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Current Affairs Quiz: 20 December 2016

Dec 20, 2016 19:00 IST

20 December 2016, Jagranjosh.com brings daily updated quizzes for its reader. These quizzes will help the aspirant of different competitive exams to keep themselves updates. The day’s quizzes cover topics like Global Wind Power Installed Capacity index, rainbow-headed snake discovered and Tamil poet’s statue unveiled on the bank of River Ganga in Haridwarn among others.

1. What is India’s rank in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity index?
a) Fourth
b) Fifth
c) First
d) Second

2. A rainbow-headed snake was recently discovered by the scientists in which of the following regions?
a) Madagascar
b) Brazil's Atlantic Forest
c) Western Ghats
d) Greater Mekong

3. The United Nations Security Council voted to deploy UN observers to monitor evacuations in which of the following Syrian cities?
a) Damascus
b) Palmyra
c) Homs
d) Aleppo

4. Identify the Tamil poet whose statue was recently inaugurated on the bank of River Ganga in Haridwar.
a) Mamulanar
b) Agastya
c) Thiruvalluvar
d) Nakkirar

5. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was recently appointed as the Chief Justice of India by the President Pranab Mukherjee. Justice Kehar is the
a) 44th Chief Justice of India
b) 43rd Chief Justice of India
c) 42nd Chief Justice of India
d) 45th Chief Justice of India

6. Senate of which country has passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of its biggest currency notes?
a) Bangladesh
b) Yemen
c) Afghanistan
d) Pakistan

7. A huge dead zone has been discovered recently in one of the major water bodies. Which among the following is the water body?
a) Indian Ocean
b) Arabian Sea
c) Bay of Bengal
d) South China Sea

8. Which High Court recently banned the unauthorised functioning of ‘Sharia Courts’ in the state?
a) Delhi High Court
b) Allahabad High Court
c) Kerala High Court
d) Madras High Court

9. For the first-time in history, the ‘black cat’ commandos may participate during the Republic day parade. The name ‘Black cat’ is used to refer to which Indian special force unit?
a) Para Special Forces
b) National Security Guard
c) Special Frontier Force
d) Garud Commando Force

10. Which state attained 100 percent Aadhaar saturation in India recently?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Arunachal Pradesh

11. Which state launched a subsidised meal scheme ‘Annapurna Rasoi' recently?
a) Haryana
b) Rajasthan
c) Maharashtra
d) Gujarat

12. Which state inaugurated two new districts Pherzawl and Noney recently?
a) Nagaland
b) Manipur
c) Assam
d) Sikkim

13. Name the famous environmentalist who passed away recently and authored the book 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab'?
a) Anand Dwivedi
b) Anupam Mishra
c) Rahul Trivedi
d) Rajas Sikka

14. Which country unveiled a Charter on Citizen’s Rights to guarantee a number of rights such as right to a fair trial, freedom of speech and freedom f movement?
a) Iran
b) Pakistan
c) Iraq
d) Afghanistan

15. The Central Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) reduced the interest rate payable on their PF savings for 2016-17 to
a) 5.65 percent
b) 6.65 percent
c) 7.65 percent
d) 8.65 percent

ANSWER
1. (a) Fourth
2. (d) Greater Mekong
3.  (d) Aleppo
4. (c) Thiruvalluvar
5. (a) 44th Chief Justice of India
6. (d) Pakistan
7.(c) Bay of Bengal
8.(d) Madras High Court
9.(b) National Security Guard
10. (a) Himachal Pradesh
11. (b) Rajasthan
12. (b) Manipur
13. (b) Anupam Mishra
14. (a) Iran
15.(d) 8.65%

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