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Current Affairs Quiz: 15 December 2021

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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 15 December 2021

    1. In which state Union Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Maa Umiya Dham Development Project in December 2021?
      1) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
      2) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
      3) Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
      4) Gaya, Bihar
      5) Ranchi, Jharkhand
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
      Explanation:
      Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Umiya Mata Dham temple and temple premises under Maa Umiya Dham Development Project at Umiya Campus in Sola in Ahmedabad, Gujarat along with several developmental projects including a railway bridge.
      Other Inaugurations:
      i. Umiya Dham complex in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is being built by the Kadava Patidar community.
      ii. Amit Shah also inaugurated a 4-lane railway overbridge and a water distribution station built by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
      iii. He also laid the foundation stone for an affordable housing project of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority.

    2. National Helpline Against Atrocities was launched by _________ (In Dec’21) to prevent atrocities on members of SC & ST, it will ensure proper execution of SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,________.
      1) Ministry of Law & Justice; 1980
      2) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment; 1989
      3) Ministry of Law & Justice; 1985
      4) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment; 1980
      5) Ministry of Tribal Affairs; 1989
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment; 1989
      Explanation:
      The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment launched a National Helpline Against Atrocities (NHAA) to prevent atrocities on members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes .
      • The NHAA will ensure proper execution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
      • The NHAA will be available 24×7 on toll-free number 14566 across the country & service will be available in English, Hindi as well as other regional languages of States and UTs.

    3. In December 2021, The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change declared “Askot Wildlife Sanctuary” of ___________ as an Eco-sensitive Zone.
      1) Assam
      2) Madhya Pradesh
      3) Uttar Pradesh
      4) Rajasthan
      5) Uttarakhand
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 5) Uttarakhand
      Explanation:
      According to the gazette of India, issued by the MoEF&CC, an area of 454.65 square kilometers around the boundary of Askot Wildlife Sanctuary in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand has been declared as the Askot Wildlife Sanctuary Eco-sensitive Zone(ESZ).
      • The notified area extends from 0 to 22 km around the Askot Wildlife Sanctuary.
      Note- Eco-Sensitive Zones are areas within 10 kms around Protected Areas, National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries notified by MoEFCC, Government of India under Environment Protection Act 1986.

    4. Which Institute signed an MoU with the Indian Air Force (in Dec’21) to improve the Indigenous solution in various Weapon Systems?
      1) IIT-Bombay
      2) IIT-Roorkee
      3) IIT-Kanpur
      4) IIT-Delhi
      5) IIT-Madras
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) IIT-Delhi
      Explanation:
      IIT-Delhi signed a MoU with Indian Air Force (IAF) to support requirements towards indigenous solutions in various weapon systems.
      • The partnership between IIT Delhi and IAF will also boost the efforts by Base Repair Depots (BRDs) of Maintenance Command IAF.
      About Indian Air Force (IAF):
      Establishment – 8th October 1932
      Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi
      Chief of the Air Staff– Vivek Ram Chaudhari

    5. Which Bank launched ‘World Wave’, a wearable payment solution along with National Payments Corporations of India (NPCI)?
      1) Bank of Baroda
      2) Punjab National Bank
      3) Union Bank of India
      4) Indian Bank
      5) Bank of India
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Bank of Baroda
      Explanation:
      Bank of Baroda (BOB) in partnership with National Payments Corporations of India (NPCI) launched bob World Wave, a wearable line of products for payments, integrated with a complete health ecosystem.
      i. A bOb World Wave wearable device will allow customers to monitor their Saturation of Peripheral Oxygen (SpO2), body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure.
      ii. The device will provide contactless payments of up to Rs. 5,000 in all Near-Field Communication (NFC) enabled Point of Sale devices and also enable payments above Rs 5000 using the PIN.

    6. Which Small Finance Bank recently (in Dec’21) launched a women-centric health insurance policy called ‘Chola Sarva Shakti’ along with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance?
      1) ESAF SFB
      2) Utkarsh SFB
      3) Equitas SFB
      4) Ujjivan SFB
      5) Capital SFB
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Equitas SFB
      Explanation:
      Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB) partnered with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance to launch Chola Sarva Shakti, a women-centric health insurance policy to secure women against health conditions.
      Aim – To empower Indian women with good health and finances.
      About Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB):
      CEO & Managing Director – Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan
      Established – 2016
      Headquarters – Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    7. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited recently (in Dec’21) collaborated with which organization to boost Alkaline Electrolyser technology for Green Hydrogen production?
      1) Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
      2) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
      3) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
      4) Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
      5) Nuclear Power Corporation of India
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
      Explanation:
      Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) collaborated with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to boost Alkaline Electrolyser technology for Green Hydrogen production.
      • This is a first of its kind initiative to support India’s commitment to achieve renewable energy targets and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
      About Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC):
      Director- Ajit Kumar Mohanty
      Headquarters– Trombay, ‎Mumbai, Maharashtra

    8. In December 2021, SMALLCAP World Fund Increased its Stake in __________ from 4.24% to 5.18% through Open Market.
      1) L&T Infrastructure Finance Ltd
      2) Bajaj Finance Ltd
      3) Gic Housing Finance Ltd
      4) LIC Housing Finance Ltd
      5) IIFL Finance Ltd
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 5) IIFL Finance Ltd
      Explanation:
      SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc., has increased its stake in IIFL Finance Limited, a leading finance & investment services company in India from 4.2473% to 5.1863% through the open market.
      • Fairfax Group, backed by Prem Watsa, an Indian-Canadian billionaire, has divested a 3.2% stake in IIFL Finance for Rs 365 crore through an open market transaction.
      About IIFL Finance Limited:
      Chairman– Nirmal Jain
      Managing Director– Venkataraman Rajamani
      Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra

    9. What are the points that are correct with respect to the National Energy Conservation Day?
      A) Every year, National Energy Conservation Day is observed across India on 12th December & the day organized by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.
      B) The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has organized the 31st National Energy Conservation Awards 2021 & 1st National Energy Efficiency Innovations Awards 2021.
      C) The first ever National Energy Conservation Day was celebrated on 12th December 1997.
      1) Only A
      2) Only B
      3) Only C
      4) Only A & B
      5) Only B & C
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Only B
      Explanation:
      Every year, National Energy Conservation Day is observed across India on 14th December & the day organized by the Ministry of Power.
      i. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has organized the 31st National Energy Conservation Awards 2021 & 1st National Energy Efficiency Innovations Awards 2021.
      ii. The first ever National Energy Conservation Day was celebrated on 14th December 1991.

    10. In December 2021, Which state approved to implement Atma Nirbhar Krishak Integrated Development Scheme to boost the Agricultural Sector?
      1) Karnataka
      2) Bihar
      3) West Bengal
      4) Uttar Pradesh
      5) Andhra Pradesh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Uttar Pradesh
      Explanation:
      The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved the implementation of Atma Nirbhar Krishak Integrated Development Scheme in the state from 2021-22 to 2031-32 to boost the agriculture sector.
      • The expected outlay for its implementation is Rs 1,220.92 crore for a period of 10 years.
      About Uttar Pradesh (UP):
      Chief Minister (CM)– Yogi Adityanath
      Bird Sanctuary– Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, Sur Sarovar (Keetham) Bird Sanctuary
      Tiger Reserve– Pilibhit Tiger Reserve





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