Current Affairs Quiz: December 28, 2019

Current Affairs 28 December 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released a postage stamp to commemorate the distinguished service and glorious contribution by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released a postage stamp to commemorate the distinguished service and glorious contribution by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in protecting the nation.

  2. Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban),how many houses have been sanctioned in urban areas?
    A)1 cr
    B)2 cr
    C)3 cr
    D)5 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government said that under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) more than one crore houses have been already sanctioned out of a validated demand of 1.12 crore houses in urban areas. He said a total of 57 lakh houses are in various stages of construction of which, nearly 30 Lakh houses have been completed.

  3. As per government, All villages to have free WiFi services by which year?
    A)August 2020
    B)April 2020
    C)February 2020
    D)March 2020
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that free WiFi services will be provided to all villages across the country through Bharatnet till March next year.

  4. Recently Vice-President dedicates LPG bottling plant in which state?
    A)Odisha
    B)WestBengal
    C)Bihar
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu dedicated to the nation, the LPG bottling plant at Balangir in Odisha via video conferencing from Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

  5. Which state to observe 2020 as Susashan Sankalp Varsh”?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Haryana
    C)Odisha
    D)WestBengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Haryana government will observe 2020 as “Susashan Sankalp Varsh” during which suggestions and reforms in governance would be invited from the people, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced.

  6. The Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express has been transformed with the display of which state art,culture and heritage?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Bihar
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express which has been transformed with the display of Odisha’s art, culture and heritage was flagged off by the Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The train has been draped in high-quality designs on vinyl wrapping showcasing dance forms, archaeological monuments, traditional Pattachitra, and flora and fauna of Odisha.

  7. The National Tribal Dance Festival begins in which city?
    A)Raipur
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    National Tribal Dance Festival has begun in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi inaugurated the festival. The inaugural function was presided over by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

  8. How much amount of preferential allotment share was allotted to Allahabad Bank, Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and UCO Bank totally?
    A)₹5678 cr
    B)₹9789 cr
    C)₹8456 cr
    D)₹8655 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has approved releasing ₹8,655 crore to three public sector lenders — Allahabad Bank, Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and UCO Bank — for preferential allotment of shares.

  9. Which organisation released the Financial Stability Report?
    A)LIC
    B)NABARD
    C)IRDA
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the Financial Stability Report, which states that the financial system of the country is stable.
  10. What is the rank of India globally in home price appreciation according to Knight Frank?
    A)41st
    B)42nd
    C)45th
    D)47th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Knight Frank Global House Price Index Q3 2019 released recently ranked India at 47th spot among 56 countries tracked in terms of appreciation in residential real estate prices with a marginal 0.6 per cent year-on-year rise in home prices.

  11. Recently which player has been banned for one year with immediate effect by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) for failing doping test?
    A)Sumit Sangwan
    B)Amit Phangal
    C)Vijender Singh
    D)Shiv Thapa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Asian Games silver medalist boxer Sumit Sangwan has been banned for one year with immediate effect by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) for failing doping test.

  12. Who is conferred with the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) highest award Life Achievement honour?
    A)Guruprasad Mohapatra
    B)Vikas Singroul
    C)Santosh G Honavar
    D)Taraknath Banerjee
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dr Santosh G Honavar, India’s ophthalmologist is conferred with the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) highest award Life Achievement honour that is given to its members. He is the first Indian chosen for the honour. American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye specialists.

  13. Recently Allee Willis passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Actress
    B)Author
    C)Songwriter
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The American songwriter Allee Willis passed away recently. She penned the iconic “I’ll Be There For You” track for the long-running television show “Friends”. She has several other hits under her name like Earth, Wind and Fire, which was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. She won a Grammy in 1985 for her work on the soundtrack for “Beverly Hills Cop“

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence?
    A)Mumbai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of UCO Bank?
    A)Delhi
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D

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