In this article, we will discuss MCQ on important current affairs of 13th December 2021 and their answers with explanations.
1. When did they photograph the last known tiger in Buxa Reserve?
2. Till when has India suspended all the scheduled international flight operations?
A. January 31, 2022
B. January 3, 2022
C. January 1, 2022
D. January 13, 2022
3. When was the the first official visit by an Israeli leader to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?
A. 1 Dec
B. 2 Dec
C. 21 Dec
D. 12 Dec
4. Who has been awarded the 2022 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects?
A. Acharya Balakrishna
B. Balkrishna Doshi
C. Swami Ramdev
D. Swami Ranganathan
5. Invest India and which telecom company have recently launched “Startup Innovation Challenge”?
6. The Haiderpur Wetland located in which state of India has been recognized under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of 1971?
D. Uttar Pradesh
7. In which edition of India Skills Report 2022 released by Wheebox has Maharashtra stood first?
A. 5th edition
B. 6th edition
C. 8th edition
D. 9th edition
8. Federal Bank for Bancassurance and who has recently entered into an agreement?
A. United Insurance
D. Star Health Insurance
9. Which of the following ministry has recently hosted an event named “Digital Payment Festival”?
A. Ministry of Tribals
B. Ministry of Sports
C. Ministry of Education
D. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
10. Which of the following country has recently implemented its new “Zero Kovid Policy”?
C. Hong Kong
11. Who has been crowned Miss Universe 2021?
A. Harnaaz Sandhu
B. Lalela Lali Mswane
C. Nadia Ferreira
D. Valeria Maria
12. Which year did an Indian last win Miss Universe 2021?
13. Who was crowned the Formula One World Champion 2021?
A. C. Sainz Jr.
B. Fernando Alonso
C. Max Verstappen
D. Lewis Hamilton
14. Kashi Vishwanath corridor has been inaugurated in which city?
15. What is the new national helpline against atrocities on SCs, STs?
16. Which among the following country’s President has tested positive for COVID-19?
A. South Africa
17. Which city has become the first in the world to go 100 percent paperless?
B. Abu Dhabi
The sighting of the Bengal tiger is vital because, For 23 years within the Buxa Reserve, no tiger has been photographed. They photographed the last known tiger in 1998.
Currently, India has suspended all the scheduled international flight operations till January 31, 2022. So, under the air bubble agreement, dedicated cargo flights with select countries continue to operate.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett started the first official visit by an Israeli leader to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 12 December.
The Royal Institute of British Architects has recently announced to honor Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi with the 2022 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. He is considered an important figure in Indian architecture and is known for his contribution to the development of architectural discourse in India.
Invest India, National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency and Airtel Telecom Company recently jointly developed “Airtel India” to develop solutions in 5G, IoT. Startup Innovation Challenge” has been launched. The winner of this challenge will get Rs 3.5 lakh, the first runner-up will get Rs 2.5 lakh.
Haiderpur Wetland adjoining the Madhya Ganga Barrage, about 10 km from Bijnor in the state of Uttar Pradesh, has been recognized under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of 1971. The site supports over 25,000 waterfowl, serving as a breeding ground for the near-endangered Indian grass birds.
Maharashtra has been ranked first in the 9th edition of India Skills Report 2022 released by Wheebox. Where are the highest surveys of employable talent. After that Uttar Pradesh and Kerala have got the place. The theme of this report is “Rebuilding and Reinventing the Future of Work”.
Federal Bank and Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Limited have recently entered into an agreement for Bancassurance. Through which the customers of the Bank can avail of Star Health’s retail products and group affinity products through various distribution channels of the Bank.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has recently hosted an event called “Digital Payment Festival”. Under which the journey and rise of digital payments have been celebrated in the country. The event brings together leaders from the government, fintech companies, the banking sector and start-ups.
Hong Kong has recently implemented its new “Zero Covid Policy”. Under which travelers from the US will have to undergo the highest level of quarantine measures in the city of Hong Kong. With this, Hong Kong will become the first country outside Africa to place the US under a quarantine center order.
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe 2021 at the 70th Miss Universe Pageant in Eilat, Israel on December 13, 2021. The 21-year-old has created history by bringing home the crown 21 years after Lara Dutta won it in 2000. She was crowned Miss Universe by Mexico’s Andrea Meza, the current Miss Universe.
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu brought the Miss Universe crown home after a gap of 21 years after Lara Dutta was crowned Miss Universe in 2000. India’s first Miss Universe was Sushmita Sen, who had won the coveted crown in 1994.
Max Verstappen was crowned Formula One world champion after a dramatic season-ending at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 12, 2021. Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton who was heading for his 8th title, to win his first-ever Formula One title. He has become the first Dutch world champion. Hamilton’s Mercedes team protested against Verstappen’s win.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated phase 1 of Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on December 13, 2021. The Dham has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 339 crores. The Prime Minister earlier offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Kashi Vishwanath temple.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched a National Helpline Against Atrocities (NHAA) on December 13, 2021 to prevent atrocities on members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). The toll-free number is 14566 and will be available across the country.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tested positive for COVID-19 on December 12, 2021. He has mild symptoms and is receiving treatment for the same. The President is on self-isolation in Cape Town. He is fully vaccinated and had recently returned from a trip to West Africa though he had tested negative for COVID-19 upon his return on December 8.
Dubai has become the very first government in the world to turn 100 percent paperless. Dubai’s Paperless Strategy means that the Government will no longer be issuing or asking for paper documents across all of its operations.
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