1. Which nation is not part of the Five Eyes Alliance (FVEY), of an intelligence alliance of five nations?
- United Kingdom
2. Which Indian state plans to bring laws for transparency in marriage?
- West Bengal
3. Which Organization recently launched a new laboratory Defence Geo-Informatics Research Establishment?
4. When is World AIDS Day observed?
- December 2nd
- December 1st
- December 3rd
- December 4th
5. Which short film has been selected as India’s official entry at the 93rd Academy Awards?
- Sound Proof
6. Which word has been named Word of the Year 2020 by Cambridge Dictionary?
7. Which state/UT has built its first eco-bridge for small animals?
- Madhya Pradesh
8. Which nation emerged as the second-biggest source of FDI for India during April-September 2020?
9. Indian economy contracted by how much percent in the second quarter of FY 2020-21?
10. Prince of Wales Cup is related to which of the following sports?
1. Ans: India
The Five Eyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These countries are parties to the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.
2. Ans: Assam
Amid the ongoing discourse on the issue of ‘Love Jihad’, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that the state government is considering to bring laws that will make it mandatory for both the bride and the groom to disclose information including the source of income and religion.
“One shouldn’t get married if there’s no transparency between husband-wife. Disclosure’s important-my religion, what I do for a living, what’s my income. I am not saying that you should disclose not only your religion, you should also disclose your income and job,” Assam Minister Sarma told reporters.
3. Ans: DRDO
The DRDO has created a new laboratory named Defence Geo-Informatics Research Establishment by merging two exiting labs. The new lab will focus on research on terrain and avalanches along the border with China from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh,” Government Sources told ANI.
4. Ans: December 1st
Tuesday, 1 December
World AIDS Day 2020
5. Ans: Shameless
Writer-director Keith Gomes` short film ‘Shameless’ has been selected as India`s official entry at the 93rd Oscars in the `Live Action Short Film` category. As the film gets a nod for the Oscar race, Gomes thanked the cast and crew of the film.
6. Ans: Quarantine
Cambridge Dictionary has named ‘quarantine’ as Word of the Year 2020. The word has been named the word of the year based on data that showed that it was one of the most highly searched words on the Cambridge Dictionary this year.
7. Ans: Uttarakhand
IN A FIRST, UTTARAKHAND BUILDS A BRIDGE FOR REPTILES AND ANIMALS. A bridge for reptiles may sound uncanny but the Uttarakhand Forest Department has built a first-of-its-kind elevated eco-bridge across a busy highway in Ramnagar forest division so that reptiles trying to cross over are not crushed under traffic.
8. Ans: US
India attracted FDI worth USD 7.12 billion from the US and USD 2 billion from Mauritius, which slipped to the fourth position.
9. Ans: 7.5%
With the contraction of the Indian GDP by 7.5 percent in July to September quarter (Q2 FY21) from 23.9 percent contraction witnessed in the April-June quarter, Ph.D. Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday said meaningful reforms undertaken by the government have paved the way for the economy to come back on track and it looked forward to positive growth in Q3 FY 2021.
“Meaningful reforms undertaken by the government since March 2020 is really appreciable, it paved way for the economy to come back on track,” said Sanjay Aggarwal, President, Ph.D. Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
10. Ans: Hockey
The Prince of Wales Trophy, also known as the Wales Trophy, is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the Eastern Conference (formerly the Wales Conference) playoff champions, prior to the final series of games for the Stanley Cup.
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