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Current Affairs Quiz 18th November 2023

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2. Current Affairs Quiz 18th November 2023 is designed to check your Current Affairs General Knowledge and provide you with an assessment of the same.

3. Each question in Current Affairs Quiz 18th November 2023 followed by 4 options. Select the most appropriate option for the question.

4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 18th November 2023

 

 

Question 1:

Where will the solar-powered ‘Ramayana’ vessels operate?

A) Kerala

B) Ayodhya

C) Ganges River

D) Mumbai

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The solar-powered ‘Ramayana’ vessels are set to commence operations in Ayodhya along the Saryu River.

 

 

Question 2:

What is the record number of patents granted by India in the fiscal year 2023-24?

A) 41,010

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B) 30,000

C) 50,000

D) 25,000

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. India achieved a historic milestone by granting 41,010 patents in the current fiscal year up to November 15.

 

 

Question 3:

Which city was listed in Conde Nast’s top places to visit in 2024?

A) Mumbai

B) Delhi

C) Kochi

D) Bengaluru

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. Kochi earned a spot on Conde Nast Traveller’s list of the best places to visit in Asia in 2024.

 

 

Question 4:

What is the projected growth of India’s e-commerce exports according to DGFT?

A) $50 billion in 5 years

B) $100 billion in 4 years

C) $200 billion in 6-7 years

D) $150 billion in 3 years

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The DGFT forecasts India’s e-commerce exports to potentially rise to $200 billion within the next six to seven years.

 

 

Question 5:

When is the World Day for Prevention and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation observed?

A) November 18

B) October 12

C) September 5

D) December 1

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. The United Nations designates November 18 as the World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence.

 

 

Question 6:

What was the theme of the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit?

A) Global Unity for Sustainable Development

B) Together for Everyone’s Growth with Everyone’s Trust

C) Strengthening Economic Partnerships

D) Building a Resilient Global Community

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The 2nd Voice of Global South Summit emphasized the theme “Together for Everyone’s Growth with Everyone’s Trust.”

 

 

Question 7:

Which two countries were favored in the BofA survey as top markets in the Asia Pacific region?

A) India and China

B) Japan and India

C) China and Japan

D) Australia and Thailand

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. In the BofA survey, Japan and India emerged as the most favored markets in the Asia Pacific region.

 

 

Question 8:

What rank does India hold globally in terms of the number of unicorn companies?

A) First

B) Second

C) Third

D) Fourth

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. India ranks third globally with an impressive count of 72 unicorn companies.

 

 

Question 9:

Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank?

A) Dipak Gupta

B) Ashok Vaswani

C) Uday Kotak

D) Aditya Puri

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Ashok Vaswani was appointed as the new Managing Director & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank.

 

 

Question 10:

What is the theme for World Prematurity Day 2023?

A) Small actions, big impact: Immediate skin-to-skin care for every baby everywhere

B) Fight for Preterm Babies

C) Care for Every Preemie

D) Premature Babies Need Extra Love

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. The global theme for 2023’s World Prematurity Day is “Small actions, big impact: Immediate skin-to-skin care for every baby everywhere.”

 

 

Question 11:

Who are the newly appointed Distinguished Fellows at NITI Aayog?

A) Dr. Ajai Chowdhry and Dr. Anoop Singh

B) Dr. O.P Agrawal and Sh. V. Lakshmikumaran

C) All of the above

D) None of the above

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The new Distinguished Fellows at NITI Aayog include Dr. Ajai Chowdhry, Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. O.P Agrawal, and Sh. V. Lakshmikumaran.

 

 

Question 12:

Who has been named the new chief of the Special Protection Group (SPG)?

A) Arun Kumar Sinha

B) Alok Sharma

C) Rajesh Ranjan

D) K. Durga Prasad

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Alok Sharma has been appointed as the new director of the Special Protection Group.

 

 

Question 13:

Who was B.N. Goswamy, the personality who passed away recently?

A) A politician

B) A sportsman

C) An art historian

D) A scientist

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. B.N. Goswamy was a renowned art historian who recently passed away.

 

 

Question 14:

A.S. Byatt, who passed away, was famous for being a?

A) Musician

B) Novelist

C) Painter

D) Actor

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. A.S. Byatt was an acclaimed British novelist.

 

 

Question 15:

Which Indian city is recognized for having the world’s first airport operating solely on solar energy?

A) Delhi

B) Bengaluru

C) Kochi

D) Mumbai

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. Kochi International Airport is noted for being the world’s first airport to operate solely on solar energy.

 

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