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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 5 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 GSAT 11, India’s first made-in-India and World Soil Day among others.

Dec 5, 2018 17:41 IST
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5 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 GSAT 11, India’s first made-in-India and World Soil Day among others.

1. India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 11 was launched recently by ISRO. GSAT 11 belongs to which category of satellites?

a) Communication satellite
b) Remote Sensing Satellite
c) Earth observation satellites‎
d) Navigation system satellites‎

2. What is the name of India’s first made-in-India engineless train?

a) Train 18
b) Fastrack 18
c) Quix 18
d) Bullet 18

3. Which country will conduct the theatre level maritime war exercise TROPEX?

a) Indonesia
b) Malaysia
c) India
d) Singapore

4. When the Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year?

a) 3 December
b) 4 December
c) 5 December
d) 6 December

5. World Bank announced how much Climate Action Investment for 2021-25?

a) USD 100 billiion
b) USD 200 billiion
c) USD 300 billiion
d) USD 400 billiion

6. India’s economy grew by how much per cent in the 2nd quarter of 2018-19?

a) 7.2 per cent
b) 7.1 per cent
c) 6.7 per cent
d) 6.9 per cent

7. India has signed an agreement on currency swap with which nation?

a) Qatar
b) UAE
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Russia

8.
The United States has given which nation 60 days to comply with 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty?

a) Russia
b) North Korea
c) South Korea
d) China

9. When was World Soil Day observed?

a) 5th December
b) 4th December
c) 2nd December
d) 3rd December

10.
Footballer Luka Modric, who bagged the 2018 Ballon d'Or, plays for which country’s national football team?

a) France
b) Croatia
c) Portugal
d) Argentina

11.
The United States has re-established its permanent diplomatic mission in this nation for the first time in 27 years.

a) Somalia
b) Mali
c) Sudan
d) Congo

12. Which city is hosting the International conference on bears?

a) Agra
b) New Delhi
c) Kolkata
d) Shimla

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Communication satellite

India’s heaviest and most-advanced communication satellite GSAT-11, also called the "Big Bird", was successfully launched into space on December 5, 2018 from the Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. The satellite will help provide satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach.

2. (a) Train 18

India's first locomotive-less train ‘Train 18’ on December 2, 2018 crossed the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section. The major trials are now over with just some more remaining. Once Train 18 becomes operational, it will commence its commercial run from January 2019.

3. (c) India

The Indian Navy will conduct its flagship Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX) from January 2019 till March 2019. This will provide an opportunity to test the combat capability of the Indian Coast Guards (ICG), Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy.

4. (b) 4 December

The 47th Indian Navy Day was celebrated on December 4, 2018 across India. The day is observed every year to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force in the country. To celebrate the occasion, the naval forces presented a display of acrobatic skills from Army choppers in Rameswaram.

5. (b) USD 200 billiion

The World Bank unveiled USD 200 billion in climate action investment for 2021 to 2025, thus, doubling its current five-year funding. The move coincides with a UN climate summit COP24 in Katowice, Poland.

6. (b) 7.1 per cent


India's economy grew at 7.1 per cent for the second quarter of 2018-19, as per data released by Central Statistics Office on November 30, 2018. The estimates represent a sizable jump from last year’s second quarter growth rate estimates, indicating sustained acceleration in country's economic growth.

7. (b) UAE

India and the UAE have signed two agreements, including one on currency swap during Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Abu Dhabi for the 12th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting. The agreement on currency swap between the countries will allow trading in their own currency.

8. (a) Russia

The United States has warned Russia that it will withdraw from a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms, if Moscow does not dismantle missiles within 60 days. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US will no longer be bound by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, unless Moscow withdraws a new system that has threatened to trigger an arms race.

9. (a) 5th December

The World Soil Day was observed across the world on December 5, 2018. The day is observed annually to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.

10. (b) Croatia

Croatian Captain and midfielder Luka Modric, who had led Croatia to its maiden Cup final before they lost to France in the summit clash, has won the 2018 Ballon d'Or. With the win, 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.

11. (a) Somalia

The United States has re-established its permanent diplomatic mission in Somalia for the first time in 27 years. The United States had based its diplomatic mission to Somalia in the capital of neighbouring nation Kenya since 2013, from where the US diplomatic staff used to travel to Somalia to conduct official business.

12. (a) Agra

The four-day International conference on bears was held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The conference, which is aimed at sharing knowledge on principles of the welfare of bears and other wild animals in zoos, sanctuaries and rescue centres, saw participation from over 80 delegates from 11 countries.

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