Current Affairs Quiz: December 31, 2020

Current Affairs 31 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Jon Huber who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Wrestling
    B) Squash
    C) Golf
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Jon Huber, who was popularly known as Luke Harper in the WWE and as Brodie Lee in the All Elite Wrestling, passed away due to a non-COVID-19 related lung issue at the age of 41.
  2. Where will Gender Park organize the second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-II) in Feb 2021?
    A) Thiruvananthapuram
    B) Kannur
    C) Kozhikode
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala government said the Gender Park in partnership with UN Women will organise the second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-II) at Kozhikode in February 2021.
    The focal theme is ‘Gender in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Business: The Mediating Role of Empowerment’.
  3. Which state cabinet approved the Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020 under which forcing religious conversion on someone will attract 1-5 years of imprisonment?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh cabinet approved the Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020. The controversial ordinance outlaws marriages with an aim of religious conversions.
    Under the new Bill, forcing religious conversion on someone will attract 1-5 years of imprisonment and a minimum Rs 25,000 fine.
  4. Which of the following launched a web based application ‘Digital Ocean’ to share information on marine data and forecast services?
    A) National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
    B) National Institute of Ocean Technology
    C) Indian Institute Of Tropical Meteorology
    D) Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    INCOIS, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), has launched a web based application Digital Ocean to share information on marine data and forecast services. Harsh Vardhan, Union Health, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences Minister, inaugurated Digital Ocean, during a Virtual Meeting.
  5. Mir Sajjad Ali who passed away played which sport for India?
    A) Cricket
    B) Hockey
    C) Badminton
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former India football international Mir Sajjad Ali passed away. He was 66.
  6. Which bank partnered with Google Pay to bring digital registration of FASTag?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Canara Bank
    D) Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank has announced a partnership with Google which will allow users to issue FASTag using Google Pay. The announcement makes ICICI Bank the first bank to join hands with Google Pay for the issuance of FASTag.
  7. Which bank has tied up with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance to deliver paperless life insurance solutions to its customers through digital platform?
    A) AU Small Finance Bank
    B) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    C) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    D) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    AU Small Finance Bank (AU Bank) aims to deliver paperless life insurance solutions to its more than 18 lakh customers through digital platform with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.
  8. What is the name of the crypto bank launched by fintech firm Cashaa and United Multistate Credit Cooperative Society that allows users to transact in cryptocurrency and fiat from one account?
    A) Mulcres
    B) Haasoc
    C) Casuni
    D) Unicas
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Fintech firm Cashaa and United Multistate Credit Cooperative Society launched a crypto bank that allows users to transact in cryptocurrency and fiat from one account.
    The bank named as Unicas is initially opening its services online and through 14 branches across NCR, Rajasthan, and Gujarat by January 2021, and plans to expand to 100 branches by the end of 2022.
  9. In December 2020, which small finance bank got the SEBI approval to float its Initial Public Offering (IPO)?
    A) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    B) Capital Small Finance Bank
    C) Suryoday Small Finance Bank
    D) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Markets regulator Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) has granted the go-ahead to small lender Suryoday Small Finance Bank to float its Initial Public Offering (IPO).
  10. What is the theme of this year’s Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice given by Harmony Foundation?
    A) Celebrate Her, Protect Her, Empower Her in times of Covid
    B) Celebrating Compassion in times of Covid
    C) Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery in times of Covid
    D) Compassion Beyond Borders in times of Covid
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Harmony Foundation hosted the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice. The Awards, in its 16th year, is the only award endorsed by Sister Prema, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the organization started by Mother Teresa.
    The theme for this year’s awards was, ‘Celebrating Compassion In Times Of Covid ’.
    Among the awardees this year are:
    1.Dr.Anthony Fauci (US)
    2.Fr. Fabio Stevenazzi (Milan, Italy)
    3.Dr.Pradeep Kumar (Chennai)
    4.Cristian Fracassi and Alessandro Romaioli (Italy)
    5.Sanjay Pandey, IPS (DG Home Guards, Maharashtra)
    6.Vikas Khanna (Manhattan, US)
    7.KK Shailaja (Minister of Health, Kerala)
  11. Who is the author of the book titled “Element of Quantitative Genetics”?
    A) Meenakshi Raghav
    B) Ishita Verma
    C) Stuti Sharma
    D) Bhavna Saini
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan released a book titled “Element of Quantitative Genetics” by Prof. Dr. Stuti Sharma of Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur at his official residence.
  12. Which spacetech startup successfully test-fired its solid propulsion rocket stage named Kalam-5?
    A) Skyroot Aerospace
    B) Dhruva Aerospace
    C) Manastu Aerospace
    D) Bellatrix Aerospace
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Spacetech startup Skyroot Aerospace announced a successful test-firing of its solid propulsion rocket stage named Kalam-5.
    The Hyderabad-based startup claims to be the first private firm that successfully designed, developed and tested a full solid propulsion rocket stage.
  13. According to an order by Finance Ministry, businesses with monthly turnover of over Rs 50 lakh will have to mandatorily pay at least how much percent of their Goods and Services Tax liability in cash?
    A) 1.5%
    B) 0.5%
    C) 1%
    D) 2%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Businesses with monthly turnover of over Rs 50 lakh will have to mandatorily pay at least 1% of their Goods and Services Tax liability in cash, the Finance Ministry said as it moved to curb evasion by fake invoicing.
  14. Shantanu Mohapatra who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Dancer
    B) Painter
    C) Dramatist
    D) Music Director
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Legendary Odia music director Shantanu Mohapatra died. He was 84.
    Apart from Odia, Mohapatra also worked in different languages. He composed the first modern Odia ballad “Konark Gatha” with lyrics by lyricist Gurukrushna Goswami and sung by Akshay Mohanty. He also wrote ‘Kalijae’ which was sung by Sikandar Alam.
  15. Nikhil Nandy who passed away was related with which sport?
    A) Hockey
    B) Football
    C) Basketball
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A member of 1956 Olympics fourth-place finishing Indian football squad, Nikhil Nandy died after a prolonged illness. He was 88.
  16. Who has been nominated by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as a member on the GAVI Board?
    A) Anil Vij
    B) Harsh Vardhan
    C) Rajesh Bhushan
    D) J P Nadda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has been nominated by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as a member on the GAVI Board, said a release by the Ministry.
  17. Where did Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, inaugurated India’s highest Meteorological Centre in December 2020?
    A) Itanagar
    B) Gangtok
    C) Mussoorie
    D) Leh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, virtually inaugurated India’s highest Meteorological Centre in Leh.
    After Itanagar Centre in Arunachal Pradesh, Leh Met centre at 3500 meters highest from mean sea level is the highest in the Himalayan region.
  18. How many Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts have been opened across the country in the name of girl-child with deposits amounting to over 58 thousand 222 crore rupees so far?
    A) 1 crore 76 lakh
    B) 2 crore 98 lakh
    C) 1 crore 83 lakh
    D) 2 crore 34 lakh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A total of one crore 83 lakh Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts have been opened across the country in the name of girl-child with deposits amounting to over 58 thousand 222 crore rupees.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is Harmony Foundation situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Noida
    C) Pune
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Stockholm, Sweden
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) California, USA
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Bhubaneshwar
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A

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