Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 9th December 2020
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 9th December 2020

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 9th December 2020

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Current Affairs Quiz – 9th December 2020

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1. Which of the following company has become the country’s first virtual platform to accept Beijing’s homegrown digital currency?

  1. Trip.com Group
  2. JD.com Inc
  3. Baidu, Inc.
  4. Tencent Holdings Ltd
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– B. JD.com Inc

Explanation– Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc has become the country’s first virtual platform to accept Beijing’s homegrown digital currency. JD Digits, the company’s fintech arm, will accept digital yuan as payment for some products on its online mall. China’s digital yuan is one of the world’s most advanced “central bank digital currency” initiatives.

2. Which of the following bank has partnered with fintech lending platform Rupifi to offer a business credit card powered by Visa?

  1. Axis Bank
  2. HDFC Bank
  3. Yes Bank
  4. State Bank of India
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– A. Axis Bank

Explanation– Axis Bank has partnered with fintech lending platform Rupifi to offer a business credit card powered by Visa. The card will be offered to MSMEs to transact on aggregator platforms for their business purchases. Rupifi works with large aggregators like food delivery platforms, e-commerce companies, etc. to reach out to micro-businesses selling on their platforms.

3. Which of the following country will chair the incoming 20th Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government in 2021?

  1. Tajikistan
  2. Uzbekistan
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Russia
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– C. Kazakhstan

Explanation– The 19th Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Governments was chaired by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The Summit ended with the adoption of the Joint Communique. During the meet he launched the first ever SCO Online Exhibition on Shared Buddhist Heritage. It was launched during the 19th Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government. For the first time that a Summit-level Meeting was held under India’s Chairmanship, since it gained full-membership of the organization in 2017. Kazakhstan will chair the next incoming 20th Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government in 2021.

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4. Who among the following has authored the book titled “Indian Icon: A Cult Called Royal Enfield”?

  1. Rishi Varma
  2. Anuja Singhal
  3. Amrit Raj
  4. Sudha Murthy
  5. None of these

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Correct AnswerC. Amrit Raj

Explanation– The book titled “Indian Icon: A Cult Called Royal Enfield”authored by journalist Amrit Raj has been released recently. This book maps the trail-blazing story of the brand, the company and most of all, the individuals who have made Royal Enfield what it is now — a premium homegrown consumer brand for the global markets.

5. Recently, Which of the following bank has unveiled a premium banking program that offers personalized solutions focused on the particular needs of key consumer segments – from small business owners to salaried professionals and senior citizens?

  1. SBI Card
  2. HDFC Bank
  3. ICICI Bank
  4. Yes Bank
  5. None of these
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Correct AnswerD. Yes Bank

Explanation– Yes Bank has re-energised YES Premia, unveiling a premium banking program that offers personalized solutions focused on the particular needs of key consumer segments – from small business owners to salaried professionals and senior citizens. Yes Bank will celebrate the launch of this enhanced program during ‘Truly Yours’ Week, from December 1 – 7, 2020 throughout the bank’s network of branches across India, with several customercentric programs and partnered activations through dealer, OEM and bancassurance partners. YES Premia with its advanced technology and innovation capabilities as a basis to drive a significant role in the Retail Banking business, demonstrates the bank’s determination towards creating a truly differentiated bank.

6. RTGS system of the transaction to be available on 24×7 basis effect from which day?

  1. 15th December 2020
  2. 14th December 2020
  3. 25th December 2020
  4. 31st December 2020
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– B. 14th December 2020

Explanation– The Reserve Bank of India has announced that the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system will be made available round the clock on all days of the year with effect from 00:30 hours on December 14, 2020. Presently RTGS system is available for customers between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. RTGS shall continue to be governed by the RTGS System Regulations, 2013. RTGS shall be available for customer and inter-bank transactions round the clock, except for the interval between ‘end-of-day’ and ‘start-of-day’ processes, whose timings would be duly broadcasted through the RTGS system. Intra-Day Liquidity (IDL) facility shall be made available to facilitate smooth operations.

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7. Who among the following has been named in “The Straits Times Asians of the Year” for 2020.

  1. Ratan Tata
  2. Uday Kotak
  3. Pesi Shroff
  4. Adar Poonawalla
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– D. Adar Poonawalla

Explanation– Adar Poonawalla, the Chief Executive of the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), has been named among six “The Straits Times Asians of the Year” for 2020, by Singapore’s leading daily, The Straits Times, for their work in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. SII has collaborated with the University of Oxford and the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to develop COVID-19 vaccine, ‘Covidshield’, and is conducting trials in India. The other five Asians of the Year includes:

  • Chinese researcher Zhang Yongzhen
  • China’s Major-General Chen Wei,
  • Japan’s Dr Ryuichi Morishita
  • Singapore’s Professor Ooi Eng Eong
  • South Korean businessman Seo Jung-jin

8. Which of the following space-tech startup has signed an agreement with ISRO to launch its first remote-sensing satellite onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket?

  1. Pixxel
  2. Bellatrix
  3. Skyroot
  4. Dhruva
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– A. Pixxel

Explanation–  The Bengaluru-based space-technology start-up “Pixxel”, has signed a pact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch its first remote-sensing satellite on Isro’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket in early 2021. Earlier, the startup had planned to launch this satellite towards the end of 2020 and on a Russian Soyuz rocket. Pixxel aims to put a constellation of 30 earth observation micro-satellites into a sun-synchronous orbit by mid-2023. The data through these satellites will help in various sectors, ranging from agriculture to urban monitoring, such as track on air and water pollution levels, forest biodiversity and health, coastal and marine health, and changes in the urban landscape.

9. In India, the Armed Forces Flag Day (also known as the Flag Day of India) is observed annually on which day?

  1. 6th December
  2. 7th December
  3. 8th December
  4. 9th December
  5. None of these
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Correct AnswerB. 7th December

Explanation– In India, the Armed Forces Flag Day (also known as the Flag Day of India) is observed annually on December 7 since 1949 as an honour to the soldiers, sailors and airmen of India who fought on the borders to keep the country safe. The three branches of the Armed Forces of India, namely, the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy are remembered on this day. The ‘Armed forces Flag Day Fund’ (AFFDF) has been constituted by the Government of India for the welfare and rehabilitation of the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) community.

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10. Bangladesh and which of the following country has signed its first Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) since its independence in 1971?

  1. Japan
  2. Bhutan
  3. India
  4. USA
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– B. Bhutan

Explanation– Bangladesh has signed its first Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Bhutan, which will allow duty-free access to a range of goods between the two countries and hence boost bilateral trade between them. Under the PTA, 100 Bangladeshi products will get duty free access to Bhutan, while 34 items from Bhutan will get duty free access into Bangladesh. Further items can be added in the list later on the basis of discussion between the two countries. This is the first PTA signed by Bangladesh with any country in the world since its independence in 1971. The PTA was signed on 6th December 2020, to mark 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan. In 1971, Bhutan was the first country in the world to recognise Bangladesh as an independent country.

11. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of ……………… to modernize and upgrade the power distribution system in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

  1. $125 million
  2. $100 million
  3. $190 million
  4. $150 million
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– C. $190 million

Explanation–  The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $190 million (approx Rs 1,400 crore) to modernize and upgrade the power distribution system in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The financial-assistance by ADB will be used for the Bengaluru Smart Energy Efficient Power Distribution Project. The $190 million loan includes a $100 million sovereign loan and a $90 million non-sovereign guarantee loan to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM). BESCOM is one of five state-owned distribution utilities and the largest in Karnataka. This combination of sovereign and non-sovereign loans is being deployed by ADB in India on a pilot basis for the first time.

12. Which of the following railway stations will now be named Maa Barahi Devi Dham?

  1. Khundaur
  2. PirthiGanj
  3. Dandupur
  4. BishnathGanj
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– C. Dandupur

Explanation– The Dandupur railway station, situated between Pratapgarh and Badshahpur on Lucknow-Varanasi rail section, will now be named Maa Barahi Devi Dham. The Union government has given its consent after which Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave his nod to the renaming of the railway station. There is a temple of Maa Barahi Devi, six kilometres from the railway station.

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13. Which of the following country has recently become the second country to unfurl its flag on the moon?

  1. Japan
  2. China
  3. Russia
  4. India
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– B. China

Explanation– China has become the second country in the world to unfurl its national flag on the moon surface. Earlier this feat was achieved only by the USA when it planted its flag on the Moon during the Apollo mission in 1969. China achieved the historic feat when ‘Chang’e 5‘ probe of China, which was launched to collect soil and rock samples of the lunar surface, took off from the moon to return to earth after planting the national flag on 3rd December 2020. If the return journey concludes successfully, China becomes the only third country globally to have samples from the moon. Till date, this record is maintained only by the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s.

14. Corey Anderson has announced his retirement from international cricket. He was an all-rounder representing which of the following country?

  1. England
  2. Australia
  3. New Zealand
  4. South Africa
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer–  C. New Zealand

Explanation– New Zealand all-rounder, Corey Anderson has announced his retirement from international cricket. Anderson has played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 T20Is for New Zealand, scoring 2277 runs with two hundred and 10 half-centuries and 90 wickets. Anderson has signed a 3-year contract with Major League Cricket (MLC) in the USA, where he will serve in the Major and Minor League Cricket and coaching ventures at the cricket academies that come under the MLC.

15. Recently, Ravi Patwardhan has passed away recently, He was a famous actor from which of the following film industry.

  1. Gujarati
  2. Marathi
  3. Kannada
  4. Malayalam
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer– B. Marathi

Explanation– Ravi Patwardhan, a popular face in Marathi entertainment industry, has passed away. The veteran actor became a household name for his role in Marathi TV series Agabai Sasubai. Apart from this, Patwardhan has also starred in a few Hindi movies namely Tezab, Jhanjaar, Bond and Yeshwant.

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