Current Affairs Quiz: November 8, 2020

Current Affairs 8 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. According to Care Ratings, which state topped the list of states in attracting investments during the first half of FY21?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu leads Indian states in attracting investments during the first half of FY21, having managed to grab 16 per cent of the funds that came into India during the period, according to CARE Ratings.
    Andhra Pradesh garnered 11 per cent, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Karnataka have garnered seven per cent each, while the balance went to the other states.
  2. Government announced extending the time window for businesses to seek sovereign-guaranteed loans under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) by one month to which date or “or till such time that an amount of Rs 3 trillion is sanctioned under the Scheme, whichever is earlier?
    A) November 30
    B) December 30
    C) November 15
    D) December 15
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government announced extending the time window for businesses to seek sovereign-guaranteed loans under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) by one month till November 30 or “or till such time that an amount of Rs 3 trillion is sanctioned under the Scheme, whichever is earlier.
  3. Which of the following has been voted ‘Most Outstanding Company – Financial Sector’ in India, in a poll conducted by the well-known publication Asiamoney?
    A) IOCL
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) TCS
    D) Reliance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank Ltd has been voted ‘Most Outstanding Company – Financial Sector’ in India, in a poll conducted by the well-known publication Asiamoney. HDFC Bank has bagged this honour for the 2nd consecutive year.
  4. Which insurance company launched ‘Life + 36 critical illness Insurance’ on Flipkart at the starting premium of just Rs. 153 for a life cover of Rs 1 lakh plus Critical Illness cover of Rs.10,000?
    A) Aegon Life Insurance
    B) Max Life Insurance
    C) Exide Life Insurance
    D) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Aegon Life Insurance, the pioneer of digital insurance in India, announced the launch of ‘Life + 36 critical illness Insurance’ on Flipkart at the starting premium of just Rs. 153 for a life cover of Rs 1 lakh plus Critical Illness cover of Rs.10,000.
  5. Which bank introduced Employee Assistance Program, a new employee Central initiative to help employees to deal with personal and professional issues in psychological consulting and counselling?
    A) Punjab National bank
    B) Bank of India
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) bank of Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bank of Baroda (BOB) has introduced Employee Assistance Program, a new employee Central initiative to help employees to deal with personal and professional issues in psychological consulting and counselling.
  6. Which company launched its first all-women Virtual Customer Service (VCS) site in Bengaluru with 60 women?
    A) Myntra
    B) Amazon
    C) Flipkart
    D) Snapdeal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Building on its diversity, equity and inclusivity efforts, Amazon India announced the launch of its first all-women Virtual Customer Service (VCS) site in Bengaluru with 60 women.
  7. Which state government in association with HCL will set up a Disaster Management – Data Analytics Centre to strengthen the State’s disaster management efforts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Telangana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu government and HCL will set up a Disaster Management – Data Analytics Centre to strengthen the State’s disaster management efforts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  8. Who own his fifth ATP title of the season at the Erste Bank Open?
    A) Andrey Rublev
    B) Lorenzo Sonego
    C) Stefano Travaglia
    D) Taylor Fritz
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Andrey Rublev won his fifth ATP title of the season, beating unheralded Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 6-4 at the Erste Bank Open.
  9. John Magufuli is sworn in as the president for a second five-year term of which country?
    A) Romania
    B) Tanzania
    C) Ireland
    D) Spain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tanzania inaugurated John Magufuli as president for a second five-year term following a disputed election that the opposition denounced as fraudulent.
  10. Which bank appointed Ramesh Lakshminarayanan as its next chief information officer (CIO)?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Laxmi Vilas Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Largest private sector lender HDFC Bank said it has hired Ramesh Lakshminarayanan as its next chief information officer (CIO).
  11. Which telecom operator appointed Jagbir Singh as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO)?
    A) Vodafone Idea
    B) Reliance Jio
    C) Airtel
    D) BSNL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Vodafone Idea Ltd(VIL), the telecom operator providing services under the brand ‘Vi’, has appointed Jagbir Singh as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
  12. Ace filmmaker Hariharan who bagged the prestigious JC Daniel Award for 2019 was bestowed for his contribution to which cinema?
    A) Tamil
    B) Bengali
    C) Malayalam
    D) Hindi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ace filmmaker Hariharan has bagged the prestigious JC Daniel Award for 2019.
    Hariharan was bestowed with the award for his contribution to Malayalam cinema during the past five decades.
  13. Musician Karsh Kale bagged the best original music award at the 14th Annual Asian Film Awards for which movie?
    A) Lootera
    B) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
    C) Befikre
    D) Gully Boy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s drama “Gully Boy” has bagged the best original music award for musician Karsh Kale and the Salvage Audio Collective at the 14th Annual Asian Film Awards.
  14. Indian Army chief General M M Naravane was conferred the honorary rank of General of which country’s army?
    A) Nepal
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Thailand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Army chief General M M Naravane was conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepali Army by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at a special ceremony, a decades old tradition that reflects the strong ties between the two militaries.
  15. Which institute launched – Bandhu – a selfhelp website to assist students through the tough time and enhance their emotional wellbeing?
    A) IIT Kharagpur
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIM Lucknow
    D) IIM Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    With the pandemic adding to the stress of students, IIT Bombay launched a selfhelp website to assist them through the tough time and enhance their emotional wellbeing.
    The website – ‘Bandhu’ (a friend in need), iitb-bandhu.com – is an initiative of IIT Bombay’s batch of 1992.
  16. A fisherman from which state launched ‘Kadal Osai FM 90.4’, India’s first and only radio channel for fisherfolk?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Goa
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A fisherman from the Ramanathapuram district’s Pamban town has started ‘Kadal Osai FM 90.4’, India’s first and only radio channel for fisherfolk.
  17. When was National Stress Awareness Day 2020 observed?
    A) November 6
    B) November 3
    C) November 4
    D) November 2
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Stress Awareness Day, marked on the first Wednesday in November, aims to identify and reduce stress factors in our lives. This year, it falls on November 4.
  18. When is International Stress Awareness Week celebrated?
    A) 2 – 6 November
    B) 1 – 5 November
    C) 3 – 7 November
    D) 4 – 8 November
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Stress Awareness Week takes place from 2 – 6 November 2020 to highlights stress management, mental health, and wellbeing.
  19. Which Indian state’s education department has asked schools in the state to celebrate Children’s week between November 8 and 14?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Telangana
    C) Odisha
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ahead of Children’s Day on November 14, the Maharashtra state education department has asked schools in the state to celebrate Children’s week between November 8 and 14.
  20. According to a new report released by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), about how many Indian cities will face increasing “water risks” in the next few decades?
    A) 32
    B) 45
    C) 30
    D) 40
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    About 30 Indian cities will face increasing “water risks” in the next few decades according to a new report released by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
    According to the scenarios in the WWF Water Risk Filter report, nearly 30 Indian cities, including Jaipur, Indore, Amritsar, Pune, Srinagar, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kozhikode and Visakhapatnam will face acute “water risks.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Vodafone Idea situated?
    A) Dehradun
    B) Raipur
    C) Bhopal
    D) Gandhinagar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

  2. What is the capital city of Tanzania?
    A) Nairobi
    B) Dodoma
    C) Oslo
    D) Helsinki
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Currency: Tanzanian shilling
  3. Where is the HQ of Aegon Life Insurance situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of World Wide Fund for Nature situated?
    A) Germany
    B) Sweden
    C) Austria
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Gland, Switzerland

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