Current Affairs Quiz: December 26, 2020

Current Affairs 26 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. With the Indian Railways operationalising its first 12,000 hp electric locomotive, India has joined the club of how many countries producing high horsepower locomotives?
    A) 4
    B) 6
    C) 5
    D) 7
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Railways has operationalised its first 12,000 hp electric locomotive manufactured locally by French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom.
    India has become the 6th country in the world to join the club of countries producing high horsepower locomotives indigenously with these powerful e-locos being manufactured within the nation.
  2. ISRO has signed an MoU with which institute to open a Regional Academic Centre for Space at the institute?
    A) IIT Ropar
    B) IIT Chennai
    C) IIT Kanpur
    D) IIT BHU
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will establish a Regional Academic Centre for Space at IIT (BHU) to facilitate short and long term projects at the institute.
    ISRO and the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and the move can help propel the culture of research and development among students.
  3. Which bank has signed an MoU with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to promote green buildings in the country?
    A) HDFC
    B) YES
    C) Axis
    D) ICICI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    HDFC has signed an MoU with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to promote green buildings in the country.
  4. Which country will hold a Global Media and Film Summit in 2021?
    A) UAE
    B) India
    C) France
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar announced that India will hold a Global Media and Film Summit in 2021. Javadekar said that the year 2022 will mark 75 years of independence and 75 years of Cannes Film Festival, and the occasion will be celebrated in a different scale with a special pavilion at the International Film Festival.
  5. NITI Aayog has launched a service called DiggiBoxx as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. DiggiBoxx, the made-in-India service works like which of the following?
    A) Whatsapp
    B) SHAREit
    C) TikTok
    D) Google Drive
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Niti Ayog has launched a cloud storage service called DiggiBoxx as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. Like Google Drive and Apple’s iCloud service, DiggiBoxx will enable both individuals and enterprises to store, manage, collaborate, organise and share all their data online. You can use a free account or subscribe to its monthly or yearly plans starting at Rs. 30 per month.
  6. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Covid-19: Sabhyata ka Sankat aur Samadhan’?
    A) Abhijit Banerjee
    B) Amartya Sen
    C) Kailash Satyarthi
    D) Ziauddin Yousafzai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s new book titled ‘Covid-19: Sabhyata ka Sankat aur Samadhan’ has been launched by former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh.
  7. Which state government signed an MoU with SAP India to digitize and empower MSMEs in the state by equipping them with digital skilling and technologies?
    A) Telangana
    B) Goa
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Government of Telangana signed an MoU with SAP India to digitize and empower MSMEs in the state by equipping them with digital skilling and technologies.
  8. Which institute has signed an MoU with the Rajasthan government to create a data-driven system approach to road safety?
    A) IIT Guwahati
    B) IIT Madras
    C) IIT Delhi
    D) IIT Roorkee
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Rajasthan government have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a data-driven system approach to road safety.
  9. What is the deadline decided by the government for the FASTags to be mandatory for vehicles?
    A) March 1, 2021
    B) April 1, 2021
    C) February 1, 2021
    D) January 1, 2021
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    FASTags will be mandatory for vehicles from January 1, 2021, Union minister Nitin Gakdari said.
    For National Permit vehicles, the fitment of FASTag was mandated since October 1, 2019. A valid FASTag would be made compulsory for getting a new third party insurance. This would come into force from April 1, 2021.
  10. Who has entered into the Guinness Book of World Records by identifying 39 aeroplane tails , the most aeroplane tails in a minute?
    A) Siddhant Gumber
    B) Mohit Vishwanathan
    C) Sujeet Rai
    D) Harpreet Singh Chadha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A 12-year-old Indian boy in the UAE has entered into the Guinness Book of World Records by identifying the most aeroplane tails in a minute.
    Siddhant Gumber, an Abu Dhabi-based homeschooled boy who identified 39 aeroplane tails in 60 seconds, is also the youngest Indian to identify top 100 tallest buildings.
  11. Who has been conferred with the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2020 in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Domain?
    A) Coal India
    B) NHPC Ltd
    C) NTPC Ltd
    D) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Country’s largest power producer, NTPC Ltd has been conferred “Excellence” in the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2020 in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Domain at the 15th CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2020 held through the virtual platform.
  12. The prestigious Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize is jointly awarded to “Mobilizing the Marginalised: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements” and “A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of VK Krishna Menon” authored respectively by whom?
    A) Aravind Adiga and Ravinder Singh
    B) Vikram Seth and Sashi Tharoor
    C) Amish Tripathi and Durjoy Dutta
    D) Amit Ahuja and Jairam Ramesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The prestigious Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize is jointly awarded to Mobilizing the Marginalised: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements by Amit Ahuja, and A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of VK Krishna Menon by Jairam Ramesh
  13. To mark which birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book called ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament: A Commemorative Volume’?
    A) 96th
    B) 93rd
    C) 91st
    D) 95th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had released a book called ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament: A Commemorative Volume’, to mark the 96th birth anniversary of the former prime minister.
  14. To protect which of the following, the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) along with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India has launched an initiative — “firefly bird diverter”?
    A) Bengal florican
    B) Great Indian Bustard
    C) Kashmir stag
    D) Indian vulture
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) along with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India has come up with a unique initiative — a “firefly bird diverter” for overhead power lines in areas where Great Indian Bustard (GIB) populations are found in the wild.

 
 

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