Current Affairs Quiz: December 1 & 2 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 1 & 2 2019

  1. Where was the first “two-plus-two” (2+2) dialogue between India and Japan held ?
    1) Nagano, Japan
    2) Mumbai, India
    3) Tokyo, Japan
    4) New Delhi, India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2019 inaugural meeting of India-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue, which is the “two-plus-two” (2+2) dialogue between India and Japan, was held in New Delhi. The dialogue was held with the aim of boosting bilateral security and defence cooperation and is expected to strengthen “India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership”.
  2. Exercise MITRA SHAKTI is associated with which countries ?
    1) India & Nepal
    2) India & Sri Lanka
    3) India & Bangladesh
    4) India & Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) India & Sri Lanka
    Explanation:
    On December 1, 2019, The 7th edition of India-Sri Lanka joint Military & Army Exercise MITRA SHAKTI–VII: 2019 has started at Aundh Military Station, Pune, Maharashtra with the aim to build and promote positive relations between the armies of India and Sri Lanka. The exercise will be conducted for 14 days upto 14 December 2019& will involve sharing and learning from each others experiences.
  3. Which state celebrates the 20th edition of the Hornbill festival ?
    1) Nagaland
    2) Tripura
    3) Mizoram
    4) Manipur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Nagaland
    Explanation:
    On 1st December 2019, the 20th edition of the Hornbill festival began in Heritage Kisama, an Amphitheatre in Kohima, Nagaland, it is also the 57th Statehood Day of Nagaland. The festival is organized by Nagaland Government and is celebrated for the promotion of tourism and for the exhibition of the state’s tradition and culture.
  4. Government has mandated to enroll FASTag for toll payments on national highways, FASTag works under which technology ?
    1) Blue Light Technology (BLT)
    2) Code Recognition Technology (CRF)
    3) Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
    4) Image scanner
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
    Explanation:
    On November 29, 2019 the government has extended the deadline for enrolling to the mandatory FASTag for toll payments on national highways to December 15, 2019. The National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) programme, under MoRT&H, has been implemented on a Pan-India basis of FASTag in ensuring seamless movement of traffic and collection of user fee as per the notified rates, using passive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
  5. Where was the 7th edition of India-Sri Lanka joint Military & Army Exercise MITRA SHAKTI–VII: 2019 held ?
    1) Kochi, Kerala
    2) Pune, Maharashtra
    3) Kolkata, West Bengal
    4) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Pune, Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    On December 1, 2019, The 7th edition of India-Sri Lanka joint Military & Army Exercise MITRA SHAKTI–VII: 2019 has started at Aundh Military Station, Pune, Maharashtra with the aim to build and promote positive relations between the armies of India and Sri Lanka. The exercise will be conducted for 14 days upto 14 December 2019& will involve sharing and learning from each others experiences.
  6. Name the first country in the world to make Haj 2020 process completely digital ?
    1) India
    2) Pakistan
    3) Bangladesh
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) India
    Explanation:
    As per the Union Minister of Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, India has become the 1st country where the entire process of Haj 2020 has gone 100% digital after he signed a bilateral agreement for the pilgrimage with the Saudi Haj Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on December 1, 2019.
  7. Where was the Regional Conference on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat’ with focus on ‘Jal Shakti and Disaster Management’ inaugurated ?
    1) Kolkata
    2) Mumbai
    3) New Delhi
    4) Jammu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Jammu
    Explanation:
    On November 31, 2019, Dr Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State (MoS) for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has inaugurated the 2-day Regional Conference on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat’ with focus on ‘Jal Shakti and Disaster Management’, organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in association with Governments of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, held in Jammu.
  8. Which state celebrates Konark festival ?
    1) Mizoram
    2) Odisha
    3) Assam
    4) Meghalaya
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On December 1, 2019, Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has inaugurated the 5-day long 30th edition of Konark festival, a showcase of Odisha’s art, culture and tradition has started in Odisha. The theme of the festival is based on eco-tourism, culture, Fairs, women empowerment, and no to plastic and heritage.
  9. Name the first Arab country that will assume the G20 (Group of 20) presidency ?
    1) United Arab Emirates
    2) Sudan
    3) Saudi Arabia
    4) Jordan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Saudi Arabia
    Explanation:
    On December 1, 2019, Saudi Arabia became the first country in the Arab world to head G20 (Group of 20) after it took over from Japan. The G20 summit for 2020 will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the theme of “Realising Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”, from 21-22 November,2020. It will also focus on three aims namely, empowering people, safeguarding the planet, and shaping new frontiers.
  10. Who was appointed as the 24th Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on 1st December, 2019 ?
    1) Soma Roy Burman
    2) Rajiv Gauba
    3) Archana Nigam
    4) Sushil Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Soma Roy Burman
    Explanation:
    On 1st December 2019, Soma Roy Burman was appointed as the 24th Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Soma Burman is also the 7th woman to be in that post. Before taking charge as the CGA, Soma Burman worked as Additional Controller General of Accounts in the office of CGA (Accounting and Finance). She has also played a major role in strengthening Public Financial Management in the Union Government.
  11. Which armed industry company has appointed Hari Mohan as chairman on December 1, 2019 ?
    1) Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)
    2) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    3) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
    4) Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
    Explanation:
    On December 1, 2019, Shri Hari Mohan, a 1982-batch Indian Ordnance Factories’ Service (I.O.F.S.) officer has taken over as the new chairman of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). He succeeds Shri Saurabh Kumar who has superannuated from the services. Prior to this appointment ,Mohan was served as a Member of the OFB and was in charge of the Weapons, Vehicles and Equipment (WV&E) division of the OFB.
  12. Who was appointed as the 10th President of Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 2nd December 2019 ?
    1) Taroichi Yoshida
    2) Masatsugu Asakawa
    3) Haruhiko Kuroda
    4) Tadao Chino
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Masatsugu Asakawa
    Explanation:
    On 2nd December 2019, Masatsugu Asakawa was elected as the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by the Board of Governors of the ADB. Asakawa will be assuming office on January 17, 2020, after the resignation of Takehiko Nakao, the current President of ADB. Asakawa will finish the term of Nakao on November 23, 2021. Asakawa is the current Special Advisor to Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister (PM) of Japan and Taro Aso, the Minister of Finance, Japan.
  13. Which country’s Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi resigned recently ?
    1) Armenia
    2) Sudan
    3) Iraq
    4) Iran
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Iraq
    Explanation:
    Iraq’s Prime Minister (PM) Abdul Mahdi has resigned from his post after heavy protests. He has taken this decision after more than 40 people were killed by security forces in Baghdad and Iraq’s mainly Shia southern cities of Nasiriya and Najaf in anti-government protests. Iraq’s supreme Shiite religious leader Ali al-Sistani has condemned the use of excessive force against the protesters and called for the formation of a new government. The protesters are demanding jobs, elimination of corruption and civic amenities.
  14. Where was the 1st night trial of surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Agni-III was launched ?
    1) Odisha
    2) Kerala
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2019 the first night trial of the nuclear capable Agni-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile was carried out from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The night trial was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army(IA) with logistic support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The maiden night trial however, was a failure, due to some manufacturing defect.
  15. Where was the new fish species named “Schistura syngkai” discovered ?
    1) Odisha
    2) Assam
    3) West Bengal
    4) Meghalaya
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Meghalaya
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2019, a team of scientists led by Prof Khlur Mukhim of Lady Keane College, Shillong, Meghalaya have discovered a new fish species in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The fish which has the scientific name “Schistura syngkai” was found at the Twahdidoh stream, a tributary of Wah Blei river. Journal: the details of the discovery has been published in the journal “zootaxa” .The specimens of the fish has been sent to the Zoological Survey of India(ZSI) in Kolkata, West Bengal and Gauhati University Museum of Fishes in Guwahati,Assam.
  16. Where was the 3rd edition of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) inaugurated ?
    1) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    2) New Delhi, Delhi
    3) Guwahati, Assam
    4) Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Guwahati, Assam
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2019 The union sports minister Shri Kiren Rijiju launched the logo, players jersey, mascots and theme song of the 3rd edition of the Khelo India Youth Games(KIYG) at Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. The games are scheduled to be held from January 10-22, 2020. Over 10,000 students will be participating in a total of 451 medal events.
  17. Where was the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 held ?
    1) Jakarta, Indonesia
    2) Kathmandu, Nepal
    3) Washington D.C., United States
    4) Bangkok, Thailand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Kathmandu, Nepal
    Explanation:
    On 1st December 2019, The South Asian Games (SAG) began in Kathmandu, Nepal. The event takes place for ten days between 1-10 December 2019 and in Kathmandu, Pokara and Janakpur cities in Nepal. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal declared the games in SAG in the opening ceremony held in the Dasharath Stadium.
  18. Name the freedom fighter and former Member of Parliament(MP) who passed away at the age of 101 on November 30, 2019 .
    1) Laxminarayan Nayak
    2) Kittur chennamma
    3) Maruthu Pandiyar
    4) Pazhassi Raja
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Laxminarayan Nayak
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2019 freedom fighter and former Member of Parliament(MP) Laxminarayan Nayak passed away at the age of 101 at Niwari town in Madhya Pradesh due to old age ailments. Born in 1918 at Nimchauni in Tikamgarh of Madhya Pradesh, Nayak represented Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh) Lok Sabha seat as Member of Parliament(MP) from 1977 -1980.
  19. Which state’s renowned theatre artist Paramananda Sahu passed away recently ?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Gujarat
    3) Assam
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On 30th November 2019, renowned Theatre artist Paramananda Sahu died at 72 in Balasore, Odisha. He died due to old-age related illness and was confined to bed for a long time. Paramananda Sahu has acted in more than hundred dramas and was an artist in the All India Radio (AIR) also known as Akashvani, and Doordarshan, a television network.
  20. Name the deceased american musician & songwriter , who was best known for popularise Caribbean music with hit songs like Day-O .
    1) Alan Arkin
    2) Erik Darling
    3) Irving Louis Burgie
    4) William Attaway
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Irving Louis Burgie
    Explanation:
    On December 1, 2019, Irving Louis Burgie (also known as Lord Burgess), an American musician & songwriter , was best known for popularise Caribbean music with hit songs like Day-O (The Banana Boat Song-1952), has passed away due to heart failure, at his home in Queens, US. He was 95.
  21. Who is the author of the book titled “The Legacy of Militancy in Punjab: Long Road to Normalcy”
    1) Aravind Adiga and Inderjit Singh Jaijee
    2) Inderjit Singh Jaijee and Dona Suri
    3) Anita Desai and Dona Suri
    4) Jhumpa Lahiri and Dona Suri
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer- 2) Inderjit Singh Jaijee and Dona Suri
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2019 a new book titled “The Legacy of Militancy in Punjab: Long Road to Normalcy‘” by civil rights activist Inderjit Singh Jaijee and journalist Dona Suri was released. The book is about how Punjab’s militancy affected judiciary by delaying trials, how the popular culture has been influenced and how the youth today are still responding to conditions in the northern state. The book also aims to portray the developments in post-militancy Punjab regarding politics, govt policies, and functioning of police and courts among other things. Publisher: The book is published by ‘SAGE’.
  22. Pension week is celebrated from _____________________ .
    1) November 30 to December 6
    2) November 29 to December 5
    3) November 28 to December 4
    4) November 27 to December 3
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) November 30 to December 6
    Explanation:
    Pension week is being celebrated from November 30 to December 6, the central function of the event was inaugurated by Minister of State(I/C) for Labour and Employment, Santhosh Gangwar. The Pension week aims at enrolling 1 crore recipients under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) and 50 lakh recipients under National Pension Scheme for traders and self-employees (NPS-Traders) by March 2020.
  23. On which date, Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is observed ?
    1) November 29
    2) December 2
    3) December 1
    4) November 30
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) November 30
    Explanation:
    The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is observed annually on November 30 under the resolution (OPCW C-20/DEC.10). The day was officially recognised by the United Nations(UN) at the 20th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CSPCWC) and has been celebrated since 2005.The day is observed as a tribute to the victims of chemical warfare and also aims to reaffirm its commitment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to eliminate the threat of chemical weapons.
  24. _______ edition of Indian Organ Donation Day (IODD) is observed on November 30, 2019 ?
    1) 7th
    2) 8th
    3) 10th
    4) 9th
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) 10th
    Explanation:
    The 10th Indian Organ Donation Day (IODD) was observed on November 30, 2019, to create awareness on organ donation and to motivate people in donating organs after their death. The day was first observed in the year 2010 and has been organised by the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO).
  25. What was the theme of the World AIDS (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) day that is celebrated on December 1 annually ?
    1) Theme – “Hands up for #HIVprevention”
    2) Theme – “Communities make Difference”
    3) Theme – “Know Your Status”
    4) Theme – “Right to health”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Theme – “Communities make Difference”
    Explanation:
    On 1st December 2019, World AIDS (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) day was observed and the Government of India has organized an event in New Delhi to create awareness of the day. The theme of the event was ‘Communities make Difference’. The event was organized by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO).
  26. On which date, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed annually ?
    1) December 2
    2) December 1
    3) November 30
    4) November 29
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) December 2
    Explanation:
    The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed annually by the United Nations(UN) on December 2nd under the resolution (A/RES/317(IV)). The day was adopted by the UN General Assembly(UNGA) in the year 1949 based on the convention of suppression of the trafficking in persons and of the exploitation of the prostitution of others. The day aims to eradicate slavery like human trafficking, sexual exploitation, child labour, forced marriage etc.
  27. Which incident is remembered & observed as National Pollution Control Day on December 2 ?
    1) AZF Explosion
    2) Halifax Explosion
    3) Piper Alpha tragedy
    4) Bhopal gas tragedy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Bhopal gas tragedy
    Explanation:
    The National Pollution Control Day is observed annually on December 2 to create awareness on controlling and managing pollution produced by industrial processes or human negligence. The day is observed in remembrance of the innocent lives that were lost in the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984. The year 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
  28. On which date, World Computer Literacy Day is observed annually ?
    1) December 2
    2) December 1
    3) November 30
    4) November 29
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) December 2
    Explanation:
    World Computer Literacy Day is being Observed on 2nd December every year. The day is observed to mark the significance of computers and to promote awareness about computers and other electronic devices. World Computer Literacy Day was first observed in the year 2001 by the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT). NIIT first launched World Computer Literacy Day to mark its 20th anniversary and the results of majority computer users being male and also to encourage the development of computers and technological skills among women and children in India.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Syed Modi International championship is associated with which sport ?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-Badminton
    Explanation:
    Syed Modi International championship is a Badminton tournament.The tournament was in news because,it held from 26th November to 1st December, 2019 in Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow, India. Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma bagged silver medal in Men’s singles title in this tournament.Wang Tzu-wei(Taiwan) won the men’s singles title.
  2. Kulasekarapattinam was in news recently, it is in located in which state ?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    Kulasekarapattinam is located in Tamil Nadu. It was in news because Government is planning to set up a new rocket launch pad in Tamil Nadu. Currently, the Indian Space Research organisation (Isro) has two launch pads at Sriharikotta, Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Jewar International Airport is located in which state ?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Jewar International Airport is located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It was in news recently because the Zurich Airports win bid to build, operate Jewar airport for 40 years .
  4. Who is the director general of International Labour Organisation(ILO) ?
    Answer
    Answer-Guy Ryder
  5. What is the Capital and Currency of Saudi Arabia ?
    Answer
    Answer-Capital– Riyadh & Currency– Saudi riyal

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