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December 12th
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December 11th
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December 10th
D)
December 9th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - December 12th

Note :

Every year Universal Health Coverage is observed on December 12th to raise awareness about having strong and resilient world-class health systems across the globe with multi-stakeholder partners. The reason behind the day is to have access to quality, affordable health care for international development. The inequalities among the various sections are promoted on this day in the health care system that threatens social and economic development worldwide. The Covid-19 pandemic has more emphasized the health inequalities everywhere. Therefore, health equity should be high on the agenda in working for universal health coverage.
 
History : On December 12, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly established a resolution to urge nations to fasten the progress of universal health coverage (UHC). Finally, in the year 2017, the United Nations proclaimed Universal Health Coverage Day.

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Published On : December 12, 2021
A)
December 10th
B)
December 11th
C)
December 12th
D)
December 13th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - December 11th

Note :

International Mountain Day is observed globally on December 11th every year. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.
 
The Theme of International Mountain Day 2021 is 'sustainable mountain tourism'. The day gives us an opportunity to spread awareness about protecting the mountain biodiversity.

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Published On : December 11, 2021
A)
Raj Rewal
B)
Brinda Somaya
C)
Charles Correa
D)
Balkrishna Doshi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Balkrishna Doshi

Note : Indian architect "Balkrishna Doshi" has been awarded as the the Royal Gold Medal 2022 by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). By receiving the award, Doshi joins past winners including David Adjaye (2021), Grafton Architects (2020), Nicholas Grimshaw (2019) Neave Brown (2018) or Peter Zumthor (2012). Doshi is also the 2018 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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Published On : December 11, 2021
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Karnataka
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra

Note : Maharashtra has retained the top position in the list of states with the most employable talent followed by Uttar Pradesh and Kerala, according to the India Skills Report 2022 which will be released on Thursday(9th Dec 2021)

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Published On : December 11, 2021
A)
Axis Bank
B)
ICICI Bank
C)
HDFC Bank
D)
Federal Bank

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Federal Bank

Note : Federal Bank has entered into a Bancassurance partnership with Star Health and Allied Insurance Co Ltd as a corporate agent to provide health insurance products for the Bank’s 8.90 million customers across India. The Bank’s customers can avail benefits of Star Health’s retail products and group affinity products through the bank’s various distribution channels which help the customers to address their complete financial needs under one roof.

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Published On : December 11, 2021
A)
Jio
B)
Bharti Airtel
C)
Paytm
D)
BharatPe

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bharti Airtel

Note : Bharti Airtel on 9th Dec 2021 announced the launch of Airtel India Startup Innovation Challenge in partnership with Invest India. Under this, early-stage technology companies are being invited to demonstrate differentiated solutions in areas such as 5G, Internet of Things, cloud communications, digital advertising and entertainment, Airtel said in a statement.

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Published On : December 11, 2021
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Ram Nath Kovind
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narendra Modi

Note : US President "Joe Biden" is hosting the first of two Summits for Democracy, which takes place virtually between 9th Dec 2021 -to– 10th Dec 2021. India's Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" virtually addressed the summit saying that 'democratic spirit' and 'pluralistic ethos' are ingrained in Indians. A total of 100 nations participated in this ‘Summit for Democracy’.

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Published On : December 11, 2021
A)
Andhra Pradesh
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttar Pradesh

Note : The Haiderpur Wetland abutting the Madhya Ganga barrage, about 10 km from Bijnor in western Uttar Pradesh, has been recognised under the 1971 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Uttar Pradesh is now home to 9 Ramsar wetlands. The wetland has also been identified under Namami Gange, a central flagship, as a model wetland along the Ganga.

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Published On : December 11, 2021
A)
Assam
B)
Bihar
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uttarakhand

Note : Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched the 'Milk Price Incentive Scheme' in Dehradun. The scheme is aimed to provide incentives benefiting around 53,000 people of Uttarakhand. The state government is targeting to spend INR 444.62 crore to open 500 milk sales centres in Uttarakhand. It is a Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) scheme, the amount under the scheme would go directly into the accounts of the beneficiaries through their linked bank accounts.

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Published On : December 11, 2021
A)
Google
B)
Amazon
C)
Facebook
D)
Microsoft

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Microsoft

Note : Microsoft has launched a cybersecurity skilling program with the goal of training over 1 lakh learners by 2022 to address the skills gap and prepare India’s workforce for a career in cybersecurity. The program is meant to give students hands-on experience with security, compliance, and identity fundamentals.

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Published On : December 10, 2021