December – Weekly Current Affairs (15-21)

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December – Weekly Current Affairs For Competitive Exams (15 – 21)

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India held a Joint Commission Meeting and signed three agreements with which nation on December 13, 2019?

 Mauritius

 Maldives 

 Indonesia

 Singapore

Explanation: India and Maldives signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) during the sixth Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) at New Delhi on December 13, 2019. The agreements were signed for cooperation between the election commissions of the two countries and cooperation between their Financial Intelligence Units.

Which state government has decided to administer pledge to male students at all schools to behave well with girls? 

Madhya Pradesh 

Uttar Pradesh 

Delhi  

Telangana

 Explanation: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced on December 13, 2019 that the Delhi government will administer pledge to male students at all schools to behave well with girls and not indulge in crimes against women.

United States, Mexico and _____________ inked a revamped version of their regional trade pact USMCA agreement. 

Canada  

Argentina 

Uganda 

Zaire 

Explanation: United States, Mexico and Canada inked a revamped version of their regional trade pact USMCA agreement.

Name the application created by Sky Analytics which has won the Copernicus Masters Award also called Space Oscars, under the Social Entrepreneurship category.

 Vuri 

Wuri 

Xuri 

Zuri 

 Explanation: Sky Analytics has created an application called ‘Zuri’ that won the Copernicus Masters Award also called Space Oscars, under the Social Entrepreneurship category.

Who among the following has been named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019? 

Greta Thunberg  

Naomi Klein 

Emma Thompson 

Sunita Narain 

Explanation: Sweden’s Greta Thunberg has been named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

Which state’s Cabinet has approved the Disha Bill, 2019 which paves the way for awarding the death penalty for the offences of rape and gang-rape and expediting the verdict in trials of such cases to 21 days? 

Arunachal Pradesh

 Telangana 

Himachal Pradesh 

Andhra Pradesh  

Explanation: The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved the Disha Bill, 2019 which paves the way for awarding the death penalty for the offences of rape and gang-rape and expediting the verdict in trials of such cases to 21 days.

Who among the following has been named as Time magazine’s Entertainer of the Year for 2019? 

Melissa Jefferson 

 Billie Eilish 

Cardi B 

Missy Elliott 

Explanation: Melissa Jefferson has been named as Time magazine’s Entertainer of the Year for 2019.

?______________ government has unveiled a start-up policy which aims to create a corpus fund of Rs 10 crores to support the setting up of start-up incubators and to develop co-working spaces. 

Chennai

 Daman & Diu 

Chandigarh 

Puducherry 

Explanation: The Puducherry government unveiled a start-up policy which aims to create a corpus fund of Rs 10 crores to support the setting up of start-up incubators and to develop co-working spaces.

The Ministry of Shipping has announced that Mongla and Chattogram have been declared as Ports of Call under ‘Coastal Shipping Agreement’ between India and? 

Sri Lanka

 Myanmar 

Bangladesh  

Pakistan

Explanation: The Ministry of Shipping has announced that Mongla and Chattogram have been declared as Ports of Call under Coastal Shipping Agreement between India & Bangladesh.

Which of the following has been awarded the FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 under the category of Best Company Promoting Sports? 

Railway Sports Promotion Board  

Sports Authority of India 

Board of Control for Cricket in India 

International Cricket Council 

Explanation: Railway Sports Promotion Board has been awarded the FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 under the category of Best Company Promoting Sports.Download Question and Explanation

Which country topped the medal tally at the South Asian Games 2019? 

Malaysia 

Nepal 

India  

Sri Lanka

 Explanation: India concluded its campaign at the 13th edition of South Asian Games (SAG) with the highest-ever medal tally with 312 medals including 174 gold, 93 silver and 45 bronze medals. The host nation Nepal stood second with 206 medals and Sri Lanka ranked third position with 251 medals.

Who was crowned Miss Universe 2019?

 Ashley Alvidrez 

Zozibini Tunzi  

Madison Anderson 

Gabriela Tafur

Explanation: Miss Universe 2019 winner is South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi. Tunzi beat 90 participants to claim the coveted crown. The top three contestants included Zozibini Tunzi, Madison Anderson from Puerto Rico and Ashley Alvidrez from Mexico.

Who among the following was chosen by the Time magazine as the ‘Person of the Year’ 2019? 

Greta Thunberg  

Rahul Gandhi 

Narendra Modi 

Donald Trump 

Explanation: Greta Thunberg has achieved this honor at the youngest age. She was in the news because of her influential and aggressive speeches. She also gave a speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit this year.

Which keyword was the most searched in India for the year 2019?

 Lok Sabha Elections 2019 

Chandrayaan 2 

Cricket World Cup 2019  

Article 370

 Explanation: The ‘Cricket World Cup 2019’ was the most searched keyword of the year 2019. As per the report, about 2.6 billion people have watched the Cricket World Cup 2019 worldwide.

Whose tweet won India’s ‘Golden Tweet’ honour for 2019?

 Virat Kohli

 MS Dhoni 

Narendra Modi 

 K Sivan 

Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet celebrating BJP’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha General Elections 2019 has won India’s ‘Golden Tweet’ honour for 2019. His tweet was the most retweeted and liked tweet of the year, as per Twitter.

Who will become the world’s youngest serving prime minister? 

Katri Kulmuni 

Li Anderson 

Maria Ohisalo 

Sanna Marin  

Explanation: Sanna Marin will become the world’s youngest prime minister and Finland’s third female head of the government. The 34-year-old was elected as the leader of the Social Democratic Party, the largest party in the coalition, after she beat her rival Antti Lindtman with 32-29 votes at the Social Democratic Party council meeting on December 8, 2019.

The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill proposes to extend the reservation quota for SCs and STs in the legislatures by how many years? 

15 years 

5 years 

10 years 

 20 years 

Explanation: The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill proposes to extend the reservation quota for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies by another 10 years, till January 25, 2030. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 10, 2019.

Nirmala Sitharaman was ranked at which position in the list of the world’s most powerful women released by Forbes recently? 

34 

 67

 54

 74

Explanation: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is ranked 34th in the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women of the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on the top position in this list.

India was ranked at which position in the Climate Change Performance Index 2019? 

22nd 

12th 

9th  

10th

Explanation: India was ranked at the 9th position in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019. The index was released on December 10, 2019 at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain. Besides India, only one G20 nation -the UK was ranked high in the index, while eight G20 countries were ranked in the worst category of the index.

Which party won majority in the UK elections 2019? 

Labour Party

 Conservative Party

  Scottish National Party 

Liberal Democrats 

Explanation: British PM Boris Johnson’s Conservative party has won a large majority in the UK elections 2019, paving the way forward for a smooth Brexit. The party won 364 seats out of the total 650 seats in the British House of Commons, while Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party won 203 seats.

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