20th December 2020 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 20th December 2020 in English

 

 

  1. The bloom of Noctiluca Scintillans on Karnataka coast has displaced microscopic algae

Which is true statements about Noctiluca scintillans?

  1. They accumulate toxic levels of ammonia, then excreted into the surrounding waters.
  2. They produce a toxin that acts as a killing agent in algal blooms.
  3. They are commonly known as “sea sparkle”.

Code –

(A) 2 only

(B) 1 and 3 only

(C) 1 and 2 only

(D) All are true

ANSWERS: – 1(D) 

 

  1. Sabarimala verdict: In striking down patriarchal tradition, SC paves way for positive interference in religious affairs

Consider the following statements about art.25-

  1. It covers religious beliefs as well as religious practices.
  2. these rights are available to citizens only
  3. State has no specific religion

Right code –

(A) 1 and 3

(B) 2 only

(C) Both

(D) none of the above

ANSWERS: – 2(A) 

 

  1. India slams Pakistan about OIC again

Which is wrong statement about Organisationof Islamic Cooperation (OIC)?

(A) It is an international organization founded in 1969, consisting of 57 member states.

(B) It is the largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations.

(C) The OIC has permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union.

(D) None of the above

ANSWERS: – 3(B) 

 

  1. global group called ‘One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance’ was launched in the wake of rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 

Select the right about One Health Global Leader Group on Antimicrobial Resistance –

(A) Launched by FAO, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and WHO

(B) It created, seeks to catalyse global attention and action to preserve antimicrobial medicines and avert the disastrous consequences of antimicrobial resistance.

(C) It consists of 20 members

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: – 4(D) 

 

  1. Hayabusa 2 mission returns asteroid sample to Earth.

Which is wrong statement about Hayabusa2 project?

(A) It is an asteroid sample-return mission operated by the ISRO.

(B) The soil samples and data from the asteroid could provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

(C) Both

(D) None

ANSWERS: –  5(C) 

 

  1. At celebration of the 9th Foundation Day of GITA, Union Minister of Science & Technology underlined how Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) served as a catalyst for nurturing innovation and industrial R&D.

Which is true statement about Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA)?

(A) It is a “not–for–profit” Section-8 Public Private Partnership company.

(B) promoted jointly by the Technology Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, GOI & Confederation of Indian Industry.

(C) Both

(D) None

ANSWERS: – 6(C)

 

  1. Gujarat ranks second in e-transactions on govt. portals-

Select the right one about PRAGATI –

(A) It is the multimodal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation involving central and state governments

(B) It is a three-tier system: PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States.

(C) It uses latest technologies such as Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology.

(D) All are true

ANSWERS: –  7(D) 

 

  1. Navy’s Information Management and Analysis Centre to become national maritime domain awareness centre

With reference to Information Management And Analysis Centre (IMAC), which is true one ?

(A) It is the nodal centre for maritime security information collation and dissemination.

(B) Jointly operated by the Navy and Coast Guard.

(C) IMAC tracks only non-military or commercial ships, known as white shipping.

(D) All are true

ANSWERS: –  8(D) 

 

  1. NMDC increases iron ore prices again-

Match the following iron ore regions with their countries

LIST 1                                               LIST 2 

  1. Carajas                      Brazil
  2. Mt gold worthy    Australia
  3. Asola                      Bhutan
  4. Ural region       Russia

Options

(A) 1,2

(B) 1,2,4

(C) 3,4

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: – 9(B)

 

  1. Match the following countries with their respective grasslands

LIST 1                                               LIST 2

  1. New Zealand                Velds
  2. USA                                 pustaz
  3. Argentina                       Downs
  4. Europe and asia              Taiga

Options

(A) 1,2

(B) None of the above

(C) 3,4

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: – 10(B)

 

 

 

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