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Daily Current Affairs 1st November 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state, PM Modi has inaugurated “Arogya Vanand Sardar Patel Zoological Park?

किस राज्य में पीएम मोदी नेआरोग्य वनऔर सरदार पटेल जूलॉजिकल पार्क का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated “Arogya Van” in Kevadia, Gujarat on October 30, 2020. This was launched in the aftermath of Ekta Diwas celebrations which is being observed on October 31, 2020. The prime minister is on a two day visit to the state and also participated in the Ekta Diwas celebration.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Sardar Patel Zoological Park which is popularly known as the “Jungle Safari” in Kevadia. Apart from that, he also inaugurated “Ekta Mall” which is a nutrition park for children in Kevadia.

Q.2. Which state has topped in the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2020 for Rural India?

ग्रामीण भारत के लिए शिक्षा की वार्षिक स्थिति (ASER) 2020 में किस राज्य ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Kerala / केरल

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) for Rural India was recently released by the autonomous research and assessment unit Pratham Education Foundation.

This year, the survey was conducted over phone calls.  The survey was carried out in 26 states and 4 Union Territories. It surveyed around 52,227 households and 59,251 children in the age group of 5-16 years.  It also surveyed 8963 teachers and principals.

Punjab had 88 percent; Himachal had 90 percent while Haryana had 82.3 percent children had access smartphones.  Kerala topped the list with 94.3 percent. 3 percent of rural children aged 6-10 years had not yet enrolled in school this year, the report highlighted.

Q.3. Foundation day of Kerala, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu is observed on ____________________.

केरल, हरियाणा, पंजाब, मध्य प्रदेश, छत्तीसगढ़, कर्नाटक, आंध्र प्रदेश और तमिलनाडु का स्थापना दिवस ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 November / 1 नवम्बर

(b) 2 November / 2 नवम्बर

(c) 3 November / 3 नवम्बर

(d) 4 November / 4 नवम्बर

(e) 5 November / 5 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. On November 1, several Indian states including Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are observing formation day while Delhi, Chandigarh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar were given the status of union territories on this day. Every state in India is known for its unique culture and demography.

Q.4. Which of the following has test-fired an air-launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile recently?

हाल ही में निम्नलिखित में से किसने ब्रह्मोस सुपरसोनिक क्रूज़ मिसाइल का एक एयर लॉन्च संस्करण परीक्षण किया है?

(a) Indian Navy / भारतीय नौसेना

(b) Indian Air Force / भारतीय वायु सेना

(c) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(d) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(e) Indian Army / भारतीय सेना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. The Indian Air Force, on October 30, 2020, has successfully test fired an air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.  The cruise missile was test-fired from the Sukhoi fighter aircraft in the Bay of Bengal. The missile successfully hit a sinking ship with pin-point accuracy. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has integrated with the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile for over 40 Sukhoi fighter jets. It has been done with an aim to bolster the overall combat capability of the force.

Q.5. Name the Super typhoon which has hit Philippines recently.

उस सुपर आंधी का नाम बताइए जिसने हाल ही में फिलीपींस पर प्रहार किया है।

(a) Hagibis / हगिबिस

(b) Rolly / रोल्ली

(c) Haiyan / हाइयां

(d) Goni / गोनी

(e) Nina / नीना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. A powerful super typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines with ferocious winds on 1st November.

Typhoon Goni hit the island province of Catanduanes at dawn with sustained winds of 225 kilometers (140 miles) per hour and gusts of 280 kph (174 mph). It was barreling west toward densely populated regions, including Manila.

Q.6. Who has released “Bye Bye Corona” World’s first scientoon book by Pradeep Srivastava?

प्रदीप श्रीवास्तव द्वारा विश्व की पहली scientoon पुस्तकबाय बाय कोरोनाकिसने जारी की है?

(a) M Venkaiah Naidu / एम वेंकैया नायडू

(b) Narendra Modi / नरेन्द्र मोदी

(c) Anandiben Patel / आनंदीबेन पटेल

(d) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(e) Satya Pal Malik / सत्य पाल मलिक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. “Bye Bye Corona” World’s first scientoon book was Dr Pradeep Srivastava, former Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, (CDRI) Lucknow and released by Anandiben Patel, Uttar Pradesh Governor. Bye Bye Corona offers a perspective insight into the intricacies of the deadly Covid-19 without scaring the reader. The basic purpose of the scientoon book is to make people aware of COVID-19 in an engaging way.

Q.7. Which of the following film has won the Best Original Score at 14th Asian Film Awards?

निम्नलिखित में से किस फिल्म ने 14वें एशियाई फिल्म पुरस्कार में सर्वश्रेष्ठ ओरिजिनल स्कोर जीता है?

(a) Article 15 / आर्टिकल 15

(b) Parasite / पैरासाइट

(c) Ford v Ferrari / फोर्ड vs फेरारी

(d) Joker / जोकर

(e) Gully Boy / गली बॉय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. The 14th Asian Film Awards (“AFA14”) were announced on 28 October 2020 virtually by the Asian Film Awards Academy (“AFAA”). Ranveer Singh and, Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy bagged the award for the Best Original Score at the event.

Best Film: Parasite (South Korea), Best Director: Wang Xiaoshuai for So Long, My Son (China), Best Actor: Lee Byung-hun – The Man Standing Next (South Korea)

,Best Actress : Zhou Dongyu – Better Days (China)

Q.8. On which date World Cities Day is celebrated each year?

प्रत्येक वर्ष विश्व नगर दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 30 October / 30 अक्टूबर

(b) 31 October / 31 अक्टूबर

(c) 1 November / 1 नवम्बर

(d) 2 November / 2 नवम्बर

(e) 3 November / 3 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day.

The Day is celebrated to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.

Q.9. What was the theme for World Cities Day 2020?

विश्व नगर दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations

(b) Building sustainable and resilient cities

(c) Innovative Governance, Open Cities

(d) Cities for all

(e) Valuing Our Communities and Cities

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day.

The Day is celebrated to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.

Theme 2020: Valuing Our Communities and Cities

Q.10. World Vegan Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

विश्व शाकाहारी दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 November / 1 नवम्बर

(b) 2 November / 2 नवम्बर

(c) 3 November / 3 नवम्बर

(d) 4 November / 4 नवम्बर

(e) 5 November / 5 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world every 1 November.

The benefits of veganism for humans and the natural environment are celebrated through activities such as setting up stalls, hosting potlucks, and planting memorial trees.

Q.11. Which cricket umpire has broken Rudi Koertzen’s record of most ODIs as an on-field umpire recently?

किस क्रिकेट अंपायर ने हाल ही में ऑनफील्ड अंपायर के रूप में सबसे अधिक एकदिवसीय मैचों के रूडी कोएर्टजन के रिकॉर्ड को तोड़ा है?

(a) Steve Bucknor / स्टीव बकनर

(b) Simon Taufel / साइमन टॉफेल

(c) Aleem Dar / अलीम डार

(d) Billy Bowden / बिली बोडेन

(e) Marais Erasmus / माराइस इरास्मस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Aleem Dar on 1st November broke the record for most ODIs as an on-field umpire when he stood for his 210th match in the series’ second match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe here. The 52-year-old from Pakistan surpassed South African Rudi Koertzen’s record of officiating in most ODIs.

Dar also holds the record of umpiring in most Test matches. He achieved the feat when he officiated in his 132nd match last year — Australia vs New Zealand in Perth in December

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