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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - November 2018

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1. Visits to India (Nov 21 - 30, 2018) -

  1. Hu Wei, Vice Minister of General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) Visited India. A protocol on Hygiene and Inspection requirements for the export of Fish Meal and Fish Oil from India to China was signed, enabling India to commence export of fish meal and fish oil to China.
  2. ______________________ Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu visited India.
  3. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gabon (Central Africa), Regis Immongault Visited India.
  4. Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid Visited India.
None of These

2. Amnesty International took away its highest honour, the ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award, from __________________’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, over her indifference to atrocities committed by military against and increasing intolerance of freedom of expression.

None of These

3. Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta became first Indian to climb Mt Giluwe - second highest mountain in ____________________ (4367 metres). Satya now scaled 5 of 7 volcanic summits. He will now set out to summit Mt Wilhelm (highest mountain of ____________ with height 4509 Metres).

Papua New Guinea
None of These

4. Obituaries (November 2018) -

  1. Stan Lee - Noted American comic book writer. He was Marvel Comics' primary creative leader.
  2. Lalan Sarang Noted ________________________ actress.
  3. M.P. Awati - 1971 War Hero. He commanded a naval unit of Eastern Fleet that led to destruction of an enemy submarine.
  4. K P S Srivastava - Noted Jurnalist.
  5. Vinod Agrawal - Noted Bhajan singer.
  6. Anant Kumar - Serving Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs. After his demise, DV Sadananda Gowda got additional charge of the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Narendra Singh Tomar was assigned Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
  7. Roshan Lal Sethi - Noted Sports journalist.
  8. Chitta Jena - Noted Odia singer.
  9. Banamali Maharana - Noted Odissi percussionist. He was known for expertise in Mardala Instrument.
  10. Kuldip Singh Chandpuri - Noted war veteran of 1971. He led India in famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan in which just 120 Indian men defeated over 2000 Troops strong contigent of Pakistani Army.
  11. TS Kanaka - Asis'a first woman neurosurgeon, and third woman neurosurgeon in world.
  12. Alyque Padamsee - Padma Shri awardee Indian Theatre Personality and Ad Film Maker.
  13. Ustad Imrat Khan - Classical Singer. He was noted for sitar and surbahar expertese.
  14. Sandeep Michael - Former Indian hockey player.
  15. William Goldman - Oscar-winning American  screenwriter author.
  16. MH Ambareesh - Kannada actor and former union minister.
  17. Fahmida Riaz - India-born Pakistani poet and human rights activist.
  18. C. K. Jaffer Sharief - Former Union Railway Minister.
  19. Mohammed Aziz - Playback Singer.
  20. Bernardo Bertolucci - Oscar Winning Italian filmmaker.
  21. Iravatham Mahadevan - leading scholar on Indus Valley and Tamil Brahmi scripts.

5. Persons Resigned / Retired in November 2018 -

  1. Azhar Ali - Pakistani Cricketer.
  2. John Hastings - _______________________________ cricketer.
  3. Ambati Rayudu - Retired from First Class Cricket, including Ranji Trophy, to focus on limited-overs cricket.
  4. Former Australia captain Mark Taylor resigned from Cricket Australia board.
  5. Jeff Sessions - United States Attorney General.
  6. Binny Bansal - Flipkart co-founder.
  7. Ashok Chawla - Chairman of Yes Bank.
  8. Joe Cole - England Footballer.
  9. Munaf Patel - Indian Cricketer.
  10. Isobel Joyce and Cecelia Joyce - Ireland Female Cricketers.
  11. Erik Solheim - UN’s environment chief.
  12. Didier Drogba - Ivorian Footballer.
  13. R. Chandrashekhar - Yes Bank independent director.
New Zealand
South African
None of These

6. Visits From India (Nov 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. President Ram Nath Kovind Visited Vietnam and Australia.
    1. Vietnam - 4 cooperation agreements signed -
      1. Cooperation in Ministries of Communications.
      2. Cooperation among Department of Foreign Affairs.
      3. Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics in Hanoi and New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.
      4. Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    2. Australia - 5 Cooperation Agreement signed -
      1. Welfare of Differently abled persons, bilateral investment, scientific collaboration and innovation.
      2. Agreement between Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University Guntur and University of Western AustraliaPerth for cooperation in agricultural research and education.
      3. Joint PhD agreement between Indraprashta Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane.
  2. PM Narendra Modi Visited ___________________-
    1. He attended 33rd ASEAN Summit, 13th East Asia Summit , 16th ASEAN-India Summit and 2nd RCEP Summit. Also, Officials from 4 countries (Quad) – Australia, India, Japan and the United States also held their third “Quadrilateral” meeting in Singapore.
    2. He attended 3rd Fintech Festival and launched Application Programming Interface Exchange (APIX) platform through which ASEAN financial institutions, innovators and users would connect with Indian users. APIX aims to connect companies to financial institutions globally and become a banking solution for two billion people without bank accounts worldwide.
    3. He invited South African president Cyril Ramaphosa to be chief guest at 2019 Republic Day parade of India.
  3. PM Narendra Modi Visited Maldives, to attend swearing in ceremony of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as new President of Maldives.
None of These

7. Visits fr0m India (Nov 21-30, 2018)

  1. First India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held at St. Petersburg in Russia. Indian side was led by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar.
  2. Nitin Gadkari (Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) Visited Nigeria for Attending Blue Economy Conference held in Nairobi. Kenya hosted conference with Canada and Japan as co-hosts.
  3. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Laos (_______________________).
  4. Navy Chief Sunil Lanba Visited Russia.
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Europe
Southern Africa
None of These

8. Visits from India (Nov 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. 18th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting held in Durban (____________________________), attended by VK Singh (Minister of State for External Affairs) on India's Behalf. Bangladesh was appointed as Vice Chairman of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) for 2019-21 and eventually as Chairman for 2021-23. ‘Be the Legacy’ internship programme announced to be launched on July 18, 2019, 101st birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela.
  2. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited African Natiosn Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi -
    1. Botswana -
      1. An MoU was signed for waiving Visa for Diplomatic Passport holders.
      2. Botswana decided to join India based International Solar Alliance.
    2. Zimbabwe -
      1. India announced $310 million loan to Zimbabwe to finance a rehabilitation project for a thermal power plant that would entail upgrading the station and extending its lifespan. A fund of $2.9 million will also be extended to upgrade the Indo-Zim Technology Centre, which India had gifted to the African country.
      2. India and Zimbabwe signed six signed agreements, including on mining, Information and communications technology (ICT), visa waiver and traditional medicine.
    3. Malawi -
      1. India and Malawi have signed three MoUs on Extradition Treaty, cooperation in the field of Atomic Energy for peaceful
      2. India will also extend a new Line of credit of 215 million US dollars to Malawi for 18 water projects.
  3. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited France to represent India at events commemorating centenary of signing of the armistice ending World War I. He inaugurated first India-bulit war memorial in northern France, to pay tribute Indian soldiers who sacrificed lives during World War I.
South Africa
None of These

9. Visits to India (Nov 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. Mrs. Kim Jung-sook, First Lady of __________________ Visited India -
    1. She was Chief Guest at Deepotsav event being organized by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and ceremony of new Memorial of Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya. Ayodhya and Korea have a deep historical connection through the legendary Princess Suriratna of Ayodhya, who traveled to Korea in 48 CE and married Korean King Suro.
    2. MOU signed for cooperation in sports and Tourism.
South Korea
None of These

10. Visits to India (Nov 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. Minister for Public Service & Good Governance, Law & Justice of ________________________, Haroun Ali Suleiman Visited India.
  2. 9th Session of India-Kyrgyz Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation (IK-IGC) held in New Delhi. Kosmosbek Cholpon Baev, Health Minister of Kyrgystan Visited India.
  3. India and Morocco have signed an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, during India visit of Morocco Minister of Justice, Mohamed Aujjar.
None of These

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