Current Affairs Quiz: December 5, 2020

Current Affairs 5 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Who has been invited as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations in January 2021 by the Indian Government?
    A) Jacinda Ardern
    B) Scott Morrison
    C) Giuseppe Conte
    D) Boris Johnson
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has invited U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson as chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations in January 2021 and a decision on this is awaited from London.
  2. Which bridge has been named as “Jai Hind” bridge to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose?
    A) Jubilee Bridge
    B) Majerhat Bridge
    C) Matla Bridge
    D) Nivedita Bridge
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee named the newly-built Majerhat bridge in Kolkata as “Jai Hind” bridge to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose.
  3. Which country has become the first in the world to give approval to a company to sell its laboratory-grown chicken in the city-state?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Thailand
    C) Singapore
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Singapore has granted San Francisco start-up Eat Just regulatory approval to sell its laboratory-grown chicken in the city-state, the world’s first government to allow the sale of cultured meat.
  4. Which country declared a climate emergency in December 2020, promising that its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025?
    A) Canada
    B) Sweden
    C) Ireland
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    New Zealand promised its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declared a climate emergency, a symbolic move that critics said needed to be backed with greater actions to reduce emissions. New Zealand joins 32 other countries that have declared a climate emergency.
  5. According to a report titled “Ericsson Mobility Report” by Swedish gear maker Ericsson, by which year will Indi surpass 350 million 5G subscriptions?
    A) 2026
    B) 2024
    C) 2028
    D) 2030
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In India, 5G subscriptions will surpass 350 million, accounting for 27 per cent of all mobile subscriptions in 2026, Swedish gear maker Ericsson said in a report titled “Ericsson Mobility Report.”
    Globally, more than 1 billion people will have access to 5G coverage by the end of 2020. The report projects that four out of every ten mobile subscriptions in 2026 will be 5G.
  6. As per the Monetary Policy, what is the repo rate for the last quarter of the current financial year?
    A) 4.15%
    B) 4.00%
    C) 3.35%
    D) 3.75%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to kept repo rate unchanged at 4%, reverse repo maintained at 3.35%. It has maintained the policy stance at “accommodative”, amid high inflation and so.
    Meanwhile, Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to contract 7.5 percent in 2020-21, as against an earlier estimate of a contraction of 9.5 percent. And Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation is forecast at 6.3 percent in Q3FY21, and 5.8 percent in Q4.
    Settlement of AMPS, NFS, Rupay and UPI transactions will be allowed all days of the week against earlier five days of the week.
  7. After National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) allowed small finance and payment banks, as well as fintechs to be shareholders in the organization, what is the total shareholder entities for NPCI now?
    A) 61
    B) 52
    C) 67
    D) 58
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Retail payments body National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) said that it has completed private placement of 4.63% of its equity shares worth ₹81.64 crores, allowing small finance and payment banks, as well as fintechs to be shareholders in the organisation.
    The total shareholder entities for NPCI now stands at 67.
  8. Paytm has partnered with which Small Finance Bank to empower MSMEs with instant digital loans?
    A) Janalakshmi Small Finance Bank
    B) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    C) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    D) Suryoday Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Paytm has announced its partnership with Suryoday Small Finance Bank to empower MSMEs with instant digital loans.
  9. In which state have the NABARD and State Bank of India signed an MoU to extend concessional refinance facility to the beneficiaries of watershed development and tribal development projects?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Karnataka regional office of NABARD and State Bank of India have signed an MoU to extend concessional refinance facility to the beneficiaries of watershed development and tribal development projects.
  10. Which bank has become the first private lender in India to open its representative office in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank opened its representative office in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.
  11. Which cricketer has become the fastest player to score 12,000 runs in ODI cricket, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar, after he scored 23 runs against Australia in the third ODI at Canberra?
    A) Rohit Sharma
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Cheteshwar Pujara
    D) KL Rahul
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 12,000 runs in ODI cricket, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar, after he scored 23 runs against Australia in the third ODI at Canberra.
  12. Who attained the highest-ever rating points for batsmen in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20I Player Rankings?
    A) Tom Curran
    B) Eoin Morgan
    C) Dawid Malan
    D) Sam Billings
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    England’s Dawid Malan has attained the highest-ever rating points for batsmen in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20I Player Rankings after a terrific run saw him top the series aggregate with a total of 173 runs and help England thrash South Africa 3-0.
  13. Who has been appointed as the Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSFDC)?
    A) Mukesh Kumar Bagaria
    B) Surinder Singhal
    C) Rajnish Kumar Jenaw
    D) Preet Joshi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Rajnish Kumar Jenaw (IP&TA&FS) as new Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSFDC) under the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  14. Who has been appointed as the first Vice President of the World LPG Association (WLPGA)?
    A) SM Vaidya
    B) NK Swami
    C) HP Jenaw
    D) KG Shrivastva
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Shri SM Vaidya is appointed as the first Vice President of the World LPG Association (WLPGA). Shri SM Vaidya currently is the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation.
  15. A primary school teacher, Ranjitsinh Disale from which Indian state has been named the winner of the USD 1-million annual Global Teacher Prize 2020 in recognition of his efforts to promote girls’ education and trigger a quick-response (QR) coded textbook revolution in India?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Odisha
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A primary school teacher, Ranjitsinh Disale from India was named the winner of the USD 1-million annual Global Teacher Prize 2020 in recognition of his efforts to promote girls’ education and trigger a quick-response (QR) coded textbook revolution in India.
    Disale, 32, from Paritewadi village in Maharashtra’s Solapur district, emerged the winner from 10 finalists from across the world for the annual prize founded by the Varkey Foundation.
  16. Who has been ranked first in the Kotak Wealth Hurun wealthy women list 2020 in terms of net wealth?
    A) Leena Gandhi Tewari
    B) Roshni Nadar
    C) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    D) Savitri Jindal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    With a net wealth of ₹54,850 crore, HCL Tech chairperson Roshni Nadar ranked first in the Kotak Wealth Hurun wealthy women list 2020.
  17. Valery Giscard d’Estaing, former president of which country passed away?
    A) Italy
    B) UK
    C) Germany
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who championed European integration and helped modernise French society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting COVID-19.
  18. Rafer Johnson, Olympian from which country passed away?
    A) Canada
    B) Switzerland
    C) USA
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Rafer Johnson, who is best known for his athletics career and his performance in James Bond movie Licence to Kill, has passed away at the age of 86.
  19. When is International Day of Banks observed?
    A) December 4
    B) December 1
    C) December 5
    D) December 2
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Day of Banks is observed globally on the 4th of December.
  20. What is the theme of Indian Navy Day 2020?
    A) Indian Navy – Ensuring Secure Seas for a Resurgent Nation
    B) Indian Navy – Silent, Strong and Swift
    C) Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive
    D) Indian Navy, Mission-deployed and Combat-ready
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to commemorate the attack on the Karachi harbour during the India-Pakistan war in 1971.
    This year the theme of Navy Day is “Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World LPG Association situated?
    A) Italy
    B) Denmark
    C) France
    D) Sweden
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation situated?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Faridabad
    C) Noida
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Where is the HQ of Suryoday Small Finance Bank situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of National Payments Corporation of India situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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