Current Affairs Quiz: November 26, 2017

Current Affairs 26 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. The 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) was held in which city?
    A) Gurugram
    B) New Delhi
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation: The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) in New Delhi. ISC considered the 118 recommendations contained in the Punchchi Commission report and finalised it.
  2. What is the rank of India in the 2017 World FIFA Ranking?
    A) 110
    B) 115
    C) 105
    D) 120
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Indian football team remained static at 105th in the latest FIFA rankings. India drew with Myanmar 2-2 at home in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers during this ranking period. World champions Germany are on top of world rankings. Among the Asian Football Confederation countries, the Indian team occupies 15th position, ahead of the likes of Jordan, North Korea and Bahrain. Iran led the Asian rankings
  3. The second edition of World Gaming Festival (casino) will be held in which state?
    A) Assam
    B) Odisha
    C) Karnataka
    D) Goa
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      Option D
    Explanation: The second edition of World Gaming Festival (casino) will be held in Panaji, Goa from November 30 to December 4, the organisers Delta Corp announced. The upcoming edition will be held on three ships — Deltin Jaqk, Deltin Royale and Deltin Caravela.
  4. Name the ministry which conducted the Multi State Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 along the entire eastern coastline of the country on November 24 for tsunami preparedness.
    A) Ministry of Earth Sciences
    B) Ministry of Home Affairs
    C) Ministry of Defence
    D) Ministry of External Affairs
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      Option B
    Explanation: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) conducted Multi State Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 along the entire East Coast in 31 coastal districts across four states-West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (UT) on November 24. It was conducted through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).
  5. The 2017 Korea Tourism Festival has been organized in which Indian state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Karnataka
    C) Gujarat
    D) Haryana
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      Option D
    Explanation: A two-day Korea festival showcasing Korea’s rich art, culture and heritage was inaugurated by Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) Executive Vice President Min Hong Min at the Ambience Mall in Gurugram, Haryana along with Joint Secretary in the Ministry Of Tourism Suman Billa.
  6. The 2017 World Youth Women’s Boxing Championship was held in which city?
    A) Panaji
    B) Guwahati
    C) Gurugram
    D) Lucknow
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      Option B
    Explanation: World youth women’s boxing championship, which saw the participation of players from more than 30 countries, was hosted in Guwahati’s Md Tayabullah Hockey Stadium amid much fervour. The championship was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
  7. The 2017 International Gita Mahotsava has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Kurukshetra
    D) Panchkula
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      Option C
    Explanation: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the International Gita Mahotsava-2017 on November 25, 2017 in Kurukshetra, Haryana.
  8. DANX -17 is a massive military exercise conducted by the Command forces of which state/UT?
    A) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    B) Nagaland
    C) Lakshadweep
    D) Assam
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      Option A
    Explanation: Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted under the aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command. The five day exercise started on 20 Nov 2017 and culminated on 24 Nov 2017. Main objective of the exercise was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces aimed at defending Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  9. An Insignificant Man is a documentary movie based on which political leader?
    A) Arvind Kejriwal
    B) Rahul Gandhi
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Akhilesh Yadav
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      Option A
    Explanation: A biographical film on the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) supremo and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal titled ‘An Insignificant Man’ was finally released on November 17, 2017. The film has been directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vina Shukla. The film is all about the rise of Kejriwal from relative obscurity to virtual national stardom as a corruption fighter that finally led to him being appointed the Chief Minister of Delhi.
  10. A workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van Yojana was organized in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bangalore
    D) Indore
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      Option A
    Explanation: A consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van Yojana (VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries) was organised in New Delhi by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for inviting suggestions for drafting a suitable roadmap for Biofuels in India.
  11. The 2017 International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) is being conducted in which country?
    A) India
    B) Nepal
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Myanmar
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      Option C
    Explanation: Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is visiting Bangladesh to participate in the International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX), the first ever operational exercise held under the aegis of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Bangladesh, from November 26 to 28.
  12. Navtej Sarna whose office term has recently been extended by a year was the Indian Ambassador to which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) China
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) United States
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      Option D
    Explanation: The term of Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna, a 1980 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, who was supposed to retire November end, has been extended by a year.
  13. Which bank has launched “Smart Banking 24×7” e-Lobbies to provide smoother access to banking facility to its Mumbai customers?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Yes Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation: Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) has launched 24 hour accessible e-Lobbies in the Mumbai suburbs of Juhu and Powai. Keeping the convenience of customers in mind, Kotak is expanding the touchpoints available for customers with a new format – “Smart Banking 24×7” e-Lobbies.
  14. According to the data by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India increased by ____ percent to USD 25.35 billion during April-September 2017-18.
    A) 17 Percent
    B) 21 Percent
    C) 15 Percent
    D) 11 Percent
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      Option A
    Explanation: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country increased by 17 per cent to USD 25.35 billion during April-September this fiscal.
  15. Name the Indian actor to win the Best Actor Award at the 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards held in Brisbane.
    A) Farhan Akhtar
    B) Irrfan Khan
    C) Rajkummar Rao
    D) Kunal Kapoor
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      Option C
    Explanation: India’s foreign-language Oscar hopeful ‘Newton’ bagged two wins at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane, with Rajkummar Rao winning the best actor, and writer Mayank Tewari and director Amit V. Masurkar grabbing the best screenplay honour.
  16. Name the player to be crowned the national champion for the Shotgun events at the 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions (61st NSCC).
    A) Mairaj Ahmad Khan
    B) Sukhbir Singh Harika
    C) Man Singh
    D) Angad Vir Singh Bajwa
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      Option A
    Explanation: India’s top skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan was crowned national champion after a marathon final at New Delhi’s Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range on the concluding day of the 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions (61st NSCC) for Shotgun events.
  17. Indian Wrestler Ritu Phogat lost aginst whom to settle for a silver medal in the 48 kg event in the Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship 2017?
    A) Miglena Selishka
    B) Jiang Zhu
    C) Io Shirai
    D) Evin Demirhan
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      Option D
    Explanation: India wrestler Ritu Phogat clinched a silver medal in the 48kg event in the Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship at Poland. Ritu lost against Turkish Wrestler Demirhan in the gold medal bout to settle for a silver
  18. Who directed the movie Newton which bagged the best actor and screenplay award at the 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards?
    A) Anurag Kashyap
    B) Amit V. Masurkar
    C) Sujoy Ghosh
    D) Sudhir Mishra
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      Option B
    Explanation: India’s foreign-language Oscar hopeful ‘Newton’ bagged two wins at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane, with Rajkummar Rao winning the best actor, and writer Mayank Tewari and director Amit V. Masurkar grabbing the best screenplay honour.
  19. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the President of which country?
    A) Jordan
    B) Bahrain
    C) Germany
    D) North Korea
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      Option C
  20. Name the Director of the Documentary on Arvind Kejriwal, ‘An Insignificant Man’.
    A) Saba Dewan and Aarti Shrivastava
    B) Khushboo Ranka and Vina Shukla
    C) Anand Patwardhan and Nishtha Jain
    D) Sanjay Kak and Ashvin Kumar
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      Option B
    Explanation: An Insignificant Man’ has been directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vina Shukla.

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