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Name the chairman of Information Technology major Wipro and also a philanthropist who was bestowed with the highest French civilian distinction Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour)?
The award was bestowed on him for his outstanding contribution in developing the information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France, and his laudable contribution to society as a philanthropist through the Azim Premji Foundation and Azim Premji University.
Azim Premji
Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?
The term of his appointment will be till 07.08.2020 when he attains the age of 65 years or till further orders whichever is earlier.
Arvind Saxena
Who has been appointed as the Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship?
Currently he is the Group Chairman of India’s biggest engineering and construction conglomerate – Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T).
A M Naik
Mohammed Aziz who passed away recently belonged to which field?
He has done playback singing for actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty and several others.
Who was appointed as Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)? Nageshwara Rao Guntur
Which CPSU has been conferred with the status of Miniratna : Category –I by the Government of India in November 2018? National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC)
Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner succeeding O P Rawat who retired on November 24? Sunil Arora
The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in which state? Goa
Which film won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?
The director of the film was Sergei Loznitsa.
Who was named as the Captain of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI? Harmanpreet Kaur
Sentinelese Tribe which is currently in news for killing an American Traveller named John Chau are native to which place? Andaman Islands
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched 'PaiSA' -- a centralised electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). The PaiSA (Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access) has been designed and developed by which nationalised Bank? Allahabad Bank
The North Sentinal Island is officially a part of which nation’s territory? India
Name the 35-year-old boxer and a mother of three, who scripted history by clinching a record sixth World Championship Gold medal in the light flyweight 48 kilogram category after outclassing Ukraine's Hanna Okhota?
She previously clinched the World Championship gold on five occasions - 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. She bagged a silver on her debut in 2001.
Mary Kom
Name the popular singer of Assam who has been appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the north eastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights?
The UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society.
Nahid Afrin
On which day Indian Constitution Day is observed every year? 26th November
According to Planet Labs, the world's leading commercial satellite network, which statue in India is visible from space? Statue of Unity
At which place in Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river on 12th November 2018?
Country’s first container cargo containing food and beverage transported on inland waterways from Kolkata was also received at this place on this day.
Name the star Indian wrestler who on 10th November touched a new high in his career by achieving the number one rank in the world in the 65kg category?
The 24-year-old wrestler was placed atop the ranking table with 96 points in the United World Wrestling (UWW) list. He has won five medals this season, including Common Wealth Games and the Asian Games gold and a silver at the World Championship in Budapest.
Bajrang Punia
Name the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir who dissolved the state assembly soon after both PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and People's Conference leader Sajad Lone staked claim to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir? Satyapal Malik
For which unit of mass India has decided to adopt a new definition from May next year, after representatives of 60 countries last week voted to redefine this International System of Units?
The 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures (GCWM), which is comprised of 60 member countries, voted for the redefinition last week. It will be adopted on May 20, which is World Metrology Day.
Kilogram (Kg)
Name Karnataka's iconic leader and also a three times Union Minister who died recently at the age of 59? Ananth Kumar
For women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month for how many weeks out of maternity leave of 26 weeks, the Women and Child Development ministry has announced to give salaries? 7 weeks
Name the Union Rural Development Minister who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs following the untimely demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar? Narendra Singh Tomar
Name the Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer following the untimely demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar? D V Sadananda Gowda
Name the Oscar-winning music maestro who recently released his biography titled "Notes of a Dream"?
The book has been written by Krishna Trilok, a Chennai-based writer.
A R Rahman
On which day National Education Day is observed across India to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad? 11th November
The Supreme Court recently approved a separate High Court for which state?
It will be the 25th High Court in the country. It will start functioning from January 1, 2019.
Andhra Pradesh
Which country unveiled a bronze statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers who fought for the British Indian Army in World War I? France
For which term India has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union Council (ITU)?
The ITU has 193 member states that elect representatives to the council. India has been an active member of the ITU since 1869.
4 years (2019 to 2022)
Which state has approved funds worth Rs 25000 each for girls graduating from 2018 onwards?
The one-time payment will be made to every girl who graduates from the colleges of the state on or after April 25 this year irrespective of pass division, marital status, caste, community or religion.
Which state celebrated its 18th Foundation Day on November 9?
It became a state of the Union, after separation from Uttar Pradesh.
Which district of Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as Ayodhya? Faizabad
In which State technology-driven and citizen-friendly ‘Mo bus’ service was launched recently?
The newly-launched buses will feature free Wi-Fi, CCTV surveillance, public information display system and on board announcements.
Which decommissioned carrier will be converted into India’s first-ever maritime museum-cum-marine adventure centre? INS Viraat
Which Indian cricketer was recently officially inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame? Rahul Dravid
Which IIT has designed India's first microprocessor "Shakti"?
"Shakti" will reduce dependency on imported microchips and the risk of cyber attacks.
In which Indian city the 575-metre Signature Bridge has been built over Yamuna river?
The bridge will reduce the travel time between north and northeast Delhi and share the burden of the Wazirabad bridge.
Name the Kannada actor and former Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting who passed away on 24 November 2018? Ambareesh
Name the environmental NGO founded by Anil Kumar Agarwal which has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2018? Centre for Science and Environment
Name the veteran ad maker and theatre personality who died on 17 November 2018 at the age of 90? Alyque Padamsee
Name the Indian athlete and Asian Games gold medallist who has been made the country first youth ambassador by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)? Hima Das
What is the name of severe cyclonic storm that hit the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu causing loss of lives and property? Gaja
In which denomination the Union Government has decided to issue a commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair? Rs 75
Who was appointed as the chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI)? Ashok Kumar Gupta
What is the rank of India in the Ease of Doing Business rankings released by the World Bank? 77
Who took over as the 12th Chief of Integrated Defence Staff? Lieutenant General PS Rajeshwar
Which state became the first Indian state to launch a single emergency number '112' which will connect to police, fire, health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in the state? Himachal Pradesh
Name the Bollywood actor who has resigned from the post of Chairmanship of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)? Anupam Kher


NASAs InSight spacecraft landed safely on which planet to kick off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet? Mars
The 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures was held in which city? Versailles, France
On which day World Toilet Day was observed across the world? 19th November
The 33rd edition of ASEAN summit 2018 was held in which country? Singapore
What was the theme of 33rd edition of ASEAN summit 2018? Resilient and Innovative ASEAN
Name the Human Rights organisation which withdrew its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi?
The honour was withdrawn as the organisation observed that Myanmar government has not only failed to repeal or amend repressive laws but has actively used them to curb freedom of expression, and arrest and imprison human rights defenders, journalists and other peaceful activists.
Amnesty International
Which city hosted the first WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health? Geneva (Switzerland)
The world’s largest airport built at a cost of $11 billion has been unveiled in which country? Turkey
On which day World Science Day for Peace and Development was observed across the world? 10 November
Which organisation publishes the Ease of Doing Business Index every year? World Bank
Which English word is the Oxford Word of the Year 2018? Toxic
Name the creator of iconic comic-book heroes including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, etc. who passed away on 12 November 2018? Stan Lee
Which country won the Women's World Twenty 20 by defeating England in the final? Australia
In which country Women's World Twenty 20 was held from 09 to 24 November 2018? West Indies
Which country topped the ranking of Ease of Doing Business 2019 released by the World Bank? New Zealand

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