Daily Current Affairs Quiz 24th December 2018

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1 Recently on how many items the GST was reduced from 28% to 18%?
A 5
B 6
C 7
D 8

Answer: Option [B]
Seven items that saw tax rates being slashed from the 28% bracket are certain vehicle parts used in agriculture, monitors and TVs up to 32 inches, retreaded tyres, power banks, digital cameras, video game consoles (all from 28% to 18%), and parts and accessories for the carriages for disabled persons (from 28% to 5%).
2 Where was the first meeting of the Follow-up Committee for implementation of the Trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan, and Iran held on 24th December 2018?
A Chennai
B Chabahar
C New Delhi
D Pune

Answer: Option [B]
The first meeting of the Follow-up Committee for implementation of the Trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan, and Iran was held in Chabahar in Iran on 24 December 2018. They agreed on the routes for the trade and transit corridors between the three countries. 'India Ports Global Limited' company opened its office and took over operations of Chabahar port on this occasion.
3 Among the given states which are best performing states under maternity benefit programme PMMVY: MoSWCD?
A Bihar
B Andhra Pradesh
C Karnataka
D Kerala

Answer: Option [B]
Andhra Pradesh, Himachal and Madhya Pradesh are best performing states under maternity benefit programme PMMVY: MoSWCD.
4 Indian Stock Market has overtaken which of the following country to become the seventh largest in the world?
A Japan
B China
C France
D Germany

Answer: Option [D]
India's stock market has overtaken Germany's to become the seventh-largest in the world with a market capitalisation of $2.08 trillion.
5 Which country launched its first messaging app 'BizBarde', on 24th December 2018?
A Sudan
B Kenya
C Yemen
D Turkmenistan

Answer: Option [D]
Turkmenistan launched its first messaging app on 24 December 2018. The name of the messaging app is 'BizBarde'. The app will allow the exchange of messages, files, photos, and videos. The application is available via the Google Android platform as well as Apple's iOS and Microsoft Windows.
6 Who has been chosen as the 2018 best chief minister of the country by the Skoch Group?
A Yogi Adityanath
B N Chandrababu Naidu
C Mamata Banerjee
D K Chandrasekhar Rao

Answer: Option [C]
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been chosen as the best chief minister of the country by the Skoch Group.
7 A commemorative coin worth Rs ________ in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was launched on 24 December 2018.
A 50
B 100
C 150
D 1000

Answer: Option [B]
A commemorative coin worth Rs 100 in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was launched on 24 December 2018. The coin features the Emblem of India on the front side. The reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The years 1924 and 2018 are inscribed below Vajpayee's portrait to mark the year of his birth and death respectively
8 Former Mumbai Mayor and Padma Shri Nana Chudasama passed away at 85. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2005 in recognition of his work in ______
A Social work
B Civil Service
C Literature & Education
D Science & Engineering

Answer: Option [A]
Born in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, Chudasama was awarded Padma Shri in 2005 in recognition of his work in the social sector.
9 Former Union Minister Captain Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad passed away on 24th December 2018. He had represented the Bihar's ________ parliamentary constituency in Lok Sabha.
A Muzaffarpur
B Keoti
C Sakra
D Kurhani

Answer: Option [A]
Former Union Minister Captain Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad passed away on 24 December 2018. He had represented the Bihar's Muzaffarpur parliamentary constituency in Lok Sabha. He was elected to 11th Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996. During 1996-97, he served as the Union Minister of State, Environment and Forests (Independent Charge).
10 With which country India recently hold 1st meeting on high-level people-to-people ties?
A Bangladesh
B China
C Japan
D Russia

Answer: Option [B]
India, China hold 1st meeting on high-level people-to-people ties. External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi co-chaired the first-ever meeting of India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges in New Delhi.

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