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Q.1. Hornbill Festival is celebrated in which state?

हॉर्नबिल महोत्सव किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Hornbill Festival began in Naga Heritage village Kisama, Nagaland

Biggest cultural extravaganza of Nagaland, Hornbill Festival has kicked off with colorful renditions of traditional music, dances and contemporary in one roof at Naga Heritage village Kisama.

It is the 22nd edition of the Hornbill festival and will be celebrated in 6 districts of Nagaland. It was held for the first time in 2000.

The opening ceremony culminated with the flight of the Hornbill- A musical presentation by Task Force for Music and Arts Nagaland.

Q.2. Walmart and Flipkart have signed an MoU with which state government to create an ecosystem of capacity building for MSMEs?

वॉलमार्ट और फ्लिपकार्ट ने MSMEs के लिए क्षमता निर्माण का एक पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र बनाने के लिए किस राज्य सरकार के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Walmart & Flipkart signed an MoU with MP govt to train and support MSMEs

Walmart and its subsidiary Flipkart has signed an MoU with the Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of Madhya Pradesh to create an ecosystem of capacity building for MSMEs in Madhya Pradesh.

Under this MoU, Walmart, Flipkart and MSME Department will assist MSMEs to digitize their business and enable them to sell their products through online retail.

This initiative comes under the Walmart Vriddhi Supplier Development Programme (Walmart Vriddhi), delivered by knowledge partner Swasti, which aims to train around 50000 Indian MSMEs with business skills to become successful as suppliers to Walmart, sellers on global market place platforms like Flipkart.

Under this programme, Walmart and Flipkart have partnered with various states including Haryana and Tamil Nadu.

Q.3. India has joined ‘G20 Troika’ with Indonesia and Italy. India will host the G-20 leaders’ summit in which year?

भारत इंडोनेशिया और इटली के साथ जी20 ट्रोइकामें शामिल हो गया है। भारत किस वर्ष G-20 नेताओं के शिखर सम्मेलन की मेजबानी करेगा?

(a) 2022

(b) 2023

(c) 2024

(d) 2025

(e) 2026

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. India joined the G20 ‘Troika’ with Indonesia and Italy

India has joined ‘G20 Troika’ and will work closely with Indonesia and Italy to ensure consistency and continuity of G20’s agenda.

Apart from India, Troika consists of Indonesia and Italy. India will assume G20 Presidency in December 2022 from Indonesia and will convene the G20 Leaders’ Summit for the first time in 2023.

Troika refers to the top grouping within G20 that consists of the current, previous and incoming presidencies (Indonesia, Italy and India).

Q.4. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2021”, which city has become the “most expensive city in the world to live” in 2021?

इकोनॉमिस्ट इंटेलिजेंस यूनिट के वर्ल्डवाइड कॉस्ट ऑफ लिविंग इंडेक्स 2021″ के अनुसार, कौन सा शहर 2021 में रहने के लिए दुनिया का सबसे महंगा शहरबन गया है?

(a) Tel Aviv, Israel / तेल अवीव, इस्राइल

(b) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(c) Singapore, Singapore / सिंगापुर, सिंगापुर

(d) Zurich, Switzerland / ज्यूरिख, स्विट्जरलैंड

(e) Hong Kong, Hong Kong / हांगकांग, हांगकांग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2021: Tel Aviv, Israel ranked 1st

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2021, Tel Aviv, Israel has become the most expensive city in the world to live in 2021, pushing Paris, France and Singapore jointly to occupy the second spot with Zurich and Hong Kong at the fourth and fifth spots respectively.

Syria’s Damascus was ranked as the world’s cheapest city.

Q.5. Ministry of Commerce and Industry has approved the continuation of the Scheme for Investment Promotion (SIP) for five years till 2025-26. Which is the Implementing Agency of the Scheme for Investment Promotion?

वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय ने 2025-26 तक पांच साल के लिए निवेश प्रोत्साहन योजना (SIP) को जारी रखने की मंजूरी दी है। निवेश प्रोत्साहन योजना की कार्यान्वयन एजेंसी कौन सी है?

(a) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade / उद्योग और आंतरिक व्यापार को बढ़ावा देने के लिए विभाग

(b) National Informatics Centre / राष्ट्रीय सूचना विज्ञान केंद्र

(c) Department of Science and Technology / विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग

(d) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology / इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय

(e) Centre for Development of Advanced Computing / उन्नत कम्प्यूटिंग के विकास के लिए केंद्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Govt approved continuation of Scheme for Investment Promotion (SIP) for 5 Years

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has approved the continuation of the Scheme for Investment Promotion (SIP) for five years from 2021-22 till 2025-26 with a financial outlay of Rs 970 crore.

SIP is a Centrally Sponsored scheme, launched on 11th November 2008, to promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India.

Implementing Agency – Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)

The scheme comprises a number of components and activities that enhances international co-operation for promoting investments through FDI and capacity building in India.

Q.6. Reserve Bank of India has superseded the Board of Directors of Reliance Capital Ltd (RCL). RBI has appointed who among the following as the Administrator of Reliance Capital Ltd?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने रिलायंस कैपिटल लिमिटेड (RCL) के निदेशक मंडल को हटा दिया है। आरबीआई ने निम्नलिखित में से किसे रिलायंस कैपिटल लिमिटेड का प्रशासक नियुक्त किया है?

(a) C K Mishra / सी के मिश्रा

(b) Kamran Rizvi / कामरान रिज़वी

(c) R S Sharma / आर एस शर्मा

(d) Dilip Kumar Bose / दिलीप कुमार बोस

(e) Nageswar Rao Y / नागेश्वर राव वाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. RBI superseded Reliance Capital board; appointed Nageswar Rao as administrator

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) superseded the Board of Directors of Reliance Capital Ltd (RCL), a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC), by exercising its power conferred under Section 45-IE (1) of the RBI Act, 1934. RCL is promoted by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani’s Reliance Group.

In this regard, the apex bank has appointed Nageswar Rao Y (Ex-Executive Director, Bank of Maharashtra) as the Administrator of the company under Section 45-IE (2) of the RBI Act.

Q.7. Who among the following has taken charge as the 34th Commandant of National Defence College (NDC)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने राष्ट्रीय रक्षा कॉलेज (एनडीसी) के 34वें कमांडेंट के रूप में कार्यभार संभाला है?

(a) P K Purwar / पीके पुरवार

(b) V R Chaudhari / वी आर चौधरी

(c) R Hari Kumar / आर हरि कुमार

(d) Manoj Kumar Mago / मनोज कुमार मागो

(e) Rajeev Chaudhary / राजीव चौधरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Manoj Kumar Mago appointed as Commandant of National Defence College

Lt General Manoj Kumar Mago took charge as the 34th Commandant of National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi. He succeeded Air Marshal D Choudhury, who superannuated on November 30, 2021.

Lt Gen Mago, who passed out of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, was commissioned into the 7th Battalion of the Brigade of Guards in 1984. He later commanded 16 Guards.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of GUVI, an Indian Institute of Technology, Madras incubated startup?

भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, मद्रास इनक्यूबेटेड स्टार्टअप GUVI के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Zubeen Garg / जुबीन गर्ग

(b) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

(c) Smriti Mandhana / स्मृति मंधाना

(d) Mohammed Siraj / मोहम्मद सिराज

(e) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Smriti Mandhana appointed as Brand Ambassador of GUVI, an IIT-M incubated startup

GUVI, an Indian Institute of Technology Madras incubated startup, has signed Indian Women’s cricketer Smriti Mandhana as its brand ambassador.

As the brand ambassador of GUVI, Smriti Mandhana will be the face of GUVI and feature across the online campaigns of GUVI aimed to strengthen the importance and scope of technological education & information technology (IT) skills.

Q.9. Which state has won the Gold Medal Award at 40th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2021, and also the partner state for the 40th IITF?

किस राज्य ने भारत अंतर्राष्ट्रीय व्यापार मेला (IITF) 2021 के 40 वें संस्करण में स्वर्ण पदक पुरस्कार जीता है, और 40 वें IITF के लिए भागीदार राज्य भी है?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) Bihar / बिहार

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Bihar won Gold Medal Award at 40th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2021

Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal inaugurated the 40th edition of the India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2021 at Pragati Maidan in Delhi

It was organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation with ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ as the theme and to further promote the idea of ‘Vocal for Local’.

The Bihar pavilion won the 6th gold medal by showcasing the state’s art and cultural richness through handicrafts like Madhubani, Manjusha arts, terracotta, handlooms and other indigenous products of state at IITF 2021.

Partner state: Bihar is the partner state for the 40th IITF and the focus states are Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Piyush Goyal listed five pillars of India as Economy, Exports, Infrastructure, Demand, and Diversity.

Q.10. Who among the following has won the 7th Dr M S Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-19?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 2017-19 की अवधि के लिए 7वां डॉ एम एस स्वामीनाथन पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Gowsalya Shankar / गोशाल्य शंकर

(b) Amartya Sen / अमर्त्य सेन

(c) Puneeth Rajkumar / पुनीत राजकुमार

(d) C Vijayakumar / सी विजयकुमार

(e) V Praveen Rao / वी प्रवीण राव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. V Praveen Rao won 7th Dr. M S Swaminathan Award for 2017-19

V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) wins the 7th Dr M S Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-19.

It is a biennial national award that was presented by Retired ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Employees Association (RICAREA) and Nuziveedu Seeds Limited. It carries a cash prize INR 2 lakh and a citation.

Q.11. Who has won the 4th Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay New India Foundation (NIF) Book Prize 2021, for his book ‘Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism’?

किसने अपनी पुस्तक नौरोजी: पायनियर ऑफ इंडियन नेशनलिज्मके लिए चौथा कमलादेवी चट्टोपाध्याय न्यू इंडिया फाउंडेशन (NIF) पुस्तक पुरस्कार 2021 जीता है?

(a) Iqbal Singh Lalpura / इकबाल सिंह लालपुरा

(b) Beryl Thanga / बेरिल थंगा

(c) Nirode Kumar Barooah / निरोद कुमार बरूआह

(d) Dinyar Patel / दिनयार पटेल

(e) Benyamin / बेन्यामिन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. ‘Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism’ by Dinyar Patel won NIF Book Prize 2021

A biography titled ‘Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism’, authored by Dinyar Patel and published by Harvard University Press selected as the winner of the 4th Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF (New India Foundation) Book Prize 2021.

The book marked the life events and legacy of Dada Bhai Naoroji. It also contains historical backgrounds of India’s National Movement during the 19th century.

Q.12. On which date, National Pollution Control Day is observed every year?

राष्ट्रीय प्रदूषण नियंत्रण दिवस हर साल किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 2 December / 2 दिसंबर

(b) 3 December / 3 दिसंबर

(c) 4 December / 4 दिसंबर

(d) 5 December / 5 दिसंबर

(e) 6 December / 6 दिसंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. 2 December: National Pollution Control Day

National Pollution Control Day is observed on 2nd December every year. The main objective of this day is to educate the people and to make them aware of pollution control acts and industrial disasters.

The day is observed in the memory of people who lost their lives in the Bhopal gas disaster. The industrial accident occurred in 1984 when the gas Methyl Isocyanate leaked on the night of December 2–3 and killed thousands.

Q.13. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed every yar on ___________________________.

दासता के उन्मूलन के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ___________________ 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.13.(b)

Exp. 2 December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2 marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The day commemorates the brutal history of slavery practiced by colonial rulers of past centuries and aims to eradicate modern forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, child labour, etc.

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).

Theme 2021: “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice”

Q.14. World Computer Literacy Day is observed on ____________________ every year all over the world.

विश्व कंप्यूटर साक्षरता दिवस हर साल ____________ को पूरे विश्व में 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.14.(d)

Exp. 2 December: World Computer Literacy Day

World Computer Literacy Day is observed on 2nd December every year all over the world. The day is celebrated as the world computer literacy day to create awareness and drive digital literacy in underserved communities worldwide.

The day was originally founded by the Indian computer company NIIT to mark its 20th anniversary in 2001. World Computer Literacy Day was first observed and held in the year 2001 on 2nd December.

Q.15. Padma Shri awardee ‘Sirivennela’ Seetharama Sastry passed away recently. He was a/an __________________.

पद्म श्री पुरस्कार से सम्मानित सिरिवेनेलासीताराम शास्त्री का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ___________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Lyricist / गीतकार

(c) Writer / लेखक

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Padma Shri awardee Telugu film lyricist ‘Sirivennela’ Seetharama Sastry passed away

The renowned Telugu film lyricist and Padma Shri awardee ‘Sirivennela’ Chembolu Seetharama Sastry passed away at the age of 66 years in Hyderabad Telangana.

He won “Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist- Telugu”, “Padma Shri (2019)”, and ‘Nandi Awards’ several times.

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