Current Affairs Quiz: November 19, 2020

Current Affairs 19 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Vijayanagara has become the 31st district of which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Odisha
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Vijayanagara, which will be carved out of Ballari district, is set to be Karnataka’s 31st district after Cabinet nod .
  2. Which state/UT government has rolled out a free breakfast scheme for school students named after the late DMK President M Karunanidhi, for government and government aided school students?
    A) Puducherry
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Puducherry government has rolled out a free breakfast scheme for school students named after the late DMK President M Karunanidhi, for government and government aided school students at Jeevanandham Government Higher Secondary School.
  3. World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the global strategy to fast track the eradication of cervical cancer and reduce deaths due to it by which year?
    A) 2030
    B) 2040
    C) 2050
    D) 2045
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the global strategy to fast track the eradication of cervical cancer. WHO aims to reduce more than 40% of new cases and 5 million related deaths by 2050, with a combination of vaccination, screening and treatment.
  4. HDFC Bank along with which bank has been put in the ‘red flag’ list, a system used for monitoring foreign portfolio investor (FPI) limits?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) IDFC First Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Private sector lenders HDFC Bank and IndusInd Bank have been put in the so-called ‘red flag’ list, a system used for monitoring foreign portfolio investor (FPI) limits. A listed company enters the list when the available legroom for overseas investment is less than 3 per cent of the permissible limit.
  5. Which bank has launched “Mooh Band Rakho,” a campaign to increase awareness on cyber frauds and preventing them?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank Ltd. announced the launch of “Mooh Band Rakho,” a campaign to increase awareness on cyber frauds and preventing them.
  6. The Reserve Bank of India in its ‘nowcast’ announced that for the first time in history, India’s economy has entered a “technical recession” in the first half of 2020-21. It forecasted what percent contraction in GDP for the July-September quarter?
    A) 8.6%
    B) 9.2%
    C) 7.9%
    D) 8.1%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    For the first time in history, India’s economy has entered a “technical recession” in the first half of 2020-21, a team of economists, including Michael Patra, Reserve Bank of India’s deputy governor in charge of monetary policy, stated.
    The central bank has ‘nowcast’ that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the July-September quarter is set for a contraction of 8.6 percent.
  7. Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, DIPAM signed an agreement with which bank to get advisory services for asset monetization?
    A) Asian Development Bank
    B) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    C) African Development Bank
    D) World Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, DIPAM signed an agreement with World Bank.
    Under the agreement, World Bank is to provide advisory services to DIPAM for asset monetization.
  8. Reserve Bank of India announced the names of two startups that have been selected as a part of its regulatory sandbox programme. Of those two, which one has its product called ‘eRupaya’?
    A) Hughes Systique Corporation
    B) Nucleus Software Exports Limited
    C) Natural Support Consultancy Services Private Limited
    D) Auratech Services India Pvt Ltd
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India has announced the names of two startups that have been selected as a part of its regulatory sandbox programme.
    The two companies are Jaipur based Natural Support Consultancy Services Private Limited and New Delhi based Nucleus Software Exports Limited.
    While the former has named its product ‘eRupaya’, which will facilitate offline Person-to-Merchant transactions and offline digital payments in remote locations. The second company’s product ‘PaySe’, proposes to help in digitisation of payments in rural areas, starting with Self Help Groups, through an offline payment solution and a digitised SHG-centered ecosystem.
  9. The Reserve Bank placed the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited under moratorium upto 6th December. Who was chosen to be the banks’ administrator for this moratorium period?
    A) T. N. Manoharan
    B) K. Rahman Khan
    C) Vineet Nayyar
    D) T. V. Mohandas Pai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In view of its weak financials, the Reserve Bank has placed the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited under moratorium with immediate effect. The moratorium will be effective for thirty days with a view to protect depositors’ interest.
    Meanwhile, RBI has appointed the former Non Executive Chairman of Canara Bank, T. N. Manoharan as the banks’ administrator for the moratorium period.
  10. Which bank has launched a new product, ‘Eva’, aimed at women which offers a unique savings account, tries to address the well-being of Indian women in every aspect such as health, wealth and prosperity?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    C) Jana Small Finance Bank
    D) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Equitas Small Finance Bank has launched a new product aimed at women. ‘Eva’, a unique savings account, tries to address the well-being of Indian women in every aspect such as health, wealth and prosperity.
    Equitas Small Finance Bank also announced Smriti Mandhana – an Indian Woman cricketer as the new brand ambassador.
  11. Which state is going to have Asia’s first solar power-enabled Textile Mill named Jai Bhawani women’s cooperative textile mill?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Karnataka
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Maharashtra, the first solar power-enabled Textile Mill in Asia is coming up in Parbhani district.
    The Jai Bhawani women’s cooperative textile mill will be the first in Asia that will operate on solar power.
  12. Tennis star Novak Djokovic equalled whose record of winning six year-end number one trophies?
    A) Roger Federer
    B) Andy Roddick
    C) Pete Sampra
    D) Boris Becker
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tennis star Novak Djokovic has equalled Pete Sampra’s record of winning six year-end number one trophies. The Serbian player achieved the feat as he was given the ATP Tour Number One trophy for finishing as the year-end number one.
  13. Which countries have been given the hosting rights for Women’s Under-17 football World Cup and U-20 football World Cup of the 2022 editions respectively by FIFA?
    A) India and Germany
    B) India and Costa Rica
    C) Canada and Mexico
    D) Canada and Costa Rica
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Women’s Under-17 football World Cup in India, which was initially postponed to next year due to COVID-19 pandemic, was cancelled by FIFA, but India was handed the hosting rights of the 2022 edition.
    The FIFA cancelled both the women’s U-17 World Cup and U-20 World Cup which were scheduled to be held in India and Costa Rica respectively but handed both the countries the hosting rights of the 2022 editions.
  14. Who has been appointed as state icon of Punjab by the Election Commission of India (ECI)?
    A) Rajkumar Rao
    B) Kapil Sharma
    C) Sonu Sood
    D) Mika Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Actor Sonu Sood has been appointed as state icon of Punjab by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
  15. Which state government announced to celebrate Martyr Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary as “Tribal Pride Day” in the state?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Odisha
    C) West Bengal
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh was celebrated ‘Tribal Pride Day’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of martyr Birsa Munda, who sacrificed his life fighting against the British during the colonial rule.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of FIFA located?
    A) Paris, France
    B) Budapest, Hungary
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) Zurich, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Tennis player Novak Djokovic hails from which country?
    A) Hungary
    B) Serbia
    C) Slovakia
    D) Syria
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is the HQ of Equitas Small Finance Bank situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) located?
    A) Delhi
    B) Gurugram
    C) Mumbai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A

  5. Where is the HQ of IndusInd Bank situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Pune
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

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