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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 7 2019

  1. Which country’s King Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus and Queen Silvia Renate Sommerlath visited India recently ?
    1) Finland
    2) Norway
    3) Sweden
    4) Denmark
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Sweden
    Explanation:
    King Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus and Queen Silvia Renate Sommerlath of Sweden paid a 5-day official visit to India from December 2-6,2019 at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind. They were received by Member of Parliament(MP) Babul Supriyo at the New Delhi airport. This is the 3rd time they both have visited India. Earlier they visited in the year 1993 and 2005.

  2. How many MoU’s were signed between India and Swedan during Swedan’s King Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus and Queen Silvia Renate Sommerlath visit to India ?
    1) 3
    2) 4
    3) 5
    4) 7
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 3
    Explanation:
    On December 2, 2019 India and Sweden signed 3 agreements/ Memorandum of Understandings (MoU). The MoUs are as follows, Cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology(DST) of India and the Swedish Energy Agency. MoU between the Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES) of India and the Ministry of education and research of Sweden on cooperation of polar science. Mou on promoting safety of the maritime environment. Under this MoU, seafarer certificates will be recognised pursuant to Regulation I/10 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch. It is the 1st first maritime cooperation agreement between these two nations.

  3. Where was the India’s first Hybrid Annuity (HAM) based 14 MLD (megalitres per day) Sewage Treatment Plant(STP) inaugurated ?
    1) Mangaldoi in Darrang, Assam
    2) Manika block in Latehar, Jharkhand
    3) Abhana Village in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh
    4) Sarai village in Haridwar, Uttarakhand
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Sarai village in Haridwar, Uttarakhand
    Explanation:
    The king and queen of Sweden inaugurated the 14 MLD (megalitres per day) Sewage Treatment Plant(STP) Sarai village in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Sarai treatment plant: The Sarai treatment plant is the 1st plant completed under Hybrid Annuity (HAM) Based Public Private Partnership Model and the cost was about Rs 41.40 crores. The plant is based on aerobic biological process, Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) process. These types of processes are capable of removing nutrients during treatment and will also be 100% ecofriendly. Under the HAM project the plant will be treated for about 15 years upto 2035 by the same developer for efficient performance

  4. Which two countries partnered together to set up a healthcare innovation centre to promote research on non- communicable diseases & to work together in areas such as digital health, artificial intelligence (AI), future mobility and circular economy ?
    1) India and Russia
    2) India and Sweden
    3) India and Japan
    4) India and United States
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) India and Sweden
    Explanation:
    India and Sweden announced to set up a healthcare innovation centre to promote research on non- communicable diseases and also help Indian start-ups in the health sector. The year 2019 also marks 10 years of India-Sweden cooperation in healthcare. The decision to set up health care innovation centres was taken by AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Delhi; AIIMS- Jodhpur(Rajasthan), and the Swedish Trade Commissioner’s Office in Delhi.

  5. Which Police station becomes the best performing Police Stations across the country for the year 2019 ?
    1) Anini police station, Arunachal Pradesh
    2) Ajk Burhanpur police station, Madhya Pradesh
    3) Aberdeen police station, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    4) Balasinor police station, Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Aberdeen police station, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Explanation:
    On 6th December 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOH) has released the list of best performing Police Stations across the country for the year 2019. Aberdeen police station from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Balasinor police station from Gujarat and Ajk Burhanpur from Madhya Pradesh take the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively. The grading system of the police stations comes after the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the DsGP (State Police Chief) during the 2015 Conference held in Kutch, Gujarat. Top 5 Police Stations from the list:

    Ranking Police Station  State
    1 Aberdeen Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    2 Balasinor Gujarat
    3 Ajk Burhanpur Madhya Pradesh
    4 AWPS Theni Tamil Nadu
    5 Anini Arunachal Pradesh


  6. Under which scheme Government of India has produced 1.08 lakh tons of pulses and seeds, 3% of the target ?
    1) Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA)
    2) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM)
    3) Prime Minister Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PM-JJBY)
    4) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PM-SBY)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA)
    Explanation:
    Only 3% target of pulses and seeds achieved under the Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) scheme according to the data released by the Agriculture Ministry in the Lok Sabha on 3rd December 2019. The production of pulses has been only 1.08 lakh tons so far but the target of the PM-AASHA scheme is to produce 37.59 lakh metric tons of crops. The crops started arriving from October and will last till February.

  7. Who heads the 15th Finance commission that has submitted its report for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 to President Ram Nath Kovind ?
    1) Arvind Subramanian
    2) Shaktikanta Das
    3) Urjit Patel
    4) Nand Kishore (NK) Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Nand Kishore (NK) Singh
    Explanation:
    On December 5, 2019, The 15th Finance Commission headed by economist & former Indian Administrative Service officer (IAS) Shri .Nand Kishore (NK) Singh and its members S/Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Ashok Lahiri, Ramesh Chand, Anoop Singh and Secretary Shri Arvind Mehta has submitted its report for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 to President Ram Nath Kovind. The Commission sets the formula for sharing of tax and other resources between the Center and the States.President of India constituted the 15th Finance Commission on 27 November 2017 under Article 280 of the Constitution.

  8. Along which border, Government of India has approved seven projects for setting up FM (Frequency modulation ) transmitters in the premises of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) to strengthen FM coverage in the border ?
    1) India-China border
    2) Indo-Nepal border
    3) India-Pakistan border
    4) India- Myanmar border
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Indo-Nepal border
    Explanation:
    On December 6, 2019, As per the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, the central Government has approved seven projects for setting up FM (Frequency modulation ) transmitters in the premises of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) to strengthen FM coverage along the Indo-Nepal border.These 7 projects will set up in Bihar (Bathnaha village of Araria district, Narkatiaganj town in West Champaran district, and Sitamarhi district), Uttar Pradesh-UP (Gadaniya village in Lakhimpur Kheri district , Nanpara town in Bahraich district ,and Maharajganj district) , Uttarakhand (Champawat district).

  9. Who addressed the 4th India Water Impact Summit 2019 in New Delhi ?
    1) Rattan Lal Kataria
    2) Pralhad Joshi
    3) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
    4) Arjun Ram Meghwal
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has addressed the 4th India Water Impact Summit 2019 with the theme “Valuing Water | Transforming Ganga” held with the focus on integrated water resources management in urban and rural areas at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi from 5-7 December 2019. On this occasion, Shekhawat also released the report on River Restoration and Conservation – A Concise Manual and Guide, and Documents on “cGanga Hubs”.

  10. What was the theme of the 4th India Water Impact Summit 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Valuing Water | Transforming Ganga”
    2) Theme – “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”
    3) Theme – “Opportunities in Modern for Young minds and Businesses”
    4) Theme – “Transforming Logistics Landscape”
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Theme – “Valuing Water | Transforming Ganga”
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has addressed the 4th India Water Impact Summit 2019 with the theme “Valuing Water | Transforming Ganga” held with the focus on integrated water resources management in urban and rural areas at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi from 5-7 December 2019. On this occasion, Shekhawat also released the report on River Restoration and Conservation – A Concise Manual and Guide, and Documents on “cGanga Hubs”.

  11. Where was the 7th edition of the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting held ?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Washington D.C., United States
    3) Geneva, Switzerland
    4) Vienna, Austria
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Vienna, Austria
    Explanation:
    On December 6, 2019 the 7th edition of the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held in Vienna, Austria. The meeting was held under the Co-Chairmanship of OPEC’s President, Manuel Salvador Quevedo Fernandez, People’s Minister of Petroleum of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.

  12. Which country’s Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has agreed to invest up to $600 million in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India through the NIIF Master Fund ?
    1) Iceland
    2) Canada
    3) Australia
    4) New Zealand
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Canada
    Explanation:
    On December 5, 2019, CPP Investment Board, officially the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has agreed to invest up to $600 million in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India through the NIIF Master Fund. CPPIB’s commitment includes a $150 million in the NIIF Master Fund and co-investment rights of upto $450 million in future opportunities to invest alongside the NIIF Master Fund.

  13. Which transaction facility will be available 24×7 for customers from December 16, 2019 by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ?
    1) Electronic Clearing System (ECS)
    2) Immediate Payment Service (IMPS)
    3) National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
    4) Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
    Explanation:
    On December 7, 2019, With a view to promote digital transactions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed the round-the-clock (24×7) transactions facility under the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system to customers on all days including weekends and holidays from December 16,2019. This direction was issued by RBI under Section 10(2) read with Section 18 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

  14. Name the company, which will no longer be allowed to bilaterally buy assets from banks or financial institutions (FIs) that they count among their sponsors .
    1) Companies Limited By Guarantee
    2) Registered Or Incorporated Companies
    3) Statutory Companies
    4) Asset reconstruction companies (ARCs)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Asset reconstruction companies (ARCs)
    Explanation:
    On December 6, 2019, India’s central Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has tightened norms for Asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) by barring them to bilaterally buy assets from banks /financial institutions (FIs) which is its sponsor, lender or has subscribed to the fund raised by the ARC for its operations or an entity in the group to which the ARC belongs.

  15. Who was appointed as the chairman of National Stock Exchange(NSE) on December 6, 2019 ?
    1) Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
    2) Vikram Limaye
    3) Dinesh Kanabar
    4) Naved Masood
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
    Explanation:
    On December 6, 2019 India’s leading stock exchange the National Stock Exchange(NSE) has appointed public interest Director Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as its new chairman. The appointment was done after market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) approval. Chaturvedi replaced Ashok Chawla, who resigned as a chairman in January 2019.Shri Chaturvedi who is a retired IAS Indian Administrative Service) officer has previously served as Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG).

  16. Which country’s former World No.1 Tennis Player, Caroline Wozniacki announced her retirement on 6th December, 2019 ?
    1) Norway
    2) Denmark
    3) Sweden
    4) Finland
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Denmark
    Explanation:
    On 6th December 2019, Caroline Wozniacki (29) from Denmark, former World No.1 tennis player announced her retirement from tennis after next month’s Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year 2019 and WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) event in Auckland. Caroline Wozniacki was born in Odense, Denmark. She is the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top-ranking position. “Scandinavia” refers to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

  17. Which sport National Coach Dronacharya Awardee, Bhawani Mukherji and Tapan Bose passed away recently ?
    1) Cricket
    2) Chess
    3) Table Tennis (TT)
    4) Badminton
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Table Tennis (TT)
    Explanation:
    On 6th December 2019, Bhawani Mukherji, former Table Tennis (TT) head coach dies at 68 in Zirakpur, Chandigarh after suffering from a stomach ailment. While Tapan Bose, 78, suffered a heart attack at his residence in Chandigarh. Bhawani Mukherji was the first person to receive the Dronacharya Award in TT in the year 2012. It is to be noted that Mukherji served as an assistant to Bose before taking over the reign as head coach at the National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala after the latter’s retirement in 1974. Tapan Bose, who led the Uttar Pradesh team in nationals, the state champion in the seventies. Bose belonged to Lucknow Bengali Club. He was also the national coach.

  18. Which country’s Tony & Emmy award-winning actor Ron Leibman passes away recently ?
    1) France
    2) China
    3) Russia
    4) United States
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) United States
    Explanation:
    On December 7, 2019, American actor Ron Leibman, who won a Tony Award in 1993 for his performance in the Broadway’s Angels in America & an Emmy Award (1979) on the short-lived CBS show Kaz, passed away due to complications of pneumonia. He was 82.Born on October 11, 1937in New York City of U.S.(United States), Leibman was best known for playing Dr. Leonard Green, the father of Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel Green, on TV’s Friends.

  19. What was the theme of the International Civil Aviation Day (ICAD) for the year 2019 that observed on 7th December ?
    1) Theme – “75 years of connecting the world”
    2) Theme – “Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind”
    3) Theme – “Investment in Aviation & Science for Inclusive Green Growth”
    4) Theme – “Education and Climate Change”
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Theme – “75 years of connecting the world”
    Explanation:
    On 7th December 2019, the International Civil Aviation Day (ICAD) is observed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The theme of ICAD for 2019-2023 is “75 years of connecting the world”. The theme of ICAD is valid for a 5-year term coinciding with the anniversary of ICAO (2014/2019/2024/2029/etc.). After the completion of the term, a new theme will be declared by the ICAO for the next four-year intervening period.

  20. When was the Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day India is observed by the Ministry of Defence ?
    1) 4th December
    2) 7th December
    3) 6th December
    4) 5th December
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 7th December
    Explanation:
    On 7th December 2019, Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day India is observed by the Ministry of Defence. This national day is observed every year on 7th December in India since 1949 to remember the sacrifices of soldiers and their families to safeguard the country. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister (PM) of India extended his appreciation to the armed forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day.

  21. Which state government has launched Enable Startup Track Acceleration (ESTAC) program to support the technology-led, scalable and investible growth stage startups ?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Punjab
    3) Assam
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Punjab
    Explanation:
    On 6th December 2019, Amarinder Singh, Punjab Chief Minister launched Enable Startup Track Acceleration (ESTAC) program in the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit-2019 held in Mohali, Punjab. The goal of the summit is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the state.ESTAC is a startup program started by the partnership between the State Government and the AIC (Atal Incubation Centre) Indian School of Business, Mohali. The goal of the program is to support the technology-led, scalable and investible growth stage startups in the areas of government and private sectors.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where was the Jim Corbett National Park is located ?
    Answer-Uttarakhand
    Explanation:
    Jim Corbett National Park is located in Uttarakhand.The park was in news recently because the Swedish king and queen visited corbett tiger reserve in Uttarakhand and also visited Van Gujjar settlement in Pattharkuan area of the state. Van Gujjars are nomadic buffalo-herders inhabiting the foothills of Himalayan states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

  2. How many member countries are there in Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ?
    Answer-14

  3. Which country is set to supply the Meteor air-to-air missiles (‘No Escape’) to Indian Air Force ?
    Answer-France
    Explanation:
    France is considering a request for early delivery of Meteor air-to-air missiles that will give India the firepower to take on US supplied AMRAAMs used by the Pakistan Air Force to target its fighter jets the day after the Balakot airstrikes in February. The beyond-visual-range (BVR) missiles, which will outgun all other air forces in the region, were to come by late 2020 but an Indian request for at least 10 missiles in advance with the delivery of the first set of Rafale fighter jets is under consideration, said people aware of the matter.

  4. Name the India’s first debt listing platform .
    Answer-India International Exchange (India INX)
    Explanation:
    India International Exchange (India INX) is the India’s first debt listing platform.It was in news recently because BSE-owned India International Exchange (India INX) said it has listed state-owned ONGC’s USD 300 million medium-term note issue on its debt listing platform. The maiden issue is part of ONGC’s medium term note (MTN) programme to raise up to USD 2 billion in overseas borrowings through debt-instrument.

  5. What does HS code mean ?
    Answer-Harmonized System (HS)
    Explanation:
    HS mean Harmonized System (HS) code.It was in news recently because the government has allocated a separate Harmonized System (HS) code for Khadi.

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