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    1. Which country recently (in Nov ‘22) commenced the ‘Harimau Shakti -2022’, the annual joint military exercise along with India?
      1) Singapore
      2) Indonesia
      3) Sri Lanka
      4) Thailand
      5) Malaysia
      Answer-5) Malaysia
      ‘Harimau Shakti -2022’, the annual joint military exercise between India and Malaysia, commenced on 28th November 2022, at Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia. The exercise will culminate on 12th December 2022.
      i. Harimau Shakti has been held between the Indian and Malaysian Army since 2012.
      ii. The joint exercise will enhance the level of defence co-operation between the Indian Army and the Malaysian Army, and foster the bilateral relations between India and Malaysia.

    2. Which city’s Municipal Corporation has recently (in Nov ‘22) announced its plan to issue India’s first municipal green bond for a solar power plant?
      1) Kolkata
      2) Lucknow
      3) Pune
      4) Indore
      5) Gandhinagar
      Answer-4) Indore
      The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) in Madhya Pradesh (MP) is planning to issue India’s first municipal green bond (local government bond), aimed at retail investors, with the revenues going toward funding a solar power plant.
      i. It plans to sell 10-year bonds in December 2022 in order to raise up to Rs. 2.6 billion (USD 31.8 million).

    3. In November 2022, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) holds the onboarding of Online Merchants by which payment company?
      1) Razorpay Software Private Ltd
      2) Paytm Payments Services Ltd
      3) CCAvenue Gateway Service Ltd
      4) PayPal India Private Ltd
      5) Cashfree Payments Private Ltd
      Answer-2) Paytm Payments Services Ltd
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked Paytm Payments Services Ltd’s (PPSL), the wholly-owned subsidiary Paytm, to reapply for the authorization to provide payment aggregator (PA) services to online merchants.
      i. This means, PPSL has to resubmit the application within 120 calendar days for the PA services.
      ii. In this regard, PPSL will not onboard new online merchants till the time approvals remain pending.

    4. In November 2022, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) lowered its projection for India’s GDP growth to _______ for FY23.
      1) 6.5%
      2) 7.0%
      3) 6.2%
      4) 6.9%
      5) 7.3%
      Answer-2) 7.0%
      S&P Global Ratings (S&P) lowered its projection for India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the current fiscal year 2022–2023 (FY23) downward to 7%, in its quarterly economic update for Asia-Pacific.
      i. In September 2022, S&P forecasted the Indian economy to grow 7.3% in 2022-23 and 6.5% in next fiscal year (2023-24).
      ii. S&P has also decreased its growth projection for 2023 from 6.5% to 6%.

    5. Name the organization that has been recently (in Nov ‘22) honoured with the 17th edition of BBVA Foundation Biodiversity Conservation Awards.
      1) International Snow Leopard Trust
      2) International Rhino Foundation
      3) Cheetah Conservation Fund
      4) Panthera Corporation
      5) Save the Elephants
      Answer-1) International Snow Leopard Trust
      International Snow Leopard Trust has been honoured with the 17th edition of BBVA Foundation Biodiversity Conservation Awards for its role in supporting the Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP).
      i. The Snow Leopard Trust is a Seattle-based non-profit that is the technical and financial partner of the GSLEP Program.

    6. In November 2022, Max Financial Services Limited (MFSL), received approval from the IRDAI to purchase the remaining ________ stake held by Mitsui Sumitomo Company Limited (MSI) in Max Life Insurance Company.
      1) 1.98%
      2) 2.67%
      3) 3.23%
      4) 4.89%
      5) 5.17%
      Answer-5) 5.17%
      Max Financial Services Limited (MFSL), received approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to purchase the remaining 5.17% stake held by Mitsui Sumitomo Company Limited (MSI) in Max Life Insurance Company Limited (Max Life).
      • After this acquisition, MFSL shareholding in Max Life will increase to 87%.

    7. Which space-tech start-up has recently (in Nov ‘22) inaugurated India’s first-ever launchpad & Mission Control Center at Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota?
      1) Skyroot Aerospace
      2) Bellatrix Aerospace
      3) Pixxel
      4) Agnikul Cosmos
      5) Dhruva Space
      Answer-4) Agnikul Cosmos
      AgniKul Cosmos Private Limited, a chennai-based space-tech start-up inaugurated India’s first-ever launchpad that is designed and operated by a private player at Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota.
      i. It has two sections including the Agnikul launchpad (ALP) and the Agnikul mission control center (AMCC).
      ii. The facility was inaugurated by S Somanath, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and designed by Agnikul and executed in support of ISRO and Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe).

    8. In November 2022, Canada won its first ever Davis Cup title by defeating which country?
      1) Australia
      2) Italy
      3) Croatia
      4) Spain
      5) Netherlands
      Answer-1) Australia
      Canada defeated Australia (2-0) to win its first ever Davis Cup title after World No 6. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov of Canada defeated Australia’s Alex De Minaur and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the Singles match in the finals of Davis Cup 2022.
      i. The Davis Cup 2022 by Rakuten was held from 13 to 18 September and from 22 to 27 November 2022 in Malaga, Spain.
      ii. The Davis Cup 2022, the 110th Edition of the tournament, witnessed the participation of 28 countries.

    9. The _________ Raising Day of National Cadet Corps (NCC) was observed across India on 27th October 2022.
      1) 72nd
      2) 74th
      3) 71st
      4) 76th
      5) 70th
      Answer-2) 74th
      National Cadet Corps (NCC), the world’s largest uniformed youth organisation raised in 1948, annually celebrates its raising day on the 4th Sunday of November.
      i. The 27th October 2022, marks the observance of NCC’s 74th Raising Day.
      ii. On the occasion of the 74th NCC Raising Day, Giridhar Aramane, Defence Secretary laid a wreath and paid homage to the fallen heroes on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity at National War Memorial, New Delhi, Delhi.

    10. Which state has recently (in Nov ‘22) launched the ‘Har Ghar Ganga Jal project’?
      1) Uttarakhand
      2) Gujarat
      3) Uttar Pradesh
      4) Bihar
      5) Andhra Pradesh
      Answer-4) Bihar
      Bihar Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar launched the ‘Har Ghar Ganga Jal project’ with an outlay of Rs. 4,174 crores at International Convention Centre, Rajgir, Bihar.
      i. He also inaugurated the water purification plant and water pump house at Montaje in Nawada District, Bihar.
      ii. Har Ghar Gangajal, a part of the Bihar government’s Jal, Jeevan, Hariyali scheme, is a unique and ambitious initiative to provide Ganga water on tap in the parched areas of Bihar.