Daily Current Affairs 17th Nov 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 17th November 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which of the following bank and PayNearby has tied-up to offer ‘open banking’ solutions?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक और PayNearby ने ओपन बैंकिंगसमाधान पेश करने के लिए करार किया है?

(a) HSBC India / एचएसबीसी इंडिया

(b) Citibank India / सिटी बैंक इंडिया

(c) DBS Bank India / डीबीएस बैंक इंडिया

(d) Standard Chartered India / स्टैंडर्ड चार्टर्ड इंडिया

(e) SBM Bank India / एसबीएम बैंक इंडिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The State Bank of Mauritius (India) has joined hands with PayNearby, a FinTech start up offering FinTech and digital services at a local level. The two firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build an “open banking” network that would enable access to basic banking solutions as well as advanced financial services for the customers.

Aims: The alliance would help tap both, the banked as well as the unbanked segments and actively promote financial inclusion. This would also help boost the returns on investments for the retail and micro-enterprise segments.

Q.2. Which of the following Bank has been put in the ‘red flag’ list on nearing foreign investment cap?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक को विदेशी निवेश कैप के करीब आने पे “रेड फ्लैग की सूची में रखा गया है?

(a) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(b) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(c) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(d) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

(e) Both b & c / बी और सी दोनों

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Private sector lenders HDFC Bank and IndusInd Bank have been put in the so-called ‘red flag’ list, a system used for monitoring foreign portfolio investor (FPI) limits. A listed company enters the list when the available legroom for overseas investment is less than 3 per cent of the permissible limit. FPIs can invest up to 74 per cent in both HDFC Bank and IndusInd Bank. The current FPI shareholding in case of HDFC Bank is 71.3 per cent, while that of IndusInd Bank is 73. 1 per cent, data provided by depository firm NSDL shows.

Q.3. Who has been appointed as the first Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub?

रिजर्व बैंक इनोवेशन हब के पहले अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) M Rajeshwar Rao / एम राजेश्वर राव

(b) Kris Gopalakrishnan / क्रिश गोपालकृष्णन

(c) Michael D Patra / माइकल डी पात्रा

(d) Mahesh Kumar Jain / महेश कुमार जैन

(e) Bibhu Prasad Kanungo / बिभू प्रसाद कानूनगो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kris Gopalakrishnan, the former co-chairman and co-founder of Infosys was appointed as the first Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub on November 17, 2020. He was appointed by the Reserve Bank of India.

The Reserve Bank Innovation Hub aims to promote innovation across financial sector.

Q.4. Name the capsule in which SpaceX has launched Four Astronauts to the International Space Station on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company.

उस कैप्सूल का नाम बताइए, जिसमें SpaceX ने एक निजी कंपनी द्वारा नासा के लिए पहली पूर्ण टैक्सी फ्लाइट पर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय अंतरिक्ष स्टेशन के लिए चार अंतरिक्ष यात्रियों को लॉन्च किया है।

(a) Orion / ओरियन

(b) Candor / कैन्दोर

(c) Magnum / मैग्नम

(d) Ingenuity / इन्जेनुइति

(e) Resilience / रेजिलिएंस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SpaceX has launched Four Astronauts (3 Americans, 1 Japanese) to the International Space Station on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) by a private company. They were launched by Falcon Rocket from the Kennedy Space Center.

The capsule has been named as “Resilience”. The crew was led by Commander Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover (First Black Astronaut on a long-term space station) mission and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi (First person in 40 years to launch on three types of spacecraft).

Q.5. Who among the following has been honoured with 2020 Prof A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे 2020 प्रोफेसर ए एन भादुरी मेमोरियल लेक्चर पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Venu Srinivasan / वेणु श्रीनिवासन

(b) Susanta Kar / सुशांत कर

(c) Satish Mishra / सतीश मिश्रा

(d) Nitin Sethi / नितिन सेठी

(e) Shiv Sahay Singh / शिव सहाय सिंह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. To recognize the significant contributions towards defining the survival tactics of Leishmania donovani, CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Dr.Susanta Kar, honoured with “Prof.A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award-2020” by the Society of Biological Chemists (India).

Dr SusantaKar’s research group studied Leishmania’s interaction with immune cells like macrophages, dendritic cells, and T cells and the fate of these interactions on the modulation of various intracellular signalling cascades that ultimately affect immune response/infection progression.

Q.6. Who among the following has won the Linz Open Title 2020 in Tennis?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने टेनिस में लिंज़ ओपन टाइटल 2020 जीता है?

(a) Sofia Kenin / सोफिया केनीन

(b) Victoria Azarenka / विक्टोरिया अजारेंका

(c) Naomi Osaka / नाओमी ओसाका

(d) Aryna Sabalenka / अरीना सबलेंका

(e) Maria Sharapova / मारिया शारापोवा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Aryna Sabalenka won the Linz Open on November 16, 2020. The 22-year old Belarusian traded places with Serena Williams who has dropped to 11th in ranking. Serena has not played since French Open due to her Achilles injury.

Linz Open played in hardcourts. It is sponsored by Generali Gruppe. It is usually held in Linz, Austria. Since 2009, it is designated as WTA International Tournament.

Q.7. On which date Jharkhand celebrates its Statehood Day every year?

झारखण्ड प्रति वर्ष अपना राज्य दिवस किस तारीख को मनाता है?

(a) 13 November / 13 नवम्बर

(b) 14 November / 14 नवम्बर

(c) 15 November / 15 नवम्बर

(d) 16 November / 16 नवम्बर

(e) 17 November / 17 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year, the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda is observed on November 15. In order to commemorate his sacrifices and contributions towards the National movement, the state of Jharkhand was created on his birth anniversary. Therefore, Jharkhand celebrates its Statehood Day on November 15. Birsa Munda was a tribal freedom fighter who hailed from the Munda tribe. He is also known as “Dharti Abba”, meaning “The Earth Father”. He was the backbone of the Millenarian Movement that arose in the Jharkhand and Bihar belt during the 19th century.

Q.8. National Epilepsy Day is celebrated every year on ______________.

राष्ट्रीय मिर्गी दिवस हर साल ______________ 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

Exp. Every year, the National Epilepsy Day is celebrated on November 17. The day is celebrated to create awareness about epilepsy.

According to the World Health Organization, around 50 million people in the world are suffering from epilepsy. In India, more than 10 million are suffering from epilepsy. It affects both females and males.

Q.9. Where is Betla National Park situated?

बेतला राष्ट्रीय उद्यान कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Bihar / बिहार

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Betla National Park is a national park located on the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Latehar and Palamu district of Jharkhand, India.

Q.10. What is the Tagline of HDFC Bank?

HDFC बैंक की टैगलाइन क्या है?

(a) Your Perfect Banking Partner

(b) The World’s Local Bank

(c) Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka

(d) Banking Hatke

(e) We Understand Your World

Answer & Explanation

Exp. HDFC bank

Headquarters: Mumbai

CEO: Mr Sashidhar Jagdishan

Tagline: We Understand Your World

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