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Q.1. In which state Koliwar Bridge has been inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari?

नितिन गडकरी ने किस राज्य में कोलीवर पुल का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Koliwar Bridge over the Sone river in Bihar On December 10, 2020. The bridge was constructed at an expense of 256 crores of rupees.

The existing two-Lane Bridge over the river for both road and rail traffic is 138 years old.

Q.2. First India Water Impact Summit has been recently organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies. राष्ट्रीय गंगा परिषद के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

प्रथम भारत जल प्रभाव शिखर सम्मेलन हाल ही में स्वच्छ गंगा के लिए राष्ट्रीय मिशन और गंगा नदी बेसिन प्रबंधन और अध्ययन केंद्र द्वारा आयोजित किया गया है। राष्ट्रीय गंगा परिषद की अध्यक्षता किसके द्वारा की जाती है?

(a) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Narendra Modi / नरेन्द्र मोदी

(d) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi / मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी

(e) Pralhad Joshi / प्रल्हाद जोशी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. The first India Water Impact Summit began on December 10, 2020.  The Summit is being organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies. The Summit will disseminate and discuss the need for modalities of embracing Ganga.

Also, it will act as a common platform for the investors and stakeholders in the water sector. The Summit will promote International cooperation between India and several other foreign countries for river management.

Theme: Comprehensive analysis and Holistic management of rivers and water bodies with a focus on Arth Ganga.

The National Ganga Council is chaired by Prime Minister.

The National Ganga Council is formed under the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA),1986.

Q.3. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has signed an MoU with which country on technology cooperation in road infrastructure sector?

सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय (MoRTH) ने सड़क बुनियादी ढांचा क्षेत्र में प्रौद्योगिकी सहयोग पर किस देश के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Chile / चिली

(b) Equador / इक्वाडोर

(c) Bolivia / बोलीविया

(d) Austria / ऑस्ट्रिया

(e) Venezuela / वेनेजुएला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on 8th Dec signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology of Austria on technology cooperation in the road infrastructure sector.

According to a statement issued by the MoRTH, the MoU aims to create an effective framework for bilateral cooperation in the field of road transportation and highways infrastructure development, management and administration, road safety and intelligent transport systems between both countries.

Q.4. With which of the following country, India has signed MoU in the field of development partnership, capacity building & renewable energy sectors?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ भारत ने विकास साझेदारी, क्षमता निर्माण और नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा क्षेत्रों के क्षेत्र में समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

(b) Georgia / जॉर्जिया

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) Turkmenistan / तुर्कमेनिस्तान

(e) Armenia / अर्मेनिआ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. In his first bilateral ‘Virtual Summit’ with any Central Asian leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold summit-level dialogue with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 11th Dec.

MoUs/Agreements in the field of development partnership, renewable energy, capacity building, are expected to be signed during the Summit.

Q.5. With which bank, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has entered into a bancassurance partnership to offer an array of life insurance products?

किस बैंक के साथ, ICICI प्रूडेंशियल लाइफ इंश्योरेंस ने जीवन बीमा उत्पादों की एक सरणी की पेशकश करने के लिए एक बैंकास्युरंस साझेदारी में प्रवेश किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. RBL Bank and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance on 8th Dec entered into a bancassurance partnership to offer an array of life insurance products to the Bank’s customers.

RBL Bank will distribute ICICI Prudential Life’s products through its network of 398 branches spread across 28 states besides it’s internet and mobile banking touch-points.

Q.6. Who among the following has bagged the Sportsperson of the Year award at FICCI India Sports Awards 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने FICCI इंडिया स्पोर्ट्स अवार्ड्स 2020 में स्पोर्ट्सपर्सन ऑफ द ईयर पुरस्कार प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Bajrang Punia / बजरंग पुनिया

(b) Elavenil Valarivan / एलावेनिल वलारिवन

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes – wrestler Bajrang Punia and shooter Elavenil Valarivan – bagged the top honours at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 held virtually this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Madhya Pradesh has received the ‘Best State’ for promoting sports award.

The two athletes, who have had an impressive 2019-20 season, won the Sportsperson of the Year awards in their respective categories. Cricket legend Anil Kumble received the ‘Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector)’ award on behalf of his enterprise – Tenvic Sports.

Q.7. Which state has received the ‘Best State’ award for promoting sports at FICCI India Sports Awards 2020?

फिक्की इंडिया स्पोर्ट्स अवार्ड्स 2020 में खेलों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए किस राज्य को सर्वश्रेष्ठ राज्यका पुरस्कार मिला है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes – wrestler Bajrang Punia and shooter Elavenil Valarivan – bagged the top honours at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 held virtually this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Madhya Pradesh has received the ‘Best State’ for promoting sports award.

The two athletes, who have had an impressive 2019-20 season, won the Sportsperson of the Year awards in their respective categories. Cricket legend Anil Kumble received the ‘Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector)’ award on behalf of his enterprise – Tenvic Sports.

Q.8. Who has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year 2020″?

टाइम मैगज़ीन का “पर्सन ऑफ़ द ईयर 2020” किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Joe Biden / जो बिडेन

(b) Kamala Harris / कमला हैरिस

(c) Greta Thunberg / ग्रेटा थनबर्ग

(d) Donald Trump / डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were jointly named Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year” on 10th Dec, chosen from a list of finalists that included the man Biden vanquished at the polls – President Donald Trump.

Time began its tradition in 1927. Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg last year became the youngest individual winner of the accolade.

Q.9. Who among the following has topped “50 Asian Celebrities in The World” list 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने “विश्व में 50 एशियाई हस्ती” सूची 2020 में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Yuvraj Singh / युवराज सिंह

(b) Aamir Khan / आमिर खान

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(e) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Indian actor, Sonu Sood has topped the first-of-its-kind ’50 Asian Celebrities in The World’ 2020 list, published by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper.

The 47-year-old talented Bollywood star has been honoured for his inspiring philanthropic work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, especially helping migrant workers reach their hometowns.

Q.10. Who has been awarded 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians?

युवा गणितज्ञों के लिए 2020  रामानुजन पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Carolina Araujo / कैरोलिना अरुजो

(b) C.S. Seshadri / सी.एस. शेषाद्रि

(c) Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan / गोपालस्वामी कस्तूरीरंगन

(d) Marieke Lucas Rijneveld / मैरीके लुकास रिजनेवेल्ड

(e) Angela Merkel / एंजेला मर्केल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. The year 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians was awarded to Dr Carolina Araujo, Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Her work area focuses on birational geometry, which aims to classify and describe the structure of algebraic varieties.

Q.11. Every year, UNICEF Day is observed on ___________________.

हर साल, यूनिसेफ दिवस ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 10 December / 10 दिसम्बर

(b) 11 December / 11 दिसम्बर

(c) 12 December / 12 दिसम्बर

(d) 13 December / 13 दिसम्बर

(e) 14 December / 14 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Every year, UNICEF Day is observed on December 11 by the United Nations. The UNICEF day is celebrated on December 11 because the United Nations General Assembly created UNICEF on December 11, 1946.

UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children Emergency Fund. It was started in order to provide assistance, supplies and improve health, education, nutrition of children after World War II.

Q.12. On which date International Mountain Day is celebrated every year?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पर्वत दिवस प्रतिवर्ष किस तारीख 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.12.(d)

Exp. Every year International Mountain Day is celebrated on December 11 by United Nations and several other international organisations. It is important to conserve mountains as they are home to 15% of world population.

The first International Mountain Day was celebrated in 2003. The increasing attention gained by the mountains and their conservatory measures forced the United Nations to declare 2002 as the UN International Year of Mountains.

Q.13. What was the theme for International Mountain Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पर्वत दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Mountains matter for Youth

(b) #MountainsMatter

(c) Mountain Biodiversity

(d) Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration

(e) Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Every year International Mountain Day is celebrated on December 11 by United Nations and several other international organisations. It is important to conserve mountains as they are home to 15% of world population.

The first International Mountain Day was celebrated in 2003. The increasing attention gained by the mountains and their conservatory measures forced the United Nations to declare 2002 as the UN International Year of Mountains.

Theme 2020: Mountain Biodiversity

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