Current Affairs of 16 November 2022

Current affairs of 16 November 2022

Que.1 Which day is celebrated as the International Day for Tolerance?

1.15 November

2.16 November

3.14 November

4.13 November

Answer: The correct answer is 16 November.

Explanation:-

• International Day for Tolerance is commemorated on 16th Nov every year to raise awareness about the significance of tolerance in society.

• The UN established this day in 1996.

•In order to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, UNESCO created a prize known as UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize in 1995.

•Madanjeet Singh, an Indian diplomat, had sponsored the celebrations that year.

Que. 2 Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year in the country from 15th to 21st November. What is the theme of Newborn Care Week 2022?

1.Antenatal care

2.Safety, quality and nurturing

3.Home care of Newborn in Urban Area

4.Quality, Equity, Dignity for every newborn

Answer:The correct answer is Home care of Newborn in Urban Area.

Explanation:-

•Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year in the country from the 15th to the 21st of November.

• Aim: to raise awareness about the importance of newborn care for child survival & development.

• The neonatal period (the first 28 days of life) is the crucial period for child survival.

•In India, the Neonatal Mortality Rate is 20per 1000 live births.

• 2022 Theme: “Home care of Newborn inUrban Area”.

Que. 3 The 18th edition of Indo – US joint training exercise”_______”is scheduled to be conducted in Uttarakhand in Nov 2022.

1.SAMPRITI

2.Varun

3.Garuda

4.YUDH ABHYAS

Answer: The correct answer is YUDH ABHYAS.

Explanation:-

•The 18th edition of the Indo-US joint training exercise “YUDH ABHYAS 22” is scheduled to be conducted in Uttarakhand in Nov 2022.

• Indian Army soldiers from the ASSAM Regiment will be participating in the exercise.

•It is conducted annually between India & USA.

• The previous edition of the exercise was conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska in USA in October 2021.

Que. 4 Who has won gold medal in the Men’s 10- meter air pistol event in the Asian Airgun Championship in South Korea in November 2022?

1.Park Dai Hun

2.Vijayvir Siddhu

3.Mei Yo Tang

4.Shiva Narwal

Answer: The correct answer is Shiva Narwal.

Explanation:-

• India’s Shiva Narwal on 15th Nov 2022 won gold in the Men’s 10-meter air pistol event in the Asian Airgun Championship in South Korea.

• He defeated South Korea’s Park Dai Hun 17-13 in the final.

• Another Indian, Vijayvir Siddhu bagged bronze in the same event.

•Also, the Indian Men’s Youth team won gold in the 10-meter air pistol team event.

Que. 5 Which country has won the Billie Jean King Cup 2022 for the first time by defeating 7- time champion Australia in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2022?

1.Belgium

2.Turkey

3.Russia

4.Switzerland

Answer:The correct answer is Switzerland.

Explanation:-

• Switzerland women’s tennis team on 13 Nov 2022 won the Billie Jean King Cup for the 1st time by defeating 7-time champion Australia in Glasgow, Scotland.

• 2022 Billie Jean King Cup was the 59th edition of the international women’s tennis tournament & was held from 8th to 13th Nov 2022 in Scotland.

•The championship is named after Billie Jean King, an American former world No. 1 tennis player.

Que. 6 The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off on 20th November in Qatar. Which country had won the final of the 2018 edition in Russia?

1.United Kingdom

2.France

3.Croatia

4.Spain

Answer: The correct answer is France.

Explanation:-

• The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off on 20th Nov in Qatar.

• This will be the first-ever time that the tournament is held in the winter months.

• The tournament will have 32 team competing for the world cup, segmentedacross 8 groups in 8 venues across Qatar.

• The final of the tournament will be played on 18th Dec.

• France had defeated Croatia in the final of the 2018 edition in Russia.

Que. 7 As per the United Nations’ ‘World Population Prospects 2022’ report, India is expected to become world’s most populous country in_______.

1.2025

2.2030

3.2040

4.2023

Answer:The correct answer is 2023.

Explanation:-

• As per the United Nations’ ‘World Population Prospects 2022’ report, India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023.

•This is because fertility rates in China have declined considerably in past years.

• By 2050, India is expected to have a population of 1.668 billion while China’s population will decline to 1.317 billion.

Que. 8 Who has been appointed as a director on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in November 2022?

1.Vivek Joshi

2.K. Subramaniam

3.Ramesh Reddy

4.Anubhav Bajaj

Answer:The correct answer is Vivek Joshi.

Explanation:-

• The Union Govt has appointed Financial Services Secretary Vivek Joshi as a director on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

•The board is primarily responsible for the oversight of the central bank.

•The board has 15 seats, of which five are official directors and 10 are non-official directors.

• RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is the chief executive of the board.

Que. 9 What is the rank of India in Climate Change Performance Index 2023?

1.10th

2.9th

3.8th

4.5th

Answer:The correct answer is 8th.

Explanation:-

•India has moved two spots to 8th rank in the Climate Change Performance Index 2023 (CCPI).

• In 2022 & 2021, India stood at the 10th spot, while in 2020, it ranked 9th.

• Denmark & Sweden have topped the index.

• The CCPI evaluates 59 countries & the European Union, which together generate over 90% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

•CCPI first published: 2005

•Published by: Germanwatch

Que. 10 India and_____hosted the LeadIT Summit on 15th November 2022 at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

1.Norway

2.Sweden

3.Egypt

4.Switzerland

Answer: The correct answer is Sweden.

Explanation:-

• India and Sweden hosted the LeadIT Summit on 15th Nov 2022 in COP27 at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

• The LeadIT (Leadership for Industry Transition) initiative focuses on the low carbon transition of the hard-to-abate industrial sector.

• The Summit was addressed by UnionEnvironment Minister Bhupender Yadav.

• The current phase of LeadIT is set to conclude in 2023.

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