Current Affairs Quiz: December 30, 2020

Current Affairs 30 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which bank launched its Digital Lending Platform (DLP), which will allow prospective retail loan seekers to get loans digitally through a paperless process?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bank of Baroda (BoB) has launched its Digital Lending Platform (DLP), which will allow prospective retail loan seekers to get loans digitally through a paperless process.
    The Platform provides ‘in-principle approval’ for home, car and personal loans in 30 minutes without human intervention. The bank will also offer ‘Online Loan against Fixed Deposits’ via DLP.
  2. By when central government is going to set up proposed Centralised “Investment Clearance Cell”?
    A) 15 April 2021
    B) 31 March 2021
    C) 31 January 2021
    D) 15 June 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a major fillip to the call for greater ease of doing business in the nation, the government is set to launch the proposed Centralised “Investment Clearance Cell” by 15 April next year.
    This facility would serve as a a single window system which would aim to facilitate the businesses through a one-stop digital platform.
  3. Which tiger reserve will witness the country’s first hot air balloon wildlife safari in a tiger reserve?
    A) Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve
    B) Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
    C) Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
    D) Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The country’s first hot air balloon wildlife safari in a tiger reserve was launched in the world famous Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve by Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Vijay Shah. It is the first in any tiger reserve in the country.
  4. Who has been honoured with DRDO’s ‘Scientist of the Year Award’ for his contribution in developing several herbal medicines?
    A) Vishwar Kumar Pandit
    B) Rauhul Srivastava
    C) Kunal Kapoor
    D) Hemant Kumar Pandey
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Senior scientist Hemant Kumar Pandey has been honoured with DRDO’s ‘Scientist of the Year Award’ for his contribution in developing several herbal medicines, including the popular drug Lukoskin meant for treatment of leucoderma.
  5. Sunil Kothari who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Dancer
    C) Artist
    D) Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Eminent dance scholar and critic Sunil Kothari, 87, passed away in a private hospital in Delhi because of COVID-19 related complications.
  6. MR Kadambur Janarthanan who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Dancer
    C) Artist
    D) Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Tirunelveli MP and senior AIADMK leader MR Kadambur Janarthanan, died of age-related issues. He was 91.
  7. When is International Day of Epidemic Preparedness observed annually?
    A) December 28
    B) December 22
    C) December 25
    D) December 27
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The first ever International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, observed on 27 December 2020 to advocate the importance of the prevention of, preparedness for and partnership against epidemics.
  8. Book titled “Sutranivednachi sutra- ek anbav”, released by Union Minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Naik is authored by whom?
    A) Ruchita Kapoor
    B) Swati Sharma
    C) Roopa Chari
    D) Sweta Saini
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of state (I/C) for AYUSH and Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik released a Konkani book “Sutranivednachi sutra- ek anbav”, by Dr Roopa Chari, which is published by Sanjana Publications.
  9. Which country’s navy commissioned INS Sindhuvir as UMS Minye Theinkhathu, which was provided by India to the country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Myanmar
    C) Thailand
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The officially inducted submarine handed over by India in the month of October. INS Sindhuvir was commissioned as UMS Minye Theinkhathu and inducted on the 73rd anniversary of the Myanmar Navy.
  10. Which country has planned to set up a nuclear reactor on the surface of the moon by 2026?
    A) USA
    B) China
    C) India
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a significant development, US President Donald Trump has issued a new Space Policy Directive (SPD) which will allow NASA to set up a nuclear reactor on the surface of the moon by 2026 in collaboration with US Department of Energy.
  11. Russian Nikita Khakimov who has received a five-year ban after being found guilty of offences relating to betting plays which sport for the country?
    A) Cricket
    B) Tennis
    C) Badminton
    D) Squash
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Russian doubles badminton player Nikita Khakimov has received a five-year ban after being found guilty of offences relating to “betting, wagering and irregular match results.
  12. According to a Reserve Bank paper, maintaining how much percent inflation is appropriate for India?
    A) 4%
    B) 5%
    C) 3%
    D) 6%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Maintaining 4 per cent inflation is appropriate for India as targeting a lower rate could impart deflationary bias to the monetary policy, said a Reserve Bank paper. Under the current dispensation, the RBI has been mandated by the government to maintain retail inflation at 4 per cent with a margin of 2 per cent on either side.
  13. Who is the author of the novel titled “Antima”?
    A) Suketu Kumar
    B) Sushant Kohli
    C) Siddharth Saini
    D) Manav Kaul
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Manav Kaul presented his first novel Antima to Ruskin Bond and the iconic author said he hopes the book earns the actor “lots of royalties and readers”.
  14. According to ratings agency Icra, gross NPAs of banks may rise to what percent by March 2021?
    A) 10.1-10.6%
    B) 10.1-10.8%
    C) 10.3-10.6%
    D) 10.3-10.8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Banks’ gross non-performing assets (NPAs) and net NPAs are expected to rise to 10.1-10.6 per cent and 3.1-3.2 per cent, respectively from 7.9 per cent and 2.2 per cent, respectively by March 2021, Icra said. The agency also expects net NPA to decline to 2.4-2.6 per cent by March 2022.
  15. India’s first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV named Pneumosil inaugurated by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has been developed by which institute?
    A) Divis Laboratories
    B) Biocon Limited
    C) Abbott Healthcare
    D) Serum Institute of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated India’s first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV.
    The vaccine named Pneumosil has been developed by the Serum Institute of India Private Limited, SIIPL in collaboration with partners like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  16. Which state’s chief minister inaugurated the newly-formed Mayiladuthurai district, the 38th district of the state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami inaugurated the newly-formed Mayiladuthurai district through video conferencing from the Secretariat in Chennai. The 38th district in the state has been carved out of Nagapattinam district.
  17. Which cricketer won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade in the recently concluded ICC Awards of the Decade?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Ellyse Perry
    C) MS Dhoni
    D) Rashid Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Virat Kohli wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade
    Ellyse Perry wins the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade
    Steve Smith is ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade
    Virat Kohli is ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
    Ellyse Perry is ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
    Rashid Khan is ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
    Ellyse Perry is ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
    Kyle Coetzer is ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade
    Kathryn Bryce is ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade
    MS Dhoni wins ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Who is the CEO of Serum Institute of India?
    A) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    B) Siddharth Mittal
    C) Adar Poonawalla
    D) Anupam Jindal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HQ: Pune

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