Current Affairs: 24rd November 2022

                           Current Affairs: 23rd November 2022


1) Indian Army conducted an Integrated Fire Power Exercise, “SHATRUNASH” in –

A. Rajasthan
B. Haryana
C. Uttarakhand
D. Karnataka

• The South Western Command of the Indian Army conducted an Integrated Fire Power Exercise, “SHATRUNASH”    in Thar desert of Rajasthan on 21 November 2022.
• The exercise witnessed use of multi farious firing platforms in an integrated manner involving both ground & aerial manoeuvres.
• South Western Command of Indian Army: Jaipur
• General Officer Commanding In Chief of the South Western
• Command: Lieutenant General A S Bhinder


2) Which book has been awarded with the JCB Prize for Literature 2022?

A. The Paradise of Food
B. Imaan
C. Valli
D. Tomb of sand

• The book titled “The Paradise of Food” authored by Khalid
• Jawed, has been awarded the JCB Prize for Literature 2022.
• It was translated into English from Urdu by Baran Farooqi and published by Juggernaut.
• The book, originally published as “Ne’mat Khana” in 2014, is the fourth translation to win the award and the first
    work in Urdu to win the JCB Prize.
• “The Paradise of Food” tells the story of a middle-class joint Muslim family over a span of fifty years where the
   narrator struggles to find a place for himself, at odds in his home and the world outside.


3) What is the official mascot of the “Qatar World Cup 2022”?

A. Striker
B. Zakumi
C. Fuleco
D. La’eeb

• “La’eeb” is the official mascot of the Qatar 2022 WorldCup.
• La’eeb was first revealed at the FIFA World Cup draw back on April 1 in Doha, Qatar, and joins a long tradition of
   mascots launched ahead of every FIFA World Cup.
• La’eeb follows in the footsteps of Zabivaka (2018), Fuleco (2014), and Zakumi (2010).
• The name La’eeb, according to FIFA, is “an Arabic word meaning super-skilled player.”
• La’eeb is inspired by the keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men.


4) Which state government has announced “Mukhyamantri Siksha Purashkar Yojna”?

A. West Bengal
B. Odisha
C. Jharkhand
D. Chhattisgarh

• Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik has announced “Mukhyamantri Siksha Purashkar Yojna”, an award and scholarship     programme.
• Aim: To encourage healthy competition between different state schools and to recognise excellence in education.
• The award will be given to 50,000 (students), 1,500 (Principals, school management committees, alumni, Gram     Panchayats and district administrations).
• This programme will cost Rs 100 crore per year.


5) 13th edition of the “Naseem Al Bahr-2022” exercise has been commenced at


A. Bay of Bengal
B. Mumbai
C. Goa
D. Oman

• The 13th edition of bilateral exercise between the Indian and the Royal Oman navies, “Naseem Al Bahr-2022”,
   commenced off the coast of Oman on 20 November 2022.
• The exercise is being conducted in two phases: the Harbour Phase and the Sea Phase.
• Naseem Al Bahr naval exercise was started in 1993.
• The last edition (12th edition) was conducted off Goa in 2019.
• Aims: To strengthen the ancient maritime and cultural linkages between India and Oman.


6) Which NGO has received the Indira Gandhi Prize for 2021?

A. Udaan India
B. Vanavil
C. Pratham
D. eVidyaloka

• Pratham, an NGO functioning in the field of education, has received the Indira Gandhi Prize for 2021.
• Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari presented the Indira Gandhi Prize to Pratham for providing quality education to children, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Pratham used digital technology to provide quality education and launched programmes to provide skills to  young    adults.
• Indira Gandhi Prize: It is also known as the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament, and Development. It is
   given annually by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust to individuals or organizations. It carries a cash award of ₹25
   lakh and a citation.


7) What is the theme of “Sangai festival 2022”?

A. Great Secrets
B. Happy Feature
C. Festival of Oneness
D. Goods and Foods

• Union Minister for Tourism G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the biggest tourism festival of Manipur -Sangai festival     on 21 November 2022 at Moirang Khunou in Bishnupur district of Manipur.
• The 11th Sangai festival will be held from 21 – 30 November 2022.
• The festival which started in 2010 is being held after a 2year gap due to covid. It is being held in 13 venues across
  six districts.
• The theme of the Sangai festival 2022 is: ‘Festival of Oneness’.


8) Who has secured the men’s single ATP Finals (2022) title?

A. Rafael Nadal
B. Novak Djokovic
C. Roger Federer
D. Casper Ruud

• Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has secured the men’s single ATP Finals (2022) title, after defeating Norway’s Casper     Ruud.
• Novak Djokovic won his 6th ATP Finals by defeated his opponent by 7-5, 6-3 in summit clash.
• He has now equalled the record of Swiss legend Roger Federer, who has six ATP title wins.
• He has won ATP finals in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2022 (Turin, Italy).
• Doubles: Rajeev Ram (United States) and Joe Salisbury (United Kingdom)


9) Who has been elected as the President of Kazakhstan?

A. Serik Shapkenov
B. Murat Bektanov
C. Kassym-Jomart
D. Bagdat Musin


• Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has been re-elected as the President of Kazakhstan.
• According to the Kazakhstan Election Commission he has won 81.31% of the votes polled in the Presidential     election held on 20 November 2022.
• Kassym-Jomart Tokayev became the President of Kazakhstan on 29 March 2019 after the resignation of the first President of Kazakhstan Nur Sultan Nazarbayev.
• On 6 September 2022 the Kazakhstan constitution was amended and the term of the President was extended to
7 years from 5 years and a person can become the president of Kazakhstan only once.


10) Who has tied up with Union Bank of India (UBI) to implement ‘Union Solar’?

A. Asian Power
C. Tata Power
D. Powergrid

• Tata Power Solar Systems Limited (TPSSL) has tied up with Union Bank of India (UBI) to help MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) sector switch to solar solutions.
• TPSSL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL).
• Objective: To improve access to green energy and save on the cost of electricity, thus making MSMEs more
• The association will be implemented under UBI’s solar scheme called ‘Union Solar’


11) India has assumed the Chair of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) from –

A. France
B. Australia
C. Canada
D. Germany


• India has assumed the Chair of the Global Partnership on  Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) from France on 21st
   November 2022.
• Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology) has represented the country
   at the GPAI meeting in Tokyo for the symbolic takeover from France.
• GPAI is an international initiative to support responsible and human-centric development and the use of AI.
• India joined the GPAI in 2020 as a founding member


12) Who has been honored with “Indian Film Personality of the Year” at the 53rd International
     Film Festival of India (IFFI)?

A. Vijay Sethupathi
B. Chiranjeevi
C. Ajith Kumar
D. Pawan Kalyan

• Superstar Chiranjeevi has been named the Indian Fil Personality of the Year at the opening ceremony of the
  53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
• The special announcement was made by Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur at the     film festival.
• Chiranjeevi is regarded as one of the most successful actors in Indian Cinema. He made his acting debut with
  the 1978 film ‘Punadhirallu’. In a career spanning over four decades, the Telugu Superstar has been a recipient of
  numerous awards and accolades, including 4 Nandi Awards, 10 Filmfare Awards, and Padma Bhushan, India’s
  thirdhighest Civilian Award.


13) Who has been elected as a Member of International Committee for Weight and Measures

A. Jintu Kumar Das
B. Prof. Venu Gopal
C. Prof. Ekta Menghani
D. Dr. Rajesh Chauhan

• Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta, Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi, has been elected as a  member of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM).
• The 27th General Conference on Weights and Measures
• (CGPM) meeting was held on 15-18 November, 2022 at
• Paris, France.
• Prof. Achanta is among the 18 members elected from different countries and he is the 7th Indian to be elected to     the CIPM.
• The first Indian to be elected as a member of CIPM was Dr. K.S. Krishnan, the founder Director of CSIR-NPL.
• The last Indian to be elected was Prof. E. S. R. Gopal, the then Director, and CSIR-NPL (1991-1997).



14) India has launched the official website of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 2023 with the theme of


A. Global Economy
B. Trade and Investment
C. ASEAN Together

• India has launched the official website of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as it will host the next
SCO summit as a chairman of organisation in 2023.
• India has recently assumed the rotating chairmanship of SCO in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
• The theme of the event is “For a SECURE SCO”.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi had floated the concept of SECURE at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation     (SCO) summit in China in 2018.
• Explaining the SECURE concept, the Prime Minister said ‘S’ for security for citizens, ‘E’ for economic development, ‘C’ for connectivity in the region, ‘U’ for unity, ‘R’ for respect of sovereignty and integrity, and ‘E for environment



15) Who has been given ‘UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize’ for 2022?

A. Angela Merkel
B. Franca Ma-ih Sulem
C. Seidnaly Sidahmed
D. Yalitza Aparicio

• Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong won the 2022 edition of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize.
• The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is conferred every two     years by UNESCO.
• The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize was unveiled in 1996 after the 1995 United Nations Year for Tolerance and in
connection with the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
• The award was funded by a donation from Madanjeet Singh – the former Indian artist, writer and diplomat who
served as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.



16) Which state’s Shahjahanpur district is Tops in terms of Jal Jiban Mission?

A. Uttarakhand
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Odisha
D. Madhya Pradesh

• Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, Shahjahanpur has created history in providing tap connections to every household      in rural areas.
• Shahjahanpur stood first by giving 28419 tap connections in October alone. Till October 1,44557 families were   given tap connections. While till October 31, the figure of providing tap connections has reached 72976.
• Bulandshahr in second place in best performance and third in fast moving districts. It has provided 21260   household tap connections in October. Till October 1, the number of tap connections was 97129, which reached
118389 till October 31.


17) As per Goldman Sachs, What is the estimated growth rate of India in 2023?

A. 5.9%
B. 6.4%
C. 7.1%
D. 5.5%

• The American Investment Banker Goldman Sachs expects India’s economic growth to slow to 5.9% in 2023, from     an estimated 6.9% growth in 2022 as the boost from the postCOVID reopening fades and monetary tightening
 weighs on domestic demand.
• The Indian economy was one of the fastest growing major economy in world in the first 7 months of this year due to
 the pent up demand in the economy due to covid led restrictions.
• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) expects the Indian economy to grow by 7% in 2022-23.





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