GK Quiz for Static and Current Events: 23rd December 2020

A GK Quiz on Current and Static events is given below. Answer the following questions, check your knowledge and also find the explanation of the questions below.
Created On: Dec 23, 2020 10:30 IST
Modified On: Dec 23, 2020 11:05 IST
GK Quiz for Current ans Static Events DEC 23
GK Quiz for Current ans Static Events DEC 23

Answer the following questions as per your knowledge. The quiz here would help you prepare better for various competitive exams such as UPSC Civil Services, SSC, Bank PO etc. Take a look at the questions below and answer. 

  1. Read the statements below with reference to Khelo India Youth Games 2021 and select the correct answer.

i) Three new games have been included this year in the Youth Games

ii) The games would be conducted in Guwahati in 2021

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. d

Explanation: The Sports Ministry has recently approved the inclusion of four Indigenous Games to be included in Khelo India Youth Games 2021, to be held in Haryana. The games include Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba.

Also Read| Know all about Khelo India Youth Games 2021 here

  1. What is Kalaripayattu?
  1. The boat race of Kerala
  2. The bullfight that takes place in Kerala
  3. The games conducted in Tamil Nadu
  4. The game originated in Kerala using weapons 

Ans. d

Explanation: Kalaripayattu is a game that originated in Kerala. It involves features like chattom (jumping), ottam (running) and marichil (somersault) and weapons like swords, daggers, spears, maces, and bows and arrows.

  1. Which of the following statements are correct 

i) Mallakhamba is a gymnastic sport that can only be conducted using a fixed pole 

ii) It can be pursued by both male and females

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: Mallakhamba is a traditional Indian sport in which athletes perform various types of gymnastics moves and holds various poses on a vertical wooden pole or a rope. It can be pursued by both male and females where females generally perform the art on ropes. Know more here

  1. Take a look at the sport and the place of its origin and select the right match

 

a

Thang-Ta

1

Kerala

b

Mallakhamba

2

Manipur

c

Gatka

3

Madhya Pradesh

d

Kalaripayattu

4

Punjab

Choose the correct answer from below:

 

 

a

b

c

d

A

1

2

3

4

B

2

3

4

1

C

3

1

4

2

D

4

3

1

2

Ans B

Explanation: Thang Ta originated in Manipur, Mallakhamba in Madhya Pradesh, Gatka in Punjab and Kalaripayattu in Kerala.

  1. What is Mucormycosis
  1. It is a rare fungal infection infecting the lungs or the sinuses of a patient
  2. It is a rare bacterial infection of the skin
  3. It is a rare fungal infection affecting the eyes of the victim  
  4. It is caused due to protozoa

Ans a

Explanation: Mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection that is caused due to a group of moulds called mucormycetes. These fungi live throughout the environment mainly in soil and in decaying matter including leaves, compost piles, or rotten wood.

Mostly, it affects the sinuses or the lungs after inhaling fungal spores from the air, or the skin after the fungus enters the skin through the cut, burn, or any other type of skin injury. Therefore, it can occur in nearly any part of the body. Know all about it here. 

  1. Which of the following statements about Mucormycosis is true

i) It is recently found in COVID patients after their recovery 

ii) The symptoms include headache, nausea, swelling in face etc

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above

Ans c

Explanation: The disease has been recently seen to infect the COVID 19 recovered patients. The symptoms include nausea, chest pain, headache, face swelling etc. 

  1. With reference to Cryptocurrency look at the statements below

i) The cryptocurrency is a digital currency

ii) Only Bitcoin is the acceptable form of this currency

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans: a

Explanation: A cryptocurrency is a digital/virtual form of currency that is secured cryptography. Bitcoin is not the only acceptable form of currency. Other than Bitcoins the currencies are known as altcoins. These include Litecoin, Peercoin, and Namecoin, as well as Ethereum, Cardano, and EOS. Want to know how to mine Bitcoins?

  1. The process of acquiring Bitcoins is called as
  1. Exploring
  2. Mincing
  3. Mining
  4. Exchanging

Ans. c

Explanation: One can mine Bitcoins. It usually takes 10 minutes for every user to mine one Bitcoin. 

  1. Who releases the Human Freedom Index?
  1. World Health Organization
  2. United Nations Commissioner for Refugees
  3. Cato Institute, the United States and Fraser Institute, Canada
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ans. c

Explanation: Human Freedom Index 2020 is the sixth annual report by the Cato Institute in the United States and Fraser Institute in Canada. 76 indicators of personal, civil, and economic freedoms were taken into consideration before ranking 162 countries from 2008 to 2018.  Also Read| All about Human Freedom Index 2020

  1. What is India’s rank in Human Freedom Index, HFI 2020?
  1. 134
  2. 111
  3. 123
  4. 121

Ans. b

Explanation: The Human Freedom Index (HFI) is a global ranking of civil, economic and personal freedom of a nation. The HFI 2020 used 34 personal freedom variables and covered 162 countries, representing around 94% of the world's population. India has been ranked 111 this year. 

Also Read| GK Quiz for December 22, 2020

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