Q1. Which state government has set up General Category Commission (Samanya Varg Aayog) for upper castes?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Arunachal Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh
Q2. Government of Karnataka has signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with which organization as a part of the state-level initiative ‘Code-Unnati’ to improve entrepreneurship & youth employment?
(a) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
(b) United Nations Development Programme
(c) United Nations Human Rights Council
(d) United Nations Security Council
Q3. Which state is holding the top spot with 255,700 registered EVs?
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Q4. What was the rank of India in the Global Health Security (GHS) Index 2021?
Q5. India has been re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council for 2022-2023. Where is the headquarters of International Maritime Organisation (IMO)?
(a) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
(b) Jakarta, Indonesia
(c) Shanghai, China
(d) London, United Kingdom
Q6. Which country became the first country to transition to 4 and half-day work week?
(d) United Arab Emirates
Q7. Which Payments Bank has partnered with NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL) to facilitate pan India doorstep bill payments service?
(a) Paytm Payments Bank
(b) Airtel Payments Bank
(c) India Post Payments Bank
(d) Fino Payments Bank
Q8. Who among the following has won the 2021 Miss Universe crown?
(a) Adline Castelino
(b) Sanjana Vij
(c) Vartika Singh
(d) Harnaaz Sandhu
Q9. Who has won his maiden Formula One Drivers’ championship title in the Abu Dhabi GP 2021?
(a) Sergio Perez
(b) Esteban Ocon
(c) Max Verstappen
(d) Valtteri Bottas
Q10. India has won total of six medals, including two gold and 4 silver medals in the Asian Rowing Championship. Asian Rowing Championship 2021 was held in _________________.
Q11. Who has authored the new book titled “Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water And How We Can Save It”?
(a) Mriduala Ramesh
(b) Amit Ranjan
(c) Subhadra Sen Gupta
(d) Bhaskar Chattopadhyay
Q12. Every year on the ________, National Energy Conservation day is celebrated in India.
(a) 14th December
(b) 15th December
(c) 16th December
(d) 17th December
Q13. How many buildings were inaugurated as part of Phase 1 of the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham project, recently?
Q14. Who was Anne Rice, who passed away recently?
Q15. Which country topped the Global Health Security Index 2021?
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Sol. Himachal Pradesh govt announced setting up Commission for upper castes, on the lines of Madhya Pradesh.
Sol. Karnataka & UNDP signed LoU as a part of ‘Code-Unnati’ to improve entrepreneurship & youth employment.
Sol. Uttar Pradesh holds top spot in Total Registered EVs in India: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
Sol. India ranked 66 out of 195 countries with an overall Index score of 42.8 and along with a change of -0.8 from 2019.
Sol. London, United Kingdom is the headquarters of International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Sol. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced to change its 5-day work-week to a 4 and a half day starting from 1st January 2022 and became the first country to make the employee-friendly transition as part of its efforts to improve productivity and work-life balance.
Sol. India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) partnered with NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL) to facilitate pan India doorstep bill payments service for IPPB and non-IPPB customers.
Sol. India won the Miss Universe crown after 21 years after 21-year-old Harnaaz Sandhu from Chandigarh was named the winner of the 70th edition of the beauty pageant held in Israel.
Sol. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won maiden F1 Drivers’ championship title by beating Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP 2021.
Sol. India won total of six medals, including two gold and 4 silver medals in the Asian Rowing Championship in Thailand.
Sol. A new book titled “Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water And How We Can Save It” authored by Mriduala Ramesh.
Sol. Every year on the 14th of December, National Energy Conservation day is celebrated in India. This occasion has been celebrated since 1991 when is led by the Ministry of power.
Sol. Prime Minister inaugurated phase-1 of the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham project at Kashi, which is constructed at a cost of Rs 339 crore. PM Modi laid the foundation stone for this project on March 8, 2019.
Sol. American gothic-fiction writer Anne Rice, best known for The Vampire Chronicles novel series, passed away at the age of 80.
Sol. USA, which was ranked first in the 2019 index, retained its position atop the rankings, with a score of 75.9, while Australia, Finland, Canada and Thailand rounded out the top five.