Daily Current Affairs (22 – December – 2019)

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Daily Current Affairs For Competitive Exams (22 – December – 2019)

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What is Pinaka which was recently tested in Chandipur of Odisha? 

Cruise Missile 

IED 

Minesweeper

 Artillery Missile 

 Explanation: Pinaka missile system is an indigenously developed artillery missile system. It was tested by the Defence Research and development Organisation (DRDO) at Chandipur Integrated Test Range in Odisha. The missile has a range of 75 km when striking with high precision.

What is Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft that is being tested? 

Solar space probe

 Mars space probe 

Astronaut capsule  

Jupiter space probe

 Explanation: The Starliner spacecraft of Boeing is an astronaut capsule. It is being developed as a part of NASA’s commercial crew program. The capsule is intended for transferring astronauts to the International Space Station. It is capable of carrying 7 astronauts.

The Kuril Island is being disputed between which two countries? 

Japan and South Korea

 Japan and Russia  

Russia and Ukraine

 Russia and USA 

Explanation: The Kuril Islands is a disputed territory between Japan and Russia. It is an archipelago with a population of about 20,000 people. It is located north of Hokkaido and is referred to as Northern Territories by Japan. The two states recently conducted meeting for ways to resolve the conflict.

Which surface rover recently broke the record for lunar longevity? 

Lunokhod 1 

Viper 

Pragyan 

Yutu 2  

Explanation: The lunar rover Yutu 2 had recently broken the record for the longest operation on the moon’s surface. It is a part of the Chinese mission to moon called Chang’e 4. It has been functioning on the far side of the moon for over 11 months now.

The bite strength of a Purussaurus was recently calculated. What is a Purussaurus?

 a flying reptile 

an ancient shark 

a caiman  

an ancient snake 

Explanation: The Purussaurus is an extinct species of caiman (same family as alligators) that lived during the Miocene epoch. Scientists calculated the bite strength of these reptiles to be twice that of Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Purussaurus brasiliensis grew to lengths of over 12m.

RBI’s Operation Twist is meant for tackling which issue? 

Stagflation 

Hardening in long tenor bond yields  

Liquidity crunch in NBFC 

Low transfer of rate cuts 

Explanation: Reserve Bank of India had launched the Operation Twist to deal with the problem of hardening in long tenor bond yields. As a part of the operation, the RBI is to involve in open market operations which involves simultaneous buying and selling of government bonds.

The ‘Cricket 4 Good’ is a partnership program of ICC with which international body?

 Olympic committee

 UNESCO

 UNICEF  

WADA 

Explanation: Cricket 4 Good is an outreach program implemented as a collaboration between International cricket Council (ICC) and United Nations Children’s Fund. The ICC recently announced the extension of its partnership with UNICEF for the 2020 Women’s T20 world cup.

The Kambala sport, which is to get its own museum, involves the use of which animal? 

Dogs 

Camels 

Horses 

Buffaloes

  Explanation: The Kambala is a traditional sport of Karnataka. It is a slush track buffalo race. The players of this sport are called jockeys. A museum for this sport is to come up in Dakshina Kannada district. A research centre is also being planned in the area.

In December 2019, the RBI will simultaneously purchase and sell government securities worth how many crores under a special Open Market Operation (OMO)? 

6,000 

8,000 

10,000  

12,000 

Explanation: The RBI will simultaneously purchase and sell government securities worth Rs 10,000 crore under a special Open Market Operation (OMO). It has decided to conduct simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities on December 23, 2019. The purchase will be for government securities worth Rs 10,000 crore for the instrument ‘6.45 per cent GS 2029’.

In December 2019, with whom has ICC extended its partnership for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 with the focus on empowering women and girls through cricket? 

UNESCO 

WWF

 UNICEF  

WFP

Explanation: ICC has extended its partnership with UNICEF through to the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 with the focus on empowering women and girls through cricket. The ICC and UNICEF partnership commenced in 2015, as part of the ICC’s global community outreach program “Cricket 4 Good”. During the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, UNICEF raised USD 180,000 as part of ‘One Day 4 Children’.

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