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Questions Based on Current Affairs November 23 2019

  1. Which country is set to host the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) forum of Young Scientists and Innovators for the year 2020 ?
    1) China
    2) Russia
    3) India
    4) United States
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) India
    Explanation:
    India has been selected to host the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) forum of Young Scientists and Innovators for the year 2020. The decision was taken during the closing ceremony of the “5th Meeting of SCO Member States’ Heads of Ministries and Departments of Science and Technology(S&T) and Permanent Working Group on S&T Cooperation”. The meeting was conducted on November 20-22, 2019 in Moscow, Russia.

  2. Which state was ranked as the best performer in terms of number of hospital admissions under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana scheme (Ayushman Bharat) ?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Karnataka
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Bihar
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On November 22, 2019 the Union health ministry submitted its detail to the Parliament on the no. of beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana scheme which is also known as Ayushman Bharat. Gujarat was ranked as the best performer in terms of no. of hospital admissions. Gujarat has so far made 1 million hospital admissions and raised health claim worth Rs 1,519 crore. Worst performing states: Bihar and Uttar Pradesh(UP) were ranked as worst performers in terms of no. of beneficiaries, as Bihar reported only 1,20,000 hospital admissions and UP reported 230,000 hospital admissions.

  3. Name the scheme under which 7 crore farmers have been benefited .
    1) Prime Minister Ujjwala Plan
    2) Prime Minister Jyoti Jyoti Bima Yojna (PM-JJBY)
    3) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PM-SBY)
    4) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)
    Explanation:
    The govt has announced that over 7 crore farmers have been benefited under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha has mentioned that from 1st of December 2019, the benefits will be given to beneficiaries only on the basis of authenticated Aadhar data under the scheme.

  4. How many plastic parks were approved for implementation by central government ?
    1) 4
    2) 6
    3) 5
    4) 8
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 6
    Explanation:
    On November 22, 2019, In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda informed that the central government has approved setting up of six plastic parks in Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu with 50% funding by centre & another 50% funded by State Government beneficiary industries and by a loan from financial institutions. The plastic park at Tamot Village in Madhya Pradesh is now active.

  5. Where was the plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) held ?
    1) Moscow, Russia
    2) Beijing, China
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Tokyo, Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    The Plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was hosted by India, the founding member and 2019 KP chair, in New Delhi from November 18-22, 2019. KP is a joint initiative involving govt, international diamond industry and civil society to reduce or control flow of conflict diamonds. The meeting was inaugurated by, Dr. Anup Wadhawan, Secretary of Commerce industry.

  6. Who is the next chair of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) for the year 2020 ?
    1) Russia
    2) China
    3) India
    4) Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Russia
    Explanation:
    India on the closing session of the KPCS handed over the KP chair for the year 2020 to the Russian federation. It is also to be noted that India was the previous chair of the KP in 2008.

  7. What was the theme of the Accountants General and Deputy Accountants General Conclave 2019 that held in New Delhi ?
    1) Theme – ‘Innovating for India: Strengthening South Asia, Impacting the World’
    2) Theme – ‘Communications as a Decisive Catalyst for Jointness’
    3) Theme – ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’
    4) Theme – ‘Transforming Audit and Assurance in a Digital World’
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – ‘Transforming Audit and Assurance in a Digital World’
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Damodardas Modi has addressed the 2-day Accountants General and Deputy Accountants General Conclave 2019 held in New Delhi From November 21-22, 2019 based on the theme ‘Transforming Audit and Assurance in a Digital World’. It was held with the aim to consolidate experience and learning, and lay out the plan of Indian Audit and Accounts Department for the next few years.

  8. Name the short documentary film released by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, to promote ‘Jalshakti Abhiyan’ and create awareness about water conservation “Jal Sanrakshan Abhiyan” .
    1) Final Solution
    2) SHIKHAR SE PUKAR
    3) THARIODE
    4) VEENAVAADANAM
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) SHIKHAR SE PUKAR
    Explanation:
    On November 22 2019, Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat released a short documentary film on Water Conservation named ‘SHIKHAR SE PUKAR’ in New Delhi. The film has been made to promote ‘Jalshakti Abhiyan’ and create awareness about water conservation “Jal Sanrakshan Abhiyan”. The film is based on the journey of Ravindra Kumar, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of Uttar Pradesh who climbed Everest twice- first in 2013 and again on May 23,2019. It also gives a glimpse on the significance of Himalaya & picturizes the difficulties and challenges in climbing the highest peak of the world.

  9. What is the rank of India in the “2019 Nomura’s Food Vulnerability Index” (NFVI) ?
    1) 40
    2) 42
    3) 44
    4) 35
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 44
    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2019 Japanese company Nomura Global Market Research released a report titled “2019 Nomura’s Food Vulnerability Index” (NFVI). The report was about 50 countries, most vulnerable to food price surge. India ranked 44th in the list out of the total 110 countries taken for analysis.

  10. Where was the 2nd India ASEAN InnoTech Summit 2019 held ?
    1) Davao, Philippines
    2) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    3) Bangkok, Thailand
    4) Hanoi, Vietnam
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Davao, Philippines
    Explanation:
    A 3-day long 2nd India ASEAN InnoTech Summit 2019 held from November 20 – 22 2019, SMX Convention Center, Davao, Philippines.

  11. What was the theme of the 2nd India ASEAN InnoTech Summit 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Towards a peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable ASEAN Countries”
    2) Theme – “Building consensus for fair and sustainable development of ASEAN Countries”
    3) Theme – “Organizing and Strengthening ASEAN Countries”
    4) Theme – “Accelerating towards innovative development”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Accelerating towards innovative development”
    Explanation:
    A 3-day long 2nd India ASEAN InnoTech Summit 2019 based on the theme “Accelerating towards innovative development” held from November 20 – 22 2019, SMX Convention Center, Davao, Philippines. It was organized with the aim to build capacity between the regions and explore various areas of collaboration in the field of science, technology, and innovation, global research and development (R&D), promote partnerships between industry-academia-government & will enhance best practices in financing, strategy, and leadership.

  12. SNRR account was in news recently, what does ‘S’ stands for ______________.
    1) S – Sovereign
    2) S – Special
    3) S – Subsidy
    4) S – Securities
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) S – Special
    Explanation:
    S stands for Special. The full form of SNRR is Special Non-Resident Rupee Accounts (SNRR).

  13. What is the scope of Special Non-Resident Rupee Accounts (SNRR) Account ?
    1) External Commercial Borrowings in INR(Indian Rupee)
    2) Trade Credits in INR(Indian Rupee)
    3) Trade (Export/ Import) Invoicing in INR(Indian Rupee)
    4) All the above
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) All the above
    Explanation:
    On November 23, 2019, India’s central Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) took steps to expand the scope of Special Non-Resident Rupee Accounts (SNRR) and popularize the domestic currency abroad by way of allowing overseas Indians to open such accounts for rupee denominated external commercial borrowings (ECBs), taking trade credits and trade (Export/ Import) Invoicing in India, and business-related transactions outside the International Financial Service Centre (IFC),all in rupees. In addition to this, the current 7- years time period of SNRR account has also been removed by RBI, in consultation with the central government.

  14. What is the GDP(Gross Domestic Product) of India in the second quarter (Q2) of FY -Fiscal Year 2020 as per the ICRA (originally named Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited) ?
    1) 4.7 %
    2) 4.5%
    3) 3.5%
    4) 3.3%
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 4.7 %
    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2019, An Indian independent credit rating agency,ICRA (originally named Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited) has projected India’s GDP(Gross Domestic Product) growth to be 4.7 % in the second quarter (Q2) of FY -Fiscal Year 2020 due to weak industrial production. The rating agency has forecast a further decline in gross value added (GVA) is expected to be 4.5 % for the quarter ending September on a year-on-year basis.

  15. Who sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a 5-year term on 23rd November 2019 ?
    1) Vilasrao Deshmukh
    2) Ashok Chavan
    3) Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis
    4) Prithviraj Chavan
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis
    Explanation:
    On 23rd November 2019, Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis,49 has been pledged as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ajit Anantrao Pawar,60 has been pledged as the 9th Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra by the Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari for a 5-year term. Devendra Fadnavis succeeded Prithviraj Chavan and Ajit Pawar succeeded Chhagan Bhujbal.

  16. Which firm has entered into an agreement with IDBI bank (Industrial Development Bank of India) for acquiring its Mutual Fund (MF) business for Rs 215 crore ?
    1) IFCI Financial Services Ltd.
    2) Muthoot Finance (MFIN)
    3) Axis Capital Limited
    4) Aditya Birla Financial Services Private Ltd.
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Muthoot Finance (MFIN)
    Explanation:
    On November 22, 2019 Kerala-based gold loan non-banking financial company Muthoot Finance (MFIN) has entered into an agreement with IDBI bank (Industrial Development Bank of India) in acquiring its Mutual Fund (MF) business for Rs 215 crore. With this acquirement Muthoot Finance’ foray gets into Rs 26-trillion MF space. Other acquirements: The MFIN will also acquire a 100% stake in both IDBI Asset Management Company(AMC) and IDBI MF trustee company by the end of February 2020.

  17. Name the tech giant, that launched “K-12 Education Transformation Framework” for facilitating digital transformation of schools in India .
    1) Amazon
    2) Intel
    3) International Business Machines(IBM)
    4) Microsoft
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Microsoft
    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2019 American multinational technology company Microsoft has launched “K-12 Education Transformation Framework” in India. The framework is about facilitating digital transformation of schools in India. It was launched during the “2nd edition Microsoft Education Days” conducted by Microsoft in Gurgaon,Haryana. The framework comprises of 4 pillars. They are Leadership and policy, modern teaching and learning, intelligent environments and technology blueprint.

  18. What is the name of the world’s largest GPU-accelerated cloud-based supercomputer launched by NVIDIA on Microsoft Azure ?
    1) NDv2
    2) HDv2
    3) HGX-2
    4) DGX-2
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) NDv2
    Explanation:
    On November 21 2019, NVIDIA announced the World’s Largest GPU-accelerated cloud-based supercomputer named NDv2 on Microsoft Azure. NDv2 is a supercomputer which was built to handle most demanding Artificial intelligence (AI) and its High Performance Computing (HPC) application.

  19. Name the reason behind the mass mortality of 18,000 migratory birds at Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan .
    1) Avian bornavirus
    2) Avian adenovirus
    3) Avian botulism
    4) Avian influenza
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Avian botulism
    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2019, The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh confirmed Avian botulism is the reason behind the mass mortality of 18,000 migratory birds from Northern Asia, at Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. Botulism is a natural toxin produced by bacterial strain which affects the nervous system of birds, leading to paralysis in their legs and wings, Avian botulism is also known as Clostridium botulin which is commonly found in the soil, river, and seawater.

  20. Name the owner, editor and publisher of Marathi newspaper – ‘Navakal’, who passed away recently .
    1) Abhimanyu
    2) Nikanth Khadilkar
    3) Puran Chandra Gupta
    4) Feroze Varun Gandhi
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Nikanth Khadilkar
    Explanation:
    On 22nd November 2019, senior journalist Nikanth Khadilkar died at Lilavati, a private hospital after a brief illness in Suburban Bandra in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Nikanth Khadilkar was the owner, editor, and publisher of Marathi newspaper – ‘Navakal’ for 27 years and was popular for his editorials and books.

  21. Shaukat Kaifi passed away recently, she was a ___________ .
    1) Director & Singer
    2) Actor & Producer
    3) Director & Producer
    4) Theater Artist & Film Actor
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theater Artist & Film Actor
    Explanation:
    On 22nd November 2019, former actor and writer Shaukat Kaifi died at Juhu, Mumbai. Shaukat Kaifi was an Indian theater artist and film actor and her husband was an Urdu poet and film lyricist Kaifi Azmi. Shaukat Kaifi and Kaifi Azmi were key associates in the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and Progressive Writers Association (IWA).

  22. Who is the author of the book titled ‘The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind’ ?
    1) Raghuram Rajan
    2) Arvind Subramanian
    3) Urjit Patel
    4) Gita Gopinath
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Raghuram Rajan
    Explanation:
    Renowned author, professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former 23rd Governor of the RBI (Reserve Bank of India), Raghuram Rajan has written a book named ‘The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind’. The book is a reflection on the present state of the World in the views of the trinity of Markets, State and Community as the three pillars of the Society and how the first two have moved ahead leaving the third behind. The book has been published by Penguin Press.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Which autonomous region of Papua New Guinea is set to become the world’s newest nation ?
    Answer-Bougainville
    Explanation:
    Bougainville votes on independence from Papua New Guinea votes on becoming world’s newest nation .

  2. Expand AEOI, which was in the news recently ?
    Answer-Automatic Exchange of Information(AEOI)
    Explanation:
    Shri P.C. Mody, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), inaugurated the Web Portal for Exchange of Information on Income Tax. The Web Portal consolidates all the relevant Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) related information at one place for convenient access by financial institutions, Departmental officers as well as public at large.

  3. Who is the head of the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) ?
    Answer-Dr. Natalia Kanem

  4. Where is the Secretariat of Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) located ?
    Answer-Jakarta, Indonesia

  5. Who is the Secretary-General of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) ?
    Answer-Vladimir Norov

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