Current Affairs Quiz 23rd November 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which country has announced to build the world’s first Bitcoin City?

किस देश ने दुनिया का पहला बिटकॉइन सिटी बनाने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Guatemala / ग्वाटेमाला

(b) El Salvador / अल साल्वाडोर

(c) Mexico / मेक्सिको

(d) Argentina / अर्जेंटीना

(e) Spain / स्पेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. El Salvador announced to build world’s first ‘Bitcoin City’

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced to build the world’s first Bitcoin City in the country. This new city is planned to be developed in the eastern region of La Union and will be initially funded by bitcoin-backed bonds.

It would get geothermal power from a volcano. Bitcoin City will not levy any taxes except for value added tax (VAT). One half of this VAT levied will be used to fund the bonds issued to build the city and the next half would be used to pay for services such as garbage collection.

Q.2. Which country has become a part of the new Nuclear-Powered Submarine defence alliance with the United Kingdom and the United States?

कौन सा देश यूनाइटेड किंगडम और संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका के साथ नए परमाणु संचालित पनडुब्बी रक्षा गठबंधन का हिस्सा बन गया है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Russia / रूस

(d) India / भारत

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. US, Australia and UK signed key deal in Nuclear Submarine Alliance

On November 21, 2021 Australia officially became a part of the new Nuclear-Powered Submarine defence alliance with the United Kingdom and the United States after signing a deal with the countries in Canberra, Australia.

Under the AUKUS deal, Australia will be provided with 8 nuclear powered submarines capable of stealthy and long-range missions. It is the first agreement on technology signed by the three countries after the formation of defence alliance AUKUS (Australia-UK-US).

Q.3. Abdalla Hamdok has been reappointed as which country’s Prime Minister?

अब्दुल्ला हमदोक को किस देश के प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में फिर से नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Nigeria / नाइजीरिया

(b) Mali / माली

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Sudan / सूडान

(e) Yemen / यमन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Abdalla Hamdok reappointed as Sudan’s PM

Sudan’s removed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was reappointed after signing a political declaration to end the current political crisis by Hamdok and Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, general commander of the Sudanese Armed Force.

Before becoming prime minister, Hamdok worked for the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and as a special adviser at the Trade and Development Bank in Ethiopia.

Q.4. Economic Advisory Council to PM (EAC-PM) has projected India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth at ___________ in FY23.

पीएम की आर्थिक सलाहकार परिषद (ईएसीपीएम) ने वित्त वर्ष 2023 के लिए भारत के वास्तविक सकल घरेलू उत्पाद (जीडीपी) की वृद्धि ____________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 6-5-6.9%

(b) 7.0-7.5%

(c) 8.9-9.5%

(d) 9.8-10.3%

(e) 10.0-11.6%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Economic Advisory Council to PM projected India’s GDP growth at 7.0-7.5% in FY23

On November 18, 2021, the meeting of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) members was held in New Delhi to examine the Indian economic growth in 2022-23 (FY23) and further.

There, EAC-PM members projected India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 7-7.5% and a nominal rate of growth of more than 11% in FY23. They also projected a growth of 5% in the current fiscal year (FY22) from record contraction of 7.3% (-7.3%) in FY21.

Q.5. State Bank of India (SBI) in its research report ‘Ecowrap’, has projected the GDP growth for India at ______________ for FY22 (2021-22).

भारतीय स्टेट बैंक (SBI) ने अपनी शोध रिपोर्ट इकॉरैपमें, वित्त वर्ष 2012 (2021-22) के लिए भारत के लिए सकल घरेलू उत्पाद की वृद्धि _________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 5.5-5.9%

(b) 6.2-6.7%

(c) 7.8-8.5%

(d) 9.3-9.6%

(e) 10.0-10.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. SBI projected India’s GDP for FY22 at 9.3%-9.6%

State Bank of India (SBI) economists in its research report ‘Ecowrap’ has revised upwards the GDP growth projection for India to range from 9.3% to 9.6% for FY22 (2021-22).

Earlier, this was estimated in the range of 8.5% to 9%. Reason for the upward revision is decline in the number of COVID cases. Average GDP growth of 28 selected economies has decelerated to 4.5% in Q3 (2021) as against 12.1%.

Q.6. Who has been has been conferred with the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021?

किसे 2021 के लिए टाटा लिटरेचर लाइव! लाइफटाइम अचीवमेंट अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Adil Jussawala / आदिल जुसावाला

(b) Rijula Das / रिजुला दास

(c) Anita Desai / अनीता देसाई

(d) Tamal Bandyopadhyay / तमाल बंद्योपाध्याय

(e) Kavitha Iyer / कविता अय्यर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Anita Desai awarded Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award

India’s one of the best-selling authors, Anita Desai has been conferred with the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 to recognise her long literary career which spans over 50 years. The 12th Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest was organised from November 18th to 21st 2021.

Poet Laureate award for 2021: Indian poet Adil Jussawala.

First Book Award – Fiction: ‘A Death in Shonagachhi’ by Rijula Das

First Book Award – Non-Fiction: ‘Landscapes of Loss: The Story of an Indian Drought’ by Kavitha Iyer

Book of the Year Award – Fiction: ‘Asoca: A Sutra’ by Irwin Allan Sealy

Book of the Year Award – Non-Fiction: ‘Born A Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India’ by Ghazala

Business Book of the Year: ‘Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy’ by Tamal Bandyopadhyay

Publisher of the Year Award: HarperCollins

Q.7. Which Police Station has ranked best-performing police station in India for the year 2021 by the Ministry of Home Affairs?

गृह मंत्रालय द्वारा वर्ष 2021 के लिए किस पुलिस स्टेशन को भारत में सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन करने वाले पुलिस स्टेशन का दर्जा दिया गया है?

(a) Sadar Bazar PS (North dist., Delhi) / सदर बाजार पीएस (उत्तर जिला, दिल्ली)

(b) Gangapur PS (Ganjam dist., Odisha) / गंगापुर पीएस (गंजम जिला, ओडिशा)

(c) Bhattu Kalan PS (Fatehabad dist., Haryana) / भट्टू कलां पीएस (फतेहाबाद जिला, हरियाणा)

(d) Valpoi PS (North Goa) / वालपोई पीएस (उत्तरी गोवा)

(e) Manvi PS (Raichur dist., Karnataka) / मानवी पीएस (रायचूर जिला, कर्नाटक)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Delhi’s Sadar Bazar Police Station ranked best-performing police station in India

The Sadar Bazar police station of North Delhi has been ranked as the best police station in India for the year 2021 by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

It has been carried out by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD). Parameters: Handling of crime, infrastructure, and approachability of personnel.

Q.8. Which of the following has received awards at ABU – UNESCO Peace Media Awards-2021 at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे मलेशिया के कुआलालंपुर में एबीयू यूनेस्को पीस मीडिया अवार्ड्स-2021 में पुरस्कार मिला है?

(a) Doordarshan / दूरदर्शन

(b) All India Radio / ऑल इंडिया रेडियो

(c) Vividh Bharati / विविध भारती

(d) Prasar Bharati / प्रसार भारती

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Doordarshan and AIR won at UNESCO-ABU Peace Media Awards 2021

Doordarshan and radio show by All India Radio has received multiple awards at ABU – UNESCO Peace Media Awards-2021 at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The awards were given by UNESCO in collaboration with Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union under ‘Together for Peace’ initiative.

‘Ethical and Sustainable Relationship with Nature’ award: AlR’s ‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’

Living Well with Super Diversity category: Doordarshan’s programme ‘DEAFinitely Leading the Way

Q.9. Which state has won the Best Marine State Award for 2021-22?

किस राज्य ने 2021-22 के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ समुद्री राज्य का पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Assam / असम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Andhra Pradesh won Best Marine State Award for 2021-22

World Fisheries Day awards were presented in Bhubaneswar by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and the Dairying, Parshottam Rupala. Andhra Pradesh has been named the best marine state in the country.

Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has awarded best performing States for 2021-22 on ‘World Fisheries Day’ on 21 November 2021 to recognize their accomplishments in the field and their contribution into the growth of the sector.

  • Best marine state: Andhra Pradesh
  • Best Inland states: Telangana
  • Best Hilly and North East marine states: Tripura
  • Best Marine District: Balasore, Odisha
  • Best Inland District: Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Best Hilly and North East District: Bongaigaon, Assam

Q.10. Who has been awarded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind in 2021?

2021 में राष्ट्रपति राम नाथ कोविंद द्वारा वीर चक्र से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Prakash Jadhav / प्रकाश जाधव

(b) Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal / विभूति शंकर ढौंडियाल

(c) Abhinandan Varthaman / अभिनंदन वर्धमान

(d) Maheshkumar Bhure / महेशकुमार भूरे

(e) Naib Subedar Sombir / नायब सूबेदार सोमबीर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. President presented Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations in Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.  The order of precedence of these awards is Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra.

Vir Chakra:

Abhinandan Varthaman was accorded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind for his role in pushing back Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets on February 27, 2019.

Kirti Chakra

  • Sapper Prakash Jadhav (posthumously)

Shaurya Chakra

  • Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal  (posthumously)
  • Naib Subedar Sombir (posthumously)
  • Major Maheshkumar Bhure

Q.11. INS Visakhapatnam has been commissioned into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. INS Visakhapatnam is constructed by _______________.

INS विशाखापत्तनम को मुंबई के नेवल डॉकयार्ड में भारतीय नौसेना में शामिल किया गया है। INS विशाखापत्तनम का निर्माण ___________ द्वारा किया गया है।

(a) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers / गार्डन रीच शिपबिल्डर्स एंड इंजीनियर्स

(b) Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Limited / लार्सन एंड टुब्रो शिप बिल्डिंग लिमिटेड

(c) Hindustan Shipyard Limited / हिंदुस्तान शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड

(d) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders / मझगांव डॉक शिपबिल्डर्स

(e) Cochin Shipyard / कोचीन शिपयार्ड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. INS Visakhapatnam commissioned into Indian Navy

INS Visakhapatnam was commissioned into the Indian Navy in presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.

This is the first of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers. It has been designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organization Directorate of Naval Design and constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai.

INS Visakhapatnam measures 163m in length, 17m in breadth with a displacement of 7,400 tonnes.

Q.12. The 5th edition of Asian Youth Para Games will be hosted by __________________________in 2025.

एशियाई युवा पैरा खेलों के 5वें संस्करण की मेजबानी 2025 में __________________ द्वारा की जाएगी।

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

(b) Tashkent, Uzbekistan / ताशकंद, उज्बेकिस्तान

(c) Belgrade, Serbia / बेलग्रेड, सर्बिया

(d) Dushanbe, Tajikistan / दुशान्बे, ताजिकिस्तान

(e) Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / बिश्केक, किर्गिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. 2025 Asian Youth Para Games will be hosted by Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The 5th edition of Asian Youth Para Games 2025 will be hosted by Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan and the approval given by the Asian Paralympic Committee’s (APC) Executive Board.

For the first time ‘Asian Youth Games 2025’ and ‘Asian Youth Para Games 2025’ will be hosted in the same city & in the same venues.

Q.13. A book titled ‘Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World’ is an autobiography of who among the following?

रिजॉल्व्डः यूनाइटिंग नेशंस इन ए डिवाइडेड वर्ल्डनामक पुस्तक निम्नलिखित में से किसकी आत्मकथा है?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) António Guterres / एंटोनियो गुटेरेस

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Mohammed Barkindo / मोहम्मद बरकिंडो

(e) Ban Ki-moon / बान की मून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Ban Ki-moon authored his autobiography titled “Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World”

A book titled ‘Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World’ is an autobiography of the Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

It consists of life experience and challenges that the author faced in his life & elaborates his tenure in the United Nations (UN). He served as the 8th Secretary- General of the United Nations for a two 5-year term (2007-2016).

Q.14. Who among the following has authored a new book (cookbook) titled “Cooking to Save your Life”?  

निम्नलिखित में से किसने कुकिंग टू सेव योर लाइफनामक एक नई पुस्तक (कुकबुक) लिखी है?

(a) Abhijit Banerjee / अभिजित बनर्जी

(b) Debashish Mukerji / देबाशीष मुखर्जी

(c) Amartya Sen / अमर्त्य सेन

(d) Raghuram Rajan / रघुराम राजन

(e) Syed Akbaruddin / सैयद अकबरुद्दीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Abhijit Banerjee authored a book titled “Cooking to Save your Life”

Indian-born American economist & Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has authored a new book (cookbook) titled “Cooking to Save your Life”.

The book illustrated by France based illustrator Cheyenne Oliver is published by Juggernaut Books. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2019 along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

Q.15. On which date World Fisheries Day is celebrated?

विश्व मत्स्य दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया 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.15.(b)

Exp. 21 November: World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on 21st November by fishing communities across the world. It highlights the importance of healthy ocean ecosystems and ensuring sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world.

The first World Fisheries Day was observed on 21 November 2015. The grand opening of the International Fisherman’s organization was held in New Delhi the same day.

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