Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 5 November to 11 November 2018

Nov 11, 2018 11:44 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 5 November to 11 November 2018

5 November to 11 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  topics such as the iconic Signature Bridge, world’s largest airport and India’s first microprocessor among others. 

1. The iconic Signature Bridge has been inaugurated in which Indian city?

a) Kolkata
b) Pune
c) New Delhi
d) Mumbai

2. Which nuclear submarine among the following has successfully completed its first deterrence patrol?

a) INS Arihant
c) INS Kalvari
d) INS Khanderi

3. India was re-elected as member of ITU council till 2022 with how many votes?

a) 165
b) 145
c) 131
d) 153

4. India is planning to resume exporting raw sugar to which nation from early 2019?

a) Germany
b) Malaysia
c) China
d) Bangladesh

5. Which Indian cricketer was recently officially inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame?

a) Rahul Dravid
b) VVS Laxman
c) Virender Sehwag
d) Ajay Jadeja

6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Union Government’s Support and Outreach Initiative for which sector?

a) Agriculture
c) Defence
d) Transport

7. The world’s largest airport has been unveiled in which country?

a) India
b) US
c) Turkey
d) Japan

8. Which branch of IIT has developed India’s first microprocessor ‘Shakti’?

a) IIT Delhi
b) IIT Kharagpur
c) IIT Roorkee
d) IIT Madras

9. Which among the following banking institutions has started the process of setting up a digital Public Credit Registry?

a) RBI
b) SBI
c) BOI
d) PNB

10. Which state has approved funds worth Rs 25000 for girls graduating from 2018 onwards?

a) Maharashtra
b) Bihar
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Jharkhand

Answers with Explanation

1. (c) New Delhi

The Signature Bridge over Yamuna River in Delhi was thrown open for public on November 5, 2018, after it was inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The iconic bridge is 675 metres long and it will reduce the travel time between north and northeast Delhi and share the burden of the Wazirabad Bridge.

2. (a) INS Arihant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 5, 2018 announced that India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its “first deterrence patrol", which signifies the underwater warship, has undertaken its maiden long-range mission with "live" nuclear-tipped missiles.

3. (a) 165

India has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union Council for another 4-year term from 2019 to 2022. India secured 165 votes and ranked third among the 13 countries elected to the council from the Asia-Australasia region and eighth among the 48 countries elected to the council globally.

4. (c) China

India plans to resume exporting raw sugar to China beginning 2019, almost after a decade. The move is a part of a larger goal of shifting focus to the overseas markets to shed surplus stocks that have muted prices and created financial distress in the Indian sugar mills.

5. (a) Rahul Dravid

Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid was officially inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame for his stupendous achievements in international cricket. Dravid was presented with the HoF cap by Sunil Gavaskar.

6. (b) MSME

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Support and Outreach Programme on November 2, 2018 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. MSME Outreach Programme will run for 100 days covering 100 Districts throughout the country.

7. (c) Turkey

The world’s largest airport was unveiled by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan outside Istanbul. The new $11.7 billion will be one of the world's busiest, though it will not be fully operational until January. The name of the new airport will be Istanbul Airport. The airport uses mobile applications and artificial intelligence for customers, is energy efficient and boasts of a high-tech security system.

8. (d) IIT Madras

India’s first indigenous microprocessor, ‘Shakti’, has been designed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) to reduce reliance on imported microprocessors in communication and defence sectors.

9. (a) RBI

The Reserve Bank of India has initiated the process to set up a digital Public Credit Registry to capture details of all borrowers, including wilful defaulters and also the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies. The public credit registry is a digital registry of authenticated granular credit information. It will work as a financial information infrastructure providing access to various stakeholders.

10. (b) Bihar

The state cabinet of Bihar has approved a proposal to pay Rs 25000 to every girl graduating in 2018 and onwards. The one-time payment will be made to every girl who graduated from the colleges of the state on or after April 25, 2018.

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