Current Affairs Quiz 1st December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state’s police has launched the Police’s mobile app named ‘Call Your Cop’ for citizens?

किस राज्य की पुलिस ने नागरिकों के लिए कॉल योर कॉपनाम से पुलिस का मोबाइल ऐप लॉन्च किया है?
(a) Assam / असम

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(e) Manipur / मणिपुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Nagaland police launched ‘Call your Cop’ mobile App for citizens

T John Longkumer, Director-General of Police (DGP) Nagaland, launched the Nagaland Police’s mobile app named ‘Call Your Cop’ at the Police headquarters (PHQ) in Kohima, Nagaland.

The app was developed by the Police Headquarters CID branch in collaboration with Excellogics Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd, Nagaland.

Aim: To enable all the citizens, especially those who are under stress, to get in touch with the police.

Q.2. Who is the head of the committee constituted by NITI Aayog in 2020 to formulate an action plan for ODR, who has released a report on Online Dispute Resolution?

ओडीआर के लिए एक कार्य योजना तैयार करने के लिए 2020 में नीति आयोग द्वारा गठित समिति का प्रमुख कौन है, जिसने ऑनलाइन विवाद समाधान पर एक रिपोर्ट जारी की है?

(a) Baijayant Panda / बैजयंत पांडा

(b) V G Kannan / वी जी कन्नन

(c) Vijay C Daga / विजय सी डागा

(d) Arjan Kumar Sikri / अर्जन कुमार सीकरी

(e) Deepak B Phatak / दीपक बी फाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. NITI Aayog committee released a report on Online Dispute Resolution; headed by Arjan Kumar Sikri

NITI Aayog has released a report on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) titled as ‘Designing the future of dispute Resolution: the ODR Policy Plan for India’ to advance access to justice and ensure that cases do not end up before higher courts.

It recommends increasing digital infrastructure, building capacity, regulatory framework.

For the initiation of ODR, NITI Aayog constituted a committee in 2020 to formulate an action plan for ODR, headed by Justice (Retd) Arjan Kumar Sikri.

Q.3. Who is the head of the 3-member committee to review the criteria for reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category, formed by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment?

सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्रालय द्वारा गठित आर्थिक रूप से कमजोर वर्ग (EWS) श्रेणी के लिए आरक्षण के मानदंडों की समीक्षा करने वाली 3-सदस्यीय समिति का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) H R Nagendra / एच आर नागेंद्र

(b) Ajay Bhushan Pandey / अजय भूषण पांडेय

(c) Jayant Kumar Dash / जयंत कुमार दश

(d) Abhay Karandikar / अभय करंदीकर

(e) C K Mishra / सी के मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Centre formed a committee to review criteria for reservation for EWS: headed by Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formed a three-member committee to review the criteria for reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category in terms of the provisions of the explanation to Article 15 of the Constitution.

Former Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey will head the committee.

The members of the committee:

  • Ajay Bhushan Pandey – former finance secretary, GOI (Chairman)
  • Prof. V K Malhotra – Member secretary of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  • Shri Sanjay Sanyal – Principal economic advisor to GOI (Member Convenor)

Q.4. Asian Development Bank has approved a loan of how much worth for water supply and sanitation projects in Uttarakhand?

एशियाई विकास बैंक ने उत्तराखंड में जलापूर्ति और स्वच्छता परियोजनाओं के लिए कितने मूल्य के ऋण को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) $89 million / $ 89 मिलियन

(b) $102 million / $ 102 मिलियन

(c) $125 million / $ 125 मिलियन

(d) $185 million / $ 185 मिलियन

(e) $207 million / $ 207 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. ADB approved $125 million loan for Uttarakhand water supply and sanitation projects

The Asian Development Bank approved a loan of $125 million (around Rs 938 crore) for water supply and sanitation projects in Uttarakhand.

The funds will be utilised to improve access to quality water supply and sanitation services to the entire population of about 154,000 people. About 17,410 households in Dehradun will be connected to the sewerage system.

Aim: To build cost-effective city-wide sanitation, wider-reach and less water-dependent, and to engage the private sector in building the skills of concerned urban local bodies.

Q.5. Which country will build world’s first floating city by 2025?

कौन सा देश 2025 तक दुनिया का पहला तैरता हुआ शहर बनाएगा?

(a) India / भारत

(b) China / चीन

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(e) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. South Korea will build world’s first floating city by 2025

South Korea is soon going to get the world’s first floating city, to deal with the problem of floods due to rising sea levels.

The floating city project is a joint effort by the UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habit) and OCEANIX. The city will be built off the coast of Busan in South Korea and is likely to be completed by 2025.

Q.6. Magdalena Andersson has been appointed as the 1st female Prime Minister of which of the following country?

मैग्डेलेना एंडरसन को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश की पहली महिला प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(c) Norway / नॉर्वे

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Magdalena Andersson appointed as the 1st Female PM of Sweden

On 29 November 2021, the former Finance Minister of Sweden, Eva Magdalena Andersson from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) won her 2nd election and became 1st female Prime Minister (PM) of Sweden.

On 24 November 2021 she was first elected as the PM but later resigned after her coalition partner (Green Party) quit the government and the budget failed to pass.

Q.7. What was the revenue collected from Goods and Services Tax (GST) in November 2021?

नवंबर 2021 में माल और सेवा कर (जीएसटी) से कितना राजस्व एकत्र किया गया था?

(a) ₹1.02 lakh crore / ₹ 1.02 लाख करोड़

(b) ₹1.16 lakh crore / ₹ 1.16 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹1.12 lakh crore / ₹ 1.12 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹1.17 lakh crore / ₹ 1.17 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹1.31 lakh crore / ₹ 1.31 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Government collected Rs 1.31 lakh crores as GST for November 2021

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of November 2021 is Rs 1,31,526 crore. The CGST was Rs 23,978 crores, SGST is Rs 31,127 crore. The IGST was Rs 66,815 crores (of this Rs 32,165 crores was collected from the goods imported). The cess collected was Rs 9,606 crores (This includes Rs 653 crores from the imported goods).

The GST revenue collected for the month of November is 25% higher than the GST revenue of November 2020. And is 27% higher than GST revenue collected in November 2019.

Q.8. India Ratings and Research has projected India’s FY22 GDP growth forecast at ___________.

इंडिया रेटिंग्स एंड रिसर्च ने ___________ पर भारत की FY22 जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 6.4%

(b) 8.6%

(c) 9.4%

(d) 10.1%

(e) 11.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Ind-Ra projected India’s GDP 9.4% in FY22

The rating agency, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) expects India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Second Quarter of Financial Year-2022 (Q2 FY22) at 8.3 percent and in FY22 at 9.4 percent.

Workplace mobility in Q1 FY22 was 26 percent lower than the baseline and 16 percent lower year-on-year than the baseline at FY21. The government’s capital expenditure (capex) grew 51.9 percent in Q2 FY22 as against 26.3 percent in Q2 FY21.

Q.9. Which bank has signed an MoU with Usha International Limited for empowering women entrepreneurs by providing financial assistance named ‘NAVCHETNA’?

किस बैंक ने नवचेतनानाम की वित्तीय सहायता प्रदान करके महिला उद्यमियों को सशक्त बनाने के लिए उषा इंटरनेशनल लिमिटेड के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. SBI signed MoU with Usha International for Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

State Bank of India has signed an MoU with Usha International Limited for empowering women entrepreneurs by providing financial assistance named ‘NAVCHETNA’ by SBI.

The financial assistance will be provided under the Joint Liability Group model. ‘NAVCHETNA’ makes women entrepreneurs self-reliant through equal opportunity for financial growth and inclusion.

Q.10. Which bank will become the promoter of Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) limited by acquiring 9.5% stake?

कौन सा बैंक 9.5% हिस्सेदारी हासिल करके ओपन नेटवर्क फॉर डिजिटल कॉमर्स (ONDC) लिमिटेड का प्रमोटर बन जाएगा?

(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) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. PNB will acquire 9.5% stake in ONDC Ltd

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) will become the promoter of Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) limited by investing over 9 % (~9.5 %) stake in the company.

ONDC is yet to be incorporated by the Companies Act 2013. PNB will have 9.5 % equity capital in the ONDC or INR  25 crore, whichever is lower.

Q.11. Which of the following has been awarded with International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे पत्रकारिता में उत्कृष्टता के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रेस संस्थान (IPI) इंडिया अवार्ड 2021 से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) The Week / द वीक

(b) NDTV / एनडीटीवी

(c) CNN / सीएनएन

(d) CNBC / सीएनबीसी

(e) Both a and b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. International Press Institute India Award for Excellence in Journalism 2021 given jointly to NDTV & The Week

Sreenivasan Jain and Mariyam Alavi of NDTV, and Lakshmi Subramanian and Bhanu Praksh Chandra of The Week have been jointly awarded with International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism 2021.

IPI India Award for Excellence in Journalism 2020 has been conferred to Ritika Chopra of The Indian Express.

The award comes with a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh, a trophy and a citation. The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) is a global organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of press freedom and the improvement of journalism practices.

Q.12. Which word has been declared the Word of the Year for 2021 by Merriam-Webster?

मरियमवेबस्टर द्वारा किस शब्द को 2021 के लिए वर्ष का शब्द घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Aadhaar / आधार

(b) Demonetization / डीमोनेटाईजेसन

(c) Constitution / कौन्स्टिच्युसन

(d) Money / मनी

(e) Vaccine / वैक्सीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Merriam-Webster declared ‘Vaccine’ as Word of the Year for 2021

American publishing company Merriam-Webster has declared the word ‘Vaccine’ as its Word of the Year for 2021.

Vaccine word saw a 601% increase in definition lookups over the year, compared to 2020. The term ‘vaccine’ was used as an adjective in 1799 by British general practitioner Edward Jenner and vaccination was introduced Richard Dunning in 1800.

Q.13. Who has authored his autobiography titled ‘The Ambuja Story: How a Group of Ordinary Men Created an Extraordinary Company’?

द अंबुजा स्टोरी: हाउ ए ग्रुप ऑफ ऑर्डिनरी मेन क्रिएटेड एन एक्स्ट्राऑर्डिनरी कंपनीशीर्षक से अपनी आत्मकथा किसने लिखी है?

(a) Pullela Gopichand / पुलेला गोपीचंद

(b) Puneet Dalmia / पुनीत डालमिया

(c) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra / राकेश ओमप्रकाश मेहरा

(d) Suresh Raina / सुरेश रैना

(e) Narotam Sekhsaria / नरोत्तम सेखसरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Narotam Sekhsaria wrote his autobiography ‘The Ambuja Story: How a Group of Ordinary Men Created an Extraordinary Company’

Narotam Sekhsaria, Former Vice Chairman/Founder/Promoter, Ambuja Cements Ltd, has authored his autobiography titled ‘The Ambuja Story: How a Group of Ordinary Men Created an Extraordinary Company’ which is set to be released in December 2021.

The book features the story of his rise from a small-time cotton trader to setting up one of the largest cement companies in the country, Ambuja cements, one of India’s finest companies.

Q.14. Every year, World AIDS Day is celebrated on ___________________.

हर साल विश्व एड्स दिवस ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 December / 1 दिसम्बर

(b) 2 December / 2 दिसम्बर

(c) 3 December / 3 दिसम्बर

(d) 4 December / 4 दिसम्बर

(e) 5 December / 5 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. 1 December: World AIDS Day

Every year the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1. The day is being celebrated since 1988.

It is celebrated to create awareness against the spread of HIV infection.

Q.15. What was the theme for World AIDS Day 2021?

विश्व एड्स दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Communities make the difference

(b) End inequalities. End AIDS and End Pandemics

(c) On the fast track to end AIDS

(d) Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility

(e) Hands up for #HIVprevention

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. 1 December: World AIDS Day

Every year the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1. The day is being celebrated since 1988.

It is celebrated to create awareness against the spread of HIV infection.

Theme 2021: End inequalities. End AIDS and End Pandemics.

Q.16. Nagaland Statehood Day is observed every year on _________________.

नागालैंड राज्य दिवस प्रति वर्ष _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 29 November / 29 नवम्बर

(b) 30 November / 30 नवम्बर

(c) 1 December / 1 दिसम्बर

(d) 2 December / 2 दिसम्बर

(e) 3 December / 3 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. 1 December: Nagaland Statehood Day

Nagaland is celebrating its Statehood Day on 1 December 2021. Nagaland was granted statehood on December 1, 1963, with Kohima being declared as its capital.

Prior to this, Naga leaders and the central government reached an agreement to create a separate region of the Naga Hills in 1957. The State of Nagaland Act, 1962, was thus enacted by the Parliament to give Nagaland statehood.

Q.17. Border Security Force (BSF) has celebrated its 57th Raising Day on _____________________ 2021.

सीमा सुरक्षा बल (बीएसएफ) ने _____________ 2021 को अपना 57वां स्थापना दिवस मनाया है।

(a) 1 December / 1 दिसम्बर

(b) 2 December / 2 दिसम्बर

(c) 3 December / 3 दिसम्बर

(d) 4 December / 4 दिसम्बर

(e) 5 December / 5 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. 1 December 2021: BSF 57th Raising Day

The Border Security Force (BSF) is celebrating its 57th Raising Day on 01 December 2021. BSF was formed on December 1, 1965 as a unified central agency after the Indo-Pak and India-China wars for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected therewith.

It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of the Union of India and stands as the world’s largest border guarding force. BSF has been termed as the First Line of Defence of Indian Territories.

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