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  1. Which of the following personalities has/have been appointed as the directors of Jio Financial Services Limited after the approval granted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in November 2023?
    1) Isha Ambani
    2) Anshuman Thakur
    3) Hitesh Kumar Sethia
    4) Both 1 & 2
    5) All 1, 2 & 3
    Answer-5) All 1, 2 & 3
    On 15th November 2023, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted approval for the appointment of Isha Ambani, Anshuman Thakur, and Hitesh Kumar Sethia as Directors of Jio Financial Services Limited, a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) backed by Reliance Industries Limited(RIL).
     The approval is valid for only 6 months with effect from the 15th November 2023.
    Note- If the company fails to implement the proposed changes within this timeframe, it will need to reapply with reasons for the delay.

  2. Which company has unveiled two flagship initiatives: Bridge and Scale on its 8th Foundation Day on 16th November 2023?
    1) Startup Village
    2) Technology Hub
    3) UnLtd India
    4) The Indus Entrepreneurs
    5) Ennovent
    Answer-2) Technology Hub
    As a part of its 8th Foundation Day (16th November 2023), Telangana government led incubator, Technology Hub (T-Hub) unveiled two flagship initiatives: T-Bridge and T-Scale, aimed at further propelling the growth and success of Indian startups.
    i. T-Bridge: It is the International Wing of T-Hub, designed to facilitate global market access for startups and enable them to expand their reach beyond India’s borders.
    ii. T-Scale: It is a collaborative program with Factoryal Business Incubator Private Limited that will guide 25 promising startups through a 12-month journey to Series-A funding readiness.
    Note- T-Hub, which was incorporated in 2015, is a premier innovation hub and ecosystem enabler which is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana.

  3. In November 2023, __________ became the First Woman to win the Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature.
    1) Dalip Kaur Tiwana
    2) Veena Verma
    3) Ajeet Cour
    4) Sukhwinder Amrit
    5) Deepti Babuta
    Answer-5) Deepti Babuta
    Punjabi-author Deepti Babuta won the Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature 2023 for her Short stories collection titled “Bhukh Eon Sah Laindi Hai (‘Hunger Breathes Like This’). She became the first woman to win The Dhahan Prize. The award carries a cash prize of CAD 25,000.
    i. The awards were presented during the 10th annual Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature ceremonies, held on 16th November 2023, at Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, Canada.
    ii. The Dhahan Prize is the largest international literary award for fiction books in the Punjabi language. It was conceptualised in 2013 by the Canada-India Education Society (CIES) and the University of British Columbia (UBC).

  4. Who has been recently (in Nov ‘23) appointed as the Director, Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Key Managerial Personnel of the Kotak Mahindra Bank, for 3 years?
    1) Uday Shankar
    2) Dipak Gupta
    3) Ashok Vaswani
    4) Prakash Apte
    5) C. Jayaram
    Answer-3) Ashok Vaswani
    Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL) has appointed Ashok Vaswani as a Director, Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Key Managerial Personnel of the Bank, for 3 years, with effect from January 1, 2024.
     The appointment received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in October 2023.
     He will succeed Dipak Gupta, whose term as the MD & CEO, and Key Managerial Personnel of KMBL ends on December 31, 2023.
     Dipak Gupta took over as the interim CEO of KMBL for 2 months from September 2023 till December 2023, after founder-CEO Uday Kotak stepped down in September 2023.
     Uday Kotak, who is the Founder and Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, served as the MD and CEO of the bank since its inception in 2003

  5. In November 2023, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved Hinduja Group entity IndusInd International Holdings Ltd (IIHL) to acquire __________ (company).
    1) Reliance Capital
    2) Reliance Home Finance
    3) Reliance Infrastructure
    4) Reliance Power
    5) Reliance Communications
    Answer-1) Reliance Capital
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the resolution plan for debt-ridden Reliance Capital, and enabled Hinduja Group entity IndusInd International Holdings Ltd (IIHL) to acquire Reliance Capital.
     The Administrator of Reliance Capital received a “No objection” from the RBI on November 17, 2023.
     IIHL emerged as the highest bidder in the second round of the auction, offering Rs 9,650 crore to take over Reliance Capital.
    Note- Reliance Capital is the third non-banking financial company (NBFC) against which the RBI initiated bankruptcy proceedings.

  6. The renowned art historian and Padma Awardee Brijinder Nath Goswamy passed away in November 2023.
    In which field did he receive the Padma Bhushan Award in 2008?

    1) Public Affairs
    2) Literature and Education
    3) Art
    4) Social Work
    5) Medicine
    Answer-2) Literature and Education
    The renowned art historian and Padma Awardee Brijinder Nath Goswamy passed away in Chandigarh at the age of  90. He was born on 15th August 1933 in Sargodha(now in Punjab province of Pakistan).
    i. He was the recipient of the Padma Shri Award (1998) and the Padma Bhushan Award (2008) in the field of Literature and Education.
    ii. He has written more than 26 books on the subjects of Pahari paintings, miniature paintings, court painters, and masters of Indian paintings.
    iii. Pahari paintings means a painting from the ‘hilly’ regions, (pahar means hill), it is from the lower Himalayan hill kingdoms and the plains of Punjab, covering kingdoms include Nurpur, Kangra, and Guler, etc

  7. Booker Prize-winning British Author Dame Antonia Susan Byatt passed away in November 2023.
    Her book, ___________  won the Booker Prize for Fiction In 1990.

    1) The Children’s Book
    2) The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye
    3)  Shadow of a Sun
    4) Possession: A Romance
    5) Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice
    Answer-4) Possession: A Romance
    Booker Prize-winning British Author, Critic, and Poet Dame Antonia Susan Byatt, known most commonly as AS Byatt, passed away at the age of 87 in London, the United Kingdom (UK). She was born on August 24, 1936, in Yorkshire, England, UK.
     The award-winning sequel of the quartet, Still Life (1985), earned the prestigious PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award in 1986, followed by Babel Tower (1996), and the 4th (and final) novel in the quartet is A Whistling Woman (2002).
     Her most successful book, Possession: A Romance (1990), won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1990 and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.
     She was honoured as the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1990 and the Damehood of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1999.
     Her book, The Children’s Book (2009), was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and won the 2010 James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction).

  8. Which of the following personalities have compiled and edited the book, “Snakes of Himachal Pradesh” that was released by Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Chief Minister (CM) of Himachal Pradesh (HP)?
    1) DD Bisht & Baldev Dogra
    2) Anita Sharma & Rakhi Sharma
    3) Omesh Kumar Bharti & DD Bisht
    4) Rakhi Sharma & Baldev Dogra
    5) Anita Sharma & Omesh Kumar Bharti
    Answer-3) Omesh Kumar Bharti & DD Bisht
    Chief Minister (CM) of Himachal Pradesh (HP) Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu released a book titled “Snakes of Himachal Pradesh” which provides comprehensive information about the diverse snake species (venomous and non-venomous) found in the state of HP.
    i. The book was compiled and edited by Omesh Kumar Bharti and DD Bisht, the principals of the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Shimla, HP.
    ii. The book was published with funding from the National Health Mission (NHM) in Himachal Pradesh.
    Note- Omesh Kumar Bharti received Padma Shri (the fourth highest civilian award) in 2019 in the field of Medicine.

  9. What was the theme of 6th National Naturopathy Day, observed across India on 18th November 2023?
    1) Naturopathy an Integrative Medicine
    2) Poshan Aahar & Rog Mukt Bharath
    3) Nutrition, Diet, and Disease-free India
    4) Nurturing Vitality Through Naturopathy
    5) Naturopathy for Holistic Health
    Answer-5) Naturopathy for Holistic Health
    The 6th National Naturopathy Day 2023 observed across India on 18th November 2023 with the theme of “Naturopathy for Holistic Health.”
    i. The annual observance of the day is led by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Government of India.
    ii. The first-ever National Naturopathy Day was observed on November 18, 2018.
     It was on this day in 1945, when Mahatma Gandhi became lifetime Chairman of the All India Nature Cure Foundation Trust and signed the deed to make the benefits of Nature Cure available to all classes of people.
     Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), New Delhi (Delhi), the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) Pune (Maharashtra), and the University of Patanjali, Haridwar (Uttarakhand) have jointly organised the 6th Naturopathy day celebration at University of Patanjali on 18th & 19th November 2023.
     For the 2nd time, CCRYN has organised an International Conference on Naturopathy in association with Patanjali Yogpeeth, NIN & World Naturopathic Federation (WNF).

  10. Which state/UT’s Seabuckthorn has recently (in Nov ‘23) got Geographical Indication (GI) tag status?
    1) Uttarakhand
    2) Jammu and Kashmir
    3) Himachal Pradesh
    4) Ladakh
    5) Sikkim
    Answer-4) Ladakh
    The Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.), a thorny shrub or small tree in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag under “Agriculture” goods category. This becomes the 4th GI product of Ladakh.
    i. The GI tag was granted by the GI Registry, operating under the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MoCI).
    ii. With this, the Department of Industries & Commerce, Leh, UT Ladakh  is the registered proprietor of the G.l. “Ladakh Seabuckthorn” in respect of Seabuckthorn falling in Class – 31.
    iii. Sea buckthorn, an actinorhizal plant of the family Elaegnaceae has the unique characteristics to grow in marginally fertile soil of cold desert. It is also known as Sandthorn, Sea berry, Golden Bush, and Leh berry.