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    1. Which state government has recently (in Nov ‘22) notified its 1st Biodiversity Heritage Site, “Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site”?
      1) Tamil Nadu
      2) Karnataka
      3) Kerala
      4) Andhra Pradesh
      5) Telangana
      Answer-1) Tamil Nadu
      The government of Tamil Nadu has notified the 193.215 hectares of area spread across Arittapatti(Melur taluk) and Meenakshipuram(Madurai taluk) in Madurai district, Tamil Nadu as “Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site”. It is Tamil Nadu’s first and India’s 35th Biodiversity Heritage Site.
      i. The notification was issued under the Section 37 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.

    2. Name the Payments Bank that has recently (in Nov ‘22) launched the face authentication-based savings bank account opening for customers.
      1) India Post Payments Bank
      2) Jio Payments Bank
      3) Airtel Payments Bank
      4) FINO Payments Bank
      5) Paytm Payments Bank
      Answer-3) Airtel Payments Bank
      Airtel Payments Bank launched the face authentication-based savings bank account opening for customers, first-of-its kind in India to ease the process of account opening.
      i. This new facility will help business correspondents (BCs) to open the savings account by undertaking face authentication e-KYC (Know Your Customer).
      ii. The authentication will be processed through a mobile application developed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

    3. As per the ‘OECD Economic Outlook, November 2022- Confronting the Crisis’, the world economy will grow just _______ in 2023.
      1) 2.9%
      2) 3.1%
      3) 4.2%
      4) 2.2%
      5) 5.9%
      Answer-4) 2.2%
      As per the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimations in its ‘OECD Economic Outlook, November 2022- Confronting the Crisis’, the world economy will grow just 3.1% in 2022, down from a robust 5.9% in 2021.
      i. This growth will worsen in 2023 to just 2.2%.
      ii. The United States (US), the world’s largest economy, to grow just 1.8% this year (down drastically from 5.9% in 2021, 0.5% in 2023 and 1% in 2024.
      iii. India’s economy is expected to grow 6.6% in 2022 and 5.7% in 2023 and 6.9% in 2024.

    4. Name the book that has recently (in Nov ‘22) won the 2022 JCB Prize for Literature.
      1) The Paradise of Food
      2) Song of the Soil
      3) The Far Field
      4) The Colours of My Heart
      5) Tomb of Sand
      Answer-1) The Paradise of Food
      “The Paradise of Food” authored by noted Urdu writer Khalid Jawed, and translated by Baran Farooqi from Urdu to English won the 5th JCB Prize for Literature 2022. The book published by Juggernaut books was originally written in Urdu as “Ne’mat Khana” in 2014.
      i. The Paradise of Food is the fourth translation and the first work in Urdu to win the award.

    5. Who was recently (in Nov ’22) honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2022’ by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)?
      1) Sanjay Mal
      2) P. Rajendran
      3) Rajendra Singh Pawar
      4) Vijay K. Thadani
      5) Sapnesh Lalla
      Answer-3) Rajendra Singh Pawar
      The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) honoured Padma Bhushan Awardee Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman & Founder of the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2022’ at the 8th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards ceremony held in New Delhi, Delhi on 17th November 2022.
      i. The award recognises his outstanding work and significant contributions to education and for founding the IT (Information Technology) Training sector.
      ii. Rajendra Singh Pawar has been awarded India’s third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan (Trade and Industry), in 2011.

    6. According to the S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2022, _____________ was ranked 3rd globally in the metal and mining sector and retained its 1st position in Asia Pacific for the 4th consecutive year.
      1) Hindalco Industries Limited
      2) MOIL Limited
      3) JSW Steel Limited
      4) Tata Steel Limited
      5) Hindustan Zinc Limited
      Answer-5) Hindustan Zinc Limited
      According to S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2022, Hindustan Zinc Limited, based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, is ranked among the top 3 Sustainable Companies Globally in the Metal and Mining Sector.
      i. Hindustan Zinc is ranked 3rd globally in the metal and mining sector and retained its 1st position in Asia Pacific for the 4th consecutive year.

    7. Which word has been selected (in Nov ‘22) as Cambridge Dictionary Word of the Year 2022?
      1) Quiet quitting
      2) Homer
      3) Wordle
      4) Permacrisis
      5) Caulk
      Answer-2) Homer
      The Cambridge Dictionary has revealed its word of the year for 2022 as ‘homer’, an informal American English word for a home run in baseball.
      i. The word ‘homer’ was searched for nearly 75,000 times during the first week of May 2022, when it was an answer in the word game, “Wordle”.
      ii. There were also other five-letter words in search including, ‘humor’, the American spelling was second-highest in 2022, followed by ‘caulk’, ‘tacit’, and ‘bayou’.

    8. In which company, the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has increased its stake to 6.874% from 4.863%?
      1) Infosys
      2) Tech Mahindra
      3) Wipro
      4) Tata Consultancy Services
      5) Cognizant
      Answer-2) Tech Mahindra
      Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has increased its stake in Tech Mahindra Limited, a part of Mahindra Group to 6.874%. Previously LIC held 4.863% of the paid-up capital in Tech Mahindra.
      i. LIC has increased its shareholding in Tech Mahindra from 4,73,44,343 to 6,69,25,392 equity shares (4.864% to 6.874%).

    9. In November 2022, ISRO conducted its ________ consecutively successful launch of the Rohini “RH-200” sounding rocket from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
      1) 50th
      2) 150th
      3) 200th
      4) 75th
      5) 100th
      Answer-3) 200th
      The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has conducted its 200th consecutively successful launch of the Rohini “RH-200” sounding rocket from its lead facility, the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
      i. RH-200 is a solid-motor-powered, expendable rocket capable of reaching a height of 70 km while carrying payloads meant to explore the upper atmosphere.
      • The number “200” in the name refers to the rocket’s diameter in millimetres (mm).
      • Other operating Rohini variants include the RH-300 Mk-II and the RH-560 Mk-III.

    10. Arjuna awardee ‘Gulam Abbas Moontasir’ passed away in November 2022.
      For which sport did he receive the Arjuna award in 1970?

      1) Hockey
      2) Basketball
      3) Table Tennis
      4) Cricket
      5) Badminton
      Answer-2) Basketball
      Arjuna awardee Gulam Abbas Moontasir, the former Captain of the Indian Men’s Basketball team, passed away at the age of 80. Gulam Abbas Moontasir was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in 1942.
      i. In 1970, he made it to the Asian All-Star team and became the 1st Indian basketball player to receive the Arjuna Award 1970 for his achievement in national sport and continued playing till 1986.
      ii. He was the captain of the Indian team at the Asian Basketball Championships in 1969 and 1975 in Bangkok, Thailand.