Current Affairs Quiz: December 7 & 8, 2020

Current Affairs 7 & 8 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme for International Civil Aviation Day 2020?
    A) December 9
    B) December 4
    C) December 6
    D) December 7
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Civil Aviation Day is observed on December 7th every year.It was established in the year 1994 as part of ICAO’s 50th-anniversary activities.
    The theme for International Civil Aviation Day 2020 is, “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”. The council has decided to keep the same theme until the year 2023.
  2. When is Armed Forces Flag Day observed?
    A) December 6
    B) December 7
    C) December 3
    D) December 9
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Since 1949, 7th December is observed as the Armed Forces Flag Day throughout the country to honour the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought & continue to fight on our borders to safeguard the country’s honour.
  3. What is the theme for International Volunteers Day 2020?
    A) Global Applause – give volunteers a hand
    B) Volunteers build Resilient Communities
    C) Volunteer for an inclusive future
    D) Together We Can Through Volunteering
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Volunteer Day is observed on December 5, to promote the culture of volunteering, encourage the governments to support the efforts put in by volunteers in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at all levels.
    The theme for International Volunteers Day 2020 is ‘Together We Can Through Volunteering’.
  4. Manu Mukherjee who passed away related to which profession?
    A) Artist
    B) Actor
    C) Author
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Veteran Bengali actor Manu Mukherjee died in Kolkata following a cardiac arrest, family members said. He was 90.
  5. Ravi Patwardhan who assed away was related to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Politician
    C) Author
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran actor Ravi Patwardhan, known for his powerful character roles in over 250 Marathi and Hindi theatre plays, TV shows and films, passed away at a private hospital in Thane following a heart attack. He was 84.
  6. S Ramakrishnan who passed away was the former director of which institute?
    A) Indian Space Research Organisation
    B) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    C) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
    D) Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre’s former director S Ramakrishnan died in Thiruvananthapuram. He was 71.
  7. China has become the second country to leave a flag on the moon. Which is the first country to do so?
    A) UK
    B) Russia
    C) Japan
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Over 50 years after the United States planted the first human flag on the moon, China has become the second country to leave a flag on the lunar surface.
  8. Which Indian is placed first on the list among Indians by Fortune in its Businessperson of the Year 2020 list which is topped by Tesla CEO Elon Musk?
    A) Ajay Banga
    B) Shantanu Narayen
    C) Jayashree Ullal
    D) Satya Nadella
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga have been named by Fortune among the Businessperson of the Year 2020, a list topped by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The Fortune 2020 Businessperson of the Year is Musk for a second time.
    Narayen, ranked 8th on the list, while Banga, ranked 9th on the list.
  9. Which book by the author Anita Anand has won the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2020?
    A) The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj
    B) Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond
    C) Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
    D) Kabul Blogs: My Days in the Life of Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    British Indian journalist and author Anita Anand’s book that tells the story of a young man caught up in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar has won a prestigious history-literary prize in the UK.
    ‘The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj’ beat six other titles for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2020, awarded annually for a non-fiction book of specifically historical content.
  10. Who has been elected as the president of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for 2020-21?
    A) Bhim Singh
    B) Uday Shankar
    C) Suresh Tripathi
    D) Kanuj Sethi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Media executive Uday Shankar has been named as the president-elect of industry chamber Ficci for 2020-21. Shankar will be succeeding Sangita Reddy.
  11. Which country is going to host the 7-team Club World Cup in 2021?
    A) Poland
    B) Sweden
    C) Netherlands
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Japan was chosen to host a traditional, seven-team Club World Cup in December 2021.
  12. Corey Anderson who has announced his retirement from the international cricket belongs to which country?
    A) South Africa
    B) UAE
    C) New Zealand
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    New Zealand all-rounder, Corey Anderson (29), has called time on his international career and signed a three-year Major League Cricket (MLC) T20 in the United States of America (USA).
  13. The fiscal deficit for April-October accounted for how much percent of the full year’s budgeted target?
    A) 119.7%
    B) 111.4%
    C) 126.3%
    D) 103.8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The fiscal deficit for April-October touched a massive Rs 9.53 lakh crore, accounting for 119.7% of the full year’s budgeted target as tax collections remained under pressure because of the Covid-19 crisis.
  14. Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved how much loan amount for modernisation and upgradation of power distribution system in Karnataka’s capital city of Bengaluru?
    A) USD 130 million
    B) USD 110 million
    C) USD 190 million
    D) USD 150 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 190 million (over Rs 1,400 crore) loan for modernisation and upgradation of power distribution system in Karnataka’s capital city of Bengaluru.
    This features an innovative financing arrangement, the first of its kind for ADB, combining public and private sector loans to a state government-owned enterprise.
  15. Which bank has launched an overdraft (OD) facility for farmers?
    A) Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank
    B) Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank
    C) Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
    D) Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Dharwad-headquartered regional rural bank, Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB), has launched an overdraft (OD) facility for farmers.
  16. PayNearby, India’s largest hyperlocal fintech startup has partnered with which bank to launch PayNearby Shopping Card?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) Federal Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    PayNearby, India’s largest hyperlocal fintech startup has partnered with YES Bank and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch PayNearby Shopping Card, enabling its retail partners to derive maximum benefits of digital commerce in the mass market category.
  17. Which state government extended its Swasthya Sathi health insurance scheme to cover the entire population of the state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Jharkhand
    C) West Bengal
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently extended the Swasthya Sathi health insurance scheme to cover the entire population of the state, starting December 1, 2020.
  18. Recently, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu virtually released a commemorative postage stamp in honour of whom to mark his 101st birth anniversary?
    A) Gulzarilal Nanda
    B) IK Gujral
    C) Charan Singh
    D) Chandra Shekhar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu virtually released a commemorative postage stamp in honour of late Prime Minister IK Gujral to mark his 101st birth anniversary.
    I K Gujral was the 12th Prime Minister of India, he served as the Prime Minister from April 1997-March 1998.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of PayNearby situated?
    A) Nasik
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank situated?
    A) Mangalore
    B) Dharwad
    C) Hubli
    D) Shivamogga
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of FIFA situated?
    A) Zurich, Switzerland
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Stockholm, Sweden
    D) Dubai, UAE
    View Answer
    Option A

  5. Where is Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre situated?
    A) Bhubaneswar
    B) Chennai
    C) Thiruvananthapuram
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C

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