Current Affairs Quiz: December 23, 2020

Current Affairs 23 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. When is International Human Solidarity Day celebrated?
    A) December 20
    B) December 22
    C) December 24
    D) December 19
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on December 20 to celebrate unity in diversity. It also aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty.
    “Solidarity is humanity. Solidarity is survival” . That is the lesson of 2020.
  2. When is National Mathematics Day celebrated in India?
    A) December 24
    B) December 20
    C) December 21
    D) December 22
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Mathematics Day is celebrated on December 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
  3. Motilal Vora who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Filmmaker
    B) Author
    C) Politician
    D) Activist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran Congress leader Motilal Vora passed away in Delhi following post-Covid-19 complications.
    Vora, a two-time former chief minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh and also a former governor of Uttar Pradesh had served as a Rajya Sabha member four times and as a Lok Sabha member once.
  4. Which player is chosen as BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020?
    A) Marcus Rashford
    B) Lewis Hamilton
    C) Novak Djokovic
    D) Cristiano Ronaldo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020. Hamilton beat Liverpool football captain Jordan Henderson who came second, and horse racing jockey Hollie Doyle who came third.
  5. Who has been given the first award under Telecom Skill Excellence Awards for the year 2018?
    A) Subrat Kar
    B) Sreenivas Karanam
    C) Sushil Pandey
    D) Ramanujan Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Minister of Communications and Electronics & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad presented the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards for the year 2018 along with Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for Communications and Electronics & IT.
    First Prize presented to Shri. Sreenivas Karanam of Bangalore – Rs 50,000 and Second Prize presented to Prof. Subrat Kar of New Delhi – Rs 30,000.
  6. Who has been presented the ‘Assocham Enterprise of the Century’ to mark the contribution of the business group in the India’s progress during ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020?
    A) Azim Premji
    B) Mukesh Ambani
    C) Anand Mahindra
    D) Ratan Tata
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    PM Narendra Modi presented the ‘Assocham Enterprise of the Century Award’ to Ratan Tata to mark the contribution of the business group in the India’s progress during ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020 event held virtually .
  7. Along with Prime Minister Modi, 2 other personalities from which 2 countries have also been conferred the America’s highest decoration, The Legion of Merit, by president of USA?
    A) Poland, UK
    B) Italy, Denmark
    C) Australia, Japan
    D) Japan, Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The President of the United States of America conferred the highest decoration, The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    The award was received on behalf of the Prime Minister by the Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu. At the ceremony, The Legion of Merit, was also awarded to the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, and former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.
  8. Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh, cricketer from which IPL team announced his retirement from all forms of cricket?
    A) Sunrisers Hyderabad
    B) Chennai Super Kings
    C) Kolkata Knight Riders
    D) Royal Challengers Bangalore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Tamil Nadu and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) seamer Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  9. Indian Army has entered into an MoU with which of the following banks for Military Salary Package?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Indian Overseas Bank
    C) Andhra Bank
    D) Union Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Army and Bank of Baroda have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU for Baroda Military Salary Package.
  10. Which of the following has launched a open-ended equity scheme Business Cycle Fund, which will invest in equity and equity-related securities?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund
    B) Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund
    C) SBI Mutual Funds
    D) ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has launched a open-ended equity scheme Business Cycle Fund, which will invest in equity and equity-related securities, with a focus on riding business cycles through dynamic allocation across sectors and stocks.
  11. IIFL Home Finance Ltd has tied up with which bank to provide affordable housing and MSME loans?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    IIFL Finance said its home loan subsidiary IIFL Home Finance Ltd has tied up with ICICI Bank to provide affordable housing and MSME loans.
  12. How much loan has been sanctioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the construction of the Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power (LKHEP) plant in Central Assam?
    A) $231m
    B) $258m
    C) $287m
    D) $208m
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a $231m loan for the construction of the Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power (LKHEP) plant in Central Assam, India.
  13. Which bank has launched a unique variant of a contactless debit card under the name ‘RuPay Select’, in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?
    A) Indian Bank
    B) Canara Bank
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Central Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Central Bank of India has launched a unique variant of a contactless debit card under the name ‘RuPay Select’, in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  14. Where did Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurat India’s first advanced Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (HWT) test facility, making India the third country after the US and Russia to have such a facility?
    A) Pune
    B) Kolkata
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated India’s first advanced Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (HWT) test facility at Hyderabad, making India the third country after the US and Russia to have such a facility.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ASSOCHAM situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Manesar
    C) Gurugram
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of Central Bank of India situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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