Current Affairs For (14 December,2021)

1. NITI Aayog has planned to establish 1000 Atal Tinkering Laboratories in which Union Territory?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The NITI Aayog has planned to establish 1000 Atal Tinkering Laboratories in Jammu and Kashmir. Out of 1000 Atal Tinkering Laboratories, 187 will be established by the end of the financial year 2021-22.

2. Which country has assumed the Chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO)?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) India assumed the Chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO) for 1 year from October 28, 2021.

3. What is the rank of India in the “World Talent Ranking Report 2021” published by IMD World Competitive Centre?

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Answers With Explanation : (C) World Talent Ranking report 2021: India ranked 56th; Switzerland retained top spot. IMD World Competitive Centre published its “World Talent Ranking Report” on December 9, 2021.

4. Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved how much policy-based loan to improve urban services in India?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved Rs.2653.05 crore (USD 350 million) policy-based loan to improve urban services in India.

5. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently approved Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to increase its stake in which bank up to 9.99%?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India to increase its stake to 9.99 per cent in IndusInd Bank of the total issued and paid-up capital of the private sector lender.

6. Who among the following has been appointed as the head of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Catherine Russell as the head of UN children’s agency UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund.

7. Which bank has been conferred with two DigiDhan awards instituted by MeitY, for the highest BHIM-UPI Transactions under the private sector bank category?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Karnataka Bank has been conferred with two DigiDhan awards instituted by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The awards were given during Digital payment Utsav in New Delhi.

8. Who among the following has won “2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians”?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Indian Mathematician Neena Gupta has received 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries for her outstanding work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.

9. Which of the following has developed the Pinaka Extended Range (Pinaka-ER) Rocket which has been successfully test fired recently?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired Pinaka Extended Range (Pinaka-ER), Area Denial Munitions (ADM) and indigenously developed fuzes.

10. Every year, UNICEF Day is observed on ________.

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Answers With Explanation : (B) UNICEF Day is observed on December 11 every year, to spread awareness on saving children’s lives, defending their rights and helping them fulfil their potential from childhood to adolescence.

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