Daily Current Affairs 24th Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 24th December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. With which of the following organization, India has signed a $500-million pact for safe, green highways in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन के साथ, भारत ने राजस्थान, हिमाचल प्रदेश, उत्तर प्रदेश और आंध्र प्रदेश में सुरक्षित, हरे राजमार्गों के लिए $ 500 मिलियन का समझौता किया है?

(a) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

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

(c) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

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

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Green National Highways Corridor Project will support Road Transport and Highways Ministry 783 km of highways.

The Centre and the World Bank on 23rd Dec signed a $500-million project to build safe and green national highway corridors in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

Q.2. With which country, India has signed an agreement to cooperate in the fields of health and medicine, including sharing of expertise in building climate resilient infrastructure?

किस देश के साथ, भारत ने स्वास्थ्य और चिकित्सा के क्षेत्र में सहयोग करने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं, जिसमें जलवायु-लचीले बुनियादी ढांचे के निर्माण में विशेषज्ञता साझा करना शामिल है?

(a) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) UK / ब्रिटेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. India and Israel on 22nd Dec signed an agreement to cooperate in the fields of health and medicine, including sharing of expertise in building climate resilient infrastructure and support to ‘green healthcare’.

The new pact replaces the previous one signed in September 2003. Further strengthening cooperation in the sector of water management. The new agreement includes sharing of expertise for facilitating climate resilient infrastructure, as well as providing support for development of “green healthcare”, i.e. climate resilient hospitals.

Q.3. Which city’s Amar Singh College conservation project has been recognized with the 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation?

किस शहर के अमर सिंह कॉलेज संरक्षण परियोजना को सांस्कृतिक विरासत संरक्षण के लिए 2020 यूनेस्को एशिया-प्रशांत पुरस्कार से मान्यता दी गई है?

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) Kanpur / कानपुर

(c) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(d) Dehradun / देहरादून

(e) Srinagar / श्रीनगर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. The Srinagar-based Amar Singh College’s building, built nearly 80 years ago, is one of the seven conservation projects to be recognised with the 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The Amar Singh College was recognised with the ‘Award of Merit’ in the 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.The restoration of the Amar Singh College brought back one of the most prominent institutional buildings in Kashmir to its former glory.

Q.4. Union Cabinet has recently allowed 100% FDI in which of the following sector?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने हाल ही में निम्नलिखित में से किस क्षेत्र में 100% FDI की अनुमति दी है?

(a) Commodity Exchange / कमोडिटी एक्सचेंज

(b) Direct to Home Broadcasting Services / डायरेक्ट टू होम ब्रॉडकास्टिंग सर्विसेज

(c) Multi Brand retail trading / मल्टी-ब्रांड रिटेल ट्रेडिंग

(d) Private Security Agencies / निजी सुरक्षा एजेंसियां

(e) Satellites- establishment and operation / उपग्रह- स्थापना और संचालन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved revised guidelines for Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcasting services, allowing 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) as well as increasing the license period to 20 years.

Under the revised guidelines the licenses will be issued for a period of 20 years, compared to 10 years at the moment, and will be renewed for a 10-year period. The license fee has been revised from 10 per cent of gross revenue (GR) to 8 per cent of adjusted gross revenue (AGR), which will be calculated by deduction of GST from GR.

Q.5. Ind-Ra has projected India’s GDP at ___________ for FY21.

Ind-Ra ने FY21 के लिए भारत की GDP का अनुमान ___________ पर लगाया है।

(a) -4.6%

(b) -5.2%

(c) -6.4%

(d) -7.8%

(e) -8.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. India Ratings on 24th Dec projected 7.8 per cent contraction for the economy for 2020-21 as compared to 11.8 per cent degrowth estimated earlier.

it expects GDP to grow by 9.6 per cent in 2021-22

Q.6. On which date National Consumer Rights Day is celebrated every year in India?

भारत में हर साल राष्ट्रीय उपभोक्ता अधिकार दिवस किस तारीख 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.6.(b)

Exp. Every year, the National Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on December 24 in India. The World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15.

The National Consumer Day is celebrated through out India to protect the interests of the consumers.

Q.7. What was the theme for National Consumer Rights Day 2020?

राष्ट्रीय उपभोक्ता अधिकार दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) The Sustainable Consumer

(b) Trusted Smart Products

(c) Timely Disposal of Consumer Complaints

(d) Antibiotics Off The Menu

(e) Emerging Digital Markets: Issues & Challenges for Consumer Protection

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Every year, the National Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on December 24 in India. The World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15. The National Consumer Day is celebrated throughout India to protect the interests of the consumers.

Theme 2020: The Sustainable Consumer

Q.8.Who is the author of a new book “The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined the Buddha” which will uncover the story of ‘The Light of Asia’ poem?

“द लाइट ऑफ एशिया: द पोम दैट डिफाइड द बुद्धा” नामक एक नई पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं, जो द लाइट ऑफ एशिया कविता की कहानी को उजागर करेगा?

(a) Anand Sharma / आनंद शर्मा

(b) Shashi Tharoor / शशि थरूर

(c) Jairam Ramesh / जयराम रमेश

(d) Nandan Nilekani / नंदन नीलेकणी

(e) Sagarika Ghose / सागरिका घोष

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh’s new book will uncover and narrate the story of phenomenal poem. The Light of Asia that has shaped people’s thinking of the Buddha and his teachings.

Will be published under Penguin’s ‘Viking’ imprint in May next year.  The book endeavours to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment became the Buddha. It presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses.

Q.9. Who is the author of the book ‘Oh Mizoram’ virtually released by M Venkaiah Naidu?

एम वेंकैया नायडू द्वारा जारी पुस्तक “ओह मिजोरम” के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Zoramthanga / ज़ोरमथांगा

(b) Sarbananda Sonowal / सर्बानंद सोनोवाल

(c) Jagdish Mukhi / जगदीश मुखी

(d) P S Sreedharan Pillai / पी एस श्रीधरन पिल्लई

(e) Biswabhusan Harichandan / बिस्वभूषण हरिचंदन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. VP Venkaiah Naidu virtually released the book ‘Oh Mizoram’, written by Governor of Mizoram, Shri P S Sreedharan Pillai.

Pillai is a lawyer, an orator, a prolific writer, a philanthropist, and a thinker.

Q.10. What is the currency of Israel?

इज़राइल की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Ruble / रूबल

(d) New shekel / नई शेकेल

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The Israeli new shekel also known as simply the Israeli shekel is the currency of Israel.

Q.11. Where is the Headquarters of World Bank?

विश्व बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल, कनाडा

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Washington, D.C., United States / वाशिंगटन, डी.सी., यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

President: David Malpass

Q.12. Who is the Director-General of UNESCO?

यूनेस्को का महानिदेशक कौन है?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) António Guterres / एंटोनियो गुटेरेस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Director-General: Audrey Azoulay

Headquarters: Paris, France

Q.13. Which of the following organization regulates working and operations of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs)?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा संगठन गैर-बैंकिंग वित्तीय कंपनियों (एनबीएफसी) के काम और संचालन को नियंत्रित करता है?

(a) RBI / आर.बी.आई.

(b) SEBI / सेबी

(c) IRDAI / आई.आर.डी.ए.आई.

(d) SIDBI / सिडबी

(e) None of these /

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. The working and operations of NBFCs are regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) within the framework of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (Chapter III-B) and the directions issued by it.

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