Current Affairs Quiz: November 17,2021

Current Affairs 17 November 2021 Quiz

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  1. How much amount to be released by centre as tax devolution to States in the current month after including one advance instalment to help them push their capital expenditure?
    A)75000 cr
    B)85000 cr
    C)92000 cr
    D)95000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Centre will release 95 thousand 82 crore rupees as tax devolution to States in the current month after including one advance instalment to help them push their capital expenditure.
  2. Which state adopted the Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on Climate Change-Resilient?
    A)Arunachal Pradesh
    B)Nagaland
    C)Assam
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    For the first time, Arunachal Pradesh’s cabinet meeting was held outside the state capital of Itanagar and at the Pakke Tiger Reserve in PakkeKessang district instead.
  3. PM Modi inaugurated redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Lucknow
    C)Bhubaneswar
    D)Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the Nation various Railway projects in Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh.
  4. How much amount has been released by Department of Expenditure as health sector grant for rural and urban local bodies of 19 States?
    A)₹2487 cr
    B)₹9064 cr
    C)₹8965 cr
    D)₹8453 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Department of Expenditure under Ministry of Finance has released an amount of over 8,453 crore rupees as health sector grant for rural and urban local bodies of 19 States. The grants have been released as per the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission.
  5. Recently which country has successfully launched the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica?
    A)China
    B)Russia
    C)India
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has successfully launched the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica with the arrival of the first batch of its contingent at the southern white continent.
  6. With which other organisation, Asian Development Bank launched ‘WePOWER India Partnership Forum’ to increase workforce participation of women in energy sector?
    A)WHO
    B)IMF
    C)NASSCOM
    D)World Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The WePOWER India Partnership Forum, held through a virtual platform launched the efforts to scale up the South Asia Women in Power Sector Professional Network (WePOWER) in India.
  7. RBI projected Retail (CPI) inflation at what percent for 2021-22?
    A)4.6%
    B)4.8%
    C)5.0%
    D)5.3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The central bank RBI has projected the CPI inflation at 5.3 per cent for financial year 2021-22, with 5.1 per cent in the second quarter, 4.5 per cent in third, and 5.8 per cent in the last quarter of the fiscal, with risks broadly balanced.
  8. How much amount of loan was signed between Asian Development Bank and Union government for development of Agartala?
    A)$61 million
    B)$55 million
    C)$48 million
    D)$58 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Government and Asian Development Bank, ADB signed a 61-million dollar loan to improve livability, harness technology and promote new developments to accommodate the expanding population in Agartala city while building the capacity of State agencies for improved service delivery.
  9. Who won the Brazilian Grand Prix 2021?
    A)Lewis Hamilton
    B)ValtteriVotas
    C)Sebastian Vettel
    D)Max Verstappen
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Lewis Hamilton has won the Brazilian Grand Prix, climbing from 10th place to overtake Max Verstappen and narrow the gap to his Formula 1 title rival to 14 points. While ValtteriBottas came third.
  10. Recently The Centre has brought ordinance to extend the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) directors up to how many years?
    A)5
    B)6
    C)7
    D)8
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has brought ordinance to extend the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) directors up to 5 years.
  11. The Centre issued a notification on extension of the tenure of Defence Secretary, Home Secretary, Director of Intelligence Bureau, Secretary of Research and Analysis Wing for the period of how many years?
    A)4
    B)2
    C)5
    D)6
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Centre issued a notification on extension of the tenure of Defence Secretary, Home Secretary, Director of Intelligence Bureau, Secretary of Research and Analysis Wing for the period of two years.
  12. Who won the 2021 JCB Prize for Literature?
    A)Ramesh Bakshi
    B)Nanda Kumar
    C)Fathima
    D)M Mukundan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mukundan’s “Delhi: A Soliloquy”, translated from Malayalam by Fathima E.V. and Nandakumar K., was announced winner of the JCB Prize for Literature.
  13. Who have won the 2021 KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize for tackling pollution from household waste?
    A)Priyank and Varsha
    B)Vihaan and Nav Agarwal
    C)Vimal and AnkurJaiswal
    D)Vikash and Navankur Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Two Indian teenage brothers have won the 2021 KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize for tackling pollution from household waste.
  14. Who launched Citizens’ Tele Law Mobile App and felicitated frontline functionaries at a function in New Delhi?
    A)Kiran Rijiju
    B)Amit Shah
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Rajnath Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Law Minister KirenRijiju launched Citizens’ Tele Law Mobile App and felicitated frontline functionaries at a function in New Delhi.
  15. Recently Former news reader of All India Radio , Guwahati passed away,Name him?
    A)Nangal N
    B)SumitNangwal
    C)RakeshDahiya
    D)AbonBorpujari
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former news reader of All India Radio , Guwahati AbonBorpujari passed away in a private hospital Guwahati. He was 82.
  16. Recently Former Kerala Santosh Trophy football player passed away.Name him?
    A)Sunil Chhetri
    B)Nikhil Jaiswal
    C)ArindiyoChaudhary
    D)James Fenn
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Kerala Santosh Trophy football player James Fenn, who played for Mohun Bagan for three years in the 1960s, has died at Colorado Springs in the USA due to age-related problems. He was 87.
  17. Recently Manu Bhandari passed away.He is related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Actor
    C)Author
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Eminent Hindi writer MannuBhandari passed away at a private hospital in Gurugram. She was 90.
  18. Recently Eminent writer Hasan Azizul Haque passed away,He belongs to which country?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Bangladesh
    C)Afghanistan
    D)india
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Acclaimed short-story writer and literary figure of Bangladesh Hasan Azizul Haque passed away at Rajshahi. He was 82.
  19. Who is the author of book Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times’?
    A)Salman Khurshid
    B)Amir Khan
    C)SulemanAnsari
    D)AnilBaijal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said that he never called Hindutva and ISIS same in his new book, but similar as a major controversy continued over the issue.
  20. Who is the author of book UddnaBaaz’ a biography on Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa?
    A)Navdeep Singh Gill
    B)Sameer Singh
    C)AnilKurian
    D)Joseph S
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chandigarh Punjab sports and higher education minister Pargat Singh launched a book ‘UddnaBaaz’ a biography on Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa.
  21. When is International Day of Tolerance observed?
    A)November 17
    B)November 14
    C)November 16
    D)November 15
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    November 16 commemorates the International Day of Tolerance, every year. This is a UN declared day that aims at creating public awareness on the dangers of intolerance.
  22. When is National Press Day observed?
    A)Nov 19
    B)Nov 17
    C)Nov 16
    D)Nov 15
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    National Press Day is observed on November 16th every year to acknowledge and honor the Press Council of India, a statutory and quasi-judicial establishment.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
    A)Rial
    B)Dinar
    C)Taka
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A)USA
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Philippines
    D)Bangkok
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of World Bank?
    A)Rome
    B)Bangkok
    C)Washington
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C

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