Current Affairs Quiz | 19th November 2018

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Q1. What was the theme of the 33rd ASEAN summit?

(a) Resilience and Innovation

(b) One ASEAN at the Heart of Dynamic Asia

(c) Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

(d) Strengthening ASEAN Maritime Cooperation

(e) None of these

Q2. Which Indian project won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award in ‘Award of Distinction’ category?

(a) LAMO Centre of Ladakh

(b) University of Mumbai Library Building

(c) Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain

(d) Rajabai Clock Tower

(e) None of these

Q3. ISRO launched communication satellite GSAT 29 aboard which launch vehicle?


(b) GSLV 2



(e) None of these

Q4. The Union Ministry of Finance decided to release commemorative coin of what amount on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose?

(a) Rs 75

(b) Rs100

(c) Rs150

(d) Rs200

(e) None of these

Q5. The multi-modal inland waterways project was inaugurated recently in which city?

(a) Bengaluru

(b) Varanasi

(c) Agra

(d) Prayagraj

(e) None of these

Q6. Which organisation in November 2018 stripped Aung San Suu Kyifrom its highest honour Ambassador of Conscience Award?

(a) Norwegian Nobel Committee


(c) Amnesty International

(d) All of them

(e) None of these

Q7. Which Indian wrestler was ranked world No. 1 rank in 65 Kg category?

(a) Sushil Kumar

(b) Pawan Kumar

(c) Yogeshwar Dutt

(d) Bajrang Punia

(e) None of these

Q8. The Government has announced that it will be refunding the employers the pay for how many weeks of maternity leave given to employees?

(a) 7 weeks

(b) 6 weeks

(c) 26 weeks

(d) 12 weeks

(e) None of these

Q9. The rural region of which among the following states was declared ODF on November 15, 2018?

(a) West Bengal

(b) Jharkhand

(c) Karnataka

(d) Goa

(e) None of these

Q10. Which city hosted the World Tolerance Summit 2018?

(a) Dubai

(b) New York

(c) Geneva

(d) Stockholm

(e) None of these


Ans.1.(a) Resilience and Innovation

Exp.The 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit concluded on November 15, 2018 at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore. The Summit began on November 13, 2018. The opening ceremony of the summit was addressed by Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, Chairman of this year’s Summit.

Ans.2.(a) LAMO Centre of Ladakh

Exp.The LAMO Centre of Ladakh won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation on November 9, 2018. This aristocratic house was restored from a state of partial ruin. Apart from Ladakh’s centre, two Mumbai projects fetched Honourable Mention under the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards.

Ans.3. (a) GSLV Mk III

Exp.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 14, 2018 successfully launched communication satellite GSAT-29 aboard its heavy-lift Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV MkIII-D2).

Ans.4. (a) Rs 75

Exp.The Union Ministry of Finance on November 13, 2018 decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.

Ans.5. (b) Varanasi

Exp.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 12, 2018 inaugurated an Inland Multi-Modal Terminal Port on river Ganga at Ramnagar in Varanasi. Constructed at the cost of Rs 207 crore, this inland waterways terminal is the first of the four Multi-Modal Terminals being constructed on National Waterways-I on River Ganga as part of the World Bank-aided Jal Marg Vikas project of the Inland Waterways Authority of India.

Ans.6. (c) Amnesty International

Exp.Amnesty International on November 12, 2018 stripped Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award, over her indifference to atrocities committed by the Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims and increasing intolerance of freedom of expression.

Ans.7. (d) Bajrang Punia

Exp.Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia recently touched a new high in his career by achieving the World number one rank in the 65kg category. He was placed atop the ranking table with 96 points in the United World Wrestling (UWW) list.

Ans.8. (a) 7 weeks

Exp.The Union Women and Child Development Ministry has announced that the government will refund the employers the salaries for the first seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month.

Ans.9. (b) Jharkhand

Exp.The rural Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on November 15, 2018 during a regional review meeting of the eastern states held in Kolkata, West Bengal. The workshop comprised discussions on sustaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), and rural water supply.

Ans.10. (a) Dubai

Exp.The two-day summit to mark the World Tolerance Day was inaugurated on November 16, 2018 in Dubai. Held for the first time in UAE, the theme of the Summit was ‘Prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration’.

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