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    1. Which state recently (in Nov ‘22) introduced India’s First Elephant Death Audit Framework?
      1) Kerala
      2) Madhya Pradesh
      3) Karnataka
      4) Tamil Nadu
      5) Maharashtra
      Answer-4) Tamil Nadu
      The Tamil Nadu Forest Department has introduced the “Tamil Nadu Elephant Death Audit Framework,” a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, to record the reasons of elephant deaths for improved accountability.
      i. M. K. Stalin, Chief Minister (CM) of Tamil Nadu (TN), released the framework during the State Board for Wildlife (SBWL) meeting, which was conducted after a four-year break.

    2. Which bank recently (in Nov ‘22) launched a 100-day CASA (current account savings account) campaign for FY23?
      1) Kotak Mahindra Bank
      2) Karnataka Bank
      3) RBL Bank
      4) Karur Vysya Bank
      5) HDFC Bank
      Answer-2) Karnataka Bank
      The Karnataka Bank Ltd (KBL) has launched a 100-day CASA (current account savings account) campaign for the fiscal year 2022-23 (FY 23), as it approaches its 100th anniversary.
      i. CASA is a national campaign that will take place between November 15, 2022 and March 24, 2023.
      ii. As part of the “KBL-Vikaas” project and digital transformation activities, the bank intends to make self-initiated digital onboarding platforms available to potential customers.

    3. Name the Insurance Technology company that has recently (in Nov ‘22) Collaborated with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to provide LIC’s products.
      1) PolicyBazaar
      2) Artivatic
      3) Mantra Labs
      4) InsuranceDekho
      5) Pentation Analytics
      Answer-4) InsuranceDekho
      The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and the insurance technology company InsuranceDekho have formed a strategic partnership under which LIC’s products will be offered to customers across India on InsuranceDekho’s platform.
      i. This partnership will empower InsuranceDekho to democratise insurance and make it accessible to all Indians, regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic status.

    4. Which of the following Indian-origin Entrepreneurs who has been recently (in Nov ‘22) featured on Fortune’s annual 40 under 40 list in 2022?
      1) Kanav Kariya (President of Jump Crypto)
      2) Ankit Gupta (Founder and CEO of Bicycle Health)
      3) Baiju Bhatt (Co-founded Robinhood)
      4) Both 1 & 2
      5) Both 2 & 3
      Answer-4) Both 1 & 2
      Ankit Gupta, Founder and CEO of Bicycle Health and Kanav Kariya, President of Jump Crypto-2 Indian-origin Entrepreneurs, have been featured on Fortune’s annual 40 under 40 list in 2022. The list highlights the influential individuals shaping business in 2022.
      i. Ankit Gupta was featured on the list under the Health and Bioscience category while Kanav Kariya was featured under the Finance and Crypto category.

    5. Who has been recently (in Nov ‘22) appointed as the Chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPST) by the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA)?
      1) Ruchir Mittal
      2) Dinesh Kumar Mehrotra
      3) Y. Venkata Rao
      4) Suraj Bhan
      5) Chitra Jayasimha
      Answer-4) Suraj Bhan
      Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) has appointed Suraj Bhan as the Chairman of the board of National Pension System Trust (NPST) with effect from 12th November 2022. He is responsible for managing funds under the National Pension System (NPS).
      i. The tenure of the previous chairman of the trust, Dinesh Kumar Mehrotra, came to an end on November 11, 2022.

    6. In November 2022, who has become India’s first player to be elected to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Athletes’ Commission?
      1) Achanta Sharath Kamal
      2) Soumyajit Ghosh
      3) Manika Batra
      4) Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
      5) Harmeet Desai
      Answer-1) Achanta Sharath Kamal
      Legendary table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal has become India’s first player to be elected to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Athletes’ Commission.
      i. Eight athletes (4 males and 4 females) were elected from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America, and Oceania along with the two highest-voted para-athletes.
      ii. These elected players will serve in the ITTF Athletes’ Commission for a period of 4 years starting from 2022 to 2026.

    7. Which company recently (Nov’ 22) unveiled the design of the “MK30,” an air delivery drone that will enter service in 2024 to replace the MK27-2?
      1) Tech Eagle
      2) Amazon
      3) Zomato
      4) Thanos Technologies
      5) Flipkart
      Answer-2) Amazon
      Amazon has unveiled the design of an Air delivery drone ‘MK30’, which will handle high temperatures and light rain, will enter into service in 2024 by replacing MK27-2.
      i. It is expected to be 25% faster than MK27-2.
      ii. The Transport packages weigh up to five pounds while flying hundreds of feet.

    8. When was National Epilepsy Day 2022 observed across India?
      1) 16th November 2022
      2) 14th November 2022
      3) 15th November 2022
      4) 17th November 2022
      5) 13th November 2022
      Answer-4) 17th November 2022
      National Epilepsy Day 2022 was observed across India on 17th November 2022 to raise awareness about the central nervous system disorder, Epilepsy and to educate people about its symptoms and treatments.
      i. The Symbol of Epilepsy is the Purple ribbon. There is also a Purple Day that raises awareness about epilepsy and is observed annually across the globe on March 26.
      ii. National Epilepsy Day was 1st observed by the Epilepsy Foundation of India, a non-profit organisation.
      iii. The Epilepsy Foundation has recognised November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month(NEAM) since 1969. The theme of National Epilepsy Awareness Month 2022 is “There is no NEAM without ME”.

    9. When was UNESCO’s World Philosophy Day 2022 observed across the globe with the theme of ‘The Human of the Future’?
      1) 17th November 2022
      2) 14th November 2022
      3) 16th November 2022
      4) 13th November 2022
      5) 15th November 2022
      Answer-1) 17th November 2022
      The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Philosophy Day 2022 was observed across the globe on 17th November 2022 (annually celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of November) to raise awareness about philosophy and its importance.
      i. The theme of World Philosophy Day 2022 is “The Human of the Future”.
      ii. The first ever World Philosophy Day was observed on 21st November 2002(3rd Thursday).

    10. Which state/UT has recently (in Nov ‘22) launched the spatial data infrastructure initiative, and g-SAM (Gram Panchayat Spatial Assets Mapper) mobile app?
      1) Gujarat
      2) Andhra Pradesh
      3) Jammu & Kashmir
      4) Karnataka
      5) Ladakh
      Answer-3) Jammu & Kashmir
      Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha has launched the Jammu and Kashmir Remote Sensing Information System (JKRIS), a spatial data infrastructure initiative, and g-SAM (Gram Panchayat Spatial Assets Mapper) mobile app.
      i. This was launched at the convention of Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals, Government officials, entrepreneurs and young students, organised to mark the World GIS Day.
      ii. The World GIS Day is celebrated on 16th November 2022. Ralph Nader inspired GIS Day as a day for geography awareness.