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Current Affairs Quiz 22nd November 2023

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Question 1:

Who inaugurated the VFX and Tech Pavilion at the 54th IFFI?

A) Narendra Modi

B) Anurag Singh Thakur

C) Amit Shah

D) Prakash Javadekar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Anurag Singh Thakur, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, inaugurated the VFX and Tech Pavilion at the 54th IFFI.

 

 

Question 2:

What was the key highlight of the 17th Film Bazaar at IFFI, Goa?

A) Launch of new film projects

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B) Largest South Asian film market

C) Screening of international films

D) Film awards ceremony

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The Film Bazaar, inaugurated by Anurag Singh Thakur, is recognized as the largest South Asian film market.

 

 

Question 3:

Which fish has been declared the state fish of Gujarat?

A) Hilsa

B) Rohu

C) Ghol

D) Pomfret

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The ‘Ghol’ fish has been officially declared as the state fish of Gujarat.

 

 

Question 4:

What is the focus of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise “VAJRA PRAHAR 2023”?

A) Naval warfare

B) Counter-terrorism

C) Joint mission planning and operational tactics

D) Air-to-air combat

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Exercise “VAJRA PRAHAR 2023” focuses on the exchange of best practices and experiences, particularly in joint mission planning and operational tactics.

 

 

Question 5:

What was the decline in India’s foreign direct equity investments in H1 FY24?

A) 10%

B) 15%

C) 24%

D) 30%

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Foreign direct equity investments in India saw a 24% decline during the first half of the financial year 2023-24.

 

 

Question 6:

What significant purchase did Indian private banks make recently?

A) Technology stocks

B) Gold reserves

C) Government bonds

D) International currencies

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Indian private sector banks made a significant purchase of government bonds, the largest in seven years.

 

 

Question 7:

When is World Fisheries Day observed?

A) November 21

B) October 4

C) September 22

D) December 10

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: World Fisheries Day is observed annually on November 21st.

 

 

Question 8:

What was the purpose of the India-Australia 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi?

A) Trade agreements

B) Cultural exchange

C) Defence cooperation

D) Environmental policies

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The India-Australia 2+2 Dialogue aimed at enhancing defence cooperation and strengthening strategic relations.

 

 

Question 9:

Who represented India in the BRICS-Plus joint meeting on the Middle East situation?

A) Narendra Modi

B) S. Jaishankar

C) Amit Shah

D) Rajnath Singh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: S. Jaishankar represented India at the virtual BRICS-Plus joint meeting on the Middle East situation in Gaza.

 

 

Question 10:

Why was the SATHI program under DST cancelled?

A) Budget constraints

B) Technological obsolescence

C) Duplication of efforts

D) Introduction of the National Research Foundation

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The cancellation of the SATHI program is related to the anticipated introduction of the National Research Foundation.

 

 

Question 11:

What is a notable change in the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS)?

A) Introduction of online transactions

B) Increase in maximum deposit limit

C) Reduction in interest rates

D) Extension of maturity period

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: A key change in SCSS is the increase in the maximum deposit limit to Rs 30 lakh.

 

 

Question 12:

What was the purpose of the Rs 1,100 crore allocation by the Central Government?

A) Education reforms

B) Health infrastructure

C) Inland waterways and Ayush projects

D) Renewable energy projects

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The allocation of over Rs 1,100 crore is for the development of 25 inland waterways projects and Ayush initiatives in the Northeast region.

 

 

Question 13:

Which location is Delhi’s Khan Market ranked in the global high street retail locations?

A) 10th

B) 22nd

C) 15th

D) 30th

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Delhi’s Khan Market is ranked as the 22nd priciest high street retail location globally.

 

 

Question 14:

Who has Microsoft appointed as the leader of its Global Delivery Center?

A) Satya Nadella

B) Aparna Gupta

C) Sundar Pichai

D) Sheryl Sandberg

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Microsoft has named Aparna Gupta as the new leader of its Global Delivery Center.

 

 

Question 15:

Who is the International Event Ambassador for the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K event?

A) Usain Bolt

B) Colin Jackson

C) Mo Farah

D) Yohan Blake

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Colin Jackson, the former 110m hurdles world record holder, is the International Event Ambassador for the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K event.

 

 

Question 16:

Who has been named the ‘Brand Ambassador of Bengal’?

A) Mithun Chakraborty

B) Sourav Ganguly

C) Shah Rukh Khan

D) Amitabh Bachchan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Sourav Ganguly has been declared the ‘Brand Ambassador of Bengal’ by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

 

 

Question 17:

Where was the ICC Men’s U19 World Cup relocated from Sri Lanka?

A) Australia

B) England

C) India

D) South Africa

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The ICC Men’s U19 World Cup was moved from Sri Lanka to South Africa.

 

 

Question 18:

What recent policy did the ICC implement in women’s cricket?

A) Equal pay for women cricketers

B) Ban on transgender players

C) Introduction of new playing formats

D) Increase in team numbers

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The ICC banned transgender players from participating in international women’s cricket.

 

 

Question 19:

Who signed an MoU with FIFA for the establishment of the AIFF-FIFA Talent Academy?

A) The Government of Maharashtra

B) The Government of Odisha

C) The Government of Karnataka

D) The Government of Kerala

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The AIFF, in collaboration with the Government of Odisha and FIFA, signed an MoU for the establishment of the AIFF-FIFA Talent Academy.

 

 

Question 20:

What is the ICC introducing to regulate the pace of play in cricket?

A) Player substitutions

B) Timeouts

C) Stop clock

D) Reduced overs

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The ICC is set to implement shot clocks in men’s ODIs andT20Is to enhance the pace of play.

 

 

Question 21:

What was the focus of the VFX and Tech Pavilion at the 54th IFFI?

A) Film preservation

B) Advancements in filmmaking technology

C) Independent filmmaking

D) Historical documentaries

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The VFX and Tech Pavilion at the 54th IFFI focused on showcasing the latest advancements in filmmaking technology.
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