Current Affairs Quiz 20th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. What is the length of the Ganga Expressway whose foundation stone has been led by PM Narendra Modi in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh?

गंगा एक्सप्रेसवे की लंबाई कितनी है, जिसका शिलान्यास उत्तर प्रदेश के शाहजहांपुर में पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने किया है?

(a) 250 Km / 250 किमी

(b) 341 Km / 341 किमी

(c) 425 Km / 425 किमी

(d) 594 Km / 594 किमी

(e) 654 Km / 654 किमी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. PM Modi laid foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the longest highway in India, the Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh to offer fast-paced connectivity in India.

The six-lane 594 km long expressway will be built at a cost of about Rs 36200 crore will connect the western and eastern regions of UP.

The highway will pass through different districts of UP such as Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj.

Purvanchal Express: 341 km

Q.2. India’s First International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (IAMC) has been inaugurated in which state?

भारत के पहले अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मध्यस्थता और मध्यस्थता केंद्र (IAMC) का उद्घाटन किस राज्य में किया गया है?

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. India’s 1st International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (IAMC) inaugurated in Hyderabad, Telangana

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice NV Ramana, and Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao has inaugurated India’s First International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (IAMC) at Phoenix VK Tower at Nanakramguda, Hyderabad, Telangana.

IAMC has been established to quickly resolve the issues that arise due to the Lack of sufficient judges. IAMC will settle commercial disputes and it will also look into the disputes of ordinary people.

Q.3. Tata Motors Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which state government to support the establishment of a Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) in the state?

टाटा मोटर्स लिमिटेड ने किस राज्य में एक पंजीकृत वाहन स्क्रैपिंग सुविधा की स्थापना का समर्थन करने के लिए राज्य सरकार के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Tata Motors signed MoU with Maharashtra to set up vehicle scrapping facility

Tata Motors Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government of Maharashtra to support the establishment of a Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) in Maharashtra.

The facility will have a capacity of recycling around 35000 vehicles a year.

The MoU was concluded at the Conference on Investment Opportunities in Highway, Transport and Logistics in Mumbai in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways.

Q.4. Which company has signed an MoU with Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) for setting up of 500 Kilo Litre Per Day (KLD) capacity Bioethanol plant in Gujarat?

गुजरात में 500 किलो लीटर प्रति दिन (केएलडी) क्षमता वाले बायोएथेनॉल संयंत्र की स्थापना के लिए किस कंपनी ने गुजरात अल्कलीज एंड केमिकल्स लिमिटेड (जीएसीएल) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

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

(c) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(d) GAIL India Limited / GAIL इंडिया लिमिटेड

(e) Bharat Petroleum / भारत पेट्रोलियम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. GAIL signed MoU with GACL for setting up 500 KLD Bioethanol plant in Gujarat

GAIL India Limited signed an MoU with Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) for setting up of 500 Kilo Litre Per Day (KLD) capacity Bioethanol plant in Gujarat and for cooperation in other business areas of mutual interest.

The estimated project cost is Rs. 1,000 crores and it is expected to generate annual revenue of approximately Rs. 1500 crores. An estimated savings of USD 70 million per year in Foreign Exchange is also expected through this project.

This MoU was signed on the lines of the roadmap launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for 20% Ethanol Blending in Petrol by 2025 in order to reduce import of crude oil.

Q.5. Karl Nehammer has been sworn in as the chancellor of which country?

कार्ल नेहमर ने किस देश के चांसलर के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(d) Austria / ऑस्ट्रिया

(e) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Karl Nehammer sworn in as Chancellor of Austria

Karl Nehammer was sworn in as Austria’s chancellor by Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria in a ceremony in Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria.

He is succeeding the career diplomat Alexander Schallenberg who took charge as chancellor in October 2021. He is the 3rd person to hold the role of Austria’s Chancellor in the last two months.

Q.6. Who will chair the committee set up by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) for creating a framework for the transfer of stressed loans from domestic lenders to financial institutions?

घरेलू उधारदाताओं से वित्तीय संस्थानों को तनावग्रस्त ऋणों के हस्तांतरण के लिए एक रूपरेखा तैयार करने के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वित्तीय सेवा केंद्र प्राधिकरण (IFSCA) द्वारा गठित समिति की अध्यक्षता कौन करेगा?

(a) H R Nagendra / एच आर नागेंद्र

(b) P Vasudevan / पी वासुदेवन

(c) G Padmanabhan / जी पद्मनाभन

(d) Abhay Karandikar / अभय करंदीकर

(e) C K Mishra / सी के मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. IFSCA set up committee for creating a framework for the transfer of stressed loans: headed by G Padmanabhan

International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) set up a committee for creating a framework for the transfer of stressed loans from domestic lenders to financial institutions.

Former executive director of Reserve Bank of India G Padmanabhan will chair the committee along with expertise in banking and legal firms.

The committee examines the provisions of the RBI directions that require further clarification for transferring stressed loans, for identifying areas or issues of the directions from RBI.

Q.7. Reserve Bank of India has granted permission to which bank recently to collect indirect taxes on behalf of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने हाल ही में केंद्रीय अप्रत्यक्ष कर और सीमा शुल्क बोर्ड (CBIC) की ओर से किस बैंक को अप्रत्यक्ष कर एकत्र करने की अनुमति दी है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(e) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. RBI authorised RBL Bank to collect indirect taxes

Based on the recommendation from the Controller General of Accounts, the Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Bank of India has granted permission to RBL Bank to collect indirect taxes on behalf of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).

RBL Bank has already got permission from RBI in November 2021 to collect direct taxes. So, the current announcement enables the bank to collect both direct and indirect taxes.

Q.8. Which of the following company has been awarded with the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी को प्रतिष्ठित गोल्डन पीकॉक एनवायरनमेंट मैनेजमेंट अवार्ड 2021 से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(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.8.(b)

Exp. SAIL received Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), under Ministry of Steel has been awarded with the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021 for successive three years.

The Award is given to organizations for significant achievements in Environment Management by Environment Foundation (WEF) since 1998.

Major initiatives by SAIL: Carbon footprint reduction, R&D, creation of carbon sinks, gradual shift to LED, enhancing share of renewable energy, etc.

Q.9. Which organization has successfully test-fired the new generation ballistic missile “Agni P” off the Odisha coast in Balasore?

किस संगठन ने बालासोर में ओडिशा तट से नई पीढ़ी की बैलिस्टिक मिसाइल अग्नि पीका सफल परीक्षण किया है?

(a) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) / भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन

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

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

(d) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(e) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) / वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. DRDO successfully test-fired new generation ballistic missile ‘Agni P’

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired its new generation Agni Prime (Agni-P) missile from a defence base at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast in Balasore.

The Agni-P is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles. The surface nuclear capable ballistic missile with a range of 1000 to 2000 km.

The missile was designed and developed completely by the DRDO.

Q.10. India has won 16 medals in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2021 held at ________________.

भारत ने _________ में आयोजित राष्ट्रमंडल भारोत्तोलन चैम्पियनशिप 2021 में 16 पदक जीते हैं।

(a) Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / बिश्केक, किर्गिस्तान

(b) Dushanbe, Tajikistan / दुशान्बे, ताजिकिस्तान

(c) Tashkent, Uzbekistan / ताशकंद, उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) New Delhi, India / नई दिल्ली, भारत

(e) Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan / नूर-सुल्तान, कजाकिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. India won 16 medals in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2021 held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan

India concluded the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 with 16 medals – 4 Gold, 7 Silver, and 5 Bronze, held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Bindyarani Devi was India’s only medallist at the World Weightlifting Championships 2021, that was also held parallelly at Tashkent.

South Korea’s Son Young-hee won the gold medal at the world championships with an overall lift of 282kg (122+159).

New Zealand’s David Liti won the gold medal for a total of 407kg (176+231) followed by Pakistan’s Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt, who lifted 390kg (165+225).

Category Winner
Gold medal
Men Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg)

Achinta Sheuli (73kg)

Ajay Singh (81kg)

Women Purnima Pandey (+87kg)
Silver medal
Men Guru Raja (61kg)

Lovepreet Singh (109kg)

Women Jhili Dalabehera (49kg)

S Bindyarani Devi (55kg)

Hazarika Popy (59kg)

Harjinder Kaur (71kg)

Punam Yadav (76kg)

Bronze medal
Men Vikas Thakur (96kg)

Gurdeep Singh (+109kg)

Women Lalchhanhimi (71kg)

R Arockiya Alish (76kg)

Anuradha Pavunraj (87kg)

Q.11. Who has become the first Indian man to win a silver medal at BWF World Championships?

BWF विश्व चैंपियनशिप में रजत पदक जीतने वाले पहले भारतीय व्यक्ति कौन बने हैं?

(a) Srikanth Kidambi / श्रीकांत किदांबी

(b) Sandeep Gupta / संदीप गुप्ता

(c) Varun Kapur / वरुण कपूर

(d) B. Sai Praneeth / बी साई प्रणीत

(e) Pullela Gopichand / पुलेला गोपीचंद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. K Srikanth won silver at BWF World badminton championship

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian man to win a silver medal at BWF World Championships. In the final, he was defeated by Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew by 21-15, 22-20.

This was the first time that a men’s player from Singapore won gold at BWF World Championships. The badminton tournament was held from December 12 to 19, 2021 in Huelva, Spain.

Q.12. Who has authored the book titled “India’s Ancient Legacy of Wellness”?

इंडियाज एन्सिएंट लिगेसी ऑफ वेलनेसनामक पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) Amitav Ghosh / अमिताभ घोष

(b) Subhadra Sen Gupta / सुभद्रा सेन गुप्ता

(c) Avtar Singh Bhasin / अवतार सिंह भसीन

(d) Rekha Chaudhari / रेखा चौधरी

(e) Aditya Gupta / आदित्य गुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. A book titled “India’s Ancient Legacy of Wellness” authored by Dr Rekha Chaudhari was launched

A book titled “India’s Ancient Legacy of Wellness” authored by Dr Rekha Chaudhari was launched in the presence of the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

It was launched on the occasion of World Digital Day (WDD) celebration. The book highlights how important it is for human beings to be close to nature which helps to revive and recharge to do productive work.

Q.13. International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated each year on ____________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मानव एकजुटता दिवस हर साल ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 20 December / 20 दिसम्बर

(b) 21 December / 21 दिसम्बर

(c) 22 December / 22 दिसम्बर

(d) 23 December / 23 दिसम्बर

(e) 24 December / 24 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. 20 December: International Human Solidarity Day

United Nations observes December 20 as the International Human Solidarity Day (IHSD) to honor ‘unity in diversity’.

The IHSD aims to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication. It was on December 22, 2005, the UN General Assembly declared ‘solidarity’ to be one of the most crucial pillars of human relationship.

Q.14. R L Jalappa passed away recently. He was a/an _____________.

आर एल जलप्पा का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Music composer / संगीतकार

(b) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(c) Lyricist / गीतकार

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. INC Leader & former Union Minister R L Jalappa passed away

  1. Jalappa, a veteran leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and the former Union Minister of Textiles has passed away in Kolar, Karnataka.

RL Jalappa was founder and Chairman of Devaraj Urs Medical College in Kolar and RL Jalappa Institute of Technology, Doddaballapur.

In 1979 he quit Congress to form the Karnataka Kranti Ranga with former Chief Minister D Devaraj Urs and he again joined congress in 1998.

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