Current Affairs Quiz: December 20, 2017

Current Affairs 20 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. The Union Government has approved setting up of _____ Mega Food Parks in the country to boost food and agro-based processing units
    A) 50
    B) 42
    C) 46
    D) 48
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The government has approved setting up of a total 42 Mega Food Parks in the country to create modern infrastructure for food processing. Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that nine Mega Food Parks have become functional so far and Ministry has targeted to make six more Mega Food Parks functional in this financial year and 12 by the next financial year.
  2. Name the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) who retired from the post on December 19, 2017 after completing his five-year tenure
    A) Dipak Misra
    B) Lokeshwar Singh
    C) Swatanter Kumar
    D) J. S. Khehar
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar today retired from the post after completing his five-year tenure. His successor is yet to be appointed. Justice Kumar resigned as Supreme Court judge after he was appointed NGT chairperson on December 20, 2012.
  3. Name the badminton player to win both the U-17 and U-19 girls singles title at the 42nd Junior National Badminton Championship
    A) Aakarshi Kashyap
    B) Malvika Bansod
    C) Mansi Singh
    D) Vaidehi Choudhari
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s top-ranked junior shuttler Aakarshi Kashyap won U-17 and U-19 singles titles at junior Nationals held in Guwahati, Assam.
  4. The Losar Festival is celebrated in which state of India to mark the beginning of new year?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Goa
    C) Assam
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is celebrating Losar Festival from today (19th December 2017). The festival is celebrated to mark the new year and the celebrations continue for three days to nine days in different parts of Ladakh.
  5. Who has been conferred with the prestigious National Design Award 2017 by the National Design Research Forum (NDRF)?
    A) Srini R Srinivasan
    B) Priya Paul
    C) G. Satheesh Reddy
    D) Jeevak Badve
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, has been conferred with the prestigious National Design Award.
  6. Name the telecom company that has entered into a definitive agreement with Millicom International Cellular to acquire 100 percent equity interest in its subsidiary Tigo Rwanda Limited?
    A) Bharti Airtel
    B) Reliance Communications
    C) Vodafone
    D) BSNL
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Telecom giant Bharti Airtel entered into a definitive agreement with Millicom International Cellular S.A. under which Airtel Rwanda Limited will acquire 100 percent equity interest in Tigo Rwanda Limited. The acquisition will consolidate the Rwandan telecom market and position Airtel as a strong operator in Rwanda.
  7. Which country has planned to conduct an informal mini-ministerial World Trade Organization meeting in February 2018 to discuss matters related to food securities and other issues?
    A) Brazil
    B) India
    C) Switzerland
    D) Pakistan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India will host a meeting of WTO member countries in February 2018 to muster support for food security and other issues. 
  8. Which state government has inked pact with the UNESCO (MGIEP) to set up first of its kind ‘Gaming for Learning Hub’ to benefit students with learning differences?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Telangana
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Andhra Pradesh Government in association with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is planning to establish a centre of excellence for children with learning differences as well as a “gaming for e-learning hub”. It will be the first of the its kind in India and in Asia-Pacific region.
  9. Name the small finance banks that has signed an MoU with Sahaj e-Village for extending its banking service in remote areas through Business Correspondent Agent (BC) model
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    C) AU Small Finance Bank
    D) Fincare Small Finance Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    AU Small Finance Bank has announced signing an MoU with Sahaj e-Village for extending its banking service in remote areas through Business Correspondent Agent (BC) model.
  10. Which among the following ride sharing companies has acquired the Foodpanda’s India business from Germany’s Delivery Hero in exchange for stock?
    A) Uber
    B) Ola
    C) My Taxi
    D) TaxiForSure
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Ride-sharing platform Ola announced that it has acquired Foodpanda’s India business from Germany’s Delivery Hero in exchange for Ola stock. Under the agreement, Ola will also commit to investing $200 million in foodpanda India.
  11. The Eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations have been inaugurated in which state by the petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan?
    A) Odisha
    B) Jharkhand
    C) West Bengal
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations at Chandrasekharpur and Patia in Bhubaneswar, Odisha to supply CNG to vehicles. He also launched CNG-run scooters and auto-rickshaws.
  12. Yes Bank has partnered with which global financial institution to co-finance $400 million funding for renewable power generation project in India?
    A) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    B) Asian Development Bank
    C) World Bank
    D) European Investment Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    YES Bank and the European Investment Bank will co-finance $400-million funding for renewable power generation in the country. Of the $400-million, the EIB will fund $200 million, while the rest will be supported by YES Bank, the project promoters and other financial institutions.
  13. Name the winner of the 2017 BBC Team of the Year award
    A) England women’s cricket team
    B) England men’s cricket team
    C) Great Britain Davis Cup team (tennis)
    D) Great Britain Olympic & Paralympic teams
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    England women’s cricketers won the Team of the Year award at the BBC Sports Personality show after their 2017 World Cup triumph. They beat India by nine runs after a stunning fightback in the final at Lord’s in July.
  14. Who has been selected for the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017?
    A) Vishwanath Tripathi
    B) Kolakaluri Enoch
    C) Joy Goswami
    D) M.P Veerendra Kumar
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Eminent Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be given the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017. It is the first time the award will be given to a Bengali poet for his poetry collection titled Du Dondo Phowara Matro.
  15. Who among the following has been appointed as the new sales head of Apple India operations?
    A) Maneesh Dhir
    B) Michel Coulomb
    C) Sanjay Kaul
    D) Albert Gore
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Apple has named Michel Coulomb as the head of sales for its operations in India, a key market for the iconic iPhone maker. He succeeds Sanjay Kaul, who has stepped down from the post. 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Moortidevi Award is given annually for contributions to ______
    A) Sports
    B) Literature
    C) Arts & Music
    D) Science
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Moortidevi Award is an India literary award annually presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith for a contemplative and perceptive work which expresses, underlines and illuminates human values written in any Indian languages or English. The award consists of a Saraswati Statue, a Citation Plaque and cash award of Rupees 4 lac. 
  2. Who is the President of the European Investment Bank?
    A) Werner Hoyer
    B) Jin Liqun
    C) Kristalina Georgieva
    D) Takehiko Nakao
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Headquarter-Luxembourg
  3. What is the capital of Rwanda?
    A) Moroni
    B) Sofia
    C) Minsk
    D) Kigali
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Currency- Rwandan franc; President- Paul Kagame
  4. The National Green Tribunal was set up under which of the following Acts?
    A) National Green Tribunal Act 2010
    B) National Green Tribunal Act 2007
    C) National Green Tribunal Act 2009
    D) National Green Tribunal Act 2012
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Green Tribunal has been established on 18.10.2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  5. Which of the following is not true about the World Trade Organisation (WTO)?
    A) Headquarters is in New York, United States
    B) It was founded on 1 January 1995
    C) Currently 164 countries are its member states
    D) Director General is Roberto Azevedo
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland

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  1. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

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