Current Affairs Quiz: November 28, 2020

Current Affairs 28 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which dictionary has named ‘quarantine’ as the Word of the Year 2020?
    A) Webster’s Dictionary
    B) Cambridge Dictionary
    C) Collins Dictionary
    D) Oxford Dictionary
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Cambridge Dictionary has named ‘quarantine’ as the Word of the Year 2020, the year that saw people around the world being forced to remain isolated indoors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Achyuta Samanta has been elected as the president of which organization?
    A) Volleyball Federation of India
    B) Badminton Association of India
    C) All India Tennis Association
    D) Judo Federation of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Kandhamal MP and KIIT & KISS Founder Achyuta Samanta has been honoured to be elected as the President of Volleyball Federation of India.
  3. The United Nations humanitarian chief released how much amount from its emergency fund to support women-led organisations that prevent and respond to gender-based violence?
    A) $15 million
    B) $20 million
    C) $25 million
    D) $10 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The United Nations humanitarian chief has released 25 million US dollars from its emergency fund to support women-led organisations that prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
  4. Canara Bank, Axis Bank, Indian Bank and which other bank have acquired 6.67% stake each in financial technology firm, IBBIC, at Rs 10 per equity share for a cash consideration of Rs 5 lakh each?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) South Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Canara Bank, Axis Bank, Indian Bank and South Indian Bank have acquired 6.67% stake each in financial technology firm, IBBIC, at Rs 10 per equity share for a cash consideration of Rs 5 lakh each.
  5. 23 rare medicinal plants of which state have been listed as ‘endangered’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    At a time when climate change and infrastructural projects are wreaking havoc on forests, an exhaustive study commissioned by the Karnataka Biodiversity Board and National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) has revealed that 23 rare medicinal plants in various forests of the state are on the verge of extinction and listed as ‘endangered’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list.
  6. Which state government launched a Whatsapp helpline 7875756177 for women in distress in the state?
    A) Goa
    B) Karnataka
    C) Telangana
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched a Whatsapp helpline 7875756177 for women in distress in the state at Police Headquarters, Panaji.
  7. Who is the author of the book titled “The Battle of Belonging”?
    A) Salman Rushdie
    B) Shashi Tharoor
    C) Aravind Adiga
    D) Vikram Seth
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Renowned Author and Politician, Shashi Tharoor has released his new book titled “The Battle of Belonging”. The book is published by Aleph Book Company.
  8. Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has restored the government recognition to which sports association as a Nation Sports Federation for promotion and regulation of sport in the country?
    A) Fencing Association of India
    B) Cycling Federation of India
    C) Volleyball Federation of India
    D) Archery Association of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has restored the government recognition to Archery Association of India as a Nation Sports Federation for promotion and regulation of Archery Sport in the country.
  9. Which ministry launched the Sahakar Pragya programme to impart training in the country to the related societies?
    A) Ministry of Food Processing Industries
    B) Ministry of Commerce & Industry
    C) Ministry of Ayush
    D) Ministry of Agriculture
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar unveiled Sahakar Pragya. The 45 new training modules of Sahakar Pragya of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) will impart training to primary cooperative societies in rural areas of the country along with Lakshmanrao Inamdar National Cooperative Research and Development Academy.
  10. ESI Corporation (ESIC) announced the extension of the “Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana” (ABVKY) up to when?
    A) March 31, 2021
    B) June 30, 2021
    C) December 31, 2021
    D) April 30, 2021
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ESI Corporation (ESIC) has announced the extension of the “Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana” (ABVKY) by another one year up to June 30, 2021 and relaxed the eligibility conditions for the period between March 24, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  11. The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry launched which portal for transgender persons to apply for certificates and identity cards?
    A) transpersons.dosje.gov.in
    B) transgender.dospe.gov.in
    C) transgender.dosje.gov.in
    D) transpersons.dospe.gov.in
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry launched a National portal for transgender persons to apply for certificates and identity cards.
    The portal transgender.dosje.gov.in would enable the applicant to track their application and register their grievances in case of delays.
  12. When is National Milk Day celebrated?
    A) November 26
    B) November 28
    C) November 24
    D) November 25
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Milk Day is celebrated every year on November 26 in India to honour Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is considered to be the father of India’s White Revolution.
  13. When is Constitution Day celebrated?
    A) November 25
    B) November 26
    C) November 27
    D) November 24
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas is celebrated annually in India on 26 November to promote Constitution values among citizens. The day is also known as National Law Day.
  14. What is the theme of 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-INVEST 2020) organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy?
    A) The Energy Transition Demand Aggregation
    B) Large scale investments in the renewable energy sector
    C) Innovations for Sustainable Energy Transition
    D) Socially, economically and ecologically sustainable manner
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-INVEST 2020) to woo investors for investing in clean energy in India. India has set an ambitious target of having 175GW of renewable energy by 2022 and 450GW by 2030.
    The summit is organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The theme for RE-Invest 2020 is ‘Innovations for Sustainable Energy Transition’.
  15. Who is the author of the book on the life and ideals of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism and first of its 10 gurus released by PM Narendra Modi?
    A) Kirpal Singh
    B) Raghuveer Singh
    C) Arshpreet Singh
    D) Balwant Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book on the life and ideals of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism and first of its 10 gurus.
    The book has been penned by Kirpal Singh, who is based in Chandigarh.
  16. Whom of the following passed away who was also the Vice president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board?
    A) Maulana Badruddin Ajmal
    B) Maulana Wali Rahmani
    C) Maulana Mufti Anas
    D) Maulana Kalbe Sadiq
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Well-known Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq died in Lucknow. He was 83. He was also All India Muslim Personal Law Board vice president.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Union for Conservation of Nature situated?
    A) USA
    B) Germany
    C) Poland
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Gland, Switzerland
  2. Where is the HQ of Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Corporation situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Gurugram
    C) Kanpur
    D) Surat
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Archery Association of India situated?
    A) Kochi
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. Where is the HQ of Volleyball Federation of India situated?
    A) Bhubaneshwar
    B) Chennai
    C) Pune
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B

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