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Click Here to Read Current Affair November 11 2017

1. On which field, the Cabinet approves MoU between India and Philippines?
1. Industries
2. Transport
3. Imports
4. Agriculture
5. Tourism

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Agriculture
Explanation
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved following initiatives and bilateral agreements.
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Philippines on agriculture and related fields. Cabinet has approved
agreement between India and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China for the Avoidance of
Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income.

2. What is the alternative mechanism for development and expansion of airports adopted by the Central
Government?
1. Non drilling method
2. Three run-way system
3. Land Pooling method
4. Land drilling system
5. Go green methods

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Land Pooling


Explanation
Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman, Guruprasad Mohapatra has stated that, Central Government is working
on adopting the ‘Land Pooling’ methodology as an alternative mechanism for development and expansion of
airports. Indian aviation space has witnessed a significant surge in air passenger traffic in recent years. In order to
accommodate this growth, AAI has already chalked out plans to expand current capacities of terminals and bays at
airports. However the increased capacity too will be saturated on account of high growth and more land will be
needed for further expansion.

3. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared a proposal for creation of a
_____________ which will conduct various entrance examinations?
1. National Testing Agency (NTA)
2. Human Resource Department (HRD)
3. AICTE
4. University
5. IIM

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. National Testing Agency (NTA)


Explanation
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared a proposal for creation of a National Testing
Agency (NTA) which will conduct various entrance examinations. Currently, Central Board of Secondary Education
(CBSE) conducts Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) Exam, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Central Teacher
Eligibility Test (twice a year) UGC’s National Eligibility Test (twice a year) and the entrance test for Jawahar Navodaya
Vidyalayas. These exams/tests are in addition to CBSE’s own board exams.

4. The labour commission of which state has certified the formation of the State IT/ITES Employees Union
(KITU) under the Trade Union Act, 1926?
1. Kerala
2. Odisha
3. Gujarat
4. Telangana
5. Karnataka

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Karnataka
Explanation
The labour commission of Karnataka has certified the formation of the Karnataka State IT/ITES Employees Union
(KITU) under the Trade Union Act, 1926, and Karnataka Trade Unions Regulations, 1958. Since last year, large
number of IT employees has been approaching the courts seeking solutions for grievances like indiscriminate layoffs
and long working hours.

5. Under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative the power plant in which town has
become the first project to be commissioned?
1. Samba, Jammu Kashmir
2. Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir
3. Leh, Jammu Kashmir
4. Pulwama, Jammu Kashmir
5. Drass, Jammu Kashmir

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Drass, Jammu Kashmir


Explanation
the New and Renewable Energy Ministry said that, the power plant in Biaras Drass of Kargil has become the first
project to be commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative. The Biaras Small
Hydropower Project (SHP) of 1.5 Mw was commissioned on 4th November 2017. This is the first project to be
commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI). The total cost of the project is
Rs 17 crore. It is fully funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

6. Which state declares Urdu as second official language?


1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Telangana
3. Karnataka
4. Maharashtra
5. Madhya Pradesh

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Telangana
Explanation
Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao declared Urdu as the state’s second official language. Mr. Rao told
the state assembly that the demand to make Urdu as second official language has been there for a long time. Every
government office in Telangana from the Chief Minister’s Office to District Collectorate have been instructed to have
an Urdu speaking officer and to receive all petitions in Urdu as well.

7. The Border Security Force (BSF) along with which country rangers have decided to conduct Commandant-
level talks along the International Border (IB) to resolve local issues?
1. Afghanistan
2. China
3. Iran
4. Turkmenistan
5. Pakistan
Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Pakistan
Explanation
The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers have decided to initiate dialogue at the local level again.
This practice was suspended one-and-a-half years ago. Director General of BSF K.K Sharma said that, both the forces
agreed to the proposal and the meetings would be held at regular intervals after a meeting withMajor General
Muhammad Saeed, Director General, Sindh Rangers.

8. Name the Private sector life insurance company that has entered into a tie-up with Bank of Bahrain and
Kuwait (BBK) to sell retail and group insurance products to BBK’s customers in India?
1. PNB MetLife
2. Aviva India
3. Bajaj Alliance Life Insurance
4. IDBI Federal life Insurance
5. Exide Life Insurance

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. PNB MetLife


Explanation
Private sector life insurance company PNB MetLife has entered into a tie-up with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK)
to sell retail and group insurance products to BBK’s customers in India. As per the terms of the tie-up, PNB MetLife
will offer protection, health, savings and wealth plans to BBK’s customers in India spread across its branches. Besides
the conventional products, customised insurance plans will also be offered to BBK customers in India.

9. Haryana Agriculture University (HAU), Hisar, along with which country has decided to jointly work on a
project to tackle issues like crop residue management?
1. Polland
2. Holland
3. Australia
4. Netherlands
5. China

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Netherlands
Explanation
Haryana Agriculture University (HAU), Hisar, and the Netherlands government decided to jointly work on a project to
tackle issues like crop residue management. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Joint Working Group of the
Indo-Dutch Collaboration presided over by HAU Vice-Chancellor, K P Singh, at Haryana Agriculture University. HAU
and Netherlands would jointly work on a project to tackle issues like crop residue management and on bio-defence
strategy, protected cultivation, peri-urban and urban horticulture, floriculture and hydroponic vegetables.

10. Which company received the prestigious “Kalinga Safety Award” in the 8th Odisha State Safety Conclave?
1. Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL)
2. Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd (OMC)
3. Anand Industrial Gases Private Ltd
4. Deasia Teak Plantations Ltd
5. Tarun Traders Orivate Ltd

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL)


Explanation
Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) received the prestigious “Kalinga Safety Award” in the 8th Odisha State Safety
Conclave.The Odisha-based NINL got the award in gold category for best safety performer of the year 2016. S B
Jagdale, Joint Managing Director, NINL received the award from Odisha Governor S C Jamir at 8th Odisha State
Safety Conclave held in Bhubaneswar.

11. Who was appointed as Ambassador of India to Ecuador?


1. Jaideep Sarkar
2. Ravi Bangar
3. Mukta Tomar
4. Shamma Jain
5. Debnath Shaw

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Ravi Bangar


Explanation
Ravi Bangar is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1982 batch. He is presently the Ambassador of lndia to
Colombia. He has been concurrently (at the same time) appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Ecuador. His
residence is in Bogota, Colombia. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

12. Who is the first woman President of NASSCOM in 2018?


1. Indu Jain
2. Kiran Shaw
3. Debjani Ghosh
4. Indra Nooyi
5. Vandana Luthra

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Debjani Ghosh


Explanation
NASSCOM has appointed Debjani Ghosh, former MD, Intel South Asia, as the NASSCOM President-Designate, making
her the first woman President of NASSCOM. Debjani Ghosh would succeed R Chandrashekhar upon the completion
of his term in March 2018. Debjani Ghosh has been a member of Nasscom’s Executive Council and a trustee of the
Nasscom Foundation. She was also a managing director of Intel South Asia.

13. Which Indian cricketer was made as a government nominee in the Delhi & District Cricket Association
(DDCA) managing committee?
1. Sachin Tendulkar
2. Virender Sehwag
3. Murali Vijay
4. MS Dhoni
5. Gautam Gambhir

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Gautam Gambhir


Explanation
The India cricketer, Gautam Gambhir was on 10th Nov 2017 made as a government nominee in the Delhi & District
Cricket Association (DDCA) managing committee and he has made it clear that he would do his best to “restore glory
days” of the much-defamed association. The current player of Kolkata Knight Riders, Gambhir thanked the Sports
Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Twitter.

14. Who is appointed as the Chief Innovation Officer for Telangana state?
1. Srinivas Muppaneni
2. Manohar Reddy
3. Samithi Reddy
4. Phanindra Sama
5. Sravanthi
Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Phanindra Sama


Explanation
Co-founder of RedBus and serial entrepreneur Phanindra Sama has been appointed as Chief Innovation Officer for
Telangana state. Minister for IT, KT Rama Rao handed over the appointment letter at Secretariat today. Sama is
currently serving as a Patron in Kakatiya SandBox, an experimentation lab for people to work on solutions to local
problems. Phanindra Sama hails from Nizamabad, Telangana. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from BITS
Pilani and Post Graduation from Indian Institute of Science.

15. Name the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, who was named as the chairperson of the World
Hindu Congress (WHC) to be held in Chicago in 2018?
1. Saira Blair
2. Jordan Steele
3. Craig Blair
4. Avery Bourne
5. Tulsi Gabbard

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Tulsi Gabbard


Explanation
Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, was named as the chairperson of the World Hindu
Congress (WHC) to be held in Chicago in 2018. The World Hindu Congress is held once in every four years. The World
Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another and impact the
common good.

16. Which company has received approval from its board of directors to form a joint venture company with
Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL) and NALCO Ltd?
1. Hindustan Coal Limited (HCL)
2. Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL)
3. Aditya Birla Group
4. Anaconda Copper
5. Aricom Ltd

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL)


Explanation
Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) has received approval from its board of directors to form a joint venture company
with Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL) and NALCO Ltd. The three entities will now form a Joint Venture
(JV) in the name of Khanij Bidesh India Ltd (KABIL). KABIL will have an authorised capital of Rs. 100 crore and paid-up
capital of Rs 30 crore respectively.

17. In which Indian city, Google Arts and Culture unveiled its first lab experiment at an exhibition at the
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)?
1. Mumbai
2. Chennai
3. Kolkata
4. Hyderabad
5. Trivandrum

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Mumbai
Explanation
Google Arts and Culture unveiled its first lab experiment in India at an exhibition at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai. As a part of first Google Arts & Culture Lab experiment in India, Google has
collaborated with Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) and the British Museum in
London to unveil Future Relics. Future Relics is an interactive installation that takes participants on a shared journey,
connecting past with present whilst looking to the future.

18. Virendra Sanghi is related to which of the following fields?


1. Guitarist
2. Violinist
3. Singer
4. Journalist
5. Researcher

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Journalist
Explanation
Virendra Sanghi passed away on 10th November 2017. He was 66 years old. He is survived by his wife and son.
Virendra Sanghi had worked for the Samachar Bharti and PTI-Bhasha for a long period of time. His funeral took place
on 11th November 2017.

19. Milkha Singh is related to which of the following sport?


1. Football
2. Badminton
3. Cricket
4. Athlete
5. Tennis

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Cricket
Explanation
Former India cricketer A G Milkha Singh passed away after a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Chennai. Milkha Singh died
due to cardiac arrest on 10th November 2017. He was 75 years old. He is survived by wife, a son and a daughter.
Milkha Singh played Test matches in the 1960s. He was a flamboyant left-hand batsman and a fine fielder. He made
his Ranji Trophy debut at 17 years.

20. When is the National Education Day observed all over India?
1. 12th November
2. 11th November
3. 15th November
4. 19th November
5. 21st November

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. 11th November


Explanation
National Education Day is celebrated on 11 November every year to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul
Kalam Azad.The Ministry of Human Resource Development announced on 11th September 2008 to celebrate 11th
November as National Education Day to recall Azad’s contribution to the cause of education in India.

Static GK questions from Current Affairs

1. Name the capital and currency of Colombia.

Answer – Bogota,Peso

2. NTA will be responsible to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. Expand ‘T’
in NTA-_________.
Answer – Testing

3. Which ministry will be the chairperson of National Testing Agency?

Answer – Union Human Resources Development Ministry

4. Who is the first Education Minister of Independent India?

Answer – Abul Kalam Azad

5. Where is headquarter of Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL)?

Answer – Kolkata, West Bengal

6. Expand the term S and S in NASSCOM.

Answer – Software and Services

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1. Which country will host the 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS-2017)?
1. Vietnam
2. Netherlands
3. Philippines
4. Japan
5. Taiwan

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Philippines
Explanation
The 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS) will be held in Angeles, Philippines on November 13 and 14, 2017. The
East Asia Summit is a forum held annually by leaders of, initially,16 countries in the East Asian, Southeast Asian
and South Asian regions. Membership expanded to 18 countries including the United States and Russia at the
Sixth EAS in 2011, EAS meetings are held after annual ASEAN leaders meetings. The membership of EAS consists of
ten ASEAN Member States (i.e. Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam), Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea,
Russian Federation and the USA.

2. Where did the second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) held at?
1. NewDelhi
2. Mumbai
3. Chennai
4. Srinagar
5. Agartala

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. NewDelhi
Explanation
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) in New
Delhi.The meeting was attended byGovernor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Admiral D.K. Joshi, who is also the
Vice Chairman of IDA. Other members of the IDA, Cabinet Secretary, P. K. Sinha, CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant,
Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, Union Environment, Forest & Climate Change Secretary, C. K. Mishra and
representatives of Ministries of Tourism, Power, Defence, Health, Telecommunications and Civil Aviation also
attended this meeting.

3. Which Indian city is the most polluted one, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data?
1. Ahmadabad
2. Delhi
3. Varanasi
4. Amritsar
5. Lucknow

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Varanasi
Explanation
According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, Varanasi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) at 4pm on 10th
November 2017 was at 491 at Ardhali Bazar monitoring station, making it the most polluted city of India. The Air
Quality Index (AQI) of Varanasi was at 491, just nine short of where the AQI scale ends at 500. This indicates a
public health emergency.

4. Sagar Kavach’ a joint security exercise will be organized by which two Indian neighbour states along their
630 km long coastline?
1. Odisha & WestBengal
2. Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh
3. Maharastra & Gujarat
4. Andhra Pradesh & TamilNadu
5. Kerala & Karnataka

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Odisha & WestBengal


Explanation
In a bid to tighten the existing coastal security mechanism, Odisha and its neighbouring state West Bengal will
soon organize a joint security exercise named as ‘Sagar Kavach’along the 630 km long coastline. ’Sagar Kavach’ will
be a real-time security exercise, conducted with an aim to check the efficacy of the security parameters and
preparedness of various security forces viz. Indian Navy, Marine police force, Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Forest
Department, Fisheries and district administration.

5. As a part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defense cooperation, an army training capsule on counter-
insurgency operations will be conducted in which city’s Cantonment from November 13, 2017 to
December 10, 2017?
1. Darjeeling
2. Bhagalpur
3. Patna
4. Banka
5. Chandigarh

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Patna
Explanation
As a part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defense cooperation, an army training capsule on counter-insurgency
operations will be conducted in Patna’s Danapur Cantonment from November 13, 2017 to December 10, 2017.
This training capsule will be first of its kind being organised for the Bangladesh Army at Danapur Cantonment.

6. In which State, India’s first Military Literature Festival would be held at?
1. Haryana
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Punjab
4. New Delhi
5. Bihar

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 3. Punjab
Explanation
Punjab State Government has announced that the first Military Literature Festival would be held in Chandigarh
from 7th – 9th December, 2017. The event is being organised to pay tribute to the armed forces and spread
awareness about Military Literature among masses. It will be jointly promoted by the Punjab government and
Chandigarh Administration.

7. In which city, the India’s first cartoon network theme park is to be set up?
1. Vadodara
2. Rajkot
3. Bhuj
4. Surat
5. Junagadh

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Surat
Explanation
Turner International India, the parent entity of Cartoon Network brand has announced that it has entered into a
brand partnership with a Gujarat-based private firm to set up India’s first cartoon network theme amusement
park in Surat. Turner International India has entered into a brand partnership with Rajgreen (Gujarat based real
estate, entertainment and hospitality group) for the launch of a 61000 square meter property Amaazia, in Surat.

8. In which city, India’s biggest butterfly park is to be set up?


1. Chandigarh
2. Chennai
3. Trichy
4. Bhuvaneshwar
5. Gurugram

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Gurugram
Explanation
Haryana State Forests Minister Rao Narbir Singh, laid the foundation stone for a Butterfly Conservatory Park in
Gurugram. Haryana State Forest Department is setting up this butterfly park to conserve the species of butterflies
that are near extinction on account of urbanisation. This conservatory park will be developed on 15 acres in Sector
52 of Gurugram in association with a non-governmental organisation named Uthaan.

9. In which city, The Russian film festival titled ‘Russian Film Days’ was inaugurated for cinema lovers?
1. Mumbai
2. Goa
3. Bihar
4. NewDelhi
5. Kolkata

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. NewDelhi
Explanation
After the great success of the first two editions, the third edition of the Russian film festival titled‘Russian Film
Days’ is now open for cinema lovers in NewDelhi until Sunday 12th Nov 2017. The Russian Film Days commences
in Delhi from the 10th to 12th November, travels to Mumbai from 13th to 15th, and concludes at IFFI Goa from
21st to 28th of November. The festival will screen movies across genres like Comedy, thriller, drama, Sci-Fi, etc.

10. What is India’s rank as the most vulnerable country in the world on Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2018
released by Germanwatch?
1. 6th
2. 7th
3. 8th
4. 9th
5. 10th

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. 6th
Explanation
India has ranked as sixth most vulnerable country in the world on Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2018 released by
Germanwatch (an independent Berlin-based development and environmental organisation).

11. In which country, the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit was held?
1. Phillipines
2. China
3. Vietnam
4. Japan
5. Indonesia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Vietnam
Explanation
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held on 10th and 11th November, 2017
in Da Nang, Vietnam. Theme of this meeting was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’. Leaders of
21 Pacific Rim countries attended this meeting. A join statement issued after the meeting laid emphasis on
collaborative activity, such as the provision of support for small businesses, promoting sustainable growth and
deepening economic integration.

12. Name the carrier airline which has received a loan worth of Rs 1,500 crore from Bank of India to meet
urgent working capital needs?
1. Vistara
2. GoAir
3. IndiGo
4. Air India
5. SpiceJet

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Air India


Explanation
Air India has received Rs 1,500 crore loan from Bank of India after the tender for the amount was floated in
October 2017, in order to meet urgent working capital needs. Earlier, Air India had borrowed around Rs 3,250
crore as short tenure loans from two lenders – IndusInd Bank and Punjab National Bank. This loan was also for
meeting urgent working capital needs and the tender was floated in September 2017.

13. In which Indian city, the Sixth China-India Forum meet was held at?
1. Bengaluru
2. Chennai
3. Mumbai
4. Hyderabad
5. Trichy

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Bengaluru
Explanation
Sixth China-India Forum meet was held in Bengaluru on November 10, 2017. This event was jointly hosted by the
Government of China, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), China-India
Friendship Association (CIFA), and Podar Enterprise. During the course of this forum, several pacts were signed
between Chinese firms, Chinese Government bodies, Karnataka Government and Podar Group of Companies.

14. Which University conferred a D.Litt. degree to the Olympic gymnastic Dipa Karmakar?
1. IIT, Bombay
2. IIT, Kharagpur
3. IIM, Ahmedabad
4. NIT, Agartala
5. IIM, Indore

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. NIT, Agartala


Explanation
India’s gymnastic star Dipa Karmakar, who finished fourth in the final round of the women’s vault event at the Rio
Olympics Games in Brazil last year,was on Saturday i.e. on 11th Nov 2017, conferred a D.Litt. degree by the
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala. The convocation ceremony was held at Rabindra Shatabarshiki
Bhawan in Agartala. Former IIT-Delhi Director and incumbent chairman of the National Board of Accreditation
(NBA), Surendra Prasad was present as the Chief Guest along with other dignitaries on this occasion.

15. Who was appointed as ombudsman of All India Football Federation (AIFF) by the Supreme Court of India?
1. Amit Ranjan
2. Manvendra Singh
3. Subash Chopra
4. Larsing Sawyan
5. Bhaskar Ganguly

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Bhaskar Ganguly


Explanation
Supreme Court appointed former football captain Bhaskar Ganguly as ombudsman of All India Football Federation
(AIFF). Mr. Ganguly had served as captain of the Indian team at the 1982 Asian Games. Supreme court also
appointed S Y Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India as the ombudsman of AIFF. Mr. Quraishi has
also served as Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

16. Who was appointed as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Telangana?


1. Deepak Sharma
2. M. Mahender Reddy
3. Abishek Yadav
4. Kushal Das
5. Anjali Shah

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. M. Mahender Reddy


Explanation
M. Mahender Reddy has become the second DGP of Telangana. He has succeeded Anurag Sharma who
superannuated on 11th November 2017. M. Mahender Reddy assumed charge on 12th November 2017. Anurag
Sharma has been appointed as advisor to the Home department. Hyderabad police Additional Commissioner (law
and order) V.V. Srinivasa Rao will be in-charge Hyderabad Police Commissioner.

17. Which is the first country to make contact with alien life using its radio dish named Five hundred metre
Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), which is believed to detect alien signals coming from other galaxies?
1. China
2. Japan
3. USA
4. Canada
5. Russia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. China
Explanation
China claims to be the first country to make contact with alien life using its radio dish named Five hundred metre
Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), which is believed to detect alien signals coming from other galaxies. The Five
hundred metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is considered the world’s largest radio dish. It is almost twice
as wide as the America’s Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

18. Who is the first Indian-born Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter to be signed by the UFC (Ultimate Fighting
Championship)?
1. Pingyuan Liu
2. Dillashaw
3. Poirier Aldo
4. Bharat Khandare
5. Arjan Singh Bhullar

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Bharat Khandare


Explanation
Bharat Khandare became first Indian-born Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter to be signed by the UFC (Ultimate
Fighting Championship). Bharat Khandare will have his debut fight against Pingyuan Liu, who has won 12 fights in
the tournament, in the UFC Bantamweight division at the UFC Fight Night in Shanghai on 25 November 2017. It
will be the first UFC event held on mainland China.

19. Name the Indian cricketer who inaugurated his first global cricket academy in the United Arab Emirates?
1. Virat Kohli
2. Yuvaraj Singh
3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
4. Rohit Sharma
5. Suresh Raina

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni


Explanation
Mahendra Singh Dhoni inaugurated his first global cricket academy in the United Arab Emirates. The academy was
officially launched by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the presence of trainees, parents and other key stakeholders of
the facility. The academy was jointly launched by Dubai-based Pacific Sports Club and Aarka Sports Club. It has
been in operation for a couple of months at theSpringdales School in Al Quoz.

20. Teddy Riner is related to which of the following sport?


1. Weight Lifting
2. Wrestling
3. Golf
4. Horse Riding
5. Cricket

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Weight Lifting


Explanation
French heavyweight judo champion Teddy Riner won his 10th world title with victory at the open-weight world
championships in Marrakech. Teddy Riner is 28 years old. He is from Guadeloupe, France. He obtained his 144th
consecutive win by beating Belgian Toma Nikiforov in the final.

21. The three-time Prime Minister Kirti Nidhi is from which country?
1. Bhutan
2. Nepal
3. Myanmar
4. Srilanka
5. Bangladesh

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Nepal
Explanation
Kirti Nidhi Bista was Nepal’s three-time Prime Minister. He passed away on 11th November 2017 in his residence
at Gyaneswor, Kathmandu after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 90 years old. He is survived by two sons
and three daughters. He served as Prime Minister from 1969 to 1970, 1971 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979 during the
party-less Panchayat system under two monarchs – King Mahendra and King Birendra.

22. Ashok Khale is related to which of the below given fields?


1. Motorist
2. Car Racing
3. Dancing
4. Gymnastic
5. Cyclist

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Cyclist
Explanation
Veteran cyclist Ashok Khale, who was recently injured in an accident on the Sion-Panvel highway, died in Bombay
Hospital during treatment, in Mumbai. Ashok Khale was 64 years old. He met with an accident near Mankhurd
recently when he was on cycling to Khopoli. He was injured in the hit-and-run case and was battling for life in the
Bombay Hospital. He died on 11th November 2017 during treatment.

23. When is the International Child Rights Day celebrated?


1. 20th November
2. 15th November
3. 18th November
4. 12th November
5. 25th November

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. 20th November


Explanation
India celebrates Children’s Day on 14th November and the International Child Rights Day is on 20th November
every year. The in between period will be celebrated as Child Rights Week by WCD Ministry by hosting an Inter CCI
Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).

24. On November 12th 1947 which freedom fighter gave his first and only address on All India Radio (AIR) and
hence this day was announced as a Public Service Broadcasting Day?
1. Sardar Patel
2. Mahatma Gandhi
3. Bhagat Singh
4. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
5. Subash Chandra Bose

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Mahatma Gandhi


Explanation
In the memory of the first and only address by Mahatma Gandhi on All India Radio (AIR) on November 12 in 1947,
this day was announced as a Public Service Broadcasting Day. Mahatma Gandhi had stepped inside the studios of
Broadcasting House on 12 November 2017 to address refugees camping in Kurukshetra in Haryana whom he could
not personally visit.

25. On which date, the World Pneumonia Day observed all over the world?
1. 11th November
2. 12th November
3. 13th November
4. 14th November
5. 15th November

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. 12th November


On 12th November 2017, World Pneumonia Day was observed all over the world. World Pneumonia Day was first
observed in 2009 when over 100 organisations joined to form the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia.World
Pneumonia Day helps to highlight the severity of pneumonia and encourages more organisations to look at ways
of fighting the disease.
Static GK questions from Current Affairs

1. What is CPCB?

Answer – Central Pollution Control Board

2. Name the Capital and Currency of Bangladesh?

Answer – Dhaka, Bangladeshi Taka

3. Which broadcasting system has owned the Cartoon Network?

Answer – Turner Broadcasting System

4. Where is headquarter of Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)?

Answer – Singapore

5. Where is Bandipur National Park and Bannerghatta National Park located?

Answer – Karnataka

6. F in UFC?

Answer – Fighting,UFC(Ultimate Fighting Championship)

7. R in CRI?

Answer – Risk,CRI(Climate Risk Index)

Click Here to Read Current Affair November 13 2017

1. Where did, the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore released the
‘India Youth Development Index and Report 2017’?
1. Mumbai
2. Baroda
3. New Delhi
4. Ahmadabad
5. Kolkata

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. New Delhi


Explanation
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore
released the ‘India Youth Development Index and Report 2017’ in New Delhi. For constructing Youth
Development Index for the year 2017, the latest definition of youth (15-29 years) as used in India’s
National Youth Policy – 2014 and World Youth Development Report of Commonwealth has been taken
into consideration.

2. With which government owned firm, the Rail Land Development Authority has signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU), to redevelop 10 railway stations across India with airport-like amenities by year
2020?
1. National Buildings Construction Company (NBCC)
2. Engineers India
3. NTPC Ltd
4. Rural Electrification Corporation
5. Central Warhousing Corporation

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. National Buildings Construction Company (NBCC)


Explanation
Rail Land Development Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with government
owned infrastructure firm NBCC to redevelop 10 railway stations across India with airport-like amenities
by year 2020. 10 railway stations which would be redeveloped as per this MoU are Delhi Sarai Rohilla,
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Gomti Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Kota (Rajsthan), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh),
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), Ernakulam (Kerala), Puducherry, Madgaon (Goa) and Thane (Maharashra).

3. Name the states where the Sainik Sankshema Sabha will be organised?
1. Andhra Pradesh & Telengana
2. Telengana & Karnataka
3. Gujarat & Maharashtra
4. Punjab & Madhya Pradesh
5. Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Andhra Pradesh & Telengana


Explanation
Ex-servicemen Welfare Board officials said that, Sainik Sankshema Sabha will be organised in all districts in
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The announcement was made at a rally and a grievance redressal
programme organised in Hyderabad. Lieutenant General R.K. Anand who is the General Officer
Commanding Dakshin Bharat Area inaugurated the rally. He said that, all measures were being taken by
the Indian Army to reach ex-servicemen and widows of those who had served in the forces.

4. Which city will host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) on 16th and 17th
November 2017?
1. Chennai
2. Mumbai
3. Kolkatta
4. Srinagar
5. Vadodara
Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Mumbai
Explanation
Mumbai is to host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) on 16th and 17th
November 2017. The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) summit will be hosted by State Bank. The theme for
this year’s summit is ‘Asia’s turn to transform’. The event is expected to be attended by more than 160
domestic and international bankers.

5. Which part of India is set to get India’s first-ever “Air Dispensary” based in a helicopter?
1. Northwest
2. Southeast
3. Northeast
4. Southwest
5. NorthSouth

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Northeast
Explanation
Northeast is set to get India’s first-ever “Air Dispensary” based in a helicopter and the Union Ministry of
Development of Northeast (DONER) has already contributed Rs. 25 crore as part of the initial funding. As
per the plan, helicopter will be based at two locations, namely Imphal in Manipur and Meghalaya in
Shillong. From these two locations, specialist doctors, paramedical staff and necessary equipment, would
move into the helicopter and hold a dispensary in different locations across the eight States of North
Eastern Region.

6. In which city, the United Nations is set to open its first official talks on the use of autonomous weapons,
including killer robots, at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) for 5 days?
1. NewYork
2. Holland
3. Geneva
4. Zurich
5. Basel

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Geneva
Explanation
the United Nations is set to open its first official talks on the use of autonomous weapons, including killer
robots, at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) for 5 days, in Geneva. The meeting is
chaired by Indian ambassador on disarmament, Amandeep Gill. He said that, anything resembling a ban,
or even a treaty, is unlikely to be imposed on killer robots. The discussion will also include civil society and
technology companies. It will be partly focused on understanding the types of weapons in the pipeline.

7. In which country, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
and inaugurated ‘Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory’ which was named after him?
1. Vietnam
2. South Africa
3. Australia
4. Liberia
5. Philippines

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Philippines
Explanation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos,
Philippines and inaugurated ‘Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory’ named after him.
Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of the ‘Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field
Laboratory’. He also undertook a symbolic ground breaking for a new plot for submergence tolerant rice
varieties and presented two Indian rice seed varieties to the IRRI (International Rice Research Institute)
gene bank.

8. India holds which position in aviation market in the world with 131 million passengers per annum (for the
year 2016)?
1. 3rd
2. 4th
3. 5th
4. 6th
5. 7th

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. 4th
Explanation
As per a report by global consultancy and research firm, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), India will
be world’s third largest aviation market for departures by 2019.
Currently, India is the fourth largest aviation market in the world with 131 million passengers per annum
(for the year 2016). US is the largest aviation market with 815 million passengers, followed by China(490
million passengers) and Japan(141 million passengers).

9. Nepal has cancelled the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project with which country firm due to irregularities
and lack of transparency?
1. India
2. China
3. Bhutan
4. Myanmar
5. Srilanka

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. China
Explanation
Nepal has cancelled the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project with the Chinese firm due to irregularities and
lack of transparency. Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa announced that, the power project with
Chinese firm has been cancelled as directed by the parliamentary committee. It is said to be cancelled due
to irregularities and lack of transparency. Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project is a storage type project,
located in Central/ Western Development region on the Budhi Gandaki River of Nepal.

10. Which local government body has been given the 2017 ‘Bad Grammar Award’ by The Idler Academy in
Britain?
1. Township England
2. Regional Assemblies In London
3. Transport For London
4. County Council London
5. Local Township England

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Transport for London


Explanation
Transport for London has been given the 2017 ‘Bad Grammar Award’ by The Idler Academy in Britain. The
award is instituted by an academy associated with the Idler magazine. It is given to highlight “the incorrect
use of English by people and institutions who should know better”. The recipients were decided by a panel
of judges that included television host Jeremy Paxman, Virginia Ironside, Beatrix Macintyre, Victoria Hull
and Tom Hodgkinson.

11. Which country’s first Hindu Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned after facing financial
irregularities and money laundering allegations?
1. Bangladesh
2. Myanmar
3. Pakistan
4. Afghanistan
5. China

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Bangladesh
Explanation
Bangladesh’s first Hindu Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned after facing financial
irregularities and money laundering allegations. Surendra Kumar Sinha led the Supreme Court to a
landmark verdict which scrapped Parliament’s power to remove judges on grounds of misconduct and
incapacity, in August 2017. This went against the government. He left Bangladesh in October 2017, in the
middle of rumours that, he had been pressured to step aside. Immediately after he left Bangladesh, he
was accused of serious crimes including money laundering and financial irregularities.

12. What is the name of the project launched by the Central government to connect 1.5 lakh gram panchayats
with high-speed broadband by March 2019?
1. BharatiAirtel
2. BharatNet
3. VodafoneTel
4. IdeaHelp
5. BharatConnect

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. BharatNet
Explanation
Central Government launched phase 2 of BharatNet project to connect 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with
high-speed broadband by March 2019. Total financial outlay for Phase 2 is around Rs. 34,000 crore.Under
Phase 2, BSNLwill roll out optical fibre in eight states that were not covered under the first phase. These
eight states are Assam, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jammu &
Kashmir and Sikkim.

13. Scientists created a new organic material that generates electricity when stressed and it works on what
effect?
1. Photo-electric effect
2. Fission reaction
3. Fusion reaction
4. Piezo-electric effect
5. Combined fission fusion reaction

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Piezo-electric effect


Explanation
A flexible new material has been developed by researchers from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for
Materials Science and Technology, which generates electricity when stressed. The researchers have
created a thin, flexible, rubbery material that generates electricity when stretched and compressed. This
works using Piezo-electric effect.
14. Scientists from which country has launched a dinner table app named ‘VegEze’ in an effort to tackle
aversion towards consuming vegetables?
1. Netherlands
2. USA
3. China
4. Japan
5. Australia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Australia
Explanation
Australian scientists launched a dinner table app named ‘VegEze’ in an effort to tackle aversion towards
consuming vegetables. VegEze app has been developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation (CSIRO). It aims to encourage Australians to add extra vegetables to their daily
diets. CSIRO nutritionists will study how effective the app’s game-like nature is at changing people’s eating
patterns as part of a broader research study.

15. Who has won his 17th world title at the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017 in Doha, Qatar?
1. Geet Sethi
2. Michael Ferreira
3. Subash Agarwal
4. Pankaj Advani
5. Sourav Kothari

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Pankaj Advani


Explanation
Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has won his 17th world title at the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017 in
Doha, Qatar. Pankaj Advani beat Mike Russell of England by 6-2 (0-155, 150-128, 92-151, 151-0, 151-6,
151-0, 150-58, 150-21) and won his 17th world title at the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017. Pankaj
Advani is the winner of maximum number of world titles in any sport by an Indian. He has increased his
total with one more victory.

16. Who won his sixth world championship and fourth in the premier MotoGP category with third place at the
season-ending Valencia Grand Prix?
1. Dani Pedrosa
2. Marc Marquez
3. Jorge Lorenzo
4. Casey Stoner
5. Valentine Rossi

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Marc Marquez


Explanation
Spain’s Marc Marquez won his sixth world championship and fourth in the premier MotoGP category with
third place at the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix. Marc Marquez was holding a commanding 21-point
lead in the championship from Andrea Dovizioso and he was guaranteed the title with a top-11 finish or if
Dovizioso failed to win the race. Dovizioso crashed out five laps from the end. Marc Marquez finished in
the third position and won the MotoGP world title in the Valencia MotoGP 2017.

17. Who received the ATP World Number 1 award on court, at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena, in
London?
1. Rafael Nadal
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Roger Federer
4. Andre Agassi
5. Rod Laver

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Rafael Nadal


Explanation
Tennis player Rafael Nadal was presented the ATP World Number 1 award on court, at the ATP World
Tour Finals at the O2 Arena, in London. Rafael Nadal replaced Andy Murray of Britain at Number 1
position on 21 August 2017. He has guaranteed the year-end Number 1 ranking for a fourth time following
2008, 2010 and 2013. Nadal has captured six titles, including two Grand Slam in the French Open and US
Open and two ATP Masters 1000s in this season.

18. When do the World Kindness Day celebrated all over the world?
1. 13th November
2. 14th November
3. 15th November
4. 16th November
5. 17th November

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. 13th November


Explanation
On 13th November 2017, World Kindness Day was celebrated in various parts of the world. World
Kindness Day is internationally observed on 13 November every year. It was introduced in 1998 by the
World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations’ kindness NGOs. It is observed in many countries,
including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.

Static GK questions from Current Affairs

1. Poorva Senani Kalyan Vibhag is known as___________.

Answer – Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare

2. Where is Budhi Gandaki River located?

Answer – Nepal

3. What is the capital and currency of Philippines?

Answer – Manila, Philippine peso

4. What is the full form of CAPA?

Answer – Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation

5. Expand ABA.

Answer – Asian Bankers Association

6. What is Empa?

Answer – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

7. Where is the headquarters of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)?

Answer – Canberra, Australia

8. Who will be called as” The King of Clay” in Tennis?

Answer – Rafael Nadal


9. Who is the chairman of National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited(NBCC)?

Answer – Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal

10. O in NOFN?

Answer – optical , National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)

Click Here to Read Current Affair November 14 2017

1. “Project Saksham” is related to which of the following?


1. Indian Airways
2. Indian Navy
3. Indian Railways
4. Indian Army
5. Indian Roadways

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Indian Railways


Explanation
Indian Railways will start ‘Project Saksham’, India’s largest time-bound ‘upskilling’ exercise, to upgrade
the skill sets of its 13 lakh employees. ‘Sakham’ is a Hindi word which translates as ‘capable’ in English.
‘Project Saksham’ will begin in January 2018 and will continue till September 2018.This project comprises
training courses and specially designed skill-upgrade modules. Every employee of Indian Railways, from
the rank of a peon to the Railway Board Members, will have to undergo training under ‘Project Saksham’

2. Which is the largest ever assessment survey on national level was conducted by National Council of
Educational Research and Training (NCERT) across India to ascertain learning level of students?
1. National Achievement Survey
2. Field survey
3. Telephonic survey
4. Entrepreneurship achievement survey
5. National Awareness Survey

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. National Achievement Survey (NAS)


Explanation
National Achievement Survey (NAS), the largest ever assessment survey on national level was conducted
by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) across India on November 13, 2017 to
ascertain learning level of students. This survey has been amongst the largest national level surveys in the
world. NAS was conducted for the Classes 3, 5 and 8 in government and government aided schools.
Survey Tools: Multiple test booklets with 45 questions in Classes III and V related to language,
mathematics and 60 questions in Class VIII in Mathematics, Language, Sciences and Social Sciences.
Questionnaires pertaining to students, teachers and schools were also used

3. In which Indian city, the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference is held
at?
1. Mumbai
2. Chennai
3. Vadodara
4. Ahmadabad
5. New Delhi

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. New Delhi


Explanation
the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference is held in New Delhi. The
APCERT conference is organized by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the
control of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. This is the 15th Conference of APCERT and
first ever conference in India and South Asia. It is attended by 21 economies. The conference theme is
“Building Trust in the Digital Economy”. The open session including industry, academia, civil society and
Government stakeholders will be held on 15 November 2017.

4. Where did the President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2017?
1. Mumbai
2. Kolkata
3. New Delhi
4. Hyderabad
5. Srinagar

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. New Delhi


Explanation
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) – 2017, at Pragati
Maidan, in New Delhi. The India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017 is a 14-day event. It is organized by
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). The theme for ITTF 2017 is “Startup India: Stand Up India”.
Jharkhand is the partner state for the fair and Vietnam is the partner country.

5. Which state celebrates the Traditional International ‘Lavi fair’?


1. Maharashtra
2. Rajasthan
3. Bihar
4. Himachal Pradesh
5. Mizoram

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Himachal Pradesh


Explanation
Traditional International ‘Lavi fair’ was held from 11th -14th November, 2017 in Rampur, Himachal
Pradesh. The fair was inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Dev Vrat. The governor also
inaugurated the ‘Kinnauri market’ and exhibition put up by various Government departments. Lavi Fair
has been an important point of trade between India and Tibet for centuries.

6. Which state inaugurated, the 4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD)?
1. Jammu Kasmir
2. Bihar
3. New Delhi
4. Telangana
5. Gujarat

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. New Delhi


Explanation
4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD) begun in New Delhi on November 14, 2017. Canadian
delegation was led by the Canadian International Trade Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, whereas
Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Suresh Prabhu led the Indian side. Discussions at the Dialogue
focused on some of the key commercial drivers to enhance th e India-Canada partnership.

7. In which state, the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) has planned to set up a Centre of Excellence?
1. Gujarat
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Kerala
4. TamilNadu
5. Karnatak

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Kerala
Explanation
Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is to set up a Centre of Excellence in Kochi, Kerala. i. This centre will
facilitate the exchange of research findings and studies in the field of fisheries and ocean studies among
IORA member countries. With the establishment of a dedicated centre for research, there will be no
duplication of research by different member countries. IORA Centre of Excellence in Kochi will be digitally
connected to IORA’s member countries, and researchers in member countries would be provided access to
data and information stored in the centre.

8. Who will be the chairperson of Delhi Village Development Board (DVDB)?


1. Prime Minister
2. President
3. Delhi’s CM
4. Delhi’s Transport Minister
5. Delhi’s Development Minister

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Delhi’s Development Minister


Explanation
Delhi Cabinet approved to set up Delhi Village Development Board (DVDB) for civic works in rural and
urban villages of Delhi. Delhi’s Development Minister will be the chairperson of DVDB. Besides, two MLAs
nominated by Delhi Government will be vice-chairpersons of the board. Village Development Committees
(VDCs) will be set up to assist in carrying out survey of the villages for assessing the current state of
facilities and identifying priority areas for development works.

9. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) restricted the number of pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine to how
many numbers a day?
1. 50,000
2. 25,000
3. 1 Lakh
4. 75,000
5. 30,000

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. 50,000
Explanation
the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed that, only 50,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Vaishno
Devi shrine in Jammu to avoid any unwanted incidents. It also said that, a new path to the shrine
exclusively for pedestrians and battery-operated cars will be opened from 24 November 2017. No horses
or mules shall be allowed on the new route to the shrine and these animals shall be removed slowly from
the old path also.

10. In which country, the Curtain Raiser Event for the Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance
(ISA) was held at?
1. Berlin, Germany
2. Munich, Germany
3. Bonn, Germany
4. Hamburg, Germany
5. Heidelberg, Germany

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Bonn, Germany


Explanation
A Curtain Raiser Event for the Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held at
Bonn, Germany on November 13, 2017. The event was addressed by Anand Kumar, Secretary, Union
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and C.K. Mishra, Secretary, Environment, Forest and Climate
Change, Government of India. Interim Director General of the ISA, Upendra Tripathy, informed that ISA
will become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organisation on December 6 2017.

11. Which country hosted the 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES)?
1. Bhutan
2. Myanmar
3. Srilanka
4. India
5. Nepal

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Nepal
Explanation
10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) begun in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 14, 2017. Theme of
this summit: “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”.
It has been organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South
Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, Nepal.

12. As per a recent report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML), by 2028, India is in which position
regarding economy, in terms of nominal gross domestic product (GDP)?
1. 2nd
2. 3rd
3. 4th
4. 5th
5. 6th

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. 3rd
Explanation
As per a recent report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML), by 2028, India is likely to overtake
Japan as world’s third largest economy, in terms of nominal gross domestic product (GDP). This projection
is based on the assumption that Indian economy will grow at 10% rate in US dollar terms over the next 10
years, ahead of Japan’s 1.6% growth rate. Besides, the report has forecasted that India will become a
world’s fifth largest economy (ahead of France and United Kingdom) by 2019.

13. Which Indian state has been awarded the Geographical Indications (GI) status for ‘Rosogolla’?
1. Odisha
2. West Bengal
3. Bihar
4. Sikkim
5. Jharkhand

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. West Bengal


Explanation
the Geographical Indications (GI) Registry announced that, West Bengal has been awarded the
Geographical Indications (GI) status for ‘Rosogolla’. The Geographical Indications (GI) Registry has said
that, the ‘Rosogolla’ originated in West Bengal and not Odisha. West Bengal and Odisha have been
fighting a legal battle over the origin of the sweet meat ‘Rosogolla’ since June 2015. The GI announcement
has come months after the Odisha government formed a panel to formally lay claims on ‘Rosogolla’.

14. Who won the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH)
2017 event held in Mumbai?
1. Mithali Raj
2. Sakshi Malik
3. Saina Nehwal
4. P V Sindhu
5. Sania Mirsa

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Mithali Raj


Explanation
Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj bagged the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team
Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) 2017 event held in Mumbai.
Also, Mithali-led Indian woman’s cricket team, which ended as runners-up in the ICC world Cup 2017, won
the Team of the Year award. The Indian Sports Honours was launched jointly by Indian cricketer Virat
Kohli and business person Sanjeev Goenka, with the idea of honouring persons who brought glory to the
nation.

15. Who is appointed as president of 36th International Geological Congress?


1. B B S Singal
2. Vijay Prasad Dimri
3. B G Despande
4. P K Verma
5. Kabitha Goswami

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Vijay Prasad Dimri


Explanation
scientist Vijay Prasad Dimri was appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress
(IGC), a global platform for advancement of earth science, to be held in New Delhi in 2020. The
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Vijay Prasad Dimri’s appointment in place of
Shailesh Nayak. This was stated in the order issued by Department of Personnel and Training, without
citing any reasons.

16. Who was re-elected for the second term in Slovenia as the president in a runoff vote?
1. Rabi Narayan Mishra
2. Pankaj Kalita
3. Manjari Wason
4. Borut Pahor
5. Rathindra Nath

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Borut Pahor


Explanation
Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote. According to the
Slovenian Election Commission, Borut Pahor had won about 53 % of the vote and opponent Marjan Sarec
had 47 % with 99.9 % of the votes counted. Borut Pahor was forced into a second-round run-off after
falling short of securing a majority in the first round in October 2017. In the first round three weeks ago,
Pahor won about 47 % of the vote among nine candidates, with Sarec coming in second with almost 25 %.

17. Who became the first transgender to be inducted into Rajasthan Police?
1. Ganga Kumari
2. Subothi Kumar
3. Neeru Rawal
4. Surya Parkash
5. Tapas Kumari

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Ganga Kumari


Explanation
Ganga Kumari became the first transgender to be inducted into Rajasthan Police. The Rajasthan High
Court has directed the police department to appoint Ganga Kumari as a constable, after officials denied
her a post due to her gender and reported lack of clarity of rules in 2015. Justice Dinesh Mehta has asked
the Rajasthan police force to appoint Ganga Kumari within six weeks from the date of the order along
with the notional benefits from year 2015.

18. India’s first offshore desalination plant is to be built near which coast?
1. Mumbai
2. Kolkata
3. Trichy
4. Trivandrum
5. Chennai

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Chennai
Explanation
Director of National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) Satheesh C Shenoi said that, scientists from
NIOT will build India’s first offshore desalination plant about 40km from the Chennai coast. This
desalination plant is estimated to cost Rs. 2,000 crore. It will be designed and built by NIOT scientists off
the shores of Ennore. The capacity of the plant will be 10 million litres of water per day.

19. Where did India’s first wave-powered navigational buoy, to guide ships in and out of ports was launched?
1. Kanniyakumari
2. Madurai
3. Bangalore
4. Chennai
5. Kochi

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Chennai

Explanation
India’s first wave-powered navigational buoy, developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology
(NIOT), to guide ships in and out of ports was launched in Chennai. The wave-powered navigation buoy
has been deployed at Ennore Kamarajar Port, in Chennai. It would help ships, moving in and out of the
harbour, navigate through a designated channel.The wave-powered navigational buoy would record data
on wind speed and direction, which would be relayed to port authorities. It gets energy from waves to
power its beacon. Whereas, conventional buoys are solar-powered.

20. Name the first satellite launched by the Space Kingdom of Asgardia (virtual nation) into space from
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
1. Virgina
2. VirtualSat-1
3. Asgardia-1
4. Asgardia
5. VirAsgar-1

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Asgardia-1
Explanation
The Space Kingdom of Asgardia (virtual nation) launched its first satellite ‘Asgardia-1’ into space from
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Asgardia – so-called ‘virtual nation’ is the project of Russian
scientist and billionaire Igor Ashurbeyli. In 2016, he proposed a new nation which would be based in space
in order to be outside of the control of nations on Earth. The Asgardia-1 satellite, which is about the size of
a loaf of bread, contains half a terabyte of data. It holds the foundations of the project – the nation’s
constitution, its national symbols, and data from its 115,000 citizens.

21. Which country has launched the world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80 km with 2000-
tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge?
1. USA
2. Russia
3. Japan
4. India
5. China

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. China
Explanation
China has launched the world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80 km with 2000-tonnes cargo
after a two-hour charge. The ship is 70.5-metre-long and weighs about 600 tonnes. It was launched in
Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province. The ship has been manufactured by the Guangzhou
Shipyard International Company Ltd.

22. Who won the Brazilian Grand Prix, a Formula One championship race, in Sao Paulo, Brazil?
1. Alarin Prost
2. McLaren
3. Valtteri Boltas
4. Sebastian Vettel
5. Max Verstappen

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Sebastian Vettel


Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix, a Formula One championship race, in Sao Paulo,
Brazil. Valtteri Bottas started the race at the pole position. Vettel controlled the race after taking the lead
from Valtteri Bottas. The Formula One world championship title had already been decided at the Mexican
Grand Prix, two weeks earlier.
Explanation

23. Which country’s cricketer, Saeed Ajmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket?
1. Pakistan
2. Afghanistan
3. S.Africa
4. N.America
5. Saudi

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 1. Pakistan
Explanation
Saeed Ajmal has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket two years after his bowling action was
remarked as illegal for the second time. During a successful but controversial career, Saeed Ajmal was
once celebrated as the world’s number one bowler in one-day internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 cricket,
and was almost as successful in Tests. His last match was at Galle in Sri Lanka in 2014, where his bowling
action was reported for a second time. It was first reported during an ODI series against Australia in the
UAE in 2009.

24. Which country got disqualified for the first time in Football World Cup 2018?
1. Sweden
2. Norway
3. Finland
4. Italy
5. Iran

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Italy
Explanation
Italy failed to qualify for the Football World Cup 2018 for the first time since 1958 at San Siro, Italy. Italy
was disqualified for Football World Cup 2018, as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their
play-off by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory. Italy is the 2006 Football World Cup
winner. It is the third time that the Italians will not compete at the Football World Cup, after not going to
the first edition in 1930 and not qualifying for the 1958 finals in Sweden. Italy has won the Football World
Cup title four times in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006.

25. What is the theme of 2017 World Diabetes Day?


1. Healthy Eating
2. ‘Eyes on Diabetes
3. ‘Protect our Future: Diabetes Education and Prevention
4. ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’
5. ‘Go Blue for Breakfast

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’

Explanation
World Diabetes Day 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’. World Diabetes Day was
launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO)
in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world.
2013: Protect our Future: Diabetes Education and Prevention.
2014: Go Blue for Breakfast.
2015: Healthy Eating.
2016: Eyes on Diabetes.
2017: Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.

26. On whose birth anniversary, the Children’s Day was celebrated all over India?
1. Subash Chandra Bose
2. Mahatma Gandhi
3. Aringar Anna
4. Jawaharlal Nehru
5. Motilal Nehru

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 4. Jawaharlal Nehru
Explanation
On 14th November 2017, Children’s Day was celebrated all over India. Children’s Day is celebrated across
India to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children. It is celebrated on 14 November
every year on the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru also called
‘Chacha Nehru’.

Static GK questions from Current Affairs

1. When were Swami Vivekananda born and which year his birthday was declared as National youth day?

Answer– 12th January 1863,and 1984 declared as National youth day.

2. Who is Chairman of the Indian Railway Board?

Answer -Ashwani Lohani

3. Where is headquarter of “National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)” and name the
director of NCERT?

Answer -Sri Aurbindo Marg in New Delhi , Dr Hrushikesh Senapathy

4. A in NAS? under Ministry of Human Resource Development of India.

Answer -National Achievement Survey(NAS)

5. What is the motto of Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT)?

Answer -Handling Cyber Security Incidents

6. India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is functioning under the control of which ministry?

Answer -Suresh Prabhu (Ministry of Commerce and Industry)

7. What is the capital and currency of Tibet?

Answer -Lhasa , Renminbi

8. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is Intergovernmental association of 21 countries for promoting co-
operation and closer interaction among Indian Ocean-bordering countries.What is the headquarters and
Secretary General of (IORA) ?

Answer -Ebene, Mauritius and K V Bhagirath

9. Expand ISA.

Answer -International Solar Alliance.

10. What is the full form of BofA-ML and CRISIL?

Answer -Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML), Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
(CRISIL)

11. Name the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Answer – Dharmashala

Click Here to Read Current Affair November 15 2017

1. Which state has topped in opening new Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts after
demonetisation?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Gujarat
4. Bihar
5. Odisha

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Uttar Pradesh


Explanation
Uttar Pradesh has topped in opening new Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts after
demonetisation (post November 8, 2017). One-fifth of the more than five crore new PMJDY accounts,
from November 9, 2016 to November 8, 2017 were opened in Uttar Pradesh. With this, the total accounts
under PMJDY has crossed 4 crore in Uttar Pradesh.

2. Which state is hosting the first edition of its Hot Air Balloon Festival?
1. Maharashtra
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Gujarat
5. Odisha

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Andhra Pradesh


Explanation
Araku Valley of Andhra Pradesh is hosting the first edition of its Hot Air Balloon Festival. The Hot Air
Balloon Festival is organised by SkyWaltz and supported by Andhra Pradesh tourism. The festival will
feature unique balloons from 13 countries. Some of the participating countries are India, Australia, USA,
Brazil and South Korea. Extraordinary shaped balloons like the Seahorse, the Kiwi, the Bee and many more
are lined up in the festival. This festival is being organised to promote tourism.

3. Which State Government gave approval for setting up a ‘State Ayush Society’ with an aim to promote the
usage of alternative medicine in the state?
1. Jharkhand
2. Bihar
3. Sikkim
4. Manipur
5. Mizoram

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Bihar
Explanation
Bihar State Government gave approval for setting up a ‘State Ayush Society’ with an aim to promote the
usage of alternative medicine in the state. Approval for setting up a ‘State Ayush Society’ was given at a
State cabinet meeting chaired by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Bihar’s ‘State Ayush Society’ will be
set up as part of Central Government’s “National Ayush Mission”. It will be registered under the Society
Registration Act.

4. Aiming at what, the Indian armed forces released ‘Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces – 2017’,
aimed at ensuring integration amongst the three defence services and optimum utilisation of resources.
1. Integration amongst the three defence services
2. Optimum utilisation of resources
3. Pension after their retirement
4. 1&2
5. 2&3

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 4. 1&2
Explanation
Indian armed forces released ‘Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces – 2017’, aimed at ensuring
integration amongst the three defence services and optimum utilisation of resources. This document was
released by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba in presence of Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, IAF Chief, Air
Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff
Committee (CISC), Lt Gen Satish Dua.

5. In which district of chhatisgarh, the India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was held at?
1. Bastar
2. Kanker
3. Korba
4. Bilaspur
5. Dantewada

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Dantewada
Explanation
India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was held in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on November
14, 2017. It has been organised as a run up to the upcoming 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES),
which will be held in Hyderabad from 28th – 30th November, 2017. The objective of Tribal
Entrepreneurship Summit was to inspire and inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth and
thereby move towards tribal-centric sustainable and inclusive development.

6. In which country, the 31tst ASEAN Summit and Related Summits were held at?
1. Laos
2. Malaysia
3. Philippines
4. Vietnam
5. Indonesia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Philippines
Explanation
31tst ASEAN Summit and Related Summits were held in Manila, Philippines from 10th – 14th November,
2017.Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chaired the plenary session of the 31st ASEAN Summit. It
is to be noted that (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ASEAN Chairmanship for 2017 is held by
Philippines.‘Partnering for Change, Engaging the World’, has been the theme of Philippines’ Chairmanship
of ASEAN in 2017.

7. Name the country recently joined as 169th of 196 countries that are members of the UN climate
convention to take the legal step of ratification.
1. India
2. Combodia
3. Syria
4. Thailand
5. Malaysia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Syria
Explanation
Syria has become the 169th of 196 countries that are members of the UN climate convention to take the
legal step of ratification. After Nicaragua signed up in October 2017, Syria was the only country not to
have adopted the pact. Another 27 nations that have signed the treaty have yet to pass domestic laws
required for full accession.

8. According to the survey released by online streaming platform Netflix, Indians have been adjudged in
which position in the public bingers in the world (Binge means excessive indulgence in an activity)?
1. First
2. Second
3. Third
4. Fourth
5. Fifth

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Second
Explanation
As per a survey released by online streaming platform Netflix, binge watching in public is on the rise
among Indian population. Indians have been adjudged as the second-highest public bingers in the world,
just behind Mexico. ‘Binge’ means excessive indulgence in an activity. As per the survey, number of
Indians found to be binge watching in public has increased by 71% as compared to last year. Prevalence of
binge watching in public is highest in Mexico (89%) followed by India (88%).

9. In which Indian city, the US Consulate General launched ‘Youth for Business-Y4BIZ’, a support programme
for young entrepreneurs in the eastern region of India?
1. Mumbai
2. Guwahati
3. Ranchi
4. Patna
5. Kolkata

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Kolkata
Explanation
The US Consulate General, Kolkata launched ‘Youth for Business-Y4BIZ’, a support programme for young
entrepreneurs in the eastern region of India. Under ‘Youth for Business-Y4BIZ’ programme, a group of 50
young entrepreneurs will be supported to transform their business ideas from the initial stage to a
sustainable business model. This programme will be launched soon in three other cities of eastern India –
Guwahati (Assam) , Patna (Bihar), Ranchi (Jharkhand).

10. Which country launched a Four-day long symposium to discuss ways to promote the economic and food
value of buffalo?
1. India
2. Nepal
3. Bhutan
4. Myanmar
5. Singapore

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Nepal
Explanation
Four-day long symposium to discuss ways to promote the economic and food value of buffalo, organised
by Agriculture and Forestry University at Chitawan, Nepal begun on November 15, 2017. The symposium
“Increase in buffalo production for food and economic growth” is being held in Nepal for the first time. It
has been organised in collaboration with the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Livestock
Development, Department of Livestock Service, Nepal Agriculture Research Council and Michigan State
University, US.
11. Where did the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference 2017 was held at?
1. Toronto, Canada
2. Montreal, Canada
3. Calgary, Canada
4. Vancouver, Canada
5. Ottawa, Canada

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Vancouver, Canada


Explanation
UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference 2017 was held in Vancouver, Canada on 14th & 15th
November, 2017. This conference was the largest gathering of Defence ministers of countries who support
UN Peacekeeping operations. Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries and international
organizations attended this conference.

12. Which country promised to simplify its visa rules for Indians from January 2018 and issue multiple-entry
visa for short-term stays?
1. Canada
2. Japan
3. Singapore
4. Srilanka
5. Malaysia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Japan
Explanation
the Japanese embassy said that, Japan will simplify its visa rules for Indians from January 2018 and issue
multiple-entry visa for short-term stays. Multiple entry visas with a validity of maximum five years and
stay of maximum 90 days will be issued to applicants who have travel records to Japan twice or more in
the last one year. In this case, the eligible applicants may submit only their passports and visa application
form. Their employment certificate and explanation letter will be exempted.

13. What is the target set by ISA (International Solar Alliance) to achieve in 2030?
1. 500GW
2. 5000GW
3. 2000GW
4. 1000GW
5. 10000GW

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. 1000GW
Explanation
The 1000 GW solar energy capacity target by 2030 has been set by the ISA. It will be met through projects
that ISA will support under its various work programmes. This target does not take into account
renewable energy targets or projects that countries are pursuing on their own as part of their national
efforts. This initiative by India to harness the untapped resource of sunshine-rich countries between the
Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn was backed by France, and was launched at the Paris climate talks in
2015.

14. Which company partners with Maharashtra for the Rs 25000 crore cow project on 800 acres at Heti
(Kundi) village in Vidarbha, Maharshtra?
1. Patanjali
2. Paytm
3. Paypal
4. Palantir
5. Paysense

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Patanjali
Explanation
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced that, Maharashtra governemnt
would raise a Rs 25,000 crore project on 800 acres at Heti (Kundi) village in Vidarbha, Maharshtra. This
project is to be carried forward with the help of Ramdev’s Patanjali group. According to Nitin Gadkari,
Patanjali will purchase 10,000 cows to develop a breeding centre and to carry out dairy and allied
activities at the site.

15. Who is India’s first woman lawyer to be graduated from Bombay University?
1. Vrinda Grover
2. Karuna Nundy
3. Cornelia Sorabji
4. Sudha Bharadwaj
5. Sheela Murthy

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Cornelia Sorabji


Explanation
Cornelia Sorabji is the first woman to graduate in law from India in 1892 and the first Indian national to
attend a British University. The Google Doodle was created by Jasjyot Singh Hans with Cornelia Sorabji in
front of the Allahabad High Court, where she started her career as pleader. Cornelia was born in Nashik in
1866. She became the first woman to be graduated from Bombay University.

16. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the leading stock exchange BSE?
1. Chris Hohn
2. Ravi Narain
3. Sudhakar Rao
4. Sethurathnam Ravi
5. S Ramadorai

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Sethurathnam Ravi


Explanation
S Ravi, who was a public interest director at the BSE, replaced Dhirendra Swarup as chairman of BSE with
effect from 13 November 2017. Presently, Ravi serves as a director on boards of various companies such
as IDBI Capital Markets Services, UTI Trustee Company, S Ravi Financial Management Services, SMERA
Ratings, SBI-SG Global Securities, IDBI Bank, STCI Finance, Tourism Finance Corporation of India and BOI
Merchant Bankers.

17. What is the National power portal launched by the Power Minister R K Singh for the collation and
dissemination of Indian power sector information?
1. http://npp.gov.co.in
2. http://npp.gov.in
3. http://npp.gov.com
4. http://npp.in
5. http://powernpp.gov.in

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. http://npp.gov.in
Explanation
Power Minister R K Singh launched a National Power Portal (NPP), a centralised platform for collation and
dissemination of Indian power sector information. The NPP would be a single point interface for all power
sector apps launched previously by the power ministry. The portal may be accessed at http://npp.gov.in.
The NPP is a centralised system for the power sector which facilitates online data capture/input (daily,
monthly, annually) from generation, transmission and distribution utilities.

18. US approves “Abilify MyCite”, the first pill with digital tracking device to cure which psychological
disease?
1. Schizophrenia
2. Clinical Depression
3. Anxiety Disorder
4. Agoraphobia
5. Atelophobia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Schizophrenia
Explanation
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved “Abilify MyCite” the first drug in the United States
with a digital ingestion tracking system, to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine
prescribed for them. The drug Abilify MyCite was developed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. It was first
approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat schizophrenia. The ingestible sensor, made by Proteus Digital health,
was approved for marketing in 2012.

19. Astronomers have spotted close encounter between two hyper-luminous galaxies, collectively known as
______?
1. ADFS
2. ADFS-27
3. ADFS-2
4. ADFS-56
5. ADFS-29

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. ADFS-27
Explanation
For the first time, astronomers have spotted close encounter between two hyper-luminous galaxies,
collectively known as ADFS-27, bright and massive galaxies in the early universe. Astronomers captured
these two interacting galaxies, collectively known as ADFS-27, as they began the gradual process of
merging into a single, massive elliptical galaxy. The study published in the Astrophysical Journal said that,
the ADFS-27 system has approximately 50 times the amount of star-forming gas as the Milky Way.

20. Who becomes the first Indian golfer to qualify for LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour
Championships?
1. Sharmila Nicollet
2. Maria Verchenova
3. Aditi Ashok
4. Sandra Gal
5. Lexi Thompson

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Aditi Ashok


Explanation
Aditi Ashok has qualified for the CME Group Tour Championship on the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf
Association), becoming the first from India to play in the prestigious meet. Aditi Ashok is one of the eight
rookies to make it to the LPGA Tour Championships, one of the strongest fields in women’s golf. Also, Aditi
has succeeded in keeping her LPGA card for 2018 after a sterling rookie season.

21. Who is Abdul Mannan Hossain?


1. Former MP
2. Former MLA
3. Former CM
4. Researcher
5. Journalist

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Former MP
Explanation
Former Murshidabad MP and senior Trinamool Congress leader Abdul Mannan Hossain died at Belle vue
clinic due to age related problems, in Kolkata. Abdul Mannan Hossain was suffering from old age problems
and was admitted to Belle vue clinic where he passed away on 14 November 2017, in Kolkata. He was 65
years old. He is survived by his two wives, two sons and two daughters. He was a Congress leader and a
two term MP of the party from 2004-2014.

22. To which of the below given field, the recently passed Jagdish Mohan belongs to?
1. Vocalist
2. Journalist
3. Reaseacher
4. Singer
5. Dancer

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Vocalist
Explanation
noted Hindustani vocalist of Kirana Gharana, Jagdish Mohan died in New Delhi. Jagdish Mohan passed
away at his residence in New Delhi on 14th November 2017. He was 87 years old. He hailed from
Uttarakhand’s Haridwar. He was born on 4 March, 1930. He was awarded the title of Sangeet Sartaj by
Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. He was a regular performer at the All India Radio and Doordarshan.

23. In which Indian state, the International Hornbill Festival is celebrated?


1. Manipur
2. Nagaland
3. Mizoram
4. Tripura
5. Bihar

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Nagaland
Explanation
President Ram Nath Kovind will attend the inaugural programme of the International Hornbill Festival in
Nagaland on 1st December. Chief Minister TR Zeliang made the announcement about President Kovind’s
presence at the programme at a meeting to review preparation of the festival to be held at the Naga
Heritage village at Kisama, around 12 km from Kohima. The President is scheduled to arrive in Kohima on
November 30 and will depart for New Delhi the next afternoon after the programme.

24. Where did the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan held at?
1. Turkmenistan
2. Afghanistan
3. Pakistan
4. China
5. Uzbekistan

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Turkmenistan
Explanation
The 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan begins in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on
Tuesday (November 14) to discuss investment opportunities in war-torn country. Political and business
leaders from 40 countries are attending the conference will focus on key aspects for the economic
development of Afghanistan. Representatives of 30 regional and international organizations are expected
to submit their proposals on how to rebuild Afghanistan’s economy after decades of violent conflict.

Static GK questions from Current Affairs

1. Where is Valmiki National Park located?

Answer – West Champaran district , Bihar

2. E in GES?

Answer – Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)

3. What has been the theme of Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017?

Answer – Partnering for Change, Engaging the World

4. Where is the headquarters of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations )?

Answer – Jakarta, Indonesia

5. Expand – UNFCCC.

Answer – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

6. Who is the CEO of Netflix?

Answer – Reed Hastings

7. M in MCX?

Answer – Multi Commodity Exchange

Click Here to Read Current Affair November 16 2017

1. Which state is celebrating its 17th Statehood Day on November 15, 2017?
1. Bihar
2. Manipur
3. Sikkim
4. Jharkhand
5. Mizoram

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Jharkhand
Explanation
President Ram Nath Kovind launched various schemes and laid the foundation stones of infrastructure
projects in Jharkhand. These schemes and projects are to be carried out at an expenditure of Rs 3455
crore. It is to be noted that November 15, 2017 was 17th Statehood Day of Jharkhand. Firstly, he launched
Rs 290-crore ‘108 Ambulance’ service in the state. This service will have 329 life support system equipped
ambulances which will provide free round the clock service across the state.
2. “India State-level Disease Burden Initiative Report” consists of the details of the analysis of disease burden
for each Indian state from the year _____ to _____.
1. 1995 to 2016
2. 1990 to 2016
3. 1980 to 2016
4. 1985 to 2016
5. 2000 to 2016

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. 1990 to 2016


Explanation
As per ‘India State-level Disease Burden Initiative Report’, child and maternal malnutrition was
responsible for 15 per cent of the total disease burden in 2016 across India. The report was released by
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 14, 2017.Analysis of disease burden for each Indian state
from 1990 to 2016 has been presented in this report.

3. According to the 5th biennial Hotelivate State Ranking Survey for Tourism, which city is the top tourist
destination of India?
1. Bangalore
2. Mumbai
3. Kanniyakumari
4. Srinagar
5. Delhi

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Delhi
Explanation
According to the 5th biennial Hotelivate State Ranking Survey for Tourism, Delhi is the top tourist
destination of India. This survey was conducted by hospitality consulting firm, Hotelivate in association
with World Travel & Tourism Council-India Initiative (WTTC-II). States were assessed on eleven
parameters, which included state expenditure on tourism, number of branded hotel rooms, aircraft
movement, road and rail network and other intangible aspects.

4. Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit 2017 was inaugurated in which district of Andhra Pradesh?
1. Krishna
2. Godavari
3. Visakhapatnam
4. Kurnool
5.Guntur

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Visakhapatnam
Explanation
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the three-day Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit 2017 in
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The summit will discuss on innovative ideas, technologies and global
best practices to push agricultural transformation in Andhra Pradesh. More than 50 stalls have been set up
to showcase latest agriculture technologies and products of companies. Chief Guest for the Valedictory
session on 17 November 2017 will be Bill Gates.

5. What is the targeted year for the 100% completion of installing bio-toilets in the Indian Railway coaches?
1. December 2017
2. December 2019
3. December 2018
4. December 2025
5. December 2020

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. December 2018


Explanation
Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Ministry of Railway said that, the target for 100 % completion of
installing bio-toilets in railway coaches has been advanced to December 2018. He announced this at an
event organised to highlight Railway Ministry’s efforts towards a low-carbon pathway and overall
sustainable mobility initiatives in the Indian transport sector.

6. Where did the 12th North East Business Summit was inaugurated?
1. Patna
2. Mumbai
3. Chennai
4. Vadodara
5. New Delhi

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. New Delhi


Explanation
12th North East Business Summit, a two day event, was inaugurated in New Delhi. The summit aims to
explore the scope for business opportunities in the North-Eastern region of India. Focus areas are
Infrastructure and Connectivity with Public Private Partnerships, Skill Development, Financial Inclusion,
Services Sector Development- Particularly in Tourism, Hospitality & Food Processing.

7. Which State Government unveiled an ambitious project to install Wi-Fi facility in all gram panchayats
across the state?
1. Kerala
2. Karnataka
3. Gujarat
4. Maharastra
5. Rajasthan

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Karnataka
Explanation
Karnataka State Government unveiled an ambitious project to install Wi-Fi facility in all gram panchayats
across the state. During this year itself, Wi-Fi facility will be installed in 2500 gram panchayats. At
Bengaluru Tech Summit 2017, Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah stated that the objective of this
project is to bridge the digital divide.

8. Which Shrine board was pulled up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not providing proper
infrastructure facilities to pilgrims travelling to the Shrine?
1. Ajmer Dargha
2. Amarnath Temple Shrine
3. Arunachala Temple
4. Somnath Temple
5. Golden Temple Shrine

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Amarnath
Explanation
National Green Tribunal (NGT) rapped the Amarnath Shrine Board for not providing proper infrastructure
facilities to pilgrims travelling to Amarnath Shrine. NGT has directed the board to submit a status report
on the same by first week of December 2017. Besides, NGT has formed a committee of experts, headed by
Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to recommend an action plan to the
board on providing facilities to pilgrims.

9. Which North Eastern state first time launched the Point of Sale (PoS) for electricity bill payment?
1. Tripura
2. Nagaland
3. Bihar
4. Jharkhand
5. West Bengal

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Nagaland
Explanation
Nagaland became the first among the North Eastern states to launch Point of Sale (PoS) for electricity bill
payment. The PoS facility was formally launched by State Chief Secretary, Pankaj Kumar, at Kohima
Electrical Sub-division-1 in Kohima on 16th November 2017. Pankaj Kumar said that, the department has
been losing around Rs 150 crore annually due to non-payment of bills by consumers and asked the citizens
to pay sincerely.

10. Which Indian state inaugurated the fourth edition of ‘Hunar (skill) Haat’?
1. Gujarat
2. Bihar
3. Karnataka
4. Odisha
5. New Delhi

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. New Delhi


Explanation
Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated the fourth edition of ‘Hunar Haat’ at
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. ‘Hunar (skill) Haat’ is a platform created by the Minority Affairs Ministry to
offer employment and market opportunities to artisans and craftsmen from minority communities. At the
fourth edition of Hunar Haat works of artisans belonging to minority communities and Tihar Jail inmates
are kept on display. This will continue till 27 November 2017.

11. What is the rank of India out of 56 nations and European Union on Climate Change Performance Index
(CCPI) 2018 according to the environmental organisation Germanwatch?
1. 15th
2. 14th
3. 20th
4. 25th
5. 50th

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. 14th
Explanation
India has ranked 14th out of 56 nations and European Union on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)
2018 released by environmental organisation Germanwatch. This marks an improvement from its 20th
rank in CCPI 2017 China, which is one of the highest GHG emitting country, ranks 41st. Similar to last
year’s rankings, top three rankings are still unoccupied as no country has adhered to commitments made
in 2015 Paris Climate Accord that aims to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees
Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
12. In which country, the 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour was held at?
1. Argentina
2. Australia
3. USA
4. Switzerland
5. Netherlands

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Argentina
Explanation
Plenary session of 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour was held in Buenos
Aires, Argentina on November 15, 2017. This Conference was jointly organised by Government of
Argentina and International Labour Organization (ILO).
ii. While delivering the country statement at this conference, Union Minister of Women and Child
Development, Maneka Gandhi stated that Indian Government is fully committed to continue working to
eliminate child labour.

13. In which city the BSE Institute Limited (BIL) and DLT Labs together have planned to set up the India’s first
state-of-the-art Block Chain Lab?
1. Chennai
2. Delhi
3. Agartala
4. Mumbai
5. Kolkata

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Mumbai
Explanation
BSE Institute Limited (BIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE Limited has signed an Memorandum of
Understanding with DLT Labs to set up the India’s first state-of-the-art Block Chain Lab in Mumbai.
Objective behind signing this MoU is to provide knowledge driven, in class education and training in the
field of financial technology, with a special emphasis on Block Chain. Both the entities expect Block Chain
to be the next big disruptive financial technology.

14. Who won Miss International 2017?


1. Natsuki Tsutsi
2. Amber Dew
3. Kevin Lilliana
4. Abigal Martey
5. Carla Maldonado

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Kevin Lilliana


Explanation
Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana was crowned Miss International 2017 by the Philippines’ Kylie Verzosa at the
Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. The coronation night was held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. This is
the first Miss International title for Indonesia. Kevin Lilliana is 21 years old. She is a model. She has won
the crown beating 68 candidates from across the world.

15. Who has topped the Forbes list of Asia’s Richest Families for the first time with a net worth of $44.8
billion?
1. India’s Mittal family
2. South Korea’s Lee family
3. India’s Ambani family
4. India’s Premji family
5. Hong Kong’s Kwok family

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. India’s Ambani family


Explanation
India’s Ambani family has topped the Forbes list of Asia’s Richest Families for the first time with a net
worth of$44.8 billion, up $19 billion from the previous year. The collective wealth of Asia’s 50 richest
families on the list is a record $699 billion. The 2nd position was secured by, South Korea’s Lee family with
$40.8 billion wealth. Hong Kong’s Kwok family ranks 3rd with a net worth of $40.4 billion.

16. Which movie bagged most of the awards at Nandi awards, Andhra Pradesh?
1. Magadheera
2. Baahubali: The Beginning
3. Eega
4. Bommarillu
5. Rudraveena

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Baahubali: The Beginning


Explanation
Andhra Pradesh government announced Nandi Awards of the year 2014, 2015 and 2016. Baahubali won
fourteen awards and Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth were the winners of NTR honour. Nandi Awards are
considered Andhra Pradesh’s most prestigious honour. The main ceremony is scheduled to be held in
December 2017. Baahubali has become the only film to collect fourteen awards in different categories.
The Baahubali team collected awards for the best film, director, supporting actress, villain,
cinematographer, playback singer (male), music, choreographer, fight master, dubbing and special effects.

17. Which Indian state’s Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) bagged the ADI PEC (Abu Dhabi Intl
Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) Excellency in Energy Awards 2017 as runner-up, in Abu Dhabi?
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Telangana
3. Gujarat
4. Odisha
5. Rajasthan

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Andhra Pradesh


Explanation
The ADI PEC (Abu Dhabi Intl Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) Excellency in Energy Awards 2017 has
honoured the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) as the winner for the second
position in the category of “social contribution in country value.” The Managing Director Venkaiah
Chowdhary of APMDC said that, APMDC was given the award for setting new benchmarks in the particular
area which would further boost the performance of the corporation.

18. Who was appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International
Settlement (BIS)?
1. Narendra Modi
2. Ajay Thyagi
3. Sushma Swaraj
4. Urjit Patel
5. Arun Jaitely

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 4. Urjit Patel
Explanation
RBI Governor Urjit Patel was appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of
International Settlement (BIS). Bank of International Settlement (BIS) is a global financial organisation
owned by major central banks from across the world. The Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the BIS
assists financial sector authorities worldwide in strengthening their financial systems. The Advisory Board
will provide strategic advice to help the FSI continue to meet its mandate in a way that is responsive to the
changing needs of its key stakeholders around the world.

19. Name the web portal launched by R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable
Energy, under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, which is a Platform for Monitoring Universal
Household Electrification?
1. Sawrakhsha
2. BijliGhar
3. Saubhagya
4. Suraksha
5. Tejas

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Saubhagya
Explanation
R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the Pradhan Mantri
Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal. The Saubhagya portal can be accessed at
http://saubhagya.gov.in. This is a platform for monitoring household electrification progress. Through this
online platform every State would feed in the current status of progress of electrification works, hence
enabling the creation of a system of accountability for the State utility.

20. In which state, the Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) fuel will be introduced from April 1, 2018, much ahead of the
earlier deadline of 2020, so that the pollution can be reduced?
1. Jammu Kashmir
2. Delhi
3. Uttarkhand
4. Nagaland
5. Mizoram

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Delhi
Explanation
Union Petroleum Ministry announced that Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) fuel will be introduced in Delhi from
April 1, 2018, much ahead of the earlier deadline of 2020. BS-VI – equivalent to Euro-VI grade, is the
cleanest fuel. Thus, advancing its introduction will help to curb air pollution in Delhi that has reached
alarming levels. Earlier, Government had decided to leapfrog straight to BS-VI emission norm complaint
petrol and diesel from April 2020 from current BS-IV grade.

21. Which country was announced as the surprise host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup?
1. Italy
2. Iran
3. Spain
4. Polland
5. France

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. France
Explanation
France was announced as the surprise host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Ireland got eight votes in the
first round, compared to 18 for France and 13 for South Africa. In the second round, France won by 24
votes to 15. Ireland’s bid was rated as the weakest of the three nations in contention by World Rugby’s
technical review group. Its report said that, South Africa was its preferred candidate.

22. Who is V. Khalid?


1. Former High Court judge
2. Former Supreme Court judge
3. Former MLA
4. Former MP
5. Former CM

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Former Supreme Court judge


Explanation
Retired Supreme Court judge V. Khalid died in Kannur.
Justice Khalid was 95 years old. His last rites were performed at the Juma Masjid. He had served as judge
in the Kerala High Court and as Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. He is survived by wife
and daughter. He began his career as a lawyer at the Kannur munsiff court in 1948 and moved to the
Thalassery bar in 1949.

23. To which field, Kunwar Narain belongs to?


1. Researcher
2. Poet
3. Singer
4. Journalist
5. Vocalist

Answer & Explanation

Answer – Eminent Hindi poet and Jnanpith awardee Kunwar Narayan passed away at his home in New
Delhi. Kunwar Narayan was in coma since July 4 after suffering from brain haemorrhage. He died on 15th
November 2017 at his home in New Delhi. He was cremated at Lodhi crematorium. He was born on 9
September 1927 in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad. Kunwar Narayan was known for his poetry, stories and
critiques.
Explanation
Eminent Hindi poet and Jnanpith awardee Kunwar Narayan passed away at his home in New Delhi.
Kunwar Narayan was in coma since July 4 after suffering from brain haemorrhage. He died on 15th
November 2017 at his home in New Delhi. He was cremated at Lodhi crematorium. He was born on 9
September 1927 in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad. Kunwar Narayan was known for his poetry, stories and
critiques.

24. When is the Philosophy Day celebrated all over the world?
1. 12th November
2. 13th November
3. 14th November
4. 15th November
5. 16th November

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. 16th November


Explanation
On 16th November 2017, World Philosophy Day was celebrated all over the world. World Philosophy Day
was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). In 2005 the
UNESCO General Conference declared that World Philosophy Day would be celebrated every third
Thursday of November.The Dvaita Philosophy Resource Centre (DPRC), Manipal University, celebrated the
World Philosophy Day 2017 with a special seminar. The seminar was on “The intellectual duties of the
King: An Indian perspective”.

25. When is the International Day for Endurance or Tolerance observed all over the world?
1. 16th November
2. 17th November
3. 18th November
4. 19th November
5. 20th November

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. 16th November


Explanation
On 16th November 2017, International Day for Endurance or Tolerance was observed all over the world.
The International Day for Tolerance is observed every year on 16 November. It was declared by UNESCO in
1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. In 1995, to mark the United Nations Year
for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, UNESCO created a prize for the
promotion of tolerance and non-violence.

26. What is considered as the moral watchdog of the press?


1. Press council
2. Government of India
3. Fundamental Rights
4. Directive Principles
5. Article 19

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Press council


Explanation
On 16th November 2017, National Press Day was observed in India. National Press Day is symbolic of a
free and responsible press in India. This was the day on which the Press Council of India started
functioning in 1966. The Press Council is a moral watchdog to ensure that if the press maintain the high
standards expected from this powerful medium and also that it was not affected by the influence or
threats of any extraneous factors.

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1. With which country Indian cabinet signed the agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation?
1. Greece
2. Poland
3. Belarus
4. Malta
5. Ukraine

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Belarus
Explanation
Cabinet approves the establishment of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST. Cabinet
approves agreement between India and Belarus on Scientific and Technological Cooperation. Cabinet
approves MoU between India and Poland for the promotion of Civil Aviation Cooperation. Cabinet
approves Continuation of sub-schemes under Umbrella Scheme “Integrated Child Development Services
(ICDS)”.
2. Which state government passed Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill,
2017?
1. Kerala
2. Gujarat
3. Karnataka
4. Bihar
5. Goa

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Karnataka
Explanation
Karnataka Legislative Assembly unanimously passed ‘Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman
Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017’. This anti-superstition bill is aimed at preventing and eradicating
inhuman evil practices propagated and performed in the name of black magic by conman to exploit the
common people.The bill has two categories of practices – ‘savings’ and ‘schedule’. ‘Savings’ list includes
practices that could be tolerated. These include practices like ‘pradakshina’, yatras, ‘parikramas’
performed at religious places.

3. Which state is the partner state of Manipur and Nagaland under ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana?
1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Maharashtra
4. Gujarat
5. Uttarkhand

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Madhya Pradesh


Explanation
Madhya Pradesh is the partner state of Manipur and Nagaland under ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana.
Thus, Madhya Pradesh State Government has assigned the task of implementing this scheme to Higher
Education Department of State. An 8-member team from Madhya Pradesh has already toured Manipur
and Nagaland in this regard. It has been decided that Madhya Pradesh will participate in Manipur’s Sangai
Mahotsav from 21st – 30th November, 2017 and teams of Manipur and Nagaland will take part in Madhya
Pradesh’s Lok Rang and Bal Rang programmes.

4. Which state government sets up a seven member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Home)
Sudhir Shrivastava to recommend ways to stop the custodial deaths?
1. Gujarat
2. Maharashtra
3. Rajasthan
4. Odisha
5. Bihar

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Maharashtra
Explanation
Maharashtra government set up a seven-member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary
(Home) Sudhir Shrivastava to recommend ways to stop the custodial deaths. Minister of State for Home
(Rural) Deepak Kesarkar informed that, the committee will recommend measures so that people get
proper treatment at police stations.The committee will also take into account the government circulars
issued in the past and the judgments of the high court and Supreme Court.

5. Name the programme launched to rate highways’ safety levels, and to eliminate the most unsafe roads.
1. RAP India
2. IndiaRAP
3. WRAP India
4. IndiaWRAP
5. RoadIndia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. IndiaRAP
Explanation
India Road Assessment Programme (IndiaRAP) was launched to rate highways’ safety levels, and to
eliminate the most unsafe roads. The ratings through IndiaRAP are assigned on the basis of the level of
safety which is ‘built-in’ to a road for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Five-star
roads are the safest and one-star roads are the least safe.The IndiaRAP programme is being supported by
FedEx Expressand will be hosted by the Asian Institute of Transport Development.

6. Which state government announced ban on plastic bottles, with effect from 18 March 2018, which will
cover government offices, functions and state educational institutes before it is extended to private
institutes?
1. Gujarat
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Maharashtra
4. Telangana
5. Maharashtra

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Maharashtra
Explanation
Maharashtra government announced ban on plastic bottles, with effect from 18 March 2018, which will
cover government offices, functions and state educational institutes before it is extended to private
institutes. Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam announced the new measures on plastic
bottles ban, at a meeting with municipal officials in Mumbai on 16thNovember 2017. It was said that,
plastic bottles will be prohibited at the Mantralaya – the state government headquarters, before the
statewide ban comes into effect on Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian New Year, in March 2018.

7. Which state government has given an in-principle approval to provide an assistance of Rs 10,000 crore to
fund 107 irrigation projects in drought-hit areas?
1. Kerala
2. Maharashtra
3. Karnataka
4. Andhra Pradesh
5. Tamil Nadu

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Maharashtra
Explanation
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that, the Centre has given an in-principle approval to
provide an assistance of Rs 10,000 crore to fund 107 irrigation projects in drought-hit Vidarbha and
Maratha regions of Maharashtra. Devendra Fadnavis said that, the completion of the projects will ensure
large scale irrigation facilities in the districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada, known for suicides by farmers,
besides in North and Western Maharashtra.

8. Which Indian city celebrates the Fortnight long Tribal Festival “Aadi Mahotsav”?
1. Mumbai
2. New Delhi
3. Kolkata
4. Chennai
5. Ahmadabad

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. New Delhi


Explanation
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ a fortnight long tribal festival at Dilli Haat,
in New Delhi.
The theme of the festival is ‘A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce’. More
than 750 tribal artisans and artisans from over 25 states are taking part in the festival. The inaugural
function was presided over by Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram. Aadi Mahotsav is organised at four
venues throughout Delhi.

9. Which country was named ‘the destination of the year’ according to the Major travel publication
Travel+Leisure?
1. Canada
2. Chile
3. Sweden
4. Finland
5. Hungary

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Canada
Explanation
Major travel publication Travel+Leisure has named Canada ‘the destination of the year’ in their recent
feature. The selection was based on data from polls conducted on travel agents, arrival statistics and
cultural relevancefor the year 2017. The magazine concluded that in 2017, travelers around the world
were constantly buzzing about Canada, and so it was the clear cut pick for destination of the year. Also,
Canada was described as a cheerful and polite nation.

10. In which place, the Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A
Multisectoral Response’ was held at?
1. Vladivostok, Russia
2. Moscow, Russia
3. Tokyo, Japan
4. Beijing, china
5. NewYork, USA

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Moscow, Russia


Explanation
Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral
Response’ was held in Moscow, Russia.This conference aimed to accelerate implementation of the WHO
End TB Strategyin order to reach the End TB targets set by the World Health Assemblyand the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

11. In which port, India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) was set up?
1. Vishakapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh
2. Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Maharashtra
3. New Manglore Port, Karnataka
4. Mundra Port, Gujarat
5. Haldia Port, West Bengal

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 2. Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra
Explanation
Central Government has given approval for setting up India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) at the
Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra. India’s first mega CEZ will stretch along north Konkan region
spread across Nashik, Thane, Mumbai, Pune and Raigarh. Despite of JNPT being one of the busiest cargo
ports, it has been chosen for this project due to availability of sufficient land

12. Under whom, a panel was formed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which recommended a list of
commodities which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all Indian residents?
1. Kelkar
2. H L Dattu
3. Yogesh Kumar
4. Mehr Chand
5. Chandan Sinha

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Chandan Sinha


Explanation
A panel formed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under Chandan Sinha (former Executive Director of RBI) has
recommended a list of commodities which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all Indian residents.
Thus it has recommended a list of commodities (which includes gold, silver, zinc, tin, crude oil and its
derivatives, coal, natural gas, tea, coffee, sugar and cocoa) which can be hedged in the overseas markets
by all residents i.e. by both domestic users and exporters/importers.

13. According to Moody’s upgraded Sovereign Credit Rating, What is the rating given to India?
1. Baa0
2. Baa1
3. Baa2
4. Baa3
5. Baa4

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Baa2
Explanation
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the Government of India’s local and foreign currency issuer
ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive.
India’s rating has been upgraded by Moody’s after a gap of 13 years. It had last upgraded India’s sovereign
credit rating in January 2004 to Baa3 (from Ba1). In the accompanying report, Moody’s has stated that
India’s rating have been upgraded on expectations that major economic and institutional reforms
undertaken by Government of India will enhance India’s high growth potential over a period of time and
will help stabilize rising levels of debt.

14. Which government announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for data science and artificial
intelligence with Nasscom as its programme and implementation partner?
1. Jammu Kashmir
2. Punjab
3. Haryana
4. Uttarkhand
5. Karnataka

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Karnataka
Explanation
Karnataka government announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for data science and artificial
intelligence with Nasscom as its programme and implementation partner. The Centre of Excellence is
based on a public-private partnership model. The Centre of Excellence (CoE) will provide high-end
technology capabilities, data, expertise, thought leadership, and curated programmes to augment
capabilities across academia, enterprises, government, innovators and advanced start-ups.

15. In which Indian city Uber launched its second Center of Excellence?
1. Amaravati
2. Mumbai
3. Hyderabad
4. Kolkata
5. Pune

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Hyderabad
Explanation
Uber inaugurated its engineering facility in Hyderabad, the second such unit in India. A team of over 40
engineers have been hired to build business intelligence platforms and real time streaming at the
engineering unit for Uber globally. It is spread over 18,000 square feet in HiTec City, Kondapur,
Hyderabad. The facility will create more employment opportunities and have a positive impact on the
state and its economy as a whole. In February 2016, Uber’s first Center of Excellence in Asia was launched
in Hyderabad to provide specialised support for critical incidents that require immediate attention.

16. Which Indian Armed force has signed a contract with Tata Power SED under the ‘Buy and Make’ category,
through which Tata Power SED will supply Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) for them?
1. Indian Army
2. Indian Navy
3. Indian Coastal guards
4. Assam Rifles
5. Mishra Dhatu Nigam

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Indian Navy


Explanation
The Indian Navy has signed a contract with Tata Power SED under the ‘Buy and Make’ category, through
which Tata Power SED will supply Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) for Indian Navy.Tata Power
Strategic Engineering Division (SED) will supply the Indian Navy with Portable Diver Detection Sonar
(PDDS), which will enhance its underwater surveillance capability.The PDDS fitted on ships can detect and
track underwater threats, and allow the Navy take preventive measure against possible damage to lives or
property. This move is seen as a boost for the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

17. Who won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honour?
1. Sam Piroj
2. Antonio Banderas
3. Michelle Rodriguez
4. Daisy Fuentes
5. Sergio Ramirez

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Sergio Ramirez


Explanation
Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the
Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. Sergio Ramirez has written more than 20 novels,
including “Margarita, esta linda la mar” (Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea), which won Spain’s prestigious
Alfaguara award in 1998. Ramirez is an active journalist. He was deputy vice president of Nicaragua
between 1985 and 1990 and a long-time member of the leftist Sandinista bloc.

18. Who was awarded “Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award 2017” for his contributions in the field of teaching and
education?
1. Marc Anthony
2. William Levy
3. Anand Kumar
4. Javier Bardom
5. Pablo Markose

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Anand Kumar


Explanation
President Ram Nath Kovind awarded “Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award 2017” to Super 30 founder Anand
Kumar for his contributions in the field of teaching and education, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.
Anand Kumar’s Super 30 coaching institute has been providing free education, accommodation and food
to students coming from the underprivileged section of society to crack the prestigious IIT entrance
examination.

19. Who was appointed as global ambassador of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO)?
1. Lionel Messi
2. Harry Belafonte
3. Judy Collins
4. Chakravarthi Avps
5. Amitabh Bachchan

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Chakravarthi AVPS


Explanation
Chakravarthi AVPS is the first Asian to be appointed as ambassador of World Packaging Organisation
(WPO). The honorary appointment was made in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the 99th board meeting of WPO.
Chakravarthi has over three decades of experience in the paper, printing and packaging industry. He has
served as chairman of Indian Institute of Packaging, Hyderabad and has been on the board of Indian
Institute of Packaging for over a decade.

20. India’s longest expressway stretches from ______ to ______ ?


1. Mumbai to Pune
2. Delhi to Gurgaon
3. Agra to Lucknow
4. Outer Ring Road to Hyderabad
5. Pathankot to Ajmer

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Agra to Lucknow


Explanation
Free Wi-Fi will soon be available on the entire 302-kilometre stretch of India’s longest expressway from
Agra to Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh government has offered to lease out space for laying an Optical Fibre
Cable (OFC) along the six-lane Agra to Lucknow expressway. The plan is to earn revenue to maintain the
expressway and have a win-win agreement with a private player by giving out leasing rights to lay OFC in
order to offer free Wi-Fi facility along the entire stretch.

21. Who bagged the national champion crown after winning the women’s trap event at the 61st National
Shooting Championship, in New Delhi?
1. Anju Bobby George
2. Shagun Chowdhary
3. Anjali Bhagwat
4. Manavjit Sindhu
5. Beena Mol

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Shagun Chowdhary


Explanation
Shagun Chowdhary bagged a national champion crown when she won the women’s trap event at the 61st
National Shooting Championship, in New Delhi. Shagun Chowdhary represented ONGC. She is the first
Indian woman trap shooter to win an Olympic berth. She overcame the challenge from Punjab’s
Rajeshwari Kumari to score 41-38 in the final.

22. Who is the author of the book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India – Some
Insights’?
1. Arundhati Roy
2. Vikram Seth
3. Salman Rushdie
4. Anita Desai
5. Pavan Sharma

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Pavan Sharma


Explanation
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu received the first copy of the book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and
The Law Commission of India – Some Insights’, from the Author former Joint Secretary, Dr. Pavan Sharma.
M Venkaiah Naidu said on the occasion that, we need to focus on women’s issues in India. He hoped that,
the book would inspire many more experts to focus on women’s issues in the next few years.

23. When is the International Students Day celebrated all over the world?
1. November 15
2. November 16
3. November 17
4. November 18
5. November 19

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. November 17
Explanation
International Students’ Day is observed by student community annually on November 17. This day was
first marked in 1941 in London by the International Students’ Council. This day marks the anniversary of
the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague after demonstrations against the killing of Jan Opletal
and the occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the execution of nine student leaders, over 1200 students sent
to concentration camps, and the closing of all Czech universities and colleges.

24. How many countries had participated in the Hot Air Balloon festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh?
1. 10
2. 11
3. 12
4. 13
5. 14

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 4. 13
Explanation
Andhra Pradesh is hosting its first Hot Air Balloon Festival in Araku Valley. The three-day festival, which
features a line-up of 16 balloons from 13 countries, has para-motoring shows by pilots and a light and
colour show with inflated balloons. There will also be tours to coffee plantations and a nearby tribal
village.

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1. Which State Cabinet approved Victim or Their Dependents Compensation Scheme’ which stipulates to
provide minimum compensation of Rs three lakh to an acid attack victim?
1. Haryana
2. Punjab
3. Gujarat
4. Bihar
5. Goa

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Punjab
Explanation
Punjab State Cabinet approved ‘Punjab Victim or Their Dependents Compensation Scheme’ which
stipulates to provide minimum compensation of Rs three lakh to an acid attack victim. Every year, Punjab
State Government’s department of home affairs and justice, will allocate a separate budget to the
department of legal and legislative affairs to provide compensation under this scheme.

2. Which state government is planning to form “Mahila Suraksha Dals” (women protection groups) to curb
crimes against women in the national capital?
1. Gujarat
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Delhi
4. Maharashtra
5. Kerala

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Delhi
Explanation
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia said that, the Delhi government would form “Mahila
Suraksha Dals” (women protection groups) to curb crimes against women in the national capital. Manish
Sisodia said that, the government would constitute these teams in coordination with the Delhi
Commission for Women (DCW). DCW chief Swati Maliwal said as a pilot project, the MSDs would be
formed at three places, which were prone to crimes against women, and then it would be expanded
across Delhi.

3. For treating which disease the Health Ministry introduces Daily Drug Regimen at free of cost?
1. Cancer
2. Malaria
3. Tuberculosis
4. Yellow Fever
5. Heart Problems

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Tuberculosis
Explanation
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has recently announced the launch of daily regimen for TB
patients across the country under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). The Health
Ministry has been providing the thrice weekly regimen for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). It has now
decided to change to daily drug regimen using Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) for treatment. The daily FDC
anti-TB drugs will be made available to private pharmacy or at private practitioners to dispense to TB
patients who seek care in private sector, free of cost.

4. In which Indian state, the IMF’s South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC)
was held at?
1. New Delhi
2. Gujarat
3. Odisha
4. Goa
5. Sikkim

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. New Delhi


Explanation
An interim meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s South Asia
Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) was held in New Delhi. The SARTTAC
Steering Committee meeting was held to assess the Center’s activities and to review the Fiscal Year 2018
Work Plan. Officials from all 6 member countries attended, together with the Development Partner
representatives (the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, and USAID), and IMF staff.

5. In which Indian city, the 24th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24) was
held at?
1. Mumbai
2. Kolkata
3. Chennai
4. Trivandrum
5. Bengaluru

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Bengaluru
Explanation
the 24th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24), was held in Bengaluru. The
theme for the 24th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24) was ‘Space
Technology for Enhanced Governance and Development’. The event was co-organisedby India’s
Department of Space (DOS), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Japan’s Ministry of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

6. Which state inaugurated the 12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition of Society of Petroleum
Geophysicists (SPG) –India?
1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Karnataka
4. Maharashtra
5. Odisha

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Rajasthan
Explanation
12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) -India
started in Jaipur, Rajasthan on November 17, 2017. This conference will continue till November 19, 2017.
The conference was inaugurated by Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development &
Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan. Theme of the conference was “Energy trough Synergy”.

7. Which state’s assembly passes SC/ST promotions bill 2017?


1. Maharashtra
2. Bihar
3. Manipur
4. Mizoram
5. Karnataka

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Karnataka
Explanation
Karnataka State Legislative Assembly passed ‘Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to
Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (To the posts in the Civil Services of the State)
Bill 2017’. Prior to introduction of this bill, Supreme Court had struck down Karnataka Govt.’s provision for
providing reservation in promotion for SC/ST employees. This decision of Supreme Court was passed in
response to a civil appeal filed in 2011.

8. In which country, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ministerial Conference “Ending TB in the
Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” was held at?
1. China
2. Japan
3. Russia
4. Canada
5. India

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Russia
Explanation
World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ministerial Conference “Ending TB in the Sustainable
Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” was held on 16th and 17thNovember, 2017 in Moscow,
Russia. During this conference, delegates from 114 countries agreed to take urgent action to end
tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. During the conference, the delegates promised to strengthen health systems in
their respective countries and improve mass access to TB prevention and care.

9. Which country is named as World’s Richest Country according to IMF’s GDP data?
1. Singapore
2. Malaysia
3. Dubai
4. Qatar
5. Luxembourg

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Qatar
Explanation
As per rankings released by business magazine ‘Fortune’, Qatar is World’s Richest Country in terms of
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Per Capita. GDP Per Capita is a measure of the total output of a country
computed by dividing gross domestic product(GDP) by the number of people in the country. In theoretical
terms, higher per capita GDP results in to a higher standard of living.

10. Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited(IFFCO) retains global seat in International Cooperative
Alliance. Where is the headquarters of International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) located?
1. Beijing, China
2. Tokyo, Japan
3. Bern. Switzerland
4. Brussels, Belgium
5. Washington, USA

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Brussels, Belgium


Explanation
Quick Facts about International Cooperative Alliance (ICA):
♦ Established in – 1895
♦ Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium
♦ Current President – Ariel Guarco, Argentina

11. Which country has the world’s coolest library?


1. China
2. India
3. Canada
4. Japan
5. Combodia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. China
Explanation
China has opened the world’s coolest library in the Binhai Cultural District in Tianjin, China. The library has
been designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in collaboration with the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design
Institute (TUPDI). It covers 33,700 square meters. It is a five-story library. It can hold up to 1.2 million
books. It took three years to complete the construction.

12. In which city of Tamil Nadu, the private sector RBL Bank inaugurated an all women branch?
1. Trichy
2. Tanjore
3. Chennai
4. Kanchipuram
5. Madurai

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Chennai
Explanation
Private sector RBL Bank inaugurated an all women branch in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The all-women branch
in Chennai will be managed by eight women and will offer all products and services across liability and
assets. This initiative is RBL Bank’s efforts in encouraging gender equality. Currently, RBL Bank has 246
branches and 389 ATM across India. It serves 3.54 million customers.The headquaters of RBL is Mumbai,
Maharashtra.

13. According to Moody’s Investors Service upgraded ratings, how many Indian public sector firm’s rating got
upgraded from Baa3 to Baa2?
1. 10
2. 5
3. 4
4. 7
5. 9

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 5. 9
Explanation
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded ratings of nine Indian public sector firms. Ratings of BPCL, HPCL, IOC
and Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) was upgraded to Baa2 from Baa3. This was on account of India’s sovereign
rating upgrade. ONGC’s rating, which was already higher than the sovereign rating, has also been
upgraded to Baa1 from Baa2.

14. With which bank, the Reliance General Insurance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital, has signed a
comprehensive bancassurance-corporate agency agreement?
1.Syndicate Bank
2. YES Bank
3. Federal Bank
4. Axis Bank
5. HDFC Bank

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. YES Bank


Explanation
Reliance General Insurance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital, has signed a comprehensive bancassurance-
corporate agency agreement with YES Bank. YES Bank with its network of 1,040 branches across all 29
States and seven Union Territories will enable Reliance General Insurance to reach a large base of retail
and MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) clients.

15. Nepal Electricity Authority, NEA has signed a joint venture agreement with which country, to construct
750 MW West Seti hydropower Project?
1. China
2. Japan
3. Russia
4. USA
5. Belgium

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. China
Explanation
Nepal Electricity Authority, NEA has signed a joint venture agreement with China Three Gorges
Corporation (CTGC) to construct 750 MW West Seti hydropower Project. The joint venture agreement was
signed at Kathmandu by NEA Executive Director Kulman Ghising and representatives of China Three
Gorges Corporation (CTGC). He said that estimated cost of the project will be 1.8 billion US dollars. CTGC
will have 75% stake in the joint venture and NEA will hold remaining 25%.

16. Which state government has partnered with Intel company Mobileye to launch a project for automotive
safety called “Automotive Safety Innovation”, which will create a repository of road and traffic
information?
1. Karnataka
2. Kerala
3. Bihar
4. Jharkhand
5. Goa

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Karnataka
Explanation
The Karnataka government has partnered with Intel company Mobileye to launch a project for automotive
safety called “Automotive Safety Innovation”, which will create a repository of road and traffic
information. As part of this project, multiple vehicles fitted with cameras and other sensors would be
covering several areas around Karnataka to build the repository over the next 9 months. The vehicles will
also carry Mobileye Collision Avoidance Systems that would identify potential accident zones also known
as “Grey Spots”, in addition to real-time warnings to the driver.

17. Who is the founder of Tata Sons board?


1. Ratan Tata
2. Mukesh Ambani
3. Jamsetji Tata
4. Narayana Moorthy
5. Sunil Tata

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Jamsetji Tata


Explanation
About Tata Sons:
♦ Founder – Jamsetji Tata
♦ Headquarters – Mumbai
♦ Chairman – Natarajan Chandrasekaran

18. Who is the newly appointed executive director of SEBI?


1. Azim Hasham
2. Premji Nadal
3. Kumar Mangalam
4. Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar
5. AV Chandran

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar


Explanation
Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officerof the 1990 batch. He assumed charge
as SEBI executive director on 16 November 2017. Prior to this assignment, he was working as an income
tax commissioner in Kolkata. He is a graduate in engineering as well as law. He holds Post Graduate
Diploma in Management from IIM, Bangalore and is also a chartered financial analyst from ICFAI,
Hyderabad.

19. Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Principality of Liechtenstein?
1. Sujan Chinoy
2. Sibi George
3. Surab Kumar
4. Vijay Keshav
5. Jamini Bhagawat

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Sibi George


Explanation
Sibi George has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Principality of Liechtenstein. Sibi
George is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1993 batch. He is presently Ambassador of India to
Switzerland. His residence is in Berne, Switzerland. He has been concurrently appointed as the next
Ambassador of India to the Principality of Liechtenstein. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

20. Along with which country’s Navy, the INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval
Command has arrived in Dar-es-Salaam for undertaking joint- Hydrographic Survey?
1. Tanzanian Navy
2. Libyan Navy
3. USA Navy
4. Netherlands Navy
5. African Navy

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Tanzanian Navy


Explanation
INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command has arrived in Dar-es-Salaam
Tanzania for undertaking joint- Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy. The joint survey will
be conducted with the Naval personnel of Tanzania who have been trained in India in National Institute of
Hydrography, Goa. During the survey, training of Tanzanian Naval personnel will also be undertaken on
advanced hydrographic equipment and practices.

21. Which country will host the Asia Cup of Road Racing with National Championship?
1. China
2. Japan
3. Australia
4. India
5. Malaysia

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. India
Explanation
Round 3 of FIM Asia Cup of Road Racing (ACRR) will be held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater
Noida, India. Top bikers from Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal, Taiwan and India will
participate in round three of the FIM Asia Cup of Road Racing (ACRR) at the Buddh International Circuit in
Greater Noida. India will be represented by Sai Rahil Pillarisetty and Israel Vanlalhruaizela, who are fourth
in the standings after the first two rounds in Thailand and Taiwan.

22. Who bagged gold medal at the 62nd National Wrestling championship (Women) in Indore?
1. Dipa Karmakar
2. Sakshi Malik
3. Bobby Shaksha
4. Geeta Phogat
5. Sergy Joshna

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Geeta Phogat


Explanation
Sushil Kumar and Geeta Phogat bagged gold medal at the 62nd National Wrestling championship in
Indore. Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar won a gold medal in men’s 74 kilogram freestyle
competition. Geeta Phogat won a gold medal in the 59 kg category of women’s wrestling. India’s single
woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik won gold medal in the 62kg category of women’s wrestling.

23. Name the Wrestler who has been handed a four-year ban by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the
NADA?
1. Vijay Kumar
2. Sandeep Tulsi
3. Ebrahim Javadi
4. Roman Dmitriv
5. Rafig Magdhoom

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 2. Sandeep Tulsi
Explanation
Wrestler Sandeep Tulsi has been handed a four-year ban by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the
NADA. Wrestler Sandeep Yadav is from Sonepat. He has tested positive for methandienone, an anabolic
steroid. The tests were conducted on 25 June 2016. Sandeep Yadav’s sparring partner and roommate
Narsingh Yadav was also ousted from the Olympics in 2016 and given a four-year ban for failing a dope
test after Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) overturned the clean chit given to him by the NADA.

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1. Where did the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched India’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at a
petrol pump?
1. Pune
2. Nagpur
3. Patna
4. Gangtok
5. Amritsar

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Nagpur
Explanation
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched India’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at a petrol pump in
Nagpur. IOC, in collaboration with Ola, has launched India’s first electric charging station at one of its
petrol-diesel stations in Nagpur. Nagpur, being the first city to introduce Electric Public Transportation
Model in India, has added one more feather to its cap by adding the first electric charging station at IOC’s
petrol pump in Nagpur.

2. India along with which country has decided to strengthen counter-terror cooperation, and asked the
international community to oppose the countries which are supporting terrorism by providing financial
assistance and shelter to terrorists?
1. Spain
2. Canada
3. France
4. Japan
5. Srilanka

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. France
Explanation
India and France decided to strengthen counter-terror cooperation, and asked the international
community to oppose the countries which are supporting terrorism by providing financial assistance and
shelter to terrorists. On November 17, 2017, Union External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj held wide-
ranging talks with visiting French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian in New Delhi.

3. In which Indian state, Namami Barak festival is celebrated?


1. Meghalaya
2. Manipur
3. Mizoram
4. Assam
5. Bihar

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Assam
Explanation
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Namami Barak festival at Silchar, Assam.
Sarbananda Sonowal said that, the Namami Barak is organised to revive humanistic values, to discover
resources and possibilities of the land. Also a new train connecting Silchar Dibrugarh – Trivandrum was
flagged off. Sonowal added that Dibrugarh and Silchar direct air connectivity has also started.

4. Which of the below given Hebrew manuscript, has been included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World
Register?
1. Judeo-Arabic
2. Ladino
3. Sarajevo Haggadah
4. Yiddish
5. Tzadi

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Sarajevo Haggadah


Explanation
Sarajevo Haggadah, the 14th- century richly illuminated Hebrew manuscript, has been included in
UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Sarajevo Haggadah has been kept at the National Museum of
Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1894. It was brought to Sarajevo through the efforts of Jews fleeing
persecution in Spain. In Hebrew, Haggadah means a handwritten story (on parchment). It is read by family
members on the occasion of the Jewish feast of Passover.

5. Which organ of UN, unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution that considers right of peoples
to self-determination as a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human
rights?
1. United Nations (UN) Regional groups
2. United Nations (UN) Security council
3. United Nations (UN) Economic and social council
4. United Nations (UN) International court of Justice
5. United Nations (UN) General Assembly

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. United Nations (UN) General Assembly


Explanation
United Nations (UN) General Assembly unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution that
considers right of peoples to self-determination as a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee
and observance of human rights. This resolution was co-sponsored by 75 member countries of UN and was
adopted without a vote in UN General Assembly’s Third Committee. UN General Assembly’s Third
Committee deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues.

6. According to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), who are not required to link bank accounts
and other services with Aadhaar?
1. Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
2. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)
3. Person of Indian Origin (PIOs)
4. None of the above
5. All the above

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. All the above


Explanation
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has stated that Non-resident Indian (NRIs) and Persons of
Indian Origin (PIOs) are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar. UIDAI had to
come up with this clarification as it received several representations about problems faced by Non
Resident Indians (NRIs), Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), where some
Departments and implementing agencies were asking them to submit or link their Aadhaar for availing
services.

7. As per a latest report released by real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield, which is the most
expensive retail location in India and 24th most expensive retail location across the world?
1. Kaufinger, Munich
2. Delhi’s Khan Market
3. Causeway Bay
4. New Bond Street
5. Pitt Street Mall

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Delhi’s Khan Market


Explanation
As per a latest report released by real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield, Delhi’s Khan Market
is most expensive retail location in India and 24th most expensive retail location across the world. The
report presented findings from a survey which covered 400 retail locations in 66 countries. Khan Market’s
24th rank in this year’s rankings marks an improvement over 28th rank in 2016 rankings. Khan Market has
moved up in the rankings even though there has been no change in rental values which currently stands at
Rs 1250 per sq ft.

8. For which of the below given item, the Central Government doubled the import duties on most varieties?
1. Crude edible oil
2. Crude oil
3. Vegetables
4. Fruits
5. Crackers

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Crude edible oil


Explanation
Central Government doubled the import duties on most varieties of crude edible oil. This decision has
been taken to support local oilseed prices such as groundnut, soybean and sunflower, which have dropped
below their minimum support prices (MSPs) in this kharif season. Import duty on crude palm oil has been
increased to 30 per cent from 15 per cent while for refined palm oil, it has been increased to 40 per cent
from the earlier 25 per cent.

9. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp along with which company, had agreed to introduce Electric
Vehicles (EVs) in India by around 2020?
1. Suzuki Motor Corp
2. TVS Motor Corp
3. Royal Enfield
4. Ford
5. Benz

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Suzuki Motor Corp


Explanation
Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp. said they had agreed to ally to
introduce Electric Vehicles (EVs) in India by around 2020. As per the pact, Suzuki would produce EVs for
the Indian market and would supply some to Toyota. Toyota would provide technical support. A MoU was
signed in February 2017 between Toyota and Suzuki to explore a partnership. Suzuki had earlier said it
would invest $180 million (about ₹1,150 crore), along with partners Toshiba and Denso, for a separate unit
to manufacture lithium-ion batteries at its Gujarat plant.

10. Who was the first female, appointed as Black Rod at the House of Lords?
1. Toni Morrison
2. Sarah Clarke
3. Maya Angelou
4. Alice Walker
5. Zora Neale

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Sarah Clarke


Explanation
Sarah Clarke, a former director of the Wimbledon tennis championships, has been appointed as Black Rod
at the House of Lords. It is the first time a woman has held this position in the UK parliament’s 669-year
history. Sarah Clarke, who is currently championships director at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, will
take on the Black Rod in early 2018, after David Leakey steps down at the end of 2017.

11. Who was chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2017?
1. Sonia Gandhi
2. Narendra Modi
3. Dr. Manmohan Singh
4. Chidambaram
5. Mother Teresa

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Dr. Manmohan Singh


Explanation
Former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has been chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace,
Disarmament and Development for the year 2017. Dr. Manmohan Singh has been chosen for
achievements during his term as Prime Minister of India between 2004 and 2014. As per the jury, Dr.
Manmohan Singh has been chosen for this award for his contributions to introduce reforms in India
economy, for strengthening India’s image in world politics and for improving India’s relations with
neighbouring countries.

12. Who won the Miss World beauty pageant for the year 2017?
1. Manushi Chhillar
2. Reita Faria
3. Diana Hayden
4. Mireia Lalaguna
5. Rolene Strauss

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Manushi Chhillar


Explanation
India’s Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World beauty pageant for the year 2017. India has won the
Miss World 2017 title 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Andrea Meza, who is Miss
Mexico was the first runner up and Stephanie Hill from England was second runner up. Around 108
women from across the world participated in the beauty pageant. The winner of 2016’s title, Puerto Rico’s
Stephanie Del Valle passed on her crown to Manushi Chhillar.

13. Who bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature?
1. Anuradha Roy
2. Cyrus Mistry
3. H M Naqvi
4. Alamgir Hashmi
5. Anuk Arudpragasam

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Anuk Arudpragasam


Explanation
Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam’s “The Story of a Brief Marriage” has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize
for South Asian Literature 2017. Bangladesh Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith presented the
award to Arudpragasam at the magnificent Bangla Academy in Dhaka during the closing ceremony of the
three-day long Dhaka Literature Festival on 18th November 2017.

14. Which space agency successfully launched Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)?
1. ISRO
2. NASA
3. JAXA
4. NSO
5. DTU Space

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. NASA
Explanation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully launched Joint Polar Satellite System-
1 (JPSS-1) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from California, US. JPSS-1 is
the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites which are to be deployed for improving
the accuracy of weather forecasts and Earth observations. It was launched atop United Launch Alliance
Delta II rocket.

15. Yuki Bhambri belongs to which of the below given sport?


1. Football
2. Volleyball
3. Tennis
4. Athlete
5. Cricket

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Tennis
Explanation
Yuki Bhambri clinched his first title of the 2017 season on the ATP Challenger Tour following a win over
Ramkumar Ramanathan in the final of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger in Pune. Yuki Bhambri, India’s top
singles tennis player, overcame Ramanathan by 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the finals of singles event in Balewadi
Sports Complex, Pune. He’s ranked 137 now and 80 points earned from his event will put him close to 120,
when the new rankings list is released on 19th November 2017.

16. Which of the below pair won a bronze medal at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Swedish Open?
1. A Sharath Kamal & S Ghosh
2. G Sathiyan & Manika Badra
3. A Sharath Kamal & G Sathiyan
4. G Sathiyan & Mouma Das
5. A Sharath Kamal & Ankita Das

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 3. A Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan
Explanation
India’s table tennis doubles pair A Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan won a bronze medal at the Seamaster
2017 World Tour Swedish Open. Earlier, Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan beat Quadri Aruna from Nigeria
and Diogo Carvalho from Portugal, 3-1 to make it to the semifinals. But they lost 1-3 (10-12, 3-11, 11-7, 4-
11) to Hong Kong’s Kwan Kit Ho and Chun Ting Wong and missed out the chance to make to the title
round.

17. To which sport Leander Paes is related to?


1. Volleyball
2. Badminton
3. Football
4. Athlete
5. Tennis

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Tennis
Explanation
Leander Paes and Purav Raja won the JSM Champaign Challenger trophy, their second title together,
winning over Ruan Roelofse and Joe Salisbury. Leander Paes-Purav Raja pair defeated the British-South
African combination Ruan Roelofse and Joe Salisbury by 6-3, 7-6(5), 10-5 in the final of the JSM Champaign
Challenger, the USD 75000 hard court event.

18. In which Indian state, Gleadovia konyakianorum (parasitic plant) was founded?
1. Sikkim
2. Bihar
3. Jharkhand
4. Odisha
5. Nagaland

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Nagaland
Explanation
During a botanical expedition carried out in earlier part of 2017, scientist discovered a new species of
parasitic flowering plant (named Gleadovia konyakianorum) which does not have chlorophyll (necessary
to make its own food) and survives by deriving its entire nutritional requirement from other plant. This
parasitic plant has been named Gleadovia konyakianorum, in honour of the Konyak tribe of Nagas. It was
found near Tobu town of Mon district in eastern Nagaland in the semi-evergreen forest at an altitude of
1500-1600 metres.

19. Who is Daniel Hegarty?


1. Car Racer
2. Writer
3. Dancer
4. Motorcyclist
5. Singer

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Motorcyclist
Explanation
Daniel Hegarty, a British motorcycle racer, was killed after hitting the barriers on the outside of the circuit
and losing his crash helmet, at the Macau Grand Prix, in Macau. Daniel Hegarty, the Topgun Racing Honda
rider, who regularly competed at the Isle of Man TT, was taking part in his second Macau Grand Prix
having finished 16th in 2016.The race was immediately stopped as Daniel Hegarty crashed on a part of the
track known as Fishermen’s Bend. He was treated but died on his way to hospital.

20. When is World Toilet Day celebrated across the world to create awareness about necessity of sanitation
and making it a global development priority?
1. November 18
2. November 19
3. November 20
4. November 21
5. November 22

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. November 19
Explanation
Every year, ‘World Toilet Day’ is celebrated on November 19 across the world to create awareness about
necessity of sanitation and making it a global development priority. ’World Toilet Day’ is being celebrated
since 2001 by World Toilet Organization’, a global non-profit organization. However, it got wider
international attention only in 2013, when United Nations (UN) passed a resolution recognizing World
Toilet Day as an official UN international day.

21. What is the theme of International Men’s Day 2017?


1. Focus on Men and Boys
2. Men are important
3. Celebrate Men and Boys
4. Boys for future
5. Dreams, Hopes and Plans

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Celebrate Men and Boys


Explanation
On 19th November 2017, International Men’s Day was observed all over the world. The theme for 2017
International Men’s Day is ‘Celebrate Men and Boys’. This day was inaugurated in 1992 on 7 February by
Thomas Oaster. Objectives of International Men’s Day include a focus on men’s and boy’s health,
improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.

22. When is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed all over the world?
1. 18th November
2. 17th November
3. 16th November
4. 19th November
5. 20th November

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. 19th November


Explanation
On 19th November 2017, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed all over
the world. Theme for 2017 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is ‘2020 Target: reduce
road fatalities AND serious injuries by 50%’. On October 26, 2005, the United Nations declared every third
Sunday in November each year as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

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1. Where did International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) took place?


1. Mumbai
2. New Delhi
3. Chennai
4. Kolkata
5. Pune

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. New Delhi


Explanation
42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) begun in New Delhi on
November 19, 2017. This 5-day event has been organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS)
under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Defence. This is the first time World Congress of ICMM is held in
India. It is also the largest medical conference ever organised by Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS).
Theme of the 42nd World Congress of ICMM is “Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead”.

2. Which state government launched a new initiative against childhood obesity?


1. Kerala
2. Karnataka
3. Maharashtra
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Uttar Pradesh

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Maharashtra
Explanation
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a new initiative against childhood obesity in
Pune. Under this initiative, schools will be given Body Mass Index (BMI) dialler, through which children
will be able to know their BMI. This initiative has been taken by Rotary Club of Koregaon Park with JT
Foundation. With the help of BMI dialler and a supporting documentary, not only school children, but
their parents and teachers will also be given information about childhood obesity.

3. Which state government announced a new scheme offering Domestic Power Connections in rural areas On
Equated Monthly Instalment (EMI)?
1. Punjab
2. Gujarat
3. Odisha
4. Bihar
5. Haryana

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Haryana
Explanation
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a new scheme offering Domestic Power
Connections in rural areas On Equated Monthly Instalment (EMI). Currently it costs between Rs. 3000/- to
Rs. 4000/- to get a domestic power connection. Under this new scheme, households in rural areas can pay
just Rs. 200 and get a domestic power connection. The remaining amount can be paid in easy instalments
of Rs. 100 to Rs. 200.

4. Where did the the world’s biggest toilet pot model unveil?
1. Punjab
2. Maharashtra
3. Haryana
4. NewDelhi
5. Odisha

Answer & Explanation


Answer – 3. Haryana
Explanation
The world’s biggest toilet pot model was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the “Trump village”, in
Haryana. On the World Toilet Day (November 19), a mega toilet pot made up of iron, fibre, wood and
plaster of Paris, measuring 20×10 feet was unveiled at Marora, in an aim to create awareness towards
sanitation and use of toilets.

5. Which state celebrates ‘Heritage Week’ to preserve and protect its culture?
1. Jammu & Kashmir
2. Uttarkhand
3. Tripura
4. Bihar
5. Goa

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Jammu & Kashmir


Explanation
Jammu and Kashmir Education and Tourism Minister Priya Sethi inaugurated ‘Heritage Week’ to generate
awareness on preservation of the state’s ancient culture and environment, in Jammu & Kashmir. Heritage
Week is celebrated throughout Jammu and Kashmir from November 19 to 25, 2017. Special programmes
are held showcasing the cultural heritage and rich biodiversity of the state. Illumination of heritage sites,
heritage walks and special cleanliness drives are undertaken by involving tourism, culture, education,
urban development and other concerned departments.

6. With which country, the Indian Government has cancelled the $500 million deal of procuring Spike ATGM
(Anti-Tank Guided Missile)?
1. Egypt
2. Iran
3. Pakistan
4. Afghanistan
5. Israel

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Israel
Explanation
Indian Government has decided to cancel a $500 million deal for procuring Spike ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided
Missile) from Israel. The $500 million deal to procure Spike ATGM form Rafael Advanced Defence Systems
of Israel was expected to be signed after price negotiations completed last year. However, the deal was
cancelled as India’s Defence Ministry believes that importing a foreign ATGM at this stage would
negatively impact the programme for indigenous development of the weapon system by Defence
Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

7. In which city, the 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China
Border Affairs (WMCC) was held at?
1. Shangai
2. Chennai
3. Beijing
4. Delhi
5. Patna

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Beijing
Explanation
10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs
(WMCC) was held between Indian and Chinese officials in Beijing. This is the first meeting between Indian
and Chinese officials under WMCC after the 70-day Doklam standoff which started in June 2017. Pranay
Verma, Joint Secretary (East Asia) led the Indian delegation which comprised diplomats and military
officials. The Chinese side was led by Xiao Qian, Director General, Department of Asian Affairs in the
Chinese Foreign Ministry.

8. According to Government at a Glance 2017 published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD), Which Government is the third most trusted in the world after Switzerland and
Indonesia?
1. S.African
2. Indian
3. Australian
4. China
5. USA

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Indian
Explanation
Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ranked as third most trusted government in
the world as per Government at a Glance 2017 published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD). As per the report, nearly 74 percent of Indians have expressed confidence in their
national government. The confidence of people was assessed in context of economy, political upheaval,
and headline-grabbing events like major corruption cases.

9. Which Indian city has joined 91 cities across the globe in Datacity programme to collate data on climate
change?
1. Chennai
2. Mumbai
3. Trichy
4. Kolkata
5. Bengaluru

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Bengaluru
Explanation
Bengaluru has joined 91 cities across the globe in Datacity programme to collate data on climate change.
Datacity programme was launched in Paris in 2015 with an objective to develop data which can help
resolve climate challenges. This programme is led by French start-up accelerator NUMA and is supported
by technology experts including Carto, OpenDataSoft and Dataiku.

10. What is the pattern of fiscal year followed by RBI?


1. June-July
2. Jan-Dec
3. March-Feb
4. Dec-Jan
5. April-March

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. June-July
Explanation
Economic Affairs Secretary, Subhash Chandra Garg, stated that Central Government has only sought Rs
13,000 crore of surplus which Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has and has not asked it to pay any ‘special
dividend’. The fiscal year for RBI is June-July. For 2016-17 fiscal, ending in June 2017, RBI’s profit was
about Rs 44,000 crore. Out of this 44000 crore, in August 2017, it had paid a dividend of Rs 30659 crore
and retained remaining amount of profit to contain risks and build reserves.

11. The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has widened the category of infrastructure sub-sectors from
the earlier sub-head of “transport” to _________?
1. Transport And Communication
2. Transport And Main Roads
3. Transport And Environment
4. Transport And Logistics
5. Transport And Logistics Jobs

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Transport And Logistics


Explanation
Amending the existing framework, a notification issued by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has
widened the category of infrastructure sub-sectors to “transport and logistics” from the earlier sub-head
of “transport”.The infrastructure status would help the logistics sector get credit at competitive rates and
on a long-term basis as rising logistics cost impacts global competitiveness of exporters. According to the
notification, logistics infrastructure includes “Multimodal Logistics Park comprising Inland Container Depot
(ICD) with minimum investment of Rs 50 crore and minimum area of 10 acre“.

12. Who received Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF’s) Life Time Achievement Award?
1. Diana Ross
2. Ruth Brown
3. Wayne Shorter
4. Bee Gees
5. Manik Banerjee

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Manik Banerjee


Explanation
Veteran journalist Manik Banerjee, who is also a renowned mountaineer was presented with the Life Time
Achievement Award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). Manik Banerjee was presented the
Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of his achievements in mountaineering over a period of four
decades. He is a former sports journalist. He has made invaluable contribution in promotion of
mountaineering and allied adventure activities in various media besides his service in spreading the spirit
of adventure activities among the under privileged.

13. Name the Tamil actress, who was conferred the UNICEF celebrity advocate status for child rights at an
event held in Chennai?
1. Samantha Ruthu Prabhu
2. Radhika Sarathkumar
3. Ramya Krishnan
4. Trisha Krishnan
5. Nayanthara

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 4. Trisha Krishnan


Explanation
Tamil actor Trisha Krishnan was conferred the UNICEF celebrity advocate status for child rights at an event
held in Chennai. Trisha Krishnan is the first actor from the South Indian film industry to receive the UNICEF
celebrity advocate status. This was previously awarded to Bollywood actors Nandita Das, Madhuri Dixit,
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Raveena Tandon. Trisha Krishnan will support efforts to address issues such as
anaemia, child marriage, child labour and child abuse, especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
14. Who was honoured with Big Little Book Award 2017
1. Madhuri Purandare
2. Nabaneeta Dev Sen
3. Amarendra Chakravarthy
4. Karthik Ghosh
5. Shieshendu Mukhopadhyay

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Nabaneeta Dev Sen


Explanation
Popular Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been declared as winner in ‘Author in Bengali language’
category at the second edition of Big Little Book Award. The Big Little Book Award honours authors and
illustrators who have contributed to children’s literature that are global in appeal and contextual in
nature. The award has been instituted under Parag initiative of Tata Trusts to promote children’s
literature. The chief of Parag Initiative is Swaha Sahoo.

15. Which country hosted Nitto ATP Finals?


1. London
2. NewYork
3. Australia
4. India
5. China

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. London
Explanation
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov beat Belgium’s David Goffin and won the singles title of 2017 Nitto ATP Finals,
at The O2 Arena, in London.
About 2017 Nitto ATP Finals:
Date – 12–19 November 2017
Prize money – $8,000,000
Surface – Hard / indoor
Venue – The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom

16. Which state’s hockey team won the second edition of the Hockey India 5-a-side Senior Men’s National
Championship 2017 title at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium, in Balewadi, Pune?
1. Hockey Punjab
2. Hockey Haryana
3. Hockey Karnataka
4. Hockey Kerala
5. Hockey Rajasthan

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Hockey Karnataka


Explanation
Hockey Karnataka won the second edition of the Hockey India 5-a-side Senior Men’s National
Championship 2017 title at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium, in Balewadi, Pune. Hockey Karnataka won the
Hockey India 5-a-side Senior Men’s National Championship 2017 title after beating Hockey Haryana 4-3 in
a tense penalty shootout. At the final between Hockey Karnataka and Hockey Haryana, the two teams
went into a penalty shootout after 4-4 stalemate in the 30 minutes regulation time.

17. Who won Ethiopia’s current woman world athlete of the year ?
1. Priya Kurian
2. Sowmya Razz
3. Almaz Ayana
4. Swaho Sahoo
5. Prithvi Aaliya

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Almaz Ayana


Explanation
Ethiopia’s current woman world athlete of the year Almaz Ayana and Ethiopia’s Berhanu Legese won gold
in the women’s and men’s event respectively at the Delhi Half Marathon 2017. Almaz Ayana, the world’s
leading woman long distance runner on track, clocked one hour, seven minutes and 11 seconds and
became champion in her first half marathon race, securing the gold medal.

18. By defeating whom, Afghanistan won the Under-19 Asia Cup for the first time at the Kinrara Academy
Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
1. Pakistan
2. China
3. Japan
4. USA
5. India

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. Pakistan
Explanation
Afghanistan defeated Pakistan and won the Under-19 Asia Cup for the first time at the Kinrara Academy
Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Afghanistan has won its first Under-19 Asia Cup with a 185-run victory
over Pakistan. Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khelofscored a century. He was named the ‘man of the match’.
Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Zadran took an overall 20 wickets in the tournament and was named the ‘best
player of the tournament’.

19. Who is Naim Suleymanoglu?


1. Athlete
2. Weightlifter
3. Journalist
4. Writer
5. Researcher

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 2. Weightlifter
Explanation
Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three Olympic Gold Medals and was known as
“Pocket Hercules,” died at an Istanbul hospital. Naim Suleymanoglu died at an Istanbul hospital where he
was receiving treatment for cirrhosis of the liver. He was 50 years old. He earned his nickname “Pocket
Hercules” for his strength and diminutive size of 4-foot-10.

20. Who is Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi?


1. Former PM
2. Former MP
3. Former Union Minister
4. Former MLA
5. Former CM

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 3. Former Union Minister


Explanation
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, in coma since 2008, died at
Apollo hospital in Delhi. Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi had been critically ill over the past month. He died on 20th
November 2017, in the presence of his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and their son. He fell into a coma after
suffering a massive stroke that left him paralysed and unable to speak. He was one of the Congress’s most
popular leaders in West Bengal.

21. Bhagwati Prasad is the former Chief Justice of which state?


1. Bihar
2. Odisha
3. Gujarat
4. Goa
5. Jharkhand

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. Jharkhand
Explanation
Former chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court Bhagwati Prasad passed away at a private hospital, in
Ahmedabad. Justice Bhagwati Prasad was admitted to the hospital on 18th November 2017 after he
suffered low blood pressure complications. He died at the hospital on 19th November 2017. He was 68
years old. He hailed from Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. He started his career as a lawyer at the Rajasthan
High Court and served as the chief of the Rajasthan High Court Advocates Association and president of the
Bar Council of India.

22. When is Universal Children’s Day observed all over the world?
1. November 24
2. November 23
3. November 22
4. November 21
5. November 20

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. November 20
Explanation
Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954. It is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote
international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.The
theme for Universal Children’s Day 2017 is: It’s a #KidsTakeOver. Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also
marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the
convention on children’s rights

23. When is Africa Industrialization Day observed in various parts of the world?
1. November 20
2. November 21
3. November 22
4. November 23
5. November 24

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 1. November 20
Explanation
Africa Industrialization Day was observed in various parts of the world.The theme for 2017 Africa
Industrialization Day is: “African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition for an Effective and Sustainable
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)”. The purpose of Africa Industrialization Day (AID), marked each year
on 20 November, is to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the continent with regard to
industrialization.
24. What is mean by Qaumi Ekta?
1. National Defence
2. National Authentication
3. National Security
4. Armed Forces
5. National Integration

Answer & Explanation

Answer – 5. National Integration


Explanation
“Qaumi Ekta Week” (National Integration Week) is observed all over India, from the 19th to 25th
November, 2017. The Qaumi Ekta Week is celebrated with a view to foster and reinforce the spirit of
Communal Harmony, National Integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood.