Daily Current Affairs 20th Nov 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 20th November 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which city has become the 1st city to get ISO 9001:2015 certification for effective Faecal Sludge & Septage Management (FSSM) services?

प्रभावी फीकल स्लज एंड सेप्टेज मैनेजमेंट (FSSM) सेवाओं के लिए ISO 9001: 2015 प्रमाणन प्राप्त करने वाला पहला शहर कौन सा शहर बन गया है?

(a) Puri / पुरी

(b) Bhubaneswar / भुवनेश्वर

(c) Patna / पटना

(d) Mumbai / मुंबई

(e) Vadodra / वडोदरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Bhubaneswar Adding another feather to its cap, ‘Smart City’ Bhubaneswar became the first city in the country to receive the ISO 9001:2015 certification for effective Faecal Sludge & Septage Management (FSSM) services.

As per the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, the vision for Faecal Sludge and Septage Management in Bhubaneswar is: The City becomes totally sanitized, healthy and liveable and ensure sustenance of good sanitation habits with improved Onsite Sanitation Services together with faecal sludge and septage management to achieve optimum public health and maintain environment integrity with a special focus on the poor.

Q.2. With which country’s PM, Narendra Modi has jointly launched RuPay card Phase 2?

किस देश के पीएम के साथ, नरेंद्र मोदी ने संयुक्त रूप से RuPay कार्ड चरण 2 लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Bhutan / भूटान

(c) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. India on Friday launched RuPay card Phase-II that will allow Bhutanese cardholders to access the RuPay network in India. Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Lotay Tshering jointly launched his phase just as they had launched Phase-I in August in 2019.

The implementation of Phase-I of RuPay cards in Bhutan has enabled visitors from India to access ATMs and Point of Sale (PoS) terminals across Bhutan. Phase-II will now allow Bhutanese cardholders to access RuPay network in India.

Q.3. With which of the following bank/organization, India has signed a 500 million USD agreement to implement Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System project?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक / संगठन के साथ, भारत ने दिल्ली-गाजियाबाद-मेरठ क्षेत्रीय रैपिड ट्रांजिट सिस्टम परियोजना को लागू करने के लिए 500 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर के समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

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

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. India and the New Development Bank signed an agreement of 500 million USD. Under the agreement, the New Development Bank is to lend the funds to implement Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System project.

The funds will be used to provide reliable, fast, safe and comfortable public transport system in the region.

Q.4. Which of the following bank has launched CASA (current account, savings account) mobilisation campaign?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक ने CASA (चालू खाता, बचत खाता) मोबिलाईजेसन अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Karur Vysya Bank / करूर वैश्य बैंक

(b) South Indian Bank / साउथ इंडियन बैंक

(c) Karnataka Bank / कर्नाटक बैंक

(d) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Karnataka Bank launched CASA (current account, savings account) mobilisation campaign which will run from November 17 to March 4, 2021.The bank stated that it intends to mobilise over 4.10 lakh current and savings accounts with an accretion of 650 crores of business.

Aims: With this campaign, the Bank aims to introduce its attractive and superior line of digitally powered savings and current account products to its prospective customers.

Q.5. Which country was at the top of the list of “Global Bribery Risk Matrix”, released by TRACE?

TRACE द्वारा जारी “ग्लोबल रिश्वत जोखिम मैट्रिक्स” की सूची में कौन सा देश सबसे ऊपर था?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Iceland / आइसलैंड

(c) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(d) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(e) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Global Bribery Risk Matrix was released by TRACE. India ranked 77 with a score of 45 in the global list.

In 2019, India was at 78th position. In 2020, India has performed better than that of China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Bhutan was the only neighbour that was ranked better than India. Bhutan secured 48th rank on the list. Denmark topped the list followed by Norway, Finland, Sweden and New Zealand.

Q.6. What is the rank of India in the global list of “Global Bribery Risk Matrix”, released by TRACE?

TRACE द्वारा जारी की गई “ग्लोबल रिश्वत जोखिम मैट्रिक्स” की वैश्विक सूची में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 23

(b) 45

(c) 56

(d) 77

(e) 102

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Global Bribery Risk Matrix was released by TRACE. India ranked 77 with a score of 45 in the global list.

In 2019, India was at 78th position. In 2020, India has performed better than that of China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Bhutan was the only neighbour that was ranked better than India. Bhutan secured 48th rank on the list. Denmark topped the list followed by Norway, Finland, Sweden and New Zealand.

Q.7. Who has won the Booker Prize 2020 for his/her debut novel “Shuggie Bain”?

अपने पहले उपन्यास “शुगी बैन” के लिए बुकर पुरस्कार 2020 किसने जीता है?

(a) Douglas Stuart / डगलस स्टुअर्ट

(b) Margaret Atwood / मार्गरेट एटवुड

(c) Bernardine Evaristo / बर्नार्डिन एवरिस्टो

(d) Ann Patchett / एन पेटचेत

(e) Will Arbery / विल एर्बे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. The Booker Prize of the 2020 has been announced and the coveted honour has been bestowed on Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain. In his debut work, Stuart presents a tightly-cut portrait of the working class during the 1980s in Glasgow.

But at its heart, it is about a family struggling to survive and children loving damaged parents amidst all the struggle.

Q.8. 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.8.(b)

Exp. World Children’s Day 2020 will be celebrated globally on November 20, 2020. It is an annual celebration about children which is observed every year on November 20.

The aim of World Children’s day is to improve the welfare of children all over the world. The day also promotes and celebrates children’s rights. World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day.

Q.9. On which date World Toilet Day is observed annually?

विश्व शौचालय दिवस किस तारीख 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
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. World Toilet Day observed on 19 November worldwide to raise awareness among people about the importance of sanitation in our lives in reducing diseases and creating healthier communities.

In 2001, the World Toilet organization established World Toilet Day and was declared an official UN day in 2013.

Q.10. What was the theme for World Toilet Day 2020?

विश्व शौचालय दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Sustainable sanitation and climate change

(b) When nature calls

(c) Wastewater

(d) Toilets and jobs

(e) Call to Action on Sanitation

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. World Toilet Day observed on 19 November worldwide to raise awareness among people about the importance of sanitation in our lives in reducing diseases and creating healthier communities.

In 2001, the World Toilet organisation established World Toilet Day and was declared an official UN day in 2013.

Theme 2020:  “Sustainable sanitation and climate change”

Q.11. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is observed on ___________________ every year.

महिला उद्यमिता दिवस (WED) हर साल ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 17 November / 17 नवम्बर

(b) 18 November / 18 नवम्बर

(c) 19 November / 19 नवम्बर

(d) 20 November / 20 नवम्बर

(e) 21 November / 21 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is observed on November 19 every year to empower, celebrate, and support women in business worldwide. For first time the day was observed in 2014, The Fortune Magazine explained it was “a global movement to celebrate and support female founders and shed light on some of their challenges.

Q.12. Who is the president of the New Development Bank (NDB)?

न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक (NDB) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(b) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

(c) Marcos Prado Troyjo / मार्कोस प्राडो त्रोय्जो

(d) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(e) Mukhisa Kituyi / मुखिषा कितुयी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Marcos Prado Troyjo is the president of the New Development Bank (NDB).

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