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Current Affairs Quiz: 10 November 2016

Nov 10, 2016 19:00 IST

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1. What is the theme of the 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development?
a) Science for a Sustainable Future
b) Quality Science Education: Ensuring a sustainable future for all
c) Scientific Issues for Development of the World
d) Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums

2. Name the country with which Maharashtra government has signed an agreement to implement a joint action plan on urban infrastructure development in the State.
a) France
b) United Kingdom
c) Canada
d) Russia

3. Scientists of US Geological Survey and NASA recently discovered water on which asteroid?
a) Ceres
b) Vesta
c) Psyche
d) Pallas

4. Government declared existing 500 and 1000 rupees currency notes as invalid recently. What is the maximum cash amount that a person can deposit in his/her bank accounts within the threshold period of 50-days?
a) 1 lakh rupees
b) 1.50 lakh rupees
c) 2 lakg rupees
d) 2.50 lakh rupees

5. Name the Union Minister who recently launched the Healthy India Initiative magazine.
a) Rajnath Singh
b) Arun Jaitley
c) Jagat Prakash Nadda
d) Sushma Swaraj

6. Who of the following became the first India-American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representative?
a) Shyamala Gopalan
b) Kamala Harris
c) Pramila Jayapal
d) Kali Penn

7. Who of the following became the first ever India-American to win the U.S. Senate seat from California?
a) Shyamala Gopalan
b) Kamala Harris
c) Pramila Jayapal
d) Kal Penn

8. India’s first LNG-powered bus was recently launched in which of the following states?
a) Kerala
b) Odisha
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Punjab

9.
Which scheme was launched by Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship recently?
a) Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana
b) Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana
c) Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana
d) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

10. How much loan was sanctioned by the Asian Development Bank to improve Assam’s power distribution system?
a) 48 million US dollars
b) 81 million US dollars
c) 26 million US dollars
d) 57 million US dollars

11. Who was appointed as Managing Director and CEO of BoB Capital Markets Ltd?
a) Ratnesh Kumar
b) Ishaat Hussain
c) Girish Nikam
d) Ranbir Singh

12. Who will host the ICN 2018 Annual Conference in New Delhi in March –April 2018?
a) Competition Commission of India
b) NITI Aayog
c) Law Commission of India
d) Planning Commission of India

13. Which Indian state is hosting the three-day international agricultural meet, GRAM?
a) Punjab
b) Rajasthan
c) Haryana
d) Uttar Pradesh

14. The 1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress that concluded on 9 November 2016 with adoption of a Declaration on Agro-biodiversity Management was held in which city?
a) Washington
b) New Delhi
c) Paris
d) Tokyo

15. Which five year period has been reported as the warmest by World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) state of the global climate report?
a) 2011-2015
b) 2001-2005
c) 2012-2016
d) 2010-2014

ANSWER

1. (d) Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums
2. (c) Canada
3. (c) Psyche
4. (d) 2.50 lakh rupees
5. (c) Jagat Prakash Nadda
6. (c) Pramila Jayapal
7. (b) Kamala Harris
8. (a) Kerala
9. (c) Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana
10. (a) 48 million US dollars
11. (a) Ratnesh Kumar
12. (a) Competition Commission of India
13. (b) Rajasthan
14. (b) New Delhi
15. (a) 2011-2015

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