Current Affairs Quiz: November 19, 2019

Current Affairs 19 November 2019 Quiz

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  1. Who launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) along with Bill Gates?
    A)Ramesh Pokhiriyal
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Thawarchand Gehlot
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Irani, along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK).

  2. Which ministry signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) under which the latter would provide technical, management and program design support through its grantees and other partners?
    A)Health Ministry
    B)Ministry of Finance
    C)Ministry of Defence
    D)Home Affairs Ministry
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Health Ministry signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) under which the latter would provide technical, management and program design support through its grantees and other partners.

  3. Which state government launched a toll-free number 14500 to register complaints or irregularities around sand hoarding, pricing and smuggling?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Bihar
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a bid to curb sand smuggling, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched a toll-free number 14500 to register complaints or irregularities around sand hoarding, pricing and smuggling.

  4. In which city, North India’s first sugar mill which will produce ethanol direct from sugarcane was established?
    A)Kanpur
    B)Gorakhpur
    C)Lucknow
    D)Noida
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has inaugurated North India’s first sugar mill which will produce ethanol direct from sugarcane.

  5. As per study of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food & PD,which city topped the ranking released by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for quality of tap water?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Delhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    As per the study was under directions of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food & PD to check the quality of piped drinking water being supplied in the country in keeping with the objectives of the Jal Jeevan Mission, Mumbai topped the ranking released by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for quality of tap water.

  6. The 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII) was inaugurated in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII) was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture in New Delhi. The conference was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, ISI-CAS, FAO, the USDA, ADB, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Eurostat, AfDB and various other organizations. Bill Gates was the chief guest.

  7. The ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) was held in which city?
    A)Bangkok
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Beijing
    D)Tokyo
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) and the opening ceremony of Defence and Security 2019 Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand.

  8. Which country has conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-1?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Nepal
    C)Pakistan
    D)Israel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Pakistan has conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-1. The launch was aimed at testing the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence.

  9. Which payment bank announced plans with ICICI Lombard to aim deeper insurance penetration?
    A)Fino Payments Bank
    B)Paytm Payments Bank
    C)Airtel Payments Bank
    D)India Post Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ICICI Lombard and Fino Payments Bank announced plans to take insurance deeper into the hinterlands of the country by leveraging technology-enabled platforms to harness customer reach.

  10. Which country lifted the FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy?
    A)Brazil
    B)Mexico
    C)Argentina
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Brazil secured a 2-1 win over Mexico in the final to lift the FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy held in Brazil. With this victory, Brazil have taken their World Cup titles tally to four.

  11. Recently which cricket board handed one year ban to Emily Smith?
    A)England
    B)SouthAfrica
    C)Australia
    D)NewZealand
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Cricket Australia (CA) on handed a one-year ban to Hobart Hurricanes player Emily Smith for breaching their Anti-Corruption Code.

  12. Who assumed the charge of the office of president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA)?
    A)Rajat Sharma
    B)Ramesh Singh
    C)Rajesh Srivastava
    D)Badar Durrez
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rajat Sharma assumed the charge of the office of president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) again after ombudsman Justice (Retired) Badar Durrez Ahmed put his and other officials’ resignations on hold and asked them to continue in their respective roles.

  13. Recently Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been sworn-in as which Chief Justice of India?
    A)46th
    B)48th
    C)47th
    D)49th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Ram Nath Kovind. New CJI, Bobde, has succeeded Justice Ranjan Gogoi who retired on November 17 after remaining in office for over 13 months.

  14. Which metro corporation wins 2 awards at Urban Mobility India Conference?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been conferred with two awards for its commendable initiatives in promoting the metro as a green and sustainable mode of transport among the masses.

  15. Who received the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019?
    A)Ramesh Chaturvedi
    B)J Faulkner
    C)Scorrano Sames
    D)Sudarshan Patnaik
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Renowned Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik received the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019. Pattnaik represented India at the International Scorrano Sand Nativity event held in Lecce, Italy, earlier this week. He created a 10-foot high sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi.

  16. Which actor was conferred with the Akkineni Nageswara Rao National Award for 2019?

    A)Rekha
    B)Sridevi
    C)Disha Patani
    D)Hema Malini

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The veteran actors Sridevi and Rekha were conferred with the Akkineni Nageswara Rao National Award for 2018 and 2019 respectively.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Association of South East Asian Nations?
    A)Jakarta
    B)Bangkok
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Fino Payments Bank?
    A)Kochi
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of ICICI Lombard?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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