Current affairs of 15 November 2022

Current affairs of 15 November 2022

Q.1 Which of the following shipyard company will build India’s first hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel?

a) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders

b) Cochin Shipyard

c) Garden Reach Shipbuilders

d) Hindustan Shipyard

Ans:- Cochin Shipyard

Explanation:-

•Cochin Shipyard signs MoU with Inland Waterways Authority of India to build country’s first hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel for Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

•The launch of Zero Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Passenger Catamaran Ship in Varanasi will reduce the use of fossil fuels.

•Another MoU signed by the shipyard for construction of six electric catamaran vessels for Uttar Pradesh and two more such vessels for Guwahati.

Q.2 As per the revised Moody’s report released recently, what is the estimated GDP growth rate of India in 2022-23?

a) 6 percent

b) 7 percent

c) 8 percent

d) 9 percent

Ans:- 7 percent

Explanation:-

•Moody’s on 11 November cut India’s GDP growth forecast for 2022 to 7%.

•This is the second time in as many months that Moody’s Investors Service has cut India’s growth forecast for 2022.

•In September, it cut its forecast for the year 2022 to 7.7% from 8.8% in May.

•The Asian Development Bank has also reduced its forecast to 7% from 7.5%.

Q.3 Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen signed how many MoUs in the fields of culture, wildlife and health?

a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

d) 7

Ans:- 4

Explanation:-

•Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen signed 4 MoUs in the fields of culture, wildlife and health.

• These include one in the field of health and medicine between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India and the Ministry of Health of Cambodia.

•Second MoU was signed regarding reintroduction of tigers in Cambodia.

Q.4 Who has recently won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championship in the 75kg women’s category?

a) Rashi Sharma

b) Mary Kom

c) Nikhat Zareen

d) Lovlina Borgohain

Ans:- Lovlina Borgohain

Explanation:

•Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain won the Asian Boxing Championship in 75 kg category on 11 November 2022.

•Won gold medal in the championship.

•She won the gold medal by defeating Ruzmetova Sokhiba of Uzbekistan.

•22-year-old Parveen Hooda also won gold in the 63kg category by defeating Japan’s Kito Mai.

•The 2022 Asian Boxing Championships is being held in Amman, Jordan.

Q.5 Who has been honored with the 31st Bihari Award for the novel ‘Hum Yahan The’?

a) Madhu Kankaria

b) Dr. Madhav Hada

c) Suraj Kumar

d) Aidan Bhati

Ans:- Madhu Kankaria

Explanation:-

Noted writer Madhu Kankaria has been honored with the 31st and Dr. Madhav Hada with the 32nd Bihari Puraskar.

•Madhu Kankaria has been awarded for her 2018 novel ‘Hum Yahan’, while Dr. Madhav Hada has been awarded for his 2015 book ‘Pachrang Chola Pahar Sakhi Ri’.

•Bihari Puraskar is given every year for one outstanding work published in Hindi or Rajasthani in the last 10 years.

•Its establishment Of Birla Foundation in 1991.

Q. 6 World Pneumonia Day is observed every year on 12 November to raise awareness about pneumonia disease. What is the theme of World Pneumonia Day 2022?

a) Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia

b) Pneumonia Affects Everyone

c) Every Breath Counts

d) Pneumonia has to be eradicated.

Ans:- Pneumonia affects everyone

Explanation:-

•World Pneumonia Day is observed every year on 12 November to raise awareness about pneumonia disease.

•Swelling in the lungs due to any infection is called pneumonia.

•It is responsible for most of the deaths of children under the age of 5 worldwide.

•The day was first observed in 2009 by the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia.

•2022 Theme – ‘Pneumonia Affects Everyone’.

Q. 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently flagged off two trains, South India’s first Vande Bharat Express and Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan train from Krantiveer Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station in Bengaluru. Vande Bharat Express train will run between Mysore and?

a) Bhagalpur

b) Thiruvananthapuram

c) Chennai

d) Kochi

Ans:- Chennai

Explanation:-

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 November flagged off two much-awaited trains- South India’s first Vande Bharat Express and Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan train between Mysore and Chennai from Krantiveer Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station in Bengaluru.

•Vande Bharat Express is part of the 75 trains that are expected to run across India by the end of 2023.

•The maximum speed of Vande Bharat is 160 km/h.

Q.8 In which city the 3rd Ministerial Conference on the theme ‘No Money for Terror’ to combat terrorism financing will be organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs?

a) Shimla

b) Jaipur

C) Bhopal

d) New Delhi

Ans:- New Delhi

Explanation:-

•The Ministry of Home Affairs will organize the third Ministerial Conference on the theme ‘No Money for Terror’ to combat the financing of terrorism.

• It will be held on 18 November 2022 in New Delhi.

•The two-day conference aims to take forward the discussions on combating terrorist financing held by the international community in the previous two conferences in Paris and Melbourne.

Q.9 On which day Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Ramagundam Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited to the nation did?

a) 11 November 2022

b) 12 November 2022

c) 13th November 2022

d) 14th November 2022

Ans :- 12 November 2022

Explanation:-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Ramagundam Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited to the nation on 12 November 2022 Dedicated.

•Two decades after closure of the FCI plant, the revived Ramagundam Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd has been developed into one of the leading fertiliser plants in the country.

• Apart from this, he also inaugurated the new railway line, Bhadrachalam Road Sathupally, built at a cost of about Rs 1000 crore.

Q.10 Recently who has been elected as the first woman President of Slovenia.

a) Tanja Fajon

b) Katrina Kressal

c) Natasa Pirk Musser

d) Violet bulk

Ans:-Natasa Pirk Musser

Explanation:

•Slovenia has been elected as the first woman president on November 13, 2022, defeating her Conservative rival in the second round of elections.

• Natasa Pirk Musar is a journalist and a lawyer by profession, who contested as an independent candidate in Slovenia

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