Current Affairs Quiz: December 18 2018

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  1. India and France are celebrating the _____ anniversary of their strategic partnership in 2018?
    1) 25th
    2) 20th
    3) 30th
    4) 45th
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) 20th
    Explanation:
    France and India are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their strategic partnership in 2018. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian embarked on a two-day visit to India, holding extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj to further boost bilateral ties in key areas besides meeting senior state government officials as well as interacting with Indian and French personalities from the film, television and tourism industries. On 14th December 2018, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, arrived in New Delhi for an official visit to India.
  2. Which District Court has become the first court in India to allow e-payments of court fee, judicial deposits, fines and penalties?
    1) Indore District Court
    2) Mangaluru District Court
    3) Visakhapatnam District Court
    4) Pune District Court
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Pune District Court
    Explanation:
    On 15th December 2018, Pune District court became the first court in India to allow e-payments of court fee, judicial deposits, fines and penalties, the facility which will be eventually available across all courtrooms in the country to bring transparency to cash transactions. The Pune district court administration is starting the e-payment facility in the Shivajinager district and sessions court. The move in which all the e-payments will be collected at–pay.ecourt.gov.in/epay would also help to end the long queues on court premises to pay cash. The court administration has tied up with State Bank of India (SBI) for the purpose in which civil lawyers and litigants can make payments online round the clock and there will be no additional bank charges for payments up to Rs 2,000. The person making the e-payment will get a unique case number record (CNR) which will remain the same till matter is disposed of. Chief justice of Bombay High Court RK Menon officially inaugurated the E-payment system.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 900th Coach and a Humsafar Rake at the Modern Coach Factory in which state, on 16th December 2018?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Madhya Pradesh
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Rajasthan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 16th December 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Rae Bareli for the first time where he launched various development projects and Allahabad which is recently renamed to Prayagraj to review the preparation of Kumbh Mela. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath also visited Rae Bareli on 13thDecember to oversee preparations of Prime Minister’s one day visit. On 16th December 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited traditional seat of Former Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and laid foundation stone for various projects. Shri Narendra Modi Visited Modern Coach Factory in Uttar Pradesh where he flagged off the 900th Coach and a Humsafar Rake. Prime Minister said that the Projects that were dedicated, inaugurated or for which foundation stone has been laid are comulatively worth Rs. 1000 crore. As per Prime Minister, Government is trying to make Rae Bareli a Global Hub of Rail Coach manufacturing.
  4. Name the Indian Naval Ship (INS) that successfully carried out a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operation off the coast of Somalia in the Horn of Africa, on 13th December 2018?
    1) INS Savitri
    2) INS Kalvari
    3) INS Sunayna
    4) INS Prithvi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) INS Sunayna
    Explanation:
    Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sunayna, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Southern Naval Command based at Kochi, while being mission deployed, successfully carried out a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operation, on 13th December 2018, on sighting a suspicious fishing vessel approximately 20 nm off the coast of Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The successful operation resulted in seizure of illegal arms such as five rifles that included AK-47 and 471 rounds of ammunition. After confiscation of the arms and ammunition to prevent their illegal use by the crew for piracy related activities, the fishing vessel was allowed to proceed further. INS Sunayna has been deployed for anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden since October 6, 2018.
  5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a new Airport Complex, an Integrated Command and Control Centre for the Kumbh Mela at _____, on 16th December 2018?
    1) Haridwar, Uttarakhand
    2) Nashik, Maharashtra
    3) Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
    4) Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 16th December 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Prayagraj after Rae Bareli to review the preparation of Kumbh Mela. He also visited Swachh Kumbh Exhibition. Prime Minister inaugurated a new Airport Complex, an Integrated Command and Control Centre for the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister said in a gathering that his government is making every effort to showcase India’s glorious past and vibrant future at the Ardh-Kumbh.
  6. India and France announced that, there will be an exchange of 10,000 students between the two countries by which year, on 15th December 2018?
    1) 2020
    2) 2022
    3) 2021
    4) 2025
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) 2020
    Explanation:
    French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian embarked on a two-day visit to India, holding extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj to further boost bilateral ties in key areas besides meeting senior state government officials as well as interacting with Indian and French personalities from the film, television and tourism industries. On 15th December 2018, India and France held discussions on deepening bilateral strategic partnership through cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, defence, space and civil nuclear energy sectors. There will also be an exchange of 10,000 students between the two countries by 2020, of which 7500 Indian students already left to pursue their studies in France in 2018.
  7. Indian government signed a deal with France-based European Information Technology Corporation Atos to procure the Bull Sequana, the high-performance supercomputers, worth ____ rupees, on 15th December 2018?
    1) Rs 4,500 crore
    2) Rs 9,500 crore
    3) Rs 5,600 crore
    4) Rs 3,200 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Rs 4,500 crore
    Explanation:
    French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian embarked on a two-day visit to India, holding extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj to further boost bilateral ties in key areas besides meeting senior state government officials as well as interacting with Indian and French personalities from the film, television and tourism industries. On 15th December 2018, the Indian government signed a deal with France-based European Information Technology Corporation Atos to procure supercomputers worth Rs 4,500 crore for academic and research institutions across India. The contract signed will last for 3 years for designing, building and installing the Bull Sequana, the high-performance supercomputers with a cumulative computing power of more than 10 petaflops in India. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Mr Jean Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs and Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This agreement has been awarded to Atos under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), a scheme of Rs.4500 crores spread over seven years, aimed at creating a network of over 70 high-performance supercomputing facilities for various academic and research institutions across India. The delivery of BullSequana supercomputers is expected to start in early 2019.
  8. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate 175 km of sewerage network under National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on 16th December 2018, to reduce 7.8 crore litres of sewage falling into river Ganga every day?
    1) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    2) Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
    3) Guwahati, Assam
    4) Ranchi, Jharkhand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 16th December 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 175 km of sewerage network under National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, which will reduce 7.8 crore litres of sewage falling into river Ganga each day. The Project was inaugurated in the Presence of Uttar Pradesh Governor Shri Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Prime Minister also laid foundation stone for two more projects under One City-One Operator Scheme with the sanctioned cost of Rs. 767.59 Crore.
  9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Swachch Kumbh’ Model on 16th December 2018, on the banks of _____ river, where the ‘Ganga Puja’ would be performed?
    1) River Ravi
    2) River Ganga
    3) River Sangam
    4) River Yamuna
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) River Sangam
    Explanation:
    On 16th December 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Rae Bareli for the first time where he launched various development projects and Allahabad which is recently renamed to Prayagraj to review the preparation of Kumbh Mela. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath also visited Rae Bareli on 13th December to oversee preparations of Prime Minister’s one day visit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Prayagraj after Rae Bareli to review the preparation of Kumbh Mela. He also visited Swachh Kumbh Exhibition.PM inaugurated ‘Swachch Kumbh’ Model on the banks of Sangam,where the ‘Ganga Puja’ is to be performed.
  10. The military of which country lifted a ban on United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) operations from the northeast part of the country, that was imposed based on accusations of training “spies” supporting Boko Haram jihadists, on 14th December 2018?
    1) Kenya
    2) Nigeria
    3) South Sudan
    4) Syria
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Nigeria
    Explanation:
    On 14th December 2018, the Nigerian military lifted a ban on United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) operations in the ravaged northeast after earlier suspending the aid agency and accusing it of training “spies” supporting Boko Haram jihadists. Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency has killed more than 27,000 people since it began in 2009 and has triggered a humanitarian crisis in the wider Lake Chad region, where the jihadists have stepped up attacks in recent months.
  11. Where did National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog organize the 3rd edition of the Women Transforming India Awards 2018 and launched the upgraded portal of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform 2.0, on 16th December 2018?
    1) Kolkata
    2) New Delhi
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 16th December 2018, National Institution for Transforming India( NITI AAYOG) organized the 3rd edition of the Women Transforming India Awards 2018and launch the upgraded portal of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform 2.0, in New Delhi. The Vice President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu was chief guest of the event where he presented the awards and launched the portal. Theme of this year is ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’. 15 winners have been chosen through an extensive six-month-long process. The primary objective of Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is to promote and support both established and aspiring Indian women entrepreneurs. Many organisations such as Google, UN India Business Forum, CRISIL, SIDBI, NIC, NASSCOM, WEE Foundation, SEWA bank, Mann Deshi Foundation etc. are the partners in the Women Entrepreneurship Platform.
  12. Singers Shaan and ____ were given the “Sangeet Mahasamman” award by the West Bengal government at the inaugural session of the Bangla Sangeet Mela (Bengal Music Festival) and Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav (Folk Culture Festival), in Kolkata, on 15th December 2018?
    1) Shreya Ghoshal
    2) Arijit Singh
    3) Asha Bhosle
    4) Sonu Nigam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Arijit Singh
    Explanation:
    On 15th December 2018,popular singers Shaan and Arijit Singh were given the “Sangeet Mahasamman” award by the West Bengal government at the inaugural session of the Bengal music and folk culture festival. Legendary singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay gave away the awards, in Kolkata. Leading Bengali singers like Rupankar Bagchi, Raghab Chattopadhyay, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Saikat Mitra, Pratik Chowdhury and music director Debojyoti Mishra were also given the ‘Sangeet Mahasamman’ awards. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the eight-day Bangla Sangeet Mela(Bengal Music Festival) and Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav( Folk Culture Festival). The government has given cards to two lakh folk artistes or ‘Lok Prasar Shilpi’, and each of them are given Rs 1,000 as monthly allowance.
  13. Who won the Miss Universe 2018 title at the Miss Universe 2018 event, held in Thailand, on 16th December 2018?
    1) Tamaryn Green
    2) Catriona Elisa Gray
    3) Angela Ponce
    4) Nehal Chudasama
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Catriona Elisa Gray
    Explanation:
    On December 16 2018,Miss Universe 2018 was held at Muang Thong Thani, Pak Kret, Thailand. The 24-year-old Filipino-Australian beauty Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines bagged Miss Universe 2018 title.There are totally 93 contestants from various were participated in this contest. She was crowned by Miss Universe 2017 Demi Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa. Tamaryn Green, a medical student from South Africa became first runner up and Sthefany Guterrez from Venezuela studying to be a lawyer became second runner-up. Spain’s Angela Ponce made history as the first transgender woman to compete with other contestant for the title of Miss Universe. India’s Nehal Chudasama failed to enter it to the Top 20 of the Miss Universe 2018.This show hosted by Emmy Award-winning Steve Harvey.
  14. Name the person who took oath as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, on 17th December 2018, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh?
    1) Kamal Nath
    2) Vishwanath Seth
    3) Mahinder Singh
    4) Amarnath Patil
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Kamal Nath
    Explanation:
    On December 17 2018,Congress leader Kamal Nath,72 took oath as 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, after the 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election. Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office of Kamal Nath. The Congress won 114 seats, has secured support of 121 MLAs, including SP (1) and BSP (2) legislators and four independents, to cross the majority mark of 116 seats in the 230-member Assembly.Congress took away the rule from BJP who ruled over 15 years.
  15. _____ took oath as the third Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, on 17th December 2018, in Raipur, Chhattisgarh?
    1) Raman Singh
    2) Bhupesh Baghel
    3) Prithvi Singh
    4) Anupam Biswas
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Bhupesh Baghel
    Explanation:
    On 17th December,2018,Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel Sworn in as third Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh,at an indoor stadium Raipur,Capital of Chhattisgarh.The Swearing in Ceremony is administered by Governor Anandiben Patel. Bhupesh Baghel Succeeds Raman Singh,who was the Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh from 2003 to 2018. Two senior Congress leaders T.S. Singhdeo and Tamradwaj Sahu also sworn in as cabinet ministers. The Swearning in Ceremony was attended by Senior Congress leaders, including party chief Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Mallikarjun Kharge attended the oath-taking ceremony of Bhupesh Baghel as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh.
  16. Who took oath as the Rajasthan Chief Minister in Jaipur, Rajasthan, on 17th December 2018?
    1) Vasundara Raje
    2) Rajeev Singhania
    3) Ashok Gehlot
    4) Arjun Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Ashok Gehlot
    Explanation:
    On December 17 2018, Ashok Gehlot took oath as the Rajasthan Chief Minister. Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath at the historic Albert Hall in Jaipur,Rajasthan. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, outgoing chief minister Vasundhara Raje attended the event. Ashok Gehlot was a senior congress leader who has selected for Chief Minister third time. He was a Chief Minister for the first time in 1998 and again in 2008.
  17. Name the person who has been elected as the new President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) for the year 2018-19?
    1) Sangeetha Reddy
    2) Shadja Chaudhary
    3) Sandip Somany
    4) Chaitanya Prasad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Sandip Somany
    Explanation:
    On December 17 2018 ,Sanitary ware firm HSIL(Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries Ltd)’s CMD Sandip Somany has been elected as the new President of FICCI( Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) for the year 2018-19 during its 91st annual general meeting. Sangita Reddy,a current Joint Managing Director Apollo Hospitals has been elevated as Ficci Senior Vice President for next year, while Uday Shankar , current the Chairman and CEO of Star India and President of 21st Century Fox Asia-Pacific for Asia has joined the chamber as Vice President.
  18. Which politician took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 17th December 2018, in Jaipur?
    1) Vijay Mathur
    2) Sachin Pilot
    3) Mathuri Merchant
    4) Sonam Sharma
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Sachin Pilot
    Explanation:
    On December 17 2018, Sachin Pilot took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan after the successful lead in 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election. Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath at the historic Albert Hall in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, outgoing chief minister Vasundhara Raje attended the event.
  19. Name the world’s oldest plant virus dating back 1,000 years that has been discovered by scientists at an archaeological site in Arizona, United States of America?
    1) Zea mays chrysovirus 1(ZMCV1)
    2) Cucumber Mosaic Cucumovirus 11 (CMV11)
    3) Banana bunchy top nanovirus 16 (BBTV16)
    4) Barley yellow dwarf disease luteovirus 1 (BYDDL1)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Zea mays chrysovirus 1(ZMCV1)
    Explanation:
    On December 17 2018, World’s oldest plant virus named ‘Zea mays chrysovirus 1(ZMCV1)’ dating back 1,000 years has been discovered by scientist at a Native American archeological site. The previous oldest dating was found as 750 years. This new plant virus has discovered when research team examined ancient plant material from Antelope House, an Ancestral Puebloan ruin located at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, United States of America. Using carbon 14 dating, researchers confirmed that the age of the ancient samples was about 1,000 years old. The Ancestral Puebloans who lived in the canyon planted crops such as maize, beans and squash. It’s clear from these remains that maize was a major food source for the inhabitants. The maize remnants recovered at Antelope House consisted of cobs, ears with kernels, individual kernels, husks, leaves, shanks, stem portions and tassels.
  20. Mount Sopurat Volcano of which country erupted twice on Sulawesi Island sending ash about 7.5 km high in the sky, on 16th December 2018?
    1) Malaysia
    2) Indonesia
    3) Vietnam
    4) Philippines
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Indonesia
    Explanation:
    On 16th December 2018, Central Indonesia’s Mount Sopurat Volcano erupted twice on Sulawesi Island sending ash about 7.5 km high in the sky.Indonesia has around 129 active volcanoes and Mount Soputan is one of them. The most active volcanoes of Indonesia are Kelud and Merapi. Indonesia,is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” The Ring of Fire is a major area in the Pacific Ocean, approx 25000 miles, where about 75% of the world’s volcanoes are located. The Ring-of-Fire is also called as the Circum-Pacific Belt.
  21. Name the squash player who won record-equalling 16th national title by winning the women’s singles title at the National Squash Championships in New Delhi, on 16th December 2018?
    1) Dipika Pallikal
    2) Joshna Chinappa
    3) Janet Joseph
    4) Rushmita Sehgal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Joshna Chinappa
    Explanation:
    On December 16 2018,Joshna Chinappa secured the women’s singles titles at the National Squash Championships in New Delhi . Chinappa matched Bhuvaneswari Kumari’s record of 16 national titles.
  22. Who won the men’s singles title at the National Squash Championships in New Delhi, on 16th December 2018?
    1) Vijay Ram
    2) Mahesh Mangaonkar
    3) Ritwik Bhattacharya
    4) Saurav Ghosal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Mahesh Mangaonkar
    Explanation:
    On December 16 2018, Mahesh Mangaonkar secured the men’s singles titles at the National Squash Championships in New Delhi. This was his first victory.
  23. Which country won their First Men’s Hockey World Cup Championship at the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup, held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from 28th November to 16th December 2018?
    1) Belgium
    2) France
    3) India
    4) Netherlands
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Belgium
    Explanation:
    On December 16,2018, Belgium defeated Netherland in Shoot Out Match and won their First Men’s Hockey World Cup Championship,which is 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.This is the third time India is hosting the Men’s Hockey world Cup and First time it is held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.The Championship is held from 28th November 2018.It is organized by International Hockey Federation(FIH). Mascot: Turtle ‘Olly’ is the official Mascot of the Championship. Belgium won the tournament for the first time after defeating the Netherlands 3–2 in the final on a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw.Australia won the third place by defeating England 8–1.
  24. What was the anthem of the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from 28th November to 16th December 2018?
    1) Hockey Anthem
    2) Jai Hind
    3) Fire Ball
    4) Rock the Ground
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Jai Hind
    Explanation:
    On December 16,2018, Belgium defeated Netherland in Shoot Out Match and won their First Men’s Hockey World Cup Championship,which is 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.This is the third time India is hosting the Men’s Hockey world Cup and First time it is held in Bhubaneswar,Odisha.The Championship is held from 28th November 2018.
  25. India finished at _____ place in the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from 28th November to 16th December 2018?
    1) Fourth
    2) Ninth
    3) Sixth
    4) Eighth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Sixth
    Explanation:
    On December 16,2018, Belgium defeated Netherland in Shoot Out Match and won their First Men’s Hockey World Cup Championship,which is 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.This is the third time India is hosting the Men’s Hockey world Cup and First time it is held in Bhubaneswar,Odisha.The Championship is held from 28th November 2018. India was placed at sixth place in the Hockey World Cup 2018 after losing to Netherland in the QuarterFinal Match. Midfielder Manpreet Singh lead the Indian team and Chinglensana Singh Kangujam was his deputy.
  26. Who was awarded the Best Player award at the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from 28th November to 16th December 2018?
    1) Arthur Van Doren
    2) Primin Blaak
    3) Thijs Van Dam
    4) Rex Van De Camp
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Arthur Van Doren
    Explanation:
    On December 16,2018, Belgium defeated Netherland in Shoot Out Match and won their First Men’s Hockey World Cup Championship,which is 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.This is the third time India is hosting the Men’s Hockey world Cup and First time it is held in Bhubaneswar,Odisha.The Championship is held from 28th November 2018.
    Winners:
    TitleWinners
    WinnerBelgium
    First Runner UpThe Netherland
    Second Runner UpAustralia
    Best PlayerArthur Van Doren of Belgium
    Goalkeeper of the tournamentPrimin Blaak of Netherland
    Young player of the tournamentThijs van Dam of Netherland
    Top goalscorerBlake Govers of Australia and Alexander Hendrickx of Belgium
    Fair play awardSpain
  27. Tulsi Ramsay, passed away in Mumbai, on 14th December 2018. What was his profession?
    1) Journalist
    2) Cartoonist
    3) Fashion Designer
    4) Film maker
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Film maker
    Explanation:
    On 14th December 2018, filmmaker Tulsi Ramsay, 77 passed away due to chest pain in Kokilaben Hospital Mumbai.Tulsi Ramsay, was the son of F U Ramsay and was one of the seven brothers. He was known for directing cult horror films like ‘Veerana’, ‘Purani Haveli’ and ‘Bandh Drawaza.The other Six are Kumar Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay, Keshu Ramsay, Arjun Ramsay, Gangu Ramsay, and Kiran Ramsay. He also directed films like Do Gaz Zameen Ke Niche, Hotel, Purana Mandir, and the popular ’90s TV series, Zee Horror Show. He ran a production company, Tulsi Ramsay Production located at Andheri in Mumbai.
  28. Arun Bhaduri died in Kolkata, on 17th December 2018. He was a ____?
    1) Athlete
    2) Cricketer
    3) Business man
    4) Singer
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Singer
    Explanation:
    On December 17 2018, a legendary classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri ,75 passed away in Kolkotta due to his pro-longed illness.Pandit Bhaduri, a well known and one of the masters of Bengali songs and Bhajans.
  29. Ajayan, the son of legendary writer and communist leader Thoppil Bhasi, passed away on 14th December 2018, in Kerala. What was his occupation?
    1) Kathakali Dancer
    2) Film Director
    3) Doctor
    4) Football Player
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Film Director
    Explanation:
    On 14th December 2018,Ajayan, the Malayalam film director and son of legendary writer and communist leader Thoppil Bhasi died at a private hospital at the age of 66. He was an alumnus of the Adayar Film Institute also taken his practical lessons under noted directors like Bharathan and Padmarajan. He made just one movie named “Perumthachan” and received national and state awards. Ajayan won the Indira Gandhi Award for best debut film of a director and Kerala State film award for Best Debut Director in 1990.
  30. Name the author of the book “God of Sin: The Cult, The Clout and Downfall of Asaram Bapu” released on 16thDecember 2018?
    1) Rashi Sinha
    2) Ushinor Majumdar
    3) Sonal Doomra
    4) Shruthi Gandhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Ushinor Majumdar
    Explanation:
    On 16th December 2018, book on self-styled godman Asaram Bapu released after a Chandigarh court refused to stay its publication. Authored by Ushinor Majumdar named “God of Sin: The Cult, The Clout and Downfall of Asaram Bapu”. The plea was filed seeking a permanent injunction against publishing of the book. Book was published Penguin Random. “God of Sin”is about Asaram’s journey to spiritual godhood, his fall from grace and the long and arduous road to bring him to justice.
  31. Which country has declared 2019 as the “Year of Tolerance” with focus on “Five Pillars”, to highlight the country as the Global Capital of Tolerance?
    1) United States of America (USA)
    2) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    3) China
    4) South Korea
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    Explanation:
    On 15th December 2018, United Arab Emirates (UAE) President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2019 to be the “Year of Tolerance.” to highlight UAE as the Global Capital of Tolerance, instilling the values of co-existence and peace in local, regional and international communities. The Year of Tolerance will focus on “Five Pillars”. First one aims to deepen the values of tolerance and co-existence among cultures and peoples by concentrating on teaching the youth on the values of tolerance. The second pillar will focus on solidifying the UAE as the global capital for tolerance, via a series of projects with dialogue between various cultures and civilizations. The third will enact multiple cultural programmes and contributions to build tolerant communities. The fourth pillar will see legislative and policy-oriented objectives that contribute mandating cultural and religious tolerance. The fifth pillar will promote tolerance and co-existence through media initiatives.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog is ____?
    Answer
      Amitabh Kant
  2. Where is Buxa National Park located?
    Answer
      West Bengal
  3. Name the President and headquarters of International Hockey Federation(FIH)?
    Answer
      President – Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra; Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland
  4. Who is the President of Indonesia?
    Answer
      Joko Widodo
  5. The Governor of Rajasthan is _____?
    Answer
      Kalyan Singh