Daily Current Affairs 12th and 13th Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 12th and 13th December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which of the following state’s cabinet has approved death punishment for crimes against women like heinous cases of rape, acid attack and child abuse?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य की कैबिनेट ने महिलाओं के खिलाफ बलात्कार, तेजाब हमले और बाल उत्पीड़न जैसे अपराधों के लिए मौत की सजा को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(c) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The Maharashtra state cabinet has approved two draft bills that propose death penalty for heinous cases of rape, acid attack and child abuse. The bills also have provisions to increase the quantum of punishment, including life term, cover new categories of crimes, and propose a mechanism for speedy trials.

The two bills, which will be tabled in the winter session of the state legislature next week as part of the Shakti Act, are the Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law (Maharashtra Amendment) Act 2020 and the Special Court and Machinery for Implementation of Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law 2020.

Q.2. Which state became the 1st in India to ban loose tobacco and cigarette sale?

खुले तम्बाकू और सिगरेट की बिक्री पर प्रतिबंध लगाने वाला भारत का पहला राज्य कौन सा बन गया?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Punjab 1st in India to ban loose cigarette-sale. The Punjab state government on 10th Dec banned the sale of loose cigarettes and loose tobacco in the state, becoming the 1st to do so, claiming that they violated the Section 7 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA).

Q.3. In which city, Association of Buddhist Tour Operator (ABTO) International Convention (held in Bodhgaya, Bihar) has been inaugurated?

किस शहर में एसोसिएशन ऑफ बुद्धिस्ट टूर ऑपरेटर (ABTO) इंटरनेशनल कन्वेंशन (बोधगया, बिहार में आयोजित) का उद्घाटन किया गया है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Pune / पुणे

(e) Patna / पटना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated the ABTO (Association of Buddhist Tour Operators) International Convention in New Delhi on December 10, 2020. ABTO Convention a three-day event is being held in partnership with Ministry of Tourism from 10-12 Dec 2020 in Bodhgaya, Bihar. Addressing on the occasion, the Union Minister said that Government has been making special efforts to promote Buddhist tourism in the country.

Q.4. International Bharati Festival 2020 was recently addressed by PM Narendra Modi. International Bharati Festival was celebrated to commemorate the 138th birth anniversary of which person?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भारती महोत्सव 2020 को हाल ही में पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने संबोधित किया था। अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भारती महोत्सव किस व्यक्ति की 138 वीं जयंती मनाने के लिए मनाया गया?

(a) Guru Tegh Bahadur / गुरु तेग बहादुर

(b) Bhai Taru Singh / भाई तारू सिंह

(c) Vijaya Raje Scindia / विजया राजे सिंधिया

(d) Subramania Bharathi / सुब्रमण्य भारती

(e) PV Narasimha Rao / पीवी नरसिम्हा राव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the International Bharathi Festival 2020 through video conferencing.

The festival was organised by Vanavil Cultural Centre in Chennai to celebrate the 138th birth anniversary of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi, an eminent writer, poet and journalist from Tamil Nadu.

Q.5. Name the company which has introduced world’s 1st satellite-based Narrowband-Internet of Things network in India.

उस कंपनी का नाम बताइए जिसने भारत में दुनिया का पहला उपग्रह-आधारित नैरोबैंड-इंटरनेट ऑफ थिंग्स नेटवर्क पेश किया है।

(a) Vi / वी.आई.

(b) Airtel / एयरटेल

(c) Jio / जिओ

(d) BSNL / बी.एस.एन.एल.

(e) MTNL / एम.टी.एन.एल.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. BSNL Introduce Worlds’ First, Satellite-Based Narrowband-IoT Network in India. This was developed indigenously by Skylo. It will connect with BSNL’s satellite ground infrastructure and provide PAN India coverage, including the Indian Sea. The coverage is extensive and will not leave any dark spots in India. This is the world’s 1st satellite-based NB-IoT network. This new technology supports India’s plan to introduce indigenous IoT connectivity to India’s core sectors.

Q.6. On which date International Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated every year?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सार्वभौमिक स्वास्थ्य कवरेज दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 11 December / 11 दिसम्बर

(b) 12 December / 12 दिसम्बर

(c) 13 December / 13 दिसम्बर

(d) 14 December / 14 दिसम्बर

(e) 15 December / 15 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. International Universal Health Coverage Day is a United Nations’ recognized international day celebrated every year on December 12.

The Day aims to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage with multi-stakeholder partners.

Q.7. What was the theme for International Universal Health Coverage Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सार्वभौमिक स्वास्थ्य कवरेज दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Keep the promise

(b) Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere

(c) Health For All: Protect Everyone

(d) International health security

(e) Leave no-one behind

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. International Universal Health Coverage Day is a United Nations’ recognized international day celebrated every year on December 12.

The Day aims to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage with multi-stakeholder partners.

Theme 2020: ‘Health For All: PROTECT EVERYONE’

Q.8. International Day of Neutrality is observed every year on ________________.

तटस्थता का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल ________________ को 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.8.(d)

Exp. International Day of Neutrality is a United Nations recognized day held on December 12 each year to raise public awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations.

It was officially declared by a UN General Assembly resolution adopted in February 2017 and first observed on December 12, 2017.

Q.9. Bannanje Govindacharya passes away recently. He was an eminent scholar of which language?

बन्नंजय गोविंदाचार्य का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस भाषा के प्रख्यात विद्वान थे?

(a) Sanskrit / संस्कृत

(b) English / अंग्रेजी

(c) Hindi / हिन्दी

(d) Marathi / मराठी

(e) Kannada / कन्नड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Noted Sanskrit scholar and eminent discourser Bannanje Govindacharya passed away at his residence in Ambalpady in Udupi on 13th Dec.

A Padma Shri awardee, he had edited the weekly magazine of Kannada daily Udayavani for some years during the 1970s.

Q.10. Who is the present CEO of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)?

भारत संचार निगम लिमिटेड (BSNL) के वर्तमान सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Pravin Kumar Purwar / प्रवीन कुमार पुरवार

(b) Ajay Mahajan / अजय महाजन

(c) Ajit Kumar Mohanty / अजीत कुमार मोहंती

(d) R Madhavan / आर माधवन

(e) Vineet Arora / विनीत अरोड़ा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. CEO: Pravin Kumar Purwar

Headquarters: New Delhi

Q.11. Chandoli National Park is located in which state?

चंदोली राष्ट्रीय उद्यान किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(e) Manipur / मणिपुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Chandoli National Park at Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, and Ratnagiri districts of Maharashtra.

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