Daily Current Affairs 30th November and 1st Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  30th November and 1st December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state Government has launched Orundoi Scheme to empower women?

महिलाओं को सशक्त बनाने के लिए किस राज्य सरकार ने ओरुंदोई योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Haryana / हरियाणा

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The scheme is to be launched by the Assam government in 29 districts across the state. Through this scheme, the government seeks to empower women by transferring a minimum amount of Rs.830 each month directly to the bank accounts of the nominated female head of the household.

The scheme was announced during the state budget 2020-21. It is to be implemented at an annual budget of 2400 crores of Rupees.

it will support the family to buy by 4 kg of pulses worth 200 rupees, medicines worth 400 rupees per month, sugar for 80 Rupees and fruits and vegetables for 150 Rupees.

Q.2. Which state has launched the ‘Jagananna Thodu’ scheme aimed at benefitting several vegetable traders in the state?

किस राज्य ने राज्य के कई सब्जी व्यापारियों को लाभ पहुंचाने के उद्देश्य से जगन्ना थोडु’ योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on 28th Nov inaugurated the ‘Jagananna Thodu’ scheme aimed at benefitting several vegetable traders in the state.

Benefit: scheme would benefit lakhs and several more schemes would be started for the interests of the poor. “Vegetables, small tiffin shops, flowers, motorcycle vendors, teeth, groceries, loom work, cloth and handlooms, lacework, steel shops, pottery, kitchen and plastic goods, electronic goods, and several other items will be made available for beneficiaries of the scheme.

Q.3. Which state is celebrating 21st edition of Hornbill Festival?

हॉर्नबिल फेस्टिवल का 21वां संस्करण किस राज्य में मनाया जा रहा है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Dubbed as the ‘Festival of Festivals’, the Hornbill Festival, which has put the state on the global tourist map, is a 10-day annual cultural and tourism extravaganza that elaborately showcases the rich and diverse Naga ethnicity through folk dances, traditional music, local cuisine, handicrafts, art, craft workshops highlighting indigenous textiles and designs, among various other Naga experiences. For the first time, amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Nagaland will be taking its 21st edition of the Hornbill Festival to a virtual platform from December 1 to 5, on three national and regional audio visual news channels.

Note: List of Important Festive of Nagaland

The Hornbill Festival.

Ngada Festival.

Hega Festival.

Mim Kut Festival.

Bushu Festival.

Tsukhenye Festival.

Sukrenye Festival.

Yemshe Festival.

Q.4. In which city, PM Modi has participated in Dev Deepawali Mahotsav?

पीएम मोदी ने किस शहर में देव दीपावली महोत्सव में भाग लिया है?

(a) Indore / इंदौर

(b) Surat / सूरत

(c) Patna / पटना

(d) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(e) Mysore / मैसूर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 30, 2020 participated in the ‘Dev Deepawali Mahotsav’ in Varanasi and congratulated the people of Kashi for getting back the stolen Mata Annapurna’s idol.

He said that these ancient idols of our gods and goddesses are a symbol of our faith as well as our priceless heritage.

Q.5. Narendra Singh Tomar recently launched Honey Farmer Producer Organisation Programme in how many states for producing honey?

नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर ने हाल ही में शहद उत्पादन के लिए कितने राज्यों में हनी फार्मर प्रोड्यूसर ऑर्गेनाइजेशन प्रोग्राम शुरू किया?

(a) 3

(b) 5

(c) 6

(d) 8

(e) 9

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated Honey Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Programme in five states, for producing honey.

The Honey FPO Programme aims to address the issues faced by the beekeeping industry and also promote honey production in the country. This will also help in achieving the goal of increasing farmer’s income.

Q.6. PFC and REC have signed a pact to provide Rs 8,520 cr loan to SJVN’s thermal power project in which of the following state?

PFC और REC ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में SJVN के थर्मल पॉवर प्रोजेक्ट को 8,520 करोड़ रुपये का ऋण प्रदान करने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. State-owned PFC and REC have signed an initial pact with SJVN to provide Rs 8,520 crore worth loan for a thermal power plant in Buxar, Bihar. STPL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJVN and executing the project. The Buxar thermal power project is expected to be commissioned in 2023-24 and generate approximately 9,828 Million Units of energy to meet the future power requirement of Bihar and other states.

Q.7. Which of the following joint country cooperation has won the OECD Mutual Agreement Procedure 2019 award for highest agreement ratio in transfer pricing cases?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संयुक्त देश के सहयोग ने स्थानांतरण मूल्य निर्धारण मामलों में उच्चतम समझौते अनुपात के लिए “ओईसीडी म्यूचुअल अग्रीमेंट प्रोसीजर 2019 पुरस्कार” जीता है?

(a) Indo-China cooperation / भारत-चीन सहयोग

(b) Pak-China cooperation / पाक-चीन सहयोग

(c) US-Japan cooperation / अमेरिका-जापान सहयोग

(d) Indo-Japan cooperation / भारत-जापान सहयोग

(e) US-India cooperation / अमेरिका-भारत सहयोग

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indo-Japan cooperation has won the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mutual Agreement Procedure 2019 Award for highest agreement ratio for a pair of jurisdictions for transfer pricing cases.

The Award to India-Japan Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) cooperation demonstrates India’s commitment to provide tax certainty and efficacious dispute resolution mechanism for the Japanese companies doing business in India.

Q.8. Where is Arab Gulf country’s first coal-based power plant being developed?

अरब खाड़ी देश का पहला कोयला आधारित बिजली संयंत्र कहाँ विकसित किया जा रहा है?

(a) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / रियाद, सऊदी अरब

(b) Salwa, Kuwait / सलवा, कुवैत

(c) Manama, Bahrain / मनामा, बहरीन

(d) Dubai, United Arab Emirates / दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(e) Doha, Qatar / दोहा, कतर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The first coal-based power plant of Arab Gulf is being developed in Saih Shuaib, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 2,400MW Hassyan clean coal power station will be built at an estimated cost of $ 3.4 billion. The project will comprise four units of 600MW each, which are expected to start operations in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Q.9. Which city is the most polluted city in the world, according to US Air Quality Index?

यूएस एयर क्वालिटी इंडेक्स के अनुसार, कौन सा शहर दुनिया का सबसे प्रदूषित शहर है?

(a) Lahore / लाहौर

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Kathmandu / काठमांडू

(d) Patna / पटना

(e) Dhaka / ढाका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. US Air Quality Index. Pakistani city Lahore was once again found to be the most polluted city in the world, according to US Air Quality Index`s data. The United States Environmental Protection Agency regards air quality satisfactory if the AQI is under 50. Lahore has once again topped the list of world’s most polluted cities in the world. The report says that the particulate matter rating of Lahore was 423.

Lahore was followed by New Delhi with a particulate matter rating of 229. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal ranked third with a particulate matter rating of 178.

Q.10. S&P has forecasted India’s GDP at _____________ for fiscal 2020-2021.

एसएंडपी ने वित्त वर्ष 2020-2021 के लिए _____________ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.0%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -7.3%

(e) -9.0%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. S&P growth forecast of negative 9 per cent in fiscal 2020-2021 and 10 per cent in fiscal 2021-2022. While there are now upside risks to growth due to a faster recovery in population mobility and household spending, the pandemic is not fully under control.

S&P, in its report on Asia Pacific, projected the Indian economy to grow at 10 per cent in the next fiscal (FY21).

Q.11. UBS has projected India’s GDP at ______________ for FY21 in its Global Economics & Markets Outlook 2021-2022 report.

UBS ने अपनी वैश्विक अर्थशास्त्र और बाजार आउटलुक 2021-2022 रिपोर्ट में FY21 के लिए ______________ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -5.3%

(b) -6.4%

(c) -7.8%

(d) -9.2%

(e) -10.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The UBS has projected India’s real GDP to contract 10.5% in FY21, in its Global Economics & Markets Outlook 2021-2022 report.

For the fiscal 2021-22 (FY22) UBS expect India’s real GDP growth to rebound to +10% in FY22. UBS also estimates India’s GDP to stabilise at 6.2 per cent YoY in FY23.

Q.12. What was the Revenue collected from Goods and Services Tax (GST) in November?

नवंबर में गुड्स एंड सर्विसेज टैक्स (GST) से क्या राजस्व एकत्र किया गया?

(a) ₹1.04 lakh crore / ₹ 1.04 लाख करोड़

(b) ₹1.05 lakh crore / ₹ 1.05 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹1.06 lakh crore / ₹ 1.06 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹1.07 lakh crore / ₹ 1.07 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹1.08 lakh crore / ₹ 1.08 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Revenue from Goods and Services Tax (GST) stood at over ₹1.04 lakh crore in November as against ₹1.05 lakh crore collected in the Nov month.

This is the second straight month in the current fiscal when GST revenue has topped ₹1 lakh crore. The collection in November 2020 is 1.4 per cent higher than in November 2019 when the GST mop-up was ₹1,03,491 crore.

Q.13. Which bank has launched ‘SMS Pay’ functionality on POS Terminals?

किस बैंक ने POS टर्मिनल पर “SMS पेफंक्शनैलिटी शुरू की है?

(a) IDFC Bank / आईडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Private lender YES Bank has launched an ‘SMS Pay’ functionality on POS terminals, which would allow merchants to accept contactless and remote payments from their customers.

YES Bank has collaborated with French payment services company Worldline to launch the new facility.

Q.14. Who among the following has been announced as India ambassador to BAFTA’s “Breakthrough initiative”?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे बाफ्टा की “निर्णायक पहल” के लिए भारत के राजदूत के रूप में घोषित किया गया है?

(a) A R Rahman / ए आर रहमान

(b) Zakir Hussain / जाकिर हुसैन

(c) Shobha Sekhar / शोभा शेखर

(d) Shankar Mahadevan / शंकर महादेवन

(e) Hariprasad Chaurasia / हरिप्रसाद चौरसिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Academy Award-winning music composer AR Rahman on Monday was announced as the ambassador for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) ”Breakthrough Initiative”.

The initiative, supported by Netflix, aims to identify, celebrate, and support up to five talents working in film, games, or TV in India.

Q.15. Who is the author of the book “On the Move: My Journey as a Relentless Entrepreneur”?

“ऑन द मूव: माई जर्नी एज ए रिलेंटलेस एंटरप्रेन्योर” पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw / किरण मजूमदार-शॉ

(b) Hari Khemka / हरि खेमका

(c) Roshni Nadar / रोशनी नादर

(d) Chanda Kochhar / चंदा कोचर

(e) Narayana Murthy / नारायण मूर्ति

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Entrepreneur Hari Khemka’s autobiography ‘On the Move: My Journey as a Relentless Entrepreneur’ traces his journey from a 19-year-old novice businessman to the owner of ‘CP Plus’, the youngest brand to be counted among the top four surveillance brands in the world and among the top two brands in Asia.

The book, published by Harper Collins India, is due to be released on 1 November on SoftCover, ThePrint’s e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Q.16. Who among the following has won Bahrain Grand Prix?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने बहरीन ग्रांड प्रिक्स जीता है?

(a) Alex Albon / एलेक्स ऐल्बों

(b) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन 

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(e) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Lewis Hamilton powered to his record-increasing 95th victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday in a race overshadowed by a horrific crash for Romain Grosjean, from which the Frenchman escaped relatively unscathed.

followed by Max Verstappen and his Red Bull teammate Alex Albon.

Q.17. Name the supersonic cruise missile whose naval version has been successfully test-fired recently by Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal.

उस सुपरसोनिक क्रूज मिसाइल का नाम बताएं जिसका नौसेना संस्करण हाल ही में बंगाल की खाड़ी में भारतीय नौसेना द्वारा सफलतापूर्वक परीक्षण किया गया है।

(a) Prithvi / पृथ्वी

(b) Dhanush / धनुष

(c) BrahMos / ब्रह्मोस

(d) Akash / आकाश

(e) Netra / नेत्रा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired by the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal on 1 Dec as part of a series of trials being carried out by the three services.

A similar test firing of the missile was conducted by the Indian Navy in the Arabian sea six weeks back. BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces the supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or from land platforms.

Q.18. Name the Sikh guru whose birth day (551st on 30 November 2020) has been commemorated as “Gurpurab”.

उस सिख गुरु का नाम बताइए, जिनका जन्म दिन (30 नवंबर 2020 को 551वां) "गुरपुरब" के रूप में मनाया जाता है।

(a) Guru Angad Dev Ji / गुरु अंगद देव जी

(b) Guru Gobind Singh Ji / गुरु गोविंद सिंह जी

(c) Guru Amar Das Ji / गुरु राम दास जी

(d) Guru Ram Das Ji / गुरु अमर दास जी

(e) Guru Nanak Dev Ji / गुरु नानक देव जी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 30 Nov: Guru Nanak Jayanti. The Purnima Tithi (Puranmashi) of the Kartik (Katak) month is a significant day because it marks the day of birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh faith. Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on this day in 1469 in a place called Rai Bhoi Ki Talwandi (now known as Nanaka Sahib), near Lahore (in modern-day Pakistan).

551st Gurpurab (birth anniversary) of the Sikh Guru will be observed. It is also commemorated as Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Q.19. Every year the World AIDS Day is celebrated on ___________________.

हर साल विश्व एड्स दिवस ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 December / 1 दिसम्बर

(b) 2 December / 2 दिसम्बर

(c) 3 December / 3 दिसम्बर

(d) 4 December / 4 दिसम्बर

(e) 5 December / 5 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1. The day is being celebrated since 1988. It is celebrated to create awareness against the spread of HIV infection. It is one of the 11 official Global Public Health campaigns of World Health Organisation.

Q.20. What was the theme for World AIDS Day 2020?

विश्व एड्स दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Communities make the difference

(b) Know Your Status

(c) On the fast track to end AIDS

(d) Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility

(e) Hands up for #HIVprevention

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1. The day is being celebrated since 1988. It is celebrated to create awareness against the spread of HIV infection. It is one of the 11 official Global Public Health campaigns of World Health Organisation.

Theme 2020: Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility

Q.21. Nagaland Statehood Day is observed every year on _________________.

नागालैंड राज्य दिवस प्रति वर्ष _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 29 November / 29 नवम्बर

(b) 30 November / 30 नवम्बर

(c) 1 December / 1 दिसम्बर

(d) 2 December / 2 दिसम्बर

(e) 3 December / 3 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Nagaland is celebrating its 58th Statehood Day on 1 December 2020. On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wished the people of the State and highlighted their contribution in India’s overall development.

Nagaland was granted statehood on December 1, 1963, with Kohima being declared as its capital.

Prior to this, Naga leaders and the central government reached an agreement to create a separate region of the Naga Hills in 1957. The State of Nagaland Act, 1962, was thus enacted by the Parliament to give Nagaland statehood.

Q.22. Where is the headquarters of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन (OECD) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

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

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

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Paris, France

Founded: 30 September 1961

Secretary-General: José Ángel Gurría

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