Daily Current Affairs (29 – December – 2019)

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Which fighter aircraft, that was recently retired, is also known as Bahadur?

 MiG 27 


Mirage 2000


Explanation: The Indian Air Force recently retired the MiG 27 fleet. The fighter aircraft, developed by Soviet Union and manufactured in India by HAL, is also known as Bahadur. It is noted for its role in the 1991 Kargil War.

Which tropical storm is also known by the name of Typhoon Ursula? 

Typhoon Kammuri

 Typhoon Phanfone 

 Typhoon Nakri

 Typhoon Bualoi

 Explanation: The Typhoon Phanfone raging in the Philippines region is locally known as Typhoon Ursula. It is a part of the Pacific Typhoon Season. Several people were killed and thousands were evacuated in Philippines in response to the tropical storm.

The centre is consulting with the states and UTs for the 2020 Shehri Samriridhi Ursav – which is used to create awareness about which government initiative? 




National Rural Livelihood Mission

Explanation: The Shehri Samridhi Utsav is organised by the government to create awareness about the DAY- NULM (Deendayal Antyodaya Mission- National Urban Livelihood Mission). The event helps in linking target groups like Self-Help Groups with various government schemes for their development.

The government recently made Aadhaar linking for Vaya Vandana Yojana mandatory. Who are the beneficiaries under this Vaya Vandana Yojana? 

Widows of the armed personnel

 Senior citizens 

 physically challenged persons

 Destitute women 

Explanation: The Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vanjana Yojana is a pension scheme for senior citizens. It covers citizens of age 60 years and above. The government recently made it mandatory for beneficiaries to provide Aadhaar as identity proof under this scheme.

Who is the world’s longest serving president, recently in news when IMF asked him to declare his assets before availing financial assistance?

 Teodoro Mbasogo 

 Robert Mugabe 

Hun Sen 

Hassanal Bolkiah 

Explanation: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the longest serving president in the world. He is the president of Equatorial Guinea. He came to power in 1979. The IMF had recently asked Mbasogo to provide information about his assets to avail financial aid as the country?s economy has shrunk by almost a third.

Mauritius accused UK of committing ‘Crimes against Humanity’ for refusing to allow people to return to their homes. This accusation is in reference to which island? 


 Sri Lanka 



Explanation: The Chagos Islands are disputed between the United Kingdom and Mauritius. Despite the United Nations calling for the handing over of the islands to the natives, UK has refused to do so. In response, the Mauritian government has accused UK of committing crimes against humanity.

Japan recently announced a rare overseas mission to protect their merchant ships in which region? 

Strait of Hormuz

 Gulf of Oman 

 Pacific Ocean 

South China Sea 

Explanation: The Japanese government announced a rare overseas mission in the Gulf of Oman, Northern Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden. This investigation and research mission is to collect information about piracy in the region. The mission is to involve the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force.

Which state/ UT celebrated the Losar Festival recently? 





Explanation: Losar is the New Year’s Day celebration observed in the Himalayan states. Ladakh celebrated the Losar for the first time as a union territory. It is a 15 days long celebration based on Tibetan Buddhist traditions. It is also celebrated in Bhutan, Nepal, etc.

Shirodhara, which was recently highlighted by the health ministry, is most associated with which therapy? 




Traditional Chinese Medicine

Explanation: Shirodhara is a therapy in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. The term Shirodhara is derived from Sanskrit terms for head (shiro) and flow (dhara). The therapy involves pouring liquids like oil, coconut water, milk, water, buttermilk, etc. over the forehead.

The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, near which an earthquake struck recently, is in which country? 



 Saudi Arabia


Explanation: The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is in Iran near its coastline. An earthquake of magnitude 5 recently struck close to it. The plant was inaugurated in August of 2010 and is the first civilian reactor in the Middle East region.

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