Q1. At which of the following places, a two-day regional conference on replication of good governance practices has taken place?
Description: A two-day regional conference on replication of good governance practices in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and is being held in Ladakh, Jammu. After intensive deliberations during the sessions held over two days, during the Valedikori session held in Jammu, the conference unanimously adopted the “Good Governance Resolution”.
Q2. Which of the following countries has been elected as the head of UNESCO’s Education Commission?
Description: Pakistan was elected as the head of UNESCO’s Education Commission and Pakistan’s Education Minister Shafaqat Mahmood was unanimously elected the chairman of the prestigious commission at the ministerial meeting of member states in Paris. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations by Khalil Hashmi was elected the chairman of the annual meeting of the States Parties on the Convention of Certain Traditional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva.
Q3. On which of the following dates is National Press Day celebrated?
Ans: 16 November
Description: Every year, National Press Day is celebrated on 16 November, which was established to establish the Press Council of India, which was formed in the year 1966. Press day is the symbol of an independent and responsible press in India as the Press Council of India serves as an ethical watchdog for the media.
Q4. According to the proposed “National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Conservation, and Management Bill), 2019”, what can be the penalty for polluting or disrupting the river Ganga?
A.50 crores and imprisonment for 5 years
B.10 crores and 1 year imprisonment
C.1 crore and 6 months imprisonment
D.2 crores and 1 year imprisonment
Ans: 50 crores and 5 years imprisonment
Description: If a person or an organization is polluting or obstructing the flow of river Ganga, then according to the proposed Bill National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Conservation, and Management Bill), 2019, the person is charged with imprisonment of 50 crores and 5 years Punishment can happen. Offenses under this Act are cognizable and non-bailable due to pollution.
Q5. Which of the following states is organizing Sand Week in the month of November from November 14 to 21?
Ans: Andhra Pradesh
Details: The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has decided to organize the Sand Utsav from 14 to 21 November. Due to flooding and excavation, there is no proper availability of sand. Ahead of ‘Sand Week’ the district administration has set its sights on a coordinated approach to curb illegal sand mining and transportation.
Q6. Which of the following cities has set a Guinness record in CPR training?
Description: A Guinness World Record was set in Kochi city on 16 November 2019, in which 28,523 students were trained in eight hours, performing only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The effort broke the previous two records of 9,000 and 28,015 people being trained in eight hours and 24 hours respectively. The effort also set a record in the country and entered the ‘Best of India’ record book.
Q7. Recently, the National Mission “Nishtha” of which of the following state / UT has been launched?
A.Jammu and Kashmir
Ans: Jammu and Kashmir
Description: In the newly formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, National Mission loyalty has been launched. The allegiance is an acronym for National Initiatives for School Heads and Teachers. This is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development that has already been launched in the rest of the country. The mission aims to improve learning outcomes at the primary level through integrated teacher training.
Q8. In which of the following places, “Adi Festival 2019” has been inaugurated?
Ans: New Delhi
Details: The Union Minister of State for Home inaugurated the “Adi Mahotsav” in New Delhi on November 16, 2019. “Adi Mahotsav” provides a platform to the tribals to showcase their handicrafts, culture, traditions and food in front of the world.
Q9. Water quality report has been released for the state capitals. In this context, consider the following statements.
(I) The report has been released on the basis of a study conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
(II) The tests were done on parameters like chemicals, toxic substances, bacteria tests etc.
choose correct answer:
C.Both I and II
D.Neither I nor II
Ans: Both I and II
Description: The water quality report for the state capitals and New Delhi has been released according to a study conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The organization has conducted studies based on criteria such as chemicals, toxins, bacterial tests and physical tests. From this report, the best performing cities are Shimla, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Amravati and Raipur. The worst performing cities are Thiruvananthapuram. , Chennai, Bangalore, Gandhi Nagar, Lucknow, Dehradun, Kolkata and Jaipur.
Q10. Consider the following statements about Brahmaputra Pushkaram and choose the correct answer.
(I) This year, Assam will host Brahmaputra Pushkaram.
(II) This festival is a festival of rivers and it is related to the 12 important rivers of the country.
C.Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II
Ans: Both I and II
Description: Brahmaputra Pushkaram is the festival of rivers and it is related to 12 important rivers of the country. The festival is held every 12 years and the last edition of this Pushkaram was held in 2007. This year’s Brahmaputra Pushkaram will be hosted by the Assam State Government and will be the second-largest festival celebrated after the Namami Brahmaputra.