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Q.1. Startsapuk Tso & Tso Kar lake complex has been added to the list of Ramsar site. Where Startsapuk Tso & Tso Kar lake is situated?

स्टार्टसपुक त्सो और त्सो कार झील परिसर को “रामसर साइटों” की सूची में जोड़ा गया है। स्टार्टसपुक त्सो और त्सो कार झील कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Ladakh / लद्दाख

(b) Shimla / शिमला

(c) Jammu / जम्मू

(d) Srinagar / श्रीनगर

(e) Gangtok / गंगटोक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. One more wetland in India has been added to the list of recognised sites of international importance under the treaty of Ramsar Convention, taking the number of such wetlands in the country to 42, the highest in South Asia.

The latest site to be added to the list is a high-altitude wetland complex of two connected lakes, Startsapuk Tso and Tso Kar, in Ladakh. The complex is a notable example of two connected lakes, the freshwater Startsapuk Tso and the hypersaline Tso Kar.

Q.2. PM will flag off 100th Kisan Rail on 28 December. 100th Kisan Rail will be run from ________________ to __________________.

पीएम 28 दिसंबर को 100 वीं किसान रेल को हरी झंडी दिखाएंगे। 100 वाँ किसान रेल ________________ से __________________ तक चलाई जाएगी।

(a) Deolali, Nashik, Maharashtra to Danapur, Patna, Bihar / देवलाली, नासिक, महाराष्ट्र से दानापुर, पटना, बिहार

(b) Bengaluru, Karnataka to Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi / बेंगलुरु, कर्नाटक से आदर्श नगर, नई दिल्ली

(c) Sangola, Maharashtra to Shalimar, West Bengal / सांगोला, महाराष्ट्र से शालीमार, पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh to Bengaluru, Karnataka / अनंतपुर, आंध्र प्रदेश से बेंगलुरु, कर्नाटक

(e) Nagpur, Maharashtra to Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi / नागपुर, महाराष्ट्र से आदर्श नगर, नई दिल्ली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal on 28th December 2020.

The multi-commodity train service will carry vegetables such as cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, drumsticks, chillies, onion, as well as fruits like grapes, oranges, pomegranate, banana, custard apple etc.

Q.3. ISRO has recently released Chandrayaan-2 mission’s initial data. Name the place from where Chandrayaan-2 was launched?

इसरो ने हाल ही में चंद्रयान -2 मिशन के प्रारंभिक डेटा को जारी किया है। उस स्थान का नाम बताइए जहाँ से चंद्रयान –2 का प्रक्षेपण किया गया था?

(a) Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota / सतीश धवन अंतरिक्ष केंद्र, श्रीहरिकोटा

(b) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram / विक्रम साराभाई अंतरिक्ष केंद्र, तिरुवनंतपुरम

(c) ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangaluru / इसरो सैटेलाइट सेंटर, बंगलुरु

(d) Indian Deep Space Network, Byalalu, Bangalore / इंडियन डीप स्पेस नेटवर्क, बयालू, बैंगलोर

(e) Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Thiruvananthapuram / तरल प्रणोदन प्रणाली केंद्र, तिरुवनंतपुरम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. The Indian Space Research Organization recently released the first set of data from Chandrayaan-2. The data was prepared by Planetary Data System (Version 4). The first data set was released through PRADAN portal.

The PRADAN portal is hosted by ISSDC (Indian Space Science Data Centre).

The Chandrayaan-2 mission was launched on 22 July 2019 (09: 13 GMT, with an expected Moon landing on 6 September 2019) using a GLSV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) Mark III launch vehicle from the SDSC (Satish Dhawan Space Center) on Sriharikota Island.

Q.4. By which year India is going to become 5th largest economy, according to Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)?

सेंटर फॉर इकोनॉमिक्स एंड बिजनेस रिसर्च (CEBR) के अनुसार, भारत किस वर्ष तक 5वीं सबसे बड़ी अर्थव्यवस्था बनने जा रहा है?

(a) 2025

(b) 2030

(c) 2035

(d) 2040

(e) 2045

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. India, which appears to have been pushed back to being the world’s sixth biggest economy in 2020, will again overtake the UK to become the fifth largest in 2025 and race to the third spot by 2030, a think tank said on 26th Dec.

India had overtaken the UK in 2019 to become the fifth largest economy in the world but has been relegated to 6th spot in 2020.

Q.5. Which Bank has topped among 100 Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) companies in India?

भारत में 100 बैंकिंग, वित्तीय सेवाओं और बीमा कंपनियों (BFSI) में किस बैंक ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. HDFC Bank is the top ranked company among the 100 Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) companies in the country, as per the BFSI Movers and Shakers 2020 report by Wizikey.

HDFC Bank has topped because of its customer service, monetary management, and innovative offerings amid the coronavirus pandemic. ICICI Bank and State Bank of India (SBI) are ranked second and third, respectively.

Q.6. Which of the following organization has announced to invest USD 54 million in India to support critical infrastructure projects?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने महत्वपूर्ण बुनियादी ढांचा परियोजनाओं का समर्थन करने के लिए भारत में 54 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर का निवेश करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका अंतर्राष्ट्रीय विकास एजेंसी

(b) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) / संघीय आपातकालीन प्रबंधन एजेंसी

(c) U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) / अमेरिकी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय विकास वित्त निगम

(d) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र जनसंख्या कोष

(e) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has announced to invest $54 million in India to support the development of critical infrastructure projects in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The DFC will invest this $54 million in equity for the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) in India.

Q.7. RBI has recently canceled the Licence of which bank of Maharashtra under Section 22 (4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949?

RBI ने हाल ही में बैंकिंग विनियमन अधिनियम, 1949 की धारा 22 (4) के तहत महाराष्ट्र के किस बैंक का लाइसेंस रद्द कर दिया है?

(a) Prathmik Shikshak Sahakari Bank / प्रथमिक शिक्षा सहकारी बैंक

(b) Subhadra Local Area Bank / सुभद्रा लोकल एरिया बैंक

(c) Coastal Local Area Bank / तटीय स्थानीय क्षेत्र बैंक

(d) Capital Local Area Bank / कैपिटल लोकल एरिया बैंक

(e) Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Area Bank / कृष्णा भीम समृद्धि लोकल एरिया बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has, vide order dated December 24, 2020 cancelled the banking licence issued to Subhadra Local Area Bank Ltd., Kolhapur, Maharashtra under Section 22 (4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 to carry on banking business in India. The order is made effective from close of business on December 24, 2020.

Reason: The affairs of the Subhadra Local Area Bank Ltd. were conducted in a manner detrimental to the interests of its present and future depositors. Public interest would be adversely affected if it is allowed to continue to do the business in the manner in which it is functioning.

Q.8. Florin Citu is the new Prime Minister of which of the following country?

फ्लोरिन सीटू निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के नए प्रधानमंत्री हैं?

(a) Costa Rica / कोस्टा रिका

(b) Jamaica / जमैका

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Romania / रोमानिया

(e) Bougainville / बोगनविलीया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Former investment banker and finance minister Florin Citu become the new prime minister at a time when Romania is struggling against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout.

Citu had stints as an economist for the New Zealand central bank and the European Investment Bank before entering politics in 2016.

Q.9. Who is the author of the book titled “Covid-19: Sabhyata ka Sankat aur Samadhan”?

“कोविद-19: सभ्यता का संकट और समाधन” नामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) V. Krishnaswamy / वी कृष्णस्वामी

(b) Kailash Satyarthi / कैलाश सत्यार्थी

(c) Ramchandra Guha / रामचंद्र गुहा

(d) Girish Kuber / गिरीश कुबेर

(e) Boria Majumdar / बोरिया मजूमदार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s new book titled ‘Covid-19: Sabhyata ka Sankat Aur Samadhan’ (Covid-19: Crisis of Civilisation and Solutions) was launched by former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh.

The Hindi book, published by Prabhat Prakashan. The book discusses how the pandemic has influenced the education system, business, politics, public safety, foreign policy, law, medicine, economy and development of countries.

Q.10. Who is the author of the book ‘Ayodhya’, released by Devendra Fadnavis ?

देवेंद्र फड़नवीस द्वारा जारी पुस्तक अयोध्याके लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Sonali Chitalkar / सोनाली चितलकर

(b) Hari Khemka / हरि खेमका

(c) Madhav Bhandari / माधव भंडारी

(d) Chanda Kochhar / चंदा कोचर

(e) Narayana Murthy / नारायण मूर्ति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Maharashtra former Chief Minister and present leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis has released the book ‘Ayodhya’ written by Madhav Bhandari.

The book will serve as a key reference document summarising the protests held for the cause of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Q.11. Name the Padma Shree awardee Dance historian and critic who passed away recently.

पद्मश्री पुरस्कार से सम्मानित नृत्य इतिहासकार और आलोचक का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Sunil Kothari / सुनील कोठारी

(b) UA Khader / यूए खादर

(c) Roddam Narasimha / रोडडैम नरसिम्हा

(d) Motilal Vora / मोतीलाल वोरा

(e) Madhav Govind Vaidya / माधव गोविंद वैद्य

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Padma Shri dance historian and critic Sunil Kothari passed away on 27th Dec at a Delhi hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest a month after testing positive for coronavirus. He was 87.

He authored more than 20 books on the subject of Indian dance forms including “Sattriya Dances of Assam”, “New Directions in Indian Dance”, and also on Bharatanatayam, Odissi, Chhau, Kathak, Kuchipudi, and Photo Biographies of Uday Shankar and Rukmini Devi Arundale.

Q.12. Robin Jackman, Former Bowler & Cricket Commentator passed away recently. He played for which country?

रॉबिन जैकमैन, पूर्व गेंदबाज और क्रिकेट कमेंटेटर का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस देश के लिए खेले?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

(e) England / इंग्लैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Robin Jackman, Former England Bowler And Cricket Commentator, Dies At 75Former England bowler and renowned cricket commentator Robin Jackman died at the age of 75 on 26th Dec.

Jackman played four test matches and fifteen one day internationals between 1974 and 1983.

Q.13. What is the capital of Romania?

रोमानिया की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Santiago / सैंटियागो

(b) Quito / क्विटो

(c) Lima / लीमा

(d) Bucharest / बुखारेस्ट

(e) Caracas / काराकस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Capital: Bucharest

Currency: Romanian leu

President: Klaus Iohannis

Q.14. Where is the headquarters of U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)?

अमेरिकी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय विकास वित्त निगम (DFC) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Birmingham, Alabama, United States / बर्मिंघम, अलबामा, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(b) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(c) Atlanta, Georgia, United States/ अटलांटा, जॉर्जिया, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) California, United States/ कैलिफोर्निया, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(e) Washington, D.C., United States / वाशिंगटन, डी.सी., संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. Agency executive: Adam S. Boehler, Chief Executive Officer

Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

Q.15. 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.15.(c)

Exp. ISRO Chairman: K.Sivan.

ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Q.16. What is the tagline of HDFC Bank?

एचडीएफसी बैंक की टैगलाइन क्या है?

(a) A Tradition of Trust

(b) We Understand Your World

(c) India’s International Bank

(d) Relationship Beyond Banking

(e) A Friend You Can Bank Upon

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. HDFC bank

Headquarters- Mumbai

Tagline– We Understand Your World

CEO- Sashidhar Jagdishan

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