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CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 December: Questions & Answers

CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 December
CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 December: Questions & Answers

1) Name the person has been announced as the TIME 2020 “Businessperson Of The Year?
Answer: Eric Yuan.

2) Who have been chosen as Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2020?
Answer: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

3) Which British racing driver has been awarded with BBC sports personality of the year 2020?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton.

4) Which Indian Telecom sector company launched World’s 1st Satellite-based Narrowband-IoT Network?
Answer: BSNL.

5) ‘World Bank Inter-Ministerial meet 2020’ theme was?
Answer: Vaccination of South Asia against COVID-19.

6) ‘Arth Ganga: River Conservation Synchronized Development’ is the theme of what?
Answer: IWIS 2020.

7) Colgate has appointed which Bollywood actress as the brand ambassador for Colgate Visible White in India?
Answer: Kiara Advani.

8) ‘COVID-19: Crisis of Civilization and Solutions’ is the book written by whom?
Answer: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

9) Who emerged at the top in the most-searched personality list 2020 in India?
Answer: US President-elect Joe Biden.

10) Who bag top honours at FICCI India Sports Awards 2020?
Answer: Wrestler Bajrang Punia and shooter Elavenil Valarivan.

11) World’s largest radio telescope (FAST telescope) open to the international scientists by which country?
Answer: China.

12) Which country in Europe has announced to give free corona vaccine to all citizens?
Answer: Finland.

13) In the Urban Governance Index 2020 list which state topped?
Answer: Odhisha.

14) In 2020 which word was India’s most searched word on Google?
Answer: IPL.

15) ‘Satyendra Garg’ has been appointed as a new DGP in which Indian union territory?
Answer: Andaman and Nicobar.

16) To encourage sports culture in India, the central government has initiated how many Khelo India small centres?
Answer: 1,000 centers.

17) What is the theme of Human Rights Day 2020 celebrated on 10 December?
Answer: Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights.

18) Who became the first CEO of the newly-launched The WHO Foundation?
Answer: Indian-origin ‘Anil Soni’.

19) India’s first-ever fully automated, driverless train operations was flagged off at where?
Answer: At Delhi Metro.

20) Who announced as the World Athletes of the Year 2020 in Female category?
Answer: Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas.

21) 7th ADMM plus meeting 2020 hosted by which country?
Answer: Vietnam.
22) Which Indian actor has topped the first-of-its-kind ’50 Asian Celebrities in The World’ 2020 list?
Answer: Sonu Sood.

23) India ranked at which position in 16th Climate Change Performance Index 2021?
Answer: 10th position and score of 63.98.

24) To promote water tourism, Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department signed an MoU with which authority in India?
Answer: Inland Waterways Authority (IWAI).

25) Which Indian state has been topped the list in reducing malaria cases according to the World Malaria Report 2020?
Answer: Meghalaya.

26) Which footballer appointed as the brand ambassador of “Garena Free Fire” mobile app?
Answer: Portuguese footballer ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’.

27) To support Skilling of Teachers and Trainers which company signed MoU with NSD?
Answer: BYJUS.

28) To launch the country’s first private remote-sensing satellite on an ISRO PSLV rocket, Space start-up Pixxel has signed an agreement with which company?
Answer: State-run NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).

29) First ever radish crop is grown on the International Space Station, harvested by which astronaut?
Answer: Kate Rubins.

30) Which country become the second country to unfurl its national flag on the lunar surface of Moon?
Answer: China.

31) International Day of Banks is observed globally on which date?
Answer: December 4, 2020.

32) Which country has successfully activated its so-called “artificial sun,” a nuclear fusion reactor “HL-2M Tokamak Reactor”?
Answer: China.

33) Annual list of India’s Top 10 police stations 2020 released by whom during 55th DGPs & IGPs conference?
Answer: Ministry of Home Affairs.

34) 2020 is set to be 3rd Warmest Year according to which report?
Answer: State of the Global Climate report.

35) Dictionary companies Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com declarer which word as Word of the Year 2020?
Answer: Pandemic.

36) India’s first mobile CNG Dispensing Unit launched by Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas ‘Dharmendra Pradhan’ at where?
Answer: Pune.

37) ‘Indian Navy Day 2020’ celebrated on December 4, 2020, with the theme of?
Answer: Indian Navy combat-ready, credible and cohesive.

38) Name the Dronacharya Awardee appointed as the ambassador of Fit India Movement?
Answer: Kuldeep Handoo.

39) Who took over as the Director-General, Border Roads Organization (BRO) on December 2, 2020?
Answer: Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary.

40) Which space agency has retrieved a capsule carrying the first rock samples from beneath the surface of an asteroid ‘Ryugu’?
Answer: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

41) ‘Gaofen-14 Earth observation satellite’ belong to which country?
Answer: China.

42) World Economic Forum 2021 will be held in which country?
Answer: Singapore.

43) To manage, deliver, and track the coronavirus vaccination drive in India, which app has been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW)?
Answer: Co-WIN.

44) 16th PBD Convention, 2021 will be held in the virtual format on which date?
Answer: January 9, 2021.

45) iMobile Pay app for payment and banking services launched by which bank?
Answer: ICICI Bank.

46) Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is a towed 155 mm/52 calibre howitzer being developed by whom for Indian Army?
Answer: Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

47) 2nd Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) 2020 conference was inaugurated in which city of India?
Answer: Dr Harsh Vardhan.

48) For the year 2020-21 who has been named as the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)?
Answer: Uday Shankar.

49) Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB) has launched which scheme for the farmers?
Answer: Kirishi Overdraft scheme.

50) ‘Atmanirbhar Women Scheme’ launched by which bank in India?
Answer: Bank of Baroda.

51) Which two cities of Madhya Pradesh are included in UNESCO World Heritage City list?
Answer: Gwalior and Orchha.

52) 20th edition of “Sri Lanka Economics Summit 2020” theme was?
Answer: Roadmap for Take-off: Driving a People-Centric Economic Revival.
53) Who launched the Green Charcoal Hackathon being organized by NVVN (NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam)?
Answer: RK Singh, Minister (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy.

54) 1st SCO Young Scientist Conclave 2020 organized in which country?
Answer: India.

55) US 1 million Global Teachers Prize 2020 won by which teacher from the Solapur village in Maharashtra?
Answer: Primary school teacher – Ranjitsinh Disale.

56) Who has been recognized as the Kid of the Year by TIME Magazine?
Answer: Gitanjali Rao.

57) Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu releases a book on Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, ’40 Years with Abdul Kalam- Untold Stories’. Who is the author of this book?
Answer: Dr Sivathanu Pillai.

58) Who became the first Indian to win a Formula 2 race during the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on December 6, 2020?
Answer: Jehan Daruvala.

59) “Dadasaheb Phalke icon award 2020” won by whom?
Answer: Actor Anangsha Biswas.

60) What is the theme of “7th WASH conclave 2020” from 2nd to 4th December 2020?
Answer: Hygiene Matters.

61) Who has been named as ‘PETA India’s person of the year 2020’?
Answer: John Abraham.

62) ‘IIT Global Summit 2020’ organized from which dates?
Answer: December 4 to December 6.

63) National inter-school Cryptic Crossword Contest 2020 won by whom?
Answer: V. Krishna Sai Gayatri and Nellore Dharshita.

64) To honour the contributions of armed forces and its veterans, the Government of India has decided which month will be celebrated as the Gaurav Maah (Pride Month)?
Answer: December 2020.

65) Mobile application “MeraCovid Kendra App” launched by which state government?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh State Government.

66) What theme was decided for the International Civil Aviation Day 2020-2023?
Answer: Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development.

67) Which Swedish pole vaulter was named the male athlete of the year 2020?
Answer: Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis.

68) What is the theme of International Anti-Corruption Day 2020 celebrated on December 9?
Answer: Recover With Integrity.
69) Universal Health Coverage Day 2020 celebrated on which date?
Answer: December 12.

70) International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer appointed whom as IJF Climate Ambassador?
Answer: Sabrina Filzmoser and Flavio Canto.

71) Which state in northeast India, celebrated its 58th Statehood day on 1st December 2020?
Answer: Nagaland.

72) “International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2020” observed on which date?
Answer: December 2.

73) Which institute topped in the ‘QS Asia University Ranking 2021’?
Answer: National University of Singapore (NUS).

74) To spread financial awareness, support economic development, Bombay Stock Exchange signed 4 MoUs with which government?
Answer: Jammu and Kashmir.

75) India’s economy recovered to how much in the July-September quarter according to the date of the latest National Statistical Office (NSO) report?
Answer: 7.5% contraction.

76) To establish an education & Skilling ecosystem through Common Services Centre (CSC), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) collaborated with which company?
Answer: IBM India.

77) Name the India state has been awarded as the Best State SOTTO in the country?
Answer: Tamil Nadu.

78) “Optimizing Human Potential towards a Resilient Future of Shared Prosperity: Pivot, Priorities, Progress” was the theme of which ‘APEC Economic Leaders summit’?
Answer: 27th summit in 2020.

79) Which Indian company has successfully manufactured and tested (short circuit) India’s highest rating Auto Transformer at the National High Power Test Laboratory (NHPTL)?
Answer: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

80) According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Data, which country is at the top of the list of sending the most number of educated migrants to OECD countries?
Answer: India.

81) To renew attention and campaigns to fight pollution in the country, National Pollution Control Day 2020 observed on which date?
Answer: December 2nd.

82) India’s first Memorial for Organ Donors has been inaugurated in which city?
Answer: Jaipur, Rajasthan.

83) PM Narendra Modi unveiled Rs 100 commemorative coin and postal stamp to mark the foundation day of ‘The University of Lucknow’ on which date?
Answer: 25 November.

84) Fifth review meeting on capital expenditure (capex) of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) held by which minister?
Answer: Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman.

85) In order to facilitate the development of approximately 5-6 COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Central Government of India has launched which mission?
Answer: Mission COVID Suraksha.

86) Which country will host Temporary Ground Station Tracking Facilities for ISRO’s Gaganyaan Mission?
Answer: Australia.

87) Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, cleared the What is the proposed new name of Ayodhya airport?
Answer: Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport.

88) Lt Gen Harpal Singh appointed as the next Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He takes over from the incumbent, Lt Gen SK Shrivastava, on which date?
Answer: December 1st, 2020.

89) Name the Indian cricketer emerged as the fastest batsman to reach 22,000 international runs?
Answer: Virat Kohli.

90) ‘Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific’ book released by which bank?
Answer: Asian Development Bank (ADB).

91) To strengthen investor education as a part of World Investor week 2020 who launched Securities Market Trainers (SMARTs) program?
Answer: SEBI chief Ajay Tyagi.

92) Which city rises to the most connected city in the world?
Answer: Shanghai.

93) India’s largest solar project at a high altitude has been set up at which place?
Answer: Leh.

94) Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 won by whom?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton.

95) What is the theme of ‘World AIDS Day 2020’observed on December 1st?
Answer: Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.

96) In the ‘2020 Industry Transition Leadership summit’ Who has represented India?
Answer: Prakash Javadekar.

97) The 10-day long festival, commencing on December 1, 2020, the virtual edition of National Tribal Festival launched by whom?
Answer: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda.

98) Oldest Known Human-made Nanostructures In Ancient Artifacts Discovered in which state of India?
Answer: Tamil Nadu.

99) Which is India’s first 100 Octane petrol available in the country?
Answer: XP100.

100) “2020 National Pollution Control day” theme was?
Answer: Rise Awareness about the Importance of Pollution Control and Educate People on how to Prevent Pollution.
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