Current Affairs Quiz: December 16, 2020

Current Affairs 16 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Research Institute from which country has signed an MoU with cGanga, a think-tank of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) for development of sludge management framework in India?
    A) Poland
    B) Mali
    C) Norway
    D) Slovakia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research has signed an MoU with cGanga, a think-tank of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) for development of sludge management framework in India.
  2. Where did the ninth edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) held?
    A) Dehradun
    B) Ranchi
    C) Bhopal
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The ninth edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) in Dehradun has begun.
    The theme for this year is Emerging Pathways for Building a Resilient Post COVID-19 Mountain Economy, Adaptation, Innovation and Acceleration.
  3. Where was the second Bangladesh-India Cotton Fest 2020 held?
    A) Delhi
    B) Dhaka
    C) Tripura
    D) Chittagong
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The second Bangladesh-India Cotton Fest 2020 was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. RBI approved the re-appointment of whom as the managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB)?
    A) Madhukar Parekh
    B) Shankar Acharya
    C) Prakash Apte
    D) Uday Kotak
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Private sector Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) said the RBI has approved the re-appointment of Uday Kotak as managing director of the bank for a further period of three years.
  5. Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) extended a Line of Credit (LOC) of $448 million to which country?
    A) Albania
    B) Kyrgyzstan
    C) Uzbekistan
    D) Mozambique
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank), on behalf of the Government of India, has extended a Line of Credit (LOC) of $448 million to the Government of Republic of Uzbekistan.
  6. Which of the following has set up a new department called Corporation Finance Investigation Department (CFID) to tackle cases of diversion of funds, bank loans, etc.?
    A) SEBI
    B) NABARD
    C) RBI
    D) IRDAI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Market regulator SEBI has set up a specialised department to tackle cases of diversion of funds, bank loans and resources by company promoters.
    The new department will be known as the Corporation Finance Investigation Department (CFID).
  7. In association with which bank has Aceware, a fintech company, launched Ace Money Micro ATM service in Kochi, Kerala?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Kota Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Aimed at enabling withdrawal of money from a bank account from the comfort of home, Aceware, a fintech company based in Infopark, has launched Ace Money Micro ATM service in Kochi.
    Aceware is rolling out the service in association with ICICI Bank.
  8. Ride-hailing platform Ola is going to invest Rs 2,400 crore for setting up its first electric scooter factory in which state?
    A) Goa
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ride-hailing platform Ola said it has inked an agreement with the Tamil Nadu government to invest Rs 2,400 crore for setting up its first electric scooter factory in the state.
  9. Ratings agency Crisil revised upwards its FY21 GDP contraction estimate to what percent?
    A) 8.2%
    B) 6.8%
    C) 6.3%
    D) 7.7%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ratings agency Crisil revised upwards its FY21 GDP contraction estimate to 7.7 per cent from the earlier expectation of 9 per cent, and termed lower government spending as a “constraint” for growth.
  10. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has joined hands with which of the following to bring the benefits of ecommerce to micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in 10 states across India?
    A) Amazon
    B) Flipkart
    C) Snapdeal
    D) Myntra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    At the 17th Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Global SME Business Summit, Amazon.in and CII signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring the benefits of ecommerce to micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in 10 states across India.
  11. Who won the 10m air rifle event at the 6th edition of the International Online Shooting Championship (IOSC)?
    A) Samresh Jung
    B) Vijay Kumar
    C) Yash Vardhan
    D) Gagan Narang
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Junior Asian champion Yash Vardhan of India won the 10m air rifle event at the 6th edition of the International Online Shooting Championship (IOSC)
  12. At which two venues will Odisha host 2023 FIH (International Hockey Federation) Men’s Hockey World Cup?
    A) Bhubaneswar and Rourkela
    B) Rourkela and Puri
    C) Cuttack and Puri
    D) Balasore and Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) had announced that the 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup will be hosted in Odisha, for a second consecutive time.
    The tournament will be held at two venues, Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.
  13. GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers) has launched its Project 17A stealth frigate named what?
    A) Udaygiri
    B) Taragiri
    C) Nilgiri
    D) Himgiri
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The first GRSE-built Project 17A stealth frigate ‘Himgiri’, which will add to the might of the Indian Navy, was launched, with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat describing it as a historic moment.
  14. Padma Vibhushan recipient, Roddam Narasimha who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Doctor
    B) Scientist
    C) Engineer
    D) Economist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A renowned aerospace scientist and Padma Vibhushan recipient, Roddam Narasimha, passed away at a private hospital in Bangalore. He was 87.
  15. D Ethiraj who passed away was related to which sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Football
    C) Cricket
    D) Hockey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former India international D Ethiraj passed away at his residence Jogupalya, Bengaluru, at the age of 86. Ethiraj was a part of the Indian football team that finished on top of the podium at the 1962 Asian Games.
  16. Kim Ki-duk who passed was a renowned filmmaker in which country?
    A) Hong Kong
    B) North Korea
    C) South Korea
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk died of complications from COVID-19 in Latvia. He was 59.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Hockey Federation (FIH) situated?
    A) Paris, France
    B) Berlin, Germany
    C) Lausanne, Switzerland
    D) Vienna, Austria
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of Ola situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    CEO: Bhavish Aggarwal
  3. Where is the HQ of Exim Bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

  4. Where is the HQ of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Panaji
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option B

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