Monthly Current Affairs Quiz Answer DECEMBER 2015



MONTHLY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ ANSWER


DECEMBER 2015





1. Which of the following films has won the prestigious Golden Peacock award at the IFFI 2015?ANS : Embrace of the Serpent


2. What per cent of FDI is allowed in E-Commerce sector in India ?ANS : 100%


3. Which of the following companies has launched the ‘Safe Move-Traffic Safety Campaign’?ANS : Hyundai Motor India


4. Which of the following currency has been added to the IMF’s SDR currency basket, recently?ANS : Renminbi


5. Which of the following foreign borrowings are considered under External Commercial Borrowings(ECBs) in India? ANS : Buyer’s credit ,Supplier’s credit & Bank loans


6. Who of the following has won the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship? ANS : Dronavalli Harika


7. Which of the following countries has been ranked at the top of ITU’s ICT Development Index (IDI) 2015?ANS : South Korea


8. Which of the following countries has imposed economic sanctions against Turkey, recently?ANS : Russia


9. Eldar Ryazanov, who passed away recently, was related which of the following fields?ANS : Films


10. Which of the following countries has been ranked first in the latest Global Workforce Happiness Index?ANS : Belgium


11. Which of the following countries has the world’s largest pension fund?ANS : Japan


12. Who of the following has been elected as the new President of Burkina Faso?ANS : Roch Marc Christian Kabore


13. Which of the following organisations has launched an initiative titled “Anticipate,Absorb, Reshape” to build climate resilience?ANS : United Nations


14. Robert Lewandowski is related to which of the following sports?ANS : Football


15. On which date, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed?ANS :December 2


16. Who among the following is the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?ANS : Susan Desmond-Hellmann


17. Which of the following banks is the world’s largest bank by assets?ANS : Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)


18. Margi Sathi, who passed away recently, was related to which of the following fields?ANS : Theatre artist


19. Which of the following organisations has launched the Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF)?ANS : World Bank


20. Which of the following metropolitan development authorities has won the E-India award at E-India Summit 2015?ANS : Delhi Development Authority (DDA)


21. On which date, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed?ANS : December 3


22. Which of the following campaigns has been launched by the Union Government for differently-abled people?ANS : Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan


23. The proposed Dholera International airport will come up in which city?ANS : Ahmedabad


24. Which of the following space agencies has launched the LISA Pathfinder?ANS : European Space Agency


25. Who among the following personalities has been honoured with ITC Sangeet Samman 2015?ANS : Lakshminarayana Subramaniam


26. For what purpose, the GIAN scheme has been launched by the Union Government?ANS : To boost higher education


27. Which of the following companies has signed a MoU with Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide mid-day meal in Odisha?ANS : Idea Cellular


28. According to the latest Brickwork Ratings report, which of the following state’s economy is biggest in India in FY 2014-15?ANS : Maharashtra


29. Which of the following banks is the first Indian bank to introduce Display Debit cards?ANS : Axis Bank


30. M. A. M. Ramaswamy, who passed away recently, was related to which of the following fields?ANS : Industrialist


31. Tim Peake is related to which of the following fields?ANS : Astronaut


32. Which one of the following companies has joined with ISRO to launch satellite-based portal to monitor its pipelines?ANS : GAIL (India) Ltd.


33. As per the latest report of NITI Aayog, which of the following states has emerged asthe “fastest growing economy” in India in 2014-15?ANS : Bihar


34. On which date, the Indian Navy Day is celebrated??ANS : December 4


35. In which of the following states the union government will introduce e-transfer of wages under MGNREGA from January 2016?ANS : Kerala


36. Which of the following organisations has signed an Integrity Pact with Transparency International India (TII)?ANS : National Textile Corporation (NTC)


37. What is the revised Priority Sector Lending (PSL) target for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) from January 1, 2016?ANS : 75% of outstanding advances


38. The first India International Science Festival (IISF) 2015 has started in which city?ANS : New Delhi


39. Which of the following states has become the first Indian state to launch Rotavirus vaccination project?ANS : Himachal Pradesh


40. Which of the following cities is the host for the first International Bird Festival?ANS : Agra


41. Which of the following committees has submitted its report on ‘Possible Tax rates under GST’?ANS : Arvind Subramanian committee


42. The Bharatvani project is set to be launched by which of the following education governing body?ANS : University Grants Commission


43. Fatema Mernissi, who passed away recently, hails from which country?ANS : Morocco


44. Who has won the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix 2015?ANS : Nico Rosberg


45. Which of the following countries will host the next Commonwealth summit –CHOGM in 2018?ANS : United Kingdom


46. Who is the current World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to India?ANS : Henk Bekedam


47. Who of the following is honoured with 2015 Asian Business Leadership Forum(ABLF) Outstanding Business Achiever award?ANS : Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The Biocon Limited


48. The headquarters of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) are located in which city?ANS : Kolkata


49. Which of the following defence forces of India has conducted the exercise ‘Drad Sankalp’?ANS : Indian Army


50. Which of the following vaccines is used in injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) programme of India?ANS : ShanIPV vaccine


51. On which date, the Armed Forces Flag Day is observed?ANS : December 7


52. Which of the following railway zones of India has introduced biodiesel for trains, operating under its zone?ANS : South Western Railways


53. Which country is the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India in the first half of 2015-16 fiscal year?ANS : Singapore


54. Who of the following would be honoured with 2015 Person of the Year award by London-based Asian Lite newspaper?ANS : K T Mohammed Rabeeh Rabeeulla


55. Which of the following companies has launched SME Council in India to help small businesses?ANS : Facebook


56. Which of the following countries has won the 2014-15 Men’s Hockey World League?ANS : Australia


57. Which of the following state governments has decided to celebrate ‘Gita Jayanti Mahotsava’ throughout the state?ANS : Haryana


58. Which of the following states is the first to join the UDAY scheme of union government?ANS : Andhra Pradesh


59. Which of the following Indian states has been featured in the Atlas Choices’ 10 of the Best Winter Sun Locations of the World?ANS : Goa


60. According to the latest Indian State of Forest Report (ISFR 2015), what per cent of the total geographical area is covered by forest in India?ANS : 21.34%


61. The Central Research Institute in Yoga and Naturopathy will be set up in which of the following Indian states?ANS : Odisha


62. What is the underlying theme of the ‘Kala Ustav’ event, which is being held under the aegis of Union HRD Ministry in New Delhi?ANS : Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao


63. Which of the following countries will host the Heart of Asia conference in 2016?ANS : India


64. Which of the following states is the first to allow the MLAs to raise online questions?ANS : Maharashtra


65. On which date, the International Volunteer Day is observed?ANS : December 5


66. Which of the following organisations is the first from India to join the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 Initiative?ANS : ONGC


67. The I-LTEO programme is launched by which of the following union ministries?ANS : Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change


68. The headquarters of National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) are located at which city?ANS : Chennai


69. At which of the following places, India is developing its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)?ANS : Mangaluru


70. Who of the following is the winner of the 2015 BWF Female Player of the Year Award?ANS : Carolina Marin


71. Who has been named as the 2015 Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’?ANS : Angela Merkel


72. Who has won the 2015 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) award in the engineering category?ANS : U Ramamurty


73. Who of the following will be conferred with the inaugural Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award?ANS : Frank Islam


74. Which of the following countries will host the 2nd World Internet Conference (WIC)?ANS : China


75. What is the name of the first official stock exchange launched by Myanmar?ANS : Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX)


76. Currently, which of the following countries is the largest oil supplier to India?ANS : Saudi Arabia


77. Which of the following countries has successfully launched the Ghadr-110 ballistic missile?ANS : Iran


78. On which date, the International Anti-Corruption Day is observed?ANS : December 9


79. Which of the following organisations has released the report titled – ‘Asian Economic Integration Report 2015’?ANS : ADB


80. Shweta Singh is related to which of the following sports?ANS : Shooting


81. Who of the following has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)?ANS : Naseerudin Shah


82. Which of the following cities of India have been designated as members of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN)?ANS : Varanasi and Jaipur


83. Who of the following has been conferred with the 2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement?ANS : Salman Rushdie


84. On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power,’ is the autobiography of who of the following?ANS : Sharad Pawar


85. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of 2016 World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII)?ANS : Kapil Chopra


86. Which of the following countries will host the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20?ANS : India


87. Inle Lake, is the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of which of the following countries?ANS : Myanmar


88. Which of the following companies has become the global partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) from 2016 to 2020?ANS : OPPO


89. On which date, the International Day for Victims of Genocide is observed?ANS : December 9


90. What is the India’s position in the Global Illicit Financial Flows Report 2004-13?ANS : Fourth


91. Sharad Joshi, who passed away recently, was related to which of the following fields?ANS : Agro-economist


92. Which of the following organisations has won the 2015 Aegis Graham Bell Award?ANS : Wipro


93. Lasoong festival is celebrated in which of the following states?ANS : Sikkim


94. Which of the following countries has successfully test fired the nuclear-capable Shaheen-III missile?ANS : Pakistan


95. Elizabeth Susan Koshy, is related to which of the following sports?ANS : Shooting


96. Who of the following Indian-origin writer has won the prestigious South East Asia Write Award 2015?ANS : Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali


97. Which of the following states is hosting the 26th conference of the Southern Zonal Council?ANS : Andhra Pradesh


98. Who of the following is the current President and CEO of the World Resources Institute (WRI)?ANS : Andrew Steer


999. On which date, the International Mountain day is observed?ANS : December 11


100. India’s largest National Cancer Institute is set up in which of the following states?ANS : Haryana


101. Who of the following will head the Judicial Committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme?ANS : L Narasimha Reddy


102. What is the mascot of the 2016 South Asian Games?ANS : Tikhor


103. For what purpose, Operation Smile-II will be launched across India?ANS : To track missing children


104. For what purpose, ‘E-Pathshala’ web portal has been launched the Union HRD Ministry?ANS : To host educational resources for students


105. Which of the following has been presented with the 2015 Asian Tour’s Order of Merit crown?ANS : Anirban Lahiri


106. Which of the following countries has hosted the International Neutrality Conference?ANS : Turkmenistan


107. Who of the following Indians have won the 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders award?ANS : Kartik Sawhney & Neha Swain


108. As per the 2015 Human Development Report (HDR), what is the India’s rank in Human Development Index (HDI) for 2014?ANS : 130


109. On which date, the National Energy Conservation Day is observed in India?ANS : December 14


110. Which of the following countries has been hit by the powerful Typhoon Melor, recently?ANS :


11. Who of the following has been awarded the 2016 Genesis prize?ANS : Itzhak Perlman


112. Who of the following has been declared as Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year?ANS : Serena Williams


113. Who of the following has been named as the 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year?ANS : Rory McIlroy


114. India’s first National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) has been set up in which city?ANS : New Delhi


115. Pravin Gordhan, is related to which of the following fields?ANS : Politician


116. Who of the following has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement awards by the West Bengal government?ANS : Kumar Sanu and Bappi Lahiri


117. Galkynysh natural gas field is located in which of the following countries?ANS : Turkmenistan


118. Which of the following stock exchange companies of India has launched the CSR platform ‘Sammaan’?ANS : Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)


119. Who of the following has received the prestigious International Human Rights Award for the year 2015?ANS : Leo Cornelio


120. Who of the following is the author of the book titled – ‘flood of Fire’?ANS : Amitav Ghosh


121. Which of the following organisations has sanctioned $1.5 billion loan to support the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)?ANS : World Bank


122. Which of the following countries satellites have been successfully launched by using ISRO’s PSLV-C29?ANS : Singapore


123. Which of the following countries has formed the 34 nations Islamic Anti-terror Coalition?ANS : Saudi Arabia


124. Which of the following Indian states Lokayukta has been appointed by Supreme Court of India by using its extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution?ANS : Uttar Pradesh


125. Which of the following countries has successfully tested Shaheen-IA ballistic missile?ANS : Pakistan


126. Which of the following companies is the title-sponsor for 2016 Hockey India League?ANS : Coal India Ltd.


127. Which of the following countries has hosted the 14th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Prime Ministers’ meeting?ANS : China


128. On which date, the Vijay Diwas is celebrated across the India?ANS : December 16


129. Who of the following has been honoured with the Garwood Award for ‘Outstanding Global Leader in Open Innovation’?ANS : Pranab Mukherjee


130. Who was the author of the book ‘Imagined Communities’?ANS : Benedict Anderson


131. Who is the author of the book ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’?ANS : Cyrus Mistry


132. Chatla Sriramulu, who passed away recently, was related to which of the following fields?ANS : Theatre artist


133. Who of the following has been appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)?ANS : R.K. Mathur


134. Which of the following committees has been appointed to look into dispute between ONGC and RIL on KG gas fields?ANS : AP Shah Committee


135. Who of the following has been conferred with 2015 Sanctuary Legend Award?ANS : Ashok Kumar


136. On which date, the International Migrants Day is observed?ANS : December 18


137. Which of the following countries is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)?ANS : Afghanistan


138. Who of the following has been chosen for 2015 Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit?ANS : Ram Shankar Awasthi


139. Which of the following American Universities has launched the APJ Abdul Kalam Fellowship for Indian students?ANS : University of South Florida


140. Apurvi Chandela is related to which of the following sports?ANS : Shooting


141. On which date, National Consumer Day is observed in India?ANS : December 24


142. Which of the following teams has won the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup?ANS : Barcelona FC


143. The Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre is located at which state of India?ANS : Maharashtra


144. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who has won the 2015 Miss Universe title, hails from which country?ANS : Philippines


145. Which of the following teams has won 2015 Indian Super League Football tournament?ANS : Chennaiyin Football Club


146. Which of the following countries has approved world’s first dengue vaccine?ANS : Mexico


147. Who of the following has won the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year?ANS : Andy Murray


148. What is India’s rank on Forbes’ annual list of the best countries for business in 2015?ANS : 97


149. Which of the following countries hosted the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference of 2015?ANS : Kenya


150. Who of the following has won the Under-19 Singapore Squash Open?ANS : Abhay Singh


151. Anwesha scheme is launched by which of the following state governments?ANS : Odisha


152. Which of the following inquiry commissions has been appointed to probe Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) scam?ANS : Subramaniam Commissiona


153. Which of the following countries has launched the DAMPE satellite?ANS : Chinaa


154. Who of the following is the first Indian to score Pro-Boxing hat-trick?ANS : Vijender Singha


155. On Which date, National Mathematics Day is observed in India?ANS : December 22a


156. The headquarters of National Institute of Mental Health And Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS) are located at which city?ANS : Bangalorea


157. Salma Dam project is being under reconstruction in which of the following countries?ANS : Afghanistana


158. Which of the following is the India’s first licenced shipyard to make LNG ships?ANS : Cochin Shipyard Limiteda


159. In which of the following states, ‘Kambala’ (annual Buffalo race in muddy fields) events are conducted?ANS : Karnatakaa


160. Who of the following are named as 2015 women’s doubles World champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)?ANS : Sania Mirza and Martina Hingisa


161. Which of the following new method is introduced by the RBI to calculate banks lending rate to borrowers?ANS : MCLR


162. Which of the following states will host the 2019 National Games of India?ANS : Andhra Pradesha


163. Which of the following is the first Asian country to approve world’s first-ever dengue vaccine ‘Dengvaxia’?ANS : Philippinesa


164. Which of the following Indian states is the first to take up PPP Projects for rehabilitation of slum dwellers?ANS : Gujarata


165. On which date, the World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed?ANS : November 5a


166. Who of the following has been chosen for the 2015 C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award?ANS : Syed Kirmania


167. The Basohli bridge is located on which of the following rivers?ANS : Ravia


168. Who of the following has won the 2015 ICC Cricketer of the Year?ANS : Steven Smitha


169. Which of the following countries announced to adopt Chinese Yuan as its legal currency?ANS : Zimbabwea


170. Who of the following has been bestowed with the 2015 National Medal of Science of the United States (US)?ANS : Rakesh K. Jaina


171. Which of the following companies has launched contactless digital payment wallet –MoboMoney?ANS : Tech Mahindraa


172. On which date, National Good Governance day is observed in India?ANS : December 25a


173. Korada Ramana is related to which of the following sports?ANS : Weightliftinga


174. Rosneft oil company is from which of the following countries?ANS : Russiaa


175. Which of the following has declared ‘Cow’ as Personality of the Year 2015?ANS : Yahoo Indiaa


176. Sadhana Shivdasani, who passed away recently, was related to which of the following fields?ANS : Actressa


177. Who of the following Indian-American doctor has been named the first Poet Laureate by theU.S state of Ohio?ANS : Amit Majmudara


178. Which of the following organisations has released the report – Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016?ANS : World Banka


179. Sri Venkateswara Veda Patasala is located in which of the following states?ANS : Andhra Pradesha


180. Which of the following countries allowed India to construct its Naval Base in Assumption Island?ANS : Seychellesa


181. Shiva Keshavan is related to which of the following sports?ANS : Lugea


182. Who of the following has been awarded with the Best Player of the Year at the 2015 Globe Soccer Awards?ANS : Lionel Messia


183. Who of the following has been bestowed with the 2015 Atal Samman Award?ANS : Achyutanand Mishraa


184. The 12th National Ice-Skating Championship will be held in which state?ANS : Jammu and Kashmira


185. George Clayton Johnson, who passed away recently, was related to which of the following fields?ANS : Fiction Writera


186. Who will be the new CEO of NITI Aayog?ANS : Amitabh Kanta


187. Which of the following is the first bank to tie up with Indian railways to sell rail tickets through its website?ANS : ICICI Banka


188. Which of the following is the second state in India to set up the Zoroastrian jury?ANS : Telanganaa


189. The first ever Iranshah Udvada Utsav(IUU) was organized in which of the following states?ANS : Gujarata


190. Which of the following teams has won 2015 Pro Wrestling League title?ANS : Mumbai Garudaa


191. Haskell Wexler, who passed away recently, was related to which of the following fields?ANS : Cinematographer


192. Which of the following teams has clinched the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy?ANS : Gujarat



193. Who of the following has been honoured with the 2015 Jnanpith award?ANS : Raghuveer Chaudhary



194. Gaofen-4 satellite has been successfully launched by which of the following countries?ANS : China



195. The second edition of the All Light India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) will be held in which city?ANS : Hyderabad


196. Which of the following committees suggested initiatives on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion?ANS : Deepak Mohanty Committee


197. Who has been designated as the new Prime Minister of Georgia?ANS : Giorgi Kvirikashvili



198. Which is of the following countries is hosting the 2015 South Asian Football Federation Cup? ANS : India



199. In context to India’s defence system, “Varunastra” refers which one of the following?ANS : Advanced heavy weight Torpedo


200. Asia’s largest underground railway station is located in which country?ANS : China


201. Who of the following has been appointed as the new Director-General of National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)?ANS : Gyanendra Bandgaiyan



202. Which of the following States is planning to construct the first ever underwater road tunnel in the country?ANS : Andhra Pradesh


203. Bajrang Punia is related to which of the following sports?ANS : Wrestling



204. Which of the following committees suggested initiatives on Revisiting & Revitalizing PPP Model?ANS : Vijay Kelkar Committee



205. Mangesh Padgaonkar, who passes away recently, was related to which of the following fields? ANS : Poet



206. Who of the following Indian-origin person has been honoured with Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II?ANS : Harpal Singh Kumar



207. The headquarters of the Reporters Without Borders (RWB), an international NGO, are located at which city?ANS : Paris


208. Subir Sen, who passed away recently, was related to which of the following fields?ANS : Singer


209. Farzad-B gas field is located in which of the following countries?ANS : Iran


210. Which of the following countries new Parliament building is built by India?ANS : Afghanistan