Current Affairs Quiz 15th November 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Name the Gujarat CM, who has launched healthcare scheme named ‘Niramay Gujarat Yojana’.

गुजरात के मुख्यमंत्री का नाम बताइए, जिन्होंने निरामय गुजरात योजनानाम से एक स्वास्थ्य योजना शुरू की है।

(a) Vijay Rupani / विजय रूपाणी

(b) Anandiben Patel / आनंदीबेन पटेल

(c) Vajubhai Vala / वजुभाई वाला

(d) Bhupendra Patel / भूपेंद्र पटेल

(e) La Ganesan / ला गणेशन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Gujarat launched healthcare scheme named ‘Niramay Gujarat Yojana’

Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel launched a new healthcare scheme named ‘Niramay Gujarat Yojana’ to protect people over 30-years from non-communicable diseases.

Aim: To provide free medical check-ups to eligible citizens at the Primary & Community Health Centres, and diagnose for non-communicable diseases.

Gujarat is also set to launch ‘Atmanirbhar Gram Yatra’, a programme under which Rs 500 crore worth development works will be conducted in rural districts of Gujarat.

Q.2. Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the first operationalised private sector defence manufacturing facility in Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) in which city?

राजनाथ सिंह ने किस शहर में उत्तर प्रदेश डिफेंस इंडस्ट्रियल कॉरिडोर (UPDIC) में पहली परिचालित निजी क्षेत्र की रक्षा निर्माण सुविधा का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Allahabad / इलाहाबाद

(b) Lucknow /लखनऊ

(c) Kanpur / कानपुर

(d) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(e) Gorakhpur / गोरखपुर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Defence Minister inaugurated 1st Private Sector Defence Manufacturing facility in UPDIC in Lucknow

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the first operationalised private sector defence manufacturing facility in Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) in Lucknow on November 13, 2021.

The facility, run by Aerolloy Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of PTC industries, will manufacture parts for Aircraft Engines, Helicopter Engines, Structural parts for aircrafts, Drones and UAV, Submarines, Ultra-Light Artillery Guns, Space Launch Vehicles and Strategy Systems etc.

Q.3. Which ministry has launched Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Mobile App?

किस मंत्रालय ने आजादी का अमृत महोत्सव मोबाइल ऐप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Culture / संस्कृति मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Science and Technology / विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change / पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Jal Shakti / जल शक्ति मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ministry of Culture launched Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Mobile App

Minister of State Meenakashi Lekhi, Ministry of Culture and External Affairs launched the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) mobile App which is a single point access to all information, activities and events related to the 75th anniversary celebrations of India’s independence.

The app available in android and iOS is a free for download app with no age restrictions.

Q.4. Which company has recently signed an MoU with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to collaborate in the field of Renewable Energy?

किस कंपनी ने हाल ही में अक्षय ऊर्जा के क्षेत्र में सहयोग करने के लिए इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (IOCL) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम (ONGC)

(b) Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) / भारतीय इस्पात प्राधिकरण लिमिटेड (SAIL)

(c) Coal India Limited (CIL) / कोल इंडिया लिमिटेड (CIL)

(d) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) / राष्ट्रीय ताप विद्युत निगम (NTPC)

(e) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड (BHEL)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. IOCL and NTPC tied up to collaborate in Renewable Energy

NTPC signed an MoU with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to collaborate in the field of Renewable Energy and mutually explore opportunities for supply of low carbon/RE RTC (round the clock) captive power.

This is a first-of-its-kind novel initiative by two leading national energy majors of India, to support the country’s commitment to achieving renewable energy targets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This comes in the backdrop of Indian Oil announcing its plan to build the country’s first green hydrogen plant at its Mathura refinery.

Q.5. Which country’s Army Chief has been conferred with the honorary rank of ‘General of the Indian Army’ by President Ram Nath Kovind?

राष्ट्रपति राम नाथ कोविंद द्वारा किस देश के सेना प्रमुख को भारतीय सेना के जनरलकी मानद रैंक से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Bhutan / भूटान

(c) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. President conferred ‘General of Indian Army’ rank to Nepal Army Chief

In continuation of a tradition that started in 1950, Nepal Army Chief Gen Prabhu Ram Sharma was conferred with the honorary rank of ‘General of the Indian Army’ by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Nepal conferred the honorary rank of ‘General of Nepal Army’ to Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane during his visit to Kathmandu in November last year.

Q.6. Which bank integrated with the Central Government’s National Agriculture Market (eNAM) to enable digital collections and settlement of funds?

डिजिटल संग्रह और धन के निपटान को सक्षम करने के लिए किस बैंक को केंद्र सरकार के राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार (eNAM) के साथ एकीकृत किया गया है?

(a) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

(b) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. HDFC Bank integrated with e-NAM platform to Facilitate Agri Commodity Trading

HDFC Bank integrated with the Central Government’s National Agriculture Market (eNAM) to enable digital collections and settlement of funds to various e-NAM beneficiaries.

HDFC Bank has partnered with Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) to further improve the ease of doing business on e-NAM platform by offering the Multi-Netbanking, Debit card, NEFT/RTGS and UPI/IMPS collection modes.

This integration will help farmers, FPOs, commission agents, institutional buyers and other Mandi level service providers.

Q.7. Which Indian city has topped the IQAir Air quality and pollution city ranking 2021?

कौन सा भारतीय शहर IQAir वायु गुणवत्ता और प्रदूषण शहर रैंकिंग 2021 में शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & c / दोनों ए और सी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. IQAir Air Quality Index (AQI): Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai among world’s top 10 polluted cities

According to the data from air quality and pollution city tracking service from IQAir, a Switzerland-based climate group, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai are among the top ten most polluted cities of the world.

Delhi topped the list with AQI at 556, Kolkata and Mumbai recorded an AQI of 177 and 169, respectively, at 4th and 6th position.

The cities with the worst AQI indices also include Lahore, Pakistan, and Chengdu, China. IQAir is also a technology partner of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).

Q.8. Which of the following country will host the first-ever yogasana world championship in June 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा देश जून 2022 में पहली बार योगासन विश्व चैंपियनशिप की मेजबानी करेगा?

(a) India / भारत

(b) China / चीन

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(e) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India will host 1st World Yogasana Championship in June 2022

India is all set to host the first-ever yogasana world championship in June 2022.

The announcement for the same was made during the India’s first Physical National Yogasana Sports Championships in Bhubaneswar, Odisha being held from November 11 to 13, 2021.

The event is organised by the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF) in association with the Odisha government. Yogasana sport for both male and female categories have been included in the Khelo India Youth Games, 2021.

Q.9. Who will take charge as the next head of National Cricket Academy (NCA)?

राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट अकादमी (एनसीए) के अगले प्रमुख के रूप में कौन कार्यभार संभालेगा?

(a) Sachin Tendulkar / सचिन तेंदुलकर

(b) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(c) VVS Laxman / वीवीएस लक्ष्मण

(d) Anil Kumble / अनिल कुम्बले

(e) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़ 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. VVS Laxman will take charge as next National Cricket Academy (NCA) head

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly confirmed on Sunday, that former India batter VVS Laxman will be the next head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Laxman will take over from his former batting colleague Rahul Dravid, who was recently appointed as chief coach of the Indian team following the end of Ravi Shastri’s tenure.

Q.10. Name the biennial training exercise conducted between Indian Army and French Army, whose sixth edition will be conducted from 15-26 November 2021 in Frejus, France.

भारतीय सेना और फ्रांसीसी सेना के बीच आयोजित द्विवार्षिक प्रशिक्षण अभ्यास का नाम बताइए, जिसका छठा संस्करण फ्रांस के फ्रीजस में 15-26 नवंबर 2021 तक आयोजित किया जाएगा।

(a) Samudra Shakti / समुंद्र शक्ति

(b) Konkan Shakti / कोंकण शक्ति

(c) Shakti / शक्ति

(d) Mitra Shakti / मित्र शक्ति

(e) Garuda Shakti / गरुड़ शक्ति

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India and France holds 6th edition of army exercise Shakti 2021

Indian Army conducted the sixth edition of the biennial training exercise “Shakti”, with French Army from November 15, 2021. Shakti 2021 will be conducted from November 15 to November 26 in Frejus, France.

A platoon strength of a Gorkha Rifles Infantry Battalion is representing the Indian Army in this bilateral exercise and the French side is being represented by troops of 21st Marine Infantry Regiment of 6th Light Armoured Brigade.

Q.11. Which cricket team has won their maiden ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title in 2021?

किस क्रिकेट टीम ने 2021 में अपना पहला आईसीसी पुरुष टी20 विश्व कप खिताब जीता है?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(e) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Australia won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title as they defeated New Zealand in the final by 8 wickets. Mitchell Marsh was named as the player of the match.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 had begun on 17th October 2021 at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground, the final match was commenced on 14th November in Dubai when Australia and New Zealand met in a decider.

Q.12. Who has won the Brazilian (Sao Paulo) Formula One Grand Prix 2021?

ब्राजीलियाई (साओ पाउलो) फॉर्मूला वन ग्रांड प्रिक्स 2021 किसने जीता है?

(a) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेटेल

(b) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

(e) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Lewis Hamilton won Brazilian (Sao Paulo) Formula One Grand Prix 2021

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton has won the Brazil Grand Prix 2021 in one of his all-time great drives.

Max Verstappen finished second, Valtteri Bottas finished third and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez was fourth.

Q.13. Who among the following has launched his autobiography ‘Shuttler’s Flick: Making every match count’?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने अपनी आत्मकथा शटलर्स फ्लिक: मेकिंग एवरी मैच काउंटका विमोचन किया है?

(a) B. Sai Praneeth / बी साई प्रणीत

(b) Sandeep Gupta / संदीप गुप्ता

(c) Varun Kapur / वरुण कपूर

(d) Srikanth Kidambi / श्रीकांत किदांबी

(e) Pullela Gopichand / पुलेला गोपीचंद

Answer & Explanation

Exp. P. Gopi Chand launched his autobiography ‘Shuttler’s Flick: Making every match count’

India’s chief national badminton coach P. Gopi Chand formally launched his autobiography “Shuttler’s Flick: Making every match count”, at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.

The book is co-authored by Priya Kumar. He was a badminton player, and also coached famous badminton players, including Olympic medallists Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth and former World No.1 K. Srikanth.

Q.14. World Quality Day is annually observed across the globe on ______________________.

विश्व गुणवत्ता दिवस प्रतिवर्ष ______________________ को दुनिया भर में मनाया जाता है।

(a) Second Thursday of November / नवंबर का दुसरा गुरुवार

(b) Second Friday of November / नवंबर का दुसरा शुक्रवार

(c) Second Saturday of November / नवंबर का दुसरा शनिवार

(d) Second Sunday of November / नवंबर का दुसरा रविवार

(e) Second Monday of November / नवंबर का दुसरा सोमवार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 11 November: World Quality Day 2021

World Quality Day is annually observed across the globe on 2nd Thursday of November to offer an opportunity to focus on the significance of quality management in day-to-day life. World Quality Day 2021 falls on 11th November 2021.

The day aims to raise quality awareness and to support economic prosperity for individuals and organisations across the globe to adopt high quality standards.

Theme 2021: “Sustainability: Improving Our Products, People, and Planet”

Q.15. Wilbur Smith passed away recently. He was a/an __________________.

विल्बर स्मिथ का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ___________ थे।

(a) Social Activist / सामाजिक एक्टिविस्ट

(b) Painter / चित्रकार

(c) Businessman / व्यवसायी

(d) Author / लेखक

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Legendary author Wilbur Smith passed away

World-renowned writer Wilbur Smith died at his home in South Africa aged 88.

During his decades long career as a writer, Smith authored 49 novels and sold over 140 million copies worldwide in more than 30 languages.

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