17th December 2020 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 17th December 2020 in English

 

  1. India placed 117th among 190 countries on the Women Business and the Law (WBL) 2020 Index to measure economic empowerment of women

Women Business and the Law (WBL) 2020 Index was released recently by which of the following organisations?

(A) World Bank

(B) World Economic Forum

(C) UN Women

(D) World Trade Organisation

ANSWERS: – 1(A)

 

  1. New real- time tsunami early warning system calculates size and distance using underwater sound waves

Which of the following is/are true with respect to Hydrophones?

  1. It converts electrical energy into acoustic energy
  2. It transmits sounds underwater and help in large scale fishing
  3. They are also used in reflection seismology to record the energy waves reflected by the subsurface geology

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(A) 2 only

(B) 1 and 3 only

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) None

ANSWERS: – 2(D) 

 

 

  1. 146 Irrawaddy dolphins were sighted recently in Chilika during the annual census conducted by Forest department.

With respect to Irrawaddy dolphins, consider the following statements:

  1. It is not a true river dolphin, but an oceanic one.
  2. They were found in South and Southeast Asi(A)
  3. It is listed as endangered species under the IUCN Red list.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) 3 only

(B) 1 and 3 only

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) None

ANSWERS: –  3(C) 

 

 

  1. ASER 2019 Report Summary – Report (ASER) − 2019. This report is titled as ‘Early Years’

Consider the following statements with respect to The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) report

  1. The report is based on an annual survey on Schools across Indi(A)
  2. The Early Years‘ ASER collects data on the schooling or pre- schooling status of children in the age group 4- 8 years.
  3. It is released by a NGO called Pratham

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 and 3

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1,2,3

ANSWERS: – 4(B) 

 

 

  1. The government has made hallmarking for gold jewellery and artefacts mandatory from 15 January 2021, to ensure quality.

Consider the following statements with respect to Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery& Artefacts

  1. Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of the precious metal and is voluntary in nature.
  2. In India, gold and silver have been brought under the purview of hallmarking.
  3. Currently there is no Hallmark system in Indi(A)

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1,2,3

ANSWERS: – 5(C) 

 

 

  1. Iran has recently said that, it will consider withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if a dispute over its atomic programme goes before the United Nations Security Council.

With respect to Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Treaty, consider the following statements:

  1. It was brought in 1974, in response to the Indian nuclear test: ―Smiling Buddha‖.
  2. All the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are among its members.
  3. India, Pakistan and Israel are the only nuclear countries that are non-signatories to this agreement.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) 2 only

(B) 1 and 2 only

(C) 2 and 3 only

(D) None

ANSWERS: –  6(A) 

 

 

  1. Recently, the US President released the Middle East plan, Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People

 Consider the following statements with respect to Palestine

  1. Palestine referred to the geographic region located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
  2. None of the United Nations member countries recognize Palestine as an independent state.
  3. It is a Christian majority region

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 and 3

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1,2,3

ANSWERS: -7(A) 

 

 

  1. Consider the following statements with respect to SAMPRITI-

 

  1. It is a bilateral defence cooperation between India and Bangladesh.
  2. The exercise will be hosted alternately by the participating countries.
  3. The 9th edition of the exercise SAMPRITI- IX is being conducted at Meghalaya, Indi(A)

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 1 and 3 only

(C) 2 and 3 only

(D) 1, 2 and 3

ANSWERS: –  8(D) 

 

 

  1. Passes of uttrakhand were in news due to recent standoff between india and china

 Consider the following mountain passes

            LIST 1                                               LIST 2

  1. Ship ki la                    Himachal Pradesh to Tibet      
  2. Niti la                           Uttarakhand
  3. Jelep la                        Sikkim
  4. Thang la                      Uttarakhand

Which one the following is correctly matched

(A) 1,2

(B) 2,3

(C) 3,4

(D) 1,2,3,4

ANSWERS: –  9(D) 

 

 

  1. Stockholm declaration was in news

Which of the following is correctly matched?

       LIST 1                         LIST 2

  1. Albania               Tirana
  2. Austria                  Vienna
  3. Belarus               Minsk
  4. Sweden            Stockholm

(A) 1,2

(B) 2,3

(C) 3,4

(D) 1,2,3,4

ANSWERS: – 10(D)

 

 

 

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