Current Affairs Quiz 22nd December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated state’s longest bridge, ‘T-Setu’, built over which of the following river in Cuttack District, Odisha?

ओडिशा के मुख्यमंत्री नवीन पटनायक ने ओडिशा के कटक जिले में निम्नलिखित में से किस नदी पर बने राज्य के सबसे लंबे पुल टीसेतुका उद्घाटन किया?

(a) Mahanadi / महानदी

(b) Brahmani / ब्राह्मणी

(c) Godavari / गोदावरी

(d) Rushikulya / रुशिकुल्या

(e) Krishna / कृष्णा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Odisha CM inaugurated Odisha’s longest bridge over Mahanadi River ‘T-Setu’ in Cuttack

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha inaugurated state’s longest bridge, ‘T-Setu’, built over the Mahanadi River in Cuttack District, Odisha.

The foundation stone of the bridge was laid on 28th February 2014. The bridge in the shape of the English alphabet ‘T’ was constructed at a cost of Rs 111 crore.

The 3.4-km-long bridge connecting Gopinathpur in Badamba, Baideswar in Banki to Singhanath Pitha in Cuttack, will cut the distance between Badamba and Banki Baideshwar by almost 45 km.

Q.2. Which state government has signed an MoU with University College Birmingham (UCB) at India Global Forum, held in Taj Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for skill development of students?

किस राज्य सरकार ने छात्रों के कौशल विकास के लिए ताज दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात (यूएई) में आयोजित इंडिया ग्लोबल फोरम में यूनिवर्सिटी कॉलेज बर्मिंघम (यूसीबी) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(b) Puducherry / पुदुचेरी

(c) Lakshadweep / लक्षद्वीप

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Ladakh / लद्दाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. J&K Govt signed MoU with University College Birmingham for skill development of students

The Jammu and Kashmir government signed an MoU with University College Birmingham (UCB) at India Global Forum, held in Taj Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Aim: To achieve skill development of students in a variety of different subject areas and levels and to provide opportunities in teaching and research fields.

Q.3. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has launched the Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) Hackathon – ‘LogiXtics’. LogiXtics has been organised by _______________________.

उद्योग और आंतरिक व्यापार संवर्धन विभाग (DPIIT) ने यूनिफाइड लॉजिस्टिक्स इंटरफेस प्लेटफॉर्म (ULIP) हैकथॉन ‘LogiXtics’ लॉन्च किया है। LogiXtics _______________ द्वारा आयोजित किया गया है।

(a) National Development Council / राष्ट्रीय विकास परिषद

(b) NITI Aayog / निति आयोग

(c) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(d) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(e) Central Vigilance Commission / केंद्रीय सतर्कता आयोग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. DPIIT launched Unified Logistics Interface Platform Hackathon “LogiXtics”

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has launched the Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) Hackathon – ‘LogiXtics’ with an aim to crowdsource ideas to benefit the logistics industry in India.

LogiXtics is organised by NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog and Atal Innovation Mission and supported by National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) and NICDC Logistics Data Bank Services Limited (NLDSL).

Aim: To promote the Startup community, individuals or anyone with the strategic skills and domain knowledge of the sector.

Q.4. Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved acquisition of 100% shareholding in Air India Limited by Tata Sons. Tata Sons had won the bid to buy Air India for how much amount?

भारतीय प्रतिस्पर्धा आयोग (CCI) ने टाटा संस द्वारा एयर इंडिया लिमिटेड में 100% शेयरधारिता के अधिग्रहण को मंजूरी दी। टाटा संस ने एयर इंडिया को कितनी राशि में खरीदने की बोली जीती थी?

(a) Rs 13,200 crores / 13,200 करोड़ रुपये

(b) Rs 15,100 crores / 15,100 करोड़ रुपये

(c) Rs 17,500 crores / 17,500 करोड़ रुपये

(d) Rs 18,000 crores / 18,000 करोड़ रुपये

(e) Rs 18,500 crores / 18,500 करोड़ रुपये

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. CCI approved acquisition of 100% stake in Air India by Tata Sons

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved acquisition of 100% shareholding in Air India Limited, Air India Express Limited and 50% shares in Air India SATS (AISATS) by Talace Private Limited.

Talace Private Limited is a wholly-acquired subsidiary of Tata Sons. In October 2021, the Central Government approved the INR 18000 crore bid provided by Talace Private Limited for acquiring Air India & its subsidiaries.

The government will retain INR 44,679 crore debt of AI through a SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle), which will be paid off gradually by monetising its non-aviation assets like land and buildings.

Q.5. Which company has acquired a 4.93 percent equity share in Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) Limited?

किस कंपनी ने इंडियन गैस एक्सचेंज (IGX) लिमिटेड में 4.93 प्रतिशत इक्विटी शेयर का अधिग्रहण किया है?

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

(b) Oil India Limited / ऑयल इंडिया लिमिटेड

(c) Indian Oil Corporation Limited / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

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

(e) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited / भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. IOCL acquired 4.93% equity share in Indian Gas Exchange Ltd

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) acquired a 4.93 percent equity share in Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) Limited, the country’s first automated national level gas exchange.

It was approved by the Board of Directors of Indian Oil in the meeting held on 20th December 2021.

The deal is for the acquisition of 36,93,750 equity shares with the face value of Rs.10 each that could equate to 4.93 percent of the share capital in IGX Limited. Indian Oil also announced an investment of Rs. 9,028 crores for setting up a crude oil pipeline from Mundra to Panipat.

Q.6. Which bank has acquired a minority stake in JSW Cement Limited for an investment of INR 100 crore through Compulsory Convertible Preference Shares (CCPS)?

किस बैंक ने अनिवार्य परिवर्तनीय वरीयता शेयरों (CCPS) के माध्यम से JSW सीमेंट लिमिटेड में INR 100 करोड़ के निवेश के लिए अल्पमत हिस्सेदारी का अधिग्रहण किया है?

(a) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(e) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. SBI acquired minority stake in JSW Cement for INR 100 crore via CCPS

The State Bank of India (SBI) acquired a minority stake (less than 50 percent) in JSW Cement Limited for an investment of INR 100 crore through Compulsory Convertible Preference Shares (CCPS).

The SBI is working as a strategic investor at JSW Cement and has invested in the company through CCPS.

Q.7. Which bank has grabbed the top spot in overall digital transactions among large banks for FY 20-21 by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) at the Digital Payments Utsav?

डिजिटल भुगतान उत्सव में इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय (MeitY) द्वारा वित्त वर्ष 20-21 के लिए बड़े बैंकों के बीच समग्र डिजिटल लेनदेन में किस बैंक ने शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है?

(a) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) Axis Bank / ऐक्सिस बैंक

(e) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Bank of Baroda grabbed top spot in Digital Payments for FY20-21

Bank of Baroda (BoB) grabbed the top spot in overall digital transactions among large banks for FY20-21.

It was felicitated by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) at the Digital Payments Utsav which was held to commemorate 75th anniversary of Independence of India.

BoB has been conferred with five DigiDhan awards for FY 2019-20 & 2020-21 in various categories.

Q.8. Which organization has signed a partnership agreement with Udemy Business, to encourage innovative learning and skill development for its employees?

किस संगठन ने अपने कर्मचारियों के लिए नवीन शिक्षण और कौशल विकास को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए उडेमी बिजनेस के साथ एक साझेदारी समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) National Payments Corporation of India / भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम

(b) NITI Aayog / निति आयोग

(c) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) / भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. NPCI partnered with Udemy Business to encourage skill development of its employees

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) signed a partnership agreement with Udemy Business, to encourage innovative learning and skill development for employees of NPCI.

The 3-year partnership with Udemy Business will offer courses on in-demand skills such as tech, domain, behavioural, and leadership skills to all NPCI employees.

Through the mission ‘Talent Development for All’ of NPCI, it provides capacity building programmes in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), etc.

Q.9. Which company has partnered with Mastercard on Tokenisation for Card-Based Payments?

कार्डआधारित भुगतान के लिए टोकनाइजेशन पर मास्टरकार्ड के साथ किस कंपनी ने 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.9.(c)

Exp. Google Pay partnered with Mastercard on Tokenisation for Card-Based Payments

Mastercard and Google announced a tokenization method that enables Google Pay users to safely transact using their Mastercard credit cards and debit cards.

Android users of Google Pay can scan and pay across all Bharat QR-enabled merchants, tap-and-pay, and make in-app transactions through their Mastercard debit and credit card.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the Director-General of the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited?

ब्रह्मोस एयरोस्पेस प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Pawan Goenka / पवन गोयनका

(b) Jayant Patil / जयंत पाटिल

(c) Rahul Vatts / राहुल वत्स

(d) Atul Dinkar Rane / अतुल दिनकर राणे

(e) A K Bhatt / एके भट्ट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Atul Dinkar Rane appointed as DG of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd

Senior Defence Research and Development Organisation Scientist Atul Dinkar Rane has been appointed as the Director-General of the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited, which manufactures the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

He was a part of the core team of BrahMos Aerospace, since its foundation as a joint venture with Russia.

Q.11. Who has been re-elected as a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF)’s Athletes’ Commission for a 2nd term till 2025?

2025 तक दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए बैडमिंटन वर्ल्ड फेडरेशन (BWF) के एथलीट आयोग के सदस्य के रूप में किसे फिर से चुना गया है?

(a) Saina Nehwal / साइना नेहवाल

(b) Srikanth Kidambi / श्रीकांत किदांबी

(c) Sania Mirza / सानिया मिर्जा

(d) B. Sai Praneeth / बी साई प्रणीत

(e) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. PV Sindhu re-elected as member of BWF’s Athletes’ Commission till 2025

India’s 2-time Olympic medallist shuttler PV Sindhu was re-elected as a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF)’s Athletes’ Commission for a 2nd term till 2025.

She is among the 6 appointed members of the Commission. PV Sindhu was first elected as a member of the BWF’s Athletes’ Commission in 2017. She is the only member who stood for re-election.

Q.12. Who has won “UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment” at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards Ceremony?

2021 क्षेत्रीय एशियाप्रशांत महिला अधिकारिता सिद्धांत पुरस्कार समारोह में नेतृत्व प्रतिबद्धता के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र महिला पुरस्कारकिसने जीता है?

(a) Divya Hegde / दिव्या हेगड़े

(b) Rijula Das / रिजुला दास

(c) Anita Desai / अनीता देसाई

(d) Arundhathi Subramaniam / अरुंधति सुब्रमण्यम

(e) Kavitha Iyer / कविता अय्यर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Divya Hegde won UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment 2021

Divya Hegde, an Indian Climate Action Entrepreneur from Udupi, Karnataka, has won UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards Ceremony.

She has been recognized for her sustained efforts in advancing gender equality through climate action efforts with her organization, Baeru Environmental Services

Q.13. Who among the following has won the Women’s Singles title at BWF World Championship 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने BWF विश्व चैम्पियनशिप 2021 में महिला एकल का खिताब जीता है?

(a) Sofia Kenin / सोफिया केनीन

(b) Victoria Azarenka / विक्टोरिया अजारेंका

(c) Nozomi Okuhara / नोज़ोमी ओकुहारा

(d) Carolina Marin / कैरोलिना मरीन

(e) Akane Yamaguchi / अकाने यामागुचि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. BWF World Championships 2021; Loh Kean Yew won Men’s singles & Akane Yamaguchi won Women’s singles title

The 2021 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World championship (officially known as the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021), an annual tournament was held between 12th December 2021 and 19th December 2021 in Huelva, Spain.

Loh Kean Yew of Singapore won Men’s Singles title and Akane Yamaguchi of Japan won Women’s Singles title of BWF World Championship 2021.

Category Winner Runner
Men’s Singles Loh Kean Yew (Singapore) Srikanth Kidambi (India)
Women’s Singles Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) Tai – Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)
Men’s Doubles Takuro Hoki & Yugo Kobayashi (Japan) He Jiting & Tan Qiang (China)
Women’s Doubles Chen Qingchen – & Jia Yifan (China) Lee So-hee & Shin Seung-Chan (South Korea)
Mixed Doubles Dechapol Puavaranukroh & Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand) Yuta Watanabe & Arisa Higashino (Japan)

Q.14. On which date National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year?

हर साल राष्ट्रीय गणित दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 21 December / 21 दिसम्बर

(b) 22 December / 22 दिसम्बर

(c) 23 December / 23 दिसम्बर

(d) 24 December / 24 दिसम्बर

(e) 25 December / 25 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. 22 December: National Mathematics Day

India observes the National Mathematics Day every year on 22 December to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

This year nation celebrates 134th birth anniversary of Ramanujan. The main objective behind the celebration of National Mathematics Day is to make people aware of the development of mathematics and its importance in the growth of humanity.

The day was announced on 26 February 2012 by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 Dec 1887- 26 Apr 1920). 2012 was also observed as National Mathematics Year.

Q.15. Good Governance Week 2021 has been celebrated by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) from ____________ to ___________________.

सुशासन सप्ताह 2021 को प्रशासनिक सुधार और लोक शिकायत विभाग (DARPG) द्वारा _________ से ___________ तक मनाया गया है।

(a) 19-24 December / 19-24 दिसम्बर

(b) 20-25 December / 20-25 दिसम्बर

(c) 21-26 December / 21-26 दिसम्बर

(d) 22-27 December / 22-27 दिसम्बर

(e) 23-28 December / 23-28 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. 20-25 December: Good Governance Week 2021

Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the Good Governance Week campaign from 20 – 25 December aimed at showcasing and replicating the best governance practices to the grassroots level.

It is being celebrated by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

“Good Governance Day will be celebrated on December 25, 2021.

Moto: to redress and dispose of public grievances and improvise service delivery down to the village level.

Theme: “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur”A film on “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur” will also be screened.

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