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Current Affairs Quiz: 17 December 2021

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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 17 December 2021

  1. What are the points that are correct with respect to the Cabinet Approval in December 2021?
    A) Incentive Scheme to Promote RuPay Debit cards & BHIM-UPI Transaction with an estimated financial outlay of Rs 1,300 crore for 1 year.
    B) PLI scheme with an outlay of Rs 76,000 crore to boost semiconductor & display manufacturing & also incentives for the electronics sector to Rs 2.30 lakh crore.
    C) Implementation of PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) for 2021-24 with an outlay of Rs. 93,068 Crore to benefit 22 lakh farmers.
    1) Only A
    2) Only B
    3) Only C
    4) Only A & B
    5) Only B & C
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Only A & B
    Explanation:
    Incentive Scheme to Promote RuPayDebit cards & BHIM-UPI Transaction with an estimated financial outlay of Rs 1,300 crore for 1 year.
    i. PLI scheme with an outlay of Rs 76,000 crore to boost semiconductor & display manufacturing & also approved incentives for the electronics sector to Rs 2.30 lakh crore.
    ii. Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) for 2021-26 with an outlay of Rs. 93,068 Crore to benefit 22 lakh farmers.
    Note- Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), Har Khet ko Paani (HKKP) and Watershed Development components have been approved for continuation during PMKSY 2021-26.

  2. The Cabinet recently (in Dec’21) approved the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between India & which country?
    1) Sri Lanka
    2) China
    3) South Africa
    4) Poland
    5) Spain
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Poland
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet approved the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Government of India and the Republic of Poland.
    • It will increase the effectiveness of India in tackling criminal activities involving Poland.
    • Note- The cabinet cleared a Bill on electoral reforms, including one to link the electoral roll with Aadhaar on a voluntary basis to root out multiple enrolments.

  3. Which organization recently (in Dec’21) entered into partnership with Ashok Leyland to develop 600-HP Indigenous Combat Vehicle Engines?
    1) DRDO
    2) Bharat Dynamics
    3) ISRO
    4) Bharat Electronics
    5) HAL
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) DRDO
    Explanation:
    Ashok Leyland has partnered with Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), a premier lab of DRDO, to develop and manufacture 600-HP Indigenous Combat Vehicle Engines & the partnership will power futuristic combat vehicles under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat mission.
    • Pravin Kumar Mehta, Distinguished Scientist & Director General, Armament & Combat Engineering Systems (ACE), inaugurated the testing of the engine at the Engine Development Centre of Ashok Leyland, near Chennai.

  4. What are the points that are correct with respect to the 6th edition of the India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) 2021?
    A) IWIS 2021 was organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga & Centre for Ganga River Basin Management & Studies in a Hybrid Mode.
    B) Theme of IWIS 2021 was “River Resources Allocation Planning &Management at the Regional Level”.
    C) During this event, 5 MoU’s were signed which includes 2 MoU’s with Innovation Centre Denmark & UPS Hungary to conserve the Ganga River Basin.
    1) Only A
    2) Only B
    3) Only C
    4) Both A & B
    5) All A, B & C
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) All A, B & C
    Explanation:
    The IWIS 2021 was organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) & Centre for Ganga River Basin Management & Studies in a Hybrid Mode.
    i.Theme of IWIS 2021 was River Resources Allocation Planning &Management at the Regional Level.
    ii. During this event, 5 MoU’s were signed where 2 MoU’s signed with Innovation Centre Denmark & UPS Hungary to conserve the Ganga River Basin.

  5. Name the Organization that recently (in Dec’21) signed Rs 2,400 crore contract with BEL to supply components for LCA 83 Tejas Mk1A fighter aircraft programme for the period of 5 years.
    1) ISRO
    2) Bharat Dynamics
    3) DRDO
    4) HAL
    5) Boeing India
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) HAL
    Explanation:
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a Rs 2,400 crore contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for development and supply of 20 types of systems for LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) 83 Tejas Mk1A fighter aircraft programme for 5years (2023 to 2028)
    • Deliveries under 83 Tejas Mk1A order to the Indian Air Force (IAF) will commence from 2023-24.
    • The LRUs have been indigenously designed & developed by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), DRDO Labs, Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Combat Aircraft Systems Development and Integration Centre (CASDIC), and Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO).

  6. What are the points that are correct with respect to the State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in India Report released in December 2021?
    A) Tamil Nadu and Punjab were tops in the large and small states categories respectively.
    B) The report was prepared by the Institute for Competitiveness & released by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)
    C) The report is an indicator of literacy among children below 10 years & also access to quality early childhood education in Indian states & UT.
    1) Only A
    2) Only B
    3) Only C
    4) Only A & B
    5) Only B & C
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Only B & C
    Explanation:
    West Bengal and Kerala were tops in the large and small states categories respectively.
    i. The index is an indicator of literacy among children below 10 years & also access to quality early childhood education.
    ii. The report was prepared by the Institute for Competitiveness & released by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM).
    Lakshadweep (52.69) and Mizoram (51.64) were the top-scoring regions in the Union Territory and Northeast state category, respectively.

  7. Which company launched ‘SafeCard’ a tokenization solution to become the 1st payment platform to tokenize cards on Visa, Mastercard & Rupay networks?
    1) Instamojo
    2) PayPal
    3) Cashfree
    4) PhonePe
    5) Paytm
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) PhonePe
    Explanation:
    PhonePe launched PhonePe SafeCard which is a tokenization solution for online debit and credit card transactions.
    • PhonePe SafeCard supports all major card networks such as Mastercard, Rupay and Visa.
    • Through this launch, PhonePe has become the 1st payments platform to tokenize cards on Visa, Mastercard and Rupay card networks.

  8. Who was appointed as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (in Dec’21) after succeeding General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff?
    1) R. K. S. Bhadauria
    2) Vijay Kumar Singh
    3) MM Naravane
    4) V R Chaudhari
    5) Karambir Singh
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) MM Naravane
    Explanation:
    The Chief of Army Staff, General MM Naravane, was appointed as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC).
    i. The CoSC comprises the chiefs of the Army, Navy, and the Air Force & He succeeded General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who died in an accident in Tamil Nadu.
    • MM Naravane is the Senior most of the Chiefs of all Three Armed forces – Army, Navy & Air Force.
    • The CDS heads the newly created Department of Military Affairs apart from acting as the Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.

  9. 16th December 2021 is observed across India & ______ to mark _____ Vijay Diwas to commemorate the victory of Indian armed forces against Pakistan in the Liberation War, 1971.
    1) Bhutan; 52th
    2) Nepal; 49th
    3) Bangladesh; 50th
    4) Myanmar; 49th
    5) Nepal; 50th
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Bangladesh; 50th
    Explanation:
    Vijay Diwas is annually observed across India and Bangladesh on December 16th to commemorate the victory of Indian armed forces against Pakistan in the 1971 Indo Pak War, also known as the 1971 Liberation War.
    • 16th december 2021 marks the celebration of the 50th vijay diwas (swarnim vijay diwas), the golden jubilee of the 1971 liberation war.
    • The year 2021 was celebrated as the Swarnim Vijay Varsh to mark the 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan.

  10. Power Finance Corporation signed an agreement with GreenCell Mobility to lend Rs 275 crore for the deployment of 350 e-buses in which state?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) Assam
    5) West Bengal
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Power Finance Corporation (PFC) signed an agreement with GreenCell Mobility, to lend INR 275 crore for deployment of 350 electric buses across nine cities of Uttar Pradesh.
    • The initiative is part of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II scheme.
    About Uttar Pradesh:
    Stadium– Mahamaya Sports Stadium, Nehru Sports Stadium
    Airport- Jhansi Airport, Moradabad Airport





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