Current Affairs Quiz: November 29, 2020

Current Affairs 29 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where did the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change approved the construction of the Song Dam Drinking Water Project worth Rs 1100 crore?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Dehradun
    C) Ranchi
    D) Faridabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved the construction of the Song Dam Drinking Water Project worth Rs 1100 crore in Dehradun.
  2. Which state government signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) for proposed participation to achieve food and nutritional security goals?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A Letter of Understanding (LoU) has been signed between the Rajasthan government and United Nation”s World Food Programme (WFP) for proposed participation to achieve food and nutritional security goals.
  3. According to data released by the Union ministry of statistics and programme implementation (Mospi), India’s gross domestic product or GDP contracted to what percent in the quarter ending September in comparison to the same period last year?
    A) 7.5%
    B) 8.2%
    C) 7.1%
    D) 8.9%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s gross domestic product or GDP contracted 7.5% in the quarter ending September in comparison to the same period last year, data released by the Union ministry of statistics and programme implementation (Mospi) showed.
  4. What is the rank of India in the international rankings released by FIFA for November 2020?
    A) 103
    B) 104
    C) 106
    D) 105
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The elite football body, FIFA, has released the international rankings for November 2020, India has moved up to 104, a significant rise of four spots, in the recent FIFA rankings.
    Nonetheless, the top six spots remain unchanged in the rankings. Belgium have kept their place on the top, followed by France, Brazil, England, and Portugal.
  5. In which of the following UTs, a project namely ‘Provision of Solar Photo Voltaic Powerplant 1.5 MW’ has been completed making it the largest solar power project setup under the Centre’s ‘Make In India’ initiative?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Puducherry
    C) Lakshadweep
    D) Ladakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Territory of Ladakh has got the largest solar power project setup under the Centre’s ‘Make In India’ initiative at Leh IAF station to provide sustainable energy alternative to fossil fuel and traditional methods of energy generation.
    The project namely ‘Provision of Solar Photo Voltaic Powerplant 1.5 MW’ has been completed within 12 months well before the completion deadline of March 31, 2021. The total cost of the project is Rs 122 crore.
  6. Faqir Chand Kohli who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Author
    B) Politician
    C) Businessman
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Faqir Chand Kohli, (F.C. Kohli), known as the father of Indian Software Industry, passed away in Mumbai following cardiac arrest. He was 96.
  7. James Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank, who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Canada
    B) Russia
    C) Australia
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    James Wolfensohn (Australia), who served as the president of the World Bank for 10 years and was a guiding force for a couple of the most well-known cultural institutions in the US, has died. He was 86.
  8. Who has been appointed as the next Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army?
    A) SK Shrivastava
    B) Harpal Singh
    C) June Nagpal
    D) Siddhartha Chatterjee
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Lt Gen Harpal Singh has been appointed as the next Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He will take over from the incumbent, Lt Gen SK Shrivastava, on December 1.
  9. Roch Marc Christian Kaborehas been reelected as the president of which country?
    A) Burkina Faso
    B) Burundi
    C) Albania
    D) Sierra Leone
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    President Roch Marc Christian Kabore will serve another five years as Burkina Faso’s president, according to provisional results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission.
  10. Indian FinTech unicorn Razorpay announced the launch of RazorpayX Corporate Cards, in collaboration with which of the following?
    A) Maestro Card
    B) American Express
    C) Visa
    D) MasterCard
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian FinTech unicorn Razorpay announced the launch of RazorpayX Corporate Cards, in collaboration with Visa.
  11. Which country successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile in the Arctic?
    A) Russia
    B) China
    C) France
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Russia successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile in the Arctic, the country’s Defence Ministry has announced.
  12. Which bank launched an SMS Pay functionality on POS terminals, which enables merchants to accept contactless payments from customers?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Private lender YES Bank launched an SMS Pay functionality on POS terminals, which enables merchants to accept contactless payments from customers.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Food Programme situated?
    A) Brussels, Belgium
    B) New York, USA
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Razorpay Software Private Limited situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Pune
    C) Mumbai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the capital of Burkina Faso?
    A) Ouagadougou
    B) Conakry
    C) Lome
    D) Niamey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Capital: Ouagadougou
    Currency: West African CFA franc

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