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Questions Based on Current Affairs 26 November 2020

  1. Government of India issued orders to block 43 mobile apps on November 24, 2020 (total 220 Chinese apps till date) under which Ministry?
    1) Ministry of Science and Technology
    2) Ministry of External Affairs
    3) Ministry of Home Affairs
    4) Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
    5) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
    Answer-5) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Government of India issued orders to block 43 mobile apps from accessing by users in India, under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. These apps have been blocked for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s Sovereignty, Integrity, Defence, Security and Public Order. The apps have been blocked based on reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs. This is the Third time that India has blocked apps for carrying activities prejudicial to India’s Sovereignty, Integrity, Defence, Security and Public Order. On 29th June, 2020, The Government of India had blocked 59 Mobile apps and on September 2, 2020 it had blocked 118 more apps.

  2. Which State launched ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’ a door-to-door campaign in the state to ensure safety of the people against Covid-19?
    1) Uttarakhand
    2) Telangana
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Himachal Pradesh
    5) Karnataka
    Answer-4) Himachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister (CM) of Himachal Pradesh (HP) launched ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’ a door-to-door campaign in the state to ensure safety of the people against Covid-19 and other comorbidities. The campaign will be from November 25 to December 27, 2020.

  3. The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has increased the rate of unemployment relief under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY) (Extended till 30th June, 2021) to what % of wages from earlier rate of 25%?
    1) 30%
    2) 35%
    3) 40%
    4) 45%
    5) 50%
    Answer-5) 50%
    Explanation:
    The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has extended the “Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY)” by another one year i.e. from 1st July, 2020 to 30th June, 2021 amid COVID-19. It has also relaxed the eligibility conditions for the period between March 24, 2020 and December 31, 2020. The rate of unemployment relief under the scheme has also been enhanced to 50% of wages from earlier rate of 25%. ABVKY is a welfare measure for employees covered under Section 2(9) of ESI Act, 1948, in the form of relief payment upto 90 days, once in a lifetime.

  4. HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation) Life joined hands with which General Insurance Company to launch a combi insurance product ‘Click 2 Protect Corona Kavach’?
    1) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    2) HDFC Ergo General Insurance
    3) TATA AIG General Insurance
    4) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance
    5) Reliance General Insurance
    Answer-2) HDFC Ergo General Insurance
    Explanation:
    HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation) Life and HDFC Ergo joined hands to launch a combi insurance product ‘Click 2 Protect Corona Kavach’ which offers a complete financial protection package in the current pandemic environment. This policy will provide all the benefits and features of HDFC Life’s Click 2 Protect 3D Plus and HDFC Ergo’s Corona Kavach policies.

  5. ICCI (Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries) has signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with which Bank to empower SMEs and Startups?
    1) IDFC First Bank
    2) HDFC Bank
    3) Axis Bank
    4) Yes Bank
    5) ICICI Bank
    Answer-2) HDFC Bank
    Explanation:
    In its effort to support SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and Start-ups ICCI (Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries) has signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with HDFC Bank to empower SMEs and Startups. Through this association ICCI engages, enrols and supports various Startups /SMEs /MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) to facilitate financial and other facilities to/from HDFC Bank.

  6. Which Bank partnered with PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited to launch Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana?
    1) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)
    2) HDFC Bank
    3) State Bank of India (SBI)
    4) Bank of Baroda (BOB)
    5) Jio Payments Bank
    Answer-1) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)
    Explanation:
    The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has collaborated with PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited to launch Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. This scheme provides life cover of Rs 2 Lakh on death of the insured member due to any reason. It is optional for all the savings account holders with IPPB.

  7. India and the United States of America (USA) extended the MoU concerning cooperation with the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) India, for how many years?
    1) 5 years
    2) 8 years
    3) 10 years
    4) 15 years
    5) 20 years
    Answer-3) 10 years
    Explanation:
    India and the United States of America (USA) extended the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning cooperation with the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) India, for 10 more years. This MoU, inked on November 7, 2010 in New Delhi also marked the 10 years of partnership on nuclear energy cooperation. The extension of this MoU recognized cooperation on initiatives aimed at accelerating nuclear safety and security, research and development (R&D) in nuclear science and technology under GCNEP.

  8. Which Institute collaborated with Indian Railways for a study on ‘An Integrated Coal-Freight Optimization Model’ to increase network throughput?
    1) Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong
    2) Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad
    3) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
    4) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology Thiruvananthapuram
    5) Lovely Professional University Punjab
    Answer-2) Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways (IR) collaborated with Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad for a study on ‘An Integrated Coal-Freight Optimization Model’ to increase network throughput and optimize freight transportation over Indian Railways. In this regard, Letter of Agreement (LoA) was exchanged between Shiva Prasad, Principal Chief Operations Manager, South Central Railway (SCR) and Milind Sohoni, Deputy Dean, Indian School of Business.

  9. Which of the following Luxury Automobile Brand partnered with SBI (to access SBI’s high net-worth individual) customer base for selling its premium cars?
    1) Mercedes-Benz
    2) Jaguar
    3) Audi
    4) BMW
    5) Porsche
    Answer-1) Mercedes-Benz
    Explanation:
    India’s top luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India has joined hands with State Bank of India (SBI) in a retail marketing pact to access latter’s HNI (high net-worth individual) customer base for selling its premium cars. This is the first-of-its-kind collaboration to generate enquiries as well as to provide an online booking facility.

  10. Who has been appointed as the head of the committee formed by NITI Aayog to study the feasibility of Virgin Hyperloop?
    1) V.K. Saraswat
    2) Sudhendu Jyoti
    3) V.K. Yadav
    4) G. Satheesh Reddy
    5) Dr. Ramgopal Rao
    Answer-1) V.K. Saraswat
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) constituted a High-level committee to explore the technological and commercial viability of Virgin Hyperloop Technology in India, Vijay Kumar Saraswat (V.K. Saraswat), NITI Aayog member & Chairman of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) was appointed as the Chairman and Adviser of the committee & Sudhendu Jyoti, Adviser, NITI Aayog as its convener.

  11. Which Tiger Reserve received TX2 Tiger Conservation Awards 2020 for doubling the number of tigers in 4 years ahead of the target of 10 years?
    1) Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, Andhra Pradesh
    2) Bor Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
    3) Amrabad Tiger Reserve, Hyderabad
    4) Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh
    5) Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh
    Answer-4) Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    A virtual TX2 Tiger Conservation Awards 2020 ceremony was held to confer the relevant site among 13 tiger range countries under two categories viz. TX2 Award and Conservation Excellence Award. In this regard, the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) of Uttar Pradesh (UP) under the UP Forest department has bagged the first-ever international award, TX2, for doubling the number of tigers in four years against a target of 10 years. The PTR had 25 tigers in 2014 which went up to 65 in 2018.

  12. India pledged what worth for the Phase-IV of High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) in Afghanistan at “2020 Afghanistan Conference” co-hosted by the United Nations (UN), the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the Government of Finland?
    1) USD 10 Million
    2) USD 20 Million
    3) USD 50 Million
    4) USD 80 Million
    5) USD 100 Million
    Answer-4) USD 80 Million
    Explanation:
    The ministerial pledging conference namely “2020 Afghanistan Conference” was co-hosted by the United Nations (UN), the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the Government of Finland. It was held virtually and translation was observed from Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations), home of the UN headquarter office at Geneva, Switzerland. The Indian side was represented by the Union Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). During the conference, India emphasized its long term commitment for the development of Afghanistan through reconstruction and rehabilitation. As a part of this, India announced the Phase-IV of High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) in Afghanistan worth USD 80 million (Rs 592 crore), which envisages more than 100 projects.

  13. Which entity has rejected the proposal of Muthoot Finance Limited to acquire 100% equity share of IDBI Asset Management and IDBI MF?
    1) Competition Commission of India (CCI)
    2) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
    3) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
    4) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    5) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    Answer-5) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rejected the proposal of Muthoot Finance Limited to acquire 100% equity share of IDBI Asset Management and IDBI MF (Trustee Company from IDBI Bank, IDBI Capital Markets and Securities. The deal was estimated at Rs 215 crore. In this regard, Muthoot Finance in November 2019, had entered into a share purchase agreement with IDBI Bank, IDBI Capital Markets and Securities, IDBI Asset Management and IDBI MF Trustee Company.

  14. Name the supersonic cruise missile which has been successfully test-fired from the Andaman and Nicobar Island Territory for its land attack version by Indian Army ?
    1) Agni
    2) Varunastra
    3) BrahmAstra
    4) BrahMos
    5) Shaurya
    Answer-4) BrahMos
    Explanation:
    Indian Army successfully test-fired the land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise Missile from the Andaman and Nicobar (A & N) Island Territory. The range of the land-attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise Missile has been extended to 400 Kms from the original 290 kms.It is a surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile.
    The missile hit the target in the Bay of Bengal accuracy.

  15. Ahmed Patel, a senior leader & Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Gujarat passed away recently. Name the political party he belonged to.
    1) Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)
    2) Indian National Congress (INC)
    3) Lok Janashakti Party (LJP)
    4) Janta Dal United (JDU)
    5) Samajwadi Party (SP)
    Answer-2) Indian National Congress (INC)
    Explanation:
    Ahmedbhai Mohammedbhai Patel (Ahmed Patel), a senior leader of Indian National Congress Party and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Gujarat passed away at the age of 71 at Medanta Hospital, Delhi due to complications from COVID-19. He was the treasurer of the All India Congress Committee (2018 – 2020). He was born on 21st August 1949 in Gujarat.

  16. Awaas Diwas is celebrated on which Day across India?
    1) November 20
    2) November 21
    3) November 22
    4) November 24
    5) November 25
    Answer-1) November 20
    Explanation:
    Awaas Diwas is celebrated annually on November 20 across India to commemorate the launch of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) that aims to provide ‘Housing for All’ by 2022. Awaas Week / Saptah 2020 is celebrated from 16th November to 22nd November.

  17. What was the 2020 theme for the United Nations (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed on November 25 to raise awareness about the crime against women?
    1) Orange the World: HearMeToo
    2) Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape
    3) Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!
    4) Orange the World: Men Against the Rape & Discrimination (MARD)
    5) Orange the World: My Voice
    Answer-3) Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!
    Explanation:
    United Nations (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is annually observed around the world on November 25 to raise awareness about the fact that women globally are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence. The UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign of UN Secretary-General will commemorate the day. Theme of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020– “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued orders to block 43 mobile apps on November 24, 2020 (total 220 Chinese apps till date) under which section of Information Technology Act?
    1) Section 66A
    2) Section 69A
    3) Section 67A
    4) Section 43
    5) Section 35A
    Answer-2) Section 69A
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Government of India issued orders to block 43 mobile apps from accessing by users in India, under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. These apps have been blocked for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s Sovereignty, Integrity, Defence, Security and Public Order. The apps have been blocked based on reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs. This is the Third time that India has blocked apps for carrying activities prejudicial to India’s Sovereignty, Integrity, Defence, Security and Public Order. On 29th June, 2020, The Government of India had blocked 59 Mobile apps and on September 2, 2020 it had blocked 118 more apps.

  2. “Transboundary Manas Conservation Area or TraMCA” has received the Conservation Excellence Award for 2020. TraMCA is spread over the areas of _____________.
    1) Assam & Bangladesh
    2) Uttar Pradesh & Nepal
    3) Arunachal Pradesh & Bhutan
    4) Assam & Bhutan
    5) Assam & West Bengal
    Answer-4) Assam & Bhutan
    Explanation:
    A 1,500-sq. km. conservation area straddling the India-Bhutan border has received the TX2 Conservation Excellence Award for 2020.The recognition was for the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area or TraMCA comprising the 500 sq. km. Manas National Park in Assam and the 1,057-sq. km. Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan.

  3. Where is the Kangra Airport (also known as Gaggal Airport) located?
    1) Ladakh
    2) Jammu & Kashmir
    3) Himachal Pradesh
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) Uttarakhand
    Answer-3) Himachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    The Kangra Airport, officially known as Kangra Airport, Gaggal, is an airport located in Gaggal near Kangra in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, 12 km from Dharamshala and 8 kilometres from Kangra.

  4. Where is the headquarters of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) located?
    1) Geneva, Switzerland
    2) Gland, Switzerland
    3) New York, USA
    4) Rome, Italy
    5) Vienna, Austria
    Answer-2) Gland, Switzerland
    Explanation:
    The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 that works in the field of wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States.
    President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Carter Roberts
    Headquarters– Gland, Switzerland

  5. The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has extended the ABVKY scheme by another one year i.e. from 1st July, 2020 to 30th June, 2021 amid COVID-19. Expand the ABVKY.
    1) Atal Bihari Vajpayee Kalyan Yojana
    2) Atal Bihari Vajpayee Kissan Yojana
    3) Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana
    4) Atal Beema Vikas Kalyan Yojana
    5) Atal Beemar Vyakti Kalyan Yojana
    Answer-3) Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana
    Explanation:
    The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has extended the “Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY)” by another one year i.e. from 1st July, 2020 to 30th June, 2021 amid COVID-19. It has also relaxed the eligibility conditions for the period between March 24, 2020 and December 31, 2020. The rate of unemployment relief under the scheme has also been enhanced to 50% of wages from earlier rate of 25%. ABVKY is a welfare measure for employees covered under Section 2(9) of ESI Act, 1948, in the form of relief payment upto 90 days, once in a lifetime.