Current Affairs Quiz: November 23, 2017

Current Affairs 23 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. As per the recent approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, the “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women” scheme would be expanded for a period 2017-18 to __________
    A) 2021-22
    B) 2020-21
    C) 2018-19
    D) 2019-20
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      Option D
    Explanation: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for the expansion of schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development under the umbrella scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women” for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  2. The Union Cabinet has approved India’s Membership of European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) on November 22, 2017. Where is the headquarter of EBRD located?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) London, United Kingdom
    C) The Hague, Netherlands
    D) New York, United States
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      Option B
    Explanation: The Union Cabinet approved India’s membership for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a move which will help it obtain funding in various areas including services and manufacturing.
  3. The Union Government has constituted a 6 member task force to redraft the 50-year old income tax law in sync with the economic needs of the country. Who will head the committee?
    A) Arbind Modi
    B) Sushil Chandra
    C) Gopal Mukherjee
    D) Rajendra Kumar
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      Option A
    Explanation: The government today constituted a task force for redrafting the 50-year old income tax law in sync with the economic needs of the country. The six-member task force will have Arbind Modi, CBDT Member (Legislation) as the Convener.
  4. Who has been elected to be sworn in as the new President of Zimbabwe?
    A) Morgan Tsvangirai
    B) Robert Mugabe
    C) Emmerson Mnangagwa
    D) Jacob Francis
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      Option C
    Explanation: Zimbabwe’s former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country and will be sworn in as President, succeeding friend-turned-foe Robert Mugabe.
  5. DRDO successfully carried out the test flight of world’s fastest supersonic BrahMos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) onboard which aircraft?
    A) Dassault Mirage 2000
    B) Mikoyan MiG-29
    C) HAL Tejas
    D) Sukhoi 30MKI
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      Option D
    Explanation: India has created history after it successfully flight-tested the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile ‘BrahMos’ from the Indian Air Forces (IAF) front-line fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal.
  6. Which among the given cities is set to become the first city in the world to jointly host the Badminton and Para Badminton World Championships in 2019?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Basel, Switzerland
    C) Tokyo, Japan
    D) London, England
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      Option B
    Explanation: Basel, Switzerland will become the first city to jointly host the Badminton and Para Badminton World Championships after it was awarded the 2019 edition of the Para event.
  7. Biju Phukan who died recently was a veteran _______
    A) Actor
    B) Director
    C)Music  Composer
    D) Singer
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      Option A
    Explanation: Assam’s prominent film actor Biju Phukan has passed away.
  8. Which state government has launched the mobile app “Dishari” to provide free study material to youths of the state to prepare for competitive examinations?
    A) Haryana
    B) Goa
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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      Option C
    Explanation: Rajasthan government has launched ‘Dishari’ — an educational mobile application that provides free study materials for youths preparing for competitive examinations.
  9. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to carry out its first mission to the Sun named __________ in the year 2019.
    A) Tapas-L1
    B) Suraj-L1
    C) Bhaskar-L1
    D) Aditya-L1
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      Option D
    Explanation: India is all set for the take-off of its maiden mission to the Sun by the year 2019. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman AS Kiran Kumar said, “Aditya-L1, India’s maiden mission to the Sun, will be launched in 2019”.
  10. The Indian Government has urged the United Nation to declare the year 2018 as the International Year of which cereal crop to promote healthy food habit?
    A) Maize
    B) Oats
    C) Millets
    D) Rice
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      Option C
    Explanation: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring 2018 as “International Year of Millets” to raise awareness among consumers, policy makers, industry and research sector.
  11. The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) has recently approved $ 400 million loan amount for the infrastructure and sustainable development projects of which countries?
    A) India & Russia
    B) China & South Africa
    C) Brazil & Russia
    D) South Africa & India
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      Option A
    Explanation: The Shanghai-based Brics New Development Bank (NDB) has approved two infrastructure and sustainable development projects in India and Russia with loans of $400 million.
  12. Robert Mugabe has recently resigned from the post of the President of which country following impeachment proceedings against him?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Australia
    C) Mozambique
    D) Zimbabwe
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      Option D
    Explanation: Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 and once proclaimed that “only God will remove me,” resigned as president shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him.
  13. The BrahMos missile is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India with which country?
    A) France
    B) USA
    C) Russia
    D) Japan
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      Option C
    Explanation: BrahMos is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPOM of Russia.
  14. Which among the given schemes has been introduced under the “Mission for Protection and Empowerment of Women” by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on November 22, 2017 for the empowerment of rural women?
    A) Mahila Shakti Kendra
    B) Empowerment of Women Scheme
    C) Women Helpline Scheme
    D) Matriva Sahyog Yojana
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      Option A
    Explanation: The CCEA has also given approval to the new scheme called ‘Mahila Shakti Kendra’, which will empower rural women through community participation to create an environment in which they realise their full potential.
  15. The Union Cabinet on November 22, 2017 approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission. This Finance Commission comes under which article of the Constitution?
    A) Article 283
    B) Article 280
    C) Article 281
    D) Article 282
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      Option B
    Explanation: The Cabinet approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission which will assess the tax resources of the nation and suggest a formula for their devolution among states. This Finance Commission comes under Article 280 of the Constitution.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Sukhoi-30MKI has been manufactured by which firm for the Indian Air Force?
    A) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL)
    B) Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    C) Boeing
    D) Rolls Royce
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      Option A
    Explanation: The Sukhoi Su-30MKI[a] (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) is a twinjet multirole air superiority fighter developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  2. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was established in which year?
    A) 1970
    B) 1968
    C) 1969
    D) 1971
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      Option C
    Explanation: 15 August 1969; Headquarter-Bangalore, Karnataka; Chairman-A. S. Kiran Kumar
  3. What is the capital of Zimbabwe?
    A) Havana
    B) Harare
    C) Sofia
    D) Moroni
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      Option B
  4. Doris Leuthard is the President of which country?
    A) Norway
    B) Finland
    C) Austria
    D) Switzerland
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      Option D
  5. For which of the following member countries, did the BRICS New Development Bank sanctioned its first loan?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) South Africa
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: On 21 December 2016, the NDB signed its first loan agreement. The loan agreement approving the provision of RMB 525 mln sovereign project loan for the Bank’s first project in China (Shanghai Lingang Distributed Solar Power Project) was signed by the Chinese Vice Minister of Finance Shi Yaobin and the NDB President K.V.Kamath.

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