Current Affairs Quiz: November 5 and 6, 2020

Current Affairs 5 and 6 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where did Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurate the “Tourist Facilitation Centre” in November 2020?
    A) Delhi
    B) Gujarat
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the “Tourist Facilitation Centre” in Kerala.
    The facility has been constructed under the project “Development of Guruvayur, Kerala” under PRASHAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism at the cost of Rs. 11.57 Crores.
  2. Which state’s chief minister laid the foundation stone of Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation in the state, in presence of Israeli Ambassador Dr. Ron Malka?
    A) Telangana
    B) Odisha
    C) Assam
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation near Guwahati in presence of Israeli Ambassador Dr. Ron Malka.
  3. With which institute did the Indian Railways tied up to go big with artificial intelligence and data analytics to improve its operational efficiency?
    A) Indian School of Business
    B) Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
    C) NMIMS Mumbai
    D) Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The railways is set to go big with artificial intelligence and data analytics to improve its operational efficiency and has tied up with the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad to analyse the data generated by the national transporter.
  4. How much amount has been handed over by India to the Nepal government as reimbursement of Nepal Housing Reconstruction Project?
    A) NPR 5 billion
    B) NPR 1 billion
    C) NPR 2 billion
    D) NPR 4 billion
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over a cheque of NPR 1 billion to the Nepal government as reimbursement of Nepal Housing Reconstruction Project.
  5. As a part of Mission Sagar-II, where did the Indian Naval Ship reached in November carrying a consignment of 100 Tonnes of food aid for the country?
    A) Sudan
    B) Eritrea
    C) Somalia
    D) Chad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Naval Ship, Airavat reached Port Sudan as a part of Mission Sagar-II. Indian government is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries to overcome natural calamities and COVID-19 pandemic, and towards the same INS Airavat is carrying a consignment of 100 Tonnes of food aid for the people of Sudan.
  6. Where did the 4-day Malabar naval exercise among India, the US, Japan and Australia held?
    A) Indian Ocean
    B) Pacific Ocean
    C) Arabian Sea
    D) Bay of Bengal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The navies of India, the US, Japan and Australia held a series of complex manoeuvres in the Bay of Bengal, kick-starting the four-day-long first phase of the Malabar naval exercise, seen as a prelude to future military cooperation among the member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral Coalition.
  7. Bangladesh’s navy along with which country’s navy launched the ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2020’ to expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness between the two countries?
    A) Italy
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Bangladesh and US navies launched the ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2020’ to expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness between the two countries.
  8. In November 2020, the Asian Development Bank approved how much loan to improve and upgrade the power distribution network in Meghalaya?
    A) USD 145.8 million
    B) USD 186.8 million
    C) USD 132.8 million
    D) USD 106.8 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank has approved USD 132.8 million loan to improve and upgrade the power distribution network in Meghalaya.
  9. The ‘RuPay Festive Carnival’ launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) unveiled discounts up to how much per cent on purchase of various branded items using RuPay card?
    A) 65%
    B) 75%
    C) 70%
    D) 60%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) unveiled discounts up to 65 per cent on purchase of various branded items using RuPay card.
    The ‘RuPay Festive Carnival’ will provide compelling benefits and attractive discounts to RuPay users, aimed at encouraging safe, contactless and cashless payments.
  10. Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited (Bharti AXA) by which company?
    A) Future Generali India Insurance Company
    B) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited
    C) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    D) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of General Insurance Business of Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited (Bharti AXA) by ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited (ICICI Lombard) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.
  11. Marlon Samuels, cricketer from which country announced his retirement from professional cricket?
    A) Zimbabwe
    B) Australia
    C) Ireland
    D) West Indies
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Marlon Samuels, the West Indies batsman who top-scored in both of their T20 World Cup final victories, announced his retirement from professional cricket.
  12. Australia’s which cricket team member announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in November 2020?
    A) Shane Watson
    B) Glenn Maxwell
    C) Steve Smith
    D) Peter Handscomb
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  13. Alassane Ouattara sworn in for the third as the president of which country?
    A) Tanzania
    B) Mali
    C) Ivory Coast
    D) Liberia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara won a third term, a victory that came after his opponents had urged followers to boycott the election.
  14. Duarte Pacheco elected for the post the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for 2020-23 hails from which country?
    A) Estonia
    B) Italy
    C) Portugal
    D) Jamaica
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Portugal MP, Duarte Pacheco has won the elections for the post the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
    He will be the 30th President of the IPU and will succeed Mexican MP Gabriela Cuevas Barron who completed the tenure in October 2020.
  15. Indian-origin politician Priyanca Radhakrishnan created history by becoming the first Indian woman to become a minister in which country?
    A) Yemen
    B) Denmark
    C) Turkey
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian-origin politician Priyanca Radhakrishnan created history by becoming the first Indian-Kiwi woman to become a minister in New Zealand.
  16. A solar energy-driven miniature train, billed as the country’s first of its kind, was unveiled in which state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A solar energy-driven miniature train, billed as the country’s first of its kind, was inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  17. Super Typhoon Goni, the world’s most powerful storm in four years, crashed through which country?
    A) Norway
    B) Finland
    C) Philippines
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Super Typhoon Goni, the world’s most powerful storm in four years, crashed through the Philippines main island of Luzon, smashing buildings, toppling trees, and causing floods and mudslides.
  18. Faraaz Khan who passed away belonged to which profession?
    A) Surgeon
    B) Actor
    C) Dramatist
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Actor Faraaz Khan, known for starring in movies such as “Fareb” and “Mehndi” in the 1990s, passed away in Bengaluru. He was 46.
  19. Satish Prasad Singh who passed away recently served which state’s Chief Minister?
    A) Bihar
    B) Punjab
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bihar’s shortest-serving CM Satish Prasad Singh died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in Delhi’s Saket locality, just six days after his spouse’s demise.He was 87.
  20. Ashish Kakkad who passed away belonged to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Physician
    C) Author
    D) Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker and actor Ashish Kakkad, considered one of the most progressive artistes in the Gujarati film industry, has passed away at the age of 49.
  21. When is World Tsunami Awareness Day observed?
    A) 4 November
    B) 5 November
    C) 3 November
    D) 6 November
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed on 5 November every year to promote national and local risk reduction plans.
    This year’s observance promotes the “Sendai Seven Campaign,”. This theme focuses on reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and the disruption of basic services.
  22. Musician TN Krishnan who passed away used to play which instrument?
    A) Piano
    B) Flute
    C) Violin
    D) Trumpet
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Violin maestro and Padma awardee TN Krishnan passed away in Chennai.
    He also received many legendary awards like Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Sangeetha Kalanidhi. He performed at thousands of musical concerts.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital city of Ivory Coast?
    A) Yamoussoukro
    B) Abidjan
    C) Bamako
    D) Luanda
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of Inter-Parliamentary Union situated?
    A) Amsterdam, Netherlands
    B) Copenhagen, Denmark
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) Oslo, Norway
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of ICICI Lombard situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is Indian School of Business situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A

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