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A)
Leena Nair
B)
Indra Nooyi
C)
Jayshree Ullal
D)
Reshma Shetty

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Leena Nair

Note : French luxury fashion house Chanel named Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer of Unilever, as its new global CEO on December 14, 2021. Leena Nair’s name is now added to the list of leaders of Indian origin who have acquired significant positions in top global firms. 

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Published On : December 15, 2021
A)
Cipla
B)
Lupin
C)
Dr Reddy's Laboratories
D)
Serum Institute of India(SII)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Serum Institute of India(SII)

Note : Serum Institute of India's(SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla said on December 14, 2021 that they are working towards developing a vaccine booster shot that is more effective against the new Omicron COVID variant. He said that booster shots are a proven strategy to increase antibodies against COVID-19. He also informed that vaccines for children above 3 years will be launched in the next 6 months.

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Published On : December 15, 2021
A)
Russia
B)
Bangladesh
C)
Afghanistan
D)
South Korea

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bangladesh

Note : President Ram "Nath Kovind" embarked on his three-day state visit to Bangladesh on December 15, 2021. The President will participate in Bangladesh's 50th Victory Day celebrations at Dhaka. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid invited President Kovind to represent India as a guest of honour at the Bangladesh Victory Day Parade. 

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Published On : December 15, 2021
A)
3 years
B)
4 years
C)
5 years
D)
6 years

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5 years

Note : The Parliament on December 14, 2021 passed the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill 2021 to extend the term of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Director to a maximum of 5 years. The bill seeks to amend the Central Vigilance Commission Act 2003. The ED Director is currently appointed for a term of two years.

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Published On : December 15, 2021
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
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
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
A)
Joe Biden
B)
Elon Musk
C)
Bill Gates
D)
Mark Zuckerberg

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Elon Musk

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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
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
A)
Punjab
B)
Gujarath
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra

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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