Current affairs of 26 November 2022

Current affairs of 26 November 2022

Que. 1 The Tamil Nadu government on 22 November 2022 declared the Arittapatti village in______district as a biodiversity heritage site.

1.Chennai

2.Coimbatore

3.Ariyalur

4.Madurai

Answer:The correct answer is Madurai.

Explanation:-

•The Tamil Nadu government on 22 November 2022 declared the Arittapatti village in Madurai district as a biodiversity heritage site.

•It is the first Biodiversity Heritage Site(BHS) to be notified in the state.

•The village has a rich biological and historical significance with the presence of around 250 bird species.

Que. 2 Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in November 2022?

1.TG Sitharam

2.Janardan Sahu

3.Nabin Panda

4.Ravni Thakur

Answer:The correct answer is T G Sitharam.

Explanation:-

•IIT Guwahati Director T G Sitharam has been appointed Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

•Sitharam will take over from Jagadesh Kumar, who was holding interim charge of the AICTE Chairman.

• Before he joined as Director of IIT Guwahati, he was a professor in the department of civil engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Que. 3 A three day groundnut festival ‘Kadalekai Parishe’ was held in which of the following cities?

1.Bengaluru

2.Mumbai

3.Madurai

4.Chennai

Answer: The correct answer is Bengaluru.

Explanation:-

•Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai inaugurated the ‘Kadlekai Parishe’, a groundnut fair in Bengaluru’s Basavanagudi in November 2022.

•During the fair, groundnut farmers from all over the state bring bags of groundnuts to sell them in the fair.

• The groundnut festival has a 500-year-old history and is held near the Dodda Ganesha temple and the Bull Temple at Basavanagudi.

Que. 4 Which Indian city became the first city in South Asia to top CDP’s climate action list in November 2022?

1.Delhi

2.Jaipur

3.Mumbai

4.Lucknow

Answer:The correct answer is Mumbai.

Explanation:-

• Mumbai has become the first Indian city to be added to the A-list in the 5th Annual Cities Report published by CDP in November 2022.

• The organization says that Mumbai was able to attain this despite the challenging global economic situation.

• A total of 122 cities across the globe have been named as leaders in environmental action and transparency in 2022 by CDP.

Que. 5 Who among the following was sworn in as Malaysia’s new Prime Minister on 24 November 2022?

1.Tunku Abdul Rahman

2.Mahathir Mohamad

3.Abdullah Ahmad

4.Anwar Ibrahim

Answer:The correct answer is Anwar Ibrahim.

Explanation:-

• Malaysia’s veteran opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister on 24 November 2022.

•The new leader was appointed by King Sultan Abdullah.

•Anwar was deputy to former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad in the 1990s.

Que. 6 Which of the following banks has announced the launch of Face Authentication-based savings bank account opening for customers in November 2022?

1.Axis Bank

2.State Bank of India

3.Bank of India

4.Airtel Payments Bank

Answer: The correct answer is Airtel Payments Bank.

Explanation:-

•Airtel Payments Bank has announced the launch of Face Authentication-based savings bank account opening for customers on 22 November 2022.

• The facility will further ease the account opening process making it seamless & convenient for customers.

• Airtel Payments Bank is the first Payments Bank in the country to offer this facility.

Que.7 Which country became the biggest fertilizer supplier to India in the first half of the FY 2022-23?

1.Germany

2.France

3.Russia

4.Ukraine

Answer:The correct answer is Russia.

Explanation:-

•Russia for the first time became the biggest fertilizer supplier to India in the first half of the FY 2022-23.

•India’s fertilizer imports from Russia surged 371% to a record 2.15 million tonnes in the first six months of the year starting on April 1.

•In the last entire fiscal year, India imported 1.26 million tonnes from Russia.

• Russia is accounted for about 14% of the world’s urea exports.

Que. 8 Which day is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women?

1.19 November

2.22 November

3.25 November

4.26 November

Answer:The correct answer is 25 November.

Explanation:-

• Every year on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed.

• This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993.

•Violence against women is defined as any act of gender-based violence that causes physical, sexual, or psychological harm to women.

•Theme for 2022: “UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls”.

Que. 9 Which day is celebrated as the Lachit Diwas, the birthday of Ahom General Lachit Borphukan?

1.20 November

2.24 November

3.23 November

4.22 November

Answer:The correct answer is 24 November.

Explanation:-

•Every year on November 24th, Lachit Diwas is celebrated as the birthday of Ahom General Lachit Borphukan.

•The day honors the victory of the Assamese Army at the Battle of Saraighat.

•In 2022, India marks the 400th birth anniversary of the Lachit Borphukan.

•Borphukan was a commander of Ahom kingdom and in the 1671 battle of Saraighat, he thwarted an attempt by Mughal forces to Assam.

Que. 10 Who among the following is the author of the book “Now You Breathe: Overcoming Toxic Relationships & Abuse”?

1.Rakhi Kapoor

2.Tanushri Sawant

3.Rachna Bisht

4.Ambika Rana

Answer:The correct answer is Rakhi Kapoor.

Explanation:-

•Best-selling author Rakhi Kapoor released her latest Book “Now You Breathe:Overcoming Toxic Relationships and Abuse”.

•The book provides a roadmap to identify red flags, deal with, leave or heal from toxic relationships.

•Kapoor also authored ‘Infertility, Impatience, and Intuition: A physical and mental guide for aspiring parents.

•Rakhi Kapoor is a renowned physiotherapist and author..

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