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 Q .
When is Goa Liberation Day observed?
A)
December 17th
B)
December 18th
C)
December 19th
D)
December 20th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - December 19th

Note : Goa Liberation Day is observed on 19th December every year in India and it marks the day Indian armed forces freed Goa in 1961 following 450 years of Portuguese rule. The year 2021 marks the 60 years of Goa’s independence. Goa Liberation Day is marked by an abundance of events and festivities in Goa though this time because of the pandemic the celebrations are expected to be muted. A torchlight procession is ignited from three different locations in the state, eventually all meeting at the Azad Maidan.

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Published On : December 20, 2021
 Q .
Which was the first European country to legalize marijuana(cannabis) for personal use?
A)
Gozo
B)
Malta
C)
Monaco
D)
San Marino

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Malta

Note :

Malta has become the first EU country to legalise the cultivation and personal use of cannabis.
 
Adults will be allowed to carry up to seven grams of cannabis, and grow no more than four plants at home.
 
But smoking it in public or in front of children will be illegal.
 
Several other nations have similar plans, such as Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Countries like the Netherlands tolerate cannabis use in certain circumstances.
 
Malta's parliament voted in favour of the reform on Tuesday afternoon, with the bill winning 36 votes in favour and 27 against.

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Published On : December 20, 2021
 Q .
Who Elected As New President Of Indian Newspaper Society in Dec 2021?
A)
Mohit Jain
B)
Praveen Kumar
C)
Manoj Singh
D)
Narayana Murthi

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mohit Jain

Note :

Mohit Jain (Economic Times) has been elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2021-22.
 
According to a press note, he succeeds L Adimoolam of Health and The Antiseptic.
 
K Raja Prasad Reddy (Sakshi) was elected the Deputy President, Rakesh Sharma (Aaj Samaj) the Vice President and Tanmay Maheshwari (Amar Ujala) the Honorary Treasurer of the Society for the year 2021-22.
 
Mary Paul was elected the Secretary General of the Society.

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Published On : December 20, 2021
 Q .
Which state launched 'Khel Nursery scheme 2022-23' to promote sports?
A)
Haryana
B)
Punjab
C)
Gujarat
D)
Karnataka

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Haryana

Note :

Haryana minister of state for sports and youth affairs, Sandeep Singh on Thursday(16-12-2021) said the state government has started ‘Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23’ to promote sports in the state.
 
He said under this scheme, sports nurseries will be started in government, private educational institutions, and private sports institutions. For this, applications have been invited by the department till 20 January 2022.
 
The minister said players of Haryana have given a new identity to the state at the international level with their sports talent. The state government is always striving to develop new sports talents in the state.

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Published On : December 19, 2021
 Q .
Which bank allowed SFBs as Agency Bank to conduct Govt Business?
A)
HSBC Bank
B)
CityBank
C)
Central Bank of India
D)
Reserve Bank of India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Reserve Bank of India

Note : Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with the Department of Financial Services, the Ministry of Finance, has decided to make the Scheduled payments banks and scheduled small finance banks (SFBs) eligible to conduct Government agency business. In May this year, RBI has revised the existing guidelines on ‘Appointment of Scheduled Private Sector Banks as Agency Banks of RBI’ for authorising Scheduled Private Sector Banks as agency banks of RBI for conducting govt business (Central and/or State).

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Published On : December 19, 2021
 Q .
Which company became first insurer to sign UNPRI on ESG issues?
A)
Max Life Insurance
B)
HDFC Life Insurance
C)
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
D)
Life Insurance Corporation

Correct Answer : Option (C) - ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

Note : ICICI Prudential Life Insurance became the first Indian insurance company to sign United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), to demonstrate commitment towards the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. In order to promote sustainability, IPRULIFE is integrating ESG factors into its investment management framework. The UNPRI is an investor initiative in partnership with the two bodies of the United Nations – the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact.

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Published On : December 19, 2021
 Q .
Who as the new Managing Director (MD) of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) in 2022?
A)
Herbert Diess
B)
Unsoo Kim
C)
Rudratej Singh
D)
Bernhard Maier

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Unsoo Kim

Note :

Hyundai Motor India will soon see a leadership change as the current managing director – Seon Seob Kim (SS Kim), will hand over the charge to Unsoo Kim from January 1, 2022.
 
Leadership at Hyundai Motor India will soon see a change, as the company’s current MD – SS Kim, will be taking over a global position at the South Korean carmaker’s headquarters in the city of Seoul in the company’s homeland. His position will be taken over by Unsoo Kim, who has been appointed as the new MD for Hyundai Motor India and will take the charge from January 1, 2022, onwards.
 
SS Kim took the charge as MD, Hyundai Motor India on December 4, 2018. In a stint of roughly 3 years. SS Kim played a pivotal role in Hyundai growth in the Indian market. In the financial year period 2018-19, Hyundai Motor India sold a total of 5,45 lakh units, and thus, capturing a market share of 16 per cent in the private vehicle market and of 13 per cent in the UV space.

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Published On : December 19, 2021
 Q .
When is World Arabic Language Day celebrated?
A)
December 17th
B)
December 18th
C)
December 19th
D)
December 20th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - December 18th

Note :

Every year on December 18th, World Arabic Language Day celebrates the Arabic language. The day also promotes multilingualism and cultural diversity.
 
More than 290 million people speak the Arabic language. This makes Arabic one of the most widely spoken languages around the world. It should come to no surprise that Arabic is one of the most requested languages for translation services. Arabic is also one of the official languages of the United Nations.

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Published On : December 18, 2021
 Q .
The International Migrants Day is observed globally on _________ every year.
A)
18th December
B)
19th December
C)
20th December
D)
21st December

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 18th December

Note :

The International Migrants Day is observed globally on 18th December every year. The day is marked by the United Nations, through the UN-related agency International Organization for Migration (IOM). The day is observed to highlight the contributions made by the  272 million migrants, which includes more than 41 million people who are internally displaced persons, and the challenges they face.
 
Theme : The theme of International Migrants Day 2021 is Harnessing the potential of human mobility.

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Published On : December 18, 2021
 Q .
When is National Minority Rights Day celebrated?
A)
December 15th
B)
December 16th
C)
December 17th
D)
December 18th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - December 18th

Note : Every year, December 18th is observed as the Minorities Rights Day to uphold the right to freedom and equal opportunities for the ethnic minorities in India and create awareness about the respect and dignity of the minorities. India has faced many obstacles since the British Rule regarding basic human rights.

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Published On : December 18, 2021