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Current affairs MCQs of 11th December 2021
Q.1 When will Chandrayaan 3 be launched?
a. First quarter of 2022
b. Second quarter of 2022
c. Third quarter of 2022
d. First quarter of 2023
Q.2 When was Human Rights Day observed?
a. December 7th
b. December 8th
c. December 9th
d. December 10th
Q.3 Which space agency has launched an X-Ray observatory to unlock secrets of the black hole and other mysterious objects?
Q.4 Kangri, a traditional heater comprising earthenware in a wicker basket, has been mainly used in
a. New Delhi
c. Jammu and Kashmir
Q.5 Consider the following statements regarding Infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs).
1.InvITs are pooled investment vehicles which enable direct investment of capital from investors in primarily operational infrastructure projects.
2.Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) can also invest in InvIT debt securities.
3.The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) allows private sector NPS subscribers to invest in units issued by InvITs.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a. 1, 2
b. 1, 3
c. 2, 3
d. 1, 2, 3
Q.6 Acinetobacter baumannii, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli are
a. Vectors that cause Dengue and Malaria
b. Drugs administered to livestock as painkillers/anti-inflammatory drugs.
c. Pathogens that have the ability to develop resistance to antibiotics.
d. None of the above
Q.7 Which country will host Winter Olympics in 2022?
Q.8 Which of the following countries has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan and recognised China?
Q.9 Which was the top searched news event by Indians on Google in 2021?
a. Black Fungus
b. Afghanistan news
c. West Bengal Elections
d. Tokyo Olympics
Q.10 India has held 2+2Ministerial Dialogue with which of the following countries.
3. United States
Select the correct answer code:
a. 1, 3
b. 2, 3
c. 1, 2, 3
d. 1, 2, 3, 4
Q.1 c) Chandrayaan-3 mission is likely to be launched during the third quarter of 2022 if normal workflow continues, informed Union Minister of State in the Department of Space Dr Jitendra Singh on December 8, 2021.
Q.2 d) Human Rights Day is observed annually on December 10th. The day is celebrated every year since 1950 in commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by the United Nations in 1948.
Q.3 a) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on December 9, 2021, launched a new X-Ray mission that aims at unlocking the secrets of the black hole and other extreme cosmic objects. NASA’s new X-ray space observatory is one of its kind and is called the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer or IXPE.
Q.4 c) Kangris: A traditional portable and movable heater that Kashmiris keep in their warm woolen cloak to keep themselves warm in the frosty winters.
Q.5 d) InvITs are pooled investment vehicles which enable direct investment of capital from investors in primarily operational infrastructure projects. Earlier this year, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) allowed domestic insurers to invest in debt securities and subscribe to units of listed InvITs.
Q.6 c) Incorrect:Some of the pathogens to look out for are Acinetobacter baumannii, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Streptococcus pneumoniae and many more. These pathogens are commonly implicated as causative agents of healthcare associated infections because of their ability to develop resistance to antibiotics.
Q.8 d) Nicaragua announced on December 8, 2021 that it is breaking its diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said in a statement, “The People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing all of China, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory.” The only remaining allies of Taiwan in Central America include Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
Q.9 d) Tokyo Olympics was the top searched news event by Indians on Google in 2021, followed by Black Fungus, Afghanistan News, West Bengal elections and Tropical Cyclone Tauke.
Q.10 c) The Russian President Vladimir Putin’s short visit to New Delhi and the inaugural 2+2 meeting between India and Russia — which is India’s fourth such engagement with another country. (The other countries include US, Australia and Japan).