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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 4 2019

  1. Who launched the ‘POSHAN Anthem’ in New Delhi to spread the message of the importance of nutrition ?
    1) Rajnath Singh
    2) Narendra Modi
    3) Ram Nath Kovind
    4) Venkaiah Naidu
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Venkaiah Naidu
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019 the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu launched the ‘POSHAN Anthem’ at an event organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) in New Delhi. The anthem was launched to spread the message of the importance of nutrition.

  2. Name the lyricist of the POSHAN anthem .
    1) Mankombu Gopalakrishnan
    2) Prasoon Joshi
    3) Rajeev Alunkal
    4) Javed Akhtar
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Prasoon Joshi
    Explanation:
    The lyricist of the POSHAN anthem was Shri Prasoon Joshi and its composer was singer Shri Shankar Mahadevan.The efforts made under the POSHAN Abhiyan (national nutrition mission) scheme that aims to achieve the target of govt. to eliminate malnutrition in the nation by 2022, was discussed. The scheme aims to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

  3. Where was the India’s 1st National maritime heritage museum to be built with the aim to boost the underwater or marine archaeology ?
    1) Lothal, Gujarat
    2) Kolkata, West Bengal
    3) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    4) New Delhi, Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Lothal, Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019,Government of India (GoI) & Portugal has decided to cooperate in the setting up of a India’s 1st National Maritime Heritage Museum at the ancient Indian site of Lothal in Gujarat with the aim to boost the underwater or marine archaeology.The Museum will showcase salvaged material from shipwreck sites in the Indian Ocean waters.

  4. Name the India’s first railway station, which received Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) “Eat right station” certification .
    1) Vijayawada Railway Station
    2) Char Bagh railway station
    3) Mumbai Central railway station
    4) Ghum railway station
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Mumbai Central railway station
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019 the Mumbai Central station of Western Railways was conferred with the ‘Eat Right Station‘ certification with a 4-star rating by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). With this certification, it became India’s first “Eat right station”. The certification was done as part of the ‘Eat Right India’ movement launched in 2018 by FSSAI.

  5. How many days was prescribed for porting facility in the service area as per new norms of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ?
    1) 9 days
    2) 7 days
    3) 5 days
    4) 3 days
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 3 days
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), a statutory body set up by the Government of India (GoI),has changed the rules related to Mobile Number Portability (MNP) by making the whole MNP service time-saving and easier than before. TRAI has prescribed the port facility in the service area within 3 days. At the same time, 5 days time has been fixed for getting ported out of service area. The new rules will come into effect from December 16, 2019 . This means, it will be mandatory for companies to provide MNP facility within three days of application from December 16. But, as per the current rules, companies are given 15 days from the date of application for this.

  6. Name the system, implemented by Election Commission of India (ECI) inorder to track the status of the political parties’ registration process .
    1) Political Parties Registration Process Tracking Management System (PPRPTMS)
    2) Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS)
    3) Political Parties Registration and Tracking Management System (PPRTMS)
    4) Political Party Registration and Tracking Management System (PPRTMS)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS)
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019 the Election Commission of India (ECI) reviewed the political parties’ registration process and decided to implement new guidelines and “Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System” (PPRTMS), related to the registration process effective from January 1, 2019. The PPRTMS will be implemented through an online portal inorder to track the status of the applicants. Guidelines: The guidelines for this purpose are made available in the election commission’s website https://eci.gov.in.

  7. Which country’s Department for International Development (DFID) has signed an MoU with Ministry of Railways(MoR) for collaboration on energy and sustainability & with the aim to transform Indian Railways’ into “Green Railways” ?
    1) China
    2) Russia
    3) United Kingdom
    4) United States
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) United Kingdom
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019 the Ministry of Railways(MoR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom(UK) for collaboration on energy and sustainability. The MoU was signed with the goal to transform Indian Railways’ into “Green Railways” by achieving complete complete electrification of Railway network.

  8. Which country topped in the UNCTAD’s (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) “Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019” ?
    1) Netherlands
    2) Switzerland
    3) Singapore
    4) Australia
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Netherlands
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019, According to the “Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019” released by UNCTAD’s (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).For the 2nd consecutive year in a row, the Netherlands leads the Index with the score of 96.4, followed by Switzerland (2nd with 95.5) and Singapore(3rd with 95.1).

  9. What is the rank of India in the UNCTAD’s (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) “Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019” ?
    1) 77
    2) 69
    3) 71
    4) 73
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 73
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019, According to the “Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019” released by UNCTAD’s (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), India has moved seven places up and ranked 73rd out of 152 countries index that measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping with the Index score of 57.0. For the 2nd consecutive year in a row, the Netherlands leads the Index with the score of 96.4, followed by Switzerland (2nd with 95.5) and Singapore(3rd with 95.1).

  10. Which organization has released a report titled “World malaria report 2019” ?
    1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    2) World Health Organization (WHO)
    3) United Nations (UN)
    4) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) World Health Organization (WHO)
    Explanation:
    On December 4, 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report titled “World malaria report 2019”. The report was on Malarial cases and steps taken regarding the disease globally.

  11. How much percent of the malaria cases was reduced in India in 2018 as per the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “World malaria report 2019” ?
    1) 35%
    2) 25%
    3) 28%
    4) 32%
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 28%
    Explanation:
    On December 4, 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report titled “World malaria report 2019”. The report was on Malarial cases and steps taken regarding the disease globally. The report in detail are as follows, As per the report, India was one of the only two countries of the 11 high- burden- to- high -impact (HBHI) countries that achieved a significant reduction in the number of malaria cases in 2018 compared to previous year (2017). Accordingly, India reported 2.6million fewer cases with 28% reduction in malaria cases. The country next to India was Uganda. It reported 1.5million fewer cases.

  12. Which Grameen Bank has entered into an MoU with Canara HSBC OBC ( Oriental Bank of Commerce) Life Insurance Company Ltd for bancassurance ?
    1) Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB)
    2) Kerala Gramin Bank (KGB)
    3) Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank (APGB)
    4) Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank (PKGB)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB)
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB), an Indian Regional Rural Bank(RRB), has entered into an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with Canara HSBC OBC ( Oriental Bank of Commerce) Life Insurance Company Ltd for bancassurance (selling of life assurance and other insurance products and services by bank).

  13. Who was awarded with the Economic Times (ET) Lifetime Achievement award for Public Service 2019 ?
    1) Sushma Swaraj
    2) Narendra Modi
    3) Rajnath Singh
    4) Arun Jaitley
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Arun Jaitley
    Explanation:
    On 1st December 2019, Arun Jaitley former Finance Minister of India was bestowed with the Economic Times (ET) Lifetime Achievement award for Public Service 2019. The award was received by Arun Jaitley’s spouse Sangeeta Jaitley.He was the former Finance Minister of India, he was also the Minister of Corporate Affairs from May 2014 to May 2019, Minister of Defence from March 2017 to September 2017, Minister of Information and Broadcasting from November 2014 to July 2016, Minister of Law and Justice from July 2003 to May 2004 and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting from October 1999 to September 2000.

  14. Name the American actor, who was conferred with the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) ‘Person of the Year’ Award 2019 .
    1) Clint Eastwood
    2) Joaquin Rafael Phoenix
    3) Leonardo DiCaprio
    4) Robert De Niro
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Joaquin Rafael Phoenix
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2019, Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, American actor from California, United States (US) has been bestowed with the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) ‘Person of the Year’ Award 2019. Joaquin Phoenix has been a vegan since the age of three and has been a supporter of PETA for a long time. He has recently appeared in an advertisement of PETA titled “We are all animals”, which was displayed in the Times Square and Sunset billboards to promote the prohibition of travelling wild-animal circuses.

  15. Which state received the National award for Excellence for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs,Divyangjan) for the “best state in implementation of accessible india campaign” for its “Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan” ?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Kerala
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2019, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India presents Uttar Pradesh (UP) the National award for Excellence for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs,Divyangjan) on behalf of the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The award was received by Mahesh Kumar Gupta, additional Chief Secretary of UP on behalf of the State Government. The event was organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability (DEPwD). UP has received the award for the implementation of Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, the campaign was launched in the year 2014-2015 to provide attainable physical infrastructure and other communication facilities to PwDs.

  16. Which ministry has collaborated with Centre for Media Studies (CMS) & organized the VATAVARAN-2019 Short Film Competition and Festival on Environment recently ?
    1) Ministry of Minority Affairs
    2) Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
    3) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
    4) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
    Explanation:
    On November 30, 2019, Shri Ravi Agrawal, Additional Secretary of  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has presented the 1st ever  MoEF&CC and Centre for Media Studies (CMS) VATAVARAN – 2019 Short Film Competition and Festival awards on Environment to several school students and professionals for their documentaries and films in a ceremony held in New Delhi.

    Category Prize Title Language Director
    School Students 1st Clean and Green English Toon Club &EcoleMondialeWorld School
    Amateur and College students 2nd One Life English Nishant Kumar Nishu
    Professionals 1st Now, Your Home? English Prasad PandurangMahekar


  17. Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alphabet on 4th December 2019 ?
    1) Steve Ballmer
    2) Satya Nadella
    3) Sergey Brin
    4) Sundar Pichai
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Sundar Pichai
    Explanation:
    On 4th December 2019, Sundar Pichai, current CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Google has been made the CEO of Alphabet, the parent organization of Google, followed by the resignation of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO and President of Alphabet and the founders of Google.Sundar Pichai will now act as the CEO of Google and Alphabet while Larry Page and Sergey Brin will act as the Board members, shareholders and co-founders of Alphabet.

  18. Name the Prime Minister (PM) of Finland, who resigned after losing support from the coalition partner on 3rd December 2019 ?
    1) Kaarlo Castrén
    2) Antii Rinne
    3) Juho Vennola
    4) Rafael Erich
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Antii Rinne
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2019, Antii Rinne, Prime Minister (PM) of Finland resigned after losing support from the coalition partner. Rinne has been heading the Government since June 2019. He handed his resignation to Sauli Vainamo Niinisto, President of Finland.

  19. To which country, Upender Singh Rawat was appointed as the Indian Ambassador on December 3, 2019 ?
    1) Republic of Costa Rica
    2) Republic of Cuba
    3) Bahamas
    4) Barbados
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Republic of Costa Rica
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2019, Upender Singh Rawat, IFS (Indian Foreign Service) officer and the current Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Panama has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica with a residence in Panama City.

  20. Where was the indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile, “Prithvi-2” test fired ?
    1) Kochi, Kerala
    2) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    3) Chandipur, Odisha
    4) Balasore, Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Chandipur, Odisha
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019 India has successfully conducted night trial of the indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-2 surface-to-surface missile as part of a user trial for the armed forces from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the coast of Odisha.

  21. What is the strike range of the newly test fired surface-to-surface missile, “Prithvi-2” ?
    1) 300 Km
    2) 200 Km
    3) 250 Km
    4) 350 Km
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 350 Km
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019 India has successfully conducted night trial of the indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-2 surface-to-surface missile as part of a user trial for the armed forces from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the coast of Odisha. The missile has a strike range of 350 kilometres with warheads carrying capacity of 500-1,000 kilograms.

  22. Which state government has launched the “MadhuApp” for e-learning for students by providing video lectures and exercise ?
    1) Uttar pradesh
    2) Odisha
    3) Gujarat
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On December 3, 2019 the Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik launched an e-learning mobile phone app named “MadhuApp” for students by providing video lectures and exercise in Odia language prepared by highly qualified educationists and teachers. This is named after freedom fighter social reformer Madhusudan Das.

  23. Name the firm, which developed the World’s lowest dose-volume Rotavirus vaccine called “ROTAVAC 5D” that prevents rotavirus diarrhoea in young children.
    1) Bharat Biotech
    2) Indian Immunologicals Limited
    3) Serum Institute of India
    4) Biocon
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Bharat Biotech
    Explanation:
    On December 4, 2019, the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu launched world’s lowest dose volume vaccine for Rotavirus at a function in New Delhi. The oral rotavirus vaccine called “ROTAVAC 5D” is developed by Indian manufacturer Bharat Biotech. The vaccine prevents rotavirus diarrhoea in young children and can be stored at 2-8 °C (degree celsius). It can be administered in just 5 drops. It is also cost effective due to its efficacy and low cold chain footprint.

  24. Which country was awarded with 2019 Marylebone Cricket Club’s(MCCs) Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award for the sportsmanship ?
    1) India
    2) Australia
    3) New Zealand
    4) England
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) New Zealand
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019, the New Zealand cricket team was awarded with 2019 Marylebone Cricket Club’s(MCCs) Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award for the sportsmanship it showed during the finals of the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Cup at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England, that was held in July 2019.

  25. Name the Indian badminton player, who enters the top 30 list of the BWF (Badminton World Federation) 2019 ranking & ranked 29th on December 3, 2019 ?
    1) B. Sai Praneeth
    2) Lakshya Sen
    3) Parupalli Kashyap
    4) Sourabh Verma
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Sourabh Verma
    Explanation:
    On 3rd December 2019, Sourabh Verma enters the top 30 list of the BWF (Badminton World Federation) 2019 and takes the 29th place, he is also the 6th Indian to be in the list, making India the first country to have six players in the top 30 list, China is the second country to have five players on the list. Sourabh Verma is from Madhya Pradesh (MP) and resides in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

  26. Who topped in the ICC (International Cricket Council) Test batting ranking on December 4, 2019 ?
    1) Cheteshwar Pujara
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Kane Williamson
    4) Steve Smith
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    As per the ICC (International Cricket Council) Test Rankings released on December 4,2019, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli (31) has once again reached the top of the batsmen rankings with 928 rating points beating Australia’s Steve Smith , who is now in second place (923 points) because  he ran out of form in the ongoing series against Pakistan at home.

    Rank Batting Bowling All rounder
    1 Virat Kohli (India) Pat Cummins (Australia) Jason Holder (West Indies)
    2 Steve Smith (Australia) Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) Ravindra Jadeja (India)
    3 Kane Williamson (New Zealand) Jason Holder (Barbados) Ben Stokes (England)
    Rank of Indian players Cheteshwar Pujara- 4th

    Ajinkya Rahane-6th

    Jasprit Bumrah-5th

    Ravichandran Ashwin -9th

    Mohammad Shami -10th

    Ravichandran Ashwin -5th


  27. Indian Navy Day is observed annually on _______________ .
    1) December 4
    2) December 3
    3) December 2
    4) December 1
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) December 4
    Explanation:
    The Indian Navy Day is observed annually on December 4 to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force to the country. The day is celebrated in memory of the Operation Trident that was launched by the Indian Navy(IN) in Pakistan’s Karachi harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. An anti-ship missile was used for the first time in the operation. The operation was launched on december 4-5 causing heavy damage to the Pakistani vessels.

  28. Which state is set to provide 25% subsidy and 100% stamp duty waiver for setting up of defence industry in the state ?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Assam
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019 the govt. of Uttar Pradesh(UP) ahead of the 2020 biennial defence expo in the state, announced to provide 25% subsidy and 100% stamp duty waiver for setting up of defence industry in the state. The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by UP Chief Minister(CM) Shri Yogi Adityanath.

  29. Which organization has partnered with Punjab state government to design a public-private pilot project on shared, clean and electric mobility (e-mobility) ?
    1) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    2) World Environment Federation (WEF)
    3) United Nation (UN)
    4) World Economic Forum (WEF)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) World Economic Forum (WEF)
    Explanation:
    On December 4, 2019, In a bid to tackle environmental pollution, the Punjab state government has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to design a public-private pilot project on shared, clean and electric mobility (e-mobility) .This collaboration will be formulated at the WEF annual meeting in Davos , Switzerland on January 2020.

  30. Which state’s political party “Jannayak Janta Party (JJP)” has been recognised as a ‘state party‘ & ‘Key’ has been allocated as its reserved symbol by Election Commission of India (ECI) ?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Haryana
    3) Assam
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Haryana
    Explanation:
    On November 29, 2019 the Haryana’s Deputy Chief minister Dushyant Chautala led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) has been recognised as a ‘state party‘ in Haryana by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Key has been allocated as the party’s reserved symbol in the state. The party was granted recognition under the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968. The JJP shot to prominence when it won 10 out of 90 assembly seats in October 2019 after its formation in 2018.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Motera cricket stadium, which is set to become largest in world is build in which state ?
    Answer-Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    Explanation:
    Motera cricket stadium, which is set to become largest in world is build in Ahmedabad, Gujarat .The Motera cricket stadium was built after the old Sardar Patel stadium, with a seating capacity of 53,000, was pulled down in 2015. It will become the game’s largest arena in the world. Built at a cost of Rs 700 crore, the new structure has a seating capacity of 1,10,000 spectators. The Motera stadium was designed by M/s Populus, the architecture firm that designed Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground — MCG is currently the biggest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 1,00,024.

  2. Name the scheme launched to enhance the regional connectivity ?
    Answer-UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik)
    Explanation:
    UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme is the one launched with the objective of “letting the common citizen of the country fly”.This was in news recently because Government has launched the 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to further enhance the connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country. Civil Aviation Ministry yesterday said, the focus in this round will be North East Region, Hilly States, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Islands.

  3. Mount Paektu is located in which country ?
    Answer-Ryanggang, North Korea; Jilin, China
    Explanation:
    Mount Paektu is located in Ryanggang, North Korea; Jilin, China.This was in news recently because the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse on a sacred mountain .

  4. Hastinapur WildLife Sanctuary is located in which state ?
    Answer-Uttar Pradesh

  5. Who is the Chairman of Defence Research and Development organisation(DRDO) ?
    Answer-Dr G. Satheesh Reddy

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