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 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
 Q .
When is the National Organ Donation Day observed in India?
A)
November 25th
B)
November 26th
C)
November 27th
D)
November 28th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - November 27th

Note : In India, the ‘National Organ Donation Day’ is observed every year on November 27th since past 10 years. The day aims to promote awareness and recognize the selfless contribution made by deceased donors to healthcare and mankind re-instill our faith in humanity. 2021 marks the 12th National Organ Donation Day. It is organised by the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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Published On : November 27, 2021
 Q .
Which company tied up with Civil Aviation Ministry to promote Regional Air Connectivity?
A)
Paytm
B)
MakeMyTrip
C)
IRCTC
D)
Goibibo

Correct Answer : Option (B) - MakeMyTrip

Note : MakeMyTrip partnered with the Ministry of Civil Aviation to promote regional air connectivity through the UDAN scheme. MakeMyTrip will now power UDAN flights on the ‘AirSewa portal’ and market them on its platform to promote its services. The Govt. has identified 21st October as UDAN Day, the day on which the scheme document was first released. Under Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN 4.1 the Civil Aviation Ministry has approved 78 new routes. So far, 766 routes have been sanctioned under the UDAN scheme.

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Published On : November 27, 2021
 Q .
Which state will create first "cyber tehsil" of India?
A)
Gujarat
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Madhya Pradesh

Note : Madhya Pradesh Cabinet has approved the proposal to create "cyber tehsils" in the state of Madhya Pradesh. After this, MP will become the first state in the country to have a cyber tehsil. Cyber Tehsil will make the mutation process easy and people from anywhere in the state can avail of its benefit.

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Published On : November 27, 2021
 Q .
What is the name given to the project launched by Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC) to promote women researchers in joint R and D projects through lateral entry?
A)
Wiser
B)
Assure
C)
Resilient
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Wiser

Note : The Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) has launched a first-of-its-kind programme to promote women researchers in the field of research and development (R&D) through lateral entry. The programme is called Women’s Involvement in Science and Engineering Research (WISER).WISER will encourage women researchers in joint R&D projects.

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Published On : November 27, 2021
 Q .
Who is launches World's First Multimodal Brain Imaging Data and Analytics?
A)
Anil Vij
B)
Sandeep Singh
C)
Kamlesh Dhanda
D)
Dr Jitendra Singh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr Jitendra Singh

Note : The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated Project SWADESH. The project SWADESH is a first of its kind large-scale multimodal neuroimaging database designed specifically for the Indian population. The unique brain initiative has been developed by the DBT-National Brain Research Centre (DBT-NBRC), Gurgaon, Haryana.

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Published On : November 27, 2021
 Q .
Who is the represent India 20th SCO Council of Heads of Government?
A)
Amith Shah
B)
Kishan Reddy
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
S. Jaishankar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - S. Jaishankar

Note :

The External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar led the Indian delegations at the 20th Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of Government (CHG). The meeting was held in Nur-Sultan in virtual format under the chairmanship of Kazakhstan. The SCO-CHG meeting is held annually to deliberate on a range of pressing regional issues with focuses on the trade and economic agenda of the bloc and to approve its annual budget.
 
The meeting was attended by the heads of government of the SCO member states, observer states and secretary-general of the SCO. The executive director of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), Turkmenistan and other invited guests are also expected to attend the meeting. India is actively engaged in various SCO activities/dialogue mechanisms in the region as well as other multilateral cooperation within the SCO framework.

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Published On : November 27, 2021