Current Affairs Quiz: November 21, 2018

Current Affairs 21 November 2018 Quiz

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  1. The 14th edition of international children’s theatre festival, “Jashne Bachpan”, was inaugurated in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)New Delhi
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 14th edition of international children’s theatre festival, “Jashne Bachpan”, was inaugurated in New Delhi with folk dance performances from Assam, Rajasthan, Punjab, Manipur among other states.

  2. RBI Central Board decided to constitute a BFS of the Central bank to examine the framework for banks under PCA.What is “S” in BFS?

    A)Super
    B)Supervision
    C)Syndrome
    D)System

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    RBI Central Board decided to constitute a Board For Financial Supervision(BFS) of the Central bank to examine the framework for banks under PCA.

  3. The 12-day long joint military exercise between India and the USA known as “Vajra Prahar”commenced in which city?
    A)Jaipur
    B)Mumbai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 12-day long joint military exercise between India and the USA known as “Vajra Prahar”commenced in Jaipur
  4. According to a WHO report,which is the only country to have recorded a substantial decline in malaria cases in 2017 by 24 percent?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Australia
    C)India
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Health Organisation(WHO) in a report stated that India is the only country to have recorded a substantial decline in malaria cases in 2017 out of the 11 highest burden countries worldwide.

  5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted a National Implementation Committee(NIC) under the chairmanship of which minister?
    A)Arvind Subramaniyam
    B)Rajnath Singh
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Arun Jaitley
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted a National Implementation Committee(NIC), under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Finance Minister and Minister of State for Culture as Members, to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in the country and abroad.

  6. Which ministry has introduced the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal?
    A)Ministry of Civil Aviation
    B)Ministry of Defence
    C)Ministry of Finance
    D)Ministry of Human Resources Development
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The ministry of Civil Aviation has introduced the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app to provide superior user experience with enhanced functionalities to air travellers.

  7. Which state government signed a pact with World Bank under which the multilateral agency will advance a loan of $310 million to boost the state’s power system, mainly transmission infrastructure?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Kerala
    C)Jharkhand
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The centre and the Jharkhand government signed a pact with World Bank under which the multilateral agency will advance a loan of $310 million to boost the state’s power system, mainly transmission infrastructure.

  8. Which state launched BhuSeva Programme?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Odisha
    C)Kerala
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu launched BhuSeva Programme.
  9. Which state became the third state in the country after Gujarat and Maharashtra where hookah bars or lounges were banned through law?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Punjab
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Punjab is the 3rd state in the country after Gujarat and Maharashtra where hookah bars or lounges were banned through law.

  10. The world’s standard definitions of the kilogram,the ampere,the Kelvin and the mole has been changed after how many years?
    A)130 years
    B)135 years
    C)140 years
    D)150 years
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The world’s standard definitions of the kilogram,the ampere,the Kelvin and the mole has been changed after representatives from 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units(SI) for weight,current,temperature and amount of chemical substance.
  11. Who is the author of “The Velvet Gloves”?
    A)Sudeep Nagarkar
    B)Balakrishna Kamath
    C)Bala Sagar Singh
    D)Ravi Subramanaian
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Maharshtra Director General of Police Datta Padsalgikar unveiled “The Velvet Gloves”, a novel written by former Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Balakrishna Kamath, at a function in Mumbai.

  12. Which application was launched by National Stock Exchange of India for retail investors to buy government securities?
    A)MeBID
    B)GiveBid
    C)goBID
    D)BIDs
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    National Stock Exchange of India(N SE) launched a mobile application and web-based platform for retail investors to buy government securities. The new app NSE goBID, was launched by Sebi chairman Ajay Tyagi.

  13. Which country has decided to to rejoin the Commenwealth, two years after withdrawing from the 53-nation grouping?
    A)Maldives
    B)Mauritius
    C)SriLanka
    D)Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Maldives has approved to rejoin the Commenwealth, two years after withdrawing from the 53-nation grouping.

  14. Who was sworn as new Fiji PM?
    A)Frank Bainimarama
    B)Faiyaz Koya
    C)Jioji Konrote
    D)Voreque Bainimarama
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Incumbent Fijian PM Voreque Bainimarama was sworn in for a 2nd term after his ruling Fiji First Party won this year’s general elections

  15. Who was conferred with “Universal Acceptance Thought Leader Award”by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN)?
    A)Yogi Adityanath
    B)Vasundhara Raje
    C)Pawan Chamling
    D)Trivendra Singh Rawat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Global internet Body The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) supported Universal Acceptanc Steering Group(UASG) conferred “Universal Acceptance Thought Leader Award”on Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje for enabling email service for citizens of the state in local script.

  16. Who was awarded with Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest civilian honour given to a foreigner by Mexico?
    A)SP Ganguly
    B)Harendra Singh
    C)PC Rai
    D)Philio Randolph
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a first for an Indian academic,Professor SP Ganguly, a well-known Hispanist who headed the Centre for Spanish and Latin American Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, has been awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest civilian honour given to a foreigner by Mexico.

  17. Who was awarded this year’s Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace,Disarmament and Development?
    A)Centre for science and Environment
    B)NABARD
    C)IISR
    D)AIIMS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Centre for science and Environment(CSE) was awarded this year’s Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace,Disarmament and Development for its pioneering work in the field of environmental education and protection and also for keeping the issue of environmental sustainability at the forefront of national attention and public policy.

  18. Padma Shri awardee Narayan Das Maharaj of Triveni dham near Jaipur passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Poet
    B)Saint
    C)Singer
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Padma Shri awardee and revered saint Narayan Das Maharaj of Triveni dham near Jaipur passed away.

  19. What is the theme of this year’s United Nations’ (UN) Universal Children’s Day?
    A)Improving Child Welfare Worldwide
    B)KidsTakeOver
    C)Stop Violence against Children
    D)Children are taking over and turning the world blue
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations’ (UN) Universal Children’s Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide.”Children are taking over and turning the world blue” is the theme of Universal Children’s Day, 2018 as announced by the United Nations.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National School of Drama?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of World Health Organization?
    A)Geneva
    B)Paris
    C)Tokyo
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. What is the capital of Maldives?
    A)Kampala
    B)Male
    C)Kiev
    D)Port Louis
    View Answer
    Option B

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