Daily Current Affairs 24th Nov 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 24th November 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state, PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects worth Rs 5,555.38 Crore?

किस राज्य में पीएम मोदी ने 5,555.38 करोड़ रुपये की ग्रामीण पेयजल आपूर्ति परियोजनाओं की आधारशिला रखी है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Vindhyachal region in Uttar Pradesh via video conference. The total estimated cost of the projects is around Rs 5,555.38 Crore.

Village Water and Sanitation Committees/ Paani Samiti have been constituted in all these villages, who will shoulder the responsibility of operation and maintenance.

The projects are planned to be completed in 24 months.

Q.2. In which of the following state, Country’s first moss garden has built up recently?

हाल ही में निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में, देश का पहला मॉस गार्डन बनाया गया है?

(a) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. The Uttarakhand forest department on 22nd Nov dedicated the newly-built Moss Garden to the people, claiming that it is the country’s first such garden, spread over 10 hectares in Kumaon’s Nainital district.

Moss are displayed through models, including First World War paintings showing the use of Sphagnum moss as a dressing for wounds as it absorbs liquids about three times more quickly than cotton, is cooler, softer, and less irritating than cotton and has antiseptic properties. There is also a Dinosaur model showing the existence of Moss since the Jurassic era.

Q.3. Which state’s Government has recently partnered with Asian Development Bank to improve infrastructure facilities?

किस राज्य की सरकार ने हाल ही में बुनियादी सुविधाओं में सुधार के लिए एशियाई विकास बैंक के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The Government of Himachal Pradesh in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to improve the infrastructure in Mandi district of the state on 23rd Nov.

The estimated cost of the construction is Rs. 15 crores out of which Rs. 9 crores is being paid by ADB and the rest by the government of Himachal Pradesh.

Q.4. Who has released the third volume of selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind titled ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’ and ‘The Republican Ethic’?

राष्ट्रपति राम नाथ कोविंद के चुनिंदा भाषणों का तीसरा खंड लोकतंत्र के स्वरऔर द रिपब्लिकन एथिककिसने जारी किया है?

(a) M Venkaiah Naidu / एम वेंकैया नायडू

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(d) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(e) S Jaishankar / एस जयशंकर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 22nd Nov released the third volume of the selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind titled ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’ and ‘The Republican Ethic’ at a function here.

Speaking on the occasion Rajnath Singh said that the compilation of speeches of the President presents a comprehensive picture of his work, personality and values. The ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’ and ‘The Republican Ethic’, published by the Publications Division, is collection of selected speeches of the President Kovind in Hindi and English respectively. The third volume, released today contains 57 selected speeches of the President delivered during the third year of his presidency.

Q.5. Indian Navy has recently got the 9th P-8I anti-submarine warfare aircraft ordered from which of the following country?

भारतीय नौसेना को हाल ही में निम्नलिखित में से किस देश से 9वां पी-8आई पनडुब्बी रोधी युद्धक विमान मिला है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) France / फ्रांस

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Indian Navy got its ninth P-8I long range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, part of the nearly $1 billion deal with the US for four additional planes signed in 2016.

India, which had first signed a contract for eight such aircraft in 2009, is also negotiating a deal for six more P-8Is with the US under the government-to-government route.

The Indian fleet of P-8I aircraft, a variant of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft that Boeing developed as a replacement for the US Navy’s ageing P-3 fleet, has surpassed 25,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013.

Q.6. Name the Maharashtra-based Urban Cooperative Bank on which RBI has recently imposed restrictions on withdrawals, for 6 months.

महाराष्ट्र स्थित शहरी सहकारी बैंक का नाम बताइए, जिस पर RBI ने हाल ही में 6 महीने के लिए निकासी पर प्रतिबंध लगाया है।

(a) Mantha Urban Co-op Bank / मंथा अर्बन को-ऑप बैंक

(b) Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank / शिवालिक मर्केंटाइल को-ऑपरेटिव बैंक

(c) Mapusa Urban Co-op Bank / मापुसा अर्बन को-ऑप बैंक

(d) Apna Sahakari Co-Op Bank / अपना सहकारी को-ओप बैंक

(e) Mehsana Urban Co-Op Bank / मेहसाना अर्बन को-ओप बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Reserve Bank of India imposed restrictions on withdrawals from Maharashtra-based Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank for six months. The RBI, in a release, said it has issued certain directions to Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank, Mantha District Jalna, Maharashtra, from the close of business on November 17, 2020.

The bank will continue to undertake banking business with restrictions till its financial position improves.

Q.7. Which of the following insurance company has launched its 1st Digital Application called “ANANDA”, which is an acronym for Atma Nirbhar Agents NewBusiness Digital Application?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बीमा कंपनी ने अपना पहला डिजिटल एप्लिकेशन “ANANDA” लॉन्च किया है, जो कि “आत्म निर्भर एजेंट न्यूबिज़नेस डिजिटल एप्लीकेशन” के लिए एक संक्षिप्त रूप है?

(a) United India Insurance Company Limited / यूनाइटेड इंडिया इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(b) Life Insurance Corporation of India / भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम

(c) New India Assurance Company Limited / न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(d) National Insurance Company Limited / नेशनल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(e) Oriental Insurance Company Limited / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Life Insurance Corporation of India has launched a digital application for agents for onboarding to get a life insurance policy. The Digital Application is called “ANANDA”, which is an acronym for Atma Nirbhar Agents NewBusiness Digital Application.

The Digital application is a tool for the onboarding process to get the life insurance policy through a paperless module with the help of the agent or intermediary.

Q.8. Who has been honoured with the 2020 Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar at annual Sangit Kala Kendra Awards?

वार्षिक संगीत कला केंद्र पुरस्कारों में 2020 आदित्य विक्रम बिड़ला कलाशिखर पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Anupam Kher / अनुपम खेर

(b) Paresh Rawal / परेश रावल

(c) Shekhar Kapur / शेखर कपूर

(d) Naseeruddin Shah / नसीरुद्दीन शाह

(e) Om Puri / ओम पुरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has been honoured with the 2020 Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar at annual Sangit Kala Kendra Awards. Alongside, two emerging stars, in the firmament of theatrics – Neel Choudhary and Irawati Karnik were awarded the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Puraskars.

“Theatre” is the central theme, for this year’s awards.

Q.9. Which Indian Web series has won the award in the “Best Drama Series” category at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020?

48वें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय एमी अवार्ड्स 2020 में “बेस्ट ड्रामा सीरीज़” श्रेणी में किस भारतीय वेब श्रृंखला ने पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Scam 1992 / स्कैम 1992

(b) Sacred Games / सेक्रेड गेम्स

(c) Delhi Crime / दिल्ली क्राइम

(d) Paatal Lok / पाताल लोक

(e) Criminal Justice / क्रिमिनल जस्टिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Best Drama Series- Delhi Crime (India)

Best Documentary- For Sama (UK)

Best Comedy Series- Ninguem Ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) (Brazil)

Best Actor- Billy Barratt, Responsible Child (UK)

Best Actress- Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing (UK)

Q.10. Who among the following has won the “Best Actor” award at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 48वें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय एमी पुरस्कार 2020 में “सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता” का पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Arjun Mathur / अर्जुन माथुर

(b) Billy Barratt / बिली बैरेट

(c) Guido Caprino / गुइडो कैप्रिनो

(d) Raphael Logam / राफेल लोगम

(e) None of the given options / दिए गए विकल्पों में से कोई भी नहीं

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Best Drama Series- Delhi Crime (India)

Best Documentary- For Sama (UK)

Best Comedy Series- Ninguem Ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) (Brazil)

Best Actor- Billy Barratt, Responsible Child (UK)

Best Actress- Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing (UK)

Q.11. Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Shaheedi Divas) has been observed in India on _____________.

भारत में गुरु तेग बहादुर का शहादत दिवस (शहीदी दिवस) _____________ पर मनाया गया।

(a) 21 November / 21 नवम्बर

(b) 22 November / 22 नवम्बर

(c) 23 November / 23 नवम्बर

(d) 24 November / 24 नवम्बर

(e) 25 November / 25 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. The Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur was observed all over India. The day is being marked as the Guru sacrificed his life on November 24, 2020, to protect his human values, religion, ideals and principles.

The day is also celebrated as Shaheedi Divas every year. He is called “Hind di Chaadar” with love and respect.

Q.12. Name the Cyclone who is going to hit the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.

उस चक्रवात का नाम बताइए, जो तमिलनाडु, आंध्र प्रदेश और पुडुचेरी के तटीय इलाकों से टकरा रहा है।

(a) Amphan / अम्फान

(b) Nisarga / निसर्गा

(c) Nivar / निवार

(d) Fani / फनी

(e) Maha / माहा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. The cyclone Nivar is to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal of Tamil Nadu. It is to hit the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.

The National Crisis Management Committee recently reviewed the status of cyclone held through video conferencing.

Q.13. Ashiesh Roy who passed away recently was a/an _______________.

आशीष रॉय जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, एक _______________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Music composer / संगीतकार

(c) Lyricist / गीतकार

(d) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) expressed solidarity for Ashiesh Roy who died on 24th Nov.

The actor’s staff member confirmed the news that he was suffering from a kidney ailment and was undergoing

Q.14. Where is the Headquarters of Asian Development Bank?

एशियाई विकास बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Beijing, China / बीजिंग, चीन

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) Mandaluyong, Philippines / मांडलुयांग, फिलीपींस

(e) Shanghai, China / शंघाई, चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp: Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines

President: Masatsugu Asakawa

Founded: 19 December 1966

Membership: 68 countries

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