Current Affairs Quiz: November 17, 2017

Current Affairs 17 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. Who has been honoured with the 2017 Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award?
    A) Lakshmi Agarwal
    B) Kirti Bharti
    C) Anand Kumar
    D) Kailash Satyarthi
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      Option C
    Explanation: President Ram Nath Kovind awarded this year’s “Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award” to Super 30 founder Anand Kumar for his contributions in the field of teaching and education.
  2. Who among the following has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board/BIS on November 15, 2017?
    A) S S Mundra
    B) Arun Jaitley
    C) BP Kanungo
    D) Urjit Patel
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      Option D
    Explanation: RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board or the Bank of International Settlement (BIS). Bank for International Settlements is an international financial organisation owned by 60 member central banks across the world.
  3. Name the player to win the 61st National Shooting Championship in the women’s trap event.
    A) Rajeshwari Kumari
    B) Sukhreet Kaur
    C) Shagun Chowdhary
    D) Shreyasi Singh
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      Option C
    Explanation: The first Indian woman trap shooter to win an Olympic berth, Shagun Chowdhary bagged a national champion crown at the 61st National Shooting Championship in New Delhi.
  4. Paytm has partnered with which bank to launch an initiative to offer short term digital credit facility to users?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Yes bank
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      Option C
    Explanation: Digital payments major Paytm has announced its tie-up with ICICI Bank to jointly launch ‘Paytm-ICICI Bank Postpaid’, the most seamless way to access interest-free short-term digital credit. Paytm-ICICI Bank Postpaid is a digital credit account with instant activation: with no hassles of documentation or branch visit, while activation is fully online. There is no transaction, joining or hidden administration fees.
  5. The 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference was hosted by which country?
    A) Canada
    B) Denmark
    C) France
    D) USA
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      Option A
    Explanation: Canada hosted the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference in Vancouver, Canada. This conference is the largest gathering of Defence ministers dedicated to UN Peacekeeping.
  6. Name the actor who has been selected to be honoured with the Personality of the Year Award at the 2017 International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
    A) Rishi Kapoor
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Salman Khan
    D) Shahrukh Khan
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      Option B
    Explanation: Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with personality of the year award at the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa
  7. Syria has officially signed the Paris Agreement on November 13, 2017 thus becoming the _____ nation out of 196 member countries to take the legal step of ratification.
    A) 170
    B) 156
    C) 169
    D) 181
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      Option C
    Explanation: According to the UN report, Syria has officially signed up to the Paris Agreement, leaving only the United States as the only country to reject the global climate-rescue pact. Syria became the 169th of 196 countries that are members of the UN climate convention to take the legal step of ratification. After Nicaragua signed up in October 2017, Syria and USA were the only countries not to have adopted the pact.
  8. The Curtain Raiser Event for the founding ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in which city on November 13, 2017?
    A) New Delhi, India
    B) Bonn, Germany
    C) Paris, France
    D) Marrakech, Morocco
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      Option B
    Explanation: A Curtain Raiser Event for the Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in Bonn, Germany. The ISA was jointly launched on 30 November 2015 by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and then-President of France, H.E. Francois Hollande, on the sidelines of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties 21 (CoP21) at Paris, France.
  9. The 12th North-East Business Summit has been organized in which city?
    A) Manipur
    B) Assam
    C) New Delhi
    D) Nagaland
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      Option C
    Explanation: Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh inaugurated the 12th North-East Business Summit in New Delhi. The two-day summits aims to explore the scope for business opportunities in the North-Eastern region of the country.
  10. The government of India has advanced the target of completely installing bio-toilets in the Indian Railways coaches from September 2019 to ____________
    A) January 2019
    B) December 2018
    C) May 2019
    D) April 2018
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      Option B
    Explanation: The target of 100 per cent completion of installing bio-toilets in the Indian Raiways coaches has been advanced to December 2018. Earlier, the target to install bio-toilets in all its coaches as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission was by September 2019.
  11. Recently astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet named ____________which is expected to have possibilties to host alien life.
    A) Vac 111 b
    B) Sweep 120 b
    C) Pegasi 151 a
    D) Ross 128 b
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      Option D
    Explanation: Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which is expected to be temperate and could be a “comfortable abode for possible life”. This Earth-sized world, named Ross 128 b, is likely to have a surface temperature that may also be close to that of the Earth.
  12. Which among the given families has topped the 2017 Forbes list of Asia’s 50 Richest Families?
    A) The Ambanis
    B) The Hindujas
    C) The Premjis
    D) The Birlas
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      Option A
    Explanation: India’s Ambani family has topped the Forbes list of Asia’s 50 Richest Families for the first time, with a net worth of $44.8 billion. The family’s net worth rose by $19 billion, making it the biggest gainer in dollar and percentage terms. South Korea’s Lee family, which controls Samsung, has been ranked second with a fortune of $40.8 billion.
  13. Who among the given players has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for 2017 LPGA Tour Championships?
    A) Aditi Ashok
    B) Jyoti Randhawa
    C) Anirban Lahiri
    D) Rashid Khan
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      Option A
    Explanation: Indian Golfer Aditi Ashok has qualified for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship on the LPGA, becoming the first from the country to play in the prestigious meet.
  14. Which country will host the 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS)?
    A) Seoul, South Korea
    B) Budapest, Hungary
    C) London, England
    D) New Delhi, India
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      Option D
    Explanation: India, for the first time ever, is going to host the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), one of the world’s largest conferences in the field of Cyber Space and related issues, on 23 & 24 November 2017, at Aerocity, New Delhi. Theme: Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development
  15. A web portal named ________ has been launched by the Power Minister Shri R.K. Singh for monitoring household electrification progress in urban and rural areas.
    A) Saubhagya
    B) Sugam
    C) Sahyog
    D) Saumya
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      Option A
    Explanation: Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal. The portal can be accessed at http://saubhagya.gov.in.
  16. The world’s first space nation Asgardia launched its very first satellite named __________into orbit on November 12, 2017
    A) Asgardia Plus
    B) Asgardia-A
    C) Asgardia-1
    D) Asgardia
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Space Kingdom of Asgardia has launched its first satellite Asgardia-1 satellite, which is about the size of a loaf of bread, launched on 12 November and contains half a terabyte of data. It holds the foundations of the project – the nation’s constitution, its national symbols, and data from its 115,000 citizens. It was launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard a Cygnus spacecraft on an Orbital ATK Antares rocket.  

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The 2017 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in which city?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Goa
    D) Himachal Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation: The 2017 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in Goa
  2. The Bank of International Settlement (BIS) is headquartered at________
    A) Basel, Switzerland
    B) Shanghai, China
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) Paris, France
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    Option A
  3. What is the currency of Syria?
    A) Syrian Euro
    B) Syrian Pound
    C) Syrian Dollar
    D) Syrian Dinar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Capital: Damascus
  4. The International Solar Alliance was founded in which year?
    A) 2010
    B) 2013
    C) 2015
    D) 2007
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    Option C
    Explanation: The International Solar Alliance (ISA) was jointly launched on 30 November 2015 by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and then-President of France, H.E. Francois Hollande, on the sidelines of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties 21 (CoP21) at Paris, France.

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