Current Affairs Quiz: March 12 2019

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  1. What is the theme of Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) 2019?
    1) Theme – The Creative Imperative
    2) Theme – Responsive and Responsible Leadership
    3) Theme – Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    4) Theme – ‘Inclusive Leadership in an Interconnected World: Driving Progress and Sustainability Through Tolerance’
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Theme – ‘Inclusive Leadership in an Interconnected World: Driving Progress and Sustainability Through Tolerance’
    Explanation:
    The Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF), a global leadership platform in partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)‘s Federal Government has decided to give further momentum to India-UAE ties. i. 2019 has been declared as UAE’s Year of Tolerance by the UAE Government to underline the commitment to make compassion, inclusion and acceptance a part of everyday life. The magazine announces the ABLF theme, ‘Inclusive Leadership in an Interconnected World: Driving Progress and Sustainability Through Tolerance’. The ABLF Awards 2019 is scheduled for 2nd October 2019 as it marks the birth anniversary of India’s Mahatma Gandhi, an icon of peace, compassion and tolerance and it will have India as Guest Nation. The ABLF will go on a prelude roadshow in India in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to announce the week-long initiatives to celebrate the India-UAE connect at the ABLF Awards Ceremony.
  2. Which country had tied up with India to revive and expedite the implementation of USD 44 billion West Coast refinery project in Maharashtra?
    1) US
    2) Saudi Arabia
    3) Russia
    4) Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Saudi Arabia
    Explanation:
    In a meeting between Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and his Saudi counterpart and the chairman of Saudi Aramco,Khalid A Al-Falih, in New Delhi, it was decided that India and Saudi Arabia will revive and expedite the implementation of USD 44 billion West Coast refinery project in Maharashtra, in which Saudi Aramco will be holding a considerable stake. Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) had formed a joint venture with Indian state-run oil marketing companies — Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) — to hold 50% stake in Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals (RRPCL).
  3. Where did Humsafar Trust inaugurate the India’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Clinic and HIV treatment centre?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Kolkata
    4) Bengaluru
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    The first HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) treatment centre and holistic clinic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) launched by Humsafar trust in Mumbai, Maharashtra.The founder of Humsafar Trust, Ashok Row Kavi announced that the center will be open for all and it will provide counselling.The centre will also offer Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) which is a HIV medicine to treat infection.
  4. Which country works along with India to impart skill to the youth in vocational training?
    1) US
    2) Russia
    3) Germany
    4) Saudi Arabia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Germany
    Explanation:
    Germany and India are working together to impart skill to the youth in vocational training. Germany has been successful in the engineering sector because of the trained and qualified work force who were imparted skill in respective fields when they are students.
  5. The first high level delegation from India had visited Paraguay, since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1961.Who headed this delegation?
    1) Narendra Modi
    2) Venkaiah Naidu
    3) Ram Nath Kovind
    4) Sushma Swaraj
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Venkaiah Naidu
    Explanation:
    Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu is on a 2 Nation visit to Paraguay and Costa Rica. He was accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons, the Members of Parliament and Senior Officials.Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu met President of the Republic of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez, Vice President Hugo Velazquez and the President of the National Congress Silvio Ovelar. This was the first high level visit from India to Paraguay since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1961.
  6. India and Costa Rica collaborated in certain areas.Which of the following fields are part of the collaboration?
    i. In the field of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology.
    ii. In the field of Agriculture and Food Processing,
    iii. In the field of Digital Sciences and Telecommunications,
    iv. In the field of Space Research and Climate Change.
    1) Option i and ii are collaborated
    2) Option ii and iii are collaborated
    3) Option iii and iv are collaborated
    4) All the above mention fields are collaborated
    5) None of these are collaborated
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) All the above mention fields are collaborated
    Explanation:
    Vice President addressed India-Costa Rica Business Forum. Both the countries collaborate in areas such as Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Processing, Digital Sciences and Telecommunications, renewable energy, Space Research and Climate Change.
  7. Which country is elected as the deputy chairman of the general body of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member States (PUIC) in Rabat, Morocco?
    1) Pakistan
    2) India
    3) US
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Pakistan
    Explanation:
    On 11th March 2019, Pakistan elected as deputy chairman of the general body of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member States (PUIC) in Rabat, Morocco. PUIC conference also adopted two resolutions presented by Pakistan related to Kashmir.Parliamentary Union of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an influential group of 57 countries and majority of them are Muslim-dominated.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made history by becoming the first Indian invitee to an OIC summit, attended the inaugural plenary of the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the OIC in Abu Dhabi where Pakistan was elected.PUIC was established in Iran on 17th June, 1999, composed of parliaments of member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation with its head office situated in Tehran.
  8. Which of the following organization,released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people from the threat of influenza?
    1) Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
    2) World Health Assembly
    3) World Health Organization
    4) National Health Service
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) World Health Organization
    Explanation:
    World Health Organization (WHO) released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza, one of the world’s greatest public health challenges. The aim of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic.Every year across the globe, there are an estimated 1 billion cases, of which 3 to 5 million are severe cases, resulting in 290000 to 650000 influenza-related respiratory deaths.WHO recommends annual influenza vaccination as the most effective way to prevent influenza, which is especially important for people at higher risk of serious influenza complications and for health care workers.
  9. Who was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Peace founded by the United Nations Organisations (UNO) for his contribution “to the Rule of Law, democracy and sustainable development in India”?
    1) Narendra Modi
    2) Ram Nath Kovind
    3) Venkaiah Naidu
    4) Sushma Swaraj
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Venkaiah Naidu
    Explanation:
    President of Costa Rica and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu made a joint press statement. Vice President also conferred and honorary doctorate by the University of Peace founded by the United Nations for his contributions “to the Rule of Law, democracy and sustainable development in India”.
  10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, unveiled e-plaques for development projects in Bangladesh.Which of the following is not a part of it?
    i. Supply of buses and trucks
    ii.Inauguration of 36 community clinics
    iii.11 water treatment plants
    iv. Extension of National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh
    v. Inauguration of Thermal Power Plant.
    1) Option i and ii are not part of it.
    2) Option ii and iv are not part of it
    3) All other option excluding ii are part of it.
    4) All other option excluding v are part of it.
    5) None of the above.
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) All other option excluding v are part of it.
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, unveiled e-plaques for development projects in Bangladesh, through video conferencing. The e-plaques are for the following projects: Supply of buses and trucks Inauguration of 36 community clinics 11 water treatment plants Extension of National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh.The National Knowledge Network will connect scholars and research institutes in Bangladesh to India and the world.The buses and trucks will assist the efforts towards affordable public transportation and the water treatment plants will help supply clean water.The community clinics will benefit about 2 lakh people in Bangladesh.
  11. According to India Ratings and Research,how much percent of credit growth is witnessed by state-owned banks?
    1) 8%
    2) 7.5%
    3) 8.4%
    4) 7.2%
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 8.4%
    Explanation:
    India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) predicted that the dependence of Scheduled commercial banks on bulk deposits shall witness an increase if credit growth is higher than deposit growth. The system level credit growth of 12.9% year-on-year continues to be greater than 9.3% deposit growth and thus banks are keen on harnessing more deposits. State-owned banks have witnessed a credit growth of 8.4 % and deposit growth at 4.9% as compared to the previous year.
  12. Name the bank,that became the first PSB(Public Sector Bank) to launch creche/day-care facility for employees’ children.
    1) Canara Bank
    2) State Bank of India
    3) Indian Bank
    4) Bank of Baroda
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bank of Baroda
    Explanation:
    Bank of Baroda has become one of the first public sector banks to launch a crèche/child day-care facility for children of its employees.The day-care facility has been launched at its Mumbai corporate office in Bandra Kurla Complex and is being mulled further on being implemented at the head office in Vadodara, Gujarat.The bank will bear 60% of the cost incurred every month and rest 40% will be borne by the parents.The bank has tied up with Klay Prep Schools and Daycare for launching this facility.
  13. As per Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI),which country became the world’s largest importer of weapons between 2014-2018?
    1) Saudi Arabi
    2) India
    3) Egypt
    4) Australia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Saudi Arabi
    Explanation:
    India lost its position as the world’s largest importer of weapons, which it held for over a decade, with Saudi Arabia topping the global share of arms imports between 2014 and 2018, as per the data published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), the leading Stockholm-based think tank that measures weapons imports over five-year periods. Saudi Arabia accounted for 12% of the global share of arms imports between 2014-2018, followed by India with a 9.5% share.Indian arms imports fell 24% between 2009-13 and 2014-18 because of delays in deliveries of fighter jets and submarines produced under licence from Russian and French original equipment manufacturers. India’s top arms supplier, Russia, accounted for 58% of India’s arms imports during the last 5 years, compared to 76% in the previous five-year period.US, Israel and France increased their arms exports to India in 2014-18.
  14. Which of the following from Erode,Tamil Nadu gets GI tagged after 8-year process?
    1) Sungudi
    2) Jamakkalam
    3) Turmeric
    4) Wet Grinder
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Turmeric
    Explanation:
    On 6th March 2019, Geographical Indication (GI) tag was granted by the Geographical Indication Registry to Erode turmeric after a process spread over 8 years. The cultivar is known as Erode local (Chinnanadan). Average length of the fingers of turmeric is approximately 4.15 cm and average circumference is 3.03 cm.The average bulb length of the mother rhizome is about 4.54cm and the average circumference is 6.54cm.It consists of 2.5-4.5% curcumin, has a golden yellow colour and is resistant to pests after boiling.
  15. Who received Yaswantrao Chavan National Award,for his contribution towards economic development?
    1) Urjit Patel
    2) Raghuram Rajan
    3) Shaktikanta Das
    4) D. Subbarao
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Raghuram Rajan
    Explanation:
    aormer Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, for his contribution towards economic development, was awarded the ‘Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018‘ on March 12, 2019, which was the 106th birth anniversary of late Yashwantrao Chavan, the first chief minister of Maharashtra. i.The award is given annually to individuals or institutions for their outstanding contribution towards national integration.
  16. Prajapati Trivedi won Harry Hatry Performance Management practice award by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP).He is the director of which of the following association?
    1) Commonwealth
    2) South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
    3) BRICS Association
    4) Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Commonwealth
    Explanation:
    The Harry Hatry Award for Performance Management has been awarded to Prajapati Trivedi, the Commonwealth’s Director of Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development, by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP). The award was presented by Richard Greene, Chair of the Center for Accountability and Performance at a ceremony in Washington, USA.It is awarded to someone who is exceptional in teaching, education, training and consultation in performance measurement and has hugely contributed to the practice of public administration.He is a visiting fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government in Washington DC and also a visiting faculty member at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard.He earlier held the post of a Secretary to the Government of India in the Cabinet Secretariat, from 2009-14.He has also held the posts of a Senior Economist with the World Bank from 1995-2009 and Economic Adviser to Government of India from 1992-1994.
  17. Who was appointed as the new chairman of the Agricultural Scientific Recruitment Board (ASRB)?
    1) Gurbachan Singh
    2) Anil Kumar Srivastava
    3) Aditya Kumar Misra
    4) Rajiv Mangotra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Aditya Kumar Misra
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has named Aditya Kumar Misra, a veterinary scientist specializing in economically significant diseases of goat, as the new chairman of the Agricultural Scientific Recruitment Board (ASRB) till 5th January, 2022. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the his appointment and he will hold the new post till 5th January, 2022 from the date he takes the charge.He is the former Vice Chancellor of the GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India’s first full fledged agricultural university, inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1960.The former chairman Gurbachan Singh took voluntary retirement in May 2017, has been working without a chairman since then.He will succeed Gurbachan Singh, who took voluntary retirement in May 2017. Since then this post was vacant.
  18. Where did Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) test fired the Guided Pinaka weapons system?
    1) Chandipur,Odisha
    2) Pokhran,Rajasthan
    3) Sriharikota,Andhra Pradesh
    4) Bengaluru,Karnataka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Pokhran,Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Guided Pinaka weapons system from Pokhran ranges in Rajasthan. The two rockets, which were tested using the guided Pinaka system, succeeded in hitting the 90-km mark signalling a boost in the efficiency, as the rockets had touched the 70-km mark in their last trials, held in May, 2018.The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system.The Telemetry Systems tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path.The indigenously developed Guided Pinaka by DRDO will significantly boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits.
  19. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) reduced the prices of 390 Anti-Cancer Non-Scheduled medicines up to 87%.NPPA works under which of the following Ministry?
    1) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
    2) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    3) Ministry of Science and Technology
    4) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
    Explanation:
    On 8th March 2019, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) which is an independent regulator under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has reduced the prices of 390 non-scheduled cancer medicines which will result in annual saving of around Rs 800 crore for patients. The revised prices has come into effect from 8th March 2019. Manufactures and Hospitals have to revise the prices based on the trade margin formula.
  20. Who launched the GI (Geographical Indication) website and tutorial video on IPR (Intellectual property Rights) in New Delhi?
    1) Ram Nath Kovind
    2) Narendra Modi
    3) Suresh Prabhu
    4) Arun Jaitley
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Suresh Prabhu
    Explanation:
    On 8th March 2019, Suresh Prabhu, The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry launched GI (Geographical Indication) website and tutorial video on IPR (Intellectual property Rights) in New Delhi. The tutorial video will form part of existing resource pool on www.cipam.gov.in , Official website of CIPAM (Cell for IPR Promotion and Management) and it will be available on the official YouTube channel of CIPAM.The video has been created by the CIPAM, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in collaboration with Qualcomm featuring “IP Nani” is India’s first Intellectual Property (IP) Mascot.The Geographical Indications (GI) of India website showcases Indian GIs products, classified state wise as well as product category wise.
  21. Name the telescope which is used by Indian astronomers to discover some sources in the universe that emit radio waves called ‘Extremely Inverted Spectrum Extragalactic Radio Sources’.
    1) Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope
    2) Hubble Space Telescope
    3) Large Zenith Telescope
    4) Hale Telescope
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope
    Explanation:
    For the first time ever, a team of Indian astronomers has discovered some sources in the universe that emit radio waves in a totally new mechanism, by using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) which is located at Khodad in Junnar, 80 kms away from Pune. The team is headed by TIFR-National Centre for Radio Astronomy (NCRA) who is responsible for operating GMRT. They have discovered a rare source called ‘Extremely Inverted Spectrum Extragalactic Radio Sources’.GMRT is highly sensitive and has a low range feature. Emissions were captured at frequencies around 150 MHz (megahertz).
  22. Name the Indian Region,that attained the status of ‘Wetland of International Importance’ in the Ramsar Convention recently?
    1) Tsomoriri
    2) Sunderbans
    3) Kanjli
    4) Ropar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sunderban
    Explanation:
    On 9th March 2019, The Indian Sundarban was accorded with the status of ‘Wetland of International Importance’ in the Ramsar Convention. Indian Sundarban which is also a UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) world heritage site, is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger.Indian Sundarban met four out of nine criteria required for the status, which are presence of rare species and threatened ecological communities, biological diversity, significant and representative fish and fish spawning ground and migration path.Ramsar status will help to highlight conservation issues of the Sundarbans at the international level at the time when concerns have been raised about natural ecosystems being changed for cultivation of shrimp, crab, molluscs and fish.International Importance also called Ramsar Convention, is an international agreement promoting the conservation and wise use of wetlands. It is the only global treaty which focus on a single ecosystem.
  23. Which country is banned over doping by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) until further notice?
    1) India
    2) Pakistan
    3) Russia
    4) South Africa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Russia
    Explanation:
    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had banned Russia in November 2015 because of evidence of state-sponsored doping and have decided to maintain it until samples and data from Moscow’s former anti-doping laboratory are made available.It is the 10th time the IAAF has turned down Russia’s appeal for reinstatement, having requested the same assurances when it upheld the ban in December 2018.Other sporting bodies such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have revoked their suspensions of Russia.
  24. Who is the first Indian to win first ever medal in the Asian Open Laser Sailing Championship that held in Singapore?
    1) Upamanyu Dutta
    2) Harshita Tomar
    3) Rajesh Choudhary
    4) C. S. Pradipak
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Upamanyu Dutta
    Explanation:
    Young sailor from Mumbai, Upamanyu Dutta won Bronze medal, which is India’s first ever medal in the single-handed Laser Standard race for men in the Asian Open Laser Sailing Championship held in Singapore. He aggregated a total of 56 points to finish behind Thailand’s Keerati Bualong (28 points) and Hong Kong’s Nicholas Bezy (47 points) of Hong Kong.He has recently won the Euromed Championship in Malta and is currently training in Europe under coach Trevor Millar.Chennai’s Nethra Kumanan achieved 4th position in the Laser Radial event for women.
  25. Liu Hong of china broke the world record of which of the following event at the Chinese Race Walk Grand Prix in Huangshan?
    1) 10 km race walk
    2) 30 km race walk
    3) 50 km race walk
    4) 20 km race walk
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 50 km race walk
    Explanation:
    China’s 2016 Olympic champion, Liu Hong, broke the world record in the 50 km race walk, finishing in 3 hours, 59 minutes and 15 seconds (3:59:15), at the Chinese Race Walk Grand Prix in Huangshan, to become the first woman to break the 4-hour barrier in the event.She clipped more than five minutes from the previous record of 4:04:36 set by China’s Liang Rui at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang in 2018.She now holds the world record for both the 20 km and 50 km distances, having clocked 1:24:38 in La Coruna, Spain in 2015 for the 20 km distance.
  26. Dipa Karmakar, hailing from Tripura had a Barbie doll modelled after her.She belongs to which sport?
    1) Hockey
    2) Tennis
    3) Badminton
    4) Gymnastics
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Gymnastics
    Explanation:
    Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, hailing from Tripura had a Barbie doll modelled after her in the list of honours achieved which includes – Arjuna Award in 2015, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2016, Padma Shri award in 2017. On the 60th anniversary of Barbie, the makers has released a new line of dolls to honour 20 female role models across 18 countries speaking 14 different languages.
  27. Which city host the country’s first International Beach Volleyball Tournament?
    1) Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh
    2) Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala
    3) Margao,Goa
    4) Kochi,Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    The first-ever International Beach Volleyball Tournament is creating a buzz on the windswept shores of Visakhapatnam. Ramakrishna Beach is now equipped with floodlights, white sand filling (on the court), a seating capacity of 5,000 , and shower facility for players besides other supporting infrastructure. The tournament is promoted by Leisure Sports Management in collaboration with International Volleyball Federation, Volleyball Federation of India and AP and Vizag Volleyball Association. Fifty-six teams from different countries are vying for the title as they will battle wind, sun, rain and each other. Czech Republic’s Martina Bonnerova and Martina Maixnerova concluded their FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Vizag Open campaign with a gold medal. Armin Dollinger and Simon Kulzer of Germany claimed their first ever FIVB World Tour gold medal
  28. Name the U.S. Olympic cycling medallist,who passed away recently at the age of 23 in Stanford University?
    1) Karen Kurreck
    2) Jill Kintner
    3) Kelly Catlin
    4) Tanya Lindenmuth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kelly Catlin
    Explanation:
    Kelly Catlin, who had thrice been the world champion and had been a member of the U.S. women’s pursuit team that won silver in 2016 Rio Olympics died at Stanford University after committing suicide. She was 23 and natively belonged to Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.
  29. Name the historic book of CISF,which is released on the 50th Raising Day of Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) observed on 10th March.
    1) Achievements of CISF
    2) History of CISF
    3) CISF: Force of the Future
    4) CISF and its History
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) CISF: Force of the Future
    Explanation:
    On 10th March 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 50th Raising Day of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at CISF Camp at 5th Battalion Camp at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad.He also presented the Police and Fire Service Medals for distinguished and meritorious services and laid wreath at the Martyr’s Memorial.President’s Medal for Distinguished Service and Jeewan Raksha Padak were awarded to Sudhir Kumar, IG (NCR), J S Negi, DIG (I&P), Inspector S Muthusamy and Constable R Surya.History Book of CISF “CISF: Force of the Future” and Annual Publication “Special Issue of Sentinel” were released by PM Narendra Modi.
  30. When was 34th inception day of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) observed?
    1) March 10
    2) March 11
    3) March 9
    4) March 12
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) March 11
    Explanation:
    On 11th March 2019, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) celebrated its 34th inception day which was attended by Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba as the chief guest.NCRB is the Nodal Agency for authentic source of data on crime, accidents, suicides, and prisons for policy matters and research. It is headquartered in New Delhi and work under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the Capital and Currency of Pakistan?
    Answer & Explanation
    Capital- Islamabad and Currency – Rupee
  2. Who is the President of Paraguay?
    Answer & Explanation
    Mario Abdo Benitez
  3. What is the Capital and Currency of Japan?
    Answer & Explanation
    Capital- Tokyo and Currency- Japanese Yen
  4. Who is the President of Costa Rica?
    Answer & Explanation
    Carlos Alvarado Quesada
  5. What is the Capital of Mizoram?
    Answer & Explanation
    Aizawl
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