Current Affairs Quiz: December 6, 2017

Current Affairs 6 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. The 2018 Golf World Cup will be hosted by which city?
    A) Sydney
    B) Melbourne
    C) Brisbane
    D) Canberra
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Organizers of the golf World Cup announced that Melbourne (city in Victoria, Australia) will host the grand team event for the third straight time in 2018.
  2. Which country has been crowned with the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2017?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) United Arab Emirates
    C) Ireland
    D) Scotland
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Afghanistan grabbed the ICC Intercontinental Cup defeating United Arab Emirates by 10 wickets on the fourth and final day at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  3. India’s largest floating solar power plant with a capacity of 500 kilowatts has been unveiled in which state?
    A) Assam
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Kerala Electricity Minister MM Mani inaugurated India’s largest floating solar power plant at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad district. The plant, worth approximately Rs9.25 crore, floats on 6,000 square metres of water surface. With a capacity of 500 kilowatts, the plant comprises 1,938 solar panels and 17 inverters.
  4. How much amount of loan has been approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Reliance’s Bangladesh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Power Project?
    A) $563 million
    B) $573 million
    C) $583 million
    D) $553 million
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved debt financing and partial risk guarantees totaling $583 million to develop the Reliance Bangladesh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Power Project.
  5. Which among the given life insurance company has become the first to offer digital branch services through its new product Mosambee?
    A) Life Insurance Corporation of India
    B) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company
    C) HDFC Standard Life Insurance
    D) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company has started adoption of digital branch services through its offering Mosambee to add depth and breadth to its service offerings. Mosambee is a handheld device that offers the services of a mobile branch and assists customers with an entire range of customer services
  6. When is the World Soil Day (WSD) observed?
    A) December 5
    B) December 6
    C) December 4
    D) December 7
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.
  7. Who has been conferred with the 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize?
    A) Ibrahim Hanano
    B) Bashir Azmeh
    C) Yusuf al-Azmah
    D) Mohamad Al Jounde
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria was awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for his efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children.
  8. The maiden meeting of the newly formed 15th Finance Commission was held in which city on November 4?
    A) Noida
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Bangalore
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The newly constituted 15th Finance Commission, held its first meeting in Delhi and touched upon preliminary discussions regarding its terms of reference.
  9. Name the first ever ATM/ Partner outlet unveiled by Paytm Payments Bank in a move to expand its operation
    A) Paytm Ka ATM
    B) PPB ATM
    C) Paytm with ATM
    D) PATM
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s largest digital bank Paytm Payments bank has unveiled ‘Paytm Ka ATM’ outlets that allows customers to open Saving Accounts and deposit/withdraw money from their bank accounts.  It is the only Bank which is providing zero balance accounts and zero charges on digital transactions.
  10. The Indian Army successfully test fired missile AKASH which is installed with indigenous radio frequency seeker. AKASH is the first _________ missile with indigenous seeker.
    A) Surface to Surface Missile
    B) Surface to Air Missile
    C) Air to Air Missile
    D) Air to Surface Missile
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Surface to Air Missile AKASH with indigenous radio frequency seeker against target Banshee has been successfully launched from Chandipur, Odisha. With this success, India has achieved the capability of making any type of Surface to Air Missile.
  11. What is the theme of the World Soil Day 2017?
    A) No Food without Soil
    B) Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life
    C) Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground
    D) Soils, a solid ground for life
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The theme of World Soil Day 2017 is “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”.
  12. Purabi Mukhopadhyay died recently due to age related health problems. She was a renowned ____
    A) Author
    B) Judge
    C) Business Women
    D) Singer
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Rabindrasangeet singer Purabi Mukhopadhyay has passed away at her city residence in Kolkata after suffering from age-related health problems. She was 83.
  13. Which of the given districts has recently become the newest to be included in the national capital region by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB)?
    A) Panipat
    B) Shamli
    C) Muzaffarnagar
    D) Meerut
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district has been included in the national capital region, taking the total number of districts in the NCR to 23.  Besides Delhi, there are at present 22 districts — 13 of Haryana, seven of Uttar Pradesh and two of Rajasthan — in the NCR.
  14. India beat which country to win the first ever South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Pakistan
    C) Nepal
    D) Sri lanka
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    India beat Nepal 3-0 to win the first ever South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament (team championship) held at Guwahati, Assam.
  15. Which technology giant has launched the Files Go app which takes mobile-first approach to freeing up space on Android device?
    A) Google
    B) Apple
    C) Oracle
    D) Samsung Electronics
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Tech giant Google announced the launch of Files Go app that takes a mobile-first approach to freeing up space, finding files faster and easily sharing them with others, even when offline.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Banasura Sagar Dam is located in which state?
    A) Goa
    B) Gujarat
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Wayanad district of Kerala
  2. The first edition of the South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament (team championship) was held in which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Assam
    C) Punjab
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The first ever South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament (team championship) was held at Guwahati, Assam.
  3. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium is located in which country?
    A) United Arab Emirates
    B) Indonesia
    C) Egypt
    D) Iran
    View Answer
      Option A
  4. What is the total number of districts listed in the national capital region (NCR)?
    A) 25
    B) 22
    C) 24
    D) 23
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Wth the introduction of Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district in the national capital region, the total number of districts in the NCR has become 23.
  5. Who is the President of the Asian Development Bank?
    A) Wang Kaiwen
    B) Sabyr Imandosov
    C) Takehiko Nakao
    D) Vladimir Potapenko
    View Answer
      Option C

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