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Current Affairs Quiz: 19 December 2019

19 December 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease.

Dec 19, 2019 18:00 IST
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19 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 Sahitya Akademi Award, 'Jalsathi' programme and Inner Line Permit among others.

1. Who among the following has won Sahitya Akademi Award in the creative non-fiction category in English literature?
a. Amitav Ghosh
b. Arundhati Roy
c. Shashi Tharoor
d. Salman Khurshid

2. Which state’s Chief Minister launched 'Jalsathi' programme?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Odisha
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Telangana

3. India signed an industrial security agreement for the transfer of defence technology with which nation?
a. United States 
b. Myanmar 
c. China 
d. Japan

4. When Goa Liberation Day is celebrated every year?
a. 19 December
b. 20 December
c. 18 December
d. 17 December

5. Which CBI officer has won the 'India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019' award of NASSCOM-DSCI?
a. Rahul Sachdeva
b. BP Raju
c. Prem Tyagi
d. Mohit Aggarwal

6. Which Indian spinner became the first Indian to take a hat-trick twice in international cricket?
a. Kuldeep Yadav
b. Murli Kartik
c. Ravichandran Ashwin
d. Ravindra Jadeja

7. Which book written by PM Modi was recently launched in Braille edition?
a. How to be a champion?
b. Let’s Read
c. Exam Warriors
d. Students of My Nation

8. Which state’s assembly held a special session to pass resolution to bring state under Inner Line Permit?
a. Tripura
b. Bihar 
c. Meghalaya 
d. Assam 

1. (c) Shashi Tharoor
Writer and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was named among the winners for Sahitya Akademi Awards. He won the prestigious literature award for his novel 'An Era of Darkness' in the creative non-fiction category in English literature. The novel which was published in 2016 describes British rule in India.

2 (b) Odisha
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the 'Jalsathi' programme on December 18, 2019 with the aim to ensure supply of safe drinking water to all households in the state. The Odisha government has roped in women volunteers to serve the people as 'Jalasathis'.

3. (a) United States 
India and the United States signed an industrial security agreement for the transfer of defence technology. The two nations also agreed to intensify their coordination with like-minded countries like Japan to ensure a peaceful Indo-Pacific region and jointly fight against terrorism. 

4. (a) 19 December
Goa Liberation Day is celebrated every year on December 19. The Indian Army liberated Goa, Daman and Diu from Portuguese rule on December 19, 1961 by conducting 'Operation Vijay Abhiyan'.

5. (b) BP Raju
BP Raju won the 'India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019' award of NASSCOM-DSCI. He won this award for solving an online entrance examination fraud case of of an engineering college in Rajasthan. Raju had investigated the case and exposed the fraud in the online entrance examination.

6. (a) Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav is the first Indian to take a hat-trick for the second time in international cricket. He first dismissed Shai Hope, Jason Holder and Aljari Joseph of West Indies.

7. (c) Exam Warriors
The Braille edition of the book "Exam Warriors" written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was released by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawarchand Gehlot recently.

8. (c) Meghalaya 
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly is holding a one-day special session today to pass a resolution to bring the state under the Inner Line Permit (ILP). Various social organisations and civil society groups have been demanding that ILP may be implemented in Meghalaya in view of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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