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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 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 PETA India's Person of the Year 2018, setting up of two new AIIMS and India Maldives Joint Statement among others.

Dec 18, 2018 17:37 IST
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18 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 PETA India's Person of the Year 2018, setting up of two new AIIMS and India Maldives Joint Statement among others.

1. Which state government has waved off farm loans of over 16 lakh farmers?

a) Chhattisgarh
b) Rajasthan
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Telangana

2. Which Indian satellite will be launch on December 19, 2018?

a) GSAT-61
b) GSAT-29
c) GSAT-7A
d) GSAT-11

3. The UN members adopted which global compact on December 17, 2018?

a) Global Compact on Refugees
b) Global Compact on Migration
c) Global Compact on Security
d) Global Compact on Terrorism

4. According to NASA, which planet is rapidly losing its iconic rings?

a) Jupiter
b) Uranus
c) Venus
d) Saturn

5. Who has been named PETA India's Person of the Year for 2018?

a) Aliaa Bhat
b) Sonam Kapoor
c) Priyanka Chopra
d) Parineeti Chopra

6. India signed four MoUs and released a Joint Statement with which nation on December 17, 2018?

a) Mauritius
b) Australia
c) Germany
d) Maldives

7. Two new AIIMS are going to be set up in which of the following states?

a) Tamil Nadu, Telangana
b) Assam, Jharkhand
c) Odisha, Meghalaya
d) Mizoram, Tripura

8. The Union Cabinet has approved construction of a new 4 - Lane bridge across which river in Patna?

a) Ganga
b) Yamuna
c) Brahmaputra
d) Koshi

9. The Cabinet has approved expansion of beneficiaries list under which central scheme?

a) PMAA
b) PYAAY
c) PMYA
d) PMUY

10. Which nation has banned Indian currency notes above Rs 100?

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

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Chattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced to waive off farm loans to the tune of Rs 6,100 crore of more than 16 lakh farmers. The state government has decided to waive off all short-term loans availed by farmers from cooperative and rural development banks.

2. (c) GSAT-7A

India will launch its latest communication satellite, GSAT-7A aboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F11) on December 19, 2018 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The satellite, built by ISRO, will provide communication capability to users in Ku-band over the Indian region. It will have a mission life of eight years.

3. (a) Global Compact on Refugees

The UN member states on December 17, 2018 voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees, affirming international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development. The agreement received 181 votes in favour in the 193-member assembly. The United States and Hungary were the only two nations that voted against it.

4. (d) Saturn

Saturn’s iconic rings are being rapidly pulled apart into a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of the planet’s magnetic field, as per NASA scientists. At this rate, the Saturn’s rings are likely to disappear in the next 100 million years.

5. (b) Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Person of the Year for 2018. The actress is known to be an advocate for animal rights. She keeps animal skin out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson, apart from taking other action for the welfare of animals.

6. (d) Maldives

India and Maldives have released a Joint Statement after warm and friendly talks between Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the former’s first official state visit to India from December 16-18, 2018.

7. (a) Tamil Nadu, Telangana

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Madurai, Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs 1,264 crore and Bibinagar, Telangana at a cost of Rs 1,028 crore.  Each new AIIMS will add 100 undergraduate seats and 60 B.Sc. seats and each would have 15-20 super specialty departments and around 750 hospital beds.

8. (a) Ganga

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the project for construction of a new 4-lane bridge across River Ganga in Patna, Bihar with a capital cost of Rs. 2926.42 crore. The construction period for the project is three and a half years and so, the bridge is likely to be completed by January, 2023.

9. (d) PMUY

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has cleared the proposal of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas to release deposit free LPG connections to poor families, who have not been considered earlier for the release of LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

10. (c) Nepal

The Nepal government has banned all Indian notes above the denomination of Rs 100 in a move that would impact tourists visiting the Himalayan nation where Indian currency is widely used. The government has asked the people to refrain from keeping or carrying Indian bank notes higher than Rs 100 denomination as it has not legalised them.

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