GK & Current Affairs Quiz: November 14, 2017
First Published: November 14, 2017 | Last Updated:March 16, 2018
Who has won the 2017 Slovenian presidential election?
[B] Andrej Sisko
[C] Marjan Sarec
[D] Boris Popovic
Slovenia’s internet-savvy President Borut Pahor has been re-elected for a second term after winning the 2017 Slovenian presidential election on November 12, 2017. Centre-left ex-premier Pahor won the run-off with roughly 53% of the vote, but the voter turnout was the lowest in any presidential election since independence in 1991.
Which of the following Indian states will jointly organize a security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ on coastline?
[B] Odisha and West Bengal
[C] Karnataka and West Bengal
[D] Karnataka and Kerala
Odisha and its neighboring state West Bengal will soon organize a joint security exercise named as ‘Sagar Kavach’ to strengthen coastal security mechanism along the 630 km long coastline. It is a real-time security exercise, which will be conducted with an aim to check the efficacy of the security parameters and preparedness of various security forces. The Indian Navy, Marine police force, Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Forest Department, Fisheries and district administration would take part in the exercise. During the course of this two-day exercise, a simulated terror attack named ‘red force’ will be organized at a random place along the coast of Odisha or West Bengal.
Which city to host Asian Bankers Association summit?
The 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) will be held in Mumbai, Maharashtra from November 16-17, 2017. The 2017 summit will be hosted by State Bank with theme ‘Asia’s turn to transform’. This year, summit will discuss the impact of the ongoing global downturn on the outlook of the Asian economies; economic consequences of the Brexit in March 2019 on Asia, the America-first policy of the Trump administration; implications of fintech on banks, among others. Approx 80 members from 25 countries will participate in the conference.
Which country is hosting the 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES-2017)?
[B] Sri Lanka
The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES-2017) has started in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 14, 2017 with theme “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”. The 3-day summit is organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, Nepal. Approx 200 participants including ministers, members of parliament, former MPs, ambassadors, government officials, researchers, eminent experts and thinkers will attend the summit. The summit is a regional platform for discussing and analyzing economic and development issues and challenges faced by South Asian countries and advancing the cause of regional integration and cooperation.
Which country is hosting the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan?
The 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan has started in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on November 14, 2017 to discuss investment opportunities in war-torn country. The political and business leaders from 40 countries are attending the conference will focus on key aspects for the economic development of Afghanistan. Representatives of 30 regional and international organizations are expected to submit their proposals on how to rebuild Afghanistan’s economy after decades of violent conflict.
What is the theme of the 2017 World Diabetes Day (WDD)?
[B] Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future
[C] Women and diabetes: Right to health
[D] Women and diabetes: Future & children
The World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed on November 14 to promote better diabetes management among people across the globe who are or have been suffering from the condition, which is initiated by International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The 2017 theme is “Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future”. This year, the campaign will promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes and strengthen their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetes.
The Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) is located in which state?
[D] West Bengal
The Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) is located inside the Buxa National Park in Alipurduar district of West Bengal and covers an area of 760-square-kilometre. It is home to tiger, civet, elephant, gaur (Indian bison), Indian boar, red jungle fowl, etc. The Endangered species found in the reserve are Indian tiger, Asian elephant, leopard cat, Bengal florican, regal python, Chinese pangolin, hispid hare, etc.
Which country is the partner country at the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF-2017)?
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF-2017) with theme “Startup India Standup India” at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on November 14, 2017. The 14-day annual event is organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). Vietnam is the Partner Country, while Kyrgyzstan is the Focus Country. Jharkhand is participating as a Partner State in the event. Approx 7,000 participants from 22 countries will show case their products ranging from electronics to textiles. The fair is a symbol of India’s ancient and enduring commitment to international trade.
Which state is hosting the India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit-2017?
[B] Madhya Pradesh
India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has organised by NITI Aayog in partnership with the US government at Dantewada in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on November 14, 2017. The event is a part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India. The summit was inaugurated by Minister of State for Science and Technology YS Chowdhary. The purpose of the summit is to inspire, nurture and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth. The summit will see the participation of tribal entrepreneurs from various sectors across the country and abroad. The summit will be addressed by eminent speakers from NITI Aayog, health and agri-pharma sectors. The summit not only provides a platform to tribal youth but also addresses the issues faced by the tribal community in pragmatic and progressive ways.
Who is leading the Indian delegation in the 15th ASEAN-India Summit 2017?
[B] Ajit Doval
[C] Sushma Swaraj
[D] Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending 12th East Asia Summit and 15th ASEAN-India Summit at Manila in Philippines on November 14, 2017. At the 15th ASEAN-India Summit, Prime Minister and ASEAN Leaders will review the commemorative activities undertaken in 2017 to mark the 25 years of India’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN as well as review the broad spectrum of ASEAN-India cooperation in all its aspects. At the 12th East Asia Summit, Leaders will discuss matters of regional and international interest and concern including maritime security, terrorism, non-proliferation, irregular migration, etc. The Leaders are also expected to accept declarations on countering the spread of terrorist narratives, anti money laundering and countering financing of terrorism and poverty alleviation.