Current Affairs Quiz 31st December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 31st December 2021 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government’s assembly has passed Shakti Criminal Laws to include death penalty as punishment in cases of rape and gangrape?

किस राज्य सरकार की विधानसभा ने बलात्कार और सामूहिक बलात्कार के मामलों में मृत्युदंड को सजा के रूप में शामिल करने के लिए शक्ति आपराधिक कानून पारित किया है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Maharashtra govt passed Shakti Criminal Laws Act

Maharashtra Assembly passed Shakti Criminal Laws (Maharashtra Amendment) Act unanimously.

With this, Maharashtra became the second state in India after Andhra Pradesh to approve death penalty for heinous offences of rape and gangrape.

The Act has amended existing criminal laws to include death penalty as punishment in cases of rape and gangrape. Existing law on rape had provisions for death penalty only in cases of repeated offences.

Q.2. Government of Uttar Pradesh has renamed the Jhansi Railway Station, in Jhansi, UP as _______________________________.

उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने झांसी, यूपी में झांसी रेलवे स्टेशन का नाम बदलकर _______________ कर दिया है।

(a) Rani Kamlapati railway station / रानी कमलापति रेलवे स्टेशन

(b) Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station / छत्रपति शिवाजी रेलवे स्टेशन

(c) Maharaja Agrasen railway station / महाराजा अग्रसेन रेलवे स्टेशन

(d) Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station / वीरांगना लक्ष्मीबाई रेलवे स्टेशन

(e) Rajiv Gandhi Railway Station / राजीव गांधी रेलवे स्टेशन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. UP’s Jhansi Railway Station renamed as ‘Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station’

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has announced that the government of UP has renamed the Jhansi Railway Station, in Jhansi, UP as “Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station” after Rani Laxmibai.

Governor of Sikkim Ganga Prasad has inaugurated the “Narendra Modi Marg” named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Narendra Modi Marg is the 2nd road connecting the Tsomgo lake and Nathula border pass with Gangtok, Sikkim.

Q.3. Under the National Blockchain Project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched blockchain-based digital degrees at the 54th Convocation Ceremony of _____________________.

राष्ट्रीय ब्लॉकचेन परियोजना के तहत, प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने _____________ के 54वें दीक्षांत समारोह में ब्लॉकचेनआधारित डिजिटल डिग्री लॉन्च की है।

(a) IIT Bombay / आईआईटी बॉम्बे

(b) IIT Kanpur / आईआईटी कानपूर

(c) IIT Guwahati / आईआईटी गुवाहाटी

(d) IIT Kharagpur / आईआईटी खड़गपुर

(e) IIT Roorkee / आईआईटी रुड़की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. PM Modi launched blockchain-based digital degrees at IIT Kanpur

Under the National Blockchain Project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched blockchain-based digital degrees at the 54th Convocation Ceremony of IIT Kanpur.

These digital degrees can be verified globally and are unforgeable. The blockchain technology being used by IIT Kanpur to award digital degrees has been developed in-house. The technology has been developed by the institute under the National Blockchain Project.

Q.4. Which state has become the first state in the country to launch Digital Life Certificate system for pensioners?

पेंशनभोगियों के लिए डिजिटल जीवन प्रमाणपत्र प्रणाली शुरू करने वाला देश का पहला राज्य कौन सा राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Odisha launched Digital Life Certificate system for pensioners

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched Digital Life Certificate system for pensioners virtually while attending the orientation programme for newly recruited 153 officers of Odisha Civil Services.

Odisha is the first state in the country to implement such a digital service for pensioners.

Under the Digital Life Certificate system, identification and life certificates can be submitted by the pensioners using an Artificial Intelligence-based video-verification process.

Q.5. Which city has become the city with the largest Metro network in the world?

कौन सा शहर दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा मेट्रो नेटवर्क वाला शहर बन गया है?

(a) Shanghai, China / शंघाई, चीन

(b) Jakarta, Indonesia / जकार्ता, इंडोनेशिया

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. World’s longest Metro line opened in Shanghai

Shanghai has opened two new metro lines, upholding its rank as the city with the largest Metro network in the world.

With the inauguration of the new Metro lines, the Shanghai subway network will expand largely along 831km.

Now, Shanghai city boasts 508 stations. Over 10 million people use the system on an average workday.

Q.6. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended restrictions on Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank till _______________________.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने पंजाब और महाराष्ट्र सहकारी (PMC) बैंक पर प्रतिबंध _______________ तक बढ़ा दिया है।

(a) March 2022 / मार्च 2022

(b) May 2022 / मई 2022

(c) December 2022 / दिसंबर 2022

(d) March 2023 / मार्च 2023

(e) December 2023 / दिसंबर 2023

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. RBI extended restrictions on PMC Bank for 3 months till March 2022

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended restrictions on Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank for another three months till 31 March 2022.

The move has been taken as further action on the draft scheme for the takeover of the crisis-hit bank by Delhi-based Unity Small Finance Bank (USFB) is in process.

RBI had superseded the board of PMC Bank in September 2019 and placed it under regulatory restrictions, including a cap on withdrawals by its customers.

Q.7. Which bank has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch ‘RuPay Business Platinum Debit Card’ for corporates?

कॉरपोरेट्स के लिए रुपे बिजनेस प्लैटिनम डेबिट कार्डलॉन्च करने के लिए किस बैंक ने नेशनल पेमेंट्स कॉरपोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया (एनपीसीआई) के साथ साझेदारी की है?

(a) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(d) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(e) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. CBI partnered with NPCI to launch ‘RuPay Business Platinum Debit Card’ for Corporates

Central Bank of India has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch ‘RuPay Business Platinum Debit Card’ for corporates.

Domestic card offers an ATM withdrawal limit of Rs.1 lakh along with a purchase of up to Rs.3 lakh at Point on Sale (POS) or E-Commerce.

International card users can also withdraw up to Rs. 75,000 at ATMs abroad and perform purchases globally worth up to Rs. 3 lakh at Point On Sale (POS) or E-Commerce and international online merchants.

Other Benefits includes Purchase Protection coverage of Rs. 2 lakh, Accidental death coverage worth Rs. 10 lakh, and Air accident coverage Rs. 20 lakh.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Jammu & Kashmir Bank?

जम्मू और कश्मीर बैंक के प्रबंध निदेशक और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Navin Agarwal / नविन अगरवाल

(b) Baldev Prakash / बलदेव प्रकाश

(c) Subhash Kumar / सुभाष कुमार

(d) Suneet Sharma / सुनीत शर्मा

(e) Atish Chandra / आतिश चंद्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Baldev Prakash appointed as MD & CEO of J&K Bank

Baldev Prakash has been appointed as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Jammu & Kashmir Bank for three years.

His appointment will be effective from the date of taking charge or April 10, 2022, whichever is earlier.

Apart from him, R K Chhibber has been appointed as an additional director on the board of the bank.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as India’s next permanent representative (or Ambassador) to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland?

जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड में निरस्त्रीकरण पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र सम्मेलन में भारत के अगले स्थायी प्रतिनिधि (या राजदूत) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Shiv Das Meena / शिव दास मीणा

(b) T S Tirumurti / टी एस तिरुमूर्ति

(c) Anupam Ray / अनुपम राय

(d) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(e) Jayant Khobragade / जयंत खोबरागड़े

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Anupam Ray appointed as India’s Permanent Representative at UN Conference on Disarmament

Senior diplomat Dr Anupam Ray, a 1994 batch of Indian Foreign Service officer, has been appointed as India’s next permanent representative (or Ambassador) to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland.

He is currently serving as the joint secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

He replaced Dr Pankaj Sharma, a 1991 batch IFS officer who has been serving as the Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN on Disarmament since 2018.

Dr Pankaj Sharma has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Mexico.

Q.10. Who among the following has been appointed as the Director-General of Forests & Special Secretary (DGF&SS), Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे वन महानिदेशक और विशेष सचिव (DGF&SS), पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Siddharth Longjam / सिद्धार्थ लोंगम

(b) Satya Narayan Pradhan / सत्य नारायण प्रधान

(c) SV Sarasvati / एस वि सरस्वती

(d) Gurbirpal Singh / गुरबीरपाल सिंह

(e) Chandra Prakash Goyal / चंद्र प्रकाश गोयल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Chandra Prakash Goyal appointed Director-General of Forests & Special Secretary

Indian Forest Service officer, Chandra Prakash Goyal has been appointed as the Director-General of Forests & Special Secretary (DGF&SS), Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

Goyal, a 1986 batch IFS officer was previously the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest under Uttar Pradesh Department of Forest.

Q.11. Who has won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 in English language for her novel ‘Things to Leave Behind’?

किसने अपने उपन्यास थिंग्स टू लीव बिहाइंडके लिए अंग्रेजी भाषा में साहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार 2021 जीता है?

(a) Arundhathi Subramaniam / अरुंधति सुब्रमण्यम

(b) Namita Gokhale / नमिता गोखले

(c) M Veerappa Moily / एम वीरप्पा मोइली

(d) Harish Meenakshi / हरीश मीनाक्षी

(e) Anuradha Sarma Pujari / अनुराधा शर्मा पुजारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 announced

Sahitya Akademi announced its prestigious “Sahitya Akademi Awards, Yuva Puraskar as well as Bal Sahitya Puraskar” for 2021 in various languages.

7 books of poetry, 2 novels, 5 short stories, 2 plays, 1 biography, 1 autobiography, 1 critique and 1 Epic Poetry have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021.

Assamese writers Anuradha Sarma Pujari and Namita Gokhale have won the award in the novel category. Namita Gokhale won in English for her novel ‘Things to Leave Behind’.

According to the board, an engraved copper plate, shawl and an amount of Rs 1 lakh will be given to the main Sahitya Akademi prize winner and an engraved copper plate and an amount of Rs 50,000 each will be given to the Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar.

Author Megha Majumdar won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2021 in English for her debut book ‘A Burning’, published in 2020.

Q.12. Who has won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2021 in English language for her debut book ‘A Burning’?

किसने अपनी पहली पुस्तक ए बर्निंगके लिए अंग्रेजी भाषा में साहित्य अकादमी युवा पुरस्कार 2021 जीता है?

(a) Arundhathi Subramaniam / अरुंधति सुब्रमण्यम

(b) Namita Gokhale / नमिता गोखले

(c) Megha Majumdar / मेघा मजूमदार

(d) Anita Vachharajani / अनीता वछरजानी

(e) Anuradha Sarma Pujari / अनुराधा शर्मा पुजारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 announced

Sahitya Akademi announced its prestigious “Sahitya Akademi Awards, Yuva Puraskar as well as Bal Sahitya Puraskar” for 2021 in various languages.

7 books of poetry, 2 novels, 5 short stories, 2 plays, 1 biography, 1 autobiography, 1 critique and 1 Epic Poetry have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021.

Assamese writers Anuradha Sarma Pujari and Namita Gokhale have won the award in the novel category. Namita Gokhale won in English for her novel ‘Things to Leave Behind’.

According to the board, an engraved copper plate, shawl and an amount of Rs 1 lakh will be given to the main Sahitya Akademi prize winner and an engraved copper plate and an amount of Rs 50,000 each will be given to the Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar.

Author Megha Majumdar won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2021 in English for her debut book ‘A Burning’, published in 2020.

Q.13. Name the person who has been awarded ‘Journalist of the Year’ award for 2020 (RedInk Award 2020) by the Mumbai Press Club?

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसे मुंबई प्रेस क्लब द्वारा 2020 (रेडइंक अवार्ड 2020) के लिए जर्नलिस्ट ऑफ द ईयरपुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Anerood Jugnauth / अनिरुद्ध जगन्नाथ

(b) Danish Siddiqui / दानिश सिद्दीकी

(c) Buddhadeb Dasgupta / बुद्धदेब दासगुप्ता

(d) Lakshmi Nandan Bora / लक्ष्मी नंदन बोरा

(e) Basant Misra / बसंत मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Danish Siddiqui posthumously awarded Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk Award 2020

Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who died during an assignment in Afghanistan, has been posthumously awarded as the ‘Journalist of the Year’ for 2020 by the Mumbai Press Club. CJI N V Ramana presented the annual ‘RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism’.

Danish Siddiqui’s wife Frederike Siddiqui received the award. Senior journalist Prem Shankar Jha bestowed with the lifetime achievement award “for his long and distinguished career of incisive and analytical writing”.

Q.14. Who has won doubled gold medal (Men’s singles & doubles category) at the 4th Para-Badminton National Championship, conducted in Bhubaneswar, Odisha?

भुवनेश्वर, ओडिशा में आयोजित चौथी पैराबैडमिंटन राष्ट्रीय चैम्पियनशिप में डबल स्वर्ण पदक (पुरुष एकल और युगल वर्ग) किसने जीता है?

(a) Pramod Bhagat / प्रमोद भगत

(b) Krishna Nagar / कृष्णा नगर

(c) Tarun Dhillon / तरुण ढिल्लों

(d) Manoj Sarkar / मनोज सरकार

(e) Nitesh Kumar / नितेश कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. Nitesh Kumar won double gold at 4th Para-Badminton National Championship

Nitesh Kumar won doubled gold at the 4th Para-Badminton National Championship, which concluded in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Haryana’s Nitesh along with his partner Tarun Dhillon defeated World No. 1 Paralympic Games gold medallist Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Sarkar in straight sets 21-19, 21-11 in the Men’s doubles finals to win the gold. Earlier, Nitesh also won the gold medal in the Men’s singles category.

World No 1 SL3 Para-Badminton player Parul Parmar from Gujarat also secured gold while Mandeep Kaur from Uttarakhand won Silver and Mansi won bronze.

Q.15. Ross Taylor has announced to retire from international cricket. He played for which cricket team?

रॉस टेलर ने अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास लेने की घोषणा की है। वह किस क्रिकेट टीम के लिए खेलते थे?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. New Zealand’s Ross Taylor retired from international cricket

Senior cricket player of New Zealand, Ross Taylor announces to retire from international cricket after playing in the Two-Test series against Bangladesh and his last ODIs (One Day Innings) against Australia and the Netherlands in March 2022.

Ross Taylor was the World’s 1st player to play 100 international matches in all 3 formats of cricket.

Ross Taylor holds several records including scoring most runs for New Zealand in ODI (8,581) & Test (7584).

Q.16. Karolos Papoulias passed away recently. He was the former president of which country?

करोलोस पापौलियास का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस देश के पूर्व राष्ट्रपति थे?

(a) Serbia / सर्बिया

(b) Greece / ग्रीस

(c) Montenegro / मोंटेनेग्रो

(d) Kosovo / कोसोवो

(e) Albania / अल्बानिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. Former president of Greece Karolos Papoulias passed away

Former president of Greece Karolos Papoulias, who served two terms between 2005 and 2015 passed away.

Papoulias, who was also foreign minister in 1985-89 and 1993-96, was a high-ranking member of socialist PASOK party and a close associate of its late leader and former prime minister Andreas Papandreou.

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