Current Affairs Quiz: November 2, 2020

Current Affairs 2 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, world’s longest immersed tunnel will link Denmark with which country?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Italy
    C) Spain
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    After more than a decade of planning, work has begun on the world’s longest immersed tunnel. Descending up to 40 meters beneath the Baltic Sea, Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will link Denmark and Germany, slashing journey times when it opens in 2029.
  2. Which bank launched instant payouts for fintech firms by partnering with payments giant Visa?
    A) DCB Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) Laxmi Vilas Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India-based private sector lender RBL Bank has launched instant payouts for fintech firms by partnering with payments giant Visa.
  3. How much growth fund has been announced by Procter & Gamble (P&G) India to give a hand to the government’s vision of a self-reliant country?
    A) Rs 400 cr
    B) Rs 600 cr
    C) Rs 200 cr
    D) Rs 500 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) India has announced a growth fund of Rs 400 crore to give a hand to the government’s vision of a self-reliant country.
    This new fund is part of P&G India’s ‘vGROW’ program that focuses on identifying and collaborating with start-ups, small businesses, individuals or large organisations offering innovative industry-leading solutions.
  4. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) signed a contract worth Rs 400 crore with which country for implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) to support its project Parivartan?
    A) HCL
    B) Tech Mahindra
    C) Cognizant
    D) TCS
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) said the company signed a contract worth Rs 400 crore with Tech Mahindra for implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) to support its project Parivartan.
  5. Amit Panghal, Sanjeet (91kg) and which other player struck gold at the Alexis Vastine International Boxing Tournament in Nantes, France?
    A) Satish Kumar
    B) Sumit Sangwan
    C) Shiva Thapa
    D) Ashish Kumar
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    World silver-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) struck gold in their first competition after a coronavirus-forced break, claiming the top honours at the Alexis Vastine International Boxing Tournament in Nantes, France.
    In the 75kg category, Asian silver-winner Ashish Kumar also claimed a gold.
  6. Which wrestler won her third consecutive MMA championship title in Singapore?
    A) Babita Phogat
    B) Sakshi Malik
    C) Ritu Phogat
    D) Geeta Phogat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Indian wrestler and now a Mixed Martial Arts star, Ritu Phogat won her third consecutive MMA championship title in Singapore.
  7. Which bank is going to acquire up to 19% in Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd.?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Private lender Axis Bank Ltd said that it will acquire up to 19% in Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd. through various Axis entities since the Reserve Bank of India has turned down the bank’s earlier proposal to directly buy a stake of 17% in the life insurer.
  8. Which institute has developed world’s 1st biosensor to detect harmful detergent pollutant- Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate /Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SDS)?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A five-member team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have developed the world’s first specific reliable bacterial biosensor to detect the presence of common environmental pollutant- Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate /Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SDS).
  9. Sean Connery who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Comedian
    C) Music artist
    D) Painter
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Iconic Hollywood actor, Sean Connery, most famous for his portrayal of James Bond, has died at the age of 90 in the Bahamas .
  10. Dr Ramrao Maharaj, head of which pilgrimage centre passed away?
    A) Tarini Sthana Peeth
    B) Praddyumn peethaam
    C) Pohradevi peetha
    D) Bimala Shaktipeeth
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Dr Ramrao Maharaj, religious leader of Banjara community at Poharadevi in Washim district of Maharashtra, passed away in Mumbai. He was 88.
  11. Which state’s Agriculture Minister R. Duraikannu passed away?
    A) Odisha
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Karnataka
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R. Duraikannu, who was battling Covid-19, has died, a private hospital. He was 72.
  12. When is World Psoriasis Day celebrated?
    A) October 29
    B) October 28
    C) October 30
    D) October 31
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Psoriasis Day is an annual day specially dedicated to people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis.It was observed every year on 29th October.
    The theme for World Psoriasis Day 2020 is “ INFORMED”.

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