Current Affairs Quiz | 12th December 2018

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Q1. Ananth Narayanan has resigned from his role. He was the CEO of ________.

(a) Jabong

(b) Flipkart

(c) Snapdeal

(d)  Myntra

(e) Walmart

Q2. Which of the following city will host Khelo India Youth Games-2019 games?

(a) Mohali

(b) Pune

(c) Kochi

(d) New Delhi

(e) Panaji

Q3. Jagdish Thakkar recently passed away. He was a _______.

(a) Poet

(b) Politician

(c) Activist

(d) Scholar

(e) Journalist

Q4. Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Kushwaha resigned from the ministry. He was Union Minister of State in the Ministry of __________________.

(a) Human Resource Development

(b) Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

(c) Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

(d) Electronics and Information Technology

(e) Food Processing Industries

Q5. Which of the following state has recently become the state with four international airports?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Karnataka

(c) Kerala

(d) Maharashtra

(e) Gujara

Q6. Current account deficit (CAD) widened to______of GDP for the July-September quarter

(a) 2.4%

(b) 2.9%

(c) 3.3%

(d) 3.2%

(e) 2.7%

Q7. According to the World Bank report, India will retain its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances in 2018 with its diaspora sending a whopping _______ back home.

(a) USD 93 billion

(b) USD 72 billion

(c) USD 100 billion

(d) USD 69 billion

(e) USD 80 billion

Q8. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of New India Assurance?

(a) Urjit Patel

(b) Parnab Kumar

(c) Anil Sahani

(d) Atul Sahai

(e) Kamal Kant Sahai

Q9. Vanessa Ponce de Leon has won the coveted Miss World 2018 crown. She belongs to_____.

(a) Mexico

(b) Norway

(c) The USA

(d) The UK

(e) Sweden

Q10. Human Rights Day is observed every year on ________.

(a) 18 July

(b) 10 July

(c) 25 November

(d) 10 December

(e) 8 December

Solutions

Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Flipkart-owned Myntra’s CEO Ananth Narayanan has resigned from his role with his position set to be abolished. Flipkart’s Amar Nagaram has been given the responsibility to head Myntra.

Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Khelo India Youth Games-2019 will be held in Pune of Maharashtra in January. Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore announced that 9000 youth will participate in this edition of the game.

Ans.3.(e)

Exp.Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the prime minister’s office and senior journalist Jagdish Thakkar passed away in New Delhi.

Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Kushwaha resigned as Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The Kannur international Airport-KIAL in Kerala began its operations with Union minister for civil aviation Suresh Prabhu and Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan jointly lighting the lamp inside the terminal building, marking the inauguration of the airport. With this, Kerala has become the state with four international airports.

Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Current account deficit (CAD) widened to 2.9% of GDP for the July-September quarter due to higher trade deficit compared with 1.1% during the same period of the previous year, according to the Reserve Bank of India.

Ans.7.(e)

Exp. India will retain its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances in 2018 with its diaspora sending a whopping USD 80 billion back home, according to the World Bank report.

Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Atul Sahai has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the country’s largest general insurance company New India Assurance. The post had been lying vacant since July 2018.

Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon won the coveted Miss World 2018 crown at a grand event held in the Chinese city, Sanya. Thailand’s Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan was declared the runner-up.

Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. On this day, the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. #StandUp4HumanRights is the global campaign launched on for year 2018.

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