20th December, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 20th December, 2018
1. Paisabazaar.com and ________ announced a strategic partnership through which consumers will now be able to choose and apply for a home loan.
[A] ICICI Bank
[B] HDFC Bank
[C] Karnataka Bank
[D] IDFC Bank
[E] CITI Bank
2. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for several national highway projects in which state on 20 December 2018?
[A] Maharashtra
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Gujarat
[D] Arunachal Pradesh
[E] Rajasthan
3. Who is the new Ambassador of India to the United States?
[A] Harsh Vardhan Shringla
[B] Riva Ganguly Das
[C] Pranab Kumar Das
[D] Anup Kumar
[E] None of the above
4. The U.S. Federal Reserve System raised interest rates on 19 December 2018, which lifted the target range for the Fed’s benchmark overnight lending rate from 2.25% to ________%.
[A] 2.50
[B] 2.75
[C] 3.00
[D] 3.25
[E] 3.50
5. How many public sector banks that are under the Prompt Corrective Action framework of RBI, may come out of the PCA restrictions following an improved performance?
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Three
[D] Four
[E] None of the above
6. Which of the following became the first state in the US with an overall female majority in its legislature on 18 December 2018?
[A] Florida
[B] Nevada
[C] Minnesota
[D] Michigan
[E] Ohio
7. Who will take over as the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, from 1 January 2019?
[A] S Ramesh
[B] John Joseph
[C] Raj Kumar Barthwal
[D] Pranab Kumar Das
[E] Susanta Kumar Panda

Read the following statements carefully:

1. The government of India will set up 20 additional technology centres to help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

2. These centres support MSMEs by giving them access to advanced manufacturing technologies, skilling manpower and providing technical and business advisory support.

3. Currently, 4 such centres are operational in different states of the country.

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
9. India’s largest cancer hospital, National Cancer Institute in ________ started the trial run of its Outpatient Department on 18 December 2018.
[A] Punjab
[B] Gujarat
[C] Haryana
[D] Uttar Pradesh
[E] Maharashtra
10. Which state has emerged as the best-performing state according to the National Report on States' 'Startup Ranking 2018' released on 20 December 2018?
[A] Gujarat
[B] Karnataka
[C] Kerala
[D] Odisha
[E] Rajasthan