Current Affairs Quiz: December 13, 2020

Current Affairs 13 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which India Union Territory has been declared India’s first Union Territory to become 100 per cent organic?
    A) Ladakh
    B) Lakshadweep
    C) Puducherry
    D) Daman & Diu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Agriculture has declared Lakshadweep as India’s first Union Territory to become 100 per cent organic.
    Lakshadweep is second only to Sikkim, which was India’s first state to be declared completely organic.
  2. Where did Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurate the three lane 1.5 km long Koilwar bridge?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the three lane 1.5 km long Koilwar bridge over Sone river in Bihar through Video Conferencing. A sum of 266 crore rupees has been spent on the bridge.
  3. In which state is the National Centre for Divyang Empowerment at the CRPF Group Centre inaugurated?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Karnataka
    C) West Bengal
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy has inaugurated the National Centre for Divyang Empowerment at the CRPF Group Centre in Hakimpet near Hyderabad.
  4. Worth how much amount Covid vaccine initiative is being launched by the Asian Development Bank to offer support to its developing member economies to procure and deliver COVID-19 vaccines?
    A) USD 9 billion
    B) USD 5 billion
    C) USD 6 billion
    D) USD 8 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has launched a USD 9 billion vaccine initiative that will offer support to its developing member economies to procure and deliver COVID-19 vaccines.
    The Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX) provides a comprehensive framework and resource envelope for supporting developing Asia’s vaccine access, using two complementary components.
  5. Who have been jointly named Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year”?
    A) Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison
    B) Kamala Harris and Jacinda Ardern
    C) Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
    D) Joe Biden and Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were jointly named Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year”, chosen from a list of finalists that included the man Biden vanquished at the polls – President Donald Trump.
  6. Who has topped the Eastern Eye’s 50 Asian celebrities in the World list published by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper?
    A) Priyanka Chopra Jonas
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Prabhas
    D) Sonu Sood
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has overtaken Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Bahubali actor Prabhas to become the number one South Asian celebrity on the Eastern Eye’s 50 Asian celebrities in the World list published by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper.
    Canadian YouTuber, social media star, comedian and TV personality Lilly Singh came in second and Half-Indian British pop superstar, Charli XCX, was third in the list.
  7. Dr. Carolina Araujo who has become the first non-Indian to receive Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2020 for her outstanding work in algebraic geometry hails from which country?
    A) France
    B) Netherlands
    C) Brazil
    D) Kenya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2020 has been awarded to Dr. Carolina Araujo, Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received the Prize for her outstanding work in algebraic geometry.
    Dr. Araujo, who is Vice President of the Committee for Women in Mathematics at the International Mathematical Union, is the first non-Indian to receive this prize and will be a role model for all women.
  8. Who is the author of the book titled “Dharma: Decoding the Epics for A Meaningful Life”?
    A) Amish Tripathi
    B) Ajit Sethi
    C) Ashwin Sanghi
    D) Devdutt Pattanaik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book, titled “Dharma: Decoding the Epics for A Meaningful Life” by Amish Tripathi, offers practical, philosophical lessons drawn from ancient Hindu epics.
  9. When is International Day of Neutrality celebrated?
    A) December 10
    B) December 12
    C) December 15
    D) December 14
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Every year on December 12th, the International Day of Neutrality celebrated across the world to promotes the importance of peaceful, friendly, and mutually beneficial relations between countries.
  10. What is the theme of Universal Health Coverage Day 2020?
    A) Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere
    B) Initiatives for UHC in the world
    C) Keep the promise
    D) Health for all: protect everyone
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Universal Health Coverage Day, commemorated each 12 December, is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere.
    The theme of 2020 is “Health for all: protect everyone”.

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