Current Affairs Quiz: December 23, 2017

Current Affairs 23 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. Name the initiative launched by the Ministry of External Affairs to take Indian foreign policy and its global engagements to students across the country
    A) SAMEEP
    B) SAAHAS
    C) SABHAA
    D) SAFALTA
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    With an aim to bring foreign policy to the masses the External Affairs Ministry has come up with an initiative – SAMEEP – ‘Students and MEA Engagement Programme’. Under this MEA officials will talk to students to help them better understand foreign policy.
  2. When is the National Mathematics Day observed?
    A) December 21
    B) December 23
    C) December 22
    D) December 20
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Famed Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birth anniversary on December 22 is celebrated as National Mathematics Day. It was in recognition of his contribution to mathematics the Government of India decided to celebrate Ramanujan’s birthday as the National Mathematics Day every year.
  3. As per the latest Financial Stability Report (FSR) by the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI), the gross non-performing assets (GNPAs) is expected to rise to ____ percent of gross advances in March 2018 from 10.2 percent in September 2017
    A) 10.9 Percent
    B) 10.8 Percent
    C) 10.5 Percent
    D) 10.7 Percent
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    According to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Financial Stability Report (FSR), gross non-performing assets (GNPAs) might rise from 10.2 per cent of gross advances in September 2017 to 10.8 per cent in March 2018 and further to 11.1 per cent by September 2018.
  4. Which among the given Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Brand has been ranked as India’s most trusted Brand by the Brand Trust Report India Study 2017?
    A) ITC
    B) Nestle India
    C) Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL)
    D) Patanjali
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Patanjali has been ranked as India’s most trusted Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Brand by the Brand Trust Report India Study 2017 and has been announced as the most attractive brand in India.
  5. In the recent past, Banwari Lal Joshi passed away. He was former Lt Governor of___
    A) Puducherry
    B) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
    C) Delhi
    D) Lakshadweep
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Delhi’s former Lt Governor Banwari Lal Joshi has passed away after undergoing treatment for cardiac and respiratory issues.
  6. Who among the following has been elected as the Chief Minister of Gujarat post assembly elections?
    A) Vijay Rupani
    B) Smriti Irani
    C) Vajubhai Vala
    D) Keshubhai Patel
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    After the BJP won the election for the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, claiming a clear majority of 99 seats, Vijay Rupani has been announced as the chief minister of Gujarat. Nitin Patel will also continue as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
  7. The joint naval exercise Sea Breeze was held between Indian Navy with the naval force of which country?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Turkey
    C)  Iraq
    D) Oman
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Navy conducted the joint naval exercise Naseem-Al-Bahr with the Oman Navy. The exercise is also known as Sea Breeze.
  8. How much amount of development assistance has been announced by the government of India for Myanmar’s Rakhine State?
    A) $ 20 million
    B) $ 25 million
    C) $ 15 million
    D) $ 30 million
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India has announced a development assistance of $25 million for Myanmar’s Rakhine State, from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims recently fled following incidents of violence against the community.
  9. Name the celebrity to attain the top position in the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings
    A) Akshay Kumar
    B) Shah Rukh Khan
    C) Salman Khan
    D) Virat Kohli
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Superstar Salman Khan has once again maintained the top spot in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the second consecutive year. Shah Rukh Khan and India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli took the second and third spot respectively with actor Priyanka Chopra named as only female celebrity in top 10 list.
  10. Who among the following women cricketers has been named in both the ICC Women’s ODI and T20I Team of the Year 2017 released recently?
    A) Latika Kumari
    B) Harmanpreet Kaur
    C) Mithali Raj
    D) Ekta Bisht
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    India captain Mithali Raj was named in the ICC women’s ODI team of the year while left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the lone cricketer to find a place in the both the ODI and T20 Teams of the year announced by the world body.
  11. The government of India has planned to establish a Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) in which of the following Arab countries?
    A) Egypt
    B) Jordan
    C) Oman
    D) United Arab Emirates
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India will be establishing a Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) at Al Azhar University, Egypt’s highest religious authority and one of the world’s most eminent seats of Sunni Muslim learning.
  12. The Exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ or ‘Sea Breeze’ 2017 was conducted in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Muscat
    C) Sur City
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 11th edition of the bilateral exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ or ‘Sea Breeze’ exercise was conducted between Indian Navy and Oman Navy in Muscat, Oman 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. National Mathematics Day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of ___
    A) Brahmagupta
    B) C. R. Rao
    C) Aryabhata
    D) Srinivasa Ramanujan
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887 and died on 26 April 1920. It was in recognition of his contribution to mathematics the Government of India decided to celebrate Ramanujan’s birthday as the National Mathematics Day every year and to celebrate 2012 as the National Mathematics Year.
  2. What is the currency of Oman?
    A) Taka
    B) Rial
    C) Dinar
    D) Peso
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      Option B
  3. Who is the President of Egypt?
    A) Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    B) Abdelaziz Bouteflika
    C) Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    D) Mohammed Yousef el-Magariaf
    View Answer
      Option A

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