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Current Affairs Quiz (20-Dec-2016)

Quiz (20-Dec-2016)

1. Who headed the government committee on electronic payments which submitted its final report recently?

a) HR Khan
b) Ashok Ahluwalia
c) Ratan Watal
d) None of the above

A) a is correct answer
B) c is correct answer
C) b is correct answer
D) d is correct answer


2. Which agency recently announced daily, weekly, and mega-awards on digital transactions to incentive cashless payments for consumers and merchants to encourage a transition to digital payments?

a) NPCI
b) RBI
c) Finance Ministry
d) NITI Aayog

A) a is correct answer
B) d is correct answer
C) b is correct answer
D) c is correct answer


3. Name the country to whom India sounded a warning recently as they appear to be trying to change the ground situation in Afghanistan by engaging Taliban politically?

a) Pakistan
b) Afghanistan
c) Russia
d) Iran

A) a is correct answer
B) a & b are correct answers
C) c & d are correct answers
D) d & a are correct answers


4. Name the service in which the Supreme Court ruled recently ruled that Muslim cannot grow a beard as discipline, uniformity and cohesiveness in the armed forces could not be sacrificed for religious beliefs?

a) IAF
b) Air India
c) Indian Railways
d) None of the above

A) a is correct answer
B) b is correct answer
C) c is correct answer
D) None of the above


5. Which country is set to become the first country in the world to legally offer "three-parent baby" fertility treatments after regulators gave the green light?

a) Britain
b) France
c) Germany
d) USA

A) d is correct answer
B) a is correct answer
C) c is correct answer
D) b is correct answer


6. Which is the city where the scientists have recently discovered the remains of a 2,500 year-old-city-- a finding that can change our understanding of the area traditionally considered to be a backwater of the ancient world?

a) Sparta
b) Olympia
c) Athens
d) Thebes

A) a is correct answer
B) b is correct answer
C) c is correct answer
D) d is correct answer


7. Which country recently launched a new cargo service linking Tibet and Nepal as dozens of trucks carrying goods worth $2.8 million left the Tibetan border port of Gyirong en route to Kathmandu?

a) Nepal
b) India
c) China
d) Bangladesh

A) a is correct answer
B) b is correct answer
C) c is correct answer
D) d is correct answer


8. Name the country which recently signed an emergency decree to take out of circulation the country's largest banknote on the lines of India's demonetization move?

a) Columbia
b) Venezuela
c) Singapore
d) Mauritius

A) d is correct answer
B) c is correct answer
C) b is correct answer
D) a is correct answer


9. Who was recently appointed as the new Prime Minister of New Zealand?

a) John Key
b) Bill Rice
c) Bill English
d) None of the above

A) a is correct answer
B) b is correct answer
C) c is correct answer
D) d is correct answer


10. Who was recently crowned Miss World 2016?

a) Stephanie del Valle, Puerto Rico
b) Mireia Lalaguna, Spain
c) Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez, The Dominican Republic
d) Natasha Mannuela, Indonesia

A) a is correct answer
B) b is correct answer
C) c is correct answer
D) d is correct answer