Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 2nd November 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 2nd November 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – November 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 2nd November 2019

1. Which state government has extended the ban on gutka and pan masala across the state for another year, starting from November 7?

  1. West Bengal
  2. Nagaland
  3. Assam
  4. Bihar
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. West Bengal 

Explanation: According to the notification, making, storing and selling the things (in which nicotine is found) would be punishable. The ban has been imposed as per provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Also, in October 2019, Rajasthan announced a ban on pan masala and flavoured ‘supari’ in the state.

2. Who was awarded the coveted Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival?

  1. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  2. Aamir Khan
  3. Shahrukh Khan
  4. Priyanka Chopra
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Explanation: This international film fest was held from Oct 24 to 27. Siddiqui also served as an official jury member for the festival. It is a film festival that commenced in 1989. Notably, Siddiqui is the personification of how success comes from never giving up.

3. ______ crossed a milestone of issuing two million FASTag till date, the most by any financial institution in the country.

  1. ICICI Bank
  2. HDFC Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Axis Bank
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. ICICI Bank

Explanation: FASTag is a program for Electronic Toll Collection on Toll Plazas on National Highways. It is worth mentioning that ICICI bank commands more than half of the market share in terms of the number of transactions on FASTag.

4. After the bifurcation of J&K, the total number of states in the country is now ___ while the total Union Territories are nine.

  1. 27
  2. 28
  3. 29
  4. 30
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. 28

Explanation: • J&K & Ladakh have now officially become two Union Territories

• India now has 28 States and nine UTs. J&K’s State Constitution has also ceased to operate

5. The government has now increased the target for e-transactions in the financial year ending March 2020 to ______ (by volume).

  1. 45 billion
  2. 55 billion
  3. 65 billion
  4. 75 billion
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. 45 billion

Explanation: The MeitY has also redistributed individual targets for banks and payments firms for the same period. Also, banks won’t charge MDR, when the entity receiving payments has a turnover of over Rs 50 crore.

6. The Election Commission of India recently announced the Jharkhand Assembly election dates on Friday, in which all 81 Legislative Assembly seats in the state will go to polls in _______.

  1. 4 Phases
  2. 6 Phases
  3. 5 Phases
  4. 7 Phases
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – C. 5 Phases

Explanation: • The polls to 81-member assembly will be held on November 30, December 7, 12, 16 and 2

  • The BJP is in power the state, which has a large tribal population. It will also be the third BJP-ruled state to hold elections this year. The term of the outgoing assembly expires on 1 January 2020.

7. EPCA has declared a public health emergency in the National Capital Region following severe pollution levels for the fifth consecutive day. Expand EPCA.

  1. Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Action
  2. Environment Deterrence (Prevention & Control) Authority
  3. Environment Pollutants (Prevention & Control) Authority
  4. Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – D. Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority

Explanation: This decision came as the pollution levels in the region entered the “severe plus” category”. According to SAFAR, air quality could see a sharp deterioration in NCR over the next few days. Bawana was the most-polluted area with an AQI of 497, followed by Delhi Technological University, Wazirpur, Anand Vihar and Vivek Vihar.

8. Shiv Sena unanimously elected senior minister ______ as the party’s legislative leader.

  1. Eknath Shinde
  2. Sunil Prabhu
  3. Aaditya Thackeray
  4. Devendra Fadnavis
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Eknath Shinde

Explanation: First-time MLA Aaditya Thackeray tabled the motion to elect Shinde as the leader of house.  While Shiv Sena leader Sunil Prabhu has been elected as the chief whip. Besides this, BJP had elected Devendra Fadnavis as their legislative leader.

9. The Centre’s first-ever common foundation course “Aarambh” (Beginning) for 2019 batch probationer civil servants has been recently held in _______.

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Haryana
  4. Punjab
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Gujarat

Explanation: The first-ever Common Foundation Course called ‘Aarambh’, has been held at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat. PM Modi also called upon young IAS officers to work together for the nation.

10. The 35th ASEAN Summit, sometimes seen in the news, began in _______.

  1. Thailand
  2. Malaysia
  3. India
  4. Japan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – A. Thailand

Explanation: The 35th summit of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is being held in Bangkok. It is worth mentioning that Thailand holds the chairmanship of ASEAN this year, under the theme of “advancing partnership for sustainability”.

11. _____ has offered to host the United Nations’ climate change summit after the Chilean government pulled out from holding the event.

  1. Spain
  2. India
  3. US
  4. Mexico
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – A. Spain

Explanation: Spain’s caretaker Socialist Party (PSOE) government has offered to host COP25. This conference aims to tackle unresolved issues on how to globally slash climate-disrupting carbon emissions. Notably, Spain will have just over a month to organize the COP25, which is usually planned a year in advance.

12. _______ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) to maximize the impact of anti-poverty programmes.

  1. Odisha
  2. Haryana
  3. Goa
  4. Uttar Pradesh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Odisha

Explanation: Notably, J-PAL South Asia has been cofounded by Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo. The J-PAL South Asia & Odisha would conduct an annual Policy Dialogue to identify top policy priorities. Under thus, technical assistance would be provided by scaling up evidence-backed programmes to improve development outcomes.

13. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) signed Joint Declaration of Intent (JDoI) with _____ for collaboration in Skill Development and Vocational Education.

  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. Austria
  4. New Zealand
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – B. Germany

Explanation: This step will give special emphasis to enhancing the quality of trainees. It would enablw them to gain and apply further technology skills. These agreements are a significant step in the direction of creating a conducive framework for skill development.

14. UNESCO has designated ______ as a member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the field of FILM.

  1. Mumbai
  2. Varanasi
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Chandigarh
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Mumbai

Explanation: The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004. Mumbai has been designated as Creative City of Films, while Hyderabad as a Creative City of Gastronomy.

Other Cities & Their Strategic Factors:

Fortaleza (Brazil) – Design

Baku (Azerbaijan) – Design

Ballarat (Australia) – Crafts and Folk Art

Hanoi (Vietnam) – Design

Havana (Cuba) – Music

Wellington (New Zealand) – Film

Wonju (Republic of Korea) – Literature

Wrocław (Poland) – Literature

Yangzhou (China) – Gastronomy

15. A delegation of 23 Members of the European Parliament recently assessed the situation in which among the following states?

  1. Jammu & Kashmir
  2. Odisha
  3. Assam
  4. Nagaland
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Jammu & Kashmir

Explanation: Notably, New Delhi has allowed a delegation comprising 27 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to travel to J&K. During their stay in Kashmir, the MEPs got a first-hand feel of the ground situation. Interestingly, 22 of the 27 MPs represent the right-wing or far-right parties.

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