Current Affairs Quiz 21st December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several development projects of how much worth in Goa during the Goa Liberation Day celebrations?

गोवा मुक्ति दिवस समारोह के दौरान प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने गोवा में कितने मूल्य की कई विकास परियोजनाओं का उद्घाटन और आधारशिला रखी है?

(a) Rs 150 crores / 150 करोड़ रुपये

(b) Rs 230 crores / 230 करोड़ रुपये

(c) Rs 446 crores / 446 करोड़ रुपये

(d) Rs 500 crores / 500 करोड़ रुपये

(e) Rs 650 crores / 650 करोड़ रुपये

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. PM Narendra Modi launched development projects worth Rs 650 crores in Goa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several development projects worth over 650 crores rupees in Goa during the Goa Liberation Day celebrations at Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao, Goa.

Some of the major projects Modi will inaugurate are the re-development of Aguada Fort Jail Museum at a cost of over Rs 28 crore, a super speciality block at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, which has been constructed at a cost of over Rs 380 crores, the New South Goa District Hospital, built at a cost of around Rs 220 crore, the Aviation Skill Development Centre at the upcoming Mopa Airport, built at a cost of around Rs 8.5 crore, and a gas insulated substation at Davorlim-Navelim, Margao,  constructed at a cost of around Rs 16 crores.

Q.2. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched the Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva (Air Health Services)?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने मुख्यमंत्री वायु स्वास्थ्य सेवा शुरू की है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Odisha CM launched Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva for remote tribal districts

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has launched the Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva (Air Health Services) at the Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar Airport and flagged off the first flight headed to Malkangiri District with a medical team.

Under this scheme, specialist doctors will be flown to remote areas of Odisha to treat the people suffering from serious diseases.

Q.3. Which State Government has created three new districts namely Tseminyu, Nuiland and Chumukedima?

किस राज्य सरकार ने सेमिन्यु, नुइलैंड और चुमुकेदिमा नाम के तीन नए जिले बनाए हैं?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Manipur / मणिपुर

(d) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Nagaland created 3 new districts Chumukedima, Tseminyu, and Nuiland

The State Government of Nagaland has created three new districts namely Tseminyu, Nuiland and Chumukedima, reaching the total district tally of the state to 15.

Tseminyu became the 13th district followed by Nuiland and Chumukedima as 14th and 15th Districts respectively.

Niuland and Chumukedima have been formed out of Dimapur district, while Tseminyu is the sub-division of the Kohima district.

Q.4. Which state’s Chief Minister has declared Lord Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra as an annual state festival?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने भगवान कृष्ण बलराम जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा को वार्षिक राज्य उत्सव घोषित किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Haryana / हरियाणा

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Bihar / बिहार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Punjab CM declared “Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra” as state festival

The Chief Minister of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi declared Lord Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra as an annual state festival.

The announcement for the same was made during flagging off the 25th Shri Lord Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra. He also announced a grant of Rs 2.51 crore for the Iskcon Temple in Ludhiana, Punjab.

Notably, Punjab Government is also developing the Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana Research Centre on 20-acre land in Patiala.

Q.5. Gabriel Boric has become the youngest-ever President of which of the following country?

गेब्रियल बोरिक निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के सबसे कम उम्र के राष्ट्रपति बन गए हैं?

(a) Chile / चिली

(b) Equador / इक्वाडोर

(c) Bolivia / बोलीविया

(d) Austria / ऑस्ट्रिया

(e) Venezuela / वेनेजुएला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Gabriel Boric elected as President of Chile

Gabriel Boric, 35-year-old, won Chile presidential elections, to become the youngest-ever President elect of Chile.

He defeated his opposition Jose Antonio Kast in the elections. Gabriel Boric will assume office in March 2022, will become the youngest president in Chile’s history.

Q.6. What was the rank of India in the 5th Truecaller’s “2021 Global Spam & Scam Report”?

5वें ट्रूकॉलर्स की “2021 ग्लोबल स्पैम एंड स्कैम रिपोर्टमें भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 1st / पहला

(b) 2nd / दूसरा

(c) 3rd / तीसरा

(d) 4th / चौथा

(e) 5th / पाँचवा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. 5th Truecaller’s Global Spam & Scam Report 2021: India ranked 4th; Brazil topped

According to the 5th Truecallers’ “2021 Global Spam & Scam Report”, which lists the Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2021, India has moved up in rankings from 9th in 2020 to 4th in 2021 due to a significant increase in sales and telemarketing calls.

KYC (know your customer) spam remains one of the most common one in the country. The average number of spam calls per user per month stood at 16.8 in October.

With 32.9 spam calls per user per month, Brazil has retained its title as the most spammed country in the world for the 4th year, followed by Peru and Ukraine.

Cameroon topped the countries affected by spam SMS in 2021 followed by Somalia and Tanzania.

Q.7. Which country has topped the 5th Truecaller’s “2021 Global Spam & Scam Report”?

5वें ट्रूकॉलर्स की “2021 ग्लोबल स्पैम एंड स्कैम रिपोर्टमें कौन सा देश शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Belgium / बेल्जियम

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(d) England / इंग्लैंड

(e) Portugal / पुर्तगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. 5th Truecaller’s Global Spam & Scam Report 2021: India ranked 4th; Brazil topped

According to the 5th Truecallers’ “2021 Global Spam & Scam Report”, which lists the Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2021, India has moved up in rankings from 9th in 2020 to 4th in 2021 due to a significant increase in sales and telemarketing calls.

KYC (know your customer) spam remains one of the most common one in the country. The average number of spam calls per user per month stood at 16.8 in October.

With 32.9 spam calls per user per month, Brazil has retained its title as the most spammed country in the world for the 4th year, followed by Peru and Ukraine.

Cameroon topped the countries affected by spam SMS in 2021 followed by Somalia and Tanzania.

Q.8. Government of India has signed 442.26 Euro million loan with which bank for 40.35 km Surat Metro Rail project in Gujarat?

भारत सरकार ने गुजरात में 40.35 किलोमीटर की सूरत मेट्रो रेल परियोजना के लिए किस बैंक के साथ 442.26 यूरो मिलियन ऋण पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) World Bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) European Central Bank / यूरोपीय सेंट्रल बैंक

(c) KfW Bank / KfW बैंक

(d) Swiss National Bank / स्विस नेशनल बैंक

(e) European Investment Bank / यूरोपीय निवेश बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. GoI & KfW signed Euro 442.26 mn loan for Surat Metro Rail Project

Government of India and the Germany Development Bank- KfW (Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau) signed Euro 442.26 million loan for 40.35 km Surat Metro Rail project in Gujarat.

The total cost of the project is Euro 1.50 billion, out of which KfW is financing Euro 442.26 million.

The project is co-financed by French Development Agency, AFD (Agence Française de Développemet) with Euro 250 million.

Q.9. Which bank has empanelled as the banking partner of the state government of Maharashtra?

किस बैंक को महाराष्ट्र राज्य सरकार के बैंकिंग भागीदार के रूप में सूचीबद्ध किया गया है?

(a) Jana Small Finance Bank / जना लघु वित्त बैंक

(b) Suryoday Small Finance Bank / सूर्योदय लघु वित्त बैंक

(c) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank / उत्कर्ष लघु वित्त बैंक

(d) Equitas Small Finance Bank / इक्विटास लघु वित्त बैंक

(e) ESAF Small Finance Bank / ESAF लघु वित्त बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Equitas Small Finance Bank became Banking Partner of Maharashtra state govt

Equitas Small Finance Bank has empanelled as the banking partner of the state government of Maharashtra with an aim to offer its services to employees of the State Government.

The Bandhan Bank, Karur Vysya Bank, and the South Indian Bank have been assigned the role of distributing salaries and allowances to the government employees.

This partnership will enable the ESFBL to distribute salaries and allowances to the existing employees apart from making provision of pension to pensioners. The state government has authorised the Equitas SFB to open salary and pension accounts for the existing and retired employees across 58 branches of the bank across the state.

Q.10. Edelweiss General Insurance has partnered with which of the following to offer quick and easy, digital motor insurance products to all its customers?

एडलवाइस जनरल इंश्योरेंस ने अपने सभी ग्राहकों को त्वरित और आसान, डिजिटल मोटर बीमा उत्पादों की पेशकश करने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किसके साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) PhonePe / फ़ोन पे

(b) Paytm / पेटीएम

(c) Google Pay / गूगल पे

(d) Amazon Pay / अमेज़न पे

(e) BharatPe / भारत पे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Edelweiss General Insurance partnered with PhonePe to offer digital motor insurance

Edelweiss General Insurance has partnered with PhonePe, a fintech firm in the digital payments space, to offer quick and easy, digital motor insurance products to all its customers.

The partnership offers PhonePe customers simple, end to end digital solutions in the motor insurance segment.

PhonePe customers can purchase EGI’s motor insurance policy with Zero paperwork and can opt for add-on benefits like depreciation protection, engine protection, consumable expense protection, roadside assistance, key and lock protection according to individual needs.

Q.11. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has appointed who among the following as the ‘State Brand Ambassador’?

उत्तराखंड के मुख्यमंत्री पुष्कर सिंह धामी ने निम्नलिखित में से किसे राज्य ब्रांड एंबेसडरनियुक्त किया है?

(a) Ambati Rayudu / अम्बाती रायुडु

(b) Rishabh Pant / ऋषभ पंत

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Hardik Pandya / हार्दिक पंड्या

(e) Ajinkya Rahane / अजिंक्या रहाने

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Uttarakhand appointed Rishabh Pant as ‘State Brand Ambassador’

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami appointed Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant as the ‘State Brand Ambassador’ with the aim of encouraging the youth of the state towards sports and public health.

Rishabh Rajendra Pant is a 24-year-old cricketer, who was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. He is an Indian cricketer who plays as a middle order wicket-keeper batsman for India, Delhi, and the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Q.12. Who has been elected as the president of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for the year 2021-22?

वर्ष 2021-22 के लिए भारतीय समाचार पत्र सोसाइटी (INS) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Abhas Jha / आभास झा

(b) Ravinder Bhakar / रविंदर भाकर

(c) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

(d) Mohit Jain / मोहित जैन

(e) Umesh Sinha / उमेश सिन्हा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Mohit Jain appointed President of Indian Newspaper Society

Mohit Jain has been elected as the president of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for the year 2021-22.

He succeeds Lakshmipathy Adimoolam of Health & The Antiseptic. K Raja Prasad Reddy (Sakshi) was elected the Deputy President, Rakesh Sharma (Aaj Samaj) as the Vice President and Tanmay Maheshwari (Amar Ujala) as the Honorary Treasurer of the Society for 2021-22.

Q.13. Who has won the BBC’s top sports prize “Sports Personality of the Year” for 2021?

2021 के लिए बीबीसी का शीर्ष खेल पुरस्कार स्पोर्ट्स पर्सनैलिटी ऑफ़ द ईयरकिसने जीता है?

(a) Cristiano Ronaldo / क्रिस्टियानो रोनाल्डो

(b) Koneru Humpy / कोनेरू हम्पी

(c) Ashleigh Barty / एशले बार्टी

(d) Emma Raducanu / एम्मा राडुकानु

(e) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Emma Raducanu won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021

Tennis star Emma Raducanu won the BBC’s top sports prize “Sports Personality of the Year” for 2021.

She beat Tom Daley (diver) and Adam Peaty (swimmer) into second and third place. England’s men’s football team was named BBC team of the year and Gareth Southgate as the coach of the year.

Q.14. Name the Indian Navy’s second indigenous stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Project 15 B (P15B) class that went for her maiden sea trials.

प्रोजेक्ट 15 बी (पी15बी) वर्ग के भारतीय नौसेना के दूसरे स्वदेशी स्टील्थ गाइडेडमिसाइल विध्वंसक का नाम बताइए, जो उसके पहले समुद्री परीक्षणों के लिए गया था।

(a) Vikramaditya / विक्रमादित्य

(b) Imphal / इम्फाल

(c) Mormugao / मोरमुगाओ

(d) Surat / सूरत

(e) Visakhapatnam / विशाखापत्तनम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Indian Navy’s 2nd indigenous stealth destroyer ‘Mormugao’ sailed for maiden sea trials

Indian Navy’s indigenous stealth guided-missile destroyer ‘Mormugao’ went for her maiden sea trials. This second indigenous stealth destroyer of the Project 15 B (P15B) class, is planning to be commissioned in mid-2022.

Mormugao is being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd as part of the Project 15B destroyers and incorporates several indigenous technologies.

Q.15. World Arabic Language Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

विश्व अरबी भाषा दिवस हर साल _______________ 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.15.(a)

Exp. 18 December: World Arabic Language Day

World Arabic Language Day is observed globally on 18th December every year since 2012 by the United Nations (UN).

This day honors the Arabic language, which is spoken by over 400 million people globally and celebrates the cultural diversity of the Middle Eastern region.

Q.16. What was the theme for World Arabic Language Day 2021?

विश्व अरबी भाषा दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Arabic Language and Artificial Intelligence

(b) Arabic Language and Youth

(c) Arabic Language, a bridge between civilisations

(d) Arabic calligraphy

(e) Arabic Language Academies: Necessity or Luxury?

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. 18 December: World Arabic Language Day

World Arabic Language Day is observed globally on 18th December every year since 2012 by the United Nations (UN).

This day honors the Arabic language, which is spoken by over 400 million people globally and celebrates the cultural diversity of the Middle Eastern region.

Theme 2021: “Arabic Language, a bridge between civilisations”

Q.17. Girish Thakorlal Nanavati passed away recently. He was a/an ________________________.

गिरीश ठाकोरलाल नानावती का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _______________ थे।

(a) Judge / जज

(b) Governor / राज्यपाल

(c) Chief Minster / मुख्य मंत्री

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. Former SC Judge Justice GT Nanavati passed away

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati who headed two inquiry commissions formed to probe into the 2002 Godhra Riots & 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots, passed away.

He was elevated as the Judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect in March 1995 and he retired as an SC Judge in February 2000.

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