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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 17 December to 23 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 ‘Strategy for New India @75’, States’ Start-up Ranking 2018 and WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index among others.

Dec 23, 2018 11:09 IST
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17 December to 23 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 ‘Strategy for New India @75’, States’ Start-up Ranking 2018 and WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index among others.

1. As per the NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India @75’, Government aims to propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by which year?

a) 2023
b) 2025
c) 2028
d) 2030

2. Which state was ranked as the "Best Performer" in the States’ Start-up Ranking 2018?

a) Rajasthan
b) Gujarat
c) Karnataka
d) Kerala

3. What was India’s rank at the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index 2018?

a) 89th
b) 95th
c) 108th
d) 117th

4. Who was elected as Vice President of FICCI for 2018-19?

a) Ayaan Khan
b) Uday Shankar
c) Sushil Verma
d) Arun Khosla

5. Who has been appointed as the new head coach of Indian national women’s cricket team?

a) Gary Kirsten
b) WV Raman
c) Venkatesh Prasad
d) Ravi Shastri

6. Which Union Territory was ranked as the ‘Top Performer’ in the SDG India Index 2018?

a) Delhi
b) Dadra & Nagar Haveli
c) Goa
d) Chandigarh

7. Who has been sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?

a) Kamal Nath
b) Jyotiraditya Scindia
c) Ashok Gehlot
d) Sachin Pilot

8. Who was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Rajasthan?

a) Ashok Gehlot
b) Sachin Pilot
c) Girija Vyas
d) Kailash Meghwal

9. Who was crowned Miss Universe 2018?

a) Miss Vietnam
b) Miss Puerto Rico
c) Miss Philippines
d) Miss South Africa

10. Who has claimed maiden BWF World Tour Finals Title?

a) Saina Nehwal
b) Carolina Marin
c) Nozomi Okuhara
d) PV Sindhu

11. Who was honoured with Jnanpith Award 2018?

a) Krishna Sobti
b) Durjoy Dutta
c) Amitav Ghosh
d) Shobha De

12. The UN members adopted which global compact on December 17, 2018?

a) Global Compact on Refugees
b) Global Compact on Migration
c) Global Compact on Security
d) Global Compact on Terrorism

Answers with Explanation

1. (d) 2030

The NITI Aayog on December 19, 2018 released ‘Strategy for New India @75’. The Strategy document aims to further improve the policy environment in which private investors and other stakeholders can contribute their fullest towards achieving the goals set out for New India 2022 and propel India towards a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030.

2. (b) Gujarat

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on December 20, 2018 announced the results of the first ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. Gujarat was ranked as the "Best Performer" in the States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. Gujarat allocated Rs 100 Crore budget for Startups and provided assistance to 200 projects.

3. (c) 108th

India was ranked 108th among 149 countries at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index 2018, same as it was ranked in 2017. Though India made no improvement in the overall gender gap ranking, it recorded improvement in wage equality and managed to fully close its tertiary education gender gap for the first time.

4. (b) Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar, currently chairman of Star India and president of 21st Century Fox Asia-Pacific (only Asia), was elected as Vice President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2018-19.

5. (b) WV Raman

Former India opener Woorkeri Venkat Raman has been appointed as the new Head coach of the Indian women's national cricket team. WV Raman was among one of the three candidates shortlisted for the role by an ad-hoc panel. The other two names in the list included those of former India coach Gary Kirsten and Venkatesh Prasad.

6. (d) Chandigarh

The NITI Aayog released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index. Chandigarh leads as the ‘Top Performer’ because of its exemplary performance in providing clean water & sanitation, affordable & clean energy, generating decent work & economic growth, & providing quality education.

7. (a) Kamal Nath

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17, 2018. The Congress named veteran leader Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh’s next Chief Minister after long discussions between Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders amid a debate on the old versus the new guard.

8. (a) Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot on December 17, 2018 took oath as the Rajasthan Chief Minister for a third time; while, Sachin Pilot was sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Minister in Jaipur's Albert Hall, Rajasthan. Gehlot and Pilot were administered the oath by Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh.

9. (c) Miss Philippines

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe after she won the final round of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17, 2018. Outgoing Miss Universe Demi Leigh Nel Peters from South Africa crowned her successor.

10. (d) PV Sindhu

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made history on December 16, 2018 by becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals. Sindhu claimed the coveted gold medal with a win over 2017 world champion Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets of 21-19, 21-17.

11. (c) Amitav Ghosh

Noted English author Amitav Ghosh was honoured with 54th Jnanpith Award 2018 for his outstanding contribution towards literature. Ghosh’s novels include Shadow Lines, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and the Ibis trilogy — Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke, and Flood of Fire.

12. (a) Global Compact on Refugees

The UN member states on December 17, 2018 voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees, affirming international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development. The agreement received 181 votes in favour in the 193-member assembly. The United States and Hungary were the only two nations that voted against it.

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