Current Affairs Quiz: December 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi transferred how much amount to bank accounts of self help groups to benefit around 16 lakh women?
    A) ₹1000 cr
    B) ₹900 cr
    C) ₹950 cr
    D) ₹790 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi transferred Rs 1,000 crore to bank accounts of self help groups to benefit around 16 lakh women.
  2. Which Organisation has entered into an agreement with United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to address issues related to inclusion of millets in government programmes?
    A) UNEP
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) NASSCOM
    D) WHO
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Aiming at a more diversified food basket under its free food distribution programme with focus on coarse grains and millets, NITI Aayog has entered into an agreement with United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to address issues related to inclusion of millets in government programmes.
  3. Which organisation with collaboration with UNCDF rolled out first AgriTech Challenge cohort ?
    A) NITi Aayog
    B) NASSCOM
    C) UNDEP
    D) UNO
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In order to help smallholder farmers across Asia and Africa, NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund rolled out their first AgriTech Challenge cohort for its innovative Agri-tech program.
  4. As per Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary!how many villages were declared as Sampoorna Sukanya Gram under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana campaign till March 2021?
    A) 15700
    B) 15628
    C) 17890
    D) 19535
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Government has declared 19 thousand 535 villages as Sampoorna Sukanya Gram under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana campaign till March this year. Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
  5. according to Mercom India Rooftop Solar Market Report Q3 2021, India’s Rooftop Solar Addition Triples to how much in Jan-Sep 2021?
    A) 3.0 GW
    B) 2.5 GW
    C) 1.5 GW
    D) 1.3 GW
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s rooftop solar capacity addition tripled to 1.3 GW during January-September 2021 as compared to the same period a year ago, as per a report. The country added 448 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar in July-September this year, a 14 percent drop quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) compared to 521 MW installed in April-June, according to Mercom India Rooftop Solar Market Report Q3 2021.
  6. Which state government Signed MoU With UCB Dubai To Facilitate UT Students In Education?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Karnataka
    C) TamilNadu
    D) Kerala
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Jammu and Kashmir government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University College Birmingham (UCB) at India Global Forum, Dubai to explore potential progression opportunities through institutional partnership with vocational colleges and universities in the valley.
  7. Which state government to Launch ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Primary Schools from Next Session?
    A) Telangana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Uttar Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,becomes the third state after Chattisgarh and Delhi, launching a ‘happiness curriculum’ for primary classes from the next session; the pilot project aims to sensitize students about nature, society and the country.
  8. Which state government inaugurated State’s longest bridge ‘T-Setu’ over Mahanadi?
    A) Odisha
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated T-Setu, the State’s longest bridge over Mahanadi in Cuttack district.
  9. Which insurance company tied up with Clove Dental to offer OPD, dental insurance?
    A) ICICI Lombard
    B) IDBI Federal
    C) Max Bupa
    D) HDFC Ergo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, one of India’s leading private general insurance companies, has collaborated with Clove Dental, India’s largest network of oral clinics to offer dental insurance.
  10. Which company partnered with MasterCard on tokenization for card-based payments?
    A) PayU
    B) PayPal
    C) PhonePe
    D) GooglepAy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mastercard and Google announced the rollout of tokenization that will enable Google Pay users to safely transact using their Mastercard credit and debit cards.
  11. Which bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Care Health Insurance Ltd to market health insurance products for customers of the bank across 22 districts of Karnataka?
    A) Madhya Gramin Bank
    B) Karnataka Gramin Bank
    C) Canara Bank
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Bellari-headquartered Karnataka Gramin Bank (KGB), sponsored by Canara Bank, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Care Health Insurance Ltd to market health insurance products for customers of the bank across 22 districts of Karnataka.
  12. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced its partnership with which company , a leading destination for learning and teaching online, to encourage continuous learning and skill development for its employees?
    A) Mphasis
    B) Byju
    C) Udemy Business
    D) Upgrad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced its partnership with Udemy Business, a leading destination for learning and teaching online, to encourage continuous learning and skill development for its employees.
  13. Which bank has acquired a minority stake in JSW Cement by investing Rs 100 crore in the cement manufacturer via a compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS)?
    A) ICICI
    B) IDBI
    C) PNB
    D) SBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The State Bank of India (SBI) has acquired a minority stake in JSW Cement by investing Rs 100 crore in the cement manufacturer via a compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS).
  14. Who has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO)and chief managing director (CMD) of the Indo-Russian multinational aerospace and defence corporation, BrahMos Aerospace Limited?
    A) Atul Dinkar Rane
    B) Dinkar Singh
    C) Rakesh Sharma
    D) Ashutosh Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    DRDO scientist Atul Dinkar Rane has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO)and chief managing director (CMD) of the Indo-Russian multinational aerospace and defence corporation, BrahMos Aerospace Limited.
  15. Recently which Indian player was appointed as a member of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Athletes’ Commission?
    A) Saina Nehwal
    B) Leander Paes
    C) Sania Mirza
    D) PV Sindhu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s two-time Olympic medallist shuttler PV Sindhu was appointed as a member of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Athletes’ Commission.
  16. Which bank achieved top position in Digital Payments for 2020-21?
    A) SBI
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bank of Baroda announced that it has won the number one position in overall digital transactions among large banks for FY20-21.
  17. Who has won the UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards ceremony?
    A) Divya Hegde
    B) Raima Sen
    C) Tanya Sharma
    D) Tanuja Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Divya Hegde from Udupi, coastal Karnataka, has won the UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards ceremony.
  18. Who launched the first of its kind GIS based ‘Automatic Water Supply System?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Amit Shah
    D) Jitendra Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The GIS based ‘Automatic Water Supply System’ for citizens of Cantonment Boards was recently launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the occasion of Defence Estates Day 2021.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Bank of Baroda?
    A) Vadodara
    B) Meerut
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of United Nation Environment Program?
    A) NewYork
    B) Washington
    C) Lausanne
    D) Nairobi
    View Answer
    Option D

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