Current Affairs Quiz: December 19, 2021

Current Affairs 19 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. The Centre has decided to raise the legal age of marriage of women from 18 to how many years?
    A) 21
    B) 23
    C) 22
    D) 25
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has decided to raise the legal age of marriage of women from 18 to 21 years and is likely to move legislative amendments in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.
  2. Which state launched a Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttrakhand
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren has launched a Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme aimed at nurturing young sporting talents in Maoist-hit districts of the state.
  3. Which platform announced the Digital Payments Utsav – a pilot program that is going to adopt 500 villages in Karnataka and Maharashtra in an effort to “accelerate financial inclusion”?
    A) Mobikwik
    B) WhatsApp
    C) Paytm
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    At the Fuel For India 2021 event WhatsApp announced the Digital Payments Utsav – a pilot program that is going to adopt 500 villages in Karnataka and Maharashtra in an effort to “accelerate financial inclusion”.
  4. Which company become the first payments platform to tokenize cards on Visa, Mastercard and Rupay card networks?
    A) PhonePe
    B) Paytm
    C) Mobikwik
    D) Payzapp
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    PhonePe said it has become the first payments platform to tokenize cards on Visa, Mastercard and Rupay card networks.
  5. Which company has partnered with AU Small Finance Bank, the country’s largest small finance bank for EMI offers?
    A) Paytm
    B) One Card
    C) LazyPay
    D) Pine Labs
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pine Labs, a merchant commerce platform, has partnered with AU Small Finance Bank, the country’s largest small finance bank.
  6. PFC, India’s leading NBFC in the power sector, signed an agreement with which state to lend Rs 275 crore for deployment of 350 electric buses?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    PFC, India’s leading NBFC in the power sector, signed an agreement to lend Rs 275 crore for deployment of 350 electric buses across nine cities of Uttar Pradesh.
  7. As per IMF, Global debt reached how much in 2020 amid Covid?
    A) $150 trillion
    B) $100 trillion
    C) $220 trillion
    D) $226 trillion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Global debt rose to a record $226 trillion in 2020 as the world was hit by the raging Covid-19 pandemic and a deep recession, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced.
  8. Which company joined hands with BMW to develop electric vehicles (EV) motorcycle brand in India?
    A) TVS
    B) Hero
    C) Bajaj
    D) Hyundai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s TVS Motor Company (TVSM.NS) said it will develop electric vehicles (EV) with BMW’s motorcycle brand in India, joining a host of Indian automakers that have sought to expand their clean mobility offering.
  9. Who has been honoured with knighthood for services to motorsport?
    A) Max Verstappen
    B) Sebastian Vettel
    C) Nico Rosberg
    D) Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Lewis Hamilton, who missed a record eighth Formula 1 world championship title by a whisker, has been honoured with knighthood for services to motorsport . The Mercedes driver was made a Knight Bachelor by Prince of Wales Charles, during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor.
  10. Who received the Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award– Business Transformation from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) based out of Silicon Valley?
    A) Kumar Mangalam Birla
    B) Indra Nooyi
    C) Keshav Maurya
    D) Paras Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Aditya Birla Group’s chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla received the Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award– Business Transformation from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) based out of Silicon Valley.
  11. As per data analytics company YouGov,who has retained the top spot in most admired list 2021?
    A) Angelina Jolie
    B) Kristiena Gerorgia
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Barack Obama
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ranked 8th on the list of the world’s top 20 most admired men, in a survey carried out by data analytics company YouGov. The list has been compiled taking feedback from 42,000 people in 38 countries, the survey company said.
  12. Who is the author of book titled Rewinding of First 25 years of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’ ?
    A) Ajay Prakash
    B) SS Oberoi
    C) Arundhati Roy
    D) Saumya Raj
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The book titled ‘Rewinding of First 25 years of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’ authored by S S Oberoi, the former adviser at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) was launched by Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary of MeitY?
  13. Who is the author of book titled ‘Gandhitopi Governor’ ?
    A) Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad
    B) Shashi Tharoor
    C) Anita Desai
    D) Vikram Seth
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book titled ‘Gandhitopi Governor’ written by Shri Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad has been released recently.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of AU Small Finance Bank?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Chennai
    C) Lucknow
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Power Finance Corporation?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Pine Labs?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Noida
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

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