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Current Affairs December 2020

Current Affairs December 2020

Q.1 The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) was renamed as the CBIC in _______________
 A.2015  B.2016  C.2017  D.2018   Correct Ans:Option D Explanation:   Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs: It is part of the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) was renamed as the CBIC in 2018 after the GST rollout. It is responsible for formulating policies related to tariffs and collections, Central excise duties, Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST). Q.2 The giant iceberg A68 is the largest free-floating ice block in Antarctica, covering an area of approximately ______________ square kilometres
 A.6,800  B.5,800  C.4,800  D.3,800   Correct Ans:Option B Explanation:   The giant iceberg A68 is the largest free-floating ice block in Antarctica, covering an area of approximately 5,800 square kilometres. It has been drifting in the Atlantic Ocean since 2017. In 2020, icebergs were pushed into the South Atlantic Ocean due to ocean currents. Since then, it has been drifting towards the remote sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, a British Overseas Territory (BOT). These raises concern that icebergs may have an impact on the island’s abundant wildlife. Q.3 World Tourism Day is on ____________.
 A.27th September  B.26th September  C.25th September  D.24th September   Correct Ans:Option A Explanation:   Adopt a Heritage project was launched by the President of India on the occasion of World Tourism Day on 27th September, 2017.It aims to develop tourism amenities at heritage/ natural/ tourist sites spread across India for making them tourist-friendly, in a planned and phased manner.The project aims to encourage companies from the public sector, private sector, trusts, non-governmental organisations, individuals and other stakeholders to become Q.4 Adopt a Heritage project was launched on ____________.
 A.27th September, 2014  B.27th September, 2015  C.27th September, 2016  D.27th September, 2017   Correct Ans:Option D Explanation:   Adopt a Heritage project was launched by the President of India on the occasion of World Tourism Day on 27th September, 2017.It aims to develop tourism amenities at heritage/ natural/ tourist sites spread across India for making them tourist-friendly, in a planned and phased manner.The project aims to encourage companies from the public sector, private sector, trusts, non-governmental organisations, individuals and other stakeholders to become Q.5 ____________ is added to the Tribes India collection.
 A.Sunflower honey  B.Forest honey  C.Giant Rock Bee Honey  D.Rapeseed honey   Correct Ans:Option C Explanation:   Giant Rock Bee Honey is added to the Tribes India collection. Giant Rock Bee Honey is a natural, fresh and organic product from the Malayali tribes in Tamil Nadu. Q.6 Malayali is a tribal group from the ____________.
 A.Western Ghats  B.Eastern Ghats  C.Himalayas  D.Manipur   Correct Ans:Option B Explanation:   Malayali is a tribal group from the Eastern Ghats in North Tamil Nadu. They are the largest Scheduled Tribe in the region, with a population of approximately 3,58,000. Tribes people are usually mountain farmers, and they cultivate different types of millet. Q.7 The vaccine "Pneumosil" was developed by ____________.
 A.Serum Institute of India Private Limited  B.Ministry of AYUSH  C.National Medicinal Plants Board  D.National Ice Center   Correct Ans:Option A Explanation:   The vaccine "Pneumosil" was developed by the Serum Institute of India Private Limited (SIIPL) in collaboration with partners such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.In terms of dose, SIIPL is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer.In 5 randomised controlled clinical trials, Pneumosil has been extensively evaluated and has demonstrated comparable safety and immunogenicity against licensed pneumococcal vaccines.




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