Current Affairs Quiz: November 15 2018

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  1. Where was the 38th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma, on 14th November 2018?
    1) Kolkata
    2) Mumbai
    3) New Delhi
    4) Bengaluru
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 14th November 2018, the 38th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi. Theme of the 38th IITF was: ‘Rural Enterprises in India’. The event will take place for 14 days. It will end on 27th November 2018. For the 38th IITF, Afghanistan is the Partner Country. Nepal is the Focus Country. Jharkhand is the Partner State. Nearly, 800 participants from various States, government departments and domestic and international companies are taking part in the IITF to display their products. IITF will act as a platform for all kind of businesses to exhibit their excellence and services to trade, industry and public.
  2. UNICEF along with which organization launched UNICEF-Atal Tinkering Lab Hackthon to commemorate Children’s Day, on 14th November 2018?
    1) Infosys
    2) NITI Aayog
    3) Ministry of Human Resource Development
    4) National Council of Educational Research and Training
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) NITI Aayog
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2018, NITI Aayog and UNICEF launched UNICEF-Atal Tinkering Lab Hackthon to commemorate Children’s Day. Its objective is to encourage children towards making new innovations. It is a 72-hour problem solving quest whose winners will be announced on 20th of November. This is a part of the Atal Tinkering Labs and Atal Innovation Mission.
  3. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has launched a scheme named “Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme” to provide cheaper loans to startups in the cooperative sector. It will be implemented by _____?
    1) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
    2) National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)
    3) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
    4) State Bank of India (SBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2018, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched of a scheme named “Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme”. This scheme was launched while inaugurating the 65th All India Cooperative Week organised by the National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) in New Delhi. Its objective is to provide cheaper loans to startups in the cooperative sector. This scheme will be implemented by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) by linking it to Rs 1000 crore ‘Cooperative Start-up and Innovation Fund (CSIF) created by it. This schemes would provide term loans with 2% less than the applicable rate of interest to projects costing up to Rs 3 crore including 2 years moratorium on payment of principal. General category projects would be provided 70% of the project cost whereas special catergories would be getting up to 80% of the project cost.
  4. Ministry of Finance has issued a notification regarding the release of the Rs 75 coin to commemorate 75th anniversary of which leader?
    1) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
    2) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
    3) Mahatma Gandhi
    4) Sardar Vallabhai Patel
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2018, the Ministry of Finance issued a notification regarding the release of the Rs 75 coin to commemorate 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at Port Blair in Andaman Nicober Islands. It will weigh 35 grams. The composition of the coin is as follows:• 50 per cent silver,
    • 40 per cent copper, and
    • 5 per cent each of nickel and zinc.
  5. Where did the First Lady of the Republic of Korea, Her Excellency Mrs. Kim Jung-sook, inaugurate the Queen Huh memorial on 6th November 2018?
    1) New Delhi, Delhi
    2) Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
    3) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    4) Jaipur, Rajasthan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On November 4, 2018, First Lady of the Republic of Korea, Her Excellency Mrs. Kim Jung-sook visited India for 4 days. On November 6, 2018, Her Excellency Mrs. Kim Jung-sook arrived at the Amausi Airport in Lucknow. She was received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. They attended cultural programmes at Ram Katha Parj in Ayodhya before proceeding to deepawali celebrations. She took part in the festivities of Deepawali and attended “Deepotsav” event where she was the Chief Guest. The “Deepotsav” was organized by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and was a first where a foreign dignitary attended Diwali celebrations. As a part of Deepawali, a 30-feet statue of Lord Ram was installed on the banks of the Saryu River, along with that of Lord Hanuman’s idol. Her Excellency inaugurated the Queen Huh memorial at Queen Huh park in Ayodhya and lightened a handmade lamp on the occasion which was made by the Fine Arts department of Ram Manohar Lohiya Awadh University. Also around 30 lakhs lamps have been arranged on the steps of the 12 ghats as a part of the celebration.
  6. India will become the _____ biggest emitter of carbon dioxide from the power sector in the world before 2030, according to the report by the International Energy Agency titled ‘World Energy Outlook’?
    1) first
    2) second
    3) third
    4) fourth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) second
    Explanation:
    On November 13, 2018, according to the report by the International Energy Agency titled ‘World Energy Outlook’, India would surpass US as the 2nd biggest emitter of carbon dioxide from the power sector in the world after China. India’s growing energy demand is the reason for the title which is expected to be achieved before 2030. Further there will be a rise of nearly 80 per cent by 2040 as power use almost triples due to the growth of air conditioning in the country. Two-thirds of India’s households are projected to own an air conditioning unit over that period, a 15-fold increase from the present scenario. Also the demand for cooling is set to increase by as much as 700 per cent over the period. But even with this power demand, India’s per-capita electricity consumption will remain one of the world’s lowest.
  7. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a 7 foot bronze statue for the contribution of over 4,700 soldiers and labourers from British India in the town of Laventie located in which country, on 10th November 2018?
    1) England
    2) France
    3) Russia
    4) Germany
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) France
    Explanation:
    On November 9, 2018, Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu embarked on a 3-day visit to France. On November 11, 2018, he also unveiled a 7 foot bronze statue in the town of Laventie for the contribution of over 4,700 soldiers and labourers from British India. This marked the commencement of a project to establish 57 such statues near all cemeteries where Indian soldiers lie buried in France. India also participated in Paris Peace Forum, which took place in Paris from 11-13 November 2018, as a part of the Armistice Centenary.
  8. Which entity signed a MoU with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in Abu Dhabi for storage of Crude Oil at Padur Underground Facility in Karnataka, on 12th November 2018?
    1) Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL)
    2) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
    3) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
    4) Hindustan Petro Chemicals Limited (HPCL)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL)
    Explanation:
    On November 12, 2018, Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in Abu Dhabi. This MOU was signed on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). Under the MoU, ADNOC is expected to store crude in compartments at Padur. The ISPRL’s underground oil storage facility at Padur in Karnataka has a 2.5 million tonne capacity. The MOU follows the arrival, on November 4, of the final shipment of the initial delivery of ADNOC crude in ISPRL underground facility at Mangalore, storing 5.86 million barrels of ADNOC crude oil.
  9. Name the professor who has been selected for the Infosys Prize 2018 under the Humanities category?
    1) Navakanta Bhat
    2) Kavita Singh
    3) Roop Mallik
    4) Nalini Anantharaman
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Kavita Singh
    Explanation:
    On November 13, 2018, Six eminent professors were selected for the Infosys Prize 2018 across different categories of science and research.
    CategoryWinnerContribution
    Engineering and Computer ScienceNavakanta Bhat, Professor, Indian Institute of Science, BangaloreDesign of novel biosensors
    HumanitiesKavita Singh, Professor and Dean, School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiStudy of Mughal, Rajput and Deccan art.
    Life SciencesRoop Mallik, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, MumbaiWork on molecular motor proteins,
    Mathematical SciencesNalini Anantharaman, Professor and Chair of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Strasbourg, FranceWork related to “Quantum Chaos”
    Physical SciencesSK Satheesh, Professor, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, BangaloreStudies on black carbon aerosols, the dark, light absorbing, microscopic particles in air
    Social SciencesSendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, the University of ChicagoWork in behavioural economics.
  10. Who was named La Liga league’s best player of the 2017-18 campaign, by Marca at an awards ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, on 12th November 2018?
    1) Lionel Messi
    2) Jan Oblak
    3) Iago Aspas
    4) Marcelino
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Lionel Messi
    Explanation:
    On 12th November 2018, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was declared La Liga league’s best player of the 2017-18 campaign, by Marca at an awards ceremony in Barcelona, Spain. Other award winners are:
    • Zamora trophy (Goalkeeper of the year) – Jan Oblak
    • Zarra award (for the top Spanish scorer) – Iago Aspas
    • Miguel Munoz trophy (for La Liga’s best coach) – Marcelino
    • Guruceta trophy (for La Liga’s best referee) – Carlos Del Cerro Grande
  11. Name the Union Minister who was assigned additional portfolio of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs due to the sudden demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar, on 13th November 2018?
    1) DV Sadananda Gowda
    2) Narendra Singh Tomar
    3) Arun Jaitley
    4) Jual Oram
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Narendra Singh Tomar
    Explanation:
    On November 13 2018, Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Narendra Singh Tomar were assigned additional portfolios of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs due to the sudden demise of Union Minister and Karnataka BJP leader Ananth Kumar. Ananth Kumar, a Union Minister died at a private hospital on November 12 2018 due to severity of lung cancer. So Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Narendra Singh Tomar were assigned the additional portfolios which were earlier held by Ananth Kumar.
  12. Which Union Minister was assigned the additional portfolio of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, due to the sudden demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar, on 13th November 2018?
    1) Suresh Prabhu
    2) Prakash Javedekar
    3) DV Sadananda Gowda
    4) KJ Alphons
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) DV Sadananda Gowda
    Explanation:
    On November 13 2018, Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Narendra Singh Tomar were assigned additional portfolios of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs due to the sudden demise of Union Minister and Karnataka BJP leader Ananth Kumar. Ananth Kumar, a Union Minister died at a private hospital on November 12 2018 due to severity of lung cancer.So Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Narendra Singh Tomar were assigned the additional portfolios which were earlier held by Ananth Kumar.
  13. Who was appointed India operation head of Apple on 13th November 2018?
    1) R Narayanan
    2) Ashish Chowdhary
    3) Rahul Mehta
    4) Hritesh Kataria
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ashish Chowdhary
    Explanation:
    On 13th November 2018, Apple appointed Ashish Chowdhary as its India operation head. Ashish Chowdhary is Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia Networks. He will leave Nokia Networks at the end of 2018. He will take charge as Apple’s India operation head in January 2019. He has 25 years of international experience in the enterprise and telecom sectors. He has held various positions in Nokia Networks such as Chief Business Officer, Head of Asia Middle East and Africa, Head of Global Services Business Unit, etc.
  14. Who was appointed the next High Commissioner of India to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on 12th November 2018?
    1) KV Arun Reddy
    2) Abhay Thakur
    3) Saif Ameer Khan
    4) Saroj Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Abhay Thakur
    Explanation:
    On 12th November 2018, Abhay Thakur was appointed the next High Commissioner of India to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Abhay Thakur is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1992 batch. At present, he is the High Commissioner of India to Mauritius. He has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He will replace B.N.Reddy. He will take up this assignment soon.
  15. Name the person who resigned as CEO of Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce giant group, on 14th November 2018?
    1) Sachin Bansal
    2) Binny Bansal
    3) Kalyan Krishnamurthy
    4) Ananth Narayanan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Binny Bansal
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2018, Binny Bansal, CEO of Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce giant group resigned from the post. His resignation was accepted with immediate effect due to an allegation of ‘serious personal misconduct’. Kalyan Krishnamurthy will continue to be the CEO of the e-commerce company. Ananth Narayanan, who is the CEO of Myntra and Jabong, will continue in those roles and will now report to Krishnamurthy.
  16. Name the CEO and MD of Ashok Leyland, who announced his resignation from the company, on 13th November 2018?
    1) Vinod Dasari
    2) Ramanath Seshadri
    3) Dheeraj Hinduja
    4) Tripti Lunia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Vinod Dasari
    Explanation:
    On November 13, 2018, Vinod Dasari, CEO and MD of Ashok Leyland announced his resignation from the company citing personal reasons. He will continue his office till 31 March 2019. He has served the company 14 years of his professional career. Earlier, he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company after which he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Upon his resignation, the board of the company assigned Dheeraj Hinduja to step in as executive chairman (EC) with immediate effect. Dheeraj Hinduja was the Chairman of the company prior to this appointment.
  17. Name the heaviest satellite launched in orbit by an Indian launch vehicle, GSLV-Mk III D2, from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on 14th November 2018?
    1) GSAT-54
    2) GSAT-29
    3) GSAT-14
    4) GSAT-12
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) GSAT-29
    Explanation:
    On 14th November 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29, which was put in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by India’s 5th generation heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III D2 (GSLV-Mk III D2). GSLV Mk III D2 was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the second successful developmental flight for GSLV Mark III, which is considered ISRO’s most powerful rocket. GSLV Mark III is India’s heaviest launch vehicle. GSAT (Geo synchronous Satellite) -29 is the heaviest satellite launched in orbit by an Indian launch vehicle. GSAT-29 satellite weighs 3423 kg. It carries Ka and Ku band high throughput transponders that will provide communication services to remote places in the North East and Jammu and Kashmir. GSLV Mark III D2 placed the satellite in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit in a little over 16 minutes after the lift off. The satellite will be placed in its final Geostationary Orbit using the onboard propulsion system within few days after separation from launcher to reach the orbital slot.
  18. Which state government signed a MoU with All India Football Federation (AIFF) to host National team camps and become the home of the I-League side Indian Arrows, on 12th November 2018?
    1) Odisha
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Himachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On 12th November 2018, Odisha government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with All India Football Federation (AIFF) to host National team camps and become the home of the I-League side Indian Arrows. The MoU between AIFF and Odisha government was signed at the Kalinga Stadium complex in ‎Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The training and related infrastructure like gymnasiums, swimming pool, etc, will be set up at the Kalinga Stadium Complex. The Indian Under-15 National team and AIFF’s development side Indian Arrows, consisting of Indian Under-17 World Cup players, have been using the infrastructure.
  19. Munaf Patel announced his retirement from which sport on 9th November 2018?
    1) Hockey
    2) Football
    3) Cricket
    4) Shooting
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Cricket
    Explanation:
    On 9th November 2018, Indian fast bowler Munaf Patel announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Munaf Patel is 35 years old. He has expressed interest in taking up a coaching career. He made his debut for India in March 2006. He has played 13 Tests, 70 ODIs and 3 T20Is for India. He was part of the 2011 World Cup winning team. In test cricket he had taken 35 wickets at an average of 38.54. In ODI cricket he had taken 86 wickets in 67 innings at an average of 30.26 and strike rate of 36.6. He had 173 wickets in 140 List A matches and 101 wickets in 97 T20 matches. He played for the Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians in the IPL (Indian Premier League).
  20. England’s Joe Cole announced his retirement from which sport on 13th November 2018?
    1) Hockey
    2) Football
    3) Cricket
    4) Swimming
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Football
    Explanation:
    On 13th November 2018, former England midfielder Joe Cole announced his retirement from football. Joe Cole is 37 years old. He has planned to pursue coaching after retirement. He has made 716 professional appearances. He has scored 104 goals for 7 clubs. He has capped 56 times for England. He made his international debut at the age of 19 in 1999 with the Hammers club. He has played for clubs like West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool, etc. He helped Chelsea win their first championship in 50 years in 2004-05.
  21. Chitta Jena died following a short term illness in Cuttack, Odisha, on 13th November 2018. He was a ____?
    1) Journalist
    2) Educationalist
    3) Politician
    4) Singer
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Singer
    Explanation:
    On 13th November 2018, Odia singer Chitta Jena died following a short term illness in Cuttack, Odisha. Chitta Jena was 76 years old. He was popular for his versatility and talent. He made his debut as a playback singer in 1974 in the movie Mana Akasha. He awarded Prafulla Kar Samman for his remarkable achievement in the field of music. His popular songs are: Mo Priya Tharu Kiye Adhika Sundara, Rupa Heithiba Labanyabati’, Udi Gale Gendalia and Ki Sundara Aaha Ki Aananda Maya.
  22. When was Children’s day celebrated in India to commemorate the first prime minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s 129th birth anniversary?
    1) November 12
    2) November 13
    3) November 11
    4) November 14
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) November 14
    Explanation:
    On 14th November 2018, Children’s day was celebrated in India to commemorate the first prime minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s 129th birth anniversary. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He was very fond of children. He was fondly called Chacha Nehru. Before 1964, Children’s day was celebrated in India on November 20, which is the universal Children’s Day declared by the United Nations. After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru on May 27, 1964, India decided to celebrate his birthday as Bal Diwas (Children’s Day) to honour him.
  23. What was the theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 observed on 14th November 2018?
    1) Diabetes: The Sweet Evil
    2) The Family and Diabetes
    3) Beat Diabetes
    4) Diabetes and Lifestyle
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) The Family and Diabetes
    Explanation:
    On 14th November 2018, World Diabetes Day was observed throughout the world. The World Diabetes Day is observed every year on November 14 led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This day marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best and John James Rickard Macleod, conceived the idea that led to the discovery of insulin in 1922. This day aims to create awareness on diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus results in high sugar in the blood (high blood glucose). Theme: for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is “The Family and Diabetes”. Also, the month of November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
  24. What was the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2018 observed in India from 29th October to 3rd November 2018?
    1) Building a better India
    2) Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India
    3) Digital Ways to build a corruption free India
    4) Better Nation: building a corruption free system
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India
    Explanation:
    From 29th October to 3rd November 2018 ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ was observed by Indian Army regarding maintaining core values of honesty and integrity in the organization. During the Vigilance Awareness Week various events like workshops, seminars, lectures, competitions and pledge of Integrity towards organization were conducted across India. On 29th October 2018, the Vigilance Awareness Week started with the pledge of Integrity towards the organization by various Directorates at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army). The theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2018 was “Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India”. All departments conducted activities related to the theme to promote ethical practices and encourage a culture of honesty and integrity.
  25. Which state observed ‘Rosogolla Day’ to commemorate the first anniversary of receiving Geographical Indication or GI tag for its famous sweet Rosogolla, on 14th November 2018?
    1) Chhattisgarh
    2) West Bengal
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) West Bengal
    Explanation:
    On 14th November 2018, West Bengal observed ‘Rosogolla Day’ to commemorate the first anniversary of receiving Geographical Indication or GI tag for West Bengal’s famous sweet Rosogolla as ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’. The decision to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14 was made by West Bengal government. On this day, various varieties of rosogollas were displayed in stalls of ‘Mishti Hub’ (Sweetmeat Hub), in Eco Park, Kolkata. A discussion on the history of Rosogolla was also held.

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  1. Name the CEO and MD of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL)?
    Answer
      Mr. HPS Ahuja
  2. Who is the President of France?
    Answer
      Emmanuel Macron
  3. Name the MD and Headquarters of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)?
    Answer
      MD – Sundeep Kumar Nayak; Headquarters – New Delhi
  4. Where is Balimela Wildlife Sanctuary located?
    Answer
      Odisha
  5. What is the capital and currency of Nigeria?
    Answer
     Capital – Abuja; Currency – Naira