Daily Current Affairs Quiz 9th December 2018

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1 The 3-day Military Literature Festival 2018 being held in which of the following cities?
A Hyderabad
B Delhi
C Pune
D Chandigarh

Answer: Option [D]
The 3-day Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018 began in Chandigarh on 7 December 2018. The Fest is a joint initiative of military historian and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore. The aim of the festival is to offer an opportunity for the younger generation to get acquainted with India's glorious military heritage.
2 Which of the following District Court becomes first in India to accept e-payments?
A Pune District Court
B Bhopal District Court
C Jaipur District Court
D Lucknow District Court

Answer: Option [A]
After the approval of the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court, a pilot project for e-payments of court fee, judicial deposits, fines and penalties is slated to start from the Pune District Court complex in Shivajinagar on December 15.
3 Who amongst these have won the 'Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018'?
A Ajay Vikram Singh
B Rajanish Giri
C Abhijit Kushari
D A.K. Ghosh

Answer: Option [B]
Rajanish Giri has been awarded the 'Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018'. He was selected for his proposed innovative idea on Zika virus Capsid Folding and inhibitor discovery. He is the assistant professor from the Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi (IITMandi). The 'Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award' (IYBA) was instituted by the Department of Biotechnology in 2005.
4 NASA's 'OSIRIS-REx' spacecraft’s mission involves a close-up survey of the asteroid ________.
A Eros
B Vesta
C Ceres
D Bennu

Answer: Option [D]
NASA’s ‘Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer’ (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived at the asteroid named ‘Bennu’ on 3rd December 2018.
5 Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasmi, who passed away recently, was the Member of Parliament from which state?
A Kerala
B Andhra Pradesh
C Bihar
D Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option [C]
Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasmi, noted Islamic scholar and politician, passed away in Bihar on 7 December 2018. He was the Member of Parliament from Bihar’s Kishanganj constituency. He won the Kishanganj seat in 2009 general elections. He was the former state president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hindi and member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
6 Which country won Admirals Cup Sailing Regatta 2018?
A Bahrain
B Russia
C Angola
D Italy

Answer: Option [D]
Italy country won Admirals Cup Sailing Regatta 2018.
7 On 7 December 2018, which country enacted a new law to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country to address chronic labour shortages?
A USA
B UK
C Japan
D China

Answer: Option [C]
On 7 December 2018, the Japanese government enacted a new law to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country to address chronic labour shortages. Under the new law, Japan plans to bring in 3.45 lakhs foreign workers in construction, food services, nursing and other sectors. The law allows foreign nationals with skills in sectors facing severe shortages to obtain five-year visas.
8 Startup India venture capital summit 2018 to be held in
A Bihar
B Goa
C Tamil Nadu
D Bangaluru

Answer: Option [B]
Startup India venture capital summit 2018 to be held in Goa.
9 Who amongst these became the youngest Indian to win the 'Asian Tour Order of Merit' on 8 December 2018?
A Shubhankar Sharma
B Aditi Ashok
C Shiv Kapur
D Arjun Atwal

Answer: Option [A]
Golf player Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest Indian to win the 'Asian Tour Order of Merit' on 8 December 2018. He is the fifth Indian to win the 'Asian Tour Order of Merit'. Before him, Jyoti Randhawa (2002), Arjun Atwal (2003), Jeev Milkha Singh (2006 and 2008), and Anirban Lahiri (2015) won the 'Asian Tour Order of Merit'. Jeev is the only golf player to win the Merit honours twice.
10 On which of these dates is the Submarine Day observed by the Indian Navy?
A 8th December
B 9th December
C 10th December
D 15th December

Answer: Option [A]
The Indian Navy observes Submarine Day on 8 December. The day commemorates the induction of the first submarine, the erstwhile INS Kalvari, into the Navy on this day in 1967. The Foxtrot class submarine was decommissioned on 31 May 1996, after 29 years of service

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