Current Affairs Quiz 18th November 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government has launched the ‘Duare Ration’ (ration at doorstep) scheme?

किस राज्य सरकार ने दुआरे राशन‘ (घर पर राशन) योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Haryana / हरियाणा

(c) Assam / असम

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. West Bengal launched ‘Duare Ration’ scheme for doorstep delivery of ration

West Bengal government launched the ‘Duare Ration’ (ration at doorstep) scheme which will benefit around 10 crores of people of the state.

For this scheme, government will be spending Rs. 160 crores. The scheme was launched by the WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by flagging off vehicles that will deliver the ration.

Q.2. Which state government has approved the Mukhya Mantri Udyam Kranti Yojana to connect educated youths of the State with self-employment?

किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य के शिक्षित युवाओं को स्वरोजगार से जोड़ने के लिए मुख्यमंत्री उद्यम क्रांति योजना को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. MP government approved Mukhya Mantri Udyam Kranti Yojana

Madhya Pradesh government cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan approved the Mukhya Mantri Udyam Kranti Yojana to connect educated youths of the State with self-employment.

The benefit of the scheme will be available to the minimum 12th class pass youths of the State between the ages of 18 to 40 years. Youths can set up industry, service or business by the loans under the scheme at low interest rates through banks.

Q.3. India’s first-of-its kind, dedicated business incubator known as LINAC-NCDC Fisheries Business Incubation Centre (LlFlC) has been launched in which state?

LINAC-NCDC फिशरीज बिजनेस इनक्यूबेशन सेंटर (LlFlC) के रूप में जाना जाने वाला भारत का अपनी तरह का पहला, समर्पित बिजनेस इनक्यूबेटर किस राज्य में लॉन्च किया गया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Haryana / हरियाणा

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. India’s 1st Fisheries Business Incubation Centre launched in Gurugram, Haryana

Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala launched the India’s first-of-its kind, dedicated business incubator known as LINAC-NCDC Fisheries Business Incubation Centre (LlFlC) in Gurugram, Haryana.

The LlFlC is built at a cost of 3.23 crore to nurture fisheries start-ups under real market-led conditions. National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) is an implementing agency for the LIFIC.

Q.4. What was the rank of India in the global list of 2021 TRACE Bribery Risk Rankings (TRACE Matrix)?

2021 TRACE रिश्वत जोखिम रैंकिंग (TRACE मैट्रिक्स) की वैश्विक सूची में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 53

(b) 77

(c) 82

(d) 95

(e) 108

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. 2021 TRACE global Bribery Risk Rankings: India ranked 82nd; Denmark topped

India has slipped to 82nd position (drop by 5 slots from 2020) with a risk score of 44 in the global list of 2021 TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix (TRACE Matrix) that measures business bribery risks, which was released by TRACE International.

In 2020, India ranked 77 with a score of 45. Denmark has topped the rankings with a score of 2.

Q.5. Which country has topped the global list of 2021 TRACE Bribery Risk Rankings?

2021 TRACE रिश्वत जोखिम रैंकिंग की वैश्विक सूची में कौन सा देश शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Iceland / आइसलैंड

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. 2021 TRACE global Bribery Risk Rankings: India ranked 82nd; Denmark topped

India has slipped to 82nd position (drop by 5 slots from 2020) with a risk score of 44 in the global list of 2021 TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix (TRACE Matrix) that measures business bribery risks, which was released by TRACE International.

In 2020, India ranked 77 with a score of 45. Denmark has topped the rankings with a score of 2.

Q.6. Which bank has signed a strategic agreement with Jamshedpur Football Club, a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, to promote and support football in India?

भारत में फुटबॉल को बढ़ावा देने और समर्थन करने के लिए किस बैंक ने टाटा स्टील की पूर्ण स्वामित्व वाली सहायक जमशेदपुर फुटबॉल क्लब के साथ एक रणनीतिक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. SBI signed agreement with Jamshedpur Football Club to promote football in India

The State Bank of India signed a strategic agreement with Jamshedpur Football Club, a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, to promote and support football in India. This is the first of its kind of agreement by SBI in the game of football.

Through this agreement, the SBI will become one of the principal sponsors of the JFC, thereby having the SBI logo on the Jersey. The JRD Tata Sports Complex was set up in Jharkhand by Tata Steels, to conduct ISL (Indian Super League) and promote the sport of Football in India.

Q.7. Which bank has signed a co-lending agreement with the U GRO Capital to finance MSMEs?

किस बैंक ने MSMEs के वित्तपोषण के लिए U GRO Capital के साथ सहऋण समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(e) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. SBI signed co-lending agreement with U GRO Capital to finance MSMEs

State Bank of India signed a Co-lending agreement in line with RBI (Reserve Bank of India) guidelines with the U GRO Capital, the Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC).

Through this collaboration, SBI and U GRO Capital will disburse up to Rs 500 crore loans to MSME sector by March 2022. The SBI assigned U GRO Capital as its first co-lending partner for its ‘Sanjeevani programme’ to finance MSMEs. It will offer loans up to INR 3 crore at a competitive rate of interest.

Q.8. Pochampally village of which state has been selected as one of the Best Tourism Villages by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र विश्व पर्यटन संगठन (UNWTO) द्वारा किस राज्य के पोचमपल्ली गांव को सर्वश्रेष्ठ पर्यटन गांवों में से एक के रूप में चुना गया है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Pochampally, Telangana selected as one of the UNWTO Best Tourism Villages

The Pochampally village in the Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana has been selected as one of the Best Tourism Villages by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Pochampally village located around 50 km away from Hyderabad which is well known for its handloom waved Ikat sarees is often referred to as the Silk City of India.

Q.9. Which organization has received the Guinness World Record for constructing & blacktopping the world highest motorable road “Umling la Pass” in the Union Territory of Ladakh?

केंद्र शासित प्रदेश लद्दाख में विश्व की सबसे ऊंची मोटर योग्य सड़क उमलिंग ला पासके निर्माण और ब्लैकटॉपिंग के लिए किस संगठन ने गिनीज वर्ल्ड रिकॉर्ड प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Border Roads Organisation / सीमा सड़क संगठन

(b) Border Security Force / सीमा सुरक्षा बल

(c) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways / सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय

(d) Indo-Tibetan Border Police / भारत-तिब्बत सीमा पुलिस

(e) National Highways Authority of India / भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. BRO received Guinness World Record for world’s highest motorable road “Umling La Pass”

The Border Roads Organisation has received the Guinness World Record for constructing & blacktopping the world highest motorable road passing through the 19,024 feet 0.73 inches (5798.251m) high Umlingla Pass in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

The 52-kilometre long Chisumle to Demchok tarmac road was developed under Project HIMANK (93RCC/753 BRTF) of BRO. Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry, Director General Border Roads, received the Guinness World Records certificate on 16th November 2021.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of TRIFED Aadi Mahotsav?

ट्राइफेड आदि महोत्सव के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(b) Mary Kom / मैरी कोम

(c) Mirabai Chanu / मीराबाई चानू

(d) PR Sreejesh / पी आर श्रीजेश

(e) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. MC Mary Kom appointed brand ambassador of TRIFED Aadi Mahotsav

The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda inaugurated TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Ltd) Aadi Mahotsav at Dilli Haat in New Delhi, in the presence of Sukhram Munda, Grandson of Bhagwan Birsa Munda.

On the occasion Olympic medallist and boxer Padma Vibhushan MC Mary Kom was declared as brand ambassador of the TRIFED Aadi Mahotsav. It is a national tribal festival and a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the TRIFED.

Q.11. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman of the ICC men’s Cricket Committee?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे ICC पुरुष क्रिकेट समिति का अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ravi Shastri / रवि शास्त्री

(b) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(c) Sunil Gavaskar / सुनील गावस्कर

(d) Anil Kumble / अनिल कुंबले

(e) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Sourav Ganguly appointed as the chairman of ICC Men’s Cricket Committee

The President of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the Chairman of the ICC men’s Cricket Committee, the global cricket governing body. He replaced Anil Kumble who assumed the charge in 2012. Kumble stepped down having served a maximum of three separate three-year terms.

Sourav Ganguly was appointed as the president Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in October 2019. Johnny Grave, CEO of Cricket West Indies has been appointed to the ICC Women’s Cricket Committee.

Q.12. Which country will host the 2031 ICC Men’s 50-over World Cup?

2031 आईसीसी पुरुष 50 ओवर के विश्व कप की मेजबानी कौन सा देश करेगा?

(a) India / भारत

(b) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(c) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. India will co-host 2031 50-over WC & 2026 ICC T20 WC2029 and host ICC Men’s Champions Trophy

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the 14 host countries of the ICC men’s white-ball events from 2024-2031.

India is set to host the 2029 Champions Trophy and co-host the 2026 ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup with Sri Lanka and 2031 ICC Men’s 50-over World Cup with Bangladesh.

The hosts were selected through a competitive bidding process overseen by an ICC Hosting Sub-Committee chaired by Martin Snedden along with Sourav Ganguly, President of Board of Control for Cricket in India and Ricky Skerritt, President of Cricket West Indies.

Q.13. Who among the following has won Vienna Tennis Open or Erste Bank Open 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने वियना टेनिस ओपन या एर्स्ट बैंक ओपन 2021 जीता है?

(a) Roger Federer / रोजर फेडरर

(b) Alexander Zverev / अलेक्जेंडर ज्वेरेव

(c) Novak Djokovic / नोवाक जोकोविच

(d) Rafael Nadal / राफेल नडाल

(e) Daniil Medvedev / डेनियल मेदवेदेव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Alexander Zverev won Vienna Tennis Open 2021

Alexander “Sascha” Zverev, a German professional tennis player, won the fifth ATP title of the season (2021) and 18th overall at the Vienna Open 2021 or Erste Bank Open 2021 defeating Frances Tiafoe of United States of America (USA).

At present, Alexander Zverev is ranked 3rd in the ATP world Ranking. Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal of Colombia have won the doubles competition at Erste Bank Open 2021 defeating Joe Salisbury of the United Kingdom (UK) and Rajeev Ram of USA.

Q.14. India and _________ conducted 32nd edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) exercise from 12th to 14th November 2021 in Andaman Sea.

भारत और _________ ने अंडमान सागर में 12 से 14 नवंबर 2021 तक कोऑर्डिनेटेड पेट्रोल (CORPAT) अभ्यास के 32वें संस्करण का आयोजन किया।

(a) Japan / जापान

(b) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(c) China / चीन

(d) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(e) Thailand / थाईलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. India & Thailand conducted 32nd CORPAT exercise in Andaman Sea

The 32nd edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) was conducted from 12th to 14th November 2021 in Andaman Sea.

Indian Navy was represented by Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk while Royal Thai Navy participated with Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Tayanchon. The navies of both the countries have been undertaking CORPATs bi-annually since 2005 along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

Q.15. India has observed the first ever Audit Diwas on ____________________.

भारत ने ____________ को पहली बार ऑडिट दिवस मनाया 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.15.(a)

Exp. 16 November 2021: 1st Audit Diwas

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India observed the first ever Audit Diwas on 16th November 2021 at the CAG office premises, Delhi.

The Audit Diwas is observed to mark the historic origin of the institution of CAG in 1860. During the event of the first Audit Diwas, PM Modi inaugurated a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the CAG office, Delhi.

CAG institution was formed on 16th November 1860 with Edmund Drummond as the first Auditor General of India.

Q.16. World Philosophy Day is observed on the ______________ every year.

विश्व दर्शनशास्र दिवस हर साल ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) Third Thursday of November / नवंबर का तीसरा गुरुवार

(b) Third Friday of November / नवंबर का तीसरा शुक्रवार

(c) Third Saturday of November / नवंबर का तीसरा शनिवार

(d) Third Sunday of November / नवंबर का तीसरा रविवार

(e) Third Monday of November / नवंबर का तीसरा सोमवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. 18 November: World Philosophy Day 2021

World Philosophy Day is celebrated on the Third Thursday of November each year. In 2021, it’s being observed on November 18. World Philosophy Day aims at promoting the international culture of a healthy, philosophical debate that respects people’s dignity and diversity.

World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO. In 2005 the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed that World Philosophy Day would be celebrated every third Thursday of November.

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