Current Affairs Quiz: December 16, 2021

Current Affairs 16 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. PM Modi laid foundation stone of MaaUmiya Dham Development Project in which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Umiya Mata Dham temple and temple premises under Maa Umiya Dham Development Project at Umiya Campus in Sola in Ahmedabad, Gujarat via video conference. He stated the Project as an example of the notion of ‘SabkaPrayas’ (Efforts of everyone).
  2. Which state government joined hands with UNCDF to drive economic empowerment of women?
    A) Odisha
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha government’s Department of Mission Shakti signed an agreement with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) to empower women economically and drive gender equality in the state.
  3. Which bank tied up with Swift to digitise trade banking?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Axis Bank is integrating different digitisation initiatives by government bodies and service providers to extend an end-to-end service to business clients.
  4. Recently which card was launched by SBI card for fitness and health enthusiasts?
    A) Pulse
    B) Health
    C) Recover
    D) Run
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    SBI Card, India’s largest pure-play credit card issuer, announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind fitness & wellness-focused credit card – ‘SBI Card PULSE’.
  5. Which bank has tied up with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance to launch a women-centric health insurance policy Chola Sarva Shakti?
    A) Jana SFB
    B) ESAF
    C) Paytm Payments Bank
    D) Equitas SFB
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB) said it has tied up with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance to launch a women-centric health insurance policy Chola Sarva Shakti.The product has been launched to empower Indian women with good health and finances.
  6. Which bank has launched solution for digital banking payments, named World Wave?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) PNB
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bank of Baroda (BoB) has launched a solution for digital banking payments, named bob World Wave.
  7. Recently which plan was launched by LIC which is a Non -Linked, Non-Participating, Individual Savings Life Insurance Plan?
    A) Jeevan Labh
    B) Jeevan Tarun
    C) Dhan Rekha
    D) Jeevan Rekha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has introduced a new plan Dhan Rekha with effect from 13 December 2021 which is a Non -Linked, Non-Participating, Individual Savings Life Insurance Plan.
  8. Which company has tied up with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up Alkaline Electrolyze technology for Green Hydrogen production?
    A) NTPC
    B) HAL
    C) IOCL
    D) BPCL
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has tied up with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up Alkaline Electrolyze technology for Green Hydrogen production.
  9. ADB trims Asia growth forecasts to how much percent in Fy21?
    A) 7.5%
    B) 6.9%
    C) 6.6%
    D) 7.0%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank warned that the highly mutated Omicron coronavirus variant could have a “substantial” economic impact, as it trimmed its 2021 and 2022 growth forecasts for developing Asia.
  10. On the basis of the recommendation of which committee, BCCI formed committee for differently-abled cricketers?
    A) Justice Lodha
    B) Justice Chandrachud
    C) Justice Nv Rammanna
    D) Justice Lokur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The BCCI has formed a committee for the differently-abled cricketers of the country, paving the way for them to play under the Board’s aegis.
  11. The International Boxing Association has changed its acronym from AIBA to which name?
    A) IBAS
    B) AIBOC
    C) AIBO
    D) IBA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Boxing Association has changed its acronym from AIBA to IBA, promising to adopt a set of governance reforms so as to keep the sport’s inclusion at the 2028 Olympics.
  12. Which Male player bagged ICC’s Player of the Month award for November?
    A) Steve Smith
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Ben Stokes
    D) David Warner
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Australia opener David Warner and West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews were voted the ICC Players of the Month for November.
  13. Who was named Time magazine’s ‘person of the year‘ 2021?
    A) Elon Musk
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Virat Kohli
    D) Joe Biden
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Time magazine named Tesla chief and space entrepreneur Elon Musk as its person of the year 2021, citing his embodiment of the technological shifts but also troubling trends reshaping people’s lives.
  14. Recently Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) tested which indigenously designed and developed missile from Pokhran range?
    A) Vayu
    B) Alpan
    C) Agni
    D) Sant
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) tested the indigenously designed and developed Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile from Pokhran ranges, informed the Ministry of Defence.
  15. Which institute signed an MoU with the Indian Air Force (IAF) for various developmental projects to support the requirements of the IAF?
    A) IIM Ahmedabad
    B) IISC Bengaluru
    C) IIT Kanpur
    D) IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IIT Delhi recently signed an MoU with the Indian Air Force (IAF) for various developmental projects to support the requirements of the IAF.
  16. Recently Askot wildlife sanctuary in which state was declared as eco-sensitive zone (ESZ)?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Established to protect the endangered flagship species Musk Deer and its habitat, the picturesque Askot Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh has been finally declared as an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ).
  17. Who is the author of book titled Pride, Prejudice and Punditry’?
    A) Akshata Rao
    B) Roman Saini
    C) Arundhati Roy
    D) Shashi Tharoor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The book titled ‘Pride, Prejudice and Punditry’ was launched in Hyderabad, Telangana. The book has been authored by former union minister and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Dr. Shashi Tharoor.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of International Boxing Association?
    A) Thailand
    B) Switzerland
    C) Usa
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

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