Nov. 17 2017 quiz

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  • Question 1: ___ is hosting 48th IFFI
  • Explanation:48th International Film Festival of India, IFFI begins at Goa's capital Panaji today. During the nine-day extravaganza, around 200 films from over 80 countries will be screened.
  • Question 2: Which city is hosting the 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival and Forum?Which city is hosting the 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival and Forum?
  • Explanation:The 9th edition of CMS Vatavaran, India’s only International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, has started at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in New Delhi on November 2, 2017. The theme of the 5-day fest is “Conservation 4 Water”. The aim of fest is to create awareness and sensitize people through films and discussions regarding water conservation and the inter-connectedness of climate change and water, water struggles in a world dealing with global warming, climate variability, bio-diversity loss, and environmental damage. The 9th edition of CMS Vatavaran, India’s only International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, has started at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in New Delhi on November 2, 2017. The theme of the 5-day fest is “Conservation 4 Water”. The aim of fest is to create awareness and sensitize people through films and discussions regarding water conservation and the inter-connectedness of climate change and water, water struggles in a world dealing with global warming, climate variability, bio-diversity loss, and environmental damage.
  • Question 3: Winner of Ezhuthachan Puraskaram-2017 is...? Winner of Ezhuthachan Puraskaram-2017 is...?
  • Explanation:K Satchidanandan, noted Malayalam Poet and literary critic, has been selected for the prestigious 2017 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literary award of the Government of Kerala, him for his contributions to Malayalam literature and poetry. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation. Satchidanandan is the former Editor of Indian Literature journal and the former Secretary of Sahitya Akademi. K Satchidanandan, noted Malayalam Poet and literary critic, has been selected for the prestigious 2017 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literary award of the Government of Kerala, him for his contributions to Malayalam literature and poetry. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation. Satchidanandan is the former Editor of Indian Literature journal and the former Secretary of Sahitya Akademi.
  • Question 4: Who has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea?Who has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea?
  • Explanation:Suresh Chukkapalli, Chairman of Phoenix Group of Hyderabad, has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea, with consular jurisdiction over the state of Telangana. He was given charge/invested formally at a ceremony in New Delhi. Suresh Chukkapalli, Chairman of Phoenix Group of Hyderabad, has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea, with consular jurisdiction over the state of Telangana. He was given charge/invested formally at a ceremony in New Delhi.
  • Question 5: ___ hosts Namami Barak Festival
  • Explanation:President Ramnath Kovind will today attend the closing ceremony of the three-day Namami Barak Festival in Silchar. Later, he will participate in another program in Guwahati. President Ram Nath Kovind is on a four-day visit to the northeastern region till 22nd November.
  • Question 6: Which country is hosting the 21st World Congress of Mental Health (WCMH) 2017?Which country is hosting the 21st World Congress of Mental Health (WCMH) 2017?
  • Explanation:The 21st World Congress of Mental Health has started in New Delhi with theme “Partnerships for Mental Health” on November 2, 2017, which is organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions.The 21st World Congress of Mental Health has started in New Delhi with theme “Partnerships for Mental Health” on November 2, 2017, which is organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions.
  • Question 7: Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded ratings of __ Indian PSUs
  • Explanation:Moody's Investors Service has upgraded ratings of nine state-owned firms. These are Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL), Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), NHPC, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and GAIL India.
  • Question 8: Gagan Narang clinched silver in ___ rifle prone event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane?Gagan Narang clinched silver in ___ rifle prone event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane?
  • Explanation:Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships on November 2, 2017. Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships on November 2, 2017.
  • Question 9: Where is Vaishno Devi shrine
  • Explanation:The Supreme Court has stayed the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order directing opening of a new path to Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu for pedestrians and battery-operated cars from November 24.
  • Question 10: Centre to provide Rs 700 crore for development of Maoist-affected districts of .... ? Centre to provide Rs 700 crore for development of Maoist-affected districts of .... ?
  • Explanation:The funds will be provided in the next three years under Special Central Assistance Scheme. A meeting, presided over by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was held in New Delhi yesterday to review development works and security operations in Maoist-affected regions of the state. The funds will be provided in the next three years under Special Central Assistance Scheme. A meeting, presided over by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was held in New Delhi yesterday to review development works and security operations in Maoist-affected regions of the state.