Daily Current Affairs 30th Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 30th December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state India’s First Hot Air Balloon Safari was launched recently?

हाल ही में भारत के पहले हॉट एयर बैलून सफारी को किस राज्य में लॉन्च किया गया?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The Forest Minister of Madhya Pradesh recently launched the first hot air balloon safari of India in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve of India in MP.

There are several hot air balloon rides in the country. However, this is the first hot air balloon safari.

Q.2. Which country has become the world’s first nation to approve AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID vaccine?

कौन सा देश एस्ट्राजेनेका-ऑक्सफोर्ड COVID वैक्सीन को मंजूरी देने वाला दुनिया का पहला देश बन गया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) UK / ब्रिटेन

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Britain on 30th Dec became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca as it battles a major winter surge driven by a new, highly contagious variant of the virus.

AstraZeneca said the authorisation was for a two dose regime, and that the vaccine had been approved for use for emergency supply. Britain has ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

Q.3. With which bank, Google Pay has joined hands to offer FASTag through app?

किस बैंक के साथ, Google पे ने ऐप के माध्यम से FASTag पेश करने के लिए हाथ मिलाया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. ICICI bank has announced its collaboration with Google for issuance of FASTag through Google Pay. This will enable Google Pay users to order, track and recharge ICICI Bank FASTag conveniently and completely digitally on the payment’s platform itself.

The initiative is aimed at ensuring the safety of the applicants amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as they don’t have to visit merchants or toll locations to buy a FASTag. ICICI Bank has become the first bank to join hands with Google Pay for the issuance of FASTag. FASTag has been made mandatory for four-wheelers from January 1, 2021.

Q.4. Which Small Finance bank has tied up with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance to offer life insurance solutions?

जीवन बीमा समाधान की पेशकश करने के लिए ICICI प्रूडेंशियल लाइफ इंश्योरेंस के साथ किस लघु वित्त बैंक ने करार किया है?

(a) Jana Small Finance Bank / जना लघु वित्त बैंक

(b) Suryoday Small Finance Bank / सूर्योदय लघु वित्त बैंक

(c) AU Small Finance Bank / ए यु लघु वित्त बैंक

(d) Equitas Small Finance Bank / इक्विटास लघु वित्त बैंक

(e) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank / उज्जीवन लघु वित्त बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. AU Small Finance Bank has announced a strategic partnership with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance to offer life insurance solutions. The tie-up aims to deliver “paperless, secure, and hassle-free life insurance”.

AU Bank even claimed that these products will enable customers to provide financial security to themselves and their families and help them achieve their financial goals.

Q.5. Which organization has recently fined NDTV for ₹5 crores, because of NDTV’s failure to disclose price sensitive information about VCPL loan agreements?

किस संगठन ने हाल ही में NDTV पर 5 करोड़ का जुर्माना लगाया है, क्योंकि NDTV, VCPL ऋण समझौतों के बारे में मूल्य संवेदनशील जानकारी का खुलासा करने में विफल रहा है?

(a) Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) / केन्द्रीय प्रत्यक्ष कर बोर्ड

(b) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(c) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(d) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) / केंद्रीय अप्रत्यक्ष कर और सीमा शुल्क बोर्ड (CBIC)

(e) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Markets regulator Sebi on 29th Dec imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on NDTV for its failure to disclose price-sensitive information about VCPL loan agreements but the company denied the charges.

The loan agreements had clauses and conditions that substantially affected the functioning of the media company. As per Sebi, a loan amount of Rs 350 crore was borrowed by the promoters of NDTV under the VCPL loan agreement in 2009 to repay earlier loan availed from ICICI Bank and a second loan agreement with VCPL was signed for Rs 53.85 crore a year later.

Q.6. Who has been honoured with Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Memorial Award 2020?

डॉ नरेंद्र दाभोलकर मेमोरियल अवार्ड 2020 से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Siddhartha Mukherjee / सिद्धार्थ मुखर्जी

(b) Raj Chetty / राज चेट्टी

(c) Renjith Kumar / रंजित कुमार

(d) Jadav Payeng / जादव पायेंग

(e) K. Veeramani / के वीरमणि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. The Dr Narendra Dabholkar Memorial Award for this year has been conferred upon Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani. The award was instituted in the memory of the Maharashtra-based rationalist Dabholkar. The U.S.-based Maharashtra Foundation had instituted the award in his memory, a release issued by the Dravidar Kazhagam.

Q.7. What was the theme for Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2020?

सामाजिक न्याय  के लिए मदर टेरेसा मेमोरियल अवार्ड 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery

(b) Celebrating Compassion In Times Of COVID

(c) Peace, equality and social justice

(d) Selfless service and philanthropy

(e) None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Harmony Foundation hosted the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice yesterday, the 27th of December, 2020. The Awards in its 16th year is the only award endorsed by Sister Prema, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the organization started by Mother Teresa.

The theme for this year’s awards was, ‘Celebrating Compassion In Times Of Covid ‘.

Q.8. Mir Sajjad Ali passed away recently. With which sports he was associated?

मीर सज्जाद अली का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस खेल से जुड़े थे?

(a) Cricket / क्रिकेट

(b) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(c) Chess / चेस

(d) Football / फुटबॉल

(e) Table Tennis / टेबल टेनिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Former India football international Mir Sajjad Ali passed away. He was 66. He was selected to play for India in 1977. The left-winger later on played for East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting.

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

Tagline: Hum hai na, Khayal Apka

Q.10. Who is the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

भारतीय प्रतिभूति एवं विनिमय बोर्ड (SEBI) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

(b) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(c) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(d) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. SEBI (Chairman): Ajay Tyagi

Q.11. Who is the MD & CEO of AU Small Finance Bank?

एयू स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Sanjay Agarwal / संजय अगरवाल

(b) Uttam Tibrewal / उत्तम टिबरेवाल

(c) Anamika Roy Rashtrawar / अनामिका रॉय राष्ट्रवर

(d) RV Verma / आर वी वर्मा

(e) Parag Raja / पराग रजा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Sanjay Agarwal is Managing Director & CEO of AU Small Finance Bank.

Q.12. Who is the present Governor of Madhya Pradesh?

मध्य प्रदेश के वर्तमान राज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Baby Rani Maurya / बेबी रानी मौर्य

(b) Anil Baijal / अनिल बैजल

(c) Anandiben Patel / आनंदीबेन पटेल

(d) Phagu Chauhan / फागू चौहान

(e) Satya Pal Malik / सत्य पाल मलिक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Smt. Anandiben Patel is the Governor of Madhya Pradesh.

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