Current Affairs Quiz – 8 December 2018

Current Affairs Quiz 8 December 2018

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  1. When does the Indian Navy observes its Submarine Day?
    A) December 5

    B) December 6
    C) December 7
    D) December 8
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Indian Navy observes December 8 every year as the Submarine Day to commemorate the foundation day of the Indian Navy’s Submarine Arm. The day marks the induction of the first submarine, “INS Kalvari (S-23) into the Navy in 1967. 
  2. Who has won the 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit?
    A) Jyoti Randhawa

    B) Anirban Lahiri 
    C) Shubhankar Sharma
    D) Shiv Kapur
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Shubhankar Sharma has received the 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit on December 8, 2018. The Chandigarh-based Shubhankar Sharma also become the fifth and youngest Indian to top the Asian Tour money list in a particular season. 
  3. Which state has recently launched an initiative SMART to transform its rural and agricultural sector?
    A) Maharashtra

    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
     Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched a unique initiative called “SMART”, which stands for State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation. The project aims to revamp agricultural value chains, with special focus on marginal farmers across 1,000 villages. The project is assisted by the World Bank and entail an investment of 300 million US dollars of which World Bank would contribute 210 million US dollars. 
  4. China has recently launched the first mission to land a robotic craft on the far side of the Moon. What is the name of the mission?
    A) Chang’e-1

    B) Chang’e-4
    C) Chang’e-2
    D) Chang’e-3
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    China has launched a rover named Chang’e-4 on December 08, 2018 that is destined to land on the far side of the moon. This is first such rover to go on the far side of moon.
  5. Who among the following has been conferred with the Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2018 by Wildlife Conservation Society India Program?
    A) Neha Sinha

    B) Kartik Shukul
    C) Valmik Thapar
    D) Imran Siddiqui 
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The prestigious Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2018 has been conferred on Hyderabad based wildlife conservationist Imran Siddiqui of the Wildlife Conservation Society India Program.
  6. The Ministry of Shipping has recently approved the development of a freight village by Inland Waterways Authority of India in which city?
    A) Varanasi

    B) Lucknow
    C) Agra
    D) Noida
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Shipping has approved the development of Rs 156 crore freight village in Varanasi adjoining the Inland Waterways Terminal on River Ganga. The Varanasi freight village will be developed by the Inland Waterways Authority of India. 
  7. The SAARC Charter Day is observed annually by the member states on____________
    A) December 7

    B) December 6
    C) December 8
    D) December 5
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) celebrated 34th SAARC Charter Day on December  8, 2018.
  8. Who has been conferred with the Harvard Universities Gleitsman Activist Award 2018?
    A) Emma Watson

    B) Wangari Maathai 
    C) Kailash Satyarthi
    D) Malala Yousafzai
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Malala Yousafzai was felicitated with the 2018 Gleitsman Activist Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School given for activism that has improved quality of life around the world.
  9. Based on the recent RBI data, which Indian state has emerged as the topmost state for theft reported by banks?
    A) Bihar

    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) West Bengal
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    According to RBI data, during 2015-16 to June 2018 about 168.72 crore was looted from various banks. Every day almost three banks were looted Of the 3,167 cases of robbery, dacoity, burglary, and theft reported by banks during this period, Bihar had the highest number of such case (10%- 332 incidents),  followed by by 9 per cent each from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
  10. The Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Agra

    B) New Delhi
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Dehradun
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The three-day Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018, kick-started on Friday in Chandigarh, Punjab. The festival is a joint initiative of military historian and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore. 
  11. Belisario Betancur passed away recently. He was the former President of which country?
    A) Peru

    B) Colombia
    C) Mexico
    D) Venezuela
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, passed away in Bogota after suffering kidney problem at the age of 95.
  12. Which country has emerged as the World’s top recipient of remittances for the year 2018 according to the World Bank’s Migration and Development Report?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) United States
    D) Mexico
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    India will retain its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances this year with its diaspora sending a whopping $80 billion back home according to the World Bank’s Migration and Development Report.
  13. How much amount of loan agreement has been signed between NABARD and the Green Climate Fund for creation of rooftop solar power capacity across India?
    A) USD 500 million

    B) USD 300 million
    C) USD 200 million
    D) USD 100 million
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed an agreement with Green Climate Fund (GCF) to infuse USD 100 million into a project designed to unlock private sector initiatives for creation of rooftop solar power capacity across India.
  14.  India has recently signed a Currency Swap agreement with which country?
    A) Indonesia

    B) UAE
    C) Rwanda
    D) Mexico
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    It was signed during 12th session of India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting for Economic and Technical Cooperation co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi.
  15. The 2018 Conference on Partnership Between European Union and India on Cultural Heritage Conservation was held in which city?
    A) Bengaluru

    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Kochi
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    Option C

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