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Current Affairs November 26th 2018

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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs November 26th 2018 includes News summary on current events of Days, International, National, Banking, Sports, Science, Obituary and Quiz importance of November 26th 2018.

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World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day – 21st November

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Key Highlights:
  • On 21st November 2018, World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day was organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups throughout the world.

  • The day was aimed at raising awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and improving COPD care throughout the world.

  • The theme of this year’s event was ‘Never too early, never too late’.

  • COPD is a preventable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and coughing. Key risk factors for COPD are tobacco smoking, indoor and outdoor air pollution, and exposure to occupational dusts and chemicals.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November

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Key Highlights:
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, is marked on 25th November every year.

  • It aims to raise public awareness around the issue as well as increase both policy making and resources dedicated to ending violence against women and girls worldwide.

  • To support the cause an initiative was launched by United Nations (UN) in 2008 and is known as the ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women’.

  • This year a 16 days long activism against gender-based violence ‘UNiTE Campaign’ will be organised from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

  • The UNiTE Campaign’s global advocacy theme this year is: Orange the World: #HearMeToo

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2-day 21st round of India-China Special Representatives border talks held in Dujiangyan, China

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 24, 2018, the 2-day 21st round of India-China Special Representatives Border Talks concluded at Dujiangyan near southwest China’s Chengdu city.

  • India and China maintaining their peace and tranquility in border areas, Working on the India-China Closer Developmental Partnership

  • Working on a mutually acceptable solution to the India-China boundary question at an early date.

  • Reviewing of the progress made in bilateral ties since the Wuhan Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in April.

  • Senior defence officials of India and China held the 9th India-China Annual Defence and Security Dialogue in Beijing on November 13 after a one-year gap due to the Doklam standoff.

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Government hiked outlay for phase I of FAME by additional Rs. 100 crore to Rs 895 crore

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 25, 2018, the Ministry of Finance notified an increase of Rs. 100 crore in the outlay , to Rs 895 crore from Rs 795 crore, for the first phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME India) scheme.

  • The approval of additional Rs. 100 crore was done as per the recommendations of the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC).

  • The objective of the scheme is to promote mass adoption of electric vehicles and the scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

  • The implementation of the first phase of the scheme has been extended four times, for six months each, with the latest being till March 2019.

MoRTH issued notification for inclusion of Quadricycles as Non Transport Vehicles

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 23, 2018, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) notified the insertion of the item ‘Quadricycle’ as a ‘non transport’ vehicle under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

  • A Quadricycle is a vehicle of the size of a 3-wheeler but with 4 tyres and fully covered like a car.

  • It has an engine like that of a 3-wheeler which makes it a cheap and safe mode of transport for last mile connectivity.

Open Transit Data portal for spotting location of cluster buses launched by Delhi government

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 23, 2018, Delhi Government launched a dedicated Open Transit Data portal.

  • This portal was designed by and developed by IIIT-Delhi.

  • Thus, Delhi became the first city in the country to open up transit data of city buses.

  • This portal would provide information of 1,700 buses such as: static and real time data, geo-coordinates of bus stops, route maps, timetables, and real time GPS feeds of bus locations every 10 seconds.

  • In future, the portal will incorporate multi-modal transport data feed including those of Metro trains and last mile connectivity vehicles.

J-K Governor inaugurated annual week-long ‘Jhiri Mela’ festival in Jammu

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 23, 2018, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a week long annual ‘Jhiri Mela’ festival at village Jhiri inJammu district.

  • The governor announced the construction of a ‘Sarai’ (inn) at village Jhiri for the devotees.

  • The annual fair is celebrated as a commemoration to the memory of a martyred farmer named, ‘Baba Jittoo’.

  • A cultural programme comprising folk songs and a Dogri dance was presented by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages on the occasion.
3-day annual Jangalmahal Festival began in West Bengal

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 23, 2018, a three-day-long annual ‘Jangalmahal’ festival began in the adjoining forested areas of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts of West Bengal.

  • Initiated and organized by the ‘Jangal Mahal Udyog’, the festival aims to revive and popularise the culture and heritage of Jangal Mahal.
Uttarakhand cabinet approved renaming of Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport after former PM Vajpayee

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 24, 2018, the Uttarakhand government chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, approved a total of 27 proposals including renaming the Dehradun airport after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • As per the approved proposal, the Jolly Grant airport in Uttarakhand will be renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • The cabinet also gave its approval to the setting up of the Uttarakhand State Agency For Public Services to ensure time-bound delivery of services and redressal of complaints.

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NBFC Mudra loans grew faster than banks in FY18: report by MUDRA

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 23, 2018, According to the 2017-18 annual report of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), NBFC sanctioned Mudra loans under PMMY, grew faster than banks in FY 2018.

  • This is the first time that the bad loan data has been released by Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency (Mudra).

  • NBFCs sanctioned approximately Rs 27,000 crore of Mudra loans during the fiscal 2018 as against Rs 92,492.68 crore sanctioned by public sector banks.

  • Thus NBFCs not only met their Mudra target of Rs.9,050 crore for FY18, but their sanctions for the year were a five-fold jump from the previous year.

  • NBFC Mudra loans sanctions rose 396% from last fiscal compared with just 29% increase of Mudra loans by state-run banks.

  • Among this, AU Small Finance Bank was the top lender among Small Finance Banks (SFBs) and the State Bank of India (SBI) was the top lender among state-run banks followed by Canara Bank and Punjab National Bank.

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Bangladesh captain fastest to 200 wickets, 3,000 runs Test double

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Key Highlights:
  • On 24th November, 2018 Bangladesh Test captain and left arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan became the fastest to complete the double of 200 wickets and 3000 runs in the Test format of the game.

  • Shakib achieved the feat in his 54th Test beating the long-standing record of 55 matches by all-rounder Ian Botham.

  • He also became the first Bangladeshi bowler to claim 200 Test wickets after a comprehensive 64-run victory against West Indies in the first Test of the on-going series in Chittagong.

  • Windies all-rounder Keiron Pollard became his 200th Test victim. On the same day and against the same opposition six years ago – November 24, 2012 – Shakib had picked up his 100th Test wicket.
The Sixth Edition of International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 World Cup was hosted by the defending champion West Indies

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Key Highlights:
  • Australia defeated England by eight wickets in the final held in Antigua to secure their fourth Women’s World Twenty20 title. England scored 105 in the final which was easily chased by Australia with the loss of only 2 wickets in 15.1 Overs.

  • Australia’s Alyssa Healy was named the player of the tournament.

  • India’s quest for a maiden ICC Women’s World T20 title ended with an eight-wicket defeat against England in the Semi-Finals of the ICC Women’s World T20.

Women’s Boxing World Championship (Nov 15-24)

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Key Highlights:
  • International Boxing Association (AIBA) Organized Women’s World Boxing Championship 2018 at Indira Gandhi Sport Complex in New Delhi.

  • India ended the Championship at 3rd position with 4 medals including 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. China topped the medal tally with 5 medals including 4 gold and Chinese Taipei ranked at second position with 2 medals (2 Gold).

  • 21 Years Old India’s Lovlina Borgohain won bronze medal after her defeat in the semifinal against Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-chin. Nien-chin won the gold whereas China’s Gu Hong won Silver in the Women’s Welterweight Catergory.

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NASA And SpaceX Prep Historic Test Flight To Space

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Key Highlights:
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in collaboration with SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, is going to send humans for the first time in eight years through SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule for Commercial Crew Program.

  • Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley of NASA will be the first two astronauts to test the commercial spaceflight.

  • As part of the preparation, the space agency will first shoot out an unpiloted test flight on January 7 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States. It will undergo an in-flight abort test sometime before its first crewed flight in June 2019.
Marathon: Russia’s Roscosmos to venture into the Internet of things (IoT) with new satellite system

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 25, 2018, Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos planned to venture into the Internet of Things (IoT) with the launch of a new satellite system named ‘Marathon’.

  • The satellite system will be a part of Russia’s Sphere satellite constellation, which will be fully established by 2026.

  • The Sphere constellation project, will involve the construction and deployment of 640 satellites.

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Former Railway Minister and 7 times MP, CK Jaffer Sharief, passed away in Bengaluru at 85

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Key Highlights:
  • On November 25, 2018, former Union railway minister CK Jaffer Sharief passed away in Bengaluru at the age of 85.

  • He held the office of the Minister of Railways under PV Narasimha Rao, from 1991 to 1995.

  • He also served as a minister of state for Railways from 1980 to 1984.

  • He handled several other central union portfolios like coal and irrigation.

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Q1. Which airport is going to be renamed after Vajpayee?
    A. Jaipur Airport B. Dehradun Airport C. Kullu–Manali Airport D. Kangra Airport Answer: B

Q2. Former Union Minister and actor turned politician Ambareesh passed away on November 24, 2018. He was known as a ‘rebel star’ in which film industry?
    A. Kannada film industry B. Marathi film industry C. Tamil film industry D. Malayalam film industry Answer: A

Q3. Mathew Thomas has resigned as the Water Resources Minister of which state?
    A. Tamil Nadu B. Karnataka C. Kerala D. Andhra Pradesh Answer: C

Q4. A 70 ft tall Lord Buddha's statue has been unveiled in which state?
    A. Gujarat B. Madhya Pradesh C. Odisha D. Bihar Answer: D

Q5. Who has won her sixth world championship gold at the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships?
    A. Geeta Phogat B. Sakshi Malik C. Mary Kom D. Dipa Karmakar Answer: C

Q6. When the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed?
    A. November 22 B. November 25 C. November 23 D. November 26 Answer: B

Q7. The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on November 26, 2018 laid the foundation stone for the construction of Dera Baba Nanak - Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor in which district of Punjab?
    A. Kartarpur B. Gurdaspur C. Ferozpur D. Amritsar Answer: B

Q8. The 21st round of Special Representatives talks between India and China was held in which city?
    A. New Delhi B. Beijing C. Mumbai D. Chengdu Answer: D

Q9. Which state come out with lexicons of 21 vanishing tribal languages?
    A. Odisha B. Karnataka C. Maharashtra D. Rajasthan Answer: A

Q10. Who was appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the North East Region of India by the UNICEF?
    A. Mary Kom B. Hima Das C. Nahid Afrin D. Mirabai Chanu Answer: C

Q11. Which Indian Cricketer appointed is the brand ambassador of Apollo Tyres?
    A. Sachin Tendulkar B. MS Dhoni C. Virat Kohli D. Ajinkya Rahane Answer: A

Q12. Which Company wins CII-Exim Bank Business Award?
    A. BECIL B. PGCIL C. BEL D. None of the above Answer: C

Q13. Which Badminton player win gold in Syed Modi International Championships?
    A. Chetan Anand B. Sameer Verma C. Jwala Gutta D. Lakshya Sen Answer: B

Q14. NBFC Mudra loans grew faster than banks in which Financial Year?
    A. 2015 B. 2016 C. 2017 D. 2018 Answer: D

Q15. Which Sr Artist conferred with Kuncha Kala Tapasvi award for his life time achievement?
    A. Maya Burman B. A.N. Patil C. Dayanita Singh D. Gogi Saroj Pal Answer: B

Q16. Sonia Chahal is related to which sports?
    A. Boxing B. Badminton C. Hockey D. Cricket Answer: A

Q17. Which Language actor and former minister Ambareesh passed away?
    A. Telugu B. Malayalam C. Kannada D. Hindi Answer: C

Q18. Which day was observed as National Milk Day?
    A. November 16 B. November 26 C. November 06 D. November 02 Answer: B

Q19. Who will be honoured with the International Film Festival of India Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema on 28 November 2018?
    A. Deepak Chopra B. K. Balachander C. Javed Akhtar D. Salim Khan Answer: D

Q20. Who won a double gold in junior sports pistol at the National Shooting Championship on 25 November 2018?
    A. Rahi Sarnobat B. Manu Bhaker C. Tanu Rawal D. Tejaswani Answer: B

Q21. National Milk Day is observed on 26 November every year. The day commemorates the contribution of ________ towards Milk Revolution in India.
    A. Verghese Kurien B. Norman Borlaugh C. Antoine Lavoisier D. Louis Pasteur Answer: A

Q22. Who was named as the captain of the Indian ICC Women's World Twenty20 team for the year 2018?
    A. Harmanpreet Kaur B. Mithali Raj C. Smriti Mandhana D. Veda Krishnamurthy Answer: A

Q23. In which city does the Uttar Pradesh government propose to install the grand statue of Lord Ram?
    A. Mathura B. Vrindavan C. Ayodhya D. Sarnath Answer: C

Q24. In which state will Maitree Diwas be organised on 28th-29th November 2018?
    A. Andhra Pradesh B. Arunachal Pradesh C. Uttar Pradesh D. Gujarat Answer: B

Q25. Who was conferred the 'Global Geospatial Industry Ambassador' Award by the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management on 19 November 2018?
    A. Rakesh Trivedi B. Greg Scott C. Sanjay Kumar D. Henk Scholten Answer: C

Q26. What is the name of the chatbot launched by Lupin, India's third-largest drug maker, for disease awareness on 23 November 2018?

Q27. Recently, CK Jaffer Sharief passed away in Bengaluru on 25 November 2018. He was a ________.
    A. Singer B. Author C. Director D. Politician Answer: D

Q28. How many movies from India have been nominated by the IFFI for 2018 International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication UNESCO Gandhi Medal?
    A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5 Answer: A

Q29. Which cricket team has won the 'Women's World Twenty-20' title for the year 2018?
    A. England B. Australia C. India D. West Indies Answer: A

Q30. Nitish Kumar unveiled a 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha at ________ on 25 November 2018.
    A. Gaya B. Patna C. Bodh Gaya D. Rajgir Answer: D

Q31. Who won the gold medal in the men's singles category in Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on 25 November 2018?
    A. Guangzu Lu B. Sameer Verma C. Chirag Shetty D. Victor Axelson Answer: B

Q32. Which of the following cyclones has been termed as ‘rarest of rare cyclone’, by the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia?
    A. Nargis B. Bhola C. Titli D. Onil Answer: C

Q33. Where was the first-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held on 25 November 2018?
    A. Moscow B. New Delhi C. Mumbai D. St. Petersburg Answer: D

Q34. Which country won the gold medal in the Sabre event in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship held in Australia on 25 November 2018?
    A. India B. England C. Australia D. South Africa Answer: A

Q35. On which day is Constitution day also known as the 'Samvidhan Divas' celebrated every year?
    A. 26 January B. 26 December C. 26 November D. 26 October Answer: C