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GK Questions 20th November 2017
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Today’s Current Affairs
- Maharashtra bans Plastic Bottles at Government Offices, Hotels
- Maha govt sets up committee to curb custodial deaths
- Seminar on cyber security held in New Delhi
- ‘1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in Sustainable Development Era’ held in Russia
- Bihar govt to set up “State Ayush Society
- Andhra Pradesh hosted first ever hot-air balloon festival
- Nagaland becomes first NE state to launch POS for paying electricity bills
- NEA, CTGC sign Joint Venture Pact to construct West Seti Hydropower Project
- U.S. approves first pill with digital tracking device
- MP made partner of Nagaland and Manipur under Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat Yojana
- RBL Bank opens all women branch in Chennai
- Moody’s upgrades NTPC, NHPC, NHAI & GAIL to Baa2 in line with India’s ratings
- Yes Bank ties up with Centre Denmark India for fintech collaboration
- India’s First Moody’s Upgrade in 14 Years Bets on Reforms
- France named as surprise host of 2023 Rugby World Cup
- Former MP Abdul Mannan Hossain passes away
GK Questions 20th November 2017
Question 1: Which state is celebrating its 17th Statehood Day on November 15, 2017?
President Ram Nath Kovind launched various schemes and laid the foundation stones of infrastructure projects in Jharkhand. These schemes and projects are to be carried out at an expenditure of Rs 3455 crore. It is to be noted that November 15, 2017 was 17th Statehood Day of Jharkhand. Firstly, he launched Rs 290-crore ‘108 Ambulance’ service in the state. This service will have 329 life support system equipped ambulances which will provide free round the clock service across the state.
Question 2: “India State-level Disease Burden Initiative Report” consists of the details of the analysis of disease burden for each Indian state from the year _____ to _____.
1. 1995 to 2016
2. 1990 to 2016
3. 1980 to 2016
4. 1985 to 2016
5. 2000 to 2016
As per ‘India State-level Disease Burden Initiative Report’, child and maternal malnutrition was responsible for 15 per cent of the total disease burden in 2016 across India. The report was released by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 14, 2017.Analysis of disease burden for each Indian state from 1990 to 2016 has been presented in this report.
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Question 3: According to the 5th biennial Hotelivate State Ranking Survey for Tourism, which city is the top tourist destination of India?
According to the 5th biennial Hotelivate State Ranking Survey for Tourism, Delhi is the top tourist destination of India. This survey was conducted by hospitality consulting firm, Hotelivate in association with World Travel & Tourism Council-India Initiative (WTTC-II). States were assessed on eleven parameters, which included state expenditure on tourism, number of branded hotel rooms, aircraft movement, road and rail network and other intangible aspects.
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Question 4: Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit 2017 was inaugurated in which district of Andhra Pradesh?
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the three-day Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit 2017 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The summit will discuss on innovative ideas, technologies and globa l best practices to push agricultural transformation in Andhra Pradesh. More than 50 stalls have been set up to showcase latest agriculture technologies and products of companies. Chief Guest for the Valedictory session on 17 November 2017 will be Bill Gates.
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Question 5: What is the targeted year for the 100% completion of installing bio-toilets in the Indian Railway coaches?
1. December 2017
2. December 2019
3. December 2018
4. December 2025
5. December 2020
Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Ministry of Railway said that, the target for 100 % completion of installing bio-toilets in railway coaches has been advanced to December 2018. He announced this at an event organised to highlight Railway Ministry’s efforts towards a low-carbon pathway and overall sustainable mobility initiatives in the Indian transport sector.
Question 6: Where did the 12th North East Business Summit was inaugurated?
5. New Delhi
12th North East Business Summit, a two day event, was inaugurated in New Delhi. The summit aims to explore the scope for business opportunities in the North-Eastern region of India. Focus areas are Infrastructure and Connectivity with Public Private Partnerships, Skill Development, Financial Inclusion, Services Sector Development- Particularly in Tourism, Hospitality & Food Processing.
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Question 7: Which State Government unveiled an ambitious project to install Wi-Fi facility in all gram panchayats across the state?
Karnataka State Government unveiled an ambitious project to install Wi-Fi facility in all gram panchayats across the state. During this year itself, Wi-Fi facility will be installed in 2500 gram panchayats. At Bengaluru Tech Summit 2017, Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah stated that the objective of this project is to bridge the digital divide.
Question 8: Which Shrine board was pulled up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not providing proper infrastructure facilities to pilgrims travelling to the Shrine?
1. Ajmer Dargha
2. Amarnath Temple Shrine
3. Arunachala Temple
4. Somnath Temple
5. Golden Temple Shrine
National Green Tribunal (NGT) rapped the Amarnath Shrine Board for not providing proper infrastructure facilities to pilgrims travelling to Amarnath Shrine. NGT has directed the board to submit a status report on the same by first week of December 2017. Besides, NGT has formed a committee of experts, headed by Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to recommend an action plan to the board on providing facilities to pilgrims.
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Question 9: Which North Eastern state first time launched the Point of Sale (PoS) for electricity bill payment?
5. West Bengal
Nagaland became the first among the North Eastern states to launch Point of Sale (PoS) for electricity bill payment. The PoS facility was formally launched by State Chief Secretary, Pankaj Kumar, at Kohima Electrical Sub-division-1 in Kohima on 16th November 2017. Pankaj Kumar said that, the department has been losing around Rs 150 crore annually due to non-payment of bills by consumers and asked the citizens to pay sincerely.
Question 10: Which Indian state inaugurated the fourth edition of ‘Hunar (skill) Haat’?
5. New Delhi
Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated the fourth edition of ‘Hunar Haat’ at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. ‘Hunar (skill) Haat’ is a platform created by the Minority Affairs Ministry to offer employment and market opportunities to artisans and craftsmen from minority communities. At the fourth edition of Hunar Haat works of artisans belonging to minority communities and Tihar Jail inmates are kept on display. This will continue till 27 November 2017.
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Question 11: What is the rank of India out of 56 nations and European Union on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 according to the environmental organisation Germanwatch?
India has ranked 14th out of 56 nations and European Union on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 released by environmental organisation Germanwatch. This marks an improvement from its 20th rank in CCPI 2017 China, which is one of the highest GHG emitting country, ranks 41st. Similar to last year’s rankings, top three rankings are still unoccupied as no country has adhered to commitments made in 2015 Paris Climate Accord that aims to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Question 12: In which country, the 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour was held at?
Plenary session of 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15, 2017. This Conference was jointly organised by Government of Argentina and International Labour Organization (ILO). While delivering the country statement at this conference, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi stated that Indian Government is fully committed to continue working to eliminate child labour.
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Question 13: In which city the BSE Institute Limited (BIL) and DLT Labs together have planned to set up the India’s first state-of-the-art Block Chain Lab?
BSE Institute Limited (BIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE Limited has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with DLT Labs to set up the India’s first state-of-the-art Block Chain Lab in Mumbai. Objective behind signing this MoU is to provide knowledge driven, in class education and training in the field of financial technology, with a special emphasis on Block Chain. Both the entities expect Block Chain to be the next big disruptive financial technology.
Question 14: Who won Miss International 2017?
1. Natsuki Tsutsi
2. Amber Dew
3. Kevin Lilliana
4. Abigal Martey
5. Carla Maldonado
Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana was crowned Miss International 2017 by the Philippines’ Kylie Verzosa at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. The coronation night was held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. This is the first Miss International title for Indonesia. Kevin Lilliana is 21 years old. She is a model. She has won the crown beating 68 candidates from across the world.
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Question 15: Who has topped the Forbes list of Asia’s Richest Families for the first time with a net worth of $44.8 billion?
1. India’s Mittal family
2. South Korea’s Lee family
3. India’s Ambani family
4. India’s Premji family
5. Hong Kong’s Kwok family
India’s Ambani family has topped the Forbes list of Asia’s Richest Families for the first time with a net worth of$44.8 billion, up $19 billion from the previous year. The collective wealth of Asia’s 50 richest families on the list is a record $699 billion. The 2nd position was secured by, South Korea’s Lee family with $40.8 billion wealth. Hong Kong’s Kwok family ranks 3rd with a net worth of $40.4 billion.
Question 16: Which movie bagged most of the awards at Nandi awards, Andhra Pradesh?
2. Baahubali: The Beginning
Andhra Pradesh government announced Nandi Awards of the year 2014, 2015 and 2016. Baahubali won fourteen awards and Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth were the winners of NTR honour. Nandi Awards are considered Andhra Pradesh’s most prestigious honour. The main ceremony is scheduled to be held in December 2017. Baahubali has become the only film to collect fourteen awards in different categories. The Baahubali team collected awards for the best film, director, supporting actress, villain, cinematographer, playback singer (male), music, choreographer, fight master, dubbing and special effects.
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Question 17: Which Indian state’s Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) bagged the ADI PEC (Abu Dhabi Intl Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) Excellency in Energy Awards 2017 as runner-up, in Abu Dhabi?
1. Andhra Pradesh
The ADI PEC (Abu Dhabi Intl Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) Excellency in Energy Awards 2017 has honoured the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) as the winner for the second position in the category of “social contribution in country value.” The Managing Director Venkaiah Chowdhary of APMDC said that, APMDC was given the award for setting new benchmarks in the particular area which would further boost the performance of the corporation.
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Question 18: Who was appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS)?
1. Narendra Modi
2. Ajay Thyagi
3. Sushma Swaraj
4. Urjit Patel
5. Arun Jaitely
RBI Governor Urjit Patel was appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS). Bank of International Settlement (BIS) is a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world. The Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the BIS assists financial sector authorities worldwide in strengthening their financial systems. The Advisory Board will provide strategic advice to help the FSI continue to meet its mandate in a way that is responsive to the changing needs of its key stakeholders around the world.
Question 19: Name the web portal launched by R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, which is a Platform for Monitoring Universal Household Electrification?
R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal. The Saubhagya portal can be accessed at http://saubhagya.gov.in. This is a platform for monitoring household electrification progress. Through this online platform every State would feed in the current status of progress of electrification works, hence enabling the creation of a system of accountability for the State utility.
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Question 20: In which state, the Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) fuel will be introduced from April 1, 2018, much ahead of the earlier deadline of 2020, so that the pollution can be reduced?
1. Jammu Kashmir
Union Petroleum Ministry announced that Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) fuel will be introduced in Delhi from April 1, 2018, much ahead of the earlier deadline of 2020. BS-VI – equivalent to Euro-VI grade, is the cleanest fuel. Thus, advancing its introduction will help to curb air pollution in Delhi that has reached alarming levels. Earlier, Government had decided to leapfrog straight to BS-VI emission norm complaint petrol and diesel from April 2020 from current BS-IV grade.
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