Current Affairs Quiz: 12 November 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Moody's forecast for India's GDP growth, Sarna Code resolution and  COVID Suraksha Mission among others. 

Created On: Nov 12, 2020 18:31 ISTModified On: Nov 12, 2020 18:32 IST
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12 November 2020: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Moody's forecast for India's GDP growth, Sarna Code resolution and  COVID Suraksha Mission among others. 

1.India’s GDP growth forecast for 2021 has been revised upwards by Moody’s to how much?
a)7.9 percent
b)8.6 percent
c)9.1 percent
d)9.8 percent

2. Which state has passed a resolution on Sarna Code?
a)Jharkhand
b)Chhattisgarh 
c)Odisha
d)Bihar 

3.The centre has decided to provide how much fund for COVID Suraksha Mission?
a)Rs 1000 crore
b)Rs 500 crore
c)Rs 700 crore
d)Rs 900 crore

4.The centre has announced how much subsidy for air transportation of fruits and vegetables from northeastern and Himalayan states?
a)70 percent 
b)50 percent 
c)40 percent 
d)30 percent 

5.Which nation has adopted a new law to provide support to retired military personnel?
a)Japan
b)South Korea
c)Bangladesh
d)China

6.Which nation has declared a no-fly zone in Nagorno-Karabakh?
a)Russia
b)US
c)Armenia
d)Azerbaijan

7.Which nation has launched world's first 6G experimental satellite?
a)China
b)Russia
c)Israel
d)US

8.Which Indian author has been selected for TATA Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2020?
a)Vikram Seth
b)Kiran Desai
c)Amish Tripathi
d)Ruskin Bond

Answers

1.(b) 8.6 percent 
Moody's on November 12, 2020 raised India's GDP forecast for 2020 to -8.9 percent contraction from the earlier -9.6 percent contraction forecast. India’s GDP forecast for the year 2021 has also been revised upwards to 8.6 percent from 8.1 percent that was projected earlier. 

2.(a) Jharkhand 
Jharkhand Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Sarna Code during a special one-day assembly session on November 11, 2020. The resolution seeks the inclusion of Sarna as a separate religion in the 2021 Census. 

3.(d) Rs 900 crore
As a part of the new stimulus package, the Finance Minister has announced grant of Rs 900 crores to the Department of Biotechnology for COVID Suraksha Mission for research and development of the Indian COVID vaccine.

4.(b) 50 percent 
The central government on November 11, 2020 announced a new scheme- Operation Green- under which a 50 percent subsidy will be provided to the Himalayan and North-Eastern states for air transportation of 41 notified fruits and vegetables to any place in the country.

5.(d) China
China has adopted a new law that aims to provide better support to the country's retired military personnel. The law seeks the establishment of a national mechanism to ensure special preferential treatment to veterans who participated in wars. 

6.(c) Armenia
Armenia has declared a no-fly zone in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabak except for military aircraft. The move comes after Armenia agreed to a ceasefire deal with Azerbaijan, which was brokered by Russia. 

7.(a) China
China successfully launched the world's first 6G experimental satellite on November 6, 2020. The satellite was launched into the orbit aboard a single rocket along with 12 other satellites.

8.(d) Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond will be presented with TATA Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 on November 21. Bond has a significant body of work, which is close to 100 books, across genres for adults and children. 

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