Current Affairs Quiz: December 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which country will host the qualifiers of the 2023 ODI World Cup which is scheduled in India?
    A) South Africa
    B) New Zealand
    C) UAE
    D) Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Zimbabwe will host the qualifiers of the 2023 ODI World Cup between June 18 and July 9, according to a revised scheduled announced by the ICC due to the postponements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    India will host the rescheduled 2023 ODI World Cup.
  2. In which state is the Braille version of the Indian Constitution unveiled?
    A) Odisha
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde unveiled a Braille version of the Indian Constitution at an event in Mumbai.
  3. National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) has tied up which bank to offer Hindustani music scholarships to young musicians?
    A) Citi Bank
    B) Bank of America
    C) The Bank of Nova Scotia
    D) Qatar National Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To support young and emerging talent in Hindustani music, National Centre for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Citi India, is back with their scholarship program for advanced training in vocal and instrumental fields.
  4. Which state government launched Free Crop Insurance scheme for the benefit of farmers in the state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Haryana
    C) Assam
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy has launched the ‘YSR Free Crop Insurance’ scheme for the benefit of farmers in the state.
    Simultaneous with the launch, Rs 1,252 crore was credited into the bank accounts of 9.48 lakh farmers who have lost their crops during 2019.
  5. Which of the following launched fifth and final Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) out of an order of five such vessels named ICGS Saksham?
    A) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
    B) Cochin Shipyard
    C) Goa Shipyard Ltd
    D) Hindustan Shipyard
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) launched the fifth and final Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) out of an order of five such vessels it is constructing for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The vessel has been named ICGS Saksham.
  6. Who has been elected as the Vice President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)?
    A) Nikhil Chakraborty
    B) Shashi Shekhar Vempati
    C) A. Surya Prakash
    D) M. V. Kamath
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati has been elected as the Vice President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), one of the largest broadcasting associations in the world.
  7. Nana Akufo-Addo has been re-elected as the president of which country?
    A) Kenya
    B) Nigeria
    C) Ghana
    D) Senegal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has been re-elected after a tightly contested election.
  8. Who has been crowned the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 by Forbes?
    A) Kylie Jenner
    B) Ariana Grande
    C) Kim Kardashian
    D) Selena Gomez
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    American media personality and reality TV star Kylie Jenner has been crowned the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 by Forbes. The top-earning stars in the world earned a combined of $6.1 billion in 2020 with Kylie Jenner and Kanye West at the top of the list.
  9. Where is Losar, new year of the region being celebrated?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Puducherry
    C) Lakshadweep
    D) Ladakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    People in Ladakh region are celebrating Ladakhi New Year, Losar. Due to considerable Covid19 cases in Leh and strict SOPs in place, this year Losar is observed in a low key
  10. With which of the following did BSE Ebix Insurance Broking tied up to beta launch its term insurance products on its platform?
    A) Kotak Life Insurance
    B) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    C) IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    D) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    BSE Ebix Insurance Broking, a joint venture of BSE and Ebix Fincorp Exchange, announced the beta launch of term insurance products on its platform. For this, BSE Ebix Insurance Broking has tied up with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co.
  11. Which insurance company has partnered with IntrCity RailYatri, a multi-modal intercity mobility platform, to offer domestic travel insurance?
    A) SBI General Insurance
    B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    C) Bharti Axa General Insurance
    D) Reliance General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SBI General Insurance has partnered with IntrCity RailYatri, a multi-modal intercity mobility platform, to offer domestic travel insurance.
  12. In association with which of the following did SBI Card announce launch of Octane Card, offering maximum savings to consumers who spend a significant amount on fuel?
    A) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    B) Indian Oil Corporation
    C) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
    D) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SBI Card announced launch of ‘BPCL SBI Card Octane’ in association with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), offering maximum savings to consumers who spend a significant amount on fuel.
  13. Which country topped the 2020 human development index released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)?
    A) Ireland
    B) Switzerland
    C) Iceland
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India dropped one spot to 131 among 189 countries in the 2020 human development index, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Norway topped the index, followed by Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Iceland.
  14. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the foundation stone of the world’s largest renewable energy?
    A) Bihar
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the world’s largest renewable energy park in Gujarat’s Kutch.
    This 30,000 megawatt capacity hybrid renewable energy park will be built along the Indo-Pak border at Khavda using both wind and solar energy.
  15. Which state has become the first in the country to get new online fire safety approval system?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Karnataka
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A new mechanism for approval and renewal of fire safety certifications for buildings has been put in place in Gujarat by bringing the entire process online through a portal called Fire Safety COP, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said. Gujarat will be the first State to do this.
  16. Which state government has entered into collaboration with tech major IBM for skilling 30,000 students in emerging technologies in the state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Goa
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tech major IBM and the Telangana government have entered into a collaboration to provide curated online courses for the states students that will enhance their technical and professional skills.
  17. When is International Tea Day celebrated?
    A) December 15
    B) December 17
    C) December 14
    D) December 16
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Tea Day is celebrated on December 15 every year to explain the importance of tea in everyone’s day to day life.
  18. Test all-rounder Eric Freeman from which country passed away recently?
    A) Australia
    B) South Africa
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Australia Test all-rounder Eric Freeman has passed away at the age of 76.
  19. Well-known writer UA Khader, who passed away used to write novels and stories in which language?
    A) Bengali
    B) Assamese
    C) Telugu
    D) Malayalam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Well-known writer UA Khader, whose novels and stories over the last five decades in Malayalam are considered among the finest published works in the language, passed away at a private hospital in Kozhikode at the age of 85.
  20. An indigenously built interceptor boat C-454 was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at which place?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Panaji
    C) Surat
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    An indigenously built interceptor boat C-454 was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at an event at Hazira in Surat district. The vessel will operate from Gujarat under the control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West) of the ICG.
  21. Where was the Indian Coast Guard ship ”Sujit”, the second in the series of 105 metres off-shore patrol vessels, commissioned?
    A) Kerala
    B) Goa
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Coast Guard ship ”Sujit”, the second in the series of 105 metres off-shore patrol vessels, was commissioned in Goa.
  22. Which country successfully test-launched its heavy lift Angara A5 space rocket for the second time?
    A) Russia
    B) China
    C) France
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Russia successfully test-launched its heavy lift Angara A5 space rocket for the second time, from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northwest Russia.
  23. Which bank has launched its new tech product “FX 4 U” for forex remittance via Internet Banking?
    A) Dena Bank
    B) United Bank of India
    C) Canara Bank
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Canara Bank, a premier public sector Bank announced the launch of its new tech product “FX 4 U” for forex remittance via Internet Banking.
  24. Which insurer has launched a first of its kind, Open API (Application Programming Interface) Gateway, to facilitate complete digital collaboration with its business partners?
    A) Royal Sundaram General Insurance
    B) The Oriental Insurance Company
    C) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance
    D) Edelweiss General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Edelweiss General Insurance (EGI), India’s first cloud-native insurer, has launched a first of its kind, Open API (Application Programming Interface) Gateway, to facilitate complete digital collaboration with its business partners.
  25. In association with which bank has Ewire Softtech, under Kerala Startup Mission, launched a prepaid card?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ewire Softtech, under Kerala Startup Mission, has launched a prepaid card in association with YES Bank, enabling the next-generation payment platform provider chart an all-India presence.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Canara Bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Edelweiss General Insurance Company Ltd. Situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Bharat Petroleum situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. What is the capital city of Ghana?
    A) Dakar
    B) Nairobi
    C) Lagos
    D) Accra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Currency: Ghanaian cedi
  5. Where is the HQ of Citibank situated?
    A) USA
    B) Germany
    C) Denmark
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    New York, USA

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