Daily Current Affairs Quiz: December 19, 2020
Published: December 19, 2020
1. Prime Minister Modi laid foundation stone for the country’s largest renewable energy park in which state?
[D] Tamil Nadu
Correct Answer: B [Gujarat]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Gujarat and laid the foundation stones for various developmental projects.
The Hybrid Renewable Energy Park in the district of Kutch will be the country’s largest renewable energy generation park, when completed. Foundation stones were also laid for a fully automated milk processing and packing plant and a Desalination plant in Mandvi, Kutch.
2. What type of military vehicle is C-454, which was recently commissioned at Surat?
[A] Interceptor boat
[B] Sea Drone
[C] Offshore Patrol Vessel
[D] Hover craft
Correct Answer: A [Interceptor boat]
An indigenously built interceptor boat C-454 of the Indian Coast Guard was commissioned at Hazira port in Surat, Gujarat.
This Interceptor boat is built by L&T Jetty, Hazira and is capable of operating in shallow water with very high speed. The boat is fitted with advanced navigation and communication equipment.
3. What is the name of the new digital payment application launched by India Post Payments Bank?
[A] Post Pay
[B] Dak Pay
[C] IPPB Pay
[D] Dak Digital
Correct Answer: B [Dak Pay]
The Department of Posts and India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) have launched a new digital payment application named ‘DakPay’.
It is a suite of digital banking services provided through their postal network, across the country. The features include Domestic Money Transfers – DMT, Virtual debit card, UPI payment, AePS and Bill payment.
4. Who chairs the meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)?
[A] Prime Minister
[B] Finance Minister
[C] RBI Governor
[D] NITI Aayog CEO
Correct Answer: B [Finance Minister]
The Union Finance Minister chairs the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) meeting. FSDC was constituted as a non-statutory apex body under the Ministry of Finance in 2010.
Recently, the 23rd FSDC meeting was chaired by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman via video conferencing. The meeting discussed India’s efforts to economic recovery and the policy measures taken by the government.
5. Which country observes ‘Martyred Intellectuals Day’ on December 14?
[D] Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: B [Bangladesh]
Bangladesh marks Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14 every year, to remember the teachers, journalists and poets killed on this day in 1971.
The Bangladesh Liberation War which began in 1971 grew into the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, and ended with the victory of Bangladesh. After the victory, Bengali intellectuals and professionals were said to have been killed by Pakistani forces and their collaborators.
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