Current Affairs Quiz 17th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme aimed at nurturing young sporting talents in Maoist-hit districts of the state?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने राज्य के माओवादी प्रभावित जिलों में युवा खेल प्रतिभाओं को पोषित करने के उद्देश्य से “स्पोर्ट्स एक्शन टू हार्नेसिंग एस्पिरेशन ऑफ यूथ” (सहाय) योजना शुरू की है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Jharkhand CM launched Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme for maoist-hit areas

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren has launched Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme aimed at nurturing young sporting talents in Maoist-hit districts of the state.

This scheme has been launched to curb the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) which affected 19 of the state’s 24 districts.

Currently, it is launched in Saraikela-Kharsawan, West Singhbhum, Khunti, Gumla and Simdega districts of Jharkahn, and will extend to other districts too.

Boys and girls in the 14-19 age group from villages to ward level will be registered under the scheme, and will be given opportunities to display their skills in basketball, volleyball, hockey and athletics.

Q.2. 7th edition of the India International Science Festival was held in which of the following city?

भारत अंतर्राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान महोत्सव का 7 वां संस्करण निम्नलिखित में से किस शहर में आयोजित किया गया था?

(a) Ahmedabad, Gujarat / अहमदाबाद, गुजरात

(b) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh / विशाखापत्तनम, आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Cochin, Kerala / कोचीन, केरल

(d) Panaji, Goa / पंजी, गोवा

(e) Chennai, Tamil Nadu / चेन्नई, तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. 7th India International Science Festival 2021 held at Panaji, Goa

Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (I/C) Science & Technology, inaugurated the 7th edition of the India International Science festival, IISF at Panaji, Goa held from 10th December to 13th December 2021.

IISF is a joint program of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), a swadeshi science movement of Bharat.

Nodal Agency for organising IISF 2021 was the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, an autonomous institute under the MoES.

Theme 2021: ‘AzadiKaAmritMahotsav’ – celebrating Creativity, Science, Technology and Innovation for a prosperous India.

Q.3. Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has signed an agreement with GreenCell Mobility to lend INR 275 crore for deployment of 350 electric buses in which state?

पावर फाइनेंस कॉरपोरेशन (पीएफसी) ने ग्रीनसेल मोबिलिटी के साथ किस राज्य में 350 इलेक्ट्रिक बसों की तैनाती के लिए 275 करोड़ रुपये उधार देने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Goa / गोवा

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. PFC signed agreement with GreenCell Mobility for deployment of 350 electric buses in Uttar Pradesh

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a Maharatna company signed an agreement with GreenCell Mobility (e-mobility platform supported by Govt of India and UK), to lend INR 275 crore for deployment of 350 electric buses across nine cities of Uttar Pradesh.

The initiative is part of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II scheme. The buses will be deployed in key cities of UP including Agra, Meerut, Aligarh, Bareilly, Ghaziabad & Mathura.

Government of India has launched FAME-II scheme with an allocation of INR 3500 crore for promotion of adoption of electric buses.

Q.4. Which state government has signed an MoU with Rays Power Infra to build an avant-garde PV Photovoltaic (PV) Power Station and to generate 500 MW of green electricity?

किस राज्य सरकार ने अवंत-गार्डे पीवी फोटोवोल्टिक (पीवी) पावर स्टेशन बनाने और 500 मेगावाट हरित बिजली उत्पन्न करने के लिए रेज़ पावर इंफ्रा के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Goa / गोवा

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Rajasthan signed MoU with Rays Power Infra to generate 500 MW of green electricity

Rajasthan government has signed an MoU with Rays Power Infra to build an avant-garde PV Photovoltaic (PV) Power Station (commonly called solar power plant) and to generate 500 MW of green electricity.

This MoU is an instrumental step towards an eco-friendly future. The MoU was finalized during the ongoing Dubai Expo, to reduce traditional electricity consumption derived from non-renewable sources

Rays Power has already started constructing 500 MW of solar energy commissioning in the next 9 months to offset the power requirements of 50 percent for corporate customers and 50 percent for utility projects.

Out of this 500 MW, India develops 220MW and the remaining 280 MW will be developed at Rays Power’s international portfolio.

Q.5. Which company has expanded partnership with CBSE to provide a curriculum on digital safety and online well-being and Augmented Reality?

डिजिटल सुरक्षा और ऑनलाइन कल्याण और संवर्धित वास्तविकता पर पाठ्यक्रम प्रदान करने के लिए किस कंपनी ने सीबीएसई के साथ साझेदारी का विस्तार किया है?

(a) IBM / आईबीएम

(b) Alphabet Inc. / अल्फाबेट इंक

(c) Tesla / टेस्ला

(d) Meta Inc. / मेटा इंक

(e) Apple Inc. / एप्पल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Meta expanded partnership with CBSE to provide a curriculum on digital safety and online well-being and AR

Meta (formerly Facebook) is set to expand its partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide a curriculum on digital safety and online well-being and Augmented Reality (AR) for around 1 crore college students and 10 lakh educators across India over the next 3 years.

This was announced by Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Meta at Meta’s Fuel for India 2021. This is in line with the vision of the Indian government to Universalize Education.

In line with National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, meta and CBSE will collaborate on content curation and development of curriculum integrating immersive technologies, AR and Virtual Reality (VR).

Q.6. With which country, India has decided to promote cooperation & intensify interregional cooperation for the implementation of joint projects in the investment, trade and cultural-humanitarian spheres?

किस देश के साथ, भारत ने निवेश, व्यापार और सांस्कृतिक-मानवीय क्षेत्रों में संयुक्त परियोजनाओं के कार्यान्वयन के लिए सहयोग को बढ़ावा देने और अंतर-क्षेत्रीय सहयोग को तेज करने का निर्णय लिया है?

(a) Egypt / मिस्र

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) Kyrgyzstan / किर्गिस्तान

(e) Turkey / तुर्की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. India & Uzbekistan partnered to promote cooperation & intensify interregional cooperation

India & Uzbekistan decided to promote cooperation & intensify interregional cooperation, especially between Andijan (Uzbekistan) and Gujarat (India).

The direct interaction for the implementation of joint projects in the investment, trade and cultural-humanitarian spheres will be established between Uzbekistan’s Fergana region and Haryana, the cities of Bukhara and Hyderabad, and also between Tashkent and New Delhi.

Q.7. Union Cabinet has approved an incentive scheme to promote RuPay Debit cards and low-value (upto Rs. 2,000) BHIM-UPI transactions (Person-to-Merchant (P2M)] in India. What is the financial outlay of this scheme for one year i.e., FY22?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने भारत में RuPay डेबिट कार्ड और कम मूल्य (2,000 रुपये तक) BHIM-UPI लेनदेन (व्यक्ति-से-व्यापारी (P2M)) को बढ़ावा देने के लिए एक प्रोत्साहन योजना को मंजूरी दी है। एक वर्ष यानी, FY22 के लिए इस योजना का वित्तीय परिव्यय क्या है?

(a) Rs 1300 crore / 1300 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 1400 crore / 1400 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 1500 crore / 1500 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 1600 crore / 1600 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 1700 crore / 1700 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Cabinet approved incentive scheme for promotion of RuPay Debit Cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions

Union Cabinet has approved an incentive scheme to promote RuPay Debit cards and low-value [upto Rs. 2,000) BHIM-UPI transactions (Person-to-Merchant (P2M)] in India.

With this, Digital Modes of Payment will become accessible to unbanked and marginalized populations outside the formal banking-financial system.

Financial outlay for one year: Rs.1,300 crore (for 1 year i.e., FY22).

Q.8. Union Cabinet has approved a ___________________ worth production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for boosting semiconductor and display manufacturing in India.

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने भारत में सेमीकंडक्टर और डिस्प्ले मैन्युफैक्चरिंग को बढ़ावा देने के लिए ____________________ रुपये की प्रोडक्शन लिंक्ड इंसेंटिव (PLI) योजना को मंजूरी दी है।

(a) Rs. 11250 crores / रु. 11250 करोड़

(b) Rs. 20060 crores / रु. 20060 करोड़

(c) Rs. 30540 crores / रु. 30540 करोड़

(d) Rs. 41450 crores / रु. 41450 करोड़

(e) Rs. 76000 crores / रु. 76000 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Cabinet approved ₹76,000 crore scheme to boost semiconductor manufacturing

Union Cabinet approved a Rs 76,000-crore production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for boosting semiconductor and display manufacturing in India.

With this, the total amount of production linked incentive (PLI) announced for the electronics sector increase to Rs 2.30 lakh crore.

This scheme was approved in order to position India as a global hub for hi-tech production, as well as to attract large chip makers. It would also strengthen India’s ambitions to be self-reliant in electronics manufacturing and bring huge investments.

Government will also set up an independent ‘India Semiconductor Mission (ISM)’, for driving the long-term strategies to develop a sustainable semiconductors and display ecosystem in India.

Q.9. Which of the following company has launched ‘Wealth Academy’ EdTech platform to train traders, investors?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने व्यापारियों, निवेशकों को प्रशिक्षित करने के लिए वेल्थ एकेडमीएडटेक प्लेटफॉर्म लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Paytm / पेटीऍम

(b) Byju’s / बायजू

(c) Flipkart / फ्लिपकार्ट

(d) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(e) Amazon / अमेज़न

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Paytm launched ‘Paytm Wealth Academy’ EdTech platform to train traders, investors

Paytm launched the first of its kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Educational Technology (EdTech) platform named, ‘Paytm Wealth academy’ for traders and investors.

The educational platform will offer courses and webinars on trading and financial concepts according to the needs of individuals.

Paytm Wealth Academy will be initially available on the Paytm Money app, owned by Paytm’s wholly-owned subsidiary Paytm Money, to selected users (soon to every user).

Q.10. Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation has reached an all-time high at 14.23% in November. What is the base year fixed for calculating the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in India?

थोक मूल्य सूचकांक (WPI) मुद्रास्फीति नवंबर में 14.23% पर अब तक के उच्चतम स्तर पर पहुंच गई है। भारत में थोक मूल्य सूचकांक (WPI) की गणना के लिए निर्धारित आधार वर्ष क्या है?

(a) 2011-12

(b) 2014-15

(c) 2012-2014

(d) 2016

(e) 2018

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. WPI inflation at record high; surges to 14.23% in November

Producers’ inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) has reached an all-time high in the current series at 14.23 per cent in November from 12.54 per cent in October on a year on year basis.

Wholesale Price-based Index (WPI) inflation base year is 2011-12. Also, the spike is highest since April 2005.

This is the eighth successive month of double digits WPI (mainly due to the hardening of prices of mineral oils, basic metals, crude petroleum and natural gas).

Q.11. Who among the following has been appointed as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे चीफ्स ऑफ स्टाफ कमेटी (CoSC) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) R Hari Kumar / आर हरि कुमार

(b) V R Chaudhari / वी आर चौधरी

(c) Manoj Mukund Naravane / मनोज मुकुंद नरवाने

(d) Karambir Singh / करमबीर सिंह

(e) RKS Bhadauria / आर के एस भदौरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Gen MM Naravane appointed as Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee

The Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, was appointed as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC).

The CoSC comprises the chiefs of the Army, Navy, and the Air Force. He succeeded General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) passed away in an accident in Tamil Nadu.

MM Naravane is the Senior most of the Chiefs of all Three Armed forces – Army, Navy & Air Force. MM Naravane took over as the 27th Chief of the Army Staff in 2019, previously served as Vice Chief of the Army and prior to that headed the Eastern Command of the Army which takes care of India’s border with China.

Q.12. Who has received Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award- Business Transformation from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)?

द इंडस एंटरप्रेन्योर्स (TiE) से ग्लोबल एंटरप्रेन्योर ऑफ द ईयर अवार्ड- बिजनेस ट्रांसफॉर्मेशन किसे मिला है?

(a) Himanshu Kapania / हिमांशु कपानिया

(b) Shyam Srinivasan / श्याम श्रीनिवासन

(c) Kumar Mangalam Birla / कुमार मंगलम बिरला

(d) Atanu Kumar Das / अतनु कुमार दास

(e) Prashant Kumar / प्रशांत कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Kumar Mangalam Birla receives Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)

Aditya Birla Group’s chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla received the Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award- Business Transformation from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) based out of Silicon Valley on Thursday.

Birla is the first Indian Industrialist to receive the award for global entrepreneurship along with top global business leaders Satya Nadella, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos.

The awardees were selected by an independent jury chaired by Venture Capitalist, Tim Draper, Founder, Draper University.

Q.13. Name the Formula One champion who has received “knighthood” for his services to motorsport.

उस फॉर्मूला वन चैंपियन का नाम बताइए, जिसे मोटरस्पोर्ट में अपनी सेवाओं के लिए “नाइटहुड” प्राप्त हुआ है।

(a) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेटेल

(b) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

(e) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. F1 champion Lewis Hamilton received knighthood

Seven times Formula One (F1) champion Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton has received “knighthood” for services to motorsport. Hamilton is the fourth F1 driver to be knighted.

Before him, late Australian Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and triple champion Jackie Stewart have been knighted. Lewis Hamilton holds the record of most race wins with 103.

A knighthood is a title that is conferred on a person by a British king or queen for their high achievement and services to their country within their industry.

Other sportsmen who have received a knighthood include: Cycling’s Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, Olympic 5,000 & 10,000 metres gold medallist Mo Farah, Two times Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and, England cricketer Alastair Cook.

Q.14. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formed a committee for the differently-abled cricketers of the country. Who is the present Secretary of BCCI?

भारतीय क्रिकेट कंट्रोल बोर्ड (BCCI) ने देश के दिव्यांग क्रिकेटरों के लिए एक कमेटी बनाई है। बीसीसीआई के वर्तमान सचिव कौन हैं?

(a) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(b) Jay Shah / जय शाह

(c) Rajeev Shukla / राजीव शुक्ला

(d) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

(e) Ramesh Powar / रमेश पोवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. BCCI formed committee for differently abled cricketers

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formed a committee for the differently-abled cricketers of the country.

On the basis of the recommendation of the Justice Lodha committee, a board of three former disabled cricketers was being awaited for the last several years. The Proposal was approved by BCCI headed by president Sourav Ganguly & secretary Jay Shah.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah launched the second edition of the HAP Cup, the biggest tournament for the physically challenged in India.

President: Sourav Ganguly

Vice president: Rajeev Shukla

Secretary: Jay Shah

Men’s coach: Rahul Dravid

Women’s coach: Ramesh Powar

Q.15. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Rewinding of First 25 years of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’?

रिवाइंडिंग ऑफ फर्स्ट 25 इयर्स ऑफ मिनिस्ट्री ऑफ इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स एंड इंफॉर्मेशन टेक्नोलॉजीनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Salil Parekh / सलिल पारेख

(b) Abhay Kumar / अभय कुमार

(c) Sashidhar Jagdishan / शशिधर जगदीशन

(d) S S Oberoi / एस एस ओबेरॉय

(e) Partha Pratim Sengupta / पार्थ प्रतिम सेनगुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. A book titled ‘Rewinding of First 25 years of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’ launched; authored by SS Oberoi

The book titled ‘Rewinding of First 25 years of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’ authored by S S Oberoi, the former adviser at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) was launched by Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary of MeitY.

The book consists of life experience, challenges working as an advisor under the MeitY. He was the first head of the Software Development Agency and the first adviser of Information Technology.

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