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Current Affairs Quiz: 25 November 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Commonwealth Youth Parliament, Filaria immunization campaign and International Children's Peace Prize for the year 2019 among others. 

Nov 25, 2019 19:02 IST
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25 November 2019: 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 Commonwealth Youth Parliament, Filaria immunization campaign and International Children's Peace Prize for the year 2019 among others. 

1. Which state assembly is scheduled to host 3-day Commonwealth Youth Parliament?
a) Karnataka
b) Telangana
c) Delhi 
d) Kerala

2. Who among the following businessmen has announced that he would be running for US Presidential Elections 2020?
a) Michael Bloomberg
b) Satya Nadella 
c) Mark Zuckerberg 
d) Jeff Bezos

3. Which state government has launched an immunisation campaign against Filaria?
a) Kerala 
b) Madhya Pradesh 
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh

4. Who among the following has been awarded the International Children's Peace Prize for the year 2019?
a) Greta Thunberg
b) Julia Brassels
c) Jenifer Loy
d) Rebeca Johnson

5. Who has recently won the men's singles title at the Scottish Open 2019?
a) Rafael Nadal
b) Lakshya Sen
c) George Mimick
d) Mathew Orwell

6. Which state observes ‘Sangai Festival’ every year?
a) Nagaland
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Manipur
d) Assam

7. Which umpire has written ‘Finding the Gaps’ book? 
a) Aleem Dar
b) Simon Taufel
c) Stever Buckner
d) Bili Bowden

8. Which Rhino has gone extinct in Malaysia?
a) White rhinoceros
b) Javan rhinoceros
c) Indian rhinoceros
d) Sumatran rhinoceros

9. Which nation’s floating school project has won the Aga Khan Architecture Award?
a) India
b) Bangladesh 
c) Malaysia 
d) Mauritius 

10. Who has been fired as US Navy Secretary for his handling of a US Navy Seal’s case.
Richard Spencer
Jonathan Cohen 
Robert Lighthizer
John J. Sullivan 

Answers

1. (c) Delhi 
Delhi Assembly is hosting a three-day Commonwealth Youth Parliament from November 25, 2019.The Youth Parliament will have over 47 participants from 24 Commonwealth countries including 11 participants from India. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will be the Chief Guest of the event.  

2. (a) Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg, CEO and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services,  announced on November 25, 2019 that he would be running for US Presidential Elections 2020. He joins the 17 Democrat candidates who would be looking to compete with Donald Trump. Bloomberg said that he cannot afford another four years of Trump.  

3. (d) Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh government has launched a massive immunisation campaign against the filariasis or Filaria. The Union government has set the year 2021 as the deadline for complete eradication of filaria in country.

4. (a) Greta Thunberg
Swedish citizen Greta Thunberg was recently honoured with the International Children's Peace Prize. She launched a global campaign called 'School Strike' for which she was given this award.

5. (b) Lakshya Sen
Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen has established new milestone of success for Indian players by winning the title of men's singles competition in the Scottish Open competition. Lakshya Sen is just 18 years old and had achieved the first position in the junior rankings in 2017.

6. (c) Manipur
The Sangai festival is the cultural annual festival of the Manipur. Its purpose is to present the state as a world class tourist destination. This festival is held in different parts of Manipur.

7. (b) Simon Taufel
The book 'Finding the Gaps', written by cricket umpire Simon Toffel, was recently released. He has written about many aspects related to cricket life in front of the readers.

8. (d) Sumatran rhinoceros
Sumatran rhinoceros have reportedly gone extinct in Malaysia after the last survivor of the species in the nation passed away on November 23, 2019. The rhino named Iman died of natural causes. She was detected with uterine tumors since her capture in March 2014.

9. (b) Bangladesh 
A floating school project named ‘the Arcadia Education Project’ in Bangladesh has won the Aga Khan Architecture Award. The floating school, designed by internationally renowned architect of Bangladesh Saif Ul Haque has won many other prestigious awards as well for its unique and innovative concept. 

10. (a) Richard Spencer
US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has been fired by US Defence Secretary Mark Esper for his handling of a Navy Seal's case. The case was related to Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with a corpse in Iraq in 2017. The Navy Secretary had demoted Gallagher but President Donald Trump later reinstated his rank.

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