Current Affairs Quiz: December 14 2018

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  1. Where was the fourth Partners’ Forum to improve the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents, held on 12th and 13th December 2018?
    1) Kolkata
    2) Mumbai
    3) New Delhi
    4) Pune
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2018, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated the 2-day fourth Partners’ Forum in New Delhi. It concluded on December 13, 2018. India is hosting the Partners’ Forum for the second time. The previous chapters were held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014, New Delhi, India in 2010 and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2007. Its objective was to improve the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.
  2. Name the Multi-Disciplinary Training Centre (MTDC) of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), that was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (I/C), Giriraj Singh, in New Delhi, on 13th December 2018?
    1) Srishti
    2) Samridhi
    3) Samadhan
    4) Sahyadhri
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Samadhan
    Explanation:
    On 13th December 2018, Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (I/C), Giriraj Singh inaugurated a Multi-Disciplinary Training Centre (MTDC) of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) named “Samadhan” at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat in New Delhi. Samadhan is an industrial training institute set up on PPP mode with the MSME Ministry, to provide comprehensive industry and business related guidance and quality knowledge to entrepreneurs, industries, corporate and institutions. The Minister also inaugurated a mustard-oil manufacturing unit at the KVIC office at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat. Giriraj Singh also planted Moringa saplings in the premises of the mustard oil manufacturing unit at the MTDC.
  3. How many states have achieved complete household electrification under the PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) scheme, as per Ministry of Power’s announcement on 12th December 2018?
    1) 15
    2) 12
    3) 7
    4) 9
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 9
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2018, Ministry of Power announced that 9 states have achieved complete household electrification under the PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) scheme. Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telangana and West Bengal. With this, 16 States in the country now have 100 per cent household electrification. Furthermore, the country is expected to achieve 100 per cent household electrification by December 31, 2018. Additionally, 31.68 crore LED bulbs have been distributed under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for All (UJALA) scheme resulting in estimated cost saving of Rs.16,457 crore per year. The Power Ministry also aims to replace 1.34 crore conventional streetlights with smart and energy efficient LED lights by March, 2019.
  4. Who is the head of the Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the government on 13th December 2018, to check on the recommendations on stressed power projects given by the high-level panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha?
    1) Anil Kumar Jha
    2) Arun Jaitley
    3) Injeti Srinivas
    4) Ram Naik
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Arun Jaitley
    Explanation:
    On December 13, 2018, the government constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to check on the recommendations on stressed power projects given by the high-level panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha. The other members of the GOM are:
    • Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari,
    • Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu,
    • Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan,
    • Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and
    • Power Minister R K Singh.
  5. Home Ministry has launched a Twitter account named _____ to create awareness about cybercrimes and normal precautions to be taken?
    1) @CyberDost
    2) @CyberSecurity
    3) @CyberPatrol
    4) @CyberPolice
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) @CyberDost
    Explanation:
    Home Ministry has launched a Twitter account to spread awareness about cybercrimes and normal precautions to be taken. The Twitter handle @CyberDost is aimed at enhancing people’s basic knowledge about cybercrimes and precautions to be taken for prevention.
  6. Which high court ordered a ban on sale of online medicines by e-pharmacists across India, on 12th December 2018?
    1) Madhya Pradesh High Court
    2) Delhi High Court
    3) Maharashtra High Court
    4) Uttar Pradesh High Court
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Delhi High Court
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2018, the Delhi High Court ordered a ban on the sale of medicines online by e-pharmacists across India and has directed the Delhi government and the Centre to put the order into effect immediately. The order was passed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao, acting on a PIL filed by Zaheer Ahmed, a New Delhi-based dermatologist.
  7. India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was on a 5-day visit to the United States from 3rd to 7th December 2018, at the invitation of the United States Secretary of Defence _____?
    1) James N Mattis
    2) Mike Pompeo
    3) Kenneth Juster
    4) Philip S Davidson
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) James N Mattis
    Explanation:
    On December 7, 2018, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman concluded her 5-day visit to the United States at the invitation of the US Secretary of Defence, James N Mattis. The visit commenced on December 3, 2018. On her visit, Sitharaman, the first woman defence minister of India, was accorded the Armed Forces Enhanced Honours Cordon, a red-carpet welcome, during her maiden visit to the US. She was accompanied by US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on her official visit. The whole visit revolved around the US-India Defence partnership.
  8. Where was the 39th annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held on 9th December 2018?
    1) Doha, Qatar
    2) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    3) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    4) Amman, Jordan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Explanation:
    On December 9, 2018, the annual 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It concluded with the ‘Riyadh Declaration’ containing 72 topic covering cooperation and regional affairs of Gulf nations.The 40th Summit will take place in the UAE.
  9. The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a ____ dollar loan agreement to reduce floods and riverbank erosion in flood prone areas along the Brahmaputra river in Assam, on 13th December 2018?
    1) $60 million
    2) $40 million
    3) $50 million
    4) $70 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) $60 million
    Explanation:
    On 13th December 2018, the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $60 million loan agreement to reduce floods and the riverbank erosion in flood prone areas along the Brahmaputra river in Assam. The loan is part of the 120 million dollars multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for the Assam integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program approved by ADB in October 2010. The Program will fund a combination of structural and nonstructural measures in the three subproject areas of Palasbari-Gumi, Kaziranga, and Dibrugarh along the Brahmaputra river which include 20 km of riverbank protection works and upgrading of 13 km of flood embankments.
  10. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed which Bank to open 40 new branches, by the end of December 2018, releasing the restriction it had put on the bank for opening new branches in September 2018?
    1) Jana Small Finance Bank
    2) Federal Bank
    3) Corporation Bank
    4) Bandhan Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bandhan Bank
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed Bandhan Bank to open as many as 40 new branches, by the end of December, releasing the restriction that RBI has put on the Bandhan bank’s branch opening spree three months back. The RBI had barred the bank from opening new branches in September after the private-sector lender failed to bring down main shareholder’s stake to below 40 % as mandated in the licensing norms for universal banks. Bandhan Financial Services (BFSL) the promoter of Bandhan Bank, currently holds 82.28 % stake in the bank. The bank is planning either to float an open offer for sale or to acquire a non-bank lender which would in turn bring down the promoters’ stake.
  11. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has renamed the Institutional Trading Platform as _____?
    1) Innovators Growth Platform
    2) Growth Induction Platform
    3) Trade Development Platform
    4) Companies Trading Platform
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Innovators Growth Platform
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2018, Ajay Tyagi, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced approval on various norms taken in its board meeting in Mumbai. In order to boost the start-up sector, SEBI made the listing process easier and renamed the Institutional Trading Platform as Innovators Growth Platform. The relaxation in norms are mainly aimed for e-commerce, data analytics, biotechnology and nanotechnology firms to raise funds through stock exchange listing. To get listed the start-ups have to have:
    • 25 per cent of the pre-issue capital of the issuer company held, for at least 2 years, by qualified institutional buyers, family trusts with net worth of more than Rs 500 crore and category III foreign portfolio investors or
    • a pooled investment fund with minimum assets of $150 million or
    • an accredited investor with gross income of at least Rs.50 lakh annually with minimum liquid net worth of Rs. 5 crore or
    • a body corporate with net of Rs. 25 crores.
    Also, not more than 10% of the pre-issue capital may be held by Accredited Investors. Post-issue single holding can also exceed the current cap of 25 per cent.
  12. Name the new facility introduced for Mutual funds, by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), that involves separation of distressed or illiquid assets from other healthier securities in a debt mutual fund portfolio?
    1) Saturating
    2) Side-Pocketing
    3) Security-Treasuring
    4) Safe-Banking
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Side-Pocketing
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2018, Ajay Tyagi, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced approval on various norms taken in its board meeting in Mumbai. The new facility, known as side pocketing for Mutual Funds, involves separation of distressed or illiquid assets from other healthier securities in a debt mutual fund portfolio. This would allow insulation of the net value of the assets from the bad debts that might lessen the worth at the time of default. Under this, fund houses will have the option for creating segregated portfolio, but approval of trustees would be necessary for activating such a portfolio. If they don’t opt for side pocketing, they would have to write down stressed assets on a conservative basis. This move would help protect interest of investors.
  13. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) board has approved a proposal to expand the offer-for-sale (OFS) mechanism to cover more listed companies. Companies with a market-cap of more than _____ rupees are eligible for OFS mechanism?
    1) Rs 1,000 crore
    2) Rs 2,000 crore
    3) Rs 3,000 crore
    4) Rs 4,000 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 1,000 crore
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2018, Ajay Tyagi, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced approval on various norms taken in its board meeting in Mumbai. SEBI board also approved a proposal to expand the offer-for-sale (OFS) mechanism to cover more listed companies wherein shareholders may want to sell their stake. Companies having a market-cap of more than Rs.1,000 crore are eligible for OFS mechanism.
  14. What is the rank of India in the AT Kearney FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) Confidence Index 2018?
    1) 15
    2) 8
    3) 11
    4) 13
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 11
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2018, according to UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) report Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to South and South-West Asia decreased by 6% to USD 63 billion in 2017. The drop is due to a drop in foreign funding flow to countries like India and Turkey. India remains the largest investment destination in the sub-region due to its large and growing market and attracted USD 22 billion FDI in the first half of 2018. India slipped three ranks to eleventh ranking in 2018, from 8th ranking in 2017 according to the AT Kearney FDI Confidence Index 2018.India recorded a 9% drop in FDI. Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka witnessed sharp rises of 49 per cent, 87 per cent, 13 per cent and 53 per cent respectively in FDI.
  15. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to South and South-West Asia decreased by 6% to _____ dollars in 2017, as per UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) report?
    1) USD 63 billion
    2) USD 42 billion
    3) USD 55 billion
    4) USD 38 billion
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) USD 63 billion
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2018, according to UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) report Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to South and South-West Asia decreased by 6% to USD 63 billion in 2017. The drop is due to a drop in foreign funding flow to countries like India and Turkey. India remains the largest investment destination in the sub-region due to its large and growing market and attracted USD 22 billion FDI in the first half of 2018. India slipped three ranks to eleventh ranking in 2018, from 8th ranking in 2017 according to the AT Kearney FDI Confidence Index 2018.India recorded a 9% drop in FDI. Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka witnessed sharp rises of 49 per cent, 87 per cent, 13 per cent and 53 per cent respectively in FDI.
  16. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in its Monthly Oil Market Report predicted the global economic growth to be what per cent for 2018 and 3.5% for 2019?
    1) 3.7 %
    2) 3.9 %
    3) 3.6 %
    4) 3.4 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 3.7 %
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2018, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in its Monthly Oil Market Report predicted the global economic growth to be 3.7% for 2018 and 3.5% for 2019. The growth in the United States and in the Euro-zone remains unchanged, standing at 2.9 percent and 1.9 percent for 2018, and at 2.6 percent and 1.7 percent for 2019. It decreased forecast for Japan to 1.0 percent for 2018 and 1.1% for 2019. India‘s and China’s growth forecasts remain unchanged at 7.5 percent and 6.5 percent for 2018, and at 7.2 percent and 6.1 percent for 2019 respectively. Growth of Brazil also remains unchanged, standing at 1.1 percent for 2018 and at 1.8 percent for 2019.
  17. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved the proposal of clubbing of investment limits for foreign portfolio investors on the basis of common ownership of more than ____ % of common control, excluding the case of regulated public retail funds?
    1) 50 %
    2) 44 %
    3) 76 %
    4) 25 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 50 %
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2018, Ajay Tyagi, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced approval on various norms taken in its board meeting in Mumbai. SEBI also approved the proposal of clubbing of investment limits for foreign portfolio investors on the basis of common ownership of more than 50 per cent of common control, excluding the case of regulated public retail funds. This would bring unconnected FPIs, connected only on account of a large common investor, within the aggregate investment limit. Although the move is not supported on the basis of same set of beneficial owners as per the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The move was based on the recommendations of a SEBI working group under Shri. Harun R Khan.
  18. Name the Uttar Pradesh based startup that won 2018 UN Climate Action Award at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, on 11th December 2018?
    1) GreenTouch
    2) HelpUsGreen
    3) GreenUs
    4) GrowGreen
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) HelpUsGreen
    Explanation:
    On 11th December 2018, the United Nations (UN) has honoured an Uttar Pradesh based startup company ‘HelpUsGreen‘, which works to clean up the mighty river Ganga by recycling thousands of tonnes of floral waste from temples and mosques across many cities\towns in Uttar Pradesh to produce natural incense, organic fertilizers and biodegradable packaging material through its ‘flowercycling’ technology. HelpUsGreen is one of 15 ground-breaking projects from around the world that has won this year’s UN Climate Action Award at a special ceremony at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. With the help of the startup about 1,260 women have been supported to date and 19 children whose mothers used to work as manual scavengers have started going to school. About 11,060 metric tonnes of temple-waste has been ‘flowercycled’ to date by the women, preventing as much as 110 metric tonnes of chemical pesticides that enter the river through temple waste.
  19. Sharad Pawar and _____ received the Lokmat Parliamentary Award under the category of ‘Lifetime achievement award’ at Lokmat National Conclave 2018, in New Delhi, on 13th December 2018?
    1) Murli Manohar Joshi
    2) Gulam Nabi Azad
    3) Nishikant Dubey
    4) Rama Devi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Murli Manohar Joshi
    Explanation:
    On December 13, 2018, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu honoured 8 winners of the Lokmat Parliamentary Awards at Lokmat National Conclave 2018 held at Dr. Ambedkar International Center, Janpath in New Delhi.
    The list of Winners are:
    CategoryWinner
    Lifetime achievement awardNCP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Pawar
    Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi
    Best Parliamentarian AwardLeader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad
    BJP MP Nishikant Dubey
    Best debut woman parliamentarian (Lok Sabha)Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini
    Best woman parliamentarian (Lok Sabha)MP Rama Devi
    Best woman parliamentarian in the Rajya SabhaDMK leader Kanimozhi
    Best debut woman parliamentarian (Rajya Sabha)Chhaya Verma
  20. Which state/union territory police has entered the Limca Book of Records for training 2,08,125 women and girls in 989 self-defence programme in 2017?
    1) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
    2) Delhi
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2018, Delhi Police has entered the Limca Book of Records for training 2,08,125 women and girls in 989 self-defence programme in 2017. The self-defence programme of Delhi Police was started in 2002 and is carried out by the Special Police Unit For Women and Children (SPUWAC) which has trained 9,80,456 women under 5,140 programmes till November 2017. The Delhi Police will receive the award in February next year. The Delhi Police have set a target to train around 3.5 lakh women in 2019.
  21. Who became the first ever Indian Table Tennis player to be awarded the ‘Breakthrough Table Tennis Star’ award, at the 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Awards, held in Korea, on 12th December 2018?
    1) Manika Batra
    2) Soumyajith Ghosh
    3) Poulomi Ghatak
    4) Mouma Das
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Manika Batra
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2018, the 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Awards were held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Incheon, Korea. Manika Batra became the first ever Indian Table Tennis player to be awarded the ‘Breakthrough Table Tennis Star’ award.
  22. Name the minor boy from Odisha who has been selected for the National Bravery Award for saving his uncle from a crocodile attack, and will be awarded in 2019?
    1) Satyabatra Das
    2) Situ Malik
    3) Vimal Gogoi
    4) Sajin Paul
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Situ Malik
    Explanation:
    12th December 2018, Situ Malik (15), a minor boy from Kendrapara district of Odisha has been selected for the National Bravery Award for saving his paternal uncle from a crocodile attack. He will be awarded from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23, 2019. Situ had saved his uncle Binod Malik from attack of a crocodile which had sneaked into the village pond on February 20 2018.
  23. Who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Telangana for the second term, on 13th December 2018?
    1) Chandrababu Naidu
    2) K. Chandrashekhar Rao
    3) E.S.L. Narasimhan
    4) R Mahendra Reddy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) K. Chandrashekhar Rao
    Explanation:
    On 13th December 2018 Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) President K. Chandrashekhar Rao was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Telangana for the second term by Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Hyderabad. Party Member of Legislative Council Mohammed Mehmood Ali, who was deputy chief minister in the previous TRS government, took oath as a minister along with Rao. In the recently concluded assembly election the TRS won 88 seats in the 119-member assembly, defeating the Congress-led ‘Praja Kutami’. This was the first Assembly elections in India’s youngest state because the last elections were held in united Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
  24. Name the IAS (Indian Administrative Service) Officer who took Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 13th December 2018?
    1) Bharat Bhushan Vyas
    2) Rujuta Dev
    3) Sita Raman S
    4) Vinay Mittal A K
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bharat Bhushan Vyas
    Explanation:
    On 13th December 2018, Shri Bharat Bhushan Vyas, IAS officer from Jammu and Kashmir cadre of 1986 batch was administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by Shri Arvind Saxena, Chairman, UPSC. Born in 1957, Shri Bharat Bhushan Vyas has served in State & Centre in various capacities, retired as Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir and was serving as Adviser to the Governor, Jammu & Kashmir before assuming the charge as Member, UPSC.
  25. _____ was appointed as the presiding officer in the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai, on 12th December 2018?
    1) Justice Pranay Tilak
    2) Justice Tarun Agarwala
    3) Justice Varshani Mohak
    4) Justice Mohit Aluwalia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Justice Tarun Agarwala
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2018, Justice Tarun Agarwala retired Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court has been appointed as the presiding officer in the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai. Justice Agarwala will remain presiding officer for a period of five years or till the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier. The Securities Appellate Tribunal is a statutory body established under the provisions of Section 15K of the Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) Act, 1992, to hear and dispose of appeals against orders passed by the SEBI or by an adjudicating officer under the Act. Justice Agarwala had graduated from the Allahabad University with a law degree. He started practicing as an advocate in the Allahabad High Court in 1981 in the matters of Civil Law, Constitutional, Taxation, Labour, Testamentary and Corporate Affairs matters.
  26. Which country announced the installation of the world’s first “floating” nuclear power plant (FNPP), on 11thDecember 2018?
    1) China
    2) Japan
    3) Russia
    4) United States of America
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Russia
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2018, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom announced commencement of installation of Akademik Lomonosov, the world’s first “floating” nuclear power plant (FNPP). It has a capacity of 70MW and is equipped with two reactors of 35MW each. The life span of the project is 40 years, with the possibility of being extended up to 50 years. After the completion of tests in March 2019, in the second half of 2019, the FNPP will be transported to its final destination to the port of Pevek in Russia’s extreme north-eastern region of Chukotka. It will then replace the existing Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant and the Chaunskaya coal-fired power plant. It will be used to maintain both uninterruptible power and plentiful desalinated water supply in remote areas. This project will help the grid-isolated Russian Arctic regions.
  27. International Cricket Council (ICC) has signed a contract with ____, the makers of whisky brand Royal Stag, for a 5-year global partnership as an official sponsor?
    1) Pernod Ricard India Pvt Ltd
    2) Bagpiper India Pvt Ltd
    3) Imperial Blue India Pvt Ltd
    4) Original Choice India Pvt Ltd
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Pernod Ricard India Pvt Ltd
    Explanation:
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has signed a contract with Pernod Ricard India Pvt Ltd, the makers of whisky brand Royal Stag for a five-year global partnership as an official sponsor. The size of Royal Stag’s sponsorship deal is estimated to be $5-6 million per year. The partnership which will last until 2023 would allow Royal Stag a comprehensive presence across broadcast, digital and on-ground activations of all ICC global tournaments, including the 2019 World Cup, T20 World Cup, World Test Championship and U19 World Cup and Women’s World Cup. Recently Indian craft beer Bira 91 signed a similar five-year partnership with ICC, making it the first Indian beverage brand to strike a global sponsorship deal with the cricket governing body.
  28. Where was the 19th All India Police (AIPDM) Shooting Competition 2018 held from 6th to 11th December 2018?
    1) Manesar, Haryana
    2) Mohali, Punjab
    3) Manali, Himachal Pradesh
    4) Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Manesar, Haryana
    Explanation:
    Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the 19th All India Police (AIPDM) Shooting Competition-2018 at Manesar, Gurugram in Haryana, on 6th December 2018. The competition was held till 11th December 2018. More than 750 participants of 31 teams of State Police Forces and Central Armed Police Forces took part in the event. Total of 13 matches and 41 medals and 13 Trophies were awarded to the winners.
  29. Which Indian city will host the second event of the Hockey Series Finals from June 6 to 16 2019?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Raipur
    3) Bhubaneswar
    4) Kolkata
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Bhubaneswar
    Explanation:
    On 13th December 2018, Odisha sports minister Chandra Sarathi Behera announced that Bhubaneswar is set to host one of the three Hockey Series Finals to be held from June 6 to 16 2019. India will host the second of the Hockey Series Finals, Kuala Lumpur(Malaysia) will host the first event from April 23 to May 1.The last Hockey Series Final will be hosted by Le Touquet, France from June 15 to 23. Bhubaneswar had successfully hosted the Hockey World Cup in 2018. The Hockey Series is open to national teams that are not playing in the Hockey Pro League.
  30. Anshuman Gaekwad, Shantha Rangaswamy and _____ comprise the ad-hoc committee formed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to select head coach of the national women’s senior cricket team?
    1) Kapil Dev
    2) Saurav Ganguly
    3) Anil Kumble
    4) Virendra Sehwag
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Kapil Dev
    Explanation:
    On 11th December 2018, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) formed an ad-hoc committee to conduct interviews of eligible candidates for the post of head coach of the national women’s senior cricket team. The panel consists of Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, and Shantha Rangaswamy. BCCI had invited applications for the position of head coach after the expiry of Ramesh Powar’s term.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is ____?
    Answer
      Arvind Saxena
  2. Where is Dibru-Saikhowa National Park located?
    Answer
      Assam
  3. Who is the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?
    Answer
      Ajay Tyagi
  4. Name the governor of Telangana?
    Answer
      E.S.L. Narasimhan
  5. Where is the headquarters of Indo-Pacific Command?
    Answer
      Hawaii, United States
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