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Current Affairs Quiz: 10 December 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Climate Change Performance Index 2019, Golden Tweet of 2019 and International Human Rights Day among others.  

Dec 10, 2019 18:16 IST
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10 December 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Climate Change Performance Index 2019, Golden Tweet of 2019 and International Human Rights Day among others.  

1. What was India’s rank in the Climate Change Performance Index 2019?
a) 22nd 
b) 12th 
c) 9th 
d) 10th  

2. Whose tweet won India’s ‘Golden Tweet’ honour for 2019?
a) Virat Kohli
b) MS Dhoni 
c) Narendra Modi 
d) K Sivan 

3. Which Indian Telecommunications Company has rolled out Wi-Fi calling for its prepaid and postpaid subscribers?
a) Bharti Airtel
b) Vodafone-Idea
c) Reliance Jio
d) BSNL

4. When is the International Human Rights Day observed?
a) 8th December
b) 9th December
c) 10th December
d) 11th December

5. What is India’s position in the UNDP Human Development Rankings-2019?
a) 129
b) 132
c) 139
d) 142

6. Which place was named as the world's leading destination for sports tourism in World Travel Awards?
a) Mumbai
b) Abu Dhabi
c) Jordan
d) Mexico

7. Which Hindi poet was recently awarded the Gangadhar National Award?
a) Vishwanath Prasad
b) Akhilesh Chandra
c) Suryapratap Bhushan
d) Ashutosh Mishra

8. George Laurer passed away recently at the age of 94. He was known to have invented the following feature. 
a) Credit Card
b) Card reader
c) Clothing iron 
d) Bar code

Answers

1. (c) 9th 
India was ranked at the 9th position in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019. The index was released on December 10, 2019 at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain. Besides India, only one G20 nation -the UK was ranked high in the index, while eight G20 countries were ranked in the worst category of the index.

2. (c) Narendra Modi 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet celebrating BJP’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha General Elections 2019 has won India’s ‘Golden Tweet’ honour for 2019. His tweet was the most retweeted and liked tweet of the year, as per Twitter. 

3. (a) Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel is rolling out Wi-Fi calling feature for its prepaid and postpaid subscribers across India. The feature will enable Airtel users to use their home Wi-Fi network to make calls using VoIP, instead of relying on cellular connectivity.

4. (c) 10 December
The International Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10. Human rights mainly include economic, social and cultural rights and international commitments on civil and political rights.

5. (a) 129
India has recorded improvement of one position in UNDP’s Human Development rankings. India ranks 129 out of 189 countries in the Human Development Rankings. However, Pakistan improved three positions and reached 147th position from 150th in 2018. 

6. (b) Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi has been selected as the world's leading sports tourism destination in the 26th edition of the World Tourism Awards (WTA) held in Muscat. This is the seventh consecutive time that Abu Dhabi has been selected for this prestigious award.

7. (a) Vishwanath Prasad
Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari has recently been selected for the Gangadhar National Award. He will be given Rs 50,000, a shawl and souvenir under this award.

8. (d) Bar code
George J. Laurer, who had invented Universal Product Code (Bar code) at IBM, passed away last week at the age of 94 years. His invention transformed retail and other industries across the world. He had served as an electrical engineer with IBM in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park in the 1970s when he had spearheaded the development of bar code.

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