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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
 Q .
Who is the 8th most admired person in the world in 2021?
A)
2nd
B)
5th
C)
8th
D)
10th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 8th

Note :

Most Admired Person in World 2021 List : The Obama's continue to be the most admired people in the world 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi (8th) is among the top 10 most admired men 2021 while actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the world’s 10th most admired woman in 2021. Check the complete list of Most Admired Men and Women 2021 below.
 
1. Barack Obama 🇺🇸
2. Bill Gates 🇺🇸
3. Xi Jinping 🇨🇳
4. Cristiano Ronaldo 🇵🇹
5. Jackie Chan 🇨🇳
6. Elon Musk 🇿🇦
7. Lionel Messi 🇦🇷
8. Narendra Modi 🇮🇳
9. Vladimir Putin 🇷🇺
10. Jack Ma 🇨🇳
11. Warren Buffett 🇺🇸
12. Sachin Tendulkar 🇮🇳
13. Donald Trump 🇺🇸
14. Shahrukh Khan 🇮🇳
15. Amitabh Bachchan 🇮🇳
16. Pope Francis 🇦🇷
17. Imran Khan 🇵🇰
18. Virat Kohli 🇮🇳
19. Andy Lau 🇨🇳
20. Joe Biden 🇺🇸

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Published On : December 18, 2021
 Q .
Who has made six agreements with four countries to launch foreign satellites?
A)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
B)
Australian Space Agency (ASA)
C)
United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA)
D)
China National Space Administration (CNSA)

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ISRO

Note :

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch foreign satellites as it has signed six agreements with four countries during 2021-2023, informed Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday, 16th December 2021, in reply to a question during the Rajya Sabha. These launches will be done under six Launch service agreements that the organisation's commercial arm, New Space India Limited (NSIL), has inked with the four countries. According to the Minister, all the launches will be commercial and a total of 132 million Euros will be generated from the foreign satellites.
 
"ISRO through its commercial arm, New Space India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India company under Department of Space (DOS), has been launching satellites belonging to other countries on-board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV),...

Source : Republic World 

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Published On : December 18, 2021
 Q .
Who was receives 2021 Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award?
A)
Aditya Vikram Birla
B)
Kumar Mangalam Birla
C)
Basant Kumar Birla
D)
Ghanshyam Das Birla

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kumar Mangalam Birla

Note :

Aditya Birla Group’s chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla received the Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award- Business Transformation from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) based out of Silicon Valley on Thursday(16-12-2021).
 
Birla is the first Indian Industrialist to receive the award for global entrepreneurship along with top global business leaders Satya Nadella, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos.
 
“It is an honour to receive this prestigious award in a year that has been marked by such unprecedented change. The Aditya Birla Group stands out for its pace of activity, range of businesses and breadth of its geographical presence,” Birla said in a media statement.

Source : The Economic Times

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Published On : December 18, 2021
 Q .
Which state CM launched Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme for maoist-hit areas?
A)
Gujarat
B)
Punjab
C)
Jharkhand
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jharkhand

Note : The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, "Hemant Soren" has launched a Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme aimed at nurturing young sporting talents in Maoist-hit districts of the state. This scheme has been launched to curb the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) which affected 19 of the state’s 24 districts. Boys and girls in the 14-19 age group from villages to ward level will be registered under the scheme and will be given opportunities to display their skills in basketball, volleyball, hockey and athletics.

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Published On : December 18, 2021
 Q .
How much money has the Union Cabinet approved for the manufacture of semiconductors?
A)
Rs 41,000 crore
B)
Rs 52,000 crore
C)
Rs 65,000 crore
D)
Rs 76,000 crore

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 76,000 crore

Note :

Telecom and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the decision will help design, fabrication, packing and testing of the microchips and develop a complete ecosystem.
 
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday(15-12-2021) approved a Rs 76,000 crore policy boost for semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem in the country in an bid to position India as a global hub for hi-tech production.
 
Announcing the decision of the Cabinet, IT and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw observed that electronics plays an important role in everyday life, and semiconductor chips forms a crucial part of electronics.
 
Outlining the details of the scheme, he said the Rs 76,000 crore programme has been approved for the development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem.

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : December 18, 2021