Current Affairs Quiz: November 6 2018

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  1. Bihar cabinet has approved redevelopment of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) into world’s largest 5462-bed hospital at an estimated cost of _____?
    1) Rs 3466.89 crore
    2) Rs 5540.07 crore
    3) Rs 6560.85 crore
    4) Rs 7300.50 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rs 5540.07 crore
    Explanation:
    On November 4, 2018, the Bihar cabinet, chaired by CM Nitish Kumar, approved redevelopment of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) into world’s largest 5462-bed hospital. It also took 33 more decisions in the cabinet. The estimated cost for the project is: Rs. 5540.07 crore. Established in 1925, the hospital would be redeveloped by Bihar Medical Services & Infrastructure Corporation Ltd (BMSICL) and would be redeveloped in three phases in seven years. It would be world’s largest hospital having 5462 bed, as against the present 1754 bed, with 36 super speciality departments against the present eight super speciality department. Also, the number of MBBS seats would be increased to 250 against the existing 150.
  2. Where did National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), HCL Foundation and German development agency GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) organize “Bal Ganga Mela” on November 5, 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Kolkata
    3) Noida
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Noida
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) partnered up with HCL Foundation and German development agency GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) to organize “Bal Ganga Mela” at HCL’s campus in Noida. It encouraged students to become ambassadors of change. Important achievements in the “Bal Ganga Mela”:
    NMCG signed an MoU with the HCL Foundation for the following:
    • To work on tributaries of Ganga, – Hindon and Yamunaand
    • Increase forest cover in parts of UP and Uttarakhand.
    The MOU consists of Sensitization/awareness programs on Forest and Environment Conservation.
  3. Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved the strategy for operationalisation of Operation Greens, as per which MoFPI will provide ____% of subsidy for transport and storage of TOP (Tomato, Onion, Potato)?
    1) 60 %
    2) 50 %
    3) 40 %
    4) 35 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 50 %
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under Union Minister Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal approved the strategy for operationalisation of Operation Greens. The strategy consists of the following:
    • Short term Price Stabilisation Measures,
    • Long Term Integrated value chain development projects.
    The Short term Price Stabilisation measures would be implemented by the Nodal agency NAFED and MoFPI will provide 50% of the subsidy for transport and storage of TOP (Tomato, Onion, Potato).
  4. South Korea and which country resumed their battalion-level marine exercises “Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP)”, in Pohang, South Korea, on 5th November 2018?
    1) United States
    2) North Korea
    3) China
    4) Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) United States
    Explanation:
    On 5th November 2018, South Korea and the United States resumed their battalion-level marine exercises “Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP)”, in Pohang, South Korea. KMEP was suspended in May 2018 for 6 months in the middle of peace efforts with North Korea by South Korea and United States. US and South Korea were supposed to conduct 19 rounds of training as part of the exercise in fiscal 2018 (from October 2017 to September 2018). So far only 11 rounds have been performed. 500 troops from the South Korean Marine Corps and the US III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating.
  5. Where was the ‘Sharjah-India Business Roundtable’ held on November 5, 2018?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    3) Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    4) Mumbai, India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, India and Sharjah decided to boost economic ties at The ‘Sharjah-India Business Roundtable’, that was held in Sharjah, UAE. It was organized by Sharjah FDI Office, Invest in Sharjah. It was held on the sidelines of the Indian-UAE Partnership Summit that was held in October 30-31, 2018 in Dubai. The conference focused on addressing the investment opportunities spanning across emerging sectors such as technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and renewable energy, in a bid to expand the number of businesses in Sharjah.
  6. ICICI Bank announced partnership with ‘Amazon Pay’ to launch a co-branded credit card, ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card’ on which platform?
    1) Visa
    2) Master Card
    3) American Express
    4) PayPal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Visa
    Explanation:
    On October 30, 2018, ICICI Bank announced partnership with ‘Amazon Pay’ to launch a co-branded credit card, ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card’. This co-branded card is available on Visa platform. This move is expected to help significantly expand the credit card customer base for the bank. This will make online shopping more affordable and provide the best value to Amazon Pay customers.
  7. US International Trade Commission (USITC) ruled against anti-dumping duty on the imports of a synthetic fluoropolymer, from China and which other country?
    1) Japan
    2) India
    3) Australia
    4) Egypt
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) India
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) ruled against anti-dumping duty on the imports of a synthetic fluoropolymer, a key ingredient in non-stick coating for pans and other cookware, from India and China. PTFE has a variety of end-use applications including gaskets, seals, linings, packing materials, tubing, pipe liners, and pipe coatings due to its chemical inertness, heat resistance, electrical insulation properties and functionality over a wide temperature range (-40C to 260C).
  8. Which was the only Asian film that was screened at the 13th Rome Film Festival held from 18th to 28th October 2018 in Rome?
    1) Mere Pyaare Prime Minister
    2) Dangal
    3) Tumhari Sulu
    4) Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Mere Pyaare Prime Minister
    Explanation:
    “Mere Pyaare Prime Minister” was the only Asian film that was screened at the 13th Rome Film Festival held from 18th to 28th October 2018 in Rome. On 23 October 2018, the Official Selection of the Rome Film Fest presented 3 productions from 3 different continents. From Asia, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming film “Mere Pyaare Prime Minister” was screened. The film is produced by Bharathi Mehra. The film speaks about the social issue of open defecation.
  9. Who has been awarded the IPI (International Press Institute) India Award for excellence in journalism 2018?
    1) Ramya Nambiar
    2) Prem Gowda
    3) Namrata Biji Ahuja
    4) David Sebastian
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Namrata Biji Ahuja
    Explanation:
    Namrata Biji Ahuja of The Week magazine has been awarded the IPI (International Press Institute) India Award for excellence in journalism 2018. Namrata Biji Ahuja is a senior special correspondent with The Week magazine. She has received this award for her exclusive story on Nagaland underground camps. The award consisted of a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy and a citation. The jury was headed by former Attorney-General of India Soli Sorabjee. IPI India had instituted the award in 2003. It is awarded annually to honour the best work done by an Indian media organisation or journalist working in print, radio, television and internet mediums.
  10. Name the person who was awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2018’ by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), in New Delhi, on 30th October 2018?
    1) Dr. Ramdas M Pai
    2) Dr. H Vinod Bhat
    3) Arpit Sharma
    4) Reena Ted
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Dr. Ramdas M Pai
    Explanation:
    On 30th October 2018, Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor and President of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), was awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2018’ by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), in New Delhi. Dr. Ramdas M Pai is also Chairman Emeritus, Manipal Education and Medical Group. He has been awarded for his contributions in the fields of education and healthcare. The award was received by Dr. H Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, from Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) as Dr. Ramdas M Pai was unable to attend the function.
  11. Name the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President who was one of the recipients of President’s Award at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Honorary Awards 2018 ceremony in New Delhi, on 1st November 2018?
    1) Dr Thomas Bach
    2) Nii Quay Kumar
    3) Brigadier Mussarat Ullah Khan
    4) Choi-Cho Yoon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Dr Thomas Bach
    Explanation:
    On 1st November 2018, International Hockey Federation (FIH) Honorary Awards 2018 ceremony was held at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi. The FIH Honorary Awards honours individuals or National Associations who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport of hockey. The award winners are listed below:
    President’s Award:
    Dr Thomas Bach (International Olympic Committee (IOC) President)
    Marijke Fleuren
    Pam Elgar
    Alberto Budeisky
    Marc Coudron
    Yokoyama Hide
    Sheikh Al-Fahad Al-Sabah Ahmad
    Naveen Patnaik
    Raj Kumar Singh
    HRH Prince Abdullah Shah
    The Hockey Museum
    Germany Men’s U21 Hockey Team
  12. Who was appointed President of India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) on November 5, 2018?
    1) Anil Kumar Muniswamy
    2) Rajesh Ram Mishra
    3) Pawan Kumar
    4) Sathish Reddy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rajesh Ram Mishra
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), announced appointment of Rajesh Ram Mishra as its new President. The appointment is effective from October 29, 2018. IESA is the trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry.
  13. Who was elected president of International Boxing Association (AIBA), on 5th November 2018?
    1) Gafur Rakhimov
    2) Rashid Alimov
    3) CK Wu
    4) Serik Konakbayev
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Gafur Rakhimov
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, Gafur Rakhimov, an Uzbek businessman, was elected president of International Boxing Association (AIBA), the amateur boxing federation. He replaced previous president CK Wu. He won 86 out of 134 second-round votes against his only opponent, former boxer Serik Konakbayev. He was a former boxer and coach and has been involved in AIBA since 1995. In January 2018, he became AIBA Interim President. Rahimov was awarded with the Honorary Order of the Olympic Council of Asia in 2003, after being a member of its Council since 1999.
  14. Who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo, on November 5, 2018?
    1) Nina Tshering La
    2) Preethi Sharma
    3) Mahmood Hussain
    4) Rafael Davidson
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Nina Tshering La
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, Ms Nina Tshering La, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo. She is currently the Ambassador of India to the Democratic Republic of Congo. She will be provided with residence in Kinshasa.
  15. Name the person who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Japan, on 2nd November 2018?
    1) Nazia Arshath
    2) Sanjay Kumar Verma
    3) Arjun Ram Prasad
    4) Veer Sampath
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sanjay Kumar Verma
    Explanation:
    On November 2, 2018, Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma (IFS: 1988) was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Japan. He is presently the Additional Secretary at Headquarter of Foreign Affairs Ministry.
  16. Name India’s Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarines (SSBN) that completed its first deterrence patrol, on 5thNovember 2018?
    1) INS Vikram
    2) INS Arihant
    3) INS Agni
    4) INS Vashisht
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) INS Arihant
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced successful completion of first deterrence patrol of India’s Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarines (SSBN) INS Arihant. INS Arihant, is a 6,000-tonne ship that comes under the direct control of the Nuclear Command Authority headed by PM Modi. It has been under development for three decades. It will now act as a fully functional underwater ballistic missile delivery platform. It now has a maritime strike capability to land- and air-based delivery platforms thus completing India’s nuclear triad. All the big five nuclear nations — the US, Russia, France, China and the UK — are already full-fledged nuclear triad powers.
  17. Name the Indian who won the SaarLorLux Open 2018 badminton tournament, held in Saarbrücken, Germany, from 30th October to 4th November 2018?
    1) Subhankar Dey
    2) Sathya Kumar
    3) Manish Sinha
    4) Rahul Agrawal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Subhankar Dey
    Explanation:
    From 30th October to 4th November 2018, SaarLorLux Open 2018 badminton tournament, was held in Saarbrücken, Germany. 2018 SaarLorLux Open was the 10th Super 100 tournament of the 2018 BWF World Tour. The tournament was organized by German Badminton Association and was sanctioned by the BWF (Badminton World Federation). Total prize money for the tournament was $75,000.
    Winners:
    EventWinners
    Men’s SinglesSubhankar Dey (India)
    Women’s SinglesCai Yanyan (China)
    Men’s DoublesMarcus Ellis, Chris Langridge (England)
    Women’s DoublesGabriela Stoeva, Stefani Stoeva (Bulgaria)
    Mixed DoublesMarcus Ellis, Lauren Smith (England)
  18. Who won the Men’s Singles title of Rolex Paris Masters 2018 tennis tournament that was held in Paris, France, from 27th October to 4th November 2018?
    1) Karen Khachanov
    2) Novak Djokovic
    3) Marcel Granollers
    4) Rajeev Ram
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Karen Khachanov
    Explanation:
    From 27th October to 4th November 2018, Rolex Paris Masters 2018 was held on the hard surfaces of AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male tennis players held in Paris, France. It is a part of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour Masters 1000 on the ATP Tour. 2018 Paris Masters is the 47th edition of the tournament.
    Winners:
    EventWinnerRunner-up
    Men’s SinglesKaren Khachanov (Russia)Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
    Men’s DoublesMarcel Granollers (Spain), Rajeev Ram (United States)Jean-Julien Rojer (Netherlands), Horia Tecău (Romania)
  19. Who won the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix 2018 at Sepang, Malaysia on 4th November 2018?
    1) Marc Marquez
    2) Valentino Rossi
    3) Alex Rins
    4) Johann Zarco
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Marc Marquez
    Explanation:
    On 4th November 2018, world champion Marc Marquez won the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix 2018 at Sepang, Malaysia. Honda’s Marc Marquez won the race inspite of starting in seventh position. Suzuki’s Alex Rins finished second in the race. Yamaha’s Johann Zarco finished in third spot.
  20. Which country won the title of 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for Women held in Bengaluru from 28 October to 3 November 2018?
    1) India
    2) Sri Lanka
    3) China
    4) South Korea
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) China
    Explanation:
    The 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for Women was held in Bengaluru from 28 October to 3 November 2018. It was the 24th edition of the biennial competition. China won the title of 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for Women.
  21. What was the theme of 3rd Ayurveda Day observed on November 5, 2018 by Ministry of AYUSH?
    1) Ayurveda for Better Life
    2) Ayurveda for Public health
    3) Ayurveda and Health
    4) Ayurveda for a Healthy Life
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ayurveda for Public health
    Explanation:
    On November 5, 2018, Ministry of AYUSH observed the 3rd Ayurveda Day. The theme of 2018 Ayurveda Day was: “Ayurveda for Public health”. It is annually celebrated on the eve of on Dhanawantari Jayanti (Dhanteras).
  22. When was World Tsunami Awareness Day observed?
    1) November 2
    2) November 4
    3) November 5
    4) November 6
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) November 5
    Explanation:
    On 5th November 2018, World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed all over the world. In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared November 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day. This date was chosen in honour of the Japanese story of “Inamura-no-hi”, which means the “burning of the rice sheaves”. In 1854, during an earthquake, a farmer set fire to his entire harvest to warn villagers about Tsunami. This day aims to create awareness about tsunami and share innovative approaches to risk reduction. World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018 aligns with the International Day for Disaster Reduction and the “Sendai Seven Campaign”. It will focus on Target “C” of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which aims to reduce direct disaster economic loss in relation to Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Valmiki Tiger Reserve located?
    Answer
     Bihar
  2. Name the MD & CEO and headquarters of ICICI Bank?
    Answer
     MD& CEO – Mr. Sandeep Bakshi; Headquarters – Mumbai
  3. Who is the Chairperson of IPI (International Press Institute) based in Vienna, Austria?
    Answer
     Markus Spillmann
  4. What is the capital and currency of Republic of Congo?
    Answer
     Capital – Brazzaville; Currency – CFA franc, Central African CFA franc
  5. Name the Chief of Naval Staff of India?
    Answer
     Admiral Sunil Lanba
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