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Current Affairs Quiz: December 5 2018

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  1. Where was the first 2-day India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit held on 29th and 30th November 2018?
    1) Kolkata
    2) Pune
    3) Dehradun
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    The first 2-day India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit was held on 29th and 30th November 2018 in New Delhi. It was organized by: Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of External Affairs. The theme of the Summit was: ‘India ASEAN InnoTech Summit: Accelerating towards innovative development‘.Participating ASEAN Member Countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
  2. Which state/union territory government announced the launch of a common mobility card called ‘One’, for easy commute on public transport, on 4th December 2018?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Delhi
    3) Chandigarh
    4) Jharkhand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Delhi
    Explanation:
    On December 4, 2018, Delhi government announced the launch of a common mobility card called ‘One’, with a tagline of ‘One Delhi One Ride’, for easy commute on public transport. It was launched by Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh. This would enable access to Metro and bus services with a single card at a 10 per cent discount. Further provision of coverage of auto-rickshaws, taxis, RTVs and other modes of transport would be inducted under this card.
  3. The 8th session of the foreign Office Consultation between India and Sudan was held in ____ to review bilateral relations?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Kolkata
    3) New Delhi
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2018, 8th session of the foreign Office Consultation between India and Sudan was held in New Delhi to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations that include political, trade, investments, defence and security. The Indian side was led by the Dr B. Bala Shankar, Joint Secretary (West Asia and North Africa) in the Ministry of External Affairs and Sudanese side was led by Mahmoud Fadl Abdel Rasoul
  4. Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba announced the conduct of the TROPEX exercise, from January to March 2019. What does “T” represent in TROPEX?
    1) Tropical
    2) Theatre
    3) Trial
    4) Traditional
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Theatre
    Explanation:
    On December 4, 2018, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba announced conduction of a 2-month long Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX) in January 2019. It would end in March 2019. Its objective is to check on the costal defence system. This would test the combat capability of the Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Coast Guard, and would strengthen interoperability and joint operations in complex conflict situation. Under this, it would also conduct a large-scale coastal defence exercise ‘Exercise Sea Vigil’ to test the robustness of the entire coastal security apparatus. The Sea vigil exercise is a yearly exercise that takes place on the Western Seaboard with participation of over 45 ships from both the Western and Eastern Naval Commands of the Indian Navy. This would involve all stake holders across mainland and Island territories including participation of ships, submarines and aircrafts.
  5. “SHINYUU Maitri-18”, the first 5-day bilateral air exercise between India and which country started in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on 3rd December 2018?
    1) China
    2) Malaysia
    3) Singapore
    4) Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Japan
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2018, the first 5-day bilateral air exercise “SHINYUU Maitri-18” between India and Japan, commenced at the Air Force station in Agra in northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The theme of the exercise is: ‘Joint mobility and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) on transport aircraft’. It would be attended by: The Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) from Japan’s side and Indian Air Force (IAF) from the Indian side. The JASDF’s ‘C2′ aircraft is participating along with IAFs ‘AN-32’ and ‘C-17’.
  6. Where was the 13th G-20 Summit held on 30th November and 1st December 2018?
    1) Johannesburg, South Africa
    2) Buenos Aires, Argentina
    3) Cairo, Egypt
    4) Istanbul, Turkey
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2018, the two day 13th G-20 Summit commenced at Buenos Aires in Argentina. It was hosted by President of Argentina, Mr. Mauricio Macri. The theme of the 2018 edition of the Summit was: “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development”. It had 3 sub-themes for the summit. They were:
    • The first was ‘Putting People First’ that focused on the global economy, on the economic outlook or the future of work.
    • The second session talks of Building Consensus, a topic of importance at this time certainly, and this will deal with international trade, finance, taxation, sustainable development and climate change and
    • The third session is called ‘Embracing Opportunities’ and these are related to energy, infrastructure, sustainable food security.
  7. Which country will host the G20 Summit in 2022?
    1) Japan
    2) Saudi Arabia
    3) Qatar
    4) India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) India
    Explanation:
    The 14th edition of the G20 summit will be held in Japan while Saudi Arabia will host the 15th. India upon attaining 75 years of Independence on 2022 will host the G-20 Summit in 2022, which was previously scheduled to be hosted by Italy. The 2017 edition of G-20 Summit was held in Hamburg, Germany. The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  8. The _____ edition of RIC (Russia, India and China) Trilateral Meeting was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 30th November 2018?
    1) First
    2) Fourth
    3) Sixth
    4) Second
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Second
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a trilateral meeting, the second among the three countries after a gap of 12 years, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The following took place in the meeting:
    • Agreed to hold regular consultations to jointly promote international and regional peace and stability,
    • To strengthen cooperation through BRICS(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) and the East Asia Summit (EAS) mechanisms,
    • To address global challenges such as terrorism and climate change, and to encourage peaceful resolution of all differences.
  9. The 1st JAI trilateral meeting between Japan, India and which country was held on 30th November 2018 in Argentina?
    1) Argentina
    2) Afghanistan
    3) Australia
    4) America
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) America
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2018, India, Japan and the US held a trilateral meeting for the first time on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina. Thus the acronym ‘JAI’ means: ‘Japan, America and India’. The 3 nations agreed on the importance of the free and open Indo-Pacific vision for global stability and prosperity, and pledged to deepen trilateral cooperation. The meeting was focused on the betterment of the Indo-Pacific region with India articulating a five action points that would serve the common interest of promoting peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. Based on that, the 3 nations agreed to work together in areas such as connectivity, sustainable development, disaster relief, maritime security and unfettered mobility.
  10. Where was the BRICS (Brazil Russia India China and South Africa) Leaders Informal Meeting held on 30thNovember 2018?
    1) Bern, Switzerland
    2) Hamburg, Germany
    3) Buenos Aires, Argentina
    4) New Delhi, India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2018, PM Modi along with the heads of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, held the annual Informal BRICS Leaders’ Meeting on the margins of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was organised by: President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
  11. US, Mexico and Canada signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the 24-year old _____ agreement, on 30th November 2018?
    1) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    2) North Atlantic Trade Agreement (NATA)
    3) Pacific Region Free Trade Agreement (PRFTA)
    4) American Trade Treaty (ATT)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2018, on the sidelines of the G20 Summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3 nations of US, Mexico and Canada signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). It will replace the 24-year old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Agreement was signed by: US President Mr. Donald Trump; President of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau; President of Mexico, Mr. Enrique Pena Nieto.
  12. Name the country that will host the 11th BRICS (Brazil Russia India China and South Africa) Summit in 2019?
    1) South Africa
    2) Russia
    3) India
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  5) None of these; It will be hosted by Brazil
    Explanation:
    The 11th BRICS (Brazil Russia India China and South Africa) Summit to be hosted by Brazil in 2019. The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs, all are members of G20. Since 2009, the BRICS nations have met annually at formal summits. China hosted the 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen on September 2017, while South Africa hosted the most recent 10th BRICS summit in July 2018.
  13. Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a ____ dollar loan in New Delhi, under the Odisha Skill Development Project to promote skill development in Odisha, on 3rd December 2018?
    1) $85 million
    2) $45 million
    3) $60 million
    4) $35 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) $85 million
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2018, the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $85 million loan in New Delhi, under the Odisha Skill Development Project to promote skill development in Odisha. This project would also receive a $2 million technical assistance grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, financed by the Government of Japan. It will be administered by ADB. The agreement was signed between:
    • Additional Secretary in the Finance Ministry Sameer Kumar Khare and
    • Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission Kenichi Yokoyama.
  14. CRISIL has cut India’s growth forecast for current fiscal to what per cent citing weakening global GDP and trade growth as the reasons for the decline?
    1) 7.4 %
    2) 7.6 %
    3) 7.7 %
    4) 7.3 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 7.4 %
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2018, Crisil cut India’s growth forecast for current fiscal, by 10 basis points, to 7.4 per cent citing weakening global GDP and trade growth as the reasons for the decline. Due to lower global trade and GDP growth, emerging economies such as India would face a downward growth. The decline is due to the global growth prospects that are turning weaker than earlier estimate and if the liquidity problems persist that might effect the demand, further hampering the GDP. India’s export will have a slow trajectory of growth compared to the early part of 2018. However, India’s growth in fiscal 2019 will be faster compared to the previous fiscal despite the decline. As for the rest of the fiscal of 2019, growth will find support from private consumption, continuous government spending on construction activities, favourable inflation and revision in government salaries at the state level.
  15. Economic Development Board (EDB), the investment promotion arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain signed a MoU with which state Government to promote FinTech in their respective markets, on 4th December 2018?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Karnataka
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    On 4th December 2018, The Economic Development Board (EDB), the investment promotion arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Government to promote FinTech in their respective markets. The MoU was signed by Dr. Simon Galpin, Managing Director of EDB, and Mr. S.V.R. Srinivas, IAS Principal Secretary, Directorate of Information Technology.
  16. Who became the first Indian to climb three Peaks in the Sahayadri mountain range in 12 days, from November 16 to 28, 2018?
    1) Tushar Raheja
    2) Anil Sharma
    3) Tuhin Satarkar
    4) Abhishek Misra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Tuhin Satarkar
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December, 2018 Tuhin Satarkar, became the first Indian to climb three routes in the treacherous Sahayadri mountain range in 12 days, from November 16 to 28. The pune based bouldering(rock climbing) sensation climbed- Dhodap, Jivdhan and Naneghat, three famous peaks which are known to have been ascended by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his Marathi Malvas. Both the parents of the Red Bull athlete Tuhin were also climbers. Tuhin took to the vertical sport at the age of eight and has been pushing boundaries ever since.
  17. Name the footballer who won the 2018 Ballon d’Or Award held in Paris, France, on 3rd December 2018?
    1) Christiano Ronaldo
    2) Luka Modric
    3) Neymar
    4) Antoine Griezmann
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Luka Modric
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2018, an annual football award ,2018 Ballon d’Or Award was announced.Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or.Ada Hegerberg was named as the First Recipient of Ballon d’Or Féminin award 2018.The award functions held in Paris (France).Juventus forward and 2017 winner Ronaldo came second, while Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann came third.Ada Hegerberg of Norway becoming the inaugural recipient of the Ballon d’Or Féminin award was followed by Pernille Harder of Denmark and Dzsenifer Marozsán of Germany.Paris St. Germain’s France forward Kylian Mbappe, who also collected the Kopa award for the best under-21 player, was fourth, with Barca forward Messi finishing fifth.The Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented by France Football.It has been awarded since 1956.The Ballon d’Or Féminin, also known as the Women’s Ballon d’Or was also introduced by France Football that honours the best female association football player in the year 2018.2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia won by France beating Croatia in the finals.2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled to take place in Qatar.
  18. Who was the First Recipient of 2018 Ballon d’Or Féminin award,which was introduced in the year 2018 held in Paris,France on 3rd December 2018?
    1) Pernille Harder
    2) Jodie Taylor
    3) Dzsenifer Marozsán
    4) Ada Hegerberg
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Ada Hegerberg
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2018, an annual football award ,2018 Ballon d’Or Award was announced.Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or.Ada Hegerberg was named as the First Recipient of Ballon d’Or Féminin award 2018.The award functions held in Paris (France).Juventus forward and 2017 winner Ronaldo came second, while Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann came third.Ada Hegerberg of Norway becoming the inaugural recipient of the Ballon d’Or Féminin award was followed by Pernille Harder of Denmark and Dzsenifer Marozsán of Germany.Paris St. Germain’s France forward Kylian Mbappe, who also collected the Kopa award for the best under-21 player, was fourth, with Barca forward Messi finishing fifth.The Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented by France Football.It has been awarded since 1956.The Ballon d’Or Féminin, also known as the Women’s Ballon d’Or was also introduced by France Football that honours the best female association football player in the year 2018.2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia won by France beating Croatia in the finals.2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled to take place in Qatar.
  19. Which Indian cricketer’s signed jersey has been placed next to Sachin Tendulkar’s portrait at the Bradman Museum in Australia?
    1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Rohit Sharma
    4) Shikhar Dhawan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    2nd December 2018, the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has received a special honour as a signed jersey that he donated after scoring his hundred in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) during India’s tour of Australia in 2014-15 has been placed next to Sachin Tendulkar’s portrait at the Bradman Museum. The Indian Captain Virat Kohli signed and presented his shirt to Cricket Australia Liaison Officer Pearce Gibbons in appreciation of his assistance to the Indian side throughout the summer at the conclusion of the fourth test and thereafter Pearce Gibbons donated the shirt to the museum for public display. Indian cricketers like the legendary Kapil Dev and Tendulkar have a memento celebrating their achievements placed at the iconic museum. The Museum is also known as ‘The Home of Cricket Memories.’
  20. _____ was appointed the new CEO of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), on 3rd December 2018?
    1) Olivier Gers
    2) Jon Ridgeon
    3) Nigel Garfitt
    4) Simon Sanders
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Jon Ridgeon
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2018, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced the appointment of Jon Ridgeon as its new CEO following approval by the IAAF Council on the first day of its 215th Council Meeting in Monaco. British former hurdler JonRidgeon will take up the new role in March 2019. He succeeds Olivier Gers, who resigned in March, and Nigel Garfitt, who has served as acting CEO. Ridgeon, 51, competed in both the 110m and 400m hurdles between 1984 and 1996, winning silver in the shorter event at the 1987 World Championships and represented Great Britain in the 1988 and 1996 Olympic Games. He was also one of the architects of the IAAF’s Diamond League Series, an annual series of elite track and field athletic competitions.
  21. Who was appointed as the new finance secretary, by the Union Government, on 3rd December 2018?
    1) Sumit Sehgal
    2) Hasmukh Adhia
    3) Ajay Narayan Jha
    4) Rajeev Kapoor
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ajay Narayan Jha
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2018, Ajay Narayan Jha, the current expenditure secretary, in the Ministry of Finance has been appointed as the new finance secretary, by the Union Government. Ajay Narayan Jha, is a 1982-batch IAS officer of Manipur- Tripura cadre, and has succeeded Hasmukh Adhia who retired on November 30. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led appointments committee of the Cabinet has cleared Jha’s appointment to the post. Jha is an alumnus of St Stephens College. He is also an MPhil in public administration from Delhi University. Besides he is a recipient of World Bank scholarship to pursue masters in economic policy management from McGill University in Canada.
  22. Name the former IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) chief who was appointed as Additional Director (Independent) on YES Bank board, on 3rd December 2018?
    1) Surjit Agrawal
    2) Ramesh Vinayak
    3) Amarnath Payal
    4) TS Vijayan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) TS Vijayan
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2018, Private sector YES Bank appointed the former chief of IRDAI and LIC, TS Vijayan, as Additional Director (Independent) on its board for a period of five years. Vijayan is also a member of the ‘Search and Selection Committee’, which was set up by the bank to identify a suitable successor to the Managing Director and CEO. Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO of YES Bank, will step down from his current position on January 31, 2019.
  23. _____ was appointed as group Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Company (IL&FS) on 3rd December 2018?
    1) Ankush Agarwal
    2) Shruthi Gandhi
    3) N Sivaraman
    4) Sapna Mittal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) N Sivaraman
    Explanation:
    On 03rd December 2018, Debt-laden Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Company (IL&FS), appointed N Sivaraman as group Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sivaraman will be part of the core operating committee and report to Vineet Nayyar, vice chairman and managing director, IL&FS Group.
  24. Which Indian cricketer was signed as brand ambassador for Navneet Education Limited’s stationery brand Youva, on 4th December 2018?
    1) Rohit Sharma
    2) Prithvi Shaw
    3) Virat Kohli
    4) R Ashwin
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Prithvi Shaw
    Explanation:
    On 4th December 2018, Navneet Education Limited signed Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw as brand ambassador for its stationery brand Youva. Shaw will feature in a line of exclusive limited edition stationery, inspired by and with inputs from him. He will be the face of the Youva Student Council, a platform that allows students to associate with the brand as the “Youva Student Ambassador” and assist in creating its future line of products.
  25. Name the Asian Games gold medalist who was made brand ambassador of State Bank of India (SBI)’s YONO(You only need one) digital app on 3rd December 2018?
    1) Hima Das
    2) Manu Bhaker
    3) Swapna Barman
    4) Deepak Punia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Swapna Barman
    Explanation:
    On 03rd December 2018, the State Bank of India has roped in Asian Games gold medalist Swapna Barman as brand ambassador for its digital app YONO(You only need one). YONO is an integrated digital banking platform offered by State Bank of India (SBI) to enable users to access a variety of financial and other services such as taxi bookings, online shopping, or medical bill payments.
  26. Which company has decided to merge with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH India) through an-all equity deal?
    1) PepsiCo
    2) Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)
    3) Dabur
    4) ITC India Limited
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)
    Explanation:
    On 03rd December 2018,FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) approves the merger with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH India) through an-all equity deal, valuing the total business of the latter at 31,700 crore. The transaction is an all equity merger with 4.39 shares of HUL being allotted for every share in GSKCH India.
  27. SpaceX launched India’s first privately built satellite _____ along with 63 other satellite from 18 countries from California, USA, on 3rd December 2018?
    1) ExseedSAT 1
    2) KalamSat 1
    3) Xplorer 2
    4) RainSat 3
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) ExseedSAT 1
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2018, SpaceX founded by Elon Musk, launched India’s first privately built satellite ExseedSAT 1 along with 63 other satellite from 18 countries from the Vandenberg air force base in California, USA. ExseedSAT 1 was built at a cost of Rs. 2 Crore by the Mumbai based Startup Exseedspace. ExseedSAT 1 which weighs around 1 kg is an open radio transponder that works on ham frequencies. The satellite will have a life span of 5 years and it will allow people to receive signals on 145.90 Mhz frequency with the help of a TV tuner.
  28. The first manned Soyuz spacecraft since the failure of 11th October launch, carrying astronauts from Russia, America and which other country, arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), on 3rd December 2018?
    1) India
    2) Japan
    3) China
    4) Canada
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Canada
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2018, the first manned Soyuz spacecraft since the failure of 11th October launch which carries Russian, American and Canadian astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS). Three Astronaut Oleg Kononenko from Russia, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency were part of this manned mission. The Astronauts successfully docked at the ISS and they will stay at the International Space Centre for six and half months. It was the first manned voyage for the soviet-era Soyuz since a launch failure in October which was caused due to a sensor damage during the assembly at Baikonur Cosmodrome.
  29. Which Union Ministry released a booklet titled “A Handbook for Students on Cyber Safety” to create awareness among the Students and Adolescents about cyber safety?
    1) Ministry of Home Affairs
    2) Ministry of Science and Technology
    3) Ministry of Human Resource Development
    4) Ministry of Urban Development
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Ministry of Home Affairs
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Home Affairs released a booklet in English language titled “A Handbook for Students on Cyber Safety” to create awareness among the Students and Adolescents about cyber safety. The book explains the various kinds of Cyber-crimes like identity theft, job fraud, email spoofing and how children can overcome them. The booklet also address the problems associated with increased use of smartphones, Social Media, Online gaming. As per the directions of Supreme court of India, MHA last year set up a Cyber and Information Security Division (C&IS) to check the rapid growth of cyber-crimes and cyber threats.
  30. When did India celebrate its 47th Navy Day to honour the maritime force’s role during the war with Pakistan in 1971?
    1) December 2
    2) November 30
    3) December 4
    4) November 29
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) December 4
    Explanation:
    On 4th December 2018, India celebrated its 47th Navy Day. The day is celebrated in honour of the maritime force’s role during the war with Pakistan in 1971 when Indian warships attacked Karachi port. It was on this day in 1971 that Indian Navy left its shores for the very first time to successfully attack Pakistan.Operation Trident, the codename for the naval attack on Karachi, is considered one of the most successful operations in the post-World War II era. The Maratha Emperor, “Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle” is considered as ‘Father of the Indian Navy’. The Navy showcased an impressive show of skill amid a sea of colours at the Gateway of India in Mumbai.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is _____?
    Answer
      Subhash Chandra Khuntia
  2. Who is the President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)?
    Answer
      Gianni Infantino
  3. Where is the headquarters of BRICS (Brazil Russia India China and South Africa)
    Answer
      Shanghai, China
  4. Name the President of South Africa?
    Answer
      Cyril Ramaphosa
  5. What is the capital and currency of South Africa?
    Answer
      Capital – Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein; Currency – South African rand
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