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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 12 November to 18 November 2018

12 November to 18 November 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like 33rd ASEAN summit, ISRO launched communication satellite GSAT 29, and multi-modal inland waterways project among others.

Nov 18, 2018 20:14 IST
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12 November to 18 November 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like 33rd ASEAN summit, ISRO launched communication satellite GSAT 29, and multi-modal inland waterways project among others.

1. What was the theme of the 33rd ASEAN summit?
a) Resilience and Innovation
b) One ASEAN at the Heart of Dynamic Asia
c) Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
d) Strengthening ASEAN Maritime Cooperation

2. Which Indian project won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award in ‘Award of Distinction’ category?
a) LAMO Centre of Ladakh
b) University of Mumbai Library Building
c) Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain
d) Rajabai Clock Tower

3. ISRO launched communication satellite GSAT 29 aboard which launch vehicle?
a) GSLV Mk III
b) GSLV 2
c) PSLV III
d) ASLV IV

4. The Union Ministry of Finance decided to release commemorative coin of what amount on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose?
a) Rs 75
b) Rs100
c) Rs150
d) Rs200

5. The multi-modal inland waterways project was inaugurated recently in which city?
a) Bengaluru
b) Varanasi
c) Agra
d) Prayagraj

6. Which organisation in November 2018 stripped Aung San Suu Kyifrom its highest honour Ambassador of Conscience Award?
a) Norwegian Nobel Committee
b) UNESCO
c) Amnesty International
d) All of them

7. Which Indian wrestler was ranked world No. 1 rank in 65 Kg category?
a) Sushil Kumar
b) Pawan Kumar
c) Yogeshwar Dutt
d) Bajrang Punia

8. The Government has announced that it will be refunding the employers the pay for how many weeks of maternity leave given to employees?
a) 7 weeks
b) 6 weeks
c) 26 weeks
d) 12 weeks

9. The rural region of which among the following states was declared ODF on November 15, 2018?
a) West Bengal
b) Jharkhand
c) Karnataka
d) Goa

10. Which city hosted the World Tolerance Summit 2018?
a) Dubai
b) New York
c) Geneva
d) Stockholm

ANSWERS


1. (a) Resilience and Innovation
The 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit concluded on November 15, 2018 at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore. The Summit began on November 13, 2018. The opening ceremony of the summit was addressed by Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, Chairman of this year’s Summit.

2. (a) LAMO Centre of Ladakh
The LAMO Centre of Ladakh won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation on November 9, 2018. This aristocratic house was restored from a state of partial ruin. Apart from Ladakh’s centre, two Mumbai projects fetched Honourable Mention under the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards.

3. (a) GSLV Mk III
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 14, 2018 successfully launched communication satellite GSAT-29 aboard its heavy-lift Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV MkIII-D2).

4. (a) Rs 75
The Union Ministry of Finance on November 13, 2018 decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.

5. (b) Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 12, 2018 inaugurated an Inland Multi-Modal Terminal Port on river Ganga at Ramnagar in Varanasi. Constructed at the cost of Rs 207 crore, this inland waterways terminal is the first of the four Multi-Modal Terminals being constructed on National Waterways-I on River Ganga as part of the World Bank-aided Jal Marg Vikas project of the Inland Waterways Authority of India.

6. (c) Amnesty International
Amnesty International on November 12, 2018 stripped Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award, over her indifference to atrocities committed by the Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims and increasing intolerance of freedom of expression.

7. (d) Bajrang Punia
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia recently touched a new high in his career by achieving the World number one rank in the 65kg category. He was placed atop the ranking table with 96 points in the United World Wrestling (UWW) list.

8. (a) 7 weeks
The Union Women and Child Development Ministry has announced that the government will refund the employers the salaries for the first seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month.

9. (b) Jharkhand
The rural Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on November 15, 2018 during a regional review meeting of the eastern states held in Kolkata, West Bengal. The workshop comprised discussions on sustaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), and rural water supply.

10. (a) Dubai
The two-day summit to mark the World Tolerance Day was inaugurated on November 16, 2018 in Dubai. Held for the first time in UAE, the theme of the Summit was ‘Prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration’.

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