Current Affairs Quiz: November 9, 2020

Current Affairs 9 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which district topped the rankings of aspirational districts by government think-tank Niti Aayog for September?
    A) Sonbhadra
    B) Bokaro
    C) Chandauli
    D) Purbi Singhbhum
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh has topped the rankings of aspirational districts by government think-tank Niti Aayog for September.
    Bokaro and Purbi Singhbhum (both in Jharkhand) have been placed at second and third positions, respectively, announced by Niti Aayog. Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh) has been ranked fourth.
  2. Which of the following in partnership with American India Foundation, Dell Technologies and University of Mumbai has launched “Project Future Ready” to equip students with career skills?
    A) NTPC Limited
    B) National Skill Development Corporation
    C) IBM
    D) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in partnership with American India Foundation, Dell Technologies and University of Mumbai has launched “Project Future Ready” to equip students with career skills.
  3. Elephant Rehabilitation Centre situated where is set to become the largest care and cure centre for elephants in the world?
    A) Coimbatore
    B) Kollam
    C) Thiruvananthapuram
    D) Visakhapatnam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Elephant Rehabilitation Centre at Kottoor in Thiruvananthapuram is set to become the largest care and cure centre for elephants in the world. The first phase of the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre will be commissioned in February 2021.
  4. Where did the armed forces conduct a joint tri-service exercise ‘Bull Strike’?
    A) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    B) Puducherry
    C) Daman and Diu
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The armed forces conducted a joint tri-service exercise ‘Bull Strike’ at the Teressa Island in the Nicobar group of islands located close to the strategic Strait of Malacca.
  5. In November 2020, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) allowed which platform to start its payments service in the country in a “graded” manner?
    A) Skype
    B) Instagram
    C) WhatsApp
    D) Telegram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) allowed Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp to start its payments service in the country in a “graded” manner.
  6. The Reserve Bank came out with a CLM scheme under which banks can provide loans along with NBFCs to priority sector borrowers based on a prior agreement. What is the full form of CLM?
    A) Co-Lending Medium
    B) Co-Lending Model
    C) Capital Lending Market
    D) Capped Loan Model
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank came out with a Co-Lending Model (CLM) scheme under which banks can provide loans along with NBFCs to priority sector borrowers based on a prior agreement
    Under the CLM, banks will be permitted to co-lend with all registered NBFCs (including HFCs) based on a prior agreement, RBI said, adding that “the co-lending banks will take their share of the individual loans on a back-to-back basis in their books”.
  7. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) enhanced the foreign investment limit for mutual funds to how much amount from $300 million, while capping the overall industry limit at $7 billion?
    A) $500 million
    B) $400 million
    C) $800 million
    D) $600 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) enhanced the foreign investment limit for mutual funds to $600 million from $300 million with immediate effect, while capping the overall industry limit at $7 billion.
  8. Which state’s finance minister launched Green Innovation Fund, a fund-linked accelerator programme for social impact start-ups, as a joint initiative of state’s startup mission and United Nations Development Programme, India?
    A) Telangana
    B) Haryana
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac launched Green Innovation Fund, a fund-linked accelerator programme for social impact start-ups, as a joint initiative of Kerala Startup Mission, Haritha Keralam Mission and United Nations Development Programme, India.
  9. Which state government entered into an agreement with Tata Technologies Ltd., Pune, to upgrade 150 government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) at a cost of ₹4,636.5 crore?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Maharashtra
    C) West Bengal
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The State government of Karnataka entered into an agreement with Tata Technologies Ltd., Pune, to upgrade 150 government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) at a cost of ₹4,636.5 crore.
  10. Which bank acquired stakes worth over Rs 36cr in government’s CSC e-Governance Services?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) DCB Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The private lender Axis Bank has executed an agreement for subscribing to 57,743 equity shares of face value of Rs 1,000 each to be issued by CSC e-Governance Services India for Rs 6,300 each.
  11. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas?
    A) M M Kutty
    B) Mukesh Khare
    C) Binoy Kumar
    D) Ramesh K J
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Chief Secretary of Delhi M M Kutty was appointed chairperson of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas.
  12. Which country’s president Hashim Thaci resigned from his position?
    A) Serbia
    B) Kosovo
    C) Albania
    D) Yugoslavia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, who fought in his country’s 1998-1999 war for independence from Serbia, has abruptly resigned after a Hague-based special court confirmed that he’s been indicted on war crimes charges.
  13. Who has been appointed as the new Hockey India president, making him the first person from the Northeast to be appointed in the top post of India’s national hockey team?
    A) Seiminmang Manchong
    B) Homen Borgohain
    C) Gyanendro Ningombam
    D) Ngangbam Naocha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam has been elected as the Hockey India president, while former President Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad is back in the Hockey India Executive Board after being Elected Unopposed for the Senior Vice President post.
  14. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of SYSKA Group, India’s leading Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) company?
    A) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    B) Rajkummar Rao
    C) Ayushmann Khurana
    D) Vicky Kaushal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    SYSKA Group, India’s leading Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) company, announced that it has roped in award winning Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao as the new face of the brand.
  15. In November 2020, ISRO launched which of the following PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) carrying EOS-01, 9 other satellites?
    A) PSLV C49
    B) PSLV C50
    C) PSLV C46
    D) PSLV C47
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the 51st mission of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
    The carrier vehicle PSLV C49 will deliver 10 satellites in all with EOS-01 as the primary one.
  16. When is National Cancer Awareness Day observed?
    A) November 5
    B) November 6
    C) November 7
    D) November 9
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Cancer Awareness Day is marked on November 7th of every year.

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