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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 28 2019

  1. For which of the following scheme, Union Ministry of Finance (MoF) announced mandatory linkage of Aadhar to reduce the incidence of frauds recently ?
    1) Mega Pension Scheme
    2) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana
    3) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)
    4) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)
    Explanation:
    On December 23, 2019 the Union Ministry of Finance (MoF) in its latest notification has made it mandatory to submit the proof of Aadhaar number of senior citizens who have invested in the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY). This move was done to bring transparency to financial processes and to reduce the incidence of frauds.

  2. Where was the foundation stone of India’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) project laid ?
    1) New Delhi, Delhi
    2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3) Guwahati, Assam
    4) Kolkata, West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) New Delhi, Delhi
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019 Home minister Shri Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of India’s first transit-oriented development (TOD) project in New Delhi.

  3. In which city, Delhi’s tallest tower (161 m) under the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) project will be built ?
    1) Sultanpur
    2) Dallopura
    3) Tukhmirpur
    4) Karkardooma
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Karkardooma
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019 home minister Shri Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of India’s first transit-oriented development (TOD) project. Under this project state of the art infrastructure zone including Delhi’s tallest tower(161 m) will be built. The tower will be built in eastern part of Delhi at Karkardooma and is named as ‘East Delhi Hub’.

  4. What is the target year set by India to cross Renewable energy capacity mark of 100-GW ?
    1) 2022
    2) 2020
    3) 2025
    4) 2030
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 2020
    Explanation:
    On December 27, 2019 the union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy (MoP,NRE) Shri Raj Kumar Singh has announced that India is likely to cross its 100 GigaWatt (GW) energy capacity mark in 2020. However the govt also needed to promote storage to ensure 24×7 clean energy supply as coal fired thermal power still remains as the basic use in the country.

  5. Name the organization, that is set to add 10GW of solar energy generation capacity by 2022 with an investment of around Rs 50,000 crores .
    1) GAIL Ltd
    2) Nuclear Power Corporation of India
    3) NTPC Ltd
    4) NHPC Ltd
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) NTPC Ltd
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019 the NTPC ltd (formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) is in the plan of adding 10GW (GigaWatt) energy generation capacity by 2022, with an additional investment of around Rs 50,000 crores. The investment will mainly be funded by green bonds. This move will support India’s ambitious target of generating 175GW by 2022.

  6. Under which scheme, central government has approved construction of over 1 crore houses ?
    1) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-PMAY (Urban)
    2) Prime Minister Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
    3) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM)
    4) Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-PMAY (Urban)
    Explanation:
    On December 27, 2019,As per the Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs ,the Centre has approved construction of 6.5 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-PMAY (Urban). With this, Government will sanction all the 1.12 crore houses under affordable housing programme – PMAY (Urban), a target set by the centre & deliver them to the beneficiaries by 2022. Under the scheme, about 30 lakh houses have been built and 57 lakh houses are under construction.

  7. Where was the 11th edition of National Street food festival held ?
    1) Guwahati, Assam
    2) Kolkata, West Bengal
    3) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    4) New Delhi, Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) New Delhi, Delhi
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the 4 days long, second edition of the ‘Eat Right Mela’ along with 11th National Street food festival at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The event was organized by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in collaboration with National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) to encourage people for having healthier diets to reduce disease burden in the country.

  8. Which organization has partnered with National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) & organized ‘Eat Right Mela’ along with 11th National Street food festival with the theme “Healthier Diets” in New Delhi ?
    1) Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
    2) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
    3) Food Corporation of India (FCI)
    4) Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
    Explanation:
    On December 26, 2019, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the 4 days long, second edition of the ‘Eat Right Mela’ along with 11th National Street food festival at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The event was organized by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in collaboration with National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) to encourage people for having healthier diets to reduce disease burden in the country. The theme of the mela is “Healthier Diets”.

  9. Where was the BPCL(Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited) LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) bottling plant built with record time of 19 months recently ?
    1) Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    2) Berhampur, Odisha
    3) Balangir, Odisha
    4) Sambalpur, Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Balangir, Odisha
    Explanation:
    On December 27,2019 the governor of Odisha, Shri Ganeshi Lal dedicated the BPCL(Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited) LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) bottling plant at Balangir city in Odisha. This state-of-the-art LPG plant was built within record 19 months which is 3 months ahead of schedule. The foundation stone for the plant was laid on May 21, 2018 and is set up at a cost of Rs 103 crores.

  10. Which city host the National Tribal Dance Festival namely “Tribal fest 2019” recently for the first time ?
    1) Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    2) New Delhi, Delhi
    3) Kolkata, West Bengal
    4) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    Explanation:
    On December 27, 2019, 3 days long National Tribal Dance Festival namely “Tribal fest 2019” begun in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, which was presided over by the state’s Chief Minister (CM) Bhupesh Baghel. The festival was inaugurated by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. It is for the first time that festival is being organized in Chhattisgarh.

  11. Name the railway station that receives the first “Eat Right Station” certification from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) .
    1) Gorakhpur Railway Station, Gorakhpur
    2) Chennai Central Station, Chennai
    3) Howrah Junction Station, Kolkata
    4) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station, Mumbai
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station, Mumbai
    Explanation:
    The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station of Mumbai, Maharashtra has been conferred with ‘Eat Right Station’ certification with the four-star rating by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for food safety and hygiene. With this, CSMT becomes the first Central Railway station to get this certification.

  12. Where did External Affairs Minister(EAM) of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar co-chaired the 19th Joint Commission Meeting 2019 between India & Iran ?
    1) Mumbai, India
    2) Tehran, Iran
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Tabriz, Iran
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Tehran, Iran
    Explanation:
    External Affairs Minister(EAM),Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who was on a 2-day (22-23 December 2019 ) visit to Iran, co-chaired the 19th Joint Commission Meeting 2019 with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Tehran, Iran.

  13. Which of the following countries were involved in Chabahar port project?
    1) India, Nepal and Bangladesh
    2) India, Myanmar and Bangladesh
    3) India, Iran and Afghanistan
    4) India, Iran and Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) India, Iran and Afghanistan
    Explanation:
    External Affairs Minister(EAM),Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who was on a 2-day (22-23 December 2019 ) visit to Iran, co-chaired the 19th Joint Commission Meeting 2019 with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Tehran, Iran.During the meet,2 sides agreed to speed up the work on the strategic Chabahar project, which is being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan.

  14. What is the maximum exposure limit of all primary urban cooperative banks (UCBs), after which they have to report to the Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC), maintained by RBI ?
    1) Rs 5 crore
    2) Rs 7 crore
    3) Rs 3 crore
    4) Rs 10 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Rs 5 crore
    Explanation:
    On December 28, 2019,In a bid to find out early recognition of financial crisis, India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked all primary urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to report all exposures (including all fund-based and non-fund-based exposure on the borrower) of Rs 5 crore and above to the Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC), maintained by RBI.

  15. SMA was in news recently, what does ‘S’ stands for ?
    1) S – Subsidy
    2) S – Securities
    3) S – Security
    4) S – Special
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) S – Special
    Explanation:
    S stands for Special in SMA. The full form of SMA is Special Mention Accounts.

  16. What is the estimated Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPA) ratio of all Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) for September 2020 as per Reserve Bank of India(RBI)’s 20th issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR) 2019 ?
    1) 9.3 %
    2) 9.9 %
    3) 9.5 %
    4) 9.7 %
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 9.9 %
    Explanation:
    On December 27, 2019, According to the 20th issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR) 2019 released by Reserve Bank of India(RBI), the gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio of all scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) can increase from 9.3 % in September 2019 to 9.9 % in September 2020 due to changes in macroeconomic conditions, modest growth in new NPAs and the impact of declining credit growth rate. The GNPA ratio of SCB’s was 9.3 % between March and September 2019. GNPA ratio of public sector banks (PSBs) will increase from 12.7 % in September 2019 to 13.2 % in September 2020 and the GNPA ratio of private banks (PVBs) from 3.9 % to reach 4.2 %. The GNPAs of foreign banks can also rise to 3.1 % from 2.9 %.

  17. Which bank is set to launch the OTP(one-time-password ) based ATM (Automated Teller Machine) withdrawal of above Rs 10,000 during 8 PM to 8 AM from January 2020 ?
    1) Canara Bank
    2) HDFC Bank
    3) State Bank of India (SBI)
    4) ICICI Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) State Bank of India (SBI)
    Explanation:
    On December 27, 2019, State Bank of India (SBI), an Indian multinational, public sector bank, has taken a big step to curb bank fraud and provide secure banking to its customers by launching new OTP (one-time-password ) based ATM (Automated Teller Machine) withdrawal of above Rs 10,000 during 8 PM to 8 AM. The new system will be implemented across the country from 1 January 2020.

  18. Who received the United Nations (UN)’s “most famous teenager in the world” in its ‘Decade in Review’ report ?
    1) Malala Yousafzai (Malala)
    2) Bana Alabed
    3) Sonita Alizadeh
    4) Mari Copeny
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Malala Yousafzai (Malala)
    Explanation:
    Malala Yousafzai (also known as Malala), a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize (2014) laureate, was named as “the most famous teenager in the world” by the United Nations (UN) in its ‘Decade in Review’ report released on December 23, 2019.The report covers a decade of major events happened between 2010 and the end of 2013, celebrities and agreements that have become most famous. The report includes big news such as the devastating earthquake in 2010 in Haiti (a Caribbean country), the conflict that began in Syria in 2011 & Malala’s work in favour of girls’ education for the year 2012.

  19. Name the former Indian Men’s & Women’s Cricket team captain, who were honoured with the prestigious Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s CK Nayudu Lifetime Award for the year 2019 .
    1) Krishnamachari Srikkanth & Anjum Chopra
    2) Ravi Shastri & Nilima Jogalekar
    3) Dilip Vengsarkar & Sandhya Agarwal
    4) Kapil Dev & Harmanpreet Kaur
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Krishnamachari Srikkanth & Anjum Chopra
    Explanation:
    Krishnamachari Srikkanth (60), Former Indian cricket team captain and member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team & former Indian women’s Cricket team captain Anjum Chopra (42) will be the recipient of prestigious Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s CK Nayudu Lifetime Award for the year 2019. The award will be presented on January 12 during the BCCI Annual Award function in Mumbai, Maharashtra.Former Indian captain, Krishnamachari Srikkanth(60) hails from Tamil Nadu.He played for India from the year 1981–1992. He retired from international cricket in 1993. He was the first Indian player to score a half-century and pick up 5 wickets in an ODI.

  20. Who received the “Army Design Bureau Excellence Award” for indigenously developing the bullet-proof jacket named ‘Sarvatra Kawach’ ?
    1) Major Ashok Ambre
    2) Major Kunhiraman Palat Candeth
    3) Major S K Upadhya
    4) Major Anoop Mishra
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Major Anoop Mishra
    Explanation:
    On December 23, 2019, Major Anoop Mishra received the “Army Design Bureau Excellence Award” by Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat for indigenously developing the bullet-proof jacket named ‘Sarvatra Kawach’ .The award was presented during the Army Technology Seminar (ARTECH) that held in New Delhi with the theme ‘Technologies for Non – Contact Warfare’ History behind ‘Sarvatra Kawach’ development: Major Anoop Mishra was hit by a bullet on his jacket during deployment in Jammu and Kashmir but he was saved luckily.After this incident, he decided to develop a full-body bulletproof jacket that can save the lives of soldiers. The Jacket can withstand a sniper bullet even from 10 metres. It was developed in the College of Military Engineering in Pune.

  21. Which Organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dennis Muilenburg resigned recently ?
    1) Bombardier
    2) Airbus
    3) Boeing
    4) Lockheed Martin
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Boeing
    Explanation:
    On 23rd December, 2019, Dennis Muilenburg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of American Aerospace firm, Boeing has stepped down after MAX 737 crashes. He will be succeeded by its Chairman David L. Calhoun. But, he will not take charge as CEO until January 13, 2020.Untill he joins, Boeing’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Greg Smith will serve as interim CEO.

  22. Veerashaiva community leader B.V. Katti passed away recently, he belonged to which state ?
    1) Andhra Pradesh
    2) Karnataka
    3) Assam
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Karnataka
    Explanation:
    On December 25, 2019 B.V. Katti, who was a former president of district unit of All-India Veerashaiva Mahasabha community, passed away in Belagavi, Karnataka at the age of 86 due to old age ailments. Born in Kadrolli village of Karnataka, BV Katti served as an Indian Administrative Service(IAS) officer and retired as Divisional Commissioner in Belagavi. He joined revenue service dept. as an Assistant Commissioner.He held the post as president of Veerashaiva for around 20 years and was also part of the group that built the Lingayat Bhavan in Belagavi.

  23. Who is the author of the book titled “Diamond In My Palm” that describes about the 12 diamonds that was lost from India ?
    1) Sanjay Dharwadker
    2) Salman Rushdie
    3) Ruskin Bond
    4) Vikram Seth
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Sanjay Dharwadker
    Explanation:
    Sanjay Dharwadker authored the book titled “Diamond In My Palm” that describes, how the world’s 12 greatest diamonds originated from Golconda and Kollur mines in Andhra Pradesh & later took away by Mughals, Persians, Brits, French, Turks and Russians after centuries of bloody wars, conspiracies and million-dollar deals, and now ensconced in their national treasures. The novel also describes about India, its journey in time and its unparalleled spiritual past. The book has been published by Stellar Publishers. The important diamonds listed in the book were Koh-i-Noor (In London), pink Darya-i-Noor (now in Tehran), the pale, flat-shaped Shah Diamond and the half egg eye shaped, blue-green Orlov Diamond (nestling in Kremlin); and the fabled Blue Diamond (now the Hope Diamond in the Smithsonian) .

  24. Name the book authored by R P N (Ratanjit Pratap Narain ) Singh that describes about the relation between the centre and states & the growth of regional parties in India .
    1) Ek Tha Doctor Ek Tha Sant
    2) Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924
    3) An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India
    4) Politics of Opportunism
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Politics of Opportunism
    Explanation:
    On December 27, 2019, Noted Economist, Columnist &Political analyst. Swaminathan Gurumurthy has released a book titled “Politics of Opportunism” written by R P N (Ratanjit Pratap Narain ) Singh, at a function held in New Delhi. The book, published by Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd, talks about the relation between the centre and states & the growth of regional parties in India. RNP Singh is a former Intelligence Bureau(IB) officer. He received prestigious Presidents Police Medal, Indian Police Medal, the Sukriti & Kautilya awards for his commendable services.

  25. Which state will observe the year 2020 as “Susashan Sankalp Varsh” ?
    1) Haryana
    2) Assam
    3) West Bengal
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Haryana
    Explanation:
    The year 2020 will be observed as “Susashan Sankalp Varsh”in Haryana. Reforms in governance will be invited from people in the state. A website will also be created in this regard.

  26. Name the scheme launched by Delhi government to provide pucca house to the residents of Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) clusters .
    1) Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Yojana
    2) Ladli yojana
    3) Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana
    4) Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Scheme
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana
    Explanation:
    On 24th December 2019, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal launched the scheme named ‘Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana’ for the residents of Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) clusters & it will provide a pucca house to every citizen in Delhi. Delhi government has conducted the survey under Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) that mandated to construct houses for the slum dwellers. During the event, the government has distributed ownership certificates to 65,000 families residing in slums. They will be provided with Pucca house soon.

  27. Which state government has launched the “Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Farmer Loan Waiver Scheme” and subsidized meal scheme named “Shiv Bhojan” programme for the poor ?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    On December 25, 2019, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray approved the “Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Farmer Loan Waiver Scheme” and subsidized meal scheme named “Shiv Bhojan” programme for the poor.Under Farmer Loan Waiver Scheme short-term crop loan up to Rs 2 lakh taken by farmers between April 1, 2015-March 31, 2019, and short-term restructured crop loan arrears up to September 30, 2019, will be waived. It will be implemented from March 2020 and Maha Vikas Aghadi will provide Rs 21,216 crore for scheme.Shiv Bhojan” programme: The Rs 6.4 crore programme will be started as pilot project for three months. Under this, at least one ‘Shiv Bhojan’ canteen will be started at district headquarters. Each canteen will serve 500 thalis (plates) which is available at Rs 10 each, consisting of two chapatis, one vegetable, rice and dal. Canteens serving the meal will be functional between 12 noon and 2 pm.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the organization constituted by RBI (Reserve Bank of India) to collect, store, and publish data on all borrowers’ credit exposures .
    Answer-Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC).

  2. Nathu la was in news recently, it is located in which state ?
    Answer-Sikkim
    Explanation:
    Nathu la, which was seen in news recently is located in Sikkim.The Indian Army rescued around 1,500 tourists stranded due to heavy snowfall in Nathu La in East Sikkim. Approximately 1,500 to 1,700 tourists travelling in about 300 taxis were stuck in the snow between 13th Mile and Nathu La Pass. They were returning from Nathu La Pass -Tsomgo Lake and got stranded midway at various points along Jawaharlal Nehru Road as the motorable stretch was blocked by snow.

  3. Who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ?
    Answer-Rahul Johri

  4. What is the tagline of State Bank of India (SBI) ?
    Answer-With you all the way, Pure Banking Nothing Else, The Nation’s banks on us.

  5. What is the Capital and Currency of Iran ?
    Answer-Capital– Tehran Currency– Iranian rial

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