Current Affairs Quiz: December 9, 2017

Current Affairs 9 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. The first edition of the International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) Gurgaon
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The First International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 was inaugurated in New Delhi. The SAICON 2017 will promote scientific temperament in the country and inspire students, researchers and educationists alike to take up sports science and research to the next level.
  2. Name the Public Procurement Portal launched by MSME Minister, Shri Giriraj Singh, to monitor implementation of Public Procurement from MSEs by CPSEs
    A) MSME Sambandh
    B) MSME Ekta
    C) MSME Nirvaahan
    D) MSME Samvedana
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    A Public Procurement Portal ‘MSME Sambandh’ was launched by Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for MSME in New Delhi. The objective of the portal is to monitor the implementation of the Public Procurement from MSEs by Central Public Sector Enterprises.
  3. Adithyan, a noted South Indian ________ died in Hyderabad recently due to health issues.
    A) Actor
    B) Choreographer
    C) Producer
    D) Music Director
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted South Indian music director, Adithyan, has passed away following a kidney problem.
  4. Which Indian city’s waste management system has recently been recognized as one of the five models across the world for fighting the pollution menace by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)?
    A) Kozhikode
    B) Thiruvananthapuram
    C) Kochi
    D) Alappuzha
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The waste management system being implemented in Kerala’s coastal town of Alappuzha, often called “the Venice of East”, has been recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the five models across the world for fighting the pollution menace.
  5. Who has been honored with the 2017 Ballon d’Or award?
    A) Harry Kane
    B) Lionel Messi
    C) Cristiano Ronaldo
    D) Kevin de Bruyne
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time to move level with rival Lionel Messi. Ronaldo previously won the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
  6. Which among the given has become the first ever railway station in India to achieve the status of Energy Efficient ‘A1 Category’ Railway Station on Indian Railways?
    A) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
    B) Kacheguda Railway Station
    C) Cuttack Railway Station
    D) Viramgam Junction Railway Station
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Kacheguda Railway Station under the South Central Railway (SCR) has earned the unique distinction of being the first Energy Efficient ‘A1 Category’ Railway Station on Indian Railways. The station has achieved 100% energy efficiency by replacing 1,312 conventional lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, among other steps.
  7. India has been admitted as the _____ member of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
    A) 30
    B) 42
    C) 45
    D) 37
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    India has been admitted as the 42nd member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, a global export control regime. This development will burnish India’s nonproliferation credentials and broaden its access to sensitive technologies.
  8. The global financial services major Morgan Stanley has projected the GDP growth rate of Indian economy to grow at ____ percent in 2018 as compared to the previous estimate of 6.4 percent.
    A) 7.4%
    B) 7.1%
    C) 7.7%
    D) 7.5%
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    According to global financial services major Morgan Stanley, the Indian economy is expected to witness cyclical growth recovery, with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth likely to accelerate from 6.4% this year to 7.5% in 2018 and further to 7.7% in 2019.
  9. Name the first Indian to clinch a gold medal at the World Para Swimming Championship 2017 being held in Mexico
    A) Deepa Malik
    B) Kanchanmala Pande
    C) Mariyappan Thangavelu
    D) Ajai Mishra
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Visually impaired swimmer Kanchanmala Pande scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at the World Para Swimming Championship, taking place in Mexico. Pande is currently working with Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  10. According to the 2017 World Energy Access report of International Energy Agency (IEA), India is expected to achieve its target under ‘electricity for all’ by which year?
    A) 2020
    B) 2019
    C) 2021
    D) 2022
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    According to the World Energy Access report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), half a billion people have gained access to electricity in India since 2000, almost doubling the country’s electrification rate. This “remarkable” growth puts India on course to achieving access to electricity for all in the early 2020s, the report added.
  11. Ja Ra Sundaresan who passed away on December 7 was a senior Tamil _______
    A) Journalist
    B) Musician
    C) Jurist
    D) Actor
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior Tamil journalist and humourist Ja Ra Sundaresan has passed away. He was 87.
  12. The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the Naval Maritime Aircraft Museum featuring Tupolev-142M in which state on December 7, 2017?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Karnataka
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Naval Maritime Aircraft Museum in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh featuring the maritime patrol aircraft Tupolev-142M, which served the Navy for almost three decades. The museum, at the famous RK Beach Road, will feature the reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, which was decommissioned in March this year.
  13.  National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17), India has been declared free from infective Trachoma which is a contagious bacterial infection causing damage to ____
    A) Liver
    B) Bones
    C) Stomach
    D) Eyes
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    India has been declared free from infective Trachoma which is a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids. Releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) in New Delhi, Health Minister J P Nadda made an announcement in this regard and termed it as a momentous achievement.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Rama Krishna Mission Beach is situated in which Indian state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Goa
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  2. Name the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for MSME
    A) Mahesh Sharma
    B) Giriraj Singh
    C) Rao Inderjeet Singh
    D) Hardeep Singh Puri
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Which among the given Indian cities is also known as the Venice of East?
    A) Mysore
    B) Ooty
    C) Warangal
    D) Alappuzha
    View Answer
      Option D
  4. The headquarter of the International Energy Agency (IEA) is located in ____
    A) New York, United States
    B) London, United Kingdom
    C) Paris, France
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
      Option C
  5. The World Para Swimming Championship 2017 is being held in which country?
    A) Russia
    B) India
    C) France
    D) Mexico
    View Answer
      Option D
  6. The Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm having its headquarter in ____
    A) New York, United States
    B) London, United Kingdom
    C) Paris, France
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
      Option A 
  7. Kacheguda Railway Station is located in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Telangana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Goa
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Hyderabad, Telangana

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