Current Affairs Quiz: December 21, 2019

Current Affairs 21 December 2019 Quiz

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  1. Antonio Costa arrived in Delhi to attend the second meeting of the Organising Committee on the celebrations for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.He is the current PM of which country?
    A)Portugal
    B)South Sudan
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa arrived in Delhi to attend the second meeting of the Organising Committee on the celebrations for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  2. Recently Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlotreleased which book authored by PM Narendra Modi?
    A)Exam Fever
    B)Exam Factory
    C)Exam Warriors
    D)Brave the fear
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot released Braille edition of ‘Exam Warriors’, a book authored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  3. Which Government conducted ‘Suposhan Abhiyan’ to help tribals?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Chhattisgarh
    D)Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Chhattisgarh government has conducted various programmes under the scheme ‘Suposhan Abhiyan’ in local languages in Bastar with the help of local artists.

  4. Which state government launched “Jal Sathi” initiative to engage the women from self-help groups in water distribution?
    A)Odisha
    B)WestBengal
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched “Jal Sathi” initiative to engage the women from self-help groups in water distribution and consumer management with the aim of women empowerment.

  5. How much amount was approved by the government for skilling 4 lakh persons?
    A)₹346 cr
    B)₹657 cr
    C)₹245 cr
    D)₹436 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Government approved Rs 436 crore outlay for skilling 4 lakh persons. In the last phase, two lakh IT employees were trained under skilling program, and the new initiative will expand the scope beyond IT professionals to others keen to upskill themselves in areas like AI, Cyber security, blockchain.

  6. The GST Council fixed how much percent uniform tax rate for lottery?
    A)21%
    B)23%
    C)25%
    D)28%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Goods and Services Tax or GST Council has fixed a uniform tax rate of 28 per cent on both state-run and private lottery.

  7. Which anti-hijacking exercise was conducted off the port of Kochi by the Navy, Coast Guard, the Cochin Port Trust and other agencies?
    A)Capture
    B)Antara
    C)Niachi
    D)Apharan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A large-scale anti-hijacking exercise was conducted off the port of Kochi by the Navy, Coast Guard, the Cochin Port Trust and other agencies

  8. The “Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development” Summit held in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addressed a Summit on “Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development in Delhi. While addressing concerns about the depleting ozone layer and the emission of Cfcs and Hfcs the minister said that it is the need of the hour to call upon a meeting to control the minimum temperatures and to keep a check.

  9. The upgraded version of which rocket system was recently successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the Odisha coast?
    A)Pravesh
    B)Suraksha
    C)Agni
    D)Pinaka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Upgraded version of Pinaka guided rocket system successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the Odisha coast.

  10. The two day National Conference on ‘Uniformed Women in Prisons Administration’ began in which city?
    A)Bhopal
    B)Lucknow
    C)Indore
    D)Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai inaugurated a two-day National Conference on ‘Uniformed Women in Prisons Administration’ began at Central Academy for Police Training in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

  11. Which companies are joining forces to make internet-connected homes easier to set up and safer to use?
    A)Apple
    B)Google
    C)Amazon
    D)All of these
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Amazon.com Inc, three of the biggest smart-home and voice-assistant providers — are joining forces to make internet-connected homes easier to set up and safer to use.

  12. Who becomes 3rd US President to be impeached by the house?
    A)Barack Obama
    B)Mich Canes
    C)Christine Georgia
    D)Donald Trump
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives, becoming only the third US president to suffer the ignominy and bringing him a step closer to being removed from office.

  13. Which country PM announced Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize?
    A)Ukraine
    B)Portugal
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa has announced that in order to help perpetuate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals, Portugal will be launching a Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize, each year inspired by his different thoughts and quotes.
  14. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a 2020 administrative budget of how much amount?
    A)$685 million
    B)$757 million
    C)$800 million
    D)$727 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a 2020 administrative budget of 726.7 million dollars, marking 5.2 per cent increase over the previous year’s net internal administrative expense budget.

  15. Which Company completed acquisition of bankrupt Ruchi Soya for Rs 4,350 crore?
    A)Patanjali
    B)Dabur
    C)Nestle
    D)PepsiCo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Debt-ridden Ruchi Soya’s resolution is complete with Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved depositing Rs 1,100 crore equity in a State Bank of India (SBI) escrow account to acquire the edible oil maker for Rs 4,350 crore.

  16. What is the rank of Indian men’s football team in latest FIFA rankings?
    A)108th
    B)109th
    C)110th
    D)105th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian men’s football team remained static at 108th spot in the year-ending FIFA rankings issued recently.India, however, lost 11 places throughout the year.

  17. Who became the first Indian cricketer to take two hat-tricks in the International cricket.?
    A)Yuvi Chahal
    B)Mohd Shami
    C)Kuldeep Yadav
    D)Bhubaneswar Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian cricketer to take two hat-tricks in the International cricket. The left-handed bowler achieved the feat during ongoing second One Day International against West Indies.

  18. Who has been appointed as the Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad?
    A)Atul Karwal
    B)Sanjiv Singh
    C)Atanu Chakraborty
    D)Rajiv Mehta
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Atul Karwal, a 1988 batch IPS officer, has been appointed as the Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.

  19. Who has been appointed as the sole CEO of Oracle?
    A)Mark Turd
    B)Tim Cook
    C)Safra Catz
    D)Satya Nadella
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Safra Catz is appointed as the sole CEO of Oracle. The decision comes after the tragic death of former CEO Mark Hurd in October 2019 .

  20. Who has been restored as Executive Chairman of Tata Sons?
    A)Aziz Premji
    B)Rishad Premji
    C)Cyrus Mistry
    D)Mukesh Ambani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) restored Cyrus Mistry as the Executive Chairman of the Tata Group and held that the appointment of N Chandrasekaran was illegal.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Company Law Tribunal?
    A)Pune
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Oracle?
    A)NewYork
    B)California
    C)Rome
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Portugal?
    A)euro
    B)Dollar
    C)peso
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

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