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  1. Where was the India’s first solar energy-driven miniature train virtually inaugurated?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Gujarat
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Kerala
    5) Andhra Pradesh
    Answer-4) Kerala
    Explanation:
    India’s first solar energy-driven miniature train was virtually inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village in Kerala by state’s Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan. Developed with an outlay of Rs 10 crore, this train is a part of Rs 60 crore projects undertaken to make facilities of the Veli tourist village to international standards. Modelled after the vintage steam locomotive, it covers a distance of 2.5 km with three-bogie train and can carry 45 passengers. Apart from this, he also dedicated Rs 5 crore Urban Park and Rs 2.5 crore swimming pool at the Veli tourist village which is located on the outskirts of the capital Thiruvananthapuram where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea.

  2. Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation is being set up in which state?
    1) Sikkim
    2) Assam
    3) Meghalaya
    4) Tripura
    5) Manipur
    Answer-2) Assam
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal and Ambassador of Israel to India Ron Malka laid the foundation stone of Rs 10.33 crore Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation at Khetri on the outskirts of Guwahati. The project will provide exposure to latest Israeli technologies to Assam’s agricultural and horticulture activities thereby helping in maximizing the production and income of farmers. This project is an edition to the government’s efforts to double farmers’ income through technology in agriculture, agribusiness and food processing.

  3. Name the Indian Naval Ship which delivered 100 tonnes of food aid to the Port Sudan as a part of Mission Sagar-II.
    1) INS Kavaratti
    2) INS Jalashwa
    3) INS Airavat
    4) INS Virat
    5) INS Sahyadri
    Answer-3) INS Airavat
    Explanation:
    Indian Naval Ship (INS) Airavat entered Port Sudan with 100 Tonnes of Food aid as part of Mission Sagar-II. Under Mission ‘SAGAR’ Indian government is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries to overcome natural calamities and COVID-19 pandemic.
    The mission is being done in close coordination with the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs and other agencies of Indian Government.
    Under Mission Sagar-II, INS Airavat will deliver food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea amid COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Government of India extended Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) by one month. What amount is the Target Credit of ECLGS?
    1) INR 30 lakh Crore
    2) INR 10 lakh Crore
    3) INR 5 lakh Crore
    4) INR 3 lakh Crore
    5) INR 1 lakh Crore
    Answer-4) INR 3 lakh Crore
    Explanation:
    Government of India extended Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) by one month (i.e.) 30th of November or till an amount of INR Three Lakh Crore (Target Credit of ECLGS) is sanctioned under the scheme, whichever is earlier. The previous Deadline was October 31, 2020. The extension will provide an opportunity for borrowers who have not availed the scheme so far, to obtain credit under the scheme.
    It has been extended for opening up various sectors in the economy and for expected increase in demand for the festive season.
    Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)

    Target Credit  INR 3 Lakh Crore
    Beneficiaries MSMEs, Business Enterprises, individual loans for business purposes and MUDRA borrowers, Individual beneficiaries

    (Borrowers with credit outstanding upto INR 50 crore as on 29.2.2020 with an annual turnover of upto INR 250 crore are eligible )

    Interest Rate 9.25 % – Banks and Financial Institutions

    14 % – Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)

    Tenure of Loans 4 years (includes moratorium of one year on principle repayment)
    Corpus of Scheme INR 41, 600 Crores


  5. US Court has asked Antrix Corporation Limited to pay $1.2 Billion compensation to a Bengaluru based startup for cancelling a satellite deal in 2005. Antrix Corporation Ltd is a commercial arm of which Space Agency?
    1) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    2) Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)
    3) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    4) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    5) Blue Origin
    Answer-3) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    Explanation:
    Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), has been asked by a US court to pay compensation of $1.2 billion to a Bengaluru-based startup for cancelling a satellite deal in 2005. In 2005, Antrix agreed to build, launch and operate two satellites and to make available 70 MHz of S-band spectrum to Devas, which the latter planned to use to offer hybrid satellite and terrestrial communication services throughout India.
    The agreement was terminated by Antrix in February 2011. Over the next several years, Devas approached various legal avenues in India. This included the Supreme Court, which directed for a tribunal, the report added.

  6. Where is the new building of Bhimsen Adarsha Higher Secondary School, built with the financial assistance of the Government of India, located?
    1) Nepal
    2) Bangladesh
    3) Bhutan
    4) Afghanistan
    5) Sri Lanka
    Answer-1) Nepal
    Explanation:
    The new building of Bhimsen Adarsha Higher Secondary School, Nawalpur District, Nepal constructed with the Government of India’s financial assistance of NRs(Nepalese Rupees) 25.83 million, under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Cooperation has been jointly inaugurated through video-conferencing. The project was implemented by the District Coordination Committee (DCC), Nawalparasi, Nepal.

  7. Which General Insurance Company launched AI tool ‘IDEAS’ for automatic claim settlements?
    1) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    2) Bharti AXA General Insurance
    3) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    4) Reliance General Insurance
    5) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    Answer-5) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    Explanation:
    In order to automate the complex process of motor claims, on November 2, 2020, HDFC ERGO General Insurance launched the AI (Artificial Intelligence) tool IDEAS (Intelligent Damage detection Estimation and Assessment Solution) for motor claim settlements. The IDEAS module uses Neural Network image processing and Analytics, Machine Learning and Natural Language that supports instant damage detection as well as calculation of the claims estimate for the surveyors to help in motor claims settlement in real-time. It is trained using more than 3,00,000 images over the last 2 years and has been integrated in the surveyor mobile app.

  8. Which bank has become 1st corporate partner of edX from India to offer Massive open online courses?
    1) Bank of Baroda (BOB)
    2) State Bank of India (SBI)
    3) Indian Bank
    4) Canara Bank
    5) Bank of Maharashtra (BOM)
    Answer-2) State Bank of India (SBI)
    Explanation:
    In a bid to develop skill sets of career-oriented individuals, SBI (State Bank of India) has entered into a strategic partnership with edX, a global non-profit education platform to expand the learners’ perspectives and access to knowledge beyond the classrooms. As part of this partnership, SBI will offer its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform (edx.org.) from November 2020.
    With this partnership, SBI becomes 1st Corporate Partner of edX from India.
    SBI initially will offer 3 courses, namely Unleashing Creativity at the Workplace, Relationship Marketing Strategy for Financial Services, and Conflict Resolution.
    These courses will have duration for 4 to 6 weeks. There is no specific academic qualification needed to enroll in the course.

  9. Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited launched ‘Life + 36 critical illness Insurance’ on which e-commerce platform?
    1) Amazon
    2) PhonePe
    3) Flipkart
    4) Snapdeal
    5) Paytm
    Answer-3) Flipkart
    Explanation:
    Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited launched ‘Life + 36 critical illness Insurance’ on Flipkart. The policyholder of the plan will get the benefit of life protection along with a lump sum amount on diagnosis of any of the 36 critical illnesses.

  10. Name the “Most Outstanding Company – Financial Sector” in India in the poll conducted by Asiamoney for the 2nd consecutive year.
    1) ICICI Bank
    2) HDFC Bank
    3) Yes Bank
    4) Axis Bank
    5) IDBI Bank
    Answer-2) HDFC Bank
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank Limited has been voted as the “Most Outstanding Company – Financial Sector” in India in the poll conducted by Asiamoney, a well-established financial publication. HDFC has been given the honour for the 2nd consecutive year

  11. What is the Revenue Target set by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) for the Financial Year 2020-21?
    1) 2006 crores
    2) 2500 crores
    3) 1000 crores
    4) 2206 crores
    5) 2406 crores
    Answer-5) 2406 crores
    Explanation:
    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India setting key targets for the year 2020-21. IRDA has set Revenue Target of INR 2406 Crores for the current Financial Year 2020-21.
    The MoU was signed by MNRE Secretary, Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi and IREDA CMD, Pradip Kumar Das.

  12. What amount of MoUs has been signed by Maharashtra government at the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0’ investor meet in Mumbai?
    1) 20,000 crore
    2) 10,000 crore
    3) 15,000 crore
    4) 30,000 crore
    5) 35,000 crore
    Answer-5) 35,000 crore
    Explanation:
    The state government of Maharashtra has inked Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with worth Rs 35,000 crore with 15 companies viz. 10 Indian and 5 global companies at the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0’ investor meet in Mumbai, Maharashtra in order to develop state as data and logistics hub in western India. The event was attended by the state’s Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Bal Thackeray. These MoUs are in addition to the 12 companies which signed the deals on June 15, 2020. The MoUs were signed with the state-run Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in the presence of Industries Minister Subhash Desai and Minister of State (MoS) for Industries Aditi Tatkare.
    These include seven agreements for setting up data centres, five for logistics and one each in the gas & fuel, chemicals, and electronics sectors.

  13. Who has been elected as the 30th President of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) for a three-year term of 2020-2023?
    1) Gabriela Cuevas Barron
    2) Saber Chowdhury
    3) Alassane Outtara
    4) Duarte Pacheco
    5) Om Birla
    Answer-4) Duarte Pacheco
    Explanation:
    Duarte Pacheco, Portugal Parliamentarian was elected as the 30th President of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) for a three-year term of 2020-2023. He succeeds Gabriela Cuevas Barron, a Mexican Parliamentarian.
    The Presidential Election was conducted over the virtual platform during the 206th Session of the Governing Council of IPU, which was conducted as a virtual session.

  14. Alassane Outtara has been elected as President of which Country for the third time?
    1) Turkey
    2) Brazil
    3) Ghana
    4) Guinea
    5) Ivory Coast
    Answer-5) Ivory Coast
    Explanation:
    Alassane Outtara, President of Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) won the 3rd term as the President with her landslide victory in the 2020 Ivory Coast Election securing 94.27% of the vote. The 2020 Ivory Coast Election held on 31st October 2020 was boycotted by the two opposition figures – former President Henri Konan Bedie and ex-Prime Minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan and their supporters.

  15. Karsh Kale and the Salvage Audio Collective won the Best Original Music Award 2020 at the 14th Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) for the film Gully Boy directed by ________.
    1) Farhan Akhtar
    2) Zoya Akhtar
    3) Javed Akhtar
    4) Imtiaz Ali
    5) Shekhar Kapur
    Answer-2) Zoya Akhtar
    Explanation:
    The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced the winners of the 14th Asian Film Awards (AFA14) held at Busan, South Korea. Karsh Kale and the Salvage Audio Collective won the Best Original Music Award 2020 for the film Gully Boy directed by Zoya Akhtar.
    Yang Ik-Joon, South Korean Actor and Director presented the Award to Kale and The Salvage Audio Collective. The music of the movie “Gully Boy” was supervised by Ankur Teawari, composer and singer and the “Apna Time Aayega” track of the film became the anthem.

  16. The BRICS Business Forum was held first time in virtual due to pandemic from October 20-28, 2020 under the chairmanship of which Country?
    1) Brazil
    2) Russia
    3) India
    4) China
    5) South Africa
    Answer-2) Russia
    Explanation:
    The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & Republic of South Africa) Business Forum was held virtually from October 20-28, 2020. The meeting is being held online for the first time due to Pandemic (originally planned to be held in Moscow (Russia), at St. Petersburg (Russia)). The meeting was chaired by the Head of Russian Chapter of BRICS Business Council, President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russian Federation, Sergey Katyrin from Moscow. It was held jointly with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation.

  17. Which Indian City is most susceptible to “water risk” according to the list prepared by WWF for Nature and Germany’s DEG?
    1) Kota, Rajasthan
    2) Jaipur, Rajasthan
    3) Thane, Maharashtra
    4) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    5) Pune, Maharashtra
    Answer-2) Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    In accordance with the World Wide Fund (WWF) Water Risk Filter, an online tool, co-developed by the WWF for Nature and Germany’s Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (KFW DEG), nearly a third of the 100 cities in the world susceptible to “water risk” are in India means 30 Indian cities are expected to suffer increased water risks by 2050.
    The list of Indian cities was topped by Jaipur (Rajasthan) which is followed by Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Thane (Maharashtra). Among 100 cities, Jaipur ranked 45th and Indore featured at 75th.
    On global front, the cities such as Beijing, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Mecca and Rio de Janeiro are included in this filter. China accounts for almost half the cities. Globally, populations in areas of high-water risk could rise from 17% in 2020 to 51% by 2050.

  18. Which Company has acquired Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Ltd?
    1) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    2) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    3) New India Assurance
    4) Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)
    5) General Insurance Company
    Answer-2) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    Explanation:
    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002, approved acquisition of General Insurance Business of Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited (Bharti AXA) by ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited (ICICI Lombard).
    As per the proposed combination, the whole general insurance business of Bharti AXA will be transferred to ICICI Lombard by way of demerger, considering that ICICI Lombard will issue shares to Bharti AXA. The combined entity (proposed merged non-life insurance company) is likely to have a market share of 8.7% on a pro forma basis.

  19. Shane Watson announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket. He belongs to which Country?
    1) England
    2) New Zealand
    3) Australia
    4) South Africa
    5) Ireland
    Answer-3) Australia
    Explanation:
    Former Australian All Rounder Shane Robert Watson announced retirement from all forms of Cricket at the age of 39. He had already announced retirement from International Cricket in 2015 but was playing Franchise-based Cricket tournaments such as Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL).

  20. Name the title sponsor for the 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge to be held from November 4-9 here in Sharjah.
    1) Dream 11
    2) Unacademy
    3) Reliance JIO
    4) Patanjali
    5) Oppo
    Answer-3) Reliance JIO
    Explanation:
    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Jio, a Telecommunications Company owned by Reliance Industries will be the title sponsor for the 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge. The partnership will also have the support of Reliance Foundation Education and Sports for All (RF ESA). This is the first time a sponsor has signed with BCCI exclusively for women’s matches. The Women’s T20 Challenge will be played from November 4-9 here in Sharjah and the competition will be contested between three teams – Trailblazers, Supernovas, and Velocity.

  21. Satish Prasad Singh who passed away recently, was former Chief Minister of which state?
    1) Bihar
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) Rajasthan
    5) Uttarakhand
    Answer-1) Bihar
    Explanation:
    Satish Prasad Singh, former Chief Minister (CM) and Socialist of Bihar passed away at the age of 84 due to illness at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Delhi. Satish Prasad Singh, the leader of Soshit Samaj Dal became the 6th and the shortest- served CM of Bihar for 5 days (28 January to February 1, 1968) with the support of Indian National Congress (INC). He was born on January 1, 1936 in Korchakka(now known as Satish Nagar) Village, Khagaria district, Bihar.

  22. Tripunithura Narayanaiyer Krishnan (T N Krishnan) passed away recently at chennai. He was a veteran _____________.
    1) Sitar Player
    2) Violinist
    3) Singer
    4) Actor
    5) Dancer
    Answer-2) Violinist
    Explanation:
    The Veteran Violinist and Padama Shri & Padma Bhushan Awardee Tripunithura Narayanaiyer Krishnan (T N Krishnan) passed away at the age of 92 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was born in 1928 in Kerala. He received the Padma Shri in 1973 and Padma Bhusan in 1992, India’s highest civilian awards, for arts. He received the Sangeetha Kalanidhi title, the highest recognition in the field of Carnatic Music in 1980.

  23. Typhoon Goni (also known as Rolly) hit which country to be recorded as strongest typhoon of the year so far (October 2020)?
    1) Indonesia
    2) Papua New Guniea
    3) Philippines
    4) South Korea
    5) Japan
    Answer-3) Philippines
    Explanation:
    Typhoon Rolly or Goni, as it is called internationally, made landfall in the eastern Philippines on November 1, 2020. Over a million people in the typhoon’s projected path have been evacuated, including in the capital. This is the 18th typhoon to hit the country this year. The world’s strongest storm this year, which had reached a super typhoon category and brought violent winds and intense rainfall, further weakened with 125 kph (78 miles per hour) sustained winds and gusts of up to 170 kph, the weather bureau said.
    The agriculture ministry expected minimal crop damage saying 1.07 million tonnes of unmilled rice and 45,703 tonnes of corn had been saved from the typhoon’s onslaught as farmers were advised to take action ahead of its arrival. Goni is one of the strongest storms to hit the Philippines since 2013’s Haiyan, which killed more than 6,300 people. The weather bureau said another cyclone, tropical storm Atsani, had entered the country and could gain strength.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. What is currency of Austria?
    1) Dollar
    2) Franc
    3) Lira
    4) Euro
    5) Pound
    Answer-4) Euro
    Explanation:
    Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine federated states, one of which is Vienna, Austria’s capital and its largest city. Currency of Austria is Euro.
    Austria is in news for terror attack in its capital Vienna on November 2, 2020. It came hours before Austria imposed new restrictions to try to stem rising cases of coronavirus.

  2. Where is the headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency?
    1) Washington D.C, US
    2) Austria, Vienna
    3) New York City, US
    4) Rome, Italy
    5) Paris, France
    Answer-2) Austria, Vienna
    Explanation:
    The International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957. The IAEA is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
    Austria is in news for terror attack in its capital Vienna on November 2, 2020. It came hours before Austria imposed new restrictions to try to stem rising cases of coronavirus.

  3. Silent Valley National Park is located in which state?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Assam
    5) Tamil Nadu
    Answer-3) Kerala
    Explanation:
    Silent Valley National Park is a national park in Kerala, India. It is located in the Nilgiri hills, has a core area of 89.52 km², which is surrounded by a buffer zone of 148 km². This national park has some rare species of flora and fauna.

  4. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is located in which state?
    1) Andhra Pradesh
    2) Kerala
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) Telangana
    Answer-3) Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a wildlife sanctuary in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in India. It is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park. Created in 1955, the reserve includes the Tadoba National Park and the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary.
    It was in news when a tiger, which was captured earlier this month after it killed five people in the Tadoba Andhari Reserve area, died at a rescue centre.

  5. Where is the headquarters of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU)?
    1) Washington D.C, US
    2) Austria, Vienna
    3) Geneva, Switzerland
    4) Manila, Philippines
    5) Paris, France
    Answer-3) Geneva, Switzerland
    Explanation:
    The Inter-Parliamentary Union is an international organization of national parliaments. Its primary purpose is to promote democratic governance, accountability, and cooperation among its members.
    President– Duarte Pacheco
    Members– 179 national Member Parliaments and 13 regional parliamentary bodies
    Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland