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Current Affairs Quiz 17th November 2023

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4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 17th November 2023

 

 

Question 1:

What was the height from which Indian skydiver Shital Mahajan jumped near Mt Everest?

A) 17,444 ft

B) 18,000 ft

C) 21,500 ft

D) 20,000 ft

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Shital Mahajan jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 21,500 ft near Mt Everest, making history.

 

 

Question 2:

What is the name of the call centre launched by the Coconut Development Board?

A) Coconut Helpline

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B) Hello Naariyal

C) Coco Support

D) Naariyal Assistance

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The Coconut Development Board launched the “Hello Naariyal” call centre to support coconut farmers and enhance cultivation practices.

 

 

Question 3:

Who represented India at the Maldives President’s inauguration?

A) Narendra Modi

B) Kiren Rijiju

C) Amit Shah

D) S Jaishankar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju represented India at the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives President-elect Mohamed Muizzu.

 

 

Question 4:

Which country’s Prime Minister secured a second term in office?

A) Italy

B) Spain

C) France

D) Germany

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez secured a second term, navigating the political landscape with a slim majority.

 

 

Question 5:

What is the name of the joint military exercise between India and Sri Lanka?

A) Exercise SAMPRITI

B) Exercise SURYA KIRAN

C) Exercise MITRA SHAKTI

D) Exercise HAND-IN-HAND

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The joint military exercise between India and Sri Lanka is named “Exercise MITRA SHAKTI.”

 

 

Question 6:

What is the name of the fourth Anti-Submarine Warfare Craft launched by the Indian Navy?

A) INS Vikrant

B) INS Kalvari

C) INS Khanderi

D) Amini

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The fourth Anti-Submarine Warfare Craft launched by the Indian Navy is named ‘Amini.’

 

 

Question 7:

Which bank launched the ‘IndusInd Bank Platinum RuPay Credit Card’ on UPI?

A) HDFC Bank

B) IndusInd Bank

C) ICICI Bank

D) Axis Bank

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: IndusInd Bank launched the ‘IndusInd Bank Platinum RuPay Credit Card’ on the UPI platform.

 

 

Question 8:

What was the main reason for the Indian government’s tax reductions?

A) To promote exports

B) To counter the rise in international oil prices

C) To counter the fall in international oil prices

D) To support the agricultural sector

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The Indian government implemented significant tax adjustments specifically targeting crude oil and diesel to counter the recent drastic fall in international oil prices.

 

 

Question 9:

What is S&P Global’s predicted GDP growth rate for India in 2024-2026?

A) 5-6%

B) 6-7.1%

C) 7-8%

D) 8-9%

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: S&P Global forecasted a robust economic growth for India, estimating a GDP expansion ranging between 6 to 7.1 percent annually from FY24 through FY26.

 

 

Question 10:

Which item does the RBI report identify as the primary challenge to achieving its 4% CPI target?

A) Technology

B) Food

C) Real Estate

D) Automobiles

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The RBI report identified rising food prices as the primary challenge to achieving its 4% Consumer Price Index target.

 

 

Question 11:

Which countries were key contributors to India’s export growth in April-October 2023?

A) USA, Germany, and Japan

B) Netherlands, UK, and Australia

C) Brazil, Russia, and South Africa

D) China, Canada, and Mexico

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: In the first seven months of FY 2023-24, India’s exports saw significant contributions from the Netherlands, the UK, and Australia.

 

 

Question 12:

When is International Students Day observed?

A) November 17

B) October 5

C) September 10

D) August 15

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: International Students’ Day was observed globally on November 17, 2023.

 

 

Question 13:

What does National Epilepsy Day in India focus on?

A) Promoting mental health awareness

B) Raising awareness about diabetes

C) Raising awareness about epilepsy

D) Promoting cancer research

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: National Epilepsy Day is observed on November 17 in India to raise awareness about epilepsy and its impact.

 

 

Question 14:

Where was the International Conference on Plant Health Management 2023 held?

A) Mumbai

B) Hyderabad

C) Bangalore

D) New Delhi

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The International Conference on Plant Health Management (ICPHM) 2023 was set to take place in Hyderabad.

 

 

Question 15:

Who among the following was appointed as a director of Jio Financial Services?

A) Mukesh Ambani

B) Isha Ambani

C) Nita Ambani

D) Akash Ambani

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Isha Ambani was appointed as one of the directors of Jio Financial Services.

 

 

Question 16:

Who was appointed by Biden to the Administrative Conference of the US?

A) Sundar Pichai

B) Shakuntla L Bhaya

C) Satya Nadella

D) Indra Nooyi

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: US President Joe Biden appointed Indian American Shakuntla L Bhaya to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

 

 

Question 17:

Which company won the award to develop a greenfield port in Karnataka?

A) Adani Ports

B) Reliance Infrastructure

C) JSW Infrastructure

D) Tata Projects

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: JSW Infrastructure won the project to develop a greenfield port at Keni in Karnataka.

 

 

Question 18:

Who was announced to host the 96th Academy Awards?

A) Ellen DeGeneres

B) Jimmy Kimmel

C) Chris Rock

D) Kevin Hart

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Jimmy Kimmel was announced as the host for the 96th Academy Awards.

 

 

Question 19:

Which Indian bowler claimed seven wickets in a single ODI match?

A) Jasprit Bumrah

B) Mohammed Shami

C) Yuzvendra Chahal

D) Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Mohammed Shami became the first Indian bowler to pick seven wickets in a One Day International.

 

 

Question 20:

What is the name of Google’s AI chatbot for teenagers?

A) Siri

B) Alexa

C) Cortana

D) Bard

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: Google introduced Bard, an AI chatbot designed for teenagers.
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