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मंगलवार, 19 नवंबर 2019

Current Affairs Quiz, Current Quiz, GK Quiz

Current Affairs Quiz, Current Quiz, GK Quiz

1. What is the new name given to the farthest cosmic body, earlier known as ‘Ultima Thule’?
(A) Eris
(B) Ceres
(C) Hauema
(D) Arrokoth
Ans- (D)

The farthest cosmic body, earlier known as ‘Ultima Thule’ has been renamed by The US Space Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to ‘Arrokoth’ or Sky. The decision of renaming the cosmic body was taken by NASA because it was criticized over the old name’s Nazi connections.

2. Which city of Rajasthan was among the worst-performing cities according to The Water Quality Report’?

(A) Kota
(B) Udaipur
(C) Jaipur
(D) Jodhpur
Ans- (C)

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs released ‘The Water Quality Report’ in line with the Jal Jeevan Mission that was launched to provide clean and safe drinking water to all by 2024. BIS (Bureau of India Standards) conducted a survey to check on the quality of piped drinking water provided in the cities, especially in the state capitals. Based on this report, cities were provided rankings. Ranchi, Shimla, Bhubaneshwar, Amravati and Raipur were the best performing cities where almost all the samples were up to the standard. Whereas, Thiruvananthapuram. Chandigarh, Bhopal, Patna, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Chennai, Dehradun, Kolkata, and Jaipur are the worst-performing cities where only very few or none of the samples were under the Indian Standards.

3. When is National Press Day observed in India?

(A) 17th November
(B) 15th November
(C) 18th November
(D) 16th November
Ans- (D)

Every year on November 16 the National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated as symbolic of free and responsible press in India. Press Council of India (PCI) started functioning as moral watchdog on this day with an aim that the press maintains high standards expected from this powerful medium and it is not fettered by the influence or threats of any extraneous factors.

4. Which edition of Dhaka Global Dialogue was held from 11-13 November 2019 in Bangladesh?

(A) Second
(B) First
(C) Third
(D) Fourth
Ans- (B)

Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh inaugurated the first edition of Dhaka Global Dialogue which was held from 11-13 November 2019 in Bangladesh. Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) jointly organized this program.

5. On which date was the 250th session of Rajya Sabha observed?
(A) 16th November
(B) 17th November
(C) 18th November
(D) 19th November
Ans- (C)

18th November 2019 marked the landmark 250th session of Rajya Sabha.On this occasion, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu released a publication that details the upper House’s journey since its first sitting in May 1952.

6. Which two varieties of Darjeeling tea were awarded GI tag recently?
(A) Chocolate and Oolong tea
(B) White and Green tea
(C) Oolong and Green tea
(D) Black and Oolong tea
Ans- An(B)

On November 16, 2019, Green Tea and White Tea of Darjeeling were registered under “Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999”. The first product to receive the GI tag in India was Darjeeling Tea.

7. Who among the following inaugurated the ‘Replication of Good Governance Practices in Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh ‘ conference?

(A) Dr. Jitendra Singh
(B) Nirmala Sitharaman
(C) Narendra Modi
(D) Amit Shah
Ans- (A)

A two-day conference was held in Ladakh on 15th & 16th of November 2019 by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the government of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on the theme- ‘Replication of Good Governance Practices in Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh’. Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region inaugurated the conference. Delegates from around 19 states and 4UTs participated in the conference.

8. Which state hosted India’s First-ever International Buyer-Seller meet?

(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Kerala
Ans- (B)

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) in guidance of Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry organized Country’s first-ever international buyer-seller meet on Agriculture & Horticulture produce in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, on 14-15 November 2019.

9. What was the risk score of India, according to the Global Bribery Risk Index?
(A) 78
(B) 68
(C) 58
(D) 48
Ans- (D)

In the Global Bribery Risk Index released by Trace Bribery Risk Matrix, India ranked 78th with a total risk score of 48 . Score from 1 to 100 was provided by TRACE to each country for each domain. The higher any country scores, the chances of business bribery also rise. Bangladesh ranked 51 with a score of 72 out of 100.

10. Which city of India will ban plastics and pet bottles from 2020 January?
(A) Jaipur
(B) Ladakh
(C) Goa
(D) Surat
Ans- (C)

With an aim to eliminate smaller packaging Goa has decided to implement a complete ban on the use of all plastics below 50 microns by 2020. The ban will include sachets, soft drinks, water, and other drinks sold in pet bottles of volumes below 500ml. The first move of the policy will ban smaller packaging and pet bottles.

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