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16. 

Who is the author of 'Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games'?

A. Ram Singh
B. Nalin Mehta
C. Chetan Bhagat
D. Baggi Anveil

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

'Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games', book by Boria Majumdar & Nalin Mehta is to be released in January 2020.

17. 

Who is the author of the novel "Half the Night Is Gone" that has won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019?

A. Vikram Seth
B. Amitabh Bagchi
C. Ravi Dubey
D. Rajesh Ahluwalia

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Amitabh Bagchi's new novel titled, "Half the Night Is Gone" won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019. The Award was given by Nepal Foreign Affairs Minister - Pradeep Gawali.

18. 

Who is the author of book Exam Warrior, whose Braille Edition has been recently launched?

A. Atal Bihar Vajepayee
B. Amit Shah
C. Shashi Tharoor
D. Narendra Modi

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Centre released the Braille Edition of the book Exam Warriors. It was authored by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The book was released by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot on 18 December. The Braille Edition was prepared in Hindi and English. It was prepared in the Braille Press of Rajasthan Netraheen Kalyan Sangh. All the pictures of the book have been well described for the benefit of blinds readers. It is expected to benefit millions of blind students of the country by providing motivation and mental strength. Exam Warriors is a compilation of speeches made by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

19. 

What is India's rank in terms of gender gapaccording to the World Economic Forum report?

A. 96
B. 108
C. 112
D. 120

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

On December 17,2019 , the World Economic Forum released its report according to which India ranked 112th in terms of gender gap. The report said that the India was ranked in bottom-five in terms of survival and economic participation.India was in 108th position in 2018. Its performance weakened in the year 2019 according to the report. India's performance was lagging in three out of four metrics used for ranking the countries. India slipped to 150th rank in health and survival, 149th in economic participation, 112th in educational attainment. India improved to 18th place in terms of political empowerment.

20. 

What is India's ranking in terms of invasive use of biometric data?

A. 1nd
B. 5th
C. 10th
D. 15th

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India is the fifth worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan and the US in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data, according to a new report from Britain-based tech research firm Comparitech on December 4. India shares the fifth position with Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines.