Current Affairs Quiz 16th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched a National Helpline Against Atrocities (NHAA) to prevent atrocities on members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). Who is the minister responsible for Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment?

सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्रालय ने अनुसूचित जाति (SC) और अनुसूचित जनजाति (ST) के सदस्यों पर अत्याचार को रोकने के लिए अत्याचारों के खिलाफ एक राष्ट्रीय हेल्पलाइन (NHAA) शुरू की है। सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्रालय के लिए जिम्मेदार मंत्री कौन है?

(a) Virendra Kumar Khatik / वीरेंद्र कुमार खटीक

(b) Ramdas Athawale / रामदास आठवले

(c) Pratima Bhowmik / प्रतिमा भौमिक

(d) A. Narayanaswamy / ए नारायणस्वामी

(e) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Govt launched National Helpline to report Atrocities against SCs, STs

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched a National Helpline Against Atrocities (NHAA) to prevent atrocities on members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

The NHAA will ensure proper execution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, (POA) 1989. The NHAA will be available 24×7 on toll-free number 14566 across the country.

Aim: To build an informed awareness about the provisions of the law that are aimed at ending discrimination and providing protection to members of the community.

Ministers responsible: Virendra Kumar Khatik

Q.2. Which state has inked pact with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on Technical Cooperation Project for sustainable agriculture?

टिकाऊ कृषि के लिए तकनीकी सहयोग परियोजना पर किस राज्य ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र खाद्य और कृषि संगठन (यूएनएफएओ) और भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद (ICAR) के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) Bihar / बिहार

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Andhra Pradesh inked pact with UN-FAO & ICAR for sustainable agriculture

An agreement on Technical Cooperation Project has been inked by Andhra Pradesh Government with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to help the state farmers in adopting a sustainable agriculture food system.

FAO will provide training to farmers, Rythu Bharosa Kendram (RBK) staff, officials, and scientists on new technologies in agricultural allied sectors and training to farmers on best cultivation management practices.

In 2020, Rythu Bharosa Kendram (RBK) or farmer support centres were set up in AP as part of an effort to weed away fake seeds, pesticides and fertilisers from the markets.

Q.3. Which company will set up India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects at Simhadri, Andhra Pradesh?

कौन सी कंपनी सिम्हाद्री, आंध्र प्रदेश में भारत की पहली ग्रीन हाइड्रोजन माइक्रोग्रिड परियोजनाओं की स्थापना करेगी?

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

(b) Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) / भारतीय इस्पात प्राधिकरण लिमिटेड (SAIL)

(c) Coal India Limited (CIL) / कोल इंडिया लिमिटेड (CIL)

(d) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) / राष्ट्रीय ताप विद्युत निगम (NTPC)

(e) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड (BHEL)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. NTPC will set up India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects at Simhadri, AP

National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has awarded a project of Standalone Fuel-Cell based Micro-grid with hydrogen production using electrolyser in Simhadri, near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

It is India’s 1st Green Hydrogen based Energy Storage Project and one of the largest in the world. India targets to become carbon neutral by 2070.

 

The hydrogen will be produced by using the advanced 240 kW Solid Oxide Electrolyser by taking input power from the nearby Floating Solar project. The hydrogen produced during sunshine hours would be stored at high pressure and would be electrified using a 50 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell.

NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL) has also inked a pact with the Union territory of Ladakhfor a green hydrogen mobility project, with the company along with NVVN jointly executing the project.

Q.4. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has added Kolkata’s Durga Puja festival to its ‘Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’. India now has how many intangible cultural heritage elements on the UNESCO list?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र शैक्षिक, वैज्ञानिक और सांस्कृतिक संगठन (यूनेस्को) ने कोलकाता के दुर्गा पूजा उत्सव को अपनी मानवता की अमूर्त सांस्कृतिक विरासत की प्रतिनिधि सूचीमें जोड़ा है। भारत में अब यूनेस्को की सूची में कितने अमूर्त सांस्कृतिक विरासत तत्व हैं?

(a) 11

(b) 12

(c) 13

(d) 14

(e) 15

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Durga Puja on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ list

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has added Kolkata’s Durga Puja festival to its ‘Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.

India now has 14 intangible cultural heritage elements on the UNESCO list. Other Indian entries that were previously inscribed include Nowrouz (2016), Ramlila (2008), Yoga (2016), and Kumbh Mela (2017).

UNESCO established its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008 with the aim of ensuring better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance.

Q.5. Which organization has approved a $112 million loan to strengthen skills education and training through the establishment of the Assam Skill University (ASU)?

किस संगठन ने असम कौशल विश्वविद्यालय (ASU) की स्थापना के माध्यम से कौशल शिक्षा और प्रशिक्षण को मजबूत करने के लिए 112 मिलियन डॉलर के ऋण को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(b) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(c) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(d) World Bank / विश्व बैंक

(e) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / आर्थिक सहयोग तथा विकास संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. ADB approved $112 million loan to establish Assam Skill University

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $112 million loan to strengthen skills education and training through the establishment of the Assam Skill University (ASU).

The Loan will create a path for skill development to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Assam’s economy and industries.

An additional $1 million grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction will support the introduction of technologies for smart campus management, integrated teaching, learning, and career development management.

Q.6. Who is the head of the Advisory Committee for Leveraging Regulatory and Technology Solutions (ALeRTS) set up by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड (SEBI) द्वारा स्थापित नियामक और प्रौद्योगिकी समाधान सलाहकार समिति (ALeRTS) के प्रमुख कौन हैं?

(a) Mukundakam Sharma / मुकंदकम शर्मा

(b) Sudarshan Sen / सुदर्शन सेन

(c) Deepak B Phatak / दीपक बी फाटक

(d) Abhay Karandikar / अभय करंदीकर

(e) Madhabi Puri Buch / माधाबी पुरी बुच

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. SEBI set up Advisory Committee for Leveraging Regulatory and Technology Solutions; headed by Madhabi Puri Buch

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has set up an Advisory Committee for Leveraging Regulatory and Technology Solutions (ALeRTS) to enhance technological capabilities and explore suitable technology solutions for the early detection of market anomalies.

ALeRTS, is a 7-member committee headed by Madhabi Puri Buch, former whole-time member of SEBI and has experts from various technology domains as members.

ALeRTS will recommend future roadmaps and improvements in the various ongoing technology projects. It will also guide SEBI in designing and framing requirements for the different in-house systems

Q.7. RBI has introduced prompt corrective action (PCA) framework for large non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). The provisions of the PCA framework will be effective from ________________________.

आरबीआई ने बड़ी गैरबैंकिंग वित्तीय कंपनियों (एनबीएफसी) के लिए त्वरित सुधारात्मक कार्रवाई (पीसीए) ढांचा पेश किया है। पीसीए ढांचे के प्रावधान _________________ से प्रभावी होंगे।

(a) December 2021 / दिसंबर 2021

(b) March 2022 / मार्च 2022

(c) October 2022 / अक्टूबर 2022

(d) December 2022 / दिसंबर 2022

(e) March 2023 / मार्च 2023

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. RBI introduced PCA framework for large NBFCs

RBI has introduced prompt corrective action (PCA) framework for large non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) with effect from October 2022.

 

The PCA framework will be applicable to All Deposit-Taking NBFCs (NBFCs-D) and All Non-Deposit Taking NBFCs (NBFCs-ND) in the Middle, Upper and Top Layers. It will put restrictions on para-banks whenever vital financial metrics dip below prescribed threshold.

The move will bring NBFCs almost on a par with banks in terms of supervision and regulatory reach. This follows scale-based regulations and revision in non-performing asset norms brought in by the regulator for the sector.

Q.8. Which insurance company has introduced a new Non -Linked, Non-Participating, Individual Savings Life Insurance Plan named ‘Dhan Rekha’?

किस बीमा कंपनी ने धन रेखानाम से एक नई गैरलिंक्ड, गैरभाग लेने वाली, व्यक्तिगत बचत जीवन बीमा योजना शुरू की है?

(a) SBI Life Insurance / SBI लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(b) Life Insurance Corporation of India / भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम

(c) ICICI Prudential Life insurance / आईसीआईसीआई प्रूडेंशियल लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(d) HDFC Life Insurance / HDFC लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(e) Religare Health Insurance / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. LIC launched ‘Dhan Rekha’ individual savings life insurance plan

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has introduced a new Non -Linked, Non-Participating, Individual Savings Life Insurance Plan named ‘Dhan Rekha’.

 

The plan will offer special premium rates for female lives and it is also allowed for the third gender. The minimum sum assured under this plan is Rs 2 lakh and there is no limit for the maximum sum assured.

The minimum age at entry ranges from 90 days to 8 years and the maximum age at entry ranges from 35 years to 65 years based on the chosen policy term.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of French fashion house ‘Chanel’?

फ्रेंच फैशन हाउस सनैलके नए वैश्विक मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (सीईओ) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Anuja Sarangi / अनुजा सारंगी

(b) Mukhmeet S Bhatia / मुखमीत एस भाटिया

(c) Anu J Singh / अनु जे सिंह

(d) Leena Nair / लीना नायर

(e) Gunjan Shah / गुंजन शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Leena Nair appointed as global CEO of ‘Chanel’

Leena Nair has been appointed as the new global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of French fashion house ‘Chanel’.

She will assume the office with effect from January 2021. She was working with Unilever for over 30 years, most recently as the chief of human resources and a member of the company’s executive committee.

Chanel was founded in 1910 by fashion legend Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel as a hat boutique on rue Cambon in Paris.

Q.10. Who among the following has been honoured with Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) Medal 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे स्पोर्ट्स जर्नलिस्ट फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया (SJFI) मेडल 2021 से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Ravi Shastri / रवि शास्त्री

(b) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

(c) Sunil Gavaskar / सुनील गावस्कर

(d) Anil Kumble / अनिल कुंबले

(e) Kapil Dev / कपिल देव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Sunil Gavaskar honoured with SJFI Medal 2021

The Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) has decided to honour former Indian Cricketer and cricket commentator Sunil Manohar Gavaskar with its prestigious ‘SJFI Medal 2021’ at SJFI Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Guwahati, Assam.

SJFI Medal is the highest honour of SJFI. SJFI was founded on 27th February 1976 at the Eden Gardens, Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal.

Q.11. Who has been named Time magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year?

टाइम पत्रिका के 2021 एथलीट ऑफ द ईयर के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Sofia Kenin / सोफिया केनीन

(b) Victoria Azarenka / विक्टोरिया अजारेंका

(c) Jen Brady / जेन ब्रैडी

(d) Naomi Osaka / नाओमी ओसाका

(e) Simone Biles / सिमोन बाइल्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Simone Biles named Time Magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

Simone Biles was named Time magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. The world’s most decorated gymnast, a four-time Olympic medalist, was hailed for putting her mental health first when she withdrew from four event finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Despite the setback, the 24-year-old managed to earn a team all-around silver and a bronze in balance beam at the Tokyo Games.

Q.12. Which company has signed a purchase agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to supply 4,667 MW of green power?

किस कंपनी ने 4,667 मेगावाट हरित ऊर्जा की आपूर्ति के लिए भारतीय सौर ऊर्जा निगम (SECI) के साथ एक खरीद समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Tata Power SED / टाटा पॉवर SED

(b) Adani Green Energy / अदानी ग्रीन एनर्जी

(c) Rockwell Collins / रॉकवेल कॉलिंस

(d) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर

(e) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited / भारत हैवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Adani signed agreement with SECI for green power

Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) has signed a purchase agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to supply 4,667 MW of green power.

It is the world’s largest-ever green power purchase agreement (PPA). The agreement is part of a manufacturing-linked solar tender of 8,000 MW awarded to AGEL by SECI in June 2020.

So far, AGEL has signed PPAs with SECI for a total generation capacity of close to 6,000 MW of the 8,000 MW awarded in 2020. The company expected to complete the balance of 2000 MW in the coming 2 to 3 months.

Q.13. Who has been named the ICC Men’s player of the month for November 2021?

नवंबर 2021 के लिए ICC मेन्स प्लेयर ऑफ़ द मंथ किसे चुना गया है?

(a) David Warner / डेविड वार्नर

(b) Joe Root / जो रूट

(c) Asif Ali / आसिफ अली

(d) Shakib Al Hasan / शाकिब अल हसन

(e) Devon Conway / डेवोन कॉनवे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. David Warner, Hayley Matthews declared ICC Player of the Month for November 2021

Australia opener David Warner and West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews have been voted the ICC Players of the Month for November.

Warner was the Player of the Tournament as Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title. In four ODIs in November, Matthews scored 141 runs and claimed nine wickets, including a stunning 4/26 against Pakistan in Karachi.

Q.14. Who among the following has been named ICC Women’s player of the month for November 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे नवंबर 2021 के लिए ICC विमेंस प्लेयर ऑफ़ द मंथ चुना गया है?

(a) Sophie Ecclestone / सोफी एक्लेस्टोन

(b) Kathryn Bryce / कैथरीन ब्राइस

(c) Stafanie Taylor / स्टेफनी टेलर

(d) Laura Delany / लौरा डेलानी

(e) Hayley Matthews / हेले मैथ्यूज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. David Warner, Hayley Matthews declared ICC Player of the Month for November 2021

Australia opener David Warner and West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews have been voted the ICC Players of the Month for November.

Warner was the Player of the Tournament as Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title. In four ODIs in November, Matthews scored 141 runs and claimed nine wickets, including a stunning 4/26 against Pakistan in Karachi.

Q.15. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work’, released by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu?

उपराष्ट्रपति एम वेंकैया नायडू द्वारा जारी राज कपूर: द मास्टर एट वर्कनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Amit Ranjan / अमित रंजन

(b) Subhadra Sen Gupta / सुभद्रा सेन गुप्ता

(c) Rahul Rawail / राहुल रवैल

(d) Pradeep Magazine / प्रदीप मैगज़ीन

(e) Aseem Chawla / असीम चावला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Vice President released the book ‘Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work’; authored by Rahul Rawail

Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu released the book titled ‘Raj Kapoor: The Master At Work’ authored by Rahul Rawail.

The book launch event was held at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, coinciding with Raj Kapoor’s 97th birth anniversary. The vice president described the book as a “labour of love and dedication”.

Q.16. Each year, ________________ is celebrated as ‘Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971.

1971 में भारत की पाकिस्तान में जीत के उपलक्ष्य में प्रत्येक वर्ष ________________ को विजय दिवसके रूप में 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.16.(c)

Exp. 16 December 2021: 50th Vijay Diwas observed

In India, Vijay Diwas (also called Victory Day) is celebrated every year on December 16 to commemorate the victory of the Indian armed forces over Pakistan in the 1971 war.

The country is celebrating the 50th Vijay Diwas in 2021. The Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 which began on December 3 lasted for 13 days and officially ended on December 16, after which Pakistan surrendered to India.

It was on this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General AA Khan Niazi, along with 93 thousand troops, had surrendered unconditionally to the allied forces consisting of the Indian Army and Mukti Bahini. The end of the war also resulted in the subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

Q.17. Anne Rice passed away recently. She was a/an _________________.

ऐनी राइस का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थी।

(a) Author / लेखक

(b) TV Journalist / टीवी पत्रकार

(c) Architect / वास्तुकार

(d) Historian / इतिहासकार

(e) Social Activist / सामाजिक एक्टिविस्ट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. Famous American author Anne Rice passed away

Famous American gothic-fiction writer Anne Rice, best known for The Vampire Chronicles novel series, passed away in Rancho Mirage, California.

She was widely known for her bestselling gothic novel, Interview with the Vampire, published in 1976 and was later adapted into a movie starring Tom Cruise in 1994.

She went on to wrote sequels to the book, forming series called The Vampire Chronicles, Queen of the Damned.

Other works: Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, The Feast of All Saints, Pandora, Violin, The Witching Hour etc.

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