Current Affairs Quiz 19th November 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. India’s 1st Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Project will be set up in which of the following state?

भारत का पहला लेजर इंटरफेरोमीटर ग्रेविटेशनलवेव ऑब्जर्वेटरी (LIGO) प्रोजेक्ट निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में स्थापित किया जाएगा?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. India’s 1st Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Project will be set up in Hingoli, Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s Hingoli revenue department allotted 225 hectares of land at Dudhala in Aundha Nagnath town for setting-up India’s 1st Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project. LIGO_India project will be built by by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Aim: to study gravitational waves arriving to earth from cataclysmic events in the distant universe, and carry out experiments on them.

Q.2. Giriraj Singh, Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has inaugurated ’Bhumi Samvaad’ and launched Unique Land Parcel Identification Numbers (ULPIN) & National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) portal. Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) is of how much digit?

केंद्रीय ग्रामीण विकास और पंचायती राज मंत्री गिरिराज सिंह ने भूमि संवादका उद्घाटन किया और विशिष्ट भूमि पार्सल पहचान संख्या (ULPIN) और राष्ट्रीय सामान्य दस्तावेज़ पंजीकरण प्रणाली (NGDRS) पोर्टल लॉन्च किया। विशिष्ट भूमि पार्सल पहचान संख्या (ULPIN) कितने अंकों की होती है?

(a) 10-digit / 10-अंकीय

(b) 12-digit / 12-अंकीय

(c) 14-digit / 14-अंकीय

(d) 16-digit / 16-अंकीय

(e) 20-digit / 20-अंकीय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Giriraj Singh launched ‘ULPIN’ & NGDRS Portal and inaugurated ‘Bhumi Samvaad’

Giriraj Singh, Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj inaugurated ’Bhumi Samvaad’ – a National Workshop on Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

During the occasion, he also launched the Unique Land Parcel Identification Numbers (ULPIN) across India, and launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) portal and Dashboard. India targets for complete digitization of all land records by March 2023. ULPIN is a 14-digit identification number which will be allotted to every plot of land in the country.

Q.3. India got re-elected recently to the Executive Board of the which organization with 164 votes for a 4-year term, starting from 2021-25?

भारत को हाल ही में किस संगठन के कार्यकारी बोर्ड में 4 साल के कार्यकाल के लिए 164 वोटों के साथ 2021-25 से फिर से चुना गया?

(a) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) / व्यापार और विकास पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र सम्मेलन

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

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

(d) United Nations Security Council (UNSC) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. India re-elected to UNESCO Executive Board for 4-year term

India got re-elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with 164 votes for a 4-year term, starting from 2021-25.

The General Conference of UNESCO elects members of the Executive Board. India was re-elected to Group IV of Asian and Pacific States, where Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cook Islands and China also got elected.

Q.4. According to the latest ‘World Bank’s Remittance Prices Worldwide Database’ report by the World Bank, which country became the world’s largest recipient of remittances by receiving USD 87 billion in 2021?

विश्व बैंक की नवीनतम विश्व बैंक के प्रेषण मूल्य विश्वव्यापी डेटाबेसरिपोर्ट के अनुसार, कौन सा देश 2021 में 87 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर प्राप्त करके प्रेषण का दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा प्राप्तकर्ता बन गया?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(d) India / भारत

(e) Brazil / ब्राजील

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. India became World’s Largest Recipient of Remittances by receiving $ 87 billion in 2021: WB Report

According to the latest report by the World Bank titled ‘World Bank’s Remittance Prices Worldwide Database’, India became the world’s largest recipient of remittances by receiving USD 87 billion in 2021.

The United States (US) was its biggest source, accounting for over 20% of these funds. India is followed by China, Mexico, the Philippines, and Egypt. In India, remittances are projected to grow 3% in 2022 to USD 89.6 billion.

Q.5. UBS Securities has projected India’s GDP growth for the current fiscal at _________________.

यूबीएस सिक्योरिटीज ने चालू वित्त वर्ष के लिए _________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 4.6%

(b) 5.2%

(c) 6.2%

(d) 7.8%

(e) 9.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. UBS projected India’s GDP growth at 9.5% for FY22

UBS Securities has revised upwards its growth forecast for the current fiscal to 9.5% from 8.9% in September.

The brokerage also sees the economy clipping at 7.7 per cent in FY23 but moderating to 6 per cent in FY24. The Reserve Bank also forecasts 9.5 per cent GDP growth this fiscal while the average projection ranges from 8.5 to 10 per cent.

Q.6. Which company has received in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up an Account Aggregator (AA) business?

खाता एग्रीगेटर (एए) व्यवसाय स्थापित करने के लिए किस कंपनी को भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (आरबीआई) से सैद्धांतिक मंजूरी मिली है?

(a) NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd / एनएसडीएल ई-गवर्नेंस इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर लिमिटेड

(b) Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited / स्टॉक होल्डिंग कॉर्पोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया लिमिटेड

(c) CDSL Ventures Limited / सीडीएसएल वेंचर्स लिमिटेड

(d) Association of Mutual Funds in India / एसोसिएशन ऑफ म्यूचुअल फंड्स इन इंडिया

(e) Central Depository Services (India) Limited / सेंट्रल डिपॉजिटरी सर्विसेज (इंडिया) लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. NSDL e-Governance got RBI’s approval to operate as Account Aggregator

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd, IT-enabled services provider, has received in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up an Account Aggregator (AA) business under its wholly-owned subsidiary, NSDL e-Governance AA Ltd.

AA are data access fiduciary. It will be used for the exchange of financial information from Financial Information Providers (FIP) to Financial Information Users (FIUs) in a safe manner with due customer consent.

AA network will not store/read the customers data in turn it will act as a pipeline between FIPs and FIUs.

Q.7. Which organization has collaborated with Google India Pvt Ltd for piloting a social impact lending programme with financial assistance up to Rs 1 crore at subsidised interest rates to MSMEs?

MSMEs को रियायती ब्याज दरों पर 1 करोड़ रुपये तक की वित्तीय सहायता के साथ सामाजिक प्रभाव ऋण कार्यक्रम शुरू करने के लिए किस संगठन ने Google इंडिया प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के साथ सहयोग किया है?

(a) National Payments Corporation of India / भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम

(b) NITI Aayog / निति आयोग

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

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. SIDBI and Google tied-up to Support MSMEs

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has entered into a collaboration with Google India Pvt Ltd (GIPL) for piloting a social impact lending programme with financial assistance up to Rs 1 crore at subsidised interest rates to MSMEs.

The collaboration brings a corpus of $15 million (about Rs. 110 crore) to micro-enterprises as a crisis response related to Covid-19 for reinvigoration. Under the partnership, MSMEs having turnover up to Rs.5 crore will get the loan ranging between 25 lakh to 1 crore which is being implemented by SIDBI.

Q.8. Which bank has launched a micro-credit facility for the street vendors under PM SVANidhi, with common service centers (CSC)?

किस बैंक ने आम सेवा केंद्रों (CSC) के साथ पीएम स्वनिधि के तहत स्ट्रीट वेंडर के लिए माइक्रोक्रेडिट सुविधा शुरू की है?

(a) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

(b) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. HDFC launched Micro-Credit Facility for Street Vendors under PM SVANidhi

HDFC Bank launched a micro-credit facility for the street vendors under PM Street vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi), with common service centers (CSC).

HDFC Bank facilitates the PM SVANidhi for its Village-Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) on the digital Sewa portal where vendors can complete the entire process via online method.

HDFC Bank capitalizes for facilitating small ticket loans of Rs 10,000 for vendors along with VLEs to identify the opportunities for other products & maximize their incentives. PM SVANidhi provides a collateral-free affordable loan of Rs 10,000 along with an interest subsidy of 7 percent.

Q.9. Which company has launched a vehicle leasing and subscription business “Quiklyz” with which the customer can access a brand-new car without all the hassles of car ownership?

किस कंपनी ने एक वाहन लीजिंग और सब्सक्रिप्शन व्यवसाय क्विक्लिज़लॉन्च किया है जिसके साथ ग्राहक कार स्वामित्व की सभी बाधाओं के बिना एक नई कार का उपयोग कर सकता है?

(a) LIC India / एलआईसी इंडिया

(b) Mahindra Finance / महिंद्रा फाइनेंस

(c) HDFC Ergo / एचडीएफसी एर्गो

(d) Bajaj Finance / बजाज फाइनेंस

(e) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Mahindra Finance launched a vehicle leasing and subscription business “Quiklyz”

Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd (Mahindra Finance), non-banking financial company (NBFC) launched its vehicle leasing and subscription business Quiklyz with which the customer can access a brand-new car without all the hassles of car ownership.

It is the first-of-its-kind digital process on vehicle usership aimed at catering to both the retail customers and corporates. Under Quiklyz the company will offer multi-brand for vehicle leasing and subscription.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as COVID vaccination ambassador of Maharashtra?

महाराष्ट्र के COVID टीकाकरण राजदूत के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) M S Dhoni / एम एस धोनी

(b) John Abraham / जॉन अब्राहम

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(e) Salman Khan / सलमान खान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Maharashtra appointed Salman Khan as COVID vaccination ambassador

In a bid to encourage the Muslim community to take Covid-19 vaccine shots in Maharashtra, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government decided to make actor Salman Khan the vaccine ambassador of the state. Maharashtra is leading in terms of the number of vaccine shots administered, but in some areas the pace of vaccination is low.

Maharashtra Public Health Minister According to Rajesh Tope, there is hesitation about receiving anti-coronavirus vaccines in Muslim-majority communities, and the government will enlist the help of Bollywood actor Salman Khan to persuade people to get the vaccine.

Q.11. Name the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED) whose tenure has been extended by one year.

प्रवर्तन निदेशालय (ED) के निदेशक का नाम बताइए जिनका कार्यकाल एक वर्ष बढ़ाया गया है।

(a) Ajay Kumar Bhalla / अजय कुमार भल्ला

(b) Sanjay Kumar Mishra / संजय कुमार मिश्रा

(c) Rajkiran Rai / राजकिरण राय

(d) Yashvardhan K Sinha / यशवर्धन के सिन्हा

(e) Dilip Rath / दिलीप रथ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Government extended ED Director S K Mishra’s tenure by 1-year

The Central Government through the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance extended the tenure of Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED) S K Mishra by 1-year, till 18th November 2022 which was supposed to end on 18th November 2021.

The order was passed after the government brought in two ordinances to ensure that the Directors of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) & the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) could have tenures of up to five years (2-years & can be extended by 3 more years). The extension of the term should not exceed 5 years.

Q.12. Who has been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court?

मद्रास उच्च न्यायालय के कार्यवाहक मुख्य न्यायाधीश के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sudhanshu Dhulia / सुधांशु धूलिया

(b) Sanjay Yadav / संजय यादव

(c) N V Ramana / एन वी रमना

(d) M Duraiswamy / एम दुरईस्वामी

(e) Prashant Kumar Mishra / प्रशांत कुमार मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Justice M Duraiswamy appointed as acting Chief Justice of Madras HC

Senior most judge of Madras (Tamil Nadu) High Court, Justice M Duraiswamy was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madras HC. Justice Sanjib Banerjee, who was the Chief Justice of the Madras HC since January 2021, was appointed as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC.

Now, Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, transferred from the Allahabad HC to the Madras HC, will become the senior-most judge of the Madras HC.

Q.13. Who has authored her first Novel ‘Lal Salaam: A Novel’?

अपना पहला उपन्यास लाल सलाम: एक उपन्यासकिसने लिखा है?

(a) Premanka Goswami / प्रेमंका गोस्वामी

(b) Anandiben Patel / आनंदीबेन पटेल

(c) Shyamala Ganesh / श्यामला गणेश

(d) Smriti Irani / स्मृति ईरानी

(e) Krithi Karanth / कृति कारंत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Smriti Irani authored her first Novel ‘Lal Salaam: A Novel’

Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Women and Child Development is set to release her first novel titled “Lal Salaam: A Novel” in November 2021.

The novel is inspired by the killings of 76 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel during the Maoist attack in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh in April 2010. This book is a tribute to the people who have given their lifetime service to the nation.

Q.14. On which date World Toilet Day is observed annually?

विश्व शौचालय दिवस किस तारीख 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.14.(e)

Exp. 19 November: World Toilet Day

United Nations observes World Toilet Day across the world on 19th November 2021. The day is observed to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

The World Toilet Day was firstly observed on 19th November 2012 established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 also the inaugural World Toilet Summit was held on the same day and Twelve years later, in 2013, the UN General Assembly declared World Toilet Day an official UN day.

Q.15. What was the theme for World Toilet Day 2021?

विश्व शौचालय दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Sustainable sanitation and climate change

(b) When nature calls

(c) Valuing toilets

(d) Toilets and jobs

(e) Call to Action on Sanitation

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. 19 November: World Toilet Day

United Nations observes World Toilet Day across the world on 19th November 2021. The day is observed to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

The World Toilet Day was firstly observed on 19th November 2012 established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 also the inaugural World Toilet Summit was held on the same day and Twelve years later, in 2013, the UN General Assembly declared World Toilet Day an official UN day.

Theme 2021: “valuing toilets”

Q.16. The National Naturopathy Day is observed in India on ______________ every year.

भारत में हर साल _______ को राष्ट्रीय प्राकृतिक चिकित्सा दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 18 November / 18 नवम्बर

(b) 19 November / 19 नवम्बर

(c) 20 November / 20 नवम्बर

(d) 21 November / 21 नवम्बर

(e) 22 November / 22 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. 18 November: National Naturopathy Day

The National Naturopathy Day is observed in India on 18th November every year, to promote positive mental and physical health through a drugless system of medicine.

The day was declared by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Government of India. Naturopathy practitioners are trained through a five and half year BNYS — Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences.

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