Current Affairs Quiz 16th November 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government has approved the ‘Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on Climate Change’?

किस राज्य सरकार ने पक्के टाइगर रिजर्व 2047 जलवायु परिवर्तन पर घोषणाको मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(e) Manipur / मणिपुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Arunachal Pradesh Govt adopted ‘Pakke Declaration’ on climate change

The government of Arunachal Pradesh approved the ‘Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on Climate Change Resilient and Responsive Arunachal Pradesh’, which aims to promote “climate-resilient development” in the state.

The announcement is the first of its kind by any state government in the country. For the first time, the State’s Cabinet meeting was conducted outside the capital Itanagar, at Pakke Tiger Reserve, where the ‘Pakke Declaration’ was adopted.

Q.2. India’s first ‘grass conservatory’ or ‘germplasm conservation centre’ has been inaugurated in which of the following state?

भारत के पहले घास संरक्षिकाया जर्मप्लाज्म संरक्षण केंद्रका उद्घाटन निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में किया गया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(e) Manipur / मणिपुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. India’s 1st grass conservatory inaugurated in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

India’s first ‘grass conservatory’ or ‘germplasm conservation centre’ spread over an area of 2 acres was inaugurated at Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarakhand.

This conservatory is funded under the Central Government’s CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority) scheme and is developed by the research wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department.

Aim: To create awareness about the importance of grass species, promote their conservation, and facilitate research in the field.

Q.3. Which state’s Habibganj railway station has been renamed as Rani Kamlapati railway station?

किस राज्य के हबीबगंज रेलवे स्टेशन का नाम बदलकर रानी कमलापति रेलवे स्टेशन कर दिया गया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. MP’s Habibganj railway station renamed as Rani Kamlapati railway station

PM inaugurated revamped Rani Kamlapati railway station, earlier known as Habibganj, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The “most modern” Habibganj railway station has been renamed after Gond queen Rani Kamlapati.

It is said that Rani Kamlapati was the widow of the Gond ruler of Nizam Shah, the chief of Ginnorgarh. The redeveloped station in Bhopal has been built on a cost of Rs 100 crore.

Q.4. The central government of India has promulgated two ordinances for extending the tenure of Directors of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for up to ________ years.

भारत की केंद्र सरकार ने प्रवर्तन निदेशालय (ईडी) और केंद्रीय जांच ब्यूरो (सीबीआई) के निदेशकों के कार्यकाल को ________ वर्ष तक बढ़ाने के लिए दो अध्यादेश जारी किए हैं।

(a) 3 years / 3 वर्ष

(b) 4 years / 4 वर्ष

(c) 5 years / 5 वर्ष

(d) 6 years / 6 वर्ष

(e) 7 years / 7 वर्ष

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Central govt brought ordinance to extend tenure of ED, CBI directors up to 5 years

The central government of India promulgated two ordinances for extending the tenure of Directors of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for up to five years.

At present, the director of CBI and ED have been appointed for two-year tenure in office by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act, 2003.

As per the new ordinance, the Directors of CBI or ED can now be appointed first for a period of two years, and later if needed, the tenure can be extended for three more years. But it will require three separate annual extensions. However, after five years no extension can be granted to an ED or CBI chief.

Q.5. Which organization has launched ‘WePOWER India Partnership Forum’ to boost women participation in energy sector?

ऊर्जा क्षेत्र में महिलाओं की भागीदारी को बढ़ावा देने के लिए किस संगठन ने  WePOWER इंडिया पार्टनरशिप फोरमलॉन्च किया है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. ADB & WB launched ‘WePOWER India Partnership Forum’ to boost women participation in energy sector

 

The WePOWER India Partnership Forum was held through a virtual platform on November 9, 2021 to boost South Asia Women in Power Sector Professional Network (WePOWER) in India.

The event was organized by the World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in association with the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF). The event saw a panel discussion on expanding job opportunities for women in India’s Clean Energy Transition’.

Q.6. Which bank has signed an MoU with the Army Insurance Group (AGI) to offer retail mortgage loans to the Indian Army personnels?

भारतीय सेना के कर्मियों को खुदरा बंधक ऋण देने के लिए किस बैंक ने सेना बीमा समूह (AGI) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / ऐक्सिस बैंक

(c) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Axis Bank signed an MoU with Army Insurance Group for retail mortgage loans

Axis Bank signed an MoU with the Army Insurance Group (AGI) to offer retail mortgage loans to the Indian Army personnels.

Through this agreement the bank will offer higher loan amounts and also provide facilities to transfer the balance of customers’ loans from AGI to Axis Bank.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of kids’ footwear brand “Plaeto”?

किड्स फुटवियर ब्रांड प्लेटोका ब्रांड एंबेसडर किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

(b) Mohammed Siraj / मोहम्मद सिराज

(c) Daniel Brühl / डैनियल ब्रुहल

(d) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

(e) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Rahul Dravid appointed brand ambassador of kids’ footwear brand Plaeto

Children’s footwear brand Plaeto has announced the appointment of celebrated Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid as its brand ambassador and mentor.

Plaeto is India’s first D2C foot-health focused footwear brand designed specifically for Indian children. Plaeto was founded in March 2020 by Ravi Kallayil, Sara Kilgore and Pavan Kareti.

Q.8. Who among the following has taken charge as the new director general of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने केंद्रीय औद्योगिक सुरक्षा बल (CISF) के नए महानिदेशक के रूप में कार्यभार संभाला है?

(a) Sheel Vardhan Singh / शील वर्धन सिंह

(b) Pankaj Kumar Singh / पंकज कुमार सिंह

(c) V Raghunandan / वी रघुनंदन

(d) K Natarajan / के नटराजन

(e) Jagannath Bidyadhar Mohapatra / जगन्नाथ विद्याधर महापात्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Sheel Vardhan Singh took charge as DG of CISF

IPS officer Sheel Vardhan Singh took charge as the new director general of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a central paramilitary force that guards major civil airports and vital installations of the country.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved the order for appointing Singh as the new CISF DG.

NSG DG M A Ganapathy has been holding the additional charge of the force. The CISF has been under additional charge since May this year after then DG Subodh Jaiswal was moved as the CBI Director.

Q.9. Who has won KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize 2021 for tackling pollution from household waste?

घरेलू कचरे से होने वाले प्रदूषण से निपटने के लिए किड्सराइट्स इंटरनेशनल चिल्ड्रन पीस प्राइज 2021 किसने जीता है?

(a) Greta Thunberg / ग्रेटा थनबर्ग

(b) Sadat Rahman / सदत रहमान

(c) Nav Agarwal / नव अग्रवाल

(d) K Mahashweta / के महाश्वेता

(e) Aishwarya Sridhar / ऐश्वर्या श्रीधर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Vihaan and Nav Agarwal won 2021 International Children’s Peace Prize

Two Delhi-based Indian teenage brothers Vihaan and Nav Agarwal have won 17th annual KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize 2021 for tackling pollution from household waste to achieve the goal of ‘Zero Waste India’. The prize includes a grant for their education and 100,000 euros for their project.

They developed the “One Step Greener” initiative for segregating recyclables and organising pickups for trash from thousands of homes. The duo received the award by Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi in The Hague, Netherlands.

Q.10. Who among the following has won the JCB Prize for Literature 2021 for his novel ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy’?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने अपने उपन्यास दिल्ली: ए सोलिलोकीके लिए साहित्य का जेसीबी पुरस्कार 2021 जीता है?

(a) S Hareesh / एस हरीश

(b) M Mukundan / एम मुकुंदन

(c) Nandakumar K / नंदकुमार के

(d) Benyamin / बेन्यामिन

(e) Fathima E V / फातिमा ई वी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. M Mukundan won JCB Prize for Literature 2021 for his novel ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy’

Author M Mukundan’s novel ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy’, translated from Malayalam into English by Fathima E V and Nandakumar K, has won the Rs 25-lakh-JCB Prize for Literature 2021 published by Westland.

The Book focuses on India’s capital Delhi, as it changes into the present-day megalopolis.

Besides the cash award Mukundan also won a trophy created by Delhi artist duo Thukral & Tagra, titled ‘Mirror Melting’. He also dedicated the award to “the poor people on the streets of Delhi.

This is the third translation that has won the JCB Prize after S Hareesh’s ‘Moustache (2020) and Benyamin’s ‘Jasmine Days’ (2018).

Q.11. Which country’s Janette Brittin along with Mahela Jayawardena and Shaun Pollock has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame?

महेला जयवर्धने और शॉन पोलक के साथ किस देश की जेनेट ब्रिटिन को ICC हॉल ऑफ फेम में शामिल किया गया है?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(e) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka), Shaun Pollock (SA), Janette Brittin (England) inducted into ICC Hall Of Fame

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced cricket legends Janette Brittin, Shaun Pollock and Mahela Jayawardene were inducted into the hall of fame.

The ICC Hall of Fame recognises the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket’s long and illustrious history. 106 players have been inducted since its launch in 2009.

Q.12. Who is the author of the book titled “The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India”?

द डिसरप्टर: हाउ विश्वनाथ प्रताप सिंह शुक इंडियानामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Ajay Chhibber / अजय छिब्बर

(b) Salman Anees Soz / सलमान अनीस सोज़

(c) Salman Khurshid / सलमान खुर्शीद

(d) Adeel Hussain / आदिल हुसैन

(e) Debashish Mukerji / देबाशीष मुखर्जी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. A book titled “The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India” authored by Debashish Mukerji

A book titled ‘The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India’ was authored by Debashish Mukerji.

The book presents a detailed account on India’s eighth Prime Minister (PM), Vishwanath Pratap Singh (V P Singh), who served as PM between December 1989 to November 1990. He also served as the Defence Minister of India & the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Q.13. International Day for Tolerance is celebrated on ______________ every year.

सहिष्णुता के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 16 November / 16 नवम्बर

(b) 17 November / 17 नवम्बर

(c) 18 November / 18 नवम्बर

(d) 19 November / 19 नवम्बर

(e) 20 November / 20 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. 16 November: International Day for Tolerance

November 16 commemorates the International Day of Tolerance, every year. This is a UN declared day that aims at creating public awareness on the dangers of intolerance.

In 1995, the UN had declared a Year for Tolerance. The Declaration of Principles on Tolerance was formulated the same year by UNESCO on November 16. The UN decided to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s 125th birth anniversary that year by kickstarting the commemoration of International Tolerance Day in 1995.

Q.14. On which date National Press Day is observed every year?

हर वर्ष राष्ट्रीय प्रेस दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 13 November / 13 नवम्बर

(b) 14 November / 14 नवम्बर

(c) 15 November / 15 नवम्बर

(d) 16 November / 16 नवम्बर

(e) 17 November / 17 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. 16 November: National Press Day

National Press Day is observed on 16th November every year to acknowledge and honor the Press Council of India, a statutory and quasi-judicial establishment.

On 4 July 1966, the Press Council was established in India. It came into effect from 16 November 1966. Therefore, 16 November is celebrated as National Press Day every year.

Q.15. Padma Vibhushan awardee Balwant Moreshwar Purandare passed away recently. He was a/an ___________________.

पद्म विभूषण से सम्मानित बलवंत मोरेश्वर पुरंदरे का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ___________ थे।

(a) Painter / चित्रकार

(b) Folk Singer / लोक गायक

(c) Social Worker / समाज सेवक

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. Padma Vibhushan awardee historian Babasaheb Purandare passed away

Renowned historian and Padma Vibhushan awardee Balwant Moreshwar Purandare passed away recently. He is also popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare.

Purandare was awarded with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award in 2019. He was conferred with the Maharashtra Bhushan award in 2015.

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