Current Affairs Quiz: December 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1st December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Dave Prowse who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Comedian
    B) Actor
    C) Singer
    D) Dramatist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died. He was 85.
  2. Aly Zaker, actor and liberation war fighter from which country passed away?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Russia
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Eminent Bangladeshi actor and cultural personality Aly Zaker passed away in Dhaka. He was 76.
  3. Who launched the India Climate Change Knowledge Portal?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    C) Ramesh Pokhriyal
    D) Prakash Javadekar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar launched the India Climate Change Knowledge Portal. The portal will have all the major steps the Government is taking at both national and international levels to address the climate change issues.
  4. Which of the following cooperation has won the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mutual Agreement Procedure 2019 Award for highest agreement ratio for a pair of jurisdictions for transfer pricing cases?
    A) Indo-Russia
    B) Indo-Denmark
    C) Indo-Japan
    D) Indo-Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indo-Japan cooperation has won the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mutual Agreement Procedure 2019 Award for highest agreement ratio for a pair of jurisdictions for transfer pricing cases.
  5. Recently which cricketer scripted history by becoming the fastest to get 22,000 international runs?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) KL Rahul
    C) Rohit Sharma
    D) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli scripted another record in the game.The 32-year-old batsman has become the fastest to 22,000 international runs. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Ricky Ponting who took 493, 511, and 514 innings respectively to record the same feat.
  6. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd. Is going to acquire which company after getting in-principle approval from Insurance Regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai)?
    A) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance
    B) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company Limited
    C) Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd
    D) Acko General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Insurance Regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) gave in-principle approval to proposed arrangement between ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd. and Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd., according to an exchange filing.
  7. With which state government did SIDBI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Project Management Unit (PMU) that will design training and capacity building programs?
    A) Telangana
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Goa
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    MSME financier Sidbi signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Tamil Nadu to set up a Project Management Unit (PMU) that will design training and capacity building programs.
  8. UBS in its Global Economics & Markets Outlook 2021-2022 report, projected India’s real GDP to contract by what percent in FY21?
    A) 9.3%
    B) 11.4%
    C) 9.8%
    D) 10.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The UBS has projected India’s real GDP to contract 10.5% in FY21, in its Global Economics & Markets Outlook 2021-2022 report.
  9. Markets regulator Sebi launched the SMARTs program, an initiative aimed at enhancing investor education and awareness. What does T stand for in SMARTs?
    A) Trainer
    B) Transparency
    C) Trust
    D) Truly
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Markets regulator Sebi launched the Securities Market Trainers (SMARTs) program, an initiative aimed at enhancing investor education and awareness.
  10. With which company did Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) collaborate to create a robust education and skilling ecosystem that creates critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next generation innovators?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) Oracle
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and IBM India announced a collaboration to create a robust education and skilling ecosystem that creates critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next generation innovators through the Common Services Centre Academy.
  11. Which country is set to become the first Arab Gulf country to generate electricity from coal?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Bahrain
    C) UAE
    D) Qatar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The United Arab Emirates is set to become the first Arab Gulf country to generate electricity from coal.
  12. Which state government launched the Jagananna Thodu scheme to benefitting several vegetable traders in the state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the Jagananna Thodu scheme under which an amount of ₹905 crore was deposited into the bank accounts of 9.05 lakh small traders towards provision of interest-free loan.
    The aim of the scheme to benefitting several vegetable traders in the state.
  13. Government Medical College and Research Centre in which city has been renamed and will now be called ‘Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Centre’?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Surat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Karnataka government has renamed the Government Medical College and Research Centre in the premises of Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Bengaluru after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
    The medical college will now be called ‘Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Centre’.
  14. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched five Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) for producing honey which will be set up with the help of NAFED. In which of the following states it will not be launched?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Bihar
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched five Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) for producing honey which will be set up with the help of NAFED in East Champaran (Bihar), Morena (Madhya Pradesh), Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and Sunderbans (West Bengal).

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