International current affairs

International current affairs general knowledge

Question 1 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which Country's army is to create a new Specialised Infantry Battalion by recruiting more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha serviceperson?
A
Japan Army
B
US Army
C
British Army
D
France Army
Question 1 Explanation: 
The British Army has announced that it would create a new Specialised Infantry Battalion by recruiting more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha servicepersons. Gurkhas have completed 200 years of service in the British Army and currently, they comprise upto 3% of the British Army. Gurkha and British Army During the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-16, Gorkha Kingdom had inflicted heavy casualties on the British Army even though they had lost the war. British India decided to recruit these soldiers starting in 1815 and the Gurkhas have fought on the side of the British Empire in almost every war, including both World Wars. The Gurkhas are recruited every year by the British Army and Gurkhas are held in high esteem in the British Army.






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The European Union has expanded its tax blacklist with how many countries?
A
8
B
5
C
10
D
15
Question 2 Explanation: 
The European Union has expanded its tax haven blacklist by including 10 countries. The list now has 15 countries. The list was first drawn up by EU in 2017 in the wake of several scandals that pushed the EU into doing more to fight tax evasion by multinationals and the rich. Seven countries Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Fiji, Oman, Vanuatu, and Dominica were moved from greylist to blacklist due to their inability towards reform commitments. Three other countries added into the list are Barbados, the United Arab Emirates, and the Marshall Islands.
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The Open Forum at International Film Festival of India begins in .....
A
Meghalaya
B
Maharashtra
C
Goa
D
Kerala
Question 3 Explanation: 
Open Forum at International Film Festival of India to begin in Goa. It provides a platform to filmmakers, actors, jury members, senior government officials, an organizers of film festivals from India and abroad to exchange their views in a free and frank manner. The topic for today's Open Forum is the role of film festivals in promoting film culture and the need for spreading film festivals across the country.






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Which country planned to send an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to be shared with NASA?
A
China
B
Germany
C
Russia
D
Israel
Question 4 Explanation: 
Israel is to launch its first moon mission, sending an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to be shared with NASA. According to a report, the 585-kilogram Beresheet (Genesis) spacecraft is to lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Mission control will be in Yehud, near Tel Aviv.
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China slashes its GDP target to 6 to ..... % recently.
A
6.5
B
7.4
C
6.3
D
6.2
Question 5 Explanation: 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has expressed concern that the country will face a graver and more complicated environment to development, amid an ongoing trade war with the US and continued economic slowdown. The world's second-largest economy has slashed its GDP target to 6.00 to 6.50 percent this year.






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With which country, India signed an MOU On Digital Education Initiatives?
A
Turkey
B
Syria
C
Afghanistan
D
Venezuela
Question 6 Explanation: 
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has signed a memorandum of understanding(MoU) with the Afghanistan government to work on digital education initiatives, which include many prominent programs developed by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The MoU was signed at IIT-Madras. This collaboration hopes to contribute to bilateral relations and beget mutual benefits for the two countries.
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Which country signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance with India?
A
Argentina
B
Peru
C
Colombia
D
Brazil
Question 7 Explanation: 
Argentina signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance with India. The agreement was signed by Argentina's Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie in the presence of ISA's Director-General Upendra Tripathy. The agreement of the International Solar Alliance was opened for signature during the 22nd Conference Of Parties at Marrakech on November 15, 2016. Argentina is the 72nd country to sign the Framework Agreement of the ISA. International Solar Alliance: It aims to provide a common platform to address the specific solar technology deployment needs of the solar resource-rich countries located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn ISA targets to achieve the production 1 TW of solar energy by 2030. It also targets to produce 100 GW of solar energy by 2022






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Which country signed a $3.85 billion deal with India's Accord Group to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka?
A
Kenya
B
Libya
C
Singapore
D
Oman
Question 8 Explanation: 
India's Accord Group and Oman's oil ministry have signed a $3.85 billion deal to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka. This is the biggest single pledge of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) ever made in the country. The project will be located near the southern Sri Lankan port of Hambantota, which was handed over on a 99-year lease to a state-owned Chinese company. Privately-owned Accord Group will control 70 per cent of the joint venture and the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas the rest. The refinery is expected to produce 9 million metric tonnes of refined products a year for export from the Hambantota port, which serves the busiest East-West shipping route.
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This country has received $57.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
A
Argentina
B
Brazil
C
Peru
D
Colombia
Question 9 Explanation: 
Argentina has received $57.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for boosting the country's struggling economy. Argentina originally secured a $50 billion loan back in June, when an initial $15 billion tranche was handed over.






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Indian Government signed MoU with which of the following country's University for research on environment issues?
A
Singapore
B
Canada
C
U.S
D
Philippines
Question 10 Explanation: 
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada for next 10 years to explore opportunities for collaborations in the field of Forestry Science and to work on various environmental issues like Climate Change, Forest Resource Management and Wildlife. The opportunities will be explored by organizations like Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education(ICFRE), Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Forest Survey of India (FSI), Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy and Directorate of Forest Education, Uttarakhand, and UBC, Canada.
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Which country has conducted a naval military exercise 'Velayat 97' from Persian Gulf to Indian Ocean?
A
Israel
B
Iraq
C
Iran
D
India
Question 11 Explanation: 
An Iranian naval force has started a massive three-day drill, codenamed "Velayat 97", across two million square kilometers of sea between the Straits of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean, including a sensitive global shipping route. The drill will showcase Iran's submarines, warships, helicopters and drones. It is being held from the Strait of Hormuz to the southeastern coasts of Makran, the Sea of Oman and the northern parts of the Indian Ocean, down to the 10-degrees latitude. The naval exercise comes at a time of tensions with the US, after Washington condemned Iran at the summit in Warsaw. In addition Iran has upped tensions with Saudi Arabia after a terror attack in southeastern Iran, which Tehran blamed partly on Riyadh. Iran has also recently condemned the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the US. Sending its navy to the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for the world's oil, is provocative.






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What is the theme of 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities?
A
Sustainable development: The promise of technology
B
Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
C
Achieving 17 Goals for the future we want
D
Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all
Question 12 Explanation: 
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year's IDPD is "Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". This theme focuses on the empowering persons with disabilities for the inclusive, equitable and sustainable development envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency INSPIRE 2018 was inagurated by;
A
Piyush Goyal
B
R. K. Singh
C
Radha Mohan Singh
D
Santosh Gangwar
Question 13 Explanation: 
R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy inaugurated the 'International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency' (INSPIRE 2018) on 11 November 2018. It is being organised by Energy Efficiency Services Limited and World Bank. It will focus on enhancing grid management, e-Mobility, and technologies for energy efficiency in India.






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Which country is the biggest supporters of international aid as per the survey of the World Economic Forum?
A
Russia
B
Indonesia
C
UK
D
India
Question 14 Explanation: 
The World Economic Forum (WEF) released a survey ahead of its annual meeting which states that Indians are biggest supporters of international aid. 95 per cent of Indians supported the international aid and expect India to help other nations. World Economic Forum worked with Qualtrics to poll over 10000 from different parts of the world. South Asian Countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh exhibit widespread support for international aid leaving behind European countries.
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International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed every year on 5 December. The theme of 2018 IVD is;
A
Young. Global. Active
B
Volunteers build Resilient Communities
C
Make change happen, volunteer
D
Celebrate volunteering
Question 15 Explanation: 
International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed every year on 5 December. It is an international observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. The theme for IVD 2018 is 'Volunteers build Resilient Communities'. IVD is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organisations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels.






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Name the Indian player has been banned from bowling in international cricket.
A
Umesh Yadav
B
Ishant Sharma
C
Ambati Rayudu
D
Harbhajan Singh
Question 16 Explanation: 
India's Ambati Rayudu has been banned from bowling in international cricket because of a suspect action. The suspension was done in "accordance with clause 4.2 of the ICC regulations"which deals with the legality of bowling actions. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman, who occasionally keeps the wicket, and a right-arm off break bowler.
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Rotary International initiated the World Polio Day on this date?
A
24th October
B
23rd October
C
22nd October
D
21st October
Question 17 Explanation: 
World Polio Day was observed all over the world on 24th October. World Polio Day was initiated by Rotary International more than a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis. This day aims to create awareness on polio and efforts taken to eliminate this disease. India received polio-free certification along with the entire South-East Asia Region of WHO (World Health Organisation) on 27th March 2014 by WHO.






Question 18 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which country starts to Trading New Currency RTGS dollar?
A
Israel
B
Jordan
C
China
D
Zimbabwe
Question 18 Explanation: 
Zimbabwe's central bank announced the discontinuation of its official currency, quasi-currency bond note officially pegged at parity with the U.S. dollar and launched a new currency called RTGS dollars, to resolve a long-term monetary crisis. U.S. dollars to banks at a rate of 2.5 RTGS to the greenback. This step was undertaken to do away with hyperinflation and fiscal deficit issues the country had been facing and the shortage of dollars which had been negatively impacting the economy.
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