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Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 1

Which Organisation developed ‘Ganga Atlas: River of the Past’ that was launched during the 5th Ganga Utsav?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 1

The ‘Ganga Utsav 2021-The River Festival’ was virtually organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to mark the anniversary of announcement of River Ganga as the ‘National River’

  • The Ministry of Jal Shakti launched the ‘Ganga Atlas: River of the Past’ developed by Prof Rajiv Sinha, IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP).
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 2

Where is the headquarters of the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) located?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 2

About United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR):
Head– Mami Mizutori
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 3

Which country issued an LoE (Letter of Exchange) with India to formalize 7 additional Entry – exit trade points?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 3

India and Bhutan formalised 7 additional entry – exit points for trade through Letters of Exchange (LoE) issued during the Commerce Secretary level meeting, the countries that discussed Trade & Transit issues.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 4

Satyajit Ray, the only Indian to receive Academy Honorary Award, received the prestigious award in which year?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 4

Satyajit Ray is the only Indian to receive Academy Honorary Award, he received the award during 1992 Oscars.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 5

Who was appointed by the Ministry of Communications (in Nov’21) to head a technology innovation group on 6G connectivity?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 5

Rajaraman, Chairman Digital Communications Commission & Secretary(Telecom), has been named the Chairperson of the 22-member innovation group on the Sixth Generation (6G). The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), under the Ministry of Communications, has formed this initiative.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 6

Which state Government launched Janasevaka and Janaspandana scheme for doorstep delivery and complaint portal for citizens?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 6

Karnataka CM launched the state’s ambitious ‘Janasevaka’ (peoples’ servant) scheme and ‘Janaspandana’, an Integrated Public Grievance Redressal System (IPGRS).

  • Janasevaka’ – A scheme for Citizens to avail doorstep delivery of government services.
  • ‘Janaspandana’ – It is a one-stop platform for citizens to raise complaints on any government scheme or service.
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 7

Where was India’s 1st Manned Ocean Mission ‘Samudrayan’ launched by the Ministry of Earth Science?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 7

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) – Ministry of Earth Science, launched India’s 1st Manned Ocean Mission ‘Samudrayan’ from the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  • MATSYA 6000, has a capability to reach upto 6000 m depth, will start the sea trails by the second quarter of 2024.
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 8

Who authored the book, “The Nutmeg’s Curse: A Parable for a Planet in Crisis”?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 8

“The Nutmeg’s Curse: A Parable for a Planet in Crisis” is a 2021 novel authored by famous Indian writer Amitav Ghosh.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 9

Which Country chaired the 13th Meeting of Heads of National Statistical Offices (NSO) of BRICS that was held virtually in October 2021?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 9

The 13th Meeting of Heads of National Statistical Offices (NSO) of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Countries was held virtually under the Chairship of India.

  • The meeting was chaired by G. P. Samanta, Chief Statistician of India
  • Rao Inderjit Singh is the Minister of State (I/C) for the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 10

In October 2021, Cricketer Alan Keith Davidson, who was the 1st player to score 100 runs and take 10 wickets in a single Test match passed away. Which country did he represent in International Cricket?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 10

The Australian all-rounder cricketer Alan Keith Davidson passed away at the age of 92. He was the first player to score 100 runs and take 10 wickets in a single Test match.

  • Former Australian Test spinner Ashley Mallett passed away at the age of 76 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 11

___________ addressed the “Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue” (IPRD) 2021, where he highlighted the importance of maintaining the rules under United Nations Convention on the Law of Seas (UNCLOS), ________.

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 11

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the “Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue” (IPRD) 2021, where he highlighted the importance of protecting the maritime interest of countries & maintaining a rule-based maritime system as per the United Nations Convention on the Law of Seas (UNCLOS), 1982.

  • 2021’s IPRD was held under the theme “Evolution in Maritime Strategy during the 21st Century: Imperatives, Challenges and Way Ahead”
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 12

Identify the Indian Cricketer who was selected (in Oct’21) for the MCC awards Honorary Life Membership of the Club along with Indian Bowler Javagal Srinath.

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 12

In October 2021, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) released the list of 18 Cricketers who were selected for the MCC awards Honorary Life Membership of the Club. The list witnessed the names of 2 former Indian cricketers – Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 13

Name the Scheme that was launched (in Oct’21) by the Ministry of Cooperation during the 75th foundation year celebration of AMUL.

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Union Minister Amit Shah, Ministry of Cooperation, launched the ‘Dairy Sahakar’ scheme at Anand, Gujarat during the function organised by AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited) for the celebration of its 75th foundation year.

  • With an outlay of Rs 5000 crore, it will be implemented by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), under the Ministry of Cooperation.
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 14

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) was previously known as __________________.

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 14

MoES was established in February 2006, from the Department of Ocean Development (DoD) as the Ministry of Ocean Development.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 15

Where was the 3-day long National Tribal Dance Festival 2021 celebrated?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 15

Chhattisgarh observed a 3-days annual 2nd National Tribal Dance Festival 2021, which was held at Raipur’s Science College ground as a part of the tourism development plan of the state.

  • Chhattisgarh also observed its state foundation day – Rajyotsava (on November 1, 2021).
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 16

Who is India’s highest Wicket taker in Test Cricket?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 16

Anil Kumble with 619 Test wickets & 334 ODI wickets is India’s highest wicket taker in both the formats.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 17

What is the total loan amount approved under Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX) by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) & Asian Development Bank (ADB) to India for procuring COVID-19 vaccines?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 17

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) along with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are currently processing a USD 2 billion loan for India to purchase COVID-19 vaccines under ADB’s Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX).

  • AIIB provides USD 500 million and the Manila-based ADB is expected to finance USD 1.5 billion.
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 18

Identify the state government that launched the mobile app – ‘e-Sarkar’ on pilot basis to make paperless administrative works.

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 18

The Gujarat government launched the ‘e-Sarkar’ app on a pilot basis to make administrative works paperless, quick and easy for citizens.

  • The state govt plans to launch the app on a full scale on December 25, 2021, the Good Governance Day.
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 19

Where is Indian Oil Corporation planning to set-up India’s first mega-scale Maleic Anhydride Plant?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 19

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will set up India’s first mega-scale Maleic Anhydride Plant with an outlay of Rs 3,681 crore to manufacture value-added chemical products at its Panipat refinery and petroleum complex (PRPC) in Haryana.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 20

When was the ‘Sovereign Gold Bond’ scheme launched by the Government of India?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 20

The Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme was launched by the Government of India in November 2015.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 21

Who will Chair the 20-member Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) that was recently (in Nov’21) set-up to look after the implementation of ‘PM Gati Shakti’ programme?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 21

In October 2021, the Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Damodardas Modi launched ‘PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity’ during an event at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

  • He announced a 20-member Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) to look after the implementation of ‘PM Gati Shakti’, which will be Chaired by the Cabinet Secretary (Currently Rajiv Gauba).
Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 22

What are the points that are correctly related to Ayurveda Day?
A) Ayurveda Day is observed annually across the globe on Dhanwantri Jayanthi (2nd November 2021)
B) 2021’s Ayurveda day is observed under the theme “Ayurveda for Covid-19”
C) The Ministry of AYUSH celebrated the first National Ayurveda Day on 28th October 2016

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 22

Ayurveda Day is observed annually across the globe on Dhanwantri Jayanthi (2nd November 2021) or Dhanteras, the festival of Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of Ayurveda to create awareness about the significance of Ayurveda and to promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society.
i.The theme of Ayurveda Day 2021 is “Ayurveda for Poshan”.
ii.The Ministry of AYUSH celebrated the first National Ayurveda Day on 28th October 2016.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 23

Where did Sarbananda Sonowal recently (in Oct’21) inaugurated 5 new vessels including 3 Floating Border Outposts & 2 Fully Electric Ferries?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 23

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the simultaneous launching of 5 new vessels at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).

  • 3 Floating Border Outposts for the Border Security Force
  • 2 Fully Electric Autonomous Ferries

i. He also launched new Radars and VTMS (Vessel Traffic Management System) of Cochin Port Trust for enhancing the safety of navigation in the port by monitoring and regulating the shipping movements.
 

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 24

When is World Vegan Day annually observed?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 24

World Vegan Day is annually observed by vegans across the globe on November 1st to encourage people to follow a vegan lifestyle which is beneficial to one’s health as well as good for the environment.

Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 25

Which company signed an MoU (in Nov’21) with the Ministry of Rural Development to empower local businesses and self-help groups (SHGs) through DAY-NRLM scheme?

Detailed Solution for Test: November 2021 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 25

Flipkart has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to empower local businesses and self-help groups (SHGs) through Central Government’s Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) program.

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