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Current Affairs Quiz: 12 December 2016

Dec 12, 2016 19:00 IST

12 December 2016, Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like 100 Million for 100 Million campaign, New Zealand’s new Prime Minister and Gotthard Base Tunnel among others.

1.    Name the foundation who’s 100 Million for 100 Million campaign was flagged off by President Pranab Mukherjee Campaign on his 81st birth anniversary.
a)    Azim Premji Foundation
b)    Children's Development Trust
c)    SOS Children's Villages India
d)    Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation

2.    Who has been sworn in as New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, following John Key’s surprise resignation?
a)    Paul Bennett
b)    Bill English
c)    Steven Joyce
d)    Jonathan Coleman

3.    Gotthard Base Tunnel is the world’s longest and deepest tunnel. In which country is it situated in?
a)    Germany
b)    France
c)    Switzerland
d)    Italy

4.    Who was sworn-in as the UN Secretary General in December 2016?
a)    Antonio Guterres
b)    Helen Clark
c)    Natalia Gherman
d)    Danilo Turk

5.    Tata Industries during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) removed a person from his post of Director. Name him.
a)    Natarajan Chandrasekaran
b)    Cyrus Mistry
c)    Pallonji Mistry
d)    Noel Tata

6.    Following Matteo Renzi’s referendum defeat, who has been invited to form the new government of Italy?
a)    Paolo Gentiloni
b)    Angelino Alfano
c)    Roberta Pinotti
d)    Andrea Orlando

7.    Name the cricketer who in December 2016 became the fifth batsman in the world to score three double-hundreds in a calendar year.
a)    AB de Villiers
b)    Virat Kohli
c)    Brendon McCullum
d)    Joe Root

8.    Which of the following is a non-OPEC country that recently agreed to cut oil production?
a)    Russia
b)    Algeria
c)    Angola
d)    Ecuador

9.    Name the challenge in which around 100000 people participated to test Albert Einstein’s understanding of the microscopic world?
a)    Mannequin Challenge
b)    BIG Bell Test
c)    Monochrome Challenge
d)    All of the above

10.    Who was recently conferred with the Officer of the Legion of Honour, highest French civilian distinction?
a)    JJ Singh
b)    John Kerry
c)    Richard Verma
d)    Paolo Gentiloni

11.    When is the International Mountain Day observed globally?
a)    9 December
b)    10 December
c)    11 December
d)    12 December

12.    Whose search for new habitable planet was recently supported by NASA?
a)    Mark Zuckerberg
b)    Stephen Hawking
c)    Steve Jobs
d)    Bill Gates

13.    Name the state that on 11 December 2016 launched Narmada Seva Yatra with an aim to turn it pollution free.  
a)    Madhya Pradesh
b)    Gujarat
c)    Maharashtra
d)    None of the above

14.    Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh were put on high alert due to a cyclonic storm that was formed in Bay of Bengal. Name the Cyclone.
a)    Vardah
b)    Kyant
c)    Nada
d)    BOB 04

15.    Name the person who was elected as the President of the 90th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan.
a)    Mahesh Elkunchwar
b)    Shripal Sabnis
c)    Vijaya Rajadhyaksha
d)    Akshaykumar M Kale

ANSWER
1. (c) Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation
2. (b) Bill English
3.(c) Switzerland
4. (a) Antonio Guterres
5. (b) Cyrus Mistry
6.(a) Paolo Gentiloni
7. (b) Virat Kohli
8. (a) Russia
9. (b) BIG Bell Test
10. (b) John Kerry
11. (c) 11 December
12. (b) Stephen Hawking
13. (a) Madhya Pradesh
14. (a) Vardah
15. (d) Akshaykumar M Kale

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