Current Affairs Quiz for IBPS CLERK MAINS | 31th December 2018

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Q1. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 was passed by which body on December 27, 2018?

(a) Lok Sabha

(b) Rajya Sabha

(c) Parliament

(d) President

(e) None of these

Q2. ‘Train 18’ officially became fastest train of which country recently?

(a) Japan

(b) Russia

(c) India

(d) Italy

(e) None of these

Q3. Recently, to mark the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his Samadhi was dedicated to the nation. What name is ascribed to Vajpayee’s Samadhi?

(a) Saudharm Atal

(b) Atal Sahej

(c) Sadaiv Atal

(d) Atal Sadaa

(e) None of these

Q4. Asia’s second longest rail-cum-road bridge was inaugurated recently in which state of India?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Odisha

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) Assam

(e) None of these

Q5. Which district was ranked as the most improved district in the Second Delta Ranking under Aspirational District Programme?

(a) Nuapada

(b) Virudhunagar

(c) Siddharthnagar

(d) Aurangabad

(e) None of these

Q6. Who will head the Expert Committee on Economic Capital Framework constituted by the RBI recently?

(a) Bimal Jalan

(b) Rakesh Mohan

(c) Bharat Doshi

(d) Sudhir Mankad

(e) None of these

Q7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will rename three islands of Andaman and Nicobar after which freedom fighter?

(a) Shaheed Bhagat Singh

(b) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

(c) Lala Lajpat Rai

(d) Chandrashekhar Azad

(e) None of these

Q8. Who was appointed as Indian ambassador to United States recently?

(a) Riva Ganguly Das

(b) Harsh Vardhan Shringla

(c) Navtej Sarna

(d) Sohan Tejwani

(e) None of these

Q9. Which country has become the first one in Southeast Asia to legalise the medical use of marijuana?

(a) Singapore

(b) Malaysia

(c) Thailand

(d) Indonesia

(e) None of these

Q10. Which state will get its own High Court from January 2019?

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Telangana

(c) Goa

(d) Puducherry

(e) None of these



Exp.The Lok Sabha on December 27, 2018 passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, also known as, Triple Talaq Bill. Two hundred forty-five members of the Lok Sabha voted in favour of the bill, while 11 voted against it.

Ans.2. (c)

Exp.Train 18 officially became India’s fastest train, which ran at a speed of 180 kilometers per hour during a trial run. The first trial run of the train was conducted on Bareilly-Moradabad railway section.

Ans.3. (c)

Exp.To mark the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his Samadhi ‘Sadaiv Atal’ was dedicated to the nation. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes at the Samadhi. The development work of the Samadhi was undertaken by the Atal Smriti Nyas Society.

Ans.4. (d)

Exp.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel Bridge in Assam on the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The bridge is part of infrastructure projects planned by India to improve logistics along the border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Ans.5. (b)

Exp.NITI Aayog on December 27, 2018 released the Second Delta Ranking of the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP). Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu was ranked as the most improved district in the Rankings. The ranking represented the incremental progress made by districts between June 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018.

Ans.6. (a)

Exp.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in consultation with the Union Government, on December 26, 2018 constituted an Expert Committee on Economic Capital Framework. The Committee will be headed by Bimal Jalan, while, former secretary Rakesh Mohan was named as the Vice Chairman.

Ans.7. (b)

Exp.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will rename three islands of Andaman and Nicobar after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on December 30, 2018. These three islands are – Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island.

Ans.8. (b)

Exp.India appointed Harsh Vardhan Shringla as the next Ambassador of India to the United States on December 20, 2018. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, a 1984-batch Indian Foreign Service diplomat, will succeed Navtej Sarna.

Ans.9. (c)

Exp.Thailand on December 25, 2018 approved the licensed use of marijuana for medical use and research. The changes will legalise the production, import, export, possession and use of marijuana products for medical purposes.

Ans.10. (a)

Exp.Andhra Pradesh got its own High Court on December 26, 2018. It will start functioning from January 1, 2019. Ministry of Law and Justice notified the constitution of the High Court in Amaravati.

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