Daily Current Affairs 23rd Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 23rd December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Kerala’s Gender Park is going to sign MoU with which of the following organization?

केरल का जेंडर पार्क निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर करने जा रहा है?

(a) United Nations Population Fund / संयुक्त राष्ट्र जनसंख्या कोष

(b) United Nations Human Rights Council / संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद

(c) HeForShe / ही फॉर शी

(d) United Nations Development Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(e) UN Women / संयुक्त राष्ट्र महिला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. The Gender Park, an autonomous body under the Kerala government, is all set to partner with UN Women to further the cause of women empowerment and function as a South Asia hub for gender equality.

UN Women would give a renewed push to the Gender Park’s efforts by providing support for activities like research, education and social intervention towards establishing gender equality.

Q.2. Which Bank has launched a new online platform ‘Infinite India’ for foreign firms?

किस बैंक ने विदेशी फर्मों के लिए एक नया ऑनलाइन प्लेटफॉर्म इनफिनिट इंडिया” लॉन्च किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. ICICI Bank has launched a new online platform for foreign firms looking to set up or expand their business in India. The platform, dubbed ‘Infinite India’, will offer foreign businesses banking solutions and value-added services. ‘Infinite India’ will seek to eliminate the need for coordinating with multiple touchpoints thus leading to a hassle-free experience for foreign companies in India.

Q.3. Which organization has recently announced to give Rs 2100-cr loan to Tripura for urban, tourism development?

किस संगठन ने शहरी, पर्यटन विकास के लिए त्रिपुरा को 2100 करोड़ रुपये का ऋण देने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) World Health Organization / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is likely to provide a Rs 2,100 crore loan to the Tripura government for the development of urban areas and tourism in the northeastern state that borders Bangladesh.

Rs 1600 crore will be for urban development and Rs 500 crore for the tourism sector.

Q.4. National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has projected India’s GDP at ____________ in FY21.

नेशनल काउंसिल ऑफ एप्लाइड इकोनॉमिक रिसर्च (NCAER) ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में भारत के सकल घरेलू उत्पाद का अनुमान ____________ पर लगाया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.0%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -7.3%

(e) -9.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) said on 22nd Dec it expects the GDP to contract 7.3 per cent in 2020-21 from 12.6 contraction estimated earlier in September.

NCAER expects the GDP to record marginal growth of 0.1 per cent and 2 per cent in October-December and January-March, respectively.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the new president of ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India)?

एसोचैम (एसोसिएटेड चैंबर्स ऑफ कॉमर्स एंड इंडस्ट्री ऑफ़ इंडिया) के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Vikram Shreekant Kirloskar / विक्रम श्रीकांत किर्लोस्कर

(b) Keshav R Murugesh / केशव आर मुरुगेश

(c) Vineet Agarwal / विनीत अग्रवाल

(d) Niranjan Hiranandani / निरंजन हीरानंदानी

(e) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Managing Director of logistics major Transport Corporation of India Limited Vineet Agarwal has taken over as the new President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), the industry body.

He replaces Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hiranandani Group of Companies. Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director of ReNew Power, is the new Senior Vice-President of Assocham.

Q.6. Which company has won the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2020?

किस कंपनी ने प्रतिष्ठित CII-ITC सस्टेनेबिलिटी अवार्ड 2020 जीता है?

(a) Power Grid Corporation of India / पावर ग्रिड कॉर्पोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(c) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited/ नेशनल थर्मल पावर कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(d) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(e) Bharat Petroleum / भारत पेट्रोलियम 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Country’s largest power producer, NTPC ltd has been conferred “Excellence” in the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2020 in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Domain. NTPC has been honoured in the Corporate Excellence Category, Commendation for Significant Achievement.

This is the highest award conferred by CII-ITC in CSR domain. NTPC is the only PSU to receive the award in the Corporate Excellence category. NTPC wins the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Awards in Corporate Excellence category second time in a row i.e. in the year 2019 and 2020.

Q.7. India has successfully test-fired a medium range surface-to air missile “MRSAM” off Odisha coast. DRDO has jointly developed the MSRAM missile in collaboration with which of the following?

भारत ने मध्यम दूरी की सतह से हवा में मार करने वाली मिसाइल “MRSAM” का ओडिशा तट पर सफल परीक्षण किया है। DRDO ने संयुक्त रूप से MSRAM मिसाइल को निम्नलिखित में से किसके सहयोग से विकसित किया है?

(a) Israel Aerospace Industries / इज़राइल एयरोस्पेस इंडस्ट्रीज

(b) Rafael Advanced Defense Systems / राफेल एडवांस्ड डिफेंस सिस्टम

(c) Boeing / बोइंग

(d) Lockheed Martin / लॉकहीड मार्टिन

(e) Dassault Aviation / डसॉल्ट एविएशन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. India on 23rd Dec successfully test-fired a medium range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) from Odisha coast. The DRDO has jointly developed the missile in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries.

The entire mission trajectory from the launch to plunging into the sea was monitored by various radars and electro-optico instruments.

Q.8. Every year, the Rashtriya Kisan Diwas is observed on ____________________.

हर साल, राष्ट्रीय किसान दिवस ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 23 December / 23 दिसम्बर

(b) 24 December / 24 दिसम्बर

(c) 25 December / 25 दिसम्बर

(d) 26 December / 26 दिसम्बर

(e) 27 December / 27 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Every year, the Rashtriya Kisan Diwas is observed on December 23. The Rashtriya Kisan Diwas is also called the Farmer’s Day. In India, it is celebrated in December 23 to honour the fifth Prime Minister of India, Choudhary Charan Singh. December 23 is the birthday of Choudhary Singh.

The Government of India decided to celebrate the birthday of Choudhary Charan singh as Farmers Day in 2001.

Q.9. Where is the headquarter of ICICI Bank?

ICICI बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi

Headquarters: Mumbai (Corporate Office)

Vadodara, Gujarat, (Registered Office)

Tagline: Hum hai na, Khayal Apka

Q.10. Trivandrum International Airport is located in which state?

त्रिवेंद्रम अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Trivandrum International Airport is an international airport which is situated in the city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, India.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India)?

ASSOCHAM (एसोसिएटेड चैंबर्स ऑफ कॉमर्स एंड इंडस्ट्री ऑफ इंडिया) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) Pune / पुणे

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(e) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Headquarters location: New Delhi

Founded: 1920

President: Vineet Agarwal

Q.12. Which of the following is the regulator of the credit rating agencies in India?

भारत में क्रेडिट रेटिंग एजेंसियों का नियामक निम्नलिखित में से कौन है?

(a) SBI / एस.बी.आई.

(b) SEBI / सेबी

(c) RBI / आर.बी.आई.

(d) SIDBI / सिडबी

(e) None of these / इनमें से कोई नहीं

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. All the credit rating agencies in India are regulated by SEBI (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.

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