Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 18th to 24th November 2019

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weekly current affairs quiz

National Current Affairs

Q.1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled statue of _____ at the CAG office premises in New Delhi?

Q.2 Which company has launched the ‘K-12 Education Transformation Framework’ to facilitate digital transformation of schools?

Q.3 India will be buying which Naval guns made by BAE Systems in US?

Q.4 Under which scheme, Assam government will gift 10 grams of gold to bride with annual family income below Rs. 5 lakh from January 1, 2020.

Q. 5 At which place the Union Cabinet has approved establishment of National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NISR)?

Q. 6 Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for _________, which will be adopted by Indian Patent Office (IPO) under Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, India (CGPDTM), Union Ministry of Commerce and Industries with patent offices other interested regions and countries.

Q.7  Who sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra?

Economy & Business Current Affairs

Q.8  On use of which lane the vehicles without tag have to pay double toll at toll plazas from Dec 1, 2019?

Q.9 The Union Cabinet decided to defer spectrum payments due to which companies for 2020-21 and 2021-22?

International Current Affairs

Q.10 According to the 2019 Global Terrorism Index released by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), India is listed at what position among the countries most affected by terrorism?

Q.11 What is the name of NASA’s first electric airplane?

Awards and Recognition

Q.12 Who has been awardedPresident’s Colour byPresident Ram Nath Kovind and Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces?

Q.13 Who became the  first Indian to be crowned Mr Universe 2019 at the 11th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF)?

Q.14 What is the name of three Indian shooters who won gold medals at the ISSF World Cup Finals held in Putian, China?

Q. 15 Who has been awarded  the International Children’s Peace Prize 2019?

Appointments

Q.16 Who became the first woman pilot of Indian Navy, to join Naval operations?

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the CAG office premises in New Delhi on 21st November 2019.
 
Answer 2: Microsoft has launched the ‘K-12 Education Transformation Framework’ to facilitate digital transformation of schools in India. The officials from Microsoft education wing revealed that the framework
comprises four pillars – modern teaching and learning, leadership and policy, intelligent environments and technology blueprint.

Answer 3: India to buy 13 MK45 Naval guns made by BAE Systems in US for $1.02 billion. United States has approved the sale of 13 MK45 Naval guns and related equipment to India that include thirteen (13) MK 45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns, 5″/54 MK 92 MOD 1 Ammunition, and three thousand five hundred D349 Projectile as well as ammunition, spare parts, personnel & equipment training, transportation, publications and technical data, technical assistance from U.S. Government and contractor along with other related logistics support.

Answer 4: Assam government has announced that it will gift 10 grams of gold to every bride with annual family income less than Rs. 5 lakh, from January 1, 2020 under its ‘Arundhati Gold Scheme.’

Answer 5: The Union Cabinet has approved Establishment of National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NISR) in Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh. It will be an autonomous National Institute under Union Ministry of AYUSH.

Answer 6: Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for adoption of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme. Indian Patent Office (IPO) under Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, India (CGPDTM), Union Ministry of Commerce and Industries with patent offices of various other interest countries or regions will adopt it.

Answer 7: BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister and Ajit Pawar of NCP as his deputy.

Answer 8: Vehicles without tag using FASTag lane at toll plazas will have to pay double the toll from 1st December 2019.

Answer 9: The Union Cabinet decided to defer spectrum payments dues of the telecom companies for 2020-21 and 2021-22

Answer 10: 2019 Global Terrorism Index released by Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has ranked India at 7th among the countries affected by terrorism. The Index ranked 163 countries based on the impact of terrorism, considering the factors including number of attacks, fatalities, injuries and the extent of property damage.

Answer 11: NASA has unveiled its first electric airplane, the X-57 Maxwell. This aircraft is intended to demonstrate technology to reduce emissions, fuel use and noise

Answer 12: Chitharesh Natesan (33), a Delhi-based Malayali bodybuilder, became the first Indian to be crowned Mr Universe 2019 at the 11th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF) held in South Korea.

Answer 13: Manu Bhaker (women’s 10m air pistol), Elavenil Valarivan ( women’s 10m air rifle) and Divyansh Panwar (men’s 10 air rifle) are the three Indian shooters who won gold medals at the ISSF World Cup Finals held in Putian, China.

Answer 14: President Ram Nath Kovind and Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, awarded President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala at Kochi, Kerala. 

Answer 15: Divina Maloum from Cameroon and Greta Thunberg from Sweden have been awarded with the International Children’s Peace Prize 2019. Greta was honored with the prize for her international student climate activism and Divina was awarded the prize for her peaceful fight against extremist violence and radicalization.

Answer 16: Lieutenant Shivangi become first woman pilot of Indian Navy who will join Naval operations. She will be joining naval operations on completion of the operational training she is undergoing at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi, Kerala on December 2, 201, two days ahead of Navy Day, which is celebrated on December 4.

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