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  1. Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi together with his counterpart launched RuPay card Phase-II in Bhutan. Who is the Prime Minister of Bhutan?
    1) K P Sharma Oli
    2) Tsai Ing-wen
    3) Lotay Tshering
    4) Win Myint
    5) Aung San Suu Kyi
    Answer-3) Lotay Tshering
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi and Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering jointly e-launched RuPay card Phase-II which will allow Bhutanese card holders to access RuPay network in India. Through this initiative, Bhutanese people can access around one lakh ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) and 20 Lakh Point-of-Sale terminals (PoS) across India.
    In August, 2019 Rupay Card Phase-I enabled India’s RuPay card holders to access ATMs and PoS terminals across Bhutan. Around 11, 000 successful transactions were done by Indians visiting Bhutan through Rupay Card issued by Indian Banks since the start of the initiative. The numbers were substantially low due to Pandemic.

  2. Which Ministry launched Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge on the occasion of World Toilet Day i.e. on November 19, 2020?
    1) Ministry of Jal Shakti
    2) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    3) Minister of Health and Family Welfare
    4) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    5) Minister of Earth Sciences
    Answer-4) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    Explanation:
    Minister of State (MoS), Independent Charge (I/C) Hardeep Singh Puri, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched a Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge at a webinar in New Delhi where pledge has been taken by senior officials representing 243 cities to mechanize all sewer and septic tank cleaning operations by 30th April 2021.

  3. Which Ministry conferred ‘Swachhata Puraskar’ (Swachhata Awards 2020) on the occasion of World Toilet Day i.e. on November 19, 2020?
    1) Ministry of Jal Shakti
    2) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    3) Minister of Health and Family Welfare
    4) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    5) Minister of Earth Sciences
    Answer-1) Ministry of Jal Shakti
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with the Minister of State (MoS) Rattan Lal Kataria felicitated top districts with ‘Swachhata Puraskar’ through a virtual event from New Delhi amid COVID-19. The awards recognized their significant contribution towards Open Defecation Free (ODF) Sustainability and ODF Plus goals.

  4. The Department of Post has launched a special stamp under its new concept ‘MY STAMP’ and a special cover for which festival?
    1) Diwali
    2) Bhai Dooj
    3) Chhath Puja
    4) Govardhan Puja
    5) Ratha Yatra
    Answer-3) Chhath Puja
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Communications, Ravi Shankar Prasad released a “My Stamp on Chhath Puja”. He also released a Special cover on the theme ‘Chhath – A symbol of Simplicity and Cleanliness’. My Stamp is a new concept initiated by the Department of Posts where common persons or corporate organisations can now book orders and get personalised photographs or images of a Postage Stamp. The My Stamp oh Chhath Puja will be available in all Philatelic Bureaux and major post offices across India for purchase.

  5. Which state became the first state to release a roadmap for self-reliance under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) Gujarat
    Answer-4) Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (MP), Shivraj Singh Chouhan virtually launched a Three-year roadmap “Aatma Nirbhar Madhya Pradesh 2023” to make MP self-reliant. MP became the first state to release a roadmap for self-reliance under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat. The roadmap focuses on transparent governance, farm welfare, job creation and booster shots for industry and healthcare.

  6. Name the scheme under which the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has announced a 50% air transportation subsidy for 41 notified fruits and vegetables from North East and Himalayan states to any place in the country.
    1) Mega Food Parks
    2) Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters
    3) Operation Green TOP to TOTAL
    4) Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages
    5) Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure
    Answer-3) Operation Green TOP to TOTAL
    Explanation:
    As a part of “Operation Green Scheme TOP to TOTAL”, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has announced a 50% air transportation subsidy for 41 notified fruits and vegetables from North East and Himalayan states to any place in the country. In this regard, Airlines will provide the transport subsidy directly to the supplier/ consignor/ consignee/ agent by charging only 50% of the freight charges and will claim the balance 50% from MoFPI as subsidy. Apart from above relaxation, all consignment of notified fruits and vegetables irrespective of quantity and price would be eligible for 50% freight subsidy for air transportation from eligible airports.

  7. Which Financial Institution has approved a $120-million loan for Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP) to improve and modernize the transport sector of Meghalaya?
    1) World Bank (WB)
    2) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    3) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    4) New Development Bank (NDB)
    5) European Central Bank
    Answer-1) World Bank (WB)
    Explanation:
    The Government of India, the Government of Meghalaya and the World Bank (WB) signed a $120-million Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP) to improve and modernize the transport sector of Meghalaya. The loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a maturity of 14 years including a grace period of 6 years. The project enables Meghalaya to utilize its vast development potential for high value agriculture and tourism. It will support the ‘Restart Meghalaya Mission’ of the state govt.

  8. Name the Bank which has partnered with Pine Labs to become India’s first bank and first in industry to launch a fully digital payment mode, a Cardless EMI facility at retail stores.
    1) HDFC Bank
    2) ICICI Bank
    3) IDFC Bank
    4) Axis Bank
    5) IndusInd Bank
    Answer-2) ICICI Bank
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank Ltd in partnership with Pine Labs launched ‘ICICI Bank Cardless EMI’ (Equated Monthly Installments). ICICI Bank becomes India’s first bank and first in industry to launch a fully digital payment mode, a Cardless EMI facility at retail stores.
    Purpose- The facility allows the bank’s pre-approved customers to use their mobile phone and PAN(Permanent Account Number)instead of wallet or cards, to purchase their gadgets or home appliances at retail stores across PAN India.

  9. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited (KMAMC) launched ‘Kotak ESG Opportunities Fund’. The open ended equity scheme focuses on which of these sectors?
    1) Environmental Sectors
    2) Social Sectors
    3) Governance Factors
    4) Both 1&2
    5) All 1, 2 & 3
    Answer-5) All 1, 2 & 3
    Explanation:
    Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited (KMAMC) launched ‘Kotak ESG Opportunities Fund’, an open ended equity scheme that focuses on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI). The Kotak ESG Opportunities Fund, will be managed by Harsha Upadhyaya, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) – Equity & President, KMAMC.

  10. Which Bank has provided a USD 500 Million (~ INR 3708 Crores) loan for the ‘Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project (RRTS)’ in the National Capital Region (NCR)?
    1) World Bank (WB)
    2) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    3) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    4) New Development Bank (NDB)
    5) Kfw Bank
    Answer-4) New Development Bank (NDB)
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Govt of India, National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) and New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) signed a loan agreement for lending USD 500 Million (~ INR 3708 Crores) for the ‘Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project (RRTS)’ in the National Capital Region (NCR).

  11. Which State Government has signed a MoU with Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS) for carrying out detailed study of measures for state revenue?
    1) Punjab
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Delhi
    5) Maharashtra
    Answer-4) Delhi
    Explanation:
    Delhi Government and the Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for carrying out detailed study of measures for state revenue. The study will provide comprehensive data analysis related to GST (Goods & Services Tax), vehicle tax, stamp duty, excise duty, and a comparative state analysis to improve the tax revenue capacity of Delhi.

  12. Delhi Government signed a MoU with YuWaah to empower youth with Skills and Job Opportunities. YuWaah is an initiative of _____________.
    1) Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
    2) Ministry of Education
    3) Ministry of Home Affairs
    4) UNGA (United Nations General Assembly)
    5) UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)
    Answer-5) UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)
    Explanation:
    Delhi Government’s Dialogue and Development Commission and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) initiated multi-stakeholder global platform – YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) to empower youth with Skills and Job Opportunities. The MoU was signed by Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, Dialogue and Development Commission and Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF India Representative in the presence of Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi. The MoU will strengthen the Rozgaar Bazaar Portal which was launched in July, 2020 by Delhi Government for job seekers, employers.

  13. Which Institute signed a MoU with Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) for collaborative research in the areas of international relations?
    1) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
    2) Indian School of Business (ISB)
    3) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad
    4) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
    5) Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
    Answer-2) Indian School of Business (ISB)
    Explanation:
    Indian School of Business (ISB), premier Business school in India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) to enable collaborative research in the areas of international relations and to promote cooperation between india and global partners on various issues. Prof Rajendra Srivastava, dean of ISB and TCA Raghavan director general of ICWA signed the MoU. The MoU is aimed to promote and support the activities that provide better understanding and relation between India and global partners.

  14. Who has won the Exim Bank’s BRICS Economic Research Award 2020 for his for his Ph.D. dissertation, “Building Markets within Authoritarian Institutions: The Political Economy of Banking Development in China.”?
    1) David Rasquinha
    2) Dr. Adam Yao Liu
    3) Tushar Bharti
    4) Dr. João Prates Romero
    5) Dr Zweli Mkhize
    Answer-2) Dr. Adam Yao Liu
    Explanation:
    Dr. Adam Yao Liu, a political scientist trained at Stanford University, won the Export-Import Bank of India’s (India Exim Bank’s) BRICS Economic Research Award 2020 for his for his Ph.D. dissertation, “Building Markets within Authoritarian Institutions: The Political Economy of Banking Development in China.”
    The award was announced by David Rasquinha, Managing Director (MD) of India Exim Bank, during the 10th Annual BRICS Financial Forum over a virtual platform, organised by VEB.RF Russian National Development Corporation.

  15. Who has won the Booker Prize 2020 for his debut novel “Shuggie Bain”?
    1) James Kelman
    2) Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
    3) Margaret Atwood
    4) Douglas Stuart
    5) Bernardine Evaristo
    Answer-4) Douglas Stuart
    Explanation:
    New York based Scottish writer Douglas Stuart (44 years) won the Booker Prize 2020 for his debut novel “Shuggie Bain” published by Grove Atlantic in the United States and Picador in the United Kingdom. Shuggie Bain is a story of a boy from 1980’s Glasgow with a mother with alcohol addiction. He is the second Scottish writer to win the award after James Kelman who won the Booker Prize in 1994 for his book titled “’How Late It Was, How Late”.

  16. Who is the first Asian to win the 2020 AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants) Lifetime Achievement Award?
    1) Dr Nand Kishor Tiwari
    2) Dr Shyam Kishor Gupta
    3) Dr Bish Agrawal
    4) Dr. João Prates Romero
    5) Dr Zweli Mkhize
    Answer-3) Dr Bish Agrawal
    Explanation:
    Dr. Bish Agrawal, Chairman of Accord India and Founding Partner of Alto Partners won 2020 AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants) Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the first Asian to receive this recognition. He was honoured during the week’s (November 17to November 19, 2020) AESC Global Conference that was held virtually.

  17. PM Narendra Modi holds a virtual India-Luxembourg Bilateral Summit with the Prime Minister of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for strengthening the relation between both nations in the post-COVID times.Who is the Prime Minister of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg?
    1) Mark Rutte
    2) Xavier Bettel
    3) Mateusz Morawiecki
    4) Robert Abela
    5) Giuseppe Conte
    Answer-2) Xavier Bettel
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi holds a virtual India-Luxembourg Bilateral Summit with Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for strengthening the relation between both nations in the post-COVID times. The key focus areas of the association include financial technology, green financing, space applications, digital innovations and start-ups, among others. Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation on realizing effective multilateralism and combating global challenges like the Covid-19 pandemic, terrorism and climate change. During the summit, both sides inked 3 agreements.

  18. What is India’s rank in “The 2020 TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix” released by an anti-bribery standard setting organisation TRACE featuring 194 countries?
    1) 84th
    2) 98th
    3) 105th
    4) 48th
    5) 77th
    Answer-5) 77th
    Explanation:
    A global list of measuring business bribery risks “The 2020 TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix” was released by an anti-bribery standard setting organisation TRACE featuring 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions. In accordance with the Matrix, India is at 77th position with a total risk score of 45 as compared to the 78th position in 2019 with a score of 48.The list has been topped by Denmark for lowest bribery risk which is followed by Norway and Finland. On the other hand the North Korea ranked last i.e. at 194th position with a total highest risk score of 93.
    Following table showing the top 5 countries with lowest risk and bottom 3 countries with highest risk:

    Rank Country Total Risk Score
    77 India 45
    1 Denmark 1
    2 Norway 5
    3 Finland 7
    4 Sweden 8
    5 New Zealand 8
    192 South Sudan 85
    193 Turkmenistan 86
    194 North Korea 93



  19. Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) approved swap of Mitsui Sumitomo’s Max Life stake of 20.57% with 21.87% stake in which company?
    1) Max Financial Services Ltd (MFSL)
    2) HDB Financial Services Ltd (HDBFSL)
    3) Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd
    4) MAS Financial Services Ltd
    5) Mahindra Finance
    Answer-1) Max Financial Services Ltd (MFSL)
    Explanation:
    Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MoF) gives approval for a swap of 20.57% stake by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI) Company Ltd that it holds in Max Life with a 21.87% stake in Max Financial Services Ltd (MFSL). Presently MFSL holds 72.5% stake in Max Life and MSI owns 25.5% stake. The share swap transaction will result in MFSL’s stake in Max Life increasing to 93.10%.

  20. Indian Army has given Project sanction order to Private Firm for the first time. What is the name the Private Firm?
    1) OshoCorp Global
    2) Larsen & Tubro (L&T)
    3) Pipavav Defense and Offshore Engineering Company
    4) Godrej & Boyce
    5) Reliance Defence
    Answer-1) OshoCorp Global
    Explanation:
    For the First Time, Indian Army has given Project sanction order to Private Firm OshoCorp Global for development and supply of Specialised ammunition for its Main Battle Tanks T-72 and T-90. The Project’s cost is over INR 2, 300 Crores and it has a potential for future domestic and export orders. The project is being executed as per Make-II guidelines of Defence Procurement Procedure 2020 after a selection process of over 3 years.

  21. Which entity launched the FutureSkills PRIME Beta Platform, a digital learning platform to enhance India’s digital talents?
    1) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
    2) National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    3) Competition Commission of India (CCI)
    4) Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
    5) Indian Industries Association (IIA)
    Answer-2) National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    Explanation:
    Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), and Debjani Ghosh, President of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) unveiled the FutureSkills PRIME Beta Platform, a digital learning platform to enhance India’s digital talents. NASSCOM launched this Beta Platform, as a part of its endeavours to create an ecosystem to enhance the digital talents of India with required skill sets.

  22. Name the Tennis Player who has equalled Pete Sampra’s record of winning six year-end number one trophies.
    1) Dominic Thiem
    2) Rafael Nadal
    3) Novak Djokovic
    4) Roger Federar
    5) Alexander Zverev
    Answer-3) Novak Djokovic
    Explanation:
    Tennis star Novak Djokovic has equalled Pete Sampra’s record of winning six year-end number one trophies. The Serbian player achieved the feat as he was given the ATP Tour Number One trophy yesterday for finishing as the year-end number one. With this, Djokovic has become only the second player in tennis history to do it six times. Before this, Djokovic had finished as world number one in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018.
    Among past players, only Pete Sampras has managed to finish six years on top of the rankings which he did between 1993 and 1998.

  23. Who has been recognized as the ‘World’s Youngest Author’ and also been given the title of ‘Grandmaster of writing’?
    1) Sadat Rahman
    2) Abhijita Gupta
    3) Rakhi
    4) Aarti Kiran
    5) Kanti Paikra
    Answer-2) Abhijita Gupta
    Explanation:
    Abhijita Gupta, 7 years old girl from Ghaziabad, granddaughter of a poet duo has been recognised as the ‘World’s Youngest Author’ by the International Book of Record. She has also been given the title of ‘Grandmaster of writing’ by the Asian Book of Record.

  24. United Nations World Children’s Day is observed on which Day?
    1) November 14
    2) September 15
    3) October 5
    4) November 20
    5) November 19
    Answer-4) November 20
    Explanation:
    United Nations (UN) World Children’s Day is observed annually on November 20 to promote international togetherness and awareness among children globally. The day also aims to improve the welfare of children. This day is UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)’s annual day of action for children, by children.
    Focus of World Children’s Day 2020- ‘A day to reimagine a better future for every child’. Since 1990, the World Children’s Day commemorates the anniversary of the date when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

  25. When was the 2020 World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) day observed with the theme ‘Living Well with COPD – Everybody, Everywhere’?
    1) November 14
    2) November 16
    3) November 18
    4) November 20
    5) November 19
    Answer-3) November 18
    Explanation:
    The World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) day is annually observed across the globe on 3rd Wednesday of November to create awareness and educate the general public about the chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and to advocate for better care for COPD patients. The 2020 World COPD day falls on 18th November 2020. The theme of 2020 World COPD day is “Living Well with COPD – Everybody, Everywhere”, which is aimed to spread a positive message to the patients and care providers.

  26. When the United Nations (UN)’s Africa Industrialization Day is annually observed across the globe (Africa Industrialization Week 2020 (#AIW2020) celebrations from 16th – 20th November 2020)?
    1) November 16
    2) November 17
    3) November 18
    4) November 19
    5) November 20
    Answer-5) November 20
    Explanation:
    The United Nations (UN)’s Africa Industrialization Day is annually observed across the globe on 20th November to create and raise awareness about the importance of the industrialization of Africa and the difficulties faced by Africa.
    The Africa Industrialization Day has been commemorated as the Week long events since 2018. The Africa Union Commission hosted the Africa Industrialization Week 2020 (#AIW2020) celebrations from 16th – 20th November 2020.
    The theme of 2020 is “Inclusive and sustainable industrialisation in the AfCFTA era”.

  27. What was the 2020 theme for the World Philosophy Day celebrated on November 19, 2020 globally?
    1) The Social Transformation
    2) Covid 19 & Philosophical World
    3) Social Transformations and Intercultural Dialogue
    4) The importance of philosophy in times of crisis
    5) The love of wisdom.
    Answer-4) The importance of philosophy in times of crisis
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Philosophy Day is annually celebrated across the globe on 3rd Thursday of November to promote the international culture of philosophical debate that respects human dignity and diversity and celebrates the importance of philosophical reflection and provides an opportunity for the people across the globe to share their philosophical heritage. The 2020 World Philosophy Day falls on 19th November 2020.
    The theme of World Philosophy Day 2020 is “The importance of philosophy in times of crisis”. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) introduced the World Philosophy Day in 2002.

  28. Who inaugurated a first-of-its-kind giant air purifier (12-feet-tall funded by an NGO) in Gandhi Nagar market, Delhi?
    1) Manish Sisodia
    2) Anil Baijal
    3) Arvind Kejriwal
    4) Narendra Modi
    5) Gautam Gambhir
    Answer-5) Gautam Gambhir
    Explanation:
    East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir inaugurated a first-of-its-kind giant air purifier in Gandhi Nagar market, touted as Asia’s largest readymade garment and textile hub. The 12-feet-tall air purifier will cover an area of 1,000 square metres and deliver 2 lakh cubic metre of clean air every day, according to a statement from his office. The Gautam Gambhir Foundation has funded the purifier. Delhi BJP president Aadesh Gupta was also present at the inauguration event. In January, Gambhir had inaugurated a first-of-its-kind smog tower in Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market as a pilot project.

  29. Union Defence Minister a Portal “Land Management System (LMS)”, it is the First LMS portal developed by the Department of Defence in association with Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE) and Armed forces. Who is the Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE)?
    1) Deepa Bajwa
    2) S.N Gupta
    3) Ms.Shoba Gupta
    4) A.V.Dharma Reddy
    5) KJS Chauhan
    Answer-1) Deepa Bajwa
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2020 Union Minister for Defence, Rajnath Singh virtually launched a Portal “Land Management System (LMS)”, it is the First LMS portal developed by the Department of Defence in association with Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE) and Armed forces. The portal will help in improving the overall management of defence land.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced decommission of the iconic radio telescope ‘The Arecibo telescope’ located at which place?
    1) Hawaii
    2) Puerto Rico
    3) Arizona
    4) Canary Islands
    5) Ladakh, India
    Answer-2) Puerto Rico
    Explanation:
    The Arecibo telescope’s long and productive life has come to an end. The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today it will decommission the iconic radio telescope in Puerto Rico following two cable breaks in recent months that have brought the structure to near collapse. The 57-year-old observatory, a survivor of numerous hurricanes and earthquakes, is now in such a fragile state that attempting repairs would put staff and workers in danger.

  2. India’s 1st reptile park is located in which state?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Karnataka
    3) Bihar
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) Kerala
    Answer-1) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    The Chennai Snake Park, located in Tamil Nadu, officially the Chennai Snake Park Trust, is a not-for-profit NGO constituted in 1972 by herpetologist Romulus Whitaker and is India’s first reptile park. Also known as the Guindy Snake Park, it is located next to the Children’s Park in the Guindy National Park campus. Recently an Iguana garden has been inaugrated here.

  3. Where is the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary located?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Arunachal Pradesh
    3) Gujarat
    4) Delhi
    5) Rajasthan
    Answer-4) Delhi
    Explanation:
    Located on the Southern Ridge which is on the northern fringes of Aravalli Hills, the oldest mountain ranges in the Country, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is known worldwide for its biodiversity. As the Southern Ridge merges with the Indo-Gangetic Plains, it is the home of numerous flora and fauna. This sanctuary has become zoologically significant as it helps in protecting, developing and propagating wildlife and creates and maintains the required environment for the same. This wildlife sanctuary has many lakes that have been created due to pits formed by years of continuous mining.

  4. What is Capital of Bhutan?
    1) Hampi
    2) Naypitaw
    3) Thimphu
    4) Kathmandu
    5) Paro
    Answer-3) Thimphu
    Explanation:
    Capital and Currency of ‘Bhutan’ is ‘Thimphu’ & ‘‘Bhutanese Ngultrum’’ respectively.

  5. Where is the headquarters of World Bank?
    1) Washington D.C, US
    2) Shanghai, China
    3) New York City, US
    4) Rome, Italy
    5) Geneva, Switzerland
    Answer-1) Washington D.C, US
    Explanation:
    The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low and middle income countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects. It is headquartered in Washington D.C., United States (US). Conceived in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, the World Bank’s initial aim was to help rebuild European countries devastated by World War II. Its first loan was to France in 1947 for post-war reconstruction.