Current Affairs Quiz: December 9, 2020

Current Affairs 9 December 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which railway station of Uttar Pradesh will now be named as Maa Barahi Devi Dham?
    A) Akbarpur Junction railway station
    B) Aunrihar Junction railway station
    C) Khurja Junction railway station
    D) Dandupur railway station
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Dandupur railway station situated between Pratapgarh and Badshahpur in UP on Lucknow-Varanasi rail section will now be named Maa Barahi Devi Dham.
  2. Where will the new campus of National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) be set up by the Ministry of Ayush?
    A) Kochi
    B) Pune
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of AYUSH announced to develop a new campus of National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) campus in Pune.
    The upcoming campus will be known as ‘Nisarg Gram’. It will be located 15 km from the present NIN campus at Bapu Bhavan.
  3. Which bank has launched ‘iMobile Pay’ – a mobile banking app that provides payments and banking services to customers of any bank?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) IndusInd Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank has launched ‘iMobile Pay’ – a mobile banking app that provides payments and banking services to customers of any bank.
    ‘iMobile Pay’ app offers a unique combination of facilities of a payment app – such as enabling customers to pay to any UPI (Unified Payments Interface) ID or merchants, pay bills and do online recharges among others.
  4. Which company has launched international REIT Fund of Funds, which is India’s first diversified Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) Mutual Fund?
    A) Reliance Asset Management Company
    B) Franklin Templeton Asset Management Company
    C) Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company
    D) Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company has launched of Kotak International REIT Fund of Funds, which is India’s first diversified Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) Mutual Fund.
  5. In December 2020, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) opened liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) and which other monetary policy for regional rural banks (RRBs)?
    A) Marginal standing facility
    B) Cash Reserve Ratio
    C) Bank Rate
    D) Statutory Liquidity Ratio
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed regional rural banks (RRBs) to access the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF), marginal standing facility (MSF) and call or notice money market, aimed at facilitating better liquidity management for these lenders.
  6. Fitch Ratings forecasted what percent GDP for India in the current financial year?
    A) -7.6%
    B) -8.9%
    C) -6.1%
    D) -9.4%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Fitch Ratings raised India’s GDP forecast to -9.4 per cent in the current fiscal year to March 2021 from a previously projected contraction of 10.5 per cent after the economy staged a sharper rebound in the second quarter.
  7. Who won the 2020 Sakhir F1 Grand Prix?
    A) Lance Stroll
    B) Alex Albon
    C) Sergio Perez
    D) Sebastian Vettel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sergio Perez became the first Mexican victor in F1 since Pedro Rodriguez in 1970, ending a series of races dominated by Mercedes for whom Valtteri Bottas finished eighth and George Russell ninth.
  8. Which country will host the Asia Cup in 2021 which was first scheduled in Pakistan in 2020?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Thailand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Asia Cup 2020 had to postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Pakistan was scheduled to host the Asia Cup but the PCB CEO Wasim Khan said the tournament will be hosted by Sri Lanka in 2021 while Pakistan will play host of it in 2022.
  9. Who has become the first Indian to win a Formula 2 race during the Sakhir Grand Prix?
    A) Yash Aradhya
    B) Karun Chandhok
    C) Narain Karthikeyan
    D) Jehan Daruvala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Jehan Daruvala created history when he became the first Indian to win a Formula 2 race during the Sakhir Grand Prix.
  10. Who is elected as the vice-president of the World Squash Federation?
    A) Debendranath Sarangi
    B) Kamal Karunanidhi
    C) K.N. Venkataramanan
    D) P. Rama Mohan Rao
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Debendranath Sarangi, president, Squash Rackets Federation of India, was elected as one of the three vice-presidents of the World Squash Federation.
  11. Who is appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Health Organization Foundation to address the most vital health challenges all across the globe?
    A) Rohit Saini
    B) Anil Soni
    C) Vikas Bhatia
    D) Ajit Sethi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The World Health Organization Foundation has appointed an Indian-origin health expert, Anil Soni, as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to address the most vital health challenges all across the globe.
  12. Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Yulimar Rojas of which country have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year respectively at the World Athletics Awards 2020?
    A) Venezuela
    B) Mongolia
    C) Madagascar
    D) Philippines
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World record-breakers Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year respectively at the World Athletics Awards 2020, a ceremony held virtually this time due to the post novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
  13. Who won the 2020 United Nations Investment Promotion Award by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)?
    A) All India Food Processors’ Association
    B) India Bound
    C) Invest India
    D) All India Food Processors’ Association
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has declared ‘Invest India’ as winner of the 2020 United Nations Investment Promotion Award.
  14. Gwalior and which other city of Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of World Heritage City by UNESCO under its urban landscape city programme?
    A) Khajuraho
    B) Mandav
    C) Orchha
    D) Chanderi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The historical fort cities of Gwalior and Orchha of Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of World Heritage City by UNESCO under its urban landscape city programme .
  15. Which state government launched COVID-19 testing centre detection app named the Mera Covid Kendra app which will help people get information about nearby testing labs?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Haryana
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched COVID-19 testing centre detection app named the Mera Covid Kendra app which will help people get information about nearby testing labs.
  16. Which state has got its 50th wildlife sanctuary named Kanhalgaon wildlife sanctuary?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Assam
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kanhalgaon, spread over 270sqkm in Chandrapur district, is the latest to be declared a wildlife sanctuary. It will be the 50th wildlife sanctuary of Maharashtra.
  17. Tabare Vazquez, former president of which country passed away?
    A) Uruguay
    B) Suriname
    C) Montevideo
    D) Bolivia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez died in Montevideo at the age of 80 after suffering from lung cancer.
  18. Writer Madhukar Gangadhar who passed away used in write in which language?
    A) Tamil
    B) Urdu
    C) Hindi
    D) Malayalam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran Hindi writer Madhukar Gangadhar passed away in a hospital in the National Capital. He was 88 years old.
  19. Divya Bhatnagar who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Author
    B) Business woman
    C) Politician
    D) Actress
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Popular face in Indian TV Divya Bhatnagar passed away following Covid 19 complications.She was 36.
  20. Dr Narinder Singh Kapany who passed away was often described as the father of what?
    A) Fibre Optics
    B) Geometry
    C) Micro Biology
    D) Pentium
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Narinder Singh Kapany, often described as the ‘father of fibre optics’, passed away. He was 94.
    DR Narinder Singh Kapany is among the 10 most renowned Sikhs in the world. He has also earned the title of “Father of Fibre-Optics”. He was named one of the seven “Unsung Heroes” by Fortune magazine and called Businessmen of the Century in its issue of November 22, 1999.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) situated?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Lausanne, Switzerland
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) situated?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) Brussels, Belgium
    D) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of World Squash Federation situated?
    A) Brazil
    B) Belgium
    C) UK
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Hastings, United Kingdom

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