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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 3 December to 9 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 ‘PEETHA’ initiative, India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 11 and 24th meeting of Conference of Parties among others.

Dec 9, 2018 11:43 IST
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3 December to 9 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 ‘PEETHA’ initiative, India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 11 and 24th meeting of Conference of Parties among others.

1. Which country decided to withdraw from Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January 2019?

a) Qatar
b) Indonesia
c) Iran
d) Israel

2. Name the Indian cricketer who recently announced retirement from all forms of cricket?

a) Gautam Gambhir
b) MS Dhoni
c) Rohit Sharma
d) Suresh Raina

3. 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

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 nation will Chair the Kimberley Process from January 2019?

a) Poland
b) France
c) UK
d) India

6. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been sworn in as 58th President of which nation?

a) Spain
b) Mexico
c) Egypt
d) Poland

7.
Which state announced a new initiative ‘PEETHA’ to publicise government schemes?

a) Bihar
b) Jharkhand
c) Odisha
d) Andhra Pradesh

8. Which country is the biggest exporter of Liquefied Natural Gas in the world?

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

9. The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (CoP) was held in which country?

a) Austria
b) Denmark
c) Poland
d) Fiji

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

11. Which state has become the first north-eastern state to launch single emergency number ‘112’?

a) Assam
b) Meghalaya
c) Nagaland
d) Manipur

12.
Who became the first Indian to win the ISSF's highest shooting honour ‘Blue Cross’?

a) Rajyavardhan Singh
b) Abhinav Bindra
c) Jitu Rai
d) Vijay Kumar

Answers with Explanation

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. (a) Gautam Gambhir

After over 15 years of successful career in Indian cricket, Indian Opener Gautam Gambhir on December 4, 2018 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Gautam Gambhir was one of the most complete batsmen who opened well in all three forms of the game – Test matches, ODIs and T20s.

3. (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.

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. (d) India

India was handed the Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) by the European Union during the KPCS Plenary 2018, which was held in Brussels, Belgium, from November 12-16, 2018. India will take over the role from January 1, 2019.

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) Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently announced a new initiative ‘PEETHA’ to create awareness about various government schemes and improve transparency. It also aims at improving transparency in the distribution of individual and social benefits. The acronym ‘PEETHA’ stands for Peoples Empowerment Enabling Transparency and Accountability.

8. (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.

9. (c) Poland

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.

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.

11. (c) Nagaland

Nagaland has become the first amongst the North-Eastern States and the second state overall in India to launch the single emergency number ‘112’ under ERSS. The state has integrated the emergency system with Tourist Police and Highway patrol and will expand to interior districts subsequently.

12. (b) Abhinav Bindra


India’s Olympic and world champion shooter Abhinav Bindra was bestowed with the prestigious ISSF's highest shooting honour ‘Blue Cross’ at the General Assembly in Munich for his outstanding services as the chairman of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s Athletes Committee.

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