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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 17 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 topics such as Jnanpith Award 2018, BWF World Tour Finals and Miss Universe 2018 pageant among others.

Dec 17, 2018 17:09 IST
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17 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 topics such as Jnanpith Award 2018, BWF World Tour Finals and Miss Universe 2018 pageant among others.

1. Who has been sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?

a) Kamal Nath
b) Jyotiraditya Scindia
c) Ashok Gehlot
d) Sachin Pilot

2. Who was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Rajasthan?

a) Ashok Gehlot
b) Sachin Pilot
c) Girija Vyas
d) Kailash Meghwal

3. Who was sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan?

a) Ashok Gehlot
b) Sachin Pilot
c) Vasundhara Raje
d) Kamal Nath

4. Who was crowned Miss Universe 2018?

a) Miss Vietnam
b) Miss Puerto Rico
c) Miss Philippines
d) Miss South Africa

5. Who has claimed maiden BWF World Tour Finals Title?

a) Saina Nehwal
b) Carolina Marin
c) Nozomi Okuhara
d) PV Sindhu

6. Which state has become the first one to have a law against ‘sextortion’?

a) Haryana
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Jammu and Kashmir
d) Madhya Pradesh

7. Who represented India in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant?

a) Nehal Chudasama
b) Manushi Chillar
c) Aditi Hundia
d) Roshni Sheoran

8. Which country has agreed to compensate hundreds who fled Nazi Germany as children?

a) Germany
b) Britain
c) Poland
d) France

9. Who was honoured with Jnanpith Award 2018?

a) Krishna Sobti
b) Durjoy Dutta
c) Amitav Ghosh
d) Shobha De

10. Which country recently signed an ascension pact to the 30-member Trans Regional Maritime Network?

a) Nepal
b) Sri Lanka
c) Bangladesh
d) India

11. The world's first Floating Nuclear Power Plant became operational in which country?

a) Russia
b) France
c) Japan
d) United States

12. Who was nominated for the post of President of the Film and Television Institute of India?

a) Naseeruddin Shah
b) Brijendra Pal Singh
c) Jaya Bachchan
d) Sharmila Tagore

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Kamal Nath

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17, 2018. The Congress named veteran leader Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh’s next Chief Minister after long discussions between Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders amid a debate on the old versus the new guard.

2. (a) Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot on December 17, 2018 took oath as the Rajasthan Chief Minister for a third time; while, Sachin Pilot was sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Minister in Jaipur's Albert Hall, Rajasthan. Gehlot and Pilot were administered the oath by Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh.

3. (b) Sachin Pilot

Ashok Gehlot on December 17, 2018 took oath as the Rajasthan Chief Minister for a third time; while, Sachin Pilot was sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Minister in Jaipur's Albert Hall, Rajasthan. Gehlot and Pilot were administered the oath by Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh.

4. (c) Miss Philippines

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe after she won the final round of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17, 2018. Outgoing Miss Universe Demi Leigh Nel Peters from South Africa crowned her successor.

5. (d) PV Sindhu

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made history on December 16, 2018 by becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals. Sindhu claimed the coveted gold medal with a win over 2017 world champion Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets of 21-19, 21-17.

6. (c) Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir has become the first state in the country to have a law banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant. The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved the 'Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018' and the 'Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018'.

7. (a) Nehal Chudasama

India’s Nehal Chudasama was among the 94 contestants who competed for the crown at the 67th Miss Universe pageant held in Bangkok. However, Miss India failed to make it to the Top 20 shortlisted contestants at the Miss Universe 2018 contest.

8. (a) Germany

Germany has agreed to pay one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again.  The German government has agreed to payments of  2,800 US Dollars to those still alive from among the 10,000 people who fled on the Kinder transport. This year is the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the transport of the children to Britain from Nazi Germany and elsewhere in Europe.   

9. (c) Amitav Ghosh

Noted English author Amitav Ghosh was honoured with 54th Jnanpith Award 2018 for his outstanding contribution towards literature. Ghosh’s novels include Shadow Lines, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and the Ibis trilogy — Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke, and Flood of Fire.

10. (d) India

India recently signed an ascension pact to the 30-member Trans Regional Maritime Network (T-RMN) at Italian Naval Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The pact will give India the access to information on ships which pass through the Indian Ocean region.

11. (a) Russia

On December 11, 2018, the world's first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ became operational at the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom.

12. (b) Brijendra Pal Singh

Brijendra Pal Singh, the director-producer of C.I.D., was nominated as the new president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of Governing Council. He will succeed Anupam Kher, who had stepped down as the chairman in October 2018 citing "international commitments".

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