Current Affairs Quiz: November 20, 2020

Current Affairs 20 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveil a statue of Swami Vivekananda through video conferencing?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Rajasthan
    C) New Delhi
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda in the JNU campus in New Delhi through video conferencing.
  2. Which state governemnt has decided to set up a Gau Cabinet for the protection and promotion of cows in the state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Kerala
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that, the state government has decided to set up a Gau Cabinet for the protection and promotion of cows in the state.
  3. According to the report released by the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, which state recorded the best sex ratio in India?
    A) Manipur
    B) Karnataka
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Arunachal Pradesh recorded the best sex ratio in India with 1,085 females born per thousand males, followed by Kerala at 963 and Karnataka at 957.The report was released by the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner.
    Manipur, which recorded the lowest sex ratio, was followed by Lakshadweep at 839 and Daman & Diu at 877, Punjab at 896 and Gujarat at 896.
  4. Where did the second phase of Malabar Exercise 2020 held by the Indian, US, Japanese and Australian Navies?
    A) Arabian Sea
    B) Bay of Bengal
    C) Pacific Ocean
    D) Indian Ocean
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Ministry of Defence has announced the start of the second phase of Exercise Malabar 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea.
    This exercise involves participation from the US Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
    1st phase was held in Bay of Bengal
  5. According to Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy Ltd., which city topped the “World’s Best Cities for 2021” list in the real estate sector?
    A) Vienna
    B) Singapore
    C) London
    D) New York
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy Ltd., which deals in real estate, released its “World’s Best Cities for 2021” list, naming London as the best city.
    London was followed by USA’s New York. Only one Indian city Delhi, made it to the list, taking the 62nd position.
  6. India’s Artificial Intelligence supercomputer Param Siddhi is placed on which rank among top 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world?
    A) 57th
    B) 63rd
    C) 78th
    D) 75th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s Artificial Intelligence supercomputer Param Siddhi has achieved 63rd rank among top 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world.
    Param Siddhi, the high-performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at C-DAC.
  7. With which country’s government did the Japanese government sign a landmark defence deal in a bid to counter China’s growing influence in the South China Sea and over the Pacific island nations?
    A) Russia
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison have signed a landmark defence deal in a bid to counter China’s growing influence in the South China Sea and over the Pacific island nations.
  8. Over how many loans have been sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atma-Nirbhar Nidhi- PM- SVANidhi Scheme till far?
    A) 12,56,000
    B) 13,78,000
    C) 14,34,000
    D) 15,28,000
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre has said that over 27 lakh 33 thousand applications have been received under Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atma-Nirbhar Nidhi- PM- SVANidhi Scheme.
    Out of the total applications received, over 14 lakh and 34 thousand have been sanctioned and about 7.88 lakh loans disbursed.
  9. Which bank launched CASA (current account, savings account) mobilisation campaign which will run from November 17 to March 4, 2021?
    A) Karnataka Bank
    B) Karur Vysya Bank
    C) Karur Vysya Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Bank launched CASA (current account, savings account) mobilisation campaign which will run from November 17 to March 4, 2021.
  10. Goldman Sachs, the global investment bank, India’s gross domestic product is to contract what percent in 2020-21?
    A) 9.8%
    B) 9.3%
    C) 11.2%
    D) 10.3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    According to Goldman Sachs, the global investment bank, India’s gross domestic product is to contract 10.3% in 2020-21 against a contraction of 14.8% forecast in September.
  11. Which company provided the first hardware, a booster segment, for the Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
    A) Reliance Industries
    B) Larsen & Toubro
    C) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    D) Mindtree
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Larsen & Toubro has delivered the first hardware, a booster segment, for the Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle to the Indian Space Research Organisation ahead of schedule, in a virtual flag-off ceremony presided by Isro chairman K Sivan.
  12. Which Cricket player in November 2020 announced his retirement from all forms of the game?
    A) Sudeep Tyagi
    B) Shadab Jakati
    C) Subramaniam Badrinath
    D) Manpreet Gony
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sudeep Tyagi, who played for the Indian national cricket team in four ODIs and a lone T20I as a fast bowler, announced his retirement from all forms of the game.
  13. Which of the following has announced its acquisition of Augmented Reality (AR) startup called Scapic for an undisclosed sum?
    A) Amazon
    B) Wipro
    C) Flipkart
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Flipkart Group has announced acquisition of Augmented Reality (AR) startup called Scapic for an undisclosed sum.
  14. Who has been chosen for this year’s Prof. A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award?
    A) Dr Mahesh Pasupuleti
    B) Dr Arunava Das Gupta
    C) Dr Sudheer Kumar Singh
    D) Dr Susanta Kar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    To recognize the significant contributions towards defining the survival tactics of Leishmania donovani, Society of Biological Chemists (India) has chosen Dr Susanta Kar, Senior Scientist, Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow for this year’s Prof. A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award.
  15. Mridula Sinha, former first woman governor of which state passed away in November 2020?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Goa
    C) Odisha
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mridula Sinha, a prolific writer, senior BJP leader and the first woman Governor of Goa, passed away. She was 78. Sinha went on to become a name to reckon with in Hindi literature.
  16. Tulsi Ram, former Vidhan Sabha speaker of which state passed away?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Haryana
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker Tulsi Ram, 76, passed away at a Kangra hospital in Kangra, after a brief illness.
  17. What is the theme for World COPD Day 2020?
    A) Living Well with COPD – Everybody, Everywhere
    B) Breathe in the Knowledge
    C) All Together to End COPD
    D) The Many Faces of COPD
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World COPD Day is observed on every third Wednesday of November. This year the day falls on 18 November 2020.
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to define a group of progressive lung diseases. The 2020 theme for World COPD Day will be “Living Well with COPD – Everybody, Everywhere”.
  18. What is the theme of World Toilet Day 2020?
    A) Toilets and jobs
    B) Sustainable sanitation and climate change
    C) Leaving no one behind
    D) When Nature Calls
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Toilet Day is observed every year on November 19 to create awareness about sanitation and encourage people to use toilets. World Toilet Day 2020 was celebrated with the theme of ‘Sustainable sanitation and climate change’.
  19. What is the theme of World Philosophy Day 2020?
    A) Day belongs to everyone, everywhere, who cares about philosophy
    B) Promote philosophical debates and tolerance of differing opinions
    C) Encourage the teaching of philosophy
    D) Importance of philosophy in times of crisis
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Philosophy Day is observed on the third Thursday of November every year to strengthen people’s commitment to philosophy by fostering philosophical analysis, research, and studies on major contemporary issues. It also raises awareness about the importance of philosophy.
    The 2020 edition of World Philosophy Day, to be celebrated this year on November 19 and November 20.
    The theme of World Philosophy Day 2020 is the importance of philosophy in times of crisis.
  20. When is National Naturopathy Day celebrated?
    A) November 18
    B) November 19
    C) November 14
    D) November 16
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The AYUSH Ministry was celebrated 3rd National Naturopathy Day on 18th November, 2020.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) located?
    A) Karnal
    B) Noida
    C) Bhopal
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Goldman Sachs situated?
    A) New York
    B) Melbourne
    C) London
    D) Vancouver
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Larsen & Toubro situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

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