Current Affairs Quiz 8th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Kazhuveli wetland has been declared as the 16th Bird Sanctuary of which of the following state?

काज़ुवेली आर्द्रभूमि को निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य का 16वां पक्षी अभयारण्य घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Kazhuveli Wetland declared as 16th Bird Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu

The Kazhuveli wetland situated in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu has been declared as the 16th Bird Sanctuary by Surpiya Sahu, Environment and Forest Secretary, at the Minister of Environment Forest and Climate Change.

The declaration was made under subsection (1) of section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The Kazhuveli wetlands is referred to as the 2nd largest Brackish Water Lake in South India, only after Pulicat lake.

Q.2. Adama Barrow has won the second term as President of which country?

अदामा बैरो ने किस देश के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में दूसरा कार्यकाल जीता है?

(a) Guatemala / ग्वाटेमाला

(b) Belize / बेलीज

(c) Gabon / गैबॉन

(d) Gambia / गाम्बिया

(e) Malawi / मलावी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Adama Barrow won second term as President of Gambia

The President of Gambia, Adama Barrow, won the second term as President during Gambia’s presidential election by achieving over 53% votes from 50 of 53 constituencies.

He defeated his main challenger Ousainou Darboe who won 27.7% of vote. The results of the election were declared by Electoral commission Chairman Alieu Momarr Njai.

Q.3. Which bank has launched its revised and refurbished mobile banking app named ‘mPAY – Delight’ for the public?

किस बैंक ने जनता के लिए ‘mPAY – Delight’ नाम से अपना संशोधित और नवीनीकृत मोबाइल बैंकिंग ऐप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir Bank / जम्मू और कश्मीर बैंक

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

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. J&K Bank launched revised mobile banking app ‘mPAY Delight’

R K Chhibber, Chairman and Managing Director of Jammu & Kashmir Bank launched its revised and refurbished mobile banking app named ‘J&K Bank mPAY – Delight’ for the public.

The app was initially launched (soft launch) in July 2021. The features of the app include Account Details (Deposit and Advances), Fund Transfer, Bill Payments & Donations, Positive Pay System and Bharat Bill Pay, etc.

Q.4. What is the current Repo Rate as per RBI Monetary Policy, 8th December 2021?

8 दिसंबर 2021 को आरबीआई की मौद्रिक नीति के अनुसार वर्तमान रेपो दर क्या है?

(a) 3.35%

(b) 3.5%

(c) 4.0%

(d) 4.25%

(e) 18%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. RBI Monetary Policy (8th December 2021): kept repo rate unchanged at 4% for the 9th consecutive time

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee headed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das kept the key lending rate, repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent for the ninth consecutive time while maintaining an ‘accommodative stance’ as long as necessary.

The reverse repo rate will continue to be 3.35 per cent. The central bank had last revised the policy rate on May 22, 2020, in an off-policy cycle to perk up demand by cutting the interest rate to a historic low.  The meeting was held between December (6 to 8). The remaining will take place in February (7 to 9, 2022).

 

  • India’s GDP, in the second quarter of FY22, grew at 8.4 percent, compared with a decline of 7.4 percent in the corresponding period in the last year.
  • The projection for real GDP growth is retained at 9.5% in 2021-22, consisting of 6.6% in Q3, & 6% in Q4.
  • Real GDP growth is projected at 17.2% for Q1 of 2022-23 and at 7.8% for Q2 of 2022-23.
  • The inflation projection was retained for FY22 at 5.3%, 5.1% for Q3, 5.7% for Q4, and 5% for Q1 FY23.
Repo Rate 4.0%
Reverse Repo Rate 3.35%
Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate 4.25%
Bank Rate 4.25%
Cash reserve Ratio (CRR) 4.0%
Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) 18.0%

Q.5. What is the current Cash reserve Ratio (CRR) as per RBI Monetary Policy, 8th December 2021?

8 दिसंबर 2021 को आरबीआई की मौद्रिक नीति के अनुसार वर्तमान नकद आरक्षित अनुपात (सीआरआर) क्या है?

(a) 3.35%

(b) 3.5%

(c) 4.0%

(d) 4.25%

(e) 18%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. RBI Monetary Policy (8th December 2021): kept repo rate unchanged at 4% for the 9th consecutive time

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee headed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das kept the key lending rate, repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent for the ninth consecutive time while maintaining an ‘accommodative stance’ as long as necessary.

The reverse repo rate will continue to be 3.35 per cent. The central bank had last revised the policy rate on May 22, 2020, in an off-policy cycle to perk up demand by cutting the interest rate to a historic low.  The meeting was held between December (6 to 8). The remaining will take place in February (7 to 9, 2022).

 

  • India’s GDP, in the second quarter of FY22, grew at 8.4 percent, compared with a decline of 7.4 percent in the corresponding period in the last year.
  • The projection for real GDP growth is retained at 9.5% in 2021-22, consisting of 6.6% in Q3, & 6% in Q4.
  • Real GDP growth is projected at 17.2% for Q1 of 2022-23 and at 7.8% for Q2 of 2022-23.
  • The inflation projection was retained for FY22 at 5.3%, 5.1% for Q3, 5.7% for Q4, and 5% for Q1 FY23.
Repo Rate 4.0%
Reverse Repo Rate 3.35%
Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate 4.25%
Bank Rate 4.25%
Cash reserve Ratio (CRR) 4.0%
Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) 18.0%

Q.6. Which of the following has become the 1st certified tokenization service for NPCI Tokenization system (NTS) to support tokenization of RuPay cards?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन RuPay कार्ड के टोकननाइजेशन का समर्थन करने के लिए NPCI टोकनाइजेशन सिस्टम (NTS) के लिए पहली प्रमाणित टोकन सेवा बन गई है?

(a) PayCore / पे कोर

(b) PayU / पे यु

(c) PayPal / पेपाल

(d) PayCore / पे कोर

(e) PayPhi / पे फ़ी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. PayPhi became the 1st certified tokenization service for NTS to support tokenization of RuPay cards

On the lines of the guidelines issued by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in September 2021 regarding tokenization of cards during online transactions, NPCI announced the launch of NPCI Tokenization system (NTS).

In this regard, PayPhi, Phi Commerce’s API (Application programming interface) first digital payments platform, became the first certified tokenization service for NTS supporting tokenization of RuPay cards.

Q.7. RBI has recently imposed restrictions on which state’s Nagar Urban Co-operative Bank?

RBI ने हाल ही में किस राज्य के नगर शहरी सहकारी बैंक पर प्रतिबंध लगाया है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. RBI imposed restrictions on Nagar Urban Co-operative Bank

The Reserve Bank of India imposed several restrictions on Nagar Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, including restriction on withdrawals upto Rs. 10,000 for customers.

RBI has issued the directions in the exercise of powers vested in it under subsection (1) of Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 for six months.

Q.8. Which Small Finance Bank has signed a partnership agreement with fintech firm, Indiagold to launch India’s first Loan against Digital Gold?

किस लघु वित्त बैंक ने डिजिटल गोल्ड पर भारत का पहला ऋण लॉन्च करने के लिए फिनटेक फर्म, इंडियागोल्ड के साथ एक साझेदारी समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) ESAF Small Finance Bank / ESAF 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) Shivalik Small Finance Bank / शिवालिक लघु वित्त बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Shivalik SFB & Indiagold partnered to launch India’s 1st loan against ‘Digital Gold’

Shivalik Small Finance Bank (SSFB) signed a partnership agreement with fintech firm, Indiagold to launch India’s first Loan against Digital Gold.

This agreement will enable customers to use their digital gold balance to avail instant and digital loans upto Rs. 60,000 and also seamlessly access gold loans starting at a monthly interest of just 1%.

Aim: To provide access to secure and affordable credit to the customers looking for quick liquidity against their gold assets.

Q.9. Which bank has partnered with Flipkart to offer an instant and digital overdraft (OD) facility of up to 25 lakh to individual sellers and businesses registered on Flipkart?

फ्लिपकार्ट पर पंजीकृत व्यक्तिगत विक्रेताओं और व्यवसायों को 25 लाख तक की तत्काल और डिजिटल ओवरड्राफ्ट (ओडी) सुविधा प्रदान करने के लिए किस बैंक ने फ्लिपकार्ट के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. ICICI Bank partnered with Flipkart to offer instant digital Overdraft Facility

ICICI Bank partnered with Flipkart, an e-commerce platform, to offer an instant and digital overdraft (OD) facility of up to 25 lakh to individual sellers and businesses registered on Flipkart.

The OD is renewable on an annual basis, depending on the repayment track records of the seller. The OD Facility is enabled by Application Programming Interface (API) and the process from application to sanction to disbursement is completely digital.

Sellers having a current account with ICICI Bank can immediately avail OD and Customers of any bank can also avail of ODs from ICICI Bank if they are registered as sellers with Flipkart.

Q.10. Ittira Davis has been appointed as MD & CEO of which small finance bank?

इत्तिरा डेविस को किस लघु वित्त बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

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

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

(c) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank / उज्जीवन लघु वित्त बैंक

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

(e) AU Small Finance Bank / ए यु लघु वित्त बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Ittira Davis appointed as MD & CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

The Board of Directors of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) appointed Ittira Davis as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a period of 3 years.

Ittira Davis is succeeded by former MD and CEO Nitin Chugh. The bank has also appointed Rajesh Kumar Jogi, Harish Devarajan and Umesh Bellur as additional directors.

Q.11. Who has been appointed as the next President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)?

फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडियन चैंबर्स ऑफ कॉमर्स एंड इंडस्ट्री (FICCI) के अगले अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Soma Sankara Prasad / सोम शंकर प्रसाद

(b) Ramalingam Sudhakar / रामलिंगम सुधाकर

(c) Sanjiv Mehta / संजीव मेहता

(d) Arun Kumar Mishra / अरुण कुमार मिश्रा

(e) Deepak Das / दीपक दास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Sanjiv Mehta will be appointed as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) President

Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) will be appointed as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) President.

He will be succeeding Uday Shankar, the current President of FICCI.

Q.12. Name the Sahitya Akademi and Padma Shri awardee Assamese poet who has won the 56th Jnanpith Award.

साहित्य अकादमी और पद्म श्री पुरस्कार से सम्मानित असमिया कवि का नाम बताइए, जिन्होंने 56 वां ज्ञानपीठ पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri / अक्कितम अच्युतं नाम्बूथिरी

(b) Amitav Ghosh / अमिताव घोष

(c) Krishna Sobti / कृष्णा सोबती

(d) Shanka Ghosh / शंका घोष

(e) Nilmani Phookan / नीलमणि फूकान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Nilmani Phookan Jr & Damodar Mauzo won Jnanpith Award

Sahitya Akademi and Padma Shri awardee Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr won the 56th Jnanpith Award and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo won the 57th Jnanpith Award.

Jnanpith Award is a literary award presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization to Indian writers every year. This was instituted in 1961 and is given only to Indian writers who write in Indian languages and English.

The country’s highest literary award, the Jnanpith is bestowed on writers for “their outstanding contribution to literature”.

Q.13. Who among the following has won the 57th Jnanpith Award?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 57वां ज्ञानपीठ पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Bhalchandra Nemade / भालचंद्र नेमाडे

(b) Damodar Mauzo / दामोदर मौज़ो

(c) Raghuveer Chaudhari / रघुवीर चौधरी

(d) Kedarnath Singh / केदारनाथ सिंह

(e) Pratibha Ray / प्रतिभा राय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Nilmani Phookan Jr & Damodar Mauzo won Jnanpith Award

Sahitya Akademi and Padma Shri awardee Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr won the 56th Jnanpith Award and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo won the 57th Jnanpith Award.

Jnanpith Award is a literary award presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization to Indian writers every year. This was instituted in 1961 and is given only to Indian writers who write in Indian languages and English.

The country’s highest literary award, the Jnanpith is bestowed on writers for “their outstanding contribution to literature”.

Q.14. Name the Indian Shuttler who has won silver at BWF World Tour Finals 2021.

उस भारतीय शटलर का नाम बताइए जिसने BWF वर्ल्ड टूर फाइनल्स 2021 में रजत पदक जीता है।

(a) Saina Nehwal / साइना नेहवाल

(b) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

(c) Sania Mirza / सानिया मिर्जा

(d) N. Sikki Reddy / एन सिक्की रेड्डी

(e) Ashwini Ponnappa / अश्विनी पोनप्पा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu won Silver at BWF World Tour Finals 2021; Viktor Axelsen and An Se-young won gold

Indian Shuttler and 2-time Olympic medalist Pusarla V Sindhu, world’s number 7, won the silver at the 2021 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Finals, officially known as the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2021, the final tournament of the Women’s Singles 2021 BWF World Tour.

The reigning world champion PV Sindhu has won the BWF World Tour finals in 2018 and became the only Indian to achieve the feat.

Women’s Singles title: An Se Young of South Korea

Men’s Single title : Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen,

Q.15. Who is the author of the book titled ‘The Midway Battle: Modi’s Roller-coaster Second Term’?

द मिडवे बैटल: मोदीज रोलरकोस्टर सेकेंड टर्मनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Amit Ranjan / अमित रंजन

(b) Subhadra Sen Gupta / सुभद्रा सेन गुप्ता

(c) Sudha Murty / सुधा मूर्ति

(d) Bhaskar Chattopadhyay / भास्कर चट्टोपाध्याय

(e) Gautam Chintamani / गौतम चिंतामणि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu launched a book titled ‘The Midway Battle: Modi’s Roller-coaster Second Term’ authored by Gautam Chintamani at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas, New Delhi.

The book mentioned about the political scenario of India. It marks the second tenure of the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Q.16. Armed Forces Flag Day is observed every year in India on _________________.

सशस्त्र सेना झंडा दिवस हर साल भारत में _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 7 December / 7 दिसम्बर

(b) 8 December / 8 दिसम्बर

(c) 9 December / 9 दिसम्बर

(d) 10 December / 10 दिसम्बर

(e) 11 December / 11 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. 7 December: National Armed Forces Flag Day

National Armed Forces Flag Day, also known as the National flag day of India is celebrated and observed every year in India on 7th December.

A committee was set up on August 28, 1949, under the then Defense Minister of India. The committee decided to observe a Flag Day annually on December 7.

Q.17. Name India’s first woman psychiatrist, who passed away recently.

भारत की पहली महिला मनोचिकित्सक का नाम बताइए, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) G S Lakshmi / जी एस लक्ष्मी

(b) Sarada Menon / शारदा मेनन

(c) Janani Narayanan / जननी नारायणन

(d) Claire Polosak / क्लेयर पोलोसाक

(e) Vrinda Rathi / वृंदा राठी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. India’s 1st woman psychiatrist Sarada Menon passed away

Padma Bhushan Dr Mamballaikalathil Sarada Menon, India’s 1st woman Psychiatrist and the longest-serving head of the Institute of Mental Health has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

She was born in a Malayali family in Mangaluru, Karnataka. She became the 1st woman Superintendent of the Institute of Mental Health in 1961.

Q.18. Name the Chief of Defence Staff who passed away recently in an IAF Chopper Crash in Tamil Nadu.

चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ का नाम बताइए, जिनका हाल ही में तमिलनाडु में एक IAF हेलिकॉप्टर क्रैश में निधन हो गया।

(a) AK Singh / ए के सिंह

(b) Narender Kumar / नरेंदर कुमार

(c) Bipin Rawat / बिपिन रावत

(d) Manoj Mukund Naravane / मनोज मुकुंद नरवाने

(e) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(c)

Exp. Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife passed away in IAF Chopper Crash in Tamil Nadu

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others died in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash on Wednesday, 8 December, the Indian Air Force has confirmed in a tweet.

An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with General Bipin Rawat, his wife and staff, as well as other senior officials on-board, crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor.

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