Current Affairs Quiz: November 23, 2020

Current Affairs 23 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Children’s Day 2020?
    A) Investing in our future means investing in our children
    B) Children are taking over and turning the world blue
    C) All Rights, All Children
    D) Stop violence against children
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Children’s Day is observed on November 20 every year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children’s welfare.
    This year World Children’s Day theme is ‘ Investing in our future means investing in our children’.
  2. When was National Newborn Care Week 2020 celebrated?
    A) 17 to 23 November
    B) 14 to 20 November
    C) 15 to 21 November
    D) 16 to 22 November
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year in the country from 15 to 21 November. The aim for celebrating the week is to raise awareness about the importance of the newborn care for child survival and development.
  3. Who of the following has been conferred with the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award?
    A) Nitin Gadkari
    B) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
    C) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    D) Prakash Javadekar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was conferred with the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award at a virtual ceremony.
    The Vatayan award has been given to Pokhriyal for his excellent contribution to the literary works of India.
  4. 30th edition of CORPAT that took place from November 18-20 was held between the navies of India and which country?
    A) Australia
    B) France
    C) Bhutan
    D) Thailand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 30th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy took place from November 18-20.
    Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Kraburi, a Chao Phraya Class Frigate along with Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both the navies participated in the CORPAT.
  5. How much loan amount has been approved by the Asian Development Bank to improve operational efficiencies and resource planning and management in West Bengal?
    A) $40 million
    B) $50 million
    C) $20 million
    D) $60 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank said it has approved a USD 50 million loan to improve operational efficiencies and resource planning and management in West Bengal.
    The loan will support the integration of financial and information system and the expansion of automation reforms in the operations of the state government, which are expected to strengthen the delivery of public services and create fiscal savings.
  6. India has become the fourth country in the world to have its independent regional navigation satellite system recognised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). With it, India joined the economies of US, Russia and which other country?
    A) China
    B) France
    C) Germany
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has become the fourth country in the world to have its independent regional navigation satellite system recognised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as a part of the World Wide Radio Navigation System (WWRNS).
    The other three countries that have its navigation systems recognised by the IMO are the US, Russia and China.
  7. Who has been elected as External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), Geneva?
    A) Girish Chandra Murmu
    B) Rajiv Mehrishi
    C) Pradeep Kumar Joshi
    D) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Comptroller & Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu has been elected as External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), Geneva for three years.
  8. According to the RBI data, in the fortnight ended November 6 bank credit grew to how much amount?
    A) Rs 142.27 lakh crore
    B) Rs 118.87 lakh crore
    C) Rs 104.04 lakh crore
    D) Rs 123.18 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bank credit grew by 5.67 per cent to Rs 104.04 lakh crore, while deposits increased by 10.63 per cent to Rs 143.80 lakh crore in the fortnight ended November 6, according to RBI data.
  9. Who is the writer of the book titled ‘A Burning’ which is among the books by 3 Indian writers that have featured among this year’s ‘100 Notable Books’ list of The New York Times?
    A) Samanth Subramanian
    B) Deepa Anappara
    C) Megha Majumdar
    D) Madhuri Vijay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Critically-acclaimed books by three Indian writers have featured among this year’s ‘100 Notable Books’ list of The New York Times that also includes former US president Barack Obama’s newly released memoir ‘A Promised Land’.
    The prestigious list also includes the work of fiction ‘A Burning’ by India-born Megha Majumdar.
    ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’ by Deepa Anappara, who grew up in Kerala, also features on the list.
    Samanth Subramanian’s ‘A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane’ is a nonfiction work.
  10. Ray Clemence who passed away was related to which sports?
    A) Squash
    B) Football
    C) Athletics
    D) Cricket
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former England, Liverpool and Tottenham goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died aged 72.
  11. Which of the following launched ‘Corp Direct – A Direct Investment Portal for Corporates’, to further simplify and provide end-to-end value-based services to the asset management companies (AMCs)?
    A) NSE
    B) FTSE
    C) NIFTY
    D) BSE
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BSE, the leading stock exchange has launched ‘Corp Direct – A Direct Investment Portal for Corporates’, with more features which will further simplify and provide end-to-end value-based services to the asset management companies (AMCs), distributors, investors, and mutual fund industry participants.
  12. In which state a digital museum has been opened at Maharaj Bada for the public?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Madhya Pradesh, a digital museum has been opened at Maharaj Bada in Gwalior for the public. The museum is developed by Gwalior Smart City and entry for the public is being made free for a few days.

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