Current Affairs Quiz 30th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 30th December 2021 Quiz

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Q.1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 356 Km long Bina Refinery (Madhya Pradesh) – POL Terminal at Panki (Kanpur, UP) Multiproduct pipeline project with an outlay of ___________________.

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने ___________ के परिव्यय के साथ पनकी (कानपुर, यूपी) मल्टीप्रोडक्ट पाइपलाइन परियोजना में 356 किलोमीटर लंबी बीना रिफाइनरी (मध्य प्रदेश) – पीओएल टर्मिनलका उद्घाटन किया।

(a) Rs 1524 crores / 1524 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 1810 crores / 1810 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 2000 crores / 2000 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 3020 crores / 3020 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 4100 crores / 4100 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated Bina (MP)-Panki (UP) Multiproduct pipeline project & Kanpur Metro Rail Project in Kanpur, UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 356 Km long Bina Refinery (Madhya Pradesh)- POL Terminal at Panki (Kanpur, UP) Multiproduct pipeline project (has a capacity of 3.45 million metric tonne per annum) with an outlay of Rs 1524 crore (Rs. 1227 crores in UP and Rs. 297 crores in MP).

PM has also inaugurated the completed section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project and undertook a metro ride from the IIT metro station to Geeta Nagar. Entire length of the Metro Rail Project in Kanpur is 32 Km, and is being built at a cost of around ₹11,000 crore.

PM also attended the 54th Convocation Ceremony of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kanpur.

Q.2. Which IIT has emerged as the best institute under the “CFTIs, Central University, & Institute of National Importance” category in the Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021?

इनोवेशन अचीवमेंट्स 2021 पर संस्थानों की अटल रैंकिंग (ARIIA) में CFTIs, केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय और राष्ट्रीय महत्व के संस्थानश्रेणी के तहत कौन सा IIT सर्वश्रेष्ठ संस्थान के रूप में उभरा है?

(a) IIT Delhi / IIT दिल्ली

(b) IIT Madras / IIT मद्रास

(c) IIT Bombay / IIT बॉम्बे

(d) IIT Roorkee / IIT रुड़की

(e) IIT Guwahati/ IIT गुवाहाटी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. ARIIA Rankings 2021: IIT Madras topped under Institute of National Importance category

Ministry of Education has released Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021 on December 30, 2021.

IIT Madras has again emerged as the best institute under the “CFTIs, Central University, & Institute of National Importance” category in the ARIIA 2021 list, followed by IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi.

This 3rd edition of ARIIA has introduced a special framework for non-technical institutions that further strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Indian higher education institutions. First edition of the ARIIA was launched in 2018.

Q.3. Which country has been added as the fourth new member of BRICS New Development Bank?

ब्रिक्स न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक के चौथे नए सदस्य के रूप में किस देश को जोड़ा गया है?

(a) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(b) Uruguay / उरुग्वे

(c) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Egypt / मिस्र

(e) Turkey / तुर्की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Egypt became the 4th member of New Development Bank

Egypt added as the fourth new member of BRICS New Development Bank. Bangladesh, UAE, and Uruguay joined BRICS New Development Bank in September 2021.

Membership expansion enables New Development Bank to position itself as a premier development institution for emerging economies.

Headquarters: Shanghai, China

President: Marcos Prado Troyjo

Q.4. Ratings agency ICRA has projected India’s GDP growth at ________________ in FY22.

रेटिंग एजेंसी ICRA ने वित्त वर्ष 2022 में भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि _________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 7.5%

(b) 8.0%

(c) 8.5%

(d) 9.0%

(e) 10.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. ICRA projected India’s GDP growth at 9% in FY22 and FY23

Credit rating agency ICRA has announced that India’s GDP is likely to maintain a 9% growth rate in fiscal 2022 and 2023, amid concerns over Omicron variant of COVID-19.

India’s economy grew at 8.4% in the second quarter of the current fiscal, as against a growth of 20.1% in the April-June quarter. Net loss to economy from pandemic estimated at ₹39.3 trillion during 2021-23.

The Agency is expecting the Cost Price Inflation (CPI) to an average of 4.5-5.0 Percent in FY23 from 5.5 Percent in FY22.

Q.5. The gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) declined to ____________ at end-September 2021 as per the ‘Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2020-21’, released by Reserve Bank of India.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक द्वारा जारी भारत में बैंकिंग की प्रवृत्ति और प्रगति की रिपोर्ट 2020-21के अनुसार, अनुसूचित वाणिज्यिक बैंकों (एससीबी) का सकल गैरनिष्पादित संपत्ति (जीएनपीए) अनुपात सितंबर 2021 के अंत में _________ तक गिर गया।

(a) 5.3%

(b) 6.9%

(c) 7.5%

(d) 8.2%

(e) 9.4%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. RBI released report on “Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2020-21”; GNPAs of banks dipped to 6.9% by September 2021

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the ‘Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2020-21’, which presents the performance of the banking sector, including co-operative banks, and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) during FY21 and FY22 (till December 2021).

The gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio of SCBs (Scheduled Commercial Banks) declined from 8.2% at end of March 2020 to 6.9% at end-September 2021.

The share of RSA (Restructured Advances) has increased to 1.8 percent at end September 2021 (from 0.8 percent as at end-March 2021 and 0.4 percent at end-March 2020) due to the restructuring scheme 2.0 for retail loans and MSMEs which does not entail an asset classification downgrade.

The increase in deposit insurance from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh augmented the share of co-operative depositors’ coverage from 42.7 percent (at end March 2019) to 69.4 percent (at end-March 2021).

Q.6. Which bank has launched Green Fixed Deposits (FDs) to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र सतत विकास लक्ष्यों (यूएनएसडीजी) का समर्थन करने के लिए किस बैंक ने ग्रीन फिक्स्ड डिपॉजिट (एफडी) लॉन्च किया है?

(a) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / ऐक्सिस बैंक

(c) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. IndusInd Bank launched ‘Green FDs’ to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

IndusInd Bank launched Green Fixed Deposits (FDs) where the deposit proceeds will be used to finance projects and firms supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs).

With this, the bank has entered the list of few global banks which offer integrating SDG into a regular FD product. IndusInd Bank is the only bank in India to secure ‘band A’ in the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Some of the features and benefits of Green FD are Higher rate of interest up to 6% per annum, Deposits backed by insurance for up to Rs 5 lakh, Low pre-mature withdrawal charges of only 1%, etc.

Q.7. Which bank has partnered with Bajaj Finance Ltd for the extension of the partnership of co-branded credit cards for 5 years till December 2026?

किस बैंक ने बजाज फाइनेंस लिमिटेड के साथ सहब्रांडेड क्रेडिट कार्ड की साझेदारी को 5 साल के लिए दिसंबर 2026 तक बढ़ाने के लिए साझेदारी की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. RBL Bank partnered with Bajaj Finance for the extension of the partnership of co-branded credit cards for 5 years

RBL Bank partnered with Bajaj Finance Ltd (BFL) for the extension of the partnership of co-branded credit cards for 5 years till December 2026.

The Bank had entered into a partnership with Bajaj Finance in 2018 launching a series of co-branded credit cards.

As per the RBL Bank’s FY2019 annual report, RBL Bank – Bajaj Finance co-brand portfolio crosses 10 lakh cards, making it one of the largest co-branded card partnerships in the country.

Q.8. Who among the following has been named as brand ambassador for EaseMyTrip?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे EaseMyTrip के लिए ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) Vijay Raaz / विजय राज

(b) Varun Sharma / वरुण शर्मा

(c) Smriti Mandhana / स्मृति मंधाना

(d) Pankaj Tripathi / पंकज त्रिपाठी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Vijay Raaz & Varun Sharma appointed as Brand Ambassadors of EaseMyTrip

Bollywood actors Vijay Raaz & Varun Sharma have been named as brand ambassador for EaseMyTrip. Com (Easy Trip Planners Ltd), an online travel company based in India.

EaseMyTrip founded by Nishant Pitti and Rikant Pitti in 2008 was started as the Business-to-Business (B2B) portal and entered into the business to consumer(B2C) segment in 2011.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)?

एनर्जी एफिशिएंसी सर्विसेज लिमिटेड (EESL) के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Radhika Jha / राधिका झा

(b) Dhriti Banerjee / ध्रिति बनर्जी

(c) Vartika Shukla / वर्तिका शुक्ला

(d) Poonam Gupta / पूनम गुप्ता

(e) Harshwanti Bisht / हर्षवंती बिष्ट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Radhika Jha named as CEO of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Radhika Jha has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).

EESL is a joint venture between NTPC, Power Grid, Power Finance Corp and REC, working to promote energy efficiency in the country.

Prior to the new posting, the IAS officer was serving as Secretary to the Government of Uttarakhand for the Education Department.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the Director-General & Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)?

भारतीय कॉर्पोरेट मामलों के संस्थान (IICA) के महानिदेशक और मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) R V Raveendran / आर वी रवींद्रन

(b) Gurbirpal Singh / गुरबीरपाल सिंह

(c) Praveen Kumar / प्रवीण कुमार

(d) Pradeep Chandran Nair / प्रदीप चंद्रन नायर

(e) Subodh Kumar Jaiswal / सुबोध कुमार जायसवाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Praveen Kumar appointed as DG & CEO of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

Government of India has approved the appointment of Praveen Kumar, IAS, Former Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to the post of Director General & Chief Executive Officer, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA).

The proposal for setting up IICA was approved by Planning Commission in the year 2007. It was established in 2008 at Manesar, Haryana.

Praveen Kumar is a 1987 batch retired IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, and a former Secretary, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

Q.11. Who among the following has been appointed as deputy national security adviser in the national security council secretariat?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा परिषद सचिवालय में उप राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सलाहकार नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ajit Doval / अजीत डोभाल

(b) Suneet Sharma / सुनीत शर्मा

(c) Siddharth Chatterjee / सिद्धार्थ चटर्जी

(d) Sridhar Vembu / श्रीधर वेम्बु

(e) Vikram Misri / विक्रम मिश्री

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Vikram Misri appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor of India

Diplomat Vikram Misri has been appointed as deputy national security adviser in the national security council secretariat.

Misri will report to national security adviser Ajit Doval. At present, Rajinder Khanna, Pankaj Saran and Dattatray Padsalgikar are serving as deputy NSAs.

The appointment of Misri, a 1989-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, came after he served as the Indian ambassador to China for nearly three years.

Q.12. Name the MD & CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank who has been reappointed recently.

इक्विटास स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ का नाम बताइए जिन्हें हाल ही में फिर से नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) Sanjiv Chadha / संजीव चड्ढा

(b) Vasudevan PN / वासुदेवन पी एन

(c) Baldev Prakash / बलदेव प्रकाश

(d) Padmaja Chunduru / पद्मजा चुंदरू

(e) Ratan P Watal / रतन पी वटल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Vasudevan PN reappointed as MD & CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank

Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan has been reappointed as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited (ESFBL) for three years (from July 23, 2022 to July 22, 2025), by the Board of Directors (BoD).

Vasudevan PN is currently serving as the MD and CEO of the bank. Earlier he was working as the MD of Equitas Holdings Limited.

Q.13. Name the person who has been named ‘Person of the Year 2021’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसे पीपुल फॉर द एथिकल ट्रीटमेंट ऑफ एनिमल्स (पेटा) इंडिया द्वारा पर्सन ऑफ द ईयर 2021नामित किया गया है।

(a) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(b) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(c) Alia Bhatt / आलिया भट्ट

(d) Bhumi Pednekar / भूमी पेडनेकर

(e) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Alia Bhatt named PETA India’s 2021 ‘Person of the Year’

Alia Bhatt has been named 2021 ‘Person of the Year’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. Her vegan kidswear line, Ed-a-Mamma, also won 2021 PETA India fashion award for helping to nurture kids’ love for animals and nature.

Alia Bhatt has invested in Phool.co, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur-backed biomaterial startup, that develops ‘fleather’ – bio-degradable vegan leather.

She was awarded this prestigious title to celebrate her work in support of an animal-friendly fashion industry and her advocacy for dogs and cats in need.

PETA has recognised actors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar as the ‘Most Beautiful Vegetarian celebrity’ of 2021.

Q.14. The Indian Army has established the Quantum Lab at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), in Military Headquarters of War (Mhow) in which city?

भारतीय सेना ने किस शहर में सैन्य मुख्यालय युद्ध (Mhow) में मिलिट्री कॉलेज ऑफ टेलीकम्युनिकेशन इंजीनियरिंग (MCTE) में क्वांटम लैब की स्थापना की है?

(a) Indore / इंदौर

(b) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(c) Ranchi / रांची

(d) Lucknow /लखनऊ

(e) Surat / सूरत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Indian Army set up Quantum Lab at MCTE in Military Headquarters Of War, Indore, MP

The Indian Army has established the Quantum Lab at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), in Military Headquarters Of War (Mhow), Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

The Quantum Lab was established with the support of the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) to spearhead research and training in this key developing field.

Indian Army has also established an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre at the MCTE, Mhow with more than 140 deployments in forward areas and active support of industry and academia.

Q.15. Who has launched its first in the series Project 22220 versatile nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Sibir’ to boost India’s Arctic Plans via Northern Sea Route?

उत्तरी समुद्री मार्ग के माध्यम से भारत की आर्कटिक योजनाओं को बढ़ावा देने के लिए श्रृंखला में अपना पहला प्रोजेक्ट 22220 बहुमुखी परमाणुसंचालित आइसब्रेकर सिबिरकिसने लॉन्च किया है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) Russia / रूस

(e) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Russia launched 1st versatile nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Sibir’ to boost India’s Arctic Plans via NSR

Russia has launched its first in the series Project 22220 versatile nuclear-powered icebreaker known as ‘Sibir’, which will support the growing fleet of icebreakers to keep the Northern Sea Route open for year-round shipping through the Arctic and enable a wider presence of India in the arctic region.

The construction of Sibir was started in 2015 and the icebreaker was floated on 22nd December 2017. Sibir was handed over to the Rosatom State Atomiс Energy Corporation for exploitation; the Delivery-Acceptance Act was signed on 24th December at Baltic Shipyard, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Q.16. Which team has won the 11th Junior National Men’s Hockey Championship in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu?

तमिलनाडु के कोविलपट्टी में 11वीं जूनियर राष्ट्रीय पुरुष हॉकी चैम्पियनशिप किस टीम ने जीती है?

(a) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. Uttar Pradesh won 11th Hockey India junior national championship

Uttar Pradesh won the 11th Junior National Men’s Hockey Championship following a 3-1 victory over Chandigarh in the finals at Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu.

Tournament top scorer Sharda Nand Tiwari opened the scoring for Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Hockey maintained its unbeaten record.

In the 3rd/4th Place playoff match, the Hockey Association of Odisha edged out Hockey Haryana 3 – 2 in a closely contested affair to clinch 3rd place in the competition.

Q.17. Name the former Harvard University biologist, professor, author and Pulitzer Prize winner known as Father of Biodiversity, who has passed away recently.

हार्वर्ड विश्वविद्यालय के पूर्व जीवविज्ञानी, प्रोफेसर, लेखक और पुलित्जर पुरस्कार विजेता का नाम बताइए, जिन्हें जैव विविधता के पिता के रूप में जाना जाता है, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया है।

(a) Jean-Pierre Adams / जीन-पियरे एडम्स

(b) E O Wilson / ई ओ विल्सन

(c) Oscar Fernandes / ऑस्कर फर्नांडीस

(d) Jimmy Greaves / जिमी ग्रीव्स

(e) Wilbur Smith / विल्बर स्मिथ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. Pulitzer Prize winner biologist E.O. Wilson, known as Father of Biodiversity, passed away

E.O. Wilson, the former Harvard University biologist, professor, author and Pulitzer Prize winner whose study of ants and human behaviour made him one of the world’s most influential scientists, has passed away.

Study of insects and clarion call to protect earth earned him the nickname “Darwin’s natural heir”, “modern-day Darwin”. He was also known as “father of biodiversity”.

He was the author of hundreds of scientific papers and more than 30 books, two of which won him Pulitzer Prizes for nonfiction: 1978’s On Human Nature, and The Ants in 1990. He established a new field of science known as ‘sociobiology’.

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