Daily Current Affairs Quiz : December 16, 2021
Published: December 16, 2021
1. Which country topped the Asian Power Index for 2021?
Correct Answer: C [USA]
Asian Power Index is prepared by the Lowy Institute of Sydney. In the recently released index of 2021, the United States ranked at the top spot, for exerting influence over the region.
The Index, which ranks 26 nations and territories in Asia, ranks India as the 4th most powerful country. India has retained its 4th position, on the basis of several measures of power such as economic capability, military capability, resilience and cultural influence.
2. Which city has become the world’s first government to turn completely paperless?
[C] New York
[D] Abu Dhabi
Correct Answer: B [Dubai]
Dubai has become the world’s first government to turn completely paperless, the Emirate’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Government announced that it provided a savings of 1.3 billion Dirham (USD 350 million) and 14-million-man hours. “The Dubai Paperless Strategy” was implemented in five phases. The strategy was implemented across all 45 government entities in the emirate, to provide than 1,800 digital services.
3. The ‘Nupi Lal Day’ is observed every year in which state/UT?
[C] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Manipur]
The Nupi Lal Day is observed to pay rich homage to the brave women of Manipur who fought for justice against the British Government.
It is observed every year on December 12. This year, an observation ceremony was held at Nupi Lal Memorial Complex located at Imphal. The day is also observed by NGOs and women-based organizations across the state.
4. What is the name of the therapy involving the use of light-sensitive medicine?
[A] Photodynamic therapy
[B] Photovoltaic therapy
[C] Photogeneric therapy
Correct Answer: A [Photodynamic therapy]
Photodynamic therapy involves the use of light-sensitive medicine, which is activated by a light source. The treatment is used to treat certain cancers, and patients report a side effect due to the treatment.
Many people claim to have better night vision and also vision of unusual patterns and silhouettes in the dark. Researchers discovered Rhodopsin, a light-sensitive protein found in retinas, interacts with chlorin e6, a photosensitive used in cancer treatment.
5. River Seine, which was seen in the news recently, is located in which country?
Correct Answer: B [France]
The Seine is a 777-kilometre-long river situated in northern France. The opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics on July 26, 2024, will be held on the River Seine.
Athletes and officials from more than 200 countries will sail almost 6 kilometres (4 miles) between the Pont d’Austerlitz and Pont d’Iena bridges in Paris.
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