Current Affairs Quiz: November 11 2018

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  1. Which city ranked as the most congested city in India as per the research titled ‘Mobility & Congestion in Urban India,’ by National bureau of economic research (NBER)?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Mumbai
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Bengaluru
    Explanation:
    On November 9, 2018, according to a recent research by National bureau of economic research (NBER), analysis of the current status of mobility in urban India, using Google maps was conducted. The name of the research paper is: ‘Mobility & Congestion in Urban India,’. It is the first large-scale analysis of traffic congestion in 154 Indian cities using Google maps. Researchers also analysed 22 million potential trips throughout the prominent cities of the country. According to the findings, Bangalore tops the index for most congested city, and Mumbai ranked 2nd. The other top 5 cities in the list of congested cities are: Delhi (3rd) , Chennai (4th) and Kolkata (5th).
  2. Where did Indian Army officials and Chinese PLA troops organize a high-level meeting where they reaffirmed to strengthen friendship and maintain peace along Line of Actual Control?
    1) Bumla, Arunachal Pradesh
    2) Kohima, Nagaland
    3) Aizwl, Mizoram
    4) Guwahati, Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bumla, Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On November 9, 2018, Indian Army officials and Chinese PLA troops organized a high-level meeting at Bumla, near Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The two sides reaffirmed their resolve to strengthen friendship and maintain peace along the 4057-km-long Line of Actual Control separates India from China. India was by led by Major General PGK Menon and the Chinese side had Major General Li Xi Zhong. This was the first time major generals of the two countries took part in a border personnel meeting (BPM), since its initiation in 1990.
  3. Supreme Court has approved a separate High Court for which state, which will be the 25th High Court in India?
    1) Sikkim
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Manipur
    4) Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Supreme Court has approved a separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh and it will start functioning from 1st January 2019. This will be the 25th High Court in India. It will temporarily function from a makeshift building. A permanent structure is built in the Justice City complex in Andhra Pradesh’s de-facto capital Amaravati. At present, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have a common High Court at Hyderabad. This court will be known as the Telangana High Court from 2019.
  4. Election Commission has set up ‘Sangwari’ polling booths in which state to encourage women voters to vote in the Assembly elections?
    1) Bihar
    2) Odisha
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) Chhattisgarh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Chhattisgarh
    Explanation:
    Election Commission has set up ‘Sangwari’ polling booths in various constituencies of Chhattisgarh to encourage women voters to vote in the Assembly elections. ‘Sangwari’ means friend, in Chhattisgarhi dialect. These women friendly booths will be manned by all-female staff like presiding officers, supervisors and security personnel. Chief Electoral Officer of Chhattisgarh, Subrat Sahoo announced that, 5 Sangwari Polling Centres have been set up for women in every assembly segments.
  5. Which state cabinet decided to set up development boards for the Matua and Namasudra communities, on 7thNovember 2018?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Rajasthan
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) West Bengal
    Explanation:
    On November 7, 2018, West Bengal cabinet, headed by CM Mamata Banerjee, decided to set up development boards for the Matua and Namasudra communities. The names of the two boards will be:
    • West Bengal Namasudra Welfare Board and
    • West Bengal Matua Welfare Board.
    The chairperson and members of the welfare boards will be decided by the State Chief Minister, Ms. Mamata Banerjee. This decision was taken for social representation and welfare of the 2 communities present in large numbers in the state. The boards will also ensure better implementation of the government’s developmental projects.
  6. Which state launched GPS Mapping of Government Schools and Personnel Location System, on 6th November 2018?
    1) Kerala
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Haryana
    4) Nagaland
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Nagaland
    Explanation:
    On November 6, 2018, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched GPS Mapping of Government Schools and Personnel Location System in Kohima. This would help in computerization and digitization of records of all the government schools. This is a first in the country initiative and was under taken by the School Education Department of the state.
  7. Which state-owned company signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to acquire Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation (HSCC), on 6th November 2018?
    1) NBCC
    2) NTPC
    3) NLC
    4) EESL
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) NBCC
    Explanation:
    On 6th November 2018, state-owned NBCC (formerly National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited) signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to acquire Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation (HSCC). Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and NBCC (India) Ltd signed the share purchase agreement for the transfer of 100 % share holding of HSCC to NBCC. In September 2018, NBCC had announced that, it will buy the government’s stake in HSCC for Rs 285 crore. HSCC functions under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It offers consultancy services in healthcare and other social sectors in India and other countries.
  8. The 25th edition of SIMBEX, a Maritime Bilateral Exercise, between India and which country, started on November 10, 2018, off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal?
    1) Malaysia
    2) Singapore
    3) South Korea
    4) Australia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Singapore
    Explanation:
    On November 10, 2018, the 25th edition of SIMBEX, an acronym for “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise” started off of Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal, between India and Singapore. The 2018 edition marks the Silver Jubilee of SIMBEX and will continue till November 21, 2018. The sea phase of this year’s edition is being conducted under the Command of Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, NM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet. SIMBEX 2018 will be the largest edition since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity.
  9. Which city will be connected to 6 capital cities of South Asian countries by the end of December 2018 to boost
    connectivity in the region, as announced in the 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF), on 26th October 2018?

    1) Kolkata
    2) Guwahati
    3) Assam
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Guwahati
    Explanation:
    On 26th October 2018, Assam Act East Policy Affairs Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary announced that Guwahati will be connected to six capital cities of South Asian countries by the end of December 2018 to boost connectivity in the region. This announcement was made in the 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF).
  10. Where was the 5th World Internet Conference (WIC) held from November 7 to 9, 2018?
    1) Tokyo, Japan
    2) Wuzhen, China
    3) Dublin, Ireland
    4) New Delhi, India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Wuzhen, China
    Explanation:
    From November 7 to 9, 2018, the 5th World Internet Conference (WIC), also known as the Wuzhen Summit, was held in Wuzhen, China. The conference aimed to bring out exchanges, mutual learning, cooperation and sharing in the digital fields and stressed on peace and development of the global cyberspace. Top 15 of the latest scientific and technological achievements in the global internet industry were unveiled. They were selected from more than 400 candidate projects and programs, aimed at reaching faster Internet speed, more digital profit, and better web security. Two reports were released on Internet development in China and the world. More than 20 themed forums and discussions were conducted.
  11. Which became the first country in the world to impose a ban on sunscreens toxic to coral reefs, on 10thNovember 2018?
    1) Croatia
    2) Georgia
    3) Palau
    4) Iceland
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Palau
    Explanation:
    On November 10, 2018, Palau became the first country in the world to impose a ban on sunscreens toxic to coral reefs. The laws passed by the Western Pacific nation will go into effect in 2020. According to the law, retailers will be fined $1,000 for selling sunscreens that contain 10 chemicals deemed harmed for coral and marine life. This is part of a larger push to reduce the impact of tourism on the archipelago. Other than Palau, Hawaii also passed a reef-harming sunscreen ban which will come into effect in 2021. Additionally, Thailand also announced in October that it would have to close Maya Bay indefinitely.
  12. Which institute signed an agreement with US-based Research Institute for Fragrant Materials (RIFM) for improving quality of fragnant oils, on 10th November 2018?
    1) Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)
    2) Indian Institute of Horticulture (IIH)
    3) Indian Institute of Siddha Medicine (IISM)
    4) Indian Institute of Natural Medicine (IINM)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)
    Explanation:
    On November 10, 2018, the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) signed an agreement with US-based Research Institute for Fragrant Materials (RIFM) for improving quality of fragnant oils. It was signed by:
    • Anil Kumar Tripathi, Director CSIR-CIMAP and
    • Jim Romane, President of the RIFM at the conclusion of the two-day annual conference of the International Fragrance Association in Paris.
  13. Reserve Bank of India cancelled the certificate of registrations of how many non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) for unspecified reasons, on 9th November 2018?
    1) 31
    2) 25
    3) 27
    4) 35
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 31
    Explanation:
    On November 9, 2018, the Reserve Bank of India cancelled the certificate of registrations of as many as 31 non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) for unspecified reasons. A majority 27 of the 31 companies which lost their licences are from Bengal. Bengal is followed by Uttar Pradesh, which has seen four NBFC licence cancellations. A majority of voluntary application for licence cancellation are also from Bengal. This can be seen from the fact that it also cancelled the certificate of registrations of 17 NBFCs following a request by them for the same.
  14. Enforcement Directorate (ED) flagged the RBI about the activities of which firm, charging it with running a ponzi scheme in the name of Islamic banking or halal investment, on November 9, 2018?
    1) Ms Ambidant Marketing Private Limited
    2) Chennai Investments Private Limited
    3) Zerodha Financial Consultants Private Limited
    4) Tiwari Mutual Fund Investments Private Limited
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Ms Ambidant Marketing Private Limited
    Explanation:
    On November 9, 2018, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) flagged the RBI about the activities of a Karnataka-based firm charging it with running a ponzi scheme “in the name of Islamic banking or halal investment”. It collected Rs 950 crore funds from gullible investors till now. The name of the firm is Ms Ambidant Marketing Private Limited, which is run by one S Fareed Ahmed and S Afaq Ahmed. Islamic banking or halal investment is illegal in India.
  15. Which country overtook United States as the 2nd largest smartphone market after China, according to a report by research firm Canalys?
    1) Japan
    2) England
    3) India
    4) Germany
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) India
    Explanation:
    On November 9, 2018, according to a report by research firm Canalys, India overtook US as the 2nd largest smartphone market after China. China saw a shipment of 100.6 million smartphones in the 3rd quarter followed by India which saw 40.4 million units during the same period. US was at 40 million units in the July-September 2018 period. Worldwide smartphone shipments fell by 7.2 per cent year-on-year to 348.9 million units during July-September 2018, a fourth consecutive quarter of decline. This was also the worst third quarter performance since 2015.
  16. Finnish mobile telecom network maker Nokia joined hands with which Indian IT services firm to work in AI and machine learning driven solutions, on 8th November 2018?
    1) Infosys
    2) TCS
    3) Wipro
    4) Mahindra Tech
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Infosys
    Explanation:
    On November 8, 2018, Finnish mobile telecom network maker Nokia and Indian IT services firm Infosys joined hands to work in AI and machine learning driven solutions. The partnership will help drive digital transformation in various sectors, such as: Industries, transportation, energy and manufacturing, media and entertainment, and education. It will couple technology, products and services from Nokia with platform solutions, engineering and operations management expertise from Infosys.
  17. Indian Sugar Mills Association signed a contract for exporting 50,000 tonnes of raw sugar with a company named COFCO of which country, on November 10, 2018?
    1) South Korea
    2) Bangladesh
    3) China
    4) Myanmar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) China
    Explanation:
    On November 10, 2018, a contract was signed for exporting 50,000 tonnes of raw sugar by the Indian Sugar Mills Association with COFCO, a government of China PSU. The export of raw sugar from India to China will begin early 2019. It is a part of India’s move to export 2 MT of raw sugar to China from 2019 onwards to reduce the $60 billion trade deficit. Raw sugar is the second product after non-basmati rice that China will import from India.
  18. Who was conferred with France’s highest civilian honour ‘Knight of the Legion of Honour’, on 9th November 2018?
    1) Kalki Kochlin
    2) Jawahar Lal Sarin
    3) Maynard Delfino
    4) Celia Sollis
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Jawahar Lal Sarin
    Explanation:
    On November 9, 2018, Jawahar Lal Sarin was conferred with France’s highest civilian honour ‘Knight of the Legion of Honour’. It was given by French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler. He received the honor due to his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting the French language. He is currently the president of the governing body of Alliance Franaise.
  19. Name the Indian freelance journalist, who received the 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage, at the 1st award ceremony organised by the United Kingdom chapter of Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), in London, on 8th November 2018?
    1) Ayushi Dev
    2) Swati Chaturvedi
    3) Namrata Rai
    4) Siddharth Kapoor
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Swati Chaturvedi
    Explanation:
    On 8th November 2018, Swati Chaturvedi, an Indian freelance journalist, won the 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage. She received the award at the 1st award ceremony organised by the United Kingdom chapter of Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) or Reporters Without Borders in London. She was one among the four worldwide winners who received awards at the ceremony. She is the author of the book ‘I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army’.
  20. Who was appointed the chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), on November 9, 2018?
    1) S Narayan Moorthy
    2) Ashok Kumar Gupta
    3) Ravindra Prasad
    4) Lokesh Kumar S
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ashok Kumar Gupta
    Explanation:
    On November 9, 2018, former IAS officer Ashok Kumar Gupta was appointed the chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI). This was done by the Corporate Affairs Ministry. The appointment would be till October 25, 2022 — the date when he attains the age of 65 years — or until further orders, whichever is the earliest. He replaced acting chairperson Mr. Sudhir Mittal.
  21. Who has been appointed the Chief Justice of Tripura High Court?
    1) Justice Sanjay Karol
    2) Justice Govind Mathur
    3) Justice A P Sahi
    4) Justice S K Seth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Justice Sanjay Karol
    Explanation:
    On November 10, 2018, the Central government cleared the appointment of Chief Justices of 4 High Courts namely: Allahabad, Patna, Madhya Pradesh and Tripura. The most senior judge of the Rajasthan High Court, Justice Govind Mathur, was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. The most senior judge of the Allahabad HC, Justice A P Sahi, was appointed the Chief Justice of Patna HC. The senior-most judge of the Madhya Pradesh HC, Justice S K Seth, was appointed as the Chief Justice of the MP High Court. The most senior judge of Himachal HC, Justice Sanjay Karol, was appointed as the Chief Justice of Tripura HC. Also, Justice M R Shah, who has been the CJ of Patna HC has been elevated as a Supreme Court judge.
  22. Who was appointed the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Madagascar, on 9th November 2018?
    1) Abhay Kumar
    2) Subir Dutta
    3) Rashid Khan
    4) Hasmukh Adhia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Abhay Kumar
    Explanation:
    On 9th November 2018, Abhay Kumar was appointed the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Madagascar. He is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of the 2003 batch. At present he is Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Indian Embassy of Brasilia. He has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Madagascar. He will replace Subir Dutta. He will take up this assignment soon.
  23. Which country unveiled the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) anchor, on 8th November 2018?
    1) Japan
    2) United States
    3) Russia
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) China
    Explanation:
    On 8th November 2018, Xinhua, China’s state-run press agency, unveiled the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) anchor that can read news in English and Chinese. Two AI news anchors were unveiled. One reads news in English and the other in Chinese. They have been developed by Xinhua and Chinese search engine, Sogou. They were launched at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China. The virtual newsreaders combine the images and voices of human anchors with AI technology. They have minimal facial expressions and lip movements.
  24. Name NASA’s space instrument that will travel with the Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, in 2021?
    1) Ralph
    2) Delfino
    3) MaxR
    4) Rhino
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Ralph
    Explanation:
    NASA’s Ralph, a space instrument, will travel with the Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, in 2021. The Lucy spacecraft carries a near-twin of Ralph named L’Ralph. L’Ralph will investigate Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Lucy will fly by 6 Trojans and 1 Main Belt asteroid, which is more than any other previous asteroid mission. L’Ralph will detect the chemical fingerprints of Trojan asteroids. These data would be helpful in finding how organic molecules form in primitive bodies, a process that might have led to the emergence of life on Earth.
  25. Researchers of which institute have developed fluorescent carbon nanodots for simultaneous detection and destruction of cancer cells?
    1) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
    2) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
    3) Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru
    4) Adayar Cancer Institute, Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
    Explanation:
    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, have developed fluorescent carbon nanodots for simultaneous detection and destruction of cancer cells. The nanosized (10-9 metre) carbon materials would serve as therapeutic and diagnostic agents for cancer. They have been extracted from the leaves of the rosy periwinkle plant. The research team is led by P Gopinath. The research is supported by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Union Ministry of Science and Technology.
  26. Name the former Mumbai medium pacer and India U-19 cricketer who has been appointed captain of the United States national cricket team?
    1) Arvind Karthik
    2) Sumit Deol
    3) Saurabh Netravalkar
    4) Viddanth Kapoor
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Saurabh Netravalkar
    Explanation:
    Saurabh Netravalkar, a former Mumbai medium pacer and India U-19 cricketer, has been appointed captain of the United States national cricket team. Saurabh Netravalkar is a 27-year-old software engineer. He had left to United States from India, to study computer science in Cornell University. He was India’s highest wicket-taker in the 2010 U-19 World Cup. He also played Ranji Trophy for a season.
  27. Who became the first Indian woman to score a century in T20Is, on 9th November 2018?
    1) Harmanpreet Kaur
    2) Mithali Raj
    3) Smriti Mandhana
    4) Jemimah Rodrigues
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Harmanpreet Kaur
    Explanation:
    Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian woman to score a century in T20Is on 9th November 2018. The 29-year-old India skipper scored 103 runs off 51 balls including eight sixes and seven boundaries, against New Zealand at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Harmanpreet became the eighth woman to score the 10th T20I century in women’s cricket and she is the first Asian to do so. Her maiden century is only the third 100 in the Women’s WT20.
  28. Lalan Sarang passed away due to age-related ailments in Pune, Maharashtra. She was a _____?
    1) Actor
    2) Politician
    3) Journalsit
    4) Athlete
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Actor
    Explanation:
    On 9th November 2018, theatre and Marathi film actor Lalan Sarang passed away due to age-related ailments in Pune, Maharashtra. She was 79 years old. She was born on December 26, 1938 in Mumbai. She had received ‘Grahini Sachiv Award’ of Ga Di Ma Pratishthan. She had also written few books: “Natakanmagil Natya”, “Mi ani Majhya Bhumika” and “Bahardar Kisse”.
  29. What was the theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development celebrated on 10th November 2018?
    1) Science, a Human Right
    2) Science for the Society
    3) Science for World Peace
    4) Science and Children
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Science, a Human Right
    Explanation:
    On 10th November 2018, World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated all over the world. In 2001, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared November 10 as World Science Day for Peace and Development. It was first celebrated in 2002. It highlights the key role of science in society and the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. Theme: for 2018 World Science Day for Peace and Development is “Science, a Human Right”
  30. When did Uttarakhand celebrate its 18th Foundation Day?
    1) November 7
    2) November 8
    3) November 9
    4) November 10
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) November 9
    Explanation:
    On 9th November 2018, Uttarakhand celebrated its 18th Foundation Day. On 9th November 2018, Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh and formed as a separate state. The main function was held at the Police Lines in Dehradun. The police women pipe band, dog show, anti-terrorist squad demo, SDRF demo, motorcycling and horse riding etc. were part of the event. Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya honoured 3 “President Police Medal” recipients and 18 “Police Medal” recipients.

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