17th November 2020 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 17th November 2020 in English

 

  1. KN Ananthapadmanabhan has been included in ICC’s international panel of umpires. KN Ananthapadmanabhan belongs to which country?

(A) Nepal

(B) India

(C) Sri Lanka

(D) Bangladesh

ANSWERS: – 1(B) 

  1. Union Minister MansukhMandaviya has launched a dispute redressal mechanism named “SAROD-Ports” to facilitate affordable and timely resolution of disputes for the maritime sector. What is the full form of SAROD-Ports?

(A) Service for Affordable Redressal of Disputes-Ports

(B) System for Affordable Redressal of Disputes-Ports

(C) Scheme for Affordable Redressal of Disputes-Ports

(D) Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes-Ports

Ans: 2(D) 

 

  1. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the first Arab country to open a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi. Who is the present President of UAE?

(A)Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

(B) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

(C)Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

(D)Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Ans: 3(A) 

 

  1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signed an agreement for extending a USD 400-million currency swap facility to Sri Lanka. Which of the following bank is the monetary authority of Sri Lanka?

(A) Sri Lankan Central Bank

(B) People’s Bank of Sri Lanka

(C) Central Bank of Sri Lanka

(D) Hatton National Bank

Ans: 4(C)

 

  1. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV SadanandaGowda has launched four schemes for the promotion of domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs and medical devices parks in the country. DV SadanandaGowda represents which of the following constituency?

(A)Krishnarajapuram

(B) Bangalore North

(C)Kagwad

(D)Ballari

Ans: 5(B) 

 

6. Subhash Kamath has been elected as the chairman of the board of governors of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)?

  1. The Advertising Standards Council of India was established in 1985.
  2. It is a self-regulatory voluntary organization of the advertising industry in India.
  3. The headquarters of ASCI is located in Mumbai.

(A) Only statements 1 and 2 are true

(B) Only statement 2 is true

(C) Only statements 1 and 3 are true

(D) All of the above statements are true about ASCI

Ans: 6(D)

 

  1. The Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize 2020 was announced in September. Consider the following statements about Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize:

 

  1. The Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology is a science award in India given annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  2. This Prize given annually for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and Physics.
  3. The Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize was first awarded in 1958.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize?

(A) All of the above statements are true about Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize

(B) Only statement 2 is true

(C) Only statements 1 and 3 are true

(D) Only statements 1 and 2 are true

Ans: 7(A) 

 

  1. The meeting of the Heads of Tax Authorities of the BRICS countries was held. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about BRICS?

 

  1. BRICS is the acronym coined to associate five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  2. The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs and Since 2009, the BRICS nations have met annually at formal summits.
  3. Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill coined the term BRIC (without South Africa) in 2001.

(A) Only statements 1 and 2 are true

(B) Only statement 2 is true

(C) All of the above statements are true about BRICS

(D) Only statements 1 and 3 are true

Ans: 8(C) 

 

  1. The Second Battle of Panipat was fought on 5th November 1556, between the Hindu emperor of north India, Hemu, and the forces of the Mughal emperor Akbar. Match the following list about the Battle/War and its year:

        List-I                                                                    List-II

  1. Battle of Ghaghra                     A. 1528
  2. Battle of Chanderi                    B. 1539
  3. Battle of Chausa                       C. 1529
  4. Battle of Wandiwash               D. 1739
  5. Battle of Karnal                       E. 1565
  6. Battle of Talikota                      F. 1760

(A) 6-D, 2-F, 3-A, 1-E, 5-C, 4-B

(B) 3-B, 2-E, 1-A, 4-C, 5-D, 6-F

(C) 5-E, 1-F, 3-A, 4-C, 6-B, 2-D

(D)4-F, 6-E, 3-B, 2-A, 5-D, 1-C

                Ans: 9(D)

 

  1. Mormugao Port was commissioned in 1885 is one of the oldest ports on the west coast of India in Goa. Match the following column about Port and its location?

            Column-I                                                                                           Column-II

  1. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust                           A. Maharashtra
  2. Chennai Port Trust                                                             B. Tamil Nadu
  3. New Mangaluru Port Trust                                         C. Andhra Pradesh
  4. BhavaSheva port D. Tamil Nadu
  5. VO Chidambaranar Port Trust                                 E. Karnataka
  6. Vishakhapatnam Port Trust                                       F. West Bengal

(A)6-C, 2-D, 3-E, 1-F, 5-B, 4-A

(B) 3-B, 2-E, 1-A, 4-C, 5-D, 6-F

(C) 5-E, 1-F, 3-A, 4-C, 6-B, 2-D

(D) 4-D, 6-A, 3-B, 2-F, 5-D, 1-E

 

Ans: 10(A)

 

 

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