Current Affairs Quiz: December 08, 2018

Current Affairs 8 December 2018 Quiz

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  1. Iceland India Business Seminar held at which city?
    A)Selfoss
    B)New Delhi
    C)Reykjavik
    D)Chennai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland,Gudlaugur Thor Thordason, arrived in India on an eight-day visit to the country. Thordarson is scheduled to address the Iceland India Business Seminar at the The oberoi Hotel in New Delhi.

  2. How much assistance has been provided by the centre for Shahpurkandi Dam Project,Punjab?
    A)Rs 458.38 cr
    B)Rs 450.00 cr
    C)Rs 452.02 cr
    D)Rs 500 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the Shahpurkandi Dam Project,Punjab on river Ravi. For this, central assistance of Rs 458.38 crore (for irrigation component) would be provided over five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23.

  3. The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved the Agriculture Export Policy 2018 with an aim to double farmers income by which year?
    A)2025
    B)2022
    C)2024
    D) 2020
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved the Agriculture Export Policy 2018 with an aim to double farmers income by 2022.
  4. How much amount was approved by Shipping Ministry for a freight village in Varanasi?
    A)Rs 150 cr
    B)Rs 140 cr
    C)Rs 156 cr
    D)Rs 137 cr
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    the government said it has given its nod to develop a Rs 156 crore freight village in Varanasi adjoining the inland waterways terminal on river Ganga that will boost the logistics industry in the holy city.

  5. How much amount was extended by EXIM Bank to Tanzania for water supply projects in the African country?
    A)$ 520 million
    B)$ 600 million
    C)$ 500 million
    D)$ 750 million
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    EXIM Bank has extended a credit facility of USD 500 million (about Rs 3,542 crore) to Tanzania for water supply projects in the African country.

  6. Which city’s prince launched the largest Arabic audio library in the world?
    A)Tehran
    B)Bishkek
    C)Dubai
    D)Abu Dhabi
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dubai Crown Prince Hmadan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the largest Arabic audio library in the world.
  7. Which country became the first country in the world to make all its public transport free?
    A)Uganda
    B)Austria
    C)Australia
    D)Luxembourg
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to make all its public transport free.
  8. Which company has acquired music start up Platoons?
    A)Apple
    B)Google
    C)Microsoft
    D)Saavn
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a bid to further cement its position in the global music space, Apple has reportedly acquired London based creative services and music start up Platoons for an undisclosed sum.

  9. According to a joint report released by the Confederation of Indian Industries(CII) and the Boston Consulting Group(BCG),media consumption in India grew at how much percent over the last 6 years?
    A)8 percent
    B)9 percent
    C)7 percent
    D)6 percent
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Media consumption in India grew at an annual per capita rate of 9 percent over the last six years, far outpacing the US and China in this regard, according to a joint report released by the Confederation of Indian Industries(CII) and the Boston Consulting Group(BCG).
  10. Who was appointed as head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority?
    A)Moon Jae In
    B)Nicolas Jae
    C)Jacob Zuma
    D)Shamila Batohi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prominent Indian origin lawyer Shamila Batohi has been appointed to head South Africa’s prosecuting Authority,the first women to head the agency facing criticism for its handling of the investigations against former president Jacob Zuma over corruption charges.

  11. Who was appointed as new Chief Economic Advisor of India?
    A)Arvind Subramaniam
    B)Krishnamurthy Subramaniam
    C)Anil Desai
    D)Subash Chandra Khuntia
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet(ACC) approved the appointment of dr Krishnamurthy Subramaniam as the new Chief Economic for a term of three years.

  12. > India’s National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi announced the winners of 2018 for how many languages?
    A)25
    B)24
    C)26
    D)27
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi has announced the names of prestigious annual Sahiktya Akademi Awards for litterateurs 2018 in 24 languages.

  13. Who has been awarded with 2018 Gleitsman Award?
    A)Denis Mukwege
    B)Nadia Murad
    C)Malala Yosufzai
    D)Amrita Das
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yosufzai has been honoured by Harvard University for her global work promoting girls education.She received 2018 Gleitsman Award.

  14. What is the theme of this year’s International Civil Aviation Day?
    A)No One is left behind
    B)Aviation:Global Rapid Development
    C)Aviation to Social and Economic Development
    D)Working Together to Ensure No Country is left behind
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Civil Aviation day is annually observed on December 7th .The theme is “Working Together to Ensure No Country is left behind”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Apple?
    A)Tokyo
    B)New York
    C)California
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Iceland?
    A)Rial
    B)Euro
    C)Dirham
    D)Krona
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the currency of Tanzania?
    A)Riel
    B)CFA Franc
    C)Shilling
    D)Krona
    View Answer
    Option C

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