What was the theme of Universal Children’s Day celebrated on 20th November 2018?
- Children are taking over and turning the world blue
- Children are the heroes of tomorrow
- Children are the pillars of tomorrow
- Children and technology
Children are taking over and turning the world blue- Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November every year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. 2018 theme: Children are taking over and turning the world blue. November 20th is an important date which marks the day on which UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.
Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the foundation of India’s first Sri Vishwakarma Skill Development University on 19th November 2018?
- Surat, Gujarat
- Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Palwal, Haryana
- Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Palwal, Haryana- On 19th November 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of India’s first Sri Vishwakarma Skill Development University in Palwal district of Haryana.
Which state has passed a bill to give land rights to enclave dwellers?
- West Bengal
- Madhya Pradesh
West Bengal– To end an era of undecided future for the people residing West Bengal (WB) enclaves, the WB Assembly unanimously passed a bill to provide land rights to enclave dwellers in north Bengal. The bill, moved by Minister of State for Land and Land Reforms Chandrima Bhattacharya, was passed in the House unopposed.
Which state has launched an intensive project to conserve Gir lions?
- Uttar Pradesh
Gujarat– Gujarat government on November 20, 2018 launched a Rs 351-crore project for the conservation of the Gir lions. The project is launched in the backdrop of the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) outbreak that claimed 23 Asiatic lions lives in their only dwelling Gir National park in Saurashtra.
Vajra Prahar, a 12-day long joint military exercise between India and which country was started in Jaipur, on 19th November 2018?
- United States
United States- On November 19 2018 ‘Vajra Prahar’,a 12-day long joint military exercise between India and the United States was started in Jaipur. US contingent comprises of an United States Pacific Commander and 10 other ranks from the Special Forces Group arrived at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges on November 18 and informed Rajasthan Defence PRO Lt Col Sombhit Ghosh for undertaking Joint training with the Indian Special Forces.
Which country is rejoining Commonwealth after 2 years of withdrawal?
Maldives- On 19th November 2018, Maldives new President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih made the announcement that Maldives Cabinet approves re-joining of Commonwealth after 2 year of withdrawal. Maldives had left commonwealth in 2016 under the leadership of former President Abdulla Yameen amid speculations of corruption and fraud.
Which nation refused to sign UN pact on migration on November 21, 2018?
- New Zealand
Australia– The Australian Government announced on November 21, 2018 that it would not sign the UN Global Compact for Migration saying that the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies. According to the nation, its immigration policy already promotes safe, orderly and regular migration.
Researchers from which Institute have devised ‘Decision Support System’ (DSS), a computer programme that will help maximise LPG connections in BPL (Below Poverty Line) households in the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’?
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
- Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru
- National Institute of Technology, Warrangal
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur- Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, have devised ‘Decision Support System’ (DSS), a computer programme that will help maximise LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) connections in BPL (Below Poverty Line) households in the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’. The researchers were led by Prof Manoj Kumar Tiwari of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Saudi and UAE have announced USD 500 million in aid to which war-torn nation?
Yemen– Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which lead a military coalition against the Huthi rebels in Yemen, on November 20, 2018 announced USD 500 million in aid to the country on the brink of famine. Both the nations will each give USD 250 million in response to the food crisis to support more than 10 million people.
Which country plays host to the International prototype of kilogram?
France- The International prototype of kilogram (IPK), which serves as the international standard of kilogram, is kept at the BIPM in Paris, France. It is made of 90 per cent platinum and 10 per cent iridium and is a cylinder of 39 mm diameter and 39 mm height. The replicas of the IPK are made of the same material and used at BIPM as reference or working standards.
Which company will acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company for $1.4 billion, by February 2019?
BlackBerry- BlackBerry will wholly acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company for $1.4 billion. The deal is expected to close before the end of Blackberry’s current fiscal year in February 2019.
What is the rank of India in Global Annual talent ranking released by renowned IMD Business School, Switzerland, on 20 November 2018?
53- On 20th November 2018,India has slipped two places to rank 53rd Position in Global Annual talent ranking released by renowned IMD Business School, Switzerland on 20 November 2018.Switzerland retained the top Position for the fifth consecutive year.Denmark attained 2nd rank,while Norway attained 3rd Rank. India ranked at 51st Position in 2017.
Where was the 27th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change held on 19th and 20th November 2018?
- New Delhi
New Delhi- On 19th and 20th November 2018, the 27th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India. Ministers welcomed the 184 ratifications, till date, of the Paris Agreement adopted under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
Where was the All India Heads of Police Communication Conference held on 19th and 20th November 2018?
- New Delhi
New Delhi- On 19th & 20th November 2018, the two day conference was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Communication (I/C) and Railways Shri Manoj Sinha. The motive behind the conference was to bring all the stakeholders together on one platform to address contemporary issues and exchange best practices in all domains of communication and to encourage innovative and modern police communication. The theme of the conference was “Modernization of Police Communication and challenges thereof.”
Where was the 4th edition of Intex South Asia held on 14th November 2018?
- Kathmandu, Nepal
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- New Delhi, India
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka- On 14th November 2018, 4th edition of Intex South Asia was inaugurated by Indian high commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Intex South Asia is the largest international textile sourcing show in South Asia. It was organized by Worldex India Exhibition and Promotion Pvt. Ltd in partnership with Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), Retailers Association of India, Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) etc.
Name the author of the book ‘Radio Kashmir – In Times of Peace & War’ released by Dr. Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi, on 20th November 2018?
- Vinayak Mahadev
- Ranjan Mishra
- Dr Rajesh Bhat
- Dr Mervin Joseph
Dr Rajesh Bhat- On 20th November 2018, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh released a book named ‘Radio Kashmir – In Times of Peace & War’ written by Dr Rajesh Bhat in New Delhi. The book has been published by Stellar Publishers.
Who is the author of the book “The Velevt Gloves” unveiled by Maharashta Director General of Police Datta Padsalgikar on 17th November 2018?
- Arjun Kakkar
- Balakrishna Kamath
- Manish Kumar
Balakrishna Kamath- On 17th November 2018, Maharashta Director General of Police Datta Padsalgikar unveiled “THE VELEVT GLOVES” a novel written by former Intelligence Bureau (IB) Officer Balakrishna Kamath in Mumbai. Dedicated to the memory of Mr.Kamath’s wife Rema, the novels revolves around a retired intelligence officer who finds himself in the midst of a sinister plot that begins the same day he retires.
Which film won the ‘Best Film award’ in the 24th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF 2018) that was held in Kolkata, from 10th to 17th November 2018?
- The Third Wife
- Widow of Silence
- Antony Phiringi
- The Sweet Requiem
The Third Wife- From 10th to 17th November 2018, 24th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF 2018) was held in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Erik Solheim resigned as the head of which UN programme, amid audit on his travel expenses?
- United Nations Development Programme
- World Food Programme
- United Nations Environment Programme
- UN High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Environment Programme– UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim resigned from his post on November 20, 2018 following an audit report questioning his huge travel expenses. A UN audit had found that Solheim had spent nearly five lakh US dollar on travel. The unjustified travel expenses come at a time when the world body is struggling with shrinking budgets.
Name the Indian-American Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adobe who has been named by Fortune in its 2018 Business Person of the Year list?
- Shantanu Narayen
- Ramnath Kataria
- Vivek Pariwar
- Shivram Mathavan
Shantanu Narayen- Indian-American Shantanu Narayen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adobe, has been named by Fortune in its 2018 Business Person of the Year list. The list ranks 20 business executives delivering on the bottom line and beyond. Fifty six year old Shantanu Narayen ranks 12th on the list. The list is topped by Tricia Griffith, CEO of insurance company Progressive.
Which airport was awarded the champion award for 100 % timely closure of grievances in one year, by Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, on 19th November 2018?
- Chennai airport
- Mumbai airport
- Bengaluru airport
- Mangaluru airport
Chennai airport- On 19th November 2018, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app, in New Delhi. AirSewa 2.0 will address air passengers’ grievances like flight delays, problem in a refund, long queues and complaints of lost baggage.
Name the Indian tennis pair who won the women’s doubles title of WTA Taipei Open Championship held in Taipei, Taiwan, from 10th to 18th November 2018?
- Luksika Kumkhum and Natela Dzalamidze
- Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi
- Olga Doroshina and Lidya Joanes
- Gabrielle Sollis and Lynette Scavo
Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi- From 10th to 18th November 2018, WTA Taipei Open Championship held in Taipei City in Taiwan. Total Prize money of the Event is USD125,000. Luksika Kumkhum from Thailand won women singles by defeating Sabine Lisicki of Germany. Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi, the unseeded Indian Tennis pair, teamed together to clinch the women double’s trophy at the WTA Taipei Open.
Who won the men’s singles title of the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2018 held in Kowloon, Hong Kong, from 13th to 18thNovember 2018?
- Son Wan Ho
- Kenta Nishimoto
- Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
- Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Son Wan Ho- From 13th to 18th November 2018, Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2018 was held at Hong Kong Coliseum, in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Total Prize Money for the tournament was USD 400,000.
Name the football player who became the oldest European international goalkeeper, on 16th November 2018?
- Georgi Petkov
- Giorgos Koudas
- Elisha Scott
- Dishan Jeremiah
Georgi Petkov- On 16th November 2018, Bulgarian Georgi Petkov became the oldest European international goalkeeper as Bulgaria played a Nations League draw with Cyprus. Georgi Petkov is 42 years and eight months old. He had also become Bulgaria’s oldest player in their Nations League match in Nicosia.
Name the first Indian who won Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the year in DP World Tour Championship held in Dubai, on 18thNovember 2018?
- Akshay Goel
- Shubhankar Sharma
- Rajeev Singhania
- Krish Patil
Shubhankar Sharma- On 18th November 2018, Chandigarh based Young Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma became the first Indian to win Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the year in DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP held in Dubai.
The International Cricket Council has rejected which nation’s compensation claim against India?
- Sri Lanka
Pakistan– The International Cricket Council (ICC) on November 20, 2018 dismissed a compensation claim by Pakistan over India’s refusal to honour an agreement to play bilateral series. The BCCI has welcomed the decision and said it will now approach the Dispute Panel to recover the legal cost from the PCB.