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- Where was the 21st ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) held to strengthen maritime sector between Indian and the ASEAN countries?
1) Vientiane, Laos
2) New Delhi, India
3) Jakarta, Indonesia
4) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
5) None of theseAnswer – 2) New Delhi, India
On 11th April 2019, the 21st ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) was held at New Delhi to improve the connectivity and strengthen the cooperation in the maritime sector between Indian and the ASEAN countries. It was co-chaired by Smt. Vijay Thakur Singh, SOM Leader and Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India and H.E. Mrs. Busaya Mathelin, SOM Leader and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand.India welcomed Thailand for its role as Country Coordinator of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership for the period 2018-2021 and also praised Thailand for the Chairmanship of ASEAN for 2019.This partnership was implemented through the ‘Plan of Action (2016-20) to execute the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity’.
- Where was India’s first ‘Voter Park’ inaugurated to create awareness about the electoral process among the voters?
1) Pune, Maharashtra
2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
3) Faridabad, Haryana
4) Gurugram, Haryana
5) None of theseAnswer – 4) Gurugram, Haryana
On 11th April 2019, Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Rajeev Ranjan inaugurated India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ in VikasSadan building complex, Gurugram, to raise voter awareness instructing people about the electoral process.At the park, voters will gain information about the polling process and the archives of elections in the country.The park will help to motivate qualified people to vote in the LokSabha election so that they can contribute to the growth of the country.A model of the electronic voting machine and VVPAT machine have been arranged in the park.There is a “Selfie Point” in the park,where people can snap selfiespublicising the indelible ink mark on their finger after casting their vote.
- In which city G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors 2019 annual spring meeting was held?
1) Washington,DC, U.S
2) Seoul, South Korea
3) Brasília, Brazil
4) Moscow, Russia
5) None of theseAnswer – 1) Washington,DC, U.S
G-20 conducted the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting during the 2019 Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, DC.The meeting was held to discuss progress on the work of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and to explain Structural Reform Steps package and the economic policies of the new period.
- Name the space research organization, has partnered with Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) for the first timeto conserve smaller wetlands to combat effects of climate change.
1) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
2) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
3) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
5) None of theseAnswer – 3) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
For the very 1st time, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has partnered with the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to map, validate and protect smaller wetlands in the coastal region and preserve them through coastal livelihood programmes. This has been done to build a strong foundation against the effects of climate change. The collaborative move of the 2 institutes was part of a national framework for fisheries and wetlands that was recently developed by the National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project of CMFRI.
- Which product can be procured using Google Pay after its partnership with Bullion refiner MMTC-PAMP India?
2) Foreign bonds
4) High-yield bonds
5) None of theseAnswer – 1) Gold
Google Pay has partnered with Bullion refiner MMTC-PAMP India to initiate buying and selling of gold through the app to make Google Pay more useful for Indian customers.Through this pact, Google Pay users will be able to buy 99.99 per cent 24-karat gold for any value, which will be stored on behalf of the user in secure vaults by MMTC-PAMP.Google pay users can now buy and sell gold any time at the latest price.
- Who won the World Press Photo award 2019 for the image “of a crying toddler at US border”?
1) Annie Leibovitz
2) John Moore
3) Pieter Ten Hoopen
4) Ronaldo Schemidt
5) None of theseAnswer – 2) John Moore
On 12th April 2019, An image of a little girl crying, as she and her mother have been taken into custody by US border officials in Texas won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year. Veteran Getty photographer John Moore took the picture in the Rio Grande Valley on 12th June 2018. Dutch-Swedish photographer Pieter Ten Hoopen won the “World Press Photo Story of the Year Award” for the image of 2018 mass-migrant caravan to the US border.
- Name the person, who was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 during 4th APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave for Contributions In Life Sciences, Aerospace and Aeronautics.
2) Simrandeep Singh
3) Ravinder Tonk
4) Dr. A K Singh
5) None of theseAnswer – 4)Dr. A K Singh
On 11th April 2019, Dr A K Singh, director at Life Sciences, DRDOhas been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 during 4th APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave at Chandigarh University, Mohali. He has made notable contributions in Internal Decorporation of Fission Produced Radionuclides and Infection Imaging. The conclave was organised by the university to note World Creativity and Innovation Day.He has contributed to more than 57 research publications and patented more than 18 project.To detect the infectious lesion, he discovered a “Diagnobact” Kit. And also introduced Pharmacosyntigraphy, i.e. application of nuclear medicine imaging in drug research.
- Who was appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI)?
1) Najma Heptulla
2) Kafeel Ahmad
3) Najma Akhtar
4) Talat Ahmad
5) None of theseAnswer – 3) Najma Akhtar
On 11th April 2019, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration Professor Najma Akhtar has been appointed as the first women vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) for a period of five years by the President of India. She will succeed Talat Ahmad. Jamia Millia Islamia was founded in 1920 in Aligarh and this appointment took place under the Statutes of Jamia Millia Islamia Act, 1988.
- Name the digital payment entity that acquired a US-based financial technology, Wibmo for USD 70 million.
5) None of theseAnswer – 1) PayU
On 12th April, 2019, PayU, Digital payments security and payment facilitator has acquired Wibmo, a US-based financial technology for USD 70 million to assist the company scale-up its business. Under the agreement, Wibmo will continue to serve all of its clients as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PayU.The accession integrates PayU’s strong merchant network and Wibmo’s leadership for digital transaction security solutions to offer payments solutions in India for growth markets.
- Which telecommunication company has received approval from the telecom department for merger with Tata Teleservices Ltd.?
1) Vodafone Idea Ltd.
2) Bharti Airtel
5) None of theseAnswer – 2) Bharti Airtel
The Telecom Department has sanctioned the merger of TTSL (Tata Teleservices Limited) consumer mobility business with Bharti Airtel, subject to the condition that Sunil Mittalled firm provides bank guarantees of about Rs. 7,200 crore. The contract is mostly associated with one-time spectrum charges (OTSC) and some deferred airwave charges.Manoj Sinha, telecom minster has conditionally approved the merger and that letters mentioning the guarantees were sent to Tata Teleservices Limited and its listed unit Tata Teleservices Maharashtra (TTML).
- Name the twin astronauts, who were used as subjects for its research titled ‘NASA Twins’ published in the journal, Science.
1) Linda Hamilton and Leslie Hamilton
2) Scarlett Johansson and Hunter Johansson
3) Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly
4) Rami Malek and Sami Malek
5) None of theseAnswer – 3) Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly
A paper on ‘NASA Twins’ has revealed that spaceflight has an effect on the gut microbiome; the effects however appear to be significant and temporary. The research findings have been published in the journal named ‘Science’ in which results from 10 other research teams are there that examined the nature of the human body’s response to spaceflight. The twins involved in the study were 2 fifty-year old astronauts (at the time of the study): Scott Kelly ( he flew a 1-year mission aboard the International Space Station which ended in March 2016) and his twin brother, Mark Kelly who stayed on Earth while his brother was in orbit.Stefan Green was the 1st author of the research study managed the genetic sequencing and analysis of the gut microbes.
- In which Journal, does the discovery about the spectrometer that is used to detect dangerous chemicals was published recently?
4) Nature Communications
5) None of theseAnswer – 4) Nature Communications
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US have manufactured a tiny spectrometer that can be used in smartphone-sized devices to identify dangerous chemicals based on a unique “fingerprint” of emitted and absorbed light. The study has been published in the JournalNature Communications.This single shot spectrometer has an advanced capability called hyperspectral imaging, i.e, the device can collect every information about each individual pixel in an image to identify materials.
- Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mark Boucher were inducted into MCC (the Marylebone Cricket Club) for their exemplary achievements in the field of cricket recently. Mark Boucher belongs to which country?
1) South Africa
4) New Zealand
5) None of theseAnswer – 1) South Africa
MCC (the Marylebone Cricket Club) has bestowed the honour of ‘Honorary Life Members’ to Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq and South Africa’s Mark Boucher for their exemplary achievements in the field of cricket. Former Pakistan skipper and batsman, Inzamam-ul-Haq played 119 Test matches, captained them from 2001-07 and scored 8,829 runs at an average of 50.16, inclusive of 25 centuries.Inzamam-ul-Haq made his international debut in 1991 and featured in Pakistan’s successful 1992 World Cup campaign. Former South African wicketkeeper and batsman, Mark Boucher was the first glovesman to take 500 catches in the longest format in Test Cricket.He made his debut in 1997, after which he went on to play 146 Test matches and scored 5498 runs, taking 530 catches and 23 stumpings. He holds the combined-format international record for wicket-keeping dismissals- total of 998.
- Pradeep Choubey passed away aged 70,he was a ___________?
5) None of theseAnswer – 2) Poet
On 12th April 2019, Hindi poet Pradeep Choubey passed away at the age of 70 in his home due to a cardiac arrest.He was born on August 26, 1949, in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district.He was also suffering from cancer.To pursue his passion for poetry, he quit his job at Dena Bank.
- Name the freedom fighter & participant of Quit India Movement, who passed away recently.
1) Billy Clayton
2) Tania Mallet
3) Nipsey Hussle
4) Paripooranand Painuli
5) None of theseAnswer – 4) Paripooranand Painuli
Eminent Paripooranand Painuli, former Congress MP and freedom fighter passed away on 13th April, 2019, at his residence in the Vasant Vihar, Delhi at the age of 94.Painuli was known for his participation in the Quit India Movement at 17 age and also led a non-violent movement against the Tehri-Garhwal state in 1949.He was born on 19th November, 1924, and was elected to the 5th Lok Sabha in 1971.
- Who is the author of the book titled “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal” ?
1) Meg Wolitzer
2) Gillian Flynn
3) Jeff Kinney
4) Joan Didion
5) None of theseAnswer – 3) Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney, an eminent author has emerged out with a new book titled “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal”. The book is written from the opinion of Rowley Jefferson, the best friend of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ supporter Greg Heffley. This book is Jeff Kinney’s first outside of his “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series.The book is written in Kinney’s trademark humour. It will also mark around 350 black-and-white illustrations.
- What was the theme of World Allergy Week 2019 observed on 7 to 13th April 2019?
1) The Global Problem of Food Allergy
2) Say no to Allergy
3) Healthy Sleep to avoid Allergy
4) Fight against Allergy
5) None of theseAnswer – 1) The Global Problem of Food Allergy
World Allergy Week is an annual global initiative of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) and is being observed worldwide between 7th to 13th of April, 2019. The theme for this year is “The Global Problem of Food Allergy“.The prime objective of the campaign is to raise awareness of the effect of allergic diseases and related disorders in our communities and provide support for the proper training, diagnosis, management, and prevention of the diseases.
- On 13th April, India observed ________anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre also known as the Amritsar massacre?
5) None of theseAnswer – 2) 100th
On 13th April 2019, the 100th anniversary Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre also known as the Amritsar massacre was observed. Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.On 13th April 1919 a huge number of people gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar to celebrate the harvest festival of Baisakhi and to protest against the Rowlatt Act.On that event, troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Dyer opened fire at the people.
Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:
- What is the Capital of Haryana?Chandigarh
- Where was the headquarters of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) located?Jakarta, Indonesia
- When was “World Allergy Day” first observed?July 2005
- Who is the Governor of Haryana?Satyadev Narayan Arya
- Under which act, Jamia Millia Islamia University appoints its vice-chancellor?Jamia Millia Islamia Act, 1988.