Current Affairs Quiz: December 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. When is UNICEF Foundation Day celebrated?
    A) December 14
    B) December 10
    C) December 12
    D) December 11
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    UNICEF Foundation Day is celebrated every year on December 11 ever since the United Nations General Assembly created UNICEF on the same day back in 1946.
  2. What is the theme of International Mountain Day 2020?
    A) Mountain Farming
    B) Mountain Biodiversity
    C) Mountains matter for Youth
    D) Mountains under Pressure
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    In order to raise awareness of the need to protect mountains and its biodiversity, International Mountain Day is observed on December 11.
    The theme for International Mountain Day 2020 is mountain biodiversity.
  3. Astad Deboo who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Author
    C) Businessman
    D) Dancer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Astad Deboo, the pioneer of contemporary dance in India, and a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, passed away after a brief illness. He was 73.
    Deboo trained in Kathak as well as Kathakali and went on to combine the two classical dance forms to create a unique fusion dance form, earning the tag of ‘pioneer of modern dance in India’.
  4. Ram Lal Rahi who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Author
    B) Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Ram Lal Rahi died at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district. He was 86.
  5. Zena Wooldridge who has been elected as the new World Squash Federation (WSF) President, belongs to which country?
    A) UK
    B) Australia
    C) Russia
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    England’s Zena Wooldridge has been elected as the new World Squash Federation (WSF) President following the WSF’s 2020 Annual General Meeting.
  6. Who has been selected as the new president of the International Golf Federation?
    A) Cristie Kerr
    B) Lorena Ochoa
    C) Annika Sorenstam
    D) Paula Creamer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The IGF Board elected the 72-time LPGA winner and World Golf Hall of Famer, Annika Sorenstam as the next president of the International Golf Federation during a virtual meeting.
  7. Where will the 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) take place?
    A) Seychelles
    B) Madagascar
    C) Maldives
    D) Tanzania
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG), will take place in Madagascar, instead of Maldives. It will be the 11th edition of this multi-sport event for athletes representing the National Olympic Committees of Indian Ocean island nations.
  8. Which company in partnership with Skylotech India has announced world’s first, a breakthrough in satellite-based NB-IoT (Narrow Band-Internet of Things)?
    A) Jio
    B) Airtel
    C) Vodafone-Idea
    D) BSNL
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BSNL in partnership with Skylotech India announced world’s first, a breakthrough in satellite-based NB-IoT (Narrow Band-Internet of Things).
  9. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in December 2020, upgraded its forecast for the Indian economy to what percent for 2020-21?
    A) 8%
    B) 9%
    C) 7%
    D) 10%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) upgraded its forecast for the Indian economy, projecting 8% contraction in 2020-21 as compared to 9% estimated earlier, on the back of a faster-than-expected recovery.
  10. Which company launched a new digital campaign- ‘heroes of my city’ celebrating real life heroes and their acts of generosity during the ongoing pandemic?
    A) Future Generali India Life Insurance
    B) Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
    C) Birla Sun Life Insurance
    D) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance has launched its new digital campaign- ‘heroes of my city’ celebrating real life heroes and their acts of generosity during the ongoing pandemic.
    The campaign starts with actress Bhumi Pednekar lending a strong voice to the idea of recognising these real-life heroes that exist in every city.
  11. Which insurance company has partnered with Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd (MIBL) to raise its penetration in tier-II and III cities?
    A) HDFC Standard Life Insurance
    B) IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    C) SBI General Insurance
    D) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SBI General Insurance has partnered with Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd (MIBL) to raise its penetration in tier-II and III cities.
  12. Which of the following company launched a critical illness rider and a wellness app?
    A) Max Life Insurance Company
    B) Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company
    C) Tata AIA Life Insurance Company
    D) Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Company
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Max Life Insurance Company Ltd. announced the launch of ‘Max Life Critical Illness and Disability Rider’ along with ‘Max Fit’ — a comprehensive wellness programme.
  13. RBL Bank with which insurance company has into a bancassurance channel?
    A) Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
    B) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    C) HDFC Standard Life Insurance
    D) PNB MetLife India Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    RBL Bank and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance have entered into a bancassurance partnership.
  14. The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for setting up public WiFi hotspots across the country via public data offices or PDOs under ‘PM-WANI’. What does I stand for in PM-WANI?
    A) Interchange
    B) Interoperability
    C) Incharge
    D) Interface
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved a proposal for setting up public WiFi hotspots across the country via public data offices or PDOs, which could even be a kirana shop or a paan shop. The move, aimed at helping accelerate the uptake of broadband Internet services, will not require the PDOs to get a license or pay a fee.
    The public Wi-Fi Access Network Interface, which will be called ‘PM-WANI’, was first recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in 2017.
  15. Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with which university to set up a world class incubation centre to provide basic amenities and conducive atmosphere to new entrepreneurs in the state?
    A) Columbia University
    B) Cornell University
    C) Barnard University
    D) Fordham University
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a bid to provide basic amenities and conducive atmosphere to new entrepreneurs, a world class incubation centre is in the offing in Maharashtra.
    The state government would sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Cornell University from New York, USA for setting up the incubation centre. With this, Maharashtra will become the first state in the country to come up with such a centre.
  16. Which state’s cabinet approved the introduction of two draft bills pertaining to the prevention of incidents of violence and atrocities against women and children in the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Gujarat
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra Cabinet approved the introduction of two draft bills pertaining to the prevention of incidents of violence and atrocities against women and children in the state.
    Once passed by the state legislature it will be called the “Shakti Act”.
  17. Which state signed an MoU with the Survey of India for the implementation of ‘YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhoomi Hakku-Bhoomi Rakshana’ in the state?
    A) Telangana
    B) Odisha
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Survey of India in the presence of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for the implementation of the ‘YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhoomi Hakku-Bhoomi Rakshana’, scheduled for launch on December 21.
  18. Which is the second state after North-eastern states which managed the Covid-19 situation well?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Bihar
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    North-eastern states have topped the list of states in managing Covid-19 followed by Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, according to a study conducted by SBI Research. Northeast was combined into one.
    Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the list.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Max Life Insurance situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) New Delhi
    C) Noida
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance situated?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Noida
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of International Golf Federation situated?
    A) Frankfurt, Germany
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Lausanne, Switzerland
    D) Berlin, Germany
    View Answer
    Option C

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