Daily Current Affairs 20th December 2023

1. Which ship underwent significant repairs and upgrades before being re-inducted by the Indian Navy?

Ans. INS Tarmugli

2. Which state’s government has agreed to build a ₹3,000-crore juice and aerated beverage facility with Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)?

Ans. Gujarat

3. What is the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) updated growth forecast for India for the fiscal year FY24?

Ans. 6.7%

4. Which expedition, led by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute team, was successful enough to raise the national flag atop Mount Rhenock?

Ans. Mission Antarctica

5. The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace 2023 was given to whom?

Ans. Daniel Barenboim and Ali Abu Awwad

6. Which particular kind of cancer is the focus of DAE and IDRS Labs’ joint venture to develop Aktocyte tablets?

Ans. Pelvic cancer

7. Which constitutional amendment, which was extended to the Union Territories of Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir, provides women with a 33% reservation in the legislatures of States and the Parliament?

Ans. 106th Amendment

8. Which Indian state was able to obtain Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) from 300 companies valued at Rs 50,530 crore in 2023?

Ans. Bihar

9. Who has received the Nyholm Prize for Education from the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the field of chemistry education?

Ans. Prof. Savita Ladage

10. Who has been named the United World Wrestling (UWW) Women’s Rising Star of the Year?

Ans. Antim Panghal

11. Which financial institution has given the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 permission to borrow USD 200 million?

Ans. Asian Development Bank

12. Which two Indian tennis icons made history by becoming the first Asian men to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame?

Ans. Vijay Amritraj and Leander Paes

13. Which international automaker recently unveiled plans for India as part of its Dare Forward 2030 strategy and stressed the country’s strategic importance to its global operations?

Ans. Stellantis

14. Which Indian state is the goal of the USD 200 million loan agreement between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Indian government to strengthen power infrastructure?

Ans. Uttarakhand

15. What Indian city hosted the largest ever collaborative reading event that broke China’s previous record and went on to become a “Guinness World Record”?

Ans. Pune

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