Daily Current Affairs 9th Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 9th December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Who among the following has announced that the government will start 1000 Khelo India Centres to encourage sports culture?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने घोषणा की है कि सरकार खेल संस्कृति को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए 1000 खेलो इंडिया केंद्र शुरू करेगी?

(a) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank / रमेश पोखरियाल निशंक

(b) Kiren Rijiju / किरेन रिजिजू

(c) Arjun Munda / अर्जुन मुंडा

(d) Jitendra Singh / जीतेन्द्र सिंह

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on December 8, 2020, announced that the government will be starting 1000 Khelo India centres all over the country to help retired sportspersons get employment and to encourage the sports culture in the country.

While addressing TURF 2020, the 10th Global Sports Summit, organised by FICCI, the union minister added that the government has made policy changes and has also taken initiatives for encouraging and supporting the sports community and sportsperson even after they retire.

Q.2. What was the rank of India in the latest global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released by the New Climate Institute, Germanwatch and CAN (Climate Action Network)?

न्यू क्लाइमेट चेंज इंस्टीट्यूट, जर्मनवाच और CAN (क्लाइमेट एक्शन नेटवर्क) द्वारा जारी नवीनतम वैश्विक जलवायु परिवर्तन प्रदर्शन सूचकांक (CCPI) में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 3

(b) 5

(c) 8

(d) 10

(e) 13

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. India remains in the top 10 for the second year in a row in the latest global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released in Germany on 7th Dec. The biggest current emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) China figures at 33rd rank while the largest historical polluter, the USA, appears at the bottom of the list.

India slid one position down from ninth in 2019 to 10th this year. The Global Climate Change Performance Index was recently released by the New Climate Institute, Germanwatch and CAN (Climate Action Network).

Q.3. Which of the following mountain peak has been declared 86 cm taller by Nepal and China recently?

निम्नलिखित में से किस पर्वत की चोटी को हाल ही में नेपाल और चीन द्वारा 86 सेमी लंबा घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Kanchenjunga / कंचनजंगा

(b) Mount Everest / माउंट एवरेस्ट

(c) Nanda Devi / नंदा देवी

(d) Nanga Parbat / नंगा परबत

(e) K2 / के2

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The world’s highest mountain peak ‘Mount Everest’ has become taller by 86 cm, as per a survey conducted jointly by Nepal and China.

The Government of Nepal and China jointly conducted an exercise to measure the world’s highest peak. The new height of Mt Everest has been calculated at 8,848.86 metres, which is 0.86m more than the previous measurement done by India in 1954.

Q.4. Which Small Finance Bank has recently launched a banking channel – “Money Mitra” to make banking services accessible to customers in their neighbourhood?

किस लघु वित्त बैंक ने हाल ही में ग्राहकों के लिए अपने पड़ोस में बैंकिंग सेवाओं को सुलभ बनाने के लिए एक बैंकिंग चैनल – “मनी मित्र” शुरू किया है?

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

(b) Janalakshmi Small Finance Bank / जनलक्ष्मी लघु वित्त बैंक

(c) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank / उत्कर्ष 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.(e)

Exp. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank on 7th Dec announced it has introduced a new channel to make banking services accessible to customers in their neighbourhood.

The channel – Money Mitra – will facilitate entrepreneurs running local businesses like Kirana, medical stores and insurance agencies to offer retail banking solutions to the bank’s customers exclusively.

Q.5. Nomura has forecasted that India could be fastest-growing Asian economy in 2021 at ________________ GDP growth.

नोमुरा ने अनुमान लगाया है कि भारत 2021 में ________________ जीडीपी वृद्धि पर सबसे तेजी से बढ़ने वाली एशियाई अर्थव्यवस्था हो सकता है।

(a) 7.3%

(b) 8.5%

(c) 9.9%

(d) 10.4%

(e) 11.8%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. India could well be the fastest-growing Asian economy in calendar year 2021 (CY21) Nomura’s forecasts.

The foreign research and brokerage house expects the Indian economy – as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) – to grow at 9.9 per cent in 2021, eclipsing China (2021 GDP growth pegged at 9 per cent) and Singapore (at 7.5 per cent) during this period.

Q.6. Name the Maharashtra-based Bank whose licence has been cancelled by the Reserve Bank of India, as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.

महाराष्ट्र स्थित बैंक का नाम बताएं, जिसका लाइसेंस भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने रद्द कर दिया है, क्योंकि उसके पास पर्याप्त पूंजी और कमाई की संभावना नहीं है।

(a) Nutan Nagarik Sahakari Bank / नूतन नागरिक सहकारी बैंक

(b) Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank / शिवालिक मर्केंटाइल को-ऑपरेटिव बैंक

(c) Karad Janata Sahakari Bank / करद जनता सहकारी बैंक

(d) Apna Sahakari Co-Op Bank / अपना सहकारी को-ओप बैंक

(e) Mehsana Urban Co-Op Bank / मेहसाना अर्बन को-ओप बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has cancelled the licence of Karad Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd in Maharashtra, as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.

As such, it does not comply with the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

More than 99 per cent of the depositors of the bank will get full payment of their deposits from Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC). On liquidation, every depositor is entitled to repayment of their deposits up to ₹ 5 lakh only from the DICGC.

Q.7. Which of the following organization has approved Rs 2.5 million (about Rs 18 crore) in technical assistance for advanced biofuel development in India?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने भारत में उन्नत जैव ईंधन विकास के लिए तकनीकी सहायता में 2.5 मिलियन रुपये (लगभग 18 करोड़ रुपये) को मंजूरी दी है?

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

(b) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(e) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. The Manila-based multilateral lending agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 2.5 million (about Rs 18 crore) technical assistance to support advanced biofuel development in India.

The grant will be funded from the Asia Clean Energy Fund, financed by the Government of Japan under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility, and the Republic of Korea’s e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund. The technical assistance (TA) will support the development of advanced bioethanol, bio-compressed natural gas, and biodiesel plants.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the first CEO of the newly-created “The World Health Organization (WHO) Foundation”?

नव-निर्मित “द वर्ल्ड हेल्थ ऑर्गनाइजेशन (WHO) फाउंडेशन” के पहले सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Soumya Swaminathan / सौम्या स्वामीनाथन

(b) Jane Ellison / जेन एलिसन

(c) Anil Soni / अनिल सोनी

(d) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(e) Shashi S Vempati / शशि एस वेम्पति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. US-based Indian-origin health expert, Anil Soni has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the newly-created “The World Health Organization (WHO) Foundation”.

Before this, he was working with Viatris, a global healthcare company in the US, where he served as Head of Global Infectious Diseases. He will assume his role as CEO with effect from 1st January 2021.

Q.9. International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भ्रष्टाचार निरोधक दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 8 December / 8 दिसम्बर

(b) 9 December / 9 दिसम्बर

(c) 10 December / 10 दिसम्बर

(d) 11 December / 11 दिसम्बर

(e) 12 December / 12 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Every year, December 9 is celebrated as the International Anti-Corruption Day. The day emphasizes the need for the eradication of corruption and intends to create awareness on the ways through which it can be reduced. The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the convention against corruption on October 31, 2003. Following this, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was designated as the secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties.  In December 2005, the General Assembly designated the day as Anti-Corruption Day.

Q.10. What was the theme for International Anti-Corruption Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भ्रष्टाचार निरोधक दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Recover with Integrity

(b) Your NO Counts

(c) United Against Corruption

(d) Take action – Be the change

(e) United Against Corruption – Lead the change

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Every year, December 9 is celebrated as the International Anti-Corruption Day. The day emphasises the need for the eradication of corruption and intends to create awareness on the ways through which it can be reduced.

The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the convention against corruption on October 31, 2003. Following this, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was designated as the secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties.  In December 2005, the General Assembly designated the day as Anti-Corruption Day.

Theme 2020: United Against Corruption

Q.11. Parthiv Patel retired from all forms of cricket. He featured in 194 first-class matches for which state?

पार्थिव पटेल ने सभी प्रकार के क्रिकेट से संन्यास ले लिया। उन्होंने किस राज्य के लिए 194 प्रथम श्रेणी मैचों में भाग लिया?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. An 18-year-long illustrious career came to an end, on Wednesday, as wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

Parthiv, 35, has featured in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and a couple of T20Is for India. In domestic cricket, he featured in 194 first-class matches for Gujarat.

Q.12. Who is the current President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Masatsugu Asakawa / मसत्सुगु असकवा

(b) Jin Liqun / जिन लिकुन

(c) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp: Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines

President: Masatsugu Asakawa

Founded: 19 December 1966

Membership: 68 countries

Q.13. Where is the Headquarter of World Health Organization (WHO)?

विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (WHO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

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

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(e) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland 

Founded: 7 April 1948

Q.14. Where is the Headquarter of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank?

उज्जीवन लघु वित्त बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Founder: Samit Ghosh

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Non-Executive Chairman: Sunil Patel

MD & CEO: Nitin Chugh

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