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 Q .
Who has been selected as the New CEO of Energy Efficiency Services in Dec 2021?
A)
Gurdeep Singh
B)
Suman Sharma
C)
Radhika Jha
D)
Praveen Kumar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Radhika Jha

Note :

Radhika Jha, Indian Administrative Service cadre 2002, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in state-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL). EESL is a joint venture between NTPC, Power Grid, Power Finance Corp and REC, working to promote energy efficiency in the country.
 
Jha, a 2002 Uttarakhand IAS, spearheaded the Centre’s Integrated Power Development Scheme as executive director in Power Finance Corp, before moving to the state.

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
When will Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate projects in Halwani, Uttarakhand?
A)
30th December 2021
B)
29th December 2021
C)
28th December 2021
D)
31st December 2021

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 30th December 2021

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of 23 projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore in Uttarakhand's Haldwani on December 30, 2021. Among the 23 projects, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for 17 projects worth at least Rs 14,100 crore covering various sectors including irrigation, health infrastructure, housing, drinking and sanitation and housing. The Prime Minister will then inaugurate 6 projects worth over Rs 3400 crore that include road widening projects, hydropower project in Pithoragarh and projects to improve the sewage situation in Nainital.

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
When did E.O. Wilson, known as the 'Father of Biodiversity', passes away?
A)
December 25th, 2021
B)
December 26th, 2021
C)
December 27th, 2021
D)
December 28th, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (B) - December 26th, 2021

Note : Edward O. Wilson, the pioneering Harvard biologist who argued for a new vision of human nature in “Sociobiology” and warned against the decline of ecosystems, has died. He was 92. Wilson died on 26th Dec 2021, in Burlington, Massachusetts, according to an announcement posted Monday on the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s website.

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
Which state has approved a policy to export rejected iron ore?
A)
Gujarat
B)
Goa
C)
Kerala
D)
Punjab

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Goa

Note :

The Goa cabinet on Wednesday(29th Dec 2021) approved a policy to permit the export of iron ore dumps, which will allow the resumption of mining activity in the coastal state for the next four to five years. Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that 10 to 20 million metric tonnes of the low-grade iron ore was lying at different locations outside the mining leases, which can be exported as a part of the policy.
 
"Goa has enough ore to sustain the mining activity for the next four to five years. This ore is lying across the state at different places," Sawant said.
 
The state government's policy will regularise mining dumps on government and private lands, he said.

Source : The Economic Times

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
When did the former President of Greece Karolos Papoulias passes away?
A)
29th Dec 2021
B)
28th Dec 2021
C)
27th Dec 2021
D)
26th Dec 2021

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 26th Dec 2021

Note :

Veteran Greek politician "Karolos Papoulias", who served as president at the height of the economic crisis of the 2010s, died on Sunday(26th Dec 2021) at the age of 92, the presidency said.
 
"With sadness we address our last greetings to Karolos Papoulias," President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said in a statement, thanking him for "vigorously defending social cohesion and national unity."
 
Papoulias spent a decade as president after being elected in 2005 and again in 2010, during the crisis that plunged the country into the most grave political and economic turmoil of recent decades.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
Who is the new DG and CEO of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs in December 2021?
A)
Manoj Kumar
B)
Ranjith Singh
C)
Praveen Kumar
D)
Sri Somesh Kumar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Praveen Kumar

Note :

Govt of India has approved the appointment of Praveen Kumar, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to the post of Director General & Chief Executive Officer (DG & CEO), Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA).
 
Praveen Kumar is a 1987 batch retired IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, and a former Secretary, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
When did 'Hee-Man' artist and toy designer Mark Taylor passes away?
A)
December 23rd
B)
December 24th
C)
December 25th
D)
December 26th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - December 23rd

Note :

T. Mark Taylor, artist and toy designer for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, died Thursday(23rd Dec 2021) at his Southern California home. He was 80.
 
The cause was congestive heart failure, Taylor’s family said in an email to The Associated Press on Saturday(25th Dec 2021).

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
When was Somali prime minister Mohammed Hussein Roble suspended on corruption charges?
A)
December 24th
B)
December 25th
C)
December 26th
D)
December 27th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - December 27th

Note :

Somalia’s president suspended the country’s prime minister and marine forces commander Monday(27-12-2021), a sharp escalation in a political dispute that threatens to further destabilize the troubled nation on the Horn of Africa.
 
President "Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed" suspended Prime Minister "Mohamed Hussein Roble" over allegations of corruption and misuse of public land. Mohamed’s office had earlier accused Roble of “posing a serious threat to the electoral process” and carrying out activities that violated his mandate.
 
Roble refused to accept the order and accused Mohamed of deploying troops to attack his office and those of the Cabinet to prevent them from carrying out their duties. The moves, he said in a televised address, were “a blatant attempt to overthrow the government, the constitution, and the laws of the land.”

Source : Bostonglobe

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
In which state has the Government of India decided to set up a 'Five Member' Committee to look into the demand for repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act "AFSPA"?
A)
Manipur
B)
Nagaland
C)
Tripura
D)
Mizoram

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nagaland

Note : The Government of India has decided to constitute a ‘five-member’ committee to look into the demand for withdrawal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act “AFSPA” in Nagaland. The committee headed by Vivek Joshi, the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, would submit its recommendations within 45 days. Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry Piyush Goyal will be its Member-Secretary. The Chief Secretary and DGP of Nagaland and the DGP of Assam Rifles will be the other members of the committee.

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 Q .
Who was selected as the People's Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India 2021 Person of the Year?
A)
Alia Bhatt
B)
Anushka Sharma
C)
Kareena Kapoor
D)
Deepika Padukone

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Alia Bhatt

Note :

Alia Bhatt, who has everyone impressed with her exemplary acting skills and fashion sense, has now added another feather to her cap. The actor is now turning out to be an inspiration off-screen as well as she was recently named 2021 ‘Person of the Year’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
 
She was awarded the prestigious title to “celebrate her work in support of an animal-friendly fashion industry and her advocacy for dogs and cats in need,” PETA India said.

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Published On : December 29, 2021