Daily Current Affairs Quiz 6th December 2018

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1 Who launched the 'State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation' (SMART) on 5 December 2018?
A Narendra Modi
B Devendra Fadnavis
C Sharad Pawar
D C. Vidyasagar Rao

Answer: Option [B]
Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched a unique initiative called 'State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation' (SMART) on 5 December 2018. The aim of the 'SMART' initiative is to revamp agricultural value chains, with a special focus on marginal farmers across 1,000 villages. The initiative is assisted by the World Bank.
2 Which country has become the first Latin American country to join China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?
A Guatemala
B Nicaragua
C Panama
D Paraguay

Answer: Option [C]
Panama has become the first Latin American country to join China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). China established diplomatic relations with Panama last year.
3 Which of these will cease to be a fund manager of retirement fund body EPFO by the end of March 2019?
A SBI
B RBI
C RDBI
D UBI

Answer: Option [A]
State Bank of India (SBI) will cease to be a fund manager of retirement fund body EPFO by the end of March 2019. According to RBI rules, a bank cannot function as an asset management company. Currently, SBI, ICICI Securities Primary Dealership, Reliance Capital, HSBC AMC and UTI AMC are fund managers of the EPFO.
4 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge, falling in the eastern part of _______ and Arunachal Pradesh on December 25.
A Meghalaya
B Manipur
C Nagaland
D Assam

Answer: Option [D]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge, falling in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on December 25.
5 Who won the 'Sahitya Akademi Award 2018' for his novel 'Sancharam' on 5 December 2018 ?
A Ashokamitran
B S. Ramakrishnan
C C.S. Lakshmi
D B. Jeyamohan

Answer: Option [B]
Tamil writer S. Ramakrishnan has won the 'Sahitya Akademi Award 2018' on 5 December 2018. He has been awarded for his novel 'Sancharam'. The novel deals with the lives of nadhaswaram artistes. The Sahitya Akademi award is among the most prestigious literary honours bestowed on writers for their works across genres and languages.
6 Air passengers may be allowed to make mobile calls and surf the internet during flights in the Indian airspace, possibly from ________
A January,2019
B February,2019
C March,2019
D April,2019

Answer: Option [A]
Air passengers may be allowed to make mobile calls and surf the internet during flights in the Indian airspace, possibly from January 2019, once the law ministry gives its views and approval to the proposal.
7 Which of the following States/UTs has launched the the 'Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana' on 5 December 2018?
A Maharastra
B Delhi
C Uttar Pradesh
D Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Option [B]
Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the 'Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana' on 5 December 2018. Under the scheme, a city resident above 60 years will be eligible to take free pilgrimage along with his or her spouse. The Delhi government will bear the expenses of pilgrims every year. It has also signed a MoU with the railways to cater to the pilgrims availing the scheme.
8 France-based Arianespace successfully launched __________, the heaviest satellite built by ISRO from its port in French Guiana.
A GSAT-11
B GSAT-16
C GSAT-17
D GSAT-19

Answer: Option [A]
Weighing 5,854 kg, the GSAT-11 will boost broadband speeds and provide high bandwidth connectivity with up to 14 gigabit per second (GBPS) data transfer speed.
9 Which of these has become the first court in India to launch the e-payment system?
A Mumbai Court
B Hyderabad Court
C Pune Court
D Nagpur Court

Answer: Option [C]
The Pune district and sessions court have become first courts in India to launch the e-payment system. This will help in reducing corruption and bring in transparency. The practising lawyers and litigants in various cases will be able to make payments online. . The e-payment facility will be available on 'https://pay.ecourts. gov.in/epay'
10 Who has been named the highest-earning celebrity in India for the third time in a row by Forbes, with earnings of ?253.25 crore?
A Salman Khan
B Shah Rukh Khan
C Akshay Kumar
D Amitabh Bachchan

Answer: Option [A]
Salman Khan has been named the highest-earning celebrity in India for the third time in a row by Forbes, with earnings of ?253.25 crore. The second spot was captured by Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, with Rs 228.09 crore to his name, to become the first sportsperson to reach the position.

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