Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 17th November 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 17th November 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – November 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 17th November 2019

1. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become president of ________..
A. Sri Lanka
B. Indonesia
C. Malaysia
D. Myanmar
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Sri Lanka

Explanation: This triumph marks the return of a family revered by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority for the victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels. Rajapaksa had a 49.6% share of the vote. He is the younger brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was president from 2005-15.

2.______ was launched in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, to improve learning outcomes at Elementary level through integrated Teacher Trainings.
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. NISHTHA

Explanation: NISHTHA is a pioneer scheme being launched across the country. Around 86000 Elementary teachers of Government Schools are being trained under the programme.

3.The 5th edition of the Dhaka International Folk Festival was recently held in _____.
A. Bangladesh
B. India
C. Myanmar
D. China
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Bangladesh

Explanation: This edition of the Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) had a myriad of Bangladeshi & international folk artistes in one platform. The festival took place at Bangladesh Army Stadium. This year, the festival was dedicated to six legends of Bangla music:

  • Fakir Abdur Rob Shah
  • Subir Nandi
  • Bari Siddiqui
  • Shahnaz Rahmatullah
  • Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul
  • Ayub Bachchu

4.The Navy has selected Lt.Commander _____ as assistant naval attache at the Moscow Embassy.
A. Karabi Gogoi
B. Tina Sharma
C. Rashmi Dutt
D. Sapna Kumari
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Karabi Gogoi

Explanation: Gogoi is currently working on a Russian language course. She is expected to take over the new posting in December. Lt-Commander Gogoi, grew up in Guwahati, was commissioned into the Navy in 2010.

5. Nilam Sawhney, has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of _____.
A. Telangana
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Punjab
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Andhra Pradesh

Explanation: Smt. Sawhney is the 1st woman chief secretary of the truncated state of Andhra Pradesh. Her husband Ajay Sawhney is currently serving as secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

6.Which became the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine in an effort to combat a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease?
A. India
B. Pakistan
C. China
D. Japan
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Pakistan

Explanation: The vaccine will be used during a two-week immunisation campaign in southern Sindh province. It has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2017, 70% of typhoid deaths in Pakistan were among children younger than 15 years of age.

7.Tap water in _____ is the safest for drinking, according to a report based on sample tests done by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
A. Chandigarh
B. Mumbai
C. Hyderabad
D. New Delhi
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Mumbai

Explanation: Tests were conducted on various parameters such as organoleptic, physical, chemical test, toxic substances and bacteriological tests. The water samples collected from Delhi didn’t comply with the bureau’s standards for drinking water. Delhi’s water samples failed on 19 parameters, including colour, nitrate, ammonia, odour, TDS, PH, turbidity and chloride.

8. Jampui Hills, sometimes seen in the news, is located in which among the following states?
A. Assam
B. Nagaland
C. Tripura
D. Mizoram
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Tripura

Explanation: Jampui Hills, being a beautiful spot in Tripura, houses a hamlet of mostly the Mizo community. Jampui Hills, is famous for its sweet, luscious oranges. Recently, Tripura government has initiated re-plantation of orange plants to revive the orange cultivation.

9. ____ has decided to establish and fund a Visiting chair on interdisciplinary approach to Electoral Studies.
B. NITI Aayog
C. Delhi University
D. Punjab University
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. ECI

Explanation: The Chair will be mentored by Sh N Gopalaswami Former CEC. In the memory of Sh. TN Seshan, ECI would establish the Chair. This programme will be targeted to young academics with proven track record in fields relatable to electoral studies.

10.Who has resigned as director of Reliance Communications, a debt-ridden company?
A. Anil Ambani
B. Mukesh Ambani
C. Rahul Ambani
D. Neeta Ambani
E. None of these

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Correct Answer  – A. Anil Ambani

Explanation: RCom posted a consolidated loss of Rs 30,142 crore for July-September 2019. From June 28, its affairs are being managed by Resolution Professional Anish Niranjan Nanavaty.

11._______ invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Victory Day celebrations in May next year.
A. Israel
B. Russia
E. None of these

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Correct Answer  – B. Russia

Explanation: The annual Victory Day parade is held in Moscow. In this, Russia shows off its military might. This day commemorates the May 1945 allied victory over Nazi Germany. Notably, India had announced an “unprecedented” USD 1 billion line of credit for Russia’s resource-rich Far East.

12.____ will launch a new weather forecasting system which will be able to predict conditions up to 12 hours in advance and cover parts of the world.
B. Infosys
D. Reliance
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. IBM

Explanation: IBM GRAF (Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System) runs on a supercomputer. It can provide detailed forecasts globally. It will provide data to cover the world, including Asia, Africa, some of the regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

13.Scientists have spotted a new species of signal fish, the first one of genus recorded in Indian waters, off the coast of _____.
A. Kerala
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Telangana
D. Odisha
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Kerala

Explanation: The signal fish has a unique colour pattern. It flips up its extended dorsal fins to signal each other. The name of the species is “Pteropsaron Indicum”.

14._____ had the second-highest number of deaths of children under the age of five in 2018 due to pneumonia, according to a new report by the UN.
A. India
B. Iran
C. Saudi Arabia
D. China
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. India

Explanation: Pneumonia kills an estimated 1.4 million children under the age of five years every year. It can be prevented by immunization, adequate nutrition and by addressing environmental factors. According to the report, malnutrition is responsible for more than two-thirds of child deaths in India.

15._______ has launched the Nadu-Nedu programme which aims at transforming government schools into vibrant and competitive institutions.
A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Kerala
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Andhra Pradesh

Explanation: The ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme is to introduce English medium from classes 1 to 6 in state-run schools. The scheme will be implemented in 15, 715 schools in the first phase.