Current Affairs Quiz – 12 December 2018

Current Affairs Quiz 12 December 2018

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  1. The World’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) has been set up and operational in which country?
    A) Russia

    B) Germany
    C) France
    D) Singapore
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The world’s first “floating” nuclear power plant (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov has become operational in Russia. 
  2. According to the Asian Development Bank, what is the expected growth rate of Indian economy for the financial year 2018-2019?
    A) 7.1%

    B) 7.2%
    C) 7.3%
    D) 7.4%
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Asian Development Bank has retained India’s economic growth forecast at 7.3 per cent for 2018-19 (FY19) and 7.6 per cent for 2019-20. 
  3. SEBI has approved renaming of its Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) as IGP. Expand IGP.
    A) Institutional Growth Platform

    B) Industrial Growth Platform
    C) Intermediate Growth Platform
    D) Innovators Growth Platform
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Securities market regulator SEBI has approved the renaming of Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) as Innovators Growth Platform (IGP). IPT is a window on stock exchanges where e-commerce, data analytics, bio-technology and other startups can list and trade on their shares. 
  4. Israel has recently become the full member of Financial Action Task Force (FATF). This takes the full member count of FATF to__________
    A) 38

    B) 27
    C) 32
    D) 48
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Israel has become a full member of Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF). Now there are 38 full time members of the organisation.
  5. Which state has recently won the UN Award for Bhungroo water harvesting technique?
    A) Rajasthan

    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Gujarat
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    India’s Gujarat got a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) award for women’s leadership with low cost and sustainable technology to tackle storms. Gujarat won the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Winners of UNFCCC for Bhungroo water harvesting technique
  6. Who among the following has been sworn in as the Vice- Chair of the United Nations Panel of Auditors?
    A) Rajiv Gauba

    B) Achal Kumar Jyoti
    C) Rajiv Mehrishi 
    D) Vinod Rai
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi has become the Vice-Chair of the UN Panel of Auditors. The United Nations Panel of Auditors consists of External Auditors of the United Nations and its agencies. Presently, the panel consists of 11 countries — India, Germany, Chile, Canada, France, Italy, Philippines, Ghana, Indonesia, Switzerland and United Kingdom. 
  7. Which city will host the 1st edition of the International Conference on “Sexual Exploitation of Children in Digital Era”?
    A) Kolkata

    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Pune
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The first international conference on “Sexual Exploitation of Children in Digital Era” will be held in Kolkata on December 14-15, 2018 to spread awareness among people. 
  8. Who has recently been appointed as the Presiding Officer of the Securities Appellate Tribunal?
    A) Justice C.K.G Nair

    B) Justice Tarun Agarwala 
    C) Justice Kumar Rajarathnam
    D) Justice J.P. Devadhar
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Justice Tarun Agarwala has been appointed as the presiding officer in the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai.
  9. For how many years has the Indian filmmaker Sajid Khan been suspended by the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) for #MeToo Movement
    A) 6 months

    B) 3 years
    C) 2 years
    D) 1 year
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan has been suspended for a year by the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) after being accused under the #MeToo Movement.
  10. Who among the following players has been honored with the title of “Meethoileima” by Manipur government?
    A) Kalpana Devi

    B) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
    C) MC Mary Kom
    D) Dipa karmakar
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Manipur government conferred MC Mary Kom with the title “Meethoileima” for her outstanding achievement in the field of boxing. The title “Meethoileima” (loosely translated as great or exceptional lady) was conferred by Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh in a felicitation ceremony held at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal.
  11. International Universal Health Coverage Day is observed annually on_________
    A) December 11

    B) December 12
    C) December 10
    D) December 9
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    International Universal Health Coverage Day : 12 December. Theme 2018: “Unite for Universal Health Coverage: Now is the Time for Collective Action.”
  12. India’s professional player Manika Batra is related with which sports?
    A) Table Tennis

    B) Badminton
    C) Shooting
    D) Swimming
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    India’s Manika Batra  became the first Indian Table Tennis player to win the ‘Breakthrough Table Tennis Star’ award at the prestigious International Table Tennis Federation Star Awards in Incheon. 

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