Current Affairs Quiz: November 22, 2020

Current Affairs 22 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Fisheries Day 2020?
    A) Dams, Rivers & Fisheries in India
    B) Partnership and Innovation for Climate Resilient Fisheries
    C) Human trafficking and forced labour within the fishing sector
    D) Social Responsibility in the fisheries value chain
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities.
    The World Fisheries Day 2020 celebrated under the theme Social Responsibility in the fisheries value chain.
  2. What is World Television Day observed?
    A) November 19
    B) November 21
    C) November 16
    D) November 18
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    November 21 marks World Television Day across continents annually. The day is celebrated as a sign to acknowledge broadcast media.
    The World Television Day theme of the 2020 edition is TV makes a difference.
  3. M L Dhar who passed away was a former ____________ .
    A) IAS officer
    B) IIS officer
    C) IES officer
    D) IFS officer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    M L Dhar, former IIS officer, passed away in Ahmedabad. He was 72.
  4. John Thomas Goslin Pereira who passed away was related to which of the following organization?
    A) Indian Navy
    B) Indian Air Force
    C) Indian Army
    D) Indian Coast Guard
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Vice Admiral John Thomas Goslin Pereira (retd), Indian Navy’s former Chief of Materials, died after a brief illness. He was 97.
  5. Which police station has been awarded an ISO certification which is first of its kind in the state?
    A) West police Station Agartala
    B) North Police Station Kohima
    C) South police Station Agartala
    D) East Police Station Kohima
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a major feat and a first of its kind in the state, North Police Station Kohima in Nagaland has been awarded an ISO certification.
  6. Which of the following launched a new award called ‘Lilavati Award’?
    A) Indian Space Research Organisation
    B) University Grants Commission
    C) All India Council for Technical Education
    D) National Book Trust
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) launched the Lilavati Award to acknowledge efforts undertaken to empower women in the country. The award was launched by the Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank via a virtual conference.
  7. Douglas Stuart won the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction for his which novel?
    A) Shuggie Bain
    B) The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
    C) Apeirogon
    D) The Man in the Microwave Oven
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Scottish writer Douglas Stuart, whose debut novel Shuggie Bain narrates the story of a boy growing up in Glasgow in the 1980s, has won the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction from a shortlist that included Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi’s Burnt Sugar.
  8. Which company acquired a majority stake in furniture and decor platform Urban Ladder?
    A) Future Group
    B) DMart
    C) Aditya Birla Group
    D) Reliance Retail
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Reliance Retail has acquired a majority stake in furniture and decor platform Urban Ladder, making a broader push into e-commerce as the largest retail chain in India gears up to fight Amazon and Flipkart.
  9. Who won the ATP Tour title at the Sofia Open?
    A) Alexander Zverev
    B) Matteo Berrettini
    C) Jannik Sinner
    D) Stefanos Tsitsipas
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Italian teenager Jannik Sinner has become the youngest man to capture an ATP Tour title in more than 12 years after his title win at the Sofia Open.
  10. Which of the following launched FutureSkills PRIME Beta Platform to enhance India’s digital talent with the right set of skills?
    A) Confederation of Indian Industry
    B) NASSCOM
    C) FICCI
    D) TERI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    As part of its ongoing efforts to foster an ecosystem that enhances India’s digital talent with the right set of skills, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) launched FutureSkills PRIME Beta Platform.
  11. According to the report “Opens Doors 2020“, Indian students contributed how much amount to the US economy in the academic year 2019-20?
    A) USD 3.5 billion
    B) USD 8.2 billion
    C) USD 7.6 billion
    D) USD 6.4 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the report “Opens Doors 2020“, Indian students contributed USD 7.6 billion to the US economy in the academic year 2019-20, even though there was a 4.4 per cent drop in the total number of Indian students.
  12. Which bank has become the first in the country to introduce a fully digital, ‘Cardless EMI’ in association with Pine Labs?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Private lender ICICI Bank has launched a fully digital mode of payment at leading retail stores. Titled as ‘ICICI Bank Cardless EMI’ (Equated Monthly Instalments), the facility will help lakhs of its pre-approved customers in buying their favourite gadgets or home appliances with the help of their mobile phone and PAN.
    ICICI Bank is the first lender in India to introduce a fully digital, cardless EMI facility at retail stores.
  13. Which bank has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud service to drive digital transformation?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) DBS Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Karnataka Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    RBL Bank has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud service to drive digital transformation. At present, around 40 per cent of the bank’s mission-critical applications are on the cloud.
  14. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) allocated how much amount in technical assistance to help its developing members access vaccines for Covid-19?
    A) $21.8 million
    B) $22.2 million
    C) $18.5 million
    D) $20.3 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated $20.3 million in technical assistance to help its developing members access vaccines for Covid-19 and establish systems to enable equitable and efficient vaccine distribution.
  15. Which of the following has partnered with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch Project Kirana in India to enable women entrepreneurs to launch, grow and thrive?
    A) VISA
    B) Maestro Card
    C) Mastercard
    D) American Express
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    To enable women entrepreneurs to launch, grow and thrive, Mastercard and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced their partnership to launch Project Kirana.
    A two-year programme, the project will first be rolled out in select cities of Uttar Pradesh – Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi.
  16. Who released a “My Stamp on Chhath Puja”, which is an innovative concept initiated by the Department of Posts?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Prakash Javadekar
    D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad released a “My Stamp on Chhath Puja”. My Stamp is an innovative concept initiated by the Department of Posts.
    My Stamp on Chhath Puja is available in all Philatelic bureaus and major post offices across the country. A special cover on the theme ‘Chhath-A symbol of Simplicity and Cleanliness ‘was also released.
  17. By which year there is a target to establish 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs)?
    A) 2024
    B) 2022
    C) 2021
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Aiming at providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) services to the communities closer to their homes, 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) are to be established by December 2022.
    With more than 50,000 having been established, one-third of the target has been met.
  18. Which state government launched a new building permission system called ‘TS-bPASS’ based on self- certification by the applicants?
    A) Telangana
    B) Goa
    C) Karnataka
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A new online single window system for sanctioning approvals to new buildings based on self- certification by the applicants was launched in Telangana by Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao.
    Under the Telangana State Building Permission Approval and Self-Certification System (TS-bPASS), no permission was required for constructing a house in plots area up to 75 square yards and building height up to 7 meters.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) situated?
    A) California
    B) New York
    C) Washington, D.C.
    D) Seattle
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Mastercard situated?
    A) California
    B) New York
    C) Washington, D.C.
    D) Seattle
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of RBL Bank situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the HQ of Pine Labs situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Gurugram
    D) Faridabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  5. Where is the HQ of National Association of Software and Service Companies situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Gurugram
    C) Lucknow
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chairperson: Keshav R Murugesh

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