Current Affairs Quiz: November 28 2018

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  1. Where will Logix India 2019 be held from 31st January to 2nd February 2019, to improve logistics cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies for India’s global trade?
    1) Kolkata
    2) New Delhi
    3) Mumbai
    4) Kochi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2018, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, launched the logo and brochure of Logix India 2019 in New Delhi. 3-day Logix India 2019 is scheduled to take place in New Delhi from 31st January to 2nd February 2019. It will be organized by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) to improve logistics cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies for India’s global trade. FIEO will also focus on investment opportunities in infrastructure development, warehouse consolidation, technology integration and IT enablement and skilling of manpower.
  2. India Autism Center (IAC) in association with which state government will build a world-class autism township at a cost of Rs 500 crore?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Gujarat
    3) Telangana
    4) West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) West Bengal
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2018, a non-profit organization named the India Autism Center (IAC) in association with West Bengal government will build a world-class autism township near Kolkata at a cost of Rs 500 crore. This is a one-of-its-kind initiative,IAC,a non-profit organization under Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013 -will come up over a 52-acre plot at Sirakol in South 24 Parganas in the next five years. The soft launch of the project has been scheduled for January, 2019 and is expected to come up by 2023. This will house facilities for 350 residents and daycare centre for over 200 children.
  3. Name the state government that released lexicons of 21 tribal languages for multilingual education (MLE) purposes for elementary schools in tribal dominated districts, on 27th November 2018?
    1) Himachal Pradesh
    2) Arunachal Pradesh
    3) Odisha
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2018, Odisha government released lexicons of 21 tribal languages for multilingual education (MLE) purposes for elementary schools in tribal dominated districts. It aims to bring back the tribal languages in circulation and prevent them from vanishing. This initiative has been prepared by Special Development council which will further enhance proficiency in tribal languages. Thus, this step towards tribal proficiency will help in better connection between the government functionaries and the tribal communities. Furthermore, the CM of Odisha,Shri. Naveen Patnaik, announced upgradation of the tribal museum as the Odisha State Tribal Museum.
  4. The 7th International Tourism Mart (ITM) was held from 22nd to 24th November 2018 in _____?
    1) Agartala, Tripura
    2) Nagpur, Maharashtra
    3) Shillong, Meghalaya
    4) Imphal, Manipur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Agartala, Tripura
    Explanation:
    On November 22, 2018, the 3-day 7th International Tourism Mart (ITM) was held for the first time at the Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Tripura. It was inaugurated by the Governor of Tripura, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki. It aims to highlight the tourism potential of the North Eastern region in the domestic and international markets. It was organized by:
    • The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and
    • The Department of Tourism, Government of Tripura and the North Eastern States.
    The theme for this year’s ITM is – “Adventure tourism”. The 3-day event was attended by a total of 41 foreign delegates from 18 countries and had an estimated budget of Rs 2.6 crore. The International Tourism Marts are organized in the North Eastern States and West Bengal on rotation basis. The earlier editions of this mart have been held in Guwahati, Tawang, Shillong, Gangtok and Imphal.
  5. Which state became the second state in the North East to introduce Tourist Police, on 26th November 2018?
    1) Meghalaya
    2) Arunachal Pradesh
    3) Nagaland
    4) Manipur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Nagaland
    Explanation:
    On 26th November 2018, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched the state Tourist Police at Police Headquarter in Kohima. The chief minister also released the Tourist Police Handbook and launched Nagaland Police FIR Mobile App. Rio also flagged off the tourist police vehicle and inaugurated the integrated control room. Nagaland becomes the second state in the North East to introduce Tourist Police. Tourist Police will be deployed during Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, which starts from 1st December to give safety and security of tourists.
  6. Where was the 1st Russia—India Strategic Dialogue held on 25th and 26th November 2018?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) St. Petersburg, Russia
    3) Mumbai, India
    4) Moscow, Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) St. Petersburg, Russia
    Explanation:
    On November 26, 2018, the 2-day 1st Russia—India Strategic Dialogue concluded in St. Petersburg, Russia. Its objective was to have bilateral discussions dedicated to the priorities of the economic policy of the two countries. It was organized by:
    • The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation,
    • The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), and
    • The Roscongress Foundation.
  7. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in consultation with the government of India, reduced the mandatory hedging provision to ____ % from 100 %, on 27th November 2018?
    1) 80 %
    2) 70 %
    3) 60 %
    4) 90 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 70 %
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2018, central bank of India, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in consultation with the government of India, reduced the mandatory hedging provision to 70 per cent from 100 per cent. Its objective is to ease the External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) norms. This move would enable Indian companies to borrow foreign currency-denominated ECBs for better liquidity as they don’t have to have a 100% hedge coverage. However, the ECBs thus raised should be ECBs under Track I, which refers to medium-term borrowings with average maturity between three and five years.
  8. Government of India and which bank signed a $75 million loan to fund projects under Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program, on 27th November 2018?
    1) State Bank of India (SBI)
    2) SoftBank
    3) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    4) World Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2018, Government of India and the Asian Development Bank signed a $75 million loan in New Delhi to fund projects under Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program. Its objective is to provide 24 x7 water supply in 4 coastal towns of Karnataka and improve sanitation infrastructure for Mangalore town. The 4 towns of Karnataka to have 24×7 water supply are: Kundapura, Mangalore Puttur and Udupi. The signatories to the tranche 2 loan agreement of were
    • Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary (Fund Bank and ADB), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, who signed for the Government of India, and
    • Mr. Sabyasachi Mitra,Deputy Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission.
  9. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a ____ dollar loan to fund upgradation of 230 kilometer State Highways in Bihar under Bihar State Highways III Project (BSHP-III), on 26th November 2018?
    1) $200 million
    2) $300 million
    3) $400 million
    4) $500 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) $200 million
    Explanation:
    On November 26, 2018, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $200 million loan in New Delhi to fund upgradation of 230 kilometers State Highways in Bihar under Bihar State Highways III Project (BSHP-III). The Signatories were:
    • Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary (Fund Bank and ADB), Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, GOI and
    • Mr. Rajeev P. Singh, Officer in-Charge of ADB’s India Resident Mission.
  10. Which bank signed a Sh327m ($3.8 million) deal with International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) to fund training in Science and Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa?
    1) World Bank
    2) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    3) European Investment Bank
    4) Asian Development Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) World Bank
    Explanation:
    On 23rd November 2018, The World bank signed a Sh327m ($3.8 million) deal with International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) which will be used to fund training in Science and Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a part of a larger Sh922.1 million ($9 million) grant by Korean government to support Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) to create a competent pool of researchers in Applied Sciences Engineering and Technology.
  11. India signed a protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with which country, for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion through exchange of information, on 26th November 2018?
    1) South Korea
    2) Indonesia
    3) China
    4) Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) China
    Explanation:
    On November 26, 2018, the Government of India and the People’s Republic of China signed a protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion through exchange of information. According to the amended treaty,
    • The existing provisions for exchange of information to the latest international standards have been updated,
    • Changes have been made related to minimum standard of implementation of treaty under the Action reports of Base Erosion & Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project.
  12. Name the country that recorded the highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17, as per “Global Wage Report 2018/19: What Lies behind Gender pay gaps” report released by International Labour Organisation (ILO)?
    1) Malaysia
    2) Singapore
    3) India
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) India
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2018, according to an annual report named- “Global Wage Report 2018/19: What Lies behind Gender pay gaps”, released byInternational Labour Organisation (ILO), India recorded the highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17. The Global wage growth in 2017 was not only lower than in 2016, but fell to its lowest growth rate since 2008. In the advanced G20 countries, real wage growth declined drastically especially in Europe (excluding Eastern Europe) countries like France, Germany, Italy and Spain. In emerging and developing countries of the G20, real wage growth has fluctuated in recent years, rising from 2.9 per cent in 2015 to 4.9 per cent in 2016, and then falling back to 4.3 per cent in 2017. Workers in Asia and the Pacific have enjoyed the highest real wage growth among all regions over the period 2006–17 led by countries such as China, India, Thailand and Vietnam.
  13. Who were selected for Swarnajayanti fellowship award instituted by the Department of Science and Technology, for 2017-18, under Earth and atmospheric sciences category?
    1) Sripada S V Rama Sastry
    2) Sebastian C Peter
    3) Saket Saurabh
    4) Ramananda Chakrabarti and Punyasloke Bhadury
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Ramananda Chakrabarti and Punyasloke Bhadury
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2018, 14 scientists have been selected for the prestigious Swarnajayanti fellowship award instituted by the Department of Science and Technology, for the year 2017-18. The awards were given in the areas of: Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences. Following shows the list of awardees:
    • Sripada S V Rama Sastry, Sebastian C Peter in Chemical Sciences
    • KG Arun, GV Pavan Kumar in Physical Science
    • Girdhari Lal, Chandrima Das, Arun Kumar Shukla in Life Sciences.
    • Mayank Vatsa, Yogesh Singh Chauhan and Ashish Kumar Sen in Engineering Sciences
    • Saket Saurabh and Parthanil Roy in Mathematical Sciences.
    • Ramananda Chakrabarti and Punyasloke Bhadury in Earth and atmospheric sciences.
  14. Name the Indian social entrepreneur who was conferred with the ‘Global Geospatial Industry Ambassador’ Award at the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress held at Deqing city in China, on November 19, 2018?
    1) Mithun Vijay
    2) Sanjay Kumar
    3) Ramjit Solanki
    4) Sameer Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sanjay Kumar
    Explanation:
    On November 19, 2018, Sanjay Kumar, Founder and CEO of Geospatial Media & Communications, was conferred the ‘Global Geospatial Industry Ambassador’ Award at the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress held at Deqing city in China. This was given by the UN-GGIM (United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management). In 2018, Kumar also helped found the World Geospatial Industry Council. He has an experience of 20 years working as a geospatial evangelist.
  15. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) with effect from 2nd December 2018?
    1) Sunil Arora
    2) Mahesh Reddy
    3) Karan Shukla
    4) Rajat Veer
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Sunil Arora
    Explanation:
    On 26th November, 2018 Sunil Arora, who is the senior-most commissioner in the poll panel, has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) by President Ram Nath Kovind. Arora will take charge as the CEC on December 2 by replacing current CEC OP Rawat, who retires on December 1. Mr Arora was appointed to the election body in September last year. A 1980-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora was the skill development secretary before he was appointed as the top bureaucrat in the I&B Ministry. He has also worked in ministries and departments such as Finance, Textiles and Planning Commission and was also CMD of Indian Airlines for five years besides working as the principal secretary to the CM of Rajasthan from 2005-2008.
  16. _____ was appointed the convenor of New Direct Tax Law Task Force, the committee which is drafting a new tax law, on 26th November 2018?
    1) Arbind Modi
    2) Akhilesh Ranjan
    3) Veeramani K
    4) Sudeep Rajan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Akhilesh Ranjan
    Explanation:
    On 26th November, 2018 the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) member Akhilesh Ranjan was appointed as convenor of New Direct Tax Law Task Force, the committee which is drafting a new tax law and was constituted by the Government of India in November, 2017. He will replace former CBDT member Arbind Modi who retired in September this year. The appointment was made by CBDT with the approval of the Finance Minister. The six member task force will review the Income-tax Act, 1961 and draft a new direct tax law in line with the norms prevalent in other countries, incorporating international best practices and in consonance with the economic needs of the country. The Task Force shall submit its report to the Government by February 28, 2019.
  17. Name the Indian-origin Chief Business Officer of WhatsApp, who has quit the company recently?
    1) Sai Prasanth Reddy
    2) Neeraj Arora
    3) Vineet Rai
    4) Manish Vohra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Neeraj Arora
    Explanation:
    Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s Indian-origin Chief Business Officer has quit the company after 7-years. His exit comes seven months after WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum left the company. Neeraj Arora was the front runner for the post of the CEO at WhatsApp after the departure of Koum. Koum had quit over data privacy concerns in April this year. Arora had been an integral part of WhatsApp since 2011 and played a vital role in the company’s acquisition by Facebook in 2014.
  18. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched a portal called _____, a centralised electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), on 26th November 2018?
    1) PaiSA
    2) PayBud
    3) MintPay
    4) InstaPay
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) PaiSA
    Explanation:
    On 26th November 2018, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched a portal called ‘PaiSA’ – a centralised electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). The portal will help the government to connect directly with the beneficiaries, ensuring that there is greater transparency and efficiency in delivery of services.
  19. Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) segment of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) was launched by which Union Ministry on 26th November 2018?
    1) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    2) Ministry of Science and Technology
    3) Ministry of Urban Development
    4) Ministry of Home Affairs
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    Explanation:
    On 26th November, 2018, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched a new state-of-the-art information platform to monitor public health surveillance in seven states. The soft launch of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) segment of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) was done by Union Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan. It will provide near-real-time data to policy makers for detecting outbreaks, reducing the morbidity and mortality and lessening disease burden in the populations and better health systems. For effective implementation of the platform, 32,000 people at the block level, 13,000 at the district level and 900 at the state level have been trained. The Union Secretary of Health also launched the IHIP vision and a ready-reckoner developed to navigate the platform. The Platform has been developed by collaboration of World Health Organisation (WHO) with numerous government stakeholders.
  20. Name NASA’s spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, that touched down safely on the surface of Mars, on 26th November 2018?
    1) Orbiter
    2) InSight
    3) InOrbit
    4) RedRider
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) InSight
    Explanation:
    On 26th November, 2018 NASA’s InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down safely on the surface of Mars after a six-month long and about 300 million-mile (548 million-kilometre) journey. It was NASA’s ninth attempt to land at Mars since the 1976 Viking probes with 8 of them successfully landing on the Mars. InSight spacecraft is on a two-year mission. The InSight has carried with itself, the instruments that detect planetary heat and seismic rumblings never measured anywhere else but Earth.
  21. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Dudhwa Tiger Reserve of which state have decided to work together for the security of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve and its rich flora and fauna?
    1) Madhya Pradesh
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Maharshtra
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Sashastra Seema Bal(SSB) and Dudhwa Tiger Reserve of Uttar Pradesh have decided to work together for the security of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve and its rich flora and fauna. As per the agreement, security of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve will be handed over to Sashastra Seema Bal. A Common consensus was reached among various security agencies including Special Tiger Protection Force, Custom and excise officials, Sashastra Seema Bal, Central and local intelligence officers and local DTR staffs. Information about the activities of wildlife and forest criminals will be shared among various security agencies in order to prevent illegal poaching in the forest.
  22. Name the new deep-sea shark species that has been discovered in the northern Indian Ocean, for the first time since the discovery of Mangalore hound shark in 2011?
    1) Planonasus indicus
    2) Prionace glausa
    3) Selachimorpha Batoidea
    4) Lamnidae Carcharodon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Planonasus indicus
    Explanation:
    On November 24, 2018, a new deep-sea shark species named Pygmy false catshark, was discovered in the northern Indian Ocean. This is the first such discovery in India since the Mangalore hound shark in 2011. The scientific name of the species is Planonasus indicus – ‘planus’ meaning flat and ‘nasus’ meaning nose. Its physical features are: 65cm long, dark brown in colour without any prominent pattern. This was discovered by scientists from the US and Germany in association with the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).
  23. Which Indian gymnast won Bronze medal in the Vault event of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup organized by Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) held in Cottbus, Germany, on 24th November 2018?
    1) Subha Turadi
    2) Dipa Karmakar
    3) Roopa Pant
    4) Lakshmi Jayant
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Dipa Karmakar
    Explanation:
    On 24th November 2018, India’s 25 year old Dipa Karmakar won Bronze medal in the Vault event of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup organized by Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) held in Cottbus, Germany after returning from an injury she suffered in the 2018 Asian Games. With this performance, she comes a step closer towards qualifying for 2020 Olympics. She scored 14.316 in the final of vault event of the Artistic Gymnastics World cup which is also a part of eight-event qualifying system for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade won the Gold Medal with a score of 14.728 whereas USA’s Jade Carey won silver with a score of 14.516. She qualified for the Finals with the score of 14.100 on 23rd November, She ranked at sixth place out of 16 gymnasts in the qualification.
  24. Which country won the 2018 Davis Cup organized by BNP Paribas (Banque Nationale de Paris), on 25th November 2018, in France?
    1) France
    2) Croatia
    3) Argentina
    4) Brazil
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Croatia
    Explanation:
    On 25th November 2018, Croatia defeated the defending champion France in the final of 2018 Davis Cup organized by BNP Paribas (Banque Nationale de Paris) for secure the title second time after 13 years. Marin Cilic of Croatia defeated France’s Lucas Pouille by 7-6, 6-3 and 6-3 in the final of Davis Cup and sealed the title for France. Croatia wins the title for the second time after 2005. From the next year the format of Davis Cup will be changed. There will be a qualification tournament from next year which sort out the 12 team along the 4 semi-finalists of previous year and two wild cards.
  25. ______ won its seventh title at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy, in Changzhou Wujin, China, on 25th November 2018?
    1) Australia
    2) India
    3) Netherlands
    4) Indonesia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Netherlands
    Explanation:
    On 25th November, 2018 the Netherlands took a decisive seventh title at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy event with a 5-1 victory over Australia in Changzhou Wujin, China. This is Netherland’s 43rd consecutive win in the tournament’s final and thus Netherlands remain the world’s number one women’s team in the FIH Hero World Rankings, a position they have held since October 2011. The Dutch players also reaped three individual awards of the tournament. Eva de Goede was crowned Best Player; Marijn Veen won two awards, as Best Scorer with five goals in the tournament and also as the Rising Player. The Best Goalkeeper award went to China’s Ye Jiao. Australia finished second, followed by Argentina which stood third. The tournament featured only six teams: Netherlands, Britain, Australia, Argentina, Asian Games champion Japan and host China.
  26. Italian Bernardo Bertolucci died due to Cancer on 26th November 2018. What was his profession?
    1) Film Director
    2) Politician
    3) Social Activist
    4) Athlete
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Film Director
    Explanation:
    On 26th November 2018, 77 year old multi award winner Italian Director Bernardo Bertolucci died after Cancer. He had won Oscar for the best director for the Movie “The Last Emperor”. The Italian director had directed various award winning movies like The Conformist and Last Tango in Paris.
  27. Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Gowda released a book on Telangana Chief Minister ____ titled ‘The Betrayer of Telangana’, on 26th November 2018?
    1) Chandrababu Naidu
    2) H D Kumaraswamy
    3) K. Chandrashekar Rao
    4) K Narasimha Rao
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) K. Chandrashekar Rao
    Explanation:
    On November 26, 2018, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Gowda released a book on Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao titled ‘The Betrayer of Telangana’. The book focuses on the failure of the CM to provide jobs, better education and health facility to the people of the state. He released a report card of the work done by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government in past four years.
  28. What was the theme of the 14th Formation day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), observed on 27 November 2018?
    1) Swift Action Saves Lives
    2) Early Warning for Disasters
    3) Better Warning System for Disasters
    4) Disaster Management Education
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Early Warning for Disasters
    Explanation:
    On 27 November 2018, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the 14th Formation day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). This Year’s theme was “Early Warning for Disasters”. NDMA released a training manual for masons on Hazard-Resistant Construction and a study report on “Gujarat Floods 2017” A case study” will be released. The Economic impact and loss of lives after a Disaster can be minimized by Early Warning. So NDMA aims to prepare a strong early warning system so as to make the country disaster resilient.
  29. When was the 9th Indian Organ Donation Day organized by National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) in Delhi?
    1) November 28
    2) November 26
    3) November 25
    4) November 27
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) November 27
    Explanation:
    On 27 November 2018, National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) organized 9th Indian Organ Donation Day in Delhi. Various Awards in the area of Organ Donation and Transplant were distributed in the event:
    Best Performing State in the field of organ Donation Tamil Nadu
    Best State for promoting awareness on organ donation Maharashtra
    Award for Performing 1st Hand Transplant Dr. Subramania Iyer K, AIIMS Kochi
    Award for conducting 1st Uterine Transplant in India Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Pune

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog?
    Answer
      Mr. Rajiv Kumar
  2. Name the President and headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
    Answer
      President – Takehiko Nakao; Headquarters – Manila, Philippines
  3. Where is Clouded Leopard National Park located?
    Answer
      Tripura
  4. Governor of Bihar is _____?
    Answer
      Lalji Tandon
  5. Where is the headquarters of International Labour Organisation (ILO)?
    Answer
      Geneva, Switzerland