Current Affairs Quiz: November 24, 2020

Current Affairs 24 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which company has launched ESG Opportunities Fund which will be managed by Harsha Upadhyaya?
    A) IDBI Asset Management Company
    B) HDFC Asset Management Company
    C) Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company
    D) Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company has launched Kotak ESG Opportunities Fund. The New Fund Offer (NFO) of the scheme will close for subscription on December 4.
    KMAMC is the first asset management company to sign the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Kotak ESG Opportunities Fund will be managed by Harsha Upadhyaya.
  2. Which country has announced to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, before banning new hybrid sales in 2035?
    A) UK
    B) France
    C) Germany
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the UK will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, before banning new hybrid sales in 2035.
  3. Which university has presented the Doctor of Science honorary doctorate upon ISRO Chairman K Sivan?
    A) JSS Science and Technology University
    B) Kuvempu University
    C) Visvesvaraya Technological University
    D) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala presented Doctor of Science honorary doctorate upon ISRO Chairman K Sivan.
    The Visvesvaraya Technological University has conferred the doctorate to him.
  4. Which actor has been conferred with the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar?
    A) Anupam Kher
    B) Naseeruddin Shah
    C) Nana Patekar
    D) Paresh Rawal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The coveted Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar was conferred on veteran film actor and theatre personality Naseeruddin Shah at the Sangit Kala Kendra Awards virtual function.
  5. SpaceX along with NASA and which space agency launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission from its Falcon 9 rocket?
    A) European Space Agency
    B) Roscosmos
    C) ISRO
    D) Italian Space Agency
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched an advanced ocean-mapping satellite into orbit for NASA and the European Space Agency in a stunning morning launch from California.
    The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is named for Michael Freilich, the former head of NASA’s Earth science division who died of cancer in August.
  6. According to the Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) annual report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which city has topped the list of most expensive cities in 2020?
    A) Zurich
    B) Singapore
    C) Paris
    D) Hong Kong
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The COVID-19 pandemic has reordered the world’s most expensive cities list, putting Hong Kong, Zurich, and Paris in the top three spots.
    According to the Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) annual report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) revealed that Singapore and Osaka, which were joint first in 2019, have slid down the rankings to fourth and fifth place respectively.
  7. Which insurance company launched its first Digital Application, ANANDA, an acronym for Atma Nirbhar Agents NewBusiness Digital Application?
    A) The Oriental Insurance Company
    B) United India Insurance Company
    C) Life Insurance Corporation of India
    D) New India Assurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Life Insurance Corporation of India launched its first Digital Application, ANANDA, an acronym for Atma Nirbhar Agents NewBusiness Digital Application.
    ANANDA is a first of its kind in the Indian Life Insurance industry with LIC of India pioneering the process through its in-house IT enabled systems. This tool has been brought out at the right time, to enable and empower the Marketing force of LIC to face the current challenges and propel insurance selling to a higher level.
  8. Vinisha Umashankar from which state has won the prestigious Children’s Climate Prize for designing a mobile ironing cart using solar panels to power a steam iron box rather than conventional charcoal?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Odisha
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Vinisha Umashankar, a 14-year-old studying in 9th grade at a private school in Tiruvannamalai, has won the prestigious Children’s Climate Prize for designing a mobile ironing cart using solar panels to power a steam iron box rather than conventional charcoal.
  9. Where did the 2nd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20 took place?
    A) Pacific Ocean
    B) Andaman Sea
    C) Bay of Bengal
    D) Indian Ocean
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Navy Ships including indigenously built ASW corvette Kamorta and missile corvette Karmuk are participating in the 2nd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20 in Andaman Sea.
  10. In which year will India host the G20 summit?
    A) 2021
    B) 2022
    C) 2023
    D) 2024
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    G20 leaders announced that India will host the summit of the high-profile grouping in 2023 — a year later than what was decided earlier.
    G20 leaders look forward to next meetings in Italy in 2021, Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023 and Brazil in 2024,” said a declaration of G20 Riyadh Summit leaders, issued at the conclusion of the two-day conference of the world’s top 20 economies.
  11. Which company acquired TruQua, an IT services and consulting company focused on SAP’s finance and analytics technologies?
    A) IBM
    B) Capgemini
    C) Cognizant
    D) NIIT
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IBM said that it has acquired TruQua, an IT services and consulting company focused on SAP’s finance and analytics technologies.
  12. According to Global Employability Ranking and Survey (GEURS) 2020 results, which institute in India has been ranked as the best institute in terms of employability of its students?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIM Bengaluru
    C) IIM Ahmedabad
    D) IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    According to Global Employability Ranking and Survey (GEURS) 2020 results, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has been ranked as the best institute in India and 27th globally, in terms of employability of its students.The GEURS 2020 was released by the Times Higher Education and French HR Consultancy group ‘Emerging’.
  13. Sushila Devi, the First Lady of which state passed away in November 2020?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Odisha
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sushila Devi, wife of Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, passed away at SUM Ultimate Hospital in Bhubaneshwar City. The First Lady of the State was undergoing treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. She was 74.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Kotak Mutual Fund situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Life Insurance Corporation situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Mumbai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of IBM situated?
    A) USA
    B) UK
    C) Australia
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    New York, USA

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