar linked e-KYC verification of SIM cards and bank clients.The action follows allegations of Bharti Airtel using the Aadhaar-eKYC based SIM verification process to open payments bank accounts of its subscribers without their ‘informed consent’.
  6. Name the player to win the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in the 62kg women’s freestyle category
    A) Ritu Malik
    B) Sakshi Malik
    C) Divya Kakran
    D) Manu Tomar
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      Option B
    Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik won gold medal at Commonwealth Wrestling Championship by defeating New Zealand’s Tayla Tuahine Ford 13-2 in the final of the 62kg women’s freestyle category.
  7. Who has been elected the new President of Chile?
    A) Kenneth Bunker
    B) Kristen Sehnbrunch
    C) Alejandro Guillier
    D) Sebastian Pinera
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      Option D
    Billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile’s presidency, with his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier conceding the election.
  8. Which state has launched the Safe City Surveillance Scheme for keeping the crimes against women in check?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Haryana
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      Option C
    The Bihar government has launched Safe City Surveillance Scheme for keeping the crimes against women in check. The scheme aims to bring all major public places under a strict watch of close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and improve the overall crime control in the state.
  9. What was the theme of the 2017 International Migrants Day?
    A) A Call to Affirm the Human Rights of All Migrants
    B) Migration and Youth: Challenges and Opportunities
    C) Safe Migration in a World on the Move
    D) Listen to the Voices of Migrants
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      Option C
    Theme of International Migrants Day 2017 is “Safe Migration in a World on the Move”.
  10. The 35 years old former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder ‘Kaka’ announced his retirement from professional football. He belongs to which country?
    A) Spain
    B) Brazil
    C) Italy
    D) Germany
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      Option B
    Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, who lifted the 2002 World Cup with Brazil, announced his retirement from football. Kaka, who won the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or award in 2007 while playing for AC Milan, had become the most expensive footballer in history after his then-world record £56 million transfer from Milan to Madrid.
  11. Australia leads the 2017 Ashes series 3-0 against England with an innings victory in the third Test which was held in_______
    A) WACA Ground, Perth
    B) Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
    C) Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
    D) Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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      Option A
    Australia won the Ashes for the 33rd time after defeating England by an innings and 41 runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ongoing five-Test series. With the win, Australia now has more Ashes series wins than England.
  12. Based on the latest United Nation report, India has a tendency to grow at ____ percent in the next two decades due to its largely positive and “favourable to growth” economic conditions
    A) 7 Percent
    B) 8.5 Percent
    C) 7.5 Percent
    D) 8 Percent
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      Option D
    According to the United Nations, India can achieve an 8% growth rate for the next two decades by promoting investment and improving the living conditions of its people.
  13. Name the political party to win the 2017 Assembly elections of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh
    A) Indian National Congress
    B) Bharatiya Janata Party
    C) Nationalist Congress Party
    D) Bharatiya Tribal Party
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      Option B
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is back in power for the sixth straight term in Gujarat and also it has won the Himachal Pradesh Elections. With this, the party now controls 19 of the 29 states.
  14. In its recent predictions the United Nation has projected India’s GDP for the year 2018 at ____ percent
    A) 7.2 Percent
    B) 7 Percent
    C) 7.5 Percent
    D) 7.7 Percent
    View Answer
      Option A
    The UN, in its latest report, projected India’s growth rate to be 7.2 per cent in 2018 and 7.4 per cent in 2019.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Chile?
    A) Luanda
    B) Santiago
    C) Manama
    D) Yerevan
    View Answer
      Option B
  2. The 2017–18 Ashes is series of Test cricket matches played between which countries?
    A) Australia & England
    B) New Zealand & England
    C) India & Australia
    D) Australia & New Zealand
    View Answer
      Option A
    The 2017–18 Ashes series is an ongoing series of Test cricket matches contested between England and Australia for The Ashes.
  3. What is the currency of Brazil?
    A) Peso
    B) Euro
    C) Real
    D) Dollar
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      Option C
  4. Who is the secretary general of United Nations?
    A) Kristalina Georgieva
    B) Christine Lagarde
    C) Audrey Azoulay
    D) Antonio Guterres
    View Answer
      Option D

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  1. Ankita mishra

    Ty az

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