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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 December 2018

21 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 States’ Start-up Ranking 2018, SDG India Index 2018 and head coach of Indian national women’s cricket team among others.

Dec 21, 2018 17:34 IST
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21 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 States’ Start-up Ranking 2018, SDG India Index 2018 and head coach of Indian national women’s cricket team among others.

1. Which Department released the States’ Start-up Ranking 2018?
a) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
b) Department of Economic Affairs
c) Department of Revenue
d) Department of Taxation

2. Which state was ranked as the "Best Performer" in the States’ Start-up Ranking 2018?
a) Rajasthan
b) Gujarat
c) Karnataka
d) Kerala

3. Which organisation released the SDG India Index 2018?
a) United Nations
b) WHO
c) NITI Aayog
d) World Bank

4. Which Union Territory was ranked as the ‘Top Performer’ in the SDG India Index 2018
a) Delhi
b) Dadra & Nagar Haveli
c) Goa
d) Chandigarh

5. Which Indian film was shortlisted for the 91st Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category?
a) Period. End of Sentence
b) Pihu
c) The School Bag
d) Mulk

6. Who was appointed as the new head coach of Indian national women’s cricket team on December 20, 2018?
a) Gary Kirsten
b) WV Raman
c) Venkatesh Prasad
d) Ravi Shastri

7. Who recently resigned from his post of Defence Secretary of the United States?
a) Mike Pompeo
b) John F Kelly
c) Jim Mattis
d) Dan Coats

8. Which state’s government approved the release of Chah Bahgicha Dhan Puraskar Mela?
a) Bihar
b) Assam
c) West Bengal
d) Tripura

9. Who laid the foundation stone for several national highway projects worth Rs 28000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh?
a) Nitin Gadkari
b) Rajnath Singh
c) Narendra Modi
d) M Venkaiah Naidu

10. Which nation has fined Uber 400000 euros over huge data breach?
a) Germany
b) UK
c) US
d) France

ANSWERS


1. (a) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on December 20, 2018 announced the results of the first ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. DIPP began the exercise to review the Start-up ecosystem of the states from January 2016.

2. (b) Gujarat
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on December 20, 2018 announced the results of the first ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. Gujarat was ranked as the "Best Performer" in the States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. Gujarat allocated Rs 100 Crore budget for Startups and provided assistance to 200 projects.

3. (c) NITI Aayog
The NITI Aayog released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index, which comprehensively documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards implementing the 2030 SDG targets.

4. (d) Chandigarh
The NITI Aayog released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index. Chandigarh leads as the ‘Top Performer’ because of its exemplary performance in providing clean water & sanitation, affordable & clean energy, generating decent work & economic growth, & providing quality education

5. (a) Period. End of Sentence
‘Period. End of Sentence', the short documentary film on the stigma surrounding women during menstruation in rural India, has been shortlisted at the 91st Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category. The short film is directed by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi.

6. (b) WV Raman
Former India opener Woorkeri Venkat Raman has been appointed as the new Head coach of the Indian women's national cricket team. WV Raman was among one of the three candidates shortlisted for the role by an ad-hoc panel. The other two names in the list included those of former India coach Gary Kirsten and Venkatesh Prasad.

7. (c) Jim Mattis
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned from his post citing policy differences with President Donald Trump. In his resignation letter sent to the President on December 20, 2018, Mattis hinted at his differences with him as a reason for stepping down.

8. (b) Assam
The Assam government has approved the release of second instalment of the Chah Bagicha (tea estate ) Dhan Puraskar Mela. All the beneficiaries will get 2,500 rs in their bank accounts by January 15, 2019. Previously, Rs 2,500 was transferred to the each of the over 7 lakh account holders in tea garden areas at 26 districts of the state.

9. (a) Nitin Gadkari
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has laid the foundation stones for several national highway projects at Roing in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh on December 20, 2018. The projects have been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 28000 crore.

10. (d) France
France's data protection agency said on December 20, 2018 that it had fined the US ride-hailing group Uber 400,000 euros over a 2016 data breach that exposed the personal data of some 57 million clients and drivers worldwide. The French Data Protection Authority said the breach would have been prevented, if certain elementary security measures had been in place.

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