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 Q .
Which nation has banned laughing, drinking and shopping for 11 days?
A)
Iceland
B)
Ireland
C)
South Korea
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (D) - North Korea

Note : North Korea has banned its citizens from laughing, shopping and drinking from December 17, 2021 as a part of 11-day mourning on the 10th anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-il.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
Who has been inaugurates Khelo India Women's Hockey League?
A)
Anurag Thakur
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Nisith Pramanik
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Anurag Thakur

Note : Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur formally inaugurated the first-ever national-level Khelo India Women’s Hockey League at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. The winner of the Khelo India Women’s Hockey League will get a cash prize of 30 lakhs. In the first phase, total 14 teams will participate in the league and 42 matches will be played from 15 December 2021 to 21 December 2021.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
Which state is at the bottom of Foundational Literacy Index 2021 in larger states category?
A)
Assam
B)
Bihar
C)
Manipur
D)
Karakata

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bihar

Note : Bihar is ranked at the bottom of the Foundational Literacy Index 2021 in the larger states category with a score of 37. It is preceded by Uttar Pradesh. Jharkhand is ranked at the bottom of the index in the smaller states category.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
Who was joined as Director General of Software Technology Parks of India?
A)
Arvind Kumar
B)
Anurag Singh
C)
Rajedhra Kumar
D)
Mandheep Singh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Arvind Kumar

Note :

Arvind Kumar has joined as Director General of Software Technology Parks of India. Software Technology Parks of India is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology Government of India. STPI is fuelling the culture of tech entrepreneurship and innovation in the country by launching 25+ Centres of Entrepreneurship in emerging technology domains.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
How many Indian elements are included in UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity?
A)
12
B)
13
C)
14
D)
15

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 14

Note : Durga Puja in Kolkata has been included by UNESCO in its representative list of 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is now among the 14 Indian elements on the ICH list.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
Who was Time Magazine's 2021 Athlete of the Year?
A)
Mary Kom
B)
PV Sindhu
C)
Neeraj Chopra
D)
Simone Biles

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Simone Biles

Note : Simone Biles was named Time magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. The world’s most decorated gymnast, a four-time Olympic medalist, was hailed for putting her mental health first when she withdrew from four event finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
Who is tie-up agreement with SECI for green power?
A)
Coal India
B)
Tata Power Solar
C)
Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL)
D)
Power Grid Corporation of India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL)

Note : Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) has signed a purchase agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to supply 4,667 MW of green power. It is the world’s largest-ever green power purchase agreement (PPA). The agreement is part of a manufacturing-linked solar tender of 8,000 MW awarded to AGEL by SECI in June 2020. So far, AGEL has signed PPAs with SECI for a total generation capacity of close to 6,000 MW of the 8,000 MW awarded in 2020. The company expected to complete the balance of 2000 MW in the coming 2 to 3 months.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
Which nation has honoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi its highest civilian award - Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo?
A)
Nepal
B)
Bhutan
C)
Brunei
D)
Sri Lanka

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bhutan

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the highest civilian award of Bhutan, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo, on the occasion of the country’s National Day.
 
Bhutan Prime Minister "Lotay Tshering" shared on social media that he was overjoyed to hear His Majesty pronounce Prime Minister Modi’s name for the highest civilian decoration of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
Which company has bagged a supply order for the ABHYAS target platform?
A)
HAL
B)
BDL
C)
BEL
D)
BHEL

Correct Answer : Option (A) - HAL

Note : Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has secured a supply order from the Aeronautical Development Establishment, DRDO for manufacturing, assembly, integration, testing and supply of a High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) system known as ABHYAS.

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Published On : December 17, 2021
 Q .
Who is tie-up with IAF to improve indigenisation efforts?
A)
IIT-Delhi
B)
IIT-Madras
C)
IIT-Guwahati
D)
IIT-Kanpur

Correct Answer : Option (A) - IIT-Delhi

Note :

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Indian Air Force (IAF) have signed an agreement for various developmental projects to support the requirements of the IAF. The joint partnership between the IAF and IIT Delhi seeks to accelerate IAF’s indigenisation efforts for achieving self-reliance, an IIT Delhi statement said.
 
The agreement was signed by Air Vice Marshal Samir V Borade VSM, Deputy Senior Maintenance Staff Officer (Dy SMSO), Headquarters Maintenance Command, IAF and Prof. M R Ravi, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi.
 
Under the ambit of the agreement, the statement added, the IAF has identified key focus areas involving technology development and finding indigenous solutions towards sustenance of various weapon systems.

Source : NDTV Education

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Published On : December 16, 2021