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 Q .
Who suggested the possible community transmission of the Omicron Covid variant?
A)
Dr VK Paul
B)
Home Minister Amit Shah
C)
Gujarat Health Minister Nitinbhai Patel
D)
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Note : Delhi Health Minister "Satyendar Jain" informed on December 30, 2021 that people with no travel history have been found to be infected with Omicron in Delhi, which means that it is gradually spreading in the community.

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Published On : December 30, 2021
 Q .
Who launches the blockchain based digital degrees at IIT Kanpur?
A)
Ram Nath Kovind
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" on Tuesday(28th Dec 2021) presided over the 54th convocation ceremony of IIT-Kanpur where he launched the blockchain-based degree transfer technology with which digital degrees were provided to the students. The event was held in hybrid mode and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present as the guest of honour.
 
The students, who were not physically present during the convocation ceremony, received digital degrees through an in-house blockchain-driven technology developed at the institute under the National Blockchain Project.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded IIT-Kanpur for developing blockchain- based degree transfer technology and also the institute's role in contributing to 5G technology. He gave away medals to two meritorious students, who were physically present during the convocation function.

Source : The Times of India

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Published On : December 30, 2021
 Q .
Who is appointed Director-General of Forests and Special Secretary?
A)
Rameswar Teli
B)
Mansukh Mandaviya
C)
Bhupender Yadav
D)
Chandra Prakash Goyal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Chandra Prakash Goyal

Note :

Indian Forest Service officer Chandra Prakash Goyal has been appointed as the Director-General of Forests & Special Secretary (DGF&SS), Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
 
The Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet approved the appointment of the IFoS officer, according to an order dated December 27.
 
Goyal, a 1986 batch IFS officer was previously the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest under Uttar Pradesh Department of Forest.

He had returned to UP after being on central deputation as Joint Secretary in the Indian Department of Biotechnology

Source : ANI

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Published On : December 30, 2021
 Q .
When did the National Dope Testing Laboratory regain WADA accreditation?
A)
28th Dec 2021
B)
25th Dec 2021
C)
23rd Dec 2021
D)
20th Dec 2021

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 23rd Dec 2021

Note : Youth Affairs and Sports Minister "Anurag Thakur" 23rd Dec 2021 said National Dope Testing Laboratory has regained the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA accreditation. In a series of tweets, Mr Thakur said restoration of accreditation is a boost to India’s efforts to achieve the highest global standards of excellence in sport. He termed it as a result of untiring efforts by the government. The Minister said last week in Parliament, the government introduced ‘The National Anti-Doping Bill 2021’, which is another step in India’s quest to become a sporting powerhouse.

Source : New Services Division

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Published On : December 30, 2021
 Q .
Who laid the foundation stone for 4 hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh?
A)
Ram Nath Kovind
B)
Venkaiah Naidu
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Jai Ram Thakur

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Note : Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" on Monday(27th Dec 2021) will be visiting Mandi, Himachal Pradesh to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth over ₹11,000 crore. Before the inauguration of the dam, PM Modi will preside over the second groundbreaking ceremony of Himachal Pradesh Global Investors’ Meet at around 11:30 AM. The Meet is expected to give a boost to investment in the region through the start of projects worth around ₹28,000 crore.

* PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of Renukaji Dam project which is lying pending for around three decades. Besides, he will also be laying the foundation stone of the Luhri Stage 1 Hydro Power Project.

* The 40 MW project will be built at a cost of around ₹7,000 crore. According to the PMO, the dam will prove to be immensely beneficial for Delhi, which will be able to receive around 500 million cubic metre water supply per year.

* The Luhri Stage 1 Hydro Power Project which is a 210 MW project, will be built at a cost of over ₹1,800 crore. It will lead to the generation of over 750 million units of electricity per year.

* Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the Dhaulasidh Hydro Power Project. This will be the first hydropower project of Hamirpur district.

* The 66 MW project will be built at a cost of over ₹680 crore. It will lead to the generation of over 300 million units of electricity per year.

* Prime Minister will inaugurate the Sawra-Kuddu Hydro Power Project. The 111 MW Project has been built at a cost of around ₹2,080 crore.

* It will lead to the generation of over 380 million units of electricity per year and help the state earn revenue worth over ₹120 crore annually.

Source : Mint

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Published On : December 30, 2021
 Q .
Who is launched 'Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam' Web-portal?
A)
Manohar Lal Khattar
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Ashok Gehlot
D)
Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Manohar Lal Khattar

Note :

Haryana Chief Minister "Manohar Lal Khattar" launched(26th Dec 2021) the portal of Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam along with the announcement of setting up of Atal Park and Smriti Kendra in Gurugram in the programme organized on the occasion of Good Governance Day. A patrika named ‘Vyavastha Parivartan Se Susashan’ along with the official calendar of year 2022 was also launched. 
 
On this occasion, the Chief Minister also honoured 78 officers and employees for doing commendable work in various fields in the State.

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Published On : December 30, 2021
 Q .
Which state topped the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission?
A)
Kerala
B)
Telangana
C)
Gujarat
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Telangana

Note :

Telangana stood first in the implementation of the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) that was launched four years ago to stimulate local economic development, enhance basic services and create well planned clusters.
 
Sangareddy and Kamareddy districts stood in the first two positions among the 300 clusters across the country where the programme was being implemented.
 
Tamil Nadu and Gujarat took the second and third positions respectively...

Source : The Hindu 

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Published On : December 30, 2021
 Q .
Which country introduced the world's 1st Dual-Mode Vehicle?
A)
Italy
B)
India
C)
China
D)
Japan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Japan

Note :

Japan has introduced a minibus lookalike world’s first dual-mode vehicle (DMV) in its town of Kaiyo. The vehicle can run on normal rubber tyres on the road but its steel wheels, which are in its underbelly, descend when it hits the rail tracks. The DMV can carry up to 21 passengers and runs at a speed of 60km/h on rail tracks and can go as fast as around 100km/h on public roads.
 
The front tyres are lifted off the track and the rear wheels stay down to propel the DMV onto the railway. This feature of effectively changing into a train-like module easily on a rail track is the first of its kind. Powered by diesel, the small fleet of vehicles comes in different colours. It runs along part of the coast of Shikoku island in southern Japan, connecting several small towns and offering passengers attractive seaside scenery.

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Published On : December 30, 2021
 Q .
Which company has got the approval to conduct phase 3 trials of its Covid vaccine as a booster dose?
A)
SII
B)
Cipla
C)
Dr. Reddy's Labs
D)
Biological E

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Biological E

Note :

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given the nod for conducting phase 3 trials to test Biological E’s Covid vaccine Corbevax as booster shots. The Hyderabad-based firm on Tuesday received permission as emergency-use authorisation for manufacturing and marketing the first indigenously developed receptor-binding domain (RBD) protein subunit vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

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Published On : December 29, 2021
 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