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Tuesday, December 10, 2019


๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—CURRENT AFFAIR 10-12-19๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

1. What was India’s rank in the Climate Change Performance Index 2019?
a) 22nd
b) 12th
c) 9th ✔
d) 10th

1. (c) 9th
India was ranked at the 9th position in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019. The index was released on December 10, 2019 at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain. Besides India, only one G20 nation -the UK was ranked high in the index, while eight G2

0 countries were ranked in the worst category of the index.

2. Whose tweet won India’s ‘Golden Tweet’ honour for 2019?
a) Virat Kohli
b) MS Dhoni
c) Narendra Modi ✔
d) K Sivan

2. (c) Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet celebrating BJP’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha General Elections 2019 has won India’s ‘Golden Tweet’ honour for 2019. His tweet was the most retweeted and liked tweet of the year, as per Twitter.

3. Which Indian Telecommunications Company has rolled out Wi-Fi calling for its prepaid and postpaid subscribers?
a) Bharti Airtel✔
b) Vodafone-Idea
c) Reliance Jio

3. (a) Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel is rolling out Wi-Fi calling feature for its prepaid and postpaid subscribers across India. The feature will enable Airtel users to use their home Wi-Fi network to make calls using VoIP, instead of relying on cellular connectivity.

4. When is the International Human Rights Day observed?
a) 8th December
b) 9th December
c) 10th December✔
d) 11th December

4. (c) 10 December
The International Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10. Human rights mainly include economic, social and cultural rights and international commitments on civil and political rights.

5. What is India’s position in the UNDP Human Development Rankings-2019?
a) 129✔
b) 132
c) 139
d) 142

5. (a) 129
India has recorded improvement of one position in UNDP’s Human Development rankings. India ranks 129 out of 189 countries in the Human Development Rankings. However, Pakistan improved three positions and reached 147th position from 150th in 2018.

6. Which place was named as the world's leading destination for sports tourism in World Travel Awards?
a) Mumbai
b) Abu Dhabi✔
c) Jordan
d) Mexico

6. (b) Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi has been selected as the world's leading sports tourism destination in the 26th edition of the World Tourism Awards (WTA) held in Muscat. This is the seventh consecutive time that Abu Dhabi has been selected for this prestigious award.

7. Which Hindi poet was recently awarded the Gangadhar National Award?
a) Vishwanath Prasad✔
b) Akhilesh Chandra
c) Suryapratap Bhushan
d) Ashutosh Mishra

7. (a) Vishwanath Prasad
Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari has recently been selected for the Gangadhar National Award. He will be given Rs 50,000, a shawl and souvenir under this award.

8. George Laurer passed away recently at the age of 94. He was known to have invented the following feature.
a) Credit Card
b) Card reader
c) Clothing iron
d) Bar code✔

8. (d) Bar code
George J. Laurer, who had invented Universal Product Code (Bar code) at IBM, passed away last week at the age of 94 years. His invention transformed retail and other industries across the world. He had served as an electrical engineer with IBM in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park in the 1970s when he had spearheaded the development of bar code.

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