Current Affairs Quiz: December 29, 2021

Current Affairs 29 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state Tops NITI Aayog’s Health Index in Terms of Incremental Change?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Uttrakhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s largest state Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the top performer in terms of incremental health performance among larger states, while Mizoram performed well in the smaller states category, according to the fourth Health Index launched by Niti Aayog.
  2. In which state, World Sangeet Tansen festival was organised?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Uttrakhand
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In Madhya Pradesh, World Sangeet Tansen festival begins. The festival will be organised till December 30th in Gwalior.
  3. Which state launched ‘Meendum Manjappai’ scheme?
    A) Kerala
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Telangana
    D) TamilNadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister M.K. Stalin launched ‘Meendum Manjappai’ scheme to promote the use of cloth bags by the public and discourage the use of plastic bags, which have become rampant in the State over the years.
  4. Which state topped the Good Governance Index 2021?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah released the Good Governance Index 2021 prepared by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances on the occasion of the Good Governance Day in New Delhi.
  5. With which bank,HDFC life singed a ban assurance deal that will enable customers of the bank to avail a range of life insurance products of the insurer?
    A) South Indian Bank
    B) Karnataka Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    HDFC Life announced a bancassurance tie-up with South Indian Bank that will enable customers of the bank to avail a range of life insurance products of the insurer that include solutions for protection, savings and investment, retirement and critical illness.
  6. Which bank has partnered with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to offer its banking services in semi-urban and rural areas?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) South Indian Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC bAnk
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s biggest private lender HDFC Bank has partnered with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to offer its banking services in semi-urban and rural areas.
  7. Which bank has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for offering real-time cross-border remittances to India using UPI IDs, for its Money Transfer Operator (MTO) partners?
    A) Karnataka Bank
    B) IDBI
    C) SBI
    D) Indusind Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IndusInd Bank has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for offering real-time cross-border remittances to India using UPI IDs, for its Money Transfer Operator (MTO) partners, the bank said.
  8. Which company has partnered with NSDL Payments Bank to launch a new Fintech platform targeting India’s flourishing?
    A) Freecharge
    B) BharatPe
    C) Mobikwik
    D) Indipaisa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indipaisa, a member of the Nexxo Network, an international network of Fintech companies operating in Middle East Asia and Europe, is launching a set of innovative Financial Technology (Fintech) solutions targeting India’s flourishing 63 million Small & Mid-sized Enterprise (SME) sector.
  9. As per Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), India to become 3rd largest economy in which year?
    A) 2045
    B) 2040
    C) 2031
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has predicted that India will regain sixth position from France next year and become the third-largest economy in 2031, a year later the previously predicted.
  10. Who has been appointed as Co-Chairman of Finance Industry Development Council?
    A) Mayank Sharma
    B) Puneet Kumar
    C) Dinanath Dubhashi
    D) Kamlesh Gandhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC), which is a representative body of asset and loan financing NBFCs, has announced fresh appointments to its board of directors.
  11. Who took over as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala?
    A) Puneet K Bahl
    B) Karambir Singh
    C) Taraknath Banerjee
    D) Satyam Shukla
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Vice Admiral Puneet K. Bahl took over as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
  12. Recently Vishawvir Ahuja has stepped down as MD & CEO of which bank?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    RBL Bank’s Vishawvir Ahuja has stepped down as MD & CEO of the bank, and the bank has appointed Rajeev Ahuja as the interim Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank with immediate effect.
  13. Who became the first non-European to be elected president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA)?
    A) Adir Abibi
    B) Mohammed Salman
    C) Krisgteina Goergia
    D) Mohammed Ben Sulayem
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mohammed ben Sulayem became the first non-European to be elected president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), succeeding the retiring Jean Todt.
  14. Who was honoured with Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award?
    A) Anjali Singh
    B) Viral Desai
    C) Simran Taneja
    D) Priyank Tiwari
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Surat’s noted industrialist Viral Desai, popularly known as Greenman for his love for the environment, has been awarded the prestigious Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award in Dubai.
  15. Who has won the Sushila Devi Award 2021 for the Best Book of Fiction for her critically acclaimed novel, Kintsugi?
    A) Anukrti Updhyay
    B) Tanya Tyagi
    C) Simran Singh
    D) Surbhi Sisodia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    HarperCollins India is delighted to announce that Anukrti Upadhyay has won the Sushila Devi Award 2021 for the Best Book of Fiction for her critically acclaimed novel, Kintsugi, which was published under its prestigious Fourth Estate imprint.
  16. Which bank have been adjudged ‘Most Innovative Best Practice’ for financial inclusion at the coveted CII Digital Transformation Award 2021.
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) SBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank’s efforts in furthering financial inclusion through partnership with the Government of India’s Common Service Centres (CSC) have been adjudged ‘Most Innovative Best Practice’ for financial inclusion at the coveted CII Digital Transformation Award 2021.
  17. Which country launched huge Inmarsat-6 F1 communications satellite into orbit?
    A) Iran
    B) Israel
    C) China
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Japan successfully launched the Inmarsat-6 Flight 1 (I-6 F1) satellite as a part of Inmarsat’s next-generation satellite broadband service. I-6 F1 launched aboard an H-IIA 204 rocket.
  18. Who is the author of book The riddle of “Kashmir: the quest for peace in a troubled land”?
    A) Nirmal Chander
    B) Karambir Singh
    C) Vinay Sharma
    D) Vikas Awasthi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A new book by former Indian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Nirmal Chander Vij (ret) claims to offer a “full picture” of the conflicts in Jammu and Kashmir and the way forward. The book published by HarperCollins India, the book of General Vij, The riddle of “Kashmir: the quest for peace in a troubled land”.
  19. “The Turnover Wizard – Saviour Of Thousands” is the autobiography of which personality?
    A) Swarup Singh
    B) Indra Nooyi
    C) Anup Singh
    D) Arup Roy Chowdhury
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Vice-President of India M Venkaiah Naidu released the book titled “The Turnover Wizard – Saviour Of Thousands”, an autobiography of Arup Roy Choudhury, the former Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC Limited and NBCC (India) Limited.
  20. Who is the author of book titled The Modi Gambit: Decoding Modi 2.0” ?
    A) Sanju Verma
    B) Arundhati Roy
    C) Karan Yadav
    D) Vikas Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The book titled “The Modi Gambit: Decoding Modi 2.0” written by Sanju Verma, an economist and the BJP National Spokesperson, has been released recently.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of South Indian Bank?
    A) Thiruvananthapuram
    B) Mangalore
    C) Thrissur
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of IndusInd Bank?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Finance Industry Development Council?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

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