51. The theme for 2022 World Soil Day is ‘Soils: Where Food Begins’. Which day is celebrated annually as World Soil Day to highlight the importance of healthy soil and promote sustainable management of soil resources?

1. December 8
2. December 9
3. December 5
4. December 6
5. December 7

Option “3” is correct.
December 5 is celebrated annually as World Soil Day to highlight the importance of healthy soil and promote sustainable management of soil resources.
The day was first considered by the International Union of Soil Sciences in 2002, but was not officially endorsed by FAO until 2013.
52. The central government has allowed the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to invest up to how much per cent of its excess fund into equity?

1. 25
2. 10
3. 20
4. 15
5. 30

Option “4” is correct.
The Employees State Insurance Corporation(ESIC) can now invest up to 15 per cent of its excess fund into equity after the Centre allowed the body to do so.
The decision to invest surplus funds into equity was taken due to the low returns on debt instruments and the need to diversify the corporation’s portfolio.
53. As per the World Bank report, which of the nation will be the first country in the world to receive $100 billion from remittances during 2022?

1. USA
2. China
3. India
4. Mexico
5. Canada

Option “3” is correct.
India will be the first country in the world to receive $100 billion from remittances during 2022, the World Bank has said. Though remittances to the rest of the South Asian countries declined by 10%, it rose by 12% in India’s case. South Asia receives the most remittances that are estimated at $163 billion in 2022.
54. International Day of Banks is celebrated on which of the day to recognize the importance of multilateral and international development banks in financing sustainable developments?

1. December 7
2. December 4
3. December 6
4. December 5
5. December 8

Option “2” is correct.
International Day of Banks is celebrated on December 4 to recognise the importance of multilateral and international development banks in financing sustainable developments.
The International Day of Banks was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly as a way to draw attention to the role that international development banks can play in supporting sustainable development.
55. The 7th edition of Exercise Sangam, a joint Naval Special Forces exercise between Indian Navy MARCOs and US Navy SEALs commenced at which of the following place in India?

1. Chennai
2. New Delhi
3. Vishakhapatnam
4. Kolkata
5. Goa

Option “5” is correct.
The 7th edition of Exercise Sangam, a joint Naval Special Forces exercise between Indian Navy MARCOs and US Navy SEALs commenced in Goa.
The present edition which will see personnel from SEAL Team Five based at San Diego, US and Indian Navy MARCOs from INS Abhimanyu together aims at exchange of ideas and experiences on various aspects of maritime special operations.
56. Which state government has launched the One District One Sport (ODOS) programme for promoting local sporting talent and providing platform to create sportspersons who can represent the state at the national and international level?

1. Punjab
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Tamil Nadu
4. Uttar Pradesh
5. Assam

Option “4” is correct.
The Uttar Pradesh government’s ambitious One District One Product (ODOP) scheme has received praise at the national level for helping in the revival of traditional crafts in the state. Now, on similar lines, the government has launched the One District One Sport (ODOS) programme for promoting local sporting talent.
57. Who has sensationally joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year deal worth 200 million euros per season recently?

1. Neymar
2. Lionel Messi
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
4. Angel Di Maria
5. Lautaro Matinez

Option “3” is correct.
Famous Footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has sensationally joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr on a two and a half year deal worth 200 million euros per season.
The news has been reported by renowned Spanish outlet Marca ahead of the Portugal captain’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16 fixture against Switzerland, scheduled for Wednesday at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
58. Which number anniversary of ‘Maitri Diwas’, marking the recognition granted to Bangladesh by India in 1971, was celebrated in Dhaka on 6th December between two countries?

1. 49th
2. 55th
3. 50th
4. 51st
5. 48th

Option “4” is correct.
The 51st anniversary of ‘Maitri Diwas’ marking the recognition granted to Bangladesh by India in 1971 was celebrated in Dhaka on 6th December.
Minister for Liberation War Affairs of Bangladesh A.K.M Mozammel Haque was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
59. Who will be the first actor to receive such an honor at the world’s most-watched sporting event to unveil the FIFA World Cup trophy in Qatar before the World Cup final on December 18?

1. Angelina Jolie
2. Taylor Swift
3. Dia Mirza
4. Deepika Padukone
5. Scarlett Johansson

Option “4” is correct.
Deepika Padukone will unveil the FIFA World Cup trophy in Qatar later this month, according to reports.
Deepika will be the first actor to receive such an honour at the world’s most-watched sporting event.
60. The theme of International Civil Aviation Day will be: “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”. On which day International Civil Aviation Day is observed globally for maintaining the international standards for aviation safety?

1. December 5
2. December 6
3. December 8
4. December 4
5. December 7

Option “5” is correct.
On December 7, International Civil Aviation Day is observed globally. The aviation industry has made a huge impact on our lives. The day is observed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a United Nations (UN) body responsible for maintaining the international standards for aviation safety.

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