Current Affairs Quiz: December 8, 2017

Current Affairs 8 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. Which among the given Indian pilgrimage has recently been recongnized as the intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO?
    A) Shraavana Mela
    B) Sabarimala
    C) Kumbh Mela
    D) Puri Ratha-Yatra
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    India’s Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The Kumbh Mela, held in Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik, represents a syncretic set of rituals related to worship and cleansing in holy rivers. Along with this, the Neapolitan art of pizza twirling has also joined Unesco’s list of “intangible heritage”.
  2. Under whose chairmanship , the Union Government has set up a high level committee to address the problem of NPAs in India’s power sector?
    A) Rajiv Kumar
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Arun Jaitley
    D) Amitabh Kant
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has set up a high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant to address the problem of stressed assets in India’s power sector. Non-performing assets (NPAs) in power generation accounted for around 5.9% of the banking sector’s.
  3. Name the bank whose broking arm has become first ever to get the membership of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX)
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Axis Securities, a subsidiary of Axis Bank, has become the first-ever broking arm of a bank to take membership of a commodity exchange by registering itself with NCDEX.
  4. When is the Armed Forces Flag Day observed?
    A) December 6
    B) December 7
    C) December 8
    D) December 5
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Armed Forces Flag Day is being observed on 7th December throughout the country. The day observed since 1949, has become a tradition to remember the sacrifices and commemorate the honour to the soldiers, airmen and sailors. It is dedicated towards collection of funds from people for the welfare of the Armed Forces personnel. 
  5. Indian government has extended the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various government schemes and bank accounts by______
    A) March 31, 2018
    B) April 30, 2018
    C) January 31, 2018
    D) February 6, 2018
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union government informed the Supreme Court that it will extend up to March 31, 2018 the deadline fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various schemes, including one’s bank accounts. However, said the last date for linking Aadhaar to mobile services will remain February 6, 2018 in pursuance of a judicial order.
  6. The government of India has authorized which bank to enable cashless payments on national portal of electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Yes Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) ICICI Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has engaged private lender ICICI Bank to enable online payments at 470 mandis integrated with national portal of electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). The effort is to provide seamless experience for making online payment of trade and services undertaken on the e-NAM platform.
  7. In order to encourage inter-cast marriage, the government of India has announced to provide financial help of Rs ____ lakh for every inter-caste marriages where one of the partner is a Dalit.
    A) Rs 2 lakh
    B) Rs 2.5 lakh
    C) Rs 3 lakh
    D) Rs 1.5 lakh
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Removing the income ceiling of Rs 5 lakh per annum, the Centre has opened its scheme meant to encourage inter-caste marriages to all couples where either the bride or the bridegroom is a Dalit.
  8. Which of these cities has officially been recognized as the capital of Israel by US President Donald Trump on December 7, 2017?
    A) Tel Aviv
    B) Jerusalem
    C) Haifa
    D) Beersheba
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    US President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, breaking nearly 70-year-old US policy. The US has become the first country to recognise the status of Jerusalem which is claimed as the capital by both Israel and Palestine. Jerusalem’s status is considered one of the biggest obstacles in reaching a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine.
  9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Dr Ambedkar International Centre in which city on December 7, 2017?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Gandhinagar
    C) New Delhi
    D) Ahmedabad
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    A day after the 61st death anniversary (6th Dec 2017) of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi and said that it would become an important institution for research and economic issues.
  10. The FIFA board lifted the 2 years ban imposed on which country on December 6, 2017 which was imposed for country’s political interference in the running of football governing body?
    A) Kuwait
    B) Iraq
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Iran
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced that a two-year ban imposed on Kuwait’s football federation has officially been lifted. FIFA banned Kuwait’s national football federation in 2015 over alleged government interference in the running of the country’s football governing body.
  11. The Japan-India Act East Forum was inaugurated in New Delhi recently by the Japanese Embassy and the Ministry of External Affairs to strengthen the cooperation between the two nations. Name the Ambassador of Japan to India
    A) Junichiro Koizumi
    B) Yukio Hatoyama
    C) Yoshihiko Noda
    D) Kenji Hiramatsu
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Japanese Embassy and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) inaugurated a “Japan-India Act East Forum” in New Delhi, which aims to expand cooperation between Japan and India in India’s North Eastern Region. The Forum aims to strengthen the relationship between Japan and the North Eastern Region, as well as that between Japan and India.
  12. In which Indian city has the Financial Services Commission, Mauritius  opened its representative branch to strengthen its relation with India?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Jaipur
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Financial Services Commission, Mauritius has opened its representative office in Mumbai, a move that will further strengthen and deepen its partnership with its Indian counterparts. The Financial Services Commission, is the integrated regulator for the non-bank financial services sector in Mauritius.
  13. The Global Partnership Summit (GPS) 2017 is scheduled to be held for the first time in India in which city?
    A) Bangalore
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India Center Foundation (ICF), a not for profit and non-governmental organisation, which has been working for over two decades towards nation’s socio-economic development, brings to India for the first-time ever, The Global Partnership Summit (GPS) 2017 which is scheduled to be held at Aerocity, New Delhi from 11th to 14th December 2017.
  14. Australia became the 26th nation in the world to legalize the same sex marriage on December 7, 2017. Name the first country to do so.
    A) Ireland
    B) Canada
    C) Netherlands
    D) Switzerland
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Australia has became the 26th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. The legislation passed with a majority that wasn’t challenged. The first legal gay marriage in the world was in Amsterdam, Netherlands on April 1, 2001

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Kuwait?
    A) Dirham
    B) Riyal
    C) Dinar
    D) Rupees
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Kuwaiti dinar
  2. UNESCO has its headquarter in ___________
    A) Austria, Vienna
    B) Washington DC, United States
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) Paris, France
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      Option D
  3. Where is the headquarter of National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
  4. What is the capital of Mauritius?
    A) Port Louis
    B) Male
    C) Rabat
    D) Monaco
    View Answer
      Option A
  5. India observed the _____ death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on December 6, 2017.
    A) 61
    B) 62
    C) 63
    D) 65
    View Answer
      Option A
  6. Who is the Chairman of NITI Aayog?
    A) Arun Jaitley
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Amitabh Kant
    View Answer
      Option C

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