Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 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 north-east’s first youth advocate, new Gold Council and launch of ‘Bhudaar’ portal among others.
23 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 north-east’s first youth advocate, new Gold Council and launch of ‘Bhudaar’ portal among others.
1. The first Indian National Institute of Inter-Faith Studies will be set up in which state?
a) Uttar Pradesh
2. An 80-feet statue of the Buddha is being planned to be built in which state?
d) Uttar Pradesh
3. Which state has allowed pregnant woman to vote without standing in queue?
d) Madhya Pradesh
4. Which country’s largest exhibition on construction equipment and technology 'ConMac 2018' began on November 22, 2018?
5. The second edition of India’s Strategic Conclave with this nation will be held on November 27, 2018 in Abu Dhabi.
b) Saudi Arabia
6. Which country has decided to set up its domestic Gold Council?
d) Sri Lanka
7. Noted classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan passed away at the age of 83 in the United States on November 22. Which nation does he belong to?
8. Which UN organisation has appointed popular Indian singer Nahid Afrin as the first 'Youth Advocate' of the north-eastern region?
9. The population of which among the following cities has fallen for the first time in 2 decades?
a) New Delhi
b) Hong Kong
10. Which state has launched ‘Bhudaar’ portal to make land records accessible to people?
a) Madhya Pradesh
c) Andhra Pradesh
Answers with Explanation
1. (b) Punjab
India’s first National Institute of Inter-Faith Studies will be set up by in Punjab to promote brotherhood and diversity as part of the year-long activities to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, for which the state Government will provide land free of cost.
2. (b) Gujarat
After the 182-meter tall `Statue of Unity' of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Sanghakaya Foundation, a non-profit Buddhist organisation on November 22, 2018 demanded land from the government for installing an 80-feet high statue of Lord Buddha in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat.
3. (d) Madhya Pradesh
In Madhya Pradesh, Pregnant women will not have to stand in queue to vote in assembly election. Understanding the physical problems of such women, the Election Commission is allowing them to vote without standing in line. According to Chief Election Officer of Madhya Pradesh, these women will have to register themselves in the Sugamya portal designed by state election commission.
4. (c) Nepal
Nepal's largest exhibition on construction equipment and technology "ConMac 2018" started in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu on November 22, 2018. Development is the main agenda of the present government and it is committed to infrastructure development in Nepal and machines and technology are very essential to achieve this goal.
5. (a) UAE
The second edition of the India-UAE Strategic Conclave will be held in capital city of Abu Dhabi on November 27, 2018. The day-long conclave will initiate a dialogue to widen the scope of bilateral investments. The event will see key business leaders and senior government officials come together to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries.
6. (a) India
The Union Government has decided to set up a domestic Gold Council in India. The announcement was made by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu while inaugurating the 2nd Edition of India Gold and Jewellery Summit in New Delhi on November 23, 2018.
7. (b) India
Indian classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan, who dedicated his life to propagating the Sitar and the surbahar worldwide, passed away in the United States on November 22, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 83. Imrat Khan had famously turned down the Padma Shri in 2017 saying that the recognition had come too late and diminished his achievements.
8. (c) UNICEF
Popular singer Nahid Afrin of Assam has been appointed as the first 'Youth Advocate' of the northeastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights. The UNICEF engages 'Youth Advocates' to harness their voice as agents of change in society. Nahid made her playback debut in the 2016 Bollywood film 'Akira' starring Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. She received the best female playback singer award at the Assam state Film Award 2018.
9. (d) Beijing
The population of China’s capital, Beijing, declined for the first time in two decades in 2017. The number of permanent residents reached 21.707 million in 2017, which is 22,000 fewer than 2016. The number of people in the city’s six urban districts has declined by 3 percent.
10. (c) Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh on November 20, 2018 launched a web portal that will make land records available to people with unique identification numbers just like Aadhar number. The “Bhudaar’’ is an 11-digit unique identification code assigned to each agriculture land holding and rural and urban properties in the state.