Daily Current Affairs Quiz: December 01-02, 2020
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1. Which new definition was included in the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019?
[A] Medical Vehicles
[C] Cargo vehicles
[D] Electric Vehicles
Correct Answer: B [Aggregators]
The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 has been amended by the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019 to include the definition of the term ‘Aggregator’.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines 2020, to regulate shared mobility services. The ride hailing services require permission from the state governments to start operations, and states will follow the norms specified by the Centre.
2. Which country is set to impose a new competition regime next year to curb dominance of Google and Facebook?
[C] United Kingdom
Correct Answer: C [United Kingdom]
The United Kingdom is set to impose a new competition regime next year to prevent Google and Facebook from using their dominance on smaller firms.
The regime is set to be enforced by a unit within the Britain’s competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Google and Facebook accounted for around 80% of 14 billion pounds spent in the country in 2019.
3. Chandrabhaga beach, which is the venue of the International Sand Art Festival 2020, is located in which state?
Correct Answer: B [Odisha]
Odisha is set to celebrate International Sand Art Festival, at its Chandrabhaga Beach starting from December 1, 2020.
The five-day Sand Art Festival festival also coincides with the Konark Festival that is held in the backdrop of the Sun temple in Konark. On account of Covid-19 restrictions, only Indian sand artists will showcase their art using sand, bronze or wood.
4. ‘Delhi Chalo’ is the name of the protest being held by which category of people in India?
[B] Sanitation Workers
[C] Bank employees
Correct Answer: A [Farmers]
Several groups of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and other parts of the country, demanding the repeal of the new agriculture reform laws passed by the Union Government, are holding protests under the name of ‘Delhi Chalo’.
The farmers were granted permission to hold peaceful protests at Nirankari Ground in North west Delhi. As per the farmers, the new agriculture laws will dismantle the minimum support price (MSP) system.
5. Which state debarred its Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and retired IPS officer Lalduhoma, from its state assembly?
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Mizoram]
Mizoram has debarred its Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and retired IPS officer Lalduhoma from the state assembly. He was in charge of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s security.
In 1988, he was the first Member of Parliament to have been disqualified from the Lok Sabha, under the Anti-Defection Law. At present, the charge on him is despite being elected as an independent candidate, he declared himself as a representative of ZPM.
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