Current Affairs Quiz: November 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. In which state did PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a Children Nutrition Park, dubbed as the world’s first such technology-driven theme park developed over 35,000 square meters?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    On a 2 day day visit to Gujarat, PM Modi:
    Modi first inaugurated Arogya Van (health forest”), spread over 17 acres with a wide range of medicinal plants.He also inaugurated a Children Nutrition Park, dubbed as the world”s first such technology-driven theme park developed over 35,000 square meters. Its primary objective is to make children understand the importance of nutritious food.
    Modi then inaugurated Jungle Safari, a state-of-the- art Zoological Park spread across 375 acres and seven levels.
    The PM then inaugurated Ekta Cruise”, a ferry boat service which would cover the distance of 6 km from Shrestha Bharat Bhavan to the Statue of Unity within 40 minutes.
    Other projects inaugurated by the PM included a navigation channel in Narmada river to facilitate boating, Garudeshwar weir downstream on the river, a new bridge across the river near Gora village, a bus bay terminus, home-stay facility for tourists and eco-tourism project near Khalwani village.
    Late in the evening, the PM inaugurated the Unity Glow Garden, the first of its kind in India, developed in 3.61 acres with a glimmering array of illuminated installations.
    Lastly, Modi inaugurated the Cactus Garden spread in 25 acres on the opposite bank of the river. It is home to more than 450 species with a total of 6 lakh plants.
  2. According to the Public Affairs Index-2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre, which state was adjudged the best governed state in the country?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Goa
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala was adjudged the best governed state in the country while Uttar Pradesh ended at the bottom in the large states category, according to the Public Affairs Index-2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre.
    Four southern states, Kerala (1.388 PAI Index point), Tamil Nadu (0.912), Andhra Pradesh (0.531) and Karnataka (0.468) stood in the first four ranks in the large state category in terms of governance.
    Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar were at the bottom of the ranking, scoring negative points in the category.
  3. According to the Annual State of Education Report (ASER) 2020, which state occupied the top position in the decline of dropout rate among school students during 2018-2020?
    A) Assam
    B) West Bengal
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    According to the Annual State of Education Report (ASER) 2020, West Bengal occupies the top position in the decline of dropout rate among school students during 2018-2020.
    The report says, school dropout rate in the state declined from 3.3 per cent to 1.5 per cent while it went up from four per cent to 5.5 per cent at the national level.
  4. Which of the following developed a simple messaging application named the Secure Application for Internet (SAI)?
    A) Indian Navy
    B) Indian Coast Guard
    C) Indian Armed Forces
    D) Indian Army
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Army has developed a simple messaging application named the Secure Application for Internet (SAI). The application supports end to end secure voice, text and video calling services for Android platform over the internet.
  5. With which country was a Joint Commission Meeting held through Video-Conference which discussed to further work on strengthening their ‘Privileged Partnership’?
    A) Mexico
    B) Egypt
    C) Ireland
    D) Cambodia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The 8th India-Mexico Joint Commission Meeting was held through Video-Conference. The Meeting was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard.
    The two sides agreed that given their respective economic strengths, growing regional and global profile, India and Mexico will further work on strengthening their ‘Privileged Partnership’.
  6. Which Indian institute along with the Archaeological Survey of India signed an agreement with two institutions from Italy, seeking restoration and protection of historical monuments?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Kharagpur
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) and the Archaeological Survey of India have signed an agreement with two institutions from Italy, seeking restoration and protection of historical monuments.
  7. A unique Plastic Premier League (PPL) tournament is being played where to free the city from single use plastic?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Indore
    C) Ranchi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On the lines of IPL cricket, a unique Plastic Premier League (PPL) tournament is being played in Indore, Madhya Pradesh to free the city from single use plastic.
  8. Which bank has entered into a strategic partnership with global non-profit education platform edX, where the bank will offer its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the platform?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) Indian Overseas Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Vijaya Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India (SBI) has entered into a strategic partnership with global non-profit education platform edX, where the bank will offer its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the platform from November onwards.
  9. What is the theme of World Cities Day 2020?
    A) Valuing our communities and cities
    B) Building sustainable and resilient cities
    C) Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations
    D) Innovative Governance, Open Cities
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization.
    The 2020 World Cities Day themed ‘Valuing our communities and cities’ underlines the importance of the local communities who are at the heart of building sustainable cities.
  10. When is National Unity Day celebrate din India?
    A) October 27
    B) October 29
    C) October 30
    D) October 31
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Unity Day is celebrated in India on 31 October since 2014 to mark the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India-Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
  11. Which state’s governor released world’s first ‘sciencetoon’ book, named ‘Bye Bye Corona’, with comprehensive information on the COVID-19 pandemic, its symptoms and prevention through precautions?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel released a ‘sciencetoon’ book with comprehensive information on the COVID-19 pandemic, its symptoms and prevention through precautions.
    The book, named ‘Bye Bye Corona’, published by Vigyan Prasar of the Department of Science and Technology, makes people aware of COVID-19 in an engaging way.
  12. From which corvette did the Indian Navy successfully test-fired an Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) in the Bay of Bengal hit the target ship at “maximum range” with precise accuracy?
    A) INS Kamorta
    B) INS Karmuk
    C) INS Khukri
    D) INS Kora
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy successfully test-fired an Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) from its Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora in the Bay of Bengal hit the target ship at “maximum range” with precise accuracy.
  13. Mesut Yilmaz, a former prime minister of which country passed away in October 2020?
    A) Denmark
    B) Kyrgyzstan
    C) Turkey
    D) Austria
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mesut Yilmaz, a former Turkish prime minister, and veteran politician who served as premier three times during a tumultuous political era in his country, died. He was 72.
  14. Bansi Lal Bhat has been given an extension as the chairperson of which of the following?
    A) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    B) National Company Law Appellate Tribunal
    C) Debt Recovery Tribunal
    D) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Central Government has further extended the term of Justice (retd) Bansi Lal Bhat as the officiating Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).
  15. As per the final guidelines for housing finance companies (HFC) by the RBI, NBFCs should have at least 60% of their net assets deployed in the business of providing finance for housing by which date?
    A) March 31, 2024
    B) March 31, 2025
    C) March 31, 2023
    D) March 31, 2022
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shared final guidelines for housing finance companies (HFC) highlighting that these NBFCs should have at least 60% of their net assets deployed in the business of providing finance for housing by March 31, 2024.
    Minimum percentage of total assets towards housing finance for individuals during this period should be raised to 40%, 45% and 50%, respectively.
  16. As announced by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Feni bridge to be completed by December 2020 will connect Bangladesh with which Indian state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Assam
    C) Tripura
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari assured that the ongoing construction of the bridge over the river Feni in southeastern Bangladesh and Tripura state to be completed by December this year. Gadkari said this while laying the foundation stones of nine highway projects in Tripura to be built at over Rs 2,752 crore.
  17. Kabartal Wetland in which state has been designated as Ramsar sites, making it ‘Wetlands of International Importance’?
    A) Bihar
    B) Gujarat
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kabartal Wetland (Bihar) and Asan Conservation Reserve (Uttrakhand) have been designated as Ramsar sites, making them ‘Wetlands of International Importance’.
    With 2 more inclusions, the total number of Ramsar sites in India is 39, the highest in South Asia.
  18. Panna in which state has been included to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves by the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme included Panna in India and Fuvahmulah and Addu Atoll in the Maldives, to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
    For India it is the twelfth entry, whereas for Maldives second and third after Baa Atoll.

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