Current Affairs Quiz – 7 December 2018

Current Affairs Quiz 7 December 2018

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  1. The Union Cabinet has recently raised the government’s contribution in the National Pension Scheme to ___________ percent of the basic salary
    A) 14%
    B) 12%
    C) 10%
    D) 14%
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet has raised the government’s contribution to National Pension Scheme (NPS) to 14% of basic salary from the current 10 per cent. Minimum employee contribution will, however, remain at 10%. Earlier the contribution of both Employee and the employer was equal at 10% each.
  2. Which Ministry will implement the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) recently approved by the Union cabinet?
    A) Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

    B) Ministry of Science &Technology
    C) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
    D) Ministry of Finance
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) to be implemented by Ministry of Science &Technology at a total outlay of Rs. 3660 crore for a period of five years.
  3. The Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 approved by the Union cabinet aims to double farmers income to make it $____ billion by 2022
    A) $40 billion

    B) $30 billion
    C) $60 billion
    D) $50 billion
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Agriculture Export Policy, 2018. It is the country’s first Agriculture Export Policy with an aim to double farmers’ income and agricultural export to $60+ billion by 2022 from present $ 30 bn.
  4. How much amount of line of credit has been extended by the Export-Import Bank of India to Tanzania for water supply project?
    A) USD 100 million

    B) USD 200 million
    C) USD 300 million
    D) USD 500 million
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Export-Import Bank of India (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.
  5. Who has been sworn in as the new Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India?
    A) Rakesh Mohan
    B) Krishnamurthy Subramanian
    C) Kaushik Basu
    D) Shankar Acharya
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The government has appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian, as the new chief economic adviser to the finance minister for a period of three years.
  6. Which city will host the PMNCH Partners’ Forum 2018?
    A) New Delhi

    B) Gurugram
    C) Kolkata
    D) Jaipur
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    New Delhi, India will host the PMNCH Partners’ Forum 2018. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (The Partnership, PMNCH) is an alliance of more than 1000 organizations in 192 countries from the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health communities, as well as health influencing sectors.
  7. When is the International Civil Aviation Day observed?
    A) December 4

    B) December 6
    C) December 5
    D) December 7
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    International Civil Aviation Day: 07 December For 2015-2018 inclusive the Council has selected the following theme: Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind. 
  8. According to the latest study by the Global Carbon Project, what is the rank of India globally in terms of carbon dioxide emission?
    A) 3rd
    B) 1st
    C) 4th
    D) 2nd
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    As per the study by Global Carbon Project,India is the fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, accounting for 7 per cent of global emissions in 2017.The top 10 emitters were China, the US, the EU, India, Russia, Japan, Germany, Iran, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
  9. The Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) Council has recently approved which year as proposed by the government of India to be observed as the International Year of Millets?
    A) 2022

    B) 2023
    C) 2025
    D) 2030
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The UN Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) Council has approved India’s proposal to observe an International Year of Millets in 2023. This decision was taken at the 160th session of FAO Council, currently underway in Rome. The Council has also approved India’s membership to the Executive Board of the World Food Program (WFP) for 2020 and 2021.
  10. According to the government’s latest notification, all new vehicles should compulsorily be pre-fitted with High Security Registration Plates – HSRP with effect from _______ 2019
    A) April 1

    B) May 1 
    C) January 1
    D) March 1
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    All new vehicles will be sold pre-fitted with High Security Registration Plates – HSRP from the 1st of April 2019. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has notified amendments in Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to this effect. 
  11. Which among the following Ministries has been honored with the Skoch Award for National Significance at the 54th SKOCH Summit?
    A) Ministry of Coal

    B) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
    C) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas‎
    D) Ministry of Power
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    SKOCH Group, India’s topmost independent think-tank for socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth, organized 54th SKOCH Summit on the State of Power, Oil and Gas on December 6 in New Delhi. Based upon the survey of the SKOCH Group, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India emerged as the best performing sector and was conferred with the Skoch Award for National Significance.
  12. Veteran politician Mohammad Asrarul Haque passed away recently. He represented which political party?
    A) Samajwadi Party in india
    B) Bharitya Janta Party
    C) Indian National Congress
    D) Bahujan Samaj Party in india
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Senior Congress MP Mohammad Asrarul Haque passed away following a heart attack. He was a member of the Indian Parliament and represented Kishanganj seat.
  13. Name the India’s first domestic airline to have 200 aircraft in its fleet
    A) Air India

    B) IndiGo 
    C) SpiceJet
    D) Jet Airways
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    IndiGo announced that it has become the first domestic airline to have 200 aircraft in its fleet. Four new aircraft have joined the fleet, taking the fleet count to 200  
  14. India celebrates the Armed Forces Flag Day on___________
    A) December 7

    B) December 6
    C) December 5
    D) December 4
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
     Armed Forces Flag Day (Flag Day of India) has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949 as an honour to the soldiers, sailors and airmen of India who fought on the borders to safeguard the country’s honour.  
  15. Arun Kumar Shaw who passed away recently was one of India’s National Champion in which sports?
    A) Shooting

    B) Chess
    C) Hockey
    D) Swimming
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Seven-time national champion swimmer Arun Kumar Shaw passed away at 82. Shaw won national championships in 1959, 1962, 1964, 1965-67 and set national records many times. Shaw was also a national selector for several years. 

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