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 Q .
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel held which among the following posts after India's Independence?
A)
First President
B)
First Prime Minister
C)
First Deputy Prime Minister
D)
First Vice President

Correct Answer : Option (C) - First Deputy Prime Minister

Note : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was India's first deputy Prime Minister (15 August 1947 to 15 December 1950) and was popularly known as 'Iron Man of India'. He played a key role in the Indian freedom movement, especially in unifying India post-independence. 

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Published On : December 15, 2021
 Q .
When is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary?
A)
15th December
B)
16th December
C)
17th December
D)
18th December

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 15th December

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 71st death anniversary on December 15, 2021. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had passed away on 15th December  1950 in Bombay after suffering a massive heart attack. He is called the 'unifier of India' as he had played a key role in the integration of all princely states into the Indian Union.

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Published On : December 15, 2021
 Q .
Which company has a tie-up with BARC for the production of green hydrogen?
A)
Reliance Petroleum (RL)
B)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGCL)
C)
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
D)
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

Note : Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has tied up with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up Alkaline Electrolyze technology for Green Hydrogen production. This is a first of its kind initiative to support India’s commitment to achieve renewable energy targets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electrolyser plants are presently imported and the collaboration is to “scale-up Alkaline Electrolyser technology for Green Hydrogen production”.

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Published On : December 15, 2021
 Q .
Who is Time Magazine 'Person of the Year 2021'?
A)
Joe Biden
B)
Elon Musk
C)
Bill Gates
D)
Mark Zuckerberg

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Elon Musk

Note :

The prestigious TIME magazine has named Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, as the “2021 Person of the Year. In 2021", US-based electric-vehicle startup Tesla became $1 trillion company as Musk became the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of around US $255 billion. Musk is also the founder and CEO of rocket company SpaceX, and leads brain-chip start-up Neuralink and infrastructure firm The Boring Company.
 
In 2020 : US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were named as the Person of the Year for 2020 by Time magazine.

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Published On : December 15, 2021
 Q .
Which tag was sanctioned by the Center for Mithila Makhana in Bihar?
A)
AI
B)
GP
C)
PI
D)
GI

Correct Answer : Option (D) - GI

Note :

The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) under the Central ministry of commerce has accepted the plea to rename Bihar Makhana as Mithila Makhana and also suggested further amendments in the brand logo to better reflect its origins apart from identifying and protecting the product’s Geographical Indications (GI) rights.The development has put an end to the controversy over the branding of the mithila region’s one of the most famous produce in makhana or fox nut.
 
After assessment of the application for amendment in name, a consultative group of experts and a senior examiner at GIR, Prashanth Kumar S Bhairappanavar, decided that certain post registration conditions will have to be met.
 
A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin . Such products with a GI tag are protected under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.
 
The war over Makhana’s GI tagging started after the Sabour based Bihar Agriculture University (BAU) filed an application on behalf of Purnia based fox nut growers’ association-- also known as the Mithilanchal Makhana Utpadak Sangh (MMUS)-- arguing for naming their produce as Bihar Makhana for the welfare of fox nut growers from the state.

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Published On : December 15, 2021
 Q .
Which state tops the list of maximum number of beneficiaries under Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY)?
A)
Punjab
B)
Gujarath
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra

Note :

Maharashtra has topped the list of states with maximum number of beneficiaries under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY), followed by Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, Parliament was informed on Monday(13-12-2021).
 
As on December 4, 2021, as many as 6,49,560 beneficiaries were recorded in Maharashtra, followed by Tamil Nadu (5,35,615), Gujarat (4,44,741) and Karnataka (3,07,164), Minister of State for Labour & Employment Rameswar Teli said in written reply to Lok Sabha.
 
In Maharashtra, the beneficiaries have been provided a total of Rs 409.72 crore under the scheme to new employees of 17,524 establishments.
 
In Tamil Nadu, the beneficiaries were provided Rs 300.46 crore under the scheme to new employees of 12,803 establishments till December 4, 2021....

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : December 15, 2021
 Q .
Who has been inaugurates the Saryu Nahar National Project in Uttar Pradesh?
A)
Ram Nath Kovind
B)
Venkaiah Naidu
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Yogi Adityanath

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Saryu Nahar National Project on 11th December 2021.

The Saryu Canal National Project which will provide assured water for irrigation to over 14 lakh hectares of land and benefit about 29 lakh farmers, mainly in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
 
The project has been completed at a cost of over ₹9,800 crore, out of which more than ₹4,600 crore was provisioned in the last four years.
 

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Published On : December 15, 2021
 Q .
Which government police launched the e-learning platform 'Unnati'?
A)
Delhi
B)
Chennai
C)
Kolkata
D)
Mumbai

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi

Note :

"Delhi" Police Commissioner "Rakesh Asthana" on Sunday(12-12-2021) launched an e-learning initiative by the southwest district of the police power to assist educate youths and impart ability coaching to highschool dropouts from the weaker sections of society, officers mentioned.

* The e-learning platform, "Unnati", was launched on the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Auditorium right here underneath the Delhi Police’s flagship scheme ‘YUVA’.
 
* ‘YUVA’ is aimed toward serving to the youth, particularly these from the weaker sections of society, and college dropouts get an training and purchase abilities to understand their desires of a safe future, the officers mentioned.

* Through the e-learning platform, these children will likely be impressed to enrol and select the programme of their selection, they mentioned.

* The ‘Unnati’ portal has a quite simple design. Anyone can study from wherever utilizing a laptop computer, desktop, pill or just a cell phone, they mentioned.

* The platform offers coaching, counselling and placement to trainees. Recordings of dwell classes are additionally out there on-line in case somebody misses a category, the officers mentioned.

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Published On : December 15, 2021
 Q .
India has launched the second edition of water innovation challenges with the Royal Embassy of which nation?
A)
Sweden
B)
Denmark
C)
Switzerland
D)
South Korea

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Denmark

Note : NITI Aayog, Atal Innovation Mission and the Royal Embassy of Denmark to India together have launched the second edition of water innovation challenges on December 13, 2021 to address the global water woes as a part of the Indo-Danish Bilateral Green Strategic partnership. The water innovation challenges aim to identify innovative and next-gen solutions to solve proposed challenges in collaboration with corporate and public partners. 

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Published On : December 14, 2021
 Q .
An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude hit which nation on December 14, 2021?
A)
Maldives
B)
Malaysia
C)
Australia
D)
Indonesia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indonesia

Note :

An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude on the Richter scale struck 95km north of Maumere in Indonesia on December 14, 2021, informed United States Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake reportedly struck its region of East Nusa Tenggara, according to the Reuters.

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Published On : December 14, 2021