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Q.1. Which state government has launched ‘Khel Nursery scheme 2022-23’ to promote sports?

किस राज्य सरकार ने खेलों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए खेल नर्सरी योजना 2022-23शुरू की है?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) Bihar / बिहार

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Haryana launched ‘Khel Nursery scheme 2022-23’ to promote sports

Haryana’s Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sandeep Singh launched ‘Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23’ to promote sports in the state.

The scheme promotes sports nurseries that will be started in government, private educational institutions and private sports institutions.

The sports nurseries are being opened for the sports included in the Olympic, Asian and Commonwealth Games.

Q.2. Centre has recently granted ‘In-Principle’ approval for setting up 6 Nuclear Reactors at Jaitapur in which state?

केंद्र ने हाल ही में किस राज्य के जैतापुर में 6 परमाणु रिएक्टर स्थापित करने के लिए सैद्धांतिकमंजूरी दी है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Goa / गोवा

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Haryana / हरियाणा

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Centre granted ‘in-principle’ approval for 6 Nuclear Reactors at Jaitapur, Maharashtra

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra granted ‘In-Principle’ approval for setting up 6 Nuclear Reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra.

The approval is for setting up 6 nuclear power reactors of 1650 MW each, making Jaitapur as India’s largest nuclear power generating site with a total capacity of 9900 MW.

Technical cooperation is provided by the French Firm – Électricité de France (EDF).

Q.3. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its nod for proposal to increase the legal age of marriage of women from 18 to ________________ years.

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने महिलाओं की शादी की कानूनी उम्र 18 से बढ़ाकर _________ करने के प्रस्ताव को अपनी मंजूरी दे दी है।

(a) 19

(b) 20

(c) 21

(d) 22

(e) 23

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Cabinet cleared proposal to raise women’s marriage age from 18 to 21 years

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its nod for proposal to bring uniformity in the minimum age of marriage for men and women, thereby, increasing the legal age of marriage of women from 18 to 21 years. The legal age to get married for men is 21.

In this regard, a Bill will be introduced to amend the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA), 2006, Special Marriage Act, 1954 and personal laws such as the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 in the ongoing winter session of Parliament (November 29- December 23, 2021).

Q.4. Which ministry has launched Management Information System (MIS) portal named ‘Vikas Portal’ for rankings of States/Union Territories (UTs) in Land Acquisition Projects under RFCTLARR Act, 2013?

किस मंत्रालय ने RFCTLARR अधिनियम, 2013 के तहत भूमि अधिग्रहण परियोजनाओं में राज्यों / केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों (UTs) की रैंकिंग के लिए विकास पोर्टलनाम से प्रबंधन सूचना प्रणाली (MIS) पोर्टल लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs / आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मत्रांलय

(d) Ministry of Rural Development / ग्रामीण विकास मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises / सूक्ष्म, लघु और मझौले उद्यम मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Rural Development Minister launched Management Information System portal named ‘Vikas Portal’ for rankings of States/UTs in Land Acquisition Projects

On the lines of Central Government’s Gati Shakti Mission, Union Minister Giriraj Singh, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) launched Management Information System (MIS) portal namely ‘Vikas Portal’ for rankings of States/Union Territories (UTs) in Land Acquisition Projects under RFCTLARR Act, 2013.

It is developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) team of Department of Land Resources (DoLR), MoRD with zero cost.

RFCTLARR is an acronym for Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement.

In this regard, awards will be conferred upon top 3 States and top 3 districts by capturing the data, figures, and speed of the development in the country. It will promote healthy competition among States/UTs.

Q.5. With which country, India has recently signed an agreement to establish a partnership in Digital Media and in the field of Information Technology (IT)?

किस देश के साथ, भारत ने हाल ही में डिजिटल मीडिया और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी (आईटी) के क्षेत्र में साझेदारी स्थापित करने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(d) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(e) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. India & Vietnam signed agreement to establish partnership in Digital Media and in the field of IT

Government of India signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Government of Vietnam, to enable collaboration in the field of digital media and strengthen the partnership between India and Vietnam.

The LoI anticipates sharing of information and experience in establishing policies and regulatory frameworks on digital media and social networks.

India and Vietnam also signed agreement for cooperation in the field of Information Technology (IT).

Ministers signed an agreement to extend India- Vietnam MoU on cooperation in Information Technology.  The MoU seeks to foster active cooperation and exchange between Governments, private entities & institutions involved in enhancing capacity building and other public & private organizations from both sides in the field of ICT.

Q.6. Who among the following has ranked 8th on the Yougov’s Annual list of the world’s top 20 most admired men?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने यूगोव की वार्षिक सूची में दुनिया के शीर्ष 20 सबसे प्रशंसित पुरुषों की सूची में 8वां स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Sachin Tendulkar / सचिन तेंडुलकर

(b) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(c) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

(d) Shah Rukh Khan / शाहरुख खान

(e) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp.  World’s Most Admired Men 2021: PM Modi secured 8th spot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ranked 8th on the Yougov’s Annual list of the world’s top 20 most admired men.

PM Modi is ahead of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Virat Kohli. The list has been compiled taking feedback from 42,000 people in 38 countries.

Apart from PM Modi, the other Indian men who, according to the survey, were the most admired in 2021 include Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Virat Kohli.

Q.7. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to make the Scheduled payments banks and scheduled small finance banks (SFBs) an agency banks, eligible to conduct Government agency business. What is the maximum balance limit per account in Payments Banks?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने अनुसूचित भुगतान बैंकों और अनुसूचित लघु वित्त बैंकों (SFB) को एक एजेंसी बैंक बनाने का निर्णय लिया है, जो सरकारी एजेंसी व्यवसाय करने के लिए पात्र हैं। पेमेंट्स बैंकों में प्रति खाता अधिकतम शेष राशि क्या है?

(a) Rs 1 lakh / 1 लाख रु

(b) Rs 1.5 lakh / 1.5 लाख रु

(c) Rs 2 lakh / 2 लाख रु

(d) Rs 2.5 lakh / 2.5 लाख रु

(e) Rs 5 lakh / 5 लाख रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. RBI allowed scheduled payments banks, SFBs as Agency Bank to conduct Govt Business

Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in consultation with the Department of Financial Services (DFS), the Ministry of Finance, has decided to make the Scheduled payments banks and scheduled small finance banks (SFBs) eligible to conduct Government agency business.

On May 10, 2021, RBI, revised the existing guidelines on ‘Appointment of Scheduled Private Sector Banks as Agency Banks of RBI’ for authorising Scheduled Private Sector Banks as agency banks of RBI for conducting govt business (Central and/or State).

All the instructions/conditions prescribed on May 10, 2021, will henceforth be applicable to the scheduled payments banks and scheduled SFBs.

The Reserve Bank of India recently enhanced the limit of maximum balance at end of the day maintained in Payments Bank from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh per individual customer.

Q.8. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 1.8 crores on which bank recently, after found guilty of contravening provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, related to pledge of shares by it?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने हाल ही में किस बैंक पर शेयरों को गिरवी रखने से संबंधित बैंकिंग विनियमन अधिनियम, 1949 के प्रावधानों का उल्लंघन करने का दोषी पाए जाने के बाद उस पर 1.8 करोड़ रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(c) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. RBI imposed Rs 1.8 crores and 30 lakh penalty on PNB and ICICI Bank

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 1.8 crores on Punjab National Bank (PNB). while ICICI Bank has been fined Rs 30 lakh for deficiencies in regulatory compliances.

According to a statement issued by the central bank, PNB was found guilty of contravening provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, related to pledge of shares by it.

Q.9. Which Life Insurance company has become 1st Indian insurance company to sign United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)?

कौन सी जीवन बीमा कंपनी संयुक्त राष्ट्र समर्थित सिद्धांतों के लिए जिम्मेदार निवेश (UNPRI) पर हस्ताक्षर करने वाली पहली भारतीय बीमा कंपनी बन गई 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.9.(c)

Exp. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance became 1st Indian insurance company to sign UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance became the first Indian insurance company to sign United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), to demonstrate commitment towards the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

In order to promote sustainability, IPRULIFE is integrating ESG factors into its investment management framework.

The UNPRI is an investor initiative in partnership with the two bodies of the United Nations – the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact.

Q.10. Which bank has entered into a strategic co-lending partnership with Home First Finance Company India Ltd to offer home loans to customers at competitive interest rates?

ग्राहकों को प्रतिस्पर्धी ब्याज दरों पर होम लोन देने के लिए किस बैंक ने होम फर्स्ट फाइनेंस कंपनी इंडिया लिमिटेड के साथ एक रणनीतिक सहऋण साझेदारी में प्रवेश किया है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(c) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(d) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(e) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Union Bank of India partnered with Home First Finance to offer home loans

Union Bank of India has entered into a strategic co-lending partnership with Home First Finance Company India Ltd (HomeFirst) to offer home loans to customers at competitive interest rates.

HomeFirst will retain a minimum of 20 percent of the loan while 80 percent will be retained by UBI.

Aim: To provide a seamless experience to retail home loan customers in the priority sector and to strengthen both companies.

Q.11. Which of the following company has joined hands with BMW Motorrad to develop electric vehicles (EV) with BMW’s Motorrad brand in India?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने भारत में बीएमडब्ल्यू मोटरराड ब्रांड के साथ इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन (ईवी) विकसित करने के लिए बीएमडब्ल्यू मोटरराड के साथ हाथ मिलाया है?

(a) Maruti Suzuki / मारुती सुजुकी

(b) Tata Motors / टाटा मोटर्स

(c) Honda Motors / हौंडा मोटर्स

(d) TVS Motors / TVS मोटर्स

(e) Mahindra / महिंद्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. TVS Motor, BMW Motorrad join hands for EVs

TVS Motor Company and global auto giant BMW Motorrad expanded their co-operation with a tie-up in the electric vehicle space.

TVS Motor Company will develop electric vehicles (EV) with BMW’s Motorrad brand in India. The first product under the enhanced co-operation, an electric model suited for the urban ecosystem, is expected to make its debut in the next 24 months.

Q.12. Who among the following has appointed as Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे सॉफ्टवेयर टेक्नोलॉजी पार्क्स ऑफ इंडिया (STPI) के महानिदेशक के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Arvind Kumar / अरविंद कुमार

(b) Vinod Aggarwal / विनोद अगरवाल

(c) A S Rajeev / ए एस राजीव

(d) Uday Kotak / उदय कोटक

(e) Arun Chawla / अरुण चावला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Arvind Kumar appointed DG of Software Technology Parks of India

Arvind Kumar has joined as Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). STPI is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.

Currently, STPI-registered units have reached IT/ITeS/ESDM exports of over Rs. 5 lakh crores. STPI is one of the largest tech incubators in India with an area of approx.13 lakh square feet spread across various Tier 1/2/3 cities.

Q.13. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL)?

हुंडई मोटर इंडिया लिमिटेड (HMIL) के प्रबंध निदेशक (MD) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Unsoo Kim / अनसू किम

(b) Chun Doo-hwan / चुन डू-ह्वान

(c) Seon Seob Kim / सीन सेब किम

(d) Jack Ma / जैक मा

(e) Daniel Zhang / डैनियल झांग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Unsoo Kim appointed as MD of Hyundai Motor India Limited

Hyundai Motor Company has appointed Unsoo Kim as the Managing Director (MD) of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), starting from 1st January 2022.

He will replace Seon Seob Kim (SS Kim), who will lead the Global Operations Division in Hyundai headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

HMIL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMC is India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the number one car exporter in India.

Q.14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with which country’s highest civilian award, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo [Order of the Dragon King (Druk Gyalpo)]?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को किस देश के सर्वोच्च नागरिक पुरस्कार, नगदग पेल जी खोरलो [ऑर्डर ऑफ द ड्रैगन किंग (ड्रुक ग्यालपो)] से सम्मानित किया गया?

(a) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(b) Bhutan / भूटान

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. PM Modi received Bhutan’s highest civilian award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred Bhutan’s highest civilian award, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo also known as Order of the Dragon King (Druk Gyalpo), on the occasion of Bhutan’s 114th National Day (17th December 2021).

PM Modi becomes the first foreigner to receive the coveted award. The honour comes as an appreciation for India’s friendly approach to Bhutan under PM Modi’s governance.

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck conferred the award upon PM Modi. The announcement was made by Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.

Q.15. Who among the following has won ‘Best Female Debut’ honour at 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 2021 पैरालंपिक स्पोर्ट अवार्ड्स में सर्वश्रेष्ठ महिला पदार्पणसम्मान जीता है?

(a) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

(b) Sonalben Madhubhai Patel / सोनलबेन मधुभाई पटेल

(c) Avani Lekhara / अवनि लेखरा

(d) Mirabai Chanu / मीराबाई चानू

(e) Bhavinaben Patel / भाविनाबेन पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Avani Lekhara won ‘Best Female Debut’ honour at 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards

Indian shooter Avani Lekhara, who has created history by winning India’s first Gold medal in Shooting at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, won the “Best Female Debut” honour at the 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards.

The Awards were announced by the International Paralympic Committee.

She became the 1st Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals in a single edition of the Paralympic Games. India won an unprecedented 19 medals at the Paralympic Games including 5 Gold, 8 Silver & 6 Bronze.

Q.16. Which of the following has signed a Rs 2,400 crores contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for development and supply of 20 types of systems for 83 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas Mk1A fighter aircraft?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 83 LCA (लाइट कॉम्बैट एयरक्राफ्ट) तेजस Mk1A लड़ाकू विमान के लिए 20 प्रकार की प्रणालियों के विकास और आपूर्ति के लिए भारत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स लिमिटेड (BEL) के साथ 2,400 करोड़ रुपये के अनुबंध पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) / भारत अर्थ मूवर्स लिमिटेड

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

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

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

(e) Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) / भारत डायनेमिक्स लि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. HAL signed Rs 2,400 crores contract with BEL for 83 LCA Tejas Mk1A fighters

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a Rs 2,400 crores contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for development and supply of 20 types of systems for 83 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas Mk1A fighter aircraft programme.

The duration of the contract is 5 years i.e., from 2023 to 2028. Notably, this is HAL’s biggest order on any Indian company thus boosting the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign.

The order for supply of these systems will be executed by two units of BEL at Bengaluru (Karnataka), and Panchkula (Haryana).

Q.17. Ashok Leyland has partnered with which of the following to develop and manufacture 600-HP indigenous combat vehicle engines?

अशोक लीलैंड ने 600-एचपी के स्वदेशी लड़ाकू वाहन इंजन के विकास और निर्माण के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किसके साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) / लड़ाकू वाहन अनुसंधान और विकास प्रतिष्ठान

(b) Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) / रक्षा एवियोनिक्स अनुसंधान प्रतिष्ठान

(c) Defence Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL) / रक्षा इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स अनुप्रयोग प्रयोगशाला

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

(e) Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान एवं विकास प्रयोगशाला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. Ashok Leyland partnered with CVRDE, a DRDO arm to develop combat vehicle engines

Ashok Leyland has partnered with Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), a premier lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), to develop and manufacture 600-HP indigenous engines.

The partnership will power futuristic combat vehicles under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat mission.

The 600-HP engine will undergo rigorous testing in the Engine Development Centre of Ashok Leyland, near Chennai and will be qualified for application in tanks.

Q.18. Who is the author of the Telugu book titled ‘Gandhi Topi Governor’, released by Venkaiah Naidu?

वेंकैया नायडू द्वारा जारी तेलुगू पुस्तक गांधी टोपी गवर्नरके लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Ayaz Memon / अयाज मेमन

(b) Sanjay Baru / संजय बरू

(c) C K Garyali / सी के गैरयाली

(d) Rajnish Kumar / रजनीश कुमार

(e) Y Lakshmi Prasad / वाई लक्ष्मी प्रसाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(e)

Exp. Venkaiah Naidu released Telugu book titled ‘Gandhi Topi Governor’ by Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu released the Telugu book titled ‘Gandhi Topi Governor’ by Padma Awardee Dr Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, Chairman, Official Language Commission, Andhra Pradesh.

The book chronicles the life of Barrister Idpuganti Raghavendra Rao. I R Rao was a prominent freedom fighter, Legislator and the Governor of the Central Provinces in the British Administration.

Q.19. A book on Yogi Adityanath titled “The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh: How Yogi Aditynath Changed UP Waala Bhaiya’ abuse to a Badge of Honour” has been authored by who among the following?

योगी आदित्यनाथ पर द मोंक हू ट्रांसफॉर्मेड उत्तर प्रदेश: हाउ योगी आदित्यनाथ चेंज यूपी वाला भैयाएब्यूज टू ए बैज ऑफ ऑनरनामक पुस्तक निम्नलिखित में से किसके द्वारा लिखी गई है?

(a) Bala Krishna Madhur / बाल कृष्ण मधुर

(b) Mriduala Ramesh / मृदुला रमेश

(c) Shashi Tharoor / शशि थरूर

(d) Balkrishna Doshi / बालकृष्ण दोशी

(e) Shantanu Gupta / शांतनु गुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(e)

Exp. A book on Yogi Adityanath “The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh”; authored by Shantanu Gupta

The book titled “The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh: How Yogi Aditynath Changed UP Waala Bhaiya’ abuse to a Badge of Honour”, authored by Shantanu Gupta.

The book underlines the journey of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, from being born in Uttarakhand to becoming a Nath Panthi saint, to CM of Uttar Pradesh.

Q.20. On which date, Goa Liberation Day is celebrated every year?

गोवा मुक्ति दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 15 December / 15 दिसम्बर

(b) 17 December / 17 दिसम्बर

(c) 19 December / 19 दिसम्बर

(d) 20 December / 20 दिसम्बर

(e) 21 December / 21 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(c)

Exp. 19 December: Goa Liberation Day

Goa Liberation Day is observed annually in India on December 19. The year 2021 marks the 60 years of Goa’s independence.

Goa Liberation Day is celebrated on December 19 every year to mark the success of ‘Operation Vijay’ undertaken by the Indian Armed Forces that liberated Goa from Portuguese rule on 19th December 1961.

Q.21. International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed every year on __________________.

सेक्स वर्कर्स के खिलाफ हिंसा का अंत के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवसहर साल __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 7 December / 7 दिसम्बर

(b) 10 December / 10 दिसम्बर

(c) 15 December / 15 दिसम्बर

(d) 17 December / 17 दिसम्बर

(e) 19 December / 19 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.21.(d)

Exp. 17 December: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is annually observed across the globe on 17th December to focus attention on the hate crimes committed against sex workers across the globe.

The day has empowered the workers to come together against discrimination and remember the victims of violence.

‘Red Umbrella’ is the symbol for sex workers’ rights across the globe. In 2005 the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe adopted the red umbrella as its symbol for the rights of sex workers.

Q.22. International Migrants Day is celebrated every year on ________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रवासी 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.22.(e)

Exp. 18 December: International Migrants Day

The International Migrants Day is observed worldwide on 18 December every year, by the United Nations, through the UN-related agency International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The day is observed to highlight the contributions made by the 272 million migrants, which includes more than 41 million people who are internally displaced persons, and the challenges they face.

Q.23. What was the theme for International Migrants Day 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रवासी दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) #WeTogether

(b) Reimagining Human Mobility

(c) Social Cohesion in 107 countries around the world

(d) Harnessing the potential of human mobility

(e) Migration With Dignity

Answer & Explanation
Ans.23.(d)

Exp. 18 December: International Migrants Day

The International Migrants Day is observed worldwide on 18 December every year, by the United Nations, through the UN-related agency International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The day is observed to highlight the contributions made by the 272 million migrants, which includes more than 41 million people who are internally displaced persons, and the challenges they face.

Theme 2021: Harnessing the potential of human mobility

Q.24. On which date Minorities Rights Day is celebrated in India?

भारत में अल्पसंख्यक अधिकार दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 18 December / 18 दिसम्बर

(b) 19 December / 19 दिसम्बर

(c) 20 December / 20 दिसम्बर

(d) 21 December / 21 दिसम्बर

(e) 22 December / 22 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.24.(a)

Exp. 18 December: Minorities Rights Day

India observes Minorities Rights Day on December 18 every year to ensure the Constitutionally-assured rights of religious minorities in the country are safeguarded.

The Minorities Rights Day in India was first observed on December 18, 2013. On 18th December 1992, the United Nations had declared the Statement on the Individual’s Rights belonging to Religious or Linguistic National or Ethnic Minorities.

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