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Current Affairs 10 Nov. 2016 – Accent Institute Hisar

Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management adopted

  • The first International Agrobiodiversity Congress (IAC) held in New Delhi has adopted New Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management.
  • In the declaration, 900 participants from 60 countries have urged researchers and policy-makers to strengthen and promote complementary conservation strategies to conserve and use agrobiodiversity.

Donald Trump wins White House race

  • Republican Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, the first public office that the 70-year-old real estate mogul-turned politician will hold.
  • Mr. Trump defeated Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
  • Mr. Trump is the oldest person to be elected President

    Highest currency note ever printed by RBI is ? 10,000

  • The highest denomination currency note ever printed by the Reserve Bank of India is a ?10,000 note during the British Raj in 1938.
  • However, the ?10,000 note along with ? 1,000 and ? 5,000 notes were demonetized by the then PM Morarji Desai in 1978.

Hindalco becomes first Nifty company to gain 100% in 2016


  • Hindalco Industries, India’s biggest aluminium maker, became the first Nifty company in 2016 whose stock gained more than 100% year-to-date.
  • Notably, Hindalco will report its September quarter earnings on November 12

    The 29-year-old freelance reporter has braved many dangers to cover the war in Syria, entering high-risk areas where few colleagues venture in order to film and to enable civil society’s actors to speak to the outside world.

    1. What is the theme of the 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development?
    a) Science for a Sustainable Future
    b) Quality Science Education: Ensuring a sustainable future for all
    c) Scientific Issues for Development of the World
    d) Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums

    2. Name the country with which Maharashtra government has signed an agreement to implement a joint action plan on urban infrastructure development in the State.
    a) France
    b) United Kingdom
    c) Canada
    d) Russia

    3. Scientists of US Geological Survey and NASA recently discovered water on which asteroid?
    a) Ceres
    b) Vesta
    c) Psyche
    d) Pallas

    4. Government declared existing 500 and 1000 rupees currency notes as invalid recently. What is the maximum cash amount that a person can deposit in his/her bank accounts within the threshold period of 50-days?
    a) 1 lakh rupees
    b) 1.50 lakh rupees
    c) 2 lakg rupees
    d) 2.50 lakh rupees

    5. Name the Union Minister who recently launched the Healthy India Initiative magazine.
    a) Rajnath Singh
    b) Arun Jaitley
    c) Jagat Prakash Nadda
    d) Sushma Swaraj

    6. Who of the following became the first India-American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representative?
    a) Shyamala Gopalan
    b) Kamala Harris
    c) Pramila Jayapal
    d) Kali Penn

    7. Who of the following became the first ever India-American to win the U.S. Senate seat from California?
    a) Shyamala Gopalan
    b) Kamala Harris
    c) Pramila Jayapal
    d) Kal Penn

    8. India’s first LNG-powered bus was recently launched in which of the following states?
    a) Kerala
    b) Odisha
    c) Tamil Nadu
    d) Punjab

    9. Which scheme was launched by Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship recently?
    a) Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana
    b) Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana
    c) Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana
    d) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

    10. How much loan was sanctioned by the Asian Development Bank to improve Assam’s power distribution system?
    a) 48 million US dollars
    b) 81 million US dollars
    c) 26 million US dollars
    d) 57 million US dollars

    11. Who was appointed as Managing Director and CEO of BoB Capital Markets Ltd?
    a) Ratnesh Kumar
    b) Ishaat Hussain
    c) Girish Nikam
    d) Ranbir Singh

    12. Who will host the ICN 2018 Annual Conference in New Delhi in March –April 2018?
    a) Competition Commission of India
    b) NITI Aayog
    c) Law Commission of India
    d) Planning Commission of India

    13. Which Indian state is hosting the three-day international agricultural meet, GRAM?
    a) Punjab
    b) Rajasthan
    c) Haryana
    d) Uttar Pradesh

    14. The 1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress that concluded on 9 November 2016 with adoption of a Declaration on Agro-biodiversity Management was held in which city?
    a) Washington
    b) New Delhi
    c) Paris
    d) Tokyo

    15. Which five year period has been reported as the warmest by World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) state of the global climate report?
    a) 2011-2015
    b) 2001-2005
    c) 2012-2016
    d) 2010-2014


    1. (d) Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums
    2. (c) Canada
    3. (c) Psyche
    4. (d) 2.50 lakh rupees
    5. (c) Jagat Prakash Nadda
    6. (c) Pramila Jayapal
    7. (b) Kamala Harris
    8. (a) Kerala
    9. (c) Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana
    10. (a) 48 million US dollars
    11. (a) Ratnesh Kumar
    12. (a) Competition Commission of India
    13. (b) Rajasthan
    14. (b) New Delhi
    15. (a) 2011-2015