Current Affairs Quiz: December 10, 2020

Current Affairs 10 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government approved the construction of a deep sea port in Tajpur making it the state’s first deep seaport?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    West Bengal Chief Miniter Mamata Banerjee announced that the state cabinet has approved the construction of a deep-sea port in Tajpur.
    Tajpur Deep Sea Port will be built at a cost of Rs 15,000 crore and will generate employment for 25,000 people. It will be the state’s first deep seaport.
  2. According to a study by IIT-Bombay researchers, which city has topped the list of cities those offer high quality of life in India?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IIT-Bombay researchers have come up with an urban quality of life index tailored to the reality of life in India. And, for the first time, they have factored in gender parity. Chennai, it turns out, is the most women-friendly and Patna the least.
    Overall, Mumbai tops the list of 14, followed closely by Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
  3. What is the rank of India in 2020 Global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), which was released in Germany?
    A) 3rd
    B) 6th
    C) 10th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has been ranked 10th for the second year in a row in this year’s global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), which was released in Germany.
    None of the countries is on the path compatible with the Paris climate targets, to implement strategies to limit global warming below 2 or even 1.5°C. Sweden (4th) United Kingdom (5th), Denmark (6th), Morocco (7th), Norway (8th), Chile (9th) were among the top 10 rankers in the index.
  4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Karad Janata Sahakari Bank to conduct banking business. Where is the Karad Janata Sahakari Bank situated?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has canceled the licence of Karad Janata Sahakari Bank to conduct banking business citing that the bank does not have adequate finance. This means that the bank is prohibited from taking any deposit or making any repayment.
  5. How much assistance is given by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support advanced biofuel development in India?
    A) $3.6 million
    B) $1.2 million
    C) $2.5 million
    D) $1.8 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Multilateral lending agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has approved a USD 2.5 million (about Rs 18 crore) technical assistance to support advanced biofuel development in India.
  6. Which bank has introduced a new channel called “Money Mitra” to make banking services accessible to customers in their neighbourhood?
    A) Suryoday Small Finance Bank
    B) Capital Small Finance Bank
    C) Janalakshmi Small Finance Bank
    D) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank said it has introduced a new channel to make banking services accessible to customers in their neighbourhood.
    The channel – Money Mitra – will facilitate entrepreneurs running local businesses like Kirana, medical stores and insurance agencies to offer retail banking solutions to the bank”s customers exclusively.
  7. Which bank launched the Atmanirbhar Women Scheme?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Bank of Maharashtra
    D) United bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bank of Baroda (BoB) has launched the Atmanirbhar Women Scheme as part of its Baroda Gold Loan.
  8. Which insurance company tied up with Plum, an employee health insurance startup, to co-create technologically backed group health insurance products?
    A) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    B) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    C) Bharti Axa General Insurance
    D) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance announced that it has tied up with Plum, an employee health insurance startup, to co-create technologically backed group health insurance products.
  9. Which company has partnered with the National Institute for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to launch Digital Saksham, a capacity building initiative to drive awareness around digitization for MSMEs in the country?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Facebook
    C) Cisco
    D) Mastercard
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mastercard, the National Institute for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have partnered to launch Digital Saksham, a capacity building initiative to drive awareness around digitization for MSMEs in the country.
  10. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has been reappointed as the prime minister of which country?
    A) Iraq
    B) Kuwait
    C) Bahrain
    D) Qatar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has reappointed Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as prime minister following parliamentary polls in the Gulf Arab state, which faces its worst economic crisis in decades.
  11. Which country’s Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced his resignation from the post?
    A) Ireland
    B) Hungary
    C) Romania
    D) Bulgaria
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced his resignation, after the ruling National Liberal Party (PNL) he leads failed to achieve its goal of scoring the best in parliamentary election.
  12. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been placed at which spot in the list of world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes?
    A) 41st
    B) 34th
    C) 55th
    D) 48th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (41st), US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and HCL Enterprise CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra have been named among the world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the Forbes 2020 list, followed by European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde and US Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, who has made her debut on the list at No.3.
  13. For his which novel did Raj Kamal Jha win the 3rd Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize?
    A) The blue bedspread
    B) She Will Build Him a City
    C) The City and The Sea
    D) If you are afraid of heights
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Journalist-author Raj Kamal Jha has won the 3rd Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his novel, “The City and The Sea”.
  14. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR-IISS) situated where has been awarded the prestigious King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)?
    A) Faridabad, Haryana
    B) Kolkata, West Bengal
    C) Ranchi, Jharkhand
    D) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR-IISS), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has been awarded the prestigious King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) on its World Soil Day 2020 function.
  15. Dennis Ralston, Hall of Fame tennis player, from which country passed away?
    A) France
    B) USA
    C) Italy
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dennis Ralston, a five-time Grand Slam doubles champion who was one of the initial players signed to the professional World Championship Tennis tour in the 1960s and a member of the sport’s Hall of Fame has passed away. He was 78.
  16. Who has written the book titled “Pioneer of Humanity: Maharishi Arvind”?
    A) Prakash Javadekar
    B) Subramanian Swamy
    C) Harish Rawat
    D) Ramesh Pokhriyal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank presented the first copy of his inspirational book “Pioneer of Humanity: Maharishi Arvind” to President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
    The book is in Hindi with the title ‘Manavta ke Praneta Maharishi Arvind’.
  17. Who has authored the book titled ‘Romancing Targets’?
    A) Nidhi Vadhera
    B) Sheena Malhotra
    C) Bhavna Saini
    D) Preeti Kushwaha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Romancing Targets’ by author Nidhi Vadhera has been released recently.
  18. What is the theme for International Anti-Corruption Day 2020?
    A) United against corruption for development, peace and security
    B) Recover with Integrity
    C) Working together to end corruption
    D) United Against Corruption
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In order to raise awareness of corruption, International Anti-Corruption Day is observed every year on December 9. This day also highlights the role of United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing corruption.
    This year’s theme for International Anti-Corruption Day is “Recover with Integrity”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Who is the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
    A) Madhukar Parekh
    B) Shiv Nadar
    C) Dilip Shanghvi
    D) Uday Kotak
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    HQ: New Delhi
  2. Where is HQ of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Chennai
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Chennai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

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