Current Affairs Quiz: December 2, 2017

Current Affairs 2 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. In its recent meeting, the Union Cabinet has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM). The total 3 years budget allocated for the mission is_______?
    A) Rs 9245.50 crore
    B) Rs 9046.17 crore
    C) Rs 9722.20 crore
    D) Rs 9579.15 crore
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.
  2. Which among the following BRICS nations has planned to create an independent internet infrastructure for BRICS countries to reduce vulnerability to attack?
    A) Russia
    B) India
    C) Brazil
    D) China
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Russian Security Council has asked the Russian government to develop a separate infrastructure for BRICS countries’ internet needs while still being linked to the World Wide Web, which they claim will continue services in the event of a global internet infrastructure collapse. The plan has a deadline set for August 1, 2018.
  3. Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Adarsh Sen Anand passed away recently due to health issues. He had served as ______Chief Justice of India.
    A) 25th
    B) 20th
    C) 29th
    D) 27th
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Adarsh Sen Anand has passed away after prolonged illness. He served as the 29th Chief Justice of India from 10 October 1998 to 31 October 2001
  4. Who is the author of the English novel “Two”?
    A) Gulzar
    B) Chetan Bhagat
    C) Anita Desai
    D) Salman Rushdie
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran lyricist Gulzar has come out with his debut novel titled “Two” in English which examines the status of refugees after the Partition
  5. The Hockey World League (HWL) 2017 finals is being held in which stadium of India?
    A) M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangaluru
    B) Indira Gandhi Municipal International Stadium, Vijayawada
    C) Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
    D) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pune
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Hockey World League (HWL) Final began at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurating the tournament, where the best eight teams in the world will battle for supremacy. These teams are – Argentina, Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and hosts India.
  6. The state government of Chhattisgarh has passed an order to ban the bursting of crackers in 6 cities of the state to control the level of pollution with effect from December 1, 2017. The ban will be into effect till which date?
    A) December 15, 2017
    B) February 1, 2018
    C) December 31, 2017
    D) January 31, 2018
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Chhattisgarh government has ordered a ban on bursting fire crackers in six of its cities, including the state capital –Raipur, ahead of the wedding season from December 1 to January 31.The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board said the ban will be implemented every year during the period to curb pollution in the state.
  7. What was the theme of the 2017 World AIDS Day?
    A) Right to Health
    B) Achieve AIDS Free Generation
    C) Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination
    D) Getting to Zero
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. The theme for World AIDS day 2017 is ‘Right to health’. 
  8. Who among the following has recently been appointed as the UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India?
    A) Manushi Chhillar
    B) Dia Mirza
    C) Priyanka Chopra
    D) Kangana Ranaut
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Actress Dia Mirza has been appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India. She will work with the UN to further spread the message on priority areas including clean air, clean seas, wildlife protection and climate change.
  9. Recently the National Observer for Indian boxing resigned from the position for still being an active national camper. Name that national Observer.
    A) M C Mary Kom
    B) Vijendra Singh
    C) Shiva Thapa
    D) L Sarita Devi
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom has resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing.
  10. The Shared Value Summit 2017 has been organised in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Indore
    D) New Delhi
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Shared Value Summit 2017 was held in New Delhi where the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Suresh Prabhu, was the chief guest.
  11. For the first time in the history of Lucknow Municipal Corporation, a women has been elected for the post of Mayor. Who is she?
    A) Anju Bala
    B) Shobha Karandlaje
    C) Sanyukta Bhatia
    D) Priyanka Singh Rawat
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    BJP’s Sanyukta Bhatia will be the first woman to hold the Lucknow Municipal Corporation Mayor’s post in 100 years after the Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act came into being in 1916. Bhatia will succeed Dinesh Sharma.
  12. The Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 is scheduled to take place in which state of India?
    A) Haryana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Karnataka
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the logo and mascot for the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. As many as 16 countries, including hosts India, will participate in the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.
  13. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharti?
    A) Shashi Sekhar Vembti
    B) A. Surya Prakash
    C) Jawhar Sircar
    D) Punit Goenka
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Dr. A. Surya Prakash has been re-appointed as the Chairman of Prasar Bharati Board. Dr. Prakash will hold this position till February 8, 2020, till he turns 70 years.
  14. What was the theme of the 2017 Shared Value Summit?
    A) Empowerment and Economy
    B) Change the World
    C) Equity and Empowerment
    D) Meeting the Challenge
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The theme of the 2017 Shared Value Summit was “Equity and Empowerment”

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. When is the World AIDS day observed?
    A) December 1
    B) December 2
    C) November 30
    D) December 3
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.
  2. Where is the headquarter of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) located?
    A) New York, United States
    B) Paris, France
    C) Geneva, United States
    D) Nairobi, Kenya
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Environment Programme is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.
  3. Who is the Chief Minister of Odisha?
    A) K. Chandrashekar Rao
    B) Naveen Patnaik
    C) N. Chandrababu Naidu
    D) N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
    View Answer
      Option B
  4. Who is the governor of Chhattisgarh?
    A) Shekhar Dutt
    B) Ram Naresh Yadav
    C) Balram Das Tandon
    D) E. S. L. Narasimhan
    View Answer
      Option C
  5. Kalinga Stadium is in which state of India?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
      Option D
  6. Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act came into force in which year?
    A) 1916
    B) 1918
    C) 1915
    D) 1917
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: BJP’s Sanyukta Bhatia will be the first woman to hold the Lucknow Municipal Corporation Mayor’s post in 100 years after the Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act came into being in 1916.

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