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Current Affairs Quiz: 20 December 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Forbes top-100 Indian celebrities list 2019, Gandhi Citizenship Education Award and new Indian ODI hat-trick record among others. 

Dec 20, 2019 18:47 IST
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20 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 Forbes top-100 Indian celebrities list 2019, Gandhi Citizenship Education Award and new Indian ODI hat-trick record among others. 

1. Who was ranked first in the Forbes top-100 Indian celebrities list for the year 2019?
a) Akshay Kumar
b) Salman Kumar
c) Ranvir Singh
d) Virat Kohli

2. Who among the following personalities does not feature in the top 5 of Forbes top-100 Indian celebrities list 2019?
a) Salman Khan
b) Akshay Kumar 
c) Amitabh Bachchan
d) Shah Rukh Khan

3. Who has become the first Indian to take two ODI hat-tricks?
a) Jasprit Bumrah
b) Mohammed Shami
c) Yuzvendra Chahal
d) Kuldeep Yadav

4. Who among the following announced his decision to step down as Mahindra Group Executive Chairman?
a) Anand Mahindra
b) Keshub Mahindra
c) Pawan Goenka
d) Rajeev Dubey

5. Which nation has announced the Gandhi Citizenship Education Award?
a) Sweden 
b) Germany
c) Portugal
d) Switzerland

6. Which artillery missile system was successfully tested by DRDO from Chandipur range of Odisha recently?
a) Astra
b) Pinaka Mark-II
c) Ayudh-1
d) Dhanush-1

7. When is the International Day of Human Solidarity observed every year?
a) 18 December
b) 19 December
c) 20 December
d) 21 December

8. Which agricultural university recently developed a processing-grade white onion variety for commercial farming?
a) Punjab agricultural university
b) Sikkim Manipal University
c) Sharda University 
d) Lovely Professional University

Answers

1. (d) Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, was ranked first in the Forbes’ list of top-100 celebrities of India. Akshay Kumar is in second place and Salman Khan in third place in this list.

2. (d) Shah Rukh Khan
The Forbes top-100 Indian celebrities list for the year 2019 ranks Indian skipper Virat Kohli at the top position this year, displacing Salman Khan. The other celebrities in the top 5 of the list include Akshay Kumar at the second rank, Salman Khan at the third rank and Amitabh Bachchan at the fourth position. Shah Rukh Khan does not feature in the top 5, he is ranked sixth in the list. 

3. (d) Kuldeep Yadav
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has become the first Indian bowler to take two ODI hat-tricks. He created the record during India’s second ODI against West Indies at the VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on December 18, 2019.

4. (a) Anand Mahindra
Anand Mahindra on December 20, 2019 announced his decision to step down as the Executive Chairman of the Mahindra Group. He will be stepping down officially from the position from April 1, 2020. He will then function as the Non-Executive Chairman of the company. 

5. (c) Portugal
Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced the Gandhi Citizenship Education Award, inspired by his thoughts and life, to help perpetuate the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Antonio Costa said that Gandhi Citizenship Award will be dedicated to social welfare.

6. (b) Pinaka Mark-II
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has recently conducted a successful test of the Artillery Missile System Pinaka Mark-II. This system is capable of firing 12 rockets in just 44 seconds.

7. (c) 20 December
International Day of Human Solidarity is celebrated by the United Nations on 20 December every year. The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution for this day on 22 December 2005.

8. (a) Punjab Agricultural University
Punjab Agricultural University recently developed a processing-grade white onion variety for commercial farming. This variety of onion can be processed and it can meet with the requirements of the state demands. In 1994, the university developed an onion variety called Punjab White. Its average yield was 135 quintals per acre.

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