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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 15 & 16 2019

  1. Where was the 1st meeting of the National Ganga Council held ?
    1) New Delhi, Delhi
    2) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP)
    3) Chandigarh, Haryana
    4) Jaipur, Rajasthan
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP)
    Explanation:
    On December 14, 2019 1st meeting of the National Ganga Council held in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh(UP). The aim of the council was to reinforce the importance of a ‘Ganga-centric’ approach in all departments of the concerned states as well as relevant Central Ministries. The council was responsible for superintendence of pollution prevention and rejuvenation of River Ganga Basin, including Ganga and its tributaries.

  2. Who chaired the 1st meeting of the National Ganga Council in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) ?
    1) Nirmala Sitharaman
    2) Amit Shah
    3) Rajnath Singh
    4) Narendra Modi
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Narendra Modi
    Explanation:
    On December 14, 2019 the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi chaired the 1st meeting of the National Ganga Council in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh(UP). The aim of the council was to reinforce the importance of a ‘Ganga-centric’ approach in all departments of the concerned states as well as relevant Central Ministries. The council was responsible for superintendence of pollution prevention and rejuvenation of River Ganga Basin, including Ganga and its tributaries.

  3. How much capital was allocated to Namami Gange project for the year 2015-20 to the five states( Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal) ?
    1) Rs. 20,000 crores
    2) Rs. 10,000 crores
    3) Rs. 15,000 crores
    4) Rs. 5,000 crores
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Rs. 20,000 crores
    Explanation:
    Rs.20,000 crores allocated: Various initiatives undertaken by the govt like Namami Gange project in 2014 were reiterated. The Central Government, for the 1st time made commitment of Rs. 20,000 crores for the period 2015-20 to the five states( Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal) through which Ganga passes, to ensure adequate and uninterrupted water flows in the river.

  4. Which organization/ministry has decided to establish a Sustainable Development Cell (SDC) to promote environmentally sustainable coal mining in India ?
    1) Coal Mines Provident Fund Organisation
    2) Coal Authority of India
    3) Ministry of Coal
    4) World Coal Association
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Ministry of Coal
    Explanation:
    On December 16, 2019, The Ministry of Coal has decided to create Sustainable Development Cell (SDC) with the aim to promote coal mining in an environmentally sustainable manner in India & to address environmental concerns during the decommissioning/closure of mines.

  5. Where was the International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’ for BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries held ?
    1) Dhaka, Bangladesh
    2) New Delhi, India
    3) Kathmandu, Nepal
    4) Bangkok, Thailand
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On 11th December 2019, a three day ‘International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’ for BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries began at the National Agricultural Science Centre (NASM) complex, in New Delhi.

  6. What was the theme of the 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue for the year 2019 that held in New Delhi ?
    1) Theme – “Indo-Pacific: Peace and Development in the Indian Ocean Rim”
    2) Theme – “Indo-Pacific: Sustainable Development in the Indian Ocean Rim”
    3) Theme – “Indo-Pacific: Economic Development in the Indian Ocean Rim”
    4) Theme – “Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography”
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) hosted the 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue and the 11th edition of the Delhi dialogue i.e., Delhi Dialogue XI in New Delhi from December 13-14, 2019. The 2019 theme for 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue was “Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography”.

  7. _________ edition of Delhi Dialogue with the theme “Advancing Partnership in Indo-Pacific” held in New Delhi from December 13-14, 2019 . 
    1) 11th
    2) 13th
    3) 15th
    4) 17th
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 11th 
    Explanation:
    Delhi Dialogue XI held in New Delhi from December 13-14, 2019. It was for the 1st time these two Track 1.5 dialogue (discussion involving officials and non-officials, business leaders, business organisations and all possible non diplomats of two states/countries) were held consecutively and on similar Indo-Pacific themes. The 2019 theme for the 11th Delhi Dialogue was “Advancing Partnership in Indo-Pacific”.

  8. Name the organization that has partnered with National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to promote agriculture & farming systems research in New Delhi .
    1) National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
    2) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    3) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
    4) National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
    Explanation:
    On December 13, 2019 the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to carry a research on agriculture & farming systems with active participation from farmers. The research will be of active participation on climate resilient practices, models and integrated and hi-tech farming practices in a participatory model. The aim of this MoU was to promote sustainable agriculture and climate resilient farming systems.

  9. Which Organization has invoked the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) 2013, to increase the ceiling price of 21 medicines that are under DPCO price regulation by 50% ?
    1) Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)
    2) National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)
    3) Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)
    4) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)
    Explanation:
    On 11th December 2019, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Government of India has invoked the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) 2013, to increase the ceiling price of 21 medicines that are under DPCO price regulation by 50%. The revision has been made under Para 19 of DPCO 2013.

  10. What was the theme of the 37th National Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions organized by Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in New Delhi ?
    1) Theme – “Promoting E-Learning for Police Training”
    2) Theme – “Challenges in Teaching Technology to Adult Learners”
    3) Theme – “Government funded resources available for E- Learning”
    4) Theme – “Optimal Utilization of Resources-Through Sharing and Networking”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Optimal Utilization of Resources-Through Sharing and Networking”
    Explanation:
    On 13th December 2019, the 37th National Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions was organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in New Delhi. The theme of the symposium was ‘Optimal Utilization of Resources-Through Sharing and Networking’. The event was inaugurated by chief guest, Archana Ramasundaram, Member of Lokpal, Government of India.

  11. Name the first Indian state to introduce ‘Trakea’, a unique barcoding software’ which helps to enable foolproof security of the samples collected in Forensic reports .
    1) Haryana
    2) Kerala
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Haryana
    Explanation:
    On 13th December 2019, Haryana police have introduced a software named “Trakea” to enable foolproof security of the samples collected in Forensic reports. Haryana became the first State in the country to introduce this unique barcoding system. The software was developed by Amit Mishra, a software engineer who was in Bhondsi jail for 13 months imprisoned on the charge of killing his wife. Trakea has recently been bestowed with National SKOCH Police Silver Award at New Delhi.

  12. Which year is set as a target to neutralize carbon emissions by European Union (EU) ?
    1) 2040
    2) 2050
    3) 2030
    4) 2025
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 2050
    Explanation:
    The 2050 goal is a key commitment under the 2015 Paris Agreement of the Europe Union on climate change. To achieve the goal, the EU countries (comprises of 28 countries ) will have to slash carbon emissions generated by fossil fuels and find ways to offset remaining emissions. It is a 100 billion -euro ($110 billion) plan for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It is also called European Green Deal / Europe’s man on the moon moment. In 2014, the EU agreed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and 85%-90% by 2050.

  13. Name the European country that left the European Union’s (EU) 2050 Climate Neutrality Agreement on 13 December 2019.
    1) Italy
    2) France
    3) Poland
    4) Germany
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Poland
    Explanation:
    On December 13, 2019, Poland, a country located in Central Europe, has left European Union’s (EU) 2050 Climate Neutrality Agreement as it demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power. The Czech Republic and Hungary agree with a course of action after winning a guarantee that nuclear energy recognized for greenhouse gas emission reduction.

  14. What is the target year set by UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) to achieve universal birth registration of every child ?
    1) 2030
    2) 2045
    3) 2050
    4) 2025
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 2030
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019, UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) released a report titled ‘Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track?’. This publication is about the latest data on global and regional estimates of the number of unregistered children worldwide. The report also analyses the steps to be taken to achieve universal birth registration by 2030.

  15. Name the only country that accounted a huge rise in birth registration from 41% in 2005-06 to 80% over a decade according to UNICEF’s (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) report titled ‘Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track?’.
    1) Sri Lanka
    2) Nepal
    3) Bangladesh
    4) India
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) India
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019, UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) released a report titled ‘Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track?’. This publication is about the latest data on global and regional estimates of the number of unregistered children worldwide. The report also analyses the steps to be taken to achieve universal birth registration by 2030. As per the report, India alone accounted for a huge rise in birth registration gap , from 41% in 2005-06 to 80%.

  16. Name the Indian states that recorded the lowest birth registrations as per the report titled ‘Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track?’ by UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) .
    1) Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
    2) Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand
    3) Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Jharkhand
    4) Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand
    Explanation:
    Despite India has the huge rise in birth generation gap, half of the unregistered births have been accounted for by five countries with India (14%) having the highest numbers. Low birth registration states: Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand recorded the lowest birth registrations in the country. Birth registration among rich & poor:In India, birth registration levels have risen for both the richest and poorest segments of the population, and the gap between the two has narrowed.

  17. How many children under age of 5 are not registered in the world as per the UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund)’s report titled ‘Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track?’ ?
    1) 146 million
    2) 156 million
    3) 166 million
    4) 176 million
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 166 million
    Explanation:
    The UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund)’s report titled ‘Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track?’ has analysed data from 174 countries. One in four children under age 5 (166 million), on average, are not registered in the world today. And even when they are, they may not have proof of registration. The reasons are all too common: a lack of resources and investment in accurate and comprehensive civil registration systems, coupled with barriers in accessing birth registration services, along with policy, regulatory and institutional obstacles.

  18. To what kind of transaction does Reserve Bank of India provide with additional collateralised intra-day liquidity facility for smooth operation on a 24×7 basis from earlier time limit of 8 am to 7pm ?
    1) National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
    2) Unified Payments Interface (UPI)
    3) Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)
    4) Immediate Payment Service (IMPS)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
    Explanation:
    On December 14, 2019 the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has announced to provide an additional collateralised intra-day liquidity (IDL) facility for smooth operation of National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) transactions on a 24X7 basis. This facility is called Liquidity Support (LS) and it became operational from December 16, 2019. The LS facility will operate as per the same terms and conditions as the Intra-Day Liquidity (IDL) facility. As per the facility, funds will be transferred electronically 24X7 from one account to another of banks which are members of this NEFT LS system. Prior to this announcement, the transaction timing for NEFT system was 8 am to 7pm on working days.

  19. Who was crowned as Miss World 2019 at 69th Miss World competition 2019 held in London, United Kingdom (UK) ?
    1) Stephanie Del Valle
    2) Manushi Chhillar
    3) Vanessa Ponce
    4) Toni-Ann Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Toni-Ann Singh
    Explanation:
    On December 15, 2019, Toni-Ann Singh (23) of Jamaica was crowned as Miss World 2019 at 69th Miss World competition 2019 held at the ExCeL London international centre in London, United Kingdom(UK). She was crowned Miss World title by Miss World 2018-Vanessa Ponce of Mexico.

  20. Suman Ratan Singh Rao (21) of India, has won the title of Miss World Asia 2019.She belong to which state ?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Rajasthan
    3) West Bengal
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    Miss World 2019 finale , Suman Ratan Singh Rao (21) of India, has won the title of Miss World Asia 2019 during the beauty pageant. The other Miss World 2019 Continental winners are Trinidad & Tobago from Caribbean, France from Europe, Brazil from Americas ,Cook Islands from Oceania & Nigeria from Africa. Suman Ratan Singh Rao, who hails from Rajasthan, finished 3rd in the contest.

  21. Which country’s ‘Carnival of Aalst’ has been removed from the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List ?
    1) Andorra
    2) Luxembourg
    3) Belgium
    4) Netherlands
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Belgium
    Explanation:
    On 14th December 2019, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), has removed the ‘Carnival of Aalst’ of Belgium from its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List. The 2019 carnival featured a parade float that included racist and anti-Semitic representations which mocked the Orthodox Jews. The carnival was added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2010.

  22. Who was named as the BBC’s (British Broadcasting Corporation) Sports Personality of the Year 2019 ?
    1) Benjamin Andrew Stokes (Ben Stokes)
    2) Jonny Bairstow
    3) Joe Root
    4) Steve Smith
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Benjamin Andrew Stokes (Ben Stokes)
    Explanation:
    On December 16, 2019 English cricket player Benjamin Andrew Stokes (Ben Stokes), was named as the BBC’s (British Broadcasting Corporation) Sports Personality of the Year 2019. He also became the 5th cricketer to bag the coveted trophy and the first cricketer after England’s Andrew Flintoff(Cricketer) who won in 2005.  Ben Stokes was awarded for his key role in England’s win in the 2019 cricket World Cup which was held in England and Wales in the United Kingdom(UK).

    Award Awardee Country Sports
    Sports Personality of the Year 2019 Ben Stokes England Cricket
    Helen Rollason Award George Wilson Doddie Weir Scotland Rugby
    Young Sports Personality of the Year Caroline Dubois Britain Boxing
    Lifetime Achievement Tanni Grey-Thompson United Kingdom Wheelchair racing
    Coach of the Year John Blackie England Athletics
    World Sport Star Eliud Kipchoge Kenya Marathon running
    Greatest Sporting Moment Jos Buttler(England) breaks the stumps to seal Cricket World Cup victory
    Team of the Year England’s Cricket World Cup team
    Unsung Hero Keiren Thompson England


  23. Which firm has acquired a 51.78 % stake in Asteria Aerospace for Rs 23.12 crore ?
    1) Axis Risk Consulting Services Pvt Ltd
    2) Boston Consulting Group
    3) Tata Strategic Management Group
    4) Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd (RSBVL)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd (RSBVL)
    Explanation:
    On December 13, 2019, Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd (RSBVL),a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has acquired a 51.78 % stake in Asteria Aerospace for Rs 23,12,49,584.This is 51.78 % of Asteria’s equity share capital will further strengthen the RSBVL’s initiatives in the emerging technology sector.

  24. Which country has launched the world’s 1st ocean-going liquid hydrogen carrier ship, ‘ Suiso Frontier’ that can carry liquid hydrogen at minus 253 ° C ?
    1) United States (US)
    2) Japan
    3) China
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Japan
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd,a Japanese public multinational corporation has launched the world’s 1st ocean-going liquid hydrogen carrier ship designed to carry liquid hydrogen at minus 253 ° C produced in south coast of Australia to unload in Kobe, Japan. The liquid hydrogen carrier tank has been named as ‘ Suiso Frontier’ at a ceremony held at Kobe Works yard, Japan. Measuring a total length of 116 m, width 19 m, depth 4.5 m at full load, gross tonnage 8,000 t. propulsion by Diesel engine electric power generation, and voyage speed of13 knots, it is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.

  25. Abid Ali became the first to score hundreds on both test and ODI debut format, he belong to which country ?
    1) New Zealand
    2) Pakistan
    3) Australia
    4) England
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Pakistan
    Explanation:
    On 15th December 2019, Abid Ali (32), Pakistani cricket player became the first batsman to score hundreds on both Test and One-Day International (ODI) on his debut. His match was against Sri Lanka which was held in Rawalpindi stadium in Pakistan. Abid was born in Lahore, Pakistan. Abid is the only male player in cricket history to score a hundred on both his ODI and test debuts in the final day of Rawalpindi Test played against Sri Lanka.

  26. Where was the 2nd edition of BWF (Badminton World Federation ) World Tour Finals 2019 (officially known as the HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation BWF World Tour Finals 2019) held ?
    1) Guangzhou, China
    2) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    3) Copenhagen, Denmark
    4) Jakarta, Indonesia
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Guangzhou, China
    Explanation:
    The BWF (Badminton World Federation ) World Tour Finals 2019 (officially known as the HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation BWF World Tour Finals 2019) was the 2nd edition of final tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour. It took place at Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China from December 11 – 15 2019 and with a total prize of $1,500,000.

  27. Who won the Men’s Singles title in the BWF (Badminton World Federation ) World Tour Finals 2019 ?
    1) Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
    2) Hiroyuki Endo
    3) Kento Momota
    4) Mohammad Ahsan
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Kento Momota
    Explanation:
    Kento Momota(Japan) won the Men’s Singles title in the BWF (Badminton World Federation ) World Tour Finals 2019.

    S.No Category Winner Runner
    1 Men’s Singles Kento Momota(Japan) Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia)
    2 Women’s Singles Chen Yufei (China) Tai tzu ying (Chinese Taipei )
    3 Men’s Doubles Mohammad Ahsan(Indonesia)
    Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
    Hiroyuki Endo (Japan)
    Yuta Watanabe (Japan)
    4 Women’s Doubles Chen Qingchen (China)
    Jia Yifan (China)
    Mayu Matsumoto  (Japan)
    Wakana Nagahara (Japan)
    5 Mixed Doubles Zheng Siwei (China)
    Huang Yaqiong (China)
    Huang Dong Ping (China)
    Wang Yilü Chin (China)


  28. Name the deceased former Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, who served Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in the year 1999 .
    1) Chiranji Lal Sharma
    2) Arvind Kumar Sharma
    3) Virendra Verma
    4) Ishwar Dayal(ID) Swami
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Ishwar Dayal(ID) Swami
    Explanation:
    On 15th December 2019, ) Ishwar Dayal(ID) Swami, Former Union Minister of State for Home Affairs died at 90 in Faridabad, Haryana. He died due to heart disease and was admitted to the Metro hospital in Faridabad. Swami was born in Babyal, Ambala district. Swami was the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs in 1999 in the Government of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was the leader of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and was a member of Lok sabha from Karnal, Haryana. He is the only person from Karnal to get a place in the Union territory.

  29. Gita siddharth passed away on December 14, 2019, she was an __________ .
    1) Actress
    2) Singer
    3) Politician
    4) Social Activist
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Actress
    Explanation:
    On December 14, 2019, Actress Gita Siddharth Kak, who made her Bollywood debut with Gulzar’s 1972 film, Parichay,passed away in Mumbai,Maharashtra.Gita has been a well-known actress of the 70-80s. She starred in the 1975 superhit movie Sholay. Apart from Sholay ,She has worked in the National Award winning film Garam Hava (1973), including Trishul, Disco Dancer, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Noorie, Desh Premee, Dance Dance, etc. Apart from acting, She was best known for her social work. Antara, the daughter of Gita and Siddharth Kak, is a documentary filmmaker.

  30. Name the deceased Mexican actor, who was best known for working with Chelsea Handler on her show “Chelsea Lately” from 2007 to 2014 .
    1) Gore Verbinski
    2) Johnny Depp
    3) Chuy Bravo
    4) Chris Franjola
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Chuy Bravo
    Explanation:
    On 15th December 2019, Chuy Bravo, Mexican actor and entertainer died at 63 in Mexico. Chuy was best known for working with Chelsea Handler on her show “Chelsea Lately” from 2007 to 2014. He has also appeared in films like ‘Tiptoes’ along with Matthew McConaughey in 2003, the ‘Honeymooners’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’. He was also the founder of a restaurant named Chuy’s restaurant.

  31. For which of the following show, the deceased Elmore Rual “Rip” Torn Jr. received Emmy award in 1966 ?
    1) Sports Night
    2) The Larry Sanders Show
    3) It’s Elmore Rual’s Show
    4) 30 Rock
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) The Larry Sanders Show
    Explanation:
    Elmore Rual “Rip” Torn Jr., an American actor best known for starring in Men in Black franchise, died in July 2019 at the age of 88. As per the copy of his death certificate, obtained by TMZ(a tabloid news website), Torn died “due to” Alzheimer’s dementia.Born on 6 February 1931,in Texas, United States (US),his career spanned almost 7 decades, including on stage and on screen, which raised him to the status of a great and distinguished comedian.Torn is best known for HBO’s (Home Box Office) show “The Larry Sanders Show”, which scored him an Emmy award in 1966.

  32. Deceased actor Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. who is well known for “The Godfather”, “Moonstruck” and “Do The Right Thing” belong to which country ?
    1) China
    2) Russia
    3) France
    4) United States(US)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) United States(US)
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019 American actor Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. passed away at the age of 86 due to old age ailments in New Jersey, United States(US). He was best known for featuring in films such as “The Godfather”, “Moonstruck” and “Do The Right Thing”. Born on June 20, 1933 in New York,US, Daniel broke into Hollywood in the 1970s. His first prominent role came in Robert De Niro-starrer “Bang the Drum Slowly”. His other famous films include “The Front”, “Once Upon a Time in America”, and “Fort Apache: The Bronx”.

  33. Which date was designated as the International Tea Day by United Nation accepting India’s recommendation ?
    1) May 21
    2) May 30
    3) May 25
    4) May 15
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) May 21
    Explanation:
    The United Nations (UN) has designated May 21 as International Tea Day on accepting a proposal moved by India. The proposal was made at the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) Intergovernmental Group (IGG) on Tea in October 2015. The International Tea Day is observed every year on the 15th of December. The Day is observed in major tea producing countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has invited all the members and observers of the UN organizations to observe the day appropriately.

  34. On which date, Vijay Diwas is observed annually to celebrate the victory of India in 1971 Indo-Pakistan war ?
    1) December 16
    2) December 15
    3) December 14
    4) December 13
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) December 16
    Explanation:
    Vijay Diwas is observed annually on December 16 celebrating India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. The year 2019 marks the 48th anniversary of the victory against the war. The martyrs of the war were paid tributes on this day. Various leaders paid tribute at the National War Memorial in New Delhi. For the 1st time, Vijay Divas was celebrated at the National War Memorial. Special programmes were organised at the headquarters of the Eastern Command at the Fort William in Kolkata, West Bengal.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. How many countries are there in BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries ?
    Answer-7 Countries (Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal)

  2. Name the integrated scheme for school education launched by government of India .
    Answer-‘Samagra Shiksha’
    Explanation:
    ‘Samagra Shiksha’ was the scheme launched by government of India for school education.The Scheme was in news recently because the Ministry of Human Resource Development is implementing the Scheme of Vocationalisation of School Education under the umbrella of ‘Samagra Shiksha – an integrated scheme for school education’. Till 2018-19, the scheme has been implemented in 8654 schools, with reported enrolment of more than 10 lakhs students.

  3. Where is the head quarter of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) located ?
    Answer-New York City, U.S.

  4. How many member countries are there in Europe Union (EU) ?
    Answer-28 countries

  5. Who is the Prime Minister of Poland ?
    Answer-Mateusz Morawiecki

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