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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 December 2018

19 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 law against sextortion, UN’s Global Compact on Refugees and International Migrants Day among others.

Dec 19, 2018 17:24 IST
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19 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 law against sextortion, UN’s Global Compact on Refugees and International Migrants Day among others.

1. Which Indian state became the first one to have a law against sextortion?
a) Jammu & Kashmir
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) West bengal
d) Tamil Nadu

2. Who was appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India in Supreme Court?
a) Indira Jaising
b) Madhavi Divan
c) Pinky Anand
d) Shikha Ahlawat

3. Which country recently declared 2019 as ‘Year of Tolerance’?
a) US
b) Israel
c) UAE
d) Russia

4. Which country banned all Indian currency notes above Rs 100?
a) Bhutan
b) Sri Lanka
c) India
d) Nepal

5. Which nation’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel has resigned over a spat on global compact on migration?
a) France
b) Belgium
c) Austria
d) Norway

6. India’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) has been rated under which category by US regulator Federal Aviation Administration?
a) Category 1
b) Category 2
c) Category 4
d) Category 3

7. Which among the following blocs has decided to reduce new car emissions by 37.5 per cent by 2030?
a) SAARC
b) ASEAN
c) E U
d) NATO

8. Which among the following countries, besides the US, voted against the UN’s Global Compact on Refugees?
a) Australia
b) Sweden
c) Finland
d) Hungary

9. When was International Migrants Day observed?
a) December 16
b) December 17
c) December 18
d) December 19

10. Who has been promoted to the post of additional director of CBI?
a) Santosh Kumar,
b) Raghvendra Vatsa
c) Nagendra Prasad
d) M Nageswara Rao

ANSWERS

1. (a) Jammu & Kashmir
The State Administrative Council of Jammu & Kashmir approved an amendment to the state’s Ranbir Penal Code, which will now criminalise the sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship with the victim or are public servants.

2. (b) Madhavi Divan
Madhavi Goradia Divan was appointed as new Additional Solicitor General of India in Supreme Court (SC). With this, she became only the third woman to become an ASG in the Apex Court. Prior to her, Senior advocate Indira Jaising was the first woman to be appointed as the ASG, while the second one was Pinky Anand, who still holds the post.

3. (c) UAE
The United Arab Emriates (UAE) government officially declared 2019 as Year of Tolerance to strengthen the nation’s role of encouraging stability and prosperity in the region. As per officials, the ‘Year of Tolerance’ would be an extension of the current ‘Year of Zayed’, which celebrates the values of the country’s founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan.

4. (d) Nepal
Nepal has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations in the country. The decision will adversely affect Nepalese labourers working in India as well as Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan nation.

5. (b) Belgium
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has resigned amid pressure on his government over his support for the UN global compact on migration. The pressure increased after his biggest coalition partner, the right-wing N-VA party, quit the government over the issue.

6. (d) Category 3
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has retained the highest aviation safety ranking for India. The US regulator, FAA, has formally communicated that India is adhering to the safety standards of the ICAO and India's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating remains 'Category 1'.

7. (c) E U
The European Union (EU) on December 18, 2018 announced its plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and vans by 2030.  The EU member countries and the European Parliament struck the ambitious deal that Brussels said would help the bloc meet its commitments under the Paris climate accord. The targets will require new cars sold in 2030 to emit 37.5 percent less carbon dioxide on average compared to 2021 levels. The emissions from new vans will have to be 31 percent lower.

8. (d) Hungary
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.

9. (c) December 18
The International Migration Day was observed on December 18, 2018 with the theme ‘Migration with Dignity’. In 2018, more than 3,400 migrants and refugees lost their lives worldwide. Treating every migrant with dignity is one of fundamental requirements we face before anything else we attempt on migration.

10. (d) M Nageswara Rao
M Nageswara Rao, who is holding post of interim CBI Director, was ON December 18, 2018 promoted to the rank of an additional director by the government. A 1986-batch IPS officer from the Odisha cadre, Rao's name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

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