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Current Affairs Quiz: 17 December 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Gender Gap Index 2019, CAB Bill and new chief of Indian Army among others. 

Dec 17, 2019 18:58 IST
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17 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 Gender Gap Index 2019, CAB Bill and new chief of Indian Army among others. 

1. Which nation’s former Prime Minister has been awarded death penalty for his unlawful imposition of emergency in 2007?
a) Pakistan 
b) Bangladesh
c) Afghanistan
d) Sri Lanka

2. India was ranked at which position in the Gender Gap Index-2019?
a) 110
b) 97
c) 88
d) 112

3. Which nation topped the WEF’s Gender Gap Index-2019?
a) Sweden
b) Norway
c) Iceland
d) Finland

4. The CAB bill does not welcome religious minorities from which among the following countries?
a) Pakistan 
b) Malaysia
c) Bangladesh
d) Afghanistan

5. Which country is set to become the first Asian country to host International Geological Congress?
a) India
b) China 
c) Japan 
d) Sri Lanka

6. Who will be the next chief of Indian Army?
a) Manoj Mukund Narvane
b) Govind Sahay
c) Vivek Pal Mandal
d) Ashwini Kumar Batra

7. What was the name of joint military exercise recently held between India and Nepal?
a) Asha Kiran
b) Surya Kiran
c) Naya Savera
d) Vijay Rath

8. What is the new extended date for compulsory implementation of FASTag?
a) 1st January
b) 5th January
c) 10th January
d) 15th January

9. Which university has recently developed a robot ‘Surena’ that can speak and translate 100 languages?
a) Delhi University
b) University of Massachusetts 
c) Tehran University
d) University of Kuwait

10. Who won the 2019 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature?
a) Amartya Sen
b) Aparna Sen
c) Abhijeet Banerjee 
d) Amitabha Bagchi

Answers

1. (a) Pakistan
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has been given death penalty for his unlawful decision of imposing emergency in 2007. The judgement was delivered by a special court in Pakistan on December 17, 2019. 

2. (d) 112
India was ranked at the 112th position in the recently released Gender Gap Index-2019. The index was released by the World Economic Forum. India’s rank has slipped from its previous 108th position in 2018. 

3. (c) Iceland
Iceland was ranked as the world's most gender-neutral country in the WEF’s Gender Gap Index-2019, followed by Norway at the second position and Finland at the third position. 

4. (b) Malaysia
The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 (CAB) proposes to grant Indian citizenship to the religious minorities who have fled from three of India’s neighbouring nations- Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan- due to religious persecution or the fear of being persecuted.

5. (a) India
India will become the first Asian Country to Host International Geological Congress. India will be hosting the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Delhi during March 2-8, 2020.

6. (a) Manoj Mukund Narvane
Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Narvane, Deputy Chief of the Indian Army, will be the next Chief of the Indian Army. The current army Chief Bipin Rawat is retiring on December 31. Narvane has served in various roles in the Army during his 37-year tenure.

7. (b) Surya Kiran
The 'Surya Kiran' military exercise between India and Nepal concluded on 16 December 2019. It is organized alternately in India and Nepal. Surya Kiran XIV had participation of about 300 soldiers from both the armies.

8. (d) 15 January
The objective of FASTag is to provide smooth route for movement of vehicles at tolls across the country without any line. Earlier, the last date for FASTag was December 15, which has now been extended to January 15, 2020. 

9. (c) Tehran University
Tehran University of Iran has created a robot that can understand, speak and translate 100 different languages. It can also recognize faces and can even kick a football. It is named 'Surena'. It is weighing 70 kg and capable of running at a speed of 0.7 km per hour.

10. (d) Amitabha Bagchi
Indian author Amitabha Bagchi has won DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019, for his novel ‘Half the Night is Gone’. This is his third novel and it is largely based on the age-old zamindari scheme.

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