Current Affairs Quiz: November 14, 2020

Current Affairs 14 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Pneumonia Day 2020?
    A) Let’s increase access to medical oxygen
    B) Stop Pneumonia: Invest in Child Health
    C) Every Breath Counts
    D) Healthy lungs for all
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Pneumonia Day is observed on 12 November each year. This day was first established in 2009 to raise awareness about this condition.
    The theme for World Pneumonia Day 2020 is “Every Breath Counts” which is apt given the added focus on the disease this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. When is Public Service Broadcasting Day observed?
    A) November 15
    B) November 12
    C) November 11
    D) November 13
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Public Service Broadcasting Day is celebrated on November 12 every year to commemorate the first and last visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.
  3. The book titled “Boskiyana”, is based on the life of whom?
    A) Gulzar
    B) Jagjit Singh
    C) Javed Akhtar
    D) Rahat Indori
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    “Boskiyana”, a new book in Hindi, brings out the personality of the veteran poet-lyricist through detailed conversations and opens up readers to his thoughts and vision of the world, its publisher Radhakrishna Prakashan said.
    The 228-page book, which navigates Gulzar’s life through his films, poetry, philosophies, lifestyle, likes and dislikes, has been edited by Yashwant Vyas.
  4. Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who passed away was the longest-serving PM of which country>
    A) Oman
    B) Kuwait
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Bahrain
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bahrain’s long-serving Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, who took office after Bahrain gained independence in 1971 has died. He was 84.
    He was not only the longest-serving PM of Bahrain, but he was the world’s longest-serving prime minister.
  5. Which state launched mobile apps – Palle Pragati PS App and Monitoring App – to monitor and improve Palle Pragati works?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Telangana State government has launched two mobile applications for effectively monitoring the works undertaken by the gram panchayats and improving their efficiency.
    The launch of the two apps – Palle Pragati PS App (panchayat secretary app) and Monitoring App – are aimed at enhancing the performance of the officials at the grass root level and enable supervision of the works taken up by the inspection officers concerned on a daily basis.
  6. Indian Navy’s fifth Scorpene class submarine named what was launched virtually by Union minister of state for defence, Shripad Naik in November 2020?
    A) Kalvari
    B) Vagir
    C) Vela
    D) Karanj
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union minister of state for defence, Shripad Naik launched the fifth Scorpene class submarine ‘Vagir’ of Project 75 in Arabian sea waters at Mazagon Dock, in Mumbai through video conferencing. Vagir is part of the six Kalvari-class submarines being built in India.
  7. What was the country’s first ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile Test successfully conducted on 27th March 2019 from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha?
    A) Mission Sagar
    B) Mission Mangal
    C) Mission Shakti
    D) Mission Jagriti
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A model of Anti-Satellite Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan premises was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
    Mission Shakti’ was the country’s first ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile Test successfully conducted on 27th March 2019 from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
  8. Who has been named as the Chief of Staff to the Acting US Defence Secretary Chris Miller?
    A) Vikram Behl
    B) Kash Patel
    C) Sush Rana
    D) Vikas Nanda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian-American Kash Patel has been named as the Chief of Staff to the Acting US Defence Secretary Chris Miller, the Pentagon has announced.
  9. Who won the ITTF Women’s World Cup title held in Weihai?
    A) Sun Yingsha
    B) Mima Ito
    C) Wang Manyu
    D) Chen Meng
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World number one Chen Meng beat Chinese compatriot Sun Yingsha 11-13 11-6 11-9 11-6 11-8 to win her maiden ITTF Women’s World Cup title in Weihai as international table tennis returned from an eight-month hiatus due to COVID-19.
  10. Who is the chairman of the committee set up by markets regulator Sebi to review the framework of share-based employee benefit and issue of sweat equity?
    A) Sandip Bhagat
    B) Deepak Tiwari
    C) Rana Kumar
    D) Surendra Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Markets regulator Sebi has set up an expert group to review the framework of share-based employee benefit and issue of sweat equity.
    The seven-member expert group would be chaired by Sandip Bhagat Partner at S&R Associates.
  11. Which city’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is first notified fund to get 100% income-tax exemption in India?
    A) Jerusalem
    B) Muscat
    C) Abu Dhabi
    D) Dubai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In line with the Budget announcement, the government has allowed income-tax exemption to Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), MIC Redwood 1 RSC, for making long-term investments in India in specified priority sectors of infrastructure. It is the first foreign SWF to get 100 per cent tax exemption
  12. The world’s largest pink diamond mine in Australia named what has stopped production?
    A) Aikhal Mine
    B) Orapa Mine
    C) Catoca Mine
    D) Argyle Mine
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The world’s largest pink diamond mine has shut its doors after exhausting its reserves of the expensive gems, global mining giant Rio Tinto said.
    The Argyle mine, in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, churned out more than 90% of the world’s pink diamonds – sought after for their incredible rarity.
  13. Which bank launched SmartHub Merchant Solutions 3.0, India’s first comprehensive banking and payment solution for merchants?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The private sector lender, HDFC Bank announced the launch of SmartHub Merchant Solutions 3.0, India’s first comprehensive banking and payment solution for merchants .
  14. Which fintech company launched Payout Links for businesses, enabling them to instantly process payouts to customers, employees and vendors, without collecting their bank details?
    A) PhonePe
    B) Paytm
    C) MobiKwik
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Paytm has launched Payout Links for businesses, enabling them to instantly process payouts to customers, employees and vendors, without collecting their bank details.
  15. Which insurance company partnered with PayBima, the digital arm of Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd., as a Broker to distribute its industry-leading life insurance solutions?
    A) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    B) PNB MetLife India Insurance
    C) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    D) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tata AIA Life Insurance (Tata AIA Life), one of India’s leading providers of Pure Protection Solutions, announced that it has partnered with PayBima, the digital arm of Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd., as a Broker to distribute its industry-leading life insurance solutions.
  16. Where was the 4-day second World Health Expo held?
    A) Hubei
    B) Beijing
    C) Wuhan
    D) Jingzhou
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 4-day second World Health Expo was inaugurated in Wuhan, the capital city of Central China’s Hubei Province.
  17. What is the rank of India among 200 countries with respect to Body Mass Index (BMI) as per a global analysis of data spanning 34 years, according to the international medical journal ‘The Lancet’ led by Imperial College London?
    A) 182nd
    B) 188th
    C) 193rd
    D) 196th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has been ranked 196th among 200 countries with respect to Body Mass Index (BMI) as per a global analysis of data spanning 34 years, according to the review published in the international medical journal ‘The Lancet’ led by Imperial College London.
    Nineteen-year-old Indian boys and girls have a BMI of 20.1, whereas China that ranks 88th for its boys who have a BMI of 23 and 119th for its girls at 22.2. A normal BMI range is between 20 and 25.
  18. Which ministry organized the 13th Urban Mobility India Conference?
    A) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    B) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
    C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    D) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Hardeep S. Puri, MoS (I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs inaugurated the 13th Urban Mobility India Conference.
    The main theme of this year’s event is “Emerging Trends in Urban Mobility”
  19. 21 projects, leveraging investment worth how much amount have been approved by the Government of India under the Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition?
    A) Rs 389 Cr
    B) Rs 562 Cr
    C) Rs 443 Cr
    D) Rs 675 Cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Government has approved 21 projects, leveraging investment worth 443 crore rupees supported with a grant of 189 crore rupees under the Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition said by Minister for Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar.
  20. On the occasion of 5th Ayurveda Day, where did PM Narendra Modi inaugurated National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA)?
    A) Jamnagar
    B) Jaipur
    C) Surat
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar and National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) at Jaipur on 5th Ayurveda Day via video conferencing.
  21. How much amount has been provided as an additional outlay for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) announced under the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 package?
    A) Rs 15,000 crore
    B) Rs 18,000 crore
    C) Rs 12,000 crore
    D) Rs 20,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The total outlay of the new package is over Rs 2.65 lakh crore.
    The Modi government announced an additional outlay of Rs 18,000 crore for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), which will be provided over and above the budget estimate which was mentioned in the Budget 2020-21.
    Finance Minister announced new job scheme called Atma Nirbhar Rozgar Yojana to create jobs in the country. The new scheme will be effective from 1 October 2020.
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced that Rs 3 lakh crore existing emergency credit line guarantee scheme is extended till March 31, 2021. The tenure of additional credit to be 5 years, including one year moratorium on principal repayment.
  22. How much amount has been released to EXIM Bank for the project exports through IDEAS scheme announced under the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 package?
    A) Rs 2,000 crore
    B) Rs 5,000 crore
    C) Rs 8,000 crore
    D) Rs 3,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    An additional Rs 3,000 crore that will be released to EXIM Bank for the project exports through IDEAS scheme.About 811 export contracts amounting to $10.50 billion being financed under LoCs.
    The Modi government has also allocated Rs 10,200 crore additionally to give impetus to capital and industrial expenditure.The amount will be spent towards domestic defence equipment, industrial incentives, industrial infrastructure, and green energy.
    Finally, to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the centre has announced Rs 900 crore fund for Covid Suraksha Mission for Research and Development to the Department of Biotechnology.
  23. How much amount has been provided as an additional outlay for PM Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana announced under the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 package?
    A) Rs 10,000 crore
    B) Rs 20,000 crore
    C) Rs 15,000 crore
    D) Rs 18,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    An additional outlay of Rs 10,000 crore is being provided for PM Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana, announced Finance Minister Nirmala Sithataman. The Modi government has allowed these funds to be used for MGNREGA or for Gram Sadak Yojana aiming at helping accelerate rural economy.
    The Modi government has also allocated Rs 10,200 crore additionally to give impetus to capital and industrial expenditure.The amount will be spent towards domestic defence equipment, industrial incentives, industrial infrastructure, and green energy.
    Finally, to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the centre has announced Rs 900 crore fund for Covid Suraksha Mission for Research and Development to the Department of Biotechnology.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Bahrain?
    A) Amman
    B) Yerevan
    C) Manama
    D) Dili
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Currency: Bahraini dinar
  2. Where is the HQ of Tata AIA Life Insurance situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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