Current Affairs Quiz 22nd November 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. ‘Boita Bandana’ Festival is celebrated in which of the following state?

बोइता बंदनामहोत्सव निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में मनाया जाता 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.1.(d)

Exp. Odisha celebrated ‘Boita Bandana’ Festival

On Karthika Purnima, which is also known as Boita Bandana is celebrated at various water bodies of Odisha.

The festival is the maritime tradition that is celebrated as a testament to the maritime trade history of Kalinga, tradesmen and mariners known as sadhabas travelled on boitas (boats) to trade with distant island nations that share borders with the Bay of Bengal like Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and Bali.

Q.2. Which state became the first state in the north-eastern region of India to sign an MoU with United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) for streamlining and strengthening of Public Distribution System (PDS) and improving food security?

सार्वजनिक वितरण प्रणाली (PDS) को सुव्यवस्थित और मजबूत करने और खाद्य सुरक्षा में सुधार के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र विश्व खाद्य कार्यक्रम (UNWFP) के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर करने वाला भारत के उत्तरपूर्वी क्षेत्र में कौन सा राज्य पहला राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Mizoram / मिजोरम

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(d) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(e) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Meghalaya became 1st north-eastern state to sign MoU with WFP to improve food security

Meghalaya became the first state in the north-eastern region of India to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) for streamlining and strengthening of Public Distribution System (PDS) and improving food security in the state.

This partnership will enable both sides to work together towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger. The state government also signed another agreement with the Common Service Centre (CSC) to improve its PDS system.

Q.3. IRCTC and Indian Railways have developed India’s first state of the art Pod Hotel (Pod concept retiring room), named ‘Urban Pod’ at which railway station?

IRCTC और भारतीय रेलवे ने किस रेलवे स्टेशन पर भारत का पहला अत्याधुनिक पॉड होटल (पॉड कॉन्सेप्ट रिटायरिंग रूम) विकसित किया है, जिसका नाम अर्बन पॉडहै?

(a) Char Bagh Railway Station / चार बाग रेलवे स्टेशन

(b) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus / छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज टर्मिनस

(c) Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station / हजरत निजामुद्दीन रेलवे स्टेशन

(d) Mumbai Central Railway station / मुंबई सेंट्रल रेलवे स्टेशन

(e) Hubballi railway station / हुब्बल्ली रेलवे स्टेशन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. IRCTC and Indian Railways developed India’s 1st Pod Hotel at Mumbai Central Railway station

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Indian Railways have developed India’s first state of the art Pod Hotel (Pod concept retiring room), named ‘Urban Pod’ at Mumbai Central Railway station.

The facility was virtually inaugurated by Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Minister of State of Railways, Coal and Mines. Urban Pod Pvt Ltd has been awarded the contract to Set-up, Operate and Manage the POD hotel for 9 years. A capsule hotel or Pod hotel was first developed in Japan.

Q.4. Which state has ranked first in the IPF Citizen Satisfaction Survey on SMART Policing 2021?

स्मार्ट पुलिसिंग 2021 पर IPF नागरिक संतुष्टि सर्वेक्षण में किस राज्य को पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Assam / असम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. IPF Citizen Satisfaction Survey on SMART Policing 2021: Andhra Pradesh topped; Bihar ranked last

Almost 7 years after the launch of the SMART policing, a Delhi-based think tank, IPF (Indian Police Foundation) has published a survey named ‘IPF Citizen Satisfaction Survey on SMART Policing, 2021’ to identify the public perception of the police.

As per the survey, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have the highest ‘SMART policing index’ scores of 8.11 and 8.1 respectively on a scale of 1-10. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar scored the lowest score of 5.81 and 5.74 respectively.

Q.5. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has authorized which bank recently to collect direct taxes on behalf of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने हाल ही में किस बैंक को केंद्रीय प्रत्यक्ष कर बोर्ड (CBDT) की ओर से प्रत्यक्ष कर एकत्र करने के लिए अधिकृत किया है?

(a) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Lakshmi Vilas Bank / लक्ष्मी विलास बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. RBI authorised RBL Bank to collect Direct Taxes

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) authorised RBL Bank to collect direct taxes on behalf of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) based on recommendation from the Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance and Government of India.

Now, the customers of RBL Bank could pay their direct taxes through RBL Bank’s mobile banking or net banking platforms or through branch banking networks.

RBI recently also authorized Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) to collect Direct taxes.

Q.6. Which bank has partnered with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) for fuel payments using FASTags?

FASTags का उपयोग करके ईंधन भुगतान के लिए किस बैंक ने हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (HPCL) के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

(b) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. IDFC First Bank partnered HPCL for fuel payments using FASTags

IDFC (Infrastructure Development Finance Company) First Bank partnered Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) enabling bank’s FASTag customers to facilitate fuel payments of passenger vehicles at HPCL’s retail outlets using the bank’s FASTags via HP PAY app.

Also, IDFC First Bank’s FASTags can be bought, recharged and replaced by passenger vehicle users at select HPCL retail outlets. In 2020, IDFC First Bank was the first to introduce fuel payments using FASTag balances for commercial vehicles users under its ‘DriveTrack Plus’ program at HPCL retail outlets. Now, it is being extended to personal vehicle users as well.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the permanent CEO of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) के स्थायी सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Greg Barclay / ग्रेग बार्कले

(b) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(c) Jay Shah / जय शाह

(d) Manu Sawhney / मनु साव्हने

(e) Geoff Allardice / ज्योफ एलार्डिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Geoff Allardice appointed as permanent CEO of ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Geoff Allardice as the permanent CEO of the International Cricket governing body. Allardice, a former Australian first-class cricketer and administrator, was the ICC General Manager, Cricket for eight years.

He was serving as interim CEO for more than eight months. He replaced Manu Sawhney who officially resigned from his position in July 2021.

Q.8. Which organization has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 for education initiatives?

शिक्षा पहल के लिए किस संगठन को इंदिरा गांधी शांति पुरस्कार 2021 से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Goonj / गूँज

(b) Pratham / प्रथम

(c) SEEDS / सीड्स

(d) GiveIndia / गिवइंडिया

(e) Meer Foundation / मीर फाउंडेशन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Pratham won Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 for edu initiatives

Pratham has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021. Pratham is dedicated to improving the quality of education for underprivileged children in India and across the world.

It has been set up in 1995 in Mumbai by Dr Madhav Chavan and Farida Lambay. The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development was instituted in the memory of the former prime minister by a trust in her name in 1986. It consists of a monetary award of ₹25 lakh along with a citation.

Q.9. Who among the following has won the 2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 2021 F1 कतर ग्रांड प्रिक्स जीता है?

(a) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

(b) Esteban Ocon / एस्तेबन ओकोन

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Sergio Perez / सर्जियो पेरेज़

(e) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Lewis Hamilton won 2021 Qatar Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain), has won the 2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) came second while Fernando Alonso (Alpine- Spain) came third. With this win, Lewis Hamilton has become the first driver to have won at 30 different circuits in Formula 1.

Q.10. India has won 7 medals and finished 2nd in 2021 Asian Archery Championship. 22nd Asian Archery Championship 2021 was held in ____________________.

भारत ने 2021 एशियाई तीरंदाजी चैंपियनशिप में 7 पदक जीते और दूसरे स्थान पर रहा। 22 वीं एशियाई तीरंदाजी चैम्पियनशिप 2021 _____________ में आयोजित की गई थी।

(a) New Delhi, India / नई दिल्ली, भारत

(b) Islamabad, Pakistan / इस्लामाबाद, पाकिस्तान

(c) Dhaka, Bangladesh / ढाका, बांग्लादेश

(d) Colombo, Sri Lanka / कोलंबो, श्रीलंका

(e) Kabul, Afghanistan / काबुल, अफगानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. India won 7 medals in 2021 Asian Archery Championship at Dhaka, Bangladesh

India finished 2nd in the overall medal tally at the 22nd Asian Archery Championship 2021 that was held in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. The Indian contingent has won a total of 7 medals (1 Gold, 4 Silver & 2 Bronze), while South Korea with a total of 15 medals topped the table.

Archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam, won India’s only gold medal in the tournament, in the Compound – Women’s Individual event. She defeated Oh Yoohyun (South Korea) in the finals by a close margin of 146-145 score.

In the Compound – Men’s Individual event, India’s Abhishek Verma won silver medal after getting defeated by Kim Jong Ho (South Korea) in the finals by 148-149 points.

Q.11. Who has authored a new book titled “India vs UK: The Story of an Unprecedented Diplomatic Win”?

इंडिया वर्सेज यूके: द स्टोरी ऑफ एन अनप्रिसीडेन्टेड डिप्लोमैटिक विननामक एक नई पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) Shafey Kidwai / शैफ़ी किदवई

(b) Sundeep Mishra / संदीप मिश्रा

(c) Kaveree Bamzai / कावेरी बमजई

(d) Vikram Sampath / विक्रम संपथ

(e) Syed Akbaruddin / सैयद अकबरुद्दीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. A new book “India vs UK: The Story of an Unprecedented Diplomatic Win” authored by Syed Akbaruddin

Senior Indian diplomat Syed Akbaruddin has authored a new book titled “India vs UK: The Story of an Unprecedented Diplomatic Win”.

The book features the behind-the-scenes details on India’s victory against the United Kingdom in the elections to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2017.

Q.12. ‘Awaas Diwas’ is celebrated annually on ____________ to commemorate the launch of ‘Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin’ (PMAY-G).

प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजनाग्रामीण ’(PMAY-G) के शुभारंभ के उपलक्ष्य में _________ को प्रतिवर्ष आवास दिवसमनाया जाता है।

(a) 20 November / 20 नवम्बर

(b) 21 November / 21 नवम्बर

(c) 22 November / 22 नवम्बर

(d) 23 November / 23 नवम्बर

(e) 24 November / 24 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. 20 November: Awaas Diwas

The ‘Awaas Diwas’ is celebrated annually on November 20 to commemorate the launch of ‘Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin’ (PMAY-G). It aims to provide ‘Housing for All by 2022’.

Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) was restructured as PMAY-G. IAY, a Rural Housing Programme was started in January 1996, during the tenure of PM Indira Gandhi. IAY was restructured as PMAY-G with effect from 1st April 2016.

Q.13. World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is observed every year on ________________.

सड़क यातायात पीड़ितों के लिए विश्व स्मरण 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.13.(d)

Exp. 21 November: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2021

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is marked every year on Third Sunday in the month of November. In 2021, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims falls on 21 November 2021.

The purpose of the day is to remember those killed and injured on the roads, together with their families, friends, and others affected. The day was started by the British road crash victim charity, RoadPeace, in 1993 and was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.

Theme 2021: “ACT for LOW SPEEDS /ACT for LOW-SPEED STREETS”.

Q.14. Gurmeet Bawa passed away recently. She was a/an _____________.

गुरमीत बावा का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थी।

(a) Painter / चित्रकार

(b) Folk Singer / लोक गायक

(c) Film Director / फिल्म निर्देशक

(d) Author / लेखक

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Punjabi Folk Singer Gurmeet Bawa passed away

Well-known Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa passed away following a prolonged illness. She was one of the artists known for singing ‘Jugni’ after Alam Lohar and was the first Punjabi female singer to sing on Doordarshan.

Gurmeet was best known for her long ‘hek’ (Breathless opening of a Punjabi folk song calling “ho” to create a melodious voice with an unbreakable wave) that she could hold for about 45 seconds.

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