Current Affairs Quiz: November 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 November 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the “Statue of Peace” via video-conferencing to mark the 151st birth anniversary celebrations of Jain monk Acharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the “Statue of Peace” in Rajasthan’s Pali district via video-conferencing to mark the 151st birth anniversary celebrations of Jain monk Acharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj.
    The 151-inch-tall statue is made of “ashtadhatu” (eight metals with copper being the major constituent) and is being installed at the Vijay Vallabh Sadhana Kendra, Jetpura, in Rajasthan’s Pali.
  2. Where is the world’s first library for children on a tram launched on Children’s Day this year?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Kolkata
    C) Pune
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The world’s first library for children on a tram would be launched in Kolkata on Children’s Day, which is celebrated to commemorate first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary.
    The tram would run on Shyambazar-Esplanade and Esplanade-Gariahat routes, spanning across north and south Kolkata, every day from morning to evening.
  3. Union Ministry of Family Welfare launched SAANS, a three-month marketing campaign to reduce childhood deaths from which disease?
    A) Bronchiolitis
    B) Measles
    C) Rubella
    D) Pneumonia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A three-month marketing campaign to give attention to consciousness technology and early intervention with regard to childhood pneumonia, enabling caregivers throughout the nation to establish vital signs at earlier phases and set off immediate care-seeking with certified suppliers, was launched by the Union Ministry of Family Welfare (MoHFW).
    The initiative targets to reduce lower than 5 pneumonia deaths, per a 1000 reside births, to lower than three deaths by 2025 via the accelerated SAANS (Social Action and Awareness to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully) initiative.
  4. 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Prof. Andrea Ghez who worked closely with Indian astronomers on the design of backend instruments and possible science prospects of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project hails from which country?
    A) Australia
    B) France
    C) USA
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Prof. Andrea Ghez had worked closely with Indian astronomers on the design of backend instruments and possible science prospects of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project being installed at Maunakea in Hawaii, which can revolutionized the understanding of the universe and the enigmas in it.
  5. According to the Reserve Bank of India, India’s GDP is likely to contract by how much percent in the July-September period?
    A) 7.9%
    B) 8.6%
    C) 8.3%
    D) 7.6%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The GDP is likely to contract by 8.6 per cent for the July-September period, which means India will enter into a recession for the first time in history in the first half of this fiscal with two successive quarters of negative growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as per an RBI official.
  6. According to Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, inflation stood at what percent in October 2020?
    A) 7.61%
    B) 8.23%
    C) 7.04%
    D) 8.54%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s retail inflation rose to the highest in more than six years on account of elevated food prices. According to Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, inflation stood at 7.61% in October — the highest since May 2014. Retail inflation recorded at 7.27% in September, according to data.
  7. Who won the Turkish Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Sergio Perez
    B) Michael Schumacher
    C) Lewis Hamilton
    D) Sebastian Vettel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Lewis Hamilton has won the Turkish Grand Prix 2020 at Istanbul Park, Turkey. Sergio Perez secured the second position and Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari finished third.
  8. Who has been appointed the White House Fellow for the year 2020-21?
    A) Alia Mukerjee
    B) Ruchi Chaturvedi
    C) Bhavna Setia
    D) Pia Dandiya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian American Pia Dandiya has been appointed the White House Fellow for the year 2020-21.
  9. Which of the following has appointed Navneet Munot as its managing director and chief executive officer?
    A) HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd.
    B) Exide Life Insurance Company Limited
    C) UTI Mutual Fund
    D) ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Navneet Munot has been appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd.
  10. Bhanwarlal Meghwal who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Environmentalist
    C) Director
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Rajasthan’s Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Bhanwarlal Meghwal died at a private hospital in Gurugram after prolonged illness. He was 71.
  11. P G Kakodkar who passed away recently was the former chairman of which bank?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) P G Kakodkar died in Panaji following a cardiac arrest.He was 83.
  12. The Japanese physicist Masatoshi Koshiba who passed away recently had won the Nobel Prize in Physics in which year?
    A) 2000
    B) 2002
    C) 2009
    D) 2005
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Japanese physicist Masatoshi Koshiba, who shared 2002 Nobel prize for the detection of cosmic neutrinos, died. He was 94.
  13. When was World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2020 observed?
    A) November 15
    B) November 19
    C) November 14
    D) November 17
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. This year World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2020 fall on November 15.
    The theme for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2020 is “First Responders”
  14. When is United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance observed?
    A) November 18
    B) November 16
    C) November 15
    D) November 17
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance.
  15. When is World Kindness day celebrated?
    A) November 19
    B) November 15
    C) November 16
    D) November 13
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Kindness Day is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement to promote kindness throughout the world.
    The theme for the 2020 World Kindness day is Kindness: The World We Make – Inspire Kindness.

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