Current Affairs Quiz: December 31, 2021

Current Affairs 31 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which university bagged 1st position under Central University and Institute of National Importance category?
    A) IISc Bengaluru
    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIM AHMEDABAD
    D) IIT Madras
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Minister of State for Education Dr. Subhas Sarkar virtually announced the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2021. Indian Institute of Technology of Madras got the first rank under the Central University and Institute of National Importance category.
  2. Recently which station was renamed as Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station‘?
    A) Kanpur
    B) Gorakhpur
    C) Mumbai
    D) Jhansi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Uttar Pradesh government has renamed Jhansi Railway Station as Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station’ after Rani Laxmibai
  3. Recently which country became 4th member of BRICS New Development Bank?
    A) France
    B) Kenya
    C) Eithopia
    D) Egypt
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India, welcomed Egypt as the new member of BRICS New Development Bank. With this, Egypthas now become a fourth new member to be admitted to BRICS NDB.
  4. Which company has launched ‘Pru iProtect Return of Premium’ offering life-stage based cover ?
    A) ICICI Prudential
    B) HDFC Ergo
    C) IDBI Federal
    D) LIC
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has launched ‘ICICI Pru iProtect Return of Premium’ offering life-stage based cover wherein the quantum of life cover is automatically adjusted based on the customer’s life stages.
  5. As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ‘Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2020-21’ report, Gross NPAs of scheduled commercial banks down to how much percent in Q2 FY22?
    A) 7.1%
    B) 6.7%
    C) 6.5%
    D) 6.9%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its ‘Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2020-21’ report, has said scheduled commercial banks’ (SCB) gross non-performing assets (NPAs) declined from 8.2 per cent at end-March 2020 to 7.3 per cent at end-March 2021 and further to 6.9 per cent at end-September 2021.
  6. Which company has tied up with TCS for 5G-Based Remote Robotic Operations?
    A) Jio
    B) Airtel
    C) Bsnl
    D) Vodafone Idea
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have joined hands to build a 5G-based remote working technology using robotics, according to a joint statement.
  7. Recently, India’s November wholesale price inflation spikes to 12-year-high of how much percent?
    A) 17.90%
    B) 16.67%
    C) 15.00%
    D) 14.23%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s annual wholesale inflation surged to 14.23% in November over a year ago on account of the so-called base effect , and also a rise in prices of mineral oils, basic metals, crude petroleum, natural gas, chemicals and food products, official data showed.
  8. As per ICRA, India’s GDP expected to grow at how much percent in FY22, FY23?
    A) 8.1%
    B) 8.5%
    C) 8.7%
    D) 9.0%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian economy is expected to maintain a real GDP growth of 9.0% each in FY22 and FY23 amid the uncertainty triggered by the Omicron variant of Covid-19, ratings and research firm Icra said.
  9. Who was appointed as DG & CEO of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)?
    A) Mukesh Sharma
    B) Jayanti Lal
    C) Mahesh Singh
    D) Praveen Kumar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Govt of India has approved the appointment of Shri Praveen Kumar, IAS(TN:1987)(Retd.), Former Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to the post of Director General & Chief Executive Officer (DG&CEO), Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)
  10. Recently actors Vijay Raaz, Varun Sharma were roped in as brand ambassadors of which company?
    A) EasemyTrip
    B) MakeMytrip
    C) Goibibo
    D) Safari
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    EaseMyTrip, India’s second-largest online travel platform, has roped in actors Vijay Raaz andVarun Sharma as brand ambassadors.
  11. Who was reappointed as MD, CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank?
    A) PN Vasudevan
    B) LV Prabhakar
    C) Atul Kumar Goel
    D) Pranay Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited board of directors has approved the proposal for re-appointment of Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan (PN) as the MD & CEO for three years, with effect from July 23, 2022, up to July 22, 2025, subject to the RBI and shareholders’ approval
  12. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL)?
    A) Priyank Tiwari
    B) Tanmay Bhatt
    C) Indra Nooyi
    D) Radhika Jha
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Radhika Jha, an IAS officer of 2002-Batch of Uttarakhand cadre has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL).
  13. Who has been appointed as India’s next permanent representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva?
    A) Anupam Ray
    B) SV Khare
    C) Subodh Singh
    D) Dinesh Singh Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior diplomat Anupam Ray has been appointed as India’s next permanent representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
  14. Who was recognised as PETA India’s 2021 Person of the Year?
    A) Alia Bhatt
    B) Salman Khan
    C) Disha Patani
    D) Katrina KAif
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Alia Bhatt, who has everyone impressed with her exemplary acting skills and fashion sense, has now added another feather to her cap. The actor is now turning out to be an inspiration off-screen as well as she was recently named 2021 ‘Person of the Year’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
  15. Which country made ‘World’s Largest, Most Powerful’ nuclear-powered Icebreaker named Sibir?
    A) France
    B) Russia
    C) India
    D) USA
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Russia’s first serial project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker known as Sibir, was handed over to state atomic energy corporation Rosatom for exploitation.
  16. Recently Indian Army Established Quantum Laboratory in which city of Madhya Pradesh?
    A) Mhow
    B) Panna
    C) Satna
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Army is making steady, yet significant strides in the field of emerging technology domains.The Army, with support from the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has recently established the Quantum Lab at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow (MP) MCTE to spearhead research and training in this key developing field.
  17. Recently He-Man” artist and toy designer passed away.Name him?
    A) Mark Taylor
    B) Lois Wilson
    C) Peter Parker
    D) John Laurinatius
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Mark Taylor, artist and toy designer for ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ franchise as well as the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, died at his Southern California home at age 80.
  18. Recently EO Wilson passed away,With which field he is associated?
    A) Sports
    B) Actor
    C) Author
    D) Scientist
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Edward. O. Wilson, the trailblazing U.S. scientist, professor and author whose study of insects and clarion call to protect Earth earned him the nickname “Darwin’s natural heir”, has died at age 92.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the capital of Egypt?
    A) Alexia
    B) Nairobi
    C) Luxembourg
    D) Cairo
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of ICRA Limited?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Energy Efficiency Services Limited?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Chennai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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