Current Affairs Quiz: December 15, 2020

Current Affairs 15 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched a System for Health and Rehabilitation Assistance for distribution of assistive devices to lakhs of persons with disabilities?
    A) Kerala
    B) Odisha
    C) West Bengal
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra’s Department of Social Justice is all set to launch an ambitious scheme for distribution of assistive devices to lakhs of persons with disabilities through MahaSharad Digital Platform to coincide with NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s 80th birthday.
    Maharashtra System for Health and Rehabilitation Assistance” or MahaSharad platform has been created to provide various devices to persons with disabilities free of cost through the Commissionerate for persons with Disability.
  2. World Health Organization tied up with which of the following to implement the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) initiative?
    A) International Federation of Red Cross
    B) American Red Cross
    C) International Committee of the Red Cross
    D) Doctors Without Borders
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross) Secretary-General Mr Jagan Chapagain signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on implementing the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) initiative.
  3. Between which country and India will the ‘Swadhinata Sarak’ be opened in next year?
    A) Nepal
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen has said that the ‘Swadhinata Sarak’ between Bangladesh and India will be opened on 26 March next year. The road remains functional on the Indian side while it will be connected through Mujibnagar, Meherpur district in Bangladesh.
  4. Where has the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to set up an Automated Banknote Processing Centre (ABPC) for receipt, storage and dispatch of currency notes?
    A) Surat
    B) Noida
    C) Bhopal
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    With a view to effectively deal with increasing circulation of banknotes, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to set up an Automated Banknote Processing Centre (ABPC) in Jaipur for receipt, storage and dispatch of currency notes.
  5. Which of the following launched an electronic spot platform for agricultural commodities called BEAM?
    A) Multi Commodity Exchange
    B) Calcutta Stock Exchange
    C) Bombay Stock Exchange
    D) National Stock Exchange
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Diversified exchange BSE has launched an electronic spot platform for agricultural commodities – “BSE E-Agricultural Markets Ltd. (BEAM)” – through its subsidiary BSE Investments.
  6. India’s Ankita Raina won the ITF Doubles Title in Dubai with Ekaterine Gorgodze of which country?
    A) Georgia
    B) Moldova
    C) Turkey
    D) Belarus
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Top Indian tennis player Ankita Raina won her third doubles title of the pandemic-hit 2020 season, clinching the Al Habtoor challenge with Ekaterine Gorgodze (Georgia).
  7. Who won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Valtteri Bottas
    B) Max Verstappen
    C) Charles Leclerc
    D) Daniel Ricciardo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant style for his second victory of the season and 10th of his career.
  8. Who won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award instituted by the Schwab Foundation and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation?
    A) Sunil Parekh
    B) Hamid Saleh
    C) Anshul Sardana
    D) Ashraf Patel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ashraf Patel won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award instituted by the Schwab Foundation and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.
    The award was presented by Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development and Textiles at a virtual ceremony.
    Ashraf Patel is the co-founder of Pravah and ComMutiny Youth Collective.
  9. Which of the following has decided to launch an international prize in the field of ‘creative economy’ in the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman?
    A) OECD
    B) FAO
    C) UNESCO
    D) UNICEF
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The UNESCO has decided to launch an international prize in the field of ‘creative economy’ in the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
  10. Vidyavachaspati Bannanje Govindacharya who passed away was related with?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Sanskrit
    C) Hindi
    D) Tamil
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Renowned Sanskrit scholar Vidyavachaspati Bannanje Govindacharya passed away due to age-related ailments at his residence at Ambalpady in Karnataka’s Udupi district. He is 84.
  11. Charley Pride who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Painter
    C) Actor
    D) Comedian
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Charley Pride, the country music legend who amassed more than 50 top-10 hits between 1967 and 1987, and won several Grammy Awards, has died. He was 86.
  12. Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager who passed away and was the first pilot to break the sound barrier belonged to which country?
    A) Russia
    B) France
    C) Italy
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager, the US test pilot of World War II who was the first pilot to break the sound barrier, died at the age of 97. His accomplishment launched the era of supersonic flight.
  13. When is Energy Conservation Day celebrated in the country?
    A) December 14
    B) December 15
    C) December 12
    D) December 13
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Every year on 14 December, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power, celebrates Energy Conservation Day in a bid to raise awareness on the importance of energy conservation for the present as well as future generations.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option C

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