Monthly Current Affairs Quiz - December, 2017
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1. Who has inaugurated the 7th edition of ‘Kathakar – International Storytellers Festival?
[A] Ram Nath Kovind
[B] Kiren Rijiju
[C] Narendra Modi
[D] Amit Shah
Correct Answer: B [Kiren Rijiju]
The 7th edition of ‘Kathakar – International Storytellers Festival’ has inaugurated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi on December 1, 2017. Kathakar is the only oral storytelling festival in India and is a part of Ghummakkad Narain- the Travelling Literature Festival which was started under the aegis of UNESCO in 2010. The Festival is an attempt not only to preserve the art form but also create new audiences for the same. This year festival will be hosted in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida and Mumbai.
2. Which country to host ministerial meeting of UN Security Council (UNSC) on North Korea’ nuclear efforts?
[B] United States
Correct Answer: A [Japan]
Japan will host a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on December 15, which will be focused on finding peaceful ways to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and de-nuclearise the Korean peninsula. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to brief the council. This year’s meeting has the backing of nine members – the United States, France, Britain, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Sweden, Ukraine and Uruguay.
3. Which state government will set up the world’s first IT Campus for differently-abled persons?
[A] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Telangana]
The Telangana State Government will set up the world’s first IT Campus for differently-abled persons. On the occasion of the World Disability Day (WDD), the state Government has signed an agreement with Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited to set up the Information and Technology (IT) campus to focus on creating employment opportunities for persons with disabilities on December 3, 2017. The proposed campus will be set up in an area of 10 acres near the IT park developed by the state Government near the Hyderabad international airport. The campus will have all the amenities like Training, Residential facility and Delivery centers that will cater to various clients both domestic and International. The campus is expected to create two thousand jobs in next 5 years by providing apt training.
4. Who has been resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing?
[A] Akhil Kumar
[B] M C Mary Kom
[C] Vikas Krishan Yadav
[D] Mandeep Jangra
Correct Answer: B [M C Mary Kom]
Wrestler Sushil Kumar and Boxer M C Mary C. Kom have submitted their resignation as National Sports Observers. As both the top athletes are still active in their respective fields, wrestling(Men) and Boxing (Women). This decision came after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position. Both are among 12 national observers appointed in March 2017. The list also includes Olympic-gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar and former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Akhil Kumar, among others. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has recently accepted their resignations as National Sports observers.
5. India has recently re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Where is the headquarters of IMO?
[A] New York
Correct Answer: C [London]
India was re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under Category B at an assembly of the organisation at its headquarters in London on December 1, 2017. Indian High Commissioner to the UK, YK Sinha represented India at the assembly where India secured the second-highest 144 number of votes from member-countries, just after Germany’s 146. India has been one of the earliest members of the IMO, having ratified its convention and joined it as a member-state in the year 1959. India has been elected to the Council of the IMO ever since it started functioning, except for a two-year hiatus during 1983-1984. The IMO Council plays a crucial role in deciding various important matters within the mandate of the IMO, in relation to the global shipping industry and its work strategy and budget.
6. Which city is hosting the first International exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector “AROGYA 2017”?
[C] New Delhi
Correct Answer: C [New Delhi]
The first International exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector- AROGYA 2017 has started in New Delhi on December 4, 2017. The 4-day event inaugurated by Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik with theme “Enhancing the global potential of Ayush”. The purpose of the event is to showcase the strength and scientific validation of Indian System of Medicine in the global context. It will also facilitate International promotion, development and recognition of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy. The fair will give a boost to AYUSH Products in International Market. Over 200 Ayush and wellness delegates from over 50 countries are attending the conference. AYUSH is the acronym of the medical systems that are being practiced in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
7. India’s first Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has officially opened for public in which city?
[C] New Delhi
Correct Answer: C [New Delhi]
India’s first Madame Tussauds wax museum has officially opened in New Delhi with 50 life-like figures spanning across history, sports, music, films, and politics, for the public at the iconic Regal building in central Delhi. The 50 life-like wax figures include multiple national and international celebrities such as Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom, Milkha Singh, Lionel Messi, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, as well as political leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, PM Narendra Modi. This is the 23rd Madame Tussauds attraction globally. It will be open for all seven days with tickets priced at Rs 960 for adults and Rs 760 for children. The timing is 10am to 7.30pm.
8. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved how much fund for Reliance Bangladesh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)?
[A] $683 million
[B] $483 million
[C] $583 million
[D] $783 million
Correct Answer: C [$583 million]
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved debt financing and partial risk guarantee of $583 million to develop Reliance Power’s 750MW LNG based combined cycle power plant and LNG terminal project in Bangladesh. ADB’s financing package includes loans and partial risk guarantees for the power generation facility, as well as for the LNG terminal. The total project cost is approximately $1 billion.
9. What is the theme of the 2017 World Soil Day (WSD)?
[A] Soil day for future life
[B] Soils & Pulses: Symbiosis for life
[C] Healthy soils for a healthy life
[D] Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground
Correct Answer: D [Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground]
The World Soil Day (WSD) is observed every year on December 5 to communicate messages on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being. The 2017 theme is “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”. It is celebrated annually at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, the regional offices and through national and local events.
10. Adithyan, who passed away recently, was the noted personality of which field?
Correct Answer: A [Music]
Adithyan, the noted South Indian music director, has passed away in Hyderabad on December 6, 2017. The musician is known for his numbers in films such as the super hit gangster flick Amaran, besides Seevalaperi Pandi, in the early 90s. He has scored music for many Telugu and Malayalam movies, the sources added. Adithyan also hosted a culinary show in a popular Tamil TV channel.
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