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 Q .
Which state's chief minister has launched the 'Duare Ration' scheme?
A)
Bihar
B)
West Bengal
C)
Gujarat
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (B) - West Bengal

Note : The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on November 16, 2021, inaugurated the ‘Duare Ration’ (ration at doorstep) scheme. It aims at benefitting around 10 crores of the people of the state.

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Published On : November 17, 2021
 Q .
Which among the following organisations has recieved Guinness World Records for the world's highest motorable road in Ladakh?
A)
BOD
B)
BRO
C)
BRC
D)
DRO

Correct Answer : Option (B) - BRO

Note : The Border Roads Organization (BRO) on November 16, 2021, received the Guinness World Records certificate for constructing and blacktopping the world’s highest motorable road at 19,024 feet at Umlingla Pass in Ladakh.

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Published On : November 17, 2021
 Q .
Which state has declared "Kaiser-i-Hind" as state butterfly?
A)
Andhra Pradesh
B)
Madhya Pradesh
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Arunachal Pradesh

Note : Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has approved “Kaiser-i-Hind” as the state butterfly. Kaiser-i-Hind is scientifically known as Teinopalpus imperialis. In literal terms, it means Emperor of India. The butterfly is having a wingspan of 90-120 mm. It is found across six States along Eastern Himalayas at elevations from 6,000-10,000 feet in a well-wooded terrain.

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Published On : November 17, 2021
 Q .
Hot Air Balloon event will be held from November 17-19 in which Indian city?
A)
Varanasi
B)
Ayodhya
C)
Chennai
D)
Hyderabad

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Varanasi

Note : A hot air balloon event is being organised in Varanasi from 17th November 2021  to 19th November 2021. The hot air balloon rides will take people up to a height of 1,000 feet, enabling them to enjoy the beautiful views of the area.

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Published On : November 17, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the ICC Men's Cricket Committee?
A)
MS Dhoni
B)
Rahul Dravid
C)
Sourav Ganguly
D)
Sachin Tendulkar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sourav Ganguly

Note : BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the Chairman of ICC Men's Cricket Committee. He will be succeeding Anil Kumble, who stepped down from the post after having served a maximum of three, 3-year terms.

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Published On : November 17, 2021
 Q .
The National Press Day is observed?
A)
November 13th
B)
November 14th
C)
November 15th
D)
November 16th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - November 16th

Note :

National Press Day is observed on November 16th every year to acknowledge and honor the Press Council of India, a statutory and quasi-judicial establishment. The day marks the presence of an independent and responsible press in India.
 
The media is known as the fourth pillar of democracy. It is said that journalists are a mirror of society, which brings out the truth even in adverse circumstances. This day symbolizes freedom of the press and its responsibilities towards society. The Press Council of India started functioning on this day.
 
National Press Day History :  The First Press Commission 1956 envisioned a committee to protect the ethics of journalism and freedom of the press in India. It led to the formation of a Press Council 10 years later.

The Press Council of India monitors all journalistic activities to keep credibility intact. The Press Council of India plays an important role in maintaining a healthy democracy in the country. It also ensures that the press in India is not affected by any external matter.

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Published On : November 16, 2021
 Q .
The International Day for Tolerance is observed?
A)
14th November
B)
15th November
C)
16th November
D)
17th November

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 16th November

Note :

The United Nations observes “International Day for Tolerance” on 16th November every year. The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.

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Published On : November 16, 2021
 Q .
Which one world 1st place air pollution city in November 2021?
A)
Sofia, Bulgaria
B)
Delhi, India
C)
Krakow, Poland
D)
Lahore, Pakistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Delhi, India

Note :

According to the data from air quality and pollution city tracking service from IQAir, a Switzerland-based climate group, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai are among the top ten most polluted cities of the world. Delhi topped the list with AQI at 556, Kolkata and Mumbai recorded an AQI of 177 and 169, respectively, at 4th and 6th position. The cities with the worst AQI indices also include Lahore, in Pakistan, and Chengdu, in China.
 
Here are the ten cities with the worst air quality indicators and pollution rankings, according to IQAir :
 
* Delhi, India (AQI: 556)
* Lahore, Pakistan (AQI: 354)
* Sofia, Bulgaria (AQI: 178)
* Kolkata, India (AQI: 177)
* Zagreb, Croatia (AQI: 173)
* Mumbai, India (AQI: 169)
* Belgrade, Serbia (AQI: 165)
* Chengdu, China (AQI: 165)
* Skopje, North Macedonia (AQI: 164)
* Krakow, Poland (AQI: 160)

About the IQAir :
* IQAir is also a technology partner of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).
* An AQI between zero and "50 is considered - good", "51 and 100 - satisfactory", "101 and 200 - moderate", "201 and 300 - poor", "301 and 400 - very poor" then 401 and between 500 is considered ‘severe’.

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Published On : November 16, 2021
 Q .
Who is inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh?
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Ram Nath Kovind
D)
Rajnath Singh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narendra Modi

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday(16th November 2021) inaugurated the 341-km Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh after landing on the highway airstrip in an IAF C-130 Hercules plane. The 3.2-km airstrip has been constructed on the expressway to facilitate emergency landing of fighter aircraft. The expressway links state capital Lucknow with Ghazipur and has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 22,500 crore.

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Published On : November 16, 2021
 Q .
The Trilateral Maritime Exercise "SITMEX – 21" will be held between which countries?
A)
India, China and Russia
B)
India, Singapore and Thailand
C)
India, Japan and France
D)
India, Sri Lanka and Australia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India, Singapore and Thailand

Note :

The 3rd edition of the Trilateral Maritime Exercise named SITMEX–21 is being held from 15th Nov 2021 to 16th Nov 2021 in the Andaman Sea. The Navies of the India, Singapore and Thailand will participate in the event. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk is participating in the 3rd edition from India. It is an indigenously built Missile Corvette.
 
The event is being hosted by Royal Thai Navy (RTN) in the Andaman Sea with an aim to enhance the cooperation between the participating navies towards augmenting the overall maritime security in the region.

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Published On : November 16, 2021