Current Affairs Quiz: November 11, 2022

Who are the Asian hosts of the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship?

[A] In Sri Lanka.

[B] Pakistan.

[C] India.

[D] In Nepal.

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Correct Answer: C
Notes:
India has been named the host country of the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertaining to the event has been signed between the International Boxing Association (IBA) and the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). This is the third Women’s World Championship to be held in India and the second in six years.

Who started the ‘Middle East Green Initiative’?

[A] Oman.

[B] UAE

[C] Saudi Arabia.

[D] Bahrain.

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Correct Answer: C
Notes:
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that over the next 10 years, the kingdom will invest USD 100 billion in the ‘Middle East Green Initiative’. The Middle East Green Initiative was launched by the Crown in 2021 as part of the region’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions from regional hydrocarbon production by more than 60%.

Which is the top ranked institution from India in QS Asia university ranking?

[A] IIT Delhi.

[B] IIT Madras.

[C] IIT Bombay.

[D] IISC Bangalore.

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 Answer: C

Notes:

118 Indian universities have figured in the 2023 edition of the Quacrely Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings. IIT Bombay has been ranked 40th this year. It is the premier institution in India. IIT-B is followed by IIT Delhi (46), Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore (52) and IIT Madras ( 59) are included. Five of the top 10 universities are from China

Which country is the leading producer of millet with 41 per cent of world production?

[A] China.

[B] India.

[C] In Bangladesh.

[D] Indonesia.

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Correct Answer: B
Notes:
India is one of the world’s leading producers of millet, accounting for 41 per cent of global production. The Government of India has formulated a plan to promote the export of millets involving Indian missions abroad as well as global retail supermarkets. Major international retail supermarkets like Lulu Group and Walmart will also, be roped in to set up Millet Corner for the branding and promotion of millets.

Which institution announced the Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund (IRF)?

[A] WEF

[B] CDRI

[C] ISA

[D] Beamstack.

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Correct Answer: B
Notes:
The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) announced the Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund (IRAF), a CDRI multi-partner trust fund. It was launched at the India Pavilion, Conference of Parties COP-27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Financial commitments of approximately USD 50 million have already been announced for the IRF, over an initial period of five years.

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