Daily Current affairs Quiz – November 15,2018 for all competitive exams

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Ministry of Finance has issued a notification regarding the release of the Rs 75 coin to commemorate 75th anniversary of which leader?

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel
  • None of these

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose- On November 14, 2018, the Ministry of Finance issued a notification regarding the release of the Rs 75 coin to commemorate 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at Port Blair in Andaman Nicober Islands. It will weigh 35 grams.


Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has launched a scheme named “Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme” to provide cheaper loans to startups in the cooperative sector. It will be implemented by _____?

  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
  • National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
  • State Bank of India (SBI)
  • None of these

National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)- On November 14, 2018, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched of a scheme named “Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme”. This scheme was launched while inaugurating the 65th All India Cooperative Week organised by the National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) in New Delhi. This scheme will be implemented by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)


Which state observed ‘Rosogolla Day’ to commemorate the first anniversary of receiving Geographical Indication or GI tag for its famous sweet Rosogolla, on 14th November 2018?

  • Chhattisgarh
  • West Bengal
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • None of these

West Bengal- On 14th November 2018, West Bengal observed ‘Rosogolla Day’ to commemorate the first anniversary of receiving Geographical Indication or GI tag for West Bengal’s famous sweet Rosogolla as ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’. The decision to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14 was made by West Bengal government. On this day, various varieties of rosogollas were displayed in stalls of ‘Mishti Hub’ (Sweetmeat Hub), in Eco Park, Kolkata. A discussion on the history of Rosogolla was also held.


UNICEF along with which organization launched UNICEF-Atal Tinkering Lab Hackthon to commemorate Children’s Day, on 14th November 2018?

  • Infosys
  • NITI Aayog
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • National Council of Educational Research and Training
  • None of these

NITI Aayog- On November 14, 2018, NITI Aayog and UNICEF launched UNICEF-Atal Tinkering Lab Hackthon to commemorate Children’s Day. Its objective is to encourage children towards making new innovations. It is a 72-hour problem solving quest whose winners will be announced on 20th of November. This is a part of the Atal Tinkering Labs and Atal Innovation Mission.


The UNSC has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against which nation after nine years?

  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Eritrea

Eritrea- The United Nations Security Council on November 15, 2018 unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims that Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia. However, Eritrea has always denied the accusations.


Name the heaviest satellite launched in orbit by an Indian launch vehicle, GSLV-Mk III D2, from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on 14th November 2018?

  • GSAT-54
  • GSAT-29
  • GSAT-14
  • GSAT-12
  • None of these

GSAT-29- On 14th November 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29, which was put in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by India’s 5th generation heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III D2 (GSLV-Mk III D2). GSLV Mk III D2 was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the second successful developmental flight for GSLV Mark III, which is considered ISRO’s most powerful rocket.


According to ISRO Chief K Sivan, the first unmanned programme of ‘Gaganyaan’ has been planned for when?

  • December 2020
  • March 2019
  • January 2019
  • November 2020

December 2020- The Indian Space Research Organisation has set a ‘target’ of achieving the country’s ambitious manned mission to space by 2021, with the first unmanned programme of ‘Gaganyaan’ planned for December 2020, said the space agency’s chief K Sivan November 14, 2018.


India will become the _____ biggest emitter of carbon dioxide from the power sector in the world before 2030, according to the report by the International Energy Agency titled ‘World Energy Outlook’?

  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • Fourth
  • None of these

Second- On November 13, 2018, according to the report by the International Energy Agency titled ‘World Energy Outlook’, India would surpass US as the 2nd biggest emitter of carbon dioxide from the power sector in the world after China. India’s growing energy demand is the reason for the title which is expected to be achieved before 2030.


As per the US-based National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) report, which Indian city is the most congested one?

  • Delhi
  • Gurgaon
  • Kolkata
  • Bengaluru

Bengaluru – The US-based National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) recently published the report titled ‘Mobility and Congestion in Urban India’. Bengaluru was ranked as India’s most congested city followed by Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune.


The first-ever bilateral naval exercise ‘Samudra Shakti 2018’ began between India and which country?

  • Cuba
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Maldives

Indonesia- The first-ever bilateral naval exercise ‘Samudra Shakti 2018’ began between Indian and Indonesian Navy at the port of Surabaya in Indonesia from November 12, 2018. From Indian side, INS Rana of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command is participating in the exercise.


Which Indian politician delivered the keynote speech at the Singapore Fintech Festival?

  • Suresh Parbhu
  • Ram Nath Kovind
  • Narendra Modi
  • Venkaiah Naidu

Narendra Modi- PM Modi also addressed the audience during the Fintech Conference along with the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the sidelines of 33rd ASEAN Summit. He became the first head of government to deliver the keynote speech at the Singapore Fintech Festival.


Which Summit was not held in Singapore recently?

  • 33rd ASEAN Summit
  • World Water Summit 2018
  • East Asia Summit
  • 2nd RCEP Summit

World Water Summit 2018- The 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit concluded on November 15, 2018 at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore. The Summit began on November 13, 2018. The Summit also saw the holding of other related summits like East Asia Summit (EAS), Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit, (RCEP) and ASEAN plus summits.


Which Indian project won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award in ‘Award of Distinction’ category?

  • LAMO Centre of Ladakh
  • University of Mumbai Library Building
  • Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain
  • Rajabai Clock Tower

LAMO Centre of Ladakh- The LAMO Centre of Ladakh won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation on November 9, 2018. This aristocratic house was restored from a state of partial ruin. Apart from Ladakh’s centre, two Mumbai projects fetched Honourable Mention under the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards.


The 26th Conference of Central and State Statistical Organisation has held in which state?

  • Maharashtra
  • Delhi
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttar Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh- The 26th Conference of Central and States Statistical Organisations began on November 15, 2018 at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics”.


According to a Cisco-led study, which country is going to add 14 lakh IT jobs in new-age technologies by 2027?

  • Bangladesh
  • Japan
  • China
  • India

India – India will generate over14 lakh new IT jobs by 2027 driven by demand for a skilled workforce in emerging technologies such as cyber security, Internet of things and Big Data, as per a Cisco-led study that released on November 15.


Where was the 38th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma, on 14th November 2018?

  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Bengaluru

New Delhi – On 14th November 2018, the 38th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi. Theme of the 38th IITF was: ‘Rural Enterprises in India’.


Name the person who resigned as CEO of Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce giant group, on 14th November 2018?

  • Sachin Bansal
  • Binny Bansal
  • Kalyan Krishnamurthy
  • Ananth Narayanan
  • None of these

Binny Bansal- On November 14, 2018, Binny Bansal, CEO of Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce giant group resigned from the post. His resignation was accepted with immediate effect due to an allegation of ‘serious personal misconduct’. Kalyan Krishnamurthy will continue to be the CEO of the e-commerce company. Ananth Narayanan, who is the CEO of Myntra and Jabong, will continue in those roles and will now report to Krishnamurthy.


Chitta Jena died following a short term illness in Cuttack, Odisha, on 13th November 2018. He was a ____?

  • Journalist
  • Educationalist
  • Politician
  • Singer

Singer- On 13th November 2018, Odia singer Chitta Jena died following a short term illness in Cuttack, Odisha. Chitta Jena was 76 years old. He was popular for his versatility and talent. He made his debut as a playback singer in 1974 in the movie Mana Akasha.


England’s Joe Cole announced his retirement from which sport on 13th November 2018?

  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • None of these

Football – On 13th November 2018, former England midfielder Joe Cole announced his retirement from football. Joe Cole is 37 years old. He has planned to pursue coaching after retirement. He has made 716 professional appearances. He has scored 104 goals for 7 clubs.


Who was named La Liga league’s best player of the 2017-18 campaign, by Marca at an awards ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, on 12th November 2018?

  • Lionel Messi
  • Jan Oblak
  • Iago Aspas
  • Marcelino
  • None of these

Lionel Messi – On 12th November 2018, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was declared La Liga league’s best player of the 2017-18 campaign, by Marca at an awards ceremony in Barcelona, Spain. Other award winners are:
Zamora trophy (Goalkeeper of the year) – Jan Oblak

Zarra award (for the top Spanish scorer) – Iago Aspas

Miguel Munoz trophy (for La Liga’s best coach) – Marcelino

Guruceta trophy (for La Liga’s best referee) – Carlos Del Cerro Grande

 

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