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 Q .
As per the Multidimensional Poverty Index, which state has been elected as the poor state in India?
A)
Goa
B)
Delhi
C)
Kerala
D)
Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kerala

Note : Kerala (0.71%), Goa (3.76%), Sikkim (3.82%), Tamil Nadu (4.89%) and Punjab (5.59 %) have been ranked as the top 5 lowest poverty states across India.

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Published On : November 29, 2021
 Q .
Who is the new Prime Minister of Czech Republic on November 2021?
A)
Petr Fiala
B)
Andrej Babiš
C)
Bohuslav Sobotka
D)
Jiří Rusnok

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Petr Fiala

Note :

Czech Republic President "Milos Zeman" appointed "Petr Fiala" as the Prime Minister of the country on November 28, 2021. Fiala is the leader of the Together coalition that had won the general elections in the Czech Republic in October 2021. The ceremony of appointing Fiala as the new head of the Czech Republic government was broadcast by Czech Television.
 
Milos Fiala leads a bloc of five centre and centre-right opposition parties that had won the elections in October and had ousted the incumbent premier Andrej Babis and his allies. The new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic also acknowledged that the new government has a very complicated time ahead as well as many challenges.

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Published On : November 28, 2021
 Q .
The Reserve Bank of India has recently increased the cap on promoters stake in private bank to _____ percent of the paid-up voting equity share capital of the bank.
A)
26%
B)
32%
C)
39%
D)
45%

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 26%

Note : The cap on promoters’ stake in long run of 15 years has been raised from 15% (earlier) to 26% of the paid-up voting equity share capital of the bank.

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Published On : November 28, 2021
 Q .
Which of the following state has emerged as the poorest state in India at all dimensions in the inaugural national Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released by NITI Aayog?
A)
Assam
B)
Kerala
C)
Punjab
D)
Bihar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bihar

Note : The government think tank Niti Aayog has released the first ever Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) to measure poverty at the national, State/UT, and district levels. As per the inaugural index, Bihar has been adjudged as the state with highest level of multidimensional poverty. 51.91% of the state’s population are multidimensionally poor.

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Published On : November 28, 2021
 Q .
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 crore on which bank?
A)
Canara Bank
B)
State Bank of India
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
HDFC Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - State Bank of India

Note :

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) by an order dated November 16 has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 crore on the State Bank of India for contravention of section 19 (2) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (the Act), informed RBI.
 
"This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers," reads the official release.
 
As per the press note, the irregularities were identified after a Statutory Inspections for Supervisory Evaluation (ISE) of the bank was conducted by RBI with reference to its financial positions as on March 31, 2018, and March 31, 2019, and the examination of the Risk Assessment Reports, Inspection Report and all related correspondence pertaining to the same, revealed, inter-alia, contravention of section 19 of the Act.

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Published On : November 28, 2021
 Q .
The joint Armed Force Exercise Dakshin Shakti 2021 was held in which place recently?
A)
Jaipur, Rajasthan
B)
Jaipur, Rajasthan
C)
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
D)
Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Note : The Indian Army had organised the biggest military exercise called "Dakshin Shakti" in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer from November 19 to 22, 2021. Exercise Dakshin Shakti witnessed the participation of over 30,000 troops from the Army, Navy, IAF, Coast Guard, BSF and intelligence.

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Published On : November 28, 2021
 Q .
Name the Indian candidate who has recently been elected as 'Delegate for Asia' on the executive committee of the INTERPOL?
A)
Anand Mahto
B)
Praveen Sinha
C)
Ramani Bharadwaj
D)
Srinivasan Doraiswamy

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Praveen Sinha

Note : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Director Praveen Sinha has been elected as ‘Delegate for Asia’ on the executive committee of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

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Published On : November 28, 2021
 Q .
What is the new COVID-19 variant_________in South Africa on 24 November 2021?
A)
B.1.1.529(Omicron)
B)
B.1.2.500(Omicron)
C)
B.1.1.501(Omicron)
D)
B.1.2.507(Omicron)

Correct Answer : Option (A) - B.1.1.529(Omicron)

Note :

The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529(Omicron).
 
The B.1.1.529(Omicron) variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24 November 2021. The epidemiological situation in South Africa has been characterized by three distinct peaks in reported cases, the latest of which was predominantly the Delta variant. In recent weeks, infections have increased steeply, coinciding with the detection of B.1.1.529(Omicron) variant. The first known confirmed B.1.1.529(Omicron) infection was from a specimen collected on 9 November 2021.

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Published On : November 28, 2021
 Q .
Sananta Tanty who has passed away recently was a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning Indian poet of which literature?
A)
Marathi
B)
Bengali
C)
Malayalam
D)
Assamese

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Assamese

Note : Sahitya Akademi Award-winning, Eminent Assamese poet, Sananta Tantyhas passed away. Some of his works include Ujjwal Nakshatrar Sondhanot, Moi Manuhar Amal Utsav, Nizor Biruddhey Sesh Prastab, and Moi. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award (Assamese) in 2018 for his collection of poems titled “Kailoir Dinto Amar Hobo”.

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Published On : November 28, 2021
 Q .
INS Vela has been commissioned at which place by the Indian Navy?
A)
Goa Shipyard Limited
B)
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
C)
Naval Dockyard Mumbai
D)
Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Naval Dockyard Mumbai

Note : Indian Navy has commissioned indigenously builtScorpene-class submarine Vela at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard. INS Vela is the fourth in Project 75 series, following Kalvari, Khanderi, and Karanj. It is expected to further boost Indian capability to defend and secure its strategic sea lanes. It was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in collaboration with M/s Naval Group of France.

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Published On : November 27, 2021