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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 5 November 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as RCEP agreement, Wastelands Atlas 2019, World Tsunami Awareness Day and Paris Climate accord among others.

Nov 5, 2019 17:42 IST
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5 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 RCEP agreement, Wastelands Atlas 2019, World Tsunami Awareness Day and Paris Climate accord among others.

1. Which among the following countries has opted out of the RCEP agreement?
a) Australia
b) China
c) India 
d) Japan 

2. Which Ministry recently released the Wastelands Atlas 2019?
a) Ministry of Rural Development
b) Ministry of Environment & Climate Change
c) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
d) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

3. Which Union Minister co-chaired the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation?
a) Piyush Goyal 
b) Nirmala Sitharaman
c) Rajnath Singh 
d) Amit Shah

4. PS Sreedharan Pillai has been appointed as the Governor of which northeastern state?
a) Mizoram 
b) Meghalaya 
c) Tripura
d) Nagaland

5. When is the World Tsunami Awareness Day observed every year?
a) 4th November
b) 5th November
c) 6th November
d) 7th November

6. Which country recently in November 2019 notified the UN about its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement?
a) Britain
b) USA
c) Germany
d) China

7. When is World Tsunami Awareness Day observed?
a) 5th November
b) 4th November
c) 3rd November
d) 2nd November

8. Which state recently hosted the Tawang Festival?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Arunachal Pradesh

9. Which state government recently announced a ban on government vehicles older than 15 years?
a) Jharkhand
b) Bihar
c) Assam
d) West Bengal

10. Which country has approved the sale of a home-grown drug that is expected to cure Alzheimer's?
a) India 
b) Sweden 
c) South Korea
d) China 

Answers

1. (c) India 
India has withdrawn itself from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) stating that it is against India’s economic interests and national priorities. China announced that India is welcome to join the RCEP whenever it is ready.

2. (a) Ministry of Rural Development
Union Ministry of Rural Development recently released the Wastelands Atlas 2019 on the basis of the new wastelands mapping exercise carried out by NRSC through Indian Remote Sensing Satellite data. The atlas was published by the Department of Land Resources in collaboration with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Department of Space.

3. (c) Rajnath Singh 
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh co-chaired the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on military and military technical cooperation in Moscow. During the visit, the Defence Minister is scheduled to inaugurate the  India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference along with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

4. (a) Mizoram 
PS Sreedharan Pillai took oath as the new Governor of Mizoram on November 5, 2019. He was administered the oath of the office by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice, Ajay Lamba. 

5. (b) 5th November
The World Tsunami Awareness Day is celebrated every year on November 5, 2019 across the world. The Day was proclaimed in the year 2015. The Day aims to raise awareness about Tsunami among people living in low-lying areas.

6. (b) USA
The United States (US) formally notified the United Nations (UN) about its withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, citing unfair economic burden on the country.

7. (a) 5th November
World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed on November 05 every year. UN declared about this day on 2015 and first World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed on 05 November 2016. Its purpose is to spread awareness among people about tsunami. 

8. (d) Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang Festival is an annual festival of Arunachal Pradesh. The festival showcases the rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh by programs related to Buddhism, traditional dances, indigenous games and movies.

9. (b) Bihar
The Bihar government announced a ban on government vehicles older than 15 years due to increasing pollution in the state. All commercial vehicles older than 15 years will be banned in Patna.

10. (d) China 
China’s National Medical Products Administration has approved the market launch of the drug, GV-971, which is reported to cure Alzheimer's. The medicine is expected to be on sale from December 2019. 

Also read: Top Current Affairs Quiz: 4 November 2019 

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