1. Instructions
  2. Economy
  3. Polity & Governance
  4. Geography / Places in News
  5. Science Tech & Defense
  6. Diplomacy & IR
  7. International Bodies
  8. Summits in News
  9. Sports & Awards


  • Following Test contains 25 questions based on Current Affairs news in November 2017.
  • Total Time limit: 30 minutes; Total marks: 25 MCQ x 2m = 50m.
  • Wrong answer Penalty: -0.67 Marks.


Q. In 2017-Nov, Finmin setup a taskforce to draft new Direct Tax Code. Find correct statement(s) about it:

  1. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian is the convener of this body.
  2. CBDT member Arbind Modi is the permanent special invitee to this body.
  3. DTC taskforce has been mandated workout the merger all the direct taxes of union and the state governments, just like GST has been done for indirect taxes.
  4. None of the above.

Hint: CEA Arvind is invitee, CBDT’s Modi is convener. DTC only aims to simplify and consolidate existing income tax provisions, It’s not made to bring a ‘GST’ like direct tax for union and state. (Besides, how will you compute input credit and will that not encourage perrson to produce dozen children for circular-credit claims?)

Q. What is the purpose of Injeti Srinivas committee setup in 2017, November?

  1. Ease of filling in GST returns.
  2. Spectrum holding norms for telecom companies
  3. To reform the issues faced in Insolvency and Bankruptcy code
  4. Implementation of 7th Pay commission in public serctor undertakings.

Hint: For ease in GST return filling, government has setup Ajay Bhushan Pandey panel- who is also the chairman of GSTN network. Injeti is secretary of corporate affairs, and his committee will look after the I&B Code.

Q. Which of the following bank has launched India’s first lifestyle digital banking service platform known as ‘YONO’ (You Need only one) in 2017, November?

  1. Axis Bank
  2. ICICI Bank
  3. Oriental Bank of Commerce.
  4. State Bank of India

Hint: YONO App & website aim to tap customers from the e-commerce and lifestyle shopping segment. It’s launched not by a private commercial bank, nor by a public sector bank which is located in a small dingy corner. (खोपचेवाली सरकारी बेंक भी नहि है।).

Polity & Governance

Q. What is the objective of UMANG App?

  1. Anti-suicide and Anti-stress councilling.
  2. Childless couples can apply for adoption.
  3. An app where user can donate cash, books and stationary to poor but meritorious students.
  4. Master app to provide over 200 government services such as passport services, land records, income tax, e-Post, RTO etc.

Sangai festival

Hint: UMANG’s full form is Unified Mobile App for New-age Governance. So you should be intelligent enough to decipher which option matches with the full form.

Q. Which of the following is/are constitutional bodies?

  1. National commission for ST
  2. National commission for SC
  3. National commission for Backward Classes.

Answer Choices:

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2 and 3
  3. Only 1 and 3
  4. All three bodies are constitutional bodies

Hint: 123rd Constitutional Amendment bill 2017 aims to grant constitutional status to NCBC. When it’s passed, the answer will change. Topic in news, because Government is likely to table it during winter session.

Q. According to Article 85 of our constitution

  1. There must not be more than six months gap between two sessions of Lok Sabha
  2. There must not be more than six months gap between two sessions of Rajya Sabha.
  3. Lok Sabha must hold one session each during Budget, Monsoon and Winter.

Answer Choices:

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 1 and 3
  3. Only 2 and 3
  4. Only 1 and 2

Hint: Constitution doesn’t give any labels such as ‘budget’, ‘lame duck session’, or that ‘winter is coming’. Rajya Sabha is a ‘continuous / permanent body’ but not because it sits for 24/7 but because of its membership retirement cycle. Topic is in controversy because Government seems to be delaying the winter session due to Gujarat election campaign.

Geography / Places in News

Q. In 2017 (November), a volcanic eruption occurred on Mount Agung in ___ country.

  1. Japan
  2. Brunei
  3. Indonesia
  4. Philippines

Hint: Country with largest Muslim population in the world.

Q. Find correct pairs of festival vs state:

  1. Sangai Festival: Manipur
  2. Hornbill Festival: Nagaland
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Hint: Sangai deer is the state animal of Manipur, and Naga tribes wear headgear with hornbill beaks.

Q. In Which of the places did Indian National Army (INA) hoisted Indian flag for the first time on Indian soil?

  1. Imphal, Manipur
  2. Dispur, Assam
  3. Kohima, Nagaland
  4. Moirang, Manipur

Hint: Moirang, Manipur. Place is in news because President Koivind visited INA memorial there in 2017, November. He also inaugurated North East Development Summit in Imphal Manipur.

Science-Tech & Defense

Q. Consider following statements about Bramhos Missile:

  1. It’s the fastest supersonic cruise missile of the world.
  2. It can launched from land, sea and air with ‘fire and forget’ principle.
  3. This missile system has been jointly developed by Russia, India and Israel.

Answer Choices:

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2 and 3
  3. Only 1 and 3
  4. None of the given statements are correct.

Hint: Although guessmastersTM would say that first statement ought to be wrong since it has an extreme word ‘fastest’-but Bramhos is indeed the fastest supersonic missile. Missile is named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra and the Moskva. [Meaning only two nations are involved.]

Q. What is the objective of NASA’s supersonic parachute, which was tested in November 2017?

  1. To land a human on Mars planet
  2. To land a rover on the Mars planet
  3. To safely land astronauts on earth during their return flight from the International space station
  4. None of the above.

Hint: Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) will be used for landing a rover on Mars in 2020.

Q. Which of the following country has granted citizenship to Sophia, an android robot in 2017?

  1. Japan
  2. South Korea
  3. Sweden
  4. Saudi Arabia

Hint: It’s the same country that granted “Sports” status to Yoga in 2017.

Diplomacy & IR

Q. Who among the following will be the chief guest at the republic day parade of 2018?

  1. USA President Donald Trump
  2. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohd. bin Salman
  3. The heads of all 10 ASEAN countries
  4. None of the above

Hint: For the moment it is “none of the above”. Because while Modi has invited all 10 ASEAN leaders but so far only Singapore PM confirmed the participation. (as of 15th Nov 2017). When all confirm, then Answer will be “3”.

Q. Robert Mugabe has resigned from the presidency of which country in 2017, November?

  1. Central African Republic
  2. Rhodesia
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. None of the above because he has not resigned, he has been impeached.

Hint: Country whose old name is Rhodesia, Capital is Harare, and once famous for its cricket team.

International Bodies

Q. Justice Dalveer Bhandi has been appointed for the second term at ___ in 2017, November.

  1. International criminal court (ICC)
  2. International court of justice (ICJ)
  3. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
  4. National commission for human rights.

Hint: International court that rules over disputes involving nations.

Q. Find correct statement(s) about the International court of justice (ICJ):

  1. ICJ punishes individuals involved in war-crimes, genocides and crimes against humanity.
  2. To be elected as an ICJ judge, a candidate needs majority in both UN General Assembly as well as the security council.
  3. ICJ is located at The Hague, Netherlands.

Answer Choices:

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2 and 3
  3. Only 1 and 3
  4. All three statements

Hint: ICJ hears cases between nations. ICC hears cases against war criminals. Guessmasters would also hint at word association- International criminal court (ICC) links with “Criminals”, but ICJ doesn’t, so first statement ought to be wrong so by elimination we are left with correct answer ‘2’.

Q. India is a member of which of the following developmental banks?

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Asian Development Bank
  3. European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Answer Choices:

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2 and 3
  3. Only 1 and 3
  4. All three developmental banks

Hint: 1 or 4] In 2017, November, the Cabinet approved plan to join EBRD, but FinMin yet to finish the modalities. So, until then answer is 1, and once we formally join, the answer is 4.

Summits in News

Q. Find correct statement(s) about the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) summit 2017:

  1. It’s to be held in Hyderabad, India.
  2. It’s theme is Women First, Prosperity for All.
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Hint: Both statements are correct.

Q. Find correct statement(s) about the 31st ASEAN summit 2017 (November):

  1. Was held at Manila, Phillipines
  2. Had theme of “Fifty years of fruitful association”
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Hint: 2017 is special year for ASEAN as it completed 50 years, but the actual theme of this Manila summit was “Partnering for Change Engaging the World”.

Q. In which of the following summits of 2017, was India given the full membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

  1. Astana, Kazakhstan
  2. Sochi, Russia
  3. Beijing, China
  4. India is not given a full membership of SCO yet.

Hint: In 2017-SCO summit will be held @Sochi, Russia in November-December and Sushma Swaraj will participate. But it was in June month’s Asthana summit where India and Pak were given full membership.

Q. Find correct statement(s) about the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) summit 2017

  1. It’s theme was Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development
  2. It was held at Bengaluru, Karnataka
  3. This summit is organized biannually.
  4. None of the above.

Hint: Theme is right but who can memorize such long theme name!? Guessmasters would try for ‘word association’ that since it’s an IT summit, it must be either in Bengaluru or Hyderabad, but nope, this annual summit was held in the Indian city which is most notorious for pollution, rapists and coaching mafia.

Q. In the sidelines of ASEAN Summit 2017, certain countries decided to resume their “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD)”. These countries were:

  1. India, Japan, USA and South Korea
  2. India, Japan, USA and Phillipines
  3. India, Japan, USA and Australia
  4. No such thing happened in ASEAN summit 2017.

Hint: Two of these countries are famous for their cricket teams.

Sports & Awards

Q. Yoga has been given the status of a “Sport” in which of the following country in 2017, November?

  1. Qatar
  2. Lebanon
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Iran

Hint: It’s the same country that gave highest civilian award -“King Abdulaziz Sash” to Modi in 2016.

Q. Which of the following Indians has/have the distinction of scoring 50 or more centuries in International cricket?

  1. Absentee Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Sunil Gavaskar

Answer Choices:

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2 and 3
  3. Only 1 and 3
  4. All three batsmen

Hint: Gavaskar had exhausted age and attempt limit before he could succeed.

Q. Ashes Test cricket series 2017 is to be played between:

  1. England vs. South Africa
  2. Australia vs. South Africa
  3. India vs. Australia
  4. Australia vs. England

Hint: BCCI is so money hungry they would parachute Indian cricket team in any tournament- even against Burkina Faso, BUT Ashes is played only between two countries, none of which are located in the African continent.

Q. Who among the following has became Miss World 2017?

  1. Punjab’s Mannat Singh
  2. Karnataka’s Swati Muppala
  3. Delhi’s Maira Choudhary
  4. Haryana’s Maushi Chhillar

Hint: Same state where Honeypreet and her ‘Papa’ are jailed.