1. Which state will take punitive action against owners of vehicles with caste stickers?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Telangana
d) Andhra Pradesh

Answers (b) Uttar Pradesh
Vehicles displaying caste stickers will now invite punitive action and will be seized in Uttar Pradesh, as per an official order dated December 24, 2020. The directions aim to bring an end to the glorification of caste names by putting them on the number plate and vehicles, as it can lead to law and order situations.

2. EAM Jaishankar will be making his first visit to which nation from December 27-28, 2020?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Bahrain
c) Qatar
d) Oman

Answers (c) Qatar
The Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar is scheduled to go on a two-day visit to Qatar from December 27-28, 2020. He will be meeting Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani.

3. How much percent of COVID cases will be tested for whole-genome sequencing in India?
a) 5 percent
b) 7 percent
c) 10 percent
d) 20 percent

Answers (a) 5 percent
The central government’s national task force (NTF) informed on December 28, 2020 that five percent of positive cases from all states and union territories will be tested for whole-genome sequencing due to the new virus strain detected in the United Kingdom.

4. Who has been named the captain of ICC Men’s T20I and ODI teams of the decade?
a) MS Dhoni
b) Virat Kohli
c) Kane Williamson
d) Steve Smith

Answers (a) MS Dhoni
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced ICC Men’s and Women’s T20I, ODI and Test teams of the decade on December 27, 2020. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni was named the captain of the ICC Men’s T20I and ODI teams of the decade.

5. Who has been named captain of ICC Men’s test team of the decade?
a) Virat Kohli
b) MS Dhoni
c) Steve Smith
d) Kane Williamson

Answers (a) Virat Kohli 
Virat Kohli was named captain of the ICC Men’s Test team of the decade by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The test team features just one more Indian besides Kohli- Ravichandran Ashwin.