Daily Current Affairs Quiz : December 23, 2021
Published: December 23, 2021
1. Gabriel Boric, has been selected as the youngest President of which country?
[C] New Zealand
Correct Answer: A [Chile]
35-year-old leftist millennial Gabriel Boric became the youngest President of Chile. He is also the second millennial to lead in Latin America, after El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele.
With 56 per cent of the votes, Gabriel Boric defeated by more than 10 points lawmaker José Antonio Kast. The outgoing conservative President Sebastian Pinera is set to guide the new Government during transition. Boric gave the victory speech in the indigenous Mapuche language.
2. What is the name of the treatment which uses viruses that are harmless to humans to kill bacteria?
[A] Phage therapy
[B] Viral therapy
[C] Antibiotic therapy
[D] Microbe therapy
Correct Answer: A [Phage therapy]
Phage therapy is the concept of using viruses (known as phage) that are harmless to humans to kill bacteria.
As per a new research, this therapy can be used in combination with antibiotics to cure infections more effectively. It will in turn reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance.
3. Which scheme provides Community Investment Fund to Self help groups (SHGs)?
[A] PM Swachch Bharat Abhiyan
[B] Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission
[C] PM Gati Shakti Yojana
[D] PM SHG Samridhdhi Abhiyan
Correct Answer: B [Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission]
Under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), Self help groups (SHGs) receive the Community Investment Fund (CIF).
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi transferred ₹1,000 crore to bank accounts of self help groups to benefit around 16 lakh women. This transfer is being done under the DAY-NRLM scheme. ₹4000 will be provided as the first month’s stipend in the account of 20000 Business correspondent-Sakhis (BC-Sakhis).
4. ‘Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme’ is a scheme implemented by which state/UT?
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: D [Uttar Pradesh]
‘Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme’ is implemented by the state of Uttar Pradesh. The scheme provides conditional cash transfer of a sum of Rs 15000, to a girl child at different stages of her life.
The sum of ₹ 15,000 per beneficiary are provided at various stages including at birth, on completing one year complete vaccination, on admission in class-I, class-VI and class-IX, on admission in any degree/ diploma course after passing class X or XII.
5. Tseminyu, Niuland and Chumukedima are the newly created districts of which state?
[D] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Nagaland]
Nagaland government has created three new districts in the state- Tseminyu, Niuland and Chumukedima, taking the total number of districts to 15.
The Governor of Nagaland Jagdish Mukhi announced the Tseminyu subdivision under Kohima district, Niuland subdivision under Dimapur district, and Chumukedima sub-division into three new districts.
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