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    1. Which company recently (in Nov ‘22) signed an MoU with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to build India’s 1st Hydrogen Fuel Cell Catamaran Vessel and Electric Hybrid Vessels?
      1) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
      2) Hindustan Shipyard Limited
      3) Cochin Shipyard Limited
      4) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
      5) Goa Shipyard Limited
      Answer-3) Cochin Shipyard Limited
      Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) signed an MoU with Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to build India’s first indigenous hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh(UP).
      • CSL has also signed MoU to construct electric catamaran vessels for UP and Assam.
      i. The hydrogen fuel cell catamaran will be an airconditioned vessel with 100-passenger capacity to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 250 MT (metric Tonne) annually. The design and development of this vessel will be undertaken by CSL in collaboration with KPIT Technologies Limited, Pune (Maharashtra).
      ii. It will be designed to Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) standards.

    2. Which company recently (in Nov ‘22) became India’s 1st Fisheries Start-Up to receive ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management (ISM)?
      1) Sea6 Energy
      2) Aquaconnect
      3) FishChain
      4) Seagrass Tech
      5) Aqua Exchange
      Answer-2) Aquaconnect
      Chennai, Tamil Nadu-based Aquaconnect, a technology-driven full-stack aquaculture inputs and outputs platform with embedded fintech that is supported by a physical and digital (phygital) distribution network, has received ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management (ISM).
      i. It is the 1st Indian Fisheries Start-up to earn this recognition.
      ii. ISO/IEC 27001 is the leading international information security standard.

    3. Name the bank that has recently (in Nov’ 22) partnered with Arzooo to provide retailers with purchase cards with credit limits of up to Rs 1 crore.
      1) Axis Bank
      2) YES Bank
      3) ICICI Bank
      4) HDFC Bank
      5) IndusInd Bank
      Answer-4) HDFC Bank
      HDFC Bank Partnered with Arzooo to launch Purchase cards that are exclusively designed for offline small and mid-sized retailers with an aim to roll out over one lakh cards in the next 12 months.
      i. The existing 40,000 retail partners on the Arzooo platform will now be able to manage their working capital efficiently.
      ii. The purchase cards are provided with interest-free credit for up to one month with a credit limit of up to Rs 1 crore.

    4. In November 2022, which state government’s Lakshmir Bhandar scheme bagged the SKOCH award under the women and child development category?
      1) Punjab
      2) Gujarat
      3) West Bengal
      4) Maharashtra
      5) Andhra Pradesh
      Answer-3) West Bengal
      West Bengal (WB) has bagged the prestigious SKOCH award in the women and child development category for its popular ‘Lakshmir Bhandar‘scheme. The award recognizes both the government and 2 crore women of the state who have been empowered by the scheme.
      i. The WB government launched the scheme in August 2021 to provide financial support to a woman head of a family, aged between 25-60 years.

    5. Who has been elected (in Nov ‘22) as the Independent Chair of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a 2-year term?
      1) Wasim Khan
      2) Greg Barclay
      3) Richard Freudenstein
      4) Geoff Allardice
      5) Ankur Khanna
      Answer-2) Greg Barclay
      Greg Barclay was re-elected as the Independent Chair of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a second 2-year term.
      i. Greg Barclay was 1st appointed as the Independent Chair in November 2020.
      ii. Zimbabwe’s Tavengwa Mukuhlani, who was contesting for the Independent Chair position, withdrew his nomination, allowing Greg Barclay to win unanimously.

    6. Name the Union Minister who recently (Nov ‘22) launched the Green Energy Open Access Portal to promote the Government of India’s clean and green energy initiatives.
      1) Hardeep Singh Puri
      2) Raj Kumar Singh
      3) Bhupender Yadav
      4) Mansukh L. Mandaviya
      5) Giriraj Singh
      Answer-2) Raj Kumar Singh
      Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh (R K Singh) launched the Green Energy Open Access Portal to promote clean and green energy initiated by the Government of India (GoI).
      i. The web portal was designed and developed by Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), the central nodal agency for the implementation and operation of the portal.
      ii. The Green Energy open Access is allowed to any consumer with load limit reduced from 1000 kW to 100 kW and allows consumers to access green power easily through transparent, simplified, uniform and streamlined procedure.

    7. In November 2022, China launched its cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-5 to deliver supplies to its Tiangong space station using which rocket?
      1) Long March 2D
      2) Long March-7 Y6
      3) Long March-4C
      4) Long March-5B Y4
      5) Long March 2E
      Answer-2) Long March-7 Y6
      China successfully launched its cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-5 upon the Long March-7 Y6 rocket, to deliver supplies for its Tiangong space station from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan.
      i. The construction of China’s space station is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

    8. Name the union minister who recently (in Nov’ 22) launched the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation(ESIC) Online Maternity Benefit Claim Portal.
      1) Smriti Zubin Irani
      2) Amit Shah
      3) Virendra Kumar
      4) Mansukh L. Mandaviya
      5) Bhupender Yadav
      Answer-5) Bhupender Yadav
      On 10th November 2022, Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Labour & Employment, launched the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) Online Maternity Benefit Claim Portal during the commemoration of the 102nd birth anniversary of Dattopant Thengadi at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Delhi.
      i. ESIC pays a maternity payment of 100% of the salary to the insured woman for 26 weeks to compensate for income loss after childbirth.

    9. A renowned Indian Mathematician and Professor, Dr Rangasami Lakshminarayan Kashyap (RL Kashyap), passed away in November 2022. In which year did he receive the Padma Shri Award in the field of Literature and Education?
      1) 2017
      2) 2019
      3) 2021
      4) 2018
      5) 2020
      Answer-3) 2021
      Padma Shri Awardee Dr Rangasami Lakshminarayan Kashyap (RL Kashyap), renowned Indian Mathematician and Professor, passed away at the age of 84 in Gubbalala (Bengaluru), Karnataka.
      His Awards:
      • RL Kashyap received Padma Shri Award for Literature and Education in 2021.
      • He has received numerous international awards for his contributions to machine intelligence, including the King-Sun Fu Award, the JC Bose Award, and others.

    10. When was World Pneumonia Day 2022 observed across the globe?
      1) 12th November 2022
      2) 9th November 2022
      3) 11th November 2022
      4) 8th November 2022
      5) 10th November 2022
      Answer-1) 12th November 2022
      World Pneumonia Day 2022 was observed across the globe on 12th November 2022 with the focus on “Championing the fight to stop pneumonia “.
      i. World Pneumonia Day was established under the Stop Pneumonia Initiative by the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia in 2009 to raise awareness about Pneumonia disease, the world’s most prominent infectious death of children under the age of 5.
      ii. The 1st World Pneumonia Day was observed on 12th November 2009.
      iii. Every Breath Counts (EBC) Coalition is the world’s 1st public-private partnership to support national governments to end pneumonia deaths by 2030.