Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 20th November 2019

Daily Current Affairs Quiz for 20th November 2019 contains questions on IMD Talent Ranking, Foreign Cooperation Department, Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, Davis Cup and other topics.

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Q:  Which country is hosting the Plenary meeting of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)?

  1. China
  2. Pakistan
  3. India
  4. Sri Lanka

Correct Answer: India

India is hosting the Plenary meeting of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) from 18th to the 22nd November 2019. The meeting is being organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme was set up in 2003 to keep world diamond trade conflict-free.

Q: Which of these software firms was recently acquired by Google?

  1. CloudSimple
  2. SimpleFiles
  3. CloudFiles
  4. SimpleTrees

Correct Answer: CloudSimple

Google recently acquired a software firm CloudSimple. CloudSimple is based in Santaclara and provides secure and dedicated environments to run VMware workloads in the Cloud.

Q: Where was the 12th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo conducted?

  1. Noida
  2. Gurgaon
  3. Lucknow
  4. Mumbai

Correct Answer: Lucknow

The 12th edition of the Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo was recently conducted in Lucknow.

The conference was organised by Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), which is works under Union Ministry of Urban Development. The theme of 12th edition of the Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo was “Accessible and liveable Cities”.

Q:  Who has won the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2019?

  1. Salman Rushdie
  2. Donald Trump
  3. David Attenborough
  4. Hilary Clinton

Correct Answer: David Attenborough

David Attenborough will be awarded the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2019. David Attenborough is a renowned naturalist and broadcaster. His name was selected for the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize by an international jury headed by former president Pranab Mukherjee.

Q:  What is the amount of loan agreement recently signed between India and ADB to improve water security of Karnataka?

  1. 71 million USD
  2. 81 million USD
  3. 91 million USD
  4. 101 million USD

Correct Answer: 91 million USD

and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) inked a 91 million USD agreement to improve water security of the state of Karnataka. The loan will help to modernize the Vijayanagara Channel irrigation systems and also to increase the efficiency of Krishna river basin.

Q: What is New Delhi’s rank in the Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index Q3 2019?

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

Correct Answer: 9th

Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru figure in Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index Q3 2019. The Prime Global Cities Index has ranked New Delhi as the ninth fastest-growing prime residential market in the world. Bengaluru and Mumbai were ranked 20th and 28th on the list, respectively.

Q: Where has the venue of the Davis cup match between India and Pakistan shifted to?

  1. China
  2. Kazakhstan
  3. Nepal
  4. Dubai

Correct Answer: Kazakhstan

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan as the neutral venue for the upcoming Davis Cup tie between India and Pakistan. The match was scheduled to be held in Islamabad but was postponed to November 29-30 after India expressed concerns about the safety of their players due to diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan.

Q: Which of these Meghalayan insurgent groups has recently been banned by the central government for its increased activities of violence?

  1. HNLC
  2. HPLC
  3. LNCH
  4. HISS

Correct Answer: HNLC

The central government has banned ‘Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council’ (HNLC), a Meghalaya-based insurgent group, for its increased activities of violence and other insurgent activites. The government has also notified that HNLC’s activities are harmful to the sovereignty and integrity of India.

Q: What is India’s rank in the IMD World Talent Ranking 2019?

  1. 59th
  2. 57th
  3. 55th
  4. 54th

Correct Answer: 59th

India has been ranked 59th out of 63 countries in the 2019 IMD World Talent Ranking. The ranking is released every year by the International Institute for Management Development.  India’s ranking has dropped to 59 as compared to 53rd rank in 2018 edition of this list. India’s poor performance was because of low quality of life and expenditure on education.

Q: When is the World Toilet Day observed?

  1. 18th November
  2. 19th November
  3. 20th November
  4. None

Correct Answer: 19th November

World Toilet Day is observed on 19th November every year to inspire action to challenge the global sanitation crisis. World Toilet Day was established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001.

Theme of World Toilet Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind

Q: Which is the first Indian city to get its biodiversity map?

  1. Lonavala
  2. Shimla
  3. Kochi
  4. Mussorie

Correct Answer: Kochi

Kochi is the first Indian city to get its own biodiversity map. The map marks marshlands, mangroves, backwaters, and open spaces in city. The map delineates Kochi’s biodiversity, detailing species of plants, animals, insects, and natural features.

The mapping was taken up by the Kochi Corporation’s Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development and ICLEI-South Asia as part of a German-funded project, Integrated Subnational Action for Biodiversity (Interact-Bio), which is being implemented in India, Brazil and Tanzania. This four-year project was launched in 2017 is aims at implementing biodiversity strategies and action plans in three Indian cities – Kochi, Mangaluru and Panaji.

Q:  Which state has won the ‘Swachh Sarvekshan Grameen-2019’ Award?

  1. Telangana
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Mizoram

Correct Answer: Telangana

Telangana has won the ‘Swachh Sarvekshan Grameen- 2019.

Q: Which Indian state has set up a Foreign Cooperation department?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Haryana
  3. Kerala
  4. Maharashtra

Correct Answer:  Haryana

The Haryana Government has created a new department called Department of Foreign Cooperation. This new department will focus on initiatives that are taken by the state that promotes the welfare of non-Resident Indians, investment and youth employment.

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