Current Affairs Quiz-December, 2019
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1. SURYA KIRAN, a joint military Exercise of India with which country?
[B] Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: A [Nepal]
‘Surya Kiran XIV’ between India and Nepal will be conducted at Salijhandi, Rupendehi district of Nepal from 3 to 16 December 2019. The exercise will comprise of 300 soldiers from both the Indian Army and Nepal Army who will be sharing their experiences in the conduct of various counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations, as also various humanitarian assistance missions by both Armies.
2. Who has been appointed as first chairman of steering committee panel on Code for Responsible Lending (CRL) in Micro-Credit?
[A] Sonia Krishnankutty
[B] H R Khan
[C] P Satish
[D] Harsh Shrivastava
Correct Answer: B [H R Khan]
H R Khan, former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been appointed as first chairman of steering committee panel on Code for Responsible Lending (CRL) in Micro-Credit. Members of panel include: P Satish of Sa-Dhan, Sonia Krishnankutty of L&T Finance, Harsh Shrivastava of MFIN and Srinivas Bonam of IndusInd Bank among others.
3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated on December 3 under which theme?
[A] Empowering persons with disabilities
[B] The Future is Accessible
[C] Ensuring inclusiveness and equality
[D] Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all
Correct Answer: B [The Future is Accessible]
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called “International Day of Disabled Persons” until 2007.Each year the day focuses on a different issue. The theme for 2019 is “The Future is Accessible”
4. Which country has recently accepted the Presidency of the G20 group?
[C] Saudi Arabia
Correct Answer: C [Saudi Arabia]
Saudi Arabia has accepted the Presidency of the G20 group and the conference will be held in Riyadh in 2020. Saudi Arabia has pledged to continue the group’s current operations and build multinational consensus on various issues. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described it as an important opportunity to shape international synergy.
5. Who won the Ballon d’Or award 2019?
[A] Virgil van Dijk
[B] Cristiano Ronaldo
[C] Lionel Messi
[D] Mohamed Salah
Correct Answer: C [Lionel Messi]
Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award on December 2, beating Liverpool’s four leading nominees to claim soccer’s most prestigious individual trophy. He beat Virgil van Dijk, the runner-up, and third-placed Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, who has won the award five times. Senegal’s Sadio Mane, who with Van Dijk and fellow nominees Alisson Becker of Brazil and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, helped Liverpool win the Champions League, was fourth in the poll of international journalists.
6. The Operation Clean Art has been launched to protect which species in India?
[B] Ganges Dolphin
[D] Olive Ridley Turtle
Correct Answer: C [Mongoose]
Government launched the Operation Clean Art across India. The operation aimed to crackdown illegal trade in the mongoose hair. This is the first time such an operation is happening in India. It was initiated by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB).The mongoose is a small carnivoran found in southern Eurasia and mainland Africa. It is listed in Schedule II (Part II) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. As per the act, smuggling Mongoose or possession of its body part is a non-bailable offence. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has placed Mongoose on the Least Concern category in the Red List.
7. The fourth phase of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) was launched to stimulate air connectivity in an affordable way. The scheme was initially launched in which year?
Correct Answer: A 
The government launched the fourth phase of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to stimulate air connectivity in an affordable way. Ministry of Civil Aviation has invited bids for the 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN. The scheme was launched by the Ministry of civil aviation (MoCA). The scheme is a part of the government’s vision to operationalize over 100 airports in smaller towns and cities over the next five years.
The scheme focuses to introduce connectivity to priority areas like North East India, UT Jammu and Kashmir, UT Ladakh, hilly states in other parts of the country, and islands.The scheme was launched in April, 2017. The Regional Connectivity Scheme is also known as UDAN or Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik.
8. Which language has recently been used for the first time in Rajya Sabha?
Correct Answer: D [Santhali]
Santhali language on December 6, 2019 made its debut in Rajya Sabha when a lawmaker from Odisha used it to raise a matter of urgent public importance during the Zero Hour. Sarojni Hembram of the Biju Janata Dal spoke in Santhali, an Austroasiatic-Munda language spoken mostly by tribals in Odisha. She also demanded Bharat Ratna for Raghunath Murmu, who in 1925 created the Ol Chiki script for the Santhali language.
9. Which state has launched Anti Depredation Squads in forests to avoid human-wildlife conflicts?
[A] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Assam]
Aiming to control the human-elephant conflicts, the Assam government launched Anti-Depedration Squads of the state forest department which would be stationed at 15 major human-wildlife conflict districts in order to mitigate the problem and to ensure safety of both humans and wildlife. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched 15 Anti-Depredation Squads during a programme held in state capital Guwahati. The state forest department engaged specially trained 50 frontline staff to handle conflict situations.
10. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of National Stock Exchange?
[A] Vipin Anand
[B] Ashok Chawla
[C] T C Suseel Kumar
[D] Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
Correct Answer: D [Girish Chandra Chaturvedi]
Leading stock exchange NSE on December 6,2019 appointed Public Interest Director Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as its new chairman. The appointment comes following the approval of the markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). The position was vacant since Ashok Chawla resigned as the chairman of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in January 2019.
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