Current Affairs Quiz December 18th 2020

Current Affairs Quiz December 18th 2020

Here is the Current affairs quiz December 18th 2020 for RBI/NABARD/SEBI in the quiz series. This quiz series is also useful for IBPS/SBI PO, Railway recruitment, LIC AAO and clerical exams. The questions covers current affairs, static financial knowledge and other  important topics which can be asked in competitive exams. Answers are given at the end of the quiz.

Current affairs quiz December 18th 2020

Q1. Name the country that topped the Human Development Index 2020?

  1. Norway
  2. Ireland
  3. Switzerland
  4. Russia

Answer: (1)
Norway topped the index, followed by Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Iceland, the report showed.

Q2. Who has been selected as the commander of SpaceX Crew-3 mission by NASA?

  1. Tom Marshburn
  2. Matthias Maurer
  3. Raja Chari
  4. None of the Above

Answer: (3)
Raja Chari is a colonel in the US Air Force. He will be the commander of SpaceX Crew-3 mission while Nasa’s Tom Marshburn will be pilot and ESA’s Matthias Maurer will serve as a mission specialist

Q3. Who became the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 by Forbes?

  1. Kayne West
  2. Kylie Jenner
  3. Tyler Perry
  4. Neymar

Answer: (2)
American media personality and reality TV star Kylie Jenner has been crowned the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 by Forbes.  The top-earning stars in the world earned a combined of $6.1 billion in 2020 with Kylie Jenner and Kanye West at the top of the list. Setting aside Kylie’s history with Forbes, the financial experts there calculated her earning this year to be at $590 million after she sold a majority of her beauty brand’s stake to Coty Inc. In addition to Tyler Perry, Howard Stern, and Dwayne Johnson, A-lister athletes like Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and LeBron James helped round out the top 10. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the entertainment industry, this year’s combined total of $6.1 billion was $200 million less than that of 2019.

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Q4. What was India’s ranking in the Human Development Index 2020?

  1. 108th
  2. 115th
  3. 125th
  4. 131st

Answer: (4)
India dropped two spots to 131 out of 189 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI). With a total HDI value of 0.645, India was placed in the ‘medium human development’ group alongside nations like Iraq, Bhutan, Ghana, Nepal and Cambodia. Countries such as Sri Lanka, Maldives, Vietnam and China were part of the ‘high human development’ group. Malaysia and Japan made it to the ‘very high human development’ list. Nepal and Bangladesh ranked below India, at 142 and 133 spots, respectively, while Pakistan was placed at 154.

Q5. Name the city that will host the 2030 Asian Games?

  1. Doha
  2. Singapore
  3. New Delhi
  4. Mumbai

Answer: (1)
Qatar’s capital city Doha will host the 2030 Asian Games and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, has been awarded the 2034 edition. The decisions were made following a vote at the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) general assembly in Muscat, Oman

Q6. Name the state that has launched PAReSHRAM portal?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Jharkhand
  3. Odisha
  4. Kerala

Answer: (3)
Odisha government has launched PAReSHRAM portal along with 22 online services of Labour and Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) department. He said the portal and online services will be helpful in ease of doing business and contribute significantly to industrial development of the State

Q7. Name the country that will host the G-7 summit 2021?

  1. Canada
  2. UK
  3. Australia
  4. USA

United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the UK-hosted G-7 summit 2021.

Q8. India has pledged a sum of _______ to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

  1. USD 10 million
  2. USD 5 million
  3. USD 2 million
  4. USD 1 million

Answer: (4)
Taking a step further to ensure an atmosphere of Clean Sport globally, India has pledged a sum of USD 1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) towards the global agency’s scientific research budget, which will allow WADA to develop innovative anti-doping testing and detection methods

Q9. International Migrants Day is celebrated annually on ______

  1. 18th December
  2. 17th December
  3. 16th December
  4. 15th December

Answer: (1)
On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Q10. Who has been the named as men’s player of the year at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2020?

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Neymar
  3. Robert Lewandowski
  4. Trent Alexander

Answer: (3)
Robert Lewandowski and Lucy Bronze were respectively named the men’s and women’s player of the year at the Best FIFA Football Awards

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