Current Affairs Quiz: November 15, 2017

Current Affairs 15 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. The Indian Railways is set to launch 9 months long “upskilling” exercise from January 2018 to upgrade the skillsets of its employees all over India. The exercise has been named as ________
    A) Project Saksham
    B) Project Vishvas
    C) Project Kaamyab
    D) Project Ekta
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Railways will launch the country’s largest time-bound “upskilling” exercise named Project Saksham for government employees to upgrade the skillsets of its 13 lakh-strong workforce with a single drive spanning nine months. The exercise will start in January 2018 and go on till September, putting through training courses and specially designed skill-upgrade modules for employees from the rank of a peon to the Railway Board Members and everyone in between will undergo the training.
  2. As per the latest data by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the WPI with the revised base year of 2011-12 has rised from 2.60 percent in September to ______ in October.
    A) 4.69 per cent
    B) 5.79 per cent
    C) 3.59 percent
    D) 4.99 per cent
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    According to data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), with the revised base year of 2011-12, went up in October to 3.59 per cent from 2.60 per cent in September.
  3. India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has been organized in which state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has been organised at Dantewada in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The event is being organized by NITI Aayog in partnership with Government of United States of America. The event is a part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India.
  4. Which state has emerged as the top most state in India to open new PMJDY accounts after demonetization?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation
    : Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), which was launched in 2014 to further the financial-inclusion process in the country, seems to have gathered momentum in some northern States post demonetisation. With its area and size of population, Uttar Pradesh tops in opening new PMJDY accounts after demonetisation. In fact, one-fifth of the more than five crore new PMJDY accounts in the Indian banking system came from Uttar Pradesh alone.
  5. According to the latest survey by online streaming platform Netflix, India is placed at the second position in terms of binge watching in public. The top most country in the list is ___________
    A) New Zealand
    B) Argentina
    C) Mexico
    D) Norway
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Binge watching in public is the new trend in India, and Indians are the second-highest public bingers in the world, just behind Mexico, according to a survey. The survey, released by online streaming platform Netflix, shows how the majority of Indians are binge watching in public — with 71 per cent more people doing so this year than the last
  6. The Union Power Ministry has launched a centralized National Power Portal (NPP) to provide a single point interface for all the power sector apps launched previously by the ministry. The portal can be accessed at______
    A) http://npp.mygov.in.
    B) http://npp.gov.com
    C) http://npp.gov.in.
    D) http://npp.govt.in.
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Power Ministry launched a National Power Portal (NPP), a centralised platform for collation and dissemination of Indian power sector information. The portal may be accessed at http://npp.gov.in.
  7. The United Nations is set to host the first official talks on the use of autonomous weapons and killer robots at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). The event has been organized in which city?
    A) Geneva
    B) Melbourne
    C) Paris
    D) Perth
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    United Nations is set to open its first official talks on the use of autonomous weapons, including killer robots, at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) for 5 days, in Geneva. The meeting is chaired by Indian ambassador on disarmament, Amandeep Gill. The discussion will also include civil society and technology companies.
  8. The Reserve Bank of India has recently declined the proposal to introduce Islamic banking in the India. Which among the given statements is true about Islamic banking system?
    A) Islamic banking mandates employing atleast 10% Muslim employees
    B) Islamic banking is a based on the principles of not charging interest
    C) Islamic banking provides highest interest rate than other banking system
    D) Islamic banking prohibits female employees
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    In a major move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided not to pursue a proposal for introduction of Islamic banking in the country. Islamic or Sharia banking is a finance system based on the principles of not charging interest, which is prohibited under Islam.
  9. Which among the given is the fund manager of the newly launched BHARAT-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited
    B) ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company
    C) Birla Sun Life Asset Management
    D) HDFC Asset Management Company
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Government of India launched the BHARAT-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) managed by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund targeting an initial amount of about Rs.8,000 crore. This New Fund Offer is open till November 17, 2017. The Units of the Scheme will be allotted 25% to each category of investors.
  10. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Bombay Stock Exchange?
    A) Sethurathnam Ravi
    B) Dhirendra Swarup
    C) Ashish Chauhan
    D) Ashok Chawla
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent chartered accountant Sethurathnam Ravi has been appointed as the chairman of the leading stock exchange BSE. Ravi, who was a public interest director at the BSE, replaces Dhirendra Swarup.
  11. The theme of the 2017 World Diabetes Day is ____________
    A) Healthy Living and Diabetes
    B) Eyes on diabetes
    C) Women and Diabetes – Our Right To a Healthy Future
    D) Go Blue for Breakfast
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is held on November 14 each year. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is “Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future”.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was established in which year?
    A) 1895
    B) 1875
    C) 1865
    D) 1885
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is an Indian stock exchange located at Dalal Street, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India, established in 1875,
  2. What is the currency of Mexico?
    A) Mexican Peso
    B) Mexican Dinar
    C) Mexican Euro
    D) Mexican Dollar
    View Answer
      Option A
  3. The World Health Organization(WHO) is headquartered at________
    A) Berlin, Germany
    B) New York, USA
    C) Paris, France
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
      Option D
  4. World Diabetes Day is observed on ___________
    A) November 12
    B) November 14
    C) November 11
    D) November 13
    View Answer
      Option B

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