Current Affairs Quiz: November 28 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs November 28 2019

  1. Where was the ‘National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs’ organized by National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) held ?
    1) Sonepat, Haryana
    2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3) New Delhi, Delhi
    4) Kolkata, West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Sonepat, Haryana
    Explanation:
    The Ministries of WCD & FPI have agreed to implement an annual event called ‘National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs’ organized through NIFTEM -National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (an academic institution under the administrative control of MoFPI) at Kundli in Sonepat, Haryana. The festival aims to encourage both rural women entrepreneurs and farmers to connect with buyers and thus, empower them through financial inclusion, while also promoting organic food produce in India.
  2. What was the theme of the ‘DEFCOM INDIA 2019’ that held in New Delhi ?
    1) Theme – “Digital Army Infrastructure and Skilled Human Resource”
    2) Theme – “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for improved Communication support to Forward Edges of Tactical Battle Area (TBA)”
    3) Theme – “Communications: A Decisive Catalyst for Jointness”
    4) Theme – “Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Theme – “Communications: A Decisive Catalyst for Jointness”
    Explanation:
    A 2-day ‘DEFCOM INDIA 2019’seminar based on the theme “Communications: A Decisive Catalyst for Jointness” held at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi from November 26-27, 2019. The seminar Defence Communication (or DEFCOM) is the flagship event in the area of military communication for achieving jointness between three services (Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy). The prestigious DEFCOM journal was also released during the event.
  3. What was the increased authorized capital of Food Corporation of India (FCI) ?
    1) Rs. 17,000 crores
    2) Rs. 12,000 crores
    3) Rs. 15,000 crores
    4) Rs. 10,000 crores
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Rs. 10,000 crores
    Explanation:
    The CCEA has given its approval for increasing its authorized capital of Food Corporation of India (FCI) from existing Rs. 3,500 crores to Rs. 10,000 crores. With the increase in authorised capital, additional equity capital can be infused in FCI through union budget. This will help in funding foodgrains stock, held by FCI and will also help in reducing the borrowing by FCI.
  4. Which material should be used for packaging of food grains and sugar as per cabinet approval on 27th November, 2019 ?
    1) Flour
    2) Jute
    3) Cotton
    4) Tote
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Jute
    Explanation:
    The CCEA has approved the extension for mandatory packaging of food grains and sugar in jute material for the Jute Year 2019-20. the scope of mandatory packaging norms under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987 as per 2018 has been retained by the govt.
  5. Name the 2 countries that have signed the agreement for establishment of Strategic Partnership Council ?
    1) India and Saudi Arabia
    2) India and Canada
    3) India and South Korea
    4) India and Australia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) India and Saudi Arabia
    Explanation:
    The CCEA has approved the agreement signed by the PM on 29th October, 2019 for establishment of Strategic Partnership Council between India and Saudi Arabia. The agreement will help both the nations to meet regularly and monitor the progress in the ongoing initiatives/projects under the strategic partnership. The approval will benefit the citizens with improved economic and commercial linkages with Saudi Arabia irrespective of their gender, class or income bias.
  6. For which of the following field, India and Republic of Chile has signed an agreement on November 27, 2019 ?
    1) Startup Co operation
    2) Renewable Energy
    3) Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
    4) Cyber Security
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
    Explanation:
    CCEA approved the signing of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and Protocol between the Republic of India and the Republic of Chile for the elimination of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion and avoidance with respect to taxes on income.
  7. Where will the 25th Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held ?
    1) Geneva, Switzerland
    2) Beijing, China
    3) Washington D.C., United States
    4) Madrid, Spain
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Madrid, Spain
    Explanation:
    CCEA has approved the negotiating stand of India at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to be held in Madrid, Spain (Under the presidency of Chile). The convention will take place from December 2-13, 2019. The Indian delegation will be led by Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Shri Prakash Javadekar.
  8. Under which scheme, construction of 331,000 new houses were approved taking the total count to 9.6 million houses ?
    1) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (Urban)(PMSBY-U)
    2) Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Urban)(PMAY-U)
    3) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (Urban) (PM-SYM-U)
    4) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana (Urban)(PMKY-U)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Urban) (PMAY-U)
    Explanation:
    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) has approved construction of nearly 331,000 more houses, taking the total number of houses being funded under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Urban)I.e., PMAY(U) to 9.6 million. The approval was done during the 49th Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under PMAY(U).
  9. Who will chair the 13-member expert committee constituted by Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports to review the draft of the National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017 ?
    1) Mukundakam Sharma
    2) Markandey Katju
    3) Yogeshwar Dayal
    4) Arijit Pasayat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Mukundakam Sharma
    Explanation:
    On November 28, 2019, The Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to establish a 13-member expert committee chaired by Retired SC (Supreme Court) Justice Mukundakam Sharma to review the draft of the National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017.
  10. Name the University, which topped in the QS World University Rankings:Asia 2020 .
    1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts
    2) University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    3) National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
    4) Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2019, QS World University Rankings:Asia 2020 was released. It is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), ranking the best universities of 2020 in the Asian region. The list was topped by National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore for the second consecutive year.
  11. Which Institute ranked 34th & topped among the Indian Institute in the QS World University Rankings:Asia 2020 ?
    1) Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT-I)
    2) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
    3) Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M)
    4) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B)
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2019, QS World University Rankings:Asia 2020 was released. It is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), ranking the best universities of 2020 in the Asian region. Among the Indian Universities, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) was ranked as the top performer ranking 34th in the list. 96 Indian universities including 20 brand new entries were ranked in the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2020. IITB was followed by IIT Delhi (IIT-D) in the 43rd rank and IIT Madras (IIT-M) in the 50th rank. India doest have any universities in the top 30 list.
  12. Where did Subrahmanyam Jaishankar addressed the G20 (or Group of 20) foreign ministers meeting 2019 ?
    1) Geneva, Switzerland
    2) Nagoya, Japan
    3) Washington D.C., United States (U.S.)
    4) Paris, France
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Nagoya, Japan
    Explanation:
    External Affairs Minister (EAM) Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has attended the 2-day G20 (or Group of 20) foreign ministers meeting 2019 held in Japanese city of Nagoya from November 22-23, 2019.The two-day event ,the last of the eight ministerial G20 meetings chaired by Japan this year (2019) , was attended by top diplomats from the Group of Twenty’s nations.The meeting was held with the focus on the promotion of free trade, implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals) and how to best assist rapidly growing economies in Africa.
  13. Name the three regional rural banks (RRB) of Uttar Pradesh that is to be amalgamated into a single regional rural bank on April 1, 2020 & called as “Baroda UP Bank” .
    1) Baroda Uttar Pradesh Grameen Bank, Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank and Purvanchal Bank
    2) Aryavart Bank, Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank and Purvanchal Bank
    3) Aryavart Bank, Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank and Prathama UP Gramin Bank
    4) Prathama UP Gramin Bank, Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank and Purvanchal Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Baroda Uttar Pradesh Grameen Bank, Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank and Purvanchal Bank
    Explanation:
    On November 28, 2019, According to a notification issued by the finance ministry, Governmnet of India, 3 Uttar Pradesh (UP) regional rural banks (RRB) – Baroda Uttar Pradesh Grameen Bank, Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank and Purvanchal Bank will be amalgamated into a single regional rural bank on April 1, 2020 which will be called as “Baroda UP Bank” .Bank of Baroda (BoB) will sponsor new Baroda UP Bank, which will have the headquarter in Gorakhpur.
  14. Which is the first Indian company to cross Rs 10 lakh crore market capitalisation(m-cap) on November 28, 2019 ?
    1) ICICI Bank
    2) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
    3) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)
    4) HDFC Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)
    Explanation:
    On November 28, 2019, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) crossed Rs 10 lakh crore market capitalization (m-cap) thus creating a record of becoming the first Indian company to achieve this feat. Previously the oil-to-telecom giant, RIL hit Rs 9 lakh crore mark on October 18,2019 also being the first company in India to do so. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the 2nd most valued with m-cap of Rs 7.81 lakh crore.
  15. What is the Center’s fiscal deficit of India for the FY2020 as per the Moody’s estimation ?
    1) 4.2%
    2) 3.9%
    3) 3.5%
    4) 3.7 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) 3.7 %
    Explanation:
    On November 27,2019, Moody’s, American credit rating agency, has estimated the Center’s fiscal deficit to be 3.7 % of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019-20, which will be slightly wider than the 3.4 % posted in FY (fiscal year) 2019. For all the state governments, the fiscal deficit estimated to be around 3 %.
  16. Who was conferred with 2019 Karmaveer Chakra Award for his contribution in the education sector by the International Confederation of NGO (iCONGO) in partnership with the United Nations (UN) ?
    1) Anurag Dikshit
    2) Rahul Adhikari
    3) Arogyaswami Paulraj
    4) Rajendra Singh Pawar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Rahul Adhikari
    Explanation:
    On November 26, 2019 Gold-Medalist from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) & founder of International Changemaker Olympiad Rahul Adhikari, was conferred with 2019 Karmaveer Chakra Award REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship at the REX CONCLiVE held in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The award was given for his contribution in the education sector. The award function is held every year on the day the Indian Constitutional Pledge was signed i.e, November 26.
  17. Who was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TATA Communications for five years term on 26th November, 2019 ?
    1) Amur S Lakshminarayanan
    2) Srinath Narasimhan
    3) Renuka Ramnath
    4) Uday B. Desai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Amur S Lakshminarayanan
    Explanation:
    On 26th November 2019,Board of Directors (BOD) from TATA Communication has appointed Amur S Lakshminarayanan as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TATA Communications for five years term.He replaced Vinod Kumar who resigned from this post in July 2019.He was the former President and CEO of TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), Japan. He was also a former student of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani and London Business School (LBS) and he has also worked in the US, Hong Kong, Australia, the UK, Japan and India.
  18. Which firm has decided to acquire 100 % stake in Madura Micro Finance Limited (MMFL) for Rs. 876 crore ?
    1) Indostar Capital Finance
    2) SHARE Microfin Limited
    3) Credit Access Grameen Limited (CAGL)
    4) Aavas Financiers
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Credit Access Grameen Limited (CAGL)
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2019, As part of the two-step transaction, CreditAccess Grameen Limited –CAGL (formerly known as Grameen Koota Financial Services Pvt. Ltd) has decided to acquire 100 % stake in Madura Micro Finance Limited (MMFL), a leading NBFC-MFI (Non Banking Finacial Company-Micro Finance Institution) for Rs 876 crore. In this plan, CAGL will acquire up to 76.2% stake for Rs 666.4 crore in MMFL from its current shareholders for all-cash deal in 1st stage & in the second stage, MMFL will be merged into CAGL through a scheme of arrangement, in which Madura’s remaining shareholders will get shares of CAGL.
  19. Where did Indian Army test fired “Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank missiles” also known as “fire-and-forget anti-tank missile” acquired from Israel on November 27, 2019 ?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Odisha
    3) Uttar Pradesh (UP)
    4) Madhya Pradesh (MP)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Madhya Pradesh (MP)
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2019 the Indian Army (IA) has successfully test fired two newly-acquired Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh (MP). The test fire was witnessed by all high officials from the including Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat. India became the 33rd country to have the Spike missile as part of its inventory.
  20. What is the strike range of “Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank missiles” also known as “fire-and-forget anti-tank missile” ?
    1) 10 Km
    2) 4 Km
    3) 6 Km
    4) 8 Km
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) 4 Km
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2019 the Indian Army (IA) has successfully test fired two newly-acquired Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh (MP). It is an Israeli fire-and-forget anti-tank guided 4th generation missile with target range of upto 4 kilometres. The missile has the ability to fire, observe and update, providing substantial flexibility to the firer to pinpoint the impact point. It also has the ability to switch to a different target mid-flight.
  21. Which country will host the FIH (International Hockey Federation ) Men’s Hockey World Cup (WC) matches for the year 2023 ?
    1) India (Odisha)
    2) Indonesia (Jakarta)
    3) China (Beijing)
    4) Russia (Moscow)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) India (Odisha)
    Explanation:
    On November 28, 2019, FIH (International Hockey Federation ) Men’s Hockey World Cup (WC) matches for 2023 will be played in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from 13 -29 January, 2023. This was announced by Odisha Chief Minister (CM) Naveen Patnaik at a grand ceremony at the Kalinga Stadium. Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar shared the hosting event with Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.
  22. Sudhir Dar passed away recently, he was a ___________ .
    1) Journalist
    2) Actor
    3) Cartoonist
    4) Politician
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Cartoonist
    Explanation:
    On 26th November 2019, Sudhir Dar, renowned Cartoonist passes away at 87 due to cardiac arrest in Gurgaon, Haryana. Sudhir Dar was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP) in 1932. Sudhir Dar was an award-winning Indian cartoonist, one of the ‘second generation’ of editorial cartoonists.He had worked in many newspapers over the spanning period of 58 years.
  23. Actor and theatre artist, Bala Singh passed away recently, he belonged to which state ?
    1) Odisha
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Punjab
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2019 Veteran Tamil actor and theatre artist Bala Singh passed away at the age of 67 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu due to illness. Bala, an alumnus of National School of Drama (NSD) started his career as a theatre artiste. He rose to fame in actor Nasser’s Avatharam (1995), where he played the role of a villain. It was also his debut film.
  24. Who authored the book for children titled “Kumbh, Garam Pahad and Dilli ki Bulbul (Sindhi edition)” ?
    1) Amitav Ghosh
    2) Anita Bhatnagar Jain
    3) Ruskin Bond
    4) Vikram Seth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Anita Bhatnagar Jain
    Explanation:
    On November 27, 2019, Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has launched 3 books for children namely Kumbh, Garam Pahad and Dilli ki Bulbul (Sindhi edition)in New Delhi. The 3 books, penned by Dr. Anita Bhatnagar Jain (an officer of Indian Administrative Services (1985 batch), are a collection of stories for children and have documented the environmental issues & topics like socio-cultural unity, cultural heritage along with the message of save environment in a very lucid manner.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Atapaka Bird Sanctuary is located in which state ?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Atapaka Bird Sanctuary is located in Andhra Pradesh.It was in news recently because the Painted Storks and Pelicans were migrated to Atapaka Bird Sanctuary.
  2. Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium is located in which state ?
    Answer
    Answer-Rourkela, Odisha
  3. Who is the chairperson of G20 (Group of 20) for the year 2019 ?
    Answer
    Answer-Shinzō Abe
  4. What is the Capital and Currency of Chile ?
    Answer
    Answer-Capital- Santiago & Currency- Chilean peso
  5. When was Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY-U) launched ?
    Answer
    Answer-June 2015

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