Current Affairs Quiz 15th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. First Drone Mela in the country has been organised at _____________________.

देश में पहला ड्रोन मेला ___________ में आयोजित किया गया है।

(a) Jabalpur / जबलपुर

(b) Orchha / ओरछा

(c) Gwalior / ग्वालियर

(d) Bhopal / भोपाल

(e) Both a and b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. First Drone Mela in the country was organised at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

In Madhya Pradesh, the first drone fair in the country was organised at Gwalior.

Gwalior Drone Mela was organised jointly by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Government of India, the Government of Madhya Pradesh, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

Addressing the youths and farmers present at the “Drone Mela” in Gwalior, MP Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh will be made a leading state by using drone technology. Mr Scindia said that five Drone Schools will be opened in Gwalior, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Satna in Madhya Pradesh.

Q.2. Amit Shah has laid the foundation stone of Umiya Mata Dham temple and temple premises under Maa Umiya Dham Development Project at ______________________.

अमित शाह ने ______________ में मां उमिया धाम विकास परियोजना के तहत उमिया माता धाम मंदिर और मंदिर परिसर की आधारशिला रखी है।

(a) Ahmedabad, Gujarat / अहमदाबाद, गुजरात

(b) Bhavnagar, Gujarat / भावनगर, गुजरात

(c) Anand, Gujarat / आनंद, गुजरात

(d) Porbandar, Gujarat / पोरबंदर, गुजरात

(e) Gandhinagar, Gujarat / गांधीनगर, गुजरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Govt laid foundation stone for Maa Umiya Dham Development Project in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Umiya Mata Dham temple and temple premises under Maa Umiya Dham Development Project at Umiya Campus in Sola in Ahmedabad, Gujarat along with several developmental projects including a railway bridge.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtually attended and addressed the foundation stone laying of the project on 13th December 2021. He stated the Project as an example of the notion of ‘SabkaPrayas’ (Efforts of everyone).

Umiya Mata is located in the center of Unjha in the Mehsana district of Gujarat which celebrated its silver jubilee in November 2009. They will be developed at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore on 74,000 square yards of land.

Q.3. Which state has inked agreement with United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) to launch “Mission Shakti Living Lab” for financial empowerment of women?

महिलाओं के वित्तीय सशक्तिकरण के लिए मिशन शक्ति लिविंग लैबशुरू करने के लिए किस राज्य ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र पूंजी विकास कोष (UNCDF) के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Odisha inked agreement with UNCDF to launch “Mission Shakti Living Lab” for financial empowerment of women

An agreement has been inked between the state government of Odisha and the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF), a Global Centre for Financial Health, to launch Mission Shakti Living Lab empowering women economically and drive gender equality.

With the use of digital technologies and e-commerce, it will increase the income and financial well-being of women, self-help groups (SHGs) and households by helping them in the factors of plan, save, borrow or spend better. It will address the barriers related to autonomy and financial freedom of women.

Mission Shakti was launched in 2001 to enhance the holistic development of women, there are 6.02 lakh self-help groups (SHGs) comprising 70 lakh members across rural and urban areas of Odisha under the initiative.

This initiative led to an increase in income of SHG members from Rs 3,000 to 15,000 per month in Odisha.

 

Q.4. Which state’s Askot Wildlife Sanctuary has been declared as the Askot Wildlife Sanctuary Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ)?

किस राज्य के अस्कोट वन्यजीव अभयारण्य को अस्कोट वन्यजीव अभयारण्य पर्यावरणसंवेदनशील क्षेत्र (ESZ) घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Askot Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand declared as Eco-Sensitive Zone

According to the gazette of India issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), an area of 454.65 square kilometres around the boundary of Askot Wildlife Sanctuary in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand has been declared as the Askot Wildlife Sanctuary Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ).

The notified area extends from 0 to 22 km around the Askot Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Askot Wildlife Sanctuary was established to protect the endangered flagship species Musk Deer and its habitat. The Askot Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as Musk Deer Park.

Q.5. ADB has projected India’s economic growth for 2021-2022 at _______.

एडीबी ने 2021-2022 के लिए भारत की आर्थिक वृद्धि को ________ पर अनुमानित किया है।

(a) 10.0%

(b) 9.7%

(c) 8.9%

(d) 6.5%

(e) 5.9%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. ADB projected growth forecast for 2021-2022 for India at 9.7% and developing Asia’s at 7%

In its Asian Development Outlook Supplement Report of December 2021, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed the growth forecasts for developing Asia for 2021-2022 to reflect the economic impact and uncertainty caused by the new Omicron COVID -19 variant.

ADB marks the 2021 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection of developing Asia to 7 percent, down from its earlier projection of 7.1 percent (September 2021), and 2022 growth to 5.3 percent, down from 5.4 percent.

The ADB trimmed its 2021 growth forecast for India to 9.7 percent from the 10 percent but left the 2022 growth forecast unchanged at 7.5 percent.

Q.6. Which bank has tied up with Swift to provide digital banking solutions to clients?

ग्राहकों को डिजिटल बैंकिंग समाधान प्रदान करने के लिए किस बैंक ने स्विफ्ट के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Axis Bank tied up with Swift to provide digital banking solution

Axis Bank is working with new digital services from provider Swift to provide a comprehensive digital solution to clients.

The bank is integrating with different digitisation initiatives by government bodies and service providers to extend an end-to-end service to business clients.

Axis bank’s B2B (business-to-business) digitisation efforts are being supported by Swift, a cooperative of global banks that acts as an intermediary between banks and sets standards.

Q.7. Which of the following bank has partnered with National Payments Corporations of India (NPCI) to launch “World Wave”, a wearable line of products for payments, integrated with a complete health ecosystem?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक ने संपूर्ण स्वास्थ्य पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र के साथ एकीकृत भुगतान के लिए उत्पादों की एक पहनने योग्य लाइन वर्ल्ड वेवलॉन्च करने के लिए भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम (NPCI) के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Bank of Maharashtra / बैंक ऑफ महाराष्ट्र

(b) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(e) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. BoB partnered NPCI to launch wearable payment solution “bob World Wave”

Bank of Baroda in partnership with National Payments Corporations of India (NPCI) launched bob World Wave, a wearable line of products for payments, integrated with a complete health ecosystem.

A bob World Wave wearable device will allow customers to monitor their Saturation of Peripheral Oxygen (SpO2), body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure.

The device will provide contactless payments of up to Rs. 5,000 in all Near-Field Communication (NFC) enabled Point of Sale (PoS) devices and also enable payments above Rs 5000 using the PIN.

Q.8. Who among the following has assumed charge of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Films Division and Children Films Society of India (CFSI)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने राष्ट्रीय फिल्म विकास निगम (NFDC), फिल्म डिवीजन और चिल्ड्रन फिल्म सोसाइटी ऑफ इंडिया (CFSI) का प्रभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Abhas Jha / आभास झा

(b) Ravinder Bhakar / रविंदर भाकर

(c) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

(d) Sunil Arora / सुनील अरोरा

(e) Umesh Sinha / उमेश सिन्हा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. CBFC CEO Ravinder Bhakar assumed charge of NFDC, films division and CFSI

CEO of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Ravinder Bhakar has assumed charge of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Films Division, and Children Films Society of India (CFSI).

He is 1999-batch officer of Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS). He has been assigned these charges in addition to his present duties as CEO of the film certification body.

Q.9. Which IIT has signed an MoU with Indian Air Force (IAF) to support requirements towards indigenous solutions in various weapon systems?

विभिन्न हथियार प्रणालियों में स्वदेशी समाधान की आवश्यकताओं का समर्थन करने के लिए किस IIT ने भारतीय वायु सेना (IAF) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) IIT Delhi / IIT दिल्ली

(b) IIT Madras / IIT मद्रास

(c) IIT Bombay / IIT बॉम्बे

(d) IIT Roorkee / IIT रुड़की

(e) IIT Guwahati/ IIT गुवाहाटी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. IIT-Delhi signed MoU with IAF to improve indigenisation efforts

IIT-Delhi signed an MoU with Indian Air Force (IAF) to support requirements towards indigenous solutions in various weapon systems.

Under the MoU, The IAF has identified key focus areas involving development of technology and finding indigenous solutions towards sustenance of various weapon systems.

The partnership between IIT Delhi and IAF will also boost the efforts by Base Repair Depots (BRDs) of Maintenance Command IAF.

Q.10. Which organization has successfully launched a long-range Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) System from Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast?

किस संगठन ने ओडिशा तट से दूर अब्दुल कलाम द्वीप से लंबी दूरी की सुपरसोनिक मिसाइल असिस्टेड रिलीज ऑफ टॉरपीडो (स्मार्ट) प्रणाली को सफलतापूर्वक लॉन्च 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.10.(b)

Exp. DRDO successfully test-fired Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo System (SMART)

DRDO has successfully launched a long-range Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) System from Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast.

SMART has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of torpedo.

The weapon system is a next-generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system, it is being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Navy.

Q.11. International Boxing Association (AIBA) has rebranded itself as IBA to secure boxing’s Olympic future. Where is the headquarters of the IBA?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुक्केबाजी संघ (AIBA) ने मुक्केबाजी के ओलंपिक भविष्य को सुरक्षित करने के लिए खुद को IBA के रूप में पुनः ब्रांडेड किया है। IBA का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल, कनाडा

(b) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(c) Washington, D.C., United States / वाशिंगटन, डी.सी., यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स

(d) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. AIBA rebranded itself as IBA to secure boxing’s Olympic future

The International Boxing Association has changed its acronym from AIBA to IBA, promising to adopt a set of governance reforms so as to keep the sport’s inclusion at the 2028 Olympics.

Boxing has managed to stay on board for the 2024 Paris Olympics but has been dropped from the provisional roster for the 2028 Games.

Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon were all left off the initial list of sports for the 2028 Los Angeles Games and were asked to make changes by the International Olympic Committee.

Headquarters location: Lausanne, Switzerland

President: Umar Kremlyov

Q.12. Who is the author of the new book titled ‘Pride, Prejudice and Punditry’?

प्राइड, प्रेजुडिस एंड पंडित्रीनामक नई पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) C K Garyali / सी के गैरयाली

(b) Bhalchandra Mungekar / भालचंद्र मुंगेकर

(c) Shashi Tharoor / शशि थरूर

(d) Anuradha Roy / अनुराधा रॉय

(e) Amish Tripathi / अमीश त्रिपाठी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. A Book titled ‘Pride, Prejudice and Punditry’ authored by Dr Shashi Tharoor was launched

Former union minister and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor‘s 23rd book titled ‘Pride, Prejudice and Punditry’ was launched in Hyderabad, Telangana.

There are ten sections in this book, each devoted to a particular topic such as modern Indian history, Indian Politics etc.

He has won ‘Sahitya Akademi Award’ for 2019, awarded to his book – ‘An Era of Darkness’.

Q.13. State of Manipur has observed the 82nd Nupi Lal Day or Nupi Lal Memorial Day on __________________ 2021.

मणिपुर राज्य ने ___________ 2021 को 82वां नुपी लाल दिवस या नुपी लाल स्मृति दिवस मनाया है।

(a) 11 December / 11 दिसम्बर

(b) 12 December / 12 दिसम्बर

(c) 13 December / 13 दिसम्बर

(d) 14 December / 14 दिसम्बर

(e) 15 December / 15 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. 12 December 2021:  Manipur observed 82nd Nupi Lal Memorial Day

On 12th December 2021, the State of Manipur observed the 82nd Nupi Lal Day or Nupi Lal Memorial Day to commemorate the 2 Nupi Lals of 1904 and 1939, the 2 historic movements led by the women of Manipur against mass exploitation and the famine triggered by the British.

The day, also known as Nupee Lal Day or Nupi Lan day, pays homage to the sacrifices made by the brave mothers of Manipur. Nupi Lan, which translates to ‘women’s war’ in English, is an important movement in the history of Manipur.

Q.14. International Tea Day is observed every year on ____________ in India.

भारत में हर साल _________ को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय चाय दिवस 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.14.(b)

Exp. 15 December: International Tea Day

International Tea Day is observed every year on December 15 in countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India, and Tanzania.

It was first observed in New Delhi in India in 2005. The reason for the UN celebrating May 21 as International Tea Day is that the season of tea production begins in May in most of the tea-producing countries.

Aim: to draw global attention of governments and citizens to impact of global tea trade on workers and growers, and has been linked to requests for price supports and fair trade

Q.15. Name the Coonoor helicopter crash’s survivor Group Captain who passed away recently.

कुन्नूर हेलीकॉप्टर दुर्घटना में जीवित बचे ग्रुप कैप्टन का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Tarak Sinha / तारक सिन्हा

(b) Saranya Sasi / सरन्या शशि

(c) Bipin Rawat / बिपिन रावत

(d) Varun Singh / वरुण सिंह

(e) Koneru Ramakrishna Rao / कोनेरू रामकृष्ण राव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Coonoor helicopter crash’s survivor Group Captain Varun Singh passed away

Group Captain Varun Singh, who was rescued after the helicopter crash that killed Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 12 others, has passed away.

He was being treated for severe burns at a Bengaluru military hospital after he was moved from Wellington in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor.

In August this year, Group Captain Varun Singh was conferred the Shaurya Chakra for averting a possible mid-air accident after his Tejas light combat aircraft developed a major technical snag last year.

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