18th December 2020 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 18th December 2020 in English

 

  1. Recently, Officials at the Odisha University of Agriculture Technology closed all shops selling chicken near the university in addition to culling birds after some dead poultry tested positive for the H5N1 virus.

Consider the following statements with respect to H5N1 Avian Influenza

  1. It is a type of influenza virus which infects human easily and spread from person to person.
  2. India has been declared free of H5N1 Avian Influenz(A)
  3. There is evidence that the disease can be spread to people through properly prepared and thoroughly cooked foo(D)

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

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1,2,3

(D) Neither 1,2,3

ANSWERS: – 1(B) 

 

  1. Recently, the World’s largest Solar Telescope takes its first shot of the Sun.

Consider the following statements with respect to the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)

  1. It is the most powerful solar telescope in the worl(D)
  2. The primary objective is to observe magnetic fields on the Sun in order to understand its dynamic behaviour.
  3. The National Science Foundation of United States’, Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope is the most powerful solar telescope in the worl(D)

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

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1,2,3

(D) Neither 1,2,3

ANSWERS: – 2(C) 

 

  1. India’s richest 1% hold more than four-times the wealth held by 953 million people who make up for the bottom 70% of the country’s population, while the total wealth of all Indian billionaires is more than the full-year budget. Time to Care report which was in recently is released by?

(A) World Economic Forum

(B) World Health Organisation

(C) Paris School of Economics

(D) Oxfam International

ANSWERS: –  3(D) 

 

  1. Recently, the Pravasi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has raised the concern over the government move to ban duty-free gifts’ imports in Indi(A)

Consider the following statements with respect to Duty-free gifts imports in India

  1. The import of goods including those purchased from e-commerce portals through post or courier where Customs clearance is sought as gifts, is prohibite(D)
  2. The life-saving drugs/medicines and rakhi are the only things exempted from this prohibition.
  3. Prior to this the Centre allowed gifts’up to Rs. 5,000 to be shipped to customers through customs without payment of customs duties.

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

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only.

(C) Both 1,2,3

(D) Neither, 1,2,3

ANSWERS: – 4(C) 

 

  1. A recent study makes a disturbing connection between the loss of Arctic sea ice and thawing of Permafrost in the region, with global implications.

Consider the following statements with respect to Permafrost

  1. It is any ground that remains completely frozen at or below 32°F for at least two years straight.
  2. It is made of a combination of soil, rocks and san(D)
  3. A layer of soil on top of permafrost stays frozen all year.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 2 and 3 only

(C) 1 and 3 only

(D) 1, 2 and 3

ANSWERS: – 6(B)

 

  1. Sannidi kalakshetra was inaugurated recently in Karnataka

Consider the following statements with respect to Kalakshetra Foundation

  1. It was founded by Sucheta Kripalaniin 1936.
  2. It was recognised by the Government of India as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament in 1993.
  3. It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 2 and 3 only

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) None

ANSWERS: – 6(B) 

 

 

  1. The Central Government has recently notified the structure of the National Start-up Advisory Council to advise the Government on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and start-ups in the country to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities.

Consider the following statements with respect to National Startup Advisory Council

  1. It aims to advise the Government on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and start-ups in the country.
  2. It will be chaired by the Minster for Commerce & Industry.
  3. The council will consist of both official and non 0fficial members.

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

(A) 1 only

(B) 1 and 2 only

(C) 1 and 3 only

(D) 1, 2 and 3

ANSWERS: –  7(D) 

 

 

  1. UNAIDS, It is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Consider the following statements with respect to UNAIDS

  1. It is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  2. It is the only cosponsored Joint Programme in the United Nations system.
  3. It is the only United Nations entity with civil society represented on its governing body.

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

(A) 1 only

(B) 3 only

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) None

ANSWERS: -8(C)

 

  1. Creamy layer concept was recently in news

Which of the following is correctly matched?

LIST 1                                               LIST2

Jarnail singh case                       Reservation

S r bommaih case                       Basic structure

Nagraj case                                    Reservation

Shah bano  case                           Right to alimony

Options

(A) 1,2

(B) 2,3

(C) 3,4

(D) 1,2,3,4

ANSWERS: – 9(D)

 

 

  1. Recently bellary district was bifurcated –

Match the following districts with their states

LIST 1                                               LIST 2

  1. Dharwad    Karnataka
  2. Belagavi      Maharastra
  3. Hamirpur    himachal Pradesh
  4. Tawang       Arunachal Pradesh

Options

(A) 1,2

(B) 2,3

(C) 3,4

(D) 1,2,3,4

ANSWERS: -10(D)

 

 

 

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