Current Affairs Quiz: December 11, 2020

Current Affairs 11 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of Human Rights Day 2020?
    A) Youth Standing Up for Human Rights
    B) Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity
    C) Working for your rights
    D) Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    December 10th is observed as Human Rights Day every year to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.
    This year’s Human Rights Day theme is “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights”.
  2. Manglesh Dabral who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Businessman
    C) Poet
    D) Artist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Eminent Hindi poet and journalist Manglesh Dabral passed away after suffering from COVID-19-induced complications. He was 72.
  3. What is the new height of world’s highest peak Mount Everest revised jointly by Nepal and China?
    A) 8,848.86 metres
    B) 8,376.65 metres
    C) 8,924.08 metres
    D) 8,562.27 metres
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nepal and China jointly announced that the revised height of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest was 8,848.86 metres, about 86 centimetres more than the previous measurement done by India in 1954.
  4. Which app has been unveiled by the central government that will let Indians self-register for COVID-19 Vaccine?
    A) Re-WIN
    B) Co-WIN
    C) So-WIN
    D) Do-WIN
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Health Ministry has developed a digital platform, including a mobile application, for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery, recording data and to enable people to get themselves registered for vaccination.
    There are five modules in Co-WIN app – administrator module, registration module, vaccination module, beneficiary acknowledgement module and report module.
  5. Who won the Sports Person of the Year Award in female category at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2020?
    A) Apurvi Chandela
    B) Manu Bhaker
    C) Anjum Moudgil
    D) Elavenil Valarivan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, wrestler Bajrang Punia and shooter Elavenil Valarivan bagged the top honours at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 held virtually this year on the back of the prestigious 10th Global Sports Summit: FICCI TURF 2020.
    The two athletes, who have had an impressive 2019-20, won the Sports Person of the Year Awards in their respective categories.
  6. Which Indian cricket player announced his retirement from all forms of cricket?
    A) Pawan Negi
    B) Robin Uthappa
    C) Parthiv Patel
    D) Dinesh Karthik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after an 18-years-long cricket career.
  7. In which upcoming Olympic games has the International Olympic Committee decided to add breakdancing as new sport in Olympic games?
    A) 2028
    B) 2024
    C) 2026
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Olympic Committee has decided to take breakdancing out for a spin with its upcoming Paris 2024 games.
  8. Paul Sein Twa from which country has won the Goldman Environmental Prize 2020 for Asia, in recognition of his efforts in promoting the self-determination of the Karen people in managing their natural resources?
    A) Poland
    B) Myanmar
    C) Thailand
    D) Iceland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The co-founder of KESAN and Salween Peace Park in Myanmar, Paul Sein Twa has won the Goldman Environmental Prize 2020 for Asia, in recognition of his efforts in promoting the self-determination of the Karen people in managing their natural resources.
  9. According to Nomura, which country is going to be the fastest growing Asian economy in 2021?
    A) China
    B) Singapore
    C) Indonesia
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India could well be the fastest-growing Asian economy in calendar year 2021 (CY21) if Nomura’s forecasts are to be believed.
    The foreign research and brokerage house expects the Indian economy – as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) – to grow at 9.9 per cent in 2021, eclipsing China (2021 GDP growth pegged at 9 per cent) and Singapore (at 7.5 per cent) during this period.
  10. Which bank has been chosen to be the designated bank for all financial transactions under National Health Mission (NHM) in West Bengal?
    A) ICICI bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank has won the mandate to be the designated bank for all financial transactions under National Health Mission (NHM) in West Bengal, outbidding State Bank of India and other public sector lenders despite their bigger presence in the state.
  11. Which bank Federal Bank has tied-up with OrbitRemit Limited to facilitate money transfer from New Zealand to India?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Federal Bank has entered into a tie-up with OrbitRemit Limited to facilitate money transfer from New Zealand to India.
  12. According to a report by Truecaller, which country topped in global spam call tally?
    A) Australia
    B) Brazil
    C) India
    D) Oman
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian mobile users saw a 34% decline in spam calls received in 2020, helping the country move lower to the ninth position in the tally of most spammed countries, according to a report by Truecaller. Brazil continues to stay on top position.
    Within India, Gujarat received the most spam calls in 2020.While India was at the fifth position in terms of number of spam calls received by users in 2019.
  13. Which country will host the World Economic Forum in May 2021?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Malaysia
    C) Denmark
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Economic Forum is set to be held in Singapore in May next year as the Covid-19 pandemic has made it too difficult to hold the annual gathering in Switzerland.
  14. Central government is going to start how many Khelo India small centres to encourage sports culture in country?
    A) 1000
    B) 2000
    C) 1500
    D) 500
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Govt to start 1000 Khelo India small centres to encourage sports culture in country
  15. Ministry of AYUSH in association with which of the following will set up a Department of Integrative Medicine?
    A) University College Of Medical Sciences
    B) AIIMS
    C) Maulana Azad Medical College
    D) University of Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ministry of AYUSH and AIIMS have decided to initiate work on setting up a Department of Integrative Medicine at AIIMS.
  16. The Union Cabinet approved how much outlay for the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) that aims at encouraging businesses to do fresh hiring amid the pandemic?
    A) Rs 20,920 crore
    B) Rs 22,810 crore
    C) Rs 23,540 crore
    D) Rs 21,530 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved Rs 22,810 crore outlay for the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) that aims at encouraging businesses to do fresh hiring amid the pandemic.
  17. Which state government launched ‘Livelihood Generation for Returned Migrant Workers’ to assist the migrant workers, who lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic?
    A) Tripura
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Mizoram
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Mizoram government has launched a project to assist the migrant workers, who lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, find suitable employment.
    The Rs 3.3 project under the Mizoram Youth Commission (MZC) christened as ‘Livelihood Generation for Returned Migrant Workers’ was launched by Chief Minister Zoramathn.
  18. How much amount was released by the central government to 14 states as monthly instalment of post devolution revenue deficit grant in December 2020?
    A) Rs 6,195 crore
    B) Rs 5,034 crore
    C) Rs 3,652 crore
    D) Rs 4,761 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre released Rs 6,195 crore to 14 states as monthly instalment of post devolution revenue deficit grant.
    Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand and West Bengal are the states to whom the amount has been released.
  19. Where was the second TCGA-Cancer Genome Atlas 2020 hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Noida
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Minister of Science and Technology has actually held the second TCGA-Cancer Genome Atlas 2020 conference in New Delhi. The conference brought together scientists and clinicians from all over the world to jointly establish the Indian Cancer Genome Atlas (ICGA).

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Nomura Holdings located?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Tokyo, Japan
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Federal Bank situated?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Odisha
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Aluva, Kochi, Kerala
  3. Where is the HQ of Truecaller situated?
    A) Sweden
    B) Denmark
    C) Switzerland
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Truecaller is a Swedish company founded in 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden by Nami Zarringhalam and Alan Mamedi.
  4. Where is the HQ of World Economic Forum situated?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Singapore
    C) Switzerland
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Cologny, Switzerland

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