Daily Current Affairs 28th and 29th Nov 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 28th and 29th November 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which city, the construction of Rs 1,100 crores Song Dam Drinking Water Project has been approved by the Union Environment Ministry?

केंद्रीय पर्यावरण मंत्रालय ने किस शहर में 1,100 करोड़ रुपये के सांग डैम पेयजल परियोजना के निर्माण को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Anand, Gujarat / आनंद, गुजरात

(b) Mandi, Himachal Pradesh / मंडी, हिमाचल प्रदेश

(c) Patna, Bihar / पटना, बिहार

(d) Dehradun, Uttarakhand / देहरादून, उत्तराखंड

(e) Tezpur, Assam / तेजपुर, असम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved the construction of the Song Dam Drinking Water Project worth Rs 1100 crore in Dehradun, according to a press release, on 26th Nov.

This scheme, will provide 24-hour drinking water to the city of Dehradun and will give a rebirth to River Rispana. It one of the most important projects of our government. Originally built on the Song River, the dam is about 148 meters high and aims to generate power up to six megawatts.”

Q.2. PM Narendra Modi has chaired the 33rd PRAGATI interaction. What does PRAGATI stands for?

पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने 33वें PRAGATI बातचीत की अध्यक्षता की है। PRAGATI का पूर्ण रूप क्या है?

(a) Pro-Active Advance Governance and Timely Interpretation

(b) Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation

(c) Pre-Requisite Governance and Total Implementation

(d) Pro-Active Governance Accurate and Total Interpretation

(e) Pre-Requisite Governance and Timely Implementation

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 33rd PRAGATI meeting. This is PM’s 33rd interaction through PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation), the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Central and State governments.

During the meeting, projects worth of Rs 1.41 lakh crores were reviewed. These projects were taken up by DPIIT, Ministry of Railways, Power Minister and Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.

About PRAGATI: PRAGATI is Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. It aims to provide pro-active governance and timely implementation of projects. It was launched in 2015. It is a multi-modal and multi-purpose platform that aims to address the grievances of a common man. It also monitors and reviews projects of Government of India and also projects flagged by the State Governments.

Q.3. Name the Union Minister who has launched the “India Climate Change Knowledge Portal”.

उस केंद्रीय मंत्री का नाम बताइए जिसने “भारत जलवायु परिवर्तन ज्ञान पोर्टल” लॉन्च किया है।

(a) Piyush Goyal / पियूष गोयल

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Prakash Javadekar / प्रकाश जावड़ेकर

(d) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank / रमेश पोखरियाल निशंक

(e) Ram Vilas Paswan / राम विलास पासवान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar recently launched the “India Climate Change knowledge portal”. The portal will hold major information about the steps taken by the government at both National and international levels to address climate change issues.

It will act as a single point information source providing information about different climate initiatives of the government. During the launching event, the Minister said that India has achieved its pre- 2020 climate action targets.

Q.4. Bengaluru’s Bowring and Lady Curzon Medical College and Research Institute has been named after which of the following person?

बेंगलुरु के बॉरिंग और लेडी कर्जन मेडिकल कॉलेज एंड रिसर्च इंस्टीट्यूट का नाम निम्न में से किस व्यक्ति के नाम पर रखा गया है?

(a) Sushma Swaraj / सुषमा स्वराज

(b) Manohar Parrikar / मनोहर पर्रिकर

(c) Lalji Tandon / लालजी टंडन

(d) Arun Jaitley / अरुण जेटली

(e) Atal Bihari Vajpayee / अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Bowring and Lady Curzon Medical College and Research Institute in Bengaluru have been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The institute was set up in 2018-19 on the campus of Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Shivajinagar in the heart of Bengaluru.

Q.5. Which government entity has recently launched a digitised online Human Resource Management System (HRMS)?

किस सरकारी संस्था ने हाल ही में एक डिजीटल मानव संसाधन प्रबंधन प्रणाली (HRMS) शुरू की है?

(a) India Post / इंडिया पोस्ट

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) Union Public Service Commission / संघ लोक सेवा आयोग

(d) Indian Railways / भारतीय रेलवे

(e) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited / भारत संचार निगम लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Railway has launched a completely digitised online Human Resource Management System (HRMS). Railway Board Chairman and CEO Vinod Kumar Yadav launched the system for railway employees and pensioners through video conferencing on November 26, 2020. The HRMS system is a high thrust project for the Indian Railways to leverage improved productivity and employee satisfaction. The move is aimed at improving the efficiency and productivity of the Indian Railway system and a step towards realizing PM Narendra Modi’s vision of transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Q.6. With which country, India has extended the MoU for Cooperation on Nuclear Energy (also called the 123 agreement) for another ten years?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने परमाणु ऊर्जा पर सहयोग के लिए समझौता ज्ञापन (जिसे 123 समझौता भी कहा जाता है) को अगले दस वर्षों के लिए बढ़ा दिया है?

(a) Germany / जर्मनी

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) Russia / रूस

(e) UK / यूनाइटेड किंगडम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India and the United States have extended the Indo-US Civil Nuclear Energy agreement for another ten years. The agreement is also called the 123 agreement. India buys the nuclear material from United States based on this agreement. The extension of the agreement was signed at the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP).

There are 22 nuclear power reactors in India. Currently, 3.22% of electricity in India is generated through nuclear power.

Q.7. With which country, India’s Defence Minister has recently held discussions about the collaboration in the defence industry?

किस देश के साथ भारत के रक्षा मंत्री ने हाल ही में रक्षा उद्योग में सहयोग के बारे में चर्चा की है?

(a) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(b) Mali / माली

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Netherlands / नेदरलैंड्स

(e) Hong Kong / हांगकांग 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Defence Ministers of India and Vietnam recently discussed the collaboration in the defence industry. The discussions include training, capacity building and cooperation in United Nations Peace keeping operations. The countries reaffirmed the strong India-Vietnam Defence cooperation during the discussion.

During the discussions, the countries reaffirmed their vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to enhance self-reliance. India expressed its willingness to enhance the level of training of all the three services of Vietnam Defence Forces.

Q.8. In which of the following country, India will build Shahtoot dam across the Maidan river?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश में भारत मैदान नदी के पार शहतूत बांध का निर्माण करेगा?

(a) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Minister of External Affairs Shri S Jaishankar recently announced at the Geneva Donors conference that India is to construct the Shahtoot Dam across the Maidan river, a tributary of river Kabul in Afghanistan. The negotiations to build the dam across the river began in 2016.

In 2016, India had funded for the Salma dam across Hari river (Herat province) of Afghanistan. The dam is also called the Afghan-India Friendship Dam.

Q.9. Which city has become the most connected city in the world according to the International Air Transport Association?

इंटरनेशनल एयर ट्रांसपोर्ट एसोसिएशन के अनुसार कौन सा शहर दुनिया का सबसे जुड़ा शहर बन गया है?

(a) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(b) Jakarta, Indonesia / जकार्ता, इंडोनेशिया

(c) Shanghai, China/ शंघाई, चीन

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The International Air Transport Association recently announced that Shanghai is the world’s most connected city in the world. Along with Shanghai, three other cities such as Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou have emerged as the most connected cities in the world.

Earlier London was the most connected city in the world according to the International Air Transport Association.

Q.10. What is the rank of Indian football team in FIFA’s latest ranking?

फीफा की नवीनतम रैंकिंग में भारतीय फुटबॉल टीम का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 102

(b) 104

(c) 108

(d) 109

(e) 112

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian national team have moved up a spot to 104 in the latest FIFA Rankings. The Indian team were ranked 108th in the October 2020 rankings.

Belgium continues to lead the rankings followed by France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain.

List of India’s Rank Different Index 2020

World Happiness Index 2020-144th

International Intellectual Property (IP) Index-40th

Global passport Index 2020-84th

Global Press Freedom Index 2020-142

Global Innovation Index 2020-48th

Global economic freedom ranking 2020-105th

Global Hunger Index 2020: 94th

Q.11. Which of the following country has topped the FIFA’s latest ranking?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने फीफा की नवीनतम रैंकिंग में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Belgium / बेल्जियम

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(d) England / इंग्लैंड

(e) Portugal / पुर्तगाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian national team have moved up a spot to 104 in the latest FIFA Rankings. The Indian team were ranked 108th in the October 2020 rankings.

Belgium continues to lead the rankings followed by France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain.

Q.12. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on _________________.

फिलिस्तीनी लोगों के साथ एकजुटता का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस _________________ को प्रतिवर्ष मनाया जाता है।

(a) 26 November / 26 नवम्बर

(b) 27 November / 27 नवम्बर

(c) 28 November / 28 नवम्बर

(d) 29 November / 29 नवम्बर

(e) 30 November / 30 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on November 29. The day is also known as Solidarity Day.

Established in 1977, it marks the day in 1947 when the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution partitioning Palestine into an Arab State and a Jewish State.

Q.13. Where is the headquarters of FIFA located?

फीफा का मुख्यालय कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल, कनाडा

(b) Zürich, Switzerland / ज़्यूरिख़, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Athens, Greece / एथेंस, ग्रीस

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp: President: Gianni Infantino

Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland

Q.14. Who is the present Secretary General of United Nations (UN)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र (यूएन) के वर्तमान महासचिव कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Kristalina Georgieva / क्रिस्टालिना जॉर्जीवा

(e) António Guterres / एंटोनियो गुटेरेस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Secretary general: António Guterres

Headquarters: New York, United States

Founded: 24 October 1945

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