Current Affairs Quiz: November 15, 2018

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  1. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated world’s largest financial technology festival FINTECH in which country?
    A)UK
    B)Australia
    C)Austria
    D)Singapore
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that financial inclusion has become a reality for 1.3 billion Indians as he pitched India as a favourite destination for investment at the Fintech Festival in Singapore.

  2. Which state cabinet cleared the proposal to rename Faizabad and Allahabad as Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Himachal Pradesh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The state Cabinet cleared the proposal to rename Faizabad and Allahabad as Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively.
  3. Which country’s space agency launched GSLV MK 3 D2 carrying GSAT 29 satellite?
    A)Japan
    B)India
    C)Russia
    D)China
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The ISRO launched GSLV MK 3 D2 carrying GSAT 29 satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

  4. What is the name of Cyclone which is over West central and adjoining Eastcentral & South Bay of Bengal?
    A)GAJA
    B)TARUNA
    C)GAJI
    D)TARI
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Cyclonic storm “GAJA” over Westcentral and adjoining Eastcentral & South Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph

  5. Which country topped the list with the lowest risk of a natural disaster as well as crime rates in the World Economic Fund on crime rates,the World Risk Report on natural disasters,the NHS Fit For Travel website on health and the Foreign Office’s assessments of the risks of terrorism report?
    A)Finland
    B)Iceland
    C)India
    D)Ireland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Iceland topped the charts with the lowest risk of a natural disaster as well as crime rates, while India ranked as the 4th most dangerous country to visit. The data was extracted from reports in the World Economic Fund on crime rates,the World Risk Report on natural disasters,the NHS Fit For Travel website on health and the Foreign Office’s assessments of the risks of terrorism.
  6. The two day annual meeting of World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council began in which city?
    A)Dubai
    B)Paris
    C)Abu Dhabi
    D)Mumbai
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In the UAE, the two day annual meeting of World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council began in Dubai.
  7. Which express has been launched to cover major spots related to the Hindu epic?
    A)Tirth Sthal Express
    B)Shirdi Express
    C)Kashi Viswanath Express
    D)Sri Ramayana Express
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Sri Ramayana Express,a special tourist train to run on the Ramayana circuit to cover major spots related to the Hindu epic was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.

  8. Which state government launched a Cloud based skill initiative with Amazon Web Services(AWS)?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Odisha
    C)Haryana
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Andhra government launched a Cloud based skill initiative with Amazon Web Services(AWS)Amazon’s Cloud arm, where it will skill 60,000 students across the state’s over 300 engineering and non-engineering colleges by 2020.

  9. As part of the European Union project “international Urban Cooperation”,which city corporation has signed MoU with Vilnius,the capital city of Lithuania?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kochi
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    As part of the European Union project “international Urban Cooperation”, Kochi Corporation and Vilnius,the capital city of Lithuania, have signed a memorandum of understanding.

  10. Which state government signed several Memorandums of Understanding with industry lobby group FICCI as well as with companies to promote a robust ecosystem of training and recruitment in the state?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Haryana
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Odisha government signed several Memorandums of Understanding with industry lobby group FICCI as well as with companies to promote a robust ecosystem of training and recruitment in the state.

  11. Which state police launched the e-learning portal “NIPUN’ to impart in-service training to its personnel?
    A)Bihar
    B)Delhi
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In consonance with the spirit of digital India, the Delhi Police launched an e-learning portal “NIPUN’ to impart in-service training to its personnel.

  12. How much amount will be injected by RBI into the market by purchasing government securities?
    A)15000 cr
    B)11000 cr
    C)12000 cr
    D)10000 cr
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    RBI would inject Rs 12000 crore into the market by purchasing government securities.

  13. According to Gartner, India’s IT Spending is poised to hit by how much in 2019?
    A)$90.5 billion
    B)$79.5 billion
    C)$80 billion
    D)$89.2 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Driven by digital business transformation initiatives from both private and public enterprises, India’s IT Spending is poised to hit $89.2 billion in 2019, an increase of 6.7 per cent from the estimated spending of $83.6 billion in 2018, Gartner said.

  14. Which country won their 6th Fed Cup Title in eight years?
    A)Zimbabwe
    B)Czech Republic
    C)Austria
    D)Norway
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Czech Republic won their 6th Fed Cup Title in eight years as world doubles number one Katerina Siniakova outlasted American Sofia Kenin in a marathon match in front of a boisterous.

  15. Which state to host national football team camps?
    A)Odisha
    B)Maharashtra
    C)West Bengal
    D)Bihar
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The All India Football Federation has signed a MoU with the Odisha Government under which Odisha will host the national team camps as well as act as the home of the Indian Arrows.

  16. Who was appointed as new Enforcement Directorate Director(ED)?
    A)Arnab Sinha
    B)Sanjay Mishra
    C)Sadanand Gowda
    D)Vivek Wadekar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian Revenue Service officer Sanjay Mishra was appointed as the new Enforcement Directorate Director(ED) in an additional capacity for three months

  17. Who was given additional charge of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers?
    A)Sumitra Mahajan
    B)Smriti Irani
    C)Narendra Singh Tomar
    D)DV Sadananda Gowda
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Following the demise of Union Minister and Karnataka BJP leader Ananth Kumar, Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Narendra Singh Tomar were assigned additional portfolios of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, respectively.

  18. Who has been appointed as the first ever youth ambassador of United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) India?
    A)Hima Das
    B)Abhinav Bindra
    C)Geeta Phogat
    D)Sushil Verma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Asian Games gold-medallist sprinter Hima Das has been appointed as the first ever youth ambassador of United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) India.

  19. Who has been honoured with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 6th Indian Social Work Congress in New Delhi?
    A)Terri Sewell
    B)Karen Handel
    C)Martha Farrell
    D)Will Hurd
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Late Dr Martha Farrell has been honoured with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 6th Indian Social Work Congress in New Delhi.
  20. Who was declared the winner of “Doodle for Google”competition where art-loving students brought their imaginations to life for the search engine giant’s logo?
    A)Shivani Dubey
    B)Pingla Rahul More
    C)Morishi Chattarjee
    D)Pirodha Manesha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Google declared the 13 year old Pingla Rahul More from Mumbai the national winner of its “Doodle for Google”competition where art-loving students brought their imaginations to life for the search engine giant’s logo.

  21. Recently,which comic legend passed away?
    A)Zari Torris
    B)Stan Lee
    C)Darksied
    D)John Bryne
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Stan Lee , the creative dynamo who revolutionized te comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, passed away. He was 95.

  22. Recently,Roshan lal Sethi passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Poet
    B)Singer
    C)Actor
    D)Journalist
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran sports journalist Roshan Lal Sethi has passed away after a prolonged illness.

  23. What is the theme of this year’s World Diabetes Day?
    A)Eyes on diabetes
    B)The Family and Diabetes
    C)Our right to a healthy future
    D)Healthy living and diabetes
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    World Diabetes day 2018 is observed on Nov 14.The theme is “The Family and Diabetes”.

  24. What is the theme of this year’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2018?
    A)Awareness of antibiotics
    B)Seek advice regarding antibiotics
    C)Antibiotic Resistance
    D)Antibiotics:Handle with care
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Antibiotic Awareness week 2018 is observed from November 13 to November 19. With the overall theme of “Antibiotics:Handle with care” the campaign aims to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and how changing our behaviour can make a difference.

  25. When is World Kindness Day observed?
    A)Nov 13
    B)Nov 14
    C)Nov 11
    D)Nov 8
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November.

  26. What is the theme of this year’s World Pneumonia Day 2018?
    A)Innovate to end Pneumonia
    B)Keep the Promise:Stop Pneumonia Now
    C)Stop Pneumonia:Invest in Child Health
    D)Every Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia Now
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Pneumonia Day is observed every year on the Nov 12th to raise awareness about pneumonia. This year, the theme was “Stop Pneumonia :Invest in Child Health”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is HQ of Google?
    A)Zurich
    B)Paris
    C)California
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is HQ of UNICEF?
    A)New York
    B)Paris
    C)Zurich
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Gartner?
    A)India
    B)USA
    C)UK
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option B

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