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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 7 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 Sahitya Academy Award 2018, theme of World Soil Day 2018 and India’s longest rail-road bridge among others.

Dec 7, 2018 17:14 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 7 December 2018

7 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 Sahitya Academy Award 2018, theme of World Soil Day 2018 and India’s longest rail-road bridge among others.

1. Who won the Sahitya Academy Award 2018 in Hindi Language in Novels category?

a) Chitra Mudgal
b) Sanjib Chattopadhyay
c) Anees Salim
d) Ramesan Nair

2. The US recently re-established its diplomatic mission in which country after 27 years?

a) North Korea
b) Somalia
c) Serbia
d) Uganda

3. India’s longest rail-road bridge Bogibeel Bridge has been built over which river?

a) Ganga
b) Kaveri
c) Brahmaputra
d) Alaknanda

4. Which Ministry signed pact with Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to foster tourism? (Marks: 0)

a) Ministry of Tourism
b) Ministry of Culture
c) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
d) Ministry of Railways

5. Kandhamal Haldi will get GI tag soon. It is produced in which state?

a) Odisha
b) Jharkhand
c) Tripura
d) West Bengal

6. The Union Cabinet has approved an MoU between India and which nation on scientific and technical cooperation in earth sciences?

a) US
b) UK
c) China
d) Germany

7. US President Trump has agreed to reach a trade deal with which nation within 90 days?

a) Mexico
b) China
c) UK
d) India

8. What was the theme of World Soil Day 2018?

a) Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground
b) Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life
c) Soils, a solid ground for life
d) Be the Solution to Soil Pollution

9.
Sitting Member of Parliament from Kishanganj seat in Bihar, Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi has passed away. Which political party did he belong to?

a) BJP
b) INC
c) RJD
d) JD(U)

10. Which renowned artist has won the Turner Prize for 2018?

a) Naeem Mohaiemen
b) Charlotte Prodger
c) Luke Willis Thompson
d) Forensic Architecture

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Chitra Mudgal

India's national academy of letters, Sahitya Akademi on December 6, 2018 announced the annual ‘Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018’, recognising the literary works of 24 writers in 24 different Indian languages. To name a few, this year’s winners include Sanjib Chattopadhyay for Bengali, Anees Salim for English, Sharifa Vijliwala for her essays in Gujarati, Chitra Mudgal for Hindi, and  S Ramesan Nair for his poetry in Malayalam.

2. (b) Somalia

The United States re-established a "permanent diplomatic presence" in Somalia for the first time in 27 years. The department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called the new move another step forward in formalising US diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu.

3. (c) Brahmaputra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India’s longest rail-road bridge - Bogibeel Bridge on December 25, marked as the Good Governance Day (GGD). The 4.94 km long bridge connects the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra and falls in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

4. (d) Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways’ National Rail Museum (NRM) signed pact with Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (MTWM) to foster tourism in Delhi NCR. It is first time ever public-private museum collaboration that shall attract more tourists to both NRM and MTWM.

5. (a) Odisha

Odisha’s Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric variety), famous for its healing properties, will soon gets Geographical Indications (GI) tag. Its registration was applied by Kandhamal Apex Spices Association for Marketing (KASAM) and was accepted under sub-section (1) of Section 13 of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.

6. (a) US

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United States of America (USA) concerning scientific and technical cooperation in the Earth Sciences. The collaboration between the two countries will enable sharing of the expertise available with organisations in both countries and adoption of the latest state-of-the-art technology in the field of Earth Science.

7. (b) China

US President Donald Trump has said that he agrees with a statement issued by China expressing full confidence that a trade deal between the two countries can be reached within the next 90 days. The two nations agreed on a truce during the meeting of their leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

8. (d) Be the Solution to Soil Pollution

The World Soil Day was observed across the world on December 5, 2018. The day is observed annually to highlight the importance of healthy soil and advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. The 2018 theme of the day was 'Be the Solution to Soil Pollution'. The campaign aims to raise awareness regarding soil pollution and call people to #StopSoilPollution.

9. (b) INC

Congress MP and Islamic cleric Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi died of a heart attack at his village home in Kishanganj district on December 7, 2018. He was 76 and is survived by two sons and three daughters. A former state president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hindi and member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Qasmi had won the Kishanganj seat for the first time in 2009 Lok Sabha polls and went on to retain the seat five years later.

10. (b) Charlotte Prodger


Charlotte Prodger , who works predominantly with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance has won the Turner Prize for the year 2018. Her work explores issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language technology and time. The acclaimed prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year as determined by a jury.