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AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily Current Affairs 22 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 22 2019

  1. Which of the following countries participated in the first ever ‘CT-TTX‘ (counter-terrorism table-top exercise) hosted by National Investigation Agency(NIA) ?
    1) SAARC Countries
    2) ASEAN Countries
    3) Quad Countries
    4) BRICS Countries
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Quad Countries
    Explanation:
    The National Investigation Agency(NIA) hosted its first ever counter-terrorism exercise for the “Quad” countries (India, the US, Japan and Australia) at the NIA headquarters in New Delhi from November 21-22, 2019.The exercise is named ‘CT-TTX‘ (counter-terrorism table-top exercise) aims to address the global and regional issues of common interest. It also focuses to strengthen its cooperation in counter terrorism and provide opportunities to share best practices in the participating countries.

  2. Where was the 5th India-Europe 29 Business Forum on Speeding regional Economic Connectivity held ?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Tirana, Albania
    3) Helsinki, Finland
    4) Zagreb, Croatia
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    The “5th India-Europe 29 Business Forum: Speeding regional Economic Connectivity” was held in New Delhi from November 20-21. The forum was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs(MoEA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) between India and 29 countries in Central, Eastern and Northern Europe. The forum was conducted to strengthen the India Europe relationship where the forum acts as India’s largest European platform. E29 countries act as a platform for Indian products.

  3. Which year is set as target by Minister of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to connect 2 lakh gram Panchayats with internet & broadband ?
    1) 2025
    2) 2023
    3) 2022
    4) 2020
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 2020
    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2019 the govt has set a target of connecting 2 lakh gram panchayats by March 2020. As of 7th November 2019 1,28,000 gram panchayats have been provided with internet connectivity under phase 1 of the BharatNet project. This was announced by Minister of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Ravi Shankar Prasad. It was also announced that BharatNet project for providing digital connectivity to 2.5lakh villages has been under implementation under phase 2.

  4. What is the male to female ratio in the labour force participation out of 5 persons of age bracket 15-30 years by 2023 as per the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 ?
    1) 3:2
    2) 4:1
    3) 2:3
    4) 1:4
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) 4:1
    Explanation:
    On November 22, 2019,According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the estimated female labour force participation for women aged 15 years and above in the country during 2017-18 saw the decline to 23.3 %.Statistics showed that just 1 out of 5 persons in the 15-30 years age bracket entering the labour force is expected to be a female in the five years ending 2023. This is because many female between the age group of 15 &19 years not active in the labour force, instead choosing to opt for higher education.

  5. Which state will contribute the highest number of youth entrants (15-30 years) into labour force during 2019-23 ?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Madhya Pradesh
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh will be the top state to contribute to the youth entrants (15-30 years) during 2019-23 followed by Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. These 6 states will account for 50% (about 3 crore) of the new youth entrants by 2023.

  6. Name the organization, that has signed a MoU with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) for cooperation in the field of Research & Development (R&D) & Training in Ayurveda & Traditional Medicine ?
    1) Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS)
    2) Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy(CCRH)
    3) National Co-operative Development Corporation(NCDC)
    4) Indian Agricultural Research Institute(IARI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS)
    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2019, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) under Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with JawaharLal Nehru University (JNU) and Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) for the purpose of cooperation in the field of Research & Development (R&D) and Training in Ayurveda & Traditional Medicine.

  7. What is the rank of India in the report titled “2019 Global Terrorism Index: Measuring the impact of terrorism” which lists countries affected by terrorism in the year 2018?
    1) 10
    2) 9
    3) 5
    4) 7
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 7
    Explanation:
    On November 20, 2019 the Sydney (Australia) based Institute for Economics and Peace(IEP) released the 7th edition of its annual report titled “2019 Global Terrorism Index: Measuring the impact of terrorism”. As per the Index India was ranked at the 7th place in the list of countries most affected by terrorism in 2018.

  8. Which country topped in the report titled “2019 Global Terrorism Index: Measuring the impact of terrorism” ?
    1) Syria
    2) Afghanistan
    3) Iraq
    4) Nigeria
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Afghanistan
    Explanation:On November 20, 2019 the Sydney (Australia) based Institute for Economics and Peace(IEP) released the 7th edition of its annual report titled “2019 Global Terrorism Index: Measuring the impact of terrorism”. The country which topped the list was Afghanistan with 7,379 killed due to terror attacks in 2018. Afghanistan’s Taliban terrorist group has been ranked first as the deadliest terror groups. The other countries in the list include Iraq (2nd), Nigeria(3rd), Syria (4th), Pakistan(5th) and Somalia(6th).

    Rank Most affected by Terrorism Most deadliest terrorist group
    7 India
    1 Afghanistan Taliban (Afghanistan)
    2 Iraq ISIS (Iraq and Syria)
    3 Nigeria Boko Haram (Nigeria)


  9. Name the city, that topped in the first “Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index 2019” commissioned by Basque institutions and compiled by D&L Partners .
    1) Helsinki (Finland)
    2) Copenhagen (Denmark)
    3) Zurich (Switzerland)
    4) Vienna (Austria)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Zurich (Switzerland)
    Explanation:On November 22, 2019, The first-ever Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index 2019, commissioned by Basque institutions and compiled by D&L Partners, was released in the Basque Country capital of Bilbao in northern Spain.

    Rank City Region Score
    1 Zurich (Switzerland) Europe 78.2
    2 Vienna  (Austria) Europe 72.0
    3 Copenhagen (Denmark) Europe 70.5
    4 Luxembourg Europe 70.3
    5 Helsinki (Finland) Europe 70.1


  10. Which Indian city topped & ranked 83rd position in the first “Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index 2019” ?
    1) Bengaluru
    2) Hyderabad
    3) Mumbai
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Bengaluru
    Explanation:On November 22, 2019, The first-ever Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index 2019, commissioned by Basque institutions and compiled by D&L Partners, was released in the Basque Country capital of Bilbao in northern Spain. As per the index Bengaluru topped as India’s highest ranked city at 83rd position. While  Delhi ranked 101st and Mumbai 107th in the index among the top 113 countries in the world in terms Prosperity (GDP per capita and empirical quality of life measures) ,Socia inclusion (Personal safety, access to education, and access to ICT (Internet)) spatial inclusion (Affordability of housing, environmental quality, and access to healthcare) .

    Rank City Region Score
    83rd Bengaluru (India) Asia 34.7
    101st Delhi  (India) Asia 22.5
    107th Mumbai  (India) Asia 18.6


  11. Which country has approved to sell 13 MK45 naval guns to India at an estimated cost of $1 billion ?
    1) Japan
    2) China
    3) Russia
    4) United States of America(USA)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) United States of America(USA)
    Explanation:
    On november 21, 2019 the United States of America(USA) has given its approval regarding sale of 13 MK45 naval guns to India at an estimated cost of $1 billion. The notification in this regard was released by Defence Security Cooperation Agency(DSCA), US.

  12. Which organization has released the report titled, “World Energy Outlook 2019” which states that installed solar power in the world will increase by 3,142 GW by 2040 ?
    1) International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    2) International Energy Agency (IEA)
    3) International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)
    4) Energy Information Administration (EIA)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) International Energy Agency (IEA)
    Explanation:
    On November 20, 2019, As per the World Energy Outlook 2019 released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the installed capacity of solar energy to increase from 495 GW to 3142 GW by the year 2040. The decision to increase subsidies by China, India’s target of 450 GW by 2030, and efforts by the US to strengthen portfolio standards are projected to increase the production of renewable energy.

  13. How many member advisory committee was formed by Reserve Bank of India(RBI) to assist Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) administrator ?
    1) 5
    2) 4
    3) 3
    4) 6
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 3
    Explanation:
    On November 22, 2019, In exercise of powers conferred under section 45 IE 5(a) of the RBI Act 1934, India central bank, the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has set up a 3-member committee consisting of IDFC First Bank non-executive chairman Rajiv Lall, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance chief executive NS Kannan and the mutual funds body AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India) chief executive NS Venkatesh, before formally sending the case of the troubled deposit-taking housing finance company- Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) for bankruptcy proceedings. This committee will serve as advisor to the DHFL administrator.

  14. Under which act, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has disclosed list of 30 major wilful defaulters of India ?
    1) RTI act 2005
    2) RTI act 2006
    3) RTI act 2007
    4) RTI act 2008
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) RTI act 2005
    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2019, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has disclosed list of 30 major wilful defaulters of India. The list was disclosed by RBI in response to the Right to Information(RTI) application of the RTI act 2005, filed by the Indian news website ‘The Wire’ in May 2019. Some of the companies that has been added to the list include Gitanjali Gems, Rotomac Global, Zoom Developers, Deccan Chronicle Holdings, Winsome Diamonds, REI Agro, Siddhi Vinayak Logistics and Kudos Chemie.

  15. What is the World GDP(Gross domestic product) growth for the year 2020 forecasted by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in its Economic Outlook 2019 ?
    1) 5.9%
    2) 4.9%
    3) 3.9%
    4) 2.9 %
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 2.9 %
    Explanation:
    According to the latest Economic Outlook 2019 released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) on November 21, 2019, World GDP(Gross domestic product) growth is expected to be at 2.9% in 2020 ,its lowest annual rate due to the risk posed by trade stress. This is 0.1 % lower than the earlier estimate released in September,2019.

  16. Who were bestowed with the International Children’s Peace Prize 2019 organized by the Dutch Kids Right Organization in The Hague, Netherlands ?
    1) Peggy Duff & Edvin Kanka Ćudić
    2) Greta Thunberg & Divina Maloum
    3) David Cortright & Edvin Kanka Ćudić
    4) Greta Thunberg & David Cortright
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Greta Thunberg & Divina Maloum
    Explanation:
    On 21st November 2019, Greta Thunberg, a 16yr old Swedish environmental activist, and 15yr old Cameroonian peace activist Divina Maloum were bestowed with the International Children’s Peace Prize 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. The prizes were distributed by Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The award ceremony was organized by the Dutch Kids Right Organization.

  17. Name the first Indian, who won the ‘Mr Universe 2019’ in 90kg category at the 11th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship at the Island city of Jeju, South Korea .
    1) Amit Chhetri
    2) Wasim Khan
    3) Chitahresh Natesan
    4) Thakur Anoop Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Chitahresh Natesan
    Explanation:
    On November 20, Chitahresh Natesan 33yr old former hockey player turned bodybuilder also known as the ‘Indian Monster’ by bodybuilding circles became the first Indian to win ‘Mr. Universe (Pro) 2019’ in 90kg category at the 11th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship at the Island city of Jeju, South Korea. India secured second position in the team championship category at the same event. It was organized by World Bodybuilding And Physique Sports Federation (WBPF).

  18. Which word was declared as the “Word of the year for 2019” by Oxford Dictionaries ?
    1) “Climate emergency”
    2) “Climate action”
    3) “Climate denial”
    4) “Flight shame”
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) “Climate emergency”
    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2019, Oxford Dictionaries has declared ‘climate emergency’ as the word of the year for 2019 because the word was widely used across the globe, it is chosen from all-environmental shortlist which also include “climate action,” “climate denial,” “eco-anxiety,” “extinction” and “flight shame.” The word is selected because it shows the increase in usage since 2018. Climate emergency defines as “a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and also to avoid the possible irreversible environmental loss resulting from it.

  19. Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati ,who was selected for National Award for Empowerment of Person with Disabilities, 2019 under the category- Outstanding Creative Child (Male)-2019 belong to which state ?
    1) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    2) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    3) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    4) Jaipur, Rajasthan
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    Wheelchair-bound Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati (17 years) from Jaipur was selected for National Award for Empowerment of Person with Disabilities, 2019 under the category- Outstanding Creative Child (Male)-2019. It was declared by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE). The award will be given at a function in Delhi on December 2, 2019. Youngest patent holder in the World: He became the youngest patent holder and also the youngest differently-abled patent holder in the world.

  20. Who is set to join as the first woman pilot of Indian Navy on December 2, 2019 ?
    1) Divya Ajith Kumar
    2) Shivangi
    3) Priya Jhingan
    4) Mitali Madhumita
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Shivangi
    Explanation:
    Lieutenant Shivangi has named as the First woman pilot of Indian Navy. She will join naval operations on completion of operational training in Kochi on December 2, 2019, two days before the navy day which is going to be celebrated on December 4. She will also get authorization to fly dornier aircrafts on December 2.

  21. Who was appointed as the head of high level committee for suggesting initiatives for attracting more investments in the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIR) ?
    1) Samir Kumar Biswas
    2) Alka Tiwari
    3) Rajat Bhargava
    4) Mansukh Mandaviya
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Rajat Bhargava
    Explanation:
    On November 20, 2019 the Union Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has appointed Andhra Pradesh bureaucrat Rajat Bhargava, as the head of high level committee in suggesting initiatives for attracting more investments in the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIR) of the country. It is the 1st time the centre has seeked to amend PCPIR policy after it was introduced. Report submission: The report is expected to be submitted in a fortnight after consultations with principal secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Gujarat.

  22. Name the World’s 1st robot with human-like spine technology, launched in Modern coach factory (MCF), Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh for transporting documents from one place to another .
    1) Sona 1.5
    2) Sona 2.5
    3) Sona 3.5
    4) Sona 4.5
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Sona 1.5
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2019, the Modern coach factory (MCF)in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli started using ‘Sona 1.5’ humanoid robots in its factory for transporting documents from one place to another. Sona 1.5 is a full-service robot made in India built by Club first technologies, Jaipur. It is the World’s 1st robot with human-like spine technology due to which they are able to balance.

  23. Which institute researchers have discovered archaeological evidence of a 3,000-year-old Iron Age settlement at Karim Shahi in Gujarat ?
    1) Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IIT-M)
    2) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur(IIT-K)
    3) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi(IIT-D)
    4) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur(IIT-KGP)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur(IIT-KGP)
    Explanation:
    On November 22, 2019 the researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur(IIT-KGP), led by professor Sarkar, have discovered archaeological evidence of a 3,000-year-old Iron Age settlement at Karim Shahi in Gujarat and also a historic to medieval settlement at Vigakot near Thar Desert, also from Gujarat. The research was funded by Infosys foundations and IIT KGP.

  24. Shafali Verma is associated with which sport ?
    1) Football
    2) Cricket
    3) Tennis
    4) Badminton
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Cricket
    Explanation:
    Shafali Verma is associated with Cricket.15-year-old Shafali Verma scored her first half-century in the first T20 International against the West Indies women’s team in St. Lucia. She thus became the youngest Indian to score an international half-century at the age of 15 years and 286 days and breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s 30 year old record(Sachin had scored his maiden fifty aged 16 years and 214 days in 1989).She broke Sachin Tendulkar’s 30 year old record.She had won the player of the series against West Indies.After this performance her ranking also increased to 30th position.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is located in which state ?
    Answer-Karnataka
    Explanation:
    Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is located in Karnataka.The sanctuary was in news recently because large number of migratory birds have flocked to the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary in Soraba Taluk of Shivamogga district in Karnataka.

  2. Where is the headquarter of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) located ?
    Answer-Paris, France

  3. Kalaburagi Airport is located in which state ?
    Answer-Karnataka
    Explanation:
    Kalaburagi Airport is located in Karnataka.It was in news recently because Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa inaugurated the much-awaited Kalaburagi Airport on Friday. The Greenfield airport, located 5 km from the city, will put Kalaburagi on the aviation map of the country.

  4. What are all the Quad countries ?
    Answer-India, United States, Japan and Australia

  5. Where is the head quarter of IEA (International Energy Agency) located ?
    Answer-Paris, France

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