Daily Current Affairs Quiz 13th December 2018

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1 Who has been appointed as the presiding officer in the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai?
A Tarun Agarwala
B Ranjan Gogoi
C Govind Mathur
D Rajendra Menon

Answer: Option [A]
Justice Tarun Agarwala, retired CJ of the Meghalaya HC, has been appointed as the presiding officer in the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai. The Securities Appellate Tribunal is a statutory body established under the provisions of Section 15K of the SEBI Act, 1992. It hears and disposes of appeals against orders passed by the SEBI or by an adjudicating officer under the Act.
2 Which Junction has become the first railway station in India to install a sanitary napkin vending machine?
A Bengaluru
B Hubballi
C Kanpur Central
D Bhopal

Answer: Option [D]
Considering the needs of its women commuters, Bhopal Junction has become the first railway station in India to install a sanitary napkin vending machine, which is christened as 'Happy Nari'.
3 Who became the first Indian Table Tennis player to be decorated with the 'Breakthrough Table Tennis Star' award.
A Rohan Bopanna
B Sania Mirza
C Ankita Raina
D Manika Batra

Answer: Option [D]
India's Manika Batra became the first Indian Table Tennis player to be decorated with the 'Breakthrough Table Tennis Star' award. She was honoured at the prestigious 'International Table Tennis Federation Star Awards' in Incheon. Manika started the year on a high at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, guiding India to it's first-ever gold medal in the Women's Team category.
4 Recently, Which country allows women aged 25 and above, to visit the country without a male companion?
A Saudi Arabia
B Oman
C Iran
D Egypt

Answer: Option [B]
Women aged 25 and above will now be allowed to visit Saudi Arabia alone, without being accompanied by a male companion.
5 Who flagged off India's first container mainline vessel from VoC Port (Tuticorin Port).
A Rajnath Singh
B Smriti Irani
C Nitin Gadkari
D Narendra Modi

Answer: Option [C]
Shri Nitin Gadkari flagged off India's first container mainline vessel from VoC Port (Tuticorin Port). By this EXIM trade will benefit and there will be a saving of approximately 50 USD per container as the handling of the container at Colombo will not be required. This service will give benefit to the importers and exporters in terms of saving transhipment cost and transit time.
6 Who is the youngest No. 1 Test bowler since the 19th century?
A George Lohmann
B Joey Palmer
C Kagiso Rabada
D Waqar Younis

Answer: Option [C]
South African pacer Kagiso Rabada, who recently became the top-ranked bowler in Test cricket, is the youngest bowler ever to top the ICC Test rankings for bowlers.
7 Who inaugurated the 'Partners’ Forum, 2018' in Delhi?
A Ramnath Kovind
B Narendra Modi
C Rajnath Singh
D Venkaiah Naidu

Answer: Option [B]
'Finding Beauty in Garbage' received the Best Short documentary film award in 'Asia South East International Short Film Festival' in Cambodia on 28 December 2018. The Film which is based on the garbage of Dibrugarh town in upper Assam. The seven-minute film was produced, directed, and scripted by Satyamam Dutta who is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Officer presently posted in Dibrugarh.
8 Which of the following Airways bans smart luggage on flights from January 15?
A Air India
B Jet Airways
C IndiGo
D GoAir

Answer: Option [B]
Jet Airways has prohibited passengers from carrying smart luggage, which includes devices with non-removable batteries, on its aircraft from January 15.
9 Recently, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi organised a National conference ‘AYUSHCHARYA’ on Dinacharya (Daily Regimen) and Ritucharya (Seasonal Regimen). The aim of the conference was to promote ________
A Ayurvedic medicines
B Sanitation and hygiene
C Ayurvedic culture
D Public health

Answer: Option [D]
All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi organised a National conference ‘AYUSHCHARYA’ on Dinacharya (Daily Regimen) and Ritucharya (Seasonal Regimen). The aim was to promote public health. It was held on 10th and 11th of December, 2018. The Minister of State for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik released the Dinacharya booklet and AYUSHCHARYA Calendar-2019.
10 Which country became 2nd internet service provider for Nepal, breaking India’s Internet monopoly in Nepal?
A Singapore
B China
C Japan
D Malaysia

Answer: Option [B]
China became second internet service provider for Nepal, breaking Indias monopoly in Nepal

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