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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 12 2019

  1. Which state has become the fourth state to have the Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime after Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram ?
    1) Meghalaya
    2) West Bengal
    3) Assam
    4) Manipur
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Manipur
    Explanation:
    On 11th December 2019, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India signed an order to extend the Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime to Manipur. The decision was taken after the announcement of the extension of the ILP to Northeastern state by Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs (MHA) in Lok Sabha. Manipur is the fourth state to have the ILP after Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram. Other state citizens require ILP to visit these states in terms of Section 2 of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873.

  2. Name the airline which flagged of its flight operations to Guwahati-Dimapur-Imphal under ‘UDAN’ (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik)-RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) .
    1) SpiceJet
    2) Alliance Air
    3) TruJet
    4) Air India Express
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Alliance Air
    Explanation:
    On December 7, 2019 Alliance Air, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, flagged of its flight operations to Guwahati-Dimapur-Imphal of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur respectively. The regional connectivity was provided under RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) named ‘UDAN’ (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik). It is the 236th route under RCS. The flight connectivity marks the inception of 1st ever alternative option of connectivity to Imphal. Imphal is still not connected with the railway network of India.

  3. Where was the 4th edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval weapon Systems -NAVARMS-19 held ?
    1) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2) Kolkata, West Bengal
    3) New Delhi, Delhi
    4) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, A two day event of 4th edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval weapon Systems – NAVARMS-19 has commenced at Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), Development Enclave, in New Delhi. NAVARMS is the only international seminar and exhibition on Naval Arms System in India. This seminar provides a common platform for all stakeholders to express their views.

  4. What was the theme of the 4th edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval weapon Systems -NAVARMS-19 ?
    1) Theme – “Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives”
    2) Theme – “Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean”
    3) Theme – “Make in India – Shaping a New India”
    4) Theme – “Good Governance – Focus on Aspirational Districts”
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Theme – “Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives”
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, A two day event of 4th edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval weapon Systems – NAVARMS-19 with the theme “Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives” has commenced at Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), Development Enclave, in New Delhi.

  5. Which bank will be allowed to purchase high-rated pooled assets from Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) / Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) amounting to a total of Rs 1 lakh crore by “Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme” ?
    1) Payments Banks
    2) Small Finance Banks (SFBs)
    3) Private Sector Banks (PSBs)
    4) Public Sector Banks (PSBs)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Public Sector Banks (PSBs)
    Explanation:
    The CCEA has approved the “Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme”, which will be offered by the Government of India (Gol) to Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The scheme will allow purchasing of high-rated pooled assets from financially sound Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) / Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) amounting to a total of Rs 1 lakh crore. The scheme was announced in the Union Budget of 2019-20. The amount of overall guarantee is limited to first loss of up to 10% of the fair value of assets being purchased by the banks under the scheme, or Rs 10,000 crore, whichever is lower, as agreed by the department of economic affairs (DEA).

  6. What is the increased authorised capital of India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) from Rs. 6,000 crores as per the Cabinet Approval on December 11, 2019 ?
    1) Rs. 20,000 crores
    2) Rs. 25,000 crores
    3) Rs. 22,000 crores
    4) Rs. 15,000 crores
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Rs. 25,000 crores
    Explanation:
    The CCEA has approved the proposal to increase the authorised capital and equity support to India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL). Equity support: The cabinet approved to provide additional equity support of Rs. 5,300 crores in FY20 (Financial Year 2019-20) and Rs. 10,000 crores in FY21. Authorised capital: The Cabinet has also approved to increase the authorized capital of IIFCL from Rs. 6,000 crores to Rs. 25,000 crores.

  7. Which government agency has given authorization to set up Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) to monetize National Highway Projects ?
    1) National Transport Authority of India (NTAI)
    2) National Roadways Authority of India (NRAI)
    3) National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
    4) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
    Explanation:
    The CCEA approved the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRT&H) proposal to authorize National Highways Authority of India(NHAI) to set up Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT). The InvIT will be based on the InvIT guidelines issued by SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India). It will provide flexibility to investors. InvIT establishment: InvIT will be a Trust established by NHAI under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 and Securities and Exchange Board of India (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014. It may hold assets either directly or through an SPV or a holding.

  8. Which will be amended by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 to boost investment in financially distressed sectors ?
    1) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (code)
    2) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015 (code)
    3) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2017 (code)
    4) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2018 (code)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (code)
    Explanation:
    The CCEA approved Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019. This bill will amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (code). The aim of the amendment is to remove certain difficulties that are faced during insolvency resolution process to realise the objects of the code and to further ease doing of business.The bill seeks to amend sections 5(12), 5(15), 7, 11, 14, 16(1), 21(2), 23(1), 29A, 227, 239, 240 and insert new section 32A in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code).

  9. What is the maximum limit of fine proposed by the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2019 from the existing Rs. 10 lakhs which is set to amend Aircraft Act, 1934 (XXII of 1934) ?
    1) Rs. 50 lakhs
    2) Rs. 25 lakhs
    3) Rs. 15 lakhs
    4) Rs. 1 Crore
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Rs. 1 Crore
    Explanation:
    The CCEA approved to introduce the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill would make amendments to the Aircraft Act, 1934 (XXII of 1934). The33 Bill will now be introduced in the parliament. The Bill enhances the maximum limit of fine from the existing Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 1 Crore. Requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will be fulfilled by the amendment.

  10. Which UT has received cabinet approval for revision of Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for development of Horticulture under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) ?
    1) Ladakh and Daman and Diu
    2) Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh
    3) Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Daman and Diu
    4) Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh
    Explanation:
    The CCEA has approved for the revision/ re-appropriation of approved components of Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for development of Horticulture in the Union Territories(UTs) of Jammu & Kashmir(J&K) and Ladakh under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH). It also approved for extension of the implementation of PMDP approved in 2016 beyond 31st March 2019 by 3 years, ie.,upto March 31, 2022.

  11. India and Japan has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in which of the following field, that was approved by cabinet on December 11, 2019 ?
    1) Defence Cooperation
    2) Education
    3) Steel Sector
    4) Infrastructure
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Steel Sector
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between India and Japan regarding the formation of ‘India-Japan Steel Dialogue’ to strengthen cooperation in the steel sector. Its objective is to build capacity for high quality steel manufacturing in India.

  12. Which country’s coal energy sector has partnered with India for cooperation in power supply ?
    1) Japan
    2) North Korea
    3) South Korea
    4) Iran
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Japan
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet gave its nod for signing the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between India & Japan Coal Energy Center in the field of power supply. This tie-up will improve the environment with the objective of sustainable, stable and low carbon emission power supply. The cooperation will also provide a suitable framework to overcome the bottlenecks in the path to accelerate the generation of carbonated thermal power. This will be possible through various studies, training programs and various activities related to knowledge sharing.

  13. On December 11, 2019 Union Cabinet has approved the agreement between India and Brazil in which of the following field ?
    1) Tourism
    2) Health And Medicine
    3) Renewable Energy
    4) Social Security
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Social Security
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved the agreement between India and Brazil for social security. There are currently around 1,000 Brazilians in India and about 4,700 Indians living in Brazil. All the appointed / unaffiliated and self employed persons will get benefit from this proposal without any discrimination.

  14. Which organization has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) for Cooperation in the field of medical products regulations ?
    1) Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    2) Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)
    3) Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)
    4) National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), the national regulatory body for Indian pharmaceuticals and medical devices & Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) for Cooperation in the field of medical products regulations. The agreement was signed on October 29, 2019 during the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia. It was signed by TS Tirumurti, Secretary, Economic Relations (ER ), MEA (Ministry of External affairs) in favor of India & HE Dr Hisham Al Jadhey, CEO, SFDA in favor of Saudi Arabia.

  15. Which is set to become the world’s newest nation after 98% of voters had backed independence from Papua New Guinea in its election ?
    1) Milne Bay
    2) Manus
    3) Bougainville
    4) New Mecklenburg
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Bougainville
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019 The South Pacific region of Bougainville was voted to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. The chairman of Bougainville Referendum Commission Bertie Ahern declared that 98% of the voters backed independence. In the total of 1,76,928 people that voted, only 3,043 voted in favour of remaining with Papua New Guinea itself with more autonomy.Bougainville Referendum: Bougainville is an island in Papua New Guinea. The Bougainville referendum is a key part of a 2001 peace agreement that ended a civil war in which at least 15,000 people died in the cluster of islands to the east of Papua New Guinea mainland.

  16. Name the application that won the Copernicus Masters Award also called Space Oscars 2019 under the social Entrepreneurship category .
    1) Zuri
    2) Runtastic PRO
    3) Untappd
    4) Yelp
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Zuri
    Explanation:
    The Gurugram- based startup program has created an application called ‘Zuri’ that won the Copernicus Masters Award also called Space Oscars, under the social Entrepreneurship category. The award was given by the Earth observation program managed by the European Commission (EU) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The application was developed by Gurgaon-based startup Blue Sky Analytics.

  17. Who becomes the youngest TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019 ?
    1) Luisa Neubauer
    2) Malala Yousafzai
    3) Beata Thunberg
    4) Greta Thunberg
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Greta Thunberg
    Explanation:
    On 11th December 2019, Greta Thunberg, 16 year old Swedish climate activist was named TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019, she is the youngest person to be honoured with the title in the 92 year history of TIME magazine. The TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019 award is conferred since 1927, for a person or a group of people who create an impact on the important events taking place in the year, the selection is done by the editors of TIME magazine.Honourees in other categories of TIME 2019 awards:

    Name  Profession Category of award
    Melissa Viviane Jefferson (Lizzo) Singer Entertainer of the Year
    Robert Allen Iger  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company Businessperson of the Year
    United States (US) women’s national soccer team Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Year
    The Public Servants Federal workers of the US Guardians of the Year

     


  18. Who were honored with the ‘Sports Person of the Year 2019’ award at the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) India Sports Awards-2019 ?
    1) Virat Kohli & Manu Bhaker
    2) Rani Rampal & Saurabh Chaudhary
    3) Virat Kohli & Saurabh Chaudhary
    4) Rohit Sharma & Sania Mirza
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Rani Rampal & Saurabh Chaudhary
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019, Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal (25) and Asian Games gold medalist shooter Saurabh Chaudhary (17) were honored with the ‘Sports Person of the Year 2019’ award at the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) India Sports Awards-2019 held at FICCI Federation House in New Delhi.Some other award winners are,

    S.No Award name Winner
    1 Best Company Promoting Sports (Public Sector) Central Coalfields Limited Railway
    Sports Promotion Board
    2 Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector) Centre for Sports Science
    3 Best NGO Promoting Sports Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society
    4 Special Recognition NGO (Non-governmental organizations) Promoting Sports  My Angels Academy
    5 Best Professional Services Company The Sports School
    6 Best Sports Start-up FanCode Powered by Dream11
    7 Best National Sports Federation National Rifle Association of India
    8 Sportsperson of the Year (Female) Rani Rampal (Hockey)
    9 Sportsperson of the Year (Male) Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)
    10 Para-Athlete of the Year Sandeep Chaudhary (Javelin)
    11 Special Recognition Para-Athlete of the Year Manasi Joshi (Badminton)
    12 Breakthrough Sports Person Amit Panghal (Boxing)
    13 Special Recognition Breakthrough Sports Person of the Year Esow Alben (cycling)
    14 Coach or Support Staff of the Year Satyanarayana
    15 Lifetime Achievement Award (Administrator) Govindaraj Kempareddy


  19. Pankaj Advani was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award (Athlete) in FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) India Sports Awards-2019, he is associated with which sport ?
    1) Boxing
    2) Badminton
    3) Cue Sport
    4) Cycling
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Cue Sport
    Explanation:
    Pankaj Advani, who won Lifetime Achievement Award (Athlete) in FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) India Sports Awards-2019.He belong to Cue Sport.Some other award winners are

    1 Lifetime Achievement Award (Athlete) Pankaj Advani (cue sport)
    2 Best State Promoting Sports Odisha
    3 Best Sports Journalist Kamesh Srinivasan (The Hindu)
    4 Special Recognition on the theme of Building New India Through Sports & Fitness Chitharesh Natesan– (1st Indian to win ‘Mr Universe 2019)


  20. Who was bestowed with the first edition of Siu-Ka-Pha award for the year 2019 ?
    1) Padmeswar Gogoi
    2) Sayed Monowar Hussain
    3) Jyoti Prasad Gogoi
    4) Jayanta Kumar Goswami
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Padmeswar Gogoi
    Explanation:
    Padmeswar Gogoi, was bestowed with the first edition of Siu-Ka-Pha award for the year 2019 by the Central Committee of Different Ethnic Groups and the organizations of the Golaghat district at the Siu-Ka-Pha Samannay Kshetra in Golaghat, Assam. The award was presented by Dhiren Hazarika, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Golaghat, and includes a citation, a memento, a cheleng chador and cash prize of Rs. 10,000.

  21. Name the India’s radar imaging earth observation satellite that was launched by PSLV-C48 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-48) which is 50th mission of PSLV. 
    1) RISAT-2BR2
    2) RISAT-4BR2
    3) RISAT-3BR1
    4) RISAT-2BR1
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) RISAT-2BR1
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019, The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) successfully launched India’s radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 on board PSLV-C48 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-48). This is the 50th mission of PSLV and also the 75th vehicle mission from Sriharikota. The satellite was lifted from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) at Sriharikota. RISAT-2BR1 was followed by the successful launch of RISAT-2B in May 22, 2019.

  22. Where was the India’s radar imaging earth observation satellite ‘RISAT-2BR1’ was launched ?
    1) Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    2) Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
    3) Bengaluru, Karnataka
    4) Hyderabad, Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019, The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) successfully launched India’s radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 on board PSLV-C48 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-48) from its spaceport of Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. This is the 50th mission of PSLV and also the 75th vehicle mission from Sriharikota. The satellite was lifted from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) at Sriharikota. RISAT-2BR1 was followed by the successful launch of RISAT-2B in May 22, 2019.

  23. Which country’s remote sensing satellite “Duchifat 3” was launched by India’s PSLV-C48 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-48) recently ?
    1) Japan
    2) China
    3) Israel
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Israel
    Explanation:
    3 Israeli students, Alon Abramovich, Meitav Assulin and Shmuel Aviv Levi launched the remote sensing satellite “Duchifat 3” designed and built by them aboard PSLV C48 at Sriharikota. Duchifat 3 is the 3rd series Israeli student-made satellites. The size of the satellite is 10x10x30 cm (3U) and weighs 2.3 kg.

  24. Name the World Cup medal-winning rifle shooter, who has been banned for 2 years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) .
    1) Ravi Kumar
    2) Ankur Mittal
    3) Sanjeev Rajput
    4) Heena Sidhu
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Ravi Kumar
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019, World Cup medal-winning rifle shooter Ravi Kumar (29) who failed the dope test conducted on July 19,2019, has been banned for 2 years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). He was found positive in the banned substance Propranolol test.

  25. Sumit Sangwan was banned recently by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), he belongs to which sport ?
    1) Football
    2) Shooting
    3) Archery
    4) Boxing
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Boxing
    Explanation:
    Indian boxer Sumit Sangwan (26) was also found positive in the dope test on consumption of banned substance, Acetazolamide. This substance is included in Diuretics and masking agents under S5 of World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2019 Prohibited List.

  26. Name the Indian Cricketer who becomes leading run scorer in the T20I series and also becomes 1st Indian batsman to score 1,000 T20I runs in home  ground .
    1) Shikhar Dhawan
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) K L Rahul
    4) Rohit Sharma
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    Indian cricketer Virat Kohli surpassed India’s Rohit Sharma to become leading run scorer in the T20I. Kohli has made 2,563 runs in 69 innings while Rohit has scored 2,562 runs in 95 innings. He achieved the feat during second T20I of the three-match series. Virat also became the 1st Indian batsman to score 1000 T20I runs in home ground (match played in the native country). He achieved the feat during the final T20I of the three match series. Apart from Virat, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are the other two cricketers who have scored more than 1,000 runs on their home soil in T20I.

  27. Who became the first Indian batsman to smash 400 sixes in international cricket during India vs West Indies T20I series ?
    1) Shikhar Dhawan
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Rohit Sharma
    4) K L Rahul
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Rohit Sharma
    Explanation:
    Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma became the first Indian batsman to smash 400 sixes in international cricket. He achieved during final T20I of the three-match series in Mumbai. Rohit also holds the record for the most number of sixes in international cricket in 2019. Only Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) and Chris Gayle (West Indies) have hit more sixes than Rohit in international cricket. Indian opener KL Rahul on Friday completed his 1,000 runs in the T20I and became the joint third-fastest cricketer as well as 7th Indian to achieve this feat. He reached this milestone in just 29 innings. Rahul stands third in the list along with Australian cricketer Aaron Finch.

  28. Kieron Pollard belong to which country ?
    1) West Indies
    2) New Zealand
    3) Australia
    4) England
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) West Indies
    Explanation:
    Kieron Pollard from West Indies became the 4th Windies(West Indies) batsman to complete 1000 runs in the T20I.He attained this feat during India vs West Indies T20I series.

  29. Who translated Saadat Hasan Manto’s book “Shikari Auratein” and titled it as ‘Women of Prey (Shikari Auratein): Stories’ ?
    1) Vikram Seth
    2) Ruskin Bond
    3) Khushwant Singh
    4) Saba Mahmood Bashir
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Saba Mahmood Bashir
    Explanation:
    Urdu author, Saadat Hasan Manto’s book Shikari Auratein was translated to English by Indian author Saba Mahmood Bashir as ‘Women of Prey (Shikari Auratein): Stories’ published by Speaking Tiger. The book was originally published in the year 1955. Manto was born in Punjab, India.

  30. What was the theme of the International Universal Health Coverage Day(UHC) 2019 that is observed annually on December 12 ?
    1) Theme – “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession”
    2) Theme – “Keep the promise”
    3) Theme – “Health for All – Rise for our Right”
    4) Theme – “Open science, leaving no one behind”
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Theme – “Keep the promise”
    Explanation:
    The International Universal Health Coverage Day(UHC) is observed annually on December 12 under the resolution (A/RES/72/138) by the United Nations(UN). The day was adopted on December 12, 2017 at the UN General Assembly(UNGA). The day aims to create awareness in providing strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage with multi-stakeholder partners around the country. The day also aims to provide access to quality and affordable health care for all. Theme: The theme for the UHC Day 2019 campaign is: “Keep the promise.”

  31. On which date, International Day of Neutrality is observed annually ?
    1) December 10
    2) December 9
    3) December 12
    4) December 11
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) December 12
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Neutrality is observed annually on December 12 under the resolution (A/RES/71/275) by the United Nations (UN). The day was adopted on 2 February 2017, at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and first observed on December 12 of the same year.Neutrality is a legal status of a country that arises when it abstains all participation of war between other countries and maintains an attitude of impartiality towards the belligerent countries.

  32. Which State/UT has launched a Start-up policy to create a corpus fund of Rs. 10 crore to support start-up incubators and to develop co-working spaces ?
    1) Puducherry
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Odisha
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Puducherry
    Explanation:
    On 11th December 2019, The Government of Puducherry launched a Start-up policy to create a corpus fund of Rs. 10 crore to support start-up incubators and to develop co-working spaces. The policy was launched by M.O.H.F Shahjahan, Minister for Industries. The Puducherry Start-up Cell, will be the nodal agency for implementing the policy and will facilitate filing of patents, trademarks and designs.

  33. Name the act approved by the Andhra Pradesh cabinet that mandates to settle cases of atrocities against women in 21 days and punishment including death penalty for the offences of rape and gang-rape .
    1) Andhra Pradesh POSCO Act Criminal Law (amendment) Act, 2019 (A.P POSCOAct,2019)
    2) Andhra Pradesh Mahila Act Criminal Law (amendment) Act, 2019 (A.P Mahila Act,2019)
    3) Andhra Pradesh Shakthi Act Criminal Law (amendment) Act, 2019 (A.P Shakthi Act, 2019)
    4) Andhra Pradesh Disha Act Criminal Law (AP Amendment) Act, 2019 (A.P Disha Act, 2019)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Andhra Pradesh Disha Act Criminal Law (AP Amendment) Act, 2019 (A.P Disha Act,2019)
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, The Andhra Pradesh (AP) state Cabinet chaired by chief minister (CM), Yeduguri Sandinti (YS) Jagan Mohan Reddy, has approved the A.P. Disha Bill, 2019 that makes it mandatory to settle cases of atrocities against women in 21 days and punishment including a death penalty for the offences of rape and gang-rape. The new bill, the Andhra Pradesh Disha Act Criminal Law (amendment) Act, 2019, called as A.P Disha Act, 2019.

  34. Which district of Nagaland received an Inner Line Permit (ILP) by its government in the midst of the uproar over the Citizenship Amendment Bill ?
    1) Longleng
    2) Dimapur
    3) Kiphire
    4) Kohima
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Dimapur
    Explanation:
    On December 9, 2019, In the midst of the uproar over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, the Nagaland state government extended an Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Dimapur district of the state with immediate effect. The provision of inner line permit in the state has been made under Section 2 of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873. The ILP system now operates in all 11 districts of the Nagaland.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the scheme, that distributes laptops to meritorious students in Odisha .
    Answer-Biju Sashaktikaran Yojana
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently distributed free laptops to Plus Two (+2) meritorious students under the ‘Biju Sashaktikaran Yojana’ as part of their government’s youth policy in Odisha.

  2. What is the Capital and Currency of Papua New Guinea ?
    Answer-Capital- Port Moresby & Currency- Papua New Guinean kina

  3. When was Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme launched ?
    Answer-27 April 2017

  4. Who is the President of Brazil ?
    Answer-Jair Bolsonaro

  5. Who is the President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) ?
    Answer-Sandeep somay

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