Current Affairs Quiz – 9 December 2018

Current Affairs Quiz 9 December 2018

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  1. Which state has launched the ‘Prabuddha’ Scheme’?
    A) Odisha

    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Kerala
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Karnataka state government has launched a ‘Prabuddha’ Scheme under which Meritorious SC/ST students heading overseas for higher education will now have their entire cost covered by the state government. Under this scheme the government plans to fund at least 400 students annually at a cost of Rs 120 crore. 
  2. Kannur International Airport  has been inaugurated in which state of India?
    A) Karnataka

    B) Kerala
    C) Telangana
    D) Tamil Nadu
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu jointly inaugurated the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) on December 9, 2018..
  3. The INDRA NAVY – 2018 is a bilateral maritime drill of Indian navy with which country?
    A) France

    B) United States
    C) Indonesia
    D) Russia
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The 10th edition of bilateral maritime exercise INDRA NAVY – 2018 between Indian Navy and Russian Federation Navy kicked off at Visakhapatnam on 09 December and will continue till 16 December 2018.
  4. Who among the following has been crowned as the Miss World 2018?
    A) Vanessa Ponce de Leon

    B) Quiin Abenakyo
    C) Rolene Strauss
    D) Mireia Lalaguna
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon, 26, has won the Miss World 2018 title in Sanya, Hainan island, China. She became the 68th Miss World after beating her closest rivals that include Uganda’s Quiin Abenakyo to become the Miss World 2018. 
  5. The joint air-force exercise between India and Russia, Exercise AVIAINDRA-2018 wlll be held in which city?
    A) Agra

    B) Jodhpur
    C) Jhansi
    D) Surat
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The bilateral joint exercise between the Indian Air Force and Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFSAF), AVIAINDRA-2018 is scheduled to be held at Air Force Station Jodhpur from 10-21 Dec 2018. The inaugural IAF-RFSAF Ex AVIAINDRA was conducted in 2014.
  6. When is the International Anti-Corruption Day observed?
    A) December 8

    B) December 7
    C) December 9
    D) December 6
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    International Anti-Corruption Day: 9 December, to raise public awareness for anti-corruption. Theme for the International Anti Corruption Day 2018-2019 is “United Against Corruption”. 
  7. Who has topped The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2018 list by Forbes?
    A) Priyanka Chopra

    B) Angela Merkel
    C) Theresa May
    D) Christine Lagarde
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Four Indian women have made in the 2018 The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by Forbes.  They are : IT stalwart Roshni Nadar-Malhotra, biotechnology pioneer Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, media mogul Shobhana Bhartia and actor Priyanka Chopra. The 15th edition of the list has been topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel who retains the top spot for the eighth consecutive year, and 13 times in total.
  8. Which city will host the Khelo India Youth Games 2019?
    A) Pune

    B) Kolkata
    C) Kochi
    D) Ahmedabad
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The second edition of Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Pune in January 2019. The inaugural event of Khelo India, which has been rechristened as Khelo India Youth Games, was held only for the Under-17 age group, while the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 will also have Under-21 athletes participating in 18 disciplines. 
  9. Name the first ever combined guided weapons firing exercise of Surface-to-Air Missiles conducted by the Indian Air Force in Andhra Pradesh recently?
    A) COMPOUND BOWS-18

    B) REFLEX BOWS-18
    C) LONG BOWS-18
    D) CROSS BOW-18
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Indian Air Force successfully conducted Exercise CROSS BOW-18, combined guided weapons firing exercise of Surface-to-Air Missiles from the Air Force Station at Suryalanka in Andhra Pradesh. This was a first of its kind Exercise undertaken by the Indian Air Force in which firing of four different class of missiles – AKASH, SPYDER, OSA-AK-M and IGLA was successfully carried from December 4-8, 2018
  10. Who has been honored with the 2018 ‘Doctor Honoris Causa’ by ESCP Europe Business School?
    A) Mukesh Ambani

    B) Sunil Bharti Mittal
    C) Azim Premji
    D) Lakshmi Mittal
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, has been bestowed with the ‘Doctor Honoris Causa’ by ESCP Europe Business School. He is the first Indian to be honoured with this distinguished recognition in ESCP Europe’s near – 200 years history. 
  11. The International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime is observed on which date?
    A) December 7

    B) December 8
    C) December 9
    D) Second Sunday of December
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    Option C
  12. Name the winner of the 2018 Mister Supranational
    A) Diego Garcy

    B) Jakub Kucner
    C) Samuel Costa
    D) Prathamesh Maulingkar
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Goa’s Prathamesh Maulingkar has become the first Indian to win the title of Mister Supranational 2018. The 27-year-old defeated 39 other contestants from all over the world in the final round to win the 2018 title at the third edition of the pageant that took place in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland. 
  13. How many Indian have been listed in the 2018 The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list of Forbes?
    A) 1

    B) 4
    C) 3
    D) 2
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Four Indian women have made in the 2018 The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by Forbes. They are : IT stalwart Roshni Nadar-Malhotra, biotechnology pioneer Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, media mogulShobhana Bhartia and actor Priyanka Chopra
  14. The Exercise INDRA NAVY 2018 is being held in which city?
    A) Panaji

    B) Kochi
    C) Visakhapatnam
    D) Daman
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The 10th edition of bilateral maritime exercise INDRA NAVY – 2018 between Indian Navy and Russian Federation Navy kicked off at Visakhapatnam on 09 December and will continue till 16 December 2018. The first edition of the exercise was held in 2003. 
  15. Name the only Indian state to have four International airports?
    A) Kerala

    B) Maharashtra
    C) West Bengal
    D) Karnataka
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Kerala has become the first Indian state to have a total of four international airports. They are in Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.

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