Current Affairs Quiz: 30 November 2017
30 November 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like SAUBHGAYA yojana, Hockey World Cup 2018 and India Hypertension Management Initiative among others.
1. The International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) began recently in which city?
c) New Delhi
2. Which Union Ministry launched India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI)?
a) Ministry of Home Affairs
b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c) Ministry of Human Resource Development
d) Ministry of Women and Child Development
3. Who was appointed as the Chairman of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST regime?
a) R Bhagyadevi
b) Bijay Kumar
c) BN Sharma
d) Jyotish Chauhan
4. Who was conferred with the 3rd Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award?
a) Akihiko Ren
b) Shizuoka Yamanaka
c) Kenji Endo
d) Hiroshi Marui
5. Who was appointed as the Director General of National Archives?
a) Pritam Singh
b) Bijay Kumar
c) BN Sharma
d) MM Kutty
6. The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHGAYA) was launched recently in which state?
7. Which Indian bowler surpassed Denniss Lillee’s record to become the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 test wickets?
a) Amit Mishra
b) Ravindra Jadeja
c) Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
d) Ravichandran Ashwin
8. Who became the first Indian-American to hold a press gaggle aboard Air Force One?
a) Nikki Haley
b) Neil Chatterjee
c) Raj Shah
d) Seema Verma
9. The logo and mascot of Hockey World Cup 2018 was unveiled by whom?
a) Naveen Patnaik
b) Narendra Modi
c) Rajnath Singh
d) Manohar Lal Khattar
10. Which Indian sport team was named ‘Team of the Year’ at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours?
a) Indian Women's Cricket Team
b) Indian Men's Cricket Team
c) Indian Men’s Hockey Team
d) Indian Women’s Hockey Team
11. Who won the ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ award in the individual sport category at the Indian Sports Honours?
a) Saina Nehwal
b) P V Sindhu
c) Mitali Raj
d) Sania Mirza
12. Which state’s high court has imposed a complete ban on sand mining?
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Andhra Pradesh
Answers and Explanations
1. (a) Jaipur
The first edition of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) started in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 27 November 2017. The 5-day symposium is being organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with World Bank (WB) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE).
2. (b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) was launched by Preeti Sudan, Secretary of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Soumya Swaminathan, Director of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in New Delhi. The purpose of IHMI is to reduce disability and death related to Cardio-Vascular Disease (CVD).
3. (c) BN Sharma
BN Sharma, the 1985 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, was appointed as Chairman of the newly constituted National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Prior to this appointment, Sharma was an Additional Secretary in the Department of Revenue.
4. (d) Hiroshi Marui
Professor Hiroshi Marui of Japan was conferred with the 3rd Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award -2017 by President Ram Nath Kovind, for his exemplary contribution to Indology at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Professor Marui has spent over 40 years working on Indian philosophy and Buddhist Studies.
5. (a) Pritam Singh
IAS Pritam Singh was appointed as Director General of National Archives in the rank of Additional Secretary to Government of India. He was earlier working as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
6. (b) Manipur
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHGAYA) was launched in Manipur by Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh. Manipur is the fastest reforming state in Power sector in the country and the Manipur Government is performing well in terms of power sector in the State.
7. (d) Ravichandran Ashwin
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets on 27 November 2017 thereby, breaking Dennis Lillee's record. Ashwin acheieved the feat in his 54th match during India's win over Sri Lanka in the second Test. Australian fast bowling legend Lillee had reached the milestone in 56 Test matches way back in 1981 and it took 36 years for another bowler to surpass the record.
8. (c) Raj Shah
Raj Shah, who holds a key position in the White House, became the first Indian-American on 29 November 2017 to hold a press gaggle aboard presidential aircraft Air Force One. Gaggle is the term used for informal briefing by the White House Press Secretary, which is on the record but bars reporters from videographing.
9. (a) Naveen Patnaik
The logo and mascot of Hockey World Cup 2018 were unveiled by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on 29 November 2017. The Chief Minister also launched the countdown timer for the international event that is scheduled to be held in the state from 28 November to 16 December 2018.
10. (a) Indian Women's Cricket Team
The Indian Women's Cricket Team, which was the runners-up in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, was named the ‘Team of the Year’ at the inaugural edition of the Indian Sports Honours. In the team sport category, Ravichandran Ashwin, who recently achieved the feat of becoming the fastest bowler to reach 'Club 300' in Test cricket, was awarded Sportsman of the Year award, while women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj was awarded Sportswoman of the Year award.
11. (b) P V Sindhu
The Inaugural edition of the Indian Sports Honours, which was held in Mumbai, saw Kidambi Srikanth and P V Sindhu grab the top honours. While ace shuttler Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, won the Sportsman of the Year award, Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu won the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category.
12. (c) Tamil Nadu
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has banned sand mining in Tamil Nadu. Justice R Mahadevan has directed the state government to close down all sand quarries within the next six months and asked to take measures for the import of sand to meet the requirements.