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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 November 2018

The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new Revenue Secretary, Maratha Reservation Bill and India’s first cyber "war room” among others.

Nov 19, 2018 17:28 IST
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19 November 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new Revenue Secretary, Maratha Reservation Bill and India’s first cyber "war room” among others.

1. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended which country’s presidential inauguration on November 17, 2018?

a) Indonesia
b) Sri Lanka
c) Maldives
d) Malaysia

2. Who has been appointed as the new Revenue Secretary?

a) Girish Chandra Murmu
b) Yogendra Tripathy
c) N Sivasailam
d) Ajay Bhushan Pandey

3. Who has been appointed as the new Expenditure Secretary?

a) Chhabilendra Roul
b) Girish Chandra Murmu
c) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
d) Sumanta Chaudhuri

4. Which state has passed the Maratha Reservation Bill?

a) Gujarat
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Maharashtra
d) Karnataka

5. Who became the youngest champion of the ATP World Tour Finals in men’s tennis since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago?

a) Alexander Zverev
b) Kevin Anderson
c) Dominic Thiem
d) John Isner

6. Which state has formed a committee to revise auto fares?

a) Delhi
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Haryana
d) Punjab

7. India’s first cyber "war room" is going to be set up in which of the following technology institutes?

a) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
b) Birla Institute of Technology and Science
c) Bhilai Institute of Technology
d) Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

8. When is World Toilet Day observed?

a) 18th November
b) 19th November
c) 20th November
d) 16th November

9. Which state has announced its new Biotechnology Policy?

a) Jharkhand
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Odisha
d) Telangana

10. According to commercial satellite network 'Planet', which statue is visible from space?

a) Statue of Liberty
b) Statue of Unity
c) Spring Temple Buddha
d) Emperors Yan and Huang

Answers with Explanation

1. (c) Maldives

India and Maldives released a Joint Statement on November 17, 2018 after extensive talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives in Male. Modi was on a one day visit to the Maldives to attend the historic swearing-in ceremony of Solih.

2. (d) Ajay Bhushan Pandey

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on November 17, 2018 appointed Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the new revenue secretary. He will succeed current Finance and Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, who is retiring on November 30.

3. (b) Girish Chandra Murmu

The Special Secretary in the Department of Revenue, Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of the Department of Expenditure. He will take charge after the retirement of current Expenditure Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha on January 31, 2019.

4. (c) Maharashtra

The state cabinet of Maharashtra on November 18, 2018 passed the Maratha Reservation Bill, approving reservation for the Maratha community. The state government made the decision based on the recommendations of the Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission. The move follows months of massive protests by members of the community demanding reservation in education and jobs.

5. (a) Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev on November 18, 2018 upset world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 to claim the season-ending ATP Finals and ended the year with the biggest victory of his career. With the win, the 21-year-old became the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago and the first from Germany since 1995.

6.  (a) Delhi

The Delhi Government has formed a committee to revise auto fares, in an attempt to woo autorickshaw drivers ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The 11-member fare revision committee chaired by Special Commissioner (Transport) Anil Banka will submit its report to the government in 30 days.

7. (d) Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

Lucideus Technologies, a IT Risk Assessment and Digital Security Services provider, is setting up a "cyber war room" at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in Erode district, for grooming students to combat increasing cyber crime. The "war room", claimed to be the first such in India, would be launched by the next academic year.

8. (a) November 19

World Toilet Day was observed across the world on November 19, 2018. The day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030.

9. (c) Odisha

The Odisha government has announced a new Biotechnology Policy 2018 to attract investments in the sector at the concluding day of the Make in Odisha Conclave, held in its capital city Bhubaneswar. The state government aims to make the state a top biotech investment destination in the country.

10. (b) Statue of Unity

Commercial satellite network 'Planet' on November 17, 2018 revealed that India's Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue at 597 feet, is visible from the space. The network Planet photographed the statue from the space on November 15.

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