Current Affairs Quiz: December 31, 2019

1. Which of the following versions of fast chess that was in news recently, when Koneru Humpy won the World Women’s Rapid Chess Championship had more time on the clock for the White than the Black?
[A] Blitz chess
[B] Armageddon chess
[C] Bullet chess
[D] Ultrabullet chess

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2. The Stolen Works of Art Database, which was in news recently, is maintained by which organisation?
[A] UNESCO
[B] WTO
[C] ASI
[D] INTERPOL

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3. Which state recorded the highest forest cover in the recently released India State of Forest Report 2019?
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Nagaland
[D] Meghalaya

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4. What is CAT IIIB system which has been in news recently with respect to the fog conditions in the north?
[A] Instrument landing system
[B] Weather monitoring system
[C] System for classifying fog intensity
[D] Road safety system

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5. Operation Inherent Resolve, which was in news recently, is being conducted by which country’s military forces?
[A] France
[B] USA
[C] Canada
[D] Russia

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6. The atrial fibrillation technology, over which tech giant Apple was recently sued, is used to detect what condition?
[A] Overheating of system
[B] Foreign body attack
[C] Irregular heartbeat
[D] Electrolyte imbalance

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7. The protein Importin-11, that was recently identified by scientists, is linked with causing which type of cancer?
[A] Blood Cancer
[B] Lung Cancer
[C] Prostate cancer
[D] Colorectal cancer

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8. Who recently set the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman?
[A] Peggy Whitson
[B] Christina Koch
[C] Jessica Meir
[D] Sally Ride

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9. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which was conferred recently, is the highest award in the country for which field?
[A] Theatre
[B] Classical dances
[C] Cinema
[D] Classical music

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10. All cases registered during the Pathalgadi Movement were withdrawn recently. Which state is the movement associated with?
[A] Chhattisgarh
[B] Jharkhand
[C] Odisha
[D] West Bengal

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