Current Affairs Quiz: November 14, 2017

Current Affairs 14 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. Name the player to win the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) 2017.
    A) Rani Rampal
    B) Harmanpreet Kaur
    C) Deepti Sharma
    D) Mithali Raj
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj bagged the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) event held in Mumbai. Further, Mithali-led Indian team, which ended as runners-up in the World Cup, won the Team of the Year award.
  2. Name the rating agency that has signed an MoU with SIDBI to launch India’s first sentiment index named CriSidEx for MSME sector.
    A) CRISIL
    B) ICRA
    C) CARE
    D) FITCH
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Sidbi and Crisil joined hands to launch sentiment index named as CriSidEx for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), which will indicate the current state and expected outlook on the sector every quarter. The index is expected to provide crucial insights into employment, business environment and foreign trade in the MSME sector.
  3. The Nepal government has recently scrapped the contract awarded to which country for the construction of Budhi Gandaki hydropower project?
    A) Japan
    B) Russia
    C) India
    D) China
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Citing irregularities, the Nepal government has scrapped the contract awarded to China’s Gejuwa Group for the construction of Budhi Gandaki hydropower project.
  4. The theme for the 2017 APEC Summit is ____________
    A) Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership
    B) Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future
    C) Quality Growth and Human Development
    D) Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held in Da Nang, Vietnam. The theme of this meeting was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’.
  5. Which country will host the 10th edition of the South Asia Economic Summit?
    A) India
    B) Japan
    C) Nepal
    D) Sri Lanka
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Nepal will host a three-day summit in Kathmandu to strengthen economic integration in the sub-region for attaining inclusive and sustainable development. It will be tenth South Asia Economic Summit which will start tomorrow (14th November). The main theme of the summit will be strengthening economic integration in the sub-region for attaining inclusive and sustainable development.
  6. Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory has been inaugurated in which of these countries?
    A) Manila, Philippines
    B) Hanoi, Vietnam
    C) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    D) Jakarta, Indonesia
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    While on his visit to Philippines, PM Narendra Modi visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, Philippines and inaugurated ‘Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory’. He also presented two Indian rice seed varieties to the IRRI gene bank.
  7. The state-run infra arm NBCC has signed an MoU with Rail Land Development Authority for redevelopment of 10 railway stations with airport-like amenities at a cost of Rs ________ Crore
    A) 7000
    B) 4000
    C) 5000
    D) 6000
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Ten railway stations spread across the country are set to be redeveloped with airport-like amenities with an investment of Rs 5,000 crore. The deadline for completion of work is 2020. The redevelopment will be done by a state-run infra arm NBCC. Stations include Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Lucknow, Gomti Nagar, Kota, Tirupati, Nellore, Ernakulam, Puducherry, Madgaon and Thane.
  8. The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is set to establish a Centre of Excellence in which of the given cities?
    A) Coimbatore
    B) Kochi
    C) Vijayawada
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), common platform of 21 countries including India and geographically bordering Indian Ocean, is to set up a Centre of Excellence in Kochi. The opening of the IORA Centre of Excellence in Kochi is aimed at facilitating the exchange of research findings and studies, in the field of fisheries and ocean studies, among its member nations.
  9. The Union government is set to launch India’s first Air Dispensary in northeast region with an initial fund of Rs______ crore.
    A) Rs 50 crore
    B) Rs 45 crore
    C) Rs 30 crore
    D) Rs 25 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Minister of Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh announced that the northeast region will get India’s first Air Dispensary. For the air dispensary, which will be based in a helicopter, the government has contributed Rs 25 crore as initial funding.
  10. Which among the given players has been honoured with the ATP World Tour No. 1 trophy for finishing as the year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings?
    A) Roger Federer
    B) Sascha Zverev
    C) Rafael Nadal
    D) Andy Murry
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Spain’s Rafael Nadal was presented with ATP World No. 1 award, as he became the oldest player to finish as year-end world number one in ATP rankings history. This is the 31-year-old’s fourth time finishing the year as world number one.
  11. In order to avoid any mishap, NGT has restricted the number of pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir to ___________a day.
    A) 50,000
    B) 1,00,000
    C) 75,000
    D) 60,000
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the authorities to restrict the number of pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir to 50,000 a day, to avoid any mishap.
  12. The Ministry of Women and Child Development is set to celebrate the Child Rights Week from 16-20 November 2017 by hosting an Inter CCI Festival named _______
    A) Aasha 2017
    B) Hausala 2017
    C) Bharosa 2017
    D) Armaan 2017
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development would be celebrating the Child Rights Week by hosting ‘Hausala 2017’ festival from 16-20 November 2017. The festival will be hosted by the Ministry as an Inter CCI Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).
  13. The ASEAN-India Business and Investment Summit will be held in which city in January 2018?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Shimla
    C) Bhubaneswar
    D) Pune
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Philippines to attend the 15th India-Asean Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit. There he announced that the largest so far Asean-India business and investment summit is slated to be held in New Delhi in January, 2018.
  14. Name the winner of the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Sebastian Vettel
    C) Kimi Raikkonen
    D) Valtteri Bottas
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won his fifth race of the Formula One season at the Brazilian Grand Prix to all but secure second place in the driver’s championship. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took second place while Kimi Raikkonen claimed third.
  15. The government has proposed a subsidy of Rs ______crore to private telcos for setting up Wi-Fi in rural areas as part of the second phase of the BharatNet project.
    A) 2,700
    B) 4,000
    C) 3,600
    D) 5,200
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The government has launched phase 2 of BharatNet to connect 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed broadband by March 2019. It proposed a subsidy of Rs 3,600 crore to private telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio through viability gap funding, for setting up Wi-Fi in rural areas as part of the second phase of the BharatNet project.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The total amount allocated for the BharatNet Project by the government of India is Rs_____ crore.
    A) Rs 44,000 crore
    B) Rs 54,000 crore
    C) Rs 24,000 crore
    D) Rs 34,000 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    With Phase 1 of BharatNet set to complete by the end of 2017 – which will give fibre connectivity to 1 lakh gram panchayats at an investment of Rs 11,200 crore – the government intends to double the fibre to 20 lakh km by March 2019 under phase 2 of the project, with an overall investment of Rs 34,000 crore.
  2. What is the capital of Papua New Guinea?
    A) Port Vila
    B) Nouméa
    C) Port Moresby
    D) Honiara
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Extra Knowledge-Currency: Papua New Guinean kina
  3. Who is the Minister of State for the Development of North East Region (DONER)?
    A) Subodh Kant Sahay
    B) Jitendra Singh
    C) Mahesh Sharma
    D) Shripad Yesso Naik
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      Option B
  4. Where is headquarter of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) located?
    A) Ebene, Mauritius
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) The Hague, Netherlands
    D) Montreal, Canada
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The headquarters of IORA is located at Ebene, Mauritius.
  5. The 2018 APEC Summit will be hosted by which country?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Indonesia
    C) Australia
    D) Papua New Guinea
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The APEC summit for 2018 will be held in Papua New Guinea.

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