Current Affairs Quiz: 27 November 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as the Bullet Train Project, father of the Indian IT Industry and National portal for Transgender Persons among others. 

Created On: Nov 27, 2020 20:19 ISTModified On: Nov 27, 2020 20:20 IST
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27 November 2020: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as the Bullet Train Project, father of the Indian IT Industry and National portal for Transgender Persons among others. 

1.India has extended the ban on scheduled International commercial passenger flights till when?
a)December 31st 
b)January 1st 
c)December 25th 
d)December 24th 

2.Who was known as the father of the Indian IT Industry?
a)Azim Premji 
b)FC Kohli 
c)Mukesh Ambani 
d)Ratan Tata

3.Faqir Chand Kohli passed away due to a heart attack on November 26, 2020. He had led the inception of which global IT company?
a)Infosys
b)Wipro
c)HCL
d)TCS

4.Which nation topped FIFA’s final rankings list for 2020?
a)England
b)France
c)Brazil
d)Belgium

5.Which among the following nations failed to make it into the top 10 of FIFA rankings for 2020?
a)Spain
b)Argentina
c)Germany 
d)Italy 

6.India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar is currently on a three-nation trip. Which among the following nations is not a part of his visit?
a)Saudi Arabia
b)Bahrain
c)Seychelles 
d)UAE

7.Who inaugurated the Garima Greh and National portal for Transgender Persons?
a)Piyush Goyal 
b)Nitin Gadkari 
c)Amit Shah
d)Thaawarchand Gehlot

8.The National High Speed Rail Corporation has signed the nation’s largest contract for the Bullet Train project with which company?
a)HAL 
b)L&T
c)Reliance Infrastructure
d)Ashok Leyland

Answers

1.(a) December 31st
The Indian government on November 26, 2020, decided to extend the ban on the scheduled international commercial passenger services till December 31, 2020, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

2.(b) FC Kohli 
Faqir Chand Kohli is known as the father of the Indian IT Industry for pioneering the growth in the Indian IT sector with the establishment of Tata Consultancy Services, the world’s largest IT services provider. 

3.(d) TCS
IT Industry pioneer Faqir Chand Kohli passed away due to a heart attack on November 26, 2020 at his residence. He is known to have led the inception of the global tech behemoth TCS, thereby sowing the seed of India’s IT industry. 

4.(d) Belgium
Belgium has been ranked at the top in the final rankings list for 2020, released by FIFA on November 27, 2020. France is placed second, while Brazil is in third place, England in fourth place and Portugal in fifth place. 

5.(c) Germany
Germany failed to make it into the top 10 of FIFA rankings for 2020, as it is ranked 13th in FIFA’s final rankings list for 2020, which was released on November 27, 2020. Spain has been ranked sixth, followed by Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico and Italy.

6.(a) Saudi Arabia
India’s External Affairs Minister Dr, S. Jaishankar is currently on a three-nation tour. While he has already visited Bahrain and UAE and met top leaders of the nations, his third visit will be to Seychelles on November 27-28, 2020. Jaishankar is scheduled to meet the newly elected President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan and present greetings on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

7.(d) Thaawarchand Gehlot
The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually inaugurated a national portal for Transgender Persons and Garima Greh, a shelter home for Transgender Persons on November 25, 2020. The national portal will enable people from the trans community to get their Transgender Certificate and identity cards without any physical interface.

8.(b) L&T
The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) signed the country’s largest-ever government-funded civil contract worth Rs 24,000 crore with infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on November 26, 2020 for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.

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