Current Affairs Quiz: 5 December 2017

Dec 5, 2017 16:55 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 5 December 2017

5 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 topics like India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant, world’s first IT campus for differently-abled and Venezuela’s new crypto-currency among others.

1. India celebrates Navy Day every year on 4 December. The day was proclaimed to mark which Operation?

a) Operation Trident
b) Operation Samiksha
c) Operation Saviour
d) Operation Suraksha

2. Which state launched India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant?

a) Andhra Pradesh   
b) Kerala
c) West Bengal
d) Telangana

3. Which Indian Cricketer was named as India's Captain for 2018 U-19 World Cup?

a) Shubman Gill
b) Naresh Iyer  
c) Prithvi Shaw
d) Sachin Tendulkar

4. Which commission held its first meeting in New Delhi recently?

a) 7th pay Commission
b) GST Council
c) Law Commission
d) Fifteenth Finance Commission

5. Which State received the Award for Best State in Promoting Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for the year 2017?

a) Chhattisgarh
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Jharkhand
d) Maharashtra

6. Which former Indian President's birthday is observed as National Agricultural Education Day on 3 December every year?

a) S Radhakrishna
b) Rajender Prasad
c) APJ Abdul Kalam
d) KR Narayanan

What was the first International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector called?

a) Ayurveda 2017
b) Arogya 2017
c) Vedayug 2017
d) Aayog 2017

8. Which state’s government would soon set up the world’s first IT campus for differently-abled persons?

a) Maharashtra
b) Karnataka
c) Kerala
d) Telangana

9. Which country has withdrawn itself from United Nations’ refugee and migrant pact?

a) United States of America
b) United Kingdom
c) North Korea
d) Syria

10. The United States recently launched the largest-ever air exercise along with which nation?

a) Japan
b) India
c) South Korea
d) Russia

11. Which country recently announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency to combat its economic crisis?

a) Chile
b) Greece
c) Venezuela
d) Egypt

12. Which Indian archer was the sole one to win a bronze medal at Indoor Archery World Cup stage 2?

a) Deepika Kumari
b) Bombayla Devi
c) Jitu Rai
d) Amanjeet Singh

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Operation Trident

The 46th Indian Navy Day was observed to celebrate the magnificence, achievements and role of the naval force to the country. The observance of the Day commemorates the launch of Operation Trident under the then Chief of Naval Staff SM Nanda on 4 December 1971.

2. (b) Kerala

The largest-ever floating solar power plant in India was inaugurated by state power minister MM Mani at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad. The solar power plant floats on the surface of the water and has a capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW). The solar plant consists of 1938 solar panels with a capacity of 260 watts.

3. (c) Prithvi Shaw

Mumbai's 18-year-old batsman Prithvi Shaw was named as the captain of the Indian Under-19 team for the 2018 U-19 World Cup  The tournament is scheduled to be held in New Zealand in January 2018. Punjab's Shubman Gill has been named as Shaw's deputy.

4. (d) Fifteenth Finance Commission

The Fifteenth Finance Commission held its first meeting at North Block in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of NK Singh and was attended by all the other Members of the Commission.

5. (a) Chhattisgarh

The National Awards for The Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities was presented by the President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2017. The National Awards were presented in 14 main categories to 52 individuals and institutions.

6. (b) Rajender Prasad

The National Agricultural Education Day was observed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare on 3 December 2017. The celebration of the Day was conceived by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government in 2015 to mark the birthday of first Union Agriculture Minister and Former President of India Rajendra Prasad.

7. (b) Arogya 2017

 The first International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector- AROGYA 2017 was inaugurated by Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik in New Delhi on 4 December 2017.  The main theme of the event is ‘Enhancing the global potential of AYUSH’.

8. (d) Telangana

The state government of Telangana on 2 December 2017 signed an agreement with Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited to set up the world’s first Information and Technology (IT) campus for differently-abled persons in Hyderabad.The proposed campus will focus on creating employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

9. (a) United States of America

The United States of America has withdrawn itself from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations deeming it ‘inconsistent’ with its policies. The announcement was made by the US Mission to the United Nations in a statement, which read that the United Nation's New York declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with the Trump Administration's immigration principles.

10. (c) South Korea

The United States of America and South Korea launched their largest-ever joint aerial drill called ‘Vigilant Ace’ on 4 December 2017. Around 12,000 US service members, including members of the Marines and Navy joined the South Korean troops on the occasion and the drill saw participation from six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and more than 230 aircrafts.

11. (c) Venezuela

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency in a bid to ease the country's economic crisis.The new crypto-currency Petro is expected to allow the country to advance in issues of monetary sovereignty, to make financial transactions and overcome the financial blockade. The economy of the country has been impacted heavily by the falling oil revenue and plummeting value of its existing currency, the bolivar.

12. (a) Deepika Kumari

Indian archer Deepika Kumari won the bronze medal at the Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 2, which concluded in Bangkok, Thailand on 3 December 2017. The third-seeded Deepika defeated the 13th seeded Sayana Tsyrempilova of Russia 7-3 in the women's recurve bronze play-off. Her medal is however, the only one India managed to grab at the tournament, as other Indian archers crashed out early from the tournament.

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