Current Affairs Quiz: December 21, 2021

Current Affairs 21 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. As per Centre for Science and Environment report,which city is Most Polluted City in North India?
    A) New delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Ghaziabad
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ghaziabad is the most polluted city in north India and its annual average PM2.5 levels are much worse than those of Delhi, according to data from 137 continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) spread across 56 cities in the region.
  2. Which state topped the chart in the ’large states’category on the ’Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy’?
    A) WestBengal
    B) Bihar
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    West Bengal topped the chart and Bihar languished at the bottom in the ’large states’category on the ’Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy’ — an indicator of literacy among children below 10 years.
  3. Which state government announced ‘Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu,’?
    A) TamilNadu
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Telangana
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Tamil Nadu government announced ‘Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu,’ an invocation sung in praise of Mother Tamil, as the state anthem and directed that all present during its rendition should remain standing.
  4. How much amount was released by Union Cabinet to the Delhi government Under National Clean Air Programme?
    A) ₹20 cr
    B) ₹15 cr
    C) ₹9 cr
    D) ₹11 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Environment Ministry has released Rs 11 crore to Delhi under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to cater to critical gaps in air pollution management, officials said.
  5. India’s first International Arbitration and Mediation Centre opened in which city?
    A) Chennai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s first International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (IAMC) was jointly inaugurated by Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana, and Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Ra.
  6. With which country,India announced program titled ‘Technology-based Energy Solutions: Innovations for Net Zero’?
    A) France
    B) UK
    C) USA
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India and the US have announced a new program supporting innovations to tackle climate and clean energy challenges. The program titled ‘Technology-based Energy Solutions: Innovations for Net Zero’ constitutes a call for Ignition Grants by the United States-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund.
  7. Which became the first country in the European Union to agree to formally legalize the use and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes?
    A) Uzbekistan
    B) Eithopia
    C) France
    D) Malta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Malta became the first country in the European Union to agree to formally legalize the use and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes, the latest sign of a more liberal approach to the substance being taken in the bloc in recent years.
  8. As per report by Truecaller,what is the rank of India in most affected country by spam calls in 2021 ?
    A) 4th
    B) 1st
    C) 2nd
    D) 3rd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Spam call rates in India have spiked again, with the country moving up in global rankings from 9th position to 4th position owing to a significant increase in sales and telemarketing calls in 2021, according to the latest insights by caller ID, spam detection and blocking company, Truecaller.
  9. Recently which bank got approval by RBI to collect indirect taxes?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) IDBI BAnk
    D) YES Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has authorised RBL Bank to collect indirect taxes on behalf of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), the private sector lender informed
  10. Who will head the committee that has been formed by IFSCA for creating framework for transfer of stressed loan?
    A) G Padmanabhan
    B) Mahesh Jain
    C) Mukesh Rana
    D) LV Prabhakar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) sets up a committee for creating a framework for transfer of stressed loans from domestic lenders to financial institutions in IFSC.
  11. Recently Tata Motors partnered with which state to Set Up Vehicle Scrappage Facility?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Uttrakhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tata Motors said it has joined hands with the Maharashtra government to support setting up of a registered vehicle scrapping facility (RVSF) in the state.
  12. Who created eight national records on the way to a gold in the women’s +87kg category at the Commonwealth Championships?
    A) Madhurima Pandey
    B) Tanya Tyagi
    C) Lokesh Kumari
    D) Purnima Pandey
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian lifter Purnima Pandey created eight national records on the way to a gold in the women’s +87kg category at the Commonwealth Championships.
  13. Who won the girls singles event at the 2021 ITTF Hopes and Challenge table tennis tournament in Amman?
    A) Hansini Mathan
    B) Lovepreet Singh
    C) Anuradha Singh
    D) Tanya Patwal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s Hansini Mathan Rajan defeated Syria’s Hend Zaza, the youngest athlete of this year’s Tokyo Olympics, to win the girls singles event at the 2021 ITTF Hopes and Challenge table tennis tournament in Amman.
  14. Who won the women singles gold at BWF World Championship 2021?
    A) Akane Yamaguchi
    B) Tai Tzu Ying
    C) Saina Nehwal
    D) Dechapol Puavaranukroh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Second seeded Akane Yamaguchi clinched the title of women’s singles at the BWF World Championship in Huelva (Spain). The 24-year-old Japanese shuttler beat World No.1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei with convincing win in two games, 21-14, 21-11 in 39 minutes at Carolina Marin Stadium.
  15. Who was elected president of The Indian Newspaper Society, an apex body of Publishers of Newspapers, Magazines & Periodicals in the country?
    A) L Adimoolam
    B) K a Raja
    C) Mohit Jain
    D) Rakesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Mohit Jain of The Economic Times was elected president of The Indian Newspaper Society, an apex body of Publishers of Newspapers, Magazines & Periodicals in the country, for the year 2021-22.
  16. Recently who was sworn in as Austria’s third chancellor in two months?
    A) Karl Nehammer
    B) Angela Merkel
    C) Krishteina Georgia
    D) Angelia Jolie
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Karl Nehammer was sworn in as Austria’s third chancellor in two months, capping a round of upheaval triggered by the decision last week of Sebastian Kurz, the country’s dominant political figure of recent years, to bow out of politics.
  17. Who has been adjudged as the world’s 12th ‘Most Admired Man’, as per a survey conducted by YouGov?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Sachin Tendulkar
    C) Saurav Ganguly
    D) MS Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Legendary Sachin Tendulkar has been adjudged as the world’s 12th ‘Most Admired Man’, as per a survey conducted by YouGov, an internet-based market research and data analytics firm.
  18. Which country Successfully Testsed Nuclear-capable Ballistic Missile ‘Agni P’?
    A) India
    B) Malaysia
    C) China
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India successfully tested the new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‘Agni P’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast, the Defence Research and Development Organisation said.
  19. Recently RL Jalapa passed away,He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B) Sports
    C) Actor
    D) Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister R.L. Jalappa passed away in Kolar following age-related issues. He was 96.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Badminton World Federation?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Thailand
    C) India
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of IFSCA?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C

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

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