Current Affairs Quiz: December 6, 2020

Current Affairs 6 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Who is the chairman of the task force formed for preparing a roadmap on imparting technical education in Mother Tongue?
    A) CK Mishra
    B) DS Kumar
    C) Vinod Bhave
    D) Amit Khare
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In an effort to bring major changes in technical education, the Ministry of Education under the leadership of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has set up a task force for preparing a roadmap on imparting technical education in Mother Tongue.
    As per updates, the task force set up under the chairmanship of Amit Khare, Secretary of Higher Education Department, will take into consideration the suggestions made by various stakeholders and will submit a report in a month.
  2. Which state unveiled the State Disability Logo on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Nagaland
    C) Tripura
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Meghalaya, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed with a formal function held at Yojna Bhawan Auditorium, Shillong. The theme this year is building back better towards a disability inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-Covid 19 world.
    During the function the Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, unveiled the State Disability Logo. The second edition of the Meghalaya Sign Bank App was also launched by the Chief Minister. The app is available for both ios and android users.
  3. Which country has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine?
    A) Canada
    B) USA
    C) Singapore
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a historic move, Britain has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.
  4. With which country’s navy, did the Indian Navy conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) in December 2020?
    A) Australia
    B) France
    C) Russia
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy (IN) is undertaking a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) from 4 to 5 December 2020.
  5. Which company partnered with global digital payments platform PayPal to facilitate international payments for small businesses and freelancers?
    A) Razorpay
    B) Cashfree
    C) Instamojo
    D) MobiKwik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Financial solutions provider Razorpay said it has partnered with global digital payments platform PayPal to facilitate international payments for small businesses and freelancers.
  6. Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City regulator International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has obtained membership of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). Where is the HQ of IAIS situated?
    A) Jakarta, Indonesia
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Basel, Switzerland
    D) Brussels, Belgium
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City regulator International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has obtained membership of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).
  7. In partnership with which bank has Finin, a fintech company, launched itself as a ‘neobank’?
    A) Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait
    B) SBM Bank
    C) Barclays Bank
    D) Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Finin, a fintech company, has launched itself as a ‘neobank’, in partnership with SBM Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of State Bank of Mauritius in India, focussing on saving rather than lending.
  8. Which insurance company in association with Ketto India has initiated #PromisewalaDabba, a nationwide crowdfunding campaign, to help the Dabbawalas of Mumbai?
    A) SBI Life
    B) ICICI Prudential
    C) Tata AIA Life
    D) HDFC Life
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In support of Mumbai’s Dabbawalas, HDFC Life in association with Ketto India has initiated #PromisewalaDabba, a nationwide crowdfunding campaign.
    #PromiseWalaDabba has been initiated by the insurance company for supporting the community, with an aim to help the Dabbawalas of Mumbai stand on their feet once again with a month’s supply of ration, delivered to their homes.
  9. What is the new limit for contactless card transactions as announced by the Reserve Bank to give a push to digital payments?
    A) Rs. 5000
    B) Rs. 8000
    C) Rs. 10000
    D) Rs. 12000
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a bid to give a push to digital payments, the Reserve Bank announced a slew of measures including enhancing the limit for contactless card transactions to Rs 5,000 from Rs 2,000 and making RTGS transaction facility available round the clock from December 14.
  10. The Reserve Bank of India forecasted what per cent retail inflation for the third quarter of the current fiscal?
    A) 8.5%
    B) 6.8%
    C) 7.3%
    D) 5.9%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India said retail inflation is likely to remain elevated and pegged it at 6.8 per cent for the third quarter of the current fiscal.
  11. Which bank has partnered with fintech lending platform Rupifi to offer a business credit card powered by Visa?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Karnataka Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender Axis Bank has partnered with fintech lending platform Rupifi to offer a business credit card powered by Visa.
  12. According to former Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen, India’s economy is likely to contract by around what per cent in the current fiscal?
    A) 10.00%
    B) 9.80%
    C) 11.20%
    D) 12.00%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s economy is likely to contract by around 10 per cent in the current fiscal, eminent economist and former Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen said.
  13. Who has been appointed as the ambassador of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Fit India’?
    A) Keshav Devan
    B) Sahil Juneja
    C) Arsh Bishnoi
    D) Kuldeep Handoo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    First Dronacharya Awardee from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Kuldeep Handoo has been appointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Fit India’ Ambassador.
    Mr Handoo, who is Wushu Coach of Team India is serving as Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police Department.
  14. Who has been named Time Magazine’s first-ever Kid of the Year?
    A) Divya Bhatia
    B) Gitanjali Rao
    C) Deepika Saini
    D) Parul Bhatnagar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Gitanjali Rao, a 15-year-old Indian-American scientist and inventor has been named Time Magazine’s first-ever Kid of the Year.
  15. Who from India has been named among six people named “Asians of the Year” by Singapore’s leading daily, The Straits Times for their work in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Ratan Tata
    B) Gautam Singhania
    C) Adar Poonawalla
    D) Siddhartha Mital
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India, is among six people named “Asians of the Year” by Singapore’s leading daily, The Straits Times for their work in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
  16. Which space start-up has signed an agreement with state-run NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) to launch the country’s first private remote-sensing satellite on an ISRO PSLV rocket in early 2021?
    A) Skyroot
    B) Pixxel
    C) Dhruva
    D) Manastu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Space start-up Pixxel has signed an agreement with state-run NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) to launch the country’s first private remote-sensing satellite on an ISRO PSLV rocket in early 2021.
  17. Which Union Territory’s administrator Dineshwar Sharma passed away?
    A) Puducherry
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    D) Lakshwadweep
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Lakshwadweep’s Administrator and former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma passed away at a Chennai hospital due to lung-related complications. He was 66.
  18. Who has authored the book titled ‘40-Years with Abdul Kalam- Untold Stories’ released by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu?
    A) Sivathanu Pillai
    B) VK Aatre
    C) Mylswamy Annadurai
    D) Avinash Chander
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released the book ’40-Years with Abdul Kalam- Untold Stories’ authored by Dr Sivathanu Pillai, former chief of BrahMos Aerospace at a virtual function organised in Chennai.
  19. What is the theme of World Soil Day 2020?
    A) Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground
    B) Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity
    C) Stop Soil Erosion, Save our Future
    D) Be the Solution to Soil Pollution
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.
    The theme of World Soil day 2020, “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Serum Institute of India situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of PayPal situated?
    A) New York
    B) Delhi
    C) California
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Razorpay Software Private Limited situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A

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