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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 11th November 2019

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Q: Which Union Territory comes under Madras High Court?

  1. Lakshadweep
  2. Andaman Nicobar Islands
  3. Puducherry
  4. Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Correct Answer: Puducherry

Puducherry is one of the 9 union territories of India. It was formed out of four territories of former French India, namely Pondichéry, Karikal, Mahé and Yanaon, excluding Chandernagore. It falls under the jurisdiction of Madras High Court.

In news: Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi was sworn-in as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court by Governor Banwarlilal Purohit at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan on 11th November 2019.

Q: T.N Sheshan was the ______ Chief Election Commissioner of India.

  1. 8th
  2. 9th
  3. 10th
  4. 11th

Correct Answer: 10th

Former Chief Election Commissioner Tirunellai Narayanaiyer Seshan died in Chennai on 10th November 2019. He was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India (1990–96). He reformed elections by largely ending its malpractices in the country. He also served as the 18th Cabinet Secretary of India in 1989.

Q: Which Shiv Sena leader recently resigned from the post of Heavy Industries Minister in the Central Government?

  1. Suresh Prabhu
  2. Arvind Sawant
  3. Uddhav Thackeray
  4. Anant Hegde

Correct Answer: Arvind Sawant

Union Heavy Industries Minister Arvind Sawant resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government today. The resignation came amid talks that Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena may take support of the Congress and the NCP to form the government in Maharashtra.

Q: Who has been awarded the WCS George Schaller Lifetime Award 2019?

  1. Madhu Gopal Rao
  2. Vidydhar Sarthi
  3. Anna Hazare
  4. K. Ullas Karanth

Correct Answer: K Ullas Karanth

Famous Wildlife biologist K. Ullas Karanth has been awarded the Wildlife Conservation Society’s George Schaller Lifetime Award in Wildlife Conservation Science for his contribution to the field of conservation. He is the first recipient of WCS’s award.

WCS George Schaller Lifetime Award in Wildlife Conservation is instituted by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), New York.

In January, 2012, K Ullas Karanth was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award for his outstanding contributions to Wildlife Conservation and Environment Protection

Q: When is the World Science Day for Peace and Development observed?

  1. 9th November
  2. 10th November
  3. 11th November
  4. 12th November

Correct Answer: 10th November

Every year 10th November is observed as World Science Day for Peace and Development.

It was established by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2001 with the objective of highlighting important role and importance of science in society and in our daily lives

Q: What is the name given to the Cyclone that recently hit the coastal districts of West Bengal?

  1. Seema
  2. Mamata
  3. Bulbul
  4. Mahakali

Correct Answer: Bulbul

In News: The ‘very severe’ cyclone ‘Bulbul’, which barrelled through the coastal districts of West Bengal before hurtling towards Bangladesh, claimed 10 lives in the State and affected 2.73 lakh families. In Odisha, heavy rain and high-velocity winds claimed two lives. 

As per the State Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan, at least 2,473 houses were destroyed and another 26,000 were partially damaged in the cyclone in the coastal districts along the Bay of Bengal, with the fishing towns of Bakkhali and Namkhana being among the worst-affected areas.

Q: Where is IOCL going to construct a 2G ethanol plant?

  1. Panipat
  2. Goa
  3. Nagpur
  4. Udhampur

Correct Answer: Panipat

In News: The Ministry of Environment has granted clearance to the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to set up a Rs 766-crore 2G ethanol plant in Haryana’s Panipat district. The estimated investment in setting up this plant is Rs 766 crore.

First Generation Ethanol vs Second Generation(2G) Secondgeneration biofuels, also known as advanced biofuels, are fuels that can be manufactured from various types of non-food biomass. Whereas First-generation biofuels are made from the sugars and vegetable oils found in food crops.

Q: With which sport is Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Angad Bajwa associated with?

  1. Wrestling
  2. Shooting
  3. Volleyball
  4. Cricket

Correct Answer: Shooting

In News: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar bagged India’s 13th Olympic quota in shooting. Mairaj Ahmed and Angad Bajwa earned India’s 14th and 15th places. India had 11 shooters at the 2012 Olympics and 12 in Rio 2016. India had 11 shooters at the 2012 London Olympics and 12 in Rio de Janiero in 2016.

Q: Where is the headquarters of WTO located?

  1. Geneva
  2. Vienna
  3. New York
  4. Washington

Correct Answer: Geneva

The Headquarters of WTO is located in Geneva, Switzerland. India has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 8 July 1948.

In News: India and sixteen other countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and the US have complained at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the European Union’s decision to revise its policy on the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for a wide range of pesticides mainly used in the cultivation of citrus fruit and bananas.

The countries raised the matter at the meeting of the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures on November 7-8 in Geneva and underlined that the new requirements were not backed by science.

Q: Which country has withdrawn a 25-years old land-lease agreement with Israel?

  1. Jordan
  2. Lebanon
  3. Syria
  4. Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer: Jordan

In News: Jordan withdrawn from a 25-year-old landmark agreement that allowed Israeli farmers to cultivate in two pieces of agricultural lands that was leased by Israel.

Under the deal, part of the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty, two territories straddling the border were recognised as under Jordanian sovereignty but with special provisions allowing Israeli farmers to work the land and visitors to tour the Isle of Peace park in the area.

But in 2018, Jordan said it did not want to continue the arrangement, in what was widely seen as a sign of increasingly strained diplomatic relations.

Q: Which team defeated Indian football team in the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualification, thereby ending its campaign in the tournament?

  1. Pakistan
  2. Iran
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Afghanistan

Correct Answer: Afghanistan

In News: India ended their AFC U-19 Championship qualifying campaign with a 0-3 loss to Afghanistan. The loss ends India’s campaign with three consecutive losses.

The 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualification is an international men’s under-19 football competition which will decide the participating teams of the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship.

Q: Who is the chairman and MD of NTPC?

  1. Rajendra Kumar
  2. Bhushan Singh
  3. VidyaSagar Rao
  4. Gurdeep Singh

Correct Answer: Gurdeep Singh

In News: The NTPC Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station at Parawada has bagged the ‘Swarn Shakti’ award in the Safety (O&M) category. The award was given in recognition of the innovative safety measures deployed at the NTPC Simhadri Super Thermal Power station.

The award was received on the occasion of ‘NTPC Raising Day’ celebrations in New Delhi on Saturday. The Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of NTPC is Gurdeep Singh.

Q: Which of these sites is not a World Heritage Site at present?

  1. Agra Fort
  2. Group of Monuments at Hampi
  3. Hoysala Temples
  4. Taj Mahal

Correct Answer: Hoysala Temples

In news: The Karanataka State Archaeology Department has clubbed 14 temples from the Hoysala period for serial nomination to seek UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

There are 38 World Heritage Sites located in India. These include 30 cultural sites, seven natural sites and one mixed site. India has the sixth-largest number of sites in the world

Q: Who has become the first Indian to take a hatrick in T20 Internationals?

  1. Deepak Chahar
  2. R Ashwin
  3. Ravindra Jadeja
  4. Rohit Sharma

Correct Answer: Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in T20 Internationals. Deepak Chahar delivered the best bowling figures in T20Is as India beat Bangladesh in the series decider in Nagpur.

Q: Where is the world’s first CNG port terminal proposed to be built?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Karnataka
  4. Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer: Gujarat

The Gujarat government on Sunday gave approval to a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) terminal at Bhavnagar port with a proposed investment of Rs 1,900 crore. This would be the world’s first CNG port terminal. The terminal will be jointly built by UK-based Foresight Group and Mumbai-based Padmanabh Mafatlal Group.

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