Daily Current Affairs Quiz : December 19-20, 2021
Published: December 20, 2021
1. VIHANGAM, an internet-based platform, is associated with which field?
[C] GST collection
[D] Semiconductor Manufacturing
Correct Answer: A [Mining]
An internet-based platform called ‘VIHANGAM’ integrated with a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) was inaugurated at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).
The system enables real-time transmission of aerial video of mining activities from mines to the platform which can be accessed through VIHANGAM portal by authorized personnel.
2. Who won the ‘Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)?
[A] Ratan Tata
[B] Kumar Mangalam Birla
[C] Uday Kotak
[D] Adi Godrej
Correct Answer: B [Kumar Mangalam Birla]
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) has named Aditya Birla Group Chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla, as the Global Entrepreneur of the Year in Business Transformation, for his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He is also the first Indian industrialist to receive this award. Other awardees are Elon Musk (Global Entrepreneur of the Year-Immigrant Entrepreneur), Jeff Bezos (Global Entrepreneur of the Year-First Generation) and Satya Nadella (Global Entrepreneur of the Year – Entrepreneurial CEO).
3. Which institution announced a $93 billion package, to help poor countries deal with Covid crisis?
[B] World Bank
Correct Answer: B [World Bank]
The World Bank has announced a $93 billion package of the International Development Association (IDA) to help the poor countries tackle Covid crisis and boost economic growth.
The latest pledge includes $23.5 billion of contributions from 48 high- and middle-income countries, raised in the capital markets, repayments, and the World Bank’s own contributions.
4. Avani Lekhara, who took the ‘Best Female Debut’ at Paralympic Sport Awards, is associated with which sports?
Correct Answer: C [Shooting]
Tokyo Paralympics champion Avani Lekhara won the ‘Best Female Debut’ award at the 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards.
Czech Republic’s Boccia player Adam Peska won the Male Debut accolade. Indian shooting Para sport athlete Avani Lekhara became the first-ever female Paralympic gold medallist from India. She also became the first Indian female to win two medals in the Paralympics.
5. Which typhoon recently hit Philippines, making landfall?
Correct Answer: A [Rai]
Typhoon Rai hit Philippines and rapidly intensified to a Category 5 storm and made landfall in the southern Philippines.
Rai is the 15th typhoon to enter Philippines this year. It has hit the island of Siargao with sustained winds of up to 195 km (121 miles) per hour. This is set to be the second-most powerful typhoon to strike the nation this year.
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