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  1. Which organisation has recently (in Nov ‘23) signed an MoU with NRW.Global Business to establish a launchpad program in Germany?
    1) Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
    2) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry
    3) National Association of Software and Service Companies
    4) Indian Economic Trade Organization
    5) Confederation of Indian Industry
    Answer-3) National Association of Software and Service Companies
    The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NRW.Global Business for the expansion of NASSCOM’s launchpad program in Germany.
     This collaboration aims to promote innovation, investment, and technological exchange between North Rhine-Westfalia (NRW) in Germany and India.
     The initiative aligns with the ongoing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between India and the European Union (EU).
    i. The launchpad program particularly benefits smaller tech companies by reducing initial setup costs and enhancing market credibility in Germany.
    ii. With this agreement, Indian tech companies looking to establish a presence in NRW will have access to 180 days of rent-free office space.

  2. Which country’s Angkor Wat has recently (in Nov ‘23) become the Eighth Wonder of the World?
    1) Vietnam
    2) Cambodia
    3) Thailand
    4) Indonesia
    5) Myanmar
    Answer-2) Cambodia
    Angkor Wat of Cambodia has become the Eighth Wonder of the World by surpassing Italy’s Pompeii. The recognition of the Eighth Wonder is an informal one bestowed upon noteworthy new structures, projects, or designs.
     Angkor Wat is an Ancient Hindu Temple Complex located in Siem Reap, Cambodia.It was built by King Suryavarman II during the 12th century over a time span of 30 years.
     The temple was originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, but it later transformed into a Buddhist temple.
     Angkor Wat is one of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992.
    i. The Seven Wonders of the World: Taj Mahal Agra (Uttar Pradesh, India), Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Colosseum (Rome, Italy), Chichen Itza (Yucatan, Mexico), Great Wall of China (Beijing, China), Machu Picchu (Cusco, Peru), Petra (Aqaba, Jordan).

  3. In November 2023, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) updated its ‘alert list’ of unauthorised forex trading platforms by adding 19 more entities, taking the total of Alert list to ____________.
    1) 45
    2) 59
    3) 75
    4) 60
    5) 85
    Answer-3) 75
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has updated its ‘alert list’ of unauthorised forex trading platforms by adding 19 more entities, taking the total to 75. List of 19 entities.
     These entities are neither authorised to deal in forex under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999 nor to operate an electronic trading platform (ETP) for forex transactions under the Electronic Trading Platforms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018.
    i. The Alert List contains names of entities along with their websites link.
    ii. The list also includes those entities who are indulged in promoting the unauthorised entities/ETPs (through advertisements or claiming to be providing training/advisory services).

  4. Which organisation/bank has recently (in Nov ‘23) approved a USD 170 Million loan for the modernization of water supply services in Kochi, Kerala?
    1) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    2) International Monetary Fund
    3) United Nations Development Programme
    4) Asian Development Bank
    5) World Bank
    Answer-4) Asian Development Bank
    On November 24, 2023, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD 170 Million loan for the modernization of water supply services in Kochi, Kerala.
    i. Aim:
     To improve urban living.
     To ensure clean water access.
     To bolster climate resilience.
    ii. Project includes upgrading five water treatment plants (325 Million Litres Per Day/MLD)) and constructing a new one (190 MLD).
    iii. 700 km of pipes replaced with real-time monitoring for reduced water loss during distribution.
    iv. Upgrading 146,000 water meters and implementing preventive maintenance through a performance-based contract.

  5. Which airline has recently (in Nov ‘23) signed an MoU with the Noida International Airport (NIA) to become the launch carrier for the under-construction airport which is scheduled to open at the end of 2024?
    1) IndiGo
    2) SpiceJet
    3) Air India
    4) Vistara
    5) Go First
    Answer-1) IndiGo
    Noida International Airport (NIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IndiGo Airlines to become the launch carrier for the under-construction airport which is scheduled to open at the end of 2024.
     Through this MoU, IndiGo is set to become the first airline to operate flights from Noida International Airport.
    i. Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) made a concessionaire agreement with Zurich Airport International AG(Zurich AG) for developing the airport which is being developed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100% subsidiary of Zurich AG.
    ii. In September 2023, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, was allotted the three-letter code ‘DXN’ for Noida Airport.

  6. Name the personality who has recently (in Nov ‘23) won the 2023 Booker Prize for the novel, ‘Prophet Song’.
    1) Sarah Gilmartin
    2) Naoise Dolan
    3) Paul Lynch
    4) Kathleen McMahon
    5) Colin Walsh
    Answer-3) Paul Lynch
    On November 26, 2023, Irish author Paul Lynch won 2023 Booker Prize for his novel, ‘Prophet Song’ published by Oneworld. He was awarded by Shehan Karunatilaka, the 2022 winner, during a ceremony held at Old Billingsgate, London in the United Kingdom (UK).
     He received 50,000 Pound sterling and the Iris Trophy for his award-winning novel.
     In 2022, Shehan Karunatilaka won for ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’, set during the Sri Lankan civil war.
    i. The Booker Prize is awarded to the best novel of fiction by writers of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK or Ireland. It was first awarded in 1969.
    ii. The Booker Prize Foundation has decided the name of the trophy as ‘Iris’ – after Iris Murdoch (Winner of The Booker Prize 1978 for The Sea, the Sea). The trophy is Jan Pieńkowski’s original statuette.

  7. In November 2023, Berkshire Hathaway Inc sold its entire 2.46% stake in _________ (company) for Rs.1,371 crore in a bulk deal on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
    1) Paytm
    2) PhonePe
    3) Google Pay
    4) PayZapp
    5) Razorpay
    Answer-1) Paytm
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc, an American diversified multinational holding company led by Warren Buffett, sold its entire 2.46% stake in One97 Communications, the parent company of fin-tech company Paytm for Rs.1,371 crore in a bulk deal on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
    i. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. through its affiliate company BH International Holdings sold over 1.56 crore shares of Paytm at a loss of about 31% per share, leading to a loss exceeding Rs.620 crore.
    ii. The sale was made through an open market transaction and the shares were bought by Ghisallo Master Fund and Copthall Mauritius Investment.

  8. Who authored the book, “Thread by Thread: The S.Kumar’s Story” that was released by the Former Indian Cricketer, Kapil Dev in November 2023?
    1) Meena Kandasamy
    2) Avalok Langer
    3) Meghna Pant
    4) Palash Krishna Mehrotra
    5) Sathya Saran
    Answer-5) Sathya Saran
    Former Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev released the book titled “Thread by Thread: The S.Kumar’s Story” authored by Sathya Saran, a distinguished journalist at The Palace Halls, NSCI, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The book was published by Penguin Random House.
    i. The book details the life of Shambhu Kumar Kasliwal, co-founder of the S Kumars Group, the fabric of India and one of the most enduring brands in India since 1948. The group is named after Shambhukumar.
    ii. Sathya Saran worked as a Consulting Editor with the publisher HarperCollins India and is currently a Consulting Editor with Penguin Random House.

  9. When was the National Constitution Day /Samvidhan Divas 2023 observed across India?
    1) 25th November 2023
    2) 23rd November 2023
    3) 26th November 2023
    4) 24th November 2023
    5) 27th November 2023
    Answer-3) 26th November 2023
    National Constitution Day also known as ‘Samvidhan Divas‘, is annually observed across India on 26 November to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26th November 1949.
     The Constitution of India was enacted on 26th January 1950, celebrated as Republic Day. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) is the Nodal Ministry for the celebration of Constitution Day.
     26 November 2023 marks the 74th Anniversary of adopting the Constitution of India. The first-ever Constitution Day was observed on 26 November 2015.’
    i. President Droupadi Murmu commemorated National Constitution Day on 26 November 2023 by revealing a 7-foot statue of Dr. BR Ambedkar at the Supreme Court premises in New Delhi, Delhi.
    ii. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud in commemoration of Constitution Day, introduced 2 new initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of the judicial system.
     During an event, he launched the Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records (FASTER) 2.0 portal and a Hindi version of the e-SCR (Supreme Court Reports) portal.

  10. In which city, Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan has recently (in Nov ‘23) inaugurated the Odisha Research Centre (ORC) to develop innovative epistemological frameworks for the Study of Culture & History?
    1) Debagarh
    2) Bhubaneswar
    3) Rourkela
    4) Balasore
    5) Khordha
    Answer-2) Bhubaneswar
    Union Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Education (MoE), has inaugurated Odisha Research Centre (ORC) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha which aims to develop innovative epistemological frameworks to explore varied and nuanced dimensions of Odisha’s history, culture, economy and society.
     The inauguration event also witnessed the presence of Biswabhusan Harichandan (Governor of Chhattisgarh), Raghubar Das (Governor of Odisha) and Bhartruhari Mahtab(Member of Parliament from Cuttack constituency).
    i. The centre will carry out research in art, culture, archaeology, tradition and literature, sociology of Odisha, political process and political culture, agriculture, commerce, business and industry, development trends of contemporary Odisha, science & technology and healthcare, and future technology.
    ii. The Centre will also work on smart cities, climate change, environmental protection and sustainable development, semiconductors, and rare earths and advanced minerals.