Activate the Subscription by Confirmation sent to your E-mail!!


International Current Affairs Quiz - November 2018

Home > Current Affairs > International Current Affairs Quiz - November 2018

  1. Quiz Can Be Started by Using the Start Quiz Button in Bottom of Quiz.
  2. If you're in a Hurry and want to know answers without attempting Quiz, Use the Done..Show My Score button Directly and answers will be shown.
  3. For every Correct answer, 1 Mark will be awarded.
  4. For every wrong answer, .25 Marks will be deducted.
  5. All The Best!!




1. World Trade Organization (WTO) approved constitution of panels to review complaints against US decision to put tariffs of _________________ on steel and 10% on aluminium.

  1. WTO Dispute Settlement Body will create separate panels for complaints by European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Norway and Russia, after US stated it would not agree to a single panel to hear all of them.
  2. DSB also agreed for a panel which will review certain Chinese measures pertaining to the protection of intellectual property rights as demanded by US.
25%
15%
35%
50%
None of These


2. 26 countries and 11 international organisations committed to Changsha Declaration at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha (____________________). It focuses on agricultural and rural development, eliminate poverty and hunger.

Japan
Myanmar
China
Vietnam
None of These


3. According to Global Wage Report 2018-19 by International Labour Organization (ILO), Titled What Lies behind Gender pay gaps, women are paid most unequally in India, compared to men. This gap in wages, known as gender wage gap is highest in India, among 73 countries studied in report. On average, women are paid ____________________ less than men in India, compared to Global gender wage gap of 16%.

54%
44%
14%
34%
None of These


4. According to research firm Canalys, India overtaken US to become second largest smartphone market in the July-September 2018 quarter. India saw shipment of 40.4 million units during third quarter and was second to ____________________ where 100.6 million smartphones. USA was at 40 million units.

Spain
Germany
South Korea
Japan
China


5. Airports Authority of India (AAI) partnered with ____________________ Trade and Development Agency to develop a roadmap for modernisation of its air traffic services (air traffic management (ATM) and communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS).

UK
Russia
US
Spain
None of These


6. American Express became first foreign payments company allowed to build a network in ___________________, with a 50:50 joint venture with Chinese fintech firm LianLian to set up the payment network.

China
Japan
Vietnam
South Korea
None of These


7. As per Global Nutriiton Report 2018 -

  1. With 4.6 Crore stunted children, _______________ tops the list. It is followed by Nigeria (1.4 crore) and Pakistan (1.07 Crore). Stunting Means low height for age, which is caused by long-term insufficient nutrient-intake and frequent infections.
China
India
Russia
Iran
None of These


8. As per a UN Report, Ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is recovering at a rate of 1 - 3 per decade, reversing years of dangerous depletion caused by the release of harmful chemicals. It may get fully healed by 2061.

  1. Montreal Protocol, which was signed in _______________________, has been termed as Most Successful environmental agreement ever. It was an International agreement for banning industrial gases such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), whic harm Ozone Layer.
1987
1997
1977
2007
None of These


9. As per report by ‘Which? Travel’, ____________________ is safest country to visit, while India is the fourth dangerous.UAE and Singapore are 2nd & 3rd respectively.

  1. South Africa is least safe, owing to high risk of crime, health and terrorism. Turkey was second most dangerous, Thailand is 3rd least safe and India is 4th least safe.
Iceland
Ireland
Norway
Russia
None of These


10. ___________________ Updates -

  1. Became first country world to recognise orphanage trafficking as a form of modern slavery. Children from smaller countries are recruited in orphanages in West for purpose of profit through foreign aid.
  2. Declined signing UN Global Compact for Migration (agreed upon in July 2018), saying that it would undermine its existing immigration policies.
    1. According to its government, nation’s immigration policy already promotes safe, orderly and regular migration. Government feels that adopting it would risk encouraging illegal entry and reverse hard-won successes in combating people-smuggling trade. Its harsh immigration policy detains asylum-seekers who try to reach the country by boat on remote Pacific islands.
    2. US has already rejected this UN pact.
UK
USA
Russia
Australia
None of These


11. Central Asisn Nation ________________ inaugurated a USD 3.9 billion hydro-electric power plant, a mega project that will eliminate domestic energy shortages and will enable exporting electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is Built on Vakhsh River and expected to reach height of 335 metres, becoming world’s tallest hydro-electric dam.

Russia
Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
None of These


12. ______________ Updates -

  1. ____________ and Myanmar signed an agreement to build a port in Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu town along the Bay of Bengal. ___________ will fund 70% of the project, while the remaining 30% will be funded by Myanmar.
    1. It has been in India's Vicinity as it has helped build port in Gwadar in Pakistan, Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Chittagong port in Bangladesh.
  2. Completed deployment of its indigenously developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) constellation with successful launch of 2 more satellites. They will work with 17 other BDS-3 satellites already in space. BDS will be 4th global satellite navigation system after GPS (USA), Russia’s GLONASS and European Union’s Galileo.
    1. BDS will become global in 2020 with over 30 satellites.
    2. India is also building its navigational system called Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), with an operational name of NAVIC (7 Satellites).
  3. Launched first High Orbit Satellite of BeiDou-3 Navigation system, placed 36000 km above Earth. It will follow the Earth’s rotation, in a geostationary orbit, and will view the same point on Earth continuously.
Japan
China
Vietnam
Spain
None of These


13. European Commission became first major economy to target achieving climate neutrality by ___________________, as scientists suggest worldwide in order to avoid catastrophic global warming.

2045
2060
2030
2040
2050


14. _______________ President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco's King Mohammed VI have inaugurated Morocco's first high-speed rail line, first ever such line in Africa. $2 billion project was launched in September 2011 by the king and Nicolas Sarkozy, then president of France. Known as LGV, it will connect the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca in 2 hours 10 minutes at a speed of up to 320 kph (199 mph).

French
Russia
Spain
France
None of These


15. Germany called for ____________________ to give up its permanent seat at United Nations Security Council and turn it into a seat for European Union (EU). It would allow EU to speak with one voice at UNSC.

Spain
Russia
Germany
France
None of These


16. Global Passport Index 2018 by Passportindex.org -

  1. Most Powerful Passport is of ____________________, along with Germany. India is ranked 66th in List.
  2. Note that Recent Henley Passport Index 2018 ranked Indian passport at 81st Place, with Japan at top.
Japan
USA
Singapore
UK
None of These


17. IIT Kharagpur and University of Auckland (___________________) signed a pact to foster academic exchange and research collaboration, faculty exchange and visiting/adjunct appointments, student mobility. Its first strategic partnership of University of Auckland with a higher educational institution in India.

USA
New Zealand
UK
Russia
None of These


18. IMD World Talent Rankings 2017 -

  1. India Ranked ________________________, down by 2 places compared to last Year.
  2. Top 5 - Switzerland (1), Denmark (2), Norway (3), Austria (4), Netherlands (5)
33rd
53rd
43rd
63rd
None of These


19. India and China signed protocol to amend _________________________ (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and for prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, by allowing exchange of information.

Double Taxation Acceptance Agreement
Double Testing Avoidance Agreement
Drone Taxation Avoidance Agreement
Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
None of These


20. India announced contributions of _________________________ million (over ₹97.2 crore) for various United Nations (UN) agencies and development activities at the 2018 United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities. 19 countries pledged a total of $425.69 million at the conference.

$13.36
$19.36
$3.36
$23.36
None of These


21. India elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council for 4-year term (2019-2022), during ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai (_________________),

UAE
Saudi Arabia
USA
Oman
None of These


22. India participated in __________________’s 1st International Import Expo (CIIE) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Aims is to reduce he over USD 51 billion trade deficit with neighboring nation. It is considered to be the world’s first import-themed national-level expo.

Japan
China
South Korea
Vietnam
None of These


23. India ranked ___________________________ in world in terms of web-borne threats, according to report by global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs. 32.8 % of users were attacked by web-borne threats in India.

6th
8th
10th
12th
None of These


24. Indian Pavilion inaugurated at Videocittà 2018 event in Rome Film Festival (_________________),with India as partner country for the event.

  1. “Mere Pyaare Prime Minister” was only Asian film screened at 13th Rome Film Festival.
France
Spain
Russia
Spain
Italy


25. Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL) signed MoU in with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to explore the possibility of storing ADNOC crude oil at ISPRL’s underground oil storage facility at Padur in ________________________, which has a 2.5 million tonne capacity.

  1. ADNOC is only foreign oil and gas company so far, to invest by way of crude oil in India’s strategic petroleum reserves program.
  2. It has been announced a few days after cabinet Approved filling of Padur Strategic Petroleum Reserves(SPR) at Padur (Karnataka) by overseas National Oil Companies (NOCs).
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


26. Indian-American __________________ CEO Shantanu Narayen named by Fortune in its 2018 Business Person of the Year list, ranked 12th. List has been topped by Tricia Griffith (CEO of US Insurance Company Progressive).

Adobe
Google
Microsoft
Facebook
None of These


27. International Energy Agency (IEA) report World Energy Outlook 2018 stated that natural gas will overtake coal as world’s second largest energy source after oil by ____________________________, expected due to a drive to cut air pollution and rise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use.

  1. Global gas demand would increase by 1.6 % a year to 2040 and would be 45 % higher by then than present. Electricity demand will grow 2.1 % a year and will account for a quarter of energy used by 2040.
  2. CO2 emissions would rise by 10 % to 36 gigatonnes in 2040, mostly driven by growth in oil and gas.
  3. Report also stated that India will overtake the U.S. to become world’s second-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide from the power sector before 2030. China will remain the biggest emitter.
2020
2030
2040
2050
None of These


28. _________________ state government signed MoU with Airbus BizLab to open a state-of-the-art innovation center. Bizlab is a part of Airbus’ innovative strategy to bring together start-ups and Airbus intrapreneurs to work for transformation of their innovative ideas into valuable businesses.

Karnataka
Telangana
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


29. Kochi Corporation and Vilnius (__________________) signed MoU as part of European Union (EU) project ‘International Urban Cooperation’.

Russia
Spain
Ethiopia
Latvia
Lithuania


30. _____________ Govt. approved to rejoin the Commonwealth, two years after withdrawing from 53-nation grouping.

Philippines
Myanmar
Maldives
Maaysia
None of These


31. MoU signed between Department of Biotechnology and Cancer Research UK for India-UK India-UK Cancer Research Initiative, as a collaborative 5-year bilateral research initiative. Both CRUK and DBT will invest ______________________________ each in this 5-year pilot, and seek investment from potential partners. It was launched at Inaugural Researchers’ Summitheld in New Delhi.

  1. David Hunter of University of Oxford and CS Pramesh of Tata Memorial Hospital will serve respectively as Chair and Co-chair of India-UK Cancer Research Initiative’s Advisory Panel.
£2m
£50m
£15m
£5m
None of These


32. More than 30 countries announced establishment of ______________________ Carnivore Initiative, to save 4 carnivores species - (Panthera leo), Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Leopard (Panthera pardus), and African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus).

  1. It is unique collaboration between only two global treaties whose mandate is to conserve endangered species - Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Asian
African
European
North American
None of These


33. _____________________ launched its second earth observation satellite named Mohammed VI-B on board of Arianespace Vega rocket. It will be placed at same orbit as its twin satellite Mohammed 6-A, the first satellite launched in November 2017. It completes _____________’s two-satellite constellation for Earth observation.

Morocco
Mongolia
Vietnam
Iran
None of These


34. Named Little India Gate, first-of-its-kind structure in ________________________ recognizing contribution of Indian community in development of Medan city, has been unveiled.

Malaysia
Thailand
Singapore
Vietnam
Indonesia


35. _____________________ government launched a Social Security Scheme for formal sector workers, Including People of all ages and categories. It will be contribution based and will cover medical facilities, motherhood, accident and physical incapacity security.

Thailand
Nepal
Bhutan
Myanmar
None of These


36. ______________________’s space corporation (Roscosmos) will venture into Internet of things (IoT) with launch of new satellite system named ‘Marathon’, as part of Its planned space constellation to be completed by 2026.

Russia
China
USA
Germany
None of These


37. __________________ Updates -

  1. ___________ and UAE announced USD 500 million in aid Yemen, the war torn Arab Nation.
  2. Banned Israeli Muslims from visiting Mecca for Hajj pilgrimage. Earlier, Israeli Muslims visited Mecca by going to Jordan where they got temporary Jordanian passports that allowed them to travel to _______________, as both nations don’t have diplomatic ties. Saudi will no longer accept temporary Jordanian passports.
Yemen
Qatar
Kuwait
Oman
Saudi Arabia


38. ____________________ mandated a curriculum that will teach about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights at all public schools, being first such move in world.

Scotland
Ireland
England
Netherlands
None of These


39. ___________________________ ranked most sustainable city in Asia, and fourth in world, according to the Asia Sustainable Cities Index 2018 by Arcadis.

Bangkok
Singapore
Shanghai
Tokyo
None of These


40. _______________ became first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Country with female Army Chief, after appointment of Alenka Ermenc as Head of its Army.

Estonia
Ireland
Iceland
Switzerland
Slovenia


41. South Korea and _________________ resumed their battalion-level marine exercises “Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP)”, in Pohang (South Korea).

UK
USA
Russia
Japan
None of These


42. Times Higher Education Global University Employability Rankings 2018 -

  1. India's IISc Bangalore (28), IIT Delhi (58) and IIM Ahmedabad (144) have made it to Top 150 Universities list.
  2. Top 5 -
    1. Harvard University (_____________________________)
    2. California Institute of Technology (USA)
    3. Massachussetts Institute of Technology (USA)
    4. University of Cambridge (UK)
    5. Stanford University (USA)
UK
USA
Russia
Spain
None of These


43. ___________ Updates -

  1. ______________ Postal Administration issued special stamps with Diyas lamps (special event sheet) to commemorate India Hindu festival of Diwali, in denomination of US $1.15.
  2. ____________ Security Council lifted sanctions against Eritrea, after nine years of imposition. The Security Council had imposed an arms embargo, asset freeze and a travel ban on Eritrea, amidst claims that the northeast African nation, supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
  3. ___________ World Food Programme (WFP) and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group have formed strategic partnership to support efforts eliminate hunger globally by 2030. Alibaba Cloud will work with WFP to develop digital “World Hunger Map”, to monitor global hunger and operations to end scourge by 2030, one of key Sustainable Development goals.
  4. Selected Uttar Pradesh Noida and Greater Noida to participate in its Global Sustainable Cities 2025 initiative, in University City category ahead of Mumbai and Bengaluru as only invitee from India.
  5. ________________ General Assembly adopted a resolution on sexual harassment, first of its kind at UN. It serves as a normative framework on work against sexual harassment, urging nations to condemn violence against women, and pursue a policy of eliminating it.
United Nations
World Bank
IMF
ADB
None of These


44. UNESCO added six new elements into its list of intangible heritages -

  1. Chidaoba - ________________________’s traditional wrestling.
  2. Hurling - Field game from Ireland. It dates back 2,000 years
  3. Reggae - Jamaican music originating from marginalized groups.
  4. Raiho-shin - Japanese rituals used to admonish laziness and teach children good behavior.
  5. As-Samer - consists mainly of dancing and singing and practiced across many areas of Jordan.
  6. Spring festive rites of Kazakhstan’s horse breeders - Marks beginning of a new annual horse-breeding cycle.
Guyana
Botswana
Canada
Mexico
Georgia


45. ________________ Updates -

  1. _________ International Trade Commission ruled against putting an anti-dumping duty on the import of a synthetic fluoropolymer from India and China. Fluoropolymer is a key ingredient in the non-stick coating for pans and other cookware.
    1. Without the orders, PTFE imports from India would have been subject to an anti-dumping duty of 22.78 %.
  2. __________, Mexico and Canada signed new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement which will replace North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It will govern over a trillion dollars worth of trade between three countries.
  3. Exempted India from imposition of certain sanctions for development of strategically-located Chabahar port in Iran, along with construction of railway line connecting it with landlocked Afghanistan. This exception relates to reconstruction assistance and economic development for Afghanistan. These activities are vital for ongoing support of Afghanistan’s growth and humanitarian relief.
    1. ________ had imposed toughest ever sanctions on defiant Iran aimed at altering the Iranian regime’s “behaviour”. It covered Iran’s banking and energy sectors and reinstate penalties for countries and companies in Europe, Asia and elsewhere that do not halt Iranian oil imports.
    2. However, eight countries — India, China, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey — were temporarily allowed to continue buying Iranian oil as they showed significant reduction in oil purchase from Iran.
UK
USA
Russia
Spain
None of These


46. __________________________ parliament imposed martial law for 30 days in country to counter differences with Russia, after a weekend naval confrontation off disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three ____________________ vessels.

Ukrainian
Chinese
Japanese
Mongolian
None of These


47. Western Pacific nation ______________________ became first country to ban many kinds of sunscreen, to protect its coral reefs from chemicals that cause significant damage.

Kiribati
Japan
Vanuatu
Fiji
Palau


48. With a lifespan of roughly 10 years, _____________________’s Tiangong space station (also known as Heavenly Palace) will become replacement of International Space Station, which will retire in 2024. Three astronauts will be permanently stationed in 60-tonne orbiting lab, which will enable crew to conduct biological and microgravity research.

  1. ISS is a collaboration between US, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan. It has been in operation since 1998.
China
Japan
Canada
Germany
None of These


49. World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report 2018 (16th Edition) -

  1. India saw a surge of 23 places with 77th rank in current report. In Previous report, India was ranked 100th. Overall, India has improved by 57 places in 2 years, compared to 130 in 2016 and 77 in 2018.
  2. Top 10 - __________________ (1), Singapore (2), Denmark (3), Hong Kong (4), South Korea (5), Georgia (6), Norway (7), USA (8), UK (9), Macedonia (10).
  3. Bottom 5 - Somalia (190), Eritrea (189), Venezuela (188), Yemen (187), Libya (186)
  4. Neghbours - China (46), Pakistan (136), Bangladesh (176), Nepal (110), Sri Lanka (100)
Spain
New Zealand
Germany
France
None of These


50. World Bank approved US ___________________ loan to Nepal to build and maintain bridges, and improve food security of vulnerable households and communities.

$455.7 million
$355.7 million
$255.7 million
$55.7 million
$155.7 million


51. World’s first ever underground luxury hotel named - The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland opened in Songjiang (_________________). It houses 18 storeys with 16 of them below the ground.

China
Japan
UAE
Vietnam
None of These


52. ‘______________________’ has been chosen as the ‘Word of the Year 2018’ by Oxford Dictionaries, Stating that it had become a “descriptor for year’s most talked about topics”. While, Dictionary.com chosen misinformation as its word of the year.

Selfie
Fake News
Toxic
Youthquake
None of These




Score =

Correct answers:



More Quizzes For Category -
More Quizzes For Month -


Month Type