Daily Current Affairs Quiz : December 17, 2021
Published: December 17, 2021
1. Which country hosted the eighth Indian Ocean Dialogue recently?
[A] Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: B [India]
India’s External Affairs Ministry, along with the Indian Council of World Affairs hosted the eighth Indian Ocean Dialogue.
The theme for this year’s edition was “Leveraging Digital Technologies for Health, Education, Development, and Trade in Indian Ocean Rim Association Member States”. The representatives discussed on the potential for IORA cooperation in health, education, trade, and development.
2. Which Indian journalist has been named by Columbia Journalism School as the 2022 alumni award winners?
[A] N Ram
[B] Malini Parthasarathy
[C] Raja Mohan
[D] Soli J. Sorabjee
Correct Answer: B [Malini Parthasarathy]
Malini Parthasarathy, the chairperson of The Hindu Group Publishing, is among four veteran journalists who are named by US-based Columbia Journalism School as the 2022 alumni award winners.
The other winners include Eric Marcus, founder and host of “Making Gay History” podcast, Stuart Schear, American Jewish World Service, and Thomas Maier, investigative journalist. Wendy Lu (HuffPost) and Mukhtar Ibrahim (Sahan Journal), jointly bagged the First Decade Award.
3. Cabinet approved a treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, with which country?
Correct Answer: B [Poland]
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the India-Poland treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
The treaty will enhance capability of both countries in investigation and prosecution of crimes, including crimes related to terrorism through mutual legal assistance. It will also increase India’s effectiveness in tackling criminal activities involving Poland.
4. World Trade Organization (WTO) panel asked which country to withdraw its subsidies in the sugar sector?
Correct Answer: B [India]
World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has asked India to withdraw its subsidies under the ‘Production Assistance, the Buffer Stock, and Marketing and Transportation Schemes.’
Australia, Brazil and Guatemala raised complaints against India over its policy measures in the sugar sector, at WTO in the year 2019. WTO also asked India to conform to its obligations under the Agreement on Agriculture and the SCM Agreement.
5. Manohari Gold Tea, which was seen in the news, is associated with which state/UT?
[B] Tamil Nadu
[D] West Bengal
Correct Answer: C [Assam]
Manohari Gold Tea, a rare variety of tea in Assam has recently created history as it was sold for Rs 1 lakh per kilogram at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre.
The Tea variety broke its own record of 2020, when the tea was auctioned at Rs 75,000 per kg. The North Eastern Tea Association has planned to increase the production of such tea and started making different types of tea like white tea, green tea, yellow tea.
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