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14 December 2018: 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 National Medical Devices Promotion Council, 2019 Climate Change Performance Index and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh among others.

Dec 14, 2018 17:08 IST
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14 December 2018: 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 National Medical Devices Promotion Council, 2019 Climate Change Performance Index and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh among others.

1. Which Ministry announced setting up of National Medical Devices Promotion Council under DIPP?
a) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
b) Ministry of Finance
c) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
d) Ministry of AYUSH

2. What was India’s rank in the 2019 Climate Change Performance Index?
a) 10th
b) 11th
c) 12th
d) 13th

3. Which country recently became a full member of the Financial Action Task Force?
a) Syria
b) Namibia
c) Israel
d) Myanmar

4. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) included which currency in the list of exchange rate in December 2018?
a) Congolese Franc
b) Mauritian rupee
c) Namibian dollar
d) Korean Won

5. Kumbh Mela will begin in January 2019 in which city?
a) Allahabad
b) Varanasi
c) Lucknow
d) Haridwar

6. Which city hosted the Partners’ Forum 2018?
a) Chennai
b) New Delhi
c) Hyderabad
d) Chandigarh

7. Which state has been selected for the Agriculture Ministry’s "Krishi Karman" award in rice category?
a) Jharkhand
b) Odisha
c) Chhattisgarh
d) Madhya Pradesh

8. According to IMF, the global debt has risen to how much currently?
a) USD 164 trillion
b) USD 158 trillion
c) USD 184 trillion
d) USD 173 trillion

9. Who has been selected to be the next Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?
a) Ashok Gehlot
b) Kamal Nath
c) Digvijay Singh
d) Jyotiraditya Scindia

10. Which court has said directed the employers to be considerate and sympathetic towards pregnant employees?
a) Madras HC
b) Allahabad HC
c) Bombay HC
d) Delhi HC

11. India has signed the bilateral annual Haj 2019 agreement with which nation?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Qatar
c) UAE
d) Oman

12. Who has dismissed all petitions alleging irregularities in Rafale Deal?
a) Prime Minister
b) President
c) Parliament
d) Supreme Court

ANSWERS

1. (a) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu announced setting up of a National Medical Devices Promotion Council under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

2. (b) 11th
India was ranked 11th out 56 nations & the European Union (EU) at the 2019 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). The CCPI analysis shows that India has improved its standing by 3 places compared to the 2018 report.

3. (c) Israel
Israel recently became a full member of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global financial watchdog on money laundering, terror financing and other threats. The FATF is empowered to ensure that financing of UN-designated terrorist organisations is blocked.

4. (d) Korean Won
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) included two currencies - Korean Won and Turkish Lira in the list of currencies for which it notifies the exchange rate. Currently, the CBIC notifies exchange rates for 20 currencies for the purpose of valuation of imported and exported goods and now with the inclusion of Lira and Won, the total number is now 22.

5. (a) Allahabad
The Kumbh Mela will begin in Allahabad from January 2019. This year, Indian Railways has commissioned 41 projects at a cost of Rs. 700 crore for Kumbh Mela. Out of these, 29 projects have already been completed and the rest are in an advanced stage and will be completed shortly.

6. (b) New Delhi
The 4th Partners’ Forum 2018 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on December 12 to discuss issues related to maternal and child health. The 2-day forum was organised by the Union Ministry of Health in association with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).

7. (a) Jharkhand
Jharkhand has been selected for "Krishi Karman" award in the rice category from the Union Ministry of Agriculture. The award will be given away in February 2019. It carries a cash prize worth Rs 2 crore and a citation.

8. (c) USD 184 trillion
The International Monetary Fund has revealed in a report that the global debt has reached an all-time high of 184 trillion US dollars, which is the equivalent to 225 per cent of the world GDP in 2017. The report states that nations like the United States, China and Japan account for more than half of the debt.

9. (b) Kamal Nath
One of the oldest leaders of the Grand Old Party, Kamal Nath is set to be named as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, a state where he along with Jyotiraditya Scindia worked hard to unseat incumbent BJP, which was in position for 3 consecutive terms.The decision brings to close the tussle for the top post in at least one of the three Hindi heartland states that Congress won from BJP on December 11.

10. (d) Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court on December 12, 2018 directed that women should be honoured and treated with dignity at workplace and observed that employers must be considerate and sympathetic towards a pregnant employee.

11. (a) Saudi Arabia
India and Saudi Arabia have signed the bilateral annual Haj 2019 agreement at Jeddah. The agreement is a part of strengthened bilateral relations of the two countries. The Indian Government also requested the Saudi Arabia Government to increase India’s annual Haj quota for Haj 2019.

12. (d) Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on December 14, 2018 dismissed a group of petitions that demanded an independent probe into the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal, stating that it was satisfied with the procurement process. The bench reiterated that it wasn’t its job to examine minute financial details of the cost of the aircraft.

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