Current Affairs Quiz: December 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. On December 16, 2020, PM Narendra Modi Modi lit the ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ from the eternal flame of the National War Memorial to mark the beginning of the 50th anniversary year celebrations of India’s victory over Pakistan in which year?
    A) 1971
    B) 1965
    C) 1983
    D) 1976
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lit the ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ from the eternal flame of the National War Memorial, marking the beginning of the 50th anniversary year celebrations of India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971.
  2. Which state government is all set to implement uniform land and building development rules across the state?
    A) Goa
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a bid to boost the ailing real estate sector, the Uddhav Thackeray-led state government is all set to implement uniform land and building development rules across Maharashtra. The unified development control rules policy will apply to all municipal corporations, councils and nagar panchayats in the state, excluding Mumbai and a few surrounding areas.
  3. In December 2020, where did the Ministry of AYUSH approve 200 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres?
    A) Hilsa
    B) Begusarai
    C) Almora
    D) Dumka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of AYUSH has approved 200 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres in almora district of Uttarakhand under centrally sponsored scheme of National AYUSH Mission.
  4. Which bank unveiled a new digital payment application “DakPay” to provide digital financial inclusion across the country?
    A) India Post Payments Bank
    B) Airtel Payments Bank
    C) Fino Payments Bank
    D) NSDL Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Department of Posts and the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) unveiled a new digital payment application “DakPay” as part of its ongoing efforts to provide digital financial inclusion at the last mile across the country.
  5. S&P Global Ratings raised India’s growth projection for the current fiscal to how much percent?
    A) – 9.6%
    B) – 5.1%
    C) – 8.2%
    D) – 7.7%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    S&P Global Ratings raised India’s growth projection for the current fiscal to (-) 7.7 per cent from (-) 9 per cent estimated earlier on rising demand and falling COVID infection rates.
  6. India’s GDP growth is expected to be at what percent in FY21 according to SBI research report, Ecowrap?
    A) – 8.5%
    B) – 6.3%
    C) – 7.4%
    D) – 5.8%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s GDP growth is expected to be at (-) 7.4 per cent in FY21 on better than projected recovery, said a SBI research report, upgrading its earlier forecast of (-) 10.9 per cent.
  7. Frank Bainimarama, the prime minister of which country has been given the 2020 Champions of the Earth Award by UNEP under ‘Policy Leadership’ category?
    A) Tanzania
    B) Fiji
    C) Seychelles
    D) Zambia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The UN Environment Program (UNEP) is presenting the Champions of the Earth Award since 2005, to inspire and motivate more people to act for nature. The 2020 Champions of the Earth Award has been bestowed upon 6 individuals. The list of winners is given below.
    1.Policy Leadership – Frank Bainimarama, the Prime Minister of Fiji
    2.Inspiration and Action – Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer from Burkina Faso
    3.Inspiration and Action – Nemonte Nenquimo, an Ecuadorian female green campaigner
    4.Science and Innovation – Fabian Leendertz, a German scientist
    5.Entrepreneur Vision – Mindy Lubber, an American social entrepreneur
    6.Lifetime Achievement Award – Robert D. Bullard, an American scholar
  8. Ambrose Dlamini, Prime Minister of which country passed away due to Covid-19?
    A) Eswatini
    B) Lesotho
    C) Botswana
    D) Malawi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus in neighbouring South Africa, has died. He was 52.
  9. Shripati Khanchnale, winner of the prestigious ‘Hind Kesari’ title in 1959, who passed away was a ?
    A) Boxer
    B) Wrestler
    C) Footballer
    D) Tennis Player
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Noted wrestler Shripati Khanchnale, who had won the prestigious ‘Hind Kesari’ title in 1959, died at a private hospital in Kolhapur in western Maharashtra. He was 86.
  10. Vice Admiral Srikant, who passed away, was related to?
    A) Indian Coast Guard
    B) Indian Air Force
    C) Indian Army
    D) Indian Navy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Navy’s senior most submariner, Vice Admiral Srikant, passed away due to COVID-19-related complications at the Base hospital in the national capital.
  11. When is Vijay Diwas celebrated in India?
    A) December 14
    B) December 13
    C) December 16
    D) December 17
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Every year December 16, is observed as Vijay Diwas, to commemorate India’s victory in the gruesome Indo-Pak war of 1971 that led to the formation of Bangladesh.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of India Post Payments Bank situated?
    A) Gurugram
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of S&P Global Ratings situated?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Paris, France
    C) London, UK
    D) Berlin, Germany
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Amsterdam, Netherlands
    C) Nairobi, Kenya
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option C

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