Current Affairs Quiz - November, 2021
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41. The recent East Asia Summit (EAS) on Maritime Security Cooperation was held in which city?
[C] New Delhi
Correct Answer: D [Kolkata]
The fifth edition of the East Asia Summit (EAS) on Maritime Security Cooperation began in Kolkata. It has been organised by India in partnership with Australia.
The other organizers include the ASEAN-India Centre at Research and Information System for Developing Countries, National Maritime Foundation of Australia and the Research Centre for East and North East Regional Studies, Kolkata.
42. ‘FrogID’ is the national citizen science frog identification initiative of which country?
Correct Answer: B [Australia]
FrogID is Australia’s first national citizen science frog identification initiative. It is a project led by the Australian Museum in partnership with Australia’s top natural history museums and IBM.
Recently, two new species, named the slender bleating tree frog (Litoria balatus) and the screaming tree frog (Litoria quiritatus), have been scientifically described with the help of citizen scientists and their recordings through the FrogID app.
43. World Bank has approved SALT project for $250 million to support education sector of which state?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Andhra Pradesh]
The State government, the Union government and the World Bank have signed agreements for $250 million loan for Supporting Andhra’s Learning Transformation (SALT) project.
The project aims to improve the quality of learning for over 40 lakh students in government schools, over 10 lakh children enrolled in Anganwadis, teachers and Anganwadi workers. It will also introduce a one-year preschool-level course in 3,500 schools in the tribal blocks.
44. Which country has decided to release 50 million barrels of oil from its strategic reserves to bring down the oil prices?
Correct Answer: A [USA]
The President of USA Joe Biden has ordered to release 50 million barrels of oil from its U.S. strategic reserves. This announcement has been made to cool down the increasing oil prices.
The USA has stated that this is a coordinated step along with major oil consumers like India, Japan, China etc.
45. India approved a deal with which country for producing AK-203 rifles?
Correct Answer: A [Russia]
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has granted permission for the mass production of AK-203 rifles. The Council has also approved an independent satellite for the Indian Air Force.
DAC granted approval for manufacturing 7.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles for the Indian Army under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The manufacturing of the Kalashnikov Rifles will be undertaken in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh jointly by the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd (IRRPL).
46. ‘Science and Innovation Council’ is an apex body to review overall bilateral scientific cooperation between India and which country?
Correct Answer: B [UK]
Science and Innovation Council” (SIC), is apex body to review overall bilateral scientific cooperation between India and the UK and it is held once in two years alternatively in two countries.
Union Minister of State (IC) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh held an online meeting with the UK Science Minister. They discussed Green Energy collaboration between the two countries. The India-UK Science & Technology (S&T) collaboration has been growing close to £300-400 million.
47. The Death Anniversary of which leader is observed as ‘Mahaparinirvan Divas’?
[A] Dr BR Ambedkar
[B] Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
[C] Jyotirao Phule
[D] Dayananda Saraswati
Correct Answer: A [Dr BR Ambedkar]
The death anniversary of Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar is observed as has been observed as ‘Mahaparinirvan Divas’, on December 6 every year.
Millions of his followers gather at his resting place Chaitya Bhumi, located in Mumbai to pay tributes. This year, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is addressing the followers at Chaitya Bhumi through video conference.
48. ‘Kaririavis mater’, whose fossil has been recovered now, was a 115 million-year old ……………. species.
Correct Answer: A [Bird]
Kaririavis mater lived in the present-day Brazil some 115 million years ago. It was living during the Cretaceous period when the supercontinent Gondwana (which included the South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica and India) was splitting.
The fossilized remains of Kaririavis mater (an isolated right foot with some feathers) were recovered from the Crato Formation at Pedra Branca Mine, in Brazil’s Ceará recently.
49. Where is the military exercise ‘Dakshin Shakti’ being held?
Correct Answer: B [Jaisalmer]
The military exercise ‘Dakshin Shakti’ is being held at the deserts of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The exercise is being participated by the Army and the Air Force.
Indian Army’s T-72, T-90 and Vijayanta tanks and the Indian Air Force’s Dhruv and Rudha helicopters, and the Jaguar fighter aircraft participated in the joint exercise. It aims to establish coordination among the armed forces, space technology and artificial intelligence.
50. Prichal, which arrived at the International Space Station, is a docking module of which country?
Correct Answer: C [Russia]
The Prichal docking module arrived at the International Space Station propelled by a modified Russian Progress propulsion compartment.
Prichal has five docking ports to accommodate multiple Russian spacecraft and provide fuel transfer capability to the Nauka module. Nauka has been named for the Russian word for “Science,”, and was launched to the space station in July.
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