Current Affairs Quiz: December 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. Recently the government has accorded in-principle approval for setting up how many Greenfield Airports across the country?
    A) 21
    B) 25
    C) 17
    D) 15
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has accorded in-principle approval for setting up 21 Greenfield Airportsacross the country so far.
  2. India’s first Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects to be set up in which state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Uttrakhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s first Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects to be set up at Simhadri near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Recently Cabinet has approved the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between India and which country?
    A) Poland
    B) Switzerland
    C) USa
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Cabinet has approved the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between India and Poland.
  4. Recently Cabinet has approved an incentive scheme for promotion of which Debit Cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions?
    A) Visa
    B) Rupay
    C) OneCard
    D) MasterCard
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Cabinet has approved an incentive scheme for promotion of RuPay Debit Cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions.
  5. How much amount will be spent in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for 2021-26?
    A) ₹81000 cr
    B) ₹85000 cr
    C) ₹77000 cr
    D) ₹93000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Cabinet has approved implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for 2021-26. The scheme will benefit about 22 lakh farmers, including 2.5 lakh Scheduled Caste and two lakh Scheduled Tribe farmers.
  6. How much amount was approved to boost semiconductor and display manufacturing in country?
    A) ₹71000 cr
    B) ₹72000 cr
    C) ₹70000 cr
    D) ₹76000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government approved a Rs 76,000-crore scheme to boost semiconductor and display manufacturing in the country in an bid to position India as a global hub for hi-tech production, and attract large chip makers.
  7. India with which other country have decided to promote interregional cooperation between their respective states with an eye on improving overall economic partnership?
    A) Poland
    B) Armenia
    C) Kyrgyzstan
    D) Uzbekistan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India and Uzbekistan have decided to promote interregional cooperation between their respective states with an eye on improving overall economic partnership.
  8. Which state government has hands with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), to help farmers take up sustainable agri-food systems?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh government is joining hands with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), to help farmers take up sustainable agri-food systems.
  9. Recently FSS has partnered with which bank to deliver hyperlocal banking services to financially underserved segments?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) IDBI Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) CSB Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    FSS and CSB Bank have partnered to deliver hyperlocal banking services to financially underserved segments.
  10. Which company announced the launch of Wealth Academy, a tech-powered educational platform?
    A) Mobikwik
    B) Paytm
    C) Payzapp
    D) PayPal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Paytm announced the launch of Paytm Wealth Academy, a tech-powered educational platform. The launch of the wealth academy is initially on the Paytm Money app, the wealth management app owned by Paytm’s wholly-owned subsidiary Paytm Money.
  11. Who will head the committee that has been formed by SEBI on technology named Advisory Committee for Leveraging Regulatory and Technology Solutions (ALeRTS)’?
    A) Madhabi Puri Buch
    B) Puneet Narang
    C) Girish Keshwav
    D) Ratnakar Pandey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Madhabi Puri Buch, Former Whole Time Member of Sebi will head a new committeeconstituted by the market regulator to technology. The name given to the committee is ‘Advisory Committee for Leveraging Regulatory and Technology Solutions (ALeRTS)’.
  12. How much loan was approved by Asian development Bank for skill development varsity in Assam?
    A) $125 million
    B) $115 million
    C) $100 million
    D) $112 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $112 million loan for Assam to strengthen skill education and training through establishment of Assam Skill University (ASU).
  13. Recently RBI unveiled PCA framework for NBFCs effective from which month?
    A) October 2022
    B) September 2022
    C) December 2022
    D) August 2022
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to put in place a prompt corrective action (PCA) framework for troubled non-banking finance companies to restore their financial health. Until now, the RBI had imposed PCA only on banks.
  14. which company has partnered with CBSE to enable over 10 million students to embrace immersive technology?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Amazon
    C) Google
    D) Meta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Meta (formerly Facebook) said it will expand its partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide a curriculum on digital safety and online well-being and augmented reality (AR) for over 10 million students and 1 million educators in the country over the next three years.
  15. Which organisation has issued new rules for faceless collection of information from taxpayers, where mismatches are detected?
    A) CBDT
    B) CBIC
    C) NITI AAYOG
    D) NASSCOM
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued new rules for faceless collection of information from taxpayers, where mismatches are detected.
  16. Rays Power Infra has inked a pact with which state government to build a 500 MW solar park?
    A) Bihar
    B) Haryana
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Rays Power Infra has inked a pact with the Rajasthan government to build a 500 MW solar park.
  17. Recently UNESCO adds which festival to its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity?
    A) Deepawali
    B) Durga Pooja
    C) Christmas
    D) I’d Ul Zuha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Durga Puja in Kolkata has been inscribed on the Intangible Heritage list by UNESCO.
  18. Recently the Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Guwahati decided to confer the prestigious SJFI Medal to which personality?
    A) Ajay Jadeja
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Sunil Gavaskar
    D) Parthiv Patel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Guwahati decided to confer the prestigious SJFI Medal to legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar
  19. Which application was launched by National Testing Agency for aspirants to access mock tests online?
    A) Abhyas
    B) Abhay
    C) Vijay
    D) Ajaya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    National Testing Agency (NTA), has launched a Mobile App namely ‘National Test Abhyas’ to facilitate candidates’ access to high-quality mock tests online free of cost.
  20. Who released a book titled ‘Principles and Practice of Oncology’at Raj Bhavan in Guwahati?
    A) Jagdish Mukhi
    B) Amit Shah
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Venkaiah Naidu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi released a book titled ‘Principles and Practice of Oncology’at Raj Bhavan in Guwahati.
  21. Who is the author of book titled Raj Kapoor: The Master At Work”?
    A) Rahul Rawail
    B) Krishna Kumar
    C) Ashish Soni
    D) Somnath Banerjee
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released the book “Raj Kapoor: The Master At Work” and remembered the late showman for his invaluable contribution to making Indian cinema “a vehicle of cultural diplomacy” across the world.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNESCO?
    A) NewYork
    B) Paris
    C) Geneva
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. When was Asian Development Bank founded?
    A) 1961
    B) 1987
    C) 1966
    D) 1976
    View Answer
    Option C

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

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