Current Affairs Quiz 17th November 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state’s ‘Ration Aapke Gram’ scheme & ‘Sickle Cell Mission’ has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा किस राज्य की राशन आपके ग्रामयोजना और सिकल सेल मिशनशुरू की गई है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. PM launched ‘Ration Aapke Gram’ scheme & ‘Sickle Cell Mission’ in MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a series of Tribal Welfare programmes on his visit to Madhya Pradesh. PM Modi launched a welfare scheme named ‘Ration Aapke Gram’ scheme & ‘Sickle Cell Mission’ of Madhya Pradesh.

He also laid the foundation stone for construction of 50 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools across India. The Indian Government decided to celebrate 15th November as the ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ or ‘Tribal Gaurav Diwas’, every year starting from 2021.

Q.2. Piyush Goyal has launched India’s first Digital Food Museum in which city?

पीयूष गोयल ने किस शहर में भारत का पहला डिजिटल खाद्य संग्रहालय लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Coimbatore / कोयंबटूर

(b) Mysore / मैसूर

(c) Madurai / मदुरै

(d) Thanjavur / तंजावुर

(e) Vellore / वेल्लोर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Piyush Goyal launched India’s 1st Digital Food Museum in Tamil Nadu

Union Minister, Piyush Goyal virtually launched India’s first Digital Food Museum in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

It is 1,860-sqft museum co-developed by Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museums, Bengaluru (Karnataka) with an estimated outlay of Rs 1.1 crore. This museum showcases the Indian food evolution from nomadic hunter-gatherers into settled agriculture producers.

Q.3. What is the length of the Purvanchal Expressway which has been inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh?

उत्तर प्रदेश के सुल्तानपुर जिले के करवल खेरी में पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा उद्घाटन किए गए पूर्वांचल एक्सप्रेसवे की लंबाई कितनी है?

(a) 250 Km / 250 किमी

(b) 341 Km / 341 किमी

(c) 425 Km / 425 किमी

(d) 516 Km / 516 किमी

(e) 654 Km / 654 किमी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated Purvanchal Expressway in UP

PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

This 341 km long Purvanchal Express and will connect Lucknow with Ghazipur. It has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 22,500 crore.

Expressway starts from village Chaudsarai, located on Lucknow-Sultanpur Road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria located on National Highway No. 31. A 3.2-km long airstrip has also been constructed on the expressway.

Q.4. Punjab state government has launched “Punjab Career Portal” for Students in association with which of the following organization?

पंजाब राज्य सरकार ने निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन के सहयोग से छात्रों के लिए पंजाब करियर पोर्टललॉन्च किया है?

(a) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(b) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम

(c) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र बाल निधि

(d) United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद

(e) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र शैक्षिक, वैज्ञानिक और सांस्कृतिक संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Punjab launched “Punjab Career Portal” for Students

Pargat Singh, Education Minister of Punjab has launched a Punjab Career Portal with an aim to provide professional career guidance to school and college students of Punjab.

The state education department has launched the portal in association with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India. The technical partner for the career portal for Punjab is Aasman Foundation.

Q.5. Which organization has launched the second window of Swavalamban Challenge Fund (SCF)?

स्वावलंबन चैलेंज फंड (SCF) की दूसरी विंडो किस संगठन ने लॉन्च की है?

(a) National Development Council / राष्ट्रीय विकास परिषद

(b) NITI Aayog / निति आयोग

(c) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(d) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(e) Central Vigilance Commission / केंद्रीय सतर्कता आयोग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. SIDBI launched 2nd window of Swavalamban Challenge Fund (SCF)

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) launched the second window of Swavalamban Challenge Fund (SCF) which aims to provide financial support to non-profit organizations, educational institutions for addressing developmental gaps.

This edition themes are aligned with attaining net zero emissions by 2070, as per the commitments made by India at 26th UN (United Nations) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26). Therefore, ‘Green Bharat’ is the prioritised theme for the same.

This fund is a part of Swavalamban Resource Facility (SRF) being implemented by SIDBI in partnership with Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom (UK). The first window of SCF was launched in August 2021 to promote entrepreneurship culture in India. SIDBI is the sole facilitator for SCF.

Q.6. Which Bank has launched the 2nd edition of “Mooh Band Rakho” campaign to raise awareness on fraud prevention?

धोखाधड़ी की रोकथाम पर जागरूकता बढ़ाने के लिए किस बैंक ने मूह बंद रखो अभियान का दूसरा संस्करण शुरू किया है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(e) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. HDFC Bank launched 2nd edition of “Mooh Band Rakho” campaign

HDFC Bank Ltd has launched the second edition of its “Mooh Band Rakho” campaign to raise awareness on fraud prevention in support of International Fraud Awareness Week 2021 (November 14-20, 2021).

HDFC Bank aims to increase awareness of its customers on all types of frauds and the importance of keeping your mouth shut to ensure their prevention and taking a pledge and not share confidential banking information with anyone.

Q.7. Which company has launched ‘Voice Trading’, powered by artificial intelligence (AI)?

किस कंपनी ने आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजेंस (AI) द्वारा संचालित वॉयस ट्रेडिंगशुरू की है?

(a) Groww / ग्रोव

(b) Paytm Money / पेटीएम मनी

(c) Zerodha / ज़ेरोधा

(d) Upstox / अपस्टॉक्स

(e) HDFC securities / एचडीएफसी सिक्योरिटीज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Paytm Money launched AI-powered ‘Voice Trading’

Paytm Money, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Paytm, has launched ‘Voice Trading’, powered by artificial intelligence (AI). It will allow users to place a trade or get information about stocks via single voice command.

This voice command feature uses neural networks and natural language processing (NLP) to allow instant processing. This service has been launched in line with Paytm Money’s efforts to offer next-gen and AI-driven tech to elevate user experience.

Q.8. Which bank, in association with PVR Ltd, has launched India’s 1st Co-branded movie Debit card?

पीवीआर लिमिटेड के सहयोग से किस बैंक ने भारत का पहला सहब्रांडेड मूवी डेबिट कार्ड लॉन्च किया है?

(a) IDFC Bank / आईडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Kotak Mahindra Bank, PVR launched 1st co-branded movie Debit Card

Private lender Kotak Mahindra Bank and Multichain operator PVR Ltd. launched India’s 1st Co-branded movie Debit card named ‘Kotak PVR Movie Debit Card’.

The cardholders will receive joining vouchers and earn points on every transaction on the debit card (at PVR and outside PVR as well), with no upper limit on the points earned.

Q.9. Which bank has got the ASSOCHAM award for Best Digital Financial Services under the ‘Regional Rural Banks’ (RRBs) category?

किस बैंक को क्षेत्रीय ग्रामीण बैंक‘ (आरआरबी) श्रेणी के तहत सर्वश्रेष्ठ डिजिटल वित्तीय सेवाओं के लिए एसोचैम पुरस्कार मिला है?

(a) Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank / कर्नाटक विकास ग्रामीण बैंक

(b) Aryavart Bank / आर्यावर्त बैंक

(c) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(d) Kerala Gramin Bank / केरल ग्रामीण बैंक

(e) Bank of Maharashtra / बैंक ऑफ महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. ‘Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank’ got ASSOCHAM award for Best Digital Financial Services

The Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) got the award for the best ‘Digital Financial Services’, in line with India’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, under the ‘Regional Rural Banks’ (RRBs) category by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Around 40 villages in Karnataka are converted into 100% digital villages by the KVGB bank. These efforts are encouraging villagers to use digital mode for transactions.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the UN Resident Coordinator in India by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासचिव एंटोनियो गुटेरेस द्वारा भारत में संयुक्त राष्ट्र के निवासी समन्वयक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Najla Bouden Romdhane / नजला बौडेन रोमधाने

(b) Shombi Sharp / शोम्बी शार्प

(c) Alexander Schellenberg / अलेक्जेंडर स्केलेनबर्ग

(d) Jonas Gahr Store / जोनास गहर स्टोर

(e) Jim Lanzone / जिम लैंज़ोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. UN Secretary General appointed Shombi Sharp as UN Resident Coordinator in India

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres appointed Shombi Sharp of the United States (US), a sustainable development expert, as the UN Resident Coordinator in India.

He will lead the UN team in India, and work towards India’s Covid-19 response plans to recover better for the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to this he served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Armenia.

Q.11. SITMEX is a Trilateral Naval Exercise between India, ____________ and _____________.

SITMEX भारत, ____________ और _____________ के बीच एक त्रिपक्षीय नौसेना अभ्यास है।

(a) Singapore, Thailand / सिंगापुर, थाईलैंड

(b) Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan / सऊदी अरब, ताजिकिस्तान

(c) Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan / श्रीलंका, तुर्कमेनिस्तान

(d) Switzerland, Tanzania / स्विट्जरलैंड, तंजानिया

(e) South Africa, Turkey / दक्षिण अफ्रीका, तुर्की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. India, Singapore, Thailand conducted Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX 21

India, Singapore, and Thailand participated in 3rd edition of Trilateral Maritime Exercise named as ‘SITMEX – 21’, which was held from 15 to 16 November 2021 in the Andaman Sea.

From India, Indian Naval Ship Karmuk is participating, which is an indigenously built Missile Corvette. It is being hosted by Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to enhance the cooperation between the participating navies towards augmenting the overall maritime security.

Q.12. Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar has released a book titled ‘FORCE IN STATECRAFT’ edited by ________________.

रक्षा सचिव डॉ अजय कुमार ने _________ द्वारा संपादित फोर्स इन स्टेटक्राफ्टनामक पुस्तक का विमोचन किया है।

(a) Arjun Subramaniam / अर्जुन सुब्रमण्यम

(b) Diptendu Choudhury / दीपेंदु चौधरी

(c) Prabhleen Singh / प्रभलीन सिंह

(d) Kushan Sarkar / कुषाण सरकार

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Ajay Kumar released a book titled ‘FORCE IN STATECRAFT’

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar released a book titled ‘FORCE IN STATECRAFT’ at National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi. The book is a compilation of essays on topics including counter-insurgency operations, conflict in the North East, airpower and nuclear posture, etc.

The book is an edited volume by Commandant of NDC Air Marshal, Diptendu Choudhury and President’s Chair of Excellence at NDC Air Vice Marshal Dr. Arjun Subramaniam (Retd).

Q.13. National Epilepsy Day is celebrated every year on ______________.

राष्ट्रीय मिर्गी दिवस हर साल ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 15 November / 15 नवम्बर

(b) 16 November / 16 नवम्बर

(c) 17 November / 17 नवम्बर

(d) 18 November / 18 नवम्बर

(e) 19 November / 19 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. 17 November: National Epilepsy Day

In India, November 17 is observed every year as National Epilepsy Day by the Epilepsy Foundation, to create awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterized by recurrent ‘seizures’ or ‘fits’.

The month of November is observed as ‘National Epilepsy Awareness Month’. The National Epilepsy Day is a national level campaign initiated by the Epilepsy Foundation of India to reduce the prevalence of Epilepsy in India. The Epilepsy Foundation of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra was established by Dr Nirmal Surya in 2009.

Q.14. World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day is observed on ______________ every year.

विश्व क्रॉनिक ऑब्सट्रक्टिव पल्मोनरी डिजीज (COPD) दिवस हर साल _______ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) Third Tuesday of November / नवम्बर का तीसरा मंगलवार

(b) Third Wednesday of November / नवम्बर का तीसरा बुधवार

(c) Third Thursday of November / नवम्बर का तीसरा गुरुवार

(d) Third Friday of November / नवम्बर का तीसरा शुक्रवार

(e) Third Saturday of November / नवम्बर का तीसरा शनिवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. 17 November: World COPD Day 2021

World COPD Day is observed on the third Wednesday of November every year to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a lung disease that blocks airflow and makes it difficult to breathe.

The World COPD Day 2021 falls on November 17, 2021. The day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups throughout the world. The first World COPD Day was held in 2002.

Theme 2021: Healthy Lungs – Never More Important

Q.15. Name the renowned author who has passed away recently.

उस प्रसिद्ध लेखक का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Tarak Sinha / तारक सिन्हा

(b) Madhavan Krishnan Nair / माधवन कृष्णन नायर

(c) Mannu Bhandari / मन्नू भंडारी

(d) Balwant Moreshwar Purandare / बलवंत मोरेश्वर पुरंदरे

(e) Koneru Ramakrishna Rao / कोनेरू रामकृष्ण राव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Noted Indian writer Mannu Bhandari passes away

Renowned author Mannu Bhandari has passed away. She was 90. She was born in Bhanpura city of Madhya Pradesh in 1931 and grew up in Rajasthan’s Ajmer.

Bhandari was also one of the key members of the Nayi Kahani movement of Hindi literature. Some of Bhandari’s notable works include Mahabhoj (1979), Ek Plate Sailab (1962), Yehi Sach Hai aur Anya Kahaniya (1966), etc.

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