Current Affairs Quiz: December 19-20, 2021

current affairs quiz 2021

Which organization has announced a $ 93 billion package to help poor countries cope with the Covid crisis?

[A] World Bank
[B] ADB
[C] IMF
[D] AIIB

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Correct Answer: A [World Bank]
Notes:
The World Bank has announced a $ 93 billion package from the International Development Association (IDA) to help poor countries cope with the Covid crisis and boost economic growth.
The latest pledge includes $ 23.5 billion in contributions from 48 high- and middle-income countries, repurchases raised from the capital market, and the World Bank’s own contributions.

Vihangam, an internet based platform, is associated with which region?

[A] Excise
[B] Mining
[C] GST collection
[D] Semiconductor Manufacturing

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Correct Answer: B [Mining]
Notes:
Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) has launched an internet based platform called ‘Vihangam’ which is integrated with Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).
The system enables live streaming of aerial video of mining activities from the mines to the platform, which can be accessed by authorized officials through the wing portal.

Which cyclone recently hit the Philippines?

[A] Fai
[B] Rai
[C] Norte
[D] Siargao

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Correct Answer: B [Rai]
Notes:
Hurricane Roy made landfall in the Philippines and quickly rose to Category 5 and made landfall in the southern Philippines.
Roy is the 15th hurricane to make landfall in the Philippines this year. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, with winds of up to 195 km / h (121 mph). This is the second strongest hurricane to hit the country this year.

Who won the ‘Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)?

[A] Kumar Mangalam Birla
[B] Ratan Tata
[C] Uday Kotak
[D] Adi Godrej

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Correct Answer: A [Kumar Mangalam Birla]
Notes:
Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla has been selected by Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) as a Global Entrepreneur in Business Transformation for his leadership during the Kovid-19 epidemic.

He is also the first Indian businessman to receive this award. Other award winners are Elon Musk (Global Entrepreneur-Migrant Entrepreneur of the Year), Jeff Bezos (Global Entrepreneur-First Generation) and Satya Nadella (Global Entrepreneur-Entrepreneur CEO of the Year).

Avani Lekhara, who won the ‘Best Female Debut’ at the Paralympic Sports Awards, is associated with which sport?

[A] High-Jump
[B] Tennis
[C] Shooting
[D] Table-Tennis

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Correct Answer: C [Shooting]
Notes:
Tokyo Paralympic champion Avani Lekhara won the ‘Best Female Debut’ award at the 2021 Paralympic Sports Awards.
Adam Pesca, Bosnian player from the Czech Republic, won the men’s debut award. Indian shooting para sports athlete Avani Lekhara is the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic gold medal. She also became the first Indian woman to win two medals at the Paralympics.

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