Current Affairs Quiz: 23 November 2022

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as the UN’s highest environmental award, Manchester United, and e-Governance, among others. 

Current Affairs Quiz
Current Affairs Quiz

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs for 23 November at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as the UN’s highest environmental award, Manchester United and e-Governance, among others. 

1. Who has won the UN’s highest environmental award from India?

a) Purnima Devi Barman

b) Sunita Narain

c) Jadav Payeng

d) Vandana Shiva

2. Which star footballer has left Manchester United?

a) Jadon Malik Sancho

b) Marcus Rashford

c) Cristiano Ronaldo

d) Anthony Martial

3. Who has been conferred with the prestigious Dr. Kalam Seva Puraskar?

a) Ritesh Agarwal

b) Kavita Shukla

c) Tilak Mehta

d) Ravi Kumar Sagar

4. SARANG- Indian Film Festival was organised by the Indian Embassy in which country?

a) France

b) South Korea

c) Russia

d) Singapore

5. What is the theme of the 25th National Conference on e-Governance?

a) Bringing Citizens, Industry and Government Closer

b) Digital Governance across Whole-of-the government

c) The Role of e-Governance

d) Bringing Governance & Citizens closer

6. Who is the winner of the 2022 JCB Prize for Literature?

a) Shireen Dalvi

b) Ashok Banker

c) Khalid Jawed

d) Samit Basu

7. Who has been awarded the prestigious Sumitra Charat Ram Award?

a) Saswati Sen

b) Pali Chandra

c) Shame Bhate

d) Uma Sharma

Answers:-

1.(a) Purnima Devi Barman

Assam’s leading conservationist Purnima Devi Barman has been awarded the United Nation's highest environmental honor, ‘Champions of the Earth’, for 2022. Purnima Devi Barman has strived for nearly two decades to ensure the survival of the Greatest Adjutant Stork by creating an all-woman grassroots conservationist group called the ‘Hargila (the Assamese name for the bird) Army’ to save the bird from extinction.

2.(c) Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Star striker has parted ways with Manchester United. The star footballer will immediately leave Manchester United after reaching a mutual agreement with the Red Devils. The footballer has been subjected to intense criticism over his recent interview in which he criticized the club over a number of issues.

3.(d) Ravi Kumar Sagar

Ravi Kumar Sagar, one of the youngest founders and CEO of RK’s INNO group was conferred with the most prestigious Dr. Abdul Kalam Seva Puraskar. The award has been presented to him for his persistent service to society and is one of the youngest entrepreneurs in India. The award is hosted every year by Vande Bharat Foundation and LeadIndia Foundation.

4.(b) South Korea

The 10th Indian Film Festival in Busan, South Korea was held from November 18-20, 2022. The festival screened selected award-winning, critically acclaimed Hindi and popular regional films with Korean subtitles at Busan Cinema Centre. The festival began with the opening ceremony on November 18, 2022, and the first Hindi movie to be screened was Padmavat.

5.(a) Bringing Citizens, Industry and Government Closer

The 25th National Conference on e-Governance will be held in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir on November 26-27, 2022. The theme of the two-day conference is ‘Bringing Citizens, Industry and Government closer’. The National awards for e-Governance will also be presented under 5 categories.

6.(c) Khalid Jawed

Author Khalid Jawed’s ‘The Paradise of Food’ won the fifth JCB Prize for Literature. The book has been translated by Baran Farooqui from Urdu. The ‘Paradise of Food’ tells a story of a middle-class joint Muslim Family over a span of 50 years where the narrator struggles to find a place for himself, at odds in his home and the world outside.

7.(d) Uma Sharma

Kathak veteran Uma Sharma received the Sumitra Charat Ram Award in recognition of her contribution to the field of Indian classical music and dance. She received the award from the former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Karan Singh and Sarod Player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Uma Sharma is a renowned classical dancer who has been awarded Padma Bhushan for her unique contribution to the cultural tradition of India.

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