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- Where did International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) took place?
2. New Delhi
5. PuneAnswer – 2. New Delhi
42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) begun in New Delhi on November 19, 2017. This 5-day event has been organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Defence. This is the first time World Congress of ICMM is held in India. It is also the largest medical conference ever organised by Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS). Theme of the 42nd World Congress of ICMM is “Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead”.
- Which state government launched a new initiative against childhood obesity?
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Uttar PradeshAnswer – 3. Maharashtra
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a new initiative against childhood obesity in Pune. Under this initiative, schools will be given Body Mass Index (BMI) dialler, through which children will be able to know their BMI. This initiative has been taken by Rotary Club of Koregaon Park with JT Foundation. With the help of BMI dialler and a supporting documentary, not only school children, but their parents and teachers will also be given information about childhood obesity.
- Which state government announced a new scheme offering Domestic Power Connections in rural areas On Equated Monthly Instalment (EMI)?
5. HaryanaAnswer – 5. Haryana
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a new scheme offering Domestic Power Connections in rural areas On Equated Monthly Instalment (EMI). Currently it costs between Rs. 3000/- to Rs. 4000/- to get a domestic power connection. Under this new scheme, households in rural areas can pay just Rs. 200 and get a domestic power connection. The remaining amount can be paid in easy instalments of Rs. 100 to Rs. 200.
- Where did the the world’s biggest toilet pot model unveil?
5. OdishaAnswer – 3. Haryana
The world’s biggest toilet pot model was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the “Trump village”, in Haryana. On the World Toilet Day (November 19), a mega toilet pot made up of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris, measuring 20×10 feet was unveiled at Marora, in an aim to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets.
- Which state celebrates ‘Heritage Week’ to preserve and protect its culture?
1. Jammu & Kashmir
5. GoaAnswer – 1. Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Education and Tourism Minister Priya Sethi inaugurated ‘Heritage Week’ to generate awareness on preservation of the state’s ancient culture and environment, in Jammu & Kashmir. Heritage Week is celebrated throughout Jammu and Kashmir from November 19 to 25, 2017. Special programmes are held showcasing the cultural heritage and rich biodiversity of the state. Illumination of heritage sites, heritage walks and special cleanliness drives are undertaken by involving tourism, culture, education, urban development and other concerned departments.
- With which country, the Indian Government has cancelled the $500 million deal of procuring Spike ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile)?
5. IsraelAnswer – 5. Israel
Indian Government has decided to cancel a $500 million deal for procuring Spike ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) from Israel. The $500 million deal to procure Spike ATGM form Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel was expected to be signed after price negotiations completed last year. However, the deal was cancelled as India’s Defence Ministry believes that importing a foreign ATGM at this stage would negatively impact the programme for indigenous development of the weapon system by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
- In which city, the 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held at?
5. PatnaAnswer – 3. Beijing
10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held between Indian and Chinese officials in Beijing. This is the first meeting between Indian and Chinese officials under WMCC after the 70-day Doklam standoff which started in June 2017. Pranay Verma, Joint Secretary (East Asia) led the Indian delegation which comprised diplomats and military officials. The Chinese side was led by Xiao Qian, Director General, Department of Asian Affairs in the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
- According to Government at a Glance 2017 published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Which Government is the third most trusted in the world after Switzerland and Indonesia?
5. USAAnswer – 2. Indian
Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ranked as third most trusted government in the world as per Government at a Glance 2017 published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As per the report, nearly 74 percent of Indians have expressed confidence in their national government. The confidence of people was assessed in context of economy, political upheaval, and headline-grabbing events like major corruption cases.
- Which Indian city has joined 91 cities across the globe in Datacity programme to collate data on climate change?
5. BengaluruAnswer – 5. Bengaluru
Bengaluru has joined 91 cities across the globe in Datacity programme to collate data on climate change. Datacity programme was launched in Paris in 2015 with an objective to develop data which can help resolve climate challenges. This programme is led by French start-up accelerator NUMA and is supported by technology experts including Carto, OpenDataSoft and Dataiku.
- What is the pattern of fiscal year followed by RBI?
5. April-MarchAnswer – 1. June-July
Economic Affairs Secretary, Subhash Chandra Garg, stated that Central Government has only sought Rs 13,000 crore of surplus which Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has and has not asked it to pay any ‘special dividend’. The fiscal year for RBI is June-July. For 2016-17 fiscal, ending in June 2017, RBI’s profit was about Rs 44,000 crore. Out of this 44000 crore, in August 2017, it had paid a dividend of Rs 30659 crore and retained remaining amount of profit to contain risks and build reserves.
- The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has widened the category of infrastructure sub-sectors from the earlier sub-head of “transport” to _________?
1. Transport And Communication
2. Transport And Main Roads
3. Transport And Environment
4. Transport And Logistics
5. Transport And Logistics JobsAnswer – 4. Transport And Logistics
Amending the existing framework, a notification issued by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has widened the category of infrastructure sub-sectors to “transport and logistics” from the earlier sub-head of “transport”.The infrastructure status would help the logistics sector get credit at competitive rates and on a long-term basis as rising logistics cost impacts global competitiveness of exporters. According to the notification, logistics infrastructure includes “Multimodal Logistics Park comprising Inland Container Depot (ICD) with minimum investment of Rs 50 crore and minimum area of 10 acre“.
- Who received Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF’s) Life Time Achievement Award?
1. Diana Ross
2. Ruth Brown
3. Wayne Shorter
4. Bee Gees
5. Manik BanerjeeAnswer – 5. Manik Banerjee
Veteran journalist Manik Banerjee, who is also a renowned mountaineer was presented with the Life Time Achievement Award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). Manik Banerjee was presented the Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of his achievements in mountaineering over a period of four decades. He is a former sports journalist. He has made invaluable contribution in promotion of mountaineering and allied adventure activities in various media besides his service in spreading the spirit of adventure activities among the under privileged.
- Name the Tamil actress, who was conferred the UNICEF celebrity advocate status for child rights at an event held in Chennai?
1. Samantha Ruthu Prabhu
2. Radhika Sarathkumar
3. Ramya Krishnan
4. Trisha Krishnan
5. NayantharaAnswer – 4. Trisha Krishnan
Tamil actor Trisha Krishnan was conferred the UNICEF celebrity advocate status for child rights at an event held in Chennai. Trisha Krishnan is the first actor from the South Indian film industry to receive the UNICEF celebrity advocate status. This was previously awarded to Bollywood actors Nandita Das, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Raveena Tandon. Trisha Krishnan will support efforts to address issues such as anaemia, child marriage, child labour and child abuse, especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
- Who was honoured with Big Little Book Award 2017
1. Madhuri Purandare
2. Nabaneeta Dev Sen
3. Amarendra Chakravarthy
4. Karthik Ghosh
5. Shieshendu MukhopadhyayAnswer – 2. Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Popular Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been declared as winner in ‘Author in Bengali language’ category at the second edition of Big Little Book Award. The Big Little Book Award honours authors and illustrators who have contributed to children’s literature that are global in appeal and contextual in nature. The award has been instituted under Parag initiative of Tata Trusts to promote children’s literature. The chief of Parag Initiative is Swaha Sahoo.
- Which country hosted Nitto ATP Finals?
5. ChinaAnswer – 1. London
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov beat Belgium’s David Goffin and won the singles title of 2017 Nitto ATP Finals, at The O2 Arena, in London.
About 2017 Nitto ATP Finals:
Date – 12–19 November 2017
Prize money – $8,000,000
Surface – Hard / indoor
Venue – The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
- Which state’s hockey team won the second edition of the Hockey India 5-a-side Senior Men’s National Championship 2017 title at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium, in Balewadi, Pune?
1. Hockey Punjab
2. Hockey Haryana
3. Hockey Karnataka
4. Hockey Kerala
5. Hockey RajasthanAnswer – 3. Hockey Karnataka
Hockey Karnataka won the second edition of the Hockey India 5-a-side Senior Men’s National Championship 2017 title at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium, in Balewadi, Pune. Hockey Karnataka won the Hockey India 5-a-side Senior Men’s National Championship 2017 title after beating Hockey Haryana 4-3 in a tense penalty shootout. At the final between Hockey Karnataka and Hockey Haryana, the two teams went into a penalty shootout after 4-4 stalemate in the 30 minutes regulation time.
- Who won Ethiopia’s current woman world athlete of the year ?
1. Priya Kurian
2. Sowmya Razz
3. Almaz Ayana
4. Swaho Sahoo
5. Prithvi AaliyaAnswer – 3. Almaz Ayana
Ethiopia’s current woman world athlete of the year Almaz Ayana and Ethiopia’s Berhanu Legese won gold in the women’s and men’s event respectively at the Delhi Half Marathon 2017. Almaz Ayana, the world’s leading woman long distance runner on track, clocked one hour, seven minutes and 11 seconds and became champion in her first half marathon race, securing the gold medal.
- By defeating whom, Afghanistan won the Under-19 Asia Cup for the first time at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
5. IndiaAnswer – 1. Pakistan
Afghanistan defeated Pakistan and won the Under-19 Asia Cup for the first time at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Afghanistan has won its first Under-19 Asia Cup with a 185-run victory over Pakistan. Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khelofscored a century. He was named the ‘man of the match’. Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Zadran took an overall 20 wickets in the tournament and was named the ‘best player of the tournament’.
- Who is Naim Suleymanoglu?
5. ResearcherAnswer – 2. Weightlifter
Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three Olympic Gold Medals and was known as “Pocket Hercules,” died at an Istanbul hospital. Naim Suleymanoglu died at an Istanbul hospital where he was receiving treatment for cirrhosis of the liver. He was 50 years old. He earned his nickname “Pocket Hercules” for his strength and diminutive size of 4-foot-10.
- Who is Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi?
1. Former PM
2. Former MP
3. Former Union Minister
4. Former MLA
5. Former CMAnswer – 3. Former Union Minister
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, in coma since 2008, died at Apollo hospital in Delhi. Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi had been critically ill over the past month. He died on 20th November 2017, in the presence of his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and their son. He fell into a coma after suffering a massive stroke that left him paralysed and unable to speak. He was one of the Congress’s most popular leaders in West Bengal.
- Bhagwati Prasad is the former Chief Justice of which state?
5. JharkhandAnswer – 5. Jharkhand
Former chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court Bhagwati Prasad passed away at a private hospital, in Ahmedabad. Justice Bhagwati Prasad was admitted to the hospital on 18th November 2017 after he suffered low blood pressure complications. He died at the hospital on 19th November 2017. He was 68 years old. He hailed from Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. He started his career as a lawyer at the Rajasthan High Court and served as the chief of the Rajasthan High Court Advocates Association and president of the Bar Council of India.
- When is Universal Children’s Day observed all over the world?
1. November 24
2. November 23
3. November 22
4. November 21
5. November 20Answer – 5. November 20
Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954. It is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.The theme for Universal Children’s Day 2017 is: It’s a #KidsTakeOver. Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights
- When is Africa Industrialization Day observed in various parts of the world?
1. November 20
2. November 21
3. November 22
4. November 23
5. November 24Answer – 1. November 20
Africa Industrialization Day was observed in various parts of the world.The theme for 2017 Africa Industrialization Day is: “African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition for an Effective and Sustainable Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)”. The purpose of Africa Industrialization Day (AID), marked each year on 20 November, is to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the continent with regard to industrialization.
- What is mean by Qaumi Ekta?
1. National Defence
2. National Authentication
3. National Security
4. Armed Forces
5. National IntegrationAnswer – 5. National Integration
“Qaumi Ekta Week” (National Integration Week) is observed all over India, from the 19th to 25th November, 2017. The Qaumi Ekta Week is celebrated with a view to foster and reinforce the spirit of Communal Harmony, National Integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood.