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November – 17 | Daily Current Affairs 2020


1. Which state is celebrated child rights week on November 14 to 20?
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Rajasthan
C) Bihar
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer: B) Rajasthan
Two new schemes — Vaatsalya Yojana and Samarth Yojana — have been launched for orphan and destitute children during the week. Mr. Gehlot also inaugurated a skill development and counselling centre for children in Jodhpur.

Date Day
November 14 to 20 Child rights week(Rajasthan)
November 15 – 21 International Fraud Awareness Week
November 17 National Epilepsy Day


2. Aryna Sabalenka is related to which sports?
A) Tennis
B) Hockey
C) Weightlifting
D) Table Tennis
Answer: A) Tennis

  • Top-seeded Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka won her third title of the year victory over doubles partner and second-seeded Elise Mertens in the Linz final.
  • Linz – Sabalenka beats Mertens for third title of the year.

3. Soccer-FIFA Club World Cup to be held in Qatar in February. This tournament is ended in which date?
A) February 11
B) February 5
C) February 6
D) February 2
Answer: A) February 11

  • The FIFA Club World Cup, originally planned for December, will now be held from Feb. 1 to Feb. 11 in Doha, Qatar
  • FIFA also opted against moving two postponed women’s age-group tournaments to 2021 and instead will allow the planned hosts to hold those tournaments in 2022.
  • Costa Rica will host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and India the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

February – Soccer-FIFA Club World Cup to be held in Qatar.


4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up an Innovation Hub for the financial sector. Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan is chairperson of this Hub. He is co-founder and former co-chairman of which company?
A) Infosys
B) Wipro
D) Accenture
Answer: A) Infosys
Reserve Bank of India:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M. Rajeshwar Rao)

RBI – Set up innovation hub for financial sector under Kris Gopalakrishnan.

5. Which organization allocated USD 20.3 million aid to its developing member countries to access coronavirus vaccine and establish systems to enable equitable and efficient vaccine distribution?
A) World Bank
Answer: B) ADB

  • In April, ADB had approved a USD 20 billion expanded assistance package to support its developing members’ COVID-19 response.
  • ADB and BIWASE sign $8m loan to expand water treatment plant in Vietnam.

Asian Development Bank:
Hq: Manila, Philippines
Head : Masatsugu Asakawa

ADB – allocate $20.3 million to help developing member nations access vaccines for COVID-19.

6. Which bank in partnership with Neokred Technologies has launched a co-branded prepaid card for encouraging cashless payments?
A) Kodak Mahindra Bank
B) HDFC Bank
D) Yes Bank
Answer: D) Yes Bank
Yes Bank in partnership with Neokred Technologies has launched ‘Yes Bank Neokred Card’, a co-branded prepaid card, encouraging cashless payments
Yes Bank:
Hq: Mumbai,Maharashtra
MD and CEO : Prashant Kumar
Tagline: Experience our Expertise

Yes Bank + Neokred Technologies – ‘Yes Bank Neokred Card’.

7. RBI announced a draft scheme of amalgamation of the Lakshmi Vikas Bank Limited with DBS Bank India Limited. how much amount withdrawal limit of this bank?
A) ₹ 15000
B) ₹ 25000
C) ₹ 20000
D) ₹ 10000
Answer: B) ₹ 25000

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) unveiled a scheme to merge Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India Ltd. (DBIL).
  • The decision came soon after it had imposed a one-month moratorium on the private lender and capped deposit withdrawals at ₹25,000.
  • RBI said DBIL will bring in additional capital of ₹2,500 crore upfront, to support credit growth of the merged entity.

Lakshmi Vilas Bank:
Hq: Chennai, Tamilnadu
CEO : S Sundar
Tagline : The Changing Phase of Prosperity
Reserve Bank of India:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M. Rajeshwar Rao)

RBI – Draft scheme to merge Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS.


8. The Archer is authored by Paulo Coelho. which publishers published in this book?
A) Hachette Livre
B) Harpercollins
C) Simon & Schuster
D) Penguin
Answer:D) Penguin
The Archer – Paulo Coelho(Author) – Penguin(Publishers


9. Actor Sonu Sood has been appointed as state icon of which state by the Election Commission of India (ECI)?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Punjab
C) Nagaland
D) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: B) Punjab
Sonu Sood – State icon of Punjab by Election Commission of India.
Capital : Chandigarh
CM : Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor : V P Singh Badnore

10. A Ajay Kumar is appointed as Indian Ambassador to which country?
A) Solomon Islands
B) Russia
C) Burundi
D) The Philippines
Answer:C) Burundi

  • The present High Commissioner of India to Uganda A Ajay Kumar has been concurrently accredited as the next Indian envoy to Burundi, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  • A Ajay Kumar – Indian Ambassador to Burundi.

Capital : Bujumbura
Currency : Burundian franc


11. Which institution has bagged the National Water Awards-2019 for their work on “SMI and its application in irrigation water management”?
B) ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute
Answer: B) ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute

  • A team of scientists from ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore has developed a small, user-friendly device named ‘Soil Moisture Indicator’ (SMI) to help farmers with efficient irrigation management.
  • The team has bagged the National Water Awards-2019 for their work on “SMI and its application in irrigation water management”.
  • The Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, awarded a cash prize of ₹2 lakh and a citation to the scientists.

ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute – National Water Awards-2019 – work on “SMI and its application in irrigation water management”.


12. Second phase of Malabar exercise begins in northern Arabian Sea. Which Indian Ship is participated in this exercise?
A) Vikramaditya
B) Sathya
C) Sagu
D) Vikram
Answer: A) Vikramaditya
Malabar exercise:

  • The Malabar exercise started in 1992 as a bilateral drill between the Indian Navy and the US Navy in the Indian Ocean.
  • Japan became a permanent member of the exercise in 2015.
  • Northern Arabian Sea – Second phase of Malabar exercise begin.


13. Which company has delivered the first hardware, a booster segment for the Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle to the Indian Space Research Organisation?
A) L & T
B) Microsoft
C) Accenture
Answer:A)L & T
The critical booster segment, with a diameter of 3.2 metres, length of 8.5 metres and weighing 5.5 tonnes, was jointly flagged off in a virtual event by Sivan.
The Human Space Mission:

  • GSLV Mk III launcher which is Isro’s heavy-lift launcher is identified for Gaganyaan mission given its requisite payload carrying capacity for launching an Orbiter module in a desired elliptical orbit.
  • The 5-200 forms the solid propellant booster for this launch vehicle.

L&T – Deliver India’s first launch hardware for human space programme.

14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 12th BRICS Summit today hosted by Russia. Which country will host next year BRICS Summit?
A) Brazil
B) India
C) South Africa
D) China
Answer: B) India

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 12th BRICS Summit hosted by Russia, under the theme Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth.
  • India will be taking over the Chairship of the BRICS, which would be the third BRICS.
  • Presidency for India since its inception after 2012 and 2016.
  • India will host the 13th BRICS Summit next year.
  • PM Modi – attend 12th BRICS Summit.

15. The first solar power-enabled Textile Mill in Asia is coming up with which state?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Nagaland
D) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: B) Maharashtra

  • In Maharashtra, the first solar power-enabled Textile Mill in Asia is coming up in Parbhani district. The project, once functional, will provide jobs to many women in the district.
  • The Jai Bhawani women’s cooperative textile mill will be the first in Asia that will operate on solar power.

Capital : Mumbai
CM : Udhav Thackarey

Parbhani, Maharashtra – The first solar power-enabled Textile Mill in Asia.

16. EESL implements country’s first decentralised how many MW solar convergence project in Goa?
A) 200 MW
B) 100 MW
C) 300 MW
D) 400 MW
Answer: B) 100 MW
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has signed up with Goa to set up a ₹450-crore 100 MW decentralised solar convergence project to be implemented by the newly-formed subsidiary Convergence Energy Services Ltd.
About EESL:

  • A joint venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation and POWERGRID, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) was set up under Ministry of Power to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects.
  • EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) that seeks to unlock energy efficiency market in India, estimated to at Rs. 74,000 crore that can potentially result in energy savings of up to 20 per cent of current consumption, by way of innovative business and implementation models.
  • It also acts as the resource centre for capacity building of State DISCOMs, ERCs, SDAs, upcoming ESCOs, financial institutions, etc.

Capital :Panaji
CM: Pramod Sawant
Governor : Bhagat singh koshyari

EESL – Implement country’s first decentralised 100 MW solar convergence project in Goa.

17. India successfully test-fires quick reaction surface-to-air missile with the range of how many KM at Odisha coast?
A) 10 Km
B) 20 Km
C) 30 Km
D) 50 Km
Answer: C) 30 Km

  • It is second trail.
  • India conducted a crucial developmental trial of indigenously built Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) with a live warhead from a defence facility off Odisha coast fast-tracking the induction of the weapon system in the armed forces.
  • Developed by DRDO, the missile was test-fired using a live warhead for the first time against the high performance unmanned aerial target Banshee that mimicked an enemy aircraft.
  • This was the second trial of the missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in the last five days.

India – Successfully test-fire quick reaction surface-to-air missile with live warhead. 

18. Which state government launched the scheme for free distribution of smartphones to all families of Swabhiman Anchal?
A) Odisha
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Nagaland
Answer: A) Odisha
Odisha – the scheme for free distribution of smartphones to all families of Swabhiman Anchal.
Capital : Bhubaneswar
Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik
Governor – Ganeshi Lal

19. Which Ministry launches AICTE’s Lilavati Award to acknowledge efforts undertaken to empower women in the country?
A) Finance Ministry
B) Home Ministry
C) Education Ministry
D) Women & Child Development Ministry
Answer: C) Education Ministry

  • The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) today launched the Lilavati Award to acknowledge efforts undertaken to empower women in the country.
  • The award was launched by the Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank via a virtual conference.
  • In each sub-category, the top three winners will be award with certificates as well as prize money. The first prize winner will get Rs 1 lakh, the second winner will get Rs 75,000 and the third winner will get Rs 50,000.

Education Ministry:
Minister : Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Constituency : Hardwar, Uttarakhand

Education Minister -AICTE’s Lilavati Award for women empowerment, winner to get Rs 1 lakh.


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