Current Affairs Quiz: November 29, 2017

Current Affairs 29 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. Which among the given countries has agreed to help India in setting up National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) to deal with emergency situation?
    A) Britain
    B) Russia
    C) South Africa
    D) Japan
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    In a meeting, it was agreed that Russia will assist India to set up a national crisis management centre in the country to handle disaster and other emergency situations. Both sides agreed that EMERCOM of Russia would cooperate with India in the establishment of the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in India.
  2. According to UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report, developed countries would provide $_____ million to developing countries from 2018 for 3 years to support them to phase out chemicals that destroy the ozone layer.
    A) $ 540 million
    B) $ 550 million
    C)  $ 560 million
    D) $ 530 million
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Developing countries will receive $540 million to continue their work in phasing out ozone-depleting chemicals, according to UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The funds will be provided by developed countries for three years starting from 2018 through the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, which has disbursed over $3.7 billion since 1991 to support developing countries to phase out chemicals that destroy the ozone layer.
  3. Name the winner of the “Team of the Year” title at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours 2017?
    A) India Blind Cricket Team
    B) Indian Women’s Hockey Team
    C) Indian Women’s Cricket Team
    D) Indian Kabaddi Team
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The national sports icons and celebrities came together to honour the sports personalities of the country in the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours 2017 held in Mumbai. Team of the Year – The Indian Women’s Cricket Team 
  4. Thodupuzha Vasanthi was a popular actress of which film industry?
    A) Marathi
    B) Bengali
    C) Malayalam
    D) Gujarati
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Popular stage, Malayalam TV and film actress Thodupuzha Vasanthi has passed away at 65.
  5. The ADB Bank has decided to increase its India loans from existing $2.7 billion to $ ____ billion on annual basis during 2018-22.
    A) $ 5 billion
    B) $ 3 billion
    C) $ 6 billion
    D) $ 4 billion
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) will raise annual funding to India to up to $4 billion from existing $2.7 billion, from next year. The loans up to $4 billion will be provided on annual basis including non-sovereign or private debt during 2018-22. In this, annual sovereign funding will increase from $2 billion to $3 billion while private sector funding would be doubled to $1 billion totaling to $4 billion.
  6. Name the player to win the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours 2017?
    A) PV Sindhu
    B) Sania Mirza
    C) Aditi Ashok
    D) Deepa Malik
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Sportsman and woman of the year for individual sports – Indian shuttlers Srikanth Kidambi and PV Sindhu respectively. Sportsman and woman of the year in the team sports – off-spinner R Ashwin in men’s and Mithali Raj respectively 
  7. Who has been conferred with the 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award?
    A) Hiroshi Marui
    B) Bill Ayers
    C) Yu Long Yu
    D) Lixia Zhang
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred the 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award on Professor Hiroshi Marui of Japan.
  8. Which insurance firm has launched the first ever micro-insurance plan ‘insurance khata’ targeting the under-served social sections with seasonal incomes?
    A) SBI Life Insurance Company
    B) IndiaFirst Life Insurance
    C) Exide Life Insurance
    D) Life Insurance Corporation of India
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    IndiaFirst Life Insurance (IndiaFirst Life) has launched an unique micro-insurance plan ‘insurance khata’ targeted at those in the informal sector and agricultural labourers with seasonal incomes.
  9. Name the India’s first mobile only Payment Bank launched by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 27, 2017.
    A) Amazon Payments Bank
    B) Aircel Payments Bank
    C) Paytm Payments Bank
    D) ICICI Payments Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    A new Payments Bank ‘Paytm Payments Bank’ was formally launched at the hands of the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. It is India’s only mobile first bank providing zero balance accounts and zero digital transaction charges
  10. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India?
    A) Satyendra Kumar Mishra
    B) Pradeep Singh Kharola
    C) Pankaj Srivastava
    D) Ravindra Kumar Tyagi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The government appointed IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India. Kharola is an IAS officer of the Karnataka cadre of 1985.
  11. DBS Bank has lowered India’s GDP forecast for 2017-18 from previous 6.8 Percent to _______ Percent.
    A) 6.5 Percent
    B) 6.9 Percent
    C) 6.7 Percent
    D) 6.6 Percent
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Singapore’s DBS Bank lowered India’s GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 6.6 per cent from the previous 6.8 per cent, citing that businesses were “still adjusting” to the new GST regime and there were “limited room” for fiscal support. The bank, however, expects that the Indian economy will recover in fiscal 2019 and achieve a growth rate of 7.2 per cent.
  12. UK based Southhall Football Club is soon to establish an international level football academy in which Indian state?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Punjab
    D) Haryana
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    UK’s premier Southhall Football Club will jointly set up an international level football academy with Cordia Institutes at its campus in Punjab. Cordia Institutes Chairman told that the objective was to build a world class academy with facilities comparable to the very best in the world. The academy is proposed to be set up at Sanghol in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
  13. Name the first life insurance company in India to offer National Automated Clearing House (e-NACH) service of NPCI to its customers.
    A) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    B) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    C) HDFC Standard Life Insurance
    D) Kotak Life Insurance
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited (ICICI Pru Life) announced that, it has implemented the Electronic – National Automated Clearing House (e-NACH) service of the National Payment Corporation of India. With this it has become the first life insurance company in India to offer this service to its customers. The e-NACH mandate service is a digital registration process wherein a customer issues a mandate to the bank for his/her account to be debited at pre-determined frequencies. e-NACH service is the most modern and paperless form for making regular payments. 
  14. Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as the President of which country for a second consecutive term on November 28, 2017?
    A) Uganda
    B) Kenya
    C) Ethiopia
    D) Sudan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Uhuru Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of the country’s founding President, won a second five-year term as President, defeating veteran opposition leader and longtime rival Raila Odinga in a tense contest.
  15. Name the program launched by Amazon India to empower and encourage women entrepreneurship across the nation?
    A) Amazon Sakhi
    B) Amazon Saksham
    C) Amazon Saheli
    D) Amazon Sangini
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Amazon India announced the launch of Amazon Saheli, a new pioneering program aimed at empowering and enabling women entrepreneurs across the country to sell their products on the Amazon.in marketplace.
  16. How much amount of financial assistance has been pledged by Indian government to strengthen the public transport in Afghanistan?
    A) USD 2.77 million
    B) USD 2.67 million
    C) USD 2.57 million
    D) USD 2.87 million
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    India has pledged to contribute about USD 2.87 million to Afghanistan in its latest financial assistance to the neighbouring country. The assistance will be used to repair around 350 public buses in the country.
  17. Name the collaborative initiative launched by the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) on November 28, 2017 to increase women’s participation in growing India’s economy.
    A) WISE
    B) RISE
    C) SIZE
    D) NICE
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) announced a collaborative initiative titled “Women for Women Innovators, Social Leaders & Entrepreneurs (WISE)” during USIBC’s Road to GES event, “Creating the Foundations of Innovation.”
  18. The first edition of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency is being held in which city?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Patna
    C) Jaipur
    D) Chandigarh
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The first edition of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. The five-day symposium is being organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE).
  19. Who has been appointed as the first Chairman of the newly constituted National Anti-Profiteering Authority?
    A) Sushil Chandra
    B) Arun Goyal
    C) Santosh Kumar
    D) B.N. Sharma
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Following the Union Cabinet’s approval for the creation of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act, the Centre appointed senior IAS officer B.N. Sharma as the first chairman of the apex body.
  20. Name the indigenously designed Made in India bot which greeted PM Modi along with Ivanka Trump at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017
    A) Atulya
    B) Saathi
    C) Atithi
    D) Mitra
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    ‘Mitra’, a made-in-India robot developed by Bengaluru-based Invento Robotics, declared the start of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad today (28th Nov). 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Russia?
    A) Russian Dollar
    B) Russian Ruble
    C) Russian Pound
    D) Russian Euro
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      Option B 
  2. The headquarter of ADB is located at________
    A) New York, United States
    B) Geneva, United States
    C) The Hague, Netherlands
    D) Mandaluyong, Philippines
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      Option D
  3. DBS Bank has its headquarter at ___________
    A) Indonesia
    B) Malaysia
    C) Singapore
    D) Thailand
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      Option C 
  4. What is the currency of Kenya?
    A) Kenyan Euro
    B) Kenyan Shilling
    C) Kenyan Franc
    D) Kenyan Pound
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      Option B
  5. The United Nations Environment Programme is headquarterd at__________
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) London, United Kingdom
    C) Jakarta, Imdonesia
    D) Nairobi, Kenya
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      Option D

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