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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 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 ‘Strategy for New India @75’, WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index 2018 and the launch of new online app for health consolation among others.

Dec 20, 2018 17:17 IST
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20 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 ‘Strategy for New India @75’, WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index 2018 and the launch of new online app for health consolation among others.

1. Which organisation released the ‘Strategy for New India @75’?

a) NITI Aayog
b) RBI
c) Supreme Court
d) CBEC

2. As per the NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India @75’, Government aims to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by which year?

a) 2023
b) 2025
c) 2028
d) 2030

3. What was India’s rank at the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index 2018?

a) 89th
b) 95th
c) 108th
d) 117th

4. Who was elected as Vice President of FICCI for 2018-19?

a) Ayaan Khan
b) Uday Shankar
c) Sushil Verma
d) Arun Khosla

5. Which among the following is an online health consulation app that has been launched in UP to provide healthcare to people living in the countryside?

a) UMANG
b) BHIM
c) Saathi
d) MyGov

6. This former captain of the Indian National Kabaddi team announced his retirement on December 19, 2018?

a) Rahul Chaudhari
b) Pardeep Narwal
c) Manjeet Chillar
d) Anup Kumar

7. Scientists belonging to which space exploration agency have detected the evidence of water in 17 asteroids?

a) JAXA
b) NASA
c) Roscosmos
d) CNSA

8. The President’s rule was imposed on which Indian state on December 20, 2018?

a) Telangana
b) Assam
c) Gujarat
d) Jammu and Kashmir

9.
ISRO launched which communication satellite on December 19, 2018?

a) GSAT-7A
b) GSAT- 29
c) GSAT-11
d) GSAT-9B

10. Which state has emerged as the best performing state in start-up ranking 2018?

a) Telangana
b) Odisha
c) Gujarat
d) Maharashtra

11. The Postage Stamp on Rajkumar Shukla was released by India Postto mark which historical event?

a) Champaran Satyagraha
b) Dandi March
c) Quit India Movement
d) Non-Cooperation Movement

12. Which State launched ‘Shiksha Setu’ app to ensure better connectivity with college students?

a) Punjab
b) Haryana
c) Rajasthan
d) Gujarat

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) NITI Aayog

The NITI Aayog on December 19, 2018 released ‘Strategy for New India @75’, its comprehensive national Strategy for New India which defines clear objectives for 2022-23. The Strategy was released by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

2. (d) 2030

The NITI Aayog on December 19, 2018 released ‘Strategy for New India @75’. The Strategy document aims to further improve the policy environment in which private investors and other stakeholders can contribute their fullest towards achieving the goals set out for New India 2022 and propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030.

3. (c) 108th

India was ranked 108th among 149 countries at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index 2018, same as it was ranked in 2017. Though India made no improvement in the overall gender gap ranking, it recorded improvement in wage equality and managed to fully close its tertiary education gender gap for the first time.

4. (b) Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar, currently chairman of Star India and president of 21st Century Fox Asia-Pacific (only Asia), was elected as Vice President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2018-19.

5. (c) Saathi

In a bid to reach out to the far-flung areas and provide healthcare to people living in the countryside, India's largest online health camp, myUpchar, has launched "Saathi" app and "Health Card" in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

6. (d) Anup Kumar

Anup Kumar, legendary Indian Kabaddi player and former World Cup-winning captain, announced his retirement from the sport with immediate effect on December 19, 2018, bringing an end to a 15-year-long career.  Kumar, known to be one of the most efficient players, was appointed as the captain of the Indian National team in 2014 and it was during his tenure that the team won the Kabaddi World Cup in 2016.

7. (a) JAXA

Researchers from JAXA and the University of Tokyo have detected evidence of water in 17 asteroids for the first time using data from the infrared satellite AKARI. They found that water is retained in asteroids as hydrated minerals, which were produced by chemical reactions of water and anhydrous rocks that occurred inside the asteroids.

8. (d) Jammu and Kashmir

President’s rule came into force in Jammu Kashmir from the midnight of December 20, 2018, following the expiry of the six-month-long governor's rule. President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation paving the way for imposition of central rule in the state, which was placed under the Governor’s rule on June 20.

9. (a) GSAT-7A

The Indian Space Research Organisation on December 19, 2018 successfully launched geostationary communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11. The satellite with a mission life of eight years has been built to provide communication capability to the users in Ku-band over the Indian region.

10. (c) Gujarat

Gujarat has emerged as the best performing state in the Startup Ranking 2018. The National Report on States' Startup Ranking was unveiled by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi on December 20, 2018.

11. (a) Champaran Satyagraha

The Department of Posts (DoP) recently released the commemorative Postage Stamp on Rajkumar Shukla, who was associated with Champaran Satyagraha of 1917. Rajkumar Shukla made a seminal contribution in drawing the attention of Mahatma Gandhi to the plight of peasants suffering under an oppressive system established by European indigo planters in Champaran (Bihar).

12. (b) Haryana

The Haryana Government has launched ‘Shiksha Setu’ app to ensure better connectivity with college students. It will provide students information on attendance, fee, online admission and scholarships of all government colleges of the state.

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