Current Affairs Quiz: December 07, 2018

Current Affairs 7 December 2018 Quiz

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  1. According to the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization, the number of patents granted by India shot up by how much percent?
    A)45 percent
    B)50percent
    C)51 percent
    D)85 percent
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The number of patents granted by India shot up by 50% in 2017, keeping up a trend of steep increases, according to the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization.

  2. In an attempt to tackle smuggling, the Central government has approved Anti Smuggling national Coordination Centre(SCord) under which organization?
    A)Central Bureau of Investigation
    B)Research and Analysis Wing
    C)Crime Investigation department
    D)Directorate of Revenue Intelligence
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In an attempt to tackle smuggling, the Central government has approved Anti Smuggling national Coordination Centre(SCord) under the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence(DRI).
  3. How much amount was approved to Kerala,Nagaland and Andhra Pradesh that were affected by floods, landslides and cyclone over the past few months?
    A)Rs 3780 cr
    B)Rs 3719 cr
    C)Rs 3700 cr
    D)Rs 3518 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The centre approved additional assistance of Rs 3719.07 crore to Kerala,Nagaland and Andhra Pradesh that were affected by floods, landslides and cyclone over the past few months.

  4. India Centre Capital Summit held in which state?
    A)Goa
    B)Telangana
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The commerce and industry ministry is organizing a day long startup India centre capital Summit in Goa with an aim to attract global capital into the country. The themeof the summit is “Mobilizing Global Capital for Innovation in India”.
  5. Asian Development Bank entered into an arrangement with which organisation to put in place a single framework that will make co-financed projects more efficient?

    A)Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
    B)World Bank
    C)AIIB
    D)United Nations

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Asian Development Bnak (ADB) said it has entered into an arrangement with the World Bank to put in place a single framework that will make co-financed projects more efficient.

  6. What is the rank of India in the world in terms of emission of carbon dioxide,according to Global Carbon Project study?
    A)1st
    B)4th
    C)3rd
    D)2nd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India is the 4th highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world accounting for 7 per cent of global emissions in 2017, a study by the Global Carbon Project released recently.China tops the list.

  7. Exercise “Clean Sea 2018’ was held at which place?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Daman and Diu
    C)Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    D)Port Blair
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Coast Guard has conducted the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise titled “Clean Sea 2018” at Port Blair.

  8. Which city’s court became the first in india to start e-payment facility?
    A)Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    To bring transparency to cash transactions, the Pune district administration is starting an e-payment facility in the Shivajinager district and sessions court.

  9. Which state launched a unique initiative “SMART”?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Sikkim
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a bid to transform rural Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched a unique initiative called “SMART” which stands for “State of Maharahtra Agribusiness and Rural Transformations”.
  10. Which government launched “Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ ?
    A)Odisha
    B)Haryana
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Delhi government launched the “Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ which offers free travel packages on 5 religious circuits for senior citizens from the national capital

  11. Under whom chairmanship, The Uttrakhand government constituted a 4 member committee to probe complaints related to the film “Kedarnath”?

    A)Anupam Kher
    B)Satpal Maharaj
    C)Neelima Singh
    D)Sandeep Bakshi

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Uttrakhand government constituted a 4 member committee under tourism minister Satpal Maharaj to probe complaints related to the film “Kedarnath”.

  12. Which state became the first in Northeast and 2nd in the country to launch a pan-India single-number emergency mobile application for women safety?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Nagaland
    C)Assam
    D)Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Nagaland became the first state in the Northeast and 2nd in the country ,after Himachal Pradesh, to launch a pan-India single-number emergency mobile application which will have a special women safety feature for immediate assistance from police and volunteers.

  13. Which country made world’s first 3D Printed Functional e-bike?
    A)USA
    B)Russia
    C)France
    D)Germany
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    German firm BigRep claims it has produced the world’s first fully functioning e-motorbike NERA using a 3D printer.

  14. According to Arton capital,which country now has the world’s most powerful passport?
    A)Singapore
    B)France
    C)UAE
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The UAE now has the world’s most powerful passport, achieving the top ranking in an achievement according to a report by Arton Capital.

  15. Who has stepped down from MD and CEO position in Axis Capital?
    A)Salil Pitale
    B)Chirag Negandhi
    C)Dharmesh Mehta
    D)Ajit Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Leading Investment Bank Axis Capital said its MD and CEO Dharmesh Mehta has stepped down.

  16. According to Fitch ratings,India will grow at how much percent for current fiscal?
    A)7.6 percent
    B)7.0 percent
    C)7.4 percent
    D)7.2 percent
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Fitch Ratings slashed India’s GDP growth forecast to 7.2 percent for current fiscal from 7.8 per cent projected in September, citing higher financing cost and reduced credit availability.

  17. Who were honored as IAAF Athletes of the year at athletics’ annual awards ceremony in Monaco?
    A)Renaud Lavelline and Valarie Adams
    B)Eliud Kipchoge and Caterine Ibarguen
    C)Usain Bolt and Genzebe Dibaba
    D)Almaz Ayana and Renaud Lavelline
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kenya’s marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian Jumper Caterine Ibarguen were honored as IAAF Athletes of the year at athletics’ annual awards ceremony in Monaco.

  18. Who became the fastest bowler in the world to reach the milestone of scalping 200 test wickets?
    A)R Ashwin
    B)Yasir Shah
    C)Trent Boult
    D)Stuart Macgill
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Breaking an 82-year-old record, Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest bowler in the world to reach the milestone of scalping 200 test wickets.

  19. Who was appointed as new CMD of New india Assurance Company Limited(NIACL)?
    A)Tajinder Mukherjee
    B)Nagaraja Sharma
    C)G Srinivasan
    D)Atul Sahai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government announced that Atul Sahai will be appointed as Chairman and MD of New India Assurance for a five year period.

  20. Who has been chosen for the Sahitya Akademi’s Bhasha Samman for South(2017)?

    A)KM Raja
    B)Nageshwar rao
    C)KG Nagarajappa
    D)G.Venkatasubbaiah

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Centearian lexicographer G.Venkatasubbaiah has been chosen for the Sahitya Akademi’s Bhasha Samman for South(2017).
  21. Who has won the Glinka World Soil Prize 2018?
    A)Ajay Ram Singh
    B)Jayaraman
    C)Rattan Lal
    D)Arun Shah
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Rattan Lal, a distinguished university professor of soil science at the Ohio State University, has won the Glinka World Soil Prize 2018.

  22. Recently,Arun Kumar Shaw passedaway.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Poet
    C)Swimmer
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Seven-time former national champion swimmer Arun Kumar Shaw passed away following a prolonged illness.

  23. Recently,Jayaraman passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Actor
    B)Swimmer
    C)Journalist
    D)Scientist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted agriculturalist Jayaraman, who pioneered the protection and propagation of indigenous paddy varieties in Tamilnadu, passed away in Chennai.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Intellectual Property Organization?
    A)Monaco
    B)Beijing
    C)Tokyo
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Central Board of Film Certification?
    A)Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Fitch ratings?
    A)New York
    B)New Delhi
    C)Tokyo
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

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