Daily Current Affairs Quiz : December 3, 2021
Published: December 3, 2021
1. Central Electronics Ltd (CEL), which is set to be divested, is a CPSE under which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Science and Technology
[B] Ministry of Electronics and IT
[C] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[D] Ministry of Power
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Science and Technology]
The Union government has approved the strategic disinvestment of Central Electronics Ltd (CEL) after the competitive bidding process. CEL is a CPSE under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) empowered Alternative Mechanism (AM) has approved the highest price bid of Nandal Finance and Leasing for sale of 100% equity shareholding of GoI in CEL. The winning bid is over Rs 210 crores.
2. Professor Rafiqul Islam. Who passed away recently, was a scholar and cultural activist of which country?
Correct Answer: B [Bangladesh]
National Professor Rafiqul Islam, is a scholar, and cultural activist from Bangladesh. He recently passed away at the age of 87.
The linguist actively participated in the Language Movement in 1952 and he was made the national professor by the government in 2018. He received the Independence Award, Ekushey Padak, and the Bangla Academy Literary Award. He was also awarded the International Mother Language Award.
3. When is the ‘Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare’ observed every year?
[A] November 28
[B] November 30
[C] December 2
[D] December 4
Correct Answer: B [November 30]
The ‘Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare’ is observed by the United Nations on 30 November.
The day is marked to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare. The day also highlights the pledge taken by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to eliminate the threat of chemical weapons.
4. Alexia Putellas, who won the women’s Ballon d’Or award 2021, belongs to which country?
Correct Answer: B [Spain]
Spanish Footballer Alexia Putellas has been awarded the Ballon d’Or Feminin for 2021 during the 2021 Ballon d’Or France Football award.
FC Barcelona’s midfielder Alexia Putell is just the third female player to win the prize after Ada Hegerberg and Megan Rapinoe. Argentina’s Lionel Messi has bagged the Ballon d’Or award for a record-extending seventh time. 19-year-old Pedri of Barcelona won the Kopa Trophy for the best player aged under-21.
5. Alipore Zoological Garden, which was making news, is located in which Indian state/UT?
[A] Madhya Pradesh
[C] West Bengal
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [West Bengal]
Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata has introduced month-long adoption of animals to create public awareness about them. The Zoo also had year-long adoption process in practice.
As per the zoo officials, adoption fees have been lowered, and people are being encouraged to adopt lesser-popular birds and animals, besides popular ones such as deer, tigers and chimpanzees.
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