Current Affairs Quiz: November 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. How much amount was released by NABARD to the District Cooperative Banks in Karnataka under Special Liquidity Facility for the farmers in distress due to the pandemic?
    A) Rs 1700 cr
    B) Rs 1200 cr
    C) Rs 1000 cr
    D) Rs 1500 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Karnataka minister for Cooperation, S T Somasekhar has informed that the Central Government has sanctioned an amount of 1700 crore rupees under Special Liquidity Facility.
    This amount was released by NABARD to the District Cooperative Banks in the state to provide loans to the farmers in distress due to the pandemic.
  2. What is the total outlay for the revamped viability gap funding (VGF) scheme for encouraging investment in social as well as economic infrastructure projects?
    A) Rs 9,900 crore
    B) Rs 9,200 crore
    C) Rs 8,100 crore
    D) Rs 8,700 crore
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the revamped viability gap funding (VGF) scheme envisaging a total outlay of Rs 8,100 crore for encouraging investment in social as well as economic infrastructure projects.
  3. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman asked banks to ensure all accounts are Aadhaar-seeded and linked with Permanent Account Number (PAN) by which date?
    A) January 31, 2021
    B) April 1, 2021
    C) March 1, 2021
    D) March 31, 2021
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman asked banks to ensure all accounts are Aadhaar-seeded and linked with Permanent Account Number (PAN) by March 31, 2021.
  4. How much amount has been allocated by the finance ministry under the incentive scheme MEIS for exports during 2019-20?
    A) Rs 39,097 crore
    B) Rs 34,365 crore
    C) Rs 35,069 crore
    D) Rs 38,187 crore
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Giving relief to exporters, the finance ministry has approved allocation of Rs 39,097 crore under the incentive scheme MEIS for exports during 2019-20.
    A total of Rs 15,555 crore was also allocated for MEIS (Merchandise Exports from India Scheme) benefits for exports made during the period April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
  5. Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved how much percent stake to be picked up by Google in Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Platforms for ₹33,737 crore?
    A) 7.98%
    B) 7.73%
    C) 7.34%
    D) 7.09%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has said that it has approved Google picking up 7.73% stake in Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Platforms for ₹33,737 crore, facilitating the internet major and Jio Platforms Ltd (JPL) to develop and launch Android smartphones in India.
  6. Nitish Kumar took oath as the Bihar chief minister for which straight term?
    A) 5th
    B) 4th
    C) 9th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nitish Kumar took oath as the Bihar chief minister for a fourth straight term at a ceremony attended by the top Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president J P Nadda.
    2 deputy CMs – Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi
  7. The union government extended the tenure of Sanjay Kumar Mishra as director of which of the following by 1 year?
    A) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    B) Competition Commission of India
    C) Enforcement Directorate
    D) NABARD
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union government has extended the tenure of ED Director Sanjay Kumar Mishra by a year after modifying his appointment order that was issued in 2018.
  8. Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Queen Mother of which country and HelpAge India were announced as the winners of the 2020 United Nations Population Award?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Thailand
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Queen Mother of Bhutan, was announced as the individual laureate for the 2020 United Nations Population Award. HelpAge India was announced as the award’s institutional laureate.
  9. Which district has been conferred with National Award for water conservation under Jeevika Project launched by the District Administration?
    A) Udaipur
    B) Kangra
    C) Udhampur
    D) Jalandhar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, District Udhampur has been conferred with National Award for water conservation under Jeevika Project launched by the District Administration.
  10. Which state was adjudged the best state in water conservation efforts in the country in National Jal Shakti Awards for the year 2019?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Odisha
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra has become the second best state in water conservation efforts in the country and has bagged six awards in different categories of National Jal Shakti Awards for the year 2019.
    Tamil Nadu was the top state in overall water conservation efforts, whereas Rajasthan settled for third position. In the same category, Mizoram received a special award.
  11. Which state/UT government launched the Jeevan Seva app to aid Covid patients and their families for a safe commute to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the city?
    A) Delhi
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Punjab
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Delhi government launched the Jeevan Seva app to aid Delhi’s Covid patients and their families for a safe commute to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the city.
    The app, launched in collaboration with EVERA will use electric vehicles as ambulances to transfer non-critical cases to healthcare facilities in Delhi, free of cost.
  12. Jerry Rawlings who passed away was the former president of which country?
    A) Kenya
    B) Ghana
    C) Senegal
    D) Nigeria
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Jerry Rawlings, who seized power twice in military coups but is now credited as a driving force behind Ghana’s emergence as a stable democracy, died. He was 73.
  13. Arjun Prajapati who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Writer
    C) Artist
    D) Director
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Padma Shri awardee and sculptor Arjun Prajapati died of Covid-19. He was 64.
  14. Haryana’s first woman MP and which UT’s former Lt.-Governor Chandrawati passed away?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Puducherry
    C) Delhi
    D) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Haryana’s first woman MP and former Puducherry Lt.-Governor Chandrawati passed away. She was 92.
  15. Who has authored the book titled “Insomnia: Army Stories”?
    A) Rachna Bisht Rawat
    B) Uma Chakravarti
    C) Shobha Deepak Singh
    D) Anvita Abbi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Delhi-based author Rachna Bisht Rawat just launched the book titled “Insomnia: Army Stories” , featuring stories based on life in the armed forces.
  16. When is National Press Day observed?
    A) November 14
    B) November 19
    C) November 15
    D) November 16
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Press Day is observed on November 16th every year to commemorate the institution of the Press Council of India.
  17. Which state decided to observe the National Unity Week from 19th to 25th of November in order to increase social harmony in the state, everyone should participate in this programme?
    A) Kerala
    B) Goa
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra will observe the National Unity Week from 19th to 25th of November in order to increase social harmony in the state, everyone should participate in this programme.

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