Current Affairs Quiz 20th and 21st November 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government has signed an MoU with Save LIFE Foundation (SLF) to improve road safety in the state?

किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य में सड़क सुरक्षा में सुधार के लिए सेव लाइफ फाउंडेशन (SLF) के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Odisha govt signed MoU with Save LIFE Foundation to improve road safety

Odisha Government signed an MoU with Delhi based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Save LIFE Foundation (SLF), to improve road safety in the state.

Aim: To improve road safety and emergency medical care, and reduce accidental deaths on roads significantly in the next three years. MoU aims to reduce accidental road deaths around 30-40 percent in 3 years.

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Q.2. Union Minister of Heavy Industries Mahendra Nath Pandey has inaugurated first air pollution control tower (APCT) of Uttar Pradesh in which city?

केंद्रीय भारी उद्योग मंत्री महेंद्र नाथ पांडे ने उत्तर प्रदेश के पहले वायु प्रदूषण नियंत्रण टॉवर (APCT) का उद्घाटन किस शहर में किया है?

(a) Agra / आगरा

(b) Kanpur / कानपूर

(c) Noida / नॉएडा

(d) Lucknow /लखनऊ

(e) Ghaziabad / गाज़ियाबाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. UP’s 1st Anti-Air Pollution Tower inaugurated in Noida

Union Minister of Heavy Industries Mahendra Nath Pandey has inaugurated first air pollution control tower (APCT) of Uttar Pradesh in Noida. This indigenously developed APCT will help to mitigate the rising air pollution problem in the city.

APCT prototype has been developed by state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), between the DND flyway and the slip road to Noida Expressway.

Q.3. PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate 2-day thought leadership Forum on FinTech ‘InFinity Forum’ on 3rd December. Which country is the partner country for the ‘InFinity Forum’?

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी 3 दिसंबर को फिनटेक इनफिनिटी फोरमपर दो दिवसीय विचार नेतृत्व फोरम का उद्घाटन करेंगे। इनफिनिटी फोरमका भागीदार देश कौन सा देश है?

(a) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(b) UK / यूके

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. PM Modi will inaugurate fintech event ‘InFinity Forum’

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate 2-day thought leadership Forum on FinTech ‘InFinity Forum’ on 3rd December. InFinity Forum is a leadership event where problems, ideas, innovative technologies from across the world gets discovered, discussed and developed into solutions

The event is being hosted by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) in collaboration with GIFT City and Bloomberg in virtual mode.

Partner countries: Indonesia, South Africa and UK.

Q.4. PM Narendra Modi has laid foundation stone of ___________ worth Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi.

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने झांसी में ___________ मूल्य की उत्तर प्रदेश रक्षा औद्योगिक कॉरिडोर परियोजना की आधारशिला रखी है।

(a) Rs 300 crore / 300 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 400 crore / 400 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 500 crore / 500 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 600 crore / 600 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 700 crore / 700 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. PM Modi laid foundation stone of UP Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi

PM Narendra Modi has laid foundation stone of Rs 400 crores worth Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi.

It was launched on the concluding three-day ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv’, organized by Ministry of Defence (MoD) along with Uttar Pradesh government.

UP Defence Industrial Corridor has nodes at Agra, Aligarh, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Lucknow and Kanpur. A plant for propulsion system for Anti-Tank Guided Missiles has also being set-up.

Q.5. Which city has won India’s Cleanest city title in Swachh Survekshan 2021 for fifth consecutive time?

किस शहर ने लगातार पांचवीं बार स्वच्छ सर्वेक्षण 2021 में भारत का सबसे स्वच्छ शहर का खिताब जीता है?

(a) Indore / इंदौर

(b) Surat / सूरत

(c) Navi Mumbai / नवी मुंबई

(d) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(e) Mysore / मैसूर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Swachh Survekshan 2021 Ranking: Indore is the cleanest city, Chhattisgarh is cleanest state

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Government of India has released the Swachh Survekshan 2021 Result. President Ram Nath Kovind has announced the Cities names and honored the municipal corporations working under the Swachhta Mission (Cleanliness Mission).

Indore city has been declared the cleanest city of India for the 5th time in a row. While Surat (Gujarat) has been ranked second and Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) has been ranked third. Chhattisgarh retained the first position in the state category.

Varanasi, has been adjudged the “cleanest Ganga town” while Bihar’s Munger and Patna have been ranked second and third in the category.

Q.6. Which state has won India’s Cleanest state title in Swachh Survekshan 2021?

स्वच्छ सर्वेक्षण 2021 में किस राज्य ने भारत का सबसे स्वच्छ राज्य का खिताब जीता है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Swachh Survekshan 2021 Ranking: Indore is the cleanest city, Chhattisgarh is cleanest state

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Government of India has released the Swachh Survekshan 2021 Result. President Ram Nath Kovind has announced the Cities names and honored the municipal corporations working under the Swachhta Mission (Cleanliness Mission).

Indore city has been declared the cleanest city of India for the 5th time in a row. While Surat (Gujarat) has been ranked second and Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) has been ranked third. Chhattisgarh retained the first position in the state category.

Varanasi, has been adjudged the “cleanest Ganga town” while Bihar’s Munger and Patna have been ranked second and third in the category.

Q.7. Which company has acquired the rights to manufacture the smart electric trike ‘Velocipedo’ of a leading Spanish automotive company Torrot in India?

किस कंपनी ने भारत में एक प्रमुख स्पेनिश ऑटोमोटिव कंपनी Torrot के स्मार्ट इलेक्ट्रिक ट्राइक वेलोसिपेडोके निर्माण का अधिकार हासिल कर लिया है?

(a) Hero Electric / हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक

(b) Uber / उबर

(c) Ola / ओला

(d) eBikeGo /ईबाइकगो

(e) Mahindra / महिंद्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. eBikeGo acquired Spanish company Torrot’s brand ‘Velocipedo’

Electric two-wheeler mobility platform eBikeGo has acquired the rights to manufacture the smart electric trike ‘Velocipedo’ of a leading Spanish automotive company Torrot in India.

With this, eBikeGo now plans to enter the luxury electric three-wheeler industry. It aims to manufacture these scooters at its factory in Pune. Velocipedo will be produced in three basic models — a personal vehicle, Trick Taxi and a cargo vehicle.

Q.8. NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) has signed an MoU with which country’s Network International, for the collaboration on acceptance of the UPI?

एनपीसीआई इंटरनेशनल पेमेंट्स लिमिटेड (NIPL) ने यूपीआई की स्वीकृति पर सहयोग के लिए किस देश के नेटवर्क इंटरनेशनल के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

(b) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(e) USA / अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. NIPL signed MoU with Dubai’s Network International

NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the international arm of National Payment Corporation of India signed an MoU with Network International, a digital commerce company based in Dubai, to discuss their collaboration on acceptance of the UPI in the UAE.

The proposed collaboration will benefit Indian travellers visiting the UAE.  It will allow them to make payments through UPI-based mobile applications leveraging Network’s trusted payment infrastructure.

The proposed rollout of UPI mobile payment solutions on Network International’s merchant network is expected to start in the 1st quarter of 2022.

Q.9. Who is the head of the Working Group on Digital Lending constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which has submitted its report recently?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) द्वारा गठित डिजिटल ऋण पर कार्य समूह का प्रमुख कौन है, जिसने हाल ही में अपनी रिपोर्ट प्रस्तुत की है?

(a) H R Nagendra / एच आर नागेंद्र

(b) P Vasudevan / पी वासुदेवन

(c) Jayant Kumar Dash / जयंत कुमार दश

(d) Sudarshan Sen / सुदर्शन सेन

(e) C K Mishra / सी के मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. RBI released report of Working Group on Digital Lending; chaired by Jayant K Dash

The Working Group on Digital Lending including Lending through Online Platforms and Mobile Apps, which was constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has submitted its report.

On January 13, 2021, the RBI had set a WG on Digital Lending including Lending through Online Platforms and Mobile Apps, with Jayant Kumar Dash, Executive Director, RBI, as the Chairman to study all aspects of digital lending activities in the regulated financial sector as well as by unregulated players.

Q.10. Which organization has approved USD 150 Million loan for implementing the Sustainable Urban Services Program (SUSP) in Chennai Metropolitan Area?

चेन्नई महानगर क्षेत्र में सतत शहरी सेवा कार्यक्रम (SUSP) को लागू करने के लिए किस संगठन ने 150 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर के ऋण को मंजूरी दी है?

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

(b) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(e) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. AIIB approved USD 150 Million loan for implementing SUSP in Chennai Metropolitan Area

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD 150 million loan to the Indian Government of India.

The loan amount will be used for the implementation of the Sustainable Urban Services Program (SUSP) for the Chennai Metropolitan Area.

The AIIB has approved around 29 projects for India worth USD 6.8 billion till 2021. Now, India has become one of the largest beneficiaries of AIIB.

Q.11. Who among the following will be facilitated with the Indian Film Personality of the Year award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India 2021 in Goa?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे गोवा में भारत के 52वें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव 2021 में इंडियन फिल्म पर्सनैलिटी ऑफ द ईयर पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया जाएगा?

(a) Hema Malini / हेमा मालिनी

(b) Prasoon Joshi / प्रसून जोशी

(c) Martin Scorsese / मार्टिन स्कोरसेस

(d) Istevan Szabo / इस्तेवन सज़ाबो

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Hema Malini, Prasoon Joshi will be given Indian Film Personality of the Year award at IFFI 2021

Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi will be facilitated with the Indian Film Personality of the Year award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India 2021 in Goa. The IFFI will kick off on 20th November in a hybrid — virtual and physical — format.

Actor Hema Malini is 2 time BJP MP from Mathura while lyricist Joshi is former chairperson of CBFC, poet, writer, lyricist, screenwriter and communication specialist and marketer.

Q.12. Who has received the 12th Manipur State Award for Literature 2020 for his book ‘Ei Amadi Adungeigi Ithat’?

साहित्य 2020 के लिए 12 वां मणिपुर राज्य पुरस्कार किसे उनकी पुस्तक ई अमदी अदुंगेगी इथतके लिए मिला है?

(a) Iqbal Singh Lalpura / इकबाल सिंह लालपुरा

(b) Beryl Thanga / बेरिल थंगा

(c) Nirode Kumar Barooah / निरोद कुमार बरूआह

(d) Bejawada Gopal / बेजवाड़ा गोपाल

(e) Benyamin / बेन्यामिन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Beryl Thanga received Manipur State Award for Literature 2020

Novelist Beryl Thanga has received the 12th Manipur State Award for Literature 2020 for his book – Ei Amadi Adungeigi Ithat’ (I and the then island).

Manipur Governor La. Ganesan conferred the award on the 65-year-old writer for his novel published in 2015.  The award carries a plaque, citation, Rs. 3 lakh (in cheque) and a shawl.

Q.13. Who has won 2021 National Book Award for fiction for his novel “Hell of a Book”?

किसने अपने उपन्यास हेल ऑफ ए बुकके लिए कथा साहित्य के लिए 2021 का राष्ट्रीय पुस्तक पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Tiya Miles / टिया माइल्स

(b) Malinda Lo / मलिंडा लो

(c) Tahmima Anam / तहमीमा अनाम

(d) Sunjeev Sahota / संजीव सहोता

(e) Jason Mott / Jason जेसन मोट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Jason Mott won 2021 National Book Award for fiction for his novel “Hell of a Book”

The 72nd edition of the National Book Award was organised by the National Book Foundation. Jason Mott won the 2021 National Book Award for fiction for his novel “Hell of a Book”.

Tiya Miles has won the 2021 National Book Award for nonfiction for her book titled “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake”. Malinda Lo has won the 2021 National Book Award for young people’s literature for her book titled “Last Night at the Telegraph Club”.

Q.14. Who has been selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council?

बैडमिंटन वर्ल्ड फेडरेशन (BWF) परिषद द्वारा 2021 के लिए प्रतिष्ठित लाइफटाइम अचीवमेंट अवार्ड के लिए किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Suhas Yathiraj / सुहास यतिराज

(b) Pullela Gopichand / पुलेला गोपीचंद

(c) Nandu Natekar / नंदू नाटेकर

(d) Prakash Padukone / प्रकाश पादुकोण

(e) B. Sai Praneeth / बी साई प्रणीत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Prakash Padukone selected for BWF lifetime achievement award 2021

Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council.

The former world no 1 has already been honoured with the Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Padukone is the first-ever Indian to win a medal at World Championships in the 1983 Copenhagen tournament.

Q.15. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Srimadramayanam’ released by Venkaiah Naidu?

वेंकैया नायडू द्वारा जारी श्रीमद्रामायणमनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Ayaz Memon / अयाज मेमन

(b) Sanjay Baru / संजय बरू

(c) Sasikiranacharya / शशिकिरणाचार्य

(d) Rajnish Kumar / रजनीश कुमार

(e) Dalai Lama / दलाई लामा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Venkaiah Naidu released the book ‘Srimadramayanam’ written by Sasikiranacharya

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has released the book ‘Srimadramayanam’ in Hyderabad. It has been written by Sasikiranacharya. It is about the leadership, good governance, and rule of law of Lord Rama.

He also underlined the need to popularize literary works and poetic works of various Indian languages among the youth.

Q.16. Which country has successfully test fired Hypersonic Cruise Missile ‘Zircon’ & Anti-Satellite Missile ‘Nudol’?

किस देश ने हाइपरसोनिक क्रूज मिसाइल जिरकोनऔर एंटीसैटेलाइट मिसाइल नुडोलका सफल परीक्षण किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. Russia successfully tests fired Hypersonic Cruise Missile ‘Zircon’ & Anti-Satellite Missile ‘Nudol’

Russian Navy successfully test fired the ‘Zircon’ Hypersonic Cruise Missile from Frigate – Admiral Gorshkov warship, that rightly hit the test target placed in the Russian Arctic waters.

Russia destroyed its own satellite in low-earth orbit using an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile named ‘Nudol’, which led to formation of a cloud of space debris that could potentially destroy other orbiting satellites & the International Space Station (ISS).

Q.17. National Integration Day also known as ‘Quami Ekta Diwas’ is celebrated every year on __________________.

राष्ट्रीय एकता दिवस जिसे कौमी एकता दिवसके रूप में भी जाना जाता है, हर साल ___________ को 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.17.(b)

Exp. 19 November: National Integration Day

National Integration Day also known as ‘Quami Ekta Diwas’ is celebrated every year on November 19 to commemorate the birthday of India’s first Woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

The year 2021 marks the 104th birth anniversary celebration of Indira Gandhi. National Integration Day was created in her honor as a way to encourage all Indians to integrate, regardless of race or religion.

Q.18. World Children’s Day is observed every year on ______________.

विश्व बाल दिवस हर साल ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 19 November / 19 नवम्बर

(b) 20 November / 20 नवम्बर

(c) 21 November / 21 नवम्बर

(d) 22 November / 22 नवम्बर

(e) 23 November / 23 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(b)

Exp. 20 November: World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November annually to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. 2021 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year. In 1959, UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Q.19. Name the Sikh guru whose birth day (552nd on 19 November 2021) has been commemorated as “Guru purab” or Prakash Utsav.

उस सिख गुरु का नाम बताइए जिसका जन्म दिवस (19 नवंबर 2021 को 552 वें) को गुरु पर्वया प्रकाश उत्सव के रूप में मनाया गया है।

(a) Guru Angad Dev Ji / गुरु अंगद देव जी

(b) Guru Gobind Singh Ji / गुरु गोविंद सिंह जी

(c) Guru Amar Das Ji / गुरु राम दास जी

(d) Guru Ram Das Ji / गुरु अमर दास जी

(e) Guru Nanak Dev Ji / गुरु नानक देव जी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(e)

Exp. 552nd Guru Nanak Jayanti observed on 19 November 2021

Guru Nanak Jayanti is observed every year as the birth anniversary of the Sikh founder, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This year marked the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, also known as Prakash Utsav or Guru Purab, as it marks an important festival for the Sikh community.

Guru Nanak is the first of the ten Sikh gurus who is considered as the one who brought enlightenment to the world. He was born in 1469 in a village named Talwandi, which is currently located in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan.

Q.20. World Television Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

विश्व टेलीविजन दिवस हर साल _______________ को 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.20.(d)

Exp. 21 November: World Television Day

World Television Day is celebrated all across the globe on November 21st every year to mark the significance of the spectacular invention of television.

Though Farnsworth is considered to have invented the first electronic TV, it is often John Logie Baird who is praised for his demonstration of the first live

Q.21. Name the Veteran football journalist & sports commentator who passed away recently.

उस वयोवृद्ध फुटबॉल पत्रकार और खेल कमेंटेटर का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Ghanshyam Nayak / घनश्याम नायक

(b) Arvind Trivedi / अरविंद त्रिवेदी

(c) Abdul Qadeer Khan / अब्दुल कादिर खान

(d) Nedumudi Venu / नेदुमुदी वेणु

(e) Novy Kapadia / नोवी कपाड़िया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.21.(e)

Exp. Veteran football journalist & sports commentator Novy Kapadia passed away

Veteran author, football journalist and sports commentator Novy Kapadia has passed away due to health complications.

He was often called as ‘the voice of Indian football’. The noted commentator had covered nine FIFA World Cups, as well as Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. As an author, Kapadia had written books like Barefoot To Boots, The Many Lives Of Indian Football among others.

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