Daily Current Affairs Quiz : December 25-27, 2021
Published: December 26, 2021
1. As per the recent data from Environment Ministry, which state has recorded the highest deaths of elephants due to electrocution during 2009 and 2019?
[C] West Bengal
Correct Answer: A [Odisha]
As per the data given by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 600 elephants have died due to electrocution across the country between 2009 and 2019.
Of this, 117 deaths have taken place in Odisha, 116 in Karnataka and 105 in Assam. Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Maharashtra are the only states which recorded zero elephant deaths due to electrocution.
2. ‘Shakti Criminal Laws Bill’ is associated with which state?
[A] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Maharashtra]
Maharashtra government tabled a report with recommendations of a joint selection committee, to amend the Shakti Bill.
The Maharashtra government’s Shakti Criminal Laws (Maharashtra Amendment) Bill, 2020, proposes to increase the punishment for offences such as rapes, acid attacks. It also proposes capital, heavy fines and speedy trials for the perpetrators.
3. Paxlovid, which was seen in the news recently, is the first authorised pill against which disease?
[B] Pneumococcal Disease
[C] Cardio-vascular Disease
Correct Answer: A [COVID-19]
U.S. health regulators have authorised the first pill against COVID-19. Named Paxlovid, it is a Pfizer drug that has been approved by Food and Drug Administration.
The drug has been authorised for adults and children ages 12 and older at home with a positive COVID-19. All of the previously authorized drugs against the disease require an Intraveneous Drug or an injection.
4. Gujarat’s Chief Minister launched the Gujarati version of which micro-bloggin site?
Correct Answer: B [Koo]
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel launched the Gujarati version of Indian multilingual micro-blogging site ‘Koo’.
The application enables people to share content and connect with others using their mother tongue. With Gujarati launch Koo is now available in 10 languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali and English.
5. SilverLine, is a semi high-speed railway project being constructed in which state?
Correct Answer: B [Kerala]
SilverLine, is a semi high-speed railway project being constructed in the state of Kerala. The project includes deploying trains running at 200 km/h between the state’s northern and southern ends.
Protests are taking place across Kerala against SilverLine, being executed by the Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL). The estimated cost of the project Rs 63,940 crores. The deadline of the project is 2025.
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