Daily Current Affairs Quiz: December 23, 2020
Published: December 23, 2020
1. What is the rank of India in the Doing Business Report 2020, after the recent update of the World Bank?
Correct Answer: C 
The World Bank has recently released the corrected Doing Business rankings after review of data irregularities.
The World Bank corrected the rankings of China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan. China’s rank in 2018 would have been 85, a drop of 7 places. India holds the same place of 63 in the Doing Business 2020 report.
2. ASTRA Mk-I Missile, IMSAS and BOSS System, which were handed over to the Armed Forces, were developed by which organisation?
Correct Answer: A [DRDO]
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over three indigenously developed systems developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories, to Army, Navy and Air Force.
Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS) was handed over to the Navy, ASTRA Mk-I Missile to the Air Force and Border Surveillance System (BOSS) to the Army, which was already deployed in in Ladakh.
3. Couscous, the staple food of which region, has been included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List?
[B] North Africa
[C] North America
[D] South Asia
Correct Answer: B [North Africa]
The staple food of the North African region, Couscous has been included in the UNESCO list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.
The rival countries Algeria and Morocco along with Tunisia and Mauritania had submitted the petition to add the dish in the UNESCO list, in March 2019. Couscous is also known as Seksu, Kusksi and Kseksu, in the North African region.
4. Which state launched Public Welfare Portal (PWP) or Jan Kalyan Portal, to consolidate all information about the state schemes?
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Rajasthan]
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has launched ‘One Stop Shop’ (OSS) facility, to make available over 100 types of clearances and services, required by investors.
The Chief Minister also launched Public Welfare Portal (PWP) or Jan Kalyan Portal, to consolidate the information of eligibility, benefits of the state schemes, useful circulars and orders etc. It also highlights the efforts of the Government in two years.
5. As per IUCN’s recent assessment, which species in the Indian EEZ, are classified as Critically Endangered (CE)?
[A] Sharks, rays and chimaeras
[B] Great Indian Bustards
[C] Black Buck Antelopes
[D] Black shell Turtles and Himalayan Serow
Correct Answer: A [Sharks, rays and chimaeras]
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Shark Specialist Group conducted an assessment of sharks, rays and chimaeras in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
As per the assessment, out of the 170 species found across the oceans of the country, 19 species, which is about 11%, are classified as Critically Endangered (CE) and are facing high risk of extinction.
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