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4 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 Qatar to withdraw from OPEC, COP24 conference and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador among others.

Dec 4, 2018 17:45 IST
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4 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 Qatar to withdraw from OPEC, COP24 conference and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador among others.

1. Which country decided to withdraw from Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January 2019?
a) Qatar
b) Indonesia
c) Iran
d) Israel

2. Who will represent India at 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP24)?
a) President Ram Nath Kovind
b) Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan
c) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
d) Home Minister Rajnath Singh

3. Which country became the first to recognise 'orphanage trafficking' as a form of modern slavery?
a) Canada
b) Spain
c) Australia
d) Japan

4. Which leader was recently stripped off the Freedom of Paris award?
a) US President Donald Trump
b) Maldives President Abdulla Yameen
c) Saudi Arabia prince Mohammed bin Salman
d) Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

5. Which country is the biggest exporter of Liquefied Natural Gas in the world?
a) Qatar
b) Russia
c) Saudi Arabia
d) UAE

6. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been sworn in as 58th President of which nation?
a) Spain
b) Mexico
c) Egypt
d) Poland

7. The National Commission for Women has decided to support livelihood programmes for women in which region?
a) Jammu and Kashmir
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Northeast
d) Konkan coast

8. The Union Government has signed an $85 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to support skill development in which state?
a) Bihar
b) Jharkhand
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Odisha

9. Who among the following has become the first Indian to be elected to the ISSF's judges committee?
a) Gagan Narang
b) Abhinav Bindra
c) Pawan Singh
d) Ronjan Sodhi

10. Who among the following footballers has won the 2018 Ballon d'Or honour?
a) Luka Modric
b) Cristiano Ronaldo
c) Lionel Messi
d) Kylian Mbappe

ANSWERS

1. (a) Qatar
Qatar’s Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi on December 3, 2018 announced that the country will withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January 2019. This decision to quit OPEC was confirmed by Qatar Petroleum, the state oil company.

2. (b) Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan
The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began on December 3, 2018 at Katowice, Poland. Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is leading the Indian delegation at the conference. India expects that COP24 frames pragmatic guidelines and gives due consideration to challenges and priorities of developing countries.

3. (c) Australia
Australia became the first country in the world to recognise so-called orphanage trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. It criminalised the act of falsely inducing children into orphanages as a form of slavery. Under the new law, orphanage trafficking will be treated as a slavery and trafficking offence.

4. (d)  Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel peace laureate & Myanmar leader, was stripped of Freedom of Paris award over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority. The move follows similar decisions by Glasgow, Edinburgh and Oxford.

5. (a) Qatar
Qatar’s pure strength is the production of Gas. Qatar is the world's biggest supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), producing almost 30 percent of the world total. Qatar also shares the world's largest known natural gas field, the ‘North Field’ with Iran.

6. (b) Mexico
Veteran leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been sworn in as the 58th President of Mexico. Obrador won a landslide victory in the July 1 Presidential Elections, the biggest win for any president and the first for a leftist since Mexico transitioned to multi-party democracy in 2000.

7. (c) Northeast
The National Commission for Women has decided to support northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those falling under the younger age group, through skill development and specialised training.

8. (d) Odisha
The Union Government has signed an $85 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to improve the skill development eco-system in Odisha and establish an advanced skill training center, the World Skill Center, in the state’s capital city Bshubaneswar.

9. (c) Pawan Singh
Pawan Singh has become the first Indian to be elected as one of the seven members of the Judges Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF). Singh also holds the post of the Joint Secretary General of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). Singh got elected to the ISSF Judges Committee for which 22 candidates from all over the world were in the fray.

10. (a) Luka Modric
Croatian midfielder and Captain Luka Modric has won the 2018 Ballon d'Or. The 33-year old has become the first player other than Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo or Argentina’s Lionel Messi to claim the award in more than a decade. This year, Ronaldo came second behind Modric, while Messi finished fifth.

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