Current Affairs Quiz – November 29 2018

Current Affairs Quiz – November 29 2018

1. Who has become Georgia’s first female President after securing over 59% of the votes in the elections?
a) Nino Burjanadze
b) Shalva Natelashvili
c) Grigol Vashadze
d) Salome Zurabishvili

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Answer d) Salome Zurabishvili. The 66-year-old has previously served as a diplomat and Georgia’s Foreign Minister. Zurabishvili was born in France after her parents fled Georgia in 1921 following its annexation by Soviet forces.

2. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation?
a) AM Naik
b) Pasupathi M
c) Guru Narayanan R
d) L Vishnu raj

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Answer a) AM Naik. Engineering conglomerate L&T’s Group Chairman AM Naik was appointed the Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

3. HySIS in this”HyS” represents__________.
a) Hydro
b) Hyperspectral
c) Huperactive
d) Hydrogen

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Answer b) Hyperspectral . The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched India’s Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS) along with 30 micro and nanosatellites of eight other countries after a 16-hour countdown.

4. Who has been appointed as new chairman of UPSC?
a) PM Modi
b) Rajnath Singh
c) Arvind Saxena
d) Arun Sathyan

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Answer c) Arvind Saxena. President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Arvind Saxena as the new chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts examinations to select diplomats, bureaucrats and police officers.

5. Maharashtra approves______ Maratha quota.
a) 10%
b) 11%
c) 15%
d) 16%

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Answer d) 16%. Following this, the total reservation in the state for OBC, SC/ST groups, other minor social groups, and the Marathas will be 68%.

6. Which film won Golden Peacock award at the 49th IFFI?
a) Bitter Harvest
b) Viy
c) Donbass
d) Everything is Illuminated

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Answer c) Donbass. Donbass, a Ukrainian film directed by Sergei Loznitsa, won the coveted Golden Peacock award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Panaji, Goa on 28th November.

7. Which Union minister has launched Mission Raksha?
a) Nirmala Sitharaman
b) Rajnath Singh
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Suresh prabhu

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Answer a) Nirmala Sitharaman. The main aim is to provide a boost to the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) culture in indigenous defence industry.

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