Current Affairs Quiz: December 14, 2021

Current Affairs 14 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state government signed LoU with UNDP to improve employment opportunities for youth?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Karnataka Department of Youth Empowerment & Sports has signed a Letter of Understanding with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) as part of the state-level initiative ‘Code-Unnati’ with the aim of improving access to entrepreneurship and employment opportunities among the youth, including women.
  2. NITI Aayog in partnership with which company launched Convoke 2021-22?
    A) Aryan Foundation
    B) Aasha Groups
    C) Espieing Foundation
    D) Bharti Foundation
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog in partnership with Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, launched Convoke 2021-22.
  3. NITI Aayog to set up how many Atal Tinkering Labs in Jammu and Kashmir?
    A) 1100
    B) 1050
    C) 1000
    D) 1250
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The NITI Aayog will soon set up 1,000 Atal Tinkering Labs, 187 by the end of the current financial year, in Jammu and Kashmir, said the Union Territory (UT) administration.
  4. Which country became first country to transition to 4-and-half day work week?
    A) France
    B) UAE
    C) South Sudan
    D) Japan
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The United Arab Emirates announced to change its existing five-day workweek to a four-and-a-half day starting January 1, becoming the world’s first country to make the employee-friendly transition as part of its efforts to improve productivity and work-life balance.
  5. Which country has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council after elections were held at its Assembly in London for the 2022-23 biennium?
    A) India
    B) Austria
    C) China
    D) Bhutan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council after elections were held at its Assembly in London for the 2022-23 biennium.
  6. What is the rank of India in Global Health Security (GHS) Index 2021?
    A) 66th
    B) 51st
    C) 55th
    D) 67th
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    As per the Global Health Security (GHS) Index 2021, the world’s average overall GHS Index score was reduced to 38.9 (out of 100) in 2021, from a score of 40.2 in the GHS Index, 2019. GHS Index is developed in partnership with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  7. What is the rank of India in World Talent Ranking report 2021?
    A) 56th
    B) 66th
    C) 47th
    D) 49th
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World Competitive Centre of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) has released its “World Talent Ranking Report 2021.”
    According to the report, Europe continues to dominate the rankings for 2021. The top ten countries are included in the ‘World Talent Ranking 2021’ from Europe.
  8. Recently RBI enforced 20-digit LEI for cross-border deals above how much amount?
    A) ₹40 cr
    B) ₹100 cr
    C) ₹25 cr
    D) ₹50 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) made Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) mandatory for cross-border transactions for capital or current account transactions of Rs 50 crore and above, from October 1 next year.
  9. Which company has announced alliance with Vasai Vikas Sahakari Bank to offer insurance solutions?
    A) Kotak General Insurance
    B) HDFC Ergo
    C) MAX BUPA
    D) IDBI Federal
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company Ltd (Kotak General Insurance) and Vasai Vikas Sahakari Bank Ltd have announced a strategic alliance to provide the bank’s customers access to a range of insurance solutions.
  10. Recently which bank has tied up with NPCI to launch doorstep bill payments service?
    A) IPPB
    B) SBI
    C) IDBI
    D) PNB
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) said it has tied up with National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) bill payments system Bharat BillPay to facilitate cash-based bill paymentsservice at customer’s doorstep.
  11. Magnus Carlsen won FIDE World Chess Championship 2021.Which country does he represent?
    A) Sweden
    B) Switzerland
    C) Norway
    D) Denmark
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Norway’s Magnus Carlsen claimed his fifth world chess crown in Dubai with a crushing 7.5-3.5 victory against Ian Nepomniachtchi, who faded badly after going toe-to-toe with the Norwegian defending champion in the early games.
  12. Who was appointed as Executive Director of Unicef?
    A) Martin Siemens
    B) Alexa Rutheres
    C) Maradona Alexaia
    D) Catherine Russell
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Catherine Russell, an adviser to US President Joe Biden, as Executive Director of Unicef, a UN spokesman said.
  13. Who received the 10th annual Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration award?
    A) Gita Gopinath
    B) Indra Nooyi
    C) Ratan Tata
    D) Aziz Premji
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Azim Premji, founder chairman of Wipro limited and founder of Azim Premji Foundation is this year’s recipient of 10th annual Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration, jointly established by Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) and the U.S.-based Vellore CMC Foundation.
  14. Who was crowned with Miss Universe 2021 title?
    A) Shivani Srivastava
    B) Andrea Meza
    C) Manushi Chillar
    D) Harnaaz Sandhu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Actor-model India’s Harnaaz Sandhu, 21, crowned Miss Universe 2021 at the 70th edition of the pageant in Eilat, Israel.
  15. Who has been awarded the 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries?
    A) Tanya Tyagi
    B) Surya Barman
    C) Nikhil Srivastava
    D) Neena Gupta
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Neena Gupta, a mathematician and professor at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, has been awarded the 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries.
  16. Who is the author of book titled Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water and How We Can Save It”?
    A) Gurucharan Shaw
    B) Mridula Ramesh
    C) Amit Banerjee
    D) Saumya Rawat
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Recently, Mridula Ramesh has launched a new book titled “Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water and How We Can Save It”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNICEF?
    A) Washington
    B) Rome
    C) NewYork
    D) Berlin
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of International Maritime Organisation?
    A) NewYork
    B) London
    C) Rome
    D) Geneva
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of UAE?
    A) Rupee
    B) Lira
    C) Dirham
    D) Dinar
    View Answer
    Option C

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