Current Affairs Quiz: 13 November 2019 

13 November 2019: 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 topics such as President’s rule in Maharashtra, Israel attacks,  ICC ODI Rankings 2019 and Bolivian crisis among others.

1. Which country has declared a health emergency due to spread malaria and dengue epidemic fever?
a) Syria
b) Zambia 
c) Venxuela 
d) Yemen

2. Who has become the Indian to be elected to the board of Metropolitan Museum of Art?
a) Shahrukh Khan 
b) Priyanka Chopra
c) Nita Ambani
d) Anupam Kher

3. In total, how many times has President’s rule been imposed in Maharashtra?
a) Five 
b) Four
c) Three
d) Two 

4. Which country was attacked with over 200 rockets on November 12, 2019?
a) Iran 
b) Israel 
c) Turkey 
d) Egypt

5.  Who among the following cricketers has been dropped by the ICC from its latest ODI and T20I rankings?
a) Steve Smith 
b) David Warner
c) Faf Du Plesis 
d) Shakib al Hasan

6. Which country has granted asylum to former Bolivian president Evo Morales?
a) Colombia
b) Venezuela
c) Chile 
d) Mexico

7. Over 1,000 migratory birds of different species were found dead in which lake of Rajasthan?
a) Nakki Lake
b) Pichola Lake
c) Sambhar Lake
d) Fateh Sagar Lake

8. Who among the following ministers has been recently given the additional charge of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises?
a) Prakash Javdekar
b) Harsimrat Kaur Badal
c) Dharmendra Pradhan
d) Sunny Deol

9. Who won the gold medal in the javelin-throw competition at the World Para-Athletics Championships?
a) Ajeet Pal Singh
b) Sundar Singh Gurjar
c) Arjun Singh Malik
d) Devendra Verma

10. As per the report of the Parliamentary Committee, what percentage of people die every year in India due to cancer?
a) 54%
b) 60%
c) 68%
d) 72%

Answers

1. (d) Yemen 
Yemen has declared a health emergency, as the nation is battling severe cases of malaria and dengue fever. The epidemic has spread over several of Yemen’s norther provinces. Over 116,522 malaria cases and 23,000 dengue cases have been recorded in the country since January 2019. 

2. (c) Nita Ambani
Nita Ambani has become the first Indian to be elected to the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The announcement was made by Reliance Foundation on November 13, 2019. 

3. (c) Three
President’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra for the third time since the state came into existence in May 1960. The last time it was imposed was in 2014 when the then Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan had resigned after the NCP withdrew its support from the Congress-led government. 

4. (b) Israel 
Israel was attacked with over 200 rockets from militants in the Gaza strip on November 12, 2019. Israel’s Defence Forces claimed that the rockets were fired at Israeli towns and cities after almost every 7 and a half minutes.

5. (d) Shakib al Hasan
Bangladesh's all-rounder Shakib al Hasan, who is currently serving one-year ban,  has been dropped from the latest ICC ODI and T20I player rankings. Shakib was ranked at the top in the list of all-rounders in ODIs and at the second position in T20I rankings.

6. (d) Mexico
Bolivia's former President Evo Morales has been granted asylum by Mexico. On November 10, Morales resigned due to heavy protest against him in the country. He announced that his life was in threat and he had to flee to Mexico.

7. (c) Sambhar Lake
More than 1,000 migratory birds have been found dead in Sambhar lake near Jaipur, Rajasthan. The exact reason for death of these birds is not yet known. However, the local administration believes that it may have occurred due to polluted water.

8. (a) Prakash Javdekar
Union Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar has been given additional charge of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He is currently holding the charge of Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

9. (b) Sundar Singh Gurjar
Indian player Sundar Singh Gurjar recently won a gold medal at the World Para-Athletics Championship. Sundar Singh won the gold medal with a throw of 61.22 meters. Gurjar won gold in 2013 Leon and silver in 2015 Doha Championships.

10. (c) 68%
According to the report of the Parliamentary Committee, about 38 percent of cancer patients are dying every year in developed countries, while in India this figure is 68 percent. It means that the treatment is not reaching to the patients. Last year, 13 lakh new cancer cases were reported in India.

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