26th November Current Affairs 2021

1. Magdalena Andersson is the newly elected 1st Woman Prime Minister of which country?

A. Turkey
B. Netherlands
C. Sweden
D. Finland

Ans (C) Sweden

  • Social Democratic party leader Magdalena Andersson has been elected as the first woman prime minister of Sweden during Parliamentary election on November 24, 2021.
  • She will replace incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.
  • Magdalena Andersson is the current Finance Minister of the country.
  • She will assume the charge of Prime Minister on November 26, 2021.

2. Which bank has topped the 2021 list of globally systemic banks (G-SIBs) released by FSB?

A. Wells Fargo
B. JP Morgan Chase
C. Morgan Stanley
D. Goldman Sachs

Ans (B) JP Morgan Chase

• JP Morgan Chase has become the world’s most systemically important bank once again according to the latest annual ranking of top lenders by global regulators.
• The Financial Stability Board (FSB), made up of regulators from G20 countries , published its latest table of the world’s 30 most systemic banks on 23 November 21.
• JP Morgan had last been the world’s most systemic bank in 2019.

3. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurates 5th World Congress on Disaster Management at

A. IIT Delhi
B. IIT Bombay
C. IIT Kanpur
D. IIT Madras

Ans (A) IIT Delhi

• The fifth edition of the World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) was virtually inaugurated by the Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh on November 24, 2021.
• The event has been organised at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi campus from November 24- 27, 2021.
• The theme of the 5th WCDM is Technology, Finance and Capacity for Building Resilience to Disasters in the Contexts of Covid-19.

4. The autobiography titled “Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World” has been written by which diplomat?

A. Tedros Adhanom
B. Ban Ki-moon
C. António Guterres
D. Moon Jae-in

Ans (B) Ban Ki-moon

• The former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kimoon has come out with his autobiography titled ‘Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World’.
• The book has been published by HarperCollins India.
• In his autobiography, Ban has described how he became a man of peace from a child of war.

5. Who has laid the foundation stone of Noida International Airport at Jewar in UP?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Yogi Adityanath
C. Anandiben Patel
D. Amit Shah

Ans (A) Narendra Modi

• In Jewar, Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the Noida International Airport on 25th November 2021.
• Many international airports are being developed in Uttar Pradesh. They include recently inaugurated Kushinagar airport and the under-construction international airport at Ayodhya.
• Uttar Pradesh become India’s first state to have five international airports.
• Jewar airport is the second international airport to be built in Delhi NCR.

6. Where will be held the “5th Asian Youth Para Games 2025”?

A. Tajikistan
B. Uzbekistan
C. Kazakhstan
D. Kyrgyzstan

Ans (B) Uzbekistan

• The 5th edition of the Asian Youth Para Games 2025 will be hosted by Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, and the approval given by the Asian Paralympic Committee’s (APC) Executive Board.
• For the first time, ‘Asian Youth Games 2025’ and ‘Asian Youth Para Games 2025’ will be hosted in the same city & in the same venues.

7. Where has the first International Conference on Hydrogen Energy been inaugurated?

A. Kolkata
B. New Delhi
C. Mumbai
D. None of these

Ans (B) New Delhi

• The 1st International Conference on Hydrogen Energy – Policies, Infrastructure Development and Challenges has been held in New Delhi from 24-25 November 2021.
• It is being organized by Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) with the support of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
• It was inaugurated by Bhagwanth Khuba, Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, Chemicals and Fertilizers.

8. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Cooking To Save Your Life’?

A. Abhijit Banerjee
B. Kailash Satyarthi
C. Amartya Sen
D. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Ans (A) Abhijit Banerjee

• Nobel Prize-winning economist Abhijit Banerjee has come out with his new book titled “Cooking To Save Your Life”.
• The book has illustrations by France-based Cheyenne Olivier and published by Juggernaut Books. Abhijit Banerjee is a professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
• He won the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Esther Duflo and Michael Kemer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

9. Who has launched the ‘Tejaswini and Hausla Scheme’ of Jammu and Kashmir Bank?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Girish Chandra Murmu
C. Nirmala Sitharaman
D. None of these

Ans (C) Nirmala Sitharaman

• Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 23 November 2021 launched Tejasvini and Hausala schemes of J&K Bank.
• Tejasvini scheme focuses on providing financial assistance of ₹5 lakh to girls between 18-35 years for starting their business.
• She also launched Shikhar and Shikara schemes of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and SIDBI cluster development fund for ₹200 crores.

10. Which International Airport has become the 1st airport in South Asia to launch Rosenbauer Fire Fighting Simulator?

A. Indira Gandhi
B. Dum Dum
C. Kempegowda
D. Chhatrapati Shivaji

Ans (C) Kempegowda

• The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) here has become the first airport in South Asia to commission a Rosenbauer Tactical Simulator which allows firefighters to train in a realistic environment and be battle-ready for extreme aircraft fire emergencies.
• The simulator will also help the firefighters master the tactical use of Rosenbauer Panther trucks as well as operate High Reach Extendable Turrets (HRET).

11. Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid has been appointed as the Prime Minister of which country?

A. Iran
B. Congo
C. Kuwait
D. None of these

Ans (C) Kuwait

• Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid has been reappointed.
• He has been serving since late 2019.
• He was reappointed by an Emiri order issued by Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
• Sheikh Sabah tendered his government’s resignation on 14 November 2021 amid a row with opposition lawmakers.

12. L&T has tied up with which state government to build a Data Center?

A. Tripura
B. Karnataka
C. Tamilnadu
D. None of these

Ans (C) Tamilnadu

• Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on 24th November said it has entered into a pact with the Tamil Nadu government to establish a Data Centre in the state.
• L&T will establish 90 MW capacity data centres and associated units in a phased manner in Kanchipuram over the next five years.
• The company envisages to employ around 1,100 people — 600 direct and 500 indirect – in the project.

13. Recently, BS Mubarak has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to which country?

A. Morocco
B. Ethiopia
C. Sudan
D. None of these

Ans (C) Sudan

• BS Mubarak, who is presently Ambassador of India to Guatemala, has been appointed as the country’s next Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan.
• According to the Ministry of External Affairs release, Mubarak, an Indian Foreign Service officer of 2001 batch, is expected to take up his assignment shortly.
• He assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Guatemala in December 2018.
• Mubarak headed India’s diplomatic mission in Palestine from 2012-14 and was Consul General of India in Jeddah from 2014-16.

14. Recently the Chief Minister of which state has approved the ‘Electronics Policy 2021’?

A. Gujarat
B. Odisha
C. Maharashtra
D. None of these

Ans (B) Odisha

• Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 23 November 2021 approved “Odisha Electronics Policy 2021” to promote the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing industry.
• This scheme will remain in force until 31st March 2026 or till substituted by another scheme.
• Subsidy of range from ₹10 crores to ₹250 crores will be provided to ESDM Units on the basis of their fixed capital investment.

15. Recently, Which state’s cabinet has approved the ‘New Sports Policy’?

A. Haryana
B. Uttarakhand
C. Rajasthan
D. None of these

Ans (B) Uttarakhand

• In a major decision, the Uttarakhand Cabinet approved the draft of Sports policy 2021 in its meeting on 23rd November 2021.
• As the policy, the Government would set up centre of excellence for high priority sports in different parts of the State.
• The Sports Minister Arvind Pandey informed media persons that the State Government would select 300 children (150 boys and 150 girls) between 8 and 14 years of age in every district of the State and provide a scholarship of ₹1,500 per month to these 3,900 children.

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