Current Affairs Quiz: 20 December 2017

Dec 20, 2017 16:44 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 20 December 2017

20 December 2017: 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 the topics like Moortidevi Award 2017, Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 and International Human Solidarity Day among others.

1. Who has been selected for Moortidevi Award 2017?
a) Joy Goswami
b) Veerendra Kumar
c) Vishwanath Tripathi
d) Farooq Shiekh

2. Who was conferred with 2017 National Design Award?
a) Raksha Goyal
b) G Satheesh Reddy
c) Kanchi Noor
d) Kunal Mukherjee

3. Which state recently celebrated its 56th Liberation Day in India?
a) Mizoram
b) West Bengal
c) Goa
d) Punjab

4. BJP won by majority in Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. The party won how many seats in the state?
a) 68
b) 59
c) 50
d) 44

5. The Losar Festival celebrations were organised at which place?
a) Ladakh
b) Leh
c) Lahaul
d) Spiti

6. Which state government banned the production and use of Chinese ‘manjha’?
a) Haryana
b) Punjab
c) Rajasthan
d) Maharashtra

7. When is World Minorities Rights Day celebrated every year?
a) 16 December
b) 17 December
c) 18 December
d) 19 December

8. Justice Swatanter Kumar resigned as the Chairman of which organisation recently?
a) NITI Aayog
b) GST Council
c) Supreme Court
d) National Green Tribunal

9. The Jokapatha village received electricity for the first time after 70 years of independence. Where is Jokapatha village located?
a) Chhattisgarh
b) Odisha
c) Jharkhand
d) Punjab

10. Which Day is celebrated every year on 20 December?
a) International Human Solidarity Day
b) International Migrants Day
c) International Mountain Day
d) Human Rights Day

11. Which country India collaborated with for 2nd phase of joint oceanographic survey?
a) Bangladesh
b) Indonesia
c) China
d) Sri Lanka

12. Which country overtook Saudi Arabia as top oil supplier to India?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Iraq  
c) Israel
d) Oman

1. (a) Joy Goswami

Eminent Bengali poet Joy Goswami has been chosen for the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017 for his poetry collection titled “Du Dondo Phowara Matro”. It is an autobiographical account of the poet’s life featuring his close ones including a pet cat.

2. (b) G Satheesh Reddy
G. Satheesh Reddy, the scientific adviser to Defence Minister and Director General of Missiles and Strategic Systems, was conferred with the prestigious National Design Award. He bagged this award for his significant national contribution towards indigenous design and development of diversified missile systems, guided weapons, avionics technologies.

3. (c) Goa
The 56th Liberation Day of Goa was celebrated with great pomp & show in Panaji on 19 December 2017. Several programmes and events have been organised to mark the occasion. The state was liberated on this day in 1961 from Portuguese control after almost 450 years of colonial rule.

4. (d) 44
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 18 December 2017 won Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections 2017 by sweeping 44 of Himachal Pradesh's 68 seats. While, rival party Congress got its hands on 21 seats in the state. A party needs 35 seats or more to form the government in Himachal.

5. (a) Ladakh
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti greeted people on the occasion of Losar festival on 19 December 2017. Losar symbolises the high traditions of love, tolerance, amity, communal harmony and brotherhood, which the people of Ladakh have cherished and nurtured over the centuries.

6. (b) Punjab
The Punjab government imposed a complete ban on manufacturing, sale, production, storage, supply, and usage of the kite-ying thread made out of nylon, plastic or any other synthetic material including the Chinese ‘manjha’ (dor) in the state.  

7. (c) 18 December
World Minorities Rights Day is celebrated on 18 December every year.  The day is celebrated to promote the rights of the minorities besides bringing a better understanding among the religious communities of the country.

8. (d) National Green Tribunal
National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar retired from the post after completing his five-year tenure. During his tenure as NGT chief, he passed several landmark orders and judgements including ban on 10- year-old diesel and 15-year-old petrol vehicles, the slew of directions for rejuvenation of the Ganga and Yamuna, the demolition of illegal hotels in Himachal Pradesh and the ban on plastic items in Delhi, Haridwar and Punjab.

9. (a) Chhattisgarh
The Jokapatha village is located in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district. In September 2017, PM Modi had launched a Rs 16320-crore scheme - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana 'Saubhagya' - to provide electrical connections to over 4 crore families in rural and urban areas by December 2018.

10. (a) International Human Solidarity Day
The UN General Assembly on 22 December 2005 identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the Twenty-first century. In this regard,  it decided to proclaim 20 December of as International Human Solidarity Day.

11. (d) Sri Lanka

Indian navy in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Navy on 19 December 2017 successfully completed the second phase of the joint oceanographic survey conducted off the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka. The survey charts were handed over to the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy.

12. (b) Iraq  
Iraq overtook Saudi Arabia for the first time to become India's top crude oil supplier in the current fiscal. Saudi Arabia traditionally has been India's top oil source but in the April-October period of 2017-18, Iraq dethroned it, supplying 25.8 million tonnes (MT) of oil.

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