Current Affairs Quiz: November 01, 2017

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  1. Name the celebrity who has been named top earning dead celebrities by Forbes for the fifth straight year.
    A) Arnold Palmer
    B) Bob Marley
    C) Elvis Presley
    D) Michael Jackson
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    Option D
    Explanation:  Late singer Michael Jackson has been named the highest-earning dead celebrity for the 5th consecutive year by Forbes. His earnings have been estimated to be $75 million (₹485 crore).
  2. Which among the given firms has recently completed the acquisition of Tata Capital’s Travel and Foreign Exchange Companies?
    A) Wonderla Holidays Limited
    B) Cox & Kings India Limited
    C) Thomas Cook India Group
    D) American Express Company
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    Option C
    Explanation: Thomas Cook India Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of Tata Capital Limited, Tata Capital Forex Limited (foreign exchange) and TC Travel and Services Limited (travel services).  
  3. Late MV Sridhar was the former General Manager of which organization?
    A) Ice Hockey Association of India
    B) Indian Olympic Association
    C) Board of Control for Cricket in India
    D) All India Football Federation
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    Option C
    Explanation:  MV Sridhar, former Hyderabad cricketer and Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) general manager (cricket operations) has passed away.
  4. Name the winner of the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championship?
    A) Kristy Gillman
    B) Heena Sidhu
    C) Elena Galiabovitch 
    D) Harveen Srao
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    Option B
    Explanation: Heena Sidhu clinched the 10-metre air pistol gold medal to give India a perfect start at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane, Australia.
  5. Who has been appointed as the President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) on October 30, 2017?
    A) Praful Patel
    B) Thomas Bach
    C) Birendra Prasad Baishya 
    D) Narayana Ramachandran
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    Option C
    Explanation:  Birendra Prasad Baishya has been re-elected president of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) in the Annual General Body Meeting.
  6. Based on the Global TB Report 2017 released by the WHO, name the country to top the list of new tuberculosis cases in 2016?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Indonesia
    D) South Africa
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    Option A
    Explanation:  India tops the list of seven nations, accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016, said Global TB Report 2017, released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria and South Africa.
  7. How much amount of loan has been sanctioned by the State Bank of India (SBI) in collaboration with World Bank to corporates for Rooftop Solar projects?
    A)Rs 3,875 crore
    B)Rs 1,555 crore
    C) Rs 2,317 crore
    D)Rs 2,825 crore
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    Option C
    Explanation:  State-run State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the sanction of loans worth Rs 2,317 crore in collaboration with the World Bank to finance grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the country.
  8. How much loan amount has been approved by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on October 31, 2017 for 5 projects in Andhra Pradesh?
    A)Rs 11,000 crores
    B) Rs 20,000 crores
    C) Rs 17,000 crores
    D) Rs. 13,000 crores
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    Option D
    Explanation:  China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved USD 2 million loan (Rs. 13,000 crores) for five project in Andhra Pradesh.
  9. According to the data furnished by the Comptroller General of Accounts (CGA) on October 31, 2017, the Indian budgetary fiscal deficit over the first half of the current financial year stood at _________ per cent of the full year`s target
    A) 89.2
    B) 91.3
    C) 98.7
    D) 82.5
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    Option B
    Explanation:  According to the data furnished by the Comptroller General of Accounts (CGA), the Indian budgetary fiscal deficit over the first half of the current financial year at Rs 4.99 lakh crore — stood at 91.3 per cent of the full year’s target of Rs 5.46 lakh crore.
  10. What is the rank of India in accordance with the World Bank’s 2017 ‘Ease of Doing Business Report’?
    A) 30
    B) 100
    C) 140
    D) 75
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    Option B
    Explanation: In accordance with the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business index’, India has risen as much as 30 positions to rank 100thamongst 190 countries.
  11. As per the latest ‘Ease of Doing Business Report’ of the World Bank, what is the rank of India in protecting interest of minority investors?
    A) 1st
    B) 2nd
    C) 4th
    D) 7th
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    Option C
    Explanation:  With implementation of a series of reforms including enactment of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), India has climbed to 4th position in protecting interest of minority investors, as per the latest ‘Ease of Doing Business Report’ of the World Bank
  12. Blue Flag-17’ is a multilateral military exercise held between India and which country?
    A) Israel
    B) Iraq
    C) Bhutan
    D) UAE
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    Option A
    Explanation:  A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force left for Israel to participate in exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’. Blue Flag is a bi-annual multilateral exercise which aims to strengthen military cooperation amongst participating nations.
  13. The 2017 International Seminar on Indian Space Industry will be held in which city?
    A) Kolkata
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
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    Option B
    Explanation:  A two-day international seminar focusing on the opportunities in the Indian space industry will be held in New Delhi from November 21.
  14. Which state has launched Election Commission’s web- based project, ERO-Net?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) West Bengal
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    Option  C
    Explanation:  Rajasthan has launched the Election Commission’s web- based project, ERO-Net,using which voters can register their names on electoral rolls.
  15. The ninth edition of the international film festival on environment and wildlife- CMS Vatavaran-will be held in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Pune
    C) New Delhi
    D) Bangalore
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    Option C
    Explanation:  The ninth edition of CMS Vatavaran – an international film festival on environment and wildlife – will begin in New Delhi from 2nd November.
  16. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the king of which of the given countries?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Nepal
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Bangladesh
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    Option A
    Explanation: King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit to India. He is accompanied by his wife, Queen Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck.
  17. The State Bank of India in collaboration with World Bank has sanctioned USD 625 million loan to how many companies for financing grid connected rooftop solar project?
    A) Nine
    B) Three
    C) Seven
    D) Ten
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    Option C
    Explanation: State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, announced the sanction of loans worth Rs 2,317 crore (USD 625 million) in collaboration with World Bank to seven large corporates towards financing Grid Connected Rooftop Solar projects. The seven companies sanctioned loans are JSW Energy, Hinduja Renewables, Tata Renewable Energy, Adani Group, Azure Power, Cleantech Solar and Hero Solar Energy.
  18. Which country has topped the World Bank’s latest ‘Ease of Doing Business index’?
    A) Australia
    B) Singapore
    C)New Zealand
    D)Denmark
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    Option C
    Explanation: The World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business index is topped by New Zealand followed by Singapore and Denmark.
  19. Name the country to attain the top spot in the World Bank’s latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index in protecting interest of minority investors.
    A) Kazakhstan
    B) Nigeria
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Saudi Arabia
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    Option A
    Explanation:  The World Bank’s latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’list is topped by Kazakhstan.
  20. Jitu Rai is associated with which sports?
    A) Wrestling
    B) Shooting
    C) Golf
    D) Athletics
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    Option B
     
  21. Who is the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?
    A) Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani
    B) K.V. Kamath
    C) Jim Yong Kim
    D) Jin Liqun
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    Option D
     

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9 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: November 01, 2017”

      1. Diya

        ma’am october pdf kab upload hogi??

        1. may be by today
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          1. Diya

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  2. Ravi Upadhyay

    mam correct india rank in ease of doing busineess 100th

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