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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz | Most Imp. MCQs – Nov 16 to Nov 22

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz - Nov 16 - Nov 22

‘General Awareness’ is one of the scoring sections asked in competitive exams because the questions are direct and factual. Majority of questions in this section are based on Current Affairs, making it crucial to update it on a regular basis. To help you do that Oliveboard provides daily, weekly as well as monthly current affairs updates to keep your prep on track. But we know that practising is as important as preparing it, hence, we have come up with Weekly Current Affairs Quiz Series where you get to brush up the weekly news by practising a few questions around it. Here’s the Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Nov 16 – Nov 22 for the past week:

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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Nov 16 – Nov 22, 2019

1. Who inaugurated two-day International Conference on Yoga at Mysuru, Karnataka?

a) Santosh Gangwar

b) Kiren Rijiju

c) Prahlad Singh Patel

d) Shripad Naik

e) Harsh Vardhan

Knowledge Punch:

  • The theme of the conference is ‘Yoga for Heart Care’.
  • 21st June as International Day of Yoga Theme: Climate Action
  • Inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH and Defence

2. Who is elected as the new President of Sri Lanka?

a) Sajith Premadasa

b) Gotabaya Rajapaksa

c) Mahinda Rajapaksa

d) Ranil Wickremesinghe

e) Maithripala Sirisena

Knowledge Punch:

  • Mr Gotabaya is the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • Previous President: Maithripala Sirisena
  • Joint training exercise MITRA SHAKTI – VI between Indian and Sri Lanka Army

3. Who is sworn in as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?

a) Sajith Premadasa

b) Sitashree Rajapaksa

c) Mahinda Rajapaksa

d) Ranil Wickremesinghe

e) Maithripala Sirisena

Knowledge Punch:

  • He was sworn in by President Gotabaya Rajapksa, his younger brother
  • Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa served as two-term President from 2005 to 2015
  • United National Party (UNP) has written to the speaker to name Mr Wickremsinghe as the leader of the opposition

4. What is the name of first Indian woman to be posted abroad as defence attaché?

a) Karabi Gogoi

b) Amratha Singh

c) Anjali Singh

d) Reva Shukla

e) Samaya Chandel

Knowledge Punch:

  • IAF posted Wing Commander Anjali Singh as the deputy air attaché at India’s embassy in Moscow: SEPT 2019

5. Who is the first woman officer posted as Assistant Naval Attaché in abroad?

a) Karabi Gogoi

b) Amrutha Singh

c) Dev Shri Kavya

d) Reva Shukla

e) Aradhana Singh

Knowledge Punch:

  • Assistant Naval Attache in Moscow
  • Lt. Commander Karabi Gogoi  was commissioned into the Navy in 2010

6. Who is honoured with the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2019?

a) Reporters without Borders

b) Greta Thunberg

c) Abiy Ahmed

d) David Attenborough

e) Centre for Science and Environment

Knowledge Punch:

  • Sir David Attenborough is a renowned naturalist and broadcaster.
  • First award was given in 1986: Parliamentarians for Global Action
  •  Jury chaired by former president Pranab Mukherjee

7. Which state government plans to start Arundhati gold scheme by January 2020?

a) Andhra Pradesh

b) Tamil Nadu

c) Assam

d) Arunachal Pradesh

e) Rajasthan

Knowledge Punch:

  • Moto: To promote marriage registrations and prevent under-age marriages in the state
  • Annual income of the bride and her father should not be more than 5 lakh rupees per year to get the benefit
  • Minimum age of the bride and groom to be 18 and 21 years

8. Which city is the fastest-growing prime residential market in India, as per Knight Frank’s global index report?

a) New Delhi

b) Mumbai

c) Bangalore

d) Hyderabad

e) Chennai

Knowledge Punch:

  • Delhi is 9th fastest growing prime residential market in the world
  • Bengaluru and Mumbai ranked 20th and 28th
  • 1st Moscow, 2nd Frankfurt and 3rd Taipei
  • Knight Frank LLP is an estate agency, residential and commercial property consultancy founded in London

9. Which state announced to ban the sale of junk food in schools and in the 50m area around them?

a) Delhi

b) Karnataka

c) Gujrat

d) Uttarakhand

e) Jammu and Kashmir

Knowledge Punch:

  • Earliest FSSAI recommended a ban on the sale of food high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) in schools.
  • FSSAI: Food Safety & Standards Board of India
  • HQ: New Delhi
  • Under the Ministry of Health & Family welfare

10. Which Indian State has launched toll-free number 14500, to curb sand smuggling in the state?

a) Andhra Pradesh

b) Punjab

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Tamil Nadu

e) Kerala

Knowledge Punch:

  • Hoarding of sand, resell, or transportation of sand illegally would attract a fine of Rs.2 lakh and imprisonment of up to two years.
  • The sand can be booked online.
  • The prescribed amount can be paid either through online or MeeSeva centres.

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11. What is the position of India among 200 countries as per trace bribery risk matrix 2019?

a) 25

b) 78

c) 104

d) 152

e) 178

Knowledge Punch:

  • Bangladesh tops the list in South Asia
  • Bangladesh is in 178th position among 200 countries

12. Which is the most risky country as per trace bribery risk matrix 2019?

a) North Korea

b) South Sudan

c) Pakistan

d) Somalia

e) Yemen

13. As per Driving Cities Index by European car parts retailer Mister Auto, Which city is the worst city to drive in the world?

a) Lagos, Nigeria

b) Sao Paulo, Brazil

c) Moscow, Russia

d) Bangalore, India

e) Mumbai, India

14. As per Driving Cities Index by European car parts retailer Mister Auto, Which city is the best city to drive in the world?

a) Bern, Switzerland

b) Dubai, UAE

c) Paris, France

d) Calgary, Canada

e) Basel, Switzerland

15. What is the economic growth forecast of India for 2019-20 by Moody’s Investors Service?

a) 5.4 %

b) 5.6 %

c) 5.8 %

d) 6 %

e) 6.1 %

Knowledge Punch:

  • Moody’s, is an American business and financial services company
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

16. Who is on top in the Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year 2019 list?

a) Ajay Banga

b) Satya Nadella

c) Sundar Pichai

d) Alfred F Kelly Jr

e) Kalyan Krishnamurthy

17. Union Cabinet of India approves MoU between India and Finland for strengthening cooperation in the field of

a) Defence

b) Agriculture

c) Tourism

d) Telecom

e) Earth Science

Knowledge Punch:

  • Sharing data; knowledge, expertise etc. related to tourism 
  • Sharing experiences in making policies, regulation and standards in planning, implementation and development of tourism policy

18. Who won the Gold medal for India at International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Finals in Putian, China

a) Manu Bhaker

b) Elavenil Valarivan

c) Divyansh Singh Panwar

d) All of the above

e) None of these

Knowledge Punch:

  • Manu Bhaker won gold in women’s junior 10m air pistol event
  • Elavenil Valarivan won Gold in the women’s 10m air rifle competition
  • Divyansh Singh Panwar won Gold in the men’s 10 air rifle competition
  • HQ ISSF: Munich, Germany
  • President: Vladimir Lisin

19. KfW Development Bank to lend Rs 1735cr for Zero Budget Natural Farming to which Indian State?

a) Andhra Pradesh

b) Telangana

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Tamil Nadu

e) Kerala

Knowledge Punch:

  • The state government has drawn up a plan to take up ZBNF in 1725 villages, involving seven lakh farmers, and submitted a project for Rs 2479 crores.
  • The state government will spend the balance Rs 744 crores.
  • HQ KfW Development Bank: Frankfurt, Germany
  • CEO: Günther Bräunig

20. Who is named as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s 2019 Person of the Year?

a) Sachin Tendulkar

b) Virat Kohli

c) Gautam Gambhir

d) Saurav Ganguly

e) None of these

Knowledge Punch:

  • For his animal advocacy efforts. 
  • PETA  is the largest animal rights and animal welfare organization in the world
  • PETA HQ: Norfolk, Virginia
  • President: Ingrid Newkirk

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21. What is the name of first Hindi Newspaper in Arunachal Pradesh?

a) Sudha Ganga

b) Kranti

c) Sugam Savera

d) Aruna Bhoomi

e) Brahmaputra

Knowledge Punch:

  • Launched by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu
  • This newspaper will be published and edited by Takam Sonia
  • He also runs an Arunachal Hindi organization.
  • Governor: B D Mishr

22. Who won Brazilian Grand Prix 2019?

a) Lewis Hamilton

b) Valtteri Bottas

c) Max Verstappen

d) Sebastian Vettel

e) Alexander Albon

23. Which International Airport has introduced India’s first-ever ‘FASTag Car Parking’ in collaboration with NPCI?

a) Indira Gandhi International Airport

b) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

c) Kempegowda International Airport

d) Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

e) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Knowledge Punch:

  • FASTag is a device that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly while the vehicle is in motion.

24. Justice SA has Bobde taken oath as_____ Chief Justice of India.

a) 25th

b) 26th

c) 47th

d) 48th

e) 34th

Knowledge Punch:

  • 1st CJI of SC of India: Justice H.J. Kania
  • Justice Bobde succeeds Justice Ranjan Gogoi

25. The Reserve Bank of India issued resolution of non-banking financial companies having assets worth of at least how much amount, will come under the insolvency resolution law?

a)₹ 200 Crore

b) ₹ 500 Crore

c) ₹ 100 Crore

d) ₹ 1000 Crore

e) ₹ 5000 Crore

Knowledge Punch:

Chairman Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board: M. S. Sahoo

26. As per Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) ACT, 2019 the resolution process must be completed within _____days.

a) 180

b) 220

c) 270

d) 330

e) None of these

27. Universal Children’s Day observed on ______

a) 14 November

b) 16 November

c) 18 November

d) 20 November

e) None of these

Knowledge Punch:

  • Established in 1954
  • United Nations Children’s Fund is a United Nations agency
  • UNICEF HQ: Newyork USA
  • UNICEF Director: Henrietta H. Fore

28. Davis Cup is related to which game?

a) Tennis

b) Badminton

c) Table Tennis

d) Golf

e) Polo

Knowledge Punch:

  • Davis Cup tie, a match between India and Pakistan shifted to Kazakhstan capital Nur-Sultan from Islamabad.
  • 29th and 30th November
  • President of International Tennis Federation: David Haggerty
  • HQ: London, UK

29. Which of the following company is not included in the disinvestment plan, approved by the government of India in November 2019.

a) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

b) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

c) Shipping Corporation of India

d) Container Corporation of India

e) Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited

Knowledge Punch:

  • The government has also approved to bring down the stake in selected public sector companies to below than 51 per cent.

30. Dr Jitendra Singh, to inaugurate ‘Destination North East’ Festival in which city?

a) Guwahati

b) Tezpur

c) Itanagar

d) Kolkata

e) Varanasi

Knowledge Punch:

  • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
  • All NE states will be present at the event along with their handicrafts, handloom, organic products and cultural troupes.

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That’s all from us in the Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Nov 16 – Nov 22. Watch the GA Genius Video by Aditya Sir provided below to know about these current events in detail.

 

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