Correct Answer : Option (C) - Moon
Note : A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and partially or fully blocks the Sun's light in some areas and casts a shadow on the Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are in a direct line.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sambit Patra
Note : Sambit Patra has been appointed as the chairman of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. IAS officer, G. Kamala Vardhana Rao will hold the post of managing director of ITDC. The India Tourism Development Corporation is a hospitality, retail, and education company owned by the Government of India, under the Ministry of Tourism. Earlier, Patra had served as an independent Director of ONGC.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Karnataka
Note : Two cases of Omicron were detected in Karnataka, India on December 2nd, 2021. One of the two patients is a 66-year-old male, who is fully vaccinated and had returned from South Africa via Dubai. The second infected person is a 46-year-old male, according to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
Correct Answer : Option (A) - December 3rd
Note : World Handicapped day is also known as the International Day of Persons with disabilities.The December 3rd is observed annually as the International Day of Disabled Persons, and The day is marked and observed to support critical issues which are related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sanjay Dutt
Note : The Arunachal Pradesh (AP) Government has signed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt as the brand ambassador and award-winning filmmaker and branding expert Rahul Mittra as brand advisor of the occasion of their golden jubilee celebrations, marking the 50th year of the naming of the state. Sanjay Dutt launched a media campaign for the month-long celebrations, from 20th January to 20th February 2022 at the Mechuka valley of AP’s Shi-Yomi district.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Gita Gopinath
Note : The Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath will take up a new role as the First Deputy Managing Director of IMF. Gopinath will be the second-rank official at IMF. She will replace the First Deputy Managing Director Geoffrey Okamoto who plans on leaving the IMF early in 2022.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - 9.4%
Note : The rating agency, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) expects India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Second Quarter of Financial Year-2022 (Q2 FY22) at 8.3% (percent) and in FY22 at 9.4% (percent).
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 1,31,526 crores
Note : The gross GST revenue collected in the month of November 2021 is Rs 1,31,526 crores. The CGST was Rs 23,978 crore, SGST is Rs 31,127 crore.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nirmala Sitharaman
Note : Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is ranked at the top on Fortune India 50 Most Powerful Women list while Reliance's Nita Ambani has grabbed second place. WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan is ranked third followed by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw at the fourth place, Biocon Limited's founder.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Magdalena Andersson
Note : The former Finance Minister of Sweden, Eva Magdalena Andersson from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) won her 2nd election and became the 1st female Prime Minister (PM) of Sweden. On 24 November 2021, she was first elected as the PM but later resigned after her coalition partner (Green Party) quit the government and the budget failed to pass.