CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2021

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Jitendra Singh


Explanation :

On 29th November 2021, a “unique” face recognition technology was launched by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.
 
Highlights :
• The face recognition technology would act as a proof of life certificate’ for pensioners and ensure ease of living for retired & elderly citizens.
• All pensioners must submit their life certificates annually to receive a pension as the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has executed a facility to give certificates digitally.
• In 2014, when the government came to power, it decided to introduce and implement digital life certificates for the pensioners to receive a pension comfortably.
• The Unique face recognition technique, launched recently to provide a ‘life certificate’, will affect the lives of 68 lakh central government pensioners and those covered under the EPFO and state governments.
• The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has created this face recognition technology with the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). 
• The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) launched the initiative to contribute digital life certificates.

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Published On : November 30, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   HSBC India


Explanation :

HSBC(Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) India has launched India's 1st credit card made from recycled PVC (PolyVinyl Chloride) plastic. The cards have been introduced in partnership with global cards manufacturer IDEMIA to gradually eliminate single-use PVC plastic. The cards are made from 85% recycled plastic and each card will save 3.18gm of plastic waste in addition to helping lower overall carbon emission.
 
About the card : The card was launched as a part of a new program launched by HSBC Group to introduce sustainable cards across all its global locations to support its global commitments to sustainability and a net-zero in its operations by 2030.


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Published On : November 30, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Goa


Explanation : The 7th edition of the four-day India International Science Festival (IISF) is scheduled to be held in Panaji, Goa, from December 10 to 13, 2021.

The festival theme in 2021 is “Celebrating Creativity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Prosperous India”. The first IISF was held in New Delhi in 2015.

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Published On : November 30, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Ratan P Watal


Explanation : The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has formed a five-member committee for timely completion of various projects executed under the Central Vista Redevelopment Plan. The committee will be headed by former finance secretary Ratan P Watal.

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Published On : November 30, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   1020:1000


Explanation : The 5th(fifth) edition of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) shows the signs of a demographic shift in India. The NFHS-5 showed that the proportion of women exceeded men. There were 1,020 women for 1,000 men as per NFHS-5 report.

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Published On : November 30, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   30th November


Explanation :

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare by the United Nations is observed on 30 November. The day is marked to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare. The day also highlights the pledge taken by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to eliminate the threat of chemical weapons. Chemical weapons were produced and used on a large scale during World War I, resulting in people dying in thousands. The usage of these lethal weapons was completely curbed in World War II.
 
History :  The Chemical Weapons Convention was adopted in 1993. However, the convention came into force on 29 April, 1997. As per the official website of the United Nations, "the Chemical Weapons Convention is determined to completely exclude the possibility of the use of these lethal weapons for the sake of mankind and to maintain world peace."
 
At the 20th session of the convention, the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons declared that November 30 will be observed as a Memorial Day for the victims of chemical warfare. Finally, the first 'Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare' was observed in 2005.
 
As per the Forbes, The Chemical Weapons Convention, which is signed by 189 countries, prohibits the use, production and storing and transfer of chemical weapons on a large scale. It allows the production of chemical weapons (in a very limited quantity) for research purposes only.

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Published On : November 30, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Vaccine


Explanation : The American publishing company Merriam-Webster has chosen the word “vaccine” as its 2021 Word of the Year.

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Published On : November 30, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   UAE


Explanation : The United Arab Emirates(UAE) has become the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to introduce paid parental leave for employees in the private sector.

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Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Lingui : The Sacred Bonds (Chad, France, Belgium, Germany)


Explanation : The internationally co-produced drama film Lingui: The Sacred Bonds has won the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI 52 in Goa.

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Published On : November 30, 2021

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   South Korea


Explanation : South Korea is soon going to get the world’s first floating city, to deal with the problem of floods due to rising sea levels. The floating city project is a joint effort by the UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habit) and OCEANIX. The city will be built off the coast of Busan in South Korea and is likely to be completed by 2025.

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Published On : November 30, 2021