Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 November 2018
27 November 2018: 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 new Chief Election Commissioner, NASA's InSight spacecraft and Sentinelese tribe among others.
1. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner?
a) Bimal Jalan
b) Anil Goswami
c) Sunil Arora
d) Nandan Nilekani
2. A world-class township for autistic children, adults is set to be built in which city?
3. NASA's InSight spacecraft landed safely on which planet?
4. Which cricketer was named captain of ICC Women's World Twenty20 XI?
a) Poonam Yadav
b) Mithali Raj
c) Smriti Mandhana
d) Harmanpreet Kaur
5. The tribesmen belonging to which isolated tribe recently killed an American Traveller named John Chau?
a) Yaifo Tribe
b) Korowai Tribe
c) Sentinelese Tribe
d) Jarawas Tribe
6. The North Sentinal Island is officially a part of which nation’s territory?
d) Sri Lanka
7. When is the Indian Constitution Day observed every year?
a) 26 November
b) 27 November
c) 28 November
d) 29 November
8. Which city hosted the India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue?
a) St. Petersburg
c) New Delhi
9. Who won the FIAPF Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2018?
a) Shobhaa De
b) Gauri Shinde
c) Nandita Das
d) Barkha Dutt
10. Which country will host 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2019?
c) United States
11. Which organisation developed 'Impact Based Forecasting Approach’ to monitor impact of rain?
12. Which city hosted the 12th World Congress on Mountain Medicine?
Answers with Explanation
1. (c) Sunil Arora
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner. He would be succeeding OP Rawat who retired on November 24. The 62-year-old Arora was appointed to the Election Commission on August 31, 2017.
2. (b) Kolkata
The India Autism Centre (IAC), a world-class autism township is being planned to be built near Kolkata, where children and adults suffering from the developmental disorder would receive training, treatment and boarding facilities.
3. (a) Mars
The InSight lander, operated by NASA and built by scientists in the United States, France and Germany, landed safely on the surface of Mars on November 26, 2018. The spacecraft will now uncover signs of tectonic activity and clues about the planet’s past.
4. (d) Harmanpreet Kaur
India's batting star Harmanpreet Kaur was on November 26, 2018 named the captain of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 XI, which also features Indian opener Smriti Mandhana and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav.
5. (c) Sentinelese Tribe
Known to be isolated and unwelcoming to outsiders, the tribesmen of the Sentinelese tribe have been in the news lately, after they reportedly killed and buried an American missionary John Allen Chau, who had gone to the islands to tell the remote tribe that "Jesus loves you".
6. (a) India
The Sentinelese tribe is one of the most isolated tribes in the world. The tribe, reported to be pre-Neolithic, rejects all contact with outsiders. They live on the North Sentinal Island, which is officially a part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
7. (a) 26 November
The 69th Constitution Day was observed across India on November 26, 2018 to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly. The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949 and it came into force on January 26, 1950.
8. (b) St. Petersburg
India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue was held at St. Petersburg in Russia on November 25, 2018. The Indian side was led by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, with the Russian delegation headed by Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin.
9. (c) Nandita Das
Filmmaker Nandita Das won the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award 2018 at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane. She will be presented the award on November 29 in recognition of her achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region.
10. (d) India
India will host the 50th edition of Union World Conference on Lung Health 2019 in Hyderabad from October 30 to November 2, 2019. The conference theme 'Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action' resonates with TB, but it will also raise awareness on all threats to lung health, including air pollution and tobacco abuse.
11. (a) IMD
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) developed a new technology to assess the rise of water level in rivers and reservoirs by rain. The technology is called 'Impact Based Forecasting Approach'.
12. (b) Kathmandu
The 12th World Congress on Mountain Medicine 2018 was held in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal on November 21. The theme of 4 day congress was “Mountain Medicine in the Heart of the Himalayas”.