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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 2 December to 8 December 2019

The week's updated quizzes cover topics like World Malaria Report 2019, new Alphabet CEO, Global Climate Risk Index 2020 and Uyghur bill among others.

Dec 8, 2019 11:25 IST
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2 December to 8 December 2019: Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease with Current Affairs Quizzes section. The week's updated quizzes cover topics like World Malaria Report 2019, new Alphabet CEO, Global Climate Risk Index 2020 and Uyghur bill among others.

1. Who received the National Florence Nightingale award 2019 posthumously?
a) N Shoba
b) Suni Sreejith
c) Lini Sajeesh
d) Shreya Gopinath 

2. Which country witnessed the sharpest reduction in malaria cases in 2018?
a) Bangladesh
b) Malaysia
c) Sri Lanka 
d) India

3. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Alphabet?
a) Larry Page 
b) Sergey Brin  
c) Sundar Pichai 
d) Mark Zuckerberg

4. When was Intensified Mission Indradhanush launched?
a) 2014
b) 2016
c) 2018
d) 2017

5. Who was the first to spot Vikram Lander’s debris on the lunar surface?
a) Shanmuga Subramanian
b) Shanti Krishnamachari
c) Ravindran Sundaram
d) Shresth Chaturvedi 

6. India was placed at which position in the Global Climate Risk Index 2020?
a) 5th
b) 4th 
c) 3rd 
d) 6th 

7. The Union Cabinet recently approved a proposal to extend the period of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha and State Legislatures for how many more years?
a) 7 Years
b) 8 Years
c) 9 years
d) 10 Years

8. Who has been appointed as the 24th Controller General of Accounts?
a) Sumanto Ghosh
b) Soma Roy Burman
c) Ashutosh Sahay
d) Patralekha Dutta 

9. Who among the following was honoured with the 2019 Ballon d’Or award?
a) Lionel Messi
b) Cristiano Ronaldo 
c) Luis Suarez
d) Luca Modric

10. The US passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act to address the mass captivity of over 1,000,000 Uyghurs by which nation?
a) Russia
b) Ukraine
c) Turkey
d) China

Answers

1. (c) Lini Sajeesh
The National Florence Nightingale Awards 2019 were conferred upon 36 nursing professionals. One award was conferred posthumously to honour nurse Lini Sajeesh from Kozhikode, who had passed away while caring for a NIPAH patient in Kerala. The award was received by her husband Sajeesh.

2. (d) India 
India witnessed a sharp reduction (28 percent) in malaria cases between 2017 and 2018, according to the World Malaria Report 2019, which was released by UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) on December 4, 2019.

3. (c) Sundar Pichai 
Google CEO Indian-American Sundar Pichai will soon take over as the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. The move is expected to make him one of the most powerful corporate leaders of the world. The announcement came after Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin informed about their decision to step down from the leadership position at Alphabet.

4. (d) 2017
The Intensified Mission Indradhanush was lauched by PM Narendra Modi on October 8, 2017 to intensify India’s immunization programme.

5. (a) Shanmuga Subramanian
A Chennai-based engineer Shanmuga Subramanian was the first to sport Vikram Lander’s debris on the lunar surface and he alerted NASA about it. NASA confirmed the same through a tweet on December 2, 2019. The Chandrayaan-2 mission’s Vikram Lander was found to have crashed, about 1 km away from its landing site. 

6. (a) 5th
India was the fifth most climate-affected country in 2018, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2020 released on December 4, 2019.

7. (d) 10 years
The reservation period for these categories in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies was to end on 25 January 2020. After the approval of this bill, the period of reservation in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies will be increased till 25 January 2030.

8. (b) Soma Roy Burman
Soma Roy Burman has taken charge as the 24th Controller General of Accounts (CGA). She is the seventh women to hold the post. 

9. (a) Lionel Messi
Argentinian football star Lionel Messi was honoured with the 2019 Ballon d'Or award. Messi has been awarded the prestigious football honor for the sixth time. Virgil Van Dijk finished second and Cristiano Ronaldo was at the third position.

10. (d) China 
The United States has passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act that aims to address the mass captivity of over 1,000,000 Uyghurs and other ethnic Muslim minorities in China.  

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