Current Affairs Quiz: December 19, 2020

Current Affairs 19 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. How much amount has been approved as assistance for sugarcane farmers by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)?
    A) Rs.600 cr
    B) Rs.300 cr
    C) Rs.400 cr
    D) Rs.500 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved assistance of three thousand 500 crore rupees for sugarcane farmers.
  2. As per the govt data in December 2020, how many households have been provided tap water connections under Jal Jeevan Mission?
    A) 245 lakh
    B) 234 lakh
    C) 278 lakh
    D) 196 lakh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Government said that 278 lakh households have been provided tap water connections under Jal Jeevan Mission. At present more than six crore rural households in the country are getting potable water in their households through taps.
  3. Which state government launched Kisan Kalyan Mission, a special program to double the income of farmers?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh government will launch a special program to double the income of farmers. The program named as Kisan Kalyan Mission will cover all assembly constituencies of the state.
  4. Where is the world’s tallest rail bridge being built which is expected to be completed by 2021?
    A) UK
    B) India
    C) China
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Touted as the next man-made wonder, the world’s tallest rail bridge on the Chenab in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory is expected to be completed by 2021.
  5. The Chilahati-Haldibari rail link which was cut off during the 1965 India-Pakistan war will be reopened by India and which other country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Nepal
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Bangladesh will reopen the Chilahati-Haldibari rail link after nearly 55 years. It was cut off during the 1965 India-Pakistan war. The inauguration of the rail link take place during the Virtual Summit of the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh.
  6. How much amount has been pledged by India to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s scientific research budget?
    A) $4 million
    B) $3 million
    C) $1 million
    D) $2 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has pledged USD one million to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s scientific research budget, the “highest among contributions made by other world governments.
  7. To protect India’s poor and vulnerable from the impact of COVID-19, worth how much amount project has been signed between Government of India and World Bank?
    A) $200 million
    B) $600 million
    C) $800 million
    D) $400 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Government of India and World Bank have signed 400 million dollar project to protect India’s poor and vulnerable from the impact of COVID-19. This is the second operation in a programmatic series of two.
  8. Worth how much amount loan agreement has been signed between Government of India and New Development Bank to provide support to Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan through MGNREG Scheme?
    A) $1200 millions
    B) $1500 millions
    C) $1000 millions
    D) $1400 millions
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Government of India and New Development Bank signed a loan agreement for one thousand million dollar to provide support to Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan through MGNREG Scheme.
  9. According to rating agency Icra Ratings, India’s GDP will contract to what percent in FY21?
    A) 6.2%
    B) 7.8%
    C) 7.1%
    D) 8.3%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Domestic rating agency Icra Ratings expects the technical recession in the country’s economy to end in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal, limiting the contraction in the GDP to 7.8% in the financial year 2021.
  10. The defence ministry approved procurement of weapons and military equipment worth how much amount in December 2020?
    A) Rs 28,000 crore
    B) Rs 37,000 crore
    C) Rs 32,000 crore
    D) Rs 43,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The defence ministry approved procurement of weapons and military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore for the three services.
  11. Which of the following has been recognized as a competitive sport by the Sports Ministry of India in December 2020?
    A) Kabaddi
    B) Motor Sports
    C) Sailing
    D) Yogasana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Minister of AYUSH (Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Sidda Homoeopathy) Shripad Yesso Naik formally promoted yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.
  12. Who won Silver medal at Wrestling World Cup in the 57kg category?
    A) Pooja Danda
    B) Anshu Malik
    C) Vinesh Phogat
    D) Kavita Devi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Young Anshu Malik was the lone Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at the individual World Cup, grabbing a silver in the 57kg category.
  13. Which country will host the 2030 and 2034 editions of the Asian Games respectively?
    A) Indonesia, Qatar
    B) Sri Lanka, Pakistan
    C) Qatar, Saudi Arabia
    D) Nepal, China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Qatar’s capital city Doha will host the 2030 Asian Games and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, has been awarded the 2034 edition.
  14. Which of the following has been awarded with the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for the year 2020?
    A) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    B) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    C) Gail Limited
    D) Steel Authority of India Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been awarded with the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for the year 2020 in the Steel Sector by the Institute of Directors.
  15. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its 42nd communication satellite named what from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota?
    A) CMS-01
    B) CMS-03
    C) CMT-01
    D) CMT-03
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its 42nd communication satellite CMS-01 from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
  16. Which state government has launched Pareshram portal to contribute to the industrial development of the State?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Telangana
    C) Odisha
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched PAReSHRAM portal along with 22 online services of Labour and Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) department.
  17. Firdous Begum, who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Poet
    B) Actress
    C) Dancer
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Firdous Begum, the famous Pakistani veteran actress who shot to fame for her iconic role in 1970’s movie ‘Heer Ranjah’, passed away. She was 73.
  18. Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan who passed away was related to which of the Gharanas?
    A) Delhi Gharana
    B) Benaras Gharana
    C) Lucknow Gharana
    D) Farukhabad Gharana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Delhi Gharana exponent Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan passed away following a cardiac arrest, a family member said. He was 66.
  19. What is the theme of the International Migrants Day 2020?
    A) Safe Migration in a World on the Move
    B) #WeTogether
    C) Migration with Dignity
    D) Reimagining Human Mobility
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Migrants Day is a global event observed on December 18. The day recognises the importance of protecting the rights and dignity of migrants around the world.
    This year, the theme of the International Organization for Migration is “Reimagining Human Mobility”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ICRA Limited situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Gurugram
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Steel Authority of India (SAIL) situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of World Anti-Doping Agency situated?
    A) Montreal, Canada
    B) Stockholm, Sweden
    C) Copenhagen, Denmark
    D) Doha, Qatar
    View Answer
    Option A

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