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AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily Current Affairs 16 November 2019 Quiz to achieve more marks in Banking, Insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT, Railways and all other competitive Exams. We have prepared the current affairs quiz question from our daily current affairs 2019 updates.

Questions Based on Current Affairs November 16 2019

  1. Where was the Sisseri River bridge inaugurated on November 15, 2019 ?
    1) Mizoram
    2) Nagaland
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Meghalaya
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2019 Sisseri River bridge at Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated.This 200-metre long bridge which connects Dibang Valley and Siang district, was built by Project Brahmank of the Border Roads Organisation(BRO). It was built on the Pasighat- Bomjir highway. This bridge would now reduce the travel time by 5 hours.

  2. Who inaugurated the Sisseri River bridge at Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh ?
    1) Amit Shah
    2) Ram Nath Kovind
    3) Narendra Modi
    4) Rajnath Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Rajnath Singh
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2019 the union defence minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Sisseri River bridge at Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh and has also inaugurated National Highway-52 (NH52) in East Siang district of the state. This 200-metre long bridge which connects Dibang Valley and Siang district, was built by Project Brahmank of the Border Roads Organisation(BRO). It was built on the Pasighat- Bomjir highway. This bridge would now reduce the travel time by 5 hours.

  3. What was the theme of the 11th edition of Maitree Diwas (Civil-Military Friendship) in Arunachal Pradesh ?
    1) Theme – “The Strong Civil Military Relationship”
    2) Theme – “Know Your Army”
    3) Theme – “Innovation in Defence: Strengthening South Asia, Impacting the World”
    4) Theme – “Opportunities in Defence for Young minds and Businesses”
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Theme – “Know Your Army”
    Explanation:
    The defence minister also attended the 11th edition of Maitree Diwas (Civil-Military Friendship) in Arunachal Pradesh. The festival symbolises patriotism of the people of the region and their close relationship with the Armed Forces. The 2-day socio-military cultural festival was jointly organised by the Indian Army, Tawang civil administration and volunteers at the high-altitude stadium of Arunachal Pradesh. It was first celebrated in 2004 by the initiation of Late Dorjee Khandu, former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Theme: The theme of the event was “Know Your Army.”

  4. FSP was in news recently, what does ‘S’ stands for ______________ .
    1) S – Service
    2) S – Stakeholders
    3) S – Securitisation
    4) S – Subsidy
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) S – Service
    Explanation:
    S stands for Service.The full form of FSP is Financial Service Providers (FSPs).

  5. Name the Financial Service Provider (FSP), which is exempted by the new “Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019 .
    1) Consumer-Finance Companies
    2) Insurance Companies
    3) Banks
    4) Credit Unions
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Banks
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2019 the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified new rules known as the “Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019 (Rules)”. The rule provides framework for insolvency and liquidation proceedings of systemically important Financial Service Providers (FSPs) other than banks.

  6. What was the theme of the 8th edition of the International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII) ?
    1) Theme – “Statistics for Transformation of Agriculture & Improving Statistics for Food Security ”
    2) Theme – “Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Rural Development”
    3) Theme – “Modernization of agricultural statistics in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda”
    4) Theme – “Statistics for Transformation of Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Statistics for Transformation of Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
    Explanation:
    The 8th edition of the international conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII) is to be organised from November 18-21 2019 in New Delhi. Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra Director General of ICAR & Secretary of Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) announced that the conference will be inaugurated by the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar.

  7. Which organization has released the 1st ever, ‘Geochemical Baseline Atlas of India’ ?
    1) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- Structural Engineering Research Centre(CSIR-SERC)
    2) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR- NGRI)
    3) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- National Metallurgical Laboratory(CSIR-NML)
    4) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- National Environmental Engineering Research Institute(CSIR-NEERI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR- NGRI)
    Explanation:
    On November 10, 2019, In a bid to understand and assess the environmental damage and help policy makers to devise a strategy, CSIR- NGRI ( Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- National Geophysical Research Institute),based in Hyderabad, Telangana, has released the 1st ever, ‘Geochemical Baseline Atlas of India’.

  8. Name the organization, which has started Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention and Investigation Unit to control the exploitation of child porn on Internet.
    1) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
    2) Central Vigilance Commission
    3) Research and Analysis Wing
    4) National Investigation Agency
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
    Explanation:
    On November 15 2019, Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention and Investigation Unit started by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in New Delhi under the special crime zone to control the exploitation of child porn on Internet.The aim of this “specialized unit” is to collect, collate and disseminate information regarding publication, transmission, creation, browsing, downloading, advertising, exchanging, distribution of information relating to online child sexual abuse and exploitation and investigation of such offences.

  9. Who will chair the 23-member Development council constituted by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) that will be responsible for planning in design, engineering and manufacturing of premium bicycles ?
    1) Shobhana K. Pattanayak
    2) Anil Kumar Gupta
    3) Guruprasad Mohapatra
    4) Pramod Kumar Misra
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Guruprasad Mohapatra
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India (GoI) has set up a 23 -member Development Council headed by Guruprasad Mohapatra (Secretary DPIIT) for Bicycle. The Council , active for 2 years, will be responsible for planning in design, engineering and manufacturing of lighter, smarter, value added, safe and faster premium bicycles which are comparable with global standards for exports and domestic market.

  10. What was the theme of the National Tribal Festival called Aadi Mahotsav for the year 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “A Celebration of tribal work”
    2) Theme – “A Celebration of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery”
    3) Theme – “A Celebration of Tribal Culture, Craft, Cuisine and Commerce”
    4) Theme – “A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Crafts, Culture and Commerce”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Crafts, Culture and Commerce”
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has inaugurated 15-day National Tribal Festival called Aadi Mahotsav 2019 based on the theme “A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Crafts, Culture and Commerce” at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. Organized jointly by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs & TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd), the festival will be concluded on November 30, 2019.

  11. Where was the 9th BRICS trade ministers meeting for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Moscow, Russia
    2) Brasilia, Brazil
    3) Washington, D.C., United States
    4) Beijing, China
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Brasilia, Brazil
    Explanation:
    On November 11, 2019 the union commerce minister Shri Piyush Goyal attended the 9th BRICS trade ministers meeting which was conducted in Brasilia, Brazil. This was part of his tour to Brazil and the United States(US) from November 9-14, 2019. Trade facilitation, investment promotion and cooperation in customs was the key focus of the trade ministers meet. During the meeting, issues related to cooperation in e-commerce, investment facilitation, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Intellectual Property Right were discussed.

  12. Which bank has launched a nationwide account mobilization campaign called “CASA (current account savings account) campaign of FY(fiscal year) 2019-2020” ?
    1) Karnataka Bank Ltd
    2) Indian Bank
    3) State Bank of India
    4) Canara Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Karnataka Bank Ltd
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2019, Karnataka Bank Ltd, an ‘A’ Class Scheduled Commercial Bank has launched a nationwide account mobilization campaign called “CASA (current account savings account) campaign of FY(fiscal year) 2019-2020”. The campaign will remain in force till February 29, 2020.

  13. Which Indian film won 2 awards for ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Director’ at the 7th Asian Film Festival Barcelona (AFFBCN) 2019 held in Barcelona, Spain ?
    1) Manto
    2) Hamid
    3) Bhonsle
    4) Namdev Bhau
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Bhonsle
    Explanation:
    Indian film actor, Manoj Bajpayee (50) starrer film “Bhonsle” has won 2 awards for ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Director’ at the 7th Asian Film Festival Barcelona (AFFBCN) 2019 held in Barcelona, Spain from October 30 -November 10, 2019. The film, based on the struggle of migrants and their battles with the local politicians, was directed by Devashish Makhija. Manoj was the main character, as a policeman.

  14. Who sworn in as the 5th Chief Justice (CJ) of the Tripura High Court(HC) ?
    1) Saiyed Sagir Ahmed
    2) Manohar Pershad
    3) Avula Sambasiva Rao
    4) Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019, Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi (59), the Bombay High Court judge, was sworn in as the 5th Chief Justice (CJ) of the Tripura High Court(HC). Governor Ramesh Bais administered the oath of office at old Raj Bhavan in Agartala. Kureshi succeeds Justice Sanjay Karol, who was sworn in as Chief Justice of Patna High Court.

  15. Which country won the 57th edition of BNP Paribas’s Fed Cup title 2019 in Perth, Australia ?
    1) Germany
    2) France
    3) Australia
    4) United States
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) France
    Explanation:
    The 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (French banking financial service company) which was the 57th edition of the most important tournament in women’s tennis, was held from February 9- November 10, 2019. France defeated Australia with a 3-2 win in the finals which was held in Perth, Australia. This was the first time France had won the title since 2003 and 3rd title overall.

  16. Where was the 9th World Para Athletics Championships for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    2) Moscow,Russia
    3) Washington D.C. United Statse
    4) Beijing, China
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    Explanation:
    The 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, was the 9th edition participated by 118 nations, held in Dubai Club for People with Determination Sports complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from November 7 – 15, 2019. The tournament was organized by the World Para Athletics subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee.

  17. Who won gold medal & set a world record in the Men’s F64 Javelin throw event in the 9th World Para Athletics Championships for the year 2019 ?
    1) Nishad Kumar
    2) Sharad Kumar
    3) Sumit Antil
    4) Sandeep Chaudhary
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Sandeep Chaudhary
    Explanation:
    Sandeep Chaudhary won gold medal & set a world record in the Men’s F64 Javelin throw event in the 9th World Para Athletics Championships for the year 2019 .

  18. Sundar Singh Gurjar is associated with which sport ?
    1) 400m Running Race
    2) High Jump
    3) Javelin Throw
    4) Discus Throw
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Javelin Throw
    Explanation:
    Sundar Singh Gurjar is associated with Javelin Throw.He won gold medal in Men’s F46 javelin throw in 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.
    The list of Indian winners:

    S.No Player name Event Medal
    1 Sundar Singh Gurjar Men’s F46 javelin throw Gold
    2 Sandeep Chaudhary Men’s javelin F64 throw Gold
    3 Sumit Antil F-64 category javelin throw Silver
    4 Sharad Kumar Men’s high jump T63 event Silver
    5 Yogesh Kathuniya Men’s Discus Throw F56 Bronze
    6 Ajeet Singh Men’s F46 Javelin throw Bronze
    7 Nishad Kumar Men’s high jump T47 Bronze
    8 Mariyappan thangavelu Men’s high jump T63 event Bronze
    9 Lal Vinay Kumar Men’s 400m T44 Bronze


  19. Who authored the book titled “Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past,1883-1924”, which describes the life of freedom fighter and philosopher Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ?
    1) Nidhi Dugar Kundalia
    2) Vikram Sampath
    3) Avalok Langer
    4) Meghna Pant
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Vikram Sampath
    Explanation:
    The Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu released book titled “Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past,1883-1924” at an event in New Delhi. The book was written by renowned Bengaluru based Historian and author Vikram Sampath and published by Viking Penguin publishers. The book describes the life of freedom fighter and philosopher Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar.

  20. International Day for Tolerance is celebrated annually on ____________ .
    1) November 16
    2) November 15
    3) November 14
    4) November 13
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) November 16
    Explanation:
    International Day for Tolerance is celebrated annually on November 16 to promote tolerance, respect, appreciation, and cooperation between the world’s different cultures. It was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on November 16, 1995, by the resolution 51/95.

  21. Which organization’s establishment is commemorated as the National Press Day on November 16 ?
    1) National Informatics Centre(NIC)
    2) Press Information Bureau(PIB)
    3) Press Trust of India(PTI)
    4) Press Council of India(PCI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Press Council of India(PCI)
    Explanation:
    National Press Day is celebrated every year on November 16 to commemorate the establishment of the Press Council of India (PCI). It was formed on July 4, 1966, by the Parliament which officially started working on November 16, 1966. The Press Council keeps on checking the quality of report coverage provided by the Indian press. This day was created to raise awareness of the role of free, pluralistic and independent news media in the development of the democratic society. On this occasion, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Keshav Javadekar conferred excellence in journalism awards 2019.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) is located in which state ?
    Answer-Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) was located in Andhra Pradesh.It was in news recently because the number of tigers in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) in Andhra Pradesh has gone up, reversing the steady decline in the number of the endangered species over a period.

  2. Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) is located in which state ?
    Answer-Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) is located in Madhya Pradesh.It was in news because the mahuva tree in the buffer zone has become the latest big draw at Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR), in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district. Since late-September, thousands of people from across MP and neighbouring states have come here, believing the tree to have magical powers.

  3. Who is the Chairman of Press Council of India (PCI) ?
    Answer-Chandramauli Kumar Prasad

  4. What is the Capital and Currency of Spain ?
    Answer-Capital- Madrid & Currency- Euro

  5. What is the tagline of Karnataka Bank ?
    Answer-Your Family Bank, Across India

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