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AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily Current Affairs 20 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 20 2019

  1. Which act will be amended by the new bill “Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill 2019” that seeks to remove Congress chief/ president of Indian National Congress(INC) from being a permanent member of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial trust ?
    1) Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1954
    2) Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1953
    3) Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951
    4) Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1956
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2019 the parliament passed the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha(RS). The bill was first passed in Lok Sabha on August 2, 2019. The Bill seeks to amend the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951. It seeks to remove Congress chief/ president of Indian National Congress(INC) from being a permanent member of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial trust which was established in Amritsar, Punjab in 1951.

  2. Which state has the highest number of deaths due to road accidents as per the report titled ‘Road Accidents in India, 2018’released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways ?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Assam
    3) Gujarat
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2019, As per the report ‘Road Accidents in India, 2018’released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways based on information provided by the Police Departments of States and UTs(Union Territories). As per the report, the number of road accidents has increased by 0.46% with 4,67,044 in the year 2018 .The death rate during the road accident has also increased by 2.37 % to more than 1,51,471 people in 2018. i. Highest number of deaths: Uttar Pradesh (UP) ranked the highest position in terms of deaths due to road accidents. In 2018, 22,256 people lost their lives in the state where 42,568 road accidents were reported.It is followed by Maharashtra ,where 13,261 people lost their lives due to road accidents in 2018.

  3. Name the state that records the highest number of road accidents in the year 2018 as per the report titled ‘Road Accidents in India, 2018’released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways .
    1) Rajasthan
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu recorded the highest number of road accidents in 2018 with 63,920 incidents. 12,216 people lost their lives in the state due to these as per the report titled ‘Road Accidents in India, 2018’released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways based on information provided by the Police Departments of States and UTs(Union Territories).

  4. Who chaired the 11-member Company Law Committee, that submitted its report to Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman to remove criminality from the Companies Act 2013 ?
    1) Tarun Shridhar
    2) Injeti Srinivas
    3) Rajiv Gauba
    4) Pramod Kumar Misra
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Injeti Srinivas
    Explanation:
    On November 18, 2019 the 11-member Company Law Committee submitted its report to Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs (MoF&CA), Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman to remove criminality in the Companies Act 2013. The report was submitted by the committee’s chair, Shri Injeti Srinivas, Secretary of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MoCA). Changes have been recommended in the report to the 46 penal provisions in order to remove criminality or to restrict punishment to only fine, or to allow rectification of defaults through alternative methods.

  5. Name the maternity scheme that reached only 31% of its intended beneficiaries as per the Right to Information Act (RTI) survey between April 2018 and July 2019 .
    1) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)
    2) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PMSYM)
    3) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKISAN)
    4) Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
    Explanation:
    On November 19,2019, As per the Right to Information Act (RTI) survey between April 2018 and July 2019, the maternity scheme named Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) reached only 31% of its intended beneficiaries instead of reaching atleast 49% of all mothers who would have delivered their first child.

  6. Where was the 2nd edition of the South Asia Safety Summit 2019 held ?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Dhaka, Bangladesh
    3) Jakarta, Indonesia
    4) Thimphu, Bhutan
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2019 the Union Minister of Women and Child Development(MoWCD) and Textiles, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, addressed the 2nd edition of the South Asia Safety Summit 2019 in New Delhi.

  7. Which organization has collaborated with Women and Child Development(WCD) Ministry to increase digital literacy in India ?
    1) IBM
    2) Microsoft
    3) Facebook
    4) Google
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Facebook
    Explanation:
    Facebook has collaborated with Women and Child Development(WCD) Ministry to increase digital literacy in India .

  8. Name the online education portal launched by Smriti Zubin Irani, that has many tutorials to help people think critically and share thoughtfully online .
    1) E-Learning
    2) We Think Digital
    3) Learin Digitally
    4) Digital Learning
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) We Think Digital
    Explanation:
    Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani launched “We Think Digital” digital learning programme during the summit. The website is an online education portal with many tutorials to help people think critically and share thoughtfully online. “We Think Digital” is a 4-part course and the topics covered include privacy, safety, security, digital discourse and knowing your digital footprint. The programme will focus on online safety, privacy and misinformation. Along with the Ministry of Home Affairs(MoHA), Ministry of WCD has launched a cyber-crime portal to help women to lodge complaints of cyberbullying, online shaming and online threats.

  9. Where was the 6th edition of the ASEAN(Association of South East Asian Nations) Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    2) Jakarta, Indonesia
    3) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    4) Bangkok, Thailand
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Bangkok, Thailand
    Explanation:
    The 6th edition of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 18, 2019. Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh along with 17 other defence ministers of the ADMM-Plus countries participated in the meeting.

  10. What was the theme of the 6th edition of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) for the year 2019 held ?
    1) Theme – “Sustainable Security”
    2) Theme – “Strengthening Cooperation, Building Resilience”
    3) Theme – “Partnering for Change”
    4) Theme – “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence”
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Theme – “Sustainable Security”
    Explanation:
    The theme of the 6th edition of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) for the year 2019 is “Sustainable Security” .

  11. What is the minimum asset value of Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFC), which was now placed under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) ?
    1) Rs.1000 crore
    2) Rs.1500 crore
    3) Rs.500 crore
    4) Rs.2000 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Rs.500 crore
    Explanation:
    Non-Banking Financial Companies -NBFCs (which include housing finance companies-HFCs) with assets worth at least Rs 500 crore can be taken for debt resolution & liquidation proceedings under the provisions of the IBC, 2016 read with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019.

  12. Who was conferred with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2019 prize ?
    1) Steve Irwin
    2) David Frederick Attenborough
    3) John Attenborough
    4) Brian Cox
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) David Frederick Attenborough
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2019, English broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Frederick Attenborough (93) was conferred with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2019 prize for his tireless work to preserve and protect biodiversity. His name was selected for the award by an international jury headed by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

  13. Which organization was bestowed with ‘Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability’ 2019 award ?
    1) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)
    2) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited(BHEL)
    3) NHPC Limited
    4) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited(NTPC)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited(NTPC)
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2019 India’s largest power generation company NTPC ltd (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) was bestowed with ‘Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability’ 2019 award for its efforts in providing cleaner and green energy, in-order to minimize environmental impact. The award was conferred during the 19th International Conference on Corporate Governance & Sustainability held in London, United Kingdom(UK).

  14. Who was named as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s ‘Person of the Year for 2019’ ?
    1) Virat Kohli
    2) Anushka Sharma
    3) Sachin Tendulkar
    4) Deepika Padukone
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    On 20th November 2019,Indian cricket player Virat Kohli named as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s ‘Person of the Year for 2019’.The PETA awards are given to people or organisations that take initiative in the welfare of animals and violence against animals. Kohli has sent a letter to the officials appealing for the release of Malti, an elephant which used for rides in Amer Fort who has been reported to be physically abused several times.

  15. Name the 3rd Coast Guard ship of fast patrol vessels series inducted into Indian Army manufactured by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) .
    1) ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Samrat
    2) ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Rajdhwaj
    3) ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Amrit Kaur
    4) ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Samarth
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Amrit Kaur
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2019, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has delivered ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Amrit Kaur to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in Kolkata, West Bengal. Its entire design has been developed by GSRE. ICGS Amrit Kaur is named after freedom fighter, is third in a series of five fast patrol vessels being built by GRSE for the Coast Guard. Priorly, GRSE delivered its 101st Warship ICGS Annie Besant, second in the series to the Indian Coast Guard, on November 05, 2019.

  16. Who won the 2019 F1(Formula) Brazilian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2019) ?
    1) Kimi Räikkönen
    2) Max Verstappen
    3) Pierre Gasly
    4) Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Max Verstappen
    Explanation:
    On November 17, 2019, the 2019 F1(Formula) Brazilian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2019) was held at Interlagos in São Paulo, Brazil. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen from the Netherlands, Max Verstappen topped the Grand Prix. Verstappen was followed by Pierre Gasly (France) and Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro (Spain) in the second and third place respectively.

  17. Name the youngest Greek tennis player, who won the ATP Finals 2019 title by beating Dominic Thiem .
    1) Matteo Berrettini
    2) Roger Federer
    3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    4) Stefanos Tsitsipas
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Stefanos Tsitsipas
    Explanation:
    On November 17, 2019, Greek professional tennis player, Stefanos Tsitsipas (21) has won the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals ) World Tour Finals trophy (officially 2019 Nitto ATP Finals) by beating world No.5 Dominic Thiem of Austria with 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) scores in O2 Arena ,London (United Kingdom) on November 17, 2019. He also earned a prize money of $2,656,000.

  18. World Children’s Day is observed annually on ___________ ?
    1) November 20
    2) November 19
    3) November 18
    4) November 17
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) November 20
    Explanation:
    The World Children’s Day is observed annually on November 20 by the United Nations(UN) under the resolution (A/RES/836(IX)). It was first recommended in 14 December 1954 in the UN General Assembly(UNGA) and was instituted as the Universal Children’s Day (UCD). Since 1990, the date 20 November also marks the day when the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) were adopted.

  19. What was the theme of the World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “The Many Faces of COPD”
    2) Theme – “It’s Not Too Late”
    3) Theme – “All Together to End COPD”
    4) Theme – “Never Too Early, Never Too Late”
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Theme – “All Together to End COPD”
    Explanation:
    The World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) day is observed annually on the 3rd Wednesday of November. This year the world COPD day was observed on November 20, 2019. The day is observed to raise awareness about the COPD disease and to understand the people’s condition who suffer from COPD. Theme: The theme for the year 2019 is “All Together to End COPD”.

  20. World Heritage Week is observed from _____________ ?
    1) November 18-24
    2) November 19-25
    3) November 20-26
    4) November 17-23
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) November 19-25
    Explanation:
    The World Heritage Week is observed from November 19-25, 2019 by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO). The main objective of the celebration is to raise awareness to people on the preservation of the cultural heritage and monuments. There are currently 37 UNESCO World Heritage sites in India of which, 29 are cultural sites, 5 natural sites and the remaining 1 is a mixed site.

  21. Whose birth anniversary is celebrated as the National Integration Day (also known as Quami Ekta Divas) on November 19, 2019 ?
    1) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    2) Abdul Kalam
    3) Rajendra Prasad
    4) Indira Gandhi
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Indira Gandhi
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2019, National Integration Day (also known as Quami Ekta Divas) is observed all over India to mark birth anniversary of the first woman Prime Minister (PM) of the India, Indira Gandhi.The day is celebrated to enhance the love and unity among people all across the India. This Day celebrated every year by conducting a variety of programmes and activities like Inter State Youth Exchange Programme (ISYEP), National Integration Camp (NIC), award ceremonies and other functions,etc.

  22. Between which date, Ekta Week (National Integration Week) 2019 is observed ?
    1) 19th -25th November
    2) 18th -24th November
    3) 17th -23th November
    4) 16th -22th November
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 19th -25th November
    Explanation:The Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week) 2019 is observed all over the country from 19th -25th November 2019 with a view to foster and reinforce the spirit of Communal Harmony, National Integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood.
    The programmes to be observed during Qaumi Ekta Week:

    19th  November National Integration Day
    20th  November The Welfare of Minorities Day
    21st  November Linguistic Harmony Day
    22nd  November Weaker Sections Day
    23rd  November Cultural Unity Day
    24th  November Women’s Day
    25th  November Conservation Day


  23. What was the theme of the World Toilet Day 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Equality and dignity”
    2) Theme – “When nature calls”
    3) Theme – “Leaving no one behind”
    4) Theme – “Toilets and nutrition”
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Theme – “Leaving no one behind”
    Explanation:
    The World Toilet Day is observed annually on November 19 by the United Nations(UN) adopted on July 24, 2013 under the resolution (A/RES/67/291). The aim of the day is to tackle global sanitation crisis and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) 6 which promises access to clean water and sanitation for all by 2030. Theme: The Theme for the year 2019 is “Leaving no one behind”.

  24. On which date, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019 is observed ?
    1) 18th November
    2) 16th November
    3) 19th November
    4) 17th November
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 19th November
    Explanation:
    Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is observed annually on November 19 every year to empower and support women in business worldwide. It is organized by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO). The day was first observed in 2013 by Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient, Wendy Diamond.

  25. What was the theme of the International Men’s Day 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Giving Boys The Best Possible Start In Life”
    2) Theme – “Helping Men and Boys Live longer, Happier and Healthier Lives”
    3) Theme – “Working Together For Men and Boys”
    4) Theme – “Making a difference for men and boys”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Making a difference for men and boys”
    Explanation:
    International Men’s Day (IMD) is observed annually on November 19 every year to celebrate the achievements and contributions of boys of men towards community, family, marriage, and childcare. The day also highlights the basic humanitarian values. The 2019 theme was “Making a difference for men and boys”. The day was initiated in 1999 by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, who was lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago. In India men’s advocate Uma Challa, introduced this concept in 2007.

  26. On which date, World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse is observed ?
    1) November 19
    2) November 18
    3) November 17
    4) November 16
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) November 19
    Explanation:
    World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse was observed on November 19, 2019. World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse was launched by the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) in 2000. In order to provide respect to the rights of the child and to prevent child abuse in society, this day is celebrated annually in collaboration with the anniversary of the International Day for the rights of the child (20 November).

  27. What was the theme of the Africa Industrialization Day (AID) 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition for an Effective and Sustainable Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)”
    2) Theme – “Positioning African Industry to supply the AfCFTA Market”
    3) Theme – “Financing Industrialization in Africa: Challenges and winning strategies”
    4) Theme – “Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa: A pathway for accelerating Africa’s structural transformation, industrialization and pharmaceutical production”
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Theme – “Positioning African Industry to supply the AfCFTA Market”
    Explanation:
    On November 20, 2019, Africa Industrialization Day (AID) is observed with the theme “Positioning African Industry to supply the AfCFTA Market” to raise awareness in the international community on the challenges and opportunities for Africa’s industrialization within the framework of the newly created African Continental Free Trade Area. AfCFTA is acronym for African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Dudhwa National Park is located in which state ?
    Answer-Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Tourists visiting the Dudhwa National Park will not be able to enjoy elephant safari this season as most trained jumbos have been deployed in patrolling duties.

  2. Chris Lynn is associated with which country ?
    Answer- Cricket
    Explanation:
    Chris Lynn is associated with Cricket.He shatters Alex Hales’ record of highest individual T10 score. He blasted 91 off just 30 balls against Team Abu Dhabi at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

  3. Who is the President of Brazil ?
    Answer-Jair Bolsonaro

  4. How many member countries are there in Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) ?
    Answer-10.(They are Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), and Laos).

  5. Who is the Managing Director(MD) and Chairman of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) ?
    Answer-Gurmeet Singh

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