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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 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 ‘Zarya’ launch, J&K state assembly dissolved and the release of India-Vietnam Joint Statement among others.

Nov 22, 2018 17:22 IST
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22 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 ‘Zarya’ launch, J&K state assembly dissolved and the release of India-Vietnam Joint Statement among others.

1. ‘Zarya’, the first component of the ISS was launched by which space agency?

a) Roscosmos
b) NASA
c) JAXA
d) ESA

2. Which nation’s spacecraft is used by astronauts to travel to and from the International Space Station?

a) United States
b) Russia
c) United Kingdom
d) Japan

3. The first crew of ISS climbed aboard the station in which year?

a) 1999
b) 1998
c) 2000
d) 2001

4. President Kovind has unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in which city?

a) Sydney
b) Kuala Lumpur
c) Jakarta
d) Hanoi

5. India released a Joint Statement with which nation on November 21, 2018?

a) Australia
b) Indonesia
c) Vietnam
d) New Zealand

6. Which state’s governor dissolved the state assembly on November 21, 2018?

a) Jammu and Kashmir
b) Meghalaya
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Chhattisgarh

7. The US has scaled down its annual joint military exercise ‘Foal Eagle’ with which nation?

a) France
b) Japan
c) South Korea
d) North Korea

8. PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects in 129 districts of which city?

a) New Delhi
b) Pune
c) Ahmedabad
d) Mumbai

9.
Which Indian filmmaker will be honoured with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award?

a) Mira Nair
b) Anurag Kashyap
c) Deepa Mehta
d) Nandita Das

10.  Abhijit Bose has been named as the India Head of which messaging application?

a) WhatsApp
b) Hangout
c) WeChat  
d) Snapchat

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Roscosmos

The International Space Station (ISS) turned 20 years old on November 20, 2018. The project was kicked by Russian space agency Roscosmos when it launched its Zarya module from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 20, 1998.

2. (b) Russia

The ISS currently serves as the largest, peaceful scientific collaboration in history. The multination partnerships have helped defray the burden of the ISS’s functioning. After NASA discontinued the Space Shuttle program in 2011, Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft started selling rides.

3. (c) 2000

According to NASA, 230 individuals from 18 countries have visited the International Space Station. The ISS’s first crew included Astronaut Bill Shepherd and cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev, who climbed aboard the station on November 2, 2000.  It has been continuously occupied since then.

4. (a) Sidney

President Ram Nath Kovind on November 22, 2018 unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Parramatta in Sydney, Australia.  On the occasion, a large number of people from the Indian community were present to welcome Indian President.

5. (c) Vietnam

India and Vietnam released a Joint Statement on November 21, 2018 after extensive talks between Vietnam President Nguyen Phu Trong and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, during the latter’s state visit to Vietnam from November 18-20, 2018.

6. (a) Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on November 21, 2019 dissolved the State Assembly with immediate effect after rival alliances staked claim to form the government. The Governor cited four main reasons for dissolving the Assembly and these include horse-trading and possible exchange of money and the impossibility of forming a stable government by parties with opposing political ideologies.

7. (c) South Korea

The United States and South Korea have scaled down an annual joint military exercise, Foal Eagle, scheduled for the spring of 2019.  According to US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, the move is to facilitate nuclear talks with North Korea. Foal Eagle is the biggest of the regular joint exercises held by the allies and has always infuriated North Korea, which condemned it as preparations for the invasion.

8. (a) New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones of City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects in 129 districts from New Delhi on November 22, 2018. The move will herald the availability of convenient, environment-friendly and cheaper natural gas for almost half of the country's population spread across 26 States and Union Territories.

9. (d) Nandita Das

Filmmaker Nandita Das will be honoured with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane on November 29, 2018. Das will be presented the award in recognition of her achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region.  

10. (a) WhatsApp

WhatsApp on November 22, 2018 announced the appointment of Abhijit Bose as its India head. This is the first time that it has named a head for the country that accounts for most users across the world. The Facebook-owned app had been drawing flakes from the government to devise ways to trace the origin of fake messages circulated on the platform.

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