Current Affairs Quiz: December 8, 2019

Current Affairs 8 December 2019 Quiz

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  1. India’s first hybrid annuity model in sewerage sector, a 14 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) was inaugurated in Which city?
    A)Gangtok
    B)Kochi
    C)Haridwar
    D)Shimla
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s first hybrid annuity model in sewerage sector, a 14 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) was inaugurated in Sarai, Haridwar under the Namami Gange project of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).

  2. Which national initiative was launched by Centre and UNICEF aimed at imparting skills among the youth and providing employment?
    A)Youth Edu
    B)Yuva
    C)DigiEdu
    D)YuWaah
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    A national initiative – YuWaah – aimed at imparting skills among the youth and providing employment to more than 300 million young Indians was launched by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani with an alliance of national and international partners, including Unicef.

  3. What amount was sanctioned by Ministry of Home Affairs from Nirbhaya Fund to set up women help desks across country?
    A)₹100 cr
    B)₹200 cr
    C)₹300 cr
    D)₹400 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Home Affairs sanctioned Rs 100 crores from the ‘Nirbhaya’ Fund for setting up and strengthening of women help desks at police stations across the country.

  4. How much amount was collected from fee plazas of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) across the country in 2018-19?
    A)₹57546.98 cr
    B)₹35567.64 cr
    C)₹23635.87 cr
    D)₹24396.19 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that Rs 24,396.19 crore was collected from fee plazas of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) across the country in 2018-19.

  5. Which state government has set up 15 Anti-Depredation Squads of the Forest department to deal with human-wildlife conflicts in the state?
    A)Assam
    B)Sikkim
    C)Arunachal Pradesh
    D)Manipur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Assam government has set up 15 Anti-Depredation Squads of the Forest department to deal with human-wildlife conflicts in the state.

  6. The first aqualab stone under the National Mission for Clean Ganga was laid in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Kochi
    C)Dehradun
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The first aqualab stone under the National Mission for Clean Ganga was laid by the state forest minister in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The aquatic life forms found in the 2525 km long Ganges River would be preserved in the country’s first centralized Ganga Aqualabs .

  7. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the third edition of National Public Procurement Conclave in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the third edition of National Public Procurement Conclave in New Delhi.

  8. What is the rank of India among worst countries for people’s privacy, biometric data collection according to a new report from Britain-based tech research firm Comparitech?
    A)4th
    B)3rd
    C)5th
    D)1st
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    According to a new report from Britain-based tech research firm Comparitech, India is fifth worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan and the US in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data.

  9. The 2019 NATO Summit held in which city?
    A)Geneva
    B)NewYork
    C)Paris
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Leaders from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states gathered in London for 2019 NATO summit.. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the alliance’s meetings.

  10. Recently country’s foreign exchange reserves crossed how much mark for first time as on December 3,2019?
    A)$450 billion
    B)$240 billion
    C)$490 billion
    D)$520 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The country’s foreign exchange reserves crossed the $450-billion mark for the first time ever on the back of strong inflows which enabled the central bank to buy dollars from the market, thus checking any sharp appreciation of the rupee.

  11. Who become the first woman match referee to oversee a men’s One-Day International match from December 8, 2019?
    A)Scotty Williams
    B)Ellyse Perry
    C)Bhavna Kanth
    D)GS Lakshmi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that former India women cricketer GS Lakshmi become the first woman match referee to oversee a men’s One-Day International match from December 8, 2019.

  12. What is the theme of this year’s Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019 for social crusaders?
    A)Social harmony among all
    B)Selfless Service
    C)Equality and Social Justice
    D)Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Awardees for the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice (MTMA) for the year 2019 recognises the exemplary work done in various fields and issues related to modern-day slavery.Harmony Foundation focuses on a theme, which for 2019 is ‘Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery’

  13. What is the theme of this year’s International Civil Aviation Day?
    A)75 years of connecting the world
    B)Working Together to ensure that no country is left behind
    C)Reinforce Worldwide Awareness
    D)Safety,Efficiency and Regulation
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Civil Aviation Day is observed each year on 7th December. The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in helping States to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all mankind.The theme for International Civil Aviation Day in 2019 is “75 years of connecting the world”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNICEF?
    A)Paris
    B)Rome
    C)NewYork
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation?
    A)Bruges
    B)Ixelles
    C)Paris
    D)Brussels
    View Answer
    Option D

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