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Current Affairs Quiz: 18 December 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Shriram Lagoo’s death, SC verdict on Nirbhaya case and Minority Rights Day among others. 

Dec 18, 2019 18:27 IST
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18 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 Shriram Lagoo’s death, SC verdict on Nirbhaya case and Minority Rights Day among others. 

1. Shriram Lagoo passed away at the age of 92 years on December 17. He was one of the greatest actors in this theatre industry.
a) Marathi 
b) Gujarati 
c) Bengali 
d) Bhojpuri 

2. Who was restored as the Executive Chairman of Tata Sons?
a) Ratan Tata 
b) Cyrus Mistry
c) Natarajan Chandrasekaran
d) Venu Srinivasan

3. Which Nirbhaya rape convict’s review petition was rejected by the Supreme Court on December 18, 2019?
a) Vinay Sharma
b) Mukesh Singh
c) Pawan Gupta
d) Akshay Kumar Singh

4. When was Minority Rights Day observed?
a) December 15th 
b) December 16th 
c) December 18th 
d) December 17th 

5. Which organization recently named a star as "Bhibha" after an Indian Woman Scientist?
a) NASA
b) ISRO
c) IAU
d) SpaceX

6. Which flagship scheme of the Central Government was on December 18, 2019 extended by two years?
a) AMRUT
b) PMJAY
c) PMUY
d) UDAN

7. When is the International Migrants Day observed every year?
a) 16th December
b) 17th December
c) 18th December
d) 19th December

8. Which court has taken up the plea against the police crackdown on students of Jamia Milia Islamia University?
a) Delhi HC
b) Supreme Court
c) Allahabad HC
d) Kolkata HC

Answers 

1. (a) Marathi 
Shriram Lagoo, the 92-year-old veteran film and theatre actor passed away on December 17, 2019 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Pune residence. He was considered as one of the greatest Marathi stage actors during the turn of the 20th century. 

2. (b) Cyrus Mistry
NCLAT restored Cyrus Mistry as the executive chairman of Tata Sons on December 18, 2019, three years after he was ousted from the post. Mistry’s restoration would only be applicable after four weeks, which gives the Tata Group time to challenge the order before the Supreme Court.

3. (d) Akshay Kumar Singh
The Supreme Court of India rejected the review petition of Nirbhaya rape convict Akshay Kumar Singh on December 18, 2019. With this, the court upheld the death sentence of all four accused in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.

4. (c) December 18th 
The Minority Rights Day is observed every year on December 18, 2019 by the National Commission for Minorities. The day is observed to strengthen the cause of the minorities.

5. (c) IAU
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently named a star as “Bhibha” and also named its planet as “Santamasa" after Indian Woman Scientist Bhibha Choudhury. Bhibha led to the discovery of subatomic particle pi-meson.

6. (a) AMRUT
The Central Government recently extended the deadline of the flagship scheme Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) by two years. The scheme was launched in 2015 and was scheduled to conclude in March 2020.

7. (c) 18 December
The International Migrants Day is observed annually on 18 December. The Day was established in December 2000.

8. (a) Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court has agreed to hear the plea seeking constitution of a fact-finding committee to inquire into the police crackdown in the Jamia Milia Islamia University, following protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.

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