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Current Affairs Quiz: 21 November 2019?

Current Affairs Quiz: 21 November 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, 2019 ISSF World Cup and Special Icon award at IFFI 2019 among others.

Nov 21, 2019 18:17 IST

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21 November 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, 2019 ISSF World Cup and Special Icon award at IFFI 2019 among others.

1. Who has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?
a) Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,
b) Sajith Premadasa
c) Maithripala Sirisena
d) Mahinda Rajapaksa

2. Who won India’s first gold at 2019 ISSF World Cup?
a) Yashaswini Deswal
b) Manu Bhaker 
c) Rahi Sarnobat
d) Heena Sidhu

3. The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of National Institute of Sowa Rigpa in India. The institute will be set up in which district?
a) Darjeeling 
b) Gangtok 
c) Leh 
d) Ladakh

4. When is the World Fisheries Day celebrated every year?
a) 19th November
b) 20th November
c) 21st November
d) 22nd November

5. Which among the following is the Country of Focus at IFFI 2019?
a) Italy
b) Russia
c) China
d) Japan

6. Who topped the list of Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year 2019?
a) Satya Nadella
b) Bjorn Gulden
c) Fabrizio Freda
d) Ajay Banga

7. Which space agency recently completed the first global geologic mapping of Saturn’s moon?
a) ISRO
b) NASA
c) JAXA
d) Roscosmos

8. Who among the following has been selected as PETA person of the year?
a) Maneka Gandhi
b) Hritik Roshan
c) Virat Kohli
d) Alia Bhatt

9. What is the name of first Hindi newspaper launched in Arunachal Pradesh?
a) Hind Bhumi
b) Parvat Nama
c) Poorvoday Times
d) Arun Bhoomi

10. Which state is planning to develop 34 of its cities on global standards?
a) Uttar Pradesh 
b) Madhya Pradesh 
c) Gujarat
d) Telangana

Answers

1. (d) Mahinda Rajapaksa 
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister on November 21, 2019. Mahinda Rajapaksa served as the President of Sri Lanka for two terms, from 2005 till 2015. His younger brother and current President Gotabaya Rajapksa named him as the new Prime Minister.

2. (b) Manu Bhaker 
Manu Bhaker created history by winning India’s first gold medal in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the 2019 ISS World Cup at Putian, China. She has become the second Indian to win gold at the 10m air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup Final after Heena Sidhu.

3. (c) Leh 
The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of the National Institute of Sowa Rigpa (NISR) in Leh. The institute is being established to promote the Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine in Leh, to promote Ladakh’s native culture post the formation of Ladakh Union Territory.

4. (c) 21st November
The World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on November 21, 2019 to spread awareness about the importance of lives of creatures living in water. On this occasion, Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries conferred the Fisheries Awards upon the fish farmers.

5. (b) Russia
Russia is the Country of Focus at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019. A total eight Russia movies will be showcased at the IFFI this year. Among these, the inaugural feature film was “The Hero”.

6. (a) Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella topped the list of Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year 2019. The list comprises names of three Indian-origin people. Besides Nadella, the two others are Master Card CEO Ajay Banga and Jayashree Ullal, Head of Arista.

7. (b) NASA
The American Space Research Organization (NASA) has completed the first ‘Global Geological’ mapping of Saturn’s largest moon ‘Titan’. According to the information released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), it includes sand dunes, lakes, plains, as well as volcanic craters and other inaccessible locations.

8. (c) Virat Kohli
PETA India named Virat Kohli as person of the year. He was honoured because of his unconditional work towards the safety of animals. Earlier Anushka Sharma and Shashi Tharoor has also received the same award.

9. (d) Arun Bhoomi
The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu has recently launched first Hindi Newspaper of the state ‘Arun Bhoomi’. The newspaper will give a voice to Hindi speaking people of the state.

10. (c) Madhya Pradesh 
The Madhya Pradesh state government has decided to develop 34 of its cities into world class cities, on the lines of the seven best planned cities across the world.

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