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Current Affairs Quiz 15th December 2023

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Question 1: What is the new limit set by RBI for UPI automatic payments?

Options:
A) Rs 50,000
B) Rs 1 lakh
C) Rs 15,000
D) Rs 2 lakh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased the limit for UPI automatic payments from Rs 15,000 to Rs 1 lakh.

 

 

Question 2: Poonawalla Housing Finance has been rebranded as?

Options:
A) Grihum Housing Finance
B) TPG Housing Finance
C) Poonawalla Finance
D) Unity Housing Finance

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

Explanation: Poonawalla Housing Finance underwent a rebranding and is now known as Grihum Housing Finance.

 

 

Question 3: Which bank has collaborated with Reliance Industries for CBG plants financing?

Options:
A) HDFC Bank
B) DBS Bank India
C) ICICI Bank
D) State Bank of India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: Reliance Industries Limited and DBS Bank India have joined forces for financing Compressed Biogas (CBG) plants.

 

 

Question 4: What is the recent allocation by the Finance Ministry for MGNREGS?

Options:
A) Rs 5,000 crore
B) Rs 10,000 crore
C) Rs 20,000 crore
D) Rs 15,000 crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: The Finance Ministry has allocated Rs 10,000 crore as urgent aid for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

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Question 5: Who inaugurated the ASEAN-India Millet Festival?

Options:
A) Narendra Modi
B) Shri Arjun Munda
C) Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya
D) Amit Shah

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: Union Minister Shri Arjun Munda inaugurated the ASEAN-India Millet Festival.

 

 

Question 6: Where were new facilities inaugurated at the ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research?

Options:
A) Mumbai
B) New Delhi
C) Kolkata
D) Chennai

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: New facilities were inaugurated at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) in New Delhi.

 

 

Question 7: What does the Indian Forest & Wood Certification Scheme focus on?

Options:
A) Wildlife Protection
B) Sustainable Forest Management
C) Urban Development
D) Water Conservation

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: The Indian Forest & Wood Certification Scheme is primarily focused on promoting sustainable forest management and agroforestry practices.

 

 

Question 8: What is the primary focus of the trilateral technology dialogue between India, South Korea, and the USA?

Options:
A) Healthcare
B) Education
C) Critical and Emerging Technologies
D) Tourism

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

Explanation: This dialogue is centered on collaboration in critical and emerging technologies, including semiconductor supply chains and biotechnology.

 

 

Question 9: Who took oath as the 19th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?

Options:
A) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
B) Mohan Yadav
C) Jagdish Devda
D) Rajendra Shukla

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: Mohan Yadav was sworn in as the 19th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

 

 

Question 10: What is the amount invested by Corning Inc. to set up a facility in Tamil Nadu?

Options:
A) Rs 500 crore
B) Rs 1,000 crore
C) Rs 1,500 crore
D) Rs 2,000 crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: Corning Inc. is investing Rs 1,000 crore in Tamil Nadu to establish a new manufacturing facility.

 

 

Question 11: Who is the new Prime Minister of Poland?

Options:
A) Mateusz Morawiecki
B) Donald Tusk
C) Andrzej Duda
D) Lech Kaczyński

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: Donald Tusk has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Poland.

 

 

Question 12: The Indian Navy is re-inducting which fast attack craft?

Options:
A) INS Vikrant
B) INS Tarmugli
C) INS Arihant
D) INS Kalvari

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: INS Tarmugli, a 22-year-old fast attack craft, is being re-inducted by the Indian Navy.

 

 

Question 13: Which country began commercial operations at a fourth-generation nuclear reactor?

Options:
A) India
B) United States
C) Russia
D) China

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

Explanation: China has started commercial operations at the Shidaowan plant, which houses a fourth-generation nuclear reactor.

 

 

Question 14: Who was awarded the 33rd Vyas Samman?

Options:
A) Kabir Bedi
B) Amitabh Bachchan
C) Pushpa Bharati
D) Arundhati Roy

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

Explanation: Pushpa Bharati received the 33rd Vyas Samman for her memoir ‘Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein’.

 

 

Question 15: Who received Italy’s highest civilian honour?

Options:
A) Kabir Bedi
B) Shah Rukh Khan
C) Amitabh Bachchan
D) A.R. Rahman

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

Explanation: Kabir Bedi was honored with Italy’s highest civilian award, the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

 

 

Question 16: What is the target for electric buses set by India and the United States?

Options:
A) 25,000 by 2025
B) 30,000 by 2026
C) 40,000 by 2027
D) 50,000 by 2027

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

Explanation: India and the U.S. have set a target to implement 50,000 electric buses by 2027.

 

 

Question 17: What is the objective of the ASEAN-India Millet Festival?

Options:
A) Promote Cultural Exchange
B) Increase Millet Awareness and Market
C) Enhance Agricultural Trade
D) Strengthen Political Ties

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

Explanation: The festival’s aim is to increase awareness and establish a larger market for millet and millet-based products.

 

 

Question 18: Which Israeli film won the Best Film Award at the 29th Kolkata International Film Festival?

Options:
A) Fauda
B) Shtisel
C) Children of Nobody
D) In Treatment

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

Explanation: ‘Children of Nobody’ received the Best Film Award under International Competition in Innovation Moving Images at the 29th Kolkata International Film Festival.

 

 

Question 19: Where is India’s first six-lane steel slag-based road constructed?

Options:
A) Between NH-6 and Hazira Port
B) Between NH-8 and Dandi Port
C) Between NH-4 and Paradip Port
D) Between NH-7 and Cochin Port

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

Explanation: India’s first six-lane steel slag-based road connects NH-6 to Hazira Port.

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Question 20: The Indian Forest & Wood Certification Scheme includes which of the following certifications?

Options:
A) Wildlife Management Certification
B) Urban Forest Management Certification
C) Chain of Custody Certification
D) Coastal Area Management Certification

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

Explanation: The scheme includes certifications like forest management, tree outside forest management, and chain of custody certification.

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