Daily Current Affairs 16th Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 16th December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has recently introduced Unified Development Control and Promotion Regulations (UDCPR) for Real Estate?

किस राज्य सरकार ने हाल ही में रियल एस्टेट के लिए एकीकृत विकास नियंत्रण और संवर्धन विनियम (यूडीसीपीआर) शुरू किया है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(c) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Government of Maharashtra has approved the Unified Development Control and Promotion Regulations, (UDCPR), to strengthen and bring uniformity in the real estate construction laws of the state.

The new set of rules will apply on all municipal corporations, councils and nagar panchayats in the entire state except Mumbai and some neighbouring areas like hill stations, eco-sensitive zones and specified corporation areas.

Q.2. Brand India Mission launched by Government of India is being piloted by the ________________________________.

भारत सरकार द्वारा शुरू किए गए ब्रांड इंडिया मिशन को ______________________________ द्वारा संचालित किया जा रहा है।

(a) NITI Aayog / निति आयोग

(b) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution / उपभोक्ता मामले, खाद्य और सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Commerce and Industry / वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Government of India is to launch Brand India Mission to promote quality of products that are manufactured in the country. This mission is being piloted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The mission is based on similar policies in other countries such as Switzerland, United States, Germany and France.

Under the Brand India Initiative, both Indian and international consumers are to be educated about products that are made in India. The mission will help India to demonstrate its leadership position and its commitment to quality. The main aim of the mission is to increase the local production.

Q.3. Which bank has launched “FX 4 U” for forex remittance via Internet Banking?

किस बैंक ने इंटरनेट बैंकिंग के माध्यम से विदेशी मुद्रा प्रेषण के लिए “FX 4 U” लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

(b) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Canara Bank has launched “FX 4 U” through internet banking helping users to manage and handle their forex transactions seamlessly.

Benefit: Bank has taken several initiatives to centralize the business process activities like account opening, Retail Loan products, forex transactions, etc. keeping in mind growing needs of customers for ease of business, standardize the service quality and reduce TOT.

Q.4. CRISIL has forecasted India’s GDP _________________ for FY2021.

CRISIL ने FY2021 के लिए भारत के GDP का पूर्वानुमान _______________ पर लगाया है।

(a) -7.7%

(b) -9.0%

(c) -10.5%

(d) -12.3%

(e) -14.8%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The rating agency Crisil revised India’s GDP forecast to minus 7.7 percent with a warning that we are not out of the woods yet.

CRISIL now sees India’s fiscal 2021 real gross domestic product (GDP) contracting 7.7% compared with a contraction of 9% forecast in September. In fiscal 2022, GDP growth is expected to spurt to 10%, led by a very weak base and some global ‘rising tide’ effect.

Q.5. State Bank of India (SBI) Research has forecasted FY21 GDP at __________.

भारतीय स्टेट बैंक (SBI) रिसर्च ने __________ पर FY21 GDP का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -7.4%

(b) -8.3%

(c) -9.7%

(d) -10.9%

(e) -11.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. State Bank of India (SBI) Research has tempered its projection of India’s FY21 growth contraction to 7.4% from -10.9% earlier, on account of its nowcasting model which includes 41 high frequency indicators.

ver half or about 58% of these indicators, such as revenue earning of freight traffic, weekly food arrival and petrol and diesel consumption showed acceleration in the third quarter.

Q.6. Who among the following has been re-appointed as MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक का एमडी नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Prakash Apte / प्रकाश आप्टे

(b) Dipak Gupta / दीपक गुप्ता

(c) Uday Kotak / उदय कोटक

(d) Shrikant Madhav Vaidya / श्रीकांत माधव वैद्य

(e) Ranbir Singh / रणबीर सिंह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the re-appointment of Uday Kotak as Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank for a further period of three years, with effect from January 1, 2021.

RBI has also approved the appointment of part-time chairman Prakash Apte and Dipak Gupta as Joint MD of the bank for a period of three years.

Q.7. Who among the following has been honoured in the Science and Innovation category in the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) “Champions of the Earth” 2020?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम (UNEP) “चैंपियंस ऑफ द अर्थ” 2020 में विज्ञान और नवाचार श्रेणी में निम्नलिखित में से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Frank Bainimarama / फ्रैंक बैनिमारामा

(b) Fabian Leendertz / फेबियन लेएन्डर्ट्ज़

(c) Nemonte Nenquimo / नोमान्टे नेन्क्विमो

(d) Yacouba Sawadogo / याकोबा सवदोगो

(e) Mindy Lubber / मिंडी लुबेर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced six laureates of the 2020 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honour.

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji, honoured in the Policy Leadership category, Dr. Fabian Leendertz (Germany), honoured in the Science and Innovation category Mindy Lubber (USA), recognized in the Entrepreneurial Vision category, Nemonte Nenquimo (Ecuador), awarded in the Inspiration and Action category, Yacouba Sawadogo (Burkina Faso), also honoured in the Inspiration and Action category, Professor Robert D. Bullard (USA) who was awarded the Champion of the Earth Lifetime Achievement award.

Q.8. Which of the following has launched the fifth and final Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) “Saksham”?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने पांचवें और अंतिम अपतटीय गश्ती पोत ICGS (इंडियन कोस्ट गार्ड शिप) “सक्षम” को लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Hindustan Shipyard Limited / हिंदुस्तान शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड

(b) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers / गार्डन रीच शिपबिल्डर्स एंड इंजीनियर्स

(c) Cochin Shipyard Limited / कोचीन शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड

(d) Goa Shipyard Limited / गोवा शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड

(e) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders / मज़गन डॉक शिपबिल्डर्स

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Goa Shipyard Limited recently launched the fifth and final Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Saksham. It is to be commissioned by October 2021.

The Project was launched by PM Narendra Modi in 2016. Under the project, five Indian Coast Guard Ships are to be launched. Two Offshore Patrol Vessels have already been commissioned namely ICGS Sachet, ICGS Sujeet, ICGS Sajag, ICGS Sarthak.

Q.9. Each year, ________________ is celebrated as ‘Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971.

1971 में भारत की पाकिस्तान में जीत के उपलक्ष्य में प्रत्येक वर्ष ________________ को विजय दिवसके रूप में मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 December / 14 दिसम्बर

(b) 15 December / 15 दिसम्बर

(c) 16 December / 16 दिसम्बर

(d) 17 December / 17 दिसम्बर

(e) 18 December / 18 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Each year, December 16 is celebrated as ‘Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971. The victory is unique and unparalleled as it was on this day that 93,000 Pakistani troops surrendered to the Indian Army eventuating in subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

The end of the war also resulted in the unilateral and unconditional surrender of the Pakistan Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

Q.10. Which language’s renowned writer UA Khader passed away recently?

हाल ही में किस भाषा के प्रसिद्ध लेखक यूए खदर का निधन हुआ?

(a) Hindi / हिन्दी

(b) Malayalam / मलयालम

(c) Sanskrit / संस्कृत

(d) Marathi / मराठी

(e) Kannada / कन्नड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Renowned writer UA Khader, whose novels and stories over the last five decades in Malayalam are considered among the finest published works in the language, passed away at a private hospital in Kozhikode at the age of 85.

Khader won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1983 and the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 2009 for his most acclaimed work ‘Thrikkottur Peruma’.

Q.11. Name the Padma Vibhushan awardee and eminent aerospace scientist who passed away recently.

पद्म विभूषण अवार्डी और प्रख्यात एयरोस्पेस वैज्ञानिक का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Roddam Narasimha / रोडम नरसिम्हा

(b) Astad Deboo / अस्ताद देबू

(c) Bannanje Govindacharya / बन्नंजय गोविंदाचार्य

(d) Sripati Khanchanale / श्रीपति खानचेनले

(e) UA Khader / यूए खादर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Eminent aerospace scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Roddam Narasimha died at a private hospital in Bengaluru on December 14. He was 87.

Considering his contribution, the central government bestowed on him Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, in 2013. According to his family friends, Narasimha was in the league of the Missile Man of India and former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Q.12. What is the tagline of Kotak Mahindra Bank?

कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक की टैगलाइन क्या है?

(a) Smart way to Bank / स्मार्ट वे टू बैंक

(b) Let’s make money simple / लेट्स मेक मनी सिंपल

(c) The Changing Face of Prosperity / द चेंजिंग फेस ऑफ़ प्रोस्पेरिटी

(d) The Name You Can Bank Upon / द नेम यु कैन बैंक अपॉन

(e) Aapka Bhala, Sabki Bhalai / आपका भला, सबकी भलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CEO: Uday Kotak

Headquarters: Mumbai

Tagline: Let’s make money simple

Q.13. Where is the Headquarters of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) located?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम (UNEP) का मुख्यालय कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Helsinki / हेलसिंकी

(b) Berlin / बर्लिन

(c) Nairobi / नैरोबी

(d) Lisbon / लिस्बन

(e) Moscow / मास्को

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters location: Nairobi, Kenya

Head: Inger Andersen

Q.14. Who is the present MD & CEO of Canara Bank?

केनरा बैंक के वर्तमान एमडी और सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Sanjiv Chadha / संजीव चड्ढा

(b) Atanu Kumar Das / अतनु कुमार दास

(c) Pallav Mohapatra / पल्लव महापात्र

(d) Lingam Venkat Prabhakar / लिंगम वेंकट प्रभाकर

(e) Padmaja Chunduru / पद्मजा चुंदरू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Bengaluru

CEO: Lingam Venkat Prabhakar

Q.15. Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located in which state?

ग्रेट इंडियन बस्टर्ड अभयारण्य किस राज्य में स्थित एक वन्यजीव अभयारण्य है?

(a) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located in Maharashtra.

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