Current Affairs Quiz: November 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where was the India’s first solar-based Integrated Multi-Village Water Supply Project (IMVWSP) launched by the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s first solar-based Integrated Multi-Village Water Supply Project (IMVWSP) was dedicated to the people of Arunachal Pradesh by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
    He also launched the “Arunachal Jal Sankalp”, a state government dedicated flagship programme to supplement the Jal Jeevan Mission and to sustain the drinking water systems.
  2. Which Tiger Reserve in the country has become the first in the eight-State northeast to provide insurance cover against COVID-19 for “green soldiers”?
    A) Kamlang Tiger Reserve
    B) Orang Tiger Reserve
    C) Kaziranga Tiger Reserve
    D) Pakke Tiger Reserve
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Arunachal Pradesh has become the first in the eight-State northeast to provide insurance cover against COVID-19 for “green soldiers”.
  3. As per the new notification by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, what is the deadline for all the four-wheel vehicles to have mandatory FASTags?
    A) 1st January 2021
    B) 1st April 2021
    C) 31st January 2021
    D) 1st February 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification making FASTags mandatory for all four wheel vehicles from 1st January 2021. This will apply to old vehicles as well as M and N category of motor vehicles sold before 1st December, 2017.
  4. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Sirius company of which country launched ‘AIM-Sirius Innovation Programme’ for the school children of both countries?
    A) Germany
    B) Italy
    C) Russia
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Sirius, Russia, launched ‘AIM-Sirius Innovation Programme for Indian and Russian school children.
  5. Which city will host the International bird festival in February 2021?
    A) Udaipur
    B) Gorakhpur
    C) Ranchi
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    International bird festival will be organized in Gorakhpur in the month of February. It will attract international tourists at Ramgarhtal Lake for bird watching.
  6. Which state topped the Interstate Migrant Policy Index (IMPEX) that seeks to measure integration of interstate migrants?
    A) Goa
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The states of Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have been most successful in integrating migrant workers, while crucial migrant receiving states, including Delhi, have done poorly, shows the Interstate Migrant Policy Index (IMPEX) that seeks to measure integration of interstate migrants.
  7. Name the Indian elected to the UN body – Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) with strong support of the member states?
    A) Rukmini Dutta
    B) Rakhi Ghosh
    C) Vidisha Maitra
    D) Sukanya Sethi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s Vidisha Maitra was elected to the UN body – Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) with strong support of the member states.
  8. Who has been appointed as a new patron of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Foundation?
    A) Andy Roberts
    B) Michael Holding
    C) Viv Richards
    D) Curtly Ambrose
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has been appointed as a new patron of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Foundation.
  9. Virgin Hyperloop has “successfully” completed the first-ever human trial in the hyperloop pod at the DevLoop test facility in which company, where the company has previously run over 400 un-occupied tests?
    A) UK
    B) Germany
    C) USA
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Virgin Hyperloop has “successfully” completed the first-ever human trial in the hyperloop pod at the DevLoop test facility in the US, where the company has previously run over 400 un-occupied tests.
  10. Sudarshan Rattan who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Filmmaker
    C) Journalist
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bollywood filmmaker Sudarshan Rattan passed away due to COVID-19. He was known for his 1986 film Manav Hatya, starring Madhuri Dixit and Shekhar Suman.
  11. Father Carlos Gonzalez Valles SJ who passed away was a veteran?
    A) Author
    B) Sportsperson
    C) Politician
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran author and Gujarati columnist of Father Carlos Gonzalez Valles SJ, popularly known as Father Valles passed away. He was 95.
  12. Who has written his debut novel “Rasaathi: The Other Side of a Transgender”?
    A) Devdutt Pattanaik
    B) David Davidar
    C) Durjoy Datta
    D) Sasindran Kallinkeel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A new novel by an SPG officer involved in the prime minister”s security from 2000-07 looks at the lives, customs, rituals and struggle of transgenders.
    “Rasaathi: The Other Side of a Transgender” is Sasindran Kallinkeel”s debut novel. The book is published by BookMitra.
  13. What is the theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development 2020?
    A) Science for and with Society in dealing with Covid-19
    B) Science for Global Understanding amid Covid-19
    C) Open Science, leaving no one behind amid Covid-19
    D) Science, a Human Right in dealing with Covid-19
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed on November 10 every year to raise the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.
    The theme for World Science Day for Peace & Development 2020 is “Science for and with Society in dealing with Covid-19.”
  14. When is World Urbanism Day celebrated?
    A) November 6
    B) November 9
    C) November 5
    D) November 8
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Urbanism Day, also known as World Town Planning Day, is celebrated in more than 30 countries on four continents on November 8.

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