Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 26 November to 2 December 2018

26 November to 2 December 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like G20 summit 2018, Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor and single emergency number ‘112’ among others.

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1. Which state became the first Indian state to launch a single emergency number ‘112’?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) West Bengal
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Uttar Pradesh

2. Which country hosted the G20 summit 2018?
a) Australia
b) Argentina
c) Russia
d) Denmark

3. Which airport is going to be renamed after Vajpayee?
a) Jaipur Airport
b) Dehradun Airport
c) Kullu–Manali Airport
d) Kangra Airport

4. When is the Indian Constitution Day observed every year?
a) 26 November
b) 27 November
c) 28 November
d) 29 November

5. Who has won her sixth world championship gold at the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships?
a) Geeta Phogat
b) Sakshi Malik
c) Mary Kom
d) Dipa Karmakar

6. The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on November 26, 2018 laid the foundation stone for the construction of Dera Baba Nanak - Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor in which district of Punjab?
a) Kartarpur
b) Gurdaspur
c) Ferozpur
d) Amritsar

7. Who was appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the North East Region of India by the UNICEF?
a) Mary Kom
b) Hima Das
c) Nahid Afrin
d) Mirabai Chanu

8. Who was appointed as the Convenor of the Task Force constituted for drafting a New Direct Tax Legislation?
a) Akhilesh Ranjan
b) Rajiv Memani
c) Mukesh Patel
d) Girish Ahuja

9. Who was named as the Captain of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI?
a) Mithali Raj
b) Harmanpreet Kaur
c) Rajeshwari Gayakwad
d) Jhulan Goswami

10. Which bank has designed and developed PaiSA portal for quicker processing of loans under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission?
a) Punjab National Bank
b) Vijaya Bank
c) Dena Bank
d) Allahabad Bank

11. Which two Indian states went to polls on November 28, 2018?
a) Rajasthan, Tripura
b) Chhattisgarh, Telangana
c) Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram
d) Meghalaya, Karnataka

12. NASA has managed to conduct how many successful Mars landings?
a) Six
b) Eight
c) Five
d) Seven

ANSWERS

1. (a) Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh became the first Indian state to launch a pan-India single emergency number '112' where all kinds of immediate help can be sought in urgent matters. Under this project, an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) has been established in Shimla along with 12 District Command Centres (DCCs), covering the entire state.

2. (b) Argentina
The G20 summit 2018 was held at Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30 under the theme ‘Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development’. The annual meeting was attended by leaders of the top 20 economies of the world including India PM Narendra Modi.

3. (b) Dehradun Airport
The Uttarakhand government on November 25, 2018 decided to rename the Dehradun airport after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpaye. The proposal to rename the Jolly Grant airport after Vajpayee was approved by the state cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

4. (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.

5. (c) Mary Kom
Mary Kom created history on November 24, 2018 by winning her sixth world championship gold at the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships, held in New Delhi, India. Kom won the sole gold for India by beating Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48kg category summit bout.

6. (b) Gurdaspur
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on November 26, 2018 laid the foundation stone for the construction of Dera Baba Nanak - Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor at a function in Mann village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

7. (c) Nahid Afrin
Popular singer Nahid Afrin of Assam was appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the North Eastern Region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights. Nahid made her playback debut in the 2016 Bollywood film ‘Akira’ starring Sonakshi Sinha in the lead.

8. (a) Akhilesh Ranjan
The Union Government on November 26, 2017 appointed appointed Akhilesh Ranjan as Convenor of the Task Force that was constituted in Nove,ber 2017 for drafting a New Direct Tax Legislation. Akhilesh Ranjan is presently serving as the Member (Legislation) of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The other members of the Task Force remain unchanged.

9. (b) Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur was named as Captain of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 XI, which also featured opener Smriti Mandhana and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav. A selection panel of ICC in Dubai picked up the team on the basis of the players' performances in the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty-20 tournament.

10. (d) Allahabad Bank
The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on November 26, 2018 launched the ‘PAiSA’ - Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access, a centralised electronic platform for quicker processing of loans under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). The web platform was designed and developed by Allahabad Bank, the nodal bank under the scheme.

11. (c) Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram
Two Indian states, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram went to polls on November 28, 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, the polling for the 230 seats of the state assembly elections got underway, while the polling for 40 constituencies began in Mizoram.

12. (b) Eight
NASA’s InSight explorer successfully touched down on Mars on November 26, after an almost seven-month journey through deep space. This is the eighth time in human history that NASA has executed a successful landing on the red planet and the first in six years.

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