Current Affairs Quiz |27th November 2018

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Q1. 21 countries in the IORA have adopted the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy. What does R  stands for in IORA?

(a) Rim

(b) Renewable

(c) Region

(d) Regional

(e) Reproductive

Q2. Who has been recently appointed as India’s Ambassador to Spain?

(a) Pankaj Sharma

(b) Devyani Khobragade

(c) Sanjay Verma

(d) Sanjay Sharma

(e) Pankaj Verma

Q3. Reliance Health Insurance, has received final approval from IRDAI for its new health insurance business. Who is the CEO of Reliance Health Insurance?

(a) Akash Ambani

(b) Ravi Viswanath

(c) Mukesh Ambani

(d) Isha Ambani

(e) Vikram kapoor

Q4. According to global brand consultancy Interbrand’s “Best 100 Global Brands 2018” report, which of the following company has displaced Google to become the top brand in the world in 2018?

(a) Reliance Jio

(b) Microsoft

(c) Facebook

(d) Amazon

(e) Apple

Q5. Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has been established and it has started functioning since

(a) 1st October, 2003

(b) 1st October, 2004          

(c) 1st October, 2007

(d) 1st October, 2012

(e) 1st October, 2015

Q6. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index based in-

(a) Germany

(b) Japan

(c) USA

(d) China

(e) Brazil

Q7. The Nikkei index belongs to which of the following stock exchanges?

(a) Tokyo

(b) Beijing

(c) New York

(d) Bangkok

(e) London

Q8. Who has been appointed the chairman of the working committee and director on the board by the international industry body–World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

(a) Rana Kapoor

(b) Vikram Limaye

(c) Shikha Sharma

(d) R S Sharma

(e) Sandeep Bakhshi

Q9. Former batsman Nick Compton recently announced his retirement from cricket. He belongs to________.

(a) Australia

(b) West Indies

(c) South Africa

(d) England

(e) New Zealand

Q10. To promote innovative cooperation between students of India and Russia, an MoU was exchanged between India’s AIM and the Russian Federation’s SIRIUS Educational Foundation. What does I stands for in AIM?

(a) Interconnected

(b) International

(c) Innovation

(d) Indian

(e) Integration

Solutions

Ans.1.(a)

Exp. As many as 21 countries in the Indian Ocean Rim Association, IORA, adopted the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in the Indian Ocean Region.

Ans.2.(c)

Exp.Sanjay Verma, a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Spain.

Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Reliance Health Insurance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Capital, has received final approval from IRDAI for its new health insurance business. Reliance Capital has designated Ravi Viswanath, who has over two decades of global experience in health insurance, as CEO of the new health insurance company.

Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Apple displaced Google to become the top brand in the world in 2018 while Facebook, mired in data breach controversies, fell to ninth place in the top 100 brands globally. According to global brand consultancy Interbrand’s “Best 100 Global Brands 2018” report, Amazon achieved a 56% growth to become the third top brand globally.

Ans.5.(a)

Exp.The Government in the backdrop of major failure of non-banking financial institutions, phenomenon of vanishing companies, plantation companies and the recent stock market scam had decided to set up Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), a multi-disciplinary organization to investigate corporate frauds. The Organization has been established and it has started functioning since 1st October, 2003.

Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index that shows how 30 large, publicly owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market.

Ans.7.(a)

Exp.Nikkei 225 is an index which belongs to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) calculates the index daily since 1950.

Ans.8.(b)

Exp. The National Stock Exchange’s (NSE) MD and CEO Vikram Limaye has been appointed the chairman of the working committee and director on the board by the international industry body–World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Former England batsman Nick Compton announced his retirement from cricket. South Africa-born Compton played 16 Tests for England, scoring two hundred.

Ans.10.(c)

Exp.To promote innovative cooperation between students of India and Russia, an MoU was exchanged between India’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and the Russian Federation’s SIRIUS Educational Foundation in the presence of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, in New Delhi.

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