Current Affairs Quiz - November, 2020
1. The Government has extended the Income tax exemption under leave travel concession (LTC) cash voucher scheme to which segment?
[A] Indian Diplomats
[B] Non-Resident Indians
[C] Non-Central Government Employees
[D] Foreign Nationals residing in India
Correct Answer: C [Non-Central Government Employees]
The Government of India has decided to extend the Income tax exemption available under leave travel concession (LTC) cash voucher scheme to non-central government employees also. This is aimed to boost the consumer spending.
Non-central government employees will include employees of state governments, public sector enterprises, banks and private sector.
2. IISc Bengaluru has signed a MoU with which organisation to develop biomass gasification-based hydrogen generation technology?
[C] Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
[D] Gas Authority of India Ltd
Correct Answer: C [Indian Oil Corporation Ltd]
Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru has entered into an MoU with R&D Centre of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL).
The partnership aims to develop biomass gasification-based hydrogen generation technology for producing fuel cell-grade hydrogen. The testing and development would take place in IOCL’s R&D Centre in Faridabad.
3. Shane Watson, who announced retirement from all forms of Cricket, belongs to which country?
[C] New Zealand
[D] South Africa
Correct Answer: B [Australia]
Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has recently announced retirement from all forms of Cricket.
The 39-year-old had already retired from international cricket in 2015. He announced this after the Chennai Super Kings’ final IPL match. He has played 59 Tests, 190 ODIs, and 58 T20s at the international level.
4. Which Indian Airport has launched an on-site COVID-19 testing laboratory?
[A] Chennai International Airport
[B] Cochin International Airport
[C] Mumbai International Airport
[D] Hyderabad International Airport
Correct Answer: D [Hyderabad International Airport]
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad has recently launched an on-site COVID-19 testing laboratory.
As per the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), the air passengers will have an option to get themselves tested on their arrival. GHIAL has collaborated with the ICMR certified agency and Mapmygenome.
5. Which body has issued a notice to Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) regarding ban on use of fire crackers November 7 to 30?
[A] Supreme Court of India
[B] National Administrative Tribunal
[C] National Green Tribunal
[D] Central Pollution Control Board
Correct Answer: C [National Green Tribunal]
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has recently issued notice to seek response from Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and four State Governments regarding the ban on use of fire crackers from November 7 to 30 in the interest of public health and environment.
The NGT has also appointed a senior advocate Raj Panjwani and advocate Shibhani Ghosh to assist the tribunal as amicus curiae in the matter.
6. Who is the chairman of the committee constituted to review guidelines on Television Rating agencies in India?
[A] Atul Mishra
[B] Shashi Shekhar Vempati
[C] Injetti Srinivas
[D] Alok Verma
Correct Answer: B [Shashi Shekhar Vempati]
The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has recently constituted a committee to review guidelines on Television Rating agencies in India. The committee would be chaired by Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati.
The committee has been constituted keeping in view the recent recommendations from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, TRAI and other technological advancements in the industry.
7. Which body has asked the Government of India to regulate use of disinfectants on human beings?
[A] National Human Rights Commission
[B] National Health Authority
[C] Supreme Court of India
[D] Indian Medical Commission
Correct Answer: C [Supreme Court of India]
The apex court of India, the Supreme Court has asked the Government of India to issue directions within a month regarding or regulating the use of disinfection on humans, in disinfection tunnels.
The Supreme Court stated that though the Centre had issued advisory that spraying of disinfectant on human body is not recommended, no steps were not taken in this regard to prevent or regulate it.
8. Which Indian company has partnered with Karnataka Government to modernise 150 state-run ITIs with an outlay of Rs 4,600 crore?
[B] Tata Technologies
[C] Mahindra & Mahindra
[D] Ashok Leyland
Correct Answer: B [Tata Technologies]
Leading Engineering services company Tata Technologies has signed an agreement with Karnataka government to modernise 150 state-run it is.
As per the company’s statement, the outlay of the programme is Rs 4,600 crore. The Agreement is for 10 years and will include investment from state government and from a consortium of 20 companies led by Tata Technologies.
9. Crown Prince Akishino has been proclaimed as the first in line as heir to the throne in which country?
[C] United Arab Emirates
Correct Answer: B [Japan]
Japan has formally proclaimed Crown Prince Akishino as the first in line as heir to the throne.
Last year, his elder brother Emperor Naruhito became monarch. But as per the Japanese law, only males can inherit the throne, and so the only offspring of Naruhito, the 18-year-old Princess Aiko, is ineligible.
10. Which book has been selected for 2020 JCB Prize for Literature?
[A] One Arranged Murder
[C] A Legal Archival
[D] The Brave
Correct Answer: B [Moustache]
The Book named Moustache written by Malayalam writer S. Hareesh and translated to English by Jayasree Kalathil has been selected for the 2020 JCB Prize for Literature.
The prize is worth Rs 25 lakh and is one of the most prestigious literary awards in India. The 2020 shortlist comprised five books, of which Moustache has been selected for the award.
The above questions are part of Daily Current Affairs 20 MCQs Series in GKToday's Academy Android Application. This series can be subscribed in the app only for Rs. 750/- for entire year. Download Now