Daily Current Affairs 22nd Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 22nd December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. PM Modi has launched the “SEHAT” Health Insurance Scheme for which of the following state/UT?

पीएम मोदी ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य/केंद्रशासित प्रदेश के लिए “सेहतस्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Ladakh / लदाख

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Daman & Diu / दमन और दीव

(d) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘SEHAT’ – Health Insurance Scheme for the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on 26th December. This scheme will cover the remaining One crore population which was not covered under Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Under Ayushman Bharat PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), eligible beneficiaries were covered under Health Cover of Rs 5 Lakh.

Under PMJAY scheme, 30 lakh people are being covered in J&K. With the launch of ‘SEHAT’ Scheme by the Prime Minister on December 26, J&K will be among the first in the country to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Q.2. With which country, Sixth Samwad Conference has been recently organized by India which was addressed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

किस देश के साथ, हाल ही में भारत द्वारा छठा सामवेद सम्मेलन आयोजित किया गया जिसे प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने संबोधित किया था?

(a) Japan / जापान

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently addressed the sixth India-Japan Sanwad Conference through video conferencing.

The purpose of This Samvad Conference is to discuss the need to build the future of Asia on the positive influence of traditions of non-violence and democracy in Asia.

The first conference, Samvad-I, was held in New Delhi in 2015, at Bodh Gaya. During Samvad I, leading scholars, religious leaders, academics, and political personalities had exchanged views on conflict avoidance and environmental consciousness.

Q.3. Indian Army has recently signed an MoU with which Bank for ‘Military Salary Package’?

भारतीय सेना ने हाल ही में किस बैंक के साथ सैन्य वेतन पैकेजके लिए समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(e) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Army and Bank of Baroda have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ‘Baroda Military Salary Package’

Services under ‘Baroda Military Salary Package’ will be offered to serving and retired personnel of Indian Army through the Bank’s network of over 8,200 domestic branches and around 20,000 business correspondent touchpoints.

Q.4. Which bank has approved a $231 Million Loan for a Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power (LKHEP) Project in Assam?

किस बैंक ने असम में लोअर कोपिली हाइड्रोइलेक्ट्रिक पावर (LKHEP) परियोजना के लिए $231 मिलियन ऋण को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

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

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $231 million loan to develop the Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power (LKHEP) facility in Assam.

The Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power facility will utilize water from the Kopili river to produce around 120 MW of electricity, specifically during peak demand periods. The project will double the hydropower generation capacity of Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL).

Q.5. Which Bank has tied up with NPCI to launch ‘RuPay Select’ Contactless Debit Card?

“RuPay Select” संपर्क रहित डेबिट कार्ड लॉन्च करने के लिए किस बैंक ने NPCI के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Central Bank of India has launched a unique variant of a contactless debit card under the name ‘RuPay Select’, in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

This RuPay Debit Select Card will focus on customers’ lifestyle, fitness, rejuvenation, nutrition and personal care. Additionally, it comes up with an accidental and permanent disability insurance cover up to 10 lakh at no extra cost to customers.

Q.6. What was the rank of India in the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings 2020?

विश्व बैंक की “ईज़ ऑफ डूइंग बिज़नेस” रैंकिंग 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 28th

(b) 42nd

(c) 63rd

(d) 78th

(e) 85th

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In August 2020, the World Bank decided to pause the publication of its Doing Business Report after number of irregularities regarding changes to data in previous reports. Changes are being made and these changes are to be reflected in the next report that is due in March 2021. India had jumped 14 positions to be ranked 63rd among 190 countries in the World Bank’s ease of doing business 2020 survey.

The World Bank says that China should have been dropped by seven places, that is to 85th rank rather than remaining in 78th. This is in accordance to the Doing Business report, 2018. Saudi Arabia ranked at 62nd earlier should have been placed at 63rd. The rank of Azerbaijan was updated to 28. Earlier, it was ranked at 28th.

Q.7. Who has been awarded the prestigious ‘Legion of Merit’ by Donald Trump?

किसे डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प द्वारा प्रतिष्ठित लीजन ऑफ मेरिटसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Taranjit Singh Sandhu / तरनजीत सिंह संधू

(b) Robert O’Brien / रॉबर्ट ओ’ब्रायन

(c) Aishwarya Sridhar / ऐश्वर्या श्रीधर

(d) Sudha Painuli / सुधा पैणुली

(e) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. US President Donald Trump presented the prestigious Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating strategic partnership of the two countries and emergence of India as a global power.

India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the prime minister from the US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien at the White House.

Q.8. On which date National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year?

हर साल राष्ट्रीय गणित दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 21 December / 21 दिसम्बर

(b) 22 December / 22 दिसम्बर

(c) 23 December / 23 दिसम्बर

(d) 24 December / 24 दिसम्बर

(e) 25 December / 25 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on December 22 across the nation to recognise and celebrate the works of Srinivasa Ramanujan. It was on this day in 1887, the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born.

The mathematical genius Ramanujan was born to a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family at Erode, Tamil Nadu. The former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on February 26, 2012, declared December 22 as the National Mathematics Day to mark the mathematician’s birth anniversary.

Q.9. Motilal Vora passed away recently. He was the former CM of which state?

मोतीलाल वोरा का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस राज्य के पूर्व सीएम थे?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran Congress leader, Motilal Vora has passed away following post-COVID-19 complications.

He was born at Jodhpur in Rajasthan and began his career as a journalist. The late Congress leader served as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh twice, once from 1985 to 1988 and then again in 1989 for 11 months.

Q.10. What is the tag line of Bank of Baroda?

बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा की टैग लाइन क्या है?

(a) International Bank of India

(b) India’s International Bank

(c) India’s Multinational Bank

(d) World’s local Bank

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The tagline of Bank of Baroda is “India’s International Bank”.

Headquarters: Alkapuri, Vadodara

Chairman: Hasmukh Adhia

MD & CEO: Sanjiv Chadha

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

भारत के राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम (NPCI) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Porbandar / पोरबंदर

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Vadodra / वडोदरा

(e) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Founded: 2008

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

MD & CEO: Dilip Asbe

Non-Exe Chairman: Biswamohan Mahapatra

Q.12. Who is the present CEO of Central Bank of India?

सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया के वर्तमान सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(b) Shiv Das Meena / शिव दास मीणा

(c) Mukesh Kumar Jain / मुकेश कुमार जैन

(d) Romesh Sobti / रोमेश सोबती

(e) Pallav Mohapatra / पल्लव मोहपात्रा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Mumbai

CEO: Pallav Mohapatra

Q.13. In which state/UT, Dachigam National Park is located?

दाचीगाम राष्ट्रीय उद्यान किस राज्य / केंद्रशासित प्रदेश में स्थित है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(c) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Dachigam National Park is located 22 kilometers from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

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