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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 18th November 2019

Current Affairs Quiz for 18th November 2019 contains questions on Sri Lanka elections, Indira Nooyi, Under 17 FIFA world cup, New Chief Justice of India and other important topics.


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Q: Who has been elected as the new President of Sri Lanka?

  1. Sajida Premadasa
  2. Arjuna Jayawardane
  3. Gotabaya Rajapaksa
  4. Mathilapala Srisena

Correct Answer: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected as the new President of Sri Lanka. He defeated Sajida Premadasa in the closely fought elections. He is the younger brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was the President of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015.

Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

Q. Who is the present CEO of Pepsi Co?

  1. Satya Nadella
  2. Azim Premji
  3. Ramon Laguarta
  4. Indira Nooyi

Correct Answer: Ramon Laguarta

Ramon Laguarta is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of PepsiCo. 

In News: Former Pepsico head and Indian American Indra Nooyi was recently inducted into the prestigious Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.  She was inducted in acknowledgement of her accomplishments which had impacted America’s shared history, development and culture. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was also inducted in the National Portrait Gallery.

Q. India recently extended Visa on arrival for which of these countries?

  1. UAE
  2. USA
  3. UK
  4. Canada

Correct Answer: UAE

The Government of India has decided to extend the duration of the visa-on-arrival available to the citizens of UAE. The step has been taken by India to fortify its ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Earlier the Visa on Arrival for UAE was available for 30 days

The United Arab is a federation of 7 emirates.

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham


Q. Who has won the Indonesia Open TT Championship?

  1. Sandeep Singh
  2. Amalraj Anthony
  3. Harmeet Desai 
  4. Bhanu Supatra

Correct Answer: Harmeet Desai

Indian paddler Harmeet Desai has won the ITTF Challenge Indonesia Open 2019. It was held in Batam, Indonesia. He defeated Amalraj Anthony to win this title.


Q. Who has become the first woman to become a part of Supreme Court Collegium in last 13 years?

  1. Rukmini Saho
  2. Bimal Devi
  3. Shreya Rao
  4. R Banumathi

Correct Answer: R Banumathi

Justice R Banumathi has become a part of the Supreme Court Collegium. With this, she is the first woman to enter the SC Collegium in 13 years. Justice Banumathi will enter the Collegium by virtue of being the fifth seniormost judge in the highest court in India. The last and only woman judge in the Collegium was Justice Ruma Pal, who retired in 2006.


Q. With which disease is the Health Ministry’s SAANS campaign related to?

  1. Cholera
  2. Pneumonia
  3. AIDS  
  4. Asthma

Correct Answer: Pneumonia

Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has launched SAANS‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ campaign to reduce child mortality due to pneumonia. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched the campaign while inaugurating the 6th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations.


Q. Where was the International Conference on Yoga held?

  1. Mysuru
  2. Pune
  3. Chennai
  4. Aizawal

Correct Answer: Mysuru

The two-day International Conference on Yoga was held at Mysuru, Karnataka from 15-16 November 2019. It was organized by Union Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). During the Conference, the Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik announced that the International Yoga Day 2020 event will be held in Mysuru.


Q. Who has become the new Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court?

  1. Sam Dzousa
  2. Ravi Ranjan
  3. Hari Rai Sharma
  4. Aatma Ram Sahu

Correct Answer: Ravi Ranjan

Justice Ravi Ranjan sworn in as new chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court in Ranchi.  Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan has been appointed as the 13th Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court. The post was lying vacant since May this year after the former Chief Justice, Anirudh Bose was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court.


Q. Which country was the largest source of International students in the USA?

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Canada
  4. Pakistan

Correct Answer: China

China is the largest source of foreign students in the USA. India was the second-largest source, which sent more than 202,000 students to the U.S. South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada were in the top 5.


Q. Justice Bobde is the  ____ Chief Justice of India.

  1. 46th
  2. 47th
  3. 48th
  4. 50th

Correct Answer: 47th

Sharad Arvind Bobde has become the 47th Chief Justice of India. He is a former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. He succeeded Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who demitted the office on 17th November 2019. He is due to retire on 23 April 2021.

Q. When was the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2019 observed?

  1. 16th November 2019
  2. 17th November 2019
  3. 18th November 2019
  4. None

Correct Answer: 17th November 2019

17th November 2019 was observed as the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Every year, the third Sunday of November is observed as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims all over the world. This day is observed to acknowledge victims of road traffic crashes and their families.

The theme (motto) of this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: “Life is not a car part”. The theme was based on Pillar 3 of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety – Safer vehicles

Q. Which country won the Under-17 Football World Cup?

  1. Brazil
  2. France
  3. Argentina
  4. Spain

Correct Answer: Brazil

Brazil defeated Mexico 2-1 to win the Under-17 Football World Cup for a fourth time. The  2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, was held in Brazil and it was the 18th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Q. Which state has bagged the 2019 ‘Best Honeymoon Destination’ award?

  1. Kerala
  2. Goa
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Sikkim

Correct Answer: Kerala

Kerala was declared as the 2019 ‘Best Honeymoon Destination” by Leisure India and South Asia Magazine, under the domestic category.

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