Current Affairs Quiz: November 13, 2020

Current Affairs 13 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state has been adjudged as a ‘top-performing’ state in the country for providing a high number of functional tap water connections?
    A) Telangana
    B) Bihar
    C) Goa
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telangana has been adjudged as a ‘top-performing’ state in the country followed by Bihar and Goa for providing a high number of functional tap water connections. The latest data shows that Telangana has ensured 69.56 per cent of its households in the rural belt have access to water. According to the statistics, Since the launch of the schemes, Telangana has provided 37,82,529 new tap connections which makes it a top-performer.
  2. Which state launched ‘Secha Samadhan’ app to help resolve the issues of farmers immediately and provide services in a transparent manner?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Odisha
    C) Goa
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    With an aim to provide hassle-free services regarding irrigation to farmers in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Secha Samadhan’ app so that they can bring the Water Resources Department’s notice about the issues.
    The mobile app will help resolve the issues of farmers immediately and provide services in a transparent manner. Besides, the Water Resources department will be accountable to farmers who are the biggest stakeholders.
  3. Which bank launched the National Common Mobility Debit Card through which users can make payments without inserting the card at Point of Sale terminals?
    A) South Indian Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) Karnataka Bank
    D) Karur Vysya Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Bank Ltd. launched the National Common Mobility Debit Card. This Rupay card is a contact-less debit-cum-prepaid and interoperable transport card. The Users can make payments without inserting the card at Point of Sale terminals.
  4. Which Insurance company launched India’s first individual Covid-19 life insurance product, ‘Covid Shield+’ to secure people’s dreams and aspirations from the financial impact of a Covid-19 diagnosis?
    A) Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
    B) Aegon Life Insurance
    C) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    D) Max Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has launched India’s first individual Covid-19 life insurance product, ‘Covid Shield+’ to secure people’s dreams and aspirations from the financial impact of a Covid-19 diagnosis.
  5. Which fintech company became the first non-bank to issue cards in India in association with American Express (Amex)?
    A) Paytm
    B) PhonePe
    C) Freecharge
    D) MobiKwik
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    MobiKwik has partnered with card network American Express (Amex) to launch its first prepaid payments card with flexible credit limit.
    The homegrown fintech company becomes the first non-bank to issue cards in India.
  6. Who is the head of the committee set up by the IRDAI to revisit product structures of engineering tariffs relevant for the retail category in the wake of continuous advancement in technology?
    A) Nandan Nilekani
    B) Ajay Tyagi
    C) R Chandrasekaran
    D) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Insurance sector regulator IRDAI has set up a working group to revisit product structures of engineering tariffs relevant for the retail category in the wake of continuous advancement in technology.
    The group, headed by R Chandrasekaran, former secretary general of GI Council, has to submit report within three months.
  7. Which company is going to acquire 100% of the shares of Postbank Systems AG (PBS) from Deutsche Bank AG?
    A) Infosys
    B) Tata Consultancy Services
    C) Wipro
    D) L & T
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced an agreement under which the company will acquire 100% of the shares of Postbank Systems AG (PBS) from Deutsche Bank AG.
  8. Which team lifted the fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title?
    A) Delhi Capitals
    B) Mumbai Indians
    C) Chennai Super Kings
    D) Sunrisers Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mumbai Indians (MI) clinched their record-extending fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title after defeating Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets in the final.
  9. Which state bagged the first place in the best State (normal) category in the National Water Awards, 2019?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Goa
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu has bagged the first place in the best State (normal) category followed by Maharashtra and Rajasthan in the National Water Awards, 2019, presented by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
    Under the best district category in the south zone, Vellore and Karur were awarded the first and second spots respectively in the sub-category of revival of river. Perambalur came second in the water conservation category.
    The Sasthavinathur village panchayat, Thoothukudi, stood first in the water conservation category. The Madurai Municipal Corporation was awarded the first place in the best urban local body category.
  10. Who topped the list of philanthropists in India for 2020 according to EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020?
    A) Shiv Nadar
    B) Anil Agarwal
    C) Azim Premji
    D) Mukesh Ambani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    With a donation of ₹7,904 crore, Azim Premji, the founder-chairman of Wipro, topped the list of philanthropists in India for 2020. He donated ₹22 crore per day.
  11. Who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Times Lit Fest for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature?
    A) Ruskin Bond
    B) Salman Rushdie
    C) Amitav Ghosh
    D) Shashi Tharoor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Noted author Ruskin Bond was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Times Lit Fest for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature.
  12. Which country launched the world’s first 6G experimental satellite?
    A) France
    B) USA
    C) China
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    China successfully launched the world’s first 6G experimental satellite. The satellite was launched into the orbit aboard a single rocket along with 12 other satellites using a single Long March 6 rocket that took off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi province.
  13. Satyajit Ghosh who passed away recently was related to which sports?
    A) Hockey
    B) Squash
    C) Football
    D) Cricket
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former India and Mohun Bagan defender Satyajit Ghosh died of cardiac arrest at his home town at Bandel. He was 62.
  14. Ken Spears who passed away recently was the co-creator of which animated series?
    A) Popeye the Sailor
    B) Pokemon
    C) Duck Tales
    D) Scooby-Doo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ken Spears, co-creator of the beloved animated series Scooby-Doo, passed away in Brea, California. He was 82.
  15. A pictorial anthology on Mahatma Gandhi titled Maile Bujheko Gandhi or the Gandhi as I understood is released in which language?
    A) Bengali
    B) Nepali
    C) Assamese
    D) Sinhala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A pictorial anthology on Mahatma Gandhi in the Nepali language was released by President Bidya Devi Bhandari to mark his 151st birth anniversary and bring the Nepalese youth closer to the revered global peace icon.
    The book titled Maile Bujheko Gandhi or the Gandhi as I understood, was released at a special function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Kathmandu in the presence of Ambassador of India to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra.
  16. Carl A Harte along with which author has written the biography of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern?
    A) Supriya Vani
    B) Radhika Thind
    C) Kalpita Taneja
    D) Seema Bagaria
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A biography of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has recently been re-elected in a landslide victory, will be published next year which will explore the influences that have shaped her and made her a leader with a different way of doing things.
    HarperCollins Publishers India has announced the acquisition of book, which will be authored by Supriya Vani and Carl A Harte.
  17. Who is the author of the book titled “How To Be A Writer”?
    A) Ruskin Bond
    B) Vikram Seth
    C) Vishal Bhardwaj
    D) Amitav Ghosh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    HarperCollins Children’s Books announces the release of Ruskin Bond’s new book “How To Be A Writer”, which is an exclusive glimpse into the writing credo of Ruskin Bond.
  18. Who is the author of the book titled “Majhi Bhint” (My Wall)?
    A) Anand Neelakantan
    B) Rajendra Darda
    C) Upamanyu Chatterjee
    D) Devdutt Pattanaik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari released the book ”Majhi Bhint” (My Wall) authored by former Maharashtra minister of education Rajendra Darda at Raj Bhavan.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of MobiKwik situated?
    A) Faridabad
    B) Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Company Limited situated?
    A) Goa
    B) Mumbai
    C) Mysuru
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

  3. Where is the HQ of Karnataka Bank situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mysuru
    C) Hubli
    D) Mangalore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

  4. Where is the HQ of Deutsche Bank situated?
    A) Germany
    B) Canada
    C) New Zealand
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Frankfurt, Germany

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