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Current Affairs Quiz: 5 December 2016

Dec 5, 2016 19:01 IST

5 December 2016, Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like 2016 World Soil Day, the South America’s trade group Mercosur and 2016 IAAF male and female Athlete of the Year award.

1. What was the theme of the 2016 World Soil Day?
a) Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life
b) Soils, foundation for family farming
c) Soils, a solid ground for life
d) None of the above

2. Which of the following countries was recently removed from the South America’s trade group Mercosur?
a) Argentina
b) Brazil
c) Paraguay
d) Venezuela

3.
Who was recently awarded with the 2016 IAAF female Athlete of the Year award?
a) Genzebe Dibaba
b) Valerie Adams
c) Almaz Ayana
d) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

4. Who was recently awarded with the 2016 IAAF male Athlete of the Year award?
a) Ashton Eaton
b) Usain Bolt
c) Renaud Lavillenie
d) David Rudisha

5. Who won the 2016 Women’s Asia Cup T20?
a) India
b) Pakistan
c) Bangladesh
d) None of the above

6.
Which nation’s Prime Minister announced his surprise resignation on 5 December 2016, saying it is the right time to leave politics?
a) Italy
b) New Zealand
c) Spain
d) France

7. Which Indian district became the first to pay wages to tea garden workers through individual bank accounts?
a) Aurangabad
b) Kurnool
c) Nellore
d) Hailakandi

8. India and Qatar in November 2016 signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations. Consider the following statements in context to the project
I. Agreement on the exemption from visa requirement for holders of diplomatic, special and official passports was inked
II. Protocol on Technical Cooperation in cyber space and combating cyber crime
III. It was inked during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Qatar

Which is/are correct?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

9. The Archaeological Survey of India has discovered a 10,500-year-old camping site. Where is it located?
a) Lahaul and Spiti Valley
b) Abbott Mount
c) Ladakh
d) Girnar

10. Phulel Singh Sujlana, who passed away recently, was the former international umpire of which sports?
a) Badminton
b) Cricket
c) Hockey
d) Boxing

11. Who was appointed as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)?
a) TJ Ravichandran
b) S Balakrishnan
c) Ravichandran Nair
d) Shardul Vinayak

12. Who was appointed as the Interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?
a) Raghav Aggarwal
b) Daksh Gupta
c) Rakesh Asthana
d) Anil Sinha

13. Name the renowned Urdu poet who passed away recently and belonged to Uttar Pradesh.
a) Bekal Utsahi
b) Sunil Taldar
c) Anand Sarohi
d) Raj Shukla

14. When is the International Volunteer Day observed globally?
a) 2 December
b) 3 December
c) 4 December
d) 5 December

15. The Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process concluded with adopting a declaration. Name it.
a) Amritsar Declaration
b) Kabul Declaration
c) Islamabad Declaration
d) Hyderabad Declaration

Answer
1. (a) Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life
2. (d) Venezuela
3. (c) Almaz Ayana
4. (b) Usain Bolt
5. (a) India
6. (b) New Zealand
7. (d) Hailakandi
8. (b) Only I and II
9. (c) Ladakh
10. (c) Hockey
11. (a) J Ravichandran
12. (c) Rakesh Asthana
13. (a) Bekal Utsahi
14. (d) 5 December
15. (a) Amritsar Declaration

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