Current Affairs Quiz: November 03, 2017

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  1. The 21st World Congress of Mental Health was organized in which city?
    A) Chennai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Bangalore
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    Option B
    Explanation: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health being organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions in New Delhi.
  2. Who has been elected as the Chairman of the newly reconstituted Inter-State Council which is responsible to investigate and advise on disputes between states?
    A) Rajnath Singh
    B) Arun Jaitley
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Sushma Swaraj
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Inter-State Council, which is mandated to investigate and advise on disputes between states, has been reconstituted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its chairman and six Union ministers and all chief ministers as members.
  3. According to a recent joint study by Assocham and EY, Which country is found to have the largest number of malnourished children in the world?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Nepal
    D) China
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    Option A
    Explanation: According to a joint study by Assocham and EY, India is home to the largest number of malnourished children in the world. The report found that towards the end of 2015, 40 per cent of the Indian children were undernourished.
  4. What is the rank of India in the list of the most obese nation in the world according to a study conducted by Assocham and EY?
    A) Seventh
    B) First
    C) Fourth
    D) Third
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    Option D
    Explanation: According to a report by Assocham and EY, India is ranked as the third most obese nation in the world after the US and China and also the diabetes capital of the world, with about 69.2 million people living with it as per the 2015 data by World Health Organisation.
  5. Which state has been ranked at the top position in Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by Child development NGO Plan India on November 1, 2017?
    A) Mizoram
    B) Goa
    C) Kerala
    D) Sikkim
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    Option B
    Explanation: Goa ranked top and Bihar featured at the lowest in Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by Child development NGO Plan India. In the ranking, Goa is followed by Kerala, Mizoram and Sikkim. The highest ranking north Indian state is Himachal Pradesh at the sixth position.
  6. Which among the given sites has been awarded the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation?
    A) Living root bridges of Meghalaya
    B) Hill Forts of Rajasthan
    C) Blue House Cluster
    D) Royal Opera House
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    Option D
    Explanation: The restored Royal Opera House, located at Mumbai’s Charni Road, has received the Award of Merit from the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The building, which was closed to the public in 1993 and reopened in 2016, was restored by architect Abha Narain Lambah.
  7. Which state’s Skill Development Authority has signed an MoU with Singapore-based ITE Education Services (ITEES) on November 2, 2017 for skill development in the State?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Haryana
    D) Gujarat
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    Option B
    Explanation: Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) and Singapore-based ITE Education Services (ITEES) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for skill development in the State. ITEES is a subsidiary of Singapore’s prestigious Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The initiative will step up the quality of skilled youths in the state.
  8. Which is the lowest ranking state in the recent Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by Child development NGO Plan India?
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Punjab
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation: Bihar ranked the lowest at 30, with Uttar Pradesh at 29 and Delhi at 28. 
  9. Retail firm Walmart has opened its first dark store (fulfilment centre) in which Indian city?
    A) Bhiwandi
    B) Navi Mumbai
    C) Noida
    D) Bhiwani
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    Option A
    Explanation: Walmart Stores has opened a fulfilment centre, or ‘dark store’, at Bhiwandi near Mumbai  in India, one of its first globally, in an effort to speed up operations in the country, which is fast adopting online retail services.
  10. Which among the given words has been named the word of the year 2017 by Collins dictionary?
    A) Hang Out
    B) Selfie
    C) Fake News
    D) Screw Up
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    Option C
    Explanation: Fake news, a term heavily popularised by US President Donald Trump, has been named the word of the year by Collins dictionary due to its widespread use around the world. It was found that the use of this word registered a 365 per cent rise in the last 12 months.
  11. ICICI Bank has teamed up with which technology firm to launch India’s first voice-based international remittance service?
    A) Apple
    B) Microsoft
    C) IBM
    D) Intel
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    Option A
    Explanation: India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, ICICI Bank, announced the launch of India’s first voice-based international remittance service to enable non-resident Indians (NRIs) to send money to any bank in India.
  12. Under which Act AU Small Finance Bank has received the approval from Reserved Bank of India (RBI) to operate as Scheduled Commercial Bank?
    A) Banking Companies (Legal Practitioner Clients’ Accounts) Act–1949
    B) Banking Regulation Act, 1949
    C) Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
    D) Industrial Finance Corporation of India Act–1948
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    Option C
    Explanation: AU Small Finance Bank received approval from Reserved Bank of India (RBI) to operate as Scheduled Commercial Bank. AU Small Finance Bank’s name has now been included in the Second Schedule of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
  13. According to a data released by the commerce and industry ministry on October 31, 2017, the core sector in India grew to 6 month high at __________ percent.
    A) 4.1
    B) 5.7
    C) 5.2
    D) 3.8
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    Option C
    Explanation: Eight core sectors grew to a six-month high of 5.2 per cent in September, helped by a robust performance in coal, natural gas, and refinery segments.
  14. What is the rank of India in the 2017 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index?
    A) 100
    B) 108
    C) 97
    D) 105
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    Option B
    Explanation: India slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap index to 108, behind neighbours China and Bangladesh, primarily due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages.
  15. What is the rank of the Indian ace shuttler Srikanth Kidmabi in the latest BWF men’s singles ratings?
    A) Fourth
    B) Third
    C) First
    D) Second 
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    Option D
    Explanation: Indian ace shuttler Srikanth Kidmabi has risen to the zenith of his career as he established himself as world number 2 in the latest BWF men’s singles ratings. 
  16. Name the firm which has launched an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) index to measure the exposure to securities meeting sustainability investing criteria.
    A) Cohen & Steers 
    B) Asia Index Pvt Ltd
    C) Latham & Watkins
    D) NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes
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    Option B
    Explanation: Asia Index Pvt Ltd, a joint venture of S&P Dow Jones Indices and BSE, has launched an environmental, social and governance (ESG) index to measure the exposure to securities meeting sustainability investing criteria.
  17. Which country has been ranked at the top position in the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index 2017?
    A) Norway
    B) Finland
    C) New Zealand
    D) Iceland
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    Option D
    Explanation: At the top of the Global Gender Gap Index is Iceland. It has been the world’s most gender-equal country for nine years.
  18. Name the player to gain the top spot in the latest BWF men’s singles ratings?
    A) Son Wan Ho
    B) Chen Long
    C) Viktor Axelsen
    D) Lin Dan
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    Option C
    Explanation: The top spot in the latest BWF men’s singles ratings has been held by Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen
  19. Name the player to win the gold medal at the All India Police Championship 2017?
    A) Vinesh Phogat
    B) Sakshi Malik
    C) Babita Kumari
    D) Geeta Phogat
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    Option D
    Explanation: Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat, who won India’s first-ever gold medal in women’s wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, has won a gold medal at the All India Police Championship 2017.
  20. Who has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by the ministry of external affairs?
    A) Raunak Sahu
    B) Gautam Bambawale
    C) Ajay Bisaria
    D) Dilip Parmar
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    Option C
    Explanation: Ajay Bisaria has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Bisaria is the present Ambassador of India to Republic of Poland. He will be replacing current envoy Gautam Bambawale, who has been appointed as next Indian Ambassdor to China.
  21. Name the first woman Director General and Inspector General of Police of Karnataka appointed on October 31, 2017.
    A) Neelmani N. Raju
    B) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya 
    C) R. Sreelekha
    D) Sonia Narang
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    Option A
    Explanation: Neelmani N. Raju is named as Karnataka’s first woman Director General and Inspector General of Police. She will take over from Rupak Kumar Dutta, who is retiring from service.
  22. Who has been ranked as the most powerful women in India based on the 2017 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by Forbes?
    A) Priyanka Chopra
    B) Shobhana Bhartia
    C) Kiran Mazumdar
    D) Chanda Kochhar
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    Option D
    Explanation: CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar was named the most powerful woman in India as she ranked 32nd in World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by Forbes. 
  23. Name the women to top the 2017 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list released by Forbes recently.
    A) Angela Merkel
    B) Theresa May
    C) Mary Barra
    D) Hillary Clinton
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    Option A
    Explanation: The 2017 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by Forbes is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who retains the number one position for the seventh consecutive year and 12 times in total. She is followed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May (rank 2), who is leading her country through Brexit—a historic and transforming time for the European Union.

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2 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: November 03, 2017”

  1. super grl

    delhi’s rank is 28 nd up is in 29 place in the GVI index

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