Daily Current affairs Quiz – November 18 and 19,2018 for all competitive exams

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When was the first Naturopathy Day celebrated throughout India?

November 16

November 15

November 18

November 17

November 18 On 18th November 2018, Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) celebrated the first Naturopathy Day throughout India. Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, an autonomous body under AYUSH Ministry, organised health camps, workshops and exhibitions in association with local naturopathy centres and hospitals from 14th to 18th November 2018.


When is World Toilet Day observed?

18th November

19th November

20th November

16th November

November 19 World Toilet Day was observed across the world on November 19, 2018. The day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030.


What was the theme of The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed on 18th November 2018?

Respect the rules

Roads have stories

Reduce road fatalities by 50% by 2020

Rules to remember

Roads have stories On 18th November 2018, The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed throughout the world. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is observed every year on the third Sunday of November. This day was started by RoadPeace organization in 1993.


Women and Child Development Ministry announced that the Government will reimburse employers the salaries for 7 of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women, who are earning more than _____ a month?

Rs 15,000

Rs 18,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 25,000

Rs 15,000 On 15th November 2018,The Women and Child Development Ministry announced that the Government will reimburse employers the salaries for 7 of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women,who is earning more than Rs 15,000 a month.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended which country’s presidential inauguration on November 17, 2018?

Indonesia

Sri Lanka

Maldives

Malaysia

Maldives India and Maldives released a Joint Statement on November 17, 2018 after extensive talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives in Male. Modi was on a one day visit to the Maldives to attend the historic swearing-in ceremony of Solih.


India’s first cyber “war room” is going to be set up in which of the following technology institutes?

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Bhilai Institute of Technology

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology Lucideus Technologies, a IT Risk Assessment and Digital Security Services provider, is setting up a “cyber war room” at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in Erode district, for grooming students to combat increasing cyber crime. The “war room”, claimed to be the first such in India, would be launched by the next academic year.


Which state has passed the Maratha Reservation Bill?

Gujarat

Andhra Pradesh

Maharashtra

Karnataka

Maharashtra The state cabinet of Maharashtra on November 18, 2018 passed the Maratha Reservation Bill, approving reservation for the Maratha community. The state government made the decision based on the recommendations of the Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission.


Which state launched its Online Open Learning training platform named KOOL, on 18th November 2018?

Karnataka

Kerala

Jammu & Kashmir

West Bengal

Kerala On November 18, 2018, the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) unveiled its Online Open Learning training platform named- KOOL. It will be enable training to teachers, students and the general public and the first batch will commence from December 2018.


Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a _____ dollar loan to continue financing the transmission system upgrades in Himachal Pradesh, on 16th November 2018?

$105 million

$95 million

$88 million

$130 million

$105 million On November 16, 2018, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $105 million loan to continue financing the transmission system upgrades in Himachal Pradesh. This was the tranche 3 loan of the $350 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program approved by the ADB Board in September 2011.


Joint military exercise INDRA, between India and which country, started at Babina Military Station, in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, on 18th November 2018?

Germany

United States

France

Russia

Russia On November 18, 2018, the 10th joint military exercise between Indian and Russia– EXERCISE INDRA, under the United Nations (UN) started at Babina Field Firing Ranges, Babina Military Station, in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. This exercise will continue for 11 days ending in November 28, 2018.


Which country launched its first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa, on 18th November 2018?

Nigeria

Morocco

Kenya

Mauritius

Morocco On November 18, 2018, Morocco‘s first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa was unveiled. It was inaugurated by French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. It is known and LGV and will connect the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca in 2 hours 10 minutes. The cost of the project was $2 billion project and was launched in September 2011.


Which word has been named Word of the year 2018 by Oxford Dictionary?

Post-truth

Toxic

Communal

Techno

Toxic On November 15, 2018, Oxford Dictionary announced ‘Toxic’ as the Word of the year 2018. The sheer scope of its application that has made it the standout choice as there has been a 45% increase in the number of times people have looked up the word on its website.


According to commercial satellite network ‘Planet’, which statue is visible from space?

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Unity

Spring Temple Buddha

Emperors Yan and Huang

Statue of Unity Commercial satellite network ‘Planet’ on November 17, 2018 revealed that India’s Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue at 597 feet, is visible from the space. The network Planet photographed the statue from the space on November 15.


Which country has built an ‘artificial sun’ that reaches 100 million °C, 6 times the temperature of Sun’s core of 15 million °C?

United States

China

Russia

Japan

China China has built an ‘artificial sun’ that reaches 100 million °C, 6 times the temperature of Sun’s core of 15 million °C. On 13th November 2018, scientists from China’s Institute of Plasma Physics announced that plasma in their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) also called the “artificial sun”, reached 100 million °C, the temperature required to perform nuclear fusion on Earth.


Credit Rating Agency Fitch affirmed India’s “Long term Foreign-currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR)” at ____ with a stable outlook, on 15th November 2018?
BBB-
BB+
BB-
BBB+
BBB- -Credit Rating Agency Fitch affirmed India’s “Long term Foreign-currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR)” at ‘BBB-‘with a stable outlook.Fitch kept India’s Credit rating unchanged for the 12th year in a row. Fitch Ratings is one of the big three credit agencies of the world. Other two are Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Fitch had last upgraded India’s Sovereign rating from ‘BB+’ to ‘BBB-‘with stable outlook in 2006.


Myntra, an Indian fashion e-commerce company, has decided to integrate its sister firm Jabong with itself. The integrated firm will be led by _____?

Ananth Narayanan

Jagdish Sen

Rahul Singh

Meera Das

Ananth Narayanan On November 18, 2018, Myntra revealed plans to integrate its sister firm, Jabong with itself. The integrated firm will continue to be led by Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan. Post the merger, the companies will continue working as separate brands.


Which bank introduced a new saving bank scheme ‘KBL SB – TASC’, a specialized scheme for Trusts, Associates Societies and Clubs during Current & Saving Accounts campaign (CASA) for FY 2018-19?

Karur Vysya Bank

Kutch Cooperative Bank

Kerala Coopeartive Bank

Karnataka Bank

Karnataka Bank On 15th November 2018, Karnataka Bank introduced a new saving bank scheme ‘KBL SB – TASC’, a specialized scheme for Trusts, Associates Societies and Clubs during Current & Saving Accounts campaign (CASA) for FY 2018-19.


Name the head of the tribunal set up by the Home Ministry to decide on banning 2 militant groups from Tripura, on 16th November 2018?

Vikas Seth

Suresh Kait

Ram Prasad Chauhan

Anil Kumar Jha

Suresh Kait On November 16, 2018, the Home Ministry set up a tribunal to decide on banning 2 militant groups from Tripura. The tribunal is headed by Delhi High Court Judge Justice Suresh Kait. This was set up under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The 2 concerned militant groups are: the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF).


Where was the Regional meeting of the World Customs Organisation, held from 13th to 16th November 2018?

Pune, Maharashtra

Cuttack, Odisha

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Guwahati, Assam

Jaipur, Rajasthan On November 13, 2018, a 4-day Regional meeting of the World Customs Organisation was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was attended by representatives of 33 member countries of Asia.


Where was Global Digital Content Market 2018 (GDCM 2018) hosted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 14th and 15th November 2018?

Kolkata

Pune

Guwahati

New Delhi

New Delhi On 14th and 15th November 2018,The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry hosts, 2 days conference of Global Digital Content Market 2018 (GDCM 2018) in New Delhi. It was the 2nd edition of the conference, 1st edition was held in Geneva in 2016. India has been chosen as the host nation for GDCM 2018 by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).


Who has been appointed as the new Expenditure Secretary?

Chhabilendra Roul

Girish Chandra Murmu

Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Sumanta Chaudhuri

Girish Chandra Murmu  The Special Secretary in the Department of Revenue, Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of the Department of Expenditure. He will take charge after the retirement of current Expenditure Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha on January 31, 2019.


Who was appointed the new Secretary in Department of Revenue, Government of India, on 17th November 2018?

Hasmukh Adhia

PK Rawat

Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Utpal Jain

Ajay Bhushan Pandey On November 17, 2018, Appointments Committee of the Cabinet appointed Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the new Secretary in Department of Revenue. He would replace Hasmukh Adhia — the Gujarat-cadre IAS officer who is set to retire on November 30. He currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) Chairman. After the appointment he will continue to hold these positions.


Who was appointed as the new Brexit Secretary by British Prime Minister Theresa May, on 16th November 2018?

Dominic Rabab

Stephen Barclay

Shelley Jonas

Martha Kaling

Stephen Barclay On 16th November 2018,Stephen Barclay, Junior Health Minister who voted to leave European Union in the 2016 referendum has been appointed as the new Brexit Secretary by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Stephen Barclay replaced Dominic Raab who resigned over Theresa May’s draft plan for leaving EU.


Who was presented with “Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement” at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi for enrichment and promotion of Indian Classical Music, on 17th November 2018?

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Kishori Amonkar

Girija Devi

Ulhas Kashalkar

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan On 17th November 2018, one of India’s greatest Sarod Master Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was presented “Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement” at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi for his immense contribution to the enrichment and promotion of Indian Classical Music. Former Diplomat Lalit Mansingh presented the award to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.


Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri passed away on 18th November 2018, in Mohali, Punjab. He was known as the hero of the Battle of ____ during the 1971 Indo-Pak war?

Battle of Karnal

Battle of Samugarh

Battle of Longewala

Battle of Chausa

Battle of Longewala On November 18, 2018, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri passed away at 78 in Mohali, Punjab. He was known as the hero of the Battle of Longewala during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. He was a recipient of the Maha Vir Chakra — the country’s second-highest gallantry award — for his role at Longewala.


T. S. Kanaka, passed away after a brief illness in Chennai, on 16th November 2018. She was Asia’s first woman _____?

Pilot

Marine engineer

Neurosurgeon

Judge

Neurosurgeon- On November 16 2018,Dr. T. S. Kanaka, Asia’s first and World’s Third woman Neurosurgeon passed away after a brief illness in Chennai at the age of 86. She was one of the first few Neurosurgeons of the world. She was born on March 31, 1932 and was raised in Chennai. Deep Brain Stimulation was one of the area of interests of Dr. T.S. Kanaka.


Who became the youngest champion of the ATP World Tour Finals in men’s tennis since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago?

Alexander Zverev

Kevin Anderson

Dominic Thiem

John Isner

Alexander Zverev Alexander Zverev on November 18, 2018 upset world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 to claim the season-ending ATP Finals and ended the year with the biggest victory of his career.

 

 

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