Daily Current Affairs 17th Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 17th December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state recently PM Modi has inaugurated world’s largest 30,000 megawatts (MW) capacity hybrid renewable energy park?

हाल ही में किस राज्य में पीएम मोदी ने दुनिया के सबसे बड़े 30,000 मेगावाट (MW) क्षमता के हाइब्रिड नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा पार्क का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the 30,000 megawatts (MW) capacity hybrid renewable energy park in Kutch district of Gujarat.

It will be the largest renewable energy park of its kind in the world. It is expected to play a major role in fulfilling India’s vision of generating 450 GW (4,50,000 MW) of power by 2030. It will be spread over 72,600 hectares of wasteland, including 49,600 hectares for the solar project and 23,000 hectares of land for wind power.

Q.2. In which city, a museum on Subhash Chandra Bose will be inaugurated on his 125th birth anniversary on January 23, 2022?

23 जनवरी, 2022 को सुभाष चंद्र बोस की 125 वीं जयंती पर किस शहर में एक संग्रहालय का उद्घाटन किया जाएगा?

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Cuttack / कटक

(d) Dispur / दिसपुर

(e) Bangalore / बैंगलोर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. The Government of India is to open a museum on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on January 23, 2022. The museum is to be set up in Kolkata. The museum is to be inaugurated on the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji.

The Government of India is also planning to reprint some of the books written by Netaji. The Netaji museum in New Delhi is also to be expanded.

Q.3. With which country, India has signed seven MoUs and agreements recently in different sectors including Hydrocarbon sector, High Impact Community Development Project etc.?

किस देश के साथ, भारत ने हाल ही में हाइड्रोकार्बन क्षेत्र, उच्च प्रभाव सामुदायिक विकास परियोजना, आदि सहित विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में सात समझौता ज्ञापनों और समझौतों पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(b) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) UK / यू.के.

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. India and Bangladesh signed seven MoUs and agreements during the virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that took place on 17th Dec.

The agreements include a framework of understanding in Hydrocarbon sector, framework agreement on High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP), protocol on transborder elephant conservation, an MoU on the supply of equipment and improvement of Garbage and solid waste disposal, MoU in the field of agriculture, an MoU between National Museum Delhi and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial museum, Dhaka and terms of reference for India Bangladesh CEO forum.

Q.4. Chilahati-Haldibari rail link is going to reopen after 1965. This rail link connects India with which of the following neighboring country?

चिल्हाटी-हल्दीबाड़ी रेल लिंक 1965 के बाद फिर से खुलने जा रहा है। यह रेल लिंक भारत को निम्नलिखित में से किस पड़ोसी देश से जोड़ता है?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(d) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(e) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. India and Bangladesh are going to reopen the Chilahati-Haldibari rail link after it was cut off during the 1965 war, nearly 55 years ago.

The inauguration of the rail link will take place during the Virtual Summit of the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh on 17th Dec.

Q.5. With which of the following organization, India has signed a $400 million project to protect poor from COVID impact under “Accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme”?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन के साथ, भारत ने “त्वरित भारत के COVID-19 सामाजिक सुरक्षा प्रतिक्रिया कार्यक्रम” के तहत COVID प्रभाव से गरीबों की रक्षा के लिए $ 400 मिलियन की परियोजना पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) European Union / यूरोपीय संघ

(d) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(e) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The Government of India and the World Bank have signed a $400 million project to protect vulnerable groups in urban and peri-urban areas across the country impacted by COVID-19.

This is the second such assistance in the series of two ‘Accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme’. Under the first operation, $750 million was approved by World Bank in May 2020.

Q.6. Name the Category 5 Tropical Cyclone which has hit Fiji recently.

श्रेणी 5 उष्णकटिबंधीय चक्रवात का नाम बताइए जिसने हाल ही में फिजी को मारा है।

(a) Yasa / यासा

(b) Bertha / बर्था

(c) Claudette / क्लाउडेट

(d) Elsa / एल्सा

(e) Cristobal / क्रिस्टोबल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Landslides, flooding, strong gusts and large swells are adding to the “destructive” Cyclone Yasa, which hit Fiji.

The eye of the storm is passing 100 kilometres east of Yasaway-i-rara and 90km southwest of Labasa, according to the Fijian Government.

Q.7. What is the rank of India in the global Human Development Index (HDI) for 2020 according to the Human Development Report (HDR) 2020 released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम (UNDP) द्वारा जारी मानव विकास रिपोर्ट (HDR) 2020 के अनुसार 2020 के लिए वैश्विक मानव विकास सूचकांक (HDI) में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 42

(b) 51

(c) 89

(d) 105

(e) 131

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. India ranked 131 among 189 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) for 2020, slipping two places from 2019 Index (129th), according to the Human Development Report (HDR) 2020 released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on 16th Dec.

Norway topped the index, followed by Ireland and Switzerland. Hong Kong and Iceland complete the top five.

Q.8. Which country has topped the global Human Development Index (HDI) for 2020 according to the Human Development Report (HDR) 2020 released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम (UNDP) द्वारा जारी मानव विकास रिपोर्ट (HDR) 2020 के अनुसार किस देश ने 2020 के लिए वैश्विक मानव विकास सूचकांक (HDI) में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Ireland / आयरलैंड

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(d) Hong Kong / हाँग काँग

(e) Iceland / आइसलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. India ranked 131 among 189 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) for 2020, slipping two places from 2019 Index (129th), according to the Human Development Report (HDR) 2020 released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on 16th Dec.

Norway topped the index, followed by Ireland and Switzerland. Hong Kong and Iceland complete the top five.

Q.9. Which celebrity has topped the “2020 list for highest-paid celebrities by Forbes”?

किस सेलिब्रिटी ने फोर्ब्स द्वारा “सबसे ज्यादा कमाई करने वाली हस्तियों की सूची 2020” में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Kanye West / कान्ये वेस्ट

(b) Roger Federer / रोजर फेडरर

(c) Kylie Jenner / काइली जेनर

(d) Christiano Ronaldo / क्रिस्टियानो रोनाल्डो

(e) Lionel Messi / लियोनेल मेस्सी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Forbes recently released its annual list of highest-earning celebrities, and fashion icon and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner ranked first with an earning of 590 million dollars. Ranked at No. 2, on the list by making USD 170 million was American rapper and record producer Kanye West.

Roger Federer, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Rank 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.

Q.10. Nana Akufo-Addo has been appointed as the president for the second term of which of the following country?

नाना अकुफो-अडो को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए राष्ट्रपति के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Nigeria / नाइजीरिया

(b) Ghana / घाना

(c) Mali / माली

(d) Sudan / सूडान

(e) Senegal / सेनेगल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has won a second term after a tightly contested presidential election, the country’s electoral commission announced on Dec 9, beating long-time opponent John Mahama.

Akufo-Addo of the centre-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) received 6,730,413 or 51.59% of votes while Mahama of the centre-left National Democratic Congress (NDC) received 6,214,889 or 47.36%.

Q.11. Who has been elected as the vice president of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)?

एशिया पैसिफिक ब्रॉडकास्टिंग यूनियन (ABU) के उपाध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Anil Soni / अनिल सोनी

(b) Markandey Katju / मार्कंडेय काटजू

(c) Shashi Shekhar Vempati / शशि शेखर वेम्पती

(d) Aveek Sarkar / अवीक सरकार

(e) Chandramauli Kumar Prasad / चंद्रमौली कुमार प्रसाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. The CEO of Prasar Bharati, Shashi Shekhar Vempati has been elected as the Vice President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) for a period of three years. Prasar Bharati is India’s largest public broadcasting agency.

The Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union was formed in 1964 as a professional association of broadcasting organisations with over 286 members in 57 countries and regions, reaching the potential population of about three billion people.

Q.12. Name the country’s 42nd communications satellite recently launched by ISRO.

हाल ही में इसरो द्वारा लॉन्च किए गए देश के 42 वें संचार उपग्रह का नाम बताइए।

(a) INSAT-2E / इन्सैट-2ई

(b) KALPANA-1 / कलपना-1

(c) GSAT-29 / जीसैट-29

(d) CMS-01 / सीएमएस-01

(e) EDUSAT / एडूसैट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 17th Dec launched the country’s 42nd communication satellite named CMS-01. This is the second satellite launched by the space organisation.

The CMS-01 is envisaged to provide services in the Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum whose coverage will include the Indian mainland, Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. The satellite will be the first in a new series of communication satellites by India after the GSAT and INSAT series.

Q.13. Where will the 2030 Asian Games be hosted (2034 edition in Saudi Arabia)?

2030 एशियाई खेलों की मेजबानी (सऊदी अरब में 2034 संस्करण) कहाँ की जाएगी?

(a) Doha, Qatar / दोहा, कतर

(b) Rome, Italy / रोम, इटली

(c) Seoul, South Korea / सियोल, दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Nagoya, Japan / नागोया, जापान

(e) London, England / लंदन, इंग्लैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. The 2030 Asian Games were awarded to Doha, Qatar and the 2034 event went to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia after a deal was struck between the rival nations.

Doha beat Riyadh for the 2030 Games in the vote at the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA) general assembly.

Q.14. Ladakh Buddhist Association celebrated ‘Losar’ festival in Leh on __________________ 2020.

लद्दाख बुद्धिस्ट एसोसिएशन ने __________________ 2020 को लेह में लोसारत्यौहार मनाया।

(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
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. ‘Losar’ is celebrated to mark the beginning of the new year of the Buddhist community. The ‘Losar’ Ladakh started as a tradition during the supremacy of the ninth king of Tibet in early 17th century, when King Jamyang Namgyal decided to lead a war in winter and ended up celebrating the festival in advance.

Since then, the Losar festival is celebrated in the 11th month of Tibetan calendar which continues on 15th Dec.

Q.15. Who is the current President of World Bank?

विश्व बैंक के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(b) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

(c) Marcos Prado Troyjo / मार्कोस प्राडो त्रोय्जो

(d) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(e) David Malpass / डेविड मलपास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. President: David Malpass

Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

Q.16. Where is the Headquarter of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?

भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (ISRO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. ISRO

Chairman: K.Sivan

Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Q.17. What is the capital of Fiji?

फिजी की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Suva / सुवा

(b) Luanda‎ / लुआंडा

(c) Windhoek / विंडहोक

(d) Maputo‎ / मापुटो

(e) Bamako / बमाको

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. Capital: Suva

Currency: Fijian dollar

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