Current Affairs Quiz – 10 December 2018

Current Affairs Quiz 10 December 2018

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  1. Which Indian Nuclear Power plant has recently created world record for operating uninterrupted for more than 940 days?
    A) Kalpakkam Atomic Power Station

    B) Kundankullam Atomic Power Station
    C) Kakarpar Atomic Power Station
    D) Kaiga Atomic Power Station
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka has set a new world record, with one of its units, Unit 1, operating uninterrupted for more than 940 days. This is a record among all kinds of nuclear power-generating units, including advanced gas-based reactors (AGR) in the world. 
  2. The incumbent Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Urjit Patel resigned from the post with immediate effect. He served as the ___________ Governor of RBI
    A) 18
    B) 21
    C) 24
    D) 27
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel announced his resignation from the post, effective immediately,.citing personal reasons. Patel’s term as RBI governor was to end in September 2019. He was the 24th Governor of RBI. 
  3. Shi Yomi is the newly inaugurated district of which north eastern state of India?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Tripura
    D) Meghalaya
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Arunachal Pradesh got its 23rd district on December 09, 2018 with the formal inauguration of Shi Yomi, carved out of the West Siang district. 
  4. When is the Human Rights Day observed?
    A) December 7

    B) December 8
    C) December 9
    D) December 10
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. The theme for 2018 is “stand up for the human rights”
  5. According to the Global Nutrition Report 2018, which country accounts for highest number of stunting cases globally?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Pakistan
    C) India
    D) Nigeria
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Global Nutrition Report (GNR) 2018, released in Bangkok,Thailand says that India holds almost a third (22 million) of the world’s burden for stunting. India also accounted for 25.5 million children who are “wasted”. India is third on the list of countries with more than a million overweight children. 
  6. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the SWIFT India?
    A) Arundhati Bhattacharya

    B) Rajnish Kumar
    C) Hemant G. Contractor
    D) Urjit Patel
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    SWIFT India has appointed former SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya as the new Chairman of its board. Bhattacharya will succeed former banker M V Nair, who is stepping down after completing five years with the company 
  7. Name the Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the Prime Minister’s Office who passed away recently
    A) Brajendra Navnit

    B) Bhaskar Khulbe
    C) Arvind Kumar Sharma
    D) Jagdish Thakkar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the Prime Minister’s Office and senior journalist Jagdish Thakkar passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi due to health issues. He was 72.
  8. India successfully launched the 7th trial of the long-range Nuclear Capable Ballistic missile, Agni V recently. It is which category of missile?
    A) Air- to – Surface
    B) Surface – to – Surface
    C) Surface – to- Air
    D) Air – to – Air
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    India successfully test fired a long-range surface-to-surface Nuclear Capable Ballistic missile, Agni V, from the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha, on DEcember 10, 2018. This is the seventh trial of the indigenously-developed missile and further strengthens the country’s deterrence capability 
  9. Name the newly appointed CMD of the New India Assurance
    A) Atul Sahai

    B) Debasish Panda
    C) Neelam Damodharan
    D) P. Ramana Murthy
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Atul Sahai has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the country’s largest general insurance company New India Assurance for a period of 5 years. 
  10. The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has been stopped to undergo major upgrades and renovations. In which year will the machine resume its working?
    A) 2025

    B) 2023
    C) 2021
    D) 2030
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — world’s most powerful particle accelerator — has been stopped for about two years to enable major upgrades and renovations. Operators of the CERN Control Centre turned off LHC on December 3. The operations will resume in 2021.

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