Current Affairs Quiz for IBPS CLERK MAINS | 24th December 2018

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Q1. As per the NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India @75’, Government aims to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by which year?

(a) 2023

(b) 2025

(c) 2028

(d) 2030

(e) None of these

Q2. Which state was ranked as the “Best Performer” in the States’ Start-up Ranking 2018?

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Gujarat

(c) Karnataka

(d) Kerala

(e) None of these

Q3. What was India’s rank at the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index 2018?

(a) 89th

(b) 95th

(c) 108th

(d) 117th

(e) None of these

Q4. Who was elected as Vice President of FICCI for 2018-19?

(a) Ayaan Khan

(b) Uday Shankar

(c) Sushil Verma

(d) Arun Khosla

(e) None of these

Q5. Who has been appointed as the new head coach of Indian national women’s cricket team?

(a) Gary Kirsten

(b) WV Raman

(c) Venkatesh Prasad

(d) Ravi Shastri

(e) None of these

Q6. Which Union Territory was ranked as the ‘Top Performer’ in the SDG India Index 2018?

(a) Delhi

(b) Dadra & Nagar Haveli

(c) Goa

(d) Chandigarh

(e) None of these

Q7. Who has been sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?

(a) Kamal Nath

(b) Jyotiraditya Scindia

(c) Ashok Gehlot

(d) Sachin Pilot

(e) None of these

Q8. Who was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Rajasthan?

(a) Ashok Gehlot

(b) Sachin Pilot

(c) Girija Vyas

(d) Kailash Meghwal

(e) None of these

Q9. Who was crowned Miss Universe 2018?

(a) Miss Vietnam

(b) Miss Puerto Rico

(c) Miss Philippines

(d) Miss South Africa

(e) None of these

Q10. Who has claimed maiden BWF World Tour Finals Title?

(a) Saina Nehwal

(b) Carolina Marin

(c) Nozomi Okuhara

(d) PV Sindhu

(e) None of these



Exp.The NITI Aayog on December 19, 2018 released ‘Strategy for New India @75’. The Strategy document aims to further improve the policy environment in which private investors and other stakeholders can contribute their fullest towards achieving the goals set out for New India 2022 and propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030.


Exp.The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on December 20, 2018 announced the results of the first ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. Gujarat was ranked as the “Best Performer” in the States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. Gujarat allocated Rs 100 Crore budget for Startups and provided assistance to 200 projects.


Exp.India was ranked 108th among 149 countries at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index 2018, same as it was ranked in 2017. Though India made no improvement in the overall gender gap ranking, it recorded improvement in wage equality and managed to fully close its tertiary education gender gap for the first time.


Exp.Uday Shankar, currently chairman of Star India and president of 21st Century Fox Asia-Pacific (only Asia), was elected as Vice President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2018-19.


Exp.Former India opener Woorkeri Venkat Raman has been appointed as the new Head coach of the Indian women’s national cricket team. WV Raman was among one of the three candidates shortlisted for the role by an ad-hoc panel. The other two names in the list included those of former India coach Gary Kirsten and Venkatesh Prasad.


Exp.The NITI Aayog released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index. Chandigarh leads as the ‘Top Performer’ because of its exemplary performance in providing clean water & sanitation, affordable & clean energy, generating decent work & economic growth, & providing quality education.


Exp.Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17, 2018. The Congress named veteran leader Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh’s next Chief Minister after long discussions between Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders amid a debate on the old versus the new guard.

Ans.8. (a)

Exp.Ashok Gehlot on December 17, 2018 took oath as the Rajasthan Chief Minister for a third time; while, Sachin Pilot was sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Minister in Jaipur’s Albert Hall, Rajasthan. Gehlot and Pilot were administered the oath by Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh.

Ans.9. (c)

Exp.Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe after she won the final round of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17, 2018. Outgoing Miss Universe Demi Leigh Nel Peters from South Africa crowned her successor.


Exp.Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made history on December 16, 2018 by becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals. Sindhu claimed the coveted gold medal with a win over 2017 world champion Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets of 21-19, 21-17.

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