23 दिसंबर 2019 Gk | 23 december 2019 gk question

23 दिसंबर 2019 Gk | 23 december 2019 gk question

23 december 2019 gk question

(1) Who among the following has signed a loan of $ 490 million for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project for upgrading highways and roads in Madhya Pradesh since today?
A – World Bank
B – Asian Development Bank
C – International Monetary Fund
D – New Development Bank
Answer: Asian Development Bank
(Explanation) – The Public-Private Partnership (Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today announced the upgradation of about 1,600 km of highways and major district roads (MDRs) from single-lane to two-lane width in the state of Madhya Pradesh ( PPP) has signed a $ 490 million loan for the project. An additional $ 286 million investment will be raised through private sector participation under the PPP instrument.
The ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Asia and Pacific region, while maintaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. In the year 2018, it made commitments for new loans and grants amounting to $ 21.6 billion. Established in the year 1966, it is owned by 68 members.

Current Affairs 23 December 2019

(2) Where will the 7th Regional Conference on “Improving Public Service Delivery – Role of Governments” be held?
A – Bhopal
B – Jalandhar
C – Nagpur
D – Thiruvananthapuram
Answer: Nagpur
(Explanation) – The regional conference on “Improving Public Service Delivery – Role of Governments” will be held on December 22, 2019. This two-day conference will be inaugurated in Nagpur tomorrow. The event is being organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra and the Maharashtra State Public Service Commission.
The regional conference will adopt the session “Nagpur Proposal: A Holistic Approach to Citizen Empowerment”, valid on 22 December 2019, which seeks to significantly improve service delivery and then provide empowerment to citizens by ensuring that services on time Has been distributed in a transparent manner, which is beneficial to the citizens.

Daily current affairs: 23 December 2019

(3) According to the Fit India school ranking system, which state has topped the rankings?
A – Delhi
B – Kerala
C – Madhya Pradesh
D – Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Andhra Pradesh
(Explanation) – The Fit India school ranking system is the first fitness rating for schools started in India.
Fit India School Week has been organized by 26,845 schools so far. Celebrating Fit India Week, Andhra Pradesh tops with 13,839 Fit India schools. Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh rank second and third with 1,967 and 1,504 schools respectively.

23 december 2019 gk question

(4) What time frame has been set by the Government of Kerala to complete the semi-high speed rail project?
A – 2021
B – 2022
C – 2023
D – 2024
Answer – 2024
(Explanation) – The 532 km double line project is a joint venture between the Government of Kerala and the Ministry of Railways. Kerala Rail Vikas Nigam is the implementing agency for this project. It connects Thiruvananthapuram with Kasaragod with this project and then reduces the time of 12 hours to 4 hours. The Center has approved the original funding of 56000 crores for the project.

Daily Current Affairs Quiz 23 December 2019

(5) Who among the following won the 49 kg category gold medal for opening India’s account in the sixth Qatar International Cup?
A – Kumari Shaila
B – Shalini Jain
C – Mirabai Chanu
D – Karnam Malleshwari
Answer: Mirabai Chanu
(Explanation) – The 24-year-old Manipuri player lifted 83 kg in snatch and 111 kg in clean to come out on top. However, it was her personal best performance of less than 201 kg.

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(6) Ethiopia launched its first satellite from which country’s space station?
A – India
B – China
C – Japan
D – England
Answer: China
(Explanation) – The Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite (ETRSS) was launched at a space station in China. The launch made Ethiopia the eleventh African country to have a satellite in space. Egypt was the first country in the year 1998.

(7) Who wrote a book titled “Turbulence and Trump: The Modi Years”?
A – Shashi Tharoor
B – Rahul Aggarwal
C – Rahul Gandhi
D – Manmohan Singh
Answer: Rahul Aggarwal
(Explanation) – Honorable Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released the book “Turbulence and Trump – The Modi Years” written by Rahul Aggarwal and Bharti S Pradhan at the Vice President’s Building in New Delhi. This book depicts the story of Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his young days until he became the 14th Prime Minister of India.
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was given the Sahitya Akademi Award in non-fiction style for his book ‘An Era of Darkness’. This book talks about the influence of British colonial rule in India.

Daily current affairs: 23 December 2019

(8) From where APEDA is sending the first trial shipment of fresh vegetables by sea route to Dubai?
A – Goa
B – Varanasi
C – Mumbai
D – Odisha
Answer: Varanasi
(Explanation) – The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is sending the first trial shipment of vegetables by sea route from Varanasi to Dubai in its effort to boost exports from agricultural production in affluent areas of India.  The first trial shipment of a container of fresh vegetables was flagged off by APEDA Chairman Paban Kumar Borthakur.

(9) Which is the first country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP)?
A – Nepal
B – America
C – Afghanistan
D – China
Answer: Afghanistan
(Explanation) – The Indian Pharmacology (IP) has been formally recognized by the Department of National Drug and Health Products Regulation of the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. With this, a new beginning has been made and Afghanistan has become the first country to recognize the pursuit of IP for the efforts of the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
IP is an officially recognized book of standards as per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules 1945 under it. IP specifies the standards of drugs manufactured and marketed in India based on the identity, purity and potency of the drugs.

23 december 2019 gk question

(10) Where will the fifth edition of ARTECH be held?
A – Srinagar
B – Bhavnagar
C – Mumbai
D – New Delhi
Answer: New Delhi
(Explanation) – The fifth edition of ARTECH is being organized by the Indian Army on ‘Technologies for Non-Contact Warfare’, to be held on 23 December 2019 at Manekshaw Center, Delhi Cantonment.
The ARTECH Symposium was launched in the year 2016 as a part of Honorable Prime Minister’s overall vision of ‘Make in India’ and is organized every year as a part of events for Army Day celebrations. The seminar is the flagship event of the Indian Army, which sets the agenda for areas focused on generating indigenous capabilities in the defense sector.