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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 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 Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge, 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures and 1857 Rebellion among others.

Nov 20, 2018 17:26 IST
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20 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 Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge, 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures and 1857 Rebellion among others.

1. Who launched the Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge?

a) Narendra Modi
b) Suresh Prabhu
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Rajnath Singh

2. A panel led by who of the following submitted its report on India’s SEZ policy to Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu?

a) Urjit Patel
b) B.N. Mohapatra
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Baba Kalyani

3. Which nation’s cabinet has approved a proposal to rejoin the Commonwealth, two years withdrawing?

a) Cameroon
b) Malaysia
c) Maldives
d) Zimbabwe

4.
Which country has vowed to never allow any foreign military base on its land?

a) Vietnam
b) Cambodia
c) Maldives
d) Cameroon

5.
Which state government has decided to launch an interactive mobile app for restaurants?

a) Odisha
b) Karnataka
c) West Bengal
d) Delhi

6. Which city hosted the All India Heads of Police Communication Conference?

a) Pune
b) Bengaluru
c) Hyderabad
d) New Delhi

7. The Union Commerce Ministry gave away the champion award to which Indian airport for timely closure of grievances?

a) Chennai International Airport
b) Indira Gandhi International Airport
c) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
d) Kempegowda International Airport  

8. Who launched AirSewa 2.0 to make air travel hassle-free?

a) Harsh Vardhan
b) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
c) Suresh Prabhu
d) Prakash Javadekar

9.
The 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures was held in which city?

a) Dublin
b) Versailles
c) Stockholm
d) Berlin

10. Which among the following leaders of the 1857 rebellion was born on November 19?

a) Rani Lakshmibai
b) Tantia Tope
c) Begum Hazrat Mahal
d) Nana Sahib

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Narendra Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Ease of Doing Business grand challenge on resolving seven identified ease of doing business problems with the use of cutting-edge technologies. The grand challenge seeks to invite innovative ideas from individuals, start-ups and private enterprises to implement current technology for re-engineering related Government processes.

2. (d) Baba Kalyani


The Baba Kalyani led committee constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to study the existing SEZ policy of India submitted its report to Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu. The report notes that the success seen by services sectors like IT and ITES has to be promoted in other services sector like health care, financial services, legal, repair and design services.

3. (c) Maldives

The Maldives cabinet has approved the proposal to rejoin the Commonwealth, two years after withdrawing from the 53-nation grouping. The announcement was made by the nation’s newly inaugurated President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on November 19.  The country had left the Commonwealth during former President Abdulla Yameen's administration in October 2016.

4. (b) Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed never to allow foreign military bases in his country. The Prime Minister said that the country's Constitution does not permit foreign troops in Cambodia. His remarks come in the wake of a news report that suggested China is pushing for a naval base in southern Cambodia that would potentially provide Beijing with easier access to the South China Sea.

5. (c) West Bengal

The West Bengal Tourism Department has decided to launch an interactive mobile app next month, listing all the good restaurants in Kolkata and other places across the State. The move comes as tourists visit the Department website for locating restaurants. The restaurants already listed on the Department's website will find a place in the app. More restaurants will be added gradually.

6. (d) New Delhi


The All India Heads of Police Communication Conference was inaugurated by Minister of State for Communications (I/C) Manoj Sinha in New Delhi on November 19, 2018. The theme of the two-day conference is “Modernisation of Police Communication and Challenges thereof”.

7. (a) Chennai International Airport

Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on November 19, 2018 launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi. The Minister also gave away the champion award to Chennai airport that saw hundred per cent timely closure of grievances in one year.

8. (c) Suresh Prabhu

Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi. The major improvements in the upgraded version include features such as secure sign-up and log-in with social media, chatbot for travellers support and improved grievance management including social media grievances.

9. (b) Versailles


The 26th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) was held during November 13-16 2018 at Palais des Congrés, Versailles, France. The conference is the highest international body of the world for accurate and precise measurements.

10. (a) Rani Lakshmibai

Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi or the queen of the princely state of Jhansi in North India was born on November 19, 1828. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists.

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