Current Affairs Quiz: December 25, 2020

Current Affairs 25 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. When is National Consumer Rights Day observed in India?
    A) 26 December
    B) 24 December
    C) 21 December
    D) 23 December
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    National Consumer Rights Day is observed on 24 December every year in India. On this day in the year 1986, the Consumer Protection Act 1986 came into force after receiving the presidential assent.
  2. Who is the author of the book, titled “The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined the Buddha”?
    A) Amish Tripathi
    B) Sashi Tharoor
    C) Neelakantan
    D) Jairam Ramesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh’s new book will uncover and narrate the story of phenomenal poem The Light of Asia that has shaped people’s thinking of the Buddha and his teachings, announced publishing house Penguin.
  3. Who has authored the book titled ‘Ayodhya’?
    A) Tej Pratap Verma
    B) Madhav Bhandari
    C) Rupesh Dholakia
    D) Keshav Ganguly
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis released the book ‘Ayodhya’ written by BJP’s State Vice President Madhav Bhandari in Mumbai.
  4. Sugathakumari who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Poet
    B) Sportsperson
    C) Economist
    D) Dancer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Acclaimed Malayalam poet and environmental activist Sugathakumari passed away following Covid-19 complications at the Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. She was 86.
  5. Madan Lal Sharma who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Author
    B) Sportsperson
    C) Politician
    D) Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran Congress leader and former minister Madan Lal Sharma passed away at a private hospital in Katra. He was 68.
  6. Which country’s new medium-lift carrier rocket Long March-8 made its maiden flight by sending five satellites successfully into planned orbit?
    A) France
    B) China
    C) Singapore
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    China’s new medium-lift carrier rocket Long March-8 made its maiden flight sending five satellites successfully into planned orbit from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan.
  7. DRDO conducted the successful trial of the MR-SAM missile from Chandipur off the Odisha coast. What does M stand for in MR-SAM?
    A) Mock
    B) Major
    C) Missile
    D) Medium
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    DRDO conducted the successful trial of the Medium Range Surface to Air MR-SAM missile from Chandipur off the Odisha coast.
  8. Which state government unveiled the Farmer Registration and Unified beneficiary Information System (FRUITS), an e-governance portal, to create a repository of farmland information and farm loan details on a single platform?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Karnataka government has unveiled the Farmer Registration and Unified beneficiary Information System (FRUITS), an e-governance portal, to create a repository of farmland information and farm loan details on a single platform.
  9. Who has taken over as the new president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham)?
    A) Sujeet Thakur
    B) Vinod Dhiman
    C) Suresh Awasthi
    D) Vineet Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Managing Director of logistics major Transport Corporation of India Limited Vineet Agarwal has taken over as the new President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), the industry body said.
  10. The Indian men and women hockey teams will finish 2020 in which number positions respectively as announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)?
    A) 4th and 9th
    B) 5th and 8th
    C) 4th and 8th
    D) 5th and 9th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian men and women hockey teams will finish 2020 in fourth and ninth positions, respectively, after a major part of the year was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) confirmed that the Belgium men’s team and the Netherlands’ women will finish the year at the top of the world rankings.
  11. In which city of Uttar Pradesh will a mega leather park be set up, becoming the first such park in the country?
    A) Agra
    B) Varanasi
    C) Kanpur
    D) Aligarh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A mega leather park will come up in Ramaipur village of Kanpur with an investment of Rs 5,850 crores. With the mega leather cluster at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh will become the first state in the country to establish a leather park.
  12. Which state has become the first in the country to launch a P2P trading platform for rooftop solar power producers?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to launch blockchain-enabled solar power trading in India and South Asia in a project led by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) with Australian technology company Power Ledger.
  13. Which bank has emerged as the top remitter bank of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions processed in November, according to data released by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Paytm Payments Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India (SBI), Axis Bank Ltd, HDFC Bank Ltd. and Paytm Payments Bank Ltd. (PPBL) have led the pack in November among the top remitter banks, initiating close to half or 1.1 billion of the total Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions processed in November, according to latest data released by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  14. Which of the following has launched an interactive tool ‘Covid-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard’ to help track the developments in the “rapidly evolving” Covid-19 vaccine market?
    A) UNEP
    B) UNICEF
    C) UNESCO
    D) UNDP
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    UNICEF has launched an interactive tool to help track the developments in the “rapidly evolving” Covid-19 vaccine market as the designated procurement coordinator and procurement agent for COVAX.
  15. With revised DTH service guidelines by the government, cabinet gave nod to how much percent FDI in the DTH sector?
    A) 70%
    B) 85%
    C) 100%
    D) 65%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved revision in guidelines for providing direct to home (DTH) services in the country under which licenses would be issued for 20 years. The change in guidelines would also allow 100 per cent FDI in the DTH sector.
  16. In December 2020, PM Narendra Modi released a special postal stamp to mark the centenary celebrations of which university?
    A) Aligarh Muslim University
    B) University of Allahabad
    C) Banaras Hindu University
    D) Jawaharlal Nehru University
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a special postal stamp to mark the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
  17. Which country along with Maldives and Myanmar has been added to India’s coastal radar network?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Mauritius
    C) Seychelles
    D) Chile
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    As part of India’s efforts to further expand the coastal radar chain network meant to enable real-time monitoring of the high seas for threats, efforts are in advanced stages to set up coastal radar stations in the Indian Ocean littoral states of Maldives, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
  18. How much amount has been released by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for post matric scholarship scheme for more than four Crore Scheduled Castes students?
    A) Rs. 56,165 Crore
    B) Rs. 59,048 Crore
    C) Rs. 52,942 Crore
    D) Rs. 50,568 Crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has also approved Rs. 59,048 Crore post matric scholarship scheme for more than four Crore Scheduled Castes students in 5 years.
  19. Who will head the high-level committee constituted by the government to decide on activities for a year-long commemoration of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary starting next year?
    A) Rajnath Singh
    B) Jairam Ramesh
    C) Ramesh Pokhriyal
    D) Amit Shah
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government has decided to constitute a high-level committee, headed by Home Minister Amit Shah, to decide on activities for a year-long commemoration of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary starting next year.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Defence Research and Development Organisation situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Odisha
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of International Hockey Federation situated?
    A) Paris, France
    B) New York, USA
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Lausanne, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D

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