Current Affairs Quiz: November 21, 2020

Current Affairs 21 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which city has become the first city in India to design a plan for development of designated spaces for women’s needs?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mumbai has become the first city in India to design a plan for development of designated spaces for women’s needs. The city has designed an urban plan with gender-focus on reserving physical and social infrastructure for women.
  2. Which state’s cabinet approved Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojna to empower persons with disabilities?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a bid to empower persons with disabilities, the Punjab Cabinet approved a new scheme Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojna (PDSY), to be implemented in a phased manner across the state.
  3. Which state government has decided to give Rs 6,000 to women becoming mothers for the second time under a new government scheme?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said Rs 6,000 will be given to women becoming mothers for the second time under a new government scheme.
  4. India ranked at which position in the global list of trade bribery risks of 2020?
    A) 65th
    B) 62nd
    C) 71st
    D) 77th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India is ranked 77th in the global list of trade bribery risks of 2020 with 45 points. Trade bribery risk is included in 194 countries, regions and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions in the list of anti-bribery standard setting organization TRACE.
    North Korea topped.
  5. India is on which position in case of the highest number of infants who had not received the vaccine against measles?
    A) 4th
    B) 5th
    C) 6th
    D) 3rd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India was among six countries with the highest number of infants who had not received the vaccine against measles — while the contagious viral disease surged worldwide in 2019 reaching the highest number of reported cases in 23 years, according to a new report of the World Health Organisation and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    A total of 1.2 million children did not receive the first dose of measles-containing-vaccine (MCV1) in 2019 in India, accounting for nearly half of the world’s total along with the remaining five countries — Nigeria (3.3 million), Ethiopia (1.5 million), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (1.4 million), Pakistan (1.4 million), and Philippines (0.7 million).
  6. What is the theme of International Men’s Day 2020?
    A) Positive Male Role Models
    B) Celebrating Men And Boys In All Their Diversity
    C) Making a Difference for Men and Boys
    D) Better health for men and boys
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    November 19 marks International Men’s Day all around the world. The objective of this day is to focus on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, and promoting gender equality.
    This year, International Men’s Day theme is “Better health for men and boys” intending to make practical improvements to the health and wellbeing of the male population.
  7. When is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day observed?
    A) November 15
    B) November 19
    C) November 18
    D) November 16
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, marked annually on November 19, aims to highlight businesses helmed and run by women across the world.
  8. What is the theme for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020?
    A) United to preserve antimicrobials
    B) Global awareness of antibiotic resistance
    C) Antimicrobials: handle with care
    D) Seek advice before taking antibiotics
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Every year, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week observed from November 18 to 24.
    The slogan for 2020 will be “Antimicrobials: handle with care” applicable to all sectors. The theme for the human health sector for WAAW 2020 is “United to preserve antimicrobials”.
  9. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Reporting India: My Seventy-Year Journey as a Journalist’?
    A) Prathap Pothen
    B) Prem Prakash
    C) Prithviraj Sukumaran
    D) Raman Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Reporting India: My Seventy-Year Journey as a Journalist’ by veteran journalist Prem Prakash has been released recently.
  10. The Indian Navy received the ninth Poseidon 8I maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft from which country?
    A) Russia
    B) France
    C) Italy
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy received the ninth Poseidon 8I maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft from the US at its naval airbase in Goa, under a USD 1.1 billion deal. It is the first of the four additional planes ordered.
  11. Which airport has become the first airport in Asia Pacific Region to achieve Level 4+ accredited airport under Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program?
    A) Sydney Airport
    B) Incheon International Airport
    C) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    D) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Delhi Airport has become the first airport in Asia Pacific Region to achieve Level 4+ accredited airport under Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program.
  12. Which city has become the 1st city in the entire country to receive the ISO-9001:2015 certification for effective Faecal Sludge & Septage Management FSSM services?
    A) Bhubaneswar
    B) Cuttack
    C) Raipur
    D) Patna
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bhubaneswar becomes the 1st city in the entire country to receive the ISO-9001:2015 certification for effective Faecal Sludge & Septage Management FSSM services.
  13. Francisco Sagasti has been sworn as the interim President of which country?
    A) Bulgaria
    B) Kosovo
    C) Peru
    D) Estonia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Peruvian lawmaker Francisco Sagasti is set to be sworn in as interim President after being voted for by Congress in a bid to help calm anger on the streets amid deadly protests and the departure of two presidents over the last week.
  14. Maia Sandu won the presidential elections of which country?
    A) Belarus
    B) Moldova
    C) Samoa
    D) Montenegro
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Maia Sandu, a Harvard-educated economist who supports closer ties with the European Union, has won a presidential election in Moldova against an incumbent whom President Vladimir V. Putin had openly endorsed.
  15. Which of the following has been announced as the Team India’s kit sponsor till 2023 by the BCCI?
    A) Paytm
    B) Nike
    C) BYJU’S
    D) MPL Sports
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mobile Premier League’s sports merchandise brand MPL Sports will be the new sponsor of kit for the Indian cricket team under a three-year deal until 2023, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) announced.
  16. According to rating agency Icra, India’s GDP is likely to contract to what percent in September Quarter?
    A) 10.2%
    B) 9.5%
    C) 9.2%
    D) 8.8%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a report, rating agency Icra said the Year-on-Year (YoY) contraction in Indian GDP (at constant 2011-12 prices) is estimated to have narrowed appreciably to 9.5 per cent in Q2 FY2021 from 23.9 per cent in Q1 FY2021, as the economy recovered from the lows of the pandemic-induced lockdown.
  17. In November 2020, Moody’s Investors Service revised its GDP contraction for India in 2020-21 to what percent?
    A) 11.5%
    B) 9.7%
    C) 10.6%
    D) 9.1%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Moody’s Investors Service has revised its GDP projection for India in 2020-21 to a 10.6% contraction compared to a 11.5% drop it had estimated.
  18. Global forecasting firm Oxford Economics revised its India growth forecast over the medium term to an average what percent over 2020-25?
    A) 4.5%
    B) 5.2%
    C) 6.5%
    D) 5.8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Global forecasting firm Oxford Economics revised downwards its India growth forecast over the medium term to an average 4.5 per cent over 2020-25, from its pre-pandemic projection of 6.5 per cent.
  19. Barclays revised its FY21 GDP forecast downwards to what percent for India?
    A) 6.4%
    B) 5.6%
    C) 6.9%
    D) 7.5%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Barclays has modestly revised its FY21 GDP forecast downwards to -6.4 per cent from -6 per cent earlier, to reflect the marginally weaker incoming data than it had earlier anticipated.
  20. Which bank has launched a co-branded prepaid card in partnership with Neokred Technologies to facilitate cashless payments?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) Bandhan Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Yes Bank said it has launched a co-branded prepaid card named ‘Yes Bank Neokred Card’, in partnership with Neokred Technologies to facilitate cashless payments.
  21. How much loan amount would be provided by the New Development Bank to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) for the ‘Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project’?
    A) $ 500 million
    B) $ 600 million
    C) $ 300 million
    D) $ 400 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited and the New Development Bank signed a loan agreement for lending 500 million dollars for the ‘Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project’.
  22. World Bank will provide how much loan amount to improve and modernise the transport sector of Meghalaya?
    A) $ 160 million
    B) $ 120 million
    C) $ 150 million
    D) $ 180 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Government of India, Meghalaya government and the World Bank signed a 120 million dollar project to improve and modernise the transport sector of Meghalaya.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capita of Moldova?
    A) Skopje
    B) Chisinau
    C) Podgorica
    D) Pristina
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of ICRA Limited situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurugram
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of Barclays situated?
    A) USA
    B) Germany
    C) Singapore
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    London, UK
  4. Where is the HQ of Oxford Economics situated?
    A) UK
    B) USA
    C) Canada
    D) Sweden
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Oxford, UK

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