Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 15th November 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 15th November 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – November 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 15th November 2019

1.This year the theme for _______ is “healthy lungs for all” to raise awareness, promote prevention and treatment and produce action to combat the disease.
A. World Pneumonia Day
B. World Asthma Day
C. World Lungs Day
D. World Red Cross Day
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. World Pneumonia Day

Explanation: Pneumonia is a respiratory disease. It’s one of the biggest killers of children under five across the world. In 2016, India alone accounted for 70% of the global pneumonia burden in the year 2016.

2.Who has won the USD 25,000 BRICS-Young Innovator Prize for inventing an affordable indigenous milk chilling unit for smaller and marginal rural dairy farmers?
A. Himansh Mehta
B. Ravi Prakash
C. Sushil Kumar
D. Raghav Ahuja
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Ravi Prakash

Explanation: Ravi Prakash was awarded in the fourth BRICS-Young Scientist Forum (YSF) – 2019. He invented an affordable indigenously designed milk chilling unit for small to marginal rural dairy farmers. This unit can bring down the temperature of raw milk from 37°C to 7°C within 30 minutes.

3.Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA), sometimes seen in the news, is associated with which among the following?
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. BRICS

Explanation: CRA was established in 2015 by BRICS member nations:
• Brazil
• Russia
• India
• China
• South Africa

It is a framework for the provision of support through liquidity, besides precautionary instruments in response to actual/potential short-term balance of payments pressures.

4.Name the Indian woman who has been named an honorary trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A. Nita Ambani
B. Priyanka Chopra
C. Sonakshi Sinha
D. Indra Nooyi
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Nita Ambani

Explanation: Ms. Ambani became the first Indian to be honoured with the role of the trustee in the Museum’s 150-year-history. Notably, Nita Ambani is the Founder and Chairperson of the Reliance Foundation.

5. Brazilian President ______ is to be the Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in 2020.
A. Jair Bolsonaro
B. Cyril Ramaphosa
C. Francois Hollande
D. Donald Trump
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Jair Bolsonara

Explanation: As India and Brazil seek to upgrade their ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will attend next year’s Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest. The year 2018 was historic as leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations attended the event as chief guests. While in 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa the chief guest.

6.Which nation was attacked with over 200 rockets from militants in the Gaza strip on November 12?
A. Israel
C. Iran
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Israel

Explanation: Islamic militants sent a barrage of more than 200 rockets into Israel, after an Israeli airstrike killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza. Reportedly,Gaza’s second-largest militant group declared a cease-fire with Israel.

7.The Chief Justice of India is a public authority and his office comes under the _________, the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark judgment recently.
A. RTI Act
C. RTE Act
D. RBI Act
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. RTI Act

Explanation: Upholding the 2010 landmark judgment of the Delhi HC bringing the CJI’s office under the RTI, Supreme Court has held that the office of the Chief Justice of India comes under the definition of ‘public authority’ in the RTI. The verdict underlines the balance SC needs between transparency and protecting its independence.

According to the judgment, transparency doesn’t undermine judicial independence. Judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand. Disclosure is a facet of public interest.

8.The first edition of the three day long Dhaka Global Dialogue, was recently held in _______.
A. Bangladesh
B. Pakistan
C. India
D. Russia
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Bangladesh

Explanation: Dhaka Global Dialogue acts as a platform for the countries in this region to achieve environmentally sustainable peace and prosperity. It is being jointly organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS).

9. ______ has been named Collins’ Word of the Year 2019.
A. Climate Strike
B. Post-Truth
C. YouthQuake
D. PhotoBomb
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Climate Strike

Explanation: ‘Climate Strike’ refers to people leaving work or school as a way to demand action on climate change. The company monitors a 9.5 billion-word body of text each year to identify the words that reflect big shifts in culture. The first use of the expression was registered in 2015, when demonstrations took place during the UN climate change conference.

10.India kicked-off of a _____million project to build climate resilience of millions of people living in the coastal states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha.
A. $43 million
B. $63 million
C. $83 million
D. $103 million
E. None of these

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Correct Answer  – A. $43 million

Explanation: The new project has been funded by the Green Climate Fund. It will be led by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, with support from UNDP. It would be helpful in restoring ecosystems and promoting climate-resilient livelihood options, such as the sustainable farming of mud crabs.

11.Industrial output contracted by ____ for the second-straight month in September, nosediving to an 8-year low.
A. 4.3%
B. 5.3%
C. 6.3%
D. 7.3%
E. None of these

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Correct Answer  – A. 4.3%

Explanation: The figures highlight the persistent structural slowdown in the economy. Within the Index:

• The capital goods sector saw a contraction of 20.7%

• The mining sector contracted by 8.5%

• The manufacturing sector contracted 3.9% in September

• The electricity sector, too, saw a continued contraction in September, shrinking 2.6%

12.IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum: November 2019 was recently held in _________.
A. Islamabad
B. Moscow
C. New Delhi
D. Tehran
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Islamabad

Explanation: The forum provides a platform for leaders to discuss nature-based solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges. The theme was “Greening Asia for Nature and People”. In 2020, IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place from June 11-19 in Marseille, France.

13.______ declared a health emergency recently, citing that it is battling malaria and dengue fever.
A. Yemen
B. Saudi Arabia
C. Iran
D. Pakistan
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Yemen

Explanation: The health sector in Yemen has been badly affected by the civil war. Cholera in Yemen has set the world’s record with the infection of over 1 million people, according to the WHO. Despite being a completely treatable disease, thousands of people died from the disease. In a country where medical care is scarce, a lack of access to drinking water doesn’t bode well for the ongoing health crisis.

14.Who will be honoured with the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement award 2019?
A. Salman Rushdie
B. Shanta Gokhale
C. Amit Narayan
D. Rajeev Bindra
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Shanta Gokhale

Explanation: Gokhale will receive her award on November 17 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai. Gokhale recently published her memoir One Foot on the Ground: A Life Told Through the Body. She received the Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 2015.

15.India and Russia will hold the eleventh iteration of their bilateral military exercise, designated _______, in December of this year.
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. INDRA

Explanation: Indra-2019 will involve 8 tactical episodes involving the ground forces of both countries. The Russian military is expected to dispatch around 300 ground troops from motorized infantry units. Its aim is to practice joint planning and enhance interoperability of the two armies in the peace keeping and enforcement environment.