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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 10 December to 15 December 2018

10 December to 15 December 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Assembly Elections 2018, new RBI Governor and Human Rights Day among others.

Dec 16, 2018 20:10 IST
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10 December to 15 December 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Assembly Elections 2018, new RBI Governor and Human Rights Day among others.

1. Which political party won the Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018?
a) Indian National Congress
b) Bharatiya Janata Party
c) Coalition of Congress and BSP
d) Coalition of BJP and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party

2. Which party claimed majority in Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018?
a) Bharatiya Janata Party
b) Indian National Congress
c) Bahujan Samaj Party
d) Coalition of Congress and BJP

3. Which party has won in the Telangana Assembly Elections 2018?
a) TRS
b) INC
c) BJP
d) TDP

4. Which party has emerged as the single largest party in the Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly elections 2018?
a) BJP
b) BSP
c) TRS
d) INC

5. Which party won majority in the Mizoram state elections 2018?
a) MPC
b) ZPM
c) MNF
d) INC

6. Who is the first RBI Governor since 1990 to resign before completion of term?
a) Urjit Patel
b) Raghuram Rajan
c) Viral Acharya
d) Swaminathan Gurumurthy

7. Who assumed charge as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
a) Viral Acharya
b) Shaktikanta Das
c) Rajiv Mehrishi
d) Kaushik Basu

8. Which country selected the Chinese character for ‘disaster’ as its defining symbol for 2018?
a) USA
b) Japan
c) India
d) Indonesia

9. The Central Government contribution in National Pension Scheme (NPS) was raised to how much percentage recently?
a) 14 percent
b) 15 percent
c) 16 percent
d) 17 percent

10. When the Human Rights Day is celebrated every year?
a) 10 December
b) 11 December
c) 12 December
d) 13 December

ANSWERS

1. (a) Indian National Congress
The Indian National Congress (INC) emerged as the single largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats on its own and one more with RLD in the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly Elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trailed behind with 73 seats and others fetched 27 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) showcased an impressive run by winning six seats, and Hanuman Beniwal-led Rashtriya Loktantrik Party won three seats.

2. (b) Indian National Congress
The Indian National Congress claimed majority in Chhattisgarh by winning 68 seats, followed by the BJP that won 15 seats, Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) with 5 seats and BSP with 2 seats. Counting of votes for the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 began on December 11, 2018.

3. (a) TRS
The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi has secured a simple majority in the 119-member state assembly of Telangana by winning 87 seats on December 11, 2018. While the Congress came second with 19 seats, the TDP managed to win 2 seats, the BJP won one and the others won 9.

4. (d) INC
The neck-to neck battle between the Congress and the BJP in the Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly elections, which continued late into the night, ended with the Congress emerging as the single largest party. In the final vote tally released by the Election Commission, the Indian National Congress won 114 seats, BJP won 109, BSP won 2, SP won one and independents won a total of 4 seats in the state’s 230-member house.

5. (c) MNF
The Mizo National Front, a former ally of the BJP has won majority in the Mizoram State Assembly Elections 2018. In a crystal clear mandate, the party won 26 seats in the 40-member assembly, followed by Congress in the second position with 5 seats.

6. (a) Urjit Patel
Urjit Patel on December 10, 2018 resigned as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with immediate effect, citing personal reasons. With his resignation, Patel became the first RBI governor since 1990 to resign before the completion of the term. Patel’s three-year term was to end in September 2019.

7. (b) Shaktikanta Das
Shaktikanta Das was on December 12, 2018 assumed charge as the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made his appointment within 24 hours of Urjit Patel’s sudden resignation as RBI Governor. Das will have a three-year term.

8. (b) Japan
Japan on 12 December selected the Chinese character for ‘disaster’ as its defining symbol for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms. Floods across Japan in July 2018 caused more than 200 deaths and nearly evacuation of 9 million people. In the same month, 150 people died due to heat wave and 80000 people were hospitalised.

9. (a) 14 percent
The Union Cabinet on December 6, 2018 approved the proposal to streamline the National Pension System (NPS). Government's contribution to National Pension Scheme (NPS) was raised to 14 percent of basic salary from the current 10 percent.

10. (a) 10 December
The Human Rights Day is observed across the world on 10 December to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first Human Rights Day was celebrated in 1950.

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