Current Affairs Quiz: December 8, 2021

Current Affairs 8 December 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which scheme was launched by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar for socio economic upliftment of SC students?
    A) SRESHTA
    B) APURVA
    C) SWAMTIV
    D) PMSWAI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar launched Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SRESHTA) for socio-economic upliftment and overall development of Scheduled Castes students.
  2. Recently Centre initiated Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India.At present,it covers how many languages?
    A) 121
    B) 95
    C) 117
    D) 110
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre has said it has initiated a Scheme for the Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India.
  3. The 11th edition of Exercise EKUVERIN between India and which other country?
    A) Maldives
    B) Myanmar
    C) Thailand
    D) Seychelles
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 11th edition of Exercise EKUVERIN between India and Maldives will be conducted at Kadhdhoo Island, Maldives. It will conclude on 19th of this month.
  4. Which word was announced Word of the Year 2021 by Cambridge Dictionary?
    A) Mutation
    B) Pandemic
    C) Vaccine
    D) Perseverance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Cambridge Dictionary has announced perseverance as its Word of the Year 2021.
  5. Which bank has launched android app for differently-abled employees named PRIDE CRMD?
    A) PNB
    B) SBI
    C) ICICI
    D) UBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Punjab National Bank (PNB) said it has launched PNB Pride-CRMD module tool, an android-based application for differently-abled employees, to monitor and effectively follow up with the special mention account (SMA) borrowers.
  6. Which company partnered with AWS to offer its startup toolkit for entrepreneurs?
    A) Mobikwik
    B) Freecharge
    C) Visa
    D) Paytm
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s leading digital ecosystem for consumers and merchants, Paytm, has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer its startup toolkit to startups onboarded on AWS Activate, a program that offers startups free tools, resources, and more to quickly get started on AWS.
  7. Which bank has launched mPay Delight – for Public?
    A) Nainital Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) Jammu and kAshmir Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    To make daily transactions of its customers more secure and easier, J&K Bank launched its revised and refurbished Mobile Banking App mPay Delight for the public.
  8. Which company has launched a new plan called Activ Health Essential for senior citizens?
    A) TATA AIA Health Insurance
    B) IDBI Federal
    C) Max Bupa
    D) Aditya Birla Health Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Ltd. (ABHICL), the health insurance subsidiary of Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL) – a significant non-bank financial services’ conglomerate – has launched a new plan called Activ Health Essential, an affordable health solution plan for the special.
  9. Who clinched the KSLTA ITF World Tour Championships women’s singles titlebeating Sowjanya Bhavisetti, in Bengaluru?
    A) Sowjanya Bhavisetti
    B) Pranjala Yadlapalli
    C) Mayuri Sen
    D) Saumya Nagar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Pranjala Yadlapalli clinched the KSLTA ITF World Tour Championships women’s singles titlebeating Sowjanya Bhavisetti, in Bengaluru.
  10. Which country team reclaimed the top spot in ICC Test Rankings 2021?
    A) India
    B) Australia
    C) NewZealand
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India beat New Zealand by 372 runs in the second test at Mumbai to win the two-match series 1-0. India mopped up the New Zealand lower order within 40 minutes of play on day four at the Wankhede Stadium. Chasing a mammoth 540, the Black Caps were bowled out for 167 in 56.3 overs.
  11. Who won the Saudi Arabian F1 race 2021?
    A) Nico Rosberg
    B) Sebastian Coe
    C) Sebastian Vettel
    D) Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Lewis Hamilton passed Max Verstappen with six laps remaining to win the chaotic inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and pull even on points with his rival as Formula One’s thrilling championship race heads into the title-deciding finale.
  12. Who lifted the coveted trophy of the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2021?
    A) Argentina
    B) Germany
    C) Brazil
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Argentina lifted the coveted trophy of the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup after defeatingGermany, 4-2 in the Summit Clash in Bhubaneswar.
  13. Recently Adama Barrow was re-elected as president of which country?
    A) Japan
    B) Nairobi
    C) Gambia
    D) Kenya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Adama Barrow has comfortably won a second term in The Gambia’s presidential election, with thousands of supporters celebrating and opponents disputing the results.
  14. Who was appointed chairperson of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)?
    A) Sameer Singh
    B) Upma Srivastava
    C) Sundeep Nayak
    D) Alka Upadhyaya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Government has appointed Alka Upadhyaya as chairperson of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Upadhyaya is a 1990-batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre and is serving as Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development.
  15. Indian Navy launched its new large survey vessel ‘Sandhayak’ in which city?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kochi
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Navy launched ‘Sandhayak’, the first of the four large survey vessels, in Kolkata. The ship was launched by Pushpa Bhatt, spouse of Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, who was the Chief Guest at the event.
  16. Recently India’s First Woman Psychiatrist passed away.Name her?
    A) Tanya Banerjee
    B) Upma Srivastava
    C) Neerja Singh
    D) Sarda Menon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sarada Menon, the longest-serving head of the Institute of Mental Health, died in Chennai. She was 98.
  17. Who is the author of book The Midway Battle: Modi’s Rollercoaster Second Term” ?
    A) Gautam Chintamani
    B) Arundhati Roy
    C) Sundeep Singh
    D) Nayak Sen
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The book titled “The Midway Battle: Modi’s Rollercoaster Second Term” written by Gautam Chintamani. The book was published by Bloomsbury.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Punjab National Bank?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the capital of Maldives?
    A) Male
    B) Maputo
    C) Kruno
    D) Naive
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Paytm?
    A) Pune
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Noida
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option C

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