Current Affairs Quiz: November 16, 2017

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  1. Who among the given has won the 2017 Miss International Award held in Tokyo?
    A) Amber Dew
    B) Kevin Lilliana
    C) Chanelle Wilhelmina Maria
    D) Diana Macarena
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana was crowned Miss International 2017 at an event held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Lilliana also won the award for being the best dressed contestant.
  2. Borut Pahor has been re-elected as the President of which country for a second term in a runoff vote?
    A) Slovenia
    B) Croatia
    C) Hungary
    D) Austria
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote, beating his challenger in a tight race.
  3. Which among the given Islamic nations has officially approved Yoga as a sporting activity under its Ministry of Trade and Industry?
    A) United Arab Emirates
    B) Kuwait
    C) Bahrain
    D) Saudi Arabia
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry declared that Yoga has been listed under “sports activities”.This will now allow citizens of the Islamic kingdom to practice or propagate it by getting a licence from the government.
  4. Kunwar Narain who passed away on November 15, 2017 was a legendary _____poet.
    A) Bengali
    B) Hindi
    C) Urdu
    D) Marathi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Noted Hindi poet Kunwar Narain, who had been writing consistently for well over five decades, has passed away at the age of 90.
  5. The world’s first all-electric ship has been launched in _________ city of China?
    A) Beijing
    B) Hangzhou
    C) Shanghai
    D) Guangzhou
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    China has launched world’s first all-electric ship that can travel up to 80 km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge. The 70.5-metre-long ship, which weighs about 600 tonnes, was launched in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km per hour.
  6. The West Bengal government has recently won the GI (Geographical Indication) tag for rosogolla after a long fight with which state over the origin of the sweetdish?
    A) Odisha
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Assam
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    West Bengal’s bitter struggle with Odisha ended on a sweet note with the State getting GI (Geographical Indication) tag for rosogolla. While Bengal claimed that the delicacy was invented in Kolkata by confectioner Nobin Chandra Das in the 1860s, Odisha government said it was invented in Puri in the 13th century.
  7. The International Lavi Fair which marks an important trade event between India and Tibet has been organized in which of these states?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Punjab
    D) Gujarat
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh hosted the International Lavi Fairat Rampur Bushahr in Shimla district. The 300-year-old Lavi fair is an important trade event between India and Tibet. It also provides a platform for social and cultural events.
  8. Name the actor to win the NTR National Film Awards for the year 2014.
    A) Mahesh Babu
    B) Rajinikanth
    C) Kamal Haasan
    D) Naga Chaitanya
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran actors Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and film director K. Raghvendra Raohave bagged the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
  9. The 15th Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference was held in which city?
    A) Bangalore
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chennai
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The 15th Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference was held in New Delhi. It is first ever conference to be held in India and South Asia. It was organised by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
  10. Renowned Indian vocalist Jagdish Mohan who died recently hailed from which state?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Haryana
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted Hindustani vocalist of Kirana Gharana Jagdish Mohan has passed away. He hailed from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar.
  11. Which among the given institutions has signed an MoU with the DLT Labs to set up the India’s first state-of-the-art Block Chain Lab in an institution?
    A) Centre For Advanced Financial Research And Learning
    B) Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance
    C) Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd.
    D) National Centre for Financial Education
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The leader in financial education, Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd. (BIL), has signed an MoU with DLT Labs in Mumbai to set up the country’s first state-of-the-art Block Chain Lab in an institution.
  12. According to the latest data by the environmental organisation Germanwatch, what is the rank of India in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?
    A) 20
    B) 11
    C) 10
    D) 14
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    India is ranked 14th in this year’s Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 out of 56 nations and the European Union by environmental organisation Germanwatch, an improvement from its 20th position last year, for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by opting to transform its electricity sector towards green technology.
  13. The National Green Tribunal has constituted a panel of experts headed by the additional secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forests to submit an action plan on providing facilities to the pilgrims travelling to __________
    A) Amarnath Cave
    B) Vaishnodevi
    C) Raghunath Temple
    D) Peer Kho Temple
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Green Tribunal rapped the Amarnath Shrine Board for not providing proper infrastructural facilities to pilgrims travelling to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. The Green Panel formed a committee of experts headed by the additional secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forests to submit an action plan on providing facilities to the pilgrims.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the first women of Saudi Arabia to be credited to give recognition to Yoga in the country.
    A) Hayat Sindi
    B) Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran
    C) Nouf Al Marwaai
    D) Haifa Al Mansour
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Nouf Al Marwaai is the first credited Saudi woman teaching yoga and has been recognized as the driving force behind the development of yoga in Saudi Arabia
  2. What is the capital city of Slovenia?
    A) Tarawa Atoll
    B) Accra
    C) Praia
    D) Ljubljana
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Capital: Ljubljana; Currency: Euro

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