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Current Affairs Quiz: 27 December 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as the Wisden’s list of five cricketers of the decade, Jyotirao Phule Kisan Loan Waiver Scheme and UN's most dangerous peacekeeping mission among others. 

Dec 27, 2019 18:49 IST
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27 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 the Wisden’s list of five cricketers of the decade, Jyotirao Phule Kisan Loan Waiver Scheme and UN's most dangerous peacekeeping mission among others. 

1. Who has been named as the most famous teenager in the world by the United Nations?
a) Greta Thunberg 
b) Malala Yousafzai
c) Millie Bobby Brown
d) Storm Reid

2. Which Indian cricketer was named in the Wisden’s list of five cricketers of the decade?
a) MS Dhoni
b) Rohit Sharma
c) Sachin Tendulkar
d) Virat Kohli

3. Who was named the captain of the Wisden Test team of the decade?
a) Steve Smith
b) Kumar Sangakkara
c) Virat Kohli 
d) MS Dhoni

4. When will the swearing-in ceremony of Jharkhand Chief Minister designate Hemant Soren take place?
a) December 31st 
b) December 30th 
c) December 29th 
d) January 1st

5. Which Indian Air Force aircraft was decommissioned on December 27, 2019?
a) Miraj-2000
b) MiG-27
c) MiG-21
d) MiG-23

6. Which state recently announced the Jyotirao Phule Kisan Loan Waiver Scheme?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Telangana
c) Maharashtra
d) Haryana

7. Which state has found the oldest inscription of South India?
a) Kerala
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Odisha
d) Tamil Nadu

8. Which mobile service provider recently introduced Wi-Fi calling facility in India?
a) Vodafone
b) Airtel
c) Jio
d) Idea

9. The mission to which nation has been declared as the UN's most dangerous peacekeeping mission?
a) Sudan
b) Haiti
c) Syria
d) Mali

10. Which tennis player has announced his decision to retire in 2020?
a) Leander Paes
b) Mahesh Bhupathi
c) Sania Mirza
d) Rohan Bopanna

Answers

1. (b) Malala Yousafzai
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was declared as the ‘most famous teenager in the world’ by the United Nations in its 'decade in review' report released on December 23, 2019. The young education activist was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman while taking a bus from school in October 2012.

2. (d) Virat Kohli 
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has found a place in the list of five cricketers of the decade by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanac. Virat Kohli was named in the cricketers of the decade list along with four other cricketers Steve Smith, Ellyse Perry, Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers.

3. (c) Virat Kohli 
Virat Kohli was named as the captain of the Wisden Test team of the decade. The only other Indian to feature in the list includes Ravichandran Ashwin.

4. (c) December 29th 
Hemant Soren is scheduled to take oath as Jharkhand’s new Chief Minister at 2pm on December 29, 2019 at the Morabadi Ground in Ranchi. Soren will be administered the oath of the office by Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu.

5. (b) MiG-27
The MiG-27 fighter jet, known as the hero of the Kargil conflict, made its final roar from Jodhpur airbase on December 27, 2019.

6. (c) Maharashtra
Jyotirao Phule Kisan loan waiver scheme for farmers has been launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Farmers who have taken a loan of Rs 2 lakh can avail this scheme. This scheme will be implemented in Maharashtra from March 2020.

7. (b) Andhra Pradesh
The oldest Sanskrit inscription of South India has been found by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Andhra Pradesh. This inscription gives information about Saptamatruka i.e. seven goddesses in Hinduism.

8. (b) Airtel
Wi-Fi calling has been started in India by Bharti Airtel, this facility is being considered as a revolutionary step in this direction. No carrier network is required to avail this facility. It does not require talk time or balance.

9. (d) Mali
The UN has declared its peacekeeping mission in Mali as the world’s most dangerous UN mission, as over 200 peacekeepers were killed among a force of 15,000. 

10. (a) Leander Paes
Leander Paes announced recently that he will quit professional tennis after the 2020 season. The 46-year-old has won 6 doubles and 10 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles.

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