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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 21 2019

  1. Name the Prime Minister of Portugal, who visited India recently .
    1) Hubert Minnis
    2) Novruz Mammadov
    3) António Luís Santos da Costa
    4) Nikol Pashinyan
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) António Luís Santos da Costa
    Explanation:
    The Prime Minister of Portugal, António Luís Santos da Costa, visited India from December 19-20, 2019 on the invitation by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

  2. Who presided the 2nd meeting of National Committee for Commemoration of the 150th Birth anniversary (October 2) of Mahatma Gandhi ‘[email protected]’ in New Delhi ?
    1) Nirmala Sitharaman
    2) Ram Nath Kovind
    3) Narendra Modi
    4) Amit Shah
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Ram Nath Kovind
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2019 the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind presided the 2nd meeting of National Committee for Commemoration of the 150th Birth anniversary (October 2) of Mahatma Gandhi ‘[email protected]’ which was held in New Delhi.

  3. Which country has announced its 1st edition of “Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize” to animal welfare to perpetuate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals ?
    1) Italy
    2) France
    3) Spain
    4) Portugal
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Portugal
    Explanation:
    The Prime Minister of Portugal, António Luís Santos da Costa, announced the Portuguese govt’s launch of Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize to perpetuate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. The announced prize will be given annually. 1st edition of the prize will be awarded to animal welfare. The decision to award animal welfare in 1st edition was taken considering the view of Mahatma Gandhi that a nation is judged based on how its animals are treated. It is to be noted that António Costa is the only foreign Prime Minister to be a part of the National committee.

  4. OCI was in news recently, what does ‘O’ stands for ___________ .
    1) Overseas
    2) Overage
    3) Overall
    4) Over Countries
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Overseas
    Explanation:
    O stands for Overseas in OCI.The full form of OCI is Overseas Citizenship of India.

  5. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has relaxed certain guidelines for reissuing of Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card till June 30, 2020 for the people on which of the following age group ?
    a) Below 20
    b) Above 20 & Below 50
    c) Above 50
    1) Only a
    2) Only b
    3) Both a & c
    4) Both a & b
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Both a & c
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2019 the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), relaxed certain guidelines for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI). The relaxation is for reissuing of passport for those people aged below 20 years and those aged above 50 years. The relaxation which is temporary has been granted till June 30, 2020.

  6. Name the programme launched by Prof. Krishnasamy VijayRaghavan in New Delhi, to bring citizens, govt etc to solve problems in the areas of research knowledge, and awareness of Indian ecology and the environment .
    1) Solve Network
    2) EChO Network
    3) Research Network
    4) Aware Network
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) EChO Network
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019 Prof. Krishnasamy VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt of India launched a national program called “EChO Network” in New Delhi. The EChO network provides a template for cross-disciplinary leadership in India. The purpose of this programme is to bring citizens, govt etc to solve problems in the areas of research knowledge, and awareness of Indian ecology and the environment.

  7. What was the theme of the annual meeting of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) that held in New Delhi ?
    1) Theme: Communications as a Decisive Catalyst for Jointness
    2) Theme: Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World
    3) Theme: Economic growth and innovative future for India’s economy
    4) Theme: New India Aspiring for 5 trillion USD
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme: New India Aspiring for 5 trillion USD
    Explanation:
    PM Modi addressed the annual meeting of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in New Delhi. This is to celebrate the 100 years of ASSOCHAM. Theme: New India Aspiring for 5 trillion USD PM target’s to achieve 5 Trillion Dollar Economy in upcoming days. He also said that the corporate tax was the lowest ever since this time and this will boost the economic growth in the country. He also spoke about the Labor Reforms and sweeping reforms in the Banking Sector to make it more transparent and profitable.

  8. Which tech giant has partnered with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to launch ‘Future Skills’ platform to train 10,000 engineering students in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, cyber security and internet of things (IoT) ?
    1) Wipro
    2) Infosys
    3) Google
    4) Microsoft
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Wipro
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019, Software major Wipro has partnered with Indian IT (Information Technology) industry apex body, NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to launch ‘Future Skills’ platform to train 10,000 students from over 20 engineering colleges in India with new age technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, cyber security and internet of things (IoT).

  9. Chabahar Agreement, which was seen in news recently was associated with which countries ?
    1) Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
    2) India, Bangladesh and Iran
    3) India, Afghanistan and Iran
    4) India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) India, Afghanistan and Iran
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019, the 2nd meeting of the Follow-up Committee for implementing trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iran was held in New Delhi. The meeting was held at the level of Joint Secretary/ Director General.

  10. Mormugoa and New Mangalore Port from India was included as part of designated route under the Chabahar Agreement. Mormugoa and New Mangalore Port is located in which state ?
    1) Goa and Andhra Pradesh
    2) Goa and Karnataka
    3) Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
    4) Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Goa and Karnataka
    Explanation:
    During the meeting, it was agreed to include Mormugao(Goa) and New Mangalore Port(Karnataka) from India in addition to JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust), Mundra(Gujarat), Kandla(Gujarat) and Cochin(Kerala) ports as part of designated route under the Chabahar Agreement.

  11. Name the state, that topped the list for organising Fit India Week in schools .
    1) Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    2) Uttar Pradesh (UP)
    3) Kerala
    4) Karnataka
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019 Andhra Pradesh(AP) topped the list for organising Fit India Week in schools. So far, AP has organised the Fit India Week in 13,839 schools. AP was followed by Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh ranked 2nd & 3rd by organising the programme in 1,967 and 1,504 schools respectively. Overall the programme was organised in 26,845 schools. 21,344 schools obtained the Fit India Flag. Again AP topped the list obtaining 8,117 flags. It was followed by Karnataka in the second rank.

  12. What was the theme of the 92nd Annual Convention of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) that held in New Delhi ?
    1) Theme – “Economic growth and innovative future for India’s economy”
    2) Theme – “Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean”
    3) Theme – “India: Roadmap to a $5 trillion economy”
    4) Theme – “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Theme – “India: Roadmap to a $5 trillion economy”
    Explanation:
    The 92nd Annual Convention of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) was conducted in New Delhi from December 20-21,2019. The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addressed the 92nd convention. The theme for the year 2019 was “India: Roadmap to a $5 trillion economy”.

  13. Where was the Second National Conference on Uniformed Women in Prisons Administration held ?
    1) New Delhi, Delhi
    2) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    3) Kolkata, West Bengal
    4) Guwahati, Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    The Second National Conference on Uniformed Women in Prisons Administration was held at Central Academy for Police Training on 19-20 December 2019 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The conference was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai. The Madhya Pradesh Jail Department along with the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) of New Delhi organized the conference.

  14. Which organization has released the report titled “2019 Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis” on December 20, 2019 ?
    1) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    2) United Nations (UN)
    3) World Health Organization (WHO)
    4) Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP)
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) released the report, “2019 Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis”.

  15. Which country has highest number of premature deaths about 2.3 million (23,26,771) in 2017 due to pollution as per, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP)‘s “2019 Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis” ?
    1) China
    2) India
    3) Japan
    4) United States
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) India
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019, According to the new report, “2019 Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis” released by Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), India leads the world with about 2.3 million (23,26,771 deaths) in 2017 in terms of premature deaths due to pollution. India is followed by China (18,65,566 deaths) & Nigeria (2,79,318 deaths). The United States (US), the world’s third most populous country with 325 million people, stood at 7th position (1,96,930 deaths).

  16. What is the worth of the bonds that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to buy under the Open Market Operations (OMO) mechanism alike to “Operation Twist” of United States of America (USA) ?
    1) Rs 10,000 crore
    2) Rs 7,000 crore
    3) Rs 15,000 crore
    4) Rs 12,000 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Rs 10,000 crore
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019, India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to conduct simultaneous sale and purchase of government bonds under the Open Market Operations (OMO) mechanism, a concept similar to “Operation Twist” that was last adopted by the US (United States) Federal Reserve in 2013. So, the RBI will buy bonds worth Rs 10,000 crore of 6.45% maturing in the year 2029 and issuing bonds worth Rs 10,000 crore maturing in the year 2020.

  17. Name the first Australian, who was named as the ‘ITF Women’s World Champion for the year 2019’ under Women’s Singles Category .
    1) Astra Sharma
    2) Samantha Stosur
    3) Ashleigh Barty
    4) Margaret Court
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Ashleigh Barty
    Explanation:
    The 23-year-old Ashleigh Barty is the first Australian to be named ITF Women’s World Champion in Women’s Singles Category.Having become the first Australian woman to reach No.1 in the world rankings since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976. Barty also lifted the season-ending WTA Finals trophy and led Australia to their first Fed Cup final since 1993.

  18. Who was honoured at the Silver Jubilee International Conference of Art in Dhaka, Bangladesh ?
    1) Virendra Nath Misra
    2) R. Nagaswamy
    3) Paramananda Acharya
    4) Achala Moulik
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) R. Nagaswamy
    Explanation:
    Archaeologist R. Nagaswamy was honoured at the Silver Jubilee International Conference of Art in Dhaka by Bangladesh culture minister K.M.Khalid for his contribution to art, archaeology, history and culture.

  19. Name the 1st child from Kerala, who will receive the ‘Bharat Award for bravery’ for the year 2019 for saving 20 people from a burning bus on the move ?
    1) Aditya K.
    2) F. Lalchhandama
    3) N. Shangpon Konyak
    4) Laxmi Yadav
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Aditya K.
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019 the Bharat award for bravery was announced. Aditya K. of Ramanattukara, Kozhikode, Kerala became the first child from the State to receive the highest honour award for bravery, the Bharat award. He was awarded for saving 20 people from a burning bus on the move. The awards will be presented by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the Republic Day event in New Delhi on January 26,2020.

  20. Rafael Nadal was named as the “International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Champions for the year 2019 in Men’s Singles Category. He belongs to which country ?
    1) France
    2) Spain
    3) Argentina
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Spain
    Explanation:
    International Tennis Federation (ITF) honoured eleven players in annual awards including Singles, Doubles, Wheelchair and Juniors. The ITF has announced that Rafael Nadal of Spain has been named 2019 ITF World Champions in Men’s Singles. Nadal claimed the season-ending ITF world title for the fourth time after sealing an historic 12th French Open and a fourth U.S. Open, as well as helping Spain to their sixth Davis Cup title.

    CATEGORY     WINNER
    Men Singles  Spain Rafael Nadal
    Women Singles  Australia’s Ashleigh Barty
    Women Doubles Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France
     Men Doubles Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah
     Men’s Wheelchair  Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez
     Women’s Wheelchair  Netherland’s Diede de Groot
     Quad  Australia’s Dylan Alcott


  21. Name the Indian-American computer scientist, who was appointed as the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) of United States of America (USA) .
    1) Raj Reddy
    2) Madhu Sudan
    3) Sankar Kumar Pal
    4) Sethuraman Panchanathan
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Sethuraman Panchanathan
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019, The United States (US) President Donald Trump has chosen Indian-American computer scientist, Sethuraman Panchanathan (58) as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) of America. He will succeed France Anne-Dominic Cordova, who retires in 2020 after completing her 6-year term as director of the institution. Dr.Sethuraman has taken on new responsibilities with research, innovation, academic administration and policy experience.

  22. Name the firm that received Competition Commission of India (CCI)’s approval for acquisition of 100% equity shares in both IDBI Asset Management Ltd. (IAML) and IDBI MF Trustee Company Ltd. (IMTL) under CCI Green Channel .
    1) HDFC Bank
    2) State Bank of India (SBI)
    3) Muthoot Finance Limited (MFL)
    4) Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd.
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Muthoot Finance Limited (MFL)
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019 The Competition Commission of India (CCI), obtained 3 Green Channel Combinations under automatic approval. The approval was done under the sub-section (2) of Section 6 of the Competition Act, 2002 (Act) read with regulation 5A of the Competition Commission of India, Regulations, 2011.100% acquisition of both IDBI (Industrial Development Bank of India) Asset Management Ltd (IAML) and IDBI MF Trustee Company Ltd (IMTL) by Muthoot Finance Ltd (MFL).

  23. Which country has launched its first Satellite, “ETRSS-1” by Chinese Long March 4B carrier rocket from china recently ?
    1) Equatorial Guinea
    2) Ecuador
    3) Ethiopia
    4) Egypt
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Ethiopia
    Explanation:
    The Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite-1 or ETRSS-1, was sent into space by a Chinese Long March 4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China. ETRSS-1 is Africa’s 41st satellite in space and the third East African satellite. Ethiopia is now the 11th African nation to launch a satellite into space by joining the ranks of Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan.

  24. Chandrakanth Karadalli, deceased children’s book writer, who received several accolades like Rajyotsava award in 2019 , Bala Sahitya Akademi award & ‘Good Teacher’ award belongs to which state ?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Assam
    3) Kerala
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Karnataka
    Explanation:
    Chandrakanth Karadalli a renowned children’s book writer died due to cardiac arrest in Bangalore at the age of 70.He won Karnataka Rajyotsava award in 2019 and Bala Sahitya Akademi award from the union government. He also received ‘Good Teacher’ award from both State and Nation Government.

  25. Who were the authors of the book titled ‘Turbulence and Triumph: The Modi Years’, that describes about the life journey of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi & was released by Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu recently ?
    1) Ruskin Bond and Bharathi S Pradhan
    2) Rahul Agarwal and Bharathi S Pradhan
    3) Salman Rushdie and Ruskin Bond
    4) Rahul Agarwal and Ruskin Bond
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Rahul Agarwal and Bharathi S Pradhan
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019 the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled ‘Turbulence and Triumph: The Modi Years’ in New Delhi. The book is jointly authored by Rahul Agarwal and Bharathi S Pradhan and is published by Om Books International. The book is about life journey of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi from his days as a young boy in Gujarat till becoming the Prime Minister of India. Various successive initiatives launched by the PM like Make in India, Skill India, Swachh Bharat etc was discussed.

  26. Who released the booklet titled ‘Crossing the Barriers – I Got Inked’ during the National Workshop on Accessible Elections 2019 in New Delhi ?
    1) Achal Kumar Jyoti
    2) Om Prakash Rawat
    3) Ashok Lavasa
    4) Sunil Arora
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Sunil Arora
    Explanation:
    On December 19, 2019, Election Commission of India (ECI),an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election process, has organized National Workshop on Accessible Elections 2019 in New Delhi to review the steps taken by ECI to make Elections Public Works Department (PwD) and Senior Citizens friendly. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Shri Sunil Arora has released a booklet, ‘Crossing the Barriers – I Got Inked’ during the workshop.

  27. Name the former president of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), who passed away in Gurugram, Haryana .
    1) Sundar Singh Ji Ramgadhia
    2) Roop Singh Ji
    3) Avtar Singh Makkar
    4) Gobind Singh Longowal
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Avtar Singh Makkar
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019 former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar (39th president) passed away at the age of 78 in Gurugram, Haryana due to brief illness. Avtar was the founder president of Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, which was then a hub for Akali politics.

  28. Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA),Thomas Chandy passed away recently, he was from which state ?
    1) Kerala
    2) Karnataka
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Kerala
    Explanation:
    The National Congress Party (NCP) State President and Kerala MLA, Thomas Chandy passed away due to cancer at the age of 72 at his home in Kochi. He was closely associated with Kerala Student Union (KSU) and later with the Congress.He also built a business empire in the Persian Gulf.

  29. What was the theme of the 11th edition of Regional Quality Conclave (RQC) that held in Uttarakhand ?
    1) Theme – “Creating and Sustaining a Quality Culture”
    2) Theme – “Quality Enablers for Manufacturing Competitiveness & Trade”
    3) Theme – “Quality and Manufacturing Excellence for Sustainable Growth”
    4) Theme – “Advance Manufacturing with Quality, Innovation & Technology Interventions”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Advance Manufacturing with Quality, Innovation & Technology Interventions”
    Explanation:
    On December 20, 2019 the Quality Council of India (QCI) along with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) organised the 11th edition of Regional Quality Conclave (RQC) at Rudrapur,Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand. The theme of the RQC was “Advance Manufacturing with Quality, Innovation & Technology Interventions.

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  1. Abhinav Lohan, who was seen in news recently is associated with which sport ?
    Answer-Golf
    Explanation:
    Abhinav Lohan, who was seen in news recently is associated with Golf.He won lifted PGTI title securing a narrow one-shot triumph at the Bengaluru Open golf championship. It was Lohan’s first title on the TATA Steel PGTI and second win of the year as he had also emerged victorious at the PGTI Feeder Tour event in Lucknow.

  2. Yutu 2 becomes longest working rover on moon, It belongs to which country ?
    Answer-China
    Explanation:
    China’s Jade Rabbit-2, or Yutu-2 has now become the longest-working lunar rover in the world, as it started to work for the 13th lunar day on the far side of the Moon. The record was previously held by Lunokhod 1, the Soviet robotic rover that became the world’s first to be sent to the moon in 1970, where it worked for about 10 months.

  3. Who is the President of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) ?
    Answer-Balkrishan Goenka

  4. Where is the headquarter of International Tennis Federation (ITF) located ?
    Answer-London, United Kingdom

  5. Cheruthoni river is located in which state ?
    Answer-Kerala

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