Current Affairs Quiz: December 28, 2020

Current Affairs 28 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. In December 2020, PM Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme to extend health insurance coverage to all residents of which state/UT?
    A) Bihar
    B) Gujarat
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Puducherry
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme via video-conferencing to extend health insurance coverage to all residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. Shamsur Rahman Faruqi who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Artist
    C) Singer
    D) Poet
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Accomplished Urdu litterateur Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, who wrote the sweeping and celebrated novel Kai Chand Thhey Sar-e-Aasmaan, who brought out the seminal literary magazine Shabkhoon, and who was central to the revival of dastangoi, passed away. He was 85.
  3. John Edrich who passed away was related to which sport?
    A) Cricket
    B) Hockey
    C) Football
    D) Basketball
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former England opening batsman John Edrich passed away at the age of 83.
  4. Where will India’s first Lithium refinery be set up?
    A) Bihar
    B) Jharkhand
    C) West Bengal
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s first Lithium refinery is soon going to be set up in Gujarat.The company will import Lithium ore from Australia and will be processing in Gujarat. Manikaran Power Limited, one of the country’s largest power trading and renewable energy company will incest around Rs 1,000 crore to set up this refinery.
  5. American financial corporation will invest what amount in India to support the development of critical infrastructure projects in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) $46 million
    B) $54 million
    C) $65 million
    D) $38 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    An American financial corporation has announced to invest $54 million in India to support the development of critical infrastructure projects in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. According to UK based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), India will overtake which country to become the fifth largest in 2025?
    A) UK
    B) China
    C) Japan
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India, which appears to have been pushed back to being the world’s sixth biggest economy in 2020, will again overtake the UK to become the fifth largest in 2025 and race to the third spot by 2030, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said in an annual report.
    India had overtaken the UK in 2019 to become the fifth largest economy in the world but has been relegated to 6th spot in 2020.
    The CEBR forecasts that the Indian economy will expand by 9 per cent in 2021 and by 7 per cent in 2022.
  7. The government has spent how much amount as interest payment towards the recapitalisation bonds for the public sector banks (PSB) in the last two financial years?
    A) Rs 21,086.54 crore
    B) Rs 20,086.54 crore
    C) Rs 22,086.54 crore
    D) Rs 23,086.54 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has spent Rs 22,086.54 crore as interest payment towards the recapitalisation bonds for the public sector banks (PSB) in the last two financial years.
  8. Which state’s cabinet has passed a bill for making Bodo (in Devanagari script) an associate official language of the state?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Assam
    C) Sikkim
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Assam cabinet approved the Assam Official Language Amendment Bill for making Bodo (in Devanagari script) an associate official language of the state.
  9. Which bank introduced its e-Credit Card, a digital replica of a physical Credit Card to allow customers use it at any e-commerce platform or merchant website, without the need of carrying the physical card?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Canara Bank
    C) Bank of India
    D) Punjab National Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Nation’s leading public sector bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB), introduced PNB e-Credit Card, a digital replica of a physical Credit Card.
  10. Ministry of skills development has joined hands with which company and NASSCOM for digital learning content for students at industrial training institutes (ITIs)?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) IBM
    D) Oracle
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Directorate General of Training (DGT), under the ministry of skills development and entrepreneurship, has joined hands with Microsoft and NASSCOM Foundation to provide digital learning content for students at industrial training institutes (ITIs).
    Nearly 1,20,000 students in around 3000 ITIs across India can be benefited by this digitized e-learning module via the Bharatskills portal.

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