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Current Affairs Quiz 14th December 2023

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Question 1:

What new face value for NCDs has SEBI proposed?

A) ₹50,000

B) ₹10,000

C) ₹5,000

D) ₹1 lakh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) ₹10,000

  • Explanation: SEBI proposes to reduce the face value of NCDs from ₹1 lakh to ₹10,000 to boost noninstitutional investor participation.

 

 

Question 2:

What is the main aim of HDFC Bank’s ‘Offline Retail Payments’ product?

A) Online transactions

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B) Digital wallet services

C) Offline transactions

D) International payments

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Offline transactions

  • Explanation: RBI approved HDFC Bank’s ‘Offline Retail Payments’ product to enable offline transactions for customers and merchants.

 

 

Question 3:

Who launched the Nari Shakti Savings Account?

A) State Bank of India

B) Bank of India

C) HDFC Bank

D) ICICI Bank

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Bank of India

  • Explanation: The Bank of India introduced the Nari Shakti Savings Account specifically for women with independent income.

 

 

Question 4:

What is the target group of Universal Sompo’s “Muskaan” health insurance?

A) Elderly people

B) Domestic workers

C) Children

D) Women

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Domestic workers

  • Explanation: Universal Sompo’s “Muskaan” health insurance is designed specifically for domestic workers, providing comprehensive coverage for medical needs and accidents.

 

 

Question 5:

IDFC FIRST Bank partnered with which company to unveil the FIRST SWYP Credit Card?

A) Visa

B) American Express

C) Mastercard

D) Rupay

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Mastercard

  • Explanation: IDFC FIRST Bank collaborated with Mastercard to launch the youth-centric FIRST SWYP credit card.

 

 

Question 6:

Who inaugurated the 10-feet tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi?

A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi

B) President Ram Nath Kovind

C) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

D) Home Minister Amit Shah

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

  • Explanation: Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated a 10-feet tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi.

 

 

Question 7:

What does IREDA’s new retail division target?

A) Textile industry

B) Pharmaceutical sector

C) Renewable energy sectors

D) Automotive industry

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Renewable energy sectors

  • Explanation: IREDA’s newly launched retail division aims to provide loans in renewable energy sectors, particularly targeting PM-KUSUM, Rooftop Solar, and B2C segments.

 

 

Question 8:

What are the “Harit Sagar” guidelines focused on?

A) Water conservation

B) Eco-friendly practices at Major Ports

C) Forest conservation

D) Urban development

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Eco-friendly practices at Major Ports

  • Explanation: The Ministry of Ports launched the “Harit Sagar” guidelines to implement eco-friendly practices at Major Ports.

 

 

Question 9:

What is the goal of the Amrit Dharohar Capacity Building Scheme?

A) Promoting traditional arts

B) Building community capacity around Ramsar Sites

C) Enhancing agricultural productivity

D) Supporting small businesses

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Building community capacity around Ramsar Sites

  • Explanation: The Amrit Dharohar Capacity Building Scheme, initiated by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, aims to build local community capacity around Ramsar Sites.

 

 

Question 10:

What is the focus of the YUVAi initiative?

A) Sports development

B) AI skills for youth

C) Cultural exchange

D) Environmental awareness

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) AI skills for youth

  • Explanation: YUVAi, an AI-focused initiative, is aimed at equipping youth with AI skills and will be featured at the GPAI Summit 2023.

 

 

Question 11:

Which country recently exited China’s Belt and Road initiative?

A) India

B) Japan

C) Italy

D) France

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Italy

  • Explanation: Italy officially withdrew from China’s Belt and Road initiative, citing unmet expectations and reduced Chinese FDI.

 

 

Question 12:

Which state government signed an MOU with AAI for the development of airports?

A) Maharashtra

B) Gujarat

C) Karnataka

D) Tamil Nadu

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Gujarat

  • Explanation: The Gujarat government signed an MOU with the Airports Authority of India for the development of 11 greenfield airports and the expansion of 9 existing ones.

 

 

Question 13:

Where is the proposed cheetah breeding center to be established?

A) Sunderbans

B) Gir Forest

C) Banni Grasslands

D) Corbett National Park

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Banni Grasslands

  • Explanation: The Central Government approved the establishment of a cheetah breeding center in Gujarat’s Banni Grassland.

 

 

Question 14:

For which categories did NTPC win two silver awards?

A) Corporate governance and CSR

B) Technology and innovation

C) Corporate wellbeing technology and augmented reality

D) Environmental sustainability

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Corporate wellbeing technology and augmented reality

  • Explanation: NTPC won two silver awards in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards for corporate wellbeing technology and augmented reality.

 

 

Question 15:

What is the purpose of the India-ADB $200 million loan agreement?

A) Infrastructure development

B) Climate-resilient power system development in Uttarakhand

C) Educational reforms

D) Health

sector improvement

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Climate-resilient power system development in Uttarakhand

  • Explanation: India and the Asian Development Bank signed a $200 million loan agreement for a climate-resilient power system development project in Uttarakhand.

 

 

Question 16:

Where will the NMCG’s new sewage treatment plant be located?

A) Varanasi

B) Haridwar

C) Mathura

D) Allahabad

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Mathura

  • Explanation: The National Mission for Clean Ganga signed an agreement for the development of a sewage treatment plant at Gokul Barrage in Mathura.

 

 

Question 17:

What is the purpose of the MoD’s contract with TCIL?

A) New radar systems

B) Digital Coast Guard project

C) Satellite communication

D) Cybersecurity enhancement

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Digital Coast Guard project

  • Explanation: The Ministry of Defence signed a contract with TCIL for the acquisition of the Digital Coast Guard project worth Rs 588.68 crore.

 

 

Question 18:

What was the purpose of Iran’s recent space mission?

A) Satellite deployment

B) Mars exploration

C) Launching animals into space

D) Moon landing

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Launching animals into space

  • Explanation: Iran launched a capsule carrying animals into space as part of its preparation for future human missions.

 

 

Question 19:

When is National Energy Conservation Day observed?

A) December 14

B) November 14

C) January 14

D) October 14

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) December 14

  • Explanation: National Energy Conservation Day is observed on December 14, aiming to promote energy efficiency and reduce consumption.
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