Current Affairs Quiz – 11 December 2018

Current Affairs Quiz 11 December 2018

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  1. Who has been sworn in as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
    A) N.S. Vishwanathan

    B) Subhash C. Garg
    C) Shaktikanta Das
    D) S. Gurumurthy
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Shaktikanta Das, former Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of three years. He is the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and succeeds Urjit Patel who stepped down from the position ahead of his tenure.
  2. When is the International Mountain Day observed?
    A) December 11

    B) December 10
    C) December 9
    D) December 8
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    International Mountain Day: December 11 (designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003). The theme for International Mountain Day 2018 is ”#MountainsMatter”.
  3. Which state has launched the 24-hour helpline 181 for women facing domestic violence and sexual harassment?
    A) Kerala

    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Assam
    D) Haryana
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Tamil Nadu government has launched a 24-hour toll-free helpline 181 for women facing domestic violence and sexual harassment at home or workplaces. The initiative has been developed at a cost of Rs. 62.70 lakh. 
  4. How much amount of loan agreement has been signed between India and ADB to improve Tourism Industry in Tamil Nadu?
    A) $45 million

    B) $28 million
    C) $15 million
    D) $31 million
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a Loan Agreement for $31 million to build-up the Tamil Nadu State Tourism Industry and boost visitor arrivals. 
  5. What is the rank of India in the Climate Change Performance Index 2019?
    A) 11

    B) 7
    C) 9
    D) 5
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    Option A
    Explanation:
     India has been ranked at 11th in the Climate Change Performance Index 2019. Last year India’s position was 14th. However position 1, 2 and 3 were vacant as no country is doing enough to prevent dangerous climate change. The top position is occupied by Sweden i.e 4th position.
  6. Name the Chief Executive Officer of Myntra who stepped down from the post recently.
    A) Binny Bansal

    B) Ananth Narayanan
    C) Vineet Saxena
    D) Amar Nagaram
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Myntra’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ananth Narayanan has resigned from the post and Flipkart executive Amar Nagaram will head online fashion retailer. The firm is also set to abolish the post of CEO for Myntra. 
  7. Who among the following has been awarded the TIME’s Person of the Year 2018?
    I. 
    Jamal Khashoggi and Maria Ressa 
    II. Wa Lone
    III. The Capital Gazette
    IV. Kyaw Soe Oo
    A) Only I & II

    B) Only I, II & IV
    C) Only II, III & IV
    D) All I, II, III, IV
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    TIME Magazine has named four journalists and a new organisation as the TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year whose work has landed them in jail — or cost them their lives. They are: Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo, The Capital Gazette.The group has been named as: The Guardians and the War on Truth
  8. Name the online portal recently launched by the Ministry of Agriculture under the National Livestock Mission to link it with Direct Benefit Transfer
    A) FAVOUR

    B) GUARD
    C) SECURE
    D) ENSURE
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched a portal ENSURE – National Livestock Mission-EDEG to connect the subsidy payment under livestock sector to Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). The online portal “ENSURE” (https://ensure.nabard.org) has been developed by NABARD and operated under the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries. 
  9. Which among the given financial institutions has sanctioned a loan amount of USD 400 million for water sanitation project in Andhra Pradesh?
    A) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB)

    B) World Bank
    C) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    D) New Development Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:
     Beijing-headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) has approved a $400-million loan for water sanitation project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
  10. Padam Shri Professor Mushirul Hasan passed away recently. He was a veteran _______
    A) Agricultural Scientist

    B) Historian
    C) Economist
    D) Journalist
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Professor Mushirul Hasan, a renowned historian and former vice-chancellor Jamia Millia of Islamia,passed away at the age of 71. Hasan won a number of awards for his work, including the Padma Shri in 2007.
  11. Who among the following has been named as the WTA Coach of the Year 2018?
    A) Peachy Kellmeyer

    B) Karen Krantzcke
    C) Sascha Bajin
    D) Petra Kvitova
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Sascha Bajin (Coach of Naomi Osaka of Japan) was chosen as the first winner of the WTA Coach of the Year award. Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award: Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic). Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (United States). WTA Tournament of the Year Award International: Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

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