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1st December 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam in Hindi

General Awareness section plays an important role in scoring more than cut off marks in any competitive exam. Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in General Awareness section are mainly based on current affairs. So you need to prepare this section well to score good marks. Here are the Daily GK updates to get familiar with the headlines events of 1st December 2021 like: PM MITRA Parks, Swechha programme, Fishwaale, Kotak Mahindra Bank, NARCL, BharatPe, Euro 2024 Championship etc. After reading about these events, you can also practice current affairs quiz based on them!

01. Who among the following has been chosen as the winner of the Startup India Grand Challenge 2021 in the Medical Devices category?

(A) Sascan Meditech

(B) Niramai Health Analytics

(C) Farm Easy

(D) Sig Tuple Technologies

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Sascan Meditech. 

  • Kerala-based medical technology startup Sascan Meditech has been declared the winner of the Startup India Grand Challenge 2021 in the medical device category.

  • It received a cash grant of INR 15,00,000.

  • It has developed OralScan, a handheld device for detecting pre-cancerous lesions in the mouth.

  • It was also selected as the winner of Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award 2021.

Important Points

  • OralScan was launched in October 2020 and has reached eight states in India by November 2021.

  • It is a biophotonics technology-based device, and the results of clinical trials have been published in a scientific journal.

  • Another Sascan product, ServiScan, will be launched soon.

  • It is a handheld non-invasive device for cervical cancer screening and early detection of cervical cancer.

  • The startup was also recently selected as the winner of the 'Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award 2021' by the Anjani Mashelkar Foundation.


02. RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs.

(A) 50 lakh

(B) 75 lakh

(C) 1 crore

(D) 1.25 crore

 

Related News The 

correct answer is 1 crore. 

  • RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Union Bank of India (UBI) for non-compliance of certain provisions of the directions issued by the central bank relating to fraud classification and stressed assets.

  • Union Bank of India failed to classify an account as a red flag account despite the presence of early warning signs and also did not disclose the aging and provisioning of security receipts in its annual report.

Important Points

  • RBI had conducted Statutory Oversight for Supervisory Appraisal (ISE) of UBI with reference to the financial position as on 31st March 2019 (ISE 2019).

  • It scrutinized the risk assessment reports, inspection reports and all related correspondence relating to ISE 2019.

Additional Information

  • Earlier in November 2021, RBI imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 crore on State Bank of India (SBI) for contravention of a provision in the Banking Regulation (BR) Act, 1949.

  • In October 2021, RBI imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 56 lakh on Nainital Bank Limited (NBL), Uttarakhand for non-compliance with directions relating to divergence in non-performing assets (NPA) accounts.


03. A technology for the production of bio-jet fuel for use in military aircraft of the Indian Air Force has been formally approved. Who among the following developed the technology?

(A) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

(B) Indian Institute of Petroleum

(C) IIT Madras

(D) Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Indian Institute of Petroleum. 

  • A technology for producing bio-jet fuel for use in military aircraft of the Indian Air Force has been formally approved.

  • The technology has been developed by the Indian Institute of Petroleum, a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

  • The certification obtained is an acknowledgment of the satisfactory results obtained from various ground and inflight tests.

Important Points

  • This approval will enable the Indian Armed Forces to use bio-jet fuel produced using indigenous technology in all its operational aircraft.

  • It will also enable early commercialization of the technology and its mass production.

  • Bio-jet fuel can be produced from:     

  • used cooking oil.

  • Oil derived from the tree.

  • Short duration oilseed crops are grown by farmers off season.

  • Waste extracts from edible oil processing units.

  • It will reduce air pollution due to its ultralow sulfur content compared to conventional jet fuel and contribute to India's net-zero greenhouse gas emission targets.

  • It will also enhance the livelihood of farmers and tribals engaged in production, collection and extraction of non-edible oils.

Additional Information

(Indian Institute of Petroleum) IIP:     

  • Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) is dedicated to research and development in the hydrocarbon sector.

  • It was established in 1960.

  • It is located on National Highway 72 (NH 72) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

  • It was established in the year 1959 through an Act of Parliament, it started in 1960 in New Delhi and finally in 1963 in Dehradun.


04. In November 2021, who launched a unique face recognition technology that will act as a proof of life certificate for pensioners and ensure ease of living for retired and elderly citizens?

(A) Piyush Goyal

(B) Narendra Modi

(C) Amit Shah

(D) Jitendra Singh

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Jitendra Singh. 

  • Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh launched a unique face recognition technology on 29 November 2021.

  • It will act as a proof of life certificate for pensioners and ensure ease of living for retired and elderly citizens.

  • It is mandatory for all pensioners to submit their Life Certificate annually to continue receiving their pension.

Important Points The

  • Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has already implemented the facility of giving certificates digitally.

  • The technology has been developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India).


05. Jack Dorsey has stepped down as CEO of which of the following in November 2021?

(A) Twitter

(B) Facebook

(C) Google

(D) LinkedIn

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Twitter. 

  • Parag Agarwal has been appointed as the new Twitter CEO following the resignation of Jack Dorsey on 29 November.

  • He was replaced by Parag Agarwal, the current Chief Technology Officer of Twitter and a former IIT Bombay alumnus.

  • Dorsey will remain on the board until his term ends in 2022.

  • Dorsey is also the top executive at Square, a financial payments company.

  • Agarwal has been at Twitter since 2011 and has been the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since 2017.

Additional Information

  •  Dorsey became CEO of Twitter in 2007, but was ousted the following year.

  • He returned to the role in 2015.

  • Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006.

  • It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.


06. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has announced to manufacture how many Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) under limited series production by 2022-23?

(A) 2

(B) 4

(C) 6

(D) 8

 

Related News The 

correct answer is 4. 

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will manufacture four Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) under limited series production by 2022-23.

  • It will form eight more LUH by 2023-24.

  • Of the initial quota of four choppers, two will go to the Indian Army and two to the Indian Air Force.

  • The indigenously developed LUH is a new generation helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine.

Important Points

  •  Earlier in November 2021, the Defense Ministry had approved the purchase of 12 LUH from HAL for about Rs 1,500 crore.

  • The LUH is designed and developed as a replacement for the older fleet of Cheetah and Chetak helicopters.

  • The indigenously developed LUH is in the 3 ton category. 

Additional Information

HAL:     

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defense company.

  • Its headquarter is in Bangalore.

  • It was established on 23 December 1940.

  • HAL is today one of the oldest and largest aerospace and defense manufacturers in the world.


07. Which edition of India Young Water Professionals Program was launched virtually in November 2021?

(A) First

(B) Second

(C) Third

(D) Fourth

 

Related News The 

correct answer is first. 

  • The first edition of the India Young Water Professionals Program was launched virtually on 29 November 2021.

  • This program is initiated under the National Hydrology Project and is supported by the Australian Water Partnership.

  • About 70% of the program is focused on project-based learning through Situation Understanding and Improvement Projects (SUIP).

Important Points

  • It focuses on the Engaged Training and Learning model.

  • The program focuses on gender equality and diversity.

  • A total of 20 participants (10 men and 10 women) have been selected for the first edition of this program from the central and state implementing agencies of the National Hydrology Project.

  • Based on the success of this edition, the second phase of the Young Water Professionals Program will be planned for the second half of 2022.

  • The seeds for this program were sown in November 2019 during a co-designed workshop with the National Hydrology Project (NHP) on 'Sustainable Water Management'.

  • The India Young Water Professionals program aims to equip water professionals with the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and networks.

Additional Information The

  • National Hydrology Project (NHP) was launched in the year 2016 as a Central Sector Scheme with a budget outlay of Rs.3680 crores to be spent over a period of 8 years. % grant was given.

  • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, supported by the World Bank.


08. In November 2021, which state has signed Sanjay Dutt as the brand ambassador?

(A) Uttar Pradesh

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Gujarat

(D) Arunachal Pradesh

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Arunachal Pradesh. 

  • The Arunachal Pradesh government has signed Sanjay Dutt as the brand ambassador.

  • Rahul Mitra has been appointed as Brand Advisor.

  • He was appointed on 29 November 2021 on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebrations to mark the 50th year of the naming of the state.

  • Dutt will engage with local youth in the state on a range of initiatives on substance abuse.

Important Points:

  • Large scale filming is taking place at Zero Village, Pakke Ghati, Dambuk, Namsai, Parashuram Kund, Pasighat, Mechuka and Tawang.

  • The month-long festival will begin in Ziro on January 20, 2022, as it was in Ziro that Arunachal Pradesh got its name and union territory status in 1972.

  • The closing ceremony will be held at Itanagar on February 20, 2022, on the occasion of State Foundation Day.

Additional Information

Arunachal Pradesh:     

  • Lok- 2

  • Sabha SeatsRajya Sabha Seats - 1

  • No. of Districts - 25

  • Registered GIs - Arunachal Orange, Idu Mishmi Textiles.

  • Dams - Dibang Dam (Dibang River), Ranganadi Dam (Ranganadi River), Subansiri Lower Dam (Subansiri River).


09. In November 2021, who has been appointed as the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the cultural and creative industries?

(A) Machiko Ono

(B) Naomi Kawase

(C) Kyra Uchida

(D) Aju Makita

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Naomi Kawase

  • UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay has appointed Japanese film director Naomi Kawase as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the cultural and creative industries.

  • In 2007, he won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The Morning Forest, and in 2013 served on the jury of the festival's 66th edition.

  • He is also the official film director of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

UNESCO:     

  • It is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations.

  • It aims to promote world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, science and culture.

  • Its headquarter is in Paris, France.

  • It was established on 16 November 1945.


10. Geoffrey Johnson passed away in November 2021. In which year was he awarded the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre?

(A) 2001

(B) 2003

(C) 2005

(D) 2007

 

Related News The 

correct answer is 2003. 

  • "Cats" and "Les Miserables" casting director Geoffrey Johnson died in November 2021.

  • In 2003, Johnson was awarded the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre, as well as the Hoyt Bowers Award from the Casting Society of America, and several Artios Awards.

  • In 2016, he established the Geoffrey Ashton Johnson/Noel Coward Scholarship.

Additional Information

  • Sir Frank Williams, founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, passed away in November 2021.

  • Broadway musician and songwriter Stephen Sondheim died on November 21.

  • Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan died in November 2021.


11. Who has won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world in 2021?

(A) Robert Lewandowski

(B) Lionel Messi

(C) Luka Modric

(D) Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Lionel Messi.

  • Lionel Messi won the Men's Ballon d'Or for a record seventh time on 30 November 2021.

  • He won the last edition of the Ballon d'Or in 2019.

  • Messi led Argentina to the Copa America title in July 2021 after losing four major international finals.

  • Awarded by France Football Magazine, the Ballon d'Or has been awarded to men every year since 1956 when Stanley Mathews won.

Important Points In

  • 2021, two new Ballon d'Or awards were also introduced - 'The Striker of the Year' and 'The Club of the Year'.

  • The newly introduced 'Striker of the Year' award went to Robert Lewandowski and the 'Best Club of the Year' award went to Chelsea.

  • Spain's Alexia Putelas won the women's Ballon d'Or award for the first time.

  • The Copa Trophy for the best young player under the age of 21 went to Pedri of Barcelona.

  • The Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper went to Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.


12. Which government institution has released a report titled “Designing the Future of Dispute Resolution: The ODR Policy Plan for India” on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in November 2021?

(A) NITI Aayog

(B) National Informatics Center (NIC)

(C) Consumer Online Resource and Empowerment Center (CORE)

(D) Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)

 

Related News The

correct answer is NITI Aayog.

  • NITI Aayog has released a report on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).

  • The report titled "Designing the Future of Dispute Resolution: The ODR Policy Plan for India" has recommended enhancing digital infrastructure, building capacity, regulatory framework, etc.

  • The report is the culmination of an action plan prepared by a committee on ODR in 2020 and headed by Supreme Court Justice (retd) A.K. Of. Sikri presided.

Important Points The

  • report recommended mainstreaming of e-stamping, allowing online notarization, integration of e-sign for electronic signature and electronic seal, maintaining secure electronic records, etc.

  • NITI Aayog has recommended introduction of a regulatory framework for arbitration and e-arbitration to introduce digital innovation in legal processes.

  • The CEO of NITI Aayog is Amitabh Kant.

Additional Information

  • Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) is a statutory corporate fraud investigation agency in India.

  • National Informatics Center is an attached office under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the Government of India.

  • NIC provides infrastructure to support the delivery of government IT services and some of the Digital India initiatives.

  • Consumer Online Resource and Empowerment Center (CORE) provides an online platform for registering complaints online at the (CORE) Center under the Consumer Coordination Council (CCC).


13. In November 2021, which state police has launched 'Call Your Cop' mobile app for its citizens?

(A) Mizoram

(B) Nagaland

(C) Meghalaya

(D) Assam

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Nagaland.

  • Nagaland DGP T. John Longkumar officially launchedat Police Headquarters in Kohima on 29 November 2021 'Call Your Cop' mobile app.

  • The app will enable all the citizens of the state especially those in distress to directly approach the police with just one click.

  • The app was developed by Police Headquarters CID Branch in association with Excellogics Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Additional Information

  • Dr. S. of Nagaland C. Jamir received thein November 2021 'Public Affairs' Padma Bhushan Award 2020 for.

  • Nagaland's Nuklu Phom won the 2021 Whitley Awards"Green Oscarsalso known as the".

  • Whitley Awards The Whitley Awards are presented annually by the Whitley Fund for Nature.

  • It is presented to recognize grassroots, conservation leaders.


14. Which institute has announced the India Award-2021 for Excellence in Journalism?

(A) International Press Institute (IPI)

(B) Press Council of India

(C) Asian News International (ANI)

(D) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

 

Related News The 

correct answer is International Press Institute (IPI).

  • The International Press Institute (IPI) India Award-2021 for Excellence in Journalism has been jointly given to Srinivasan Jain and Mariam Allavi of NDTV and Lakshmi Subramaniam and Bhanu Prakash Chandra of The Week.

  • The award consists of a cash prize of ₹1 lakh, a trophy and a citation for each team.

  • IPI was founded 71 years ago in New York by a group of editors from 15 countries.

Additional Information

  • Doordarshan and radio show by All India Radio won several awards at the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - UNESCO Peace Media Awards-2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • The Press Council of India is a statutory organization in India established in 1966.

  • It is a self-regulatory watchdog of the press, of the press and of the press by the press, which operates under the Press Council Act of 1978.


15. Which day is observed as the Day of Remembrance of all Victims of Chemical Warfare?

(A) 13 February

(B) 30 November

(C) 9 December

(D) 1 March

 

Related News The 

correct answer is November 30.

  • The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is observed every year on 30 November.

  • It is being celebrated since 2005 as a tribute to the victims of chemical warfare.

  • The Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force on April 29, 1997, and was to be chosen as the date of celebration of the event.

  • However, later it was changed to 30 November.

Additional Information

  • Every year 9th December is observed as International Anti-Corruption Day. The day is celebrated since 2003 after a resolution was passed by the United Nations.

  • 'World Radio Day' is celebrated every year on '13 February' across the world. It was first started by UNESCO member states in 2011.

  • A week-long Jan Aushadhi Diwas was observed from March 1, 2021.


16. Which Indian cricketer has become India's third highest wicket-taker in International Test cricket?

(A) Bhuvneshwar Kumar

(B) Ishant Sharma

(C) Umesh Yadav

(D) Ravichandran Ashwin

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Ravichandran Ashwin.

  • On 29 November 2021, Ravichandran Ashwin became the third-highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket, surpassing Harbhajan Singh, who scored 418 wickets in his 80th match.

  • Anil Kumble tops the chart with 619 wickets and is followed by Kapil Dev, who has a total of 434 wickets to his name.

  • Ashwin is the fourth Indian bowler to take more than 400 wickets in Test cricket.

Additional Information

  • Cricketer AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in November 2021.

  • In November 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the induction of cricketers Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Shaun Pollock (South Africa) and Janet Brittin (England) into the Hall of Fame.

  • Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title by defeating New Zealand by 8 wickets in the final.

  • David Warner won the Player of the Series award for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.


17. In November 2021, which state has announced to repeal the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act?

(A) Uttarakhand

(B) Bihar

(C) Gujarat

(D) Uttar Pradesh

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Uttarakhand.

  • The Uttarakhand government has announced the repeal of the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act.

  • The act brought the four reputed Hindu temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and 49 other temples under the purview of one pilgrimage board.

  • The law allowed the Board as the supreme governing body for the management of pilgrimage sites, to formulate policies, sanction expenditure, etc.

Important Points

  •  A committee was formed in July 2021 to look into the matter.

  • The panel submitted its report in November 2021.

  • According to the Act, the Chief Minister was the Chairman of the Board while the Minister for Religious Affairs was the Vice-Chairman.

  • Two MLAs from Gangotri and Yamunotri constituencies were members as well as the chief secretary of the board.

  • A senior IAS officer was the Chief Executive Officer.

Uttarakhand:     

  • Lok Sabha Seats - 5

  • Rajya Sabha Seats - 3

  • State Animals - Alpine Musk Deer

  • State Bird - Himalayan Monal

  • Registered GI - Uttarakhand Tejpat

  • National Park - Corbett National Park, Gangotri National Park, Govind National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, Rajaji National Park, Valley of Flowers National Park


18. By which year the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have agreed to work together to help countries strengthen technical capabilities in de-service, radioactive waste management and nuclear safety Could you?

(A) 2023

(B) 2024

(C) 2025

(D) 2026

 

Related News The   

correct answer is 2025.

  • IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have agreed to work together.

  • They will help countries strengthen technical capabilities in de-service, radioactive waste management and nuclear safety.

  • The agreement, valid until 2025, designates JAEA as the IAEA Cooperation Center, while formalizing and expanding cooperation between them.

Important Points

  • Along with the IAEA, JAEA plans to enhance the capabilities of member states in deactivating nuclear facilities by developing a calculation system, procedures and data library to evaluate radioactive inventories.

  • This will help promote safe and cost-effective decommissioning of reactor facilities.

  • JAEA is the fifth IAEA collaboration center in the field of decommissioning.

Others include:

  • Societ 'Gestion Imienti Nucleari (SOGIN) of Italy.

  • In Norway Institute of Energy Technology (IFE)

  • Electricité de France (EDF)

  • Slovak Nuclear and Decommissioning Company (JAVYS).

IAEA: The     

  • International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and prevent its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.

  • Its headquarter is in Vienna, Austria.

  • It was established on 29 July 1957.

JAEA: The     

  • Japan Atomic Energy Agency is an independent administrative institution.

  • It is headquartered in Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan.

  • It was established on 1 October 2005.


19. Who among the following has launched a special initiative 'Catalyst Awards' under its MANDI (Market Enabled Access through Digital Innovation) project?

(A) Teach If You Care Foundation

(B) Grameen Foundation India

(C) Roots Foundation

(D) American India Foundation Trust

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Grameen Foundation India.

  • Grameen Foundation India (GFI) has launched a special initiative 'Uttarak Puraskar' under its MANDI (Market Enabled Access through Digital Innovation) project.

  • It will support and develop Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Catalyst Rewards is a financial assistance program being offered to select FPOs to support their long-term institutional strength and growth.

Important Points The

  • MANDI project aims to strengthen the capacity of FPOs to connect small farmers, especially women, to markets and finance to improve farmers' income and resilience.

  • It mainly works on four thematic areas namely:     

  • Financial Connectivity

  • Market Access

  • FPO Capacity Building on Day-to-day Operations and Compliance

  • Mainstream Gender

  • It also focuses on leveraging data for decision making and need. -based modern technologies.

  • The MANDI project is implemented by GFI in partnership with Walmart Foundation.

  • Catalyst Rewards is a financial assistance program being offered to select FPOs to support their long-term institutional strength and growth.


20. In November 2021, NASSCOM launched the Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in which city?

(A) Kochi

(B) Chennai

(C) Hyderabad

(D) Visakhapatnam

 

Related News The 

correct answer is Visakhapatnam.

  • NASSCOM launched a Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence on 30 November 2021 at Andhra University Campus, Visakhapatnam.

  • It aims to promote innovation in emerging technologies.

  • It has been launched in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Important Points

  •  It promotes entrepreneurship by providing an incubation facility for peer learning and industrial environment benefits.

  • Startups in the state are also expected to benefit from new opportunities in the areas of their development, mentorship, funding and adoption of their solutions in the industry.

NASSCOM:     

  • National Association of Software and Service Companies is an Indian non-governmental trade association and advocacy group.

  • It mainly focuses on India's technology industry.

  • It was established on 1st March 1988.

  • Its headquarter is in New Delhi.

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