1. Recently which state government has approved a proposal to make a law regarding hanging of rapist in 21 days?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Telangana
d. Assam

ANSWER: b. Andhra Pradesh
Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to conduct a hearing in rape cases in the state within 21 days. The cabinet has passed the draft bill. The Andhra Pradesh government has taken this major decision after the recent gang rape case of a doctor in Hyderabad. It will now be placed in the assembly soon. After this it will be made a law after the permission of the Governor.

2. In how many northeastern states, inner line permit has been implemented recently?
a. Two
b. Three
c. Four
d. Five

ANSWER: c. The
Inner Line Permit (ILP) came into force in Manipur with the signing of four President Ramnath Kovind. Now the Inner Line Permit has come into effect in four states of North East – Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur. In states with ILP system, people from other states of the country, including people from outside have to get permission. In this, the local people are given protection in relation to land and employment.

3. On which of the following days is International Universal Health Coverage Day celebrated?
a. 11 December
b. 08 December
c. 14 December
d. 12 December

ANSWER: d. 12 December
International Universal Health Coverage Day is observed every year on 12 December. The purpose of this day is to emphasize the need for universal health coverage and provide a strong health system. The day was started in 2017 by the United Nations.

4. India’s footballer Sunil Chhetri has been appointed the brand ambassador of Puma for how many years?
a. Three years
b. Four years 
c. Five years 
d. Seven years

ANSWER: a. Three years
Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer. He is captain in both the Indian Super League club Bangalore FC and the Indian national team. Sunil Chhetri started his professional career in Mohun Bagan in 2002. He helped India win the 2007 Nehru Cup, 2009 Nehru Cup, 2012 Nehru Cup as well as the 2011 SAIF Championship.

5. Nirmala Sitharaman ranks in the list of world’s most powerful women released by Forbes recently?
a. 34
b. 67
c. 54
d. 74

ANSWER: a. 34
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is ranked 34 in the list of 100 most powerful women of the world in 2019 released by Forbes. Roshni Nadar, vice-chairperson of HCL Technologies, 54th, Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is 67th and Renuka Jagtiani, chairwoman-CEO of UAE-based retail mogul Landmark Group, is 96th. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at the top position in this list.