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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 3 2019

  1. Which two countries participate in the 8th joint training exercise ‘HAND-IN-HAND 2019’ ?
    1) India & Russia
    2) India & Japan
    3) India & China
    4) India & United States
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) India & China
    Explanation:
    The 8th edition of the joint training exercise between India and China named “HAND-IN-HAND 2019” for the year 2019 held from December 7-20, 2019. The aim of this exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct of counter-terrorist operation in the semi-urban terrain. The theme for the exercise will be ’counter-terrorism under United Nations mandate‘.

  2. Where was the 8th edition of the joint training exercise between India and China named “HAND-IN-HAND 2019” held ?
    1) Meghalaya
    2) Mizoram
    3) Assam
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Meghalaya
    Explanation:
    The 8th edition of the joint training exercise between India and China named “HAND-IN-HAND 2019” for the year 2019 is to be held in Umroi, Meghalaya from December 7-20, 2019. The aim of this exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct of counter-terrorist operation in the semi-urban terrain. Theme: The theme for the exercise will be ’counter-terrorism under United Nations mandate‘.

  3. To which country, India has committed to provide Rs 4,500 crores for implementing development projects & Rs.400 crores for transitional trade support facility ?
    1) Myanmar
    2) Bhutan
    3) Bangladesh
    4) Nepal
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Bhutan
    Explanation:
    The Indian govt. has committed assistance of Rs 4,500 crores for implementing development projects and Rs.400 crores for transitional trade support facility during the Bhutan’s 12th Five Year Plan (2018 – 2023). 51 large and intermediate projects and 359 Small Development Projects (SDPs)/High Impact Community Development Projects (HICPDs) are also at various stages of implementation under the 12th Five Year Plan.

  4. Name the Foreign Secretary of Bhutan, who visited India recently .
    1) Kinga Singye
    2) Tandi Dorji
    3) Kinley Wangdi
    4) Sonam Tobgay
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Kinga Singye
    Explanation:
    On November 29, 2019, the 2nd annual India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks were held in New Delhi. It was conducted to boost cooperation between both the nations in areas that need development and also to review India’s development partnership with Bhutan. The Indian delegation was led by secretary of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) T. S Tirumurti.The delegation from Bhutan side was led by Mr. Kinga Singye, Foreign Secretary of Bhutan. Mrs Ruchira Kamboj, Indian ambassador to the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan was also present during the talks.

  5. Under which mission, nationwide vaccination drive that aims to immunize children under 2 years of age and pregnant women against 8 vaccine preventable diseases launched on December 2, 2019 ?
    1) National Social Assistance Scheme
    2) National Service Scheme
    3) INSPIRE Programme
    4) Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 (IMI-2.0)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 (IMI-2.0)
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019 the centre has launched nationwide vaccination drive under Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 (IMI-2.0) across the country. This flagship programme aims to immunize children under 2 years of age and pregnant women against 8 vaccine preventable diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis and Hepatitis B.

  6. Name the president of Sri Lanka, who visited India from November 28-30, 2019.
    1) Chandrika Kumaratunga
    2) Mahinda Rajapaksa
    3) Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa
    4) Maithripala Sirisena
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa
    Explanation:
    The president of Sri Lanka Shri Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid a 3 day official visit to India from November 28-30, 2019. It is to be noted that this was his first overseas visit after becoming President.

  7. To which Country, India is set to offer $450 million Line of Credit (LoC) in which $400 million will be provided for infrastructure projects and $50 million provided for counter terror measures ?
    1) Myanmar
    2) Sri Lanka
    3) Nepal
    4) Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Sri Lanka
    Explanation:
    The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi announced to offer $450 million Line of Credit(LoC) to Sri Lanka in which $400 million will be provided for infrastructure projects and $50 million provided for counter terror measures to Sri Lanka.

  8. Which state was ranked as the most corrupt state having 78% citizens indulged in bribery as per the report titled ‘India Corruption Survey 2019’ ?
    1) Rajasthan
    2) West Bengal
    3) Assam
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    A new report titled ‘India Corruption Survey 2019’ by independent agencies Transparency International India (TII) and LocalCircles, was released on November 27, 2019. Rajasthan ranked as the most corrupt state having 78% citizens indulged in bribery. Rajasthan was followed by Bihar and Jharkhand in the second and third place respectively.

  9. What is the rank of India in the Corruption Perception index 2019 ?
    1) 82
    2) 75
    3) 80
    4) 78
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 78
    Explanation:
    India has improved its ranking in the corruption perception index 2019 that ranks countries based on low corruption instances as per Transparency International. India ranks 78th position in the corruption index 2019 out of 180 countries compared to 81 in 2018.

  10. Name the organization, which constitutes a committee that recommends to launch a scheme for the promotion of endangered languages in central and state universities .
    1) Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
    2) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    3) University Grants Commission (UGC)
    4) All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) University Grants Commission (UGC)
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019 the govt. has launched a scheme for the promotion of endangered languages in central and state universities. The scheme has been launched following recommendations of an expert committee constituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to look into the issues related to preservation and promotion of endangered languages.The central and state universities have been grouped together into separate clusters like North Eastern languages, tribal languages, numeric and coastal languages and theoretical work of endangerment.

  11. Which bank has joined hands with Walmart India to launch a co-branded credit card ?
    1) Axis Bank
    2) HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation )Bank
    3) ICICI Bank
    4) State Bank of India
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation )Bank
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, In a first, Walmart India,a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Inc has joined hands with HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation )Bank to launch a co-branded credit card.The new co-branded credit card is available exclusively for members of Best Price Modern Wholesale B2B (business to business) cash & carry Stores, owned and operated by Walmart India . In this, the facility of free credit will be available for up to 50 days without any interest.

  12. Name the organization, that has anchored an investment of $ 200 million in Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited (MMFSL) .
    1) International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    2) World Bank (WB)
    3) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
    4) Inter-American Development Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a unit of the World Bank Group, has anchored an investment round of $ 200 million in Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited (MMFSL), a Rural NBFC (Non Banking Financial Company) with the objective to create a ‘pool’ specifically for financing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in low income states. In a regulatory filing, IFC has invested $ 75 million out of this in its account. The remaining $ 125 million is being raised in parallel loans. At the same time, Mahindra Finance has committed to invest $225 million in this fund.

  13. Which health insurance company has partnered with MobiKwik to offer affordable health insurance plans ?
    1) Bharti Axa General Insurance
    2) HDFC ERGO General Insurance company Ltd
    3) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited
    4) Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Limited (ABHICL)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Limited (ABHICL)
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Limited (ABHICL), a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Capital Ltd has partnered with MobiKwik, a fin-tech platform to offer affordable health insurance plans to mobile-first middle-class Indian consumers who have previously never had access to insurance solutions. They have jointly launched the first product called “Cancer Protect Cover” Plan as part of their contract. The users will benefit from this comprehensive protection plan as it applies to all diagnostic stages of cancer.

  14. How much percent of depositors of the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank have been allowed to withdraw their entire deposits even though the ceiling of Rs 50,000 on withdrawal continues ?
    1) 82 %
    2) 80 %
    3) 78 %
    4) 75 %
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 78 %
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, As per the Union Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman, nearly 78 % depositors of the scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank have been allowed to withdraw their entire deposits even though the ceiling of Rs 50,000 on withdrawal continues. Also account holders are allowed to withdraw up to Rs 1 lakh in case of medical emergency, marriage and other serious situations.

  15. Which state has signed $206 million loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop water supply, sewerage infrastructure in 5 cities ?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, Asian Development Bank (ADB), a regional development bank has signed $206 million loan agreement with Government of India (GoI) to develop water supply, sewerage infrastructure in 5 cities (Ambur,Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Madurai and Vellore) of Tamil Nadu (TN) and also enhances capacities of urban local bodies (ULBs) for improved service delivery. It was the 2nd project loan for the ADB-assisted $500 million multi-tranche financing for TN Urban Flagship Investment Program, granted in earlier September 2018, that will develop climate-resilient water supply, sewerage, and drainage infrastructure in at least 10 cities in Tamil Nadu.

  16. What was the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India for the financial year (FY20) as per the CRISIL (formerly Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited) ?
    1) 5.1 %
    2) 5.3 %
    3) 5.5 %
    4) 5.7 %
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 5.1 %
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, CRISIL (formerly Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited),a global analytical company providing ratings, and risk and policy advisory services has lowered its estimate of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate to 5.1 % for the current financial year –FY20 (or 2019 ) from an earlier estimate of 6.3 %. Growth in the second half of 2019-20 will go up to 5.5%, up from 4.75% in the first half.

  17. Who won the prestigious 12th ‘Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019’ for his 2018 book, ‘Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From’ ?
    1) Akshaya Mukul
    2) Sujatha Gidla
    3) Anuk Arudpragasam
    4) Tony Joseph
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Tony Joseph
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, English author Tony Joseph (56) based in New Delhi has won the prestigious 12th ‘Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019’ for his 2018 book, ‘Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From’ published by Juggernaut Books. Authors Prayaag Akbar and Sonia Faleiro was the jury for the prize.

  18. Who was elected as the President of Mauritius on December 2, 2019 ?
    1) Barlen Vyapoory
    2) Ameenah Gurib
    3) Prithiviraj Singh Roopun
    4) Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Prithiviraj Singh Roopun
    Explanation:
    On 2nd December 2019, Prithiviraj Singh Roopun (61) was elected as the President of Mauritius by the Lawmakers of Mauritius. Prithiviraj Roopun was the former Minister of Arts and Culture of Mauritius. He preceded Ammenah Gurib-Fakim who resigned in March 2018. Also, Mr. Marie Cyril Eddy Boissezon appointed as the new Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius.

  19. What is the reason behind launching the operation “Clean Art” ?
    1) To crack down the illegal trade for bear bile
    2) To crack down the illegal trade for mongoose hair
    3) To crack down the illegal trade for elephant ivory
    4) To crack down the illegal trade for rhinos horns
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) To crack down the illegal trade for mongoose hair
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019 operation “Clean Art” which is the 1st pan India operation to crack down the illegal trade for mongoose hair was launched by the govt. Operation Clean Art was conceived by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB). Its aim is to ensure the shutting down of mongoose hair brush trade across the country.

  20. Which country was hit by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) ?
    1) Philippines
    2) Thailand
    3) Vietnam
    4) Cambodia
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Philippines
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2019, Typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines disrupting people’s daily routine. Over three lakh people were moved out from their homes and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was shut down and about 500 flights were cancelled. The storm also affected the South part of Manila where thousands of athletes were gathered for the regional South Asian Games (SEA).

  21. Who won his record 6th Men’s Ballon d’Or award for the year 2019 ?
    1) Kylian Mbappé
    2) Antoine Griezmann
    3) Cristiano Ronaldo
    4) Lionel Messi
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Lionel Messi
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019 the Ballon d’Or awards for the year were announced in Paris, France. Argentina’s professional football player Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini won his record 6th Ballon d’Or award. The award was given after Messi scored 54 times for his Barcelona club and country in 2018-19, in which Barcelona won La Liga title. It is also to be noted that Messi has most no. of Ballon d’Or awards under his name.

  22. Which country’s footballer Megan Anna Rapinoe, won the women’s Ballon d’Or award for the year 2019 ?
    1) France
    2) New Zealand
    3) America
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) America
    Explanation:
    The Women’s Ballon d’Or award was given to Megan Anna Rapinoe, American football player who led the United States women’s national soccer team to win the 2019 World cup.

  23. Alisson won inaugural Yashin Trophy, Yashin Trophy is given to ___________.
    1) Holder / Long Snapper
    2) Goalkeeper
    3) Punter
    4) Gunner / Jammer
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Goalkeeper
    Explanation:
    Alisson won inaugural Yashin Trophy for best goalkeeper: Liverpool club and Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Ramses Becker won the inaugural edition of the Yashin Trophy 2019. The award was given for best goalkeeping for 2019.

    S.No Award Awardee
    1 Men’s Ballon d’Or award Lionel Messi.
    2 Women’s Ballon d’Or award Megan Rapinoe.
    3 Yashin Trophy Alisson Becker
    4 Kopa Trophy 2019 Matthijs de Ligt.


  24. Name the cricketer, who became the fastest man to score 7000 runs in test matches in 126 innings by breaking a 73-year old record held by Wally Hammond in the year 1946 .
    1) Steven Peter Devereux Smith
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) David Warner
    4) Rohit Sharma
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Steven Peter Devereux Smith
    Explanation:
    On 30th November 2019, Steven Peter Devereux Smith (30), Australian cricketer became the fastest man to score 7000 runs in test matches by breaking a 73-year old record which was held by English cricketer Wally Hammond in the year 1946. Steve also became Australia’s highest scorer by beating Donald George Bradman, an Australian cricketer.

  25. Where was the 21st Asian Archery Championship for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Washington D.C., United States
    2) Moscow, Russia
    3) Beijing, China
    4) Bangkok, Thailand
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Bangkok, Thailand
    Explanation:
    The 21st Asian Archery Championship for the year 2019 was held at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand from November 21-28, 2019. India secured second position in the overall medal tally while South Korea topped the list. The third position was obtained by China.

  26. Deepika Kumari was in news recently, she is associated with which sport ?
    1) Tennis
    2) Badminton
    3) Archery
    4) Shooting
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Archery
    Explanation:
    Deepika Kumari is associated with Archery.She was in news recently because she won 2nd Olympic Quota for India. It is also to be noted that the Indian men’s recurve team had already secured the Olympic quota during the 2019 World Archery Championships that was held in the Netherlands.

  27. Who won the India’s only gold in the compound mixed pair event in the 21st Asian Archery Championship for the year 2019 that held in Bangkok, Thailand ?
    1) Tarundeep Rai and Bombayla Devi Laishram
    2) Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam
    3) Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari
    4) Rajat Chauhan and Ankita Bhakat
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam
    Explanation:
    Indian archers Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam won India’s only gold in the compound mixed pair event by defeating Chinese pairs Yi-Hsuan Chen and Chieh-Luh Chen. Medal by Indians:

    Category Medal Name
    Compound Mixed team Gold Abhishek Verma and

    Jyothi Surekha Vennam

    Compound Men’s team Silver Mohan Bhardwaj, Rajat Chauhan and

    Abhishek Verma

    Compound Women’s team Silver Priya Gurjar, Muskan Kirar and

    Jyothi Surekha Vennam

    Recurve Men’s individual Bronze Atanu Das
    Recurve Men’s team Bronze Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and

    Jayanta Talukdar

    Recurve Women’s team Bronze Ankita Bhakat,  Deepika Kumari and

    Bombayla Devi Laishram

    Recurve Mixed team Bronze Atanu Das and

    Deepika Kumari


  28. Baskar Menon passed away recently, he was a __________ .
    1) Journalist
    2) Politician
    3) Actor
    4) Director
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Journalist
    Explanation:
    On 1st December 2019, Baskar Menon, Veteran Journalist in the Press Trust of India (PTI) died at 87 in Chennai following a cardiac arrest. Baskar Menon’s native is Kerala but he lived in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Baskar Menon was the Regional Manager in the south division of the PTI. He joined PTI as a sub-editor and acquired his position as the head of the Regional Bureau by his dedication towards work. He was well known for his use of the English language and his editing skills. He has also handled many crucial news like the assassination of former Prime Minister (PM) of India, Rajiv Gandhi in the year 1991.

  29. Who is the author of the ‘The Vault of Vishnu’ which is the sixth of ‘Bharat Series’ & a combination of History, Mythology, Culture, Philosophy, Geology and Science and one half of the story is about China ?
    1) Anand Neelakantan
    2) Devdutt Pattanaik
    3) Amish Tripathi
    4) Ashwin Sanghi
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Ashwin Sanghi
    Explanation:
    The next book of Ashwin Sanghi, an Indian writer, named ‘The Vault of Vishnu’ will be released in the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) by Westland publications. The Jaipur Literature Festival is the World’s largest free literature festival and takes place between 23rd to 27th January 2020 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.The book will be the sixth series of ‘Bharat Series’, it will be a combination of History, Mythology, Culture, Philosophy, Geology and Science and one half of the story is about China.

  30. What was the theme of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) observed on 3rd December, 2019 ?
    1) Theme – ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all’
    2) Theme – ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’
    3) Theme – ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’
    4) Theme – ‘Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want’
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Theme – ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2019, The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was observed. The theme of the day was ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’. The day is observed to empower people with disabilities and to make them a part of society.

  31. Name the scheme launched by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy that provides postoperative sustenance allowance of Rs.225 medical allocation for each person for a day or Rs 5000 per month .
    1) YSR Matsyakara Nestham Scheme
    2) YSR Aasaraa Scheme
    3) YSR Anna Vidya Deevena Scheme
    4) YSR Adarsham Scheme
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) YSR Aasaraa Scheme
    Explanation:
    On 2nd December 2019, Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy, Chief Minister (CM) of Andhra Pradesh (AP) launched the YSR Aasaraa Scheme in Guntur Medical College, Guntur Andhra Pradesh.The YSR Aasaraa scheme provides postoperative sustenance allowance of Rs.225 medical allocation for each person for a day or or Rs 5000 per month, who come under the Aarogyasri Scheme, this scheme is a Community Health Insurance Scheme launched in 2008 in Andhra Pradesh.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is associated with which sport ?
    Answer-Cricket
    Explanation:
    Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is associated with Cricket. Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy concluded recently in which Karnataka retains title after edging TN by one run.

  2. Where is the head quarter of Asian Development Bank (ADB) located ?
    Answer-Manila, Philippines

  3. What is the tagline of HDFC Bank ?
    Answer-We understand your world

  4. Who is the chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) ?
    Answer-Dhirendra Pal Singh

  5. What is the Capital and Currency of China ?
    Answer-Capital- Beijing & Currency- Renminbi

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