Current Affairs Quiz: December 3, 2017

Current Affairs 3 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved to construct 1.12 lakh more affordable houses. The total budget allocated for this project is Rs _____ crore.
    A) Rs 8,105 crore
    B) Rs 8,110 crore
    C) Rs 8,115 crore
    D) Rs 8,120 crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has approved the construction of 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). There will be an investment of Rs 8,105 crore for construction of these houses. The Centre will provide an assistance of Rs 1,681 crore for their construction.
  2. Which country will host the ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on December 15, 2017 to find ways to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests?
    A) Russia
    B) China
    C) Japan
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Japan announced that it will host a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on 15th December.
  3. In an effort to encourage women entrepreneurship, the state government of Telangana has set up an exclusive innovation hub called WE-Hub. How much amount has been allocated as initial fund by the state for the project?
    A) Rs. 20 crore fund
    B) Rs. 15 crore fund
    C) Rs. 10 crore fund
    D) Rs. 25 crore fund
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Telangana Government announced a move to set up an exclusive innovation hub on the lines of T-Hub for women called WE-Hub, backing it with an exclusive Rs. 15-crore fund. NITI Aayog will back the proposed WE-Hub with funds under the Atal Innovation Mission
  4. Who among the given has bagged the title of Miss Supranational 2017 held in Poland on December 1, 2017?
    A) Jenny Kim
    B) Bianca Tirsin
    C) Tica Martinez
    D) Bitaniya Yosef
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Miss Korea Jenny Kim was crowned Miss Supranational 2017 in Poland. Tica Martinez of Colombia and Bianca Tirsin of Romania were named the first runner-up and second runner-up respectively. India’s official entry to the competition, Peden Ongmu Namgyal, reached top 25, but failed to make it to the top 10.
  5. With the end of the final cricket Test against Sri Lanka on December 2, 2017, Virat Kohli became the fourth fastest Indian batsman to reach the landmark of 5,000 runs in the five-day format. Identify who has not reached this mark among the given players.
    A) Sunil Gavaskar
    B) Sachin Tendulkar
    C) Virender Sehwag
    D) Sourav Ganguly
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Virat Kohli became the fourth fastest Indian batsman to reach the landmark of 5,000 runs in the five-day format on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Other three are legendary Sunil Gavaskar followed by former star opener Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. 
  6. The 2017 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit was hosted by which country?
    A) Russia
    B) China
    C) India
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The annual SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summit held in Russia’s Sochi discussed issues related to the regional security scenario including the situation in the Gulf and Afghanistan.
  7. India won the elections to enter the Council of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under category B with second highest margin securing 144 votes of member countries. Name the country to secure the highest vote in the category.
    A) UAE
    B) Germany
    C) Turkey
    D) Russia
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    India won the election to the Council of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in Category-B which represents the developing countries and countries with largest interests in international sea-borne trade.  India won with second highest margin securing 144 votes of member countries while the highest was secured by Germany.
  8. As per the official data of RBI, India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves (Forex) kitty increased by $___ billion totalling to $ ____ billion as on November 24, 2017 as compared to $ 399.53 billion for the week before.
    A) $ 2.20 billion; $ 450.74 billion
    B) $ 1.20 billion; $ 500.74 billion
    C) $ 1.20 billion; $ 400.74 billion
    D) $ 1.00 billion; $ 300.74 billion
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) weekly statistical supplement showed that India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves kitty increased by $1.20 billion as on November 24, 2017. The overall Forex reserves rose to $400.74 billion from $399.53 billion reported for the week ended November 17. India’s Forex reserves comprise of foreign currency assets (FCAs), gold reserves, special drawing rights (SDRs) and the RBI’s position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 
  9. Who among the following has been appointed as the next MD & CEO of Infosys with effect from January 2018?
    A) Nandan Nilekani
    B) Salil S. Parekh
    C) U B Pravin Rao
    D) Vishal Sikka
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    IT bellwether Infosys has appointed Salil S. Parekh as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with effect from January 2, 2018 for a five-year term. He will succeed U.B. Pravin Rao.
  10. Which state has become the first state of India to pass Green University Bill to establish an Environmental Studies University in the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) West Bengal
    D) Goa
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    West Bengal Assembly passed the West Bengal Green University Bill 2017 for setting up an environmental studies university at Hooghly district.
  11. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the ‘State Formation Day’ celebrations of which Indian state on December 1?
    A) Assam
    B) Manipur
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Hornbill Festival and State Formation Day celebrations of Nagaland in Kisama. The Hornbill Festival is the perfect showcase of rich Naga culture and traditions, preserved over the years in the form of music, dance and food.
  12. Name the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise conducted by the Indian Coast Guard on 29 November 2017 in Port Blair
    A) Clean Sea – 2017
    B) Mission Cleanliness – 2017
    C) Combat Sea Pollution – 2017
    D) Sea Health – 2017
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Coast Guard on 29 November 2017 conducted a Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise ‘Clean Sea – 2017’ at sea off Port Blair, capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Hornbill Festival is celebrated in which state of India?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Mizoram
    C) Manipur
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 – 10 December, in Nagaland. The Hornbill Festival is the perfect showcase of rich Naga culture and traditions, preserved over the years in the form of music, dance and food.
  2. Who is the Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?
    A) Aziz Nosirov
    B) Wang Kaiwen
    C) Sabyr Imandosov
    D) Rashid Alimov
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Headquarter: Beijing, China and Founded: 26 April 1996
  3. Where is the headquarter of United Nations Security Council situated?
    A) Geneva, United States
    B) Beijing, China
    C) New York, United States
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Head: Sebastiano Cardi and Founded: 24 October 1945
  4. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is headquartered at____
    A) Paris, France
    B) London, United Kingdom
    C) Washington DC, United States
    D) The Hague, Netherlands
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Founded: 17 March 1948 and Head: Kitack Lim
  5. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), government has set the target to achieve houses to all urban poor by which year?
    A) 2021
    B) 2020
    C) 2022
    D) 2019
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) PMAY(U), the government targets to provide houses to all urban poor by 2022. Currently, the shortage of houses is pegged at 1.2 crore. 

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