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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 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 National Consumer Day, new Indian ambassador to United States and current GST rate among others.

Dec 24, 2018 17:16 IST
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24 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 National Consumer Day, new Indian ambassador to United States and current GST rate among others.

1. GST rate on which item was recently changed to ‘Nil’ against earlier slab of 12 percent?

a) Marble rubble
b) Music Books
c) Frozen vegetables
d) Walking Stick

2. When is the National Consumer Day observed across India?

a) 22 December
b) 23 December
c) 24 December
d) 25 December

3. When is the National Mathematics Day observed in India?

a) 21 December
b) 22 December
c) 23 December
d) 24 December

4.
The National Green Tribunal banned all mining activities within 10 km radius of which Tiger Reserve?

a) Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
b) Rajaji Tiger Reserve
c) Orang Tiger Reserve
d) Sariska Tiger Reserve

5. Who was appointed as Indian ambassador to United States recently?

a) Riva Ganguly Das
b) Harsh Vardhan Shringla
c) Navtej Sarna
d) Sohan Tejwani

6. Who has been selected to be the new acting US Secretary of Defence?

a) Ryan Zinke
b) Robert Wilkie
c) Wilbur Ross
d) Patrick Shanahan

7. Which Indian state’s film "Xhoixobote Dhemalite" won the award for best narrative feature at the Erie International Film Festival (EIFF) in the United States?

a) Mizoram
b) Assam
c) West Bengal
d) Karnataka

8. Who among the following was denied the opportunity to be the head coach of the Indian national women’s cricket team due to conflict of interest?

a) Ramesh Powar
b) Rahul Dravid
c) Gary Kirsten
d) Venkatesh Prasad

9. Who has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe?

a) Bikram Singh
b) Amrit Singh
c) Rameshwori Devi
d) Vedangi Kulkarni

10. Which nation will end the year 2018 as Number no. 1 in FIFA global rankings, displacing the world champions?

a) Belgium
b) Brazil
c) England
d) Croatia

Answers with Explanation

1. (b) Music Books

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on December 22, 2018 slashed GST Rates for 23 commonly used goods and services. The reduced rates will come into effect from January 1, 2019. The GST rate on Music Books was slashed to Nil from 12 percent.

2. (c) 24 December

The National Consumer Day was observed across India on December 24, 2018 with the theme “Timely Disposal of Consumer Complaints”. On this day, the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the president.

3. (b) 22 December

The National Mathematics Day is observed every year on 22 December in India. It was initiated by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2012. It is observed to honour the birth anniversary of the famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

4. (d) Sariska Tiger Reserve

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on December 22, 2018, banned all mining activities within 10 km radius of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. It also said that any further mining activity is subject to the clearance of leases by the National Board of Wildlife.

5. (b) Harsh Vardhan Shringla

India appointed Harsh Vardhan Shringla as the next Ambassador of India to the United States on December 20, 2018. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, a 1984-batch Indian Foreign Service diplomat, will succeed Navtej Sarna.

6. (d) Patrick Shanahan

Patrick Shanahan will be taking over as the acting US Defence Secretary from January 1, 2019, replacing James Mattis, who announced his resignation recently. The announcement was made by US President Donald Trump through a tweet.

7. (b) Assam

Assamese film "Xhoixobote Dhemalite" (Rainbow Fields), which deals with the sensitive issue of children growing up in violent times, has bagged an award at a US festival for best narrative feature.

8. (c) Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten, who led the Indian men’s side to the World Cup triumph in 2011, was the favourite to be appointed to the position of the Indian women's national cricket team. However, Kirsten was denied the opportunity to take up the role because of a conflict of interest, as Kirsten is currently the head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

9. (d) Vedangi Kulkarni

Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. The 20-year-old Vedangi cycled into Kolkata on December 23, 2018, completing the 29,000 kilometers' distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe.

10. (a) Belgium

Belgium will end the year 2018 at the top rank, ahead of world champions France, as per the global rankings released by FIFA on December 21, 2018. Belgium, which lost to France in the World Cup semi-finals, edged the team out of its top spot by one ranking point. Belgium has 1,727 points by FIFA's calculations in comparison to France’s 1,726. Brazil is placed on the third place with 1,676 points.

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