Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 13th November 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 13th November 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – November 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 13th November 2019

1.World Kindness Day is an international observance on _____.
A. 13 Nov
B. 14 Nov
C. 15 Nov
D. 16 Nov
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. 13 Nov

Explanation: This day is meant to shine the spotlight on the truly kind acts that people do as well. It’s a day to celebrate the importance of being kind.

2.Which nation has discovered a new oil field with reserves estimated at more than 50 billion barrels?
A. Saudi Arabia
B. Iran
C. Iraq
D. Venezuela
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Iran

Explanation: The new field has more than 50 billion barrels of crude oil, which would boost the country’s proven reserves by a third. It would be the country’s 2nd largest oil field, behind one in Ahvaz.

3.Public Service Broadcasting Day is celebrated every year on ______.
A. Nov 12
B. Nov 15
C. Nov 18
D. Nov 30
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Nov 12

Explanation: This day is observed to commemorate the first and last visit of the Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947. Mahatma Gandhi on 12 November 1947 visited the studio.

4.Which among the following has launched the mass cleanliness drive ‘Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyan’ at 50 beaches in 10 coastal States and union territories across the country?
A. Environment Ministry
B. HRD Ministry
C. NITI Aayog
D. Personnel Ministry
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Environment Ministry

Explanation: This is an attempt to improve the sanitation on beaches, besides creating awareness among citizens about the importance of coastal ecosystems. Environment Education Division and Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) under the Environment Ministry will be responsible for its implementation.

5. Justice Karol took the oath as the 43rd chief justice of _______.
A. Patna HC
B. Guwahati HC
C. Bombay HC
D. Delhi HC
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Patna HC

Explanation: Justice Karol was earlier the Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court. He succeeded Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi, who has been transferred to the Madras High Court.

6._______ has approved a $300 million loan for a project to expand transmission lines in Greater Dhaka and the western zone of Bangladesh.
C. World Bank
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. ADB

Explanation: The project will construct 40 kms of transmission lines & 4,450 megavolt-ampere of substations. It is worth mentioning that Bangladesh has still to deal with frequent power supply shortages, an increasing number of interruptions & voltage fluctuations.

7.Wildlife SOS, an India-based conservation charity, unveiled the country’s first elephant memorial in _______.
A. Mathura
B. Chandigarh
C. Lucknow
D. Mumbai
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Mathura

Explanation: This memorial aims at honoring and remembering the lives of elephants. Situated 20 miles from the Taj Mahal, this memorial has stone boulders & granite plaques with the names of some elephants, engraved on them.

8.Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is situated in which among the following states?
A. Assam
B. Nagaland
C. Maharashtra
D. Goa
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Assam

Explanation: This park is located on the banks of Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers. It was declared as a National Park in the year 1999. It is one of the biodiversity hotspots in the world.

9. VO Chidambaranar Port Trust, sometimes seen in the news, is located in ________.
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Gujarat
C. Maharashtra
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Tamil Nadu

Explanation: In 2011, the Union Government renamed the Tuticorin Port Trust after V O Chidambaranar. He was a noted freedom fighter who ran an indigenous Indian shipping service. Notably, this port has recently set two new records:

  • Record handling in a single day on July 27

• Handling of vessel with the highest parcel size on July 25

10.India observes National Education Day on ______ every year.
A. Nov 9
B. Nov 10
C. Nov 11
D. Nov 12
E. None of these

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Correct Answer  – C. Nov 11

Explanation: National Education Day commemorates the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He served as the first Minister of Education of independent India. In 2008, the HRD Ministry decided to celebrate November 11 as National Education Day.

11.The much-awaited Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) has been approved by ______ keeping in mind the growth of the coastal town by 2036.
A. Lakshadweep
B. Ladakh
C. Puducherry
D. Jammu & Kashmir
E. None of these

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Correct Answer  – C. Puducherry

Explanation: The CDP envisages the all-round development of the Puducherry Planning Area comprising:

A. 2 municipalities (Puducherry and Oulgaret)

B. 5 Commune Panchayats

The plan lays emphasis on housing, water supply, solid waste management systems, civic infrastructure, tourism & transportation. The CDP for the Puducherry planning area was first notified in 1982. Subsequently, the CDP was reviewed and notified in 1997.

12.As many as 70,000 employees of BSNL have already opted for the VRS scheme, which will end on ______.
A. Dec 3
B. Dec 6
C. Dec 12
D. Dec 16
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Dec 3

Explanation: The company is expected to save about ₹7,500 crore by offering the scheme. It is worth mentioning that BSNL is the country’s biggest loss-making PSU. It’s estimated to have losses of nearly Rs 14,000 crore in FY18-19.

13.A total of ______ people engaged in the farming sector committed suicide in the year 2016, as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics.
A. 11,379
B. 13,007
C. 16,542
D. 18,699
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. 11,379

Explanation: Maharashtra accounted for th the highest number of farmer suicides. According to the latest Accidental Death and Suicide report, for 2016, there were 948 farmer suicides every month, or 31 suicides every day.

14. Evo Morales has recently stepped down as the president of which among the following nations?
A. Bolivia
B. Argentina
C. Brazil
D. Chile
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Bolivia

Explanation: Morales stepped down recently following weeks of protests over elections. He fled the country on a Mexican government plane after being granted asylum. The deputy head of the Senate will take over as interim president until fresh elections are held.

15.According to a survey by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), the business confidence index of the country declined by ____ during the August-October quarter compared to the previous quarter.
A. 15.3%
B. 18.5%
C. 21.4%
D. 28.6%
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. 15.3%

Explanation: The fall in the quarter ended October 2019 was driven by a deterioration in sentiments across the four components of the survey. It is worth mentioning that the economic scenario and business environment of India has worsened in the past.