Current Affairs Quiz - November, 2021
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11. Which tech giant’s services would no longer be accessible from China, from November 1, 2021?
Correct Answer: A [Yahoo]
Tech major Yahoo has proposed to pull out its operations from China, following China’s Personal Information Protection Law coming into effect on Nov. 1.
It has stated that the company’s services would no longer be accessible from China from November 1st, 2021. It is stated that Yahoo has made this decision on the grounds that China’s business environment is increasingly challenging.
12. “Pekapeka-tou-roa”, is a long-tailed bat belonging to which country?
[B] New Zealand
Correct Answer: B [New Zealand]
The Pekapeka-tou-roa which is a long-tailed bat belonging to New Zealand has been awarded Bird of the Year award of the year 2021, awarded by the country’s independent organization named “Forest and Bird”.
This award is a sort of competition, under which New Zealanders rank their favorite birds among the country’s native species, which creates awareness of their ecological plight.
13. When is World Tsunami Awareness Day observed every year?
[A] November 1
[B] November 5
[C] November 10
[D] November 20
Correct Answer: B [November 5]
World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed every year on November 5, by the United Nations to spread awareness about this disaster. In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution in this regard.
As per a UN report, the Tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004 has been recorded as the most hazardous natural disaster which occurred in the past 100 years.
14. When is the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” observed every year by the UN?
[A] November 1
[B] November 2
[C] November 10
[D] November 12
Correct Answer: B [November 2]
Every year, the United Nations observes 2 November as the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists”, to highlight the instrumental role played by Journalists in investigating and prosecuting.
As per an UN report, over 1,200 journalists have been killed between 2006 and 2020, for reporting the news and bringing information to the public.
15. Freetown, which was seen in the news recently, is the capital city of which country?
[A] South Africa
[B] Sierra Leone
Correct Answer: B [Sierra Leone]
At least 98 people have died after a massive explosion when a fuel tanker collided with a lorry in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital.
Sierra Leone’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) announced that the vehicles collided when the tanker was entering a nearby filling station to discharge its fuel. Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, located on the Atlantic Ocean.
16. Who won the ‘Padma Vibhushan 2020’ award under the ‘Public Affairs’ category?
[A] Shinzo Abe
[B] Gotabaya Rajapaksa
[C] Sheikh Hasina
[D] K P Sharma Oli
Correct Answer: A [Shinzo Abe]
The Padma awards, were conferred on 119 recipients in 2021. As the ceremony to honour the awardees could not be held in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri awardees. Sixteen awards have been conferred posthumously. The list of awardees also includes 29 women and one trans person. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abew was selected under the Public Affairs.
17. Which bank’s research department released an assessment on PMJDY and reduced crimes?
[D] Canara Bank
Correct Answer: B [SBI]
As per the State Bank of India’s economic research department, States with higher Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account balances have seen a noticeable decline in crime.
The department also observed that there is both statistically and economically significant drop in consumption of intoxicants such as alcohol and tobacco products in such states.
18. Which central armed force is set to deploy its specialised engineering wing to construct Indo-China border roads?
[A] Border Security Force (BSF)
[B] Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
[C] Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
[D] Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Correct Answer: D [Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)]
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has taken a decision to deploy its specialised engineering wing for constructing roads and foot tracks along the Line of Actual Control.
It aims to speed up connectivity projects with its posts in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. The decision has been approved by the Union Home ministry and this comes amid a military standoff with China in the eastern Ladakh region.
19. What is the name of the Circuit Train recently launched by IRCTC, to boost domestic religious tourism?
[A] Shri Ramayana Yatra Train
[B] Mahabharata Yatra Train
[C] Velankanni Yatra Train
[D] Dargah Yatra Train
Correct Answer: A [Shri Ramayana Yatra Train]
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has commenced a ‘Shri Ramayana Yatra’ train from Delhi.
The train left Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station. As per IRCTC, more such ones would be run to promote religious tourism. The train will cover the visit of all prominent places associated with the life of Lord Rama in 17 days, travelling around 7500 Kms in the entire tour.
20. What is the new name of the Mumbai-Karnataka region comprising seven districts in Karnataka?
[D] Rani Karnataka
Correct Answer: B [Kittur-Karnataka]
Karnataka government has decided to rename the Mumbai-Karnataka region comprising seven districts as ‘Kittur Karnataka’.
The Mumbai-Karnataka region consists of Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Dharwad, Vijayapura, Bagalkote, Gadag and Haveri districts. Kittur is a historical taluk in Belagavi district that was ruled by Rani Chennamma. In 2019, the Hyderabad-Karnataka region was renamed as “Kalyana-Karnataka”.
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