26 December 2017: 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 like Good Governance Day, ‘e-HRMS’ launch and the launch of a land exploration satellite for remote sensing operations among others.
1. Which nation besides the US has announced its decision of moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?
2. Good governance day is observed to commemorate which veteran political leader’s birth anniversary?
a) K. R. Narayanan
b) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
c) L. K. Advani
d) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
3. When was Good Governance Day observed?
a) 23 December
b) 24 December
c) 25 December
d) 21 December
4. Who launched the electronic-Human Resource Management System?
a) Arun Jaitley
b) Suresh Prabhu
c) Prakash Javadekar
d) Jitendra Singh
5. Who has been named as the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh?
a) Prem Kumar Dhumal
b) Jai Ram Thakur
c) Virbhadra Singh
d) Narendra Singh Tomar
6. Which state has launched a high-speed broadband internet service as a part of its initiatives under the Digital India Programme?
c) Jammu & Kashmir
7. Which among the following ships is the sixth in the series of six 105m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) to be commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard?
a) ICGS Sarathi
b) ICGS Shaunak
c) ICGS Shaurya
d) ICGS Sujay
8. Veteran actor Partha Mukhopadhyay passed away at the age of 70 on 25 December 2017. He had acted in many classics belonging to which of the following film industries?
9. Which nation has signed an agreement with Sudan to build a nuclear power plant in its territory?
a) The United States of America
c) North Korea
10. With the growth in ties in 2017, the government of which nation is laying the groundwork for building a new economic partnership with India?
11. Which nation recently launched a land exploration satellite for remote sensing operations?
12. India has risen to which rank in the latest ICC T20 rankings?
1. (a) Guatemala
After the United States, it is Guatemala, which has announced that it would be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The announcement was made by the Central American country’s President Jimmy Morales through a post on his official social media page, Facebook, in which he wrote that he has given instructions to the foreign ministry to start necessary coordination for moving the embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
2. (d) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The Good Governance Day (GGD) was observed across India on 25 December 2017. The day is celebrated every year to mark the birthday anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The day was established by the Union Government in 2014 to honour the former Prime Minister by fostering awareness among the people of accountability in government.
3. (c) 25 December
The Good Governance Day (GGD) was observed across India on 25 December 2017. The day is celebrated every year to mark the birthday anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The day was established by the Union Government in 2014 to honor the former Prime Minister by fostering awareness among the people of accountability in government.
4. (d) Jitendra Singh
The DoNER, Space and Public Grievances & Pensions Minister, Jitendra Singh launched the electronic-Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS) in Delhi on 25 December 2017.The Minister launched the 25 applications of 5 modules of the system. The system will give a comprehensive and combined view of the human resource deployed by the Government.
5. (b) Jai Ram Thakur
Five-time BJP MLA Jai Ram Thakur was named as the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh along with being elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the state. He was elected to the post after the defeat of the party’s main chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal in the November assembly elections.
6. (c) Jammu & Kashmir
The deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Nirmal Singh launched a high-speed broadband internet service in the state on 25 December 2017 as part of initiatives under the Digital India programme of the Central government. Speaking on the occasion in Jammu, Singh said people living in Jammu, Srinagar, Ladakh, and Katra will be able to avail the benefits of the service.
7. (d) ICGS Sujay
The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sujay’, the sixth in the series of six 105m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was commissioned into service in Goa on 21 December 2017. The ship is designed to carry one twin engine Light Helicopter and five high speed boats including two Quick Reaction Inflatable Boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.
8. (a) Bengali
Veteran actor Partha Mukhopadhyay, who had acted in many Bengali classics, died of cardiac arrest at a city hospital in Kolkata on 25 December 2017. He was 70. Mukhopadhyay had portrayed a number of roles in classics like Atithi, Balika Badhu, Amar Prithivi, Baghbandir Khela, Agniswar and had made his mark as a character actor in 1970s and 1980s.
9. (b) Russia
Russia on 21 December 2017 signed an agreement with Sudan to build a nuclear power plant in the nation. The information was shared by Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom. The agreement follows up on the high-level meeting that took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir in November 2017.
10. (c) UK
The UK-India ties grew steadily in 2017, with the British government laying the groundwork for a new post-Brexit economic partnership with New Delhi. A UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesperson said that the UK government is keen to step into the New Year by building on the shared connections and values it has with India, which make for a natural partnership as Britain prepares to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April, 2018.
11. (a) China
China on 23 December 2017 launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit for remote sensing operations. The satellite will be mainly used for remote sensing exploration of land resources. It was carried by a long march-2D rocket. The launch was the 259th mission of the Long March rocket series.
12. (b) Second
Team India has risen to the second spot in the latest ICC Twenty-20 rankings. India, which was at the fifth position, jumped two places, overtaking England, New Zealand and the West Indies to reach the next to the top place. The jump follows the 3-0 whitewash in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka. Pakistan tops the rankings list.