Current Affairs Quiz: December 21 2018

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  1. President’s rule is set to be imposed on which state, based on union cabinet’s ruling and the governor’s report, after a gap of 22 years?
    1) Arunachal Pradesh
    2) Jammu and Kashmir
    3) Rajasthan
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2018, six months after the Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, President’s rule is set to be imposed on J&K, as per the union cabinet’s ruling and the governor’s (Satya Pal Singh) report, after a span of 22 years. President’s rule was first imposed in the state in 1986, whereas the previous instance of President Rule was in 1996, 22 years ago. Under Article 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution, the state will be under the governor’s rule for 6 months under political crisis situations. The Governor has to dissolve the Legislative Assembly after six months after which it directly comes under President’s rule for another six months after which elections have to be held in the state. President’s rule can be extended by another six months. Also, no Presidential proclamation shall in any case remain in force for more than three years except for the intervention of Election Commission of India.
  2. Meghalaya has launched Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS-IV) in convergence with Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. MHIS-IV aims to cover over 8 lakh households offering over 2300 medical and surgical packages and up to ____ rupees per family, from February 1, 2019?
    1) Rs 5 lakh
    2) Rs 2 lakh
    3) Rs 3 lakh
    4) Rs 4 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 5 lakh
    Explanation:
    On December 20,2018, Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma launched the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS-IV) in convergence with that of the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. The MHIS-IV targets to cover more than 8 lakh households offering over 2300 medical and surgical packages and up to Rs 5 lakh per family. The new scheme will be functional from February 1,2019.MHIS-IV covers all citizens in the state while the Ayushman Bharat(Centre’s Scheme) targeted the bottom 40 percent of lower income families.
  3. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) partnered with which institute to provide re-skilling/upskilling of 4 million people on digital skills through its FutureSkills Platform, on 16th December 2018?
    1) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
    2) Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru
    3) National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
    4) Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
    Explanation:
    On December 16, 2018, Industry body the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras to provide re-skilling/upskilling of four million people on digital skills. The partnership will be directly with the Sector Skills Council (SSC) of NASSCOM, the education and skill development initiative of Nasscom, through its FutureSkills Platform. The workforce would involve: IT-ITeS industry, students entering the workforce and employees of other industries/government. It would provide reskilling on new emerging technologies like AI, IOT, CyberSecurity, Big Data, Cloud and BlockChain.
  4. Name the state that ranked as Best Performer in the first ever States Start-up Ranking 2018 released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) at an event in New Delhi, on 20th December 2018?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Madhya Pradesh
    3) Gujarat
    4) Rajasthan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On December 20,2018, Gujarat Ranked as Best Performer in first ever States Start-up Ranking 2018 released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) at an event in New Delhi. The objective of the exercise was to encourage States and Union Territories to take proactive steps towards strengthening the Start-up ecosystems in their states.A total of 27 States and 3 Union Territories participated in the exercise. States have been recognised as follows:
    CategoryState
    Best PerformerGujarat
    Top PerformersKarnataka, Kerala, Odisha, and Rajasthan
    LeadersAndhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana
    Aspiring LeadersHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
    Emerging StatesAssam, Delhi, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand
    BeginnersChandigarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, and Tripura
  5. Maharashtra government approved a sum of Rs 4,089 crore for the Tembhu lift irrigation scheme on _____ river, on 20th December 2018?
    1) Brahmaputra
    2) Krishna
    3) Cauvery
    4) Godavari
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Krishna
    Explanation:
    On Dec 20 2018, Maharashtra government approved a sum of Rs 4,089 crore for the Tembhu lift irrigation scheme in Tembhu village of Satara district. The perennially drought prone areas of Satara, Solapur and Sangli districts will get benefit by this scheme. It is about constructing a dam placed in a watercourse to increase the depth of water or to divert it into a channel for navigation or irrigation on the river Krishna near Tembhu village and lifting 22 billion cubic feet water to irrigate 80,000 hectare areas in seven talukas – Karad, Kadegaon, Tasgaon, Khanapur, Atpadi, Kavathe-Mahankal and Sangola – spread across Satara, Sangli and Solapur districts.
  6. 10 monuments were adopted under the ‘Adopt A Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ scheme, on 17thDecember 2018. The Red Fort in Delhi was adopted by which organisation?
    1) Dalmia Bharat Ltd.
    2) Apeejay Park Hotels
    3) Adventures Tour Operators Association of India
    4) Yatra Online
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Dalmia Bharat Ltd.
    Explanation:
    On December 17, 2018, Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, announced the adoption of 10 monuments under the ‘Adopt A Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’, scheme.
    The following shows the MOUs signed under this scheme by various organizations.
    Agency/Institution/OrganizationName of MonumentState
    Dalmia Bharat Ltd.Red FortDelhi
    Golconda FortAndhra Pradesh
    Adventures Tour Operators Association of IndiaArea surrounding Gangotri Temple and Trail to GaumukhUttarakhand
    Mt. Stok Kangri Trek, LadakhJammu and Kashmir
    Apeejay Park HotelsJantar MantarDelhi
    Bliss Inns

    (V-Resorts)

    SurajkundHaryana
    Yatra OnlineQutub MinarDelhi
    Ajanta CavesMaharashtra
    Leh Palace, LehJammu and Kashmir
    Hampi (Hazara Rama Temple)Karnataka
  7. How many monuments have been identified as “Adarsh Smarak” for upgradation of existing facilities/amenities by Archaeological Survey of India?
    1) 50
    2) 125
    3) 100
    4) 60
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 100
    Explanation:
    Archaeological Survey of India has identified 100 monuments as “Adarsh Smarak” for upgradation of existing facilities/amenities. On December 17, 2018, Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, announced the adoption of 10 monuments under the ‘Adopt A Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’, scheme.
  8. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation for 472 km of national highways costing _____ rupees in Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, on 20th December 2018?
    1) Rs 5583.92 crore
    2) Rs 4567.78 crore
    3) Rs 2377.56 crore
    4) Rs 6783.23 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 5583.92 crore
    Explanation:
    On Dec. 20 2018, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkariinaugurated and laid foundation stones for national highways projects worth Rs 9,533 crore at separate events in Roing and Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju also accompanied with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.This project will help the development of North Eastern Region of India by job creation, tourism and employment for the youth. Minister inaugurated bridges across Dibang and Lohit River System, including road between Chowkham-Digaru of worth Rs 1508.30 crore. The Minister also inaugurated the two-laned, 25.14 km Mahadevpur to Buri Dihing constructed at a cost of Rs 136.60 crore and 22.23 km Bordumsa- Namchik constructed at a cost of Rs 189.91 crore. He also laid the foundation for 96.47 km of national highways projects costing Rs 2114.82 crore in Roing. Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation for 472 km of national highways costing Rs 5583.92 crore. These include the 26.12 Km Akajan-Likabali-Bame road and 6 packages on Joram-Kolorlang Road on NH 713 for a total length of 94.39 km.
  9. Which state government has approved the release of second instalment of the Chah Bagicha (tea estate) Dhan Puraskar Mela, as per which beneficiaries will receive Rs 2,500 by 15th of January 2019?
    1) Kerala
    2) Assam
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Bihar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Assam
    Explanation:
    The Assam government has approved the release of second instalment of the Chah Bagicha (tea estate) Dhan Puraskar Mela. Assam Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that all the beneficiaries will get 2,500 rs in their bank accounts by 15th of the next month. He said that government will bear 200 crore rupees towards this. Our Correspondent reports that previously 2,500 rupees was transferred to the each of over 7 lakh account holders in tea garden areas at 26 districts. It may be recalled that the Assam government had announced that 5000 rupees will be provided to tea garden workers who had opened bank accounts after demonetization.
  10. ‘Strategy for New India @75’ launched by NITI Aayog, defining clear objectives for 2022-23, aims to establish a New India by _____ and to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by _____?
    1) 2022, 2030
    2) 2020, 2025
    3) 2025, 2030
    4) 2023, 2025
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 2022, 2030
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2018, the NITI Aayog unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India dubbed as ‘Strategy for New India @75’, defining clear objectives for 2022-23. The document aims for establishing a New India by 2022 and to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030. This was released by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, in the presence of NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, Members Dr Ramesh Chand and Dr VK Saraswat and CEO Shri Amitabh Kant. Over 800 stakeholders from within the government – central, state and district levels – and about 550 external experts were consulted during the preparation of the document for the past one year.
  11. ‘Strategy for New India @75’, the national Strategy for New India released by NITI Aayog, aims to achieve a GDP growth rate of what percent on average during 2018-23?
    1) 9 %
    2) 8.5 %
    3) 8 %
    4) 7.5 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 8 %
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2018, the NITI Aayog unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India dubbed as ‘Strategy for New India @75’, defining clear objectives for 2022-23. The document aims for establishing a New India by 2022 and to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030. It aims achieve a GDP growth rate of about 8% on average during 2018-23 and increase Tax-GDP ratio to 20% of GDP.
  12. ‘Strategy for New India @75’, the national Strategy for New India released by NITI Aayog, aims to complete Bharat Net programme in which year and to complete all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats digitally?
    1) 2019
    2) 2020
    3) 2021
    4) 2022
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 2019
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2018, the NITI Aayog unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India dubbed as ‘Strategy for New India @75’, defining clear objectives for 2022-23. The document aims for establishing a New India by 2022 and to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030. It aims completion of Bharat Net programme in 2019 and connecting all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats digitally.
  13. ‘Strategy for New India @75’, the national Strategy for New India released by NITI Aayog, aims to increase gross enrolment ratio in higher education from 25% in 2016-17 to _____ in 2022-23?
    1) 50 %
    2) 45 %
    3) 60 %
    4) 35 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 35 %
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2018, the NITI Aayog unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India dubbed as ‘Strategy for New India @75’, defining clear objectives for 2022-23. The document aims for establishing a New India by 2022 and to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030. It aims to increase gross enrolment ratio in higher education from 25% in 2016-17 to 35%.
  14. What is the name of the new autonomous body that has been recommended by NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India @75’, to make the arbitration process cost effective and speedy, and to pre-empt the need for court intervention?
    1) Arbitration Court of India
    2) Arbitration Council of India
    3) Arbitration Committee of India
    4) Arbitration Panel of India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Arbitration Council of India
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2018, the NITI Aayog unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India dubbed as ‘Strategy for New India @75’, defining clear objectives for 2022-23. The document aims for establishing a New India by 2022 and to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030. It has set up a new autonomous body, viz., the Arbitration Council of India to make the arbitration process cost effective and speedy, and to pre-empt the need for court intervention.
  15. India is the _____ most deadliest place to be a journalist, as per the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment of journalists released by Reporters without Borders (RSF), on 20th December 2018?
    1) Third
    2) Sixth
    3) Fifth
    4) Second
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Fifth
    Explanation:
    India is the fifth-most deadliest place to be a journalist and Afghanistan is the worst, as per the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment of journalists released by Reporters without Borders (RSF), on 20th December 2018. According to the report, Journalists have never before been subjected to as much violence and abusive treatment as in 2018. The figure increased by eight percent to 80, and by 15 percent, in the category of number of professional journalists killed, from 55 in 2017 to 63 in 2018. The numbers had been declining for the previous 3 years. The number of journalists detained worldwide at the end of the year – 348 – is up from 326 at this time last year.
  16. United States of America (USA) withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with which country on December 19, 2018?
    1) Germany
    2) France
    3) Russia
    4) Italy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Russia
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2018, the Russian government announced USA’s withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The treaty aimed to end arms race between USA and USSR during cold war and to ensure some strategic stability in Europe. Under this treaty, all the nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges of 500–1,000 km or (short-range) and 1,000–5,500 km (intermediate-range) were banned. It also banned the development, testing and possession of short and medium-range ground-launched nuclear missiles having range between 500-5,000 km.
  17. Name the country that has announced regulations for mandatory phase-out of single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from July 1, 2019?
    1) Australia
    2) France
    3) China
    4) New Zealand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New Zealand
    Explanation:
    On December 18, 2018, New Zealand government announced regulations for mandatory phase-out of single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from July 1, 2019. The phase out will apply to all new plastic shopping bags with handles that are made of plastic up to 70 microns in thickness. New Zealand has recently become a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, a global pledge to address the root causes of plastic pollution.
  18. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) imposed a fine of ______ rupees each on Iffco Tokio General Insurance and Royal Sundaram General Insurance for violating motor tariff claims and file & use guidelines, on 20th December 2018?
    1) Rs 2 lakh
    2) Rs 3 lakh
    3) Rs 4 lakh
    4) Rs 5 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Rs 5 lakh
    Explanation:
    On Dec.20 2018 The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has imposed fine of Rs 5 lakh each on Iffco Tokio General Insurance and Royal Sundaram General Insurance for violating motor tariff claims and file & use guidelines. Irdai also informed the companies violated File & Use guidelines and circulars issued by it from time to time advising insurers that they shall continue to use the coverage, terms & conditions, wordings, warranties, clauses and endorsements of the erstwhile tariff of classes of insurance covers until further orders.
  19. Paisabazaar.com, online marketplace for financial products, partnered with which bank to offer the bank’s home loan product to customers on the Paisabazaar platform, on 20th December 2018?
    1) Canara Bank
    2) Federal Bank
    3) Karnataka Bank
    4) DBS Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Karnataka Bank
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2018, Paisabazaar.com, online marketplace for financial products, and Karnataka Bank entered into a partnership to offer the bank’s home loan product to customers on the Paisabazaar platform. Paisabazaar.com works with 30 partners for its home loan product, which includes country’s biggest private and public banks and housing finance companies (HFCs).
  20. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in consultation with the government of India has decided to have “rule-based dynamic limit” for total Outstanding External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) to ____ Pc of GDP?
    1) 6.5
    2) 7.2
    3) 5.7
    4) 8.2
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 6.5
    Explanation:
    On 20th December,2018,The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) in consultation with the government of India had decided to have “rule-based dynamic limit” for total Outstanding External Commercial Borrowings(ECBs) to 6.5 Pc of GDP. The limit in ECBs was announced based on the gross domestic product (GDP) figures.The soft limit works out to $160 billion during March end for the current financial year while it decreased to $126.29 billion,on September 30,2018. This comes in the backdrop of RBI’s Previous month decision of extant ECB provisions, reducing the mandatory hedge coverage from 100 per cent to 70 per cent.
  21. India’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating remains in which category, as per the US regulator Federation of Aviation Administration (FAA)?
    1) Category 2
    2) Category 1
    3) Category 3
    4) Category 4
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Category 1
    Explanation:
    On December 18, 2018, the US regulator Federation of Aviation Administration (FAA) retained the highest aviation safety ranking for India. According to FAA, India’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating remains ‘Category 1’. This ranking was based on an audit of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in July 2018. This showed India’s adherence to the standards laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and oversight of Indian Airlines.
  22. Who was appointed the next Ambassador of India to the United States, on 20th December 2018?
    1) Harsh Vardhan Shringla
    2) Riva Ganguly Das
    3) Ajay Bisaria
    4) Ram Naik
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Harsh Vardhan Shringla
    Explanation:
    On Dec. 20 2018, Seasoned diplomat Harsh Vardhan Shringla was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States.He is now serving as Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh. He replaced Navtej sarna. Senior diplomat Riva Ganguly Das, presently Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, has been appointed as new High Commissioner to Bangladesh.
  23. Name the person who has been appointed the chief financial officer (CFO) of Infosys, with effect from March 1, 2019?
    1) Nilanjan Roy
    2) Anu Chhabra
    3) Vikranth Sharma
    4) Ishita Sen
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Nilanjan Roy
    Explanation:
    Infosys has appointed Nilanjan Roy from Bharti Airtel its chief financial officer. It has appointed Roy as CFO with effect from March 1, 2019. Roy will be joining the software services major from Bharti Airtel, where he is the Global CFO. He has spent the last 13 years with Bharti Airtel and worked for 15 years with Unilever across their global operations.
  24. Scientists of which country have found evidence of water on 17 asteroids for the first time using data from the infrared satellite Akari?
    1) China
    2) United States of America
    3) France
    4) Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Japan
    Explanation:
    Scientists have detected evidence of water on 17 asteroids. Japanese scientists revealed that there is evidence of water on 17 asteroids for the first time using data from the infrared satellite Akari. The new revelation will contribute to the understanding of the distribution of water in our solar system, the evolution of asteroids and the origin of water on Earth.
  25. Name National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s first flight to moon that marked its 50thanniversary on 21st December 2018?
    1) Apollo 1
    2) Apollo 8
    3) Colombia 2
    4) Colombia 11
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Apollo 8
    Explanation:
    NASA’s first flight to the moon Apollo 8 is marking its 50th anniversary. On Dec. 21st, 1968, three men flew to the moon for the first time in human history. Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders orbited the moon on Christmas Eve, reading from the Book of Genesis. To this day, the mission is considered NASA’s boldest and perhaps most dangerous undertaking ever. NASA whipped it together in four months, in order to beat the Soviets to the moon.
  26. Which state government provided 80 fishing boat groups with 200 ISRO developed satellite, NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), enabled communication devices free of cost, on 17th December 2018?
    1) Kerala
    2) Odisha
    3) Gujarat
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On December 17, 2018, the Tamil Nadu government provided 80 fishing boat groups with 200 ISRO developed satellite, NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), enabled communication devices free of cost. These will provide them real-time alerts on cyclone and weather updates. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System constellation of eight satellites, named “NavIC”, provides position, navigation and timing services over India and its neighbourhood.
  27. Indian Navy inducted the ship named _____, the fifth ship of Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class, on 19thDecember 2018?
    1) IN LCU L55
    2) IN LCU B12
    3) IN LCU S11
    4) IN LCU TH2
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) IN LCU L55
    Explanation:
    On 19th December 2018, the Indian Navy inducted the IN LCU L55, the fifth ship of Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class. The ship was commissioned into the Navy by Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar. It was designed and built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE). LCU Mk-IV is an amphibious ship with its primary role being transportation and deployment of Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore.
  28. Name the app launched by the Civil aviation ministry and Airport Authority of India (AAI) ahead of Global Aviation Summit to be held on January 15-16, 2019 at Mumbai?
    1) AAV 2019
    2) GAS 2019
    3) AIR 2k19
    4) FLY 2k19
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) GAS 2019
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2018, the Civil aviation ministry along with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) launched an app named ‘GAS 2019’. This app will enable users to interact with the co-delegates and speakers besides providing a platform for networking through personal and group chats. This was launched ahead of the global aviation summit to be held in Mumbai in January 2019. The Global Aviation Summit would take place on January 15-16, 2019 at Mumbai.
  29. Who was appointed the new coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, on 20th December 2018?
    1) VVS Laxman
    2) Irfan Pathan
    3) WV Raman
    4) Sunil Gavaskar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) WV Raman
    Explanation:
    On Dec.20 2018 Former India opener WV Raman has been appointed the new coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. He played 11 Tests and 27 ODIs. Raman is an experienced coach includes of Tamil Nadu team, Bengal Ranji Trophy team and India U-19 team .He had beaten South Africa’s Gary Kirsten and India’s Venkatesh Prasad for the position of India’s women’s cricket coach.
  30. Anup Kumar announced his retirement from which sport on 19th December 2018?
    1) Cricket
    2) Football
    3) Hockey
    4) Kabaddi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Kabaddi
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2018, Kabaddi World Cup Winning Captain Anup Kumar announces retirement from the game. In his 15-year iconic career, Anup Kumar was part of the national team that won gold medals in 2010 and 2014. He won the Arjuna Award in 2012. He began his international career in 2006 at the South Asian Games in Sri Lanka and was the captain of the national team in 2014. He also won 2 gold medals at the Incheon Asian Games in 2014 and the Kabaddi World Cup in 2016.
  31. When was International Human Solidarity Day celebrated?
    1) December 18
    2) December 20
    3) December 19
    4) December 21
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) December 20
    Explanation:
    December 20 is annually celebrated as International Human Solidarity Day since December 22, 2005. On 20 December 2002, the UN General Assembly established the World Solidarity Fund, which was set up in February 2003 as a trust fund of the United Nations Development Programme.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the MD and CEO and headquarters of Karnataka Bank?
    Answer
      MD and CEO – Mahabaleshwara MS; Headquarters – Mangalore
  2. The Chairman of NITI Aayog is ______?
    Answer
      Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  3. Where is Dachigam National Park located?
    Answer
      Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Who is the CEO of Paisabazaar, an online marketplace for financial products?
    Answer
      Naveen Kukreja
  5. Where is the headquarters of Reporters Without Borders (RSF)?
    Answer
      Paris