Daily Current Affairs GK 20th November 2019 for RRB NTPC, Group D, SSC CGL, SBI, IBPS, NVS, Police, UPSC


Daily Current Affairs GK 20th November 2019 for RRB NTPC, Group D, SSC CGL, SBI, IBPS, NVS, Police, UPSC

Q - 1 Daily Current Affairs

On what date was World Toilet Day celebrated?  

a.  15 November 
b.  16 November 
c.  17 November 
d.  November 19 

Notes:- The theme of the year 2019 is "Leaving No One Behind".  

✳️ World Toilet Day is observed every year on 19 November.  

✳️ It is celebrated to encourage efforts being made to tackle sanitation all over the world, which will help achieve the sustainable development goal that promises sanitation for all by 2030.

Q - 2 Daily Current Affairs

Recently Asian Development Bank and India signed a US $ 91 million loan agreement for water management in which state?  

a.  Karnataka 
b.  Bihar 
c.  Punjab 
d.  Jharkhand 

Notes:- Karnataka Capital: Bengaluru 
CM: BS Yeddyurappa 
Governor: Vajubhai Vala

✳️ Asian Development Bank will provide a loan of US $ 91 million for the modernization of the Vijayanagar Canal Irrigation Project in Karnataka.  The fund will also be used to prepare the river basin management plan of the Krishna River.

Q - 3 Daily Current Affairs

Which country recently test-fired surface-to-surface Shaheen-1 missile?  

a.  Nepal 
b.  China 
c.  Pakistan 
d.  India 

Notes:- can hit this missile for up to 650 km.

Q - 4 Daily Current Affairs

Which state celebrated the International Cherry Blossom Festival 2019?  

a.  Bihar 
b.  Rajasthan 
c.  Odisha 
d.  The Meghalaya 

Notes:- Chief Minister of Meghalaya: Konrad Sangma  
Governor: Tathagata Roy

✳️ Fourth International Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya in Shillong.  Chief Minister of Meghalaya: Konrad Sangma Governor: Tathagata Roy

Q - 5 Daily Current Affairs

Which place's green and white tea was recently awarded GI tag?  .  

A. Darjeeling  
B. Meghalaya 
C. Karnataka 
D. Goa 

Notes:- has recently been registered by the West Bengal Government as Darjeeling's Green and White Tea as Geographical Indicator (Gi) products.  These two varieties of Darjeeling tea were registered under the Geographical Indication (Registration and Protection) Act 1999 with effect from October 2019.

Q - 6 Daily Current Affairs

 Which country has become the first country to find vaccines to combat typhoid?  

a.  Pakistan 
b.  Japan 
c.  Afghanistan 
d.  Iran 

Notes:- The name of this vaccine is Typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV).

Q - 7 Daily Current Affairs

On which day is the International Men's Day celebrated?  

a.  19 November 
b.  18 November   
c.  17 November 
d.  16 November 

Theme - "Making a Difference for Men and Boys." 

Notes:- International Men's Day was celebrated for the first time in the year 2007 in India.  Since then, International Men's Day is celebrated every year on 19 November in India.

Q - 8 Daily Current Affairs

On what date will ISRO launch Cartosat-3 and 13 US satellites?  

a.  On 20 November 
b.  On 25 November 
c.  On 29 November 
d.  On November 30, 

Notes:- India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47, will launch Cartosat-3 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota and 13 commercial nano satellites of the US in synchronized orbit of the Sun.  

✳️ Cartosat-3 satellite is the most advanced satellite of the third generation with a camera with high-resolution imaging capability.  

✳️ This will be the 74th launch vehicle mission to be launched from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

Q - 9 Daily Current Affairs

How has India slipped six places in IMD's New World Talent Ranking? 

A .  55th 
b.  49th 
c.  59th 
d.  69th 

Notes:- IMD - International Institute for Management Development (Lausanne, Swit.) 

✳️ Switzerland ranks first in this list of 63 countries.  After this, Denmark is in second place and Swadan is in third place.  

✳️ The top ten countries include Austria (4th), Luxembourg (5th), Norway (6th), Iceland (7th), Finland (8th), Netherlands (9th) and Singapore (10th).  China (42nd), Russia (47) and South Africa (50th) rank in the list.

Q - 10 Daily Current Affairs

Recently, the Election Commission has announced the setting up of a bench on the inter-disciplinary approach to election studies in the memory of which former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on "special engagement of youth with ambitious India"?  

a.  TN Seshan 
b.  T. Yes Thakur 
c.  Anil Baijal 
d.  Sanjay Mathur -

Notes:-  Recently former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan passed away on November 10, 2019.  

✳️  Under this, Center for Curriculum Development for India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM) will be established in New Delhi between 2020 - 2025.  Former CEC N Gopalaswamy will be the patron of this bench.  The bench is expected to be functional by August September 2020.