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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 21 Dec 2019

Question 1.

Answer- a


  • The annual India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was recently held in Washington.
  • This 2+2 Ministerial is the highest-level institutional mechanism between the two countries and provides for a review of the security, defence and strategic partnership between India and the United States.
  • This was the second 2+2 meeting and the first in US. 


Question 2.

Answer- c

Explanation :

  • In a first, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a simultaneous sale and purchase of government bonds under the Open Market Operations mechanism, on lines of the “Operation Twist” that was last adopted by the US Federal Reserve in 2013.
  • Operation Twist is a move taken by U.S. Federal Reserve to make long-term borrowing cheaper.


Question 3.

Answer- c
  • Odishahas recently launched the ‘Jalsathi’ programme to ensure supply of safe drinking water to all households in the state.


Question 4.

Answer c

Explanation :

  • Kambala (slush-track buffalo race) organisers are planning to establish a museum on this traditional sport.
  • It is an annual buffalo race conducted in Coastal belt of Karnataka.
  • It is a traditional bull sport similar to Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.
  • The ‘track’ used for Kambala is a slushy paddy field.
  • It is conducted in both competitive and non-competitive manner.
  • The Kambala season generally starts in November and lasts till March in the following year.


Question 5.

Answer-  b


  • Cricket 4 Good is an outreach program implemented as a collaboration between International cricket Council (ICC) and United Nations Children’s Fund.
  • The ICC recently announced the extension of its partnership with UNICEF for the 2020 Women’s T20 world cup.


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