Current Affairs Quiz: November 25, 2020

Current Affairs 25 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which company chaired the 15th G-20 Leaders Summit virtually?
    A) Cambodia
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) Japan
    D) Argentina
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 15th G-20 Leaders Summit at the invitation of the King of Saudi Arabia.
    The summit is chaired by Saudi Arabia in a virtual format under the theme – Realising the Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.
  2. What is the theme of the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 held digitally this year?
    A) Green financing and Investment
    B) Innovation & Impact
    C) Next is Now
    D) Ideate, Innovate, Invent
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Karnataka’s flagship annual technology event- 23rd edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 via video-conferencing. He shared the significance behind the Digital India mission launched by the Centre five years ago.
    With “Next is Now” as the theme, the summit deliberate on challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world and focus on the impact of technologies and innovations in IT and BT.
  3. Government of India sanctioned how much loan amount for micro irrigation projects in the state of Tamil Nadu?
    A) Rs 3971 cr
    B) Rs 3387 cr
    C) Rs 3092 cr
    D) Rs 3548 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Government of India sanctioned a loan of 3,971 crores of rupees for micro irrigation projects in Tamil Nadu. This is one of the biggest loans being sanctioned for the state of Tamil Nadu.
  4. Where is the India’s first moss garden being developed?
    A) Kedartal
    B) Roop Kund
    C) Assan Barrage
    D) Khurpatal
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s first moss garden has been developed at Khurpatal in Nainital district, Uttarakhand. The main aim behind developing the garden was to conserve the various species of moss and other bryophytes.
  5. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned over Rs 74 crore for the construction of 6 new roads and improvement of 24 existing roads in which state?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Manipur
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned over Rs 74 crore for the construction of 6 new roads and improvement of 24 existing roads in Meghalaya.
  6. In November 2020, RBI imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Punjab National Bank when it observed that the bank was operating a bilateral ATM sharing arrangement with which bank without RBI’s approval?
    A) Druk PNB Bank Ltd.
    B) PNB Gilts Ltd.
    C) JSC PNB Ltd.
    D) Tengri PNB Bank Ltd.
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State run Punjab National Bank said the RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on it for contravention of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act.
    RBI has observed that the Bank was operating a bilateral ATM sharing arrangement with Druk PNB Bank Ltd, Bhutan, (international subsidiary of the Bank), since April, 2010 without the prior approval / authorisation from RBI.
  7. Where is the Northeast’s first-ever cow hospital called Surbhi Aarogyashala being inaugurated?
    A) Silchar
    B) Dimapur
    C) Dibrugarh
    D) Siliguri
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A cow shelter in Assam’s Dibrugarh inaugurated Northeast’s first-ever cow hospital, on the occasion of Gopashtami.
    The hospital, Surbhi Aarogyashala, is set up by Shree Gopal Gaushala at a cost of Rs 17 lakh.
  8. The committee, led by PK Mohanty, recommended raising the cap on promoter shareholding in private sector banks to what per cent of the paid up equity after 15 years of operation?
    A) 15%
    B) 22%
    C) 30%
    D) 26%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) panel has recommended raising the cap on promoter shareholding in private sector banks to 26 per cent of the paid up equity after 15 years of operation from 15 per cent.
    The committee, led by PK Mohanty, has also proposed converting of payments banks into a small finance bank. For this, the track record of 3 years of experience as payments bank may be considered as sufficient.
  9. Reserve Bank of India imposed restrictions on withdrawals from Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank situated in which state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Odisha
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India imposed restrictions on withdrawals from Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank, Mantha District Jalna, Maharashtra, for six months.
  10. Tarun Gogoi, former Chief Minister of which state passed away?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Karnataka
    C) Assam
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tarun Gogoi, former chief minister of Assam, passed away in Guwahati after his health condition deteriorated. He was 84.
  11. Which country hosted the 2020 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Indonesia
    C) Australia
    D) Philippines
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The 2020 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.The theme of the APEC Malaysia 2020 was “Optimising Human Potential Towards a Resilient Future of Shared Prosperity: Pivot. Prioritise. Progress”.
  12. Noted poet, journalist, scriptwriter, and Kendra Sahitya Academy award winner Shaik Khaja Hussain who passed away was a poet of which language?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Telugu
    C) Urdu
    D) English
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Noted Telugu poet, journalist, scriptwriter, and Kendra Sahitya Academy award winner Shaik Khaja Hussain popularly known as Devi Priya, passed away in Hyderabad. He was 70.
  13. The Karnataka government has set which year as target to become a USD 50 billion biotechnology market?
    A) 2022
    B) 2024
    C) 2028
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Karnataka government announced that it has set a target to become a USD 50 billion biotechnology market by 2025, contributing to half of the national bio-economy projected to be achieved by then.
  14. Which bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSe) to promote ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) and green finance?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Axis Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSe).
    The MoU will help SBI and LuxSE set up a long-term cooperation mechanism, and promote ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) and green finance.
  15. FLO, the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), signed an agreement with which institute to mentor entrepreneurs?
    A) IIM Ranchi
    B) IIM Kozhikode
    C) IIM Shillong
    D) IIM Bodh Gaya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    FLO, the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), said it has signed an agreement with Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong and Incubation and Enterprise Support Centre (IESC) to mentor entrepreneurs.
  16. Which state was awarded as best performing state in inland fisheries sector, announced on the occasion of ‘World Fisheries Day’?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh was awarded as best performing state in inland fisheries sector while Odisha got the award of the best Marine state on the occasion of ‘World Fisheries Day’ observed by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Noida
    D) Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is Druk PNB Bank., a subsidiary of Punjab National Bank situated?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Nepal
    C) Bhutan
    D) Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation situated?
    A) Singapore
    B) Indonesia
    C) Bhutan
    D) Cameroon
    View Answer
    Option A

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