Current Affairs Quiz 13th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government has set up General Category Commission (Samanya Varg Aayog) for upper castes?

किस राज्य सरकार ने उच्च जातियों के लिए सामान्य श्रेणी आयोग (सामान्य वर्ग आयोग) की स्थापना की है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Himachal Pradesh govt set up General Category Commission (Samanya Varg Aayog)

Himachal Pradesh govt announced setting up Commission for upper castes, on the lines of Madhya Pradesh.

The Commission, to be named as ‘Samanya Varg Aayog’, will be formalised through a legislative enactment in three months.

A Scheduled Caste Commission is already in operation in Himachal Pradesh and is chaired by former Shimla MP Virendra Kashyap.

Q.2. Government of Karnataka has signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with which organization as a part of the state-level initiative ‘Code-Unnati’ to improve entrepreneurship & youth employment?

कर्नाटक सरकार ने उद्यमिता और युवा रोजगार में सुधार के लिए राज्य स्तरीय पहल कोडउन्नतिके हिस्से के रूप में किस संगठन के साथ एक समझौता पत्र (एलओयू) पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) / व्यापार और विकास पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र सम्मेलन

(b) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(c) United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद

(d) United Nations Security Council (UNSC) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद

(e) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र शैक्षिक, वैज्ञानिक और सांस्कृतिक संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Karnataka & UNDP signed LoU as a part of ‘Code-Unnati’ to improve entrepreneurship & youth employment

Govt of Karnataka has signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a part of the State-level initiative ‘Code-Unnati’ to improve the access to entrepreneurship and employment opportunities among the youths, including women.

The initiative involves United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and is supported by SAP India Lab’s CSR Strategies will be implemented in 4 districts of Bengaluru Rural, Ramanagara, Dakshina Kannada and Raichuru.

Q.3. As per the data released by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, India has a total of 870,141 registered EVs. Which state is holding the top spot with 255,700 registered EVs?

सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय द्वारा जारी आंकड़ों के अनुसार, भारत में कुल 870,141 पंजीकृत इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन हैं। 255,700 पंजीकृत इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन के साथ कौन सा राज्य शीर्ष स्थान पर है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Uttar Pradesh holds top spot in Total Registered EVs in India: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

During the Winter Session of the Parliament, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, informed the Rajya Sabha on the state of Electric Vehicles (EV) in India.

As per the data release, India has a total of 870,141 registered EVs, with Uttar Pradesh (UP) holding the top spot with 255,700 registered EVs. UP is followed by Delhi (125,347), Karnataka (72,544), Bihar (58,014) and Maharashtra (52,506) in successive positions.

Q.4. What was the rank of India in the Global Health Security (GHS) Index 2021?

वैश्विक स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा (जीएचएस) सूचकांक 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 49

(b) 55

(c) 66

(d) 74

(e) 81

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Global Health Security Index 2021: India ranked 66th; USA topped

As per the Global Health Security (GHS) Index 2021, the world’s average overall GHS Index score was reduced to 38.9 (out of 100) in 2021, from a score of 40.2 in the GHS Index, 2019.

India ranked 66 out of 195 countries with an overall Index score of 42.8 and along with a change of -0.8 from 2019. The United States of America (USA) ranked 1st on the index with a score of 75.9 followed by Australia and Finland.

Q.5. Which country has topped the Global Health Security (GHS) Index 2021?

वैश्विक स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा (GHS) सूचकांक 2021 में किस देश ने शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है?

(a) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(b) Canada / कनाडा

(c) Finland / फिनलैंड

(d) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Global Health Security Index 2021: India ranked 66th; USA topped

As per the Global Health Security (GHS) Index 2021, the world’s average overall GHS Index score was reduced to 38.9 (out of 100) in 2021, from a score of 40.2 in the GHS Index, 2019.

India ranked 66 out of 195 countries with an overall Index score of 42.8 and along with a change of -0.8 from 2019. The United States of America (USA) ranked 1st on the index with a score of 75.9 followed by Australia and Finland.

Q.6. India has been re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council for 2022-2023. Where is the headquarters of International Maritime Organisation (IMO)?

भारत को 2022-2023 के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय समुद्री संगठन परिषद के लिए फिर से चुना गया है। अंतर्राष्ट्रीय समुद्री संगठन (IMO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(b) Jakarta, Indonesia / जकार्ता, इंडोनेशिया

(c) Shanghai, China / शंघाई, चीन

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. India re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council for 2022-2023

India has been re-elected to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council for the 2022-2023 biennium under category B states.

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the Members of its Council for the 2022-2023 biennium.

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Founder: United Nations

Founded: 17 March 1948

Q.7. Which country became the first country to transition to 4 and half-day work week?

कौन सा देश साढ़े चार दिन के कार्य सप्ताह में संक्रमण करने वाला पहला देश बन गया है?

(a) Qatar / कतर

(b) Oman / ओमान

(c) Kuwait / कुवैत

(d) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

(e) United Arab Emirates / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. UAE became the 1st Country to transition to 4 and half-day work week

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced to change its 5-day work-week to a 4 and a half day starting from 1st January 2022 and became the first country to make the employee-friendly transition as part of its efforts to improve productivity and work-life balance.

The government’s move is expected to make it come closer to timings of the US, the UK and Europe, boosting commerce.

Q.8. Which Payments Bank has partnered with NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL) to facilitate pan India doorstep bill payments service?

पैन इंडिया डोरस्टेप बिल भुगतान सेवा की सुविधा के लिए किस भुगतान बैंक ने एनपीसीआई भारत बिलपे लिमिटेड (NBBL) के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Paytm Payments Bank / पेटीएम पेमेंट्स बैंक

(b) Airtel Payments Bank / एयरटेल पेमेंट्स बैंक

(c) India Post Payments Bank / इंडिया पोस्ट पेमेंट्स बैंक

(d) Fino Payments Bank / फिनो पेमेंट्स बैंक

(e) Jio Payments Bank / जिओ पेमेंट्स बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. IPPB and NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited collaborated for Doorstep Bill Payments Service

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) partnered with NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL) to facilitate pan India doorstep bill payments service for IPPB and non-IPPB customers.

NBBL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). The platform enables customers to pay bills for various utilities and other recurring services.


Q.9. Who among the following has won the 2021 Miss Universe crown?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 2021 मिस यूनिवर्स का ताज जीता है?

(a) Adline Castelino / एडलाइन कैस्टेलिनो

(b) Sanjana Vij / संजना विज

(c) Vartika Singh / वर्तिका सिंह

(d) Andrea Meza / एंड्रिया मेजा

(e) Harnaaz Sandhu / हरनाज़ संधू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. India’s Harnaaz Sandhu named winner of Miss Universe 2021

India won the Miss Universe crown after 21 years after 21-year-old Harnaaz Sandhu from Chandigarh was named the winner of the 70th edition of the beauty pageant held in Israel.

Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira was named first runner-up and South Africa’s Lalela Mswane was the second runner-up. Lara Dutta last won the Miss Universe title for India in 2000.

Q.10. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has inked an agreement with which of the following to strengthen the Research and Development (R&D) of the NavIC messaging service?

भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (इसरो) ने NavIC संदेश सेवा के अनुसंधान और विकास (आर एंड डी) को मजबूत करने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किसके साथ एक समझौता किया है?

(a) Oppo / ओप्पो

(b) OneWeb / वनवेब

(c) VIVO / विवो

(d) Skyroot Aerospace / स्काईरूट एयरोस्पेस

(e) Bharti Airtel / भारती एयरटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. ISRO inked agreement with Oppo India to strengthen R&D of NavIC messaging service

An agreement has been inked between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Chinese smart devices maker Oppo’s Indian arm to strengthen the Research and Development (R&D) of the NavIC messaging service, an Indian satellite navigation system.

NavIC, an acronym for Navigation with Indian Constellation, aims to provide a user-friendly platform.

Q.11. Who has won his 5th World Chess Championship in 2021’s World Chess Championship which was organised by FIDE at Dubai, UAE?

दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात में FIDE द्वारा आयोजित 2021 की विश्व शतरंज चैंपियनशिप में अपनी 5वीं विश्व शतरंज चैंपियनशिप किसने जीती है?

(a) Ian Nepomniachtchi / इयान नेपोम्नियाचचि

(b) Magnus Carlsen / मैग्नस कार्लसन

(c) Viswanathan Anand / विश्वनाथन आनंद

(d) G Akash / जी आकाश

(e) Leon Mendonca / लियोन मेंडोंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. World Chess Championship 2021: Magnus Carlsen won his 5th title

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the defending Champion won his 5th World Chess Championship after defeating Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi in 2021’s World Chess Championship that was organised by FIDE (the International Chess Federation) at Dubai, UAE.

Magnus Carlsen has previously won the Championship in 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2018.

Q.12. Who has won his maiden Formula One Drivers’ championship title in the Abu Dhabi GP 2021?

अबू धाबी जीपी 2021 में अपना पहला फॉर्मूला वन ड्राइवर्स चैंपियनशिप खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Sergio Perez / सर्जियो पेरेज़

(b) Esteban Ocon / एस्तेबन ओकोन

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

(e) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Max Verstappen won 2021 Formula One Drivers’ championship by winning Abu Dhabi GP 2021

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won maiden F1 Drivers’ championship title by beating Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP 2021.

Mercedes bagged another World Constructor’s Championship title but were denied the double they would have wanted.

Verstappen ended the season with 10 wins to Hamilton’s eight, having also led more laps and taken more poles and podiums.

Q.13. India has won total of six medals, including two gold and 4 silver medals in the Asian Rowing Championship. Asian Rowing Championship 2021 was held in _________________.

भारत ने एशियाई रोइंग चैंपियनशिप में दो स्वर्ण और 4 रजत पदक सहित कुल छह पदक जीते हैं। एशियाई रोइंग चैम्पियनशिप 2021 _________ में आयोजित की गई थी।

(a) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(b) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(c) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(d) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. India won a total of 6 medals at Asian Rowing Championship

India won total of six medals, including two gold and 4 silver medals in the Asian Rowing Championship in Thailand.

Senior rower Arvind Singh bagged a gold in the lightweight Men’s single sculls event while his compatriots won three silver medals. India bagged silver medals in Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls, Men’s Quadrapul Sculls and in Men’s Coxless Four.

In Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls, India’s Ashish Phugat and Sukhjinder Singh won the silver.

Q.14. Who has authored the new book titled “Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water And How We Can Save It”?

वाटरशेड: हाउ वी डिस्ट्रॉयड इंडियाज वाटर एंड हाउ वी कैन सेव इटनामक नई पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) Mriduala Ramesh / मृदुला रमेश

(b) Amit Ranjan / अमित रंजन

(c) Subhadra Sen Gupta / सुभद्रा सेन गुप्ता

(d) Bhaskar Chattopadhyay / भास्कर चट्टोपाध्याय

(e) Sudha Murty / सुधा मूर्ति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. A new book titled “Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water And How We Can Save It” authored by Mriduala Ramesh

Mriduala Ramesh, the founder of Sundaram Climate Institute, which works on water and waste solutions and the angel investor in cleantech start-ups, has authored a new book titled “Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water And How We Can Save It”.

Mriduala Ramesh is the author of “The Climate Solution” and she writes regularly on climate issues.

Q.15. International Day of Neutrality is observed every year on ________________.

तटस्थता का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 9 December / 9 दिसम्बर

(b) 10 December / 10 दिसम्बर

(c) 11 December / 11 दिसम्बर

(d) 12 December / 12 दिसम्बर

(e) 13 December / 13 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. 12 December: International Day of Neutrality

International Day of Neutrality is a United Nations recognized day held on December 12 each year to raise public awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations.

It was officially declared by a UN General Assembly resolution adopted in February 2017 and first observed on December 12, 2017.

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