Current Affairs Quiz 9th December 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. What is the rank of India in Asia Power Index 2021, released by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute?

सिडनी स्थित लोवी संस्थान द्वारा जारी एशिया पावर इंडेक्स 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 1st / पहला

(b) 2nd / दूसरा

(c) 3rd / तीसरा

(d) 4th / चौथा

(e) 5th / पांचवां

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Asia Power Index 2021: India ranked as 4th most Powerful Country in Asia

As per the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index 2021, India Ranked 4th most powerful country in Asia for comprehensive power out of 26 countries, with an overall score of 37.7 out of 100.

The top 10 countries for overall power in the Asia-Pacific region are the US, China, Japan, India, Russia, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

Q.2. Name the Indian woman who was on the 37th position in the 2021 list of world’s top 100 most powerful women by Forbes.

उस भारतीय महिला का नाम बताइए, जो फोर्ब्स द्वारा दुनिया की शीर्ष 100 सबसे शक्तिशाली महिला की सूची 2021 में 37वें स्थान पर थी।

(a) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

(b) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw / किरण मजूमदार-शॉ

(c) Roshni Nadar Malhotra / रोशनी नादर मल्होत्रा

(d) Chanda Kochhar / चंदा कोचर

(e) Falguni Nayar / फाल्गुनी नायर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Forbes’ 2021 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women: FM Nirmala Sitharaman ranked 37th; Nykaa’s Falguni Nayar ranked 88th

Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman has ranked 37th on the Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2021 or 18th Edition of Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

She has been featured on the list for the 3rd year in a row. She was ranked 41st on the list in 2020 and 34th in 2019.

India’s seventh woman billionaire and the wealthiest self-made billionaire, Falguni Nayar, founder and CEO, Nykaa was ranked 88th on the list. Only 4 Indian Women ranked in Forbes 2021 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List.

Q.3. Who ranked first among the 2021 Forbes’ ranking of 100 most powerful women in the world?

फोर्ब्स की दुनिया की 100 सबसे शक्तिशाली महिलाओं की रैंकिंग 2021 में कौन प्रथम स्थान पर है?

(a) Christine Lagarde / क्रिस्टीन लेगार्ड

(b) MacKenzie Scott / मैकेंज़ी स्कॉट

(c) Kamala Harris / कमाला हैरिस

(d) Kristalina Georgieva / क्रिस्टालिना जॉर्जीवा

(e) Angela Merkel / एंजेला मर्केल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Forbes’ 2021 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women: FM Nirmala Sitharaman ranked 37th; Nykaa’s Falguni Nayar ranked 88th

Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman has ranked 37th on the Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2021 or 18th Edition of Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

She has been featured on the list for the 3rd year in a row. She was ranked 41st on the list in 2020 and 34th in 2019.

India’s seventh woman billionaire and the wealthiest self-made billionaire, Falguni Nayar, founder and CEO, Nykaa was ranked 88th on the list. Only 4 Indian Women ranked in Forbes 2021 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List.

  1. MacKenzie Scott (United States)
  2. Kamala Harris (United States)
  3. Christine Lagarde (France)

Q.4. Who has been appointed as Germany’s new chancellor?

जर्मनी के नए चांसलर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Frank-Walter Steinmeier / फ्रैंक-वाल्टर स्टीनमीयर

(b) Olaf Scholz / ओलाफ स्कोल्ज़

(c) Robert Habeck / रॉबर्ट हैबेक

(d) Angela Merkel / एंजेला मर्केल

(e) Joachim Gauck / जोआचिम गौक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Olaf Scholz appointed as Germany’s new chancellor

Social Democratic Party of Germany leader, Olaf Scholz sworn as the new Chancellor of Germany, replacing Angela Merkel’s 16-year reign.

Scholz, 63, Germany’s vice chancellor and finance minister since 2018, brings a wealth of experience and discipline to an untried coalition of his center-left Social Democrats, the environmentalist Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats.

Q.5. Fitch Ratings has projected India’s GDP growth at ______________ for FY22.

फिच रेटिंग्स ने वित्त वर्ष 2022 के लिए भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि _________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 7.4%

(b) 7.5%

(c) 8.4%

(d) 8.9%

(e) 9.8%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Fitch Ratings slashed India’s FY22 GDP growth forecast to 8.4%

On 8th December 2021, Fitch Ratings slashed India’s economic growth forecast in financial year 2021-22 (FY22) to 8.4 percent and raised the growth projection to 10.3 percent for FY23, compared October, 2021 ratings projections of 8.7 percent (FY22) and 10 percent (FY23).

In the December report, India’s GDP grew 11.4 percent in the Q2 FY22 over April-June quarter of FY22 on a seasonally adjusted basis. Economy has contracted 4 percent in the April-June quarter in FY22 over the fourth quarter of FY21.

Q.6. Which bank has signed an MoU with Kendriya Sainik Board to support and educate the children of war veterans, ex-servicemen, and war widows?

किस बैंक ने युद्ध के दिग्गजों, पूर्व सैनिकों और युद्ध विधवाओं के बच्चों को समर्थन और शिक्षित करने के लिए केंद्रीय सैनिक बोर्ड के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. SBI signed MoU with Kendriya Sainik Board

State Bank of India (SBI) will sign an MoU with Kendriya Sainik Board to support and educate the children of war veterans, ex-servicemen, and war widows.

India’s largest bank said it will provide a grant of ₹1,000 per month to 8,333 war veterans’. The bank has contributed ₹10 crore to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund. The Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated on December 7.

Q.7. Which bank, in collaboration with NPCI, and its manufacturing partner Seshaasai, has announced the launch of RuPay On-the-Go contactless wearable keychain for its debit card customers?

किस बैंक ने एनपीसीआई और उसके विनिर्माण भागीदार शेषसाई के सहयोग से अपने डेबिट कार्ड ग्राहकों के लिए रुपे ऑनगो कॉन्टैक्टलेस वियरेबल किचेन लॉन्च करने की घोषणा की है?

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

(b) RBL Bank / RBL बैंक

(c) UCO Bank / यूको बैंक

(d) Indian Bank / इंडियन बैंक

(e) City Union Bank / सिटी यूनियन बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. City Union Bank & NPCI launched ‘On-the-Go’ wearable keychain

City Union Bank (CUB), in collaboration with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and its manufacturing partner Seshaasai, has announced the launch of RuPay On-the-Go contactless wearable keychain for its debit card customers.

This contactless wearable keychain will be part of their daily lifestyle and enable customers to tap and make cashless payments securely.

Q.8. Who among the following has joined the board of advisers of the International Institute for Democracy & Electoral Assistance (IDEA)?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन इंटरनेशनल इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर डेमोक्रेसी एंड इलेक्टोरल असिस्टेंस (IDEA) के सलाहकार मंडल में शामिल हुआ है?

(a) Amitabh Kant / अमिताभ कान्त

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Tarun Bajaj / तरुण बजाज

(d) N. K. Singh / एन के सिंह

(e) Sunil Arora / सुनील अरोरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Sunil Arora joined Advisory board of international democracy body IDEA

Former chief election commissioner (CEC) of India, Sunil Arora, has joined the board of advisers of the International Institute for Democracy & Electoral Assistance (IDEA).

Sunil Arora was the 23rd chief election commissioner of India. His tenure was from December 2, 2018 to April 12, 2021. IDEA is an inter-governmental organisation, based in Stockholm.

Q.9. Who among the following has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Piramal Realty?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे पीरामल रियल्टी का ब्रांड एंबेसडर नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Jasprit Bumrah / जसप्रीत बुमराह

(b) Smriti Mandhana / स्मृति मंधाना

(c) Farhan Akhtar / फरहान अख्तर

(d) Ravindra Jadeja / रवींद्र जडेजा

(e) Sanjay Dutt / संजय दत्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Farhan Akhtar appointed brand ambassador of Piramal Realty

Piramal Realty, the real estate arm of the Piramal Group, has roped in actor Farhan Akhtar as a brand ambassador for its portfolio of residential projects in Mumbai and Thane.

In September, the company had appointed cricketer Rahul Dravid as a brand ambassador for its portfolio of residential projects.

Q.10. Who has won the WTA Player of the Year Award for the 2nd time at WTA Award 2021?

डब्ल्यूटीए अवार्ड 2021 में दूसरी बार डब्ल्यूटीए प्लेयर ऑफ द ईयर अवार्ड किसने जीता है?

(a) Emma Raducanu / एम्मा राडुकानु

(b) Simona Halep / सिमोना हालेप

(c) Naomi Osaka / नाओमी ओसाका

(d) Ashleigh Barty / एशले बार्टी

(e) Barbora Krejcikova / बारबोरा क्रेजसिकोवा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Ashleigh Barty won the WTA Player of the Year award 2021 at WTA Award 2021

Women’s Tennis Association’s World No.1 Ashleigh Barty, Australian professional tennis player, has won the 2021 WTA Player of the Year Award.

Emma Raducanu, British professional tennis player who made her Grand Slam main draw debut at 2021 Wimbledon has been named the WTA Newcomer of the Year 2021.

Q.11. DRDO test fired air version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi 30 MK-I aircraft. Brahmos missile is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation of India (DRDO) and the NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of which of the following country?

DRDO ने सुखोई 30 MK-I विमान से ब्रह्मोस सुपरसोनिक क्रूज मिसाइल के हवाई संस्करण का परीक्षण किया। ब्रह्मोस मिसाइल भारत के रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन (DRDO) और निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) के बीच एक संयुक्त उद्यम है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Germany / जर्मनी

(d) France / फ्रांस

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. DRDO test fired air version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi 30 MK-I aircraft

India successfully test-fired the air version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the integrated test range of Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.The air version of the missile was test-fired from supersonic fighter aircraft Sukhoi 30 MK-I.

BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO (India) and NPO Mashinostroyeniya (Russia) for the development, production and marketing of the supersonic cruise missile which has been inducted into Indian Armed Forces.

The missile derives its name from the rivers of Brahmaputra in India and Moskva in Russia.

 

Q.12. Indian Army is organizing a multi-nation Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise PANEX-21 with BIMSTEC countries in which city?

भारतीय सेना किस शहर में बिम्सटेक देशों के साथ एक बहुराष्ट्र मानवीय सहायता और आपदा राहत अभ्यास PANEX-21 का आयोजन कर रही है?

(a) Patna / पटना

(b) Jaipur / जयपुर

(c) Indore / इंदौर

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. A joint military exercise PANEX-21 with BIMSTEC countries will be held in Pune

The Indian Army is organising a multi-nation Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise with a special focus on relief in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The exercise has been called PANEX 21 and will involve Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and India—BIMSTEC countries.

Q.13. ‘At Home In The Universe’ is an autobiography of ___________________________.

एट होम इन द यूनिवर्स‘ ___________________ की आत्मकथा है।

(a) Pullela Gopichand / पुलेला गोपीचंद

(b) Kabir Bedi / कबीर बेदी

(c) Bala Krishna Madhur / बाला कृष्णा मधुर

(d) Neena Gupta / नीना गुप्ता

(e) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra / राकेश ओमप्रकाश मेहरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Bala Krishna Madhur’s Autobiography titled ‘At Home In The Universe’ released

An autobiography titled ‘At Home In The Universe’ by Bala Krishna Madhur was released by R.C. Sinha, IAS (Rtd), advisor to the Ministry of Road Development in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The book is the autobiography of B K Madhur, a former Chief Executive Officer at DHFL Property Services Ltd, and one of the key personalities in establishing Dewan Housing.

Q.14. International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भ्रष्टाचार निरोधक दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 8 December / 8 दिसम्बर

(b) 9 December / 9 दिसम्बर

(c) 10 December / 10 दिसम्बर

(d) 11 December / 11 दिसम्बर

(e) 12 December / 12 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. 9 December: International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9 every year to raise awareness on the importance of getting rid of corruption.

The United Nations took its first step to fight against International Corruption in December 2003. The UNCAC United Nations Convention Against Corruption was drafted on October 31, 2003.

Q.15. What was the theme for International Anti-Corruption Day 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भ्रष्टाचार निरोधक दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Recover with Integrity

(b) Your right, your role: say no to corruption

(c) United Against Corruption

(d) Take action – Be the change

(e) United Against Corruption – Lead the change

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. 9 December: International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9 every year to raise awareness on the importance of getting rid of corruption.

The United Nations took its first step to fight against International Corruption in December 2003. The UNCAC United Nations Convention Against Corruption was drafted on October 31, 2003.

Theme 2021: “Your right, your role: say no to corruption”

Q.16. The International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime is observed annually on ______________________.

नरसंहार के अपराध और इस अपराध की रोकथाम के पीड़ितों के स्मरणोत्सव और सम्मान का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस _______________ को प्रतिवर्ष मनाया जाता है।

(a) 9 December / 9 दिसम्बर

(b) 10 December / 10 दिसम्बर

(c) 11 December / 11 दिसम्बर

(d) 12 December / 12 दिसम्बर

(e) 13 December / 13 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. 9 December: International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

The International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime is observed annually on December 9.

On 9 December, 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, also known as the Genocide Convention.

Q.17. Name World’s oldest Test Cricketer, from England, who passed away recently at the age of 110.

इंग्लैंड के, दुनिया के सबसे उम्रदराज टेस्ट क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए, जिनका हाल ही में 110 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया।

(a) Eileen Ash / एलीन एश

(b) Wilbur Smith / विल्बर स्मिथ

(c) F W de Klerk / एफ डब्ल्यू डी क्लार्क

(d) Chun Doo-hwan / चुन डू-ह्वान

(e) Stephen Sondheim / स्टीफन सोंधाइम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. World’s Oldest Test Cricketer, Eileen Ash passed away

World’s oldest Test Cricketer, former English legend, Eileen Ash passed away at the age of 110.

The right-arm seamer made her debut to the national side in 1937 against Australia and in a career spanning till 1949, she took 10 wickets in the seven matches she played.

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