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Official notifications for SBI Clerk 2020 and RBI Assistant exams have been released recently. In all Banking and SSC exams, Current Affairs is an area of critical importance. Current GK questions are undoubtedly the best scoring opportunities in any competitive exam. To make the most of these opportunities, candidates must keep themselves aware of the news items that are relevant from the exam perspective.

Vidya Guru Classes, widely regarded as the Best SSC Coaching in Delhi & NCR, keep publishing GK Quizzes based on these news items so that you are well prepared to crack the General Awareness section. The latest Quiz comprising 30 Objective questions has been given below.

General Knowledge December 2019                 

Question 1. Hemant Soren, the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand, belongs to which of the following political parties?
a. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)
b. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM)
c. Indian National Congress (INC)
d. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

Answer: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)

Question 2. Manoj Mukund Naravane has been recently appointed as the
a. Chief of the Air Staff
b. Chief of the Naval Staff
c. Chief of the Army Staff
d. Chief of the Coast Guard

Answer: Chief of the Army Staff

Question 3. The recently launched Him Darshan Express is going to connect
a. Uttarakhand and Rajasthan
b. Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab
c. Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
d. Himachal Pradesh and Haryana

Answer: Himachal Pradesh and Haryana

Question 4. In order to give boost to digital payments, RBI has recently launched a new semi-closed Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) that can be used for purchase of goods and services up to a maximum limit of
a. Rs. 5,000/-
b. Rs. 10,000/-
c. Rs. 20,000/-
d. Rs. 25,000/-

Answer: Rs. 10,000/-

Question 5. Name the FIFA 2019 Team of the Year.
a. Belgium
b. Argentina
c. Portugal
d. Brazil

Answer: Belgium

Question 6. Sundar Pichai recently took over as the CEO of Google’s parent company. What is the name of Google’s parent company?
a. Tesla Inc.
b. Tech Wiz Inc.
c. Future Next Inc.
d. Alphabet Inc.

Answer: Alphabet Inc.

Question 7. Who among the following has recently become the 1st Indian cricketer to take two ODI hat-tricks?
a. Ravindra Jadeja
b. Kuldeep Yadav
c. Jasprit Bumrah
d. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Answer: Kuldeep Yadav

Question 8. Toni-Ann Singh, who recently became the Miss World 2019, belongs to which of the following nations?
a. Canada
b. United Kingdom
c. Jamaica
d. Australia

Answer: Jamaica

Question 9. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
a. National Farmers’ Day (Kisan Diwas): 23rd December
b. National Consumer Day: 24th December
c. Good Governance Day: 25th December
d. None of the above

Answer: None of the above

Question 10. Which country was ranked 1 on Global Gender Gap Index 2020 published by the World Economic Forum?
a. Sweden
b. Iceland
c. Norway
d. Finland

Answer: Iceland

Question 11. What was India’s rank on the 2020 Global Gender Gap Index?
a. 102nd
b. 103rd
c. 109th
d. 112th

Answer: 112th

Question 12. Antonio Costa, who paid an official visit to India recently, is the Prime Minister of
a. Denmark
b. Portugal
c. Spain
d. Argentina

Answer: Portugal

Question 13. Which of the following states is considering establishing 3 decentralized capitals?
a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Telangana
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Karnataka

Answer: Andhra Pradesh

Question 14. Which of the following was ranked 1 among Big States on Good Governance Index 2019?
a. Tamil Nadu
b. Gujarat
c. Maharashtra
d. Karnataka

Answer: Tamil Nadu

Question 15. Name the author who has won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2019 for the book “An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India”.
a. Ramachandra Guha
b. Mani Shankar Aiyar
c. Shashi Tharoor
d. Romila Thapar

Answer: Shashi Tharoor

Question 16. In order to boost private sector borrowing and to bring down long term interest rates in the economy, RBI has undertaken Open Market Operations (OMO), which are being called “Operation Twist”. “Operation Twist’’ involves
a. Only buying of Govt. securities by RBI
b. Only selling of Govt. securities by RBI
c. Both buying and selling of Govt. securities by RBI
d. Buying low-risk commercial paper from corporate houses

Answer: Both buying and selling of Govt. securities by RBI

Question 17. Where is the 1st university for transgender community going to be set up in India?
a. Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh
b. Kochi, Kerala
c. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
d. Pune, Maharashtra

Answer: Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

Question 18. Who among the following has won the 2019 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his novel “Half the Night Is Gone”?
a. Amish Tripathi
b. Amit Chaudhuri
c. Amitabha Bagchi
d. Amitav Ghosh

Answer: Amitabha Bagchi

Question 19. As per the latest Forest Survey of India, which state has the largest forest cover?
a. Odisha
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Chhattisgarh
d. Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Madhya Pradesh

Question 20. Name the groundwater management scheme that was launched recently by the Prime Minister.
a. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Bhujal Yojana
b. Abdul Kalam Bhujal Yojana
c. Atal Bhujal Yojana
d. Sardar Patel Bhujal Yojana

Answer: Atal Bhujal Yojana

Question 21. Who has been ranked 1 on the Forbes 2019 list of world’s most powerful women?
a. Melinda Gates
b. Hillary Clinton
c. Christine Lagarde
d. Angela Merkel

Answer: Angela Merkel

Question 22. Eight countries of West Africa have replaced their common currency CFA Franc with
a. Fino
b. Eco
c. Afri
d. Mony

Answer: Eco

Question 23. Abid Ali, the 1st cricketer ever to score centuries on both ODI and Test debut, belongs to which of the following countries?
a. Afghanistan
b. Bangladesh
c. England
d. Pakistan

Answer: Pakistan

Question 24. Name the SEBI committee on investor protection and education that was revamped recently.
a. Abraham Koshy committee
b. Uday Kotak committee
c. Ajay Tyagi committee
d. TS Vijayan committee

Answer: Abraham Koshy committee

Question 25. ‘Cricket 4 Good’ is an initiative of ICC in association with
a. World Bank
d. World Economic Forum

Answer: UNICEF

Question 26. Which of the following countries did Typhoon Phanfone, also known as Typhoon Ursula, strike recently?
a. USA
b. Philippines
c. Australia
d. Mexico

Answer: Philippines

Question 27. The amount loaded in a semi-closed Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) must not exceed
a. Rs. Ten Thousand Monthly & Rs 1.2 Lakh Annually
b. Rs. Fifteen Thousand Monthly & Rs. 1.8 Lakh Annually
c. Rs. Twenty Thousand Monthly & Rs. 2.4 Lakh Annually
d. Rs. Twenty Five Thousand Monthly & Rs. 3 Lakh Annually

Answer: Rs. Ten Thousand Monthly & Rs. 1.2 Lakh Annually

Question 28. With which of the following countries is India involved in the development of Chabahar port?
a. Afghanistan & Pakistan
b. Iran & Bangladesh
c. Iran & Afghanistan
d. Afghanistan & Bangladesh

Answer: Iran & Afghanistan

Question 29. Under which project is the Govt. providing Wi-Fi services to all villages?
a. India Net
b. Bharat Net
c. Wifi India
d. India Connect

Answer: Bharat Net

Question 30. Who was recently appointed as India’s 1st ever Chief of Defence Staff?
a. General Bikram Singh
b. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw
c. General Bipin Rawat
d. Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa

Answer: General Bipin Rawat

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