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AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily Current Affairs 17 & 18 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 17 & 18 2019

  1. Where was the second phase of the Indian Army exercise named “Sindu Sudarshan-VII” held ?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Rajasthan
    3) New Delhi
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019 the Strike Corps of the Indian Army(IA) has conducted its second phase of the exercise named Sindu Sudarshan-VII in Jaisalmer-Barmer deserts of Rajasthan from November 12-18, 2019. The aim of the exercise was to evaluate the capability and battle readiness of the defence forces in an integrated air-land battle in a semi-developed terrain of the desert.

  2. How much amount was pledged by India to contribute for the UN Development Activities for the year 2020 ?
    1) $10.5 million
    2) $11.5 million
    3) $12.5 million
    4) $13.5 million
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) $13.5 million
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2019 the United Nations (UN), has announced India’s pledge to contribute $13.5 million for UN development activities 2020 for various operational activities of the UN. It was announced at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) pledging conference for development activities by Anjani Kumar, Counsellor at India’s Permanent Mission to the UN.

  3. “SAANS” campaign was launched recently, Expand SAANS ?
    1) Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Successfully
    2) Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Malaria Successfully
    3) Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully
    4) Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Dengue Successfully
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully
    Explanation:
    The full form of SAANS is ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully‘.

  4. Which state has topped the list in child deaths due to pneumonia ?
    1) Madhya pradesh
    2) Himachal pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Karnataka
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Madhya pradesh
    Explanation:
    Pneumonia contributes for 15% deaths annually to children under the age of 5. As per Health Management Information System (HMIS) data, under five mortality rate in the country is 37 per 1000 live birth. Of this, 5.3 deaths are caused due to pneumonia. HMIS data: Gujarat ranked second in terms of child mortality due to Pneumonia as per HMIS data for 2018-2019. Madhya pradesh topped the list in child deaths due to pneumonia.

  5. Name the scheme launched by Union Minister of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) Smt Smriti Zubin Irani for better nutritional outcomes in New Delhi .
    1) Sansad Poshan Krishi Kosh (SPKK)
    2) Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK)
    3) Sansad Adarsh Krishi Kosh (SAKK)
    4) Bharatiya Adarsh Krishi Kosh (BAKK)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK)
    Explanation:
    On November 18, 2019 the union minister of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) Smt Smriti Zubin Irani has announced the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK), a repository of a variety of crops across 128 agro-climatic zones for better nutritional outcomes in New Delhi. MoWCD has collaborated with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for this project. Aim: The aim of the kosh is to reduce malnutrition through multi-sectoral results-based framework, which includes agriculture, among women and children across the country. It also aims to promote healthy dietary practices.

  6. Who released five-point action plan to make India nutrition secure ?
    1) Virender Lal Chopra
    2) Mina Swaminathan
    3) Verghese Kurien
    4) Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan
    Explanation:
    Father of Green Revolution in the country, Dr Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan through a video conference released five-point action plan to make India nutrition secure. The 5 points are Ensuring calorie-rich diet to women and children, Ensuring high protein diet, Eradicating hidden hunger by deficiency of micro- nutrients, Ensuring clean drinking water supply and Spreading nutrition literacy across the country.

  7. Which country’s citizen have received the Visa-On-Arrival facility from India on November 16,2019 ?
    1) United Kingdom(UK)
    2) United States (US)
    3) United Arab Emirates(UAE)
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) United Arab Emirates(UAE)
    Explanation:
    On November 16,2019 govt. of India has extended its Visa-On-Arrival facility to the citizens of the United Arab Emirates(UAE). This announcement was done as part of the aim of strengthening people to people and trade links as well as strategic ties by both the nations. Visa-On-Arrival duration: The Visa-On-Arrival for the UAE citizens is available for a period of 60 days. The 60- day Visa-On-Arrival also has double entry for business, tourism, conference and medical purposes.

  8. Which organization analysed the quality of piped drinking water being supplied in the country and also rank the States, Smart Cities and even Districts based on the quality of tap water & released a report titled “Water Quality Report 2019”?
    1) Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS)
    2) International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation(ILAC)
    3) International Organization for Standardization(ISO)
    4) National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS)
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019,The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan has released BIS’s (Bureau of Indian Standards) Water Quality Report 2019 for State Capitals & Delhi. The test reports on samples of drinking water taken from 20 states across the country including Delhi.

  9. Name the city, which topped in the BIS’s(Bureau of Indian Standards) Water Quality Report 2019 .
    1) Kolkata, West Bengal
    2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3) Hyderabad, Telangana
    4) New Delhi, Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019,The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan has released BIS’s (Bureau of Indian Standards) Water Quality Report 2019 for State Capitals & Delhi. The test reports on samples of drinking water taken from 20 states across the country including Delhi. Findings: Mumbai ranked number 1 in this report as all 10 samples comply with every standard. Hyderabad (Telangana) is at number two and it was followed by Bhubaneswar,Odisha (3rd ). Delhi’s water is the worst as all the 11samples drawn from various places did not comply with the requirements (19 out of 28 parameters failed).

  10. What was the theme of the 21st (XXI) annual conference of the International Society of Addiction Medicine(ISAM) ?
    1) Theme – “From the past to the Future”
    2) Theme – “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”
    3) Theme – “Communications as a Decisive Catalyst for Jointness”
    4) Theme – “Addiction in a Rapidly Changing World“
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Addiction in a Rapidly Changing World“
    Explanation:
    A 4-day organized 21st (XXI) annual conference of the International Society of Addiction Medicine(ISAM) was held in New Delhi from November 13-16, 2019. Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot addressed the event. The conference was about drug addiction and its prevention for the citizens in the country. Theme: The theme for 2019 conference was “Addiction in a Rapidly Changing World“.

  11. Where was the 5th International conference on yoga for the year 2019 held with the theme ‘Yoga for Heart Care’ ?
    1) Kolkata, West Bengal
    2) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    3) Mysuru, Karnataka
    4) Hyderabad, Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Mysuru, Karnataka
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2019, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) and Defence has inaugurated 2- day International Conference on Yoga 2019 based on the theme ‘Yoga for Heart Care’ at Karnataka state open University in Mysuru, Karnataka. Organized by Ministry of AYUSH , it was concluded on November 16, 2019.

  12. Election Commission of India (ECI), has decided to establish a visiting chair on interdisciplinary approach to Electoral Studies as the commemoration of which former Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) ?
    1) Narayana Iyer Seshan
    2) Sukumar Sen
    3) T Swaminathan
    4) RK Trivedi
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Narayana Iyer Seshan
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019 in order to commemorate former Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan who passed away recently on November 10, 2019, the Election Commission of India (ECI), has decided to establish a visiting chair on interdisciplinary approach to Electoral Studies. It will be established in the Centre for Curriculum Development at India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM), New Delhi from 2020-2025.

  13. Which organization has introduced a special winter grade diesel which remains unfrozen up to minus 33-degree celsius (-33 °C) ?
    1) Hindustan Petroleum
    2) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)
    3) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)
    4) Bharat Petroleum
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)
    Explanation:
    On November 17, 2019, the state-run Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has introduced a special winter grade diesel which remains unfrozen up to minus 33-degree celsius (-30 °C). The diesel was launched to provide year-round access to snow-capped border regions and enhance road connectivity. The diesel was launched by the union minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah through a video link.

  14. Name the first country in the world that launched new Typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) approved by World Health Organization (WHO).
    1) United States
    2) China
    3) India
    4) Pakistan
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Pakistan
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2019, Pakistan becomes the first country in the world to launch the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the new Typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV). Zafar Mirza, a special assistant to the prime minister on health and Azra Fazal Pechuho, provincial minister of health, were present at the function of TCV inauguration held in Karachi, Pakistan.

  15. Which bank has approved $75-million loan to Tata Cleantech Capital Limited (TLLC) to help mobilize private capital into renewable energy, power transmission and water infrastructure ?
    1) New Development Bank (NDB)
    2) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    3) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    4) World Bank (WB)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral development bank that aims to support the building of infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region, has approved $75-million loan to Mumbai based Tata Cleantech Capital Limited (TLLC) to help mobilize private capital into renewable energy, power transmission and water infrastructure.

  16. Which state will receive $400-million loan from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for strengthening electricity distribution in the state ?
    1) Assam
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Assam
    Explanation:
    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will start disbursing $400-million loan for strengthening electricity distribution in Assam & an equal amount in two phases for a transmission project in the eastern State.

  17. SWIFT was in news recently, what does ‘T’ stands for _______ .
    1) T – Tax
    2) T – Telecommunication
    3) T – Trade
    4) T – Transmission
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) T – Telecommunication
    Explanation:
    T stands for Telecommunication.The full form of SWIFT is Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication .

  18. Which of the following countries have partnered together to explore an alternative to the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) payment mechanism in-order to smoothen the trade with countries ?
    1) India, Bangladesh and Russia
    2) India, China and Bangladesh
    3) India, Nepal and Bangladesh
    4) India, China and Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) India, China and Russia
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2019 India, China and Russia have partnered together to explore an alternative to the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) payment mechanism in-order to smoothen the trade with countries that face American sanctions.

  19. System for Transfer of Financial Messages(SPFS) is a financial messaging system of which country ?
    1) Japan
    2) China
    3) Russia
    4) France
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Russia
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2019 India, China and Russia have partnered together to explore an alternative to the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) payment mechanism. As part of this exploration, Russia will link its financial messaging system SPFS (System for Transfer of Financial Messages) with Chinese Cross-border Interbank Payment System (CIPS). As India doesn’t have its own domestic financial payments system, it is in plan to link the Central Bank of Russia’s platform with a service that is under development.

  20. Which city’s green tea and white tea received the Geographical Indication (GI) product tag on November 16, 2019 ?
    1) Darjeeling
    2) Kangra
    3) Nilgiri
    4) Munnar
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Darjeeling
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019 the green tea and white tea of Darjeeling have been granted with the Geographical Indication (GI) product tag. The announcement in this regard was made by the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA). Both the green and white tea varieties are registered under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999, with effect from October 2019.

  21. Who was elected as the 7th executive President of Sri Lanka on November 17 2019 ?
    1) Basil Rajapaksa
    2) Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa
    3) Mahinda Rajapaksa
    4) Sajith Premadasa
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa
    Explanation:
    On November 17 2019, Sri Lanka’s former Defence Secretary Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the Presidential election by defeating Sajith Premadasa. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He replaced President Maithripala Sirisena for a period of 5 years. He served as a Defence Secretary at the end of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) war.

  22. Name the Director of Reliance Communication (RCom), who resigned on November 16 2019 .
    1) Tina Ambani
    2) Nita Ambani
    3) Mukesh Ambani
    4) Anil Dhirubbai Ambani
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Anil Dhirubbai Ambani
    Explanation:
    On November 16 2019, Anil Dhirubbai Ambani has resigned as the Director of Reliance Communication (RCom) because of the consolidated loss stood at Rs. 30,142 crores in the second quarter of 2019-2020.

  23. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has successfully conducted the 1st night trial of Agni-II missile, Choose the type of Missile Agni-II ?
    1) Long Range surface to air Missile (LRSAM)
    2) Medium-Range Ballistic missile (MRBM)
    3) Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM)
    4) Air-to-Air Missiles(ATAM)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM)
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2019,In a major step towards strengthening the security of borders and army, the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), an agency of the Government of India (GoI), charged with the military’s research and development, has successfully conducted the 1st night trial of Agni-II, an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha.

  24. What is the firepower range of Agni-II missile ?
    1) 2000 km
    2) 1000 km
    3) 1500 km
    4) 500 km
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 2000 km
    Explanation:
    Agni II: The 20-meter-long, 17-tonnes two-stage ballistic missile, built indigenously, has the capability to carry up to 1000 kg of explosives. Its firepower is up to 2000 km. It is a solid-fuel missile and was developed by Advanced Systems Laboratory along with other DRDO laboratories & Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

  25. Name the first Croatian, who won prestigious ‘Golden Foot’ award 2019 .
    1) Ivan Rakitić
    2) Luka Modric
    3) Lionel Messi
    4) Toni Kroos
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Luka Modric
    Explanation:
    On November 12, 2019, Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric (34) from Crotia became the 17th winner of the Golden Foot award in Monaco. This award is given only to active athletes who must be over 29 years of age for outstanding athletic achievement and is awarded only once to athletes.Luka Modric becomes the first Croatian to win the prestigious ‘Golden Foot’ award 2019. He is also the second person to win the Golden Foot award a year after winning the Ballon d’Or. Juventus FC’s (Football Club) Pavel Nedved from the Czech Republic was the first player to do so.

  26. Name the Indian Boxer, who has been elected as the member of the first International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) athletes commission .
    1) Marcela Acuña
    2) Katie Taylor
    3) Mary Kom
    4) Laishram Sarita Devi
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Laishram Sarita Devi
    Explanation:
    On November 18, 2019, Laishram Sarita Devi (37), an Indian boxer from Manipur has been elected unopposed to the first International Boxing Asociation’s (AIBA) athletes commission, as a member to represent the Asian bloc. She was among the 6 boxers who were selected as members from 5 continents- Asia, Oceania, Africa, Americas and Europe (it has 2 representatives).

  27. Where was the Asian Youth Boxing Championship 2019 held ?
    1) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    2) Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
    3) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    4) Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Explanation:
    The Asian Youth Boxing Championship, was held from November 8- 18, 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Kazakhstan topped the medal tally followed by India at second place with a total of 12 medals (5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze).

  28. Naorem Chanu is associated with which sport ?
    1) Boxing
    2) Badminton
    3) Wrestling
    4) Weight Lifting
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Boxing
    Explanation:
    Naorem Chanu is associated with Boxing.She was in news recently because she won gold in the 51kg category.Other winners:
    Men:
    Silver: Selay Soy (49kg) and Ankit Narwal (60kg).
    Bronze: Satender Singh (91kg) and Aman (91kg).
    Women:
    Gold medal: Naorem Chanu (51kg), Vinka (64kg) Sanamacha Chanu (75kg), Poonam (54kg) and Sushma (81kg) won Gold.
    Bronze medal: Arundhati Choudhury (69kg), Komalpreet Kaur (81kg), Jaismine (57kg).

  29. National Epilepsy Day is observed annually on __________ .
    1) November 14
    2) November 17
    3) November 15
    4) November 16
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) November 17
    Explanation:
    National Epilepsy Day is observed on November 17 every year. The aim of this day is to create awareness about epilepsy, its causes, and treatment. The National Epilepsy Day was established by Dr. Nirmal Surya in the year 2009. According to World Health Organization (WHO) report, around 50 million people in the world are suffering from epilepsy disease and 80%, people are living in emerging countries.

  30. ______ edition of National Naturopathy day is celebrated on November 18, 2019 .
    1) 3rd
    2) 4th
    3) 1st
    4) 2nd
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 2nd
    Explanation:
    Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) ministry celebrated the second National Naturopathy Day on November 18, 2019. This Day aims to promote the drugless medicine to prevent diseases, which is caused by changing the lifestyle. The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on November 9, 2014 to ensure the optimal development and propagation of AYUSH systems of health care. Earlier it was known as the Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) which was created in March 1995.

  31. What was the theme of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Now is the time to learn from the past”
    2) Theme – “Medical Care, Investigation, Justice!”
    3) Theme – “Life is not a car part”
    4) Theme – “Roads have stories”
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Theme – “Life is not a car part”
    Explanation:
    The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is observed every year to pay tribute to millions of people who got injured and dead in road accidents, also became road victims. This day is observed on the third Sunday of November each year in memory of road victims who lost their life, families and love around the world. 2019 Theme: – ‘Life is not a car part’. The theme is based on Pillar 3 of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety – Safer vehicles.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Jayakwadi dam is located in which state ?
    Answer-Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    Jayakwadi dam is located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.It is in news recently because the seismometer, which helps measure the magnitude of an earthquake, and several other key instruments installed at the Jayakwadi dam in Aurangabad district have stopped functioning properly.

  2. Where will the final match of 2020 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Football Championship scheduled ?
    Answer-Wembley Stadium in London
    Explanation:
    2020 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Football Championship is scheduled to be held in Wembley Stadium in London.

  3. Harmeet Desai is associated with which sport ?
    Answer-Table Tennis
    Explanation:
    Harmeet Desai is associated with Table Tennis.He was in news recently because he, defeated A. Amalraj, in the final of the ITTF Challenge Indonesia Open table tennis championship. This is Harmeet’s second International title of the year, after the Commonwealth championship in July in Cuttack.

  4. Where is the headquarter of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) located ?
    Answer-Beijing, China

  5. When was the Election Commission of India(ECI) formed which is celebrated as National Voter’s day?
    Answer-25 January 1950

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