Daily Current Affairs Quiz 22nd December 2018

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1 Who was conferred with the 'Skoch Golden Jubilee Challenger Award 2018' on 22 December 2018?
A Suresh Prabhu
B Sushma Swaraj
C Arun Jaitley
D Harsh Vardhan

Answer: Option [A]
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu was conferred the 'Skoch Golden Jubilee Challenger Award 2018' on 22 December 2018. He was awarded for his contribution to reforms, particularly in the power sector reforms. The Skoch Challenger Awards are the highest independently instituted civilian honours.
2 Which of the following book is recently written by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?
A Indomitable Spirit
B Changing India
C My Country My Life
D India at Risk

Answer: Option [B]
The book ‘Changing India’ written by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was released.
3 Recently, Dipali Barthakur passed away on 21 December 2018. She was a ________.
A Writer
B Singer
C Journalist
D Actress

Answer: Option [B]
Popular Assamese singer Dipali Barthakur passed away after a prolonged illness on 21 December 2018. She was known as the 'Nightingale of Assam'. Her songs such as ‘Joubone Amoni Kore’ and ‘Sunor Kharu Nelage Muk’ have been all-time Assamese hits. She has been honoured with various awards, including prestigious Padma Shri award for folk and traditional music in 1990-92.
4 Which of the following becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature?
A Texas
B Ohio
C Nevada
D Arizona

Answer: Option [C]
Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature. Twenty-three of the 42 available State Assembly seats will now be represented by a woman.
5 Premier Badminton League 2018 began in ________ on 22nd December, 2018.
A Kerala
B Andhra Pradesh
C Mumbai
D Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option [C]
Premier Badminton League 2018 (PBL) began in Mumbai on 22 December 2018. It will conclude in Bengaluru on 13 January 2019. Olympian and World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain and India's Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu are taking part in it. The Premier Badminton League 2017 title was won by the Chennai Smashers.
6 Which company won a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany?
A Samsung Electronics
B Intel
C Toshiba
D Qualcomm

Answer: Option [D]
A German court found in favour of US chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany.
7 On whose birth anniversary is the National Mathematics Day observed every year in India on 22 December?
A Aryabhata
B Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
C Srinivasa Ramanujan
D Bhaskara II

Answer: Option [C]
The National Mathematics Day is observed every year in India on 22 December. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge University. He made significant contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.
8 13.Which Indian Kabaddi player announced retirement recently?
A Surender Nada
B Pardeep Narwal
C Manjeet nehwal
D Anup Kumar

Answer: Option [D]
Indian Kabaddi player Anup Kumar announced retirement recently.
9 Which of the following states were among the top three performing states under the maternity benefit programme 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana'? 1. Andhra Pradesh 2. Madhya Pradesh 3. Himachal Pradesh
A Only 1
B Only 1 and 2
C Only 1 and 3
D All of the above

Answer: Option [D]
Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh were the top three performing states under the maternity benefit programme 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' (PMMVY). It is a centrally-sponsored scheme under which the cost-sharing ratio between the Centre, states, & the Union Territories with the legislation is 60:40. PMMVY is implemented by the Ministry of Women & Child Development
10 Which ministry launched Gas 2019 Mobile app recently ?
A Ministry of External Affairs
B Ministry of Finance
C Ministry of Defence
D Ministry of Aviation and AAI

Answer: Option [D]
Ministry of Aviation and AAI launched Gas 2019 Mobile app recently.

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