Current Affairs Quiz: December 24, 2017

Current Affairs 24 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. Name the project launched by the government of India for holistic development of villages situated along the bank of the River Ganga
    A) Ganga Gram
    B) Swachh Ganga
    C) Swachh Gram
    D) Ganga Gram Nirman
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The centre’s ambitious ‘Ganga Gram’ Project, aimed at holistic development of villages situated along the bank of the holy river, was launched in New Delhi. As part of its clean Ganga mission – Namami Gange, the Ganga Gram project is an integrated approach for the holistic development of villages situated on the banks of the holy river with the active participation of villagers
  2. To boost inflows of foreign funds into Indian capital markets, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has raised the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) investment limit in central government securities to over Rs ____ lakh with effect from January 1, 2018
    A) Rs 1.95 lakh
    B) Rs 1.91 lakh
    C) Rs 1.97 lakh
    D) Rs 1.99 lakh
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    To boost inflows of foreign funds into Indian capital markets, regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) raised the investment limit for FPI in central government securities to over Rs 1.91 lakh crore from January 1, 2018. Currently, investment limit for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) is Rs 1,89,700 crore.
  3. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed new sanctions on which country for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test?
    A) Iraq
    B) North Korea
    C) Russia
    D) Ukraine
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the U.S. mainland.
  4. Name the pilot project launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the cleanliness and development of beaches in coastal States/UTs
    A) Marine Drive
    B) Aqua Purity
    C) Seaside
    D) Blue Flag
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Ministry of Environment and Forests has launched a pilot project named “Blue Flag” for beach cleanup and development. The objective of the project is to enhance standards of cleanliness and upkeep basic amenities at beaches. Under the pilot programme, each of the coastal State/UT has identified a beach, to be funded through the ongoing Integrated Coastal Management Programme.
  5. According to the Fraud Monitoring Reports by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), scheduled commercial banks including “select financial institutions” has lost an amount of Rs ____ crore on account of frauds during 2016-17.
    A) Rs 16,797 crore
    B) Rs 15,792 crore
    C) Rs 16,789 crore
    D) Rs 15,989 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) “Fraud Monitoring Reports” showed that the scheduled commercial banks including “select financial institutions” lost Rs 16,789 crore due to frauds in 2016-17.
  6. How much amount of loan agreement has recently been signed between India and Germany for providing additional funding for the Pare Hydroelectric Plant project under Indo-German Bilateral Development Cooperation?
    A) Euro 20 million
    B) Euro 25 million
    C) Euro 30 million
    D) Euro 15 million
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    A Loan agreement and a Guarantee agreement for providing additional funding of Euro 20 million was signed between India and Germany for the project ‘Pare Hydroelectric Plant’ under Indo-German Bilateral Development Cooperation.
  7. What is the rank of India in the category of most vacation deprived country according to the Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2017?
    A) 9
    B) 3
    C) 7
    D) 5
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    According to a survey of Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2017, globally India has been ranked as the 5th most vacation deprived country due to heavy work schedule, with 60 percent respondents corroborating with the view.
  8. Name the e-commerce company that has acquired Home IoT Startup named Blink in an effort to expand its reach into connected home space
    A) Flipkart
    B) Amazon
    C) Paytm
    D) Snapdeal
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In a bid to ramp up its connected home line-up, online giant Amazon has acquired a startup named Blink that builds wireless home monitoring systems, including connected Wi-Fi home security cameras.
  9. Which among the following sports has been scrapped from the list of the events for 2022 Commonwealth Games?
    A) Gymnastics
    B) Wrestling
    C) Shooting
    D) Archery
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Shooting has been excluded from the events list, for the 2022 edition, and instead a mixed-gender Twenty20 cricket event for the games. The host nation can pick upto seven such sports. Hosts Birmingham has picked judexcludedo, table tennis, wrestling, gymnastics, diving, cycling and 3v3 basketball. 
  10. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissioned its sixth and final Samarth-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), ICGS _______into service on 20 December 2017.
    A) Pranay
    B) Kushal
    C) Subhas
    D) Sujay
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned its sixth and final 105M Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), ICGS Sujay during a ceremony in Goa, on Dec. 20.
  11. Name the country that has topped the Forbes’ 12th annual survey of the Best Countries for Business 2018
    A) United Kingdom
    B) New Zealand
    C) Netherlands
    D) Sweden
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Kingdom has topped Forbes’ rankings of best countries in the world for business in 2018 for the first time, up from fifth last year. The list ranks 153 countries on 15 factors including property rights, innovation, taxes and red tape. The UK is followed by New Zealand and the Netherlands.
  12. Who is the winner of the best actor male in Zee Cine Awards 2018?
    A) Ajay Devgan
    B) Varun Dhawan
    C) Ranbir Kapoor
    D) Hritik Roshan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Zee Cine Awards 2018 took place recently, marking the presence of almost all the big stars from Bollywood. The winner’s list includes Varun Dhawan, Sridevi, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, and Golmaal Again team grabbing the highest recognition. Best actor male- Varun Dhawan for Badrinath Ki Dulhania while best actor female- Sridevi for Mom
  13. Name the winner of the Mrs India-Pride of Nation 2017 in Group A category
    A) Poonam Gaur
    B) Payal Ghosh
    C) Ihana Dhillon
    D) Mayanka Patel
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Mayanka Patel from Mumbai and Poonam Gaur from Gurugram were crowned Mrs India-Pride of Nation in two different categories at the grand finale. Mayanka was announced winner in Group A category that had participation of girls in the age bracket of 21 years to 34 years while Group B (34-45 years) saw Poonam taking the crown at the event.
  14. According to the Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2017, which country has been ranked at top spot in the list of most vacation deprived country?
    A) South Korea
    B) France
    C) Malaysia
    D) Hong Kong
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    South Korea stood at number one position with 82 percent, followed by France (66 percent), Malaysia (65 percent) and Hong Kong (64 percent) in the list of most vacation deprived country according to the Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2017 
  15. The recently launched book titled The Way I See It — a Gauri Lankesh Reader, containing selected writings by late journalist Gauri Lankesh has been edited by which writer?
    A) Preeti Shenoy
    B) Chandan Gowda
    C) Upamanyu Chatterjee
    D) Amit Chaudhuri
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    A book containing selected writings by late journalist Gauri Lankesh was launched three months after she was gunned down outside her home in Bengaluru by unidentified men. The book, The Way I See It — a Gauri Lankesh Reader, has been edited by writer and sociologist Chandan Gowda.
  16. Name the winner of the Best Director at the Zee Cine Awards 2018
    A) Rohit Shetty
    B) Shashank Khaitan
    C) Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
    D) Ravi Udyawar
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for Bareilly Ki Barfi
  17. What is the rank of India in the Forbes’ 12th annual survey of the Best Countries for Business 2018
    A) 69
    B) 70
    C) 55
    D) 62
    View Answer
      Option D
  18. Name the movie to win the best film award at the Zee Cine Awards 2018
    A) Golmaal Again
    B) Badrinath Ki Dulhania
    C) Bareilly Ki Barfi
    D) Baahubali
    View Answer
      Option A
  19. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in which country?
    A) Melbourne, Australia
    B) Glasgow, Scotland
    C) Queensland, Australia
    D) Birmingham, England
    View Answer
      Option D
  20. Who has been honored with the Global icon award at the Zee Cine Awards 2018?
    A) Deepika Padukone
    B) Priyanka Chopra
    C) Kangana Ranaut
    D) Manushi Chillar
    View Answer
      Option B

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

21. Who is the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
A) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
B) Sriram Kalyanaraman
C) Ajay Tyagi
D) Yaduvendra Mathur

View Answer
  Option C

22. Where is the United Nations Security Council headquartered?
A) Paris, France
B) London, United Kingdom
C) Geneva, Switzerland
D) New York, United States

View Answer
  Option D

23. What is the currency of Germany?
A) Euro
B) Dollar
C) Franc
D) Pound

View Answer
  Option A

24. What is the capital of North Korea?
A) Seoul
B) Pyongyang
C) Nampo
D) Minsk

View Answer
  Option B

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