Current Affairs Quiz: December 27, 2020

Current Affairs 27 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. With Ladakh’s Tso Kar Wetland Complex added to India’s list of Ramsar sites, what is the number of Ramsar sites in India?
    A) 42nd
    B) 56th
    C) 38th
    D) 64th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has added Tso Kar Wetland Complex in Ladakh as its 42nd Ramsar site, which is a second one in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
  2. Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched which web portal and mobile app on Good Governance Day i.e. 25th December 2020?
    A) E-Sukriti
    B) E-Shardha
    C) E-Sampada
    D) E-Sukanya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched E-Sampada, a new web portal and mobile app on Good Governance Day.
  3. Which state announced the construction of a new world class hockey stadium, being built as the largest one in the country?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the construction of a new world class hockey stadium in Rourkela.
    The proposed stadium, being built as the largest one in the country, will host the Men’s World Cup Hockey World Cup in 2023 with a seating capacity of 20,000 spectators.
  4. Which state government in collaboration with UNICEF has launched a ‘Career Portal’ for secondary and higher secondary students?
    A) Odisha
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Odisha government in collaboration with UNICEF has launched a ‘Career Portal’ for secondary and higher secondary students.
  5. Which state government launched Mobile Application and web portal called ‘PR Insight’ to improve the delivery of citizen centric services, based upon the feedback of its citizens on government policies?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Karnataka
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched Mobile Application and web portal called ‘PR Insight’ to improve the delivery of citizen centric services, based upon the feedback of its citizens on government policies.
  6. Which railway zone has become the first in the country to use End of Train Telemetry (EOTT) system to run trains without guards?
    A) North Frontier Railway
    B) South Central Railway
    C) Western Railway
    D) East Coast Railway
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has commissioned End of Train Telemetry (EOTT) system to run trains without guards. It is the first railway zone in the country to use the cutting edge technology for operation of trains without brake van and guards.
    The field trial for Indian Railways was conducted between Talcher and Paradip section
  7. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cancelled the banking licence issued to Subhadra Local Area Bank Ltd., situated where?
    A) Rourkela
    B) Hubli
    C) Kolhapur
    D) Coimbatore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has, cancelled the banking licence issued to Subhadra Local Area Bank Ltd., Kolhapur, Maharashtra under Section 22 (4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 to carry on banking business in India.
  8. Florin Citu is elected as the next prime minister of which country?
    A) Romania
    B) Ireland
    C) Poland
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Romanian lawmakers have approved a new center-right pro-Western coalition government headed by U.S.-educated banker Florin Citu, a former finance minister who has pledged to overcome the coronavirus crisis and the economic woes it has caus. ed
  9. Who has been elevated as the managing director and chief executive officer of YES Securities?
    A) Sukrant Sarabhai
    B) Prasanth Prabhakaran
    C) Neel Karuthadathkuni
    D) Varun Chakravarthy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    YES Securities, the wholly owned investment banking, merchant banking, wealth broking & investment advisory subsidiary of YES Bank, announced the elevation of Prasanth Prabhakaran as its managing director and chief executive officer with immediate effect.
  10. Which bank is going to exit its housing finance joint venture by selling its entire stake of over 64 per cent to Centrum Housing Finance for Rs 160 crore?
    A) Central Bank of India
    B) United Bank of India
    C) UCO Bank
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State-owned Central Bank of India will exit housing finance joint venture by selling its entire stake of over 64 per cent to Centrum Housing Finance for Rs 160 crore.
  11. Which bank has emerged as the top player among the 100 Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) companies in the country as per Wizikey’s BFSI Movers and Shakers report?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank has emerged as the top player among the 100 Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) companies in the country. The country’s largest private lender topped because of its customer service, monetary management, and innovative offerings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    The ICICI Bank became the most preferred bank in terms of moratorium rules, new loan policy, as well as discounts, offers on credit cards. It became the first in India to use satellite data to assess farmer loans.
    In the wallet and UPI segment, Google Pay emerged as the number one mover and shaker, followed by Phone Pe. While Whatsapp stayed behind all other players like Paytm (3) and Amazon Pay (4).
    In the payments bank category, the Airtel Payments Bank emerged as the leader, followed by Paytm Payments Bank and Jio Payments Bank.
  12. Which insurance company acquired 8.99 per cent stake in Paisalo Digital in December 2020?
    A) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    B) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    C) SBI Life Insurance
    D) Max Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SBI Life Insurance said it had acquired 8.99 per cent stake in Paisalo Digital.
  13. India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) revised its expectation for India’s FY21 gross domestic product (GDP) growth to what percent?
    A) -6.9%
    B) -8.1%
    C) -7.8%
    D) -7.3%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) revised its expectation for India’s FY21 gross domestic product (GDP) growth to negative 7.8 per cent from negative 11.8 per cent due to easing of Covid-19 headwinds and better-than-expected 2Q FY21 GDP numbers.
  14. When is National Good governance day observed in India?
    A) December 25
    B) December 22
    C) December 24
    D) December 28
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National Good governance day is observed annually on December 25. The day is also celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  15. Who launched a mobile application named ”Swachhata Abhiyan” to identify and geotag insanitary latrines and manual scavengers?
    A) Jairam Ramesh
    B) Amit Shah
    C) Piyush Goel
    D) Thaawarchand Gehlot
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A mobile application named ”Swachhata Abhiyan” to identify and geotag insanitary latrines and manual scavengers was launched by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of India Ratings and Research Private Limited situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C

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