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Daily Current Affairs 28th December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has launched housing programme ‘Pedalandariki Illu’ (housing for poor)?

किस राज्य ने ‘पेडालैंडारिकी इलू’ (गरीबों के लिए आवास) एक आवास कार्यक्रम शुरू किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched the flagship programme of Navaratnalu ‘Pedalandariki Illu,’ (housing for poor) at Komaragiri layout of Pithapuram Assembly constituency in East Godavari district.

The government will take up the construction of 28.30 lakh houses at a total cost of ₹50,940 crore. In the first phase 15.60 lakh houses will be taken up at a cost of ₹28,000 crore and the work on the remaining 12.70 lakh house will commence from next year.

Q.2. In which city 6th India International Science Festival (IISF 2020) was held?

6ठा भारत अंतर्राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान महोत्सव (IISF 2020) किस शहर में आयोजित किया गया?

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(e) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. 6th India International Science Festival (IISF 2020) held in New Delhi.

The 6th India International Science Festival (IISF 2020) was held on-line from December 22 till 25.

IISF 2020 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi and it provided the participants a virtual platform to showcase their work, skill and products and the festival also presented virtual tours, exhibitions and digital certification.

Q.3. PM Modi has inaugurated India’s First Driverless Train. The train is operated on the Delhi Metro’s ________________.

पीएम मोदी ने भारत की पहली ड्राइवरलेस ट्रेन का उद्घाटन किया है। ट्रेन दिल्ली मेट्रो के ________________ पर संचालित है।

(a) Magenta Line / मैजेंटा लाइन

(b) Yellow Line / येलो लाइन

(c) Pink Line / पिंक लाइन

(d) Violet Line / वायलेट लाइन

(e) Red Line / रेड लाइन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. The first driverless train operations in India were initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 28, 2020. The train is operated on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line. The Magenta Line is to switch from ATP (Automatic Train Protection) and ATO (Automatic Train Operation) system to Driverless Train Operation mode. Under the driverless Train operation mode, the trains can be controlled from three command centres of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Q.4. In which state PM Modi has inaugurated “New Bhaupur – New Khurja section” of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC)?

पूर्वी डेडीकेटेड फ्रेट कॉरिडोर (EDFC) के “नई भूपुर – नई खुर्जा खंड” का उद्घाटन किस राज्य में पीएम मोदी ने किया है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘New Bhaupur – New Khurja section’ of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) on December 29.

The 351 km New Bhaupur – New Khurja section of EDFC is situated in Uttar Pradesh and is built at a cost of Rs 5,750 crores. The section will open new vistas of opportunity for the local industries such as aluminium industry (Pukhrayan region of Kanpur Dehat district), dairy sector (Auraiya district), textile production/block printing (Etawah district), glassware industry (Firozabad district), pottery products (Khurja of Bulandshahr district), asafoetida or ‘hing’ production (Hathras district) and locks and hardware (Aligarh district). The section will also decongest the existing Kanpur – Delhi main line and will enable Indian Railways to run faster trains.

Q.5. Which state’s Chief Minister Secretariat along with National Informatics Centre and the Disaster Management Department has won in Pandemic category in Digital India Awards, 2020?

राष्ट्रीय सूचना विज्ञान केंद्र और आपदा प्रबंधन विभाग के साथ किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री सचिवालय ने डिजिटल इंडिया अवार्ड, 2020 में महामारी श्रेणी में जीत हासिल की है?

(a) Odisha / ओडिशा

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Bihar / बिहार

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The Chief Minister Secretariat of Bihar, National Informatics Centre and the Disaster Management Department have been jointly chosen as winners in “Pandemic Category” in Digital India Awards, 2020.

Earlier the Uttar Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Department won the Digital India Award, 2020 under the “Excellence in Digital Governance” category. It was selected for its Points of Sale based food distribution, online billing and payment for food grains purchased from farmers, GPS tracking of vehicles transporting food grains.

Q.6. Which of the following organization has been developing “Green Propulsion Technology” for the Human Space Flight Mission of India, Gaganyaan?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा संगठन भारत के मानव अंतरिक्ष उड़ान मिशन, गगनयान के लिए “ग्रीन प्रोपल्शन टेक्नोलॉजी” विकसित कर रहा है?

(a) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) / भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन

(b) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

(d) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(e) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) / वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. ISRO is developing “Green Propulsion Technology”. The technology is being developed for the Human Space Flight Mission of India, Gaganyaan, that is to be launched in December 2021.

About: Propulsion means push forward or drive an object forward. In rockets and airplanes, the propulsion is generated through the application of Newton’s third law, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. A working fluid or a gas accelerates the engine.

Q.7. Which Indian naval ship has conducted “passage exercise” with Vietnamese Navy recently in the South China Sea?

किस भारतीय नौसैनिक जहाज ने हाल ही में दक्षिण चीन सागर में वियतनामी नौसेना के साथ “पैसेज अभ्यास” किया है?

(a) INS Kavaratti / आईएनएस कवारत्ती

(b) INS Kamorta / आईएनएस कामोर्ता

(c) INS Kadmatt / आईएनएस कदमत

(d) INS Kiltan / आईएनएस किल्टान

(e) INS Sahyadri / आईएनएस सह्याद्री

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Indian and Vietnamese Navy on 27th Dec concluded the two-day passage exercise in the South China Sea as part of efforts to boost maritime cooperation between the two countries.

“Passage Exercise #PASSEX between #IndianNavy and #Vietnam People’s Navy on 26 Dec 20. Indian Navy Ship (INS) Kiltan reached NhaRong Port, Ho Chi Minh City under Mission Sagar-III with 15 tonnes of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) stores for flood-affected people of Central Vietnam.

Q.8. Name the cricketer who has been chosen the Captain of ICC T20I, ODI men’s Team of the Decade.

उस क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए जिसे “दशक का ICC T20 & ODI पुरुषों की टीम का कप्तान” चुना गया है।

(a) Mahendra Singh Dhoni / महेन्द्र सिंह धोनी

(b) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(c) Muttiah Muralitharan / मुथैया मुरलीधरन

(d) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(e) Steven Smith / स्टीवन स्मिथ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Dhoni Captain of ICC T20I, ODI Team of the Decade; Kohli for Tests. The ICC on 27th Dec announced the men’s and women’s teams for the T20Is, ODIs and Tests from the last decade.

Former India captain MS Dhoni was named captain of the T20I and ODI Teams while current India captain Virat Kohli was picked to lead the Test side. The T20I side comprises four Indian players, three in the ODI side and two in the Test side.

Q.9. Who has won the “Sir Garfield Sobers award” for the best male cricketer of the decade and “ODI Cricketer of the Decade award”?

दशक के सर्वश्रेष्ठ पुरुष क्रिकेटर के लिए “सर गारफील्ड सोबर्स अवार्ड” और ” दशक का एक-दिवसीय अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेटर अवार्ड” किसने जीता है?

(a) Steven Smith / स्टीवन स्मिथ

(b) M S Dhoni / एम एस धोनी

(c) Ben Stokes / बेन स्टोक्स

(d) Yuvraj Singh / युवराज सिंह

(e) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Kohli named ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, Dhoni fetches ”Spirit of Cricket” honour. India captain Virat Kohli on 28th Dec headlined the ICC top honours for the decade, winning the Sir Garfield Sobers award for the best male cricketer of the past 10 years.

Kohli was also picked for the ODI Cricketer of the Decade award. Former India skipper M S Dhoni won the ”ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade”. Australia”s Elysse Perry swept the women”s awards, securing the ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade honours alongside ODI and T20 Cricketers of the Decade award.

Q.10. Who has won the “ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade award” alongside “ODI and T20 Female Cricketer of the Decade award”?

“एक-दिवसीय और टी20 फीमेल क्रिकेटर ऑफ़ द डिकेड अवार्ड” के साथ “आईसीसी महिला क्रिकेटर ऑफ़ द डिकेड अवार्ड” किसने जीता है?

(a) Smriti Mandhana / स्मृति मंधाना

(b) Ellyse Perry / एलिसे पेरी

(c) Sarah Taylor / सारा टेलर

(d) Meg Lanning / मेग लैनिंग

(e) Harmanpreet Kaur / हरमनप्रीत कौर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Kohli named ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, Dhoni fetches ”Spirit of Cricket” honour. India captain Virat Kohli on 28th Dec headlined the ICC top honours for the decade, winning the Sir Garfield Sobers award for the best male cricketer of the past 10 years.

Kohli was also picked for the ODI Cricketer of the Decade award. Former India skipper M S Dhoni won the ”ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade”. Australia”s Elysse Perry swept the women”s awards, securing the ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade honours alongside ODI and T20 Cricketers of the Decade award.

Q.11. Who is the present CEO of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) के वर्तमान सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Shashank Manohar / शशांक मनोहर

(b) Greg Barclay / ग्रेग बार्कले

(c) Jay Shah / जय शाह

(d) Manu Sawhney / मनु साव्हने

(e) Mahim Verma / महिम वर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Chairperson: Greg Barclay

CEO: Manu Sawhney

Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Q.12. Who is the current Governor of Andhra Pradesh?

आंध्र प्रदेश के वर्तमान राज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Pinarayi Vijayan / पिनारयी विजयन

(b) Biswabhusan Harichandan / बिस्वभूषण हरिचंदन

(c) Jagdish Mukhi / जगदीश मुखी

(d) Arif Mohammad Khan / आरिफ मोहम्मद खान

(e) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan

Chief minister: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Q.13. Which of the following National park is located in Bihar?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा राष्ट्रीय उद्यान बिहार में स्थित है?

(a) Rathambore National Park / रणथंभौर राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

(b) Dudhwa National Park / दुधवा राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

(c) Gir National Park / गिर राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

(d) Nagarhole National Park / नागरहोल राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

(e) Valmiki National Park / वाल्मीकि राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Valmiki National Park, Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the India-Nepal border in the West Champaran district of Bihar, India.

Q.14. What is the currency of Vietnam?

वियतनाम की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Rupiah / रूपया

(b) Baht / बाट

(c) Dong / डोंग

(d) Peso / पेसो

(e) Riel / रीएल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Capital: Hanoi

Currency: Vietnamese dong

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