Current Affairs Quiz: December 5, 2017

Current Affairs 5 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. The deadline set by the government of India for the registration of motor vehicles conforming to Emission Standard Bharat Stage-IV is ________
    A) 30 June 2020
    B) 1 April 2020
    C) 30 April 2018
    D) 30 June 2018
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    In a bid to curb emissions from the vehicles based on outdated technology, the Central government has proposed to set the registration deadline for BS-IV standard vehicles to June 30, 2020. Earlier it was ordered to implement the Bharat Standard-VI compliant cleaner transport fuels across the nation by April 2020 and by April 2018 in Delhi.
  2. The 4 days International Conference on Climate Change has been inaugurated in which country from December 3, 2017?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Nepal
    C) Bhutan
    D) India
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    An international conference to draw attention on climate change and its adverse effects on people in the Hindu Kush mountain range has started in Kathmandu, Nepal. Theme of the conference is Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
  3. Arogya 2017- the first ever International Conference on AYUSH and Wellness has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) Bangalore
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The First Ever International Conference on AYUSH and Wellness ‘Arogya 2017’ was inaugurated by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in New Delhi. 
  4. The government of India has increased the budget of Agricultural Education by____ percent in 2017-18 as compared to the financial year 2013-14.
    A) 41.9%
    B) 50.2%
    C) 47.4%
    D) 38.5%
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Agriculture minister said that the Government has started implementing programmes towards strengthening Agricultural Education, Research and Extension for a long term and sustainable development in agriculture. He mentioned that the government of India has increased the budget of Agricultural Education by 47.4% this year as compared to the financial year 2013-14.
  5. Which company has acquired a strategic stake in digital platform Juggernaut Books on November 4, 2017?
    A) Bharti Airtel
    B) Amazon India
    C) Paytm
    D) Idea Cellular
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Bharti Airtel, the telecommunications service provider, has acquired a strategic stake in Juggernaut Books, a digital platform to discover and read high quality, affordable books and to submit amateur writing.
  6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a unique world-class SGVP Holistic Hospital in which of the following cities on November 3, 2017?
    A) Gandhinagar
    B) Patna
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) New Delhi
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a unique world-class hospital at the Swaminarayan Gurukul Vidyapeeth Pratisthanam in Ahmedabad. The 200-bed hospital is an integration of Yoga, Ayurveda and Allopathy.
  7. The Venezuelan President has announced the creation of a new virtual currency named _______ in order to deal with the economic crisis in the country.
    A) Paffin
    B) Lini
    C) Lard
    D) Petro
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency ‘Petro’ in a bid to ease the country’s economic crisis. Petro would be backed by Venezuela’s oil, gas, gold and diamond wealth.
  8. Who among the given players has been named as the captain of Indian cricket team for the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup?
    A) Shubman Gill
    B) Manjot Kalra
    C) Prithvi Shaw
    D) Himanshu Rana
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw saw his performance in domestic season bear fruit as the 18-year was named as the captain of India’s squad for the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup next year in New Zealand. Shubman Gill is named the vice-captain.
  9. Name the deadly cyclone that hit parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands on December 2, 2017?
    A) Nesat
    B) Ockhi
    C) Ophelia
    D) Wilma
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Heavy rains and gushing winds hammered the southern coast of Tamil Nadu and Kerala as a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal turned into a cyclone named Ockhi, leaving behind a trail of destruction. It also hit Lakshadweep Islands.
  10. Name the legendary Bollywood star icon and a member of the Hindi film industry’s famous Kapoor family who passed away on December 4.
    A) Shashi Kapoor
    B) Randhir Kapoor
    C) Shammi Kapoor
    D) Rajiv Kapoor
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran Bollywood actor and the romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, Shashi Kapoor who immortalised the line “Mere Paas Maa Hai”, died this evening after prolonged illness.
  11. In Fitch’s December Global Economic Outlook, India’s GDP growth has been lowered to ____ percent from the previous 6.9 percent for the FY18.
    A) 6.8 %
    B) 6.7 %
    C) 6.5 %
    D) 6.6%
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    According to Fitch’s December Global Economic Outlook (GEO), the global ratings agency reduced the growth forecast for the fiscal year to end-March 2018 (FY18) to 6.7% from 6.9%. It has also lowered India’s growth forecast for FY’19 to 7.3% from 7.4% earlier.
  12. Which state has signed an MoU with Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited to establish World’s first Information Technology (IT) campus for persons with disabilities?
    A) Telangana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Telangana government has signed an agreement with Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited to set up World’s first Information Technology (IT) campus for persons with disabilities that will focus on creating employment opportunities for them.
  13. The ICC U-19 World Cup 2018 will be held in which country?
    A) Australia
    B) India
    C) New Zealand
    D) South Africa
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be held in New Zealand from 13 January to 3 February 2018
  14. Rating agency Fitch has lowered the GDP growth of India for the FY19 from 7.4 percent to ____ percent.
    A) 7.3%
    B) 7%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.1%
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Fitch’s December Global Economic Outlook (GEO) has lowered India’s growth forecast for FY’19 to 7.3% from 7.4% earlier.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The headquarter of rating agency Fitch is located in ______
    A) Washington DC, United States
    B) New York, United States
    C) Paris, France
    D) Vienna, Austria
    View Answer
      Option B
  2. Sher Bahadur Deuba is the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Tibet
    B) Malaysia
    C) Bhutan
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
      Option D
  3. What is the capital of Venezuela?
    A) Caracas
    B) Bogota
    C) Georgetown
    D) Paramaribo
    View Answer
      Option A
  4. Name the President of Venezuela.
    A) Desi Bouterse
    B) Nicolas Maduro
    C) Rodrigo Maia
    D) Juan Manuel Santos
    View Answer
      Option B
  5. Who is the current Minister of Commerce & Industry of India?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Prakash Javadekar
    C) Nitin Gadkari
    D) Suresh Prabhu
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      Option D
  6. Name the CEO of Bharti Airtel
    A) Anupam Srivastava
    B) Rajeev Suri
    C) Ashok Ganapathy
    D) Himanshu Kapania
    View Answer
      Option C

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