Current Affairs Quiz: December 22, 2020

Current Affairs 22 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. In December 2020, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated an oil and gas producing field in which state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    West Bengal found a place in the oil map of India as Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan dedicated an oil and gas producing field in North 24 Parganas district to the nation.
  2. Where did Skill India establish first Centre of Excellence for Skill Development in Power Sector?
    A) Surat
    B) Lucknow
    C) Gurugram
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Skill India has established first Centre of Excellence for Skill Development in Power Sector in the campus of National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram, Haryana. The centre was inaugurated by Minister of State for Skill Development Raj Kumar Singh.
  3. Which state government launched first of its kind campaign ‘Varasat’ to curb property & land-related disputes in rural areas of the state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government has launched special campaign to curb property & land-related disputes in rural areas.
  4. Which country joined IORA as its 23rd member state?
    A) UK
    B) Japan
    C) Italy
    D) France
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    France was accepted as 23rd member state of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
  5. Online payments solutions provider PayU collaborated with which of the following to introduce tokenised payments flow for merchants in India?
    A) Paytm
    B) PhonePe
    C) Google Pay
    D) Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Online payments solutions provider PayU has collaborated with Google Pay to introduce tokenised payments flow for merchants in India.
  6. The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021. Which of the following sports is not included?
    A) Mallakhamba
    B) Yogasana
    C) Gatka
    D) Kalaripayattu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana.
    The games include, Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba.
  7. Who won gold medal in men’s category at the Cologne Boxing World Cup?
    A) Amit Panghal
    B) Neeraj Chopra
    C) Shiva Thapa
    D) Manish Kaushik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian pugilists bagged nine medals including three gold, two silver and four bronze at the Cologne Boxing World Cup held in Cologne, Germany.
    Amit Panghal won gold in men’s category while Manisha Moun and Simranjit Kaur won gold in Women’s category.
  8. Amar Singh College situated where has bagged a prestigious award of merit in the 2020 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia-Pacific awards for cultural heritage conservation?
    A) Delhi
    B) Lucknow
    C) Srinagar
    D) Shimla
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Amar Singh College Srinagar has bagged a prestigious award of merit in the 2020 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia-Pacific awards for cultural heritage conservation.
  9. Which country’s tradition of communal dining at hawker centres has been recognised by UNESCO for its cultural significance?
    A) Thailand
    B) Indonesia
    C) China
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Singapore’s tradition of communal dining at hawker centres, open air food courts popularised by celebrity chefs and hit films such as ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, has been recognised by UNESCO for its cultural significance.
  10. Which country launched 36 UK telecom satellites into space?
    A) Russia
    B) France
    C) India
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bharti Global and UK government said their joint venture OneWeb, a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications operator launched 36 satellites from the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia. The launch was the first and only one to take place from the cosmodrome this year.
  11. Where did ISRO set up ‘NETRA’, a dedicated control centre for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) activities in the country, aimed at monitoring, tracking and protecting India’s space assets?
    A) Jayanagar
    B) Peenya
    C) Hebbal
    D) Jakkur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A dedicated control centre for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) activities in the country, aimed at monitoring, tracking and protecting Indias space assets, has been set up.
    ISRO SSA Control Centre, ‘NETRA’, is set up within the ISTRAC campus at Peenya.
  12. Hariram Dhaka, who passed away was a?
    A) Mathematician
    B) Social Activist
    C) Freedom Fighter
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Hariram Dhaka, a 105-year-old freedom fighter from Churu district in Rajasthan, passed away.
  13. Radhika Ranjan Pramanik, who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Politician
    C) Author
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran politician and five-time MP Radhika Ranjan Pramanik died of age-related ailments
  14. Narendra Bhide who passed away was a music composer in which language?
    A) Marathi
    B) Malayalam
    C) Tamil
    D) Bengali
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Marathi music composer Narendra Bhide who is known for his passion for music passed away due to heart attack. He was 47.
  15. Mahboobullah Mohebi, which city’s deputy governor passed away due to a bomb attack?
    A) Islamabad
    B) Karachi
    C) Balochistan
    D) Kabul
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A bomb attack in Afghanistan’s capital city killed the deputy governor of Kabul, adding a sticky bomb was attached to his car by unknown assailants.
  16. French Gerard Houllier who passed away was related to which of the following sports?
    A) Hockey
    B) Golf
    C) Cricket
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and France coach Gerard Houllier has passed away. He was 73.
  17. Madhav Govind Vaidya who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Activist
    C) Businessman
    D) Director
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue and the organisation’s first spokesperson Madhav Govind Vaidya died after a brief illness, his family said. He was 97.
    He wrote several books and also a column in Tarun Bharat for 25 years.
  18. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Reporting India: My Seventy-Year Journey as a Journalist’?
    A) Sudhir Gaba
    B) Narinder Garg
    C) Prem Prakash
    D) Subhash Jain
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar launched ‘Reporting India’ in Delhi. The book is written by ANI Chairman Prem Prakash.
  19. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Oh, Mizoram’?
    A) O. Rajagopal
    B) P S Sreedharan Pillai
    C) Kummanam Rajasekharan
    D) Pu Zoramthanga
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vice-President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu had virtually released Governor of Mizoram, Shri P S Sreedharan Pillai’s 125th book titled ‘Oh, Mizoram’ – a collection of English poems.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) situated?
    A) Indonesia
    B) UK
    C) Italy
    D) Mauritius
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ebene, Mauritius

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