Current Affairs Quiz 14th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor project. This project is constructed at a cost of _______________________.

पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने काशी विश्वनाथ धाम कॉरिडोर परियोजना के पहले चरण का उद्घाटन किया। इस परियोजना का निर्माण _______________ की लागत से किया गया है।

(a) Rs 230 crore / 230 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 339 crore / 339 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 450 crore / 450 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 590 crore / 590 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 600 crore / 600 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated Kashi-Vishwanath Dham project in Varanasi

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor project. The project is spread over 5 lakh square feet and connects the temple premises to the River Ganga.

Project is constructed at a cost of ₹339 crore and is done with a vision to create an easily accessible pathway connecting the temple to the banks of river Ganga. A total of 23 buildings will be inaugurated in phase 1 of the project.

Q.2. Saryu Nahar National Project has been inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in which of the following state?

सरयू नाहर राष्ट्रीय परियोजना का उद्घाटन भारत के प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में किया है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Saryu Nahar National Project in Balrampur, UP

The 40-year long pending project, Saryu Nahar National Project, is inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) on December 11, 2021.

The outlay of the project is over Rs 9,800 crore, out of which more than Rs 4,600 crore was provisioned in the last four years.

Q.3. Which UT’s Police has launched an e-learning platform “Unnati” to skill school dropouts under the flagship scheme ‘YUVA’?

किस केंद्र शासित प्रदेश की पुलिस ने प्रमुख योजना युवाके तहत स्कूल छोड़ने वालों के कौशल के लिए एक ईलर्निंग प्लेटफॉर्म उन्नतिलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Lakshadweep / लक्षद्वीप

(d) Puducherry / पुदुचेरी

(e) Ladakh / लद्दाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Delhi Police launched e-learning platform “Unnati” to Skill School Dropouts

Rakesh Asthana, Police Commissioner of Delhi launched an e-learning platform ‘Unnati’, under the Delhi Police’s flagship scheme ‘YUVA’ at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Auditorium, New Delhi, Delhi.

Unnati is an e-learning and certification initiative by the Delhi Police-South West District to help educate youths and impart skill training to school dropouts from the weaker sections of society.

The courses offered under ‘Unnati’ include digital literacy courses comprising basic computer courses and typing training, preparatory courses for competitive exams and sports courses, among others.

Q.4. Which state has topped the list of state with maximum of beneficiaries under Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY)?

आत्मनिर्भर भारत रोजगार योजना (ABRY) के तहत सबसे अधिक लाभार्थियों वाले राज्य की सूची में कौन सा राज्य शीर्ष पर है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Assam / असम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Maharashtra topped the list of state with maximum of beneficiaries under Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana

Maharashtra tops the list of states with maximum number of beneficiaries under Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY). It is followed by Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

The government had launched ABRY to incentivize employment generation in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) registered establishments during COVID-19 for a period from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022.

Auto settlement of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) claims was introduced by EPFO in Jan, 2020.

Q.5. Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has accepted the proposal to retain which state’s Mithila Makhana’s Geographical Identification (GI) tag?

वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय के तहत भौगोलिक संकेत रजिस्ट्री (GIR) ने किस राज्य के मिथिला मखाना की भौगोलिक पहचान (GI) टैग को बनाए रखने के प्रस्ताव को स्वीकार कर लिया है?

(a) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Assam / असम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Geographical Indications Registry accepted proposal to grant Mithila Makhana GI Tag

The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry accepted the proposal to rename Bihar Makhana or fox nut as Mithila Makhana and retain its Geographical Identification (GI) tag.

It also suggested amendments in the brand logo to highlight its origins and protect the product’s Geographical Indications (GI) rights.

Q.6. Which of the following has become the world’s first government to turn 100% paperless?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन 100% पेपरलेस होने वाली दुनिया की पहली सरकार बन गई है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल कनाडा

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Dubai, United Arab Emirates / दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Dubai became world’s 1st 100% paperless government

Dubai became the world’s first government to turn 100% paperless, the announcement was made by the United Arab Emirate (UAE) Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

It will save around 3 billion Dirham (USD 350 million) and 14-million-man hours. The digitization will provide all the govt. services to customers & reduce paper consumption by more than 336 million papers.

Q.7. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) mandatory for cross-border transactions for capital or current account transactions of ____________ and above, from October 1 next year.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने अगले साल 1 अक्टूबर से _________ और उससे अधिक के पूंजी या चालू खाता लेनदेन के लिए सीमा पार लेनदेन के लिए कानूनी इकाई पहचानकर्ता (LEI) अनिवार्य कर दिया है।

(a) Rs 30 crore / 30 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 40 crore / 40 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 50 crore / 50 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 60 crore / 60 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 70 crore / 70 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. RBI made 20-digit LEI mandatory for cross-border transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) made Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) mandatory for cross-border transactions for capital or current account transactions of Rs 50 crore and above, from October 1 next year.

The LEI is a 20-digit number used to uniquely identify parties to financial transactions worldwide to improve the quality and accuracy of financial data systems.

Q.8. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched its ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign to elevate field Hockey’s recognition in India. Who has been appointed the face of the ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign?

बजाज आलियांज जनरल इंश्योरेंस ने भारत में फील्ड हॉकी की पहचान बढ़ाने के लिए अपना ‘# Care4Hockey’ अभियान शुरू किया है। #Care4Hockey’अभियान का चेहरा किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rani Rampal / रानी रामपाल

(b) PR Sreejesh / पीआर श्रीजेश

(c) Manpreet Singh / मनप्रीत सिंह

(d) Vandana Katariya / वंदना कटारिया

(e) Savita Punia / सविता पुनिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launched ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, a leading private general insurer in India has launched its ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign to elevate field Hockey’s recognition in India.

The company has partnered with Padma Shri (2020) Rani Rampal, Indian Women’s Hockey Team Captain, who will be the face of the campaign.

Q.9. Which bank has won two awards in the ‘Innovative API/Open Banking model‘ category and the ‘Best Digital Customer Experience initiative’ category, at the ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021?

ET BFSI एक्सीलेंस अवार्ड्स 2021 में किस बैंक ने इनोवेटिव एपीआई/ओपन बैंकिंग मॉडलश्रेणी और सर्वश्रेष्ठ डिजिटल ग्राहक अनुभव पहलश्रेणी में दो पुरस्कार जीते हैं?

(a) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) HSBC Bank / एचएसबीसी बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. DBS Bank India won 2 awards at ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021

DBS Bank India has won two awards – for the ‘DBS Rapid (Real-time API)’ solution in the ‘Innovative API/Open Banking model‘ category and for ‘Intelligent Banking’ in the ‘Best Digital Customer Experience initiative’ category, at the ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021.

The award is an initiative of The Economic Times, ET BFSI Excellence Awards.

Q.10. Who has been named ‘Person of the Year’ for 2021 by TIME Magazine?

टाइम मैगजीन द्वारा 2021 के लिए पर्सन ऑफ द ईयरकिसे चुना गया है?

(a) Joe Biden / जो बिडेन

(b) Elon Musk / एलोन मस्क

(c) Vladimir Putin / व्लादिमीर पुतिन

(d) Jeff Bezos / जेफ बेजोस

(e) Kamala Harris / कमाला हैरिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Elon Musk named TIME Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2021

The prestigious TIME magazine has named Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, as the “2021 Person of the Year.

Musk is also the founder and CEO of rocket company SpaceX, and leads brain-chip start-up Neuralink and infrastructure firm The Boring Company.

Q.11. Who among the following has received the 10th annual Dr Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration award in 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे 2021 में 10वां वार्षिक डॉ इडा एस. स्कडर ह्यूमैनिटेरियन ओरेशन अवार्ड मिला है?

(a) Priyanka Mohite / प्रियंका मोहिते

(b) Puneeth Rajkumar / पुनीत राजकुमार

(c) Azim Premji / अज़ीम प्रेमजी

(d) M Mukundan / एम मुकुंदन

(e) Beryl Thanga / बेरिल थंगा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Azim Premji received 10th Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration award

Azim Premji, founder chairman of Wipro Limited and founder of Azim Premji Foundation is this year’s recipient of the 10th annual Dr Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration, jointly established by Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) and the U.S.-based Vellore CMC Foundation.

The award is presented to Mr Premji in recognition of his contributions to society. Established in 2001, the Foundation has contributed immensely towards education, runs Azim Premji University in Bengaluru and also supports several not-for-profit organisations with financial grants.

Q.12. Which organization has flight-tested Helicopter-launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from Pokhran Range, Rajasthan?

किस संगठन ने राजस्थान के पोखरण रेंज से हेलीकॉप्टरलॉन्च स्टैंडऑफ एंटीटैंक (SANT) मिसाइल का उड़ान परीक्षण किया है?

(a) Indian Air Force (IAF) / भारतीय वायु सेना

(b) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

(d) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. IAF-DRDO flight-tested Helicopter-launched SANT Missile from Pokhran Range, Rajasthan

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully flight-tested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter launched (air-launched) Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from the Pokhran range in Rajasthan.

It can neutralise targets in a range up to 10 km. SANT missile has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad.

Q.13. Which company has collaborated with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up Alkaline Electrolyze technology for Green Hydrogen production?

ग्रीन हाइड्रोजन उत्पादन के लिए क्षारीय इलेक्ट्रोलाइज तकनीक को बढ़ाने के लिए भाभा परमाणु अनुसंधान केंद्र (BARC) के साथ किस कंपनी ने सहयोग किया है?

(a) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(b) Reliance Industries / रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज

(c) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(d) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(e) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd / भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. BPCL collaborated with BARC for Green Hydrogen production

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has collaborated with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up Alkaline Electrolyze technology for Green Hydrogen production.

This is a first of its kind initiative to support India’s commitment to achieve renewable energy targets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Refineries use large quantities of Hydrogen for de-sulfurization to make petrol, diesel, and other chemicals.

Q.14. Which country has launched a new group of satellites “Shijian-6 05” into space for space exploration and new technology tests?

किस देश ने अंतरिक्ष अन्वेषण और नई प्रौद्योगिकी परीक्षणों के लिए उपग्रहों का एक नया समूह शिजियन -6 05″ अंतरिक्ष में लॉन्च किया है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Malaysia / मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. China launches “Shijian-6 05” satellites for Space Exploration

China successfully launched a new group of satellites Shijian-6 05 into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China for space exploration and new technology tests.

The satellites were launched by a Long March-4B rocket which marked the 400th mission of Long March series carrier rockets.

Q.15. National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on ________________.

राष्ट्रीय ऊर्जा संरक्षण दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 December / 14 दिसम्बर

(b) 15 December / 15 दिसम्बर

(c) 16 December / 16 दिसम्बर

(d) 17 December / 17 दिसम्बर

(e) 18 December / 18 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. 14 December: National Energy Conservation Day

Every year on December 14, the Union Ministry of Power’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) observes National Energy Conservation Day.

This day is celebrated to raise awareness regarding the conservation of energy as it is the best way to have a greener and brighter future.

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