8th December 2020 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 8th December 2020 in English

 

  1. In a significant decision, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the creation of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET) for central government jobs. NRA will have representatives of which of the following?

(A) Ministry of Railways

(B) Department of Financial Services

(C) Ministry of Finance

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: – 1(D)

 

  1. Stuart Broad, England becomes seventh bowler to take 500 test wickets. Who has the highest aggregate with 800 wickets in Test cricket?

(A) Anil Kumble, India

(B) Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka

(C) Shane Warne, Australia

(D) James Anderson, England

ANSWERS: -2(B) 

 

  1. Bangladesh has decided to construct a monument for the Indian soldiers who died in _____________ during the country’s struggle for independence from Pakistan.

(A) 1971

(B) 1965

(C) 1950

(D) 1962

ANSWERS: –  3(A) 

 

  1. President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble as the new Prime Minister of Somalia. What is the currency of Somalia?

(A) Renminbi

(B) Penny

(C) Shilling

(D) Krona

ANSWERS: –  4(C) 

 

  1. ICICI Home Finance (ICICI HFC) has launched SARAL scheme for affordable housing loan. In which of the following year ICICI Bank was founded?

(A) 1993

(B) 1994

(C) 2003

(D) 2004

ANSWERS: –  5(B)

 

  1. Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief, Anil Dhasmana has been appointed as the chief of the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about NTRO?

 

  1. The National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) is a technical intelligence Agency under the National Security Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office.
  2. National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) was set up in 2004.
  3. The headquarters of NTRO located in New Delhi.
  4. NTRO also includes National Institute of Cryptology Research and Development (NICRD) that is first of its kind in Asia.

(A) Only statements 3 and 4 are true

(B) Only statements 1, 2 and 4 are true

(C) Only statements 2, 3 and 4 are true

(D) All of the above statements are true about National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)

ANSWERS: –  6(D) 

 

  1. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has reconstituted its advisory committee on corporate insolvency resolution and liquidation. Consider the following statement(s) is/are true about IBBI?

 

  1. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India was established on 1st October, 2016 under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
  2. Dr MS Sahoo is the current Chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).
  3. IBBI is the regulator for overseeing insolvency proceedings and entities like Insolvency Professional Agencies, Insolvency Professionals and Information Utilities in India.

(A) Only statements 1 and 2 are true

(B) Only statements 1 and 3 are true

(C) Only statements 2 and 3 are true

(D) All of the above statements are true about IBBI

ANSWERS: –  7(D)

 

  1. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has conferred the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize on British broadcaster David Attenborough at an event. Consider the following statement about Indira Gandhi Peace Prize:

 

  1. The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development is an annual prestigious award named after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  2. Indira Gandhi Peace Prize is conferred every year by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust since 1986.
  3. Indira Gandhi Peace Prize consists of a citation and a monetary award of Rs. 25 lakh.
  4. Centre for Science and Environment got the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize in 2018.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Indira Gandhi Peace Prize?

(A) Only statements 1 and 2 are true

(B) All of the above statements are true about Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

(C) Only statements 2, 3 and 4 are true

(D) Only statements 1, 2 and 4 are true

ANSWERS: –  8(B) 

 

  1. Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee was passed away in 2018. Match the following list about Former Prime Ministers and his/her death year:

           List-I                                                           List-II

  1. PV Narasimha Rao                          A. 1995
  2. Morarji Desai                                     B. 1991
  3. Rajiv Gandhi                                      C. 2004
  4. Lal Bahadur Shastri                            D. 1984
  5. Indira Gandhi                                     E. 1987
  6. Chaudhary Charan Singh              F. 1966

(A) 6-D, 2-F, 3-A, 1-E, 5-C, 4-B

(B) 3-B, 2-E, 1-A, 4-C, 5-D, 6-F

(C) 5-E, 1-F, 3-A, 4-C, 6-B, 2-D

(D) 4-F, 6-E, 3-B, 2-A, 5-D, 1-C

ANSWERS: –   9(D) 

 

  1. Ashoka tree is one of the most ancient and sacred trees of India. Ashoka tree is the official tree of Uttar Pradesh. Match the following column about tree and its state?

                    Column-I                                       Column-II

  1. Bihar                                                  A. Hollong
  2. Karnataka                                        B. Mango
  3. Odisha                                                 C. Sal
  4. Arunachal Pradesh                      D. Sandal
  5. Maharashtra                             E. Banyan
  6. Jharkhand                                 F. Peepal

(A) 6-C, 2-D, 3-E, 1-F, 5-B, 4-A

(B) 3-B, 2-E, 1-A, 4-C, 5-D, 6-F

(C) 5-E, 1-F, 3-A, 4-C, 6-B, 2-D

(D) 4-D, 6-A, 3-B, 2-F, 5-D, 1-E

ANSWERS: – 10(A)  

 

 

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