Current Affairs Quiz: November 5 2018

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  1. Where was the 78th annual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics held from November 1 to 3, 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Kolkata
    3) Chennai
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    From November 1 to 3, 2018, the 3-day 78th annual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics was held in New Delhi. It was organized by:
    • The Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi;
    • International Food Policy Research Institute, Delhi; and
    • Tata-Cornell Institute,Ithaca, USA.
    3 broad based subjects were discussed. They were:
    • 7 Year plan for agriculture-output and bio-waste management,
    • Post-harvesting requirements for reducing the gap between what customers pay and farmers receive.
    • Social and Community organizations for agricultural development and coping with limited non-renewable resources.
  2. Where was the 24th edition of the India-Italy Technology Summit held on 30th October 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On October 30, 2018, 24th edition of the India-Italy Technology Summit was held in New Delhi. It was co-hosted by India and Italy. The Summit was organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The summit focused on a number of areas including healthcare, aerospace, education, clean technology, renewable energy and information and communication technology.
  3. Oil Marketing Companies (IOCL, HPCL & BPCL) and _____ signed an MOU for collaboration in LPG services, on 3rdNovember 2018?
    1) CSC e-Governance Services India Limited
    2) NITI Aayog
    3) State Bank of India
    4) Indian Overseas Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) CSC e-Governance Services India Limited
    Explanation:
    On November 3, 2018, Oil Marketing Companies (IOCL, HPCL & BPCL) and CSC e-Governance Services India Limited signed an MOU for collaboration in LPG services. This will be done under Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY). The MOU was signed in presence of: Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.
  4. Where was the 18th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting held,on 2nd November 2018?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Durban, South Africa
    3) Dhaka, Bangladesh
    4) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Durban, South Africa
    Explanation:
    On November 2, 2018, the 18th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting was held in Durban, South Africa. The Theme of the IORA meeting was: “IORA: Uniting the Peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East through enhanced cooperation for Peace, Stability And Sustainable Development”. South Africa is the current chairman of the IORA organization. The Meeting was chaired by Honourable Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Foreign Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, and Chair of the Association. Declaration on Guidelines for Enhancing Interaction with Dialogue Partners in IORA was adopted. The eThekwini Communique was produced as the final outcome document of the 18th COM.
  5. Which city has been ranked as number one Asian city in the Sustainability Index by engineering firm Arcadis?
    1) Singapore
    2) Kuala Lampur
    3) Beijing
    4) Tokyo
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Singapore
    Explanation:
    Singapore has maintained its rank as number one Asian city in the Sustainability Index by engineering firm Arcadis. The Sustainability Index assessed cities based on 3 pillars: profit pillar, people pillar and planet pillar. Singapore secured fourth place in global rankings. As per the study, Singapore ranked first for the profit pillar that assesses the business environment and economic performance of cities. Singapore ranked 31st out of 100 cities, for the people pillar that tests social mobility and quality of opportunity and life. Singapore secured 41st spot for the planet pillar that assesses the management of energy use, pollution and emissions.
  6. What is the rank of India globally in terms of web-borne threats, according to a recent report by global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab?
    1) 3
    2) 6
    3) 12
    4) 10
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 12
    Explanation:
    India has ranked 12th in the world in terms of web-borne threats, according to a recent report by global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab. In the 3rd quarter (July- September), 32.8 % of users were attacked by web-borne threats in India. Kaspersky Lab products detected 48,093,743 Internet-borne malware incidents on computers of KSN participants in India. Regarding vulnerabilities in browsers and their plugins (drive-by download), infection happened when visiting an infected website, without any intervention from user and without their knowledge. This is the most used method by cybercriminals for these kind of attacks.
  7. Name the declaration that was signed for agricultural and rural development, at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China, on 3rd November 2018?
    1) Shanghai Declaration
    2) Changsha Declaration
    3) South-South Declaration
    4) South Asian Declaration
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Changsha Declaration
    Explanation:
    On 3rd November 2018, over 20 countries committed to the Changsha Declaration at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China. 26 countries and 11 international organisations including Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) signed the Changsha Declaration. The Changsha Declaration focuses on agricultural and rural development. It aims to eliminate poverty and hunger. It aims to enhance the efforts towards South-South Cooperation, an initiative for eliminating hunger and malnutrition through mutual sharing and exchange of good practices, resources, and know-how between countries of the global south.
  8. Who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on 1st November 2018?
    1) Ravi Parthiban
    2) Dinkar Asthana
    3) Randeep Singhal
    4) Shraddha Sharma
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Dinkar Asthana
    Explanation:
    On 1st November 2018, Dinkar Asthana was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Dinkar Asthana is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of the 1990 batch. Currently, he is Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lao People’s Democratic Republic. He replaces Mr. Ravi Shankar Aisola. He will take up this assignment soon.
  9. Who became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals, at the world gymnastics championships in Doha, Qatar, on 2nd November 2018?
    1) Simone Biles
    2) Rachael Parker
    3) Gabriel Sollis
    4) Susan Mayer
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Simone Biles
    Explanation:
    On 2nd Friday 2018, Simone Biles became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals, by winning her 13th gold medal at the world gymnastics championships in Doha, Qatar. Simone Biles has surpassed the previous all-time record of 12 world championship gold medals by Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, made in 1996. She won her 13th career gold medal in the individual vault competition. She won a total of the 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal, in the championship at Doha. She won gold in the team and all-around events. She won silver medal in the uneven bars event. She is 21 years old and hails from America. She has become the first American gymnast to win a world championship medal on all four events. Now she has 18 world championship medals overall.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Director General of Indian Coast Guard?
    Answer
     Rajendra Singh
  2. Who is the Director General of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)?
    Answer
     Jose Graziano da Silva
  3. What is the capital and currency of Lao People’s Democratic Republic or Laos?
    Answer
     Capital – Vientiane; Currency – Kip
  4. Who is the Secretary General of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)?
    Answer
     Dr. Nomvuyo N. Nokwe
  5. Who is the Prime Minister of Italy?
    Answer
      Giuseppe Conte
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