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- Which of the following points are correct with respect to the Good Governance Index 2021 released in December 2021?
A) GGI was a biannual report prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG).
B) The report covers 5 sectors through 18 indicators, in which Goa topped in the Group A Category, followed by Maharashtra & Uttar Pradesh.
C) In the North-East & Hill States category, Himachal Pradesh tops the Index, while Delhi topped under UTs category.
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) Only A & B
5) Only A & C
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-5) Only A & C
GGI was a biannual exercise prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
i. Gujarat tops the list under group A other states category followed by Maharashtra & Goa, which covers 10 sectors through 58 indicator index.
ii. In the North-East and Hill States category, Himachal Pradesh tops the Index & Delhi tops under UTs category.
- In which city did Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lay the foundation stone (in Dec’21) for Defence Technology & Test Centre (DTTC) & BRAHMOS Manufacturing Centre of DRDO?
1) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
2) Patna, Bihar
3) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
4) Dehradun, Uttarakhand
5) Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-1) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
The Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for Defence Technology & Test Centre (DTTC) & BrahMos Manufacturing Centre which was established by DRDO in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
i. DTTC is set up as a result of the MoU signed between Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) & DRDO during DefExpo-2020 held in Lucknow.
ii. BrahMos Manufacturing Centre will be set up by BrahMos Aerospace in Lucknow & will produce the new BrahMos-NG (Next Generation) variant at a rate of 80-100 missiles per year.
- In December 2021, Indian Government constituted a _____ member committee headed by Vivek Joshi to look into the possibility of the withdrawal of the AFSPA in ___________.
1) 2; Nagaland
2) 5; Tripura
3) 3; Mizoram
4) 5; Nagaland
5) 3; Tripura
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-4) 5; Nagaland
The Government of India (GoI) has decided to constitute a ‘five-member’ committee to look into the demand for withdrawal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act – AFSPA in Nagaland.
i. The committee would submit its recommendations within 45 days
ii. Head – Vivek Joshi, the Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India
Secretary – Piyush Goyal, Additional Secretary in the Union Home Ministry
Other members – Chief secretary & Director-General of Police (DGP), Nagaland and DGP of the Assam Rifles.
- Name the Bank that was recently (in Dec’21) became the 1st Indian Bank to offer cross-border payments via UPI along with NPCI.
1) ICICI Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) Axis Bank
4) IndusInd Bank
5) YES Bank
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-4) IndusInd Bank
IndusInd Bank has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for offering real-time cross-border remittances to India using UPI IDs for its Money Transfer Operator (MTO) partners.
i. With this initiative, IndusInd Bank has become the 1st Indian bank to go live on Cross Border Payments/NRI Remittances.
ii.IndusInd Bank has started off with Thailand’s DeeMoney for Foreign Inward Remittance (FIR) through UPI.
About IndusInd Bank:
Managing Director & CEO– Sumant Kathpalia
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline– We Make You Feel Richer
- Identify the Bank that was recently (in Dec’21) signed an MoU with India Post Payments Bank to offer Banking Services in Semi-urban & Rural Areas.
1) State Bank of India
2) YES Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) Axis Bank
5) ICICI Bank
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-3) HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank has signed an MoU with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to offer banking services to over 4.7 crore customers of IPPB in semi-urban and rural areas.
About India Post Payments Bank (IPPB):
Launched on – 30 January 2017 in Ranchi, Jharkhand & Raipur, Chattisgarh (as a Pilot project)
MD & CEO – J Venkataramu
- Name the Company that was recently (in Dec’21) selected by DRDO to handle the technology of border surveillance systems developed by IRDE & DRDO.
1) Reliance Naval & Engineering
2) Astra Microwave Products Ltd
3) Paras Defence & Space Technologies
4) Apollo Micro Systems Ltd
5) Sika Interplant systems
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-3) Paras Defence & Space Technologies
DRDO has selected Paras Defence & Space Technologies Ltd as one of the companies for handing over technology of border surveillance systems developed by Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) and DRDO.
i. This technology has been transferred by a licensing agreement for transfer of technology (ToT) for border surveillance Systems entered between Paras Defence, IRDE and DRDO.
- Who was recently (in Dec’21) appointed as the interim Managing Director & CEO of the RBL Bank?
1) Yogesh Daya
2) Aditya Puri
3) Vishwavir Ahuja
4) Rajeev Ahuja
5) Amitabh Chaudhry
Answer & ExplanationAnswer- 4) Rajeev Ahuja
Rajeev Ahuja, Executive Director of the RBL Bank has been appointed as the interim MD & CEO of the RBL Bank
i. Vishwavir Ahuja will step down from the post of MD & CEO and go on leave with immediate effect.
ii. RBI has appointed Yogesh Dayal, chief general manager of RBI, as an additional director on the board of RBL Bank for a period of 2 years till 23rd December 2023.
- Which Organization recently (in Dec’21) launched the James Webb Space Telescope into space using Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana?
2) European space agency
3) Canadian Space Agency
4) Both 1 & 2
5) All 1, 2 & 3
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-5) All 1, 2 & 3
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched through Arianespace’s heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
i. The Webb Space Telescope will reach the destination in solar orbit some 1.5million kilometers from earth -about four times farther away than the moon.
ii. Its commissioning in space will take 6 months & the mission span is between 5-15 years.
iii. The telescope is an international collaboration led by NASA in partnership with the European space agency (ESA) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
Note- Lucknow-born Hashima Hasan, Nasa’s JWST Deputy Program Scientist, represented India.
- Who Authored the Book, ‘Dr V L Dutt: Glimpses of a Pioneer’s Life Journey’ that was released by M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India in December 2021?
1) Vivek Bindra
2) Deepak Chopra
3) Priya Kumar
4) V L Indira Dutt
5) Shiv Khera
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-4) V L Indira Dutt
M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, launched the book titled ‘Dr V L Dutt: Glimpses of a Pioneer’s Life Journey’ authored by Dr V L Indira Dutt, Chairperson and Managing Director(CMD) of KCP Group, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
i. The book is based on the life of Late Velagapudi Lakshmana Dutt (V.L. Dutt), the former Chairman of KCP Group.
- Every year International Day of Epidemic Preparedness is observed across the globe by the United Nation on ____________.
1) 26th December
2) 28th December
3) 24th December
4) 27th December
5) 25th December
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-4) 27th December
The United Nations(UN)’s International Day of Epidemic Preparedness is annually observed across the globe on 27th December to create awareness about the importance of the prevention of, preparedness for and partnership against epidemics.
i. The 27th December 2021 marks the observance of the 2nd International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.
ii. The 1st ever International Day of Epidemic Preparedness was held on 27th December 2020.