Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 17th November 2023

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1) India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) inked a $400 million policy-based credit arrangement.In which year was Sub-Program 1 authorized?

(a) 2019

(b) 2015

(c) 2021

(d) 2022

(e) 2018


2) Which nation will get $553 million in funding from the US International Development Finance Corporation for the Adani Group's port terminal project?

(a) Australia

(b) Iran

(c) Bangladesh

(d) Srilanka

(e) Nepal


3) For how many years has the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SIDBI and Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission signify as a milestone in advancement of women-led enterprises?

(a) 2

(b) 1

(c) 3

(d) 4

(e) 5


4) The Khadi Theme Pavilion is opened at IITF 2023 in New Delhi by Union Minister Narayan Rane. Who is the chairman of KVIC?

(a) Sanjai Kumar

(b) Arul Kumar

(c) Nithin Kumar

(d) Manoj Kumar

(e) Santhosh Kumar


5) How many themes will there be in total at the 9th India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023, which is scheduled to take place in Faridabad, Haryana, from January 17–20, 2024?

(a) 19

(b) 17

(c) 13

(d) 15

(e) 18


6) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting oversees the Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) division.In which year was it established?

(a) 2018

(b) 2017

(c) 2015

(d) 2019

(e) 2016


7) The portal known as "AAINA Dashboard for Cities" went live. Which ministry governs it?

(a) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

(b) Ministry of Finance

(c) Ministry of Home affairs

(d) Ministry of MSME

(e) Ministry of Roadways


8) The Netherlands receives its first shipment of fresh bananas carried out by APEDA. Which state in India produces the largest amount of bananas?

(a) Tamilnadu

(b) Karnataka

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(e) Maharashtra


9) Which country, in addition to India, started manufacturing AK-203 Kalashnikov assault weapons jointly from the start of the year 2024?

(a) Spain

(b) UK

(c) USA

(d) China

(e) Russia


10) Recently, a new island has appeared close to the Ogasawara island group in Japan. Which of the northwest hemisphere's oceans contain the Ogasawara Islands?

(a) Arctic

(b) Atlantic

(c) Southern

(d) Pacific

(e) Indian


11) Which state is anticipated to be the pioneer in enforcing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC)?

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Uttrakhand

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Assam

(e) Kerala


12) Rescue efforts for the trapped laborers in the collapsed Uttarkashi tunnel began. The tunnel is ______________km long overall.

(a) 3.5

(b) 4.5

(c) 2.5

(d) 1.5

(e) 5.5


13) Which organization has established Dvara E-Registry, which was declared one of the winners of the "Smarter Climate Farmers Challenge"?

(a) WHO

(b) WEF

(c) WMO

(d) UNEP

(e) IPCC


14) Which state marks the start of the eagerly anticipated joint exercise "Trishakti Prahar" near its western border?

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Uttrakhand

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Assam

(e) Kerala


15) Which city hosted the introduction of CoRover.ai, a conversational AI platform driven by generative AI, for use in the development of the AI virtual assistant "BIRBAL"?

(a) Kohima

(b) Kochi

(c) Mumbai

(d) Chennai

(e) Chandigarh


16) De Silva, Edulji, and Sehwag are welcomed as the Class of 2023 entrants of the ICC Hall of Fame. How many Indian cricket players currently hold the esteemed title in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments?

(a) 7

(b) 6

(c) 5

(d) 8

(e) 9


17) When was the first observance held at the International Students' Council in London?

(a) 1940

(b) 1947

(c) 1943

(d) 1945

(e) 1941


18) Which city is home to Dr. Nirmal Surya's Epilepsy Foundation of India?

(a)  Kohima

(b) Kochi

(c) Mumbai

(d) Chennai

(e) Chandigarh


19) Where is Nanda Devi National Park located in?

(a)  Uttar Pradesh

(b) Uttrakhand

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Assam

(e) Kerala


20) Which year was the establishment of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) act?

(a) 1985

(b) 1986

(c) 1984

(d) 1981

(e) 1988


Answers :

1) Answer: C

India signed a $400 million policy-based loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to create high-quality urban infrastructure, improve service delivery, and promote efficient governance systems.The programme also envisages integrated planning reforms to control urban sprawls and foster systemic and planned urbanisation through enhancing the entire ecosystem of legal, regulatory, and institutional reforms.Sub-programme 1, approved in 2021with $350 million financing, focused on establishing national-level policies and guidelines to improve urban services.


2) Answer: D

The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has committed $553 million  (around Rs 4,600 crore) for the development of the Adani Group's deepwater shipping container terminal in the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka.The West Container Terminal in the Port of Colombo is being developed by a consortium comprising Adani Ports and SEZ, John Keells Holdings, and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.Adani Ports holds a 51% stake in the container terminal of the port, which also has a terminal run by China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd.


3) Answer: A

DeendayalAntyodayaYojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) under the Ministry of Rural Development and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that marks a significant milestone in the journey of women-led enterprises in India.The MOU is set to span2 years.This strategic partnership brings together the expertise of DAY-NRLM and SIDBI to create a transformative initiative aimed at promoting women-led enterprises among experienced members of Self Help Groups (SHGs).


4) Answer: D

The minister visited the pavillion that features 214 stalls showcasing the diverse and traditional craftsmanship from across the country. Some of the key attractions of the pavillion include spinning wheel-charkha, khadi garments, handicrafts, wooden toys, and ayurvedic cosmeticsThe Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Manoj Kumar said the pavillion has been designed to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and the Vocal for Local initiative.

 

5) Answer: B

The theme of the present edition is 'Science and Technology Public Outreach in Amrit Kaal'.IISF 2023 aims to provide a platform for inspiring public at large and individuals with diverse levels of interests like students, educators, scientists, researchers, industry professionals, entrepreneurs and science communicators.IISF 2023 will have a total of 17 themes to showcase scientific achievements offering diverse benefits to participants and the general public.


6) Answer: B

The Union government has approved a new policy allowing its advertising wing, the Central Bureau of Communication (CBC), to undertake advertisement campaigns on social media, OTT platforms and other digital media.The CBC has the mandate of providing 360-degree communication solutions to Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), and autonomous bodies.It was set up in 2017. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting approved the "Digital Advertisement Policy, 2023 to enable and empower the Central Bureau of Communication to undertake campaigns in the Digital Media Space.


7) Answer: A

The ‘AAINA Dashboard for Cities’ portal www.aaina.gov.in has been made live by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) where Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the country can participate in this pioneering initiative to voluntarily submit their key data on a regular basis, through a simple, easy-to-fill, data entry form on the portal.The primary objectives of the AAINA Dashboard are to help cities to (i) see how they are faring vis-à-vis other cities, (ii) inspire them by pointing to possibilities and areas of improvement and (iii) providing opportunity to learn and engage with frontrunners.


8) Answer: C

Andhra Pradesh is the largest banana-producing state in India, followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.These five states collectively contribute around 67% to India's banana production in the fiscal year 2022-23.The trial shipment of bananas to Europe was carried out by the APEDA-registered 'INI Farms - a top exporter of fruits and vegetables from India.India accounts for 26.45% of the world's banana production at 35.36 million metric tonnes (MMT).


9) Answer: E

India and Russia also began producing AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles together at the beginning of the year.Russia has signed a deal to supply Igla-S hand-held anti-aircraft missiles to India.As part of the deal, Russia will also allow production of the Igla in India under licence.Igla-S is a man-portable air defence system (MANPADS) designed to be fired by an individual or crew to target and bring down enemy aircraft.


10) Answer: D

Phreatomagmatic eruptions involve the interaction of magma with saltwater, leading to explosive bursts of steam and ash.These eruptions are primarily responsible for the formation of islands in volcanic regions.This latest island is not the first instance of volcanic activity giving birth to a new island in the vicinity.The Ogasawara island chain, also known as the Bonin Islands, constitutes a volcanic arc comprising over 30 islands and islets, some of which remain volcanically active.The Ogasawara Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean's northwestern hemisphere. The Ogasawara Islands are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in Japan


11) Answer: B

Uttarakhand is set to become the first state to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).The state government is likely to convene a special session of the legislative assembly for this purpose.The Uniform Civil Code bill is expected to pass during the special session, granting it legal status.The drafting of the UCC for Uttarakhand has been completed and will be submitted to the state government soon.The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is mentioned in Article 44 of the Constitution.


12) Answer: B

About 40 workers are trapped inside a tunnel after the under-construction tunnel structure collapsed in Uttarakhand.The affected tunnel is part of the Char Dham all-weather road project, which began in 2016.This has prompted the authorities to launch a mega search and rescue operation.The total length of the tunnel, which is meant to connect Silkyara to Dandal gaon in Uttarkashi district, is 4.5 km.The double-lane tunnel is pegged as one of the longest tunnels under the Char Dham all-weather road project and aims to reduce the journey from Uttarkashi to Yamunotri Dham by 26 kilometres.


13) Answer: B

Dvara E-Registry has been adjudged as one of the winners of the ‘Smarter Climate Farmers Challenge’, organised by UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic ForumThe Smarter Climate Farmers Challenge’ by UpLink was initiated to combat the pressing agricultural challenges of the time, seeking innovative solutions in the realms of knowledge enhancement, resource efficiency and sustainability, inclusive technology and innovative financing.


14) Answer: C

The much-anticipated joint military exercise 'Trishakti Prahar' has commenced near the western border of Rajasthan in Jaisalmer.It is a joint military exercise involving the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force (IAF).It aims to enhance mutual coordination and operational efficiency.It seeks to create new strategies and assess operational capabilities in the context of modern warfare.During the exercise, all three wings of the Indian Army actively engage in live practice sessions, simulating real war scenarios with complete coordination.


15) Answer: E

Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven interactive chatbot named ‘BIRBAL’ to enhance citizen-centric services.To provide efficient and user-friendly citizen services within the local civic body'BIRBAL' is equipped to address a wide range of issues, including complaint management, citizen services, public transport services, online payment services, certificates/forms, health-related queries, MC budget inquiries, property details, and fire safety certificate requests


16) Answer: D

The new names announced by the ICC are India's legendary opener Virender Sehwag, former Indian Women Test skipper Diana Edulji and Sri Lanka's iconic star Aravinda de Silva.With these 3 more additions, there will now be 112 cricketers to be on the ICC Hall of Fame listCurrently eight Indian cricketers hold the prestigious honour for their stellar achievements. They include Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Vinoo Mankad, Diana Edulji, Virendra Sehwag. 


17) Answer: E

On 17th November 1939, the Nazis rounded up nine protesters, executing them without trial.They arrested over 1,200 students and sent them to concentration camps. Only a few survived in the camp.International Students’ Day, is celebrated on November 17th to remember the courage of student activists during the 1939 Nazi attack at the University of Prague. The first observance took place in 1941 at the International Students’ Council in London. It was there that students decided to introduce International Students’ Day, to be observed every November 17.


18) Answer: C

National Epilepsy Day 2023 is observed on the 17th of November 2023.National Epilepsy Day was first observed by the Epilepsy Foundation of India to reduce Epilepsy conditions in India. Epilepsy Foundation in India is a non-profitable charity Organisation. Epilepsy Foundation of India was formed by Dr Nirmal Surya located in Mumbai. The Charity helps a lot of people who are suffering from Epilepsy and they are conducting awareness programs to reduce the fear of Epilepsy among people.


19) Answer: B

About Uttarakhand:

  • Capital: Dehradun
  • Chief Minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami
  • Governor: Gurmit Singh
  • National Parks: Govind National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, Gangotri National Park, Rajaji National Park, Jim Corbett National Park


20) Answer: B

About APEDA :

  • Headquarters : New Delhi, Delhi
  • Chairman : Dr.Abhisek Dev
  • APEDA was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry under the Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, passed by Parliament in December 1985.
  • The Act came into effect on February 13, 1986.
  • APEDA replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC).
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