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Daily Current Affairs 23rd November 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. PM Modi will address the 100th foundation day of which of the following university on 25 November?

25 नवंबर को पीएम मोदी निम्नलिखित में से किस विश्वविद्यालय के 100 वें स्थापना दिवस को संबोधित करेंगे?

(a) University of Lucknow / लखनऊ विश्वविद्यालय

(b) University of Allahabad / इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय

(c) University of Calcutta / कलकत्ता विश्वविद्यालय

(d) Banaras Hindu University / बनारस हिंदू विश्वविद्यालय

(e) University of Mysore / मैसूर विश्वविद्यालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the celebration of the centennial foundation day of the University of Lucknow on November 25. The PM will address the students via a video conference. The university was established in 1920 and is celebrating its 100th year.

Q.2. Which country recently hosted the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit?

हाल ही में किस देश ने एशिया प्रशांत आर्थिक सहयोग (APEC) शिखर सम्मेलन की मेजबानी की?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Malaysia / मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation was recently hosted by Malaysia. Several leaders of the cooperation joined the summit. The Summit was attended by the US President Donald Trump as well. The next APEC meeting is to be hosted by New Zealand.

About the Summit: The APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040 was adopted during the Summit.  It envisions and open, resilient peaceful Asia Pacific community by 2040. The Summit also replaced the 1994 Bogor Goals with post 2020 vision.  The economies are to achieve the post 2020 vision through three economic drivers such as trade and investment, strong balance secure sustainable and inclusive growth, Innovation and digitalization.

Q.3. Which country is going to host G-20 Summit in 2023 after a swap with Indonesia recently?

हाल ही में इंडोनेशिया के साथ एक स्वैप के बाद 2023 में कौन सा देश जी-20 शिखर सम्मेलन की मेजबानी करने जा रहा है?

(a) Italy / इटली

(b) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(c) India / भारत

(d) Russia / रूस

(e) Vietnam / वियतनाम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. India is set to host the G-20 summit in 2023, instead of 2022 — the 75th year of Independence. Indonesia will assume G-20 presidency in 2022 after a swap with India. The G20 summit of 2020 was hosted by Saudi Arabia recently. The subsequent G20 summits are to be held in Italy in 2021, Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023 and Brazil in 2024.

Q.4. Which organization has approved a $50 million loan recently to improve resource planning in West Bengal?

किस संगठन ने पश्चिम बंगाल में संसाधन योजना में सुधार के लिए हाल ही में $ 50 मिलियन के ऋण को मंजूरी दी है?

(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.4.(b)

Exp. The Asian Development Bank on 21st Nov announced it has approved a USD 50 million loan to improve operational efficiencies and resource planning and management in West Bengal.

The loan will support the integration of financial and information system and the expansion of automation reforms in the operations of the state government, which are expected to strengthen the delivery of public services and create fiscal savings.

Q.5. Which company has got the tender worth 7000 Crores in India’s First Bullet Train Project?

भारत की पहली बुलेट ट्रेन परियोजना में किस कंपनी को 7000 करोड़ का टेंडर मिला है?

(a) Tata Projects / टाटा प्रोजेक्ट्स

(b) JMC Projects / जेएमसी प्रोजेक्ट्स

(c) Mahindra & Mahindra / महिंद्रा एंड महिंद्रा

(d) Larsen & Toubro (L&T) / लार्सन एंड टर्बो

(e) Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd / नागार्जुन कंस्ट्रक्शन कंपनी लि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The construction division of Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) has secured a ‘Mega’ order of unspecified amount for its Heavy Civil Infrastructure business in India from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHRCL), executing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project.

A mega order is worth over ₹7,000 crore as per the company’s set parameters.

The approximately 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project will cover 155.76 km in Maharashtra, 4.3 km in the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 348.04 km in Gujarat with 12 stations along the route.

Q.6. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of ‘severe cyclonic storm’ approaching Tamil Nadu. Where is the headquarters of IMD?

भारत मौसम विज्ञान विभाग (IMD) ने तमिलनाडु में आने वाले गंभीर चक्रवाती तूफानकी चेतावनी दी है। IMD का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Development cyclonic disturbance in the Bay of Bengal is expected to become a “severe cyclonic storm” by the evening of November 24.

India uses a five-stage classification system for cyclonic storms, those with wind speeds of 90 to 100 km / h called “severe cyclonic storm” and those with progressively higher speeds called “very severe” cyclones.” and “extremely severe”.

The storm will increase rainfall in the southern peninsula of India, particularly over Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal from November 24 to 26 and on the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana on November 25 and 26.

About IMD

Founded: 1875

Headquarters: Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Q.7. Which space agency has launched the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite to track Earth’s sea level rise?

किस अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी ने कोपर्निकस सेंटिनल -6 माइकल फ्रीलिच उपग्रह को पृथ्वी के समुद्र-स्तर की वृद्धि को ट्रैक करने के लिए लॉन्च किया है?

(a) ISRO / इसरो

(b) NASA / नासा

(c) Roscosmos / रोस्कोसमोस

(d) CNSA / सी.एन.एस.ए.

(e) JAXA / जाक्सा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. NASA launched the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite to monitor oceans. The satellite was launched in SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on November 21, 2020. The satellite launch was a part of the Mission Jason Continuity of Service.

The mission was launched to measure the height of the ocean. Measuring the height of the ocean is one of the key components in understanding the climate change. The spacecraft consists of two components. The other component of the spacecraft is to be launched in 2025.

Q.8. SIMBEX is a joint maritime exercise (began in Andaman Sea) between India and which of the following country?

SIMBEX भारत और निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के बीच एक संयुक्त समुद्री अभ्यास (अंडमान सागर में शुरू हुआ) है?

(a) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(b) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(e) Russia / रूस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. The Indian and Singapore Navy are to hold maritime exercise SIMBEX-20 in the Andaman Sea between November 23, 2020 and November 25, 2020. The exercise is being conducted between the countries since 1994.

The exercise aims to enhance mutual inter-operability between the countries. The Indian Navy ships to participate in the exercise are destroyer Rana along with Chetak helicopter, corvettes Kamorta and Karmuk. Also, submarine Sindhuraj and P81 reconnaissance aircrafts are to participate in the exercise.

Q.9. SITMEX is a Trilateral Naval Exercise between India, ____________ and _____________.

SITMEX भारत, ____________ और _____________ के बीच एक त्रिपक्षीय नौसेना अभ्यास है।

(a) Singapore, Thailand / सिंगापुर, थाईलैंड

(b) Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan / सऊदी अरब, ताजिकिस्तान

(c) Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan / श्रीलंका, तुर्कमेनिस्तान

(d) Switzerland, Tanzania / स्विट्जरलैंड, तंजानिया

(e) South Africa, Turkey / दक्षिण अफ्रीका, तुर्की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. The trilateral Naval exercise, SITMEX-20 between India, Singapore and Thailand was held in the Andaman sea. The SITMEX-20 Naval exercise was scheduled in a “non-contact at sea only format” due to covid-19 restrictions.

The main objective of the exercise is to increase the interoperability between the three navies. The exercise will also enhance multifaceted Maritime operations. Apart from SITMEX, India and Singapore held SIMBEX-20 separately in the Andaman sea.

Q.10. Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck has been announced as the individual laureate for the 2020 UN Population Award. She is the Queen mother of which country?

ग्यालियम संगे चोडेन वांगचुक को 2020 संयुक्त राष्ट्र जनसंख्या पुरस्कार के लिए व्यक्तिगत पुरस्कार विजेता के रूप में घोषित किया गया है। वह किस देश की क्वीन मदर हैं?

(a) England / इंगलैंड

(b) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(c) Cambodia / कंबोडिया

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) Bhutan / भूटान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Queen Mother of Bhutan, was announced as the individual laureate for the 2020 United Nations Population Award. HelpAge India was announced as the award’s institutional laureate. Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck is a longstanding champion of sexual and reproductive health and rights and the need to end violence against women, girls and children in Bhutan. Among her many achievements in recent decades, she has helped to create an enabling environment to openly discuss sexual reproductive health in the kingdom and founded a volunteer organization called “Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women” (RENEW) in 2004. She has also been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA for more than 20 years.

Q.11. Name the Non-Profit Organization which has been announced as the institutional laureate for the 2020 UN Population Award.

उस गैर-संयुक्त संगठन का नाम बताएं जिसे 2020 संयुक्त राष्ट्र जनसंख्या पुरस्कार के लिए संस्थागत पुरस्कार के रूप में घोषित किया गया है।

(a) Share the Meal / शेयर द मील

(b) World Food Programme / वर्ल्ड फ़ूड प्रोग्राम

(c) Save the Children / सेव द चिल्ड्रेन

(d) HelpAge India / हेल्पएज इंडिया

(e) World Vision International / वर्ल्ड विज़न इंटरनेशनल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Queen Mother of Bhutan, was announced as the individual laureate for the 2020 United Nations Population Award. HelpAge India was announced as the award’s institutional laureate.

Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck is a longstanding champion of sexual and reproductive health and rights and the need to end violence against women, girls and children in Bhutan. Among her many achievements in recent decades, she has helped to create an enabling environment to openly discuss sexual reproductive health in the kingdom and founded a volunteer organization called “Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women” (RENEW) in 2004. She has also been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA for more than 20 years.

Q.12. Name the tennis player who has won the ATP tournament.

उस टेनिस खिलाड़ी का नाम बताइए जिसने एटीपी टूर्नामेंट जीता है।

(a) Alexander Zverev / अलेक्जेंडर ज्वेरेव

(b) Daniil Medvedev / डेनियल मेदवेदेव

(c) Dominic Thiem / डोमिनिक थिएम

(d) Novak Djokovic / नोवाक जोकोविच

(e) Pancho Gonzales / पंचो गोंजाल्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Daniil Medvedev won the biggest title of his career so far when he emerged triumphant at the season-ending ATP tournament Finals on 22nd Nov. The Russian world No 4 came from a set down to beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 in a display of calm grit

The tournament was held in London on November 22, 2020.

About ATP Tournament: The ATP tournament is the second highest tier of men’s Tennis Tournament after the Grand Slam. The tournament was first held in 1970.

Q.13. Tarun Gogoi passed away recently. He was the former Chief Minister of which state?

तरुण गोगोई का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस राज्य के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री थे?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp.Former Assam chief minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi passed away on 23rd Nov.

Gogoi was the MLA from the Titabor assembly constituency since 2001. He was also a six-time parliamentarian and a Union minister twice.

Q.14. Who is the current President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Jin Liqun / जिन लिकुन

(b) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(c) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(d) Masatsugu Asakawa / मसत्सुगु असकवा

(e) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp: Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines

President: Masatsugu Asakawa

Founded: 19 December 1966

Membership: 68 countries

Q.15. What is the currency of Malaysia?

मलेशिया की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Rufiyaa / रूफिया

(c) Ringgit / रिंगित

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp: Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Currency: Malaysian ringgit

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