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17, 18 November 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

17, 18 November 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 17, 18 November 2017 :
Which country has recently declared Yoga as sports activity?
A. Pakistan
B. Saudi Arabia
C. Iran
D. Iraq
Answer: B
Explanation: The Saudi Arabian government has officially declared Yoga as a ‘Sports Activity’. With this, Yoga is now an official sport practiced under Saudi Ministry of trade and industry. This means that anyone in Saudi Arabia who wants to practice can do so just by getting a license and the person shall not be disapproved or face any consequences for the same.  ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Government directed which company to buy stubble for its thermal units?
A. Reliance Power
B. Jindal Power
C. NTPC
D. Adani Power
Answer: C
Explanation: Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh has directed National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC) to mix straw/ crop residue pellets with coal upto 10%, for power generation in all of its Thermal Power Plants.  ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which is India's first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ)?
A. Vizag Port
B. Chennai Port
C. Jawaharlal Nehru Port
D. Indira Gandhi Port
Answer: C
Explanation: Centre has given its nod for setting up India’s first mega Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Navi Mumbai. According to the report, as many as 45 companies across various sectors such as telecom, automobile and information technology are expected to bid for around 490 acres of land  ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Moody's upgrades India's rating after how many years?
A. 4
C. 6
C. 20
D. 13
Answer: D
Explanation: International rating agency Moody's Investors Service has upgraded India's local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. The rating upgrade comes after a gap of 13 years - Moody's had last upgraded India's rating to 'Baa3' in 2004.  ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Moody's upgrades India's rating to positive after 13 years

International rating agency Moody's Investors Service has upgraded India's local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. The rating upgrade comes after a gap of 13 years - Moody's had last upgraded India's rating to 'Baa3' in 2004. In 2015, the rating outlook was changed to 'positive' from 'stable'. US-based Moody's today upgraded India's sovereign credit rating by a notch to 'Baa2' with a stable outlook citing improved growth prospects driven by economic and institutional reforms. The rating upgrade comes after a gap of 13 years - Moody's had last upgraded India's rating to 'Baa3' in 2004. In 2015, the rating outlook was changed to 'positive' from 'stable'. 
"The decision to upgrade the ratings is underpinned by Moody's expectation that continued progress on economic and institutional reforms will, over time, enhance India's high growth potential and its large and stable financing base for government debt, and will likely contribute to a gradual decline in the general government debt burden over the medium term," Moody’s said in a statement.

15, 16 November 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

15, 16 November 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 15, 16 November 2017 :
What is the theme of the 2017 World Diabetes Day (WDD)?
A. Child and diabetes - Visiualize Future with safety
B. Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future
C. World and diabetes - Right to health
D. Child and diabetes - Future of World
Answer: B
Explanation: The World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed on November 14 to promote better diabetes management among people across the globe who are or have been suffering from the condition, which is initiated by International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The 2017 theme is “Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future”.  ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which state host India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit-2017?
A. Bihar
B. Telangana
C. Chhattisgarh
D. Madhya Pradesh
Answer: C
Explanation: India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has organised by NITI Aayog in partnership with the US government at Dantewada in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on November 14, 2017. The event is a part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India. The summit was inaugurated by Minister of State for Science and Technology YS Chowdhary.  ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Cornelia Sorabji was India's first woman ----- ?
A. Doctor
B. Advocate
C. Olympian
D. None of above
Answer: B
Explanation: Google Doodle pays tribute to Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman to graduate in law from India as early as 1892 and the first Indian national to attend a British University on 15th November 2017.  Cornelia was born in Nashik in the erstwhile Bombay Presidency of colonial India on this day in 1866. ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Kunwar Narayan, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?
A. Sports
B. Science
C. Politics
D. Poetry
Answer: D
Explanation: Eminent Hindi poet and Jnanpith awardee Kunwar Narayan passed away in New Delhi on November 15, 2017. He was 90. He was honoured with many awards such as Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi (1995), Jnanpith Award (2005) and Padma Bhushan (2009).......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Which country's military launched a coup on Nov 15, 2017?
A. Kango
B. Zambia
C. Zimbabwe
D. South Sudan
Answer: C
Explanation:  The military in Zimbabwe launched a 'coup' on November 15, 2017, calling it a "bloodless correction" to target "criminals" surrounding long-time leader Robert Mugabe. Robert Mugabe is the only leader Zimbabwe had since it won freedom from British colonial rule in 1980.  At 93, Mr. Mugabe is the world's oldest head of state. ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

The 2017 National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated on which date in India?
A. 10 November
B. 11 November
C. 17 November
D. 16 November
Answer: D
Explanation: National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated every year on November 16 as a symbolic of a free and responsible press in India.......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

13, 14 November 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

13, 14 November 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 13, 14 November 2017 :
Which country hosted 31st Summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017?
A. Nepal
B. Thailand
C. Philippines
D. Lagos
Answer: C
Explanation: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte formally opened the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN Summit) in capital Manila on 13 November 2017. The theme for the ASEAN Summit this year is “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”. Security and regional integrity will be among the key issues during the summit for the world leaders. ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who is leading the Indian delegation in the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017)?
A. Rajnath Singh
B. Narendra Modi
C. Sushma Swaraj
D. Arun Jaitley
Answer: B
Explanation: The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) has started in Manila, Philippines from November 12 to serve as a platform for conversations among regional and global stakeholders in the ASEAN Economic Community. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the Indian delegation in the 3-day summit.......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

10th South Asia Economic Summit held in which city?
A. Delhi
B. Lagos
C. Bangkok
D. Kathmandu
Answer: D
Explanation: The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) has begun in Kathmandu, Nepal. The theme of 3-day summit is “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”. The summit is being organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, Nepal.......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Fire has destroyed the oldest archaeological site located in which country?
A. Egypt
B. Peru
C. India
D. Brazil
Answer: B
Explanation: A fire destroyed a 2,000-year-old mural and much of the vestiges of an archaeological site in northern Peru on Sunday, the director of the Tumbas Reales de Sipan Museum said. “I have received the lamentable and tragic news of a fire that has destroyed the archaeological monument of Ventarron,” museum head Walter Alva said in a statement.......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

The National Green Tribunal has put a cap of 50,000 visitors of which pilgrimage site?
A. Vaishno Devi
B. Badrinath
C. Tirupati temple
D. Jagannath temple
Answer: A
Explanation: National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 13th November capped the number of devotees allowed to visit Vaishno Devi shrine to 50000 a day, taking into account the increasing pressure of pilgrims on the shrine and its impact on the region. ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

India International Trade Fair 2017 begins on 14th November in which city?
A. Mumbai
B. Delhi
C. Jaipur
D. Chennai
Answer: B
Explanation: President Ram Nath Kovind  on 14th November inaugurated the India International Trade Fair 2017 which would witness participation of about 7,000 exhibitors from across the globe. Set up in 1977, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) ......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

India International Trade Fair 2017 Theme, Venue, Important facts

India International Trade Fair 2017, Delhi:

  • President Ram Nath Kovind  on 14th November inaugurated the India International Trade Fair 2017 which would witness participation of about 7,000 exhibitors from across the globe. 
  • Set up in 1977, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is the nodal trade promotion agency which works under the commerce ministry. 
  • This year, 'Startup India Standup India' is the theme of the fair. 
  • The 'Partner Country' is Vietnam and the Focus country is Kyrgyz Republic.
  • The fair will remain open to the visitors from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm, on all days (November 14-27, 2017). The first four days are earmarked for business visitors.
  • For general public, (November 18-27), tickets will be sold from November 18 at the metro stations. The entry tickets for general public, however, would be available at all stations, including on the Airport Express Line, except the Pragati Maidan Metro Station," the DMRC said in a statement. 
  • Business visitor registration counters will be set up at Gate number one (of Maidan) during the business days (November 14-17) and the tickets will be prices at Rs 500.
  • From November 18, the fair will be open to all visitors with a ticket price of Rs 60 for adults and Rs 40 for children. However, on Saturday and Sunday as well as any holiday between November 18-27, the ticket price for adults will be Rs 120 and Rs 60 for children.
  • The fair is being organised at Pragati Maidan by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) under the Commerce Ministry.

Urdu becomes 2nd official language in Telangana

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao declared that Urdu will be the second official language in the state. He told the state Assembly that there has been a long-standing demand to make Urdu an official language. Muslims make up about 13% of Telanganas’s population. In this latest move, Chief Minister KCR has asked all government offices starting from the Chief Minister’s Office to District Collectorate, to receive all petitions in Urdu as well.  
All competitive examinations will also be conducted in Urdu. Not just making Urdu an official language, earlier the CM had announced that minorities’ development and welfare will be among the top priority programmes being implemented by the state government. However, the most controversial move was to develop an exclusive industrial estate and IT Corridor for Muslims.

ASIAN Summit 2017 Venus, Theme, Important facts

31st ASIAN Summit 2017 Venus, Theme, Important facts:

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte formally opened the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN Summit) in capital Manila on 13 November 2017. 
  • The theme for the ASEAN Summit this year is “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”. Security and regional integrity will be among the key issues during the summit for the world leaders. 
  • ASEAN, the regional intergovernmental organization established in 1967, is celebrating 50 years of its existence this year. World’s seventh largest market and third-largest labour force, the organisation has matured into a community that focuses on economic integration and growth.
  • ASEAN comprises of Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. Later China, Japan and South Korea were accorded plus three status in the organisation. Australia, India, New Zealand, Russia and the United States are the 5 partner states of the association while Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are the two observer states.
  • Bangladesh, Canada, Mongolia, North Korea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and European Union are also associated with ASEAN as member countries of East Asia Summit.
  • ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) has started in Manila, Philippines from November 12 to serve as a platform for conversations among regional and global stakeholders in the ASEAN Economic Community. Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the Indian delegation in the 3-day summit.

11, 12 November 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

11, 12 November 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 11, 12 November 2017 :
Which country hosted the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO?
A. India
B. France
C. UK
D. Italy
Answer: B
Explanation: The 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) was held in Paris, France. In it, India has been re-elected as the member of the UNESCO’s executive board, its top decision-making body. The General Conference consists of the representatives of the States Members of the organisation. It meets every two years, and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget. The General Conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the organisation.

Who is named for Mother Teresa Award 2017 for Social Justice?
A. ICAN
B. Amnesty international
C. UNHCR
D. World Bank
Answer: C
Explanation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017.  The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally displaced by conflicts and helping stateless people all over the world. Harmony Foundation has instituted the only official award in memory of Mother Teresa. Harmony Foundation's theme for 2017 is Compassion Beyond Borders......... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Ashok Khale, the veteran cyclist passed away. He hailed from which state?
A. Punjab
B. Rajasthan
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Maharashtra
Correct: D
Explanation: Veteran cyclist Ashok Khale (64), who was recently injured in the suspected hit-and-run case on the Sion-Panvel highway, has passed away in the Bombay hospital during treatment on November 12, 2017........ Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who is appointed as first woman president of NASSCOM?
A. Chanda Kocchar
B. Anu Aga
C. Indra Nooyi
D. Debjani Ghosh
Answer: D
Explanation: National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) on 10th Nov appointed Debjani Ghosh, former MD, Intel South Asia, as its President-Designate.  Ghosh will be succeeding R Chandrashekhar whose tenure will come to an end in March. Ghosh has held other posts at Nasscom in the past. ....... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who has won the 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship?
A. Pankaj Advani
B. Geet Sethi
C. Ashok Shandilya
D. Subhash Agarwal
Answer: A
Explanation: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani clinched his 17th world title after thrashing his arch-rival Mike Russell of England in the 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship at Doha on November 12, 2017. ....... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

UNHCR to get Mother Teresa Award 2017 for social justice

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017.  The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally displaced by conflicts and helping stateless people all over the world. Harmony Foundation has instituted the only official award in memory of Mother Teresa. Harmony Foundation's theme for 2017 is Compassion Beyond Borders.

9, 10 November 2017 Current Affairs Quiz, MCQs

9, 10 November 2017 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for November 2017Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 9, 10 November 2017 :
Who has won the 2017 Women's singles National Badminton Championships?
A. PV Sindhu
B. Saina Nehwal
C. P.C. Thulasi
D. Dhanya Nair
Answer: B
Explanation: Saina Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu 21-17, 27-25 to lift her national third women's singles crown at the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championships on 8th November 2017. Saina has now played the nationals three times and lifted the trophy each time........ Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who won gold medal at the 2017 Asian Women's 48kg category Boxing Championship?
A. MC Mary Kom
B. Tsubasa Komura
C. Hyang Mi Kim
D. Steffy Martell
Answer: A
Explanation: Indian boxer M C Mary Kom won gold medal in 48kg category at Asian women’s Boxing Championships by defeating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam on November 8, 2017. It is her first Asian gold medal in this category........ Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Who flags off India-Bangladesh train, Bandhan Express on 9th November 2017?
A. Arun Jaitley
B. Yogi Adityanath
C. PM, Narendra Modi
D. Rajnath Singh
Answer: C
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a passenger train between India and Bangladesh on 9th November 2017. The fully air-conditioned weekly ‘Bandhan Express’ will run every Thursday between Kolkata and Khulna........ Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK