Sunday, November 22, 2020

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 22 November 2020

1. A Hindu temple, believed to have been constructed 1,300 years ago, has been discovered by Pakistani and Italian archaeological experts at a mountain in Swat district of northwest Pakistan. Announcing the discovery on Thursday, 19th Nov 20 Fazle Khaliq of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department of Archaeology said that the temple discovered is of God ________. It was built by the Hindus 1,300 years ago during the Hindu Shahi period. The Hindu Shahis or Kabul Shahis (850-1026 CE) was a Hindu dynasty that ruled the Kabul Valley (eastern Afghanistan), Gandhara (modern-day Pakistan), and present-day northwestern India.

2. Which state Chief Minister declared open Tungabhadra Pushkarams on the banks of river Tungabhadra on Friday, 20th Nov by offering Pushkar Harathi to the holy river invoking its blessings for the peace and prosperity of the state?
Andhra Pradesh
3. The US National Science Foundation has just announced it is going to begin decommissioning the famous Arecibo Observatory, the 1,000-foot-wide, 900-ton radio telescope. It’s a huge blow to the astronomy community, which used Arecibo for 57 years to conduct an enormous amount of space and atmospheric research. Where is this world's second largest single-dish radio telescope located (It was largest but its status surpassed in 2016 with the completion of China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST)?
Puerto Rico
4. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has given his approval to a draconian ordinance by the LDF government amending the Kerala Police Act that provides for jail term for any social media or cyber post that is deemed “offensive” or threatening. Governor’s office on Saturday, 21st Nov 2020, confirmed that the Governor had signed the ordinance that incorporates a new Section, in the Kerala Police Act. Accordingly, any person who creates or sends any information that is offensive or is intended to offend or threaten another person, through any means of communication, is liable to face imprisonment of five years or a fine of Rs 10,000 or both. What is this new act?
118 (A)
117 (A)
116 (A)
115 (A)
5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 22 laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in ______________ and _______________ districts of Uttar Pradesh. The projects will provide tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh population of these districts.
Mirzapur, Varanasi
Varanasi, Sonbhadra
Mirzapur, Jhansi
Mirzapur, Sonbhadra

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