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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 27 2019

  1. Name the scheme, that was launched to provide drinking water to 14.6 crore rural households .
    1) Jal Shram Mission (JSM)
    2) Jal Adarsh Mission (JAM)
    3) Jal Samman Mission (JSM)
    4) Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)
    Explanation:
    On the occasion of Good Governance Day i.e. on December 25, 2019, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has released the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), during an event organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Out of 17.87 Crore Indian rural households, there are 14.6 Crore households who do not have household water tap connection facility. They account 81.67%.

  2. Which 4 states have launched the national outreach program ‘GeM Samvaad’ ?
    1) Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    2) Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    3) Karnataka, Assam, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    4) Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    Explanation:
    A national outreach program ‘GeM Samvaad’, launched by Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has begun from 19th December 2019 in 4 States of Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Andhra Pradesh (AP). The program will be held till17, February 2020 with the participation of GeM senior officers, stakeholders across the country and with local vendors to facilitate on-boarding of local vendors on the market.

  3. Name the state government, that has set up sign boards in Chinese language at 5 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected archaeological sites .
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Assam
    3) Gujarat
    4) West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On December 24,2019, As per the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Archaeological Survey of India(ASI),an Indian government agency attached to the Ministry of Culture,has set up sign boards in Chinese language at 5 ASI protected archaeological sites located in Uttar Pradesh (UP). It includes the sites at Sarnath, the Buddhist relics at Chaukhandi Stupa, Mahaparinirvana Temple in Kushinagar, Piparahwa and Shravasti .

  4. Which Organization has developed the 5 documents launched by Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ that covers 5 verticals of Quality Mandate in New Delhi ?
    1) National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
    2) Ministry of Human Resource Development
    3) University Grants Commission (UGC)
    4) All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) University Grants Commission (UGC)
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019 the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched 5 documents developed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) which covers 5 verticals of Quality Mandate in New Delhi. These 5 documents cover areas such as evaluation reforms, eco-friendly and sustainable university campuses, human values & professional ethics, faculty induction and academic research integrity.

  5. Name the organization, that was honoured with a postage stamp for commemorating its distinguished service and glorious contribution for protecting the nation .
    1) National Investigation Agency (NIA)
    2) Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
    3) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)
    4) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019 the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs(MoFCA) Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman released a postage stamp to commemorate the service and contribution of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in protecting the nation by preventing smuggling activities across the country.

  6. Where did Dharmendra Pradhan unveils India’s First Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Bus which can run 1000 Kms in one fill ?
    1) Kolkata, West Bengal
    2) New Delhi, Delhi
    3) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    4) Guwahati, Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) New Delhi, Delhi
    Explanation:
    On December 24, 2019, In order to make CNG as the eco-friendly option for long distance transport in India and to promote waste-to-wealth efforts, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel has unveiled India’s first long distance CNG bus fitted with composite CNG cylinders, which can travel around 1000 kms in a single fill.

  7. Which Automotive manufacturer, has partnered with Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) & Agility Fuel Solutions of USA to develop India’s First Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Bus ?
    1) Mahindra & Mahindra
    2) Ashok Leyland
    3) Tata Motors
    4) Eicher Motors
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Mahindra & Mahindra
    Explanation:
    On December 24, 2019, In order to make CNG as the eco-friendly option for long distance transport in India and to promote waste-to-wealth efforts, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel has unveiled India’s first long distance CNG bus fitted with composite CNG cylinders, which can travel around 1000 kms in a single fill. Developed by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra, & Agility Fuel Solutions of USA (United State of America) this newly launched bus has replaced the traditional very heavy Type-I Carbon Steel cylinders with Type IV Composite Cylinders.

  8. Indian Railways for the 1st time launched the new train “Him Darshan Express”, with all-new Vistadome coaches, it runs in which of the following route ?
    1) Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) – Puri (Odisha)
    2) Howrah (West Bengal) – Kalka (Haryana)
    3) Kalka (Haryana) – Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
    4) Howrah (West Bengal) – Puri (Odisha)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Kalka (Haryana)-Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
    Explanation:
    On December 25,2019, In view of the increasing demand of tourists,For the 1st time, the Indian Railways has started the new train “Him Darshan Express”, which comprising all-new Vistadome coaches run between Kalka (Haryana)-Shimla (Himachal Pradesh). Currently, this train (Number-52459/52460) will run for one year i.e. 24 December 2020.The specialty of the train is that it has 6 AC Vista dom coaches and one AC coach with big mirrors all around, through which one can enjoy the journey by seeing the beauty outside. Passengers will have to spend Rs 630 to travel in it.

  9. Name the Project launched by government of India to provide internet facility to all villages with an objective to promote Digital India .
    1) IndiaNet
    2) BharatNet
    3) NationNet
    4) ConnectNet
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) BharatNet
    Explanation:
    On December 25,2019, To promote Digital India and make the internet accessible to the rural people, the central Government will provide free Wi-Fi will be provided to all villages across the country through BharatNet project.

  10. Which organization has commissioned 1st Lignite based 500 MW thermal unit of 2×500 MW Neyveli New Thermal Power Project in Tamil Nadu(TN) ?
    1) NTPC Limited
    2) BEML Limited
    3) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
    4) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
    Explanation:
    On December 24, 2019 the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned 1st Lignite based 500 MW thermal unit of 2×500 MW Neyveli New Thermal Power Project in Tamil Nadu(TN). It is India’s 1st lignite fired 500 MW (Mega Watt) power plant. This thermal unit is also the highest rating pulverised lignite-fired thermal unit commissioned in India so far.The plant is based on Once-Through and Tower Type Boiler design which has been adopted for the 1st time in the country.

  11. What is the target year set by the government of India, to provide free wifi service to all villages through BharatNet project ?
    1) March 2025
    2) March 2022
    3) March 2020
    4) March 2024
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) March 2020
    Explanation:
    On December 25,2019, To promote Digital India and make the internet accessible to the rural people, the central Government will provide free Wi-Fi will be provided to all villages across the country through BharatNet project by March 2020.This information was provided by Communication and IT (Information Technology) Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad during the inauguration ceremony of Digital Village Gurawara in Rewari ,Haryana.

  12. Urban areas of which state, is the only not declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) areas, under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) ?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) West Bengal
    3) Gujarat
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) West Bengal
    Explanation:
    On December 23, 2019 the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced that the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) has achieved the national target of becoming Open Defecation Free (ODF) across the country. Urban areas of 35 states / UTs (Union Territories) became ODF, but it is also to be noted that urban local bodies in West Bengal had not been declared as ODF.

  13. By which year, Digital Radio will be launched by Minister of Information and Broadcasting ?
    1) 2024
    2) 2022
    3) 2025
    4) 2030
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 2024
    Explanation:
    On December 24, 2019 the Minister of Information and Broadcasting announced the launch of Digital Radio in 2024 during the annual Akashvani awards function which was held in New Delhi. It was also announced that audio of digital radio will be made more clear.

  14. In which city, India’s 1st transgender university will be opened ?
    1) New Delhi, Delhi
    2) Silchar, Assam
    3) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    4) Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh (UP)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh (UP)
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019, India’s 1st transgender university will open in Fazilnagar block in UP’s (Uttar Pradesh) Kushinagar district. It is being constructed by Akhil Bhartiya Kinnar Siksha Seva Trust (All-India transgender education service trust).

  15. Name the bank which was appointed as the lead banking convenor by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the newly formed Union Territory Ladakh .
    1) Indian Bank
    2) Union Bank of India
    3) Canara Bank
    4) State Bank of India (SBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) State Bank of India (SBI)
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019 the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has appointed Jammu & Kashmir Bank(J&K Bank) as the UTLBC (Union Territory Lead Bank Convenor) of the newly formed Union Territory(UT) of Jammu & Kashmir(J&K). Similarly, the State Bank of India (SBI) will be the lead banking convenor of the UT Ladakh.

  16. Which bank has launched ‘KBL Xpress SB Accounts’ , a digitized version of opening Savings Bank (SB) account throughTAB (tablet) Banking facility on the spot ?
    1) Karnataka Bank
    2) State Bank of India
    3) Canara Bank
    4) Karur Vysya Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Karnataka Bank
    Explanation:
    On December 25,2019, An ‘A’ Class Scheduled Commercial Bank, Karnataka Bank has launched ‘KBL Xpress SB Accounts’, a digitized version for opening Savings Bank (SB) account through TAB (tablet) Banking facility on the spot. Using the TAB banking account opening process, the Bank has offered its valued customers the facility of opening accounts at their door step.

  17. Through which application, people can now recharge their National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) FASTags ?
    1) SBI Pay UPI (Unified Payments Interface)
    2) BHIM UPI (Bharat Interface for Money- Unified Payments Interface)
    3) Google Tez UPI (Unified Payments Interface)
    4) MobiKwik UPI (Unified Payments Interface)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) BHIM UPI (Bharat Interface for Money- Unified Payments Interface)
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced a new recharge option for National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) FASTags through BHIM UPI (Bharat Interface for Money- Unified Payments Interface). Accordingly, any BHIM UPI enabled mobile app users can recharge their FASTags which would ease the traffic at toll plazas.

  18. Name the bank that has entered into the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ashok Leyland (ALL) for vehicle loans for a period of 2 years .
    1) HDFC Bank
    2) ICICI Bank
    3) Yes Bank
    4) Axis Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Yes Bank
    Explanation:
    On December 24, 2019, Ashok Leyland (ALL), an Indian automobile company has entered into the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Yes Bank,an Indian private sector bank (PVB) for vehicle loans for a period of 2 years.The partnership will enable both partners to provide customised financial solution to their customers across India with focus on pan-India outreach.

  19. What is the growth rate (GDP) of India for the FY20 forecasted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) on December 24, 2019 ?
    1) 6.1%
    2) 6.3%
    3) 6.5%
    4) 6.7%
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 6.1%
    Explanation:
    On December 24, 2019, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its Article IV consultation report on India has retained India’s economic growth forecast at 6.1% for FY20. The report was released in Washington, United States (US).The forecast is much higher than by most agencies. For example, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) latest projection pegged the growth at 5%, Standard & Poor’s at 5.1%, Moody’s at 4.9% and Fitch’ at 4.6% for the current financial year.

  20. Which bank has received “Best Performing Bank award” for Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) (2nd rank) for 2018-19 from Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar ?
    1) HDFC Bank
    2) ICICI Bank
    3) Yes Bank
    4) Andhra Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Andhra Bank
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar, presented the Best Performing Award for Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) (2nd rank) to Andhra Bank for the financial year 2018-19.The Award was received by Executive Director of Andhra Bank, Kul Bhushan Jain. A RSETIs sponsored by Andhra Bank which is situated at Rajam in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh also received Best performing RSETI award.

  21. Raghubar Das has resigned as the Chief Minister of which state ?
    1) Himachal Pradesh
    2) Jharkhand
    3) Meghalaya
    4) Mizoram
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Jharkhand
    Explanation:
    On December 23,2019, Jharkhand chief minister (CM) Raghubar Das has submitted his resignation to governor Draupadi Murmu at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi after being ousted from power due to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election defeat.

  22. Where did Indian Air Force (IAF) decommissioned its last MiG-27 (Mikoyan MiG-27) fighter jet aircraft also known as ‘Bahadur’, that served India during the 1999 Kargil War ?
    1) Bengaluru, Karnataka
    2) Kochi, Kerala
    3) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    4) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    On December 27, 2019 the last of the iconic MiG-27 (Mikoyan MiG-27) fighter jet aircraft was decommissioned from the Indian Air Force(IAF) at Jodhpur base in Rajasthan. The aircraft served the IAF for over 3 decades(30 years). The Jodhpur airbase previously had the squadron of 7 MiG-27. Currently No. 29 Squadron (Scorpion 29) is the only unit in the IAF which has been operating MiG 27 Upgrades. The aircraft served during the 1999 Kargil War. It is known by the name ‘Bahadur’ in India.MiG-27 was procured in the 1980s from the then Soviet Union(SU). The aircraft has the single most powerful engine in the world.

  23. Who topped the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Test Batting Ranking released on 24th December, 2019 ?
    1) Jason Holder
    2) Kane Williamson
    3) Steve Smith
    4) Virat Kohli
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    Indian skipper Virat Kohli with 928 points, has topped the batting ranking in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test ranking format that was released on 24th December, 2019 .He is 17 points ahead of Australia’s Steve Smith.

    Team Ranking Batting Ranking Bowling Ranking All Rounder Ranking
    India Virat Kohli (India) Pat Cummins (Australia) Jason Holder (Barbados)
    New Zealand Steve Smith (Australia) Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) Ravindra Jadeja (India)
    South Africa Kane Williamson (New Zealand) Neil Wagner (New Zealand) Ben Stokes (England)
    Indian Ranking
      Cheteshwar Pujara ranked 4th Jasprit Bumrah ranked 6th Ravichandran Ashwin ranked 6th
      Ajinkya Rahane ranked 7th Ravichandran Ashwin ranked 11th Mohammad Shami ranked 29th


  24. Name the only Indian, who was named in the Wisden Cricketers’Almanack (Wisden) 2019’s “Five cricketers of the decade list”.
    1) Virat Kohli
    2) Rohit Sharma
    3) MS Dhoni
    4) Mohammed Shami
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    On 24th December 2019, Wisden Cricketers’Almanack (Wisden) 2019 colloquially the “Bible of Cricket”, has named the “Wisden’s Five cricketers of the decade list”. Indian skipper & Present Captain, Virat Kohli was the only Indian to be named in the Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the decade. Four Other Cricketers: Four other cricketers who made into the list were as follows: Steve Smith (Australia) Ellyse Perry (Australia) Dale Steyn (South Africa) AB de Villiers (South Africa)

  25. Name the Chinese author, who was best known for his books “Colors of the Mountain”& “Brothers” .
    1) Ba Jin
    2) Da Chen
    3) Wu Cheng’en
    4) Cao Xueqin
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Da Chen
    Explanation:
    Noted Chinese author, Da Chen, who is best known for his works of bestselling “Colors of the Mountain”& Brothers, has passed away at his home in Temecula, California, US (United States) due to lung cancer.He was 57. His book –‘Brothers’ was awarded the best book of 2006 by The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald and Publishers Weekly.He also published several books including Sounds of the River: A Memoir, China’s Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution (2001) & Wandering Warrior, his 1st book of fiction for children.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the West African country, which was attacked recently .
    Answer-Burkina Faso
    Explanation:
    Burkina Faso was in news recently because there was the second deadlist attack in which Peoples including soldiers were killed in Burkina Faso as the country mourned the victims of attacks by suspected jihadis on Christmas Eve .

  2. What is the tagline of Andhra Bank ?
    Answer-Where India Banks

  3. Who is the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) ?
    Answer-Kristalina Georgieva

  4. Under which Act, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) was registered ?
    Answer-Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013

  5. Who is the CEO & MD of YES Bank ?
    Answer-Ravneet Gill

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