Dear Champions, as you all know that a lot of competitive exams have been notified consequently. Candidates have to prepare themselves according to the level of competition and expectation of  the Recruitment board. Regarding that one of the most important topic is Daily Current Affairs. Current Affairs in the form of contemporary events of national & international play a crucial role in almost every competitive exams like Banking, Insurance, SSC, UPSC, TNPSC, Railway etc.,

Current affairs are the most dynamic yet scoring among all sections and need to be prepared from the right source. Here, we cafunsta team, providing  Daily GK Updates, Current Affairs Questions, and Monthly  current affairs pdf.


November – 24 | Daily Current Affairs 2020


1. CK Bhaskaran Nair passed away. He was related to which sports?
A) Cricket
B) Football
C) Discus Throw
D) Boxing
Answer: A) Cricket

  • Former Kerala first-class cricketer CK Bhaskaran Nair.
  • Nair, a former Ranji Trophy cricketer, was born in 1941 in Thalassery in Kerala.
  • He picked 106 wickets in 42 first-class matches in a 12-year career spanning from 1957 to 1969.

CK Bhaskaran Nair – Former Kerala first-class cricketer.
Capital : Thiruvananthapuram
CM : Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor : Arif Mohammed Khan


2. Ashiesh Roy passed away. He is related to which field?
A) Actor
B) Columnist
C) Poet
D) Dancer
Answer: A) Actor
Popular TV actor Ashiesh Roy, known for starring in the soap opera “Sasural Simar Ka”, passed away.
Ashiesh Roy – Popular TV actor.


3. According to a Knight Frank report, what is the rank of Delhi as fastest-growing prime residential market?
A) 23
B) 26
C) 27
D) 29
Answer: C) 27

Rank State
1st Auckland
2nd Manila
3rd Shenzhen
27th Delhi
33rd Mumbai
34th Bengaluru


4. Which bank has launched the ‘Mouth Shut’ campaign across Tamil Nadu to increase awareness about cyber frauds?
A) HDFC Bank
C) Bandhan Bank
D) Yes Bank
Answer: A) HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank – ‘Mouth Shut’ campaign against cyber frauds.
HDFC Bank:
Hq: Mumbai , Maharashtra
Tagline : We Understand Your World
CEO :Sashidhar Jagdishan

5. India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has joined hands with which insurance launched Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana?
A) Aegon Life Insurance
B) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
C) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
D) PNB MetLife India Insurance
Answer: D) PNB MetLife India Insurance
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana:

  1. The scheme will be optional for all the savings account holders with India Post Payments Bank. To open an account under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Aadhaar card will be the primary Know Your Customer (KYC) document.
  2. Customer should be at least 18 years old to enroll for the scheme. The maximum age limit will be 50 years for Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana.
  3. Benefits: Fixed sum of ₹2 lakh upon the death of the insured member payable to the nominee. No maturity benefit or surrender benefit is payable under the scheme.
  4. Premium: Customers need to to pay a premium of ₹330 per annum. The scheme will be a one year cover, renewable from year to year. The fixed timeline will be 1 June to 31 May each year.
  5. The premium will be deducted from customer’s savings account annually. The first premium will depend on the quarter in which scheme is opted. Customer to maintain adequate balance in the account.
  6. The life cover for the member shall terminate on attaining 55 years.
  7. Risk coverage: The death benefit will be provided to the nominee of the policyholder on the occurrence of death after 45 days of enrollment. No cooling period is need for the deaths due to accident.
  8. Tax benefits can be availed on the premium paid under the policy under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act.

India Post Payments Bank + PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited – launch Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana.


6. Which company has launched a dedicated website for MSMEs to help them purchase steel even in smaller quantities?
A) Steel Authority of India
B) Essar Steel India
C) Tata Steel
D) JSW Steel
Answer: D) JSW Steel
JSW Steel has launched (website) JSW For MSME.
JSW Steel – Website to help MSME’s.


7. Niti Aayog forms panel to study feasibility of ultrahigh-speed travel in India using hyperloop tech. Who is chairman and advisor of this committee?
A) Manoj Singh
B) VK Saraswat
C) VK Yadav
D) Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha
Answer: B) VK Saraswat

  • Government think-tank Niti Aayog has formed a high-level panel to explore the technological and commercial viability of the Virgin Hyperloop technology for ultrahigh speed travel in India, weeks after its first test was completed with humans on board.
  • The committee has Niti Aayog member VK Saraswat as its Chairman and Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity, Niti Aayog) Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha as its convener.


  • Hyperloop is a technology proposed by inventor and businessman Elon Musk, who is behind the electric car company Tesla and the commercial space transport company SpaceX.
  • The Virgin Hyperloop is among a handful of companies which are currently trying to build such a system for passenger travel.
    With hyperloop, vehicles accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube.
  • The pod floats along the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.

Niti Aayog – to study feasibility of ultrahigh-speed travel in India using hyperloop tech – VK Saraswat (Chairman and Adviser).
NITI Aayog:                                                                                                           Hq: New Delhi
CEO : Amitabh Kant


8. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve won have bagged the first-ever international award named TX2 award for doubling tiger population. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is situated in which state?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Nagaland
D) Himachal Pradesh
Answer: B) Uttar Pradesh

  • The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the Uttar Pradesh Forest department have bagged the first-ever international award, TX2, for doubling the number of tigers in four years against a target of 10 years.
  • The award was virtually presented to the principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) of the state, Sunil Pandey, by UNDP’s (United Nations Development Program) head of ecosystems and biodiversity, Mindori Paxton.

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve – Global award for doubling tiger population.
Uttar Pradesh:
Capital : Lucknow
CM : Yogi Adityanath
Governor : Anandiben Patel

9. Which series has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020?
A) Criminal Justice
B) Delhi Crime
C) A Suitable Boy
D) Paatal Lok
Answer: B) Delhi Crime

  • Best Drama Series: Delhi Crime (India)
  • Best Comedy Series: Ninguem Ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) (Brazil)
  • Best Actress: Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing (United Kingdom)
  • Best Actor: Billy Barratt, Responsible Child (United Kingdom)
  • Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: Responsible Child (United Kingdom)
  • Best Short-Form Series: #Martyisdead (Czech Republic)
  • Best Non-English Language US Primetime Program: 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and Reina Del Sur – Season 2
  • Best Telenovela: Orfaos Da Terra (Orphans Of A Nation) (Brazil)
  • Best Documentary: For Sama (United Kingdom)
  • Best Arts Programming:Vertige De La Chute (Ressaca) (France)
  • Best Non-Scripted Entertainment: Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds (Australia)

Delhi Crime – the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020.


10. China has successfully launched lunar probe from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site. What is the name of that lunar probe?
A) Chang’e-3
B) Chang’e-4
C) Chang’e-5
D) Chang’e-6
Answer: C) Chang’e-5

  • China successfully launched its first unmanned space mission on Tuesday to collect samples from the moon’s surface and return to earth, the country’s maiden attempt to retrieve materials from an extra-terrestrial body.
  • China has successfully launched the Chang’e-5 lunar probe from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern province of Hainan.
  • The spacecraft was launched by a Long March-5 rocket.
  • Named after legendary Chinese moon goddess Chang’e, China’s current three-step lunar exploration programme, which began in 2004, includes orbiting and landing on the moon along with bringing back samples.

China – First spacecraft to moon to collect samples, return to earth.
Capital :Beijing
Currency : Renminbi


11. India and which country ink pact to construct $250 million Shatoot dam would provide safe drinking water?
A) Afghanistan
B) Nepal
C) Myanmar
D) Sri Lanka
Answer: A) Afghanistan

  • India has announced the launch of Phase-IV of the High Impact Community Development Projects in Afghanistan.
  • It envisages more than 100 projects worth 80 million dollars that India would undertake in Afghanistan. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said this during the 2020 Afghanistan Conference organized in Geneva through video- conference.
  • The two day conference was co-hosted by the United Nations, the Government of Afghanistan, and the Government of Finland.
  • Dr Jaishankar also announced that India had just concluded with Afghanistan an agreement for the construction of the Shatoot dam, which would provide safe drinking water to two million residents of Kabul city.

India + Afghanistan – Construct $250 million Shatoot dam.
Capital : Kabul
Currency : Afghan Afghani


12. Which state launched a Whatsapp helpline for women in distress in the state?
A) Goa
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Tamil Nadu
Answer: A) Goa

  • Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched a Whatsapp helpline for women in distress in the state here at Police Headquarters, Panaji.
  • Whatsapp helpline number 7875756177.
  • Helpline launching was followed by another event of handing over of Advanced life support Ambulance for Goa Police.
  • Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Naik handed over the ambulance to Chief Minister for the use of Goa Police.

Goa – WhatsApp helpline for women in distress.
Capital :Panaji
CM: Pramod Sawant

13. Which state launched the “Karmai Dharma” (Work is worship) scheme under which two lakh youths will be provided with one motorbike each with assistance from cooperative banks?
A) Goa
B) West Bengal
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Tamil Nadu
Answer: B) West Bengal
West Bengal – “Karmai Dharma” (Work is worship) scheme to provide bikes for youth.
West Bengal:
Capital : Kolkata
CM : Mamata Banerjee
Governor : Jagdeep Dhankhar

14. Ravi Shankar Prasad launches international version of UMANG App. What is expansion of N in UMANG?
A) New-age
B) Notification
C) None
D) Neutral
Answer: A) New-age

  • To mark the occasion of 3 years of UMANG and 2000 plus services milestone, an online conference was organized under the chairmanship of Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  • On this occasion, Mr Prasad launched the UMANG’s international version in coordination with Ministry of External Affairs for select countries that include USA, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. It will help Indian international students.
  • The Union Minister also launched an e-Book which presents major milestones of UMANG and major services available on UMANG App classified into various categories.
  • Mr Prasad also unveiled the newly instituted UMANG Awards for Partner Departments of Centre and States based on the highest number of transactions across services.
  • The UMANG mobile app -Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance is a Government of India all-in-one single, unified, secure, multi-channel, multi-lingual, multi-service Mobile App. Providing access to high impact services of various Government of India Departments and State Governments.

Ravi Shankar Prasad – international version of UMANG App.
Law and Justice, Communications
and Electronics and Information
Minister : Ravi Shankar Prasad
Constituency :Patna Sahib, Bihar

15. Which state launched ‘Thee’, a mobile phone-based application for the benefit of the general public?
A) Goa
B) West Bengal
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Tamil Nadu
Answer: D) Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday launched ‘Thee’, a mobile phone-based application for the benefit of the general public to reach out to the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services when in need.
Tamil Nadu:
Capital : Chennai
CM : Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor : Banwarilal Purohit
Tamil Nadu – Thee’, a mobile phone-based application for the benefit of the general public.

16. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Mega Food Park in which state?
A) Punjab
B) West Bengal
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Tamil Nadu
Answer: A) Punjab

  • Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj virtually inaugurated Mega Food Park (MFP) at
  • Phagwara in Kapurthala district of Punjab.
  • This Mega Food Park is built at project cost of Rs 107.83 crores.

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Mega Food Park in Punjab.


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