Current Affairs Quiz: December 2, 2021

Current Affairs 2 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who will head the committee that has been formed by the government to Revisit Criteria for EWS Quota?
    A) Ajay Pandey
    B) Namita Seth
    C) Saurav Joshi
    D) Mahesh Jain
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has formed a three-member committee to review the criteria for reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment announced.
  2. The First-ever Aharbal festival held in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Karnataka
    D) TamilNadu
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Continuing its promotional campaign of offbeat tourist destinations in the valley, tourism department Kashmir in collaboration with district administration Kulgam organised a day-long Aharbal festival in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
  3. As per report,which states lead the capital expenditure chart of states in the first half of 2021-22?
    A) Telangana and Punjab
    B) Telangana and Kerala
    C) Kerala and Maharashtra
    D) Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Telangana and Kerala lead the capital expenditure chart of states in the first half of 2021-22 while the biggest two spenders, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, are the laggards with not even spending a fifth of the budgeted amount, thereby pulling down the overall capex by states to a low 28.4% in the period, shows a report.
  4. Which word was chosen as word of the year 2021 by Merriam Webster ?
    A) Atmnirbhar
    B) Dose
    C) Corona
    D) Vaccine
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Merriam-Webster announced that “vaccine” was its word of the year for 2021.
  5. Which country to get world’s first floating city by 2025?
    A) Sweden
    B) north Korea
    C) Seychelles
    D) South Korea
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The world’s first “floating city” will be built off the coast of South Korea — and it will be hurricane-proof, flood-proof and self-sustaining.
  6. Which bank has signed an agreement with Usha International Limited (UIL) for empowering women entrepreneurs by providing financial assistance?
    A) UBI
    B) IDBI
    C) PNB
    D) SBI
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India (SBI) has signed an agreement with Usha International Limited (UIL) for empowering women entrepreneurs by providing financial assistance.
  7. Agriwise Finserv Limited, an agri-focussed NBFC, has entered into a co-lending agreement with which bank for agri-loan disbursal?
    A) State bAnk of india
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) Central Bank of India
    D) Union Bank of India
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Agriwise Finserv Limited, an agri-focussed NBFC, has entered into a co-lending agreement with Central Bank of India for agri-loan disbursal.
  8. Which organisation has launched India’s first credit card made from recycled PVC plastic?
    A) SBI
    B) DBS
    C) PNB
    D) HSBC India
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    HSBC India launched India’s first credit card made from recycled PVC plastic.
  9. How much amount of loan was approved by Asian Development Bank for water supply and sanitation projects in Uttarakhand?
    A) USD 150 million
    B) USD 75 million
    C) USD 100 million
    D) USD 125 million
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of USD 125 million (around Rs 938 crore) for water supply and sanitation projects in Uttarakhand.
  10. Who was appointed as administrator of Reliance Capital Board that has been superseded by RBI?
    A) Suraj Singh
    B) LV Prabhakar
    C) Mahesh Kumar Jain
    D) Y Nageshwar Rao
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) superseded the board of directors of Reliance Capital Ltd , belonging to the Anil Ambani group, in view of the defaults by RCL in meeting the various payment obligations to its creditors and serious governance concerns which the board has not been able to address effectively.
  11. Recently government sold which company to Nandal Finance and Leasing for Rs 210 cr?
    A) BEL
    B) Central Warehouse Limited
    C) BHEL
    D) Central Electronics Limited
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government approved sale of Central Electronics Ltd to Nandal Finance and Leasing for Rs 210 crore, marking the second strategic disinvestment of the current fiscal.
  12. Which company has collaborated with IRCTC to launch rail ticketing service ‘redRail’?
    A) Goibibo
    B) RedU
    C) Paytm
    D) RedBus
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Online bus ticketing platform redBus announced its foray into rail ticketing with the launch of redRail.
  13. According to the government data released, India’s GDP grows at how much percent in second quarter of current fiscal?
    A) 7.5%
    B) 8.6%
    C) 8.4%
    D) 8.1%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s Gross domestic product, GDP, for the second quarter of the current fiscal logged fastest growth among major economies in the world.
  14. Who was elected as new president of Interpol?
    A) Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi
    B) Shahid Rahishi
    C) Mohammed Altaf
    D) Antonio Gutteres
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has elected Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, inspector general of the UAE’s Ministry of Interior, as its new president.
  15. Recently Magdalena Andersson was elected as first female PM of which country?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Kenya
    C) Seychelles
    D) Sweden
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sweden’s first female prime minister Magdalena Andersson has been reappointed as the head of the country’s government, less than a week after she resigned within hours of taking the job.
  16. Which NDTV Journalist was awarded with International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism-2021 ?
    A) Sreenivasan Jain
    B) Lakshmi Subramaniam
    C) Ravish Kumar
    D) Bhanu Chandra
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism-2021 has been awarded jointly to Sreenivasan Jain and Mariyam Alavi of NDTV, and Lakshmi Subramanian and Bhanu Praksh Chandra of The Week.
  17. Who won the men’s Ballon d’Or for a record-extending seventh time?
    A) Lionel Messi
    B) Kaka
    C) Sebastian Vettel
    D) Christiano Ronaldo
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Lionel Messi won the men’s Ballon d’Or for a record-extending seventh time, ending the year in style after a brilliant final season with Barcelona and earning his first major international trophy with Argentina.
  18. Who launched a “unique” face recognition technology that would act as a proof of ‘life certificate’ for pensioners and ensure ease of living for the retired and elderly citizens?
    A) Jitendra Singh
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Amit Shah
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh launched a “unique” face recognition technology that would act as a proof of ‘life certificate’ for pensioners and ensure ease of living for the retired and elderly citizens.
  19. Which country successfully launched a new communications satellite named Zhongxing 1D?
    A) Australia
    B) South Korea
    C) China
    D) Japan
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    China successfully launched a new communications satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest Sichuan Province.The satellite, ChinaSat 1D (Zhongxing 1D) was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully.
  20. Who is the author of book Indian Innings: The Journey of Indian Cricket from 1947’?
    A) Kaeis Sayeed
    B) Sunita Banerjee
    C) Altaf Rajan
    D) Ayaz Memon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The book titled ‘Indian Innings: The Journey of Indian Cricket from 1947’ written by Ayaz Memon has been released recently.
  21. Recently lyricist and Padma Shri awardee Sirivennela Seetharama Sastrypassed away.He was lyricist of which language?
    A) Kannada
    B) Hindi
    C) Telugu
    D) Tamil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Award-winning Telugu lyricist and Padma Shri awardee Sirivennela Seetharama Sastrypassed away. He was 66.
  22. Recently Renowned scholar and national professor of Bangladesh passed away.Name him?
    A) Mohd Asad
    B) Farooq Siddique
    C) Mohd Faraz
    D) Rafiqul Islam
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Renowned scholar and national professor of Bangladesh Professor Rafiqul Islam passed away in Dhaka. He was 87.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of South Korea?
    A) Lira
    B) Won
    C) Peso
    D) Dinar
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A) Mexico
    B) Washington
    C) Philippines
    D) Frankfurt
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Central Electronics Limited?
    A) Chennai
    B) Pune
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option C

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