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Current Affairs Quiz , 10 Nov 2020
- November 12, 2020
- Posted by: DOTS ACADEMY
- Category: Quizes
1) Which among the following Indian diplomat has been elected to the UN’s Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ)?
a) Vidisha Maitra
b) Devyani Kobragade
c) TS Tirumurthy
d) None of the above
• Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra has been elected to the UN’s Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).The election was a tightly contested one but Maitra won with 126 UN members supporting her candidature for the only post for the Asia-Pacific group while 64 voted for the opposing candidate who was from Iraq.
2) ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) -2020’ is a joint naval exercise between
a) US and India
b) India and Bangladesh
c) Bangladesh and US
d) India and China
• The Bangladesh and US Navies launched the ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh-2020’ on Wednesday to expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness between the two countries.
3) World’s highest altitude data centre is being set up at
d) None of the above
• China is building the world’s highest-altitude cloud computing data centre in Tibet that will meet the data storage needs of the country and South Asian nations like Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, official media reported On Thursday.
4) National Cancer Awareness Day is observed in India on
a) November 7
b) November 10
c) November 9
d) November 8
• National Cancer Awareness Day 2020: November 7 is observed as National Cancer Awareness Day. This day is meant to raise awareness about cancer prevention and importance of early detection of cancer. National Cancer Awareness Day is observed on November 7 as it also eminent scientist Madame Curie’s birth anniversary. Marie Curie is remembered not just for the discovery of radium and polonium, but also for her contribution to the fight against cancer. Her work lead to the development of nuclear energy as well as radiotherapy for cancer treatment.
5) What is the new name of Ministry of Shipping?
a) Ministry of shipping and waterways
b) Ministry of inland waterways
c) Ministry of ports
d) Ministry of ports, shipping and waterways
• Mr. Modi had said on Sunday that the Shipping Ministry was being expanded and renamed as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.