Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Armageddon chess

Explanation : In Armageddon chess, the White is given more time on the clock than the Black. This is a way to produce decisive results- acting as a tie-breaker. Koneru Humpy became the 2nd Indian chess player after Vishwanathan Anand to win the Rapid Gold.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   USA

Explanation : Operation Inherent Resolve is a military operation of the USA. It is a military intervention against the activities of ISIL in Iraq, Syria and previously Libya. Recently, the USA undertook airstrikes against Iran-backed militia, Kataib Hezbollah, in Syria and Iraq.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Journalist

Explanation : Fred P. Graham, US journalist who covered the Supreme Court and momentous legal affairs of his era for The New York Times, CBS News and Court TV, died in Washington at the age of 88 on December 29, 2019.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Thiruvananthapuram

Explanation : 27th edition of National Children's Science Congress is being held inThiruvananthapuram from December 27 to 31, 2019.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Peter Siddle

Explanation : Australian bowler Peter Siddle on December 29, 2019 announced his retirement from international cricket after taking 221 wickets in 67 Test matches.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   H K Joshi

Explanation : Shipping Corporation of India appointed as H.K. Joshi, Chairperson & Managing Director (CMD). The company holds the additional charge of the post of Director (Finance) of the company for three months with effect from 19 December 2019. Shipping Corporation of India Shipping Corporation of India is a Government of India Public Sector Enterprise with its headquarters in Mumbai.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   47th

Explanation : On December 28, 2019 global property consultant Knight Frank released a report titled "Global House Price Index Q3 2019". The report was about housing prices in a particular quarter of the financial year. As per the report, India was ranked at 47th place out of 56 countries, while Hungary topped the list.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Ratan Tata

Explanation : Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata emerged as India's most searched business tycoon on Google in 2019. Google released a Year in Search 2019 report shows what was trending on the world's largest search engine during the year in India.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   China

Explanation : China successfully launched the largest carrier rocket of the country, Long March-5 from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province. Long March-5 Rocket The rocket known as CZ-5 blasted off with more than 1,000 tonnes of thrust at 8.45 pm, Xinhua reported. The Chinese space authorities declared the mission a complete success just over half an hour after the lift-off when the Shijian-20 satellite it carried entered its designated orbit.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Anjum Chopra

Explanation : Former cricketers Krish Srikkanth and Anjum Chopra (women's) were selected for the 2019 CK Nayudu Lifetime Award of BCCI.