Current Affairs Quiz: November 16, 2020

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  1. In November 2020, India and the Maldives signed four agreements, in which one was a connectivity project with how much grant?
    A) $200-million
    B) $100-million
    C) $500-million
    D) $400-million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and the Maldives signed four agreements, including one for a $100-million grant for a connectivity project, as visiting foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and the Maldivian leadership discussed ways to boost economic recovery amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
  2. Which country hosted the 15th East Asia Summit virtually?
    A) Cambodia
    B) Singapore
    C) Vietnam
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 15th East Asia Summit hopes to give a big push to a free, open, inclusive, transparent, rules-based, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
    The virtual Summit Meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc as Vietnam is the ASEAN chair this year. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar represented India at the 15th East Asia Summit (EAS) on behalf of the PM.
  3. Which country hosted the 8th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial meeting virtually?
    A) Brazil
    B) Russia
    C) India
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 8th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial meeting held through a virtual platform to discuss S & T cooperation among the member countries. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia organized the meeting, Russian Federation being the Chair for 12th BRICS Summit.
  4. Which city is named as the World Book Capital for the year 2022?
    A) Kuala Lumpur
    B) Tbilisi
    C) Athens
    D) Guadalajara
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Guadalajara (Mexico) was named World Book Capital for the year 2022 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee.
    Tbilisi (Georgia) was named as the World Book Capital 2021 and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) for 2020.
  5. Which foreign bank’s Indian branch is going to set up a neo banking platform to reach out to customers?
    A) SBM Bank
    B) HSBC bank
    C) Barclays Bank
    D) Standard Chartered Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SBM Bank India, which is the wholly-owned subsidiary of State Bank of Mauritius, is focussing on technology to reach out to customers and is set to launch a neo banking platform.
  6. Which company is going to acquire the shares of Postbank Systems AG, the technology services unit of Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank AG and absorb its 1,500 employees?
    A) Wipro
    B) Tech Mahindra
    C) TCS
    D) ITC Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    TCS, India’s largest information technology (IT) services company, will acquire the shares of Postbank Systems AG, the technology services unit of Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank AG and absorb its 1,500 employees.
  7. Which team won the Jio Women’s T20 Challenge title?
    A) Supernovas
    B) Trailblazers
    C) Velocity
    D) Khaitan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Trailblazers beat Supernovas by 16 runs to win clinch the Jio Women’s T20 Challenge title. Smriti Mandhana starred with the bat while Salma Khatun picked three wickets as Trailblazers beat Supernovas by 16 runs to clinch the Jio Women’s T20 Challenge title at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
  8. Sadat Rahman of which country has won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020 for his fight against cyberbullying?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bangladeshi teen, 17-year-old Sadat Rahman has won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020 for his fight against cyberbullying.
  9. Which state government launched “Scheme for Chief Minister’s Award for Good Governance” to recognise and reward progressive and extraordinary work executed by authority officers that promotes good governance?
    A) Manipur
    B) Nagaland
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched “Scheme for Chief Minister’s Award for Good Governance” to recognise and reward progressive and extraordinary work executed by authorities officers that promotes good governance.
  10. Lakhta Center situated where has won the Emporis Skyscraper Award, one of the world’s most renowned prizes for high-rise architecture?
    A) France
    B) Russia
    C) Italy
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Emporis Skyscraper Award, one of the world’s most renowned prizes for high-rise architecture, has been given to a 462-metre-high Lakhta Center in St Petersburg this year.
  11. From which test range did India successfully test-fire the Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) system?
    A) Abdul Kalam Island
    B) Integrated Test Range
    C) Balasore
    D) Chandipur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India successfully test-fired the Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) system at an integrated test range in Chandipur off the Odisha coast. The successful test-firing of the QRSAM, having a range of around 30 km, paves the way for its commercial production.
  12. Ravi Belagere who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Writer
    B) Politician
    C) Actor
    D) Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Journalist-writer Ravi Belagere, who worked at the intersection of Kannada literature and journalism besides giving crime reporting a racy narrative both in print and on TV, passed away in Bengaluru following a heart attack. He was 62.
  13. Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee who passed away was honored with the French Legion of Honour in which year?
    A) 2017
    B) 2018
    C) 2019
    D) 2016
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away at a Kolkata hospital. He was 85. He was the winner of the Padma Bhushan (2004), the National Film Award (2006), the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2012) which is the country’s highest honour in the field of cinema and the French Legion of Honour (2018).
  14. Which month is regarded as the Lung cancer awareness month?
    A) November
    B) October
    C) September
    D) December
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and is observed during the entire month of November every year.

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