Current Affairs Quiz: November 19, 2017

Current Affairs 19 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. Name the player to win the gold medal at the 2017 National Wrestling Championship in 74kg category event.
    A) Sujeet Maan
    B) Sushil Kumar
    C) Sachin Rathi
    D) Praveen Rana
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      Option B
    Explanation: Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who was back on mat after the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, won a gold medal in men’s 74 kilogram freestyle competition.
  2. Who has been honoured with the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature?
    A) Anuk Arudpragasam
    B) H.M. Naqvi
    C) Shehan Karunatilaka
    D) Jeet Thayil
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam’s “The Story of a Brief Marriage” — a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil Tigers — has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017.
  3. Name the winner of the Miss World 2017 beauty pageant?
    A) Andrea Meza
    B) Stephanie Hill
    C) Manushi Chillar
    D) Aurore Kichenin
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      Option C
    Explanation: India’s Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China. Chillar from Haryana also won the Beauty with Purpose award. Chillar, who is from Haryana, had earlier won the Femina Miss India 2017.
  4. Which bank has tied up with the Action Construction Equipment Ltd (ACE) for farm machinery financing through bank’s branch?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Bank of Maharashtra
    D) Allahabad Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation: Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Action Construction Equipment Ltd (ACE) have tied up for augmenting tractors/agricultural implements financing to the farmers across the country through PNB’s branch network.
  5. Which among the given has won the 2017 National Wrestling Championship in the women’s 62kg category event?
    A) Pooja Tomar
    B) Sarita Mor
    C) Geeta Phogat
    D) Sakshi Malik
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      Option D
    Explanation: Sakshi Malik and wrestler Geeta Phogat achieved a gold medal each 62kg and 59 kg categories respectively of women’s wrestling
  6. The NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has imposed a ban of 4 years on Sandeep Yadav for failing the dope test. Sandeep belongs to which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Wrestling
    C) Shooting
    D) Athletics
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      Option B
    Explanation: Sandeep Tulsi Yadav, who had also failed the dope test last year, has been handed a four-year ban by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the NADA.
  7. V Khalid who died recently was a ________ by profession.
    A) Scientist
    B) Judge
    C) Author
    D) Singer
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      Option B
    Explanation: Former Supreme Court judge and eminent jurist, Justice V Khalid, has passed away.
  8. Who among the given has been appointed as the ambassador of World Packaging Organisation?
    A) Ron Linssen
    B) Iwan Heynen
    C) Marijn van Utteren
    D) AVPS Chakravarthi
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      Option D
    Explanation: Ecobliss India managing director AVPS Chakravarthi has been appointed as the ambassador of World Packaging Organisation at its 99th board meeting held in Rio de Geneiro, Brazil recently.
  9. Which bank has recently signed a comprehensive bancassurance-corporate agency agreement with Reliance General Insurance to distribute insurance products through bank branches?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) HDFC Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation: Reliance General Insurance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital, has signed a comprehensive bancassurance-corporate agency agreement with YES Bank. YES Bank with its network of 1,040 branches across all 29 States and seven Union Territories will enable Reliance General Insurance to reach a large base of retail and MSME clients.
  10. Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the long-term ratings of four Indian financial institutions in India to Baa2 level from Baa3 on November 17, 2017. Which of the given institutions is not among them?
    A) State Bank of India (SBI)
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Export- Import Bank of India (EXIM India)
    D) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
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      Option D
    Explanation: Moody’s Investors Service upped the long-term ratings of four Indian financial institutions by a notch to Baa2 following the upgrade of the country’s sovereign rating to the same level. The four institutions with revised rating are Export- Import Bank of India (EXIM India), HDFC Bank, Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited (IRFC) and State Bank of India (SBI).
  11. Name the player to win the 2017 KPIT-MSLTA ATP Challenger held in Pune.
    A) Adrian Menendez
    B) Yuki Bhambri
    C) N Sriram Balaji
    D) Ramkumar Ramanathan
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      Option B
    Explanation: India’s tennis star Yuki Bhambri clinched his first title of the 2017 season on the ATP Challenger Tour following a come-from-behind win over compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan in the final of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger in Pune.
  12. Due to the evolving liquidity conditions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled a bond sale worth Rs. ________ crore via the open market operation (OMO) which was scheduled for November 23.
    A) 12,000
    B) 15,000
    C) 10,000
    D) 20,000
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India, RBI, has withdrawn the sale of Rs Ten thousand crore worth of government securities under Open Market Operations, OMO.
  13. In an effort to curb the rising level of air pollution in Delhi, the government has advanced the roll out of BS-VI fuel in the city from earlier April 2020 to___________.
    A) December 2019
    B) April 2018
    C) December 2018
    D) April 2019
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      Option B
    Explanation: Coming under massive public pressure over alarming air pollution in Delhi, the government advanced the roll out of BS-VI fuel in the national capital by two years to April 2018. Bharat stage emission standards -known as Bharat Stage (BS)- are emission standards to regulate the output of air pollutants from internal combustion engines and spark-ignition engines equipment, including motor vehicles. Earlier the deadline was April 1, 2020.
  14. The Union government has approved to set up India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) in which state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Gujarat
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Tamil Nadu
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      Option C
    Explanation: The government has given the go-ahead for setting up India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra as part of a plan to develop 14 such industrial clusters to spur manufacturing and generate jobs. The plan envisages a total investment of Rs 15,000 crore in the first phase and creation of more than 1.5 lakh jobs.
  15. The state government of Odisha is set to launch a massive vaccination drive in the state from November 27 to combat of which of these deadly disease?
    A) Japanese Encephalitis (JE)
    B) African trypanosomiasis
    C) Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF)
    D) AIDS/HIV infection
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: The Odisha government will launch a massive vaccination drive to combat killer Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in 13 districts of the state.
  16. The ‘Skill Seeds International MSME and Startup Expo 2017’ will be held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option D
    Explanation: Hyderabad is all set to host the ‘Skill Seeds International MSME and Startup Expo 2017’ from November 25-26 at the National Small Industries Corporation Campus. It is an international Expo for trade, industry, MSMEs and startups.
  17. Exercise “IMBAX-2017” is a joint military training exercise between India and which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Malaysia
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Myanmar
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: Indian and Myanmar armies will conduct their maiden joint exercise Exercise “IMBAX-2017” in India. It is the first-ever military training exercise on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO) between the two nations, being conducted on the Indian soil.
  18. Who among the given players has won the 61st National Shooting Championship in the women’s trap event?
    A) Shagun Chowdhary
    B) Soumya Gupta
    C) Shreyasi Singh
    D) Shefali Rajak
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: Shagun Chowdhary bagged a national champion crown when she won the women’s trap event at the 61st National Shooting Championship.
  19. Exercise “IMBAX-2017” will be held in which state?
    A) Mizoram
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Nagaland
    D) Manipur
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      Option B
    Explanation: Exercise “IMBAX-2017”, the five-day military exercise between Indian and Myanmar armies is slated to start on November 20 and will be held at the newly-inaugurated state-of-the-art Joint Training Node at Umroi Cantonment, about 25 km from Shillong, the state capital of Meghalaya.
  20. To improve the accuracy of weather forecasts and Earth observations, NASA has launched first of its kind next-generation satellite named ______________.
    A) ESSA-1
    B) GOES-1
    C) NOAA-1
    D) JPSS-1
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      Option D
    Explanation: NASA launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts. The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 or JPSS-1, is a joint venture between the US space agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which provides weather reports and forecasts.
  21. The World’s so called coolest library launched by China has been set up in which city?
    A) Shenyang
    B) Shenzhen
    C) Tianjin
    D) Nanjing
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: China unveiled one of the world’s coolest library with more than one million books to readers. It took an innovative step and built the world’s most beautiful and modern library. It has a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks just like a giant eye. It has near about 1.2 Million Books. It is located in the Binhai Cultural District in Tianjin, China..

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is headquarterd at _________
    A) China
    B) United States
    C) Russia
    D) France
    View Answer
      Option B
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru Port is located in which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
      Option D
  3. Manushi Chillar, winner of Miss World 2017, belongs to which state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: India’s Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant, 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Chillar, who is from Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017.
  4. Name the MD & CEO of the Punjab National Bank.
    A) Sunil Mehta
    B) Melwyn Rego
    C) Rajkiran Rai
    D) Pawan Bajaj
    View Answer
      Option A

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