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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - November 2017

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1. Visits to India in November 2017 -

  1. Nov 1 - 10 -
    1. King of _______________________, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Visited India.
    2. Prime Minister of Latvia, Maris Kucinskis Visited India.
    3. President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan Visited India. 
    4. Prince of Wales (UK), Charles Philip Arthur George Visited India.
    5. Leo Heller, United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on human rights Visited India. His statement on M K Gandhi - Now is a critical time to replace the lens of those glasses (Gandhi’s glasses) with the human rights lens, has triggered objections from India's side.
  2. Nov 11 - 20 -
    1. Canadian International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne visited India to attend 4th Joint Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD). 
    2. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France visited India.
  3. Nov 21 - 30 -
    1. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Visited India.
    2. Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini visited India.
    3. Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin Visited India and signed MoU with India for enhanced cooperation in health sector.
    4. Defence Minister opf Singapore, Ng Eng Hen visited India for 2nd Defence Ministers’ Dialogue between India and Singapore. During This, India and Singapore signed Agreement for Navy Cooperation that will allow Indian Navy ships logistical support at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base located near disputed South China Sea (SCS).
    5. First India-New Zealand Cyber Dialogue held in New Delhi, attended by Paul Ash, Director of National Cyber Policy Office of New Zealand.
    6. Minister of Culture and Information of Afghanistan, Moh. Rasool Bawari Visited India for India-Afghan Cultural Festival in New Delhi.
Bhutan
Myanmar
Japan
Nepal
None of These


2. Visits From India in November 2017 -

  1. Nov 1 - 10 -
    1. Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu visited Caribbean Nation Cuba to explore bilateral trade and investment opportunities in Latin American and Caribbean regions.
    2. Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan visited Thailand for attending 7th Asian Energy Ministers’ Round Table organised by International Energy Forum (IEF) in Bangkok.
    3. Prakesh Javedkar (Minister of Human Resource Development) Visited Paris (France) to attend 39th Bi-annual General Conference of UNESCO.
    4. Minister of State (IC) of Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Rathore attended World Youth Forum 2017 in Egypt.
    5. Harsh Vardhan (Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) visited Germany for 23rd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
    6. Ayush Minister Sripad Naik visited UAE to participate in first International Ayush Conference and Exhibition in Dubai. He Announced that India will provide full scholarship to 100 non-Indian students for studying Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush) in any of public institutions across India.
  2. Nov 11 - 20 -
    1. PM Narendra Modi Visited __________ -
      1. He Attended 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila with Theme Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.
      2. PM Modi also attended 12th East Asia Summit, 15th India-Asean Summit, ASEAN Business & Investment Summit and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meetings that were held alongwith.
      3. ASEAN Grouping also observed 50 years of existence this year.
      4. PM Modi also visited International Rice Research Institute in Laguna and  inaugurated Resilient Rice Field Laboratory.
      5. PM Modi also met USA Prez Donald Trump, who was on an Official Visit to China, Vietnam and Philippines. India, USA, Japan and Australia held their first official-level talks to focus on keeping India-Pacific region free and open.
      6. India and Philippines signed 4 agreements in defence, agriculture, small and medium enterprises and tie-up between think-tanks.
      7. ASEAN -
        1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional organisation 10 Southeast Asian Nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Observers - Papua New Guinea, East Timor.
    2. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley visited Singapore.
    3. Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi Visited Argentina for attending 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour held in Buenos Aires.
    4. Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu visited Russia to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting of the Ministers of Member States responsible for Foreign Economic and Foreign Trade.
    5. J P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare visited Moscw (Russia) to attend 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB. He reaffirmed India’s commitment to eliminating TB by 2025. The conference focused on eliminating TB across globe by 2030.
  3. Nov 21 - 30 -
    1. Indian Navy Chief Sunil Lanba visited Bangladesh to participate in International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX), first ever operational exercise held under aegis of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Bangladesh.
    2. Home Minister Rajnath Singh Visited Russia. Russia agreed to assist India to set up a national crisis management centre to handle disaster and other emergency situations.
    3. Nitin Gadkari (Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) visited United Kingdom. India and UK decided to sign an MoU in urban transport sector for cooperation in policy planning, technology transfer and institutional organisation.
    4. Inter-Governmental Mid-Point review meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities 2013-2022 held in Beijing (China). It was attended by Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, on India's Behalf.
Vietnam
Japan
Philippines
USA
None of These


3. _______________’s first Indian-origin Cabinet Minister Priti Patel resigned as International Development Secretary, amid controversies over her secret meetings with Israeli politicians. Additionally, Indian Origin Person Ravinder Singh Bhalla became first ever Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city ?

Poland
Norway
USA
Britain
None of These


4. Chairman of _______________ Industries, Mukesh Ambani overtook China’s Hui Ka Yan (Evergrande Group Chairman) to become Asia’s richest person with total wealth of $42.1 billion, according to Forbes’ real time billionaire’s list. Globally, Ambani is at 14th spot ?

TATA
Aditya Birla
Adani
Shapoorji Pallonji Group
Reliance


5. First Ever Hindu Chief Justice of ___________, Surendra Sinha resigned amid criticism over a verdict that scrapped Parliament’s power to remove judges on grounds of misconduct & incapacity ?

Myanmar
Japan
Bangladesh
Nepal
None of These


6. Former India women’s ________ coach and player Sreerupa Bose (Mukherjee) passed away ?

Cricket
Tennis
Badminton
Wrestling
None of These


7. Former ____________ Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Passed Away. ?

Chief Justice of India
Union Minister
Author
Chief Minister of Gujarat
None of These


8. Former _____________ A G Milkha Singh passed away. ?

Cricketer
Sprinter
Author
Tennis Player
None of These


9. Ganga Kumari became first transgender to be inducted into ________________ Police ?

Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Punjab
Haryana
None of These


10. India’s gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been conferred an Honorary D.Litt. degree by National Institute of Technology (NIT) ______________ ?

Meghalaya
Mizoram
Manipur
Agartala
None of These


11. Jon Hendricks, Noted __________ Jazz Singer and Lyricist Passed Away ?

British
Russian
Norweign
American
None of These


12.______________’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned, citing assassination plot against him created by Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah ?

Iran
Lebanon
Israel
Egypt
None of These


13. Mahendra Singh Dhoni inaugurated his first global cricket academy in _______________, as MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) ?

Dhaka
Sharjah
Abu Dhabi
New York
Dubai


14. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is elected as a foreign academician of _______________ Academy of Engineering along with 17 other foreigners. ?

Chinese
Indian
Japanese
Russian
None of These


15. _______________’s three-time Prime Minister Kirti Nidhi Bista passed away ?

Bhutan
Myanmar
Bangladesh
Nepal
None of These


16. Noted __________ actor Biju Phukan passed away. ?

Punjabi
Gujarati
Assamese
Hindi
None of These


17. Noted ___________ Pandit Narayanrao Bodas passed away ?

Author
Classical Singer
Politician
Scientist
None of These


18. Noted ___________ tennis player Jana Novotna passed Away. She won Women's Singles Wimbledon in 1998 and was 16-time Grand Slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles ?

British
Czech Republic
Russian
Italian
None of These


19. Noted ___________ author and Padma Shri awardee Manu Sharma passed away. ?

Odia
Gujarati
Punjabi
Hindi
None of These


20. Noted ____________ poet and Jnanpith awardee Kunwar Narayan passed away. ?

Hindi
Gujarati
Punjabi
Odia
None of These


21. Noted ____________ Photographer Shahrokh Hatami passed away ?

Iranian
Turkish
Russian
American
None of These


22. Noted __________actors Thodupuzha Vasanthi and Vettoor Purushan passed away.

Kannada
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
None of These


23. Noted _______________ weightlifter and 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist Naim Suleymanoglu passed away. ?

Italian
Russian
Iranian
Turkish
None of These


24. Noted ___________ Virendra Sanghi passed away ?

Singer
Music Director
Author
Scientist
Journalist


25. Noted ________ Habibullah Basha passed away ?

Scientist
Singer
Jurist
Author
None of These


26. Noted ___________ Jagdish Mohan Passed Away. ?

Vocalist
Scientist
Author
Jurtist
None of These


27. ______________ Cricketer Saeed Ajmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket ?

Bangladeshi
Pakistani
Afghan
Nepali
None of These


28. Preet Didbal became First First Sikh woman to be elected as Mayor of an ___________ City, after she was appointed Mayor of Yuba (California) ?

Russian
Canadian
American
British
None of These


29. Robert Mugabe Resigned as President of African Nation _____________, after recent large scale Military Upset.

  1. Mugabe has been ruling the nation since its independence in 1980. Now, Emmerson Mnangagwa will be appointed as President.
Egyptian
Nigerian
South African
Namibia
Zimbabwe


30. Search engine Google celebrated 151st birthday of ______________ with a with as doodle dedicated to her, as she was first woman to graduate in law from India as early as 1892 and first Indian national to attend British University ?

Anandi Gopal Joshi
Bachendri Pal
Cornelia Sorabji
Anandibai Joshee
None of These




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