16th December 2020 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 16th December 2020 in English

 

  1. The Supreme Court banned the sale and registration of motor vehicles conforming to Bharat Stage IV emission standard in the entire country from 1 April 2020.

Which among the following Bharat stage emission norm is not implemented in India?

(A) BS IV

(B) BS II

(C) BS VI

(D) BS V

ANSWERS: – 1(D) 

 

  1. The ‘State of the Education Report for India 2020. The ‘State of the Education Report for India 2020

Which organization recently released the ‘State of Education Report for India 2020’?

(A) Ministry of Education

(B) NITI Aayog

(C) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

(D) Pratham –NGO

ANSWERS: –  2(C) 

 

  1. The XP100 is India’s first 100 Octane petrol available in the country

Consider the following statements regarding “XP100”.

  1. It is a petrol developed by Indian Oil with Octane number 100.
  2. Octane Number is a measure of the ability of a fuel to resist knocking when ignited in

a mixture with air in the cylinder of an internal combustion engine.

  1. Launched by ministry of new and renewable energy

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) 3 only

(D) Both 1 and 2

ANSWERS: –  3(D) 

 

  1. PM Modi to inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention on January 9:

Consider the following statements regarding the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

  1. Every year the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated on January 9.
  2. The day is celebrated to mark the contributions made by the non-resident Indians towards the development of the country.
  3. It is celebrated on January 9 as Mahatma Gandhi returned from South Africa on January 9, 1919.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 1 only

(C) 2 and 3 only

(D) 1,2 and 3

ANSWERS: –  4(A) 

 

  1. Separated by over a 100 years, what connects the Pagri Sambhal Jatta movement with ongoing farmers protests?

Consider the following statements regarding the “Pagri Sambhal Jatta movement”

  1. It was a peasant’s movement against three British laws namely Punjab land colonization act, Doab Bari act and the Punjab land alienation act.
  2. Sardar Ajit Singh was the hero of “Pagri Sambhal Jatta Movement”
  3. This movement had spread far beyond the peasants to engulf the army.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 1 and 3 only

(C) 1,2 and 3

(D) 2 and 3 only

ANSWERS: – 5(C) 

 

  1. The Uttar Pradesh government has recently launched a scheme to take the unique culture of the Tharu tribes all over the world

Consider the following statements regarding the Tharu Tribes:

  1. The Tharu Tribals are mostly distributed in northeast India.
  2. Most of these people are forest dwellers practicing agriculture.
  3. They are given status of PVTG

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 and 3

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 , 2,3

(D) Neither 1 , 2,3

ANSWERS: – 6(B) 

 

  1. Around 10 Akash missiles were fired by the Air Force during the Combined Guided Weapons Firing 2020.

Consider the following statements regarding the Akash Missile

  1. Akash is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defence system.
  2. It was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  3. It can target an aircraft up to 100 km.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 2 and 3 only

(C) 1,2 and 3

(D) 1 and 3 only

ANSWERS: – 7(A)

 

  1. Monitoring World Heritage site closures- UNESCO

 

  1. Recently, Orchha and Gwalior cities of Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Cities.
  2. The Orchha City is famous for its palaces and temples and was the capital of the Bundela Kingdom in the 16th century.
  3. At the heart of Gwalior is Gwalior Fort of the Tomara dynasty which is also known as the “the Gibraltar of India”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 2 and 3 only

(B) 3 only

(C) 2 only

(D) 1,2 and 3

ANSWERS: – 8(D) 

 

  1. Recent conflict between azerbhaijaan and Armenia

 Match the cities with their respective countries

       List1                                                  list 2

  1. Okinoshima             Japan
  2. Majuli                        India
  3. Aleppo                  Syria
  4. Lanura              Srilanka

Options

(A) 1,2,

(B) 2,3

(C) 3,4

(D) 1,2,3

ANSWERS: – 9(D) 

 

  1. Rohtang tunnel was introduced recently, by passing rohtang pass

Match the following rivers with their origin

       LIST 1                      LIST 2

  1. Chambal               MP
  2. Kosi                       Bihar
  3. Damodar       Jharkhand
  4. Chenab         Himachal Pradesh

(A) 1only

(B) 2 only

(C) 1,2 only

(D) all of the above

ANSWERS: –  10(D)  

 

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