Current Affairs Quiz: December 4, 2020

Current Affairs 4 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where is the five star village postal scheme launched to ensure the universal coverage of flagship postal schemes?
    A) Ranchi
    B) Dehradun
    C) Shimla
    D) Ambala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Minister of State for Communication Sanjay Dhotre launched five star village postal scheme to ensure the universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in Dehradun for rural areas of Uttarakhand.
  2. Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan launched India’s first indigenously developed _________ Octane premium petrol?
    A) 100
    B) 50
    C) 200
    D) 300
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan launched India’s first indigenously developed 100 Octane premium petrol through video conferencing.
  3. Which state government launched one-time settlement scheme for power consumers?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Kerala
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched a one-time settlement scheme for power consumers and said that his government accords priority to the interests of the needy and common man.
  4. What is the rank of India in Global Terrorism Index of 2020 released by Institute of Economics and Peace?
    A) 3rd
    B) 5th
    C) 8th
    D) 10th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the Global Terrorism Index of 2020, India is the eighth-most impacted countries in the world by terrorism in the last decede. The index is prepared by the Institute of Economics and Peace, an Australia-based nonpartisan non-profit.
    Afghanistan tops the list followed by Iraq, Nigeria and Syria.
  5. Dictionary.com and which other dictionary have chosen pandemic as the 2020 word of the year?
    A) Macmillan Dictionary
    B) Cambridge Dictionary
    C) Collins English Dictionary
    D) Merriam-Webster
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Two major dictionary publishers Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com have chosen pandemic as the 2020 word of the year.
  6. Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved loan amount of $50 million to improve financial management procedures and operational efficiencies in which state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Telangana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $50 million policy-based loan to improve financial management procedures and operational efficiencies aimed at achieving more fiscal savings, promote informed decision making, and improve service delivery in the state of West Bengal.
  7. For which state has the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD 430 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply in the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 430 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply in Uttar Pradesh in India.
  8. Which bank has launched a tech-based loan management solution called ‘LenS-The Lending Solution’, to speed up and maintain accuracy in online loan processing?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) United Bank of India
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) Syndicate Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Punjab National Bank (PNB) launched a tech-based loan management solution called ‘LenS-The Lending Solution’, to speed up and maintain accuracy in online loan processing and sanctioning of credit proposals.
  9. Which bank has partnered with Japan’s JCB International Co to unveil a Platinum Contactless Debit Card on the RuPay network?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Bank of India
    D) Union Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India has partnered with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Japan’s JCB International Co for unveiling new ‘SBI RuPay JCB Platinum Contactless Debit Card’ on the RuPay network.
  10. Which bank has launched a tailor-made premium banking services to tailor the particular needs of key consumer segments – from small business owners to salaried professionals and senior citizens?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) DBS Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Yes Bank has re-energised YES Premia, unveiling a premium banking program that offers personalized solutions focused on the particular needs of key consumer segments – from small business owners to salaried professionals and senior citizens.
  11. In association with which bank has Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) launched an asset restructuring web module, https://arm-msme.in, to help MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) get benefit from the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) MSME restructuring guideline?
    A) United Bank of India
    B) Bank of Maharashtra
    C) Bank of India
    D) Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in association with Indian Bank has launched an asset restructuring web module, https://arm-msme.in, to help MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) get benefit from the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) MSME restructuring guideline.
  12. What is the rank of Indian Milk Brand Amul in the list of top 20 global dairy processors released by the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN)?
    A) 5th
    B) 13th
    C) 7th
    D) 8th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Amul, a brand of dairy cooperative major Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), is ranked 8th in the list of top 20 global dairy processors released by the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN).
    Amul has replaced United States’ Dean Foods in the global rankings after two years.
  13. Who has been appointed as the director general of Border Roads Organisation (BRO)?
    A) Harpal Singh
    B) Mahipal Dhanda
    C) Rajeev Chaudhary
    D) Rishabh Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary took charge as the director general of Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
    Lt Gen Chaudhary succeeds Lt Gen Harpal Singh who has been appointed as the new Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army.
  14. As per the list released by Fortune India, which company topped the Fortune 500 list of Indian companies?
    A) Tata Consultancy Services
    B) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
    C) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    D) Reliance Industries Ltd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd topped the Fortune 500 list of Indian companies, Fortune India announced. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC), the nation’s biggest oil firm, bagged the second spot, followed by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) at the third.
  15. Nongpok Sekmai police station in which state has been chosen as best performing Police Station in the country?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Manipur
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Nongpok Sekmai police station in Manipur’s Thoubal district has been chosen as best performing Police Station in the country.
  16. Which university has been ranked Asia’s best university in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021?
    A) National University of Singapore
    B) Tsinghua University
    C) Seoul National University
    D) The University of Hong Kong
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National University of Singapore has come up as Asia’s best university for the third consecutive year in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021.
    The top-10 list doesn’t feature any Indian university. The top three Indian universities to feature on the Asia Rankings are IIT Bombay (Rank 47), IIT Delhi (Rank 50), and IIT Madras (Rank 56). A total of 107 Indian institutes made it to the overall QS Asia Rankings. Of them, 7 bagged a spot in the top 100.
  17. According to air pollution data released by the US Air Quality Index, which city has topped the list of world’s most polluted cities?
    A) Delhi
    B) Lahore
    C) Kathmandu
    D) Colombo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Pakistan’s cultural capital Lahore has once again topped the list of world’s most polluted cities, according to air pollution data released by the US Air Quality Index.
    New Delhi came in second with a PM of 229, while Nepal’s capital Kathmandu ranked the third-worst city with a PM of 178.
  18. Dharampal Gulati who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Author
    B) Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dharampal Gulati, owner of MDH Spices and the face of the company’s advertisements, passed away. He was 97.
    Popularly called ‘King of Spices,’ was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award, in 2019.
  19. Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali who passed away was the former prime minister of which country?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Pakistan prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali passed away at a hospital in Rawalpindi at the age of 76.
    Jamali was the country’s first and only elected prime minister from Balochistan.
  20. New Kids Book “Vahana Masterclass” is authored by whom?
    A) Dacia Maraini
    B) Stefano Benni
    C) Alfredo Covelli
    D) Aldo Busi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Alfredo Covelli, an Italy based author launched his new book Vahana Masterclass for children and Young Audience in the Indian market.
  21. Who has authored the book titled “Indian Icon: A Cult Called Royal Enfield”?
    A) Amish Tripathi
    B) Amrit Raj
    C) Vikram Seth
    D) Ravinder Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Indian Icon: A Cult Called Royal Enfield” authored by journalist Amrit Raj has been released recently.
  22. When is International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrated every year?
    A) December 4
    B) December 2
    C) December 5
    D) December 3
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated every year on December 3 to acknowledge the issues faced by persons with disabilities (PwD) around the world.
    It is also celebrated as National Disability Day and the theme this year is ‘Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post Covid-19 World’.

 

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