Current Affairs Quiz: November 21, 2017

Current Affairs 21 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. According to the latest survey report of the World Economic Forum (WEF), India ranks __________ in terms of most trusted government in the world.
    A) Fourth
    B) Second
    C) First
    D) Third
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      Option D
    Explanation: The Indian government is the third most trusted government in the world, a survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed. The list is topped by Switzerland, followed by Indonesia.
  2. The 2017 Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship is being held in which Indian state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Assam
    C) Haryana
    D) Punjab
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      Option B
    Explanation: Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship began in Guwahati, Assam which will be held from November 19 to 26. In the Ch’ship, 193 registered boxers from 39 countries would participate and the prestigious competition will be held in India for the first time.
  3. The 13th edition of the Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is being held in which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) India
    C) Myanmar
    D) Pakistan
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      Option C
    Explanation: 13th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers’ Meeting began in Myanmar’s capital city of Nay Pyi Taw with a total of 51 countries participating in the meeting.
  4. Name the nationwide movement launched by FOGSI to urge the need for quality maternal care in India.
    A) Manyata
    B) Mamta
    C) Maa
    D) Manavta
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      Option A
    Explanation: The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) in partnership with MSD for Mothers, MacArthur Foundation and Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University), launched ‘Manyata’ – a nationwide movement urging the need for quality care for mothers during and immediately after childbirth when risks of life-threatening complications are the highest.
  5. Rita Koiral who died recently was a veteran __________actress.
    A) Bengali
    B) Marathi
    C) Tamil
    D) Punjabi
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      Option A
    Explanation: Bengali film and television actress Rita Koiral passed away after a three-month battle with liver cancer.
  6. The union government and the World Bank has signed a guarantee agreement for USD ____ million and grant agreement for USD _____million for the “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project.”
    A) 90; 3
    B) 98; 2
    C) 95; 4
    D) 93; 5
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      Option B
    Explanation: The union government and the World Bank signed a guarantee agreement for USD 98 million and grant agreement for USD 2 million for the “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project.” The project will help establish large-scale solar parks and support the government’s plan to install 100 Gigawatts (GW) of solar power out of a total renewable-energy target of 175 GW by 2022.
  7. Based on the survey by Cushman and Wakefield, Khan Market in South Delhi has been ranked the most expensive location in India to rent a shop while _____ most expensive retail location in the world.
    A) 15
    B) 32
    C) 24
    D) 9
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      Option C
    Explanation: The posh Khan Market in South Delhi has been ranked as the 24th most expensive retail location in the world and the most expensive location in the country to rent a shop. The top spot on the list was bagged by Upper 5th Avenue in New York, followed by Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. In Asia-Pacific, Khan Market was ranked the 11th most expensive retail location.
  8. Who has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tata Literature Live 2017?
    A) Proiti Roy
    B) Nabaneeta Dev Sen
    C) Girish Karnad
    D) Pankaj Mishra
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      Option C
    Explanation: Actor-playwright Girish Karnad was conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre at the Tata Literature Live in Mumbai.
  9. Which among the given statement is not true regarding the 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship?
    A) Championship is being held in Guwahati, Assam
    B) Mary Com is the Ambassador
    C) Official Mascot “Guppy” is a Bear
    D) Make Some Noise is the official anthem
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      Option C
    Explanation: Mary Com is the Ambassador of 2017 AIBA youth women’s World boxing championship. Assam’s famed one-horned rhino – Guppy – is the official mascot, and ‘Make Some Noise’ its anthem.
  10. Name the player to attain top position in the latest men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings.
    A) Marin Cilic
    B) Roger Federer
    C) Andy Murray
    D) Rafael Nadal
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      Option D
    Explanation: Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings, while Switzerland’s Roger Federer came in second.
  11. The government has decided to increase the New Fund Offer (NFO) size of Bharat 22 ETF from Rs. 8,000 crore to Rs. _______crore to fulfill the demand of retail investors and retirement funds.
    A) 21,500
    B) 17,500
    C) 14,500
    D) 15,500
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      Option C
    Explanation: As per a notification from Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), in view of positive response from investors, the government has decided to increase the New Fund Offer (NFO) size of Bharat 22 ETF from Rs. 8,000 crore to Rs. 14,500 crore, to cater to the demand of retail investors and retirement funds.
  12. Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away on November 20, 2017 was a former Union Minister of ______________?
    A) Food Processing Industries
    B) Information and Broadcasting
    C)  Commerce and Industry
    D) Health and Family Welfare
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      Option B
    Explanation: Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, has passed away. He had also served as the President of All India Football Federation (AIFF) for 20 long years since December 1988.
  13. In a recent announcement by UIDAI, who among the given are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar?
    A) Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
    B) Person of Indian Origin (PIOs)
    C) Overseas Citizens of India(OCI)
    D) All of These
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      Option D
    Explanation: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) announced that NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar.
  14. Which team has won the 2017 Under-19 Asia Youth Cup Trophy?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Afghanistan
    D) India
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      Option C
    Explanation: Afghanistan U-19 cricket team thrashed Pakistan to bag the Under-19 Asia Youth Cup trophy in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The team inflicted a 185-run defeat on Pakistan, making it a history for the Afghanistan cricket.
  15. Who has been ranked at the top spot in the 2017 Women’s Tennis Association rankings?
    A) Simona Halep
    B) Karolina Pliskova
    C) Garbiñe Muguruza
    D) Elina Svitolina
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      Option A
    Explanation: Romanian tennis player Simona Halep continued to lead the Women’s Tennis Association rankings, while Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza remained in second place.
  16. The Delhi and District Cricket Association has decided to dedicate the Gate No. 3 & 4 of the New Delhi based Ferozshah Kotla Ground to which of these given players?
    A) Mohinder Amarnath
    B) Mamatha Maben
    C) Bishan Singh Bedi
    D) Anjum Chopra
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      Option D
    Explanation: A month after the Gate No.2 was dedicated to former India opener Virender Sehwag, the Ferozshah Kotla Ground in the national capital will have another couple of gates named after ex-Indian women’s team captain Anjum Chopra. The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to name the Gate No. 3 and 4 of the stadium after the cricketer-turned-commentator, who represented the country in six World Cups.
  17. Which among the given Hebrew manuscripts has recently been included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register?
    A) Spanish Haggadah
    B) Prato Haggadah
    C) Golden Haggadah
    D) Sarajevo Haggadah
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      Option D
    Explanation: Sarajevo Haggadah, the 14th- century richly illuminated Hebrew manuscript, which was brought to Sarajevo through the efforts of Jews fleeing persecution in Spain, has been included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register also include 3 documentary heritage namely The I.A.S. Tamil Medical Manuscript Collection, Saiva Manuscript in Puducherry and Rigveda
  18. Under the Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project, the Indian government has set the target to install 175GW of solar power by which year?
    A) 2020
    B) 2019
    C) 2022
    D) 2023
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      Option C
    Explanation:  The union government and the World Bank signed a guarantee agreement for USD 98 million and grant agreement for USD 2 million for the “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project.” The project will help establish large-scale solar parks and support the government’s plan to install 100 Gigawatts (GW) of solar power out of a total renewable-energy target of 175 GW by 2022.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Sarajevo is the capital city of which country?
    A) Bosnia and Herzegovina
    B) Republic of Macedonia
    C) Montenegro
    D) Croatia
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      Option A
    Explanation: Extra Knowledge-Currency-Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark
  2. Htin Kyaw is the President of which country?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Myanmar
    C) Egypt
    D) Laos
    View Answer
      Option B

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