Current Affairs Quiz: November 12, 2017

Current Affairs 12 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. Name the first women to be elected as the President of NASSCOM with effect from March 2018.
    A) Kaku Nakhate
    B) Debjani Ghosh
    C) Meg Whitman
    D) Shanti Ekambaram
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) named Debjani Ghosh as its President-Designate, who will succeed R Chandrashekhar after completion of his tenure in March next year. Ghosh, former managing director of Intel South Asia, will be the first woman President of Nasscom.
  2. Which among the given organization has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2017?
    A) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    B) UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
    C) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    D) World Food Programme (WFP)
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide.
  3. As a part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defense cooperation, an army training capsule on counter-insurgency/ counter-terrorism operations will be conducted in which city?
    A) Pune
    B) Jhansi
    C) Panaji
    D) Patna
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    An army training capsule on counter-insurgency/ counter-terrorism operations will be conducted in Patna’s Danapur Cantonment from November 13 to December 10, as a part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defense cooperation.
  4. The first power plant under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative has been commissioned in which of the given places?
    A) Kalakote
    B) Gandoh
    C) Drass
    D) Akhnoor
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    A 1.5 Mw small hydropower plant in Biaras Drass of Kargil in Jammu & Kashmir has become the first project to be commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative. The plant will power the Drass town in Kargil, which is one of the coldest places in India.
  5. Who among the given ministers has been elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on November 9, 2017?
    A) Ghanshyam Tiwari
    B) K.J. Alphons Kannathanam
    C) Arun Chaturvedi
    D) Abhishek Manu Singhvi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Tourism and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader K.J. Alphons Kannathanam was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan in the by-election for a vacant seat. The seat fell vacant after M. Venkaiah Naidu, elected as India’s Vice-President.
  6. Who has been named as the new head of UNESCO?
    A) Catherine Samba-Panz
    B) Sarah Al-Suhaimi
    C) Audrey Azoulay
    D) Dilma Rousseff
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    UNESCO member states confirmed the nomination of France’s former culture minister Audrey Azoulay to head the cultural agency. With this, Azoulay becomes UNESCO’s second woman director general.
  7. As per the new notification of the Union Government, the  central government employees can now take an advance of up to Rs ______lakh instead of Rs 7.50 lakh for the construction or purchase of house.
    A) Rs 25 lakh
    B) Rs 20 Lakh
    C) Rs 22 Lakh
    D) Rs 15 Lakh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has more than tripled the maximum amount that a central government employee can borrow from the government to Rs 25 lakh, from Rs 7.50 lakh earlier for the construction or purchase of house at a simple interest rate of 8.50 per cent. 
  8. Which country has claimed to soon become the first nation to make contact with alien life using the world’s largest radio dish?
    A) China
    B) Britain
    C) UAE
    D) Russia
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    China, which on its way to emerge as a Space Superpower, has claimed be the first nation to make contact with alien life using the world’s largest radio dish.
  9. When is the World Science Day for Peace and Development observed?
    A) November 11
    B) November 9
    C) November 8
    D) November 10
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role that science has in society and is celebrated each year on November 10. The theme for World Science Day for peace and development 2017: ‘Science for Global Understanding’. s.
  10. Union environment ministry has formed a 7 member panel headed by whom to formulate measures to deal with air pollution problem in the Delhi-NCR region?
    A) Parvesh Verma
    B) Vijay Jolly
    C) Vinod Kumar Binny
    D) CK Mishra
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union environment ministry formed a seven-member committee headed by environment secretary, CK Mishra, to formulate short and long-term measures to solve the problem of air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
  11. Late Kirti Nidhi Bista was the former Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Myanmar
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Sri Lanka
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Prime Minister of Nepal Kirti Nidhi Bista has passed away.
  12. The second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Lucknow
    D) Bangalore
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) in New Delhi. The Island Development Agency reviewed the concept development plans and detailed master plans for holistic development of 09 islands (four in A&N Islands i.e. Smith, Ross, Long, Avis) and (five in Lakshadweep i.e. Minicoy, Bangaram, Thinnakara, Cheriyam, Suheli).
  13. Name the first country in the world to partner with the social networking site Facebook on disaster response.
    A) Japan
    B) USA
    C) India
    D) Switzerland
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    At an event on disaster management, ‘India Disaster Response Summit’, Union minister Kiren Rijiju that India is the first country to partner with social networking site Facebook on disaster response. He further said, this partnership is a benchmark and first of its kind.
  14. Well known Hindi author Manu Sharma was a winner of which among the given awards?
    A) Jnanpith Award
    B) Sahitya Akademi Award
    C) Padma Shri
    D) Booker Prize
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted Hindi author and Padma Shri awardee Manu Sharma alias Hanuman Prasad Sharma has passed away following a prolonged illness.
  15. National Education Day is observed on ___________
    A) November 11
    B) November 10
    C) November 9
    D) November 12
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    National Education Day of India is celebrated on 11 November every year.
  16. In an effort to relieve agencies like CBSE from conducting entrance examinations, the Union Cabinet has approved the creation of NTA to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. Expand NTA.
    A) National Test Association
    B) Non-Teaching Agency
    C) National Testing Agency
    D) Non-Technical Association
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. Its creation will relieve the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – which conducts exams like the National Eligibilty-cum-Entrance Test – and the All India Council for Technical Education of the burden of conducting entrance tests.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarter of NASSCOM located?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Patna
    C) Gurgaon
    D) New Delhi
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      Option D
  2. Minicoy Island is located in ________
    A) Lakshadweep
    B) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    C) Daman and Diu
    D) Puducherry
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      Option A
  3. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is headquartered at____________
    A) Washington, D.C., United States
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) New York, United States
    D) Rome, Italy
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Head: Filippo Grandi
  4. National Education Day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of ___________
    A) Siddhartha Shankar Ray
    B) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
    C) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    D) Humayun Kabir
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    National Education Day is an annual observance in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958.

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