Daily Current affairs Quiz – November 20,2018 for all competitive exams

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Central government announced setting up of Animation, Gaming and Visual effects Institute in which city on 19thNovember 2018?

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Chennai
  3. Mumbai
  4. Kolkata

Mumbai- On November 19, 2018, the central government announced setting up of Animation, Gaming and Visual effects Institute in Mumbai. This was announced by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore. This will encourage the youth participation in the field of film and cinematography.


Which Union Ministry will develop Industrial Park Rating System to assess industrial parks in India?

  1. Union Ministry of Urban Development
  2. Union Ministry of Human Resource Development
  3. Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  4. Union Ministry of Finance

Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry- On November 19, 2018, Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu released report on Industrial Park Rating System at a national workshop in New Delhi. It is a part of centre’s vision to make India a 5 Trillion Dollar economy out of which 20 per cent is expected to be generated from industries.


The Union Commerce Ministry gave away the champion award to which Indian airport for timely closure of grievances?

  1. Chennai International Airport
  2. Indira Gandhi International Airport
  3. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
  4. Kempegowda International Airport

Chennai International Airport  Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on November 19, 2018 launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi. The Minister also gave away the champion award to Chennai airport that saw hundred per cent timely closure of grievances in one year.


Maharashtra government passed the Maratha Reservation Bill on 19th November 2018, in order to give reservation to Marathas. As per the bill, Maharashtra will create a new category called _____?

  1. SEBC (Socially and Educationally Backward Class)
  2. EBC (Economically Backward Class)
  3. Very Backward Class (VBC)
  4. Financially Backward Class (FBC)

SEBC (Socially and Educationally Backward Class)- On November 19, 2018, Maharashtra government led by CM Devendra Fadnavis passed the Maratha Reservation Bill. As per the bill, Maharashtra will create a new category called SEBC (socially and educationally backward class) in order to give reservation to Marathas.This move has been recommended by Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission headed by Justice N G Gaikwad (retired).


Which state government has decided to launch an interactive mobile app for restaurants?

  1. Odisha
  2. Karnataka
  3. West Bengal
  4. Delhi

West Bengal The West Bengal Tourism Department has decided to launch an interactive mobile app next month, listing all the good restaurants in Kolkata and other places across the State. The move comes as tourists visit the Department website for locating restaurants.


The 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures was held in which city?

  1. Dublin
  2. Versailles
  3. Stockholm
  4. Berlin

Versailles The 26th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) was held during November 13-16 2018 at Palais des Congrés, Versailles, France. The conference is the highest international body of the world for accurate and precise measurements.


Which country has vowed to never allow any foreign military base on its land?

  1. Vietnam
  2. Cambodia
  3. Maldives
  4. Cameroon

Cambodia- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed never to allow foreign military bases in his country. The Prime Minister said that the country’s Constitution does not permit foreign troops in Cambodia.


Which nation’s cabinet has approved a proposal to rejoin the Commonwealth, two years withdrawing?

  1. Cameroon
  2. Malaysia
  3. Maldives
  4. Zimbabwe

Maldives The Maldives cabinet has approved the proposal to rejoin the Commonwealth, two years after withdrawing from the 53-nation grouping. The announcement was made by the nation’s newly inaugurated President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on November 19.


Name the mobile app launched by National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) for retail investors to buy government securities?

  1. NSE goBID
  2. NSE gSEC
  3. NSEBuySec
  4. NSE Securities

NSE goBID- National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) launched a mobile app NSE goBID and web based platform for retail investors to buy government securities. Ajay Tyagi, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) launched the NSE goBID App. This platform will allow investors to invest in treasury bills (T-Bills) of 91, 182 and 364 days and government bonds from one year to almost 40 years. The NSE goBID app will be available to all registered retail investors.


SBICAP Ventures (SVL), an alternative asset manager and a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI Capital Markets, launched funds for Small and Medium Enterprises to raise a corpus of ____ rupees on 19th November 2018?

  1. Rs 4 billion
  2. Rs 2 billion
  3. Rs 3 billion
  4. Rs 2 billion

Rs 4 billion- On November 19, 2018, SBICAP Ventures (SVL), an alternative asset manager and a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI Capital Markets, launched twofunds for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and affordable housing sectors. The 2 funds are: Small and Medium Enterprises: to raise a corpus of Rs 4 billion and Affordable Housing Fund to raise a corpus of Rs 3.5 billion.


A panel led by who of the following submitted its report on India’s SEZ policy to Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu?

  1. Urjit Patel
  2. B.N. Mohapatra
  3. Arun Jaitley
  4. Baba Kalyani

Baba Kalyani The Baba Kalyani led committee constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to study the existing SEZ policy of India submitted its report to Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu. The report notes that the success seen by services sectors like IT and ITES has to be promoted in other services sector like health care, financial services, legal, repair and design services.


Who launched the Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge?

  1. Narendra Modi
  2. Suresh Prabhu
  3. Arun Jaitley
  4. Rajnath Singh

Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Ease of Doing Business grand challenge on resolving seven identified ease of doing business problems with the use of cutting-edge technologies. The grand challenge seeks to invite innovative ideas from individuals, start-ups and private enterprises to implement current technology for re-engineering related Government processes.


Which city hosted the All India Heads of Police Communication Conference?

  1. Pune
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Hyderabad
  4. New Delhi

New Delhi The All India Heads of Police Communication Conference was inaugurated by Minister of State for Communications (I/C) Manoj Sinha in New Delhi on November 19, 2018. The theme of the two-day conference is “Modernisation of Police Communication and Challenges thereof”.


Where was the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit 2018 held on 17th & 18th November,2018?

  1. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  2. Manila, Philippines
  3. Jakarta, Indonesia
  4. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea- On 17th & 18th November,2018, 2-day APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit 2018 concluded in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It was hosted by Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill. All 21 member countries of APEC participated in the Summit. It is the 1st such summit which in its 25-year history failed to agree on a formal joint statement.


Where is the 14th edition of Jashne Bachpan, a theatre festival for children, held from 17th to 25th November 2018?

  1. Mumbai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Kolkata
  4. Chennai

New Delhi- From 17 to 25th November 2018, the 9-day 14th edition of Jashne Bachpan, a theatre festival for children, commenced at the Sammukh, Abhimanch, Abhikalp and Little Theatre Group (LTG) auditorium in New Delhi. The theatrical event will conclude on November 25, 2018. Its objective was to bring theatre into prominence. The festival has been organized by National School of Drama’s (NSD) Theatre in Education (TIE) Company.


The ____ edition of Indo-Japan Business Council- KONNICHI WA PUNE  Festival was held in Pune, Maharashtra, on 17th and 18th November 2018?

  1. First
  2. Fourth
  3. Second
  4. Third

First- On 17th & 18th November, 2018, the 2-day 1st Indo-Japan Business Council- KONNICHI WA PUNE Festival concluded in Pune, Maharashtra. It was organized by the Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC). The festival aimed to boost investment, promote businesses and cultural exchange between India and Japan. Maharashtra has emerged as one of the top destinations for the Japanese companies operating 750 out of the total 1309 Japanese firms in the country.


Name the chief minister who was conferred “Universal Acceptance Thought Leader award” by UASG (Universal Acceptance Steering Group) on 13th November 2018?

  1. Vasundhara Raje
  2. Chandrababu Naidu
  3. Devendra Fadnavis
  4. Yogi Aditynanth

Vasundhara Raje- On 13th November 2018, UASG (Universal Acceptance Steering Group) conferred “Universal Acceptance Thought Leader award” on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for providing Rajmail email service for citizens of Rajasthan in local script. UASG has recognised the work of Vasundhara Raje and IT Department for Rajmail project that offers access to email address to people in Rajasthan in Indic script.


Who was appointed the full-time chief of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for 2 years, on 18th November 2018?

  1. Ajay Devnath
  2. Sanjay Kumar Mishra
  3. Rishi Kanwar
  4. Praveen Mittal

Sanjay Kumar Mishra- On November 18, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed IRS officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra as the full-time chief of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for 2 years. Earlier in October 27, 2018, he was appointed as the principal special director in the central probe agency and was entrusted with the “additional” charge of ED director for three months.


Who was appointed as the new Coal Secretary, on 19th November 2018?

  1. Sumanta Chaudhuri
  2. Sakshi Chaudhary
  3. Ram Kumar S
  4. Anuj Kumar

Sumanta Chaudhuri- On November 19, 2018, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi named 1985-batch IAS from West Bengal cadre Sumanta Chaudhuri as the new Coal Secretary. He replaced Inder Jit Singh. Prior to this appointment, he was the Managing Director of Small Farmers Agri Business Consortium.


Who was appointed the new chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India, on 19th November 2018?

  1. Jalaj Srivastava
  2. Mani Sharma
  3. Jadav Sinha
  4. Ruhi Kapoor

Jalaj Srivastava- IAS officer Jalaj Srivastava, currently Additional Secretary in the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, was appointed the new chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19th November 2018.


Who was approved as the next governor of the Bank of Israel for 5 years by Israel’s Cabinet, on 18th November 2018?

  1. Karnit Flug
  2. Ahmed Hashim
  3. Benjamin Leonard
  4. Amir Yaron

Amir Yaron- On November 18, 2018, Israel’s Cabinet approved Amir Yaron as the next governor of the Bank of Israel for 5 years. He replaced Karnit Flug, who became the first woman to hold the post when she took over in 2013. Prior to this, he was the a finance professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.


Ireland’s Isobel Joyce and Cecelia Joyce announced their retirement from which sport on 18th November 2018?

  1. Hockey
  2. Baseball
  3. Football
  4. Cricket

Cricket- On November 18,2018,Isobel Joyce and Cecelia Joyce, twins of Ireland Cricket team have announced their retirement from International cricket after their 8 wicket loss against New Zealand in the Ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s world T20. Isobel had played 79 ODIs and 55 T20s whereas Cecelia had played 57 ODIs and 43 T20s.


Who won the Men’s Singles title in the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour Finals held in London, from 11th to 18th November 2018?

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Roger Federer
  3. Alexandar Zverev
  4. Novak Djokovic

Alexandar Zverev- From 11th November to 18th November,2018, ATP Finals held in London.The total Prize of the event is USD 8,500,000.It is the second highest tier of annual men’s tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments. German Player Alexandar Zverev beat Serbian player Novak Djokovic by a margin of 6-4 and 6-3 to win the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Alexander Zverev is now the first German to win ATP Singles title since Boris Becker did it in 1995.

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