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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 12 November to 19 November 2017

Nov 19, 2017 11:30 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 12 November to 19 November 2017

12 November to 19 November 2017: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including World Diabetes Day, BS -VI grade auto fuels in NCT Delhi from 2018, National Sports day and Saubhagya Web-Portal among others.

1. Audrey Azoulay was recently appointed as the Director General of UNESCO. She belongs to which country?
a) France
b) Germany
c) Italy
d) Japan

2. Which day is observed on 14 November across the world ?
a) World TB Day   
b) World Diabetes Day  
c) World Environment day  
d) World Pneumonia Day

3. India’s first-ever air dispensary would be set up in which region?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Northeast
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Jammu & Kashmir

4. According to a report titled ‘India 2028’, India is likely to overtake which nation as the world’s third largest economy in nominal GDP by 2028?
a) Russia
b) China
c) Japan
d) United States of America

5. Indian Railways launched which project to upgrade the skill-sets of its workforce?
a) Project Saksham
b) North-South Railway Project
c) Project Unigauge
d) Sagar Mala Project

6. Which Indian economist has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement?
a) Amartya Kumar Sen
b) Urjit Patel
c) Raghuram Rajan
d) Manmohan Singh

7. Which Union Minister launched Saubhagya Web-Portal?
a) RK Singh  
b) Narayana Swamy   
c) Suresh Prabhu  
d) Arun Jaitley

8. After how many years Moody upgraded India's Sovereign Rating?
a) 12 years   
b) 14 years  
c) 16 years  
d) 20 years

9. The Union Government decided to introduce BS -VI grade auto fuels in NCT Delhi from which year?
a) 2018
b) 2019
c) 2020
d) 2022

10. Moody’s Investors Service upgraded India's Sovereign Ratings from its lowest investment grade to which of the following ?
a) Baa1
b) Baa2
c) Baa3
d) Baa4

ANSWERS
1. (a) France

Audrey Azoulay, former Minister of Culture and Communication of France, was appointed as the Director-General (DG) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She succeeds outgoing DG Irina Bokova.

2. (b) World Diabetes Day  
The World Diabetes Day was observed globally on 14 November 2017 with the theme 'Women and diabetes - Our right to a healthy future'. Currently, there are over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year.

3. (b) Northeast
India’s first-ever ‘Air Dispensary’ based in a helicopter is set to come up in the northeast. The Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DoNER) has already contributed Rs 25 crore as part of the initial funding for the initiative.

4. (c) Japan
India is likely to achieve strong growth over the next decade and emerge as the world’s third largest economy, overtaking Japan in nominal GDP by 2028, says a report titled ‘India 2028’ by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  India has already overtaken Brazil and Russia to emerge as the second largest BRICS economy after China and is expected to soon overtake France and Britain.

5. (a) Project Saksham
Union Minister of Railways & Coal Piyush Goyal on 14 November 2017 released a comprehensive training programme named as “Project Saksham” for imparting training to all employees of Indian Railways with a view to upgrade their skill and knowledge. The focus of this week-long training is to boost productivity and efficiency.

6. (b) Urjit Patel
RBI Governor Urjit Patel was appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS) on 15 November 2017. The Bank of International Settlement is a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world.

7. (a) RK Singh
Union Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh on 16 November 2017 launched the Web Portal for Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’. The Saubhagya Web portal will ensure transparency and will accelerate household electrification in rural as well as urban areas in the country

8. (b) 14 years
US credit rating agency Moody's raised India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa, while changing the outlook for the country's rating to stable from positive. The revision of sovereign rating of India came after a gap of 14 years.

9. (a) 2018
Considering the serious pollution levels in Delhi and adjoining areas, the Union Petroleum Ministry on 15 November 2017 announced the preponement of introduction of BS (Bharat Stage)-VI grade auto fuels in National Capital Terrirtory, Delhi with effect from 1 April 2018 instead of 1 April 2020.

10. (b) Baa2
US credit rating agency Moody's raised India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa, while changing the outlook for the country's rating to stable from positive. The revision of sovereign rating of India came after a gap of 14 years.

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