15th December, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 15th December, 2018
1. The railways will give a discount of ________% on the extant haulage rate per Twenty Feet Equivalent Unit on the transport of empty containers as well as empty flat container wagons.
[A] 15
[B] 20
[C] 25
[D] 30
[E] 35
2. Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has launched the 'Prahari' scheme in ________ on 14 December 2018.
[A] Delhi
[B] Punjab
[C] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Maharashtra
[E] Madhya Pradesh

Read the following statements carefully:

1. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a planet roughly the size of Jupiter, evaporating at a rate 100 times faster than a previously identified exoplanet of similar size.

2. The name of the planet is 'GJ 3470b'.

3. GJ 3470b is 96 light-years away from earth and circles a red dwarf star in the general direction of the constellation Cancer.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All of the above
4. Which company has announced the launch of a new generation pre-payment instrument in partnership with Federal Bank and Mastercard on 14 December 2018?
[A] Goldman Sachs
[B] Credit Suisse Group
[C] BNP Paribas
5. With which company has India's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing signed a three-year industrial contract for designing, building and installing the 'BullSequana'?
[A] Microsoft
[B] Alphabet Inc.
[C] Hitachi
[D] Atos
6. Which country has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations?
[A] Bangladesh
[B] Nepal
[C] Sri Lanka
[D] Myanmar
[E] Indonesia

Read the following statements carefully:

1.India Post launched internet banking services for all the Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) account holders on 14 December 2018.

2.India Post has introduced the net banking facility to push the digital payments.

3.Under India Post internet banking facility, customers will be eligible to transfer funds from one post office savings bank account to another POSB account.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All are correct
8. ________ has relaxed guidelines pertaining to setting up cyber security operations centre for small market intermediaries as they lack knowledge in cyber security. 
[D] Ministry of Finance
9. Which of the following has become the first state in the country to have a law banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant?
[A] Punjab
[B] Jammu and Kashmir
[C] Haryana
[D] Rajasthan
[E] Gujarat
10. ________ will organise the 3rd edition of the 'Women Transforming India Awards' 2018 on 16 December 2018.
[A] Ministry of Women and Child Development
[B] International Center for Research on Women
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] International Alliance of Women
[E] National Organization for Women
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