Correct Answer : Option (C) - South African
Note : Internationally acclaimed Zambia-born South African author, Wilbur Smith has passed away. He was 88. The global bestselling author has authored 49 novels and sold over 140 million copies worldwide in more than 30 languages. He rose to fame in 1964 with his debut novel “When the Lion Feeds” which turned in the movie with 15 sequels. Smith published his autobiography “On Leopard Rock” in 2018.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rs 614 crore
Correct Answer : Option (D) - M Mukundan
Note : Author M Mukundan won the 2021 JCB prize for Literature, for his book ‘Delhi : A Soliloquy’. The book, which has originally been written in Malayalam has been translated into English by Fathima EV and Nandakumar K. The novel, published by Westland, is a story about Delhi through the eyes of its Malayali youth protagonists.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - IOCL
Note : State-owned Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and NTPC Ltd have inked an MoU for the generation and storage of renewable energy or other cleaner forms of energy, including gas-based power.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradeshgovernment adopted the 'Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Ministerial Declaration on Climate Change Resilient and Responsive Arunachal Pradesh' to accelerate comprehensive, clever, climate-resilient and inclusive development of the people and state with all-round efforts.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Tamil Nadu
Note : India’s 1st Food Museum Launched : FCI – the Food Corporation of India, as a novel initiative has launched India’s India’s First Food Museum in Tamil Nadu. The Museum has been set up at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, which is also the cultural capital of the state. The FCI Food Musem has been setup to digitally exhibit the foodgrain production scenario in India and across the globe also to also highlight the challenges with regards to Food Storage.
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.
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.
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.
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.