Current Affairs November 24, 2018

1. The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health is going to held on next year in Hyderabad and Mention the name of the theme ?

         1) Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action
         2) Declaring Our Rights: Social and Political Solutions
         3) Accelerating toward elimination
         4) A New Agenda: Lung Health beyond 2015
         5) None of these

Answer – 1 ) Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action

Explanation: The Theme of the conference would be ‘Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action’. The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease delivered an agenda mentioning about hosting the 4th day of 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health on October 30 – November 2 2019 at Hyderabad. In 2018, the conference was held in Netherlands. The Indian Government decided to eradicate TB from India within 2025.

2. According to 6th India Skills Report, which state gets the top rank for highest employability ?

        1) Andhra Pradesh
        2) Rajasthan
        3) Uttar Pradesh
        4) Haryana
        5) None of these

Answer – 1 ) Andhra Pradesh

Explanation: According to 6th India Skills Report edition, Andhra Pradesh grabbed the top position for highest employability. In Andhra Pradesh, the opportunities for empolyability was increased to 47%. 46% of female employment and 48% for male employment. Andhra Pradesh is the desired destinations hiring for jobs in allover India. B.E/B.Tech were high compared to MBA.

3. Name the theme of 2018 World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day ?

         1) Never too early, never too late
         2) Breathe in the knowledge
         3) Aware of Nearby Air
         4) The Many Faces of COPD
         5) None of these

Answer – 1 ) Never too early, never too late

Explanation: Every year on November 21st the World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day was remarked by GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. In 2018, the theme was “Never too early, never too late” which raised to awareness of COPD and enhance treatments and prevention for lung disease in allover world. COPD caused by Tobacco and symptoms are breathlessness and chronic cough, surplus sputum production. By the WHO report, in 2030 COPD will be 3rd major cause of death in worldwide.

4. To which country, US suspended security assistance of $1.66 billion ?

         1)  Iran
         2) Bangladesh
         3) Afghanistan
         4) Pakistan
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Pakistan

Explanation: The US government suspended $1.66 billion for security assistance to Pakistan. The American President Donald Trump made this decision for claiming that Pakistan government helped al-Qaeda chief Osma bin Laden to hide in Abbottabad. Trump government cancelled 300 USD million for military aid to Islamabad for not performing activities of terrorists group such as Taliban and Haqqani Networks.

5. On 23 November 2018, To which First Sikh Guru’s 549th birth anniversary was celebrated ?

         1) Guru Amar Das
         2) Guru Angad
         3) Guru Ram Das
         4) Guru Nanak
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Guru Nanak

Explanation: 549th Guru Nanak Jayanti or Kartik Purnima was celebrated on 23 November 2018 in India. Guru Nanak, who made the foundation of Sikhism. This day is noted as 1st Sikh Guru’s birth. According to Hindu calendar, Kartik is the eighth lunar month and known as holiest month.

6. For which Bank, Sidharth Rath was appointed as Managing Director & CEO ?

         1) Yes Bank
         2) State Bank of Travancore
         3) State Bank of Mauritius
         4) Repco Bank
         5) None of these

Answer – ) State Bank of Mauritius

Explanation: Sidharth Rath was the new Managing Director & CEO of State Bank of Mauritius. At first, he worked in Axis Bank as Head of Corporate and Group Executive. SBM is the 1st foreign bank to get universal banking licence under RBI’s subsidiary scheme under Banking Regulation Act, 1949 from 1st December.

7. Identify the statement which is not correct about ‘Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services’ Scheme (ACROSS).

         1) Duration 2017-2020
         2) Implemented by Ministry of Earth Sciences
         3) 8 sub-schemes
         4) All the above
         5) None of these

Answer – )  8 sub-schemes

Explanation: The scheme ‘Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services’ was developed by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs who approved 9 sub-schemes in duration of 2017-2020 with Rs.1450 crore estimation cost. This schemes would provide enhanced weather, ocean forecasting and climate services for disaster management, public weather services, Aviation services, water management, tourism, etc.

8. On 23 November 2018, ____________, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee and famous Musician passed away.

         1) Ustad Enayat Khan
         2) Ustand Abdul Khan
         3) Ustad Vilayat Khan
         4) Ustad Imrat Khan
         5) None of these

Answer – )  Ustad Imrat Khan

Explanation: Ustad Imrat Khan, a Indian classical musician, virtuoso of sitar and surbahar, has passed away at age of 83 due to stroke on November 23 2018 in St Louis, United States. He was known as legend in his own field and in 1988, he received a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. He declined the Padma Shri award in 2017 because most of his juniors who were trained by him received awards before him.

9. Name the Bank that came under the purview of RTI, CVC and State Legislature ?

         1) Gujarat State Co-operative Bank
         2) J&K Bank
         3) Nainital Bank
         4) Kotak Mahindra Bank
         5) None of these

Answer – ) J&K Bank

Explanation: Jammu and Kashmir Bank was brought under the purview of the (RTI) Right to Information act 2009, CVC (Chief Vigilance Commissioner) guidelines and State Legislature. Governor Satya Pal Malik, chairman of State Administrative Council approved this proposal of J&K bank as Public sector. This bank was established in 1938 and it currently holds 59.3% of shares.

10. Name the Insurance Company which is ready to set up the remote Sensing lab for crop insurance.

         1) Apple
         2) Oracle
         3) Microsoft
         4) Google
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Google

Explanation: The Neighbourly app was launched by Google’s Next Billion Users (NBU) team in Delhi and Bangalore. This app provides 8 regional languages and targets with radius of 1 to 5 km. It would help people by providing local information of their neighbors in simple way. At first, it was tested in Mumbai and Jaipur. The cities like Chennai, Pune will be covered in future.