Current Affairs Quiz: March 14 2019

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  1. Name the University,with which Indian researchers collaborated to jointly develop strategies to resolve health, social and economic issues linked to air pollution.
    1) University of Edinburgh
    2) University of Oxford
    3) University of Birmingham
    4) University of Cambridge
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) University of Birmingham
    Explanation:
    Experts from the University of Birmingham and policy makers and researchers from India announced a collaboration to jointly develop strategies to resolve health, social and economic issues linked to air pollution in Delhi. The experts recommended that air pollution should be treated as a disaster, in the same way as natural events such as earthquakes and forest fires and also called for access to clean air to be considered as a “basic human right”. The ASAAP India (A Systems Approach to Air Pollution India) workshop brought together partners from India, Africa, Asia, Europe and US to explore how cities such as Delhi can better understand how to tackle air pollution.
  2. According to Supreme Court’s recent decision,IPS officers who has minimum of __________ month tenure left in service can be considered for the post of Director General of Police (DGP)?
    1) 3 months
    2) 6 months
    3) 9 months
    4) 12 months
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 6 months
    Explanation:
    On 13th March 2019, The Supreme Court clarified its last year order on police reforms and said officers who have a minimum of six months tenure left in service can be considered for the post of Director General of Police (DGP).Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi headed the bench and recommendation for the post of DGP by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and preparation of the appointment panel should be purely on the basis of merit.The emphasis is to select the best and to ensure a minimum tenure of two years’ service of such officer who is to be selected and appointed.
  3. 12 states banned the usage of e-cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).Which of the following state is one among them?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Meghalaya
    3) Mizoram
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 13th March 2019, following the advice of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, atleast 12 states in India have banned Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Jharkhand have taken steps to ban the use of ENDS. ENDS emits nicotine, the addictive component of tobacco products which made the Doctors claim e-cigarettes pose significant health risks to users that are frighteningly similar to those of conventional cigarette.
  4. Where is the 9th round of the U.S.-India Strategic Security Dialogue held?
    1) New Delhi
    2) New York
    3) Mumbai
    4) Washington
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Washington
    Explanation:
    On 13th March 2019, the 9th round of the U.S.-India Strategic Security Dialogue held in Washington DC, United States. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale led the Indian delegation and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson led the US delegation.The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of global security and non-proliferation challenges. Both nations reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors.US will help in building 6 nuclear power plants in India which will boost bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation. US reaffirmed its strong support of India’s early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.3rd round of the U.S.-India Space Dialogue was held on 12th March 2019 where they discussed trends in space threats, respective national space priorities and opportunities for cooperation bilaterally and in multilateral fora.
  5. Name the scientist,who was honoured by Royal Mint by issuing a new 50 pence ‘black hole’ coin.
    1) Pierre Curie
    2) Alfred Nobel
    3) Stephen Hawking
    4) Alexander Graham Bell
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Stephen Hawking
    Explanation:
    The Royal Mint has honoured Stephen Hawking’s legacy by issuing a new 50 pence piece. The coin has drawn its inspiration from Hawking’s work on black holes discussed in his bestselling book- A Brief History of Time.The coin has his name engraved along with an illustration of concentric circles that represent a black hole.It also has his equation on the black hole theory.The coin will not be circulated as normal change and has only been made as a commemoration edition.
  6. Which country’s central bank released the new coin that features the Crimea or Kerch Strait Bridge,to mark Crimea’s reunification?
    1) Russia
    2) Iceland
    3) Spain
    4) Austria
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Russia
    Explanation:
    A new coin that features the Crimea or Kerch Strait Bridge has been released by Russia’s central bank, to mark Crimea’s reunification with Russia.Two million new five ruble (about $0.08, €0.07) coins were pressed which depict an outline of the peninsula which was annexed by Russia in 2014.This is second commemoration of Crimea, the first being a 200 ruble note released in 2015 and depicted the desire of the people of Russia to see these symbols on notes.
  7. India provides financial support of USD 250 million to which of the following country for reconstruction of infrastructures after earthquake?
    1) Haiti
    2) Indonesia
    3) Nepal
    4) Taiwan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Nepal
    Explanation:
    India has provided a financial support worth USD 250 million to Nepal, to reconstruct infrastructure in fields of housing, education, health and cultural heritage, which had been ruined by the earthquake that took place on April 2015. Discussions about the grant and progress of work were held during the India-Nepal Joint Project Monitoring Committee meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal.The meeting was headed by Arjun Kumar Karki, Secretary, National Reconstruction Authority from the Nepal and the Indian delegation was led by Sudhakar Dalela, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.The decision of providing grant was a part of an agreement signed between Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Rourkee.India will also provide a supporting hand in reconstructing 72 education facilities in Nepal that were ruined due to earthquake.
  8. What is the new trade credit limit per import transaction,for oil and gas refining & marketing, airline and shipping companies under the automatic route,which is relaxed by RBI recently?
    1) $120 million
    2) $180 million
    3) $100 million
    4) $150 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) $150 million
    Explanation:
    On 13th March 2019, norms for imports of capital and non-capital goods were relaxed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), by raising the trade credit limit to $150 million under the automatic route. RBI announced the modified revised framework for Trade Credit Policy. Trade Credits up to $150 million or equivalent per import transaction for oil and gas refining & marketing, airline and shipping companies can be availed under the automatic route, while for other industries, this limit has been fixed at $50 million or equivalent per import transaction.Previously, under the automatic route the banks were allowed to approve trade credit of up to $20 million and anything beyond that required RBI’s approval.RBI has decreased the all-inclusive cost (all-in-cost) for overseas loans to benchmark rate plus 250 basis points from the earlier 350 bps. All-in-cost comprises rate of interest, other fees, expenses, charges, and guarantee fees and does not include withholding tax payable in Indian currency.
  9. RBI will buy,how many billion from the banks under swap deal for the first time to enhance liquidity in the system using a new tool on 26th March,2019?
    1) $5 billion
    2) $2 billion
    3) $10 billion
    4) $8 billion
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) $5 billion
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to use a new tool for the first time to enhance liquidity in the system using which it will buy $5 billion from the banks in a swap deal that is capable of injecting around Rs. 35,000 crores into the system.Banks will have to deposit dollar funds with RBI with the condition of buying them back from RBI after 3 years.The first-ever auction of this kind involving US dollar buy/sell swap will happen on 26th March 2019.Minimum bid size for the auction has been fixed at $25 million and multiple bids submission by banks will be allowed. However, the aggregate amount of bids submitted by single eligible entity should not exceed the notified amount of auction.
  10. Bank of India (BoI) raised an amount of Rs 660.80 crore by issuing shares to employees under which of the following scheme?
    1) Employees Stock Purchase Scheme
    2) Employee Share Purchase Scheme
    3) Employee Sale and Purchase Scheme
    4) Employee Sharing and Purchasing Scheme
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Employee Share Purchase Scheme
    Explanation:
    On 12th March 2019, Bank of India (BoI) declared that it has raised an amount of Rs 660.80 crore by issuing shares to employees under Employee Share Purchase Scheme (ESPS). 6,25,52,188 shares worth Rs 10 each were issued by the bank to its eligible employees.A discount of 24.28% on the applicable price was offered by the bank to its employees.The scheme witnessed a participation of around 94.70% of total employees.The shares have been issued with a lock-in period of one year.
  11. According to ICRA(Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Ltd) which bank expected to witness a growth rate of 25-30% over the medium-term?
    1) Payment Bank
    2) Small Finance Bank
    3) Commercial Bank
    4) Development Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Small Finance Bank
    Explanation:
    A report by ICRA (formerly known as Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited) has stated that Small finance banks (SFBS) are expected to witness a growth rate of 25-30% over the medium-term if they arrange an additional external capital in the range of Rs 4,000-6,000 crore till FY23.In the nine-month period till December 2018, SFBs have reported an annualised growth of 33% in the assets under management to Rs 64,325 crore.It has also suggested that a portion of this funding can be met through initial public offerings that comply with regulatory requirements.SFBs have diversified their product mix, leading to a decrease in share of microfinance as an asset class, from 60% in March 2017 to 44% in December 2018.The gross NPAs reduced to 5.8% in December 2018 from 9% in March 2018.
  12. Name the bank,which offered a new ‘doorstep banking’ service for senior citizens, differently-abled and infirm account holders as well as visually impaired customers?
    1) ICICI Bank
    2) HDFC Bank
    3) Yes Bank
    4) State Bank of India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) State Bank of India
    Explanation:
    On 13th March 2019, The State Bank of India has initiated a new ‘doorstep banking’ service for senior citizens, differently-abled and infirm account holders as well as visually impaired customers. The person to avail the benefit should have a KYC-compliant account, having one’s mobile number registered with the bank, and being domiciled within a five-kilometer radius of one’s home branch.Cash pickup and delivery, cheque pickup, cheque book requisition slip pickup, delivery of drafts and term deposit advice, life certificate pick-up and pickup of form 15H which is used for Income tax reasons will be provided at doorstep. Cost for availing these services would be Rs 100 for each financial transaction and Rs 60 for each non-financial transaction. Those aged above 70 years would be treated as senior citizens for the facility.Service cannot be available to joint accounts or non-personal accounts. Minor accounts also are not be eligible. A medical certificate should be produced in case of claiming the benefits under the differently-abled or infirm categories.
  13. Read the following carefully and find who is not featured in the list of Young Global Leaders, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF)?
    1) Poonam Mahajan
    2) Manu Kumar Jain
    3) Nara Lokesh
    4) Sachin Pilot
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Sachin Pilot
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh IT minister Nara Lokesh, BJP MP Poonam Mahajan and Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain are among the 6 Indians featuring in the list of Young Global Leaders, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).The list has 127 of the world’s most promising social activists, business leaders, public servants, artists and technologists under the age of 40.Telangana government’s Chief Innovation Officer Phanindra Sama, SaveLife Foundation’s Piyush Tewari and Kaleidofin’s co-Founder Sucharita Mukherjee are also in the list.Nara Lokesh is the minister of Information Technology, Electronics and Communications in Andhra Pradesh and is accelerating development in the most rural villages of Andhra Pradesh as one of the youngest ministers in the country.Poonam Mahajan is both president of the Youth Wing of one of India’s major political parties and the first female President of India’s Basketball Federation.Manu Kumar Jain is one of the country’s youngest internet entrepreneurs, building bridges between China and India while managing a multi-billion dollar business.
  14. “Sirsi Supari” gets GI tag recently,which is the first in the areca nut sector.It is cultivated in which of the following state?
    1) Karanataka
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Telangana
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Karanataka
    Explanation:
    ‘Sirsi Supari’ cultivated in Yellapura, Siddapura and Sirsi talukas of Uttar Kannada, Karnataka, has received the Geographic Indication (GI) tag which is the first time in the areca nut sector.Totgars’ Cooperative Sale Society Ltd., Sirsi, is the registered proprietor of the GI and the Registrar of Geographical Indications, under the Union government, Chennai issued the certificate to the society. Its GI number is 464.According to it, the particular arecanut “is medium in size, somewhat flat and rounded in shape, somewhat ash coloured, and has a hard seed.”
  15. Who was awarded,with the Uttam Yuddh Seva Medal?
    1) Bipin Rawat
    2) Saranjeet Singh
    3) Vijayant Bist
    4) David Manlun
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Saranjeet Singh
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind conferred 3 Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.2 Kirti Chakras and 1 Shaurya Chakra were given posthumously.15 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, 1 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal and 25 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals were also conferred on senior officers of the Armed Forces for their distinguished service by the President.One of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal was conferred on Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.Lt. Gen. Saranjeet Singh was awarded the Uttam Yuddh Seva Medal.
  16. Name the person,who was honoured with the Commonwealth Youth Award for the Asian region?
    1) Sree Vidhya
    2) Padmanaban Gopalan
    3) Zubaida Bai
    4) Mahalakshmi Saravanan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Padmanaban Gopalan
    Explanation:
    Social entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu, Padmanaban Gopalan, founder of No Food Waste, was named the winner of the Commonwealth Youth Award for the Asian region worth 3,000 Pounds at a ceremony at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He was given the honour for his work towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Zero Hunger with his innovative system of recovering excess food to distribute to those in need.The initiative runs a geo-mapping platform, which allows users to drop food at located “hunger spots” and has so far recovered over 650,000 meals across 14 cities and the platform has been used by over 12,000 volunteers.
  17. Name the CEO of Avast,who is set to retire on 30th June,2019.
    1) Lisa Su
    2) Vince Steckler
    3) Ondrej Vlcek
    4) Shantanu Narayen
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Vince Steckler
    Explanation:
    Cyber security firm Avast‘s long-time chief executive officer (CEO) Vince Steckler has decided to retire in the year 2019 after 10 years in the job and will be succeeded by Ondrej Vlcek, currently president of the company’s consumer business.He will retire on 30th June 2019, but will remain available in an advisory capacity for another year.He is widely considered to be the architect of Avast and led the company through the major acquisition of AVG and its listing on the London Stock Exchange.He is credited with having grown the company’s revenues from under USD 20 million to over USD 800 million.
  18. M.R.Kumar was appointed as the Chairman of which of the following organization?
    1) United India Insurance
    2) New India Assurance
    3) Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)
    4) Axis Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)
    Explanation:
    The Government also appointed M. R. Kumar as the Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) for a period of 5 years. He was the Zonal Manager (In-Charge) of North Zone, Delhi prior to this appointment.He will be succeeding V. K Sharma who had retired on 31st December 2018 after which Managing Director Hemant Bhargava was acting as the interim chairman.Vipin Anand and TC Suseel Kumar were also appointed as the Managing Directors of LIC for 5 years.
  19. Name the Chairman and non-executive director of Bajaj Finserv,who had resigned recently.
    1) Madhur Bajaj
    2) Rahul Bajaj
    3) Sanjiv Bajaj
    4) Rajiv Bajaj
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rahul Bajaj
    Explanation:
    Rahul Bajaj, chairman and non-executive director of Bajaj Finserv has resigned and will be taking over as chairman emeritus at the organisation from 16th May 2019.He will be succeeded by the company’s Vice-Chairman Nanoo Pamnani with effect from 17th May 2019. The firm has also approved the reappointment of independent directors D.J. Balaji Rao, Nanoo Pamnani and Gita Piramal for a second term of five years.
  20. Which of the following Missile is test fired by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the second time in the Pokhran ranges of Rajasthan desert?
    1) Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM)
    2) Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)
    3) Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)
    4) Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)
    Explanation:
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired indigenously developed, low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) for the second time in the Pokhran ranges of Rajasthan desert.MPATGM is incorporated with advanced features including state-of-the-art Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) Seeker with integrated avionics.The first test was conducted on 13th March 2019.
  21. Name the country which successfully test-fired an indigenously developed “smart weapon” from a JF-17 Thunder fighter jet recently.
    1) Pakistan
    2) Russia
    3) Iran
    4) Iraq
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Pakistan
    Explanation:
    On 13th March 2019, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) successfully test-fired an indigenously developed “smart weapon” from a JF-17 Thunder fighter jet amid tensions between India and Pakistan. JF-17 was previously referred as FC-1 Xiaolong which is a single-engine multi-role light fighter was being jointly produced by Pakistan with China for several years with engines supplied by Russia.JF-17 Thunder fighter jet will provide it a very potent day and night capability to engage a variety of targets with pinpoint accuracy.The trial is a great milestone for the country as the weapon has been developed, integrated and qualified solely through indigenous efforts of Pakistani scientists and engineers.PAF is a branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces, tasked primarily with the aerial defence of Pakistan, with a secondary role of providing air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy.
  22. Which of the following social media had partnered with 91 springboard for launching an year-long programme aimed to support startups and help entrepreneurs expand their businesses?
    1) Messenger
    2) Whatsapp
    3) Facebook
    4) Instagram
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Facebook
    Explanation:
    On 12th March 2019, Facebook Hubs, an initiative to foster innovation and offer support to entry-level entrepreneurs was launched by Facebook.It will provide support to start-ups by conducting mentor hours, trainings, workshops and discussions across 20 locations in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Navi Mumbai and in Goa.Facebook has partnered with 91 springboard for launching an year-long programme aimed to support startups and help entrepreneurs expand their businesses.
  23. According to the study published in PLOS Biology,what is the rank of India based on impacted species in hotspots?
    1) 20th
    2) 15th
    3) 12th
    4) 16th
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 16th
    Explanation:
    A recent study published in PLOS Biology, an international journal dedicated to biological science, found that human impacts on species occur across 84% of the earth’s surface and India ranks 16th in such impacts, with 35 species impacted on an average.Malaysia ranks first among the countries with the highest number of impacted species (125).A team of scientists led by James Allan (University of Queensland) found this when they mapped the distribution of eight human activities — including hunting and conversion of natural habitats for agriculture — in areas occupied by 5,457 threatened birds, mammals and amphibians worldwide.Using sources, including the recently-updated Human Footprint data, they found that a staggering 1,237 species are impacted by threats in more than 90% of their habitat; 395 species are affected by threats across their entire range.
  24. Which of the following countries co- host the Copa America 2020?
    i.Argentina
    ii.Colombia
    iii.Russia
    iv.Spain
    1) i and ii
    2) ii and iii
    3) i and iii
    4) iii and iv
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) i and ii
    Explanation:
    On 14th March 2019, After South America’s ruling body CONMEBOL once again ruled out a US proposal to host the tournament, Argentina and Colombia are poised to co-host the 2020 Copa America. It is for the first time in the modern Copa America era that the tournament will be split between two countries. The two countries separated by some 4,350 miles (7,000 kilometers).This year’s tournament is to be staged in Brazil between June 14 and July 7. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football’s major international tournaments.CONMEBOL is a 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.
  25. Who won the Player of the Series in the Men’s ODI series played between India and Australia?
    1) Aaron Finch
    2) Usman Khawaja
    3) Glenn Maxwell
    4) Tim Paine
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Usman Khawaja
    Explanation:
    On 13th March 2019, Australia beat India by 35 runs to win their first bilateral One Day International (ODI) series against India since 2016. It was India’s 1st ODI series defeat at home since 2015.Usman Khawaja won the player of the series.
  26. Name the Indian Cricketer,who became the joint third fastest to reach 8000 ODI runs?
    1) Rohit Sharma
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) M.S.Dhoni
    4) Ravindra Jadeja
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rohit Sharma
    Explanation:
    Rohit Sharma smashed 218th six in ODI cricket. He breaks Dhoni’s record for hitting most ODI sixes for India. Shikhar Dhawan smashes hundred off under 100 balls for 10th time in ODIs.Rohit Sharma added another major milestone to his name by becoming the joint third fastest to reach 8000 ODI runs. Usman Khawaja also joined an elite list of players who have scored three or more 90-plus scores on the trot in ODIs in India.He has surpassed legends like MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar.Rohit joint-fastest to reach 3,000 ODI runs in a country.
  27. Who won the Men’s Single title in the 2019 All England Open Badminton Championships?
    1) Viktor Axelsen
    2) Chen Long
    3) Kento Momota
    4) Srikanth Kidambi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kento Momota
    Explanation:
    Category Winner Runner
    Men’s Single Kento Momota(Japan) Viktor Axelsen(Denmark)
    Women’s Single Chen Yufei(China) Tai Tzu-ying(Taiwan)
    Men’s Doubles Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia) Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik(Malaysia)
    Women’s Double Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan(China) Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara (Japan)
    Mixed Double Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong(China) Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino (Japan)
  28. Vikram Raj Vir Singh announced retirement recently.He belongs to which of the following sport?
    1) Cricket
    2) Badminton
    3) Tennis
    4) Football
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Cricket
    Explanation:
    On 13th March 2019, Vikram Raj Vir Singh aka VRV Singh, former India and Punjab pacer retired from all forms of cricket.He belonged to Chandigarh.He made his Test debut for India in 2006 against West Indies and played play five games for the country in the longest format between 2006-07.He represented Punjab and participated in the Asia Cup winning Indian U19 side in 2003.He was there in Kings XI Punjab for the first 3 editions of Indian Premier League (IPL).He retired at the age of 34.
  29. Who was the FIA’s director of Formula One died in Melbourne, Australia at the age of 66?
    1) Ross Brawn
    2) Chase Carey
    3) Bernie Ecclestone
    4) Charlie Whiting
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Charlie Whiting
    Explanation:
    On 14th March 2019, Charlie Whiting, who was the FIA’s director of Formula One died in Melbourne, Australia at the age of 66 owing to a pulmonary embolism.He was responsible for officiating the season-opening 2019 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne but died 3 days prior to it.His started his career with FIA in 1988 as a technical delegate, and went on to become an F1 director in 1997.He was born in Kent, United Kingdom.
  30. What is the theme of the World Kidney Day?
    1) Theme – ‘Kidney Disease & Obesity. Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys ’
    2) Theme – ‘Kidneys and Women’s Health’
    3) Theme – ‘Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere’
    4) Theme – ‘Kidney Disease & Children: Act early to prevent it!’
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Theme – ‘Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere’
    Explanation:
    The World Kidney Day was observed on 14th March 2019 to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of kidneys and preventing kidney diseases. It is generally celebrated at the second Thursday of March every year. World Kidney Day is an initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).The theme of the World Kidney Day 2019 is Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere.The theme lays emphasis on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for prevention and early treatment of kidney diseases.
  31. When was World Pi day celebrated?
    1) March 12
    2) March 13
    3) March 14
    4) March 11
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) March 14
    Explanation:
    On 14th March, Pi day Google Developer Emma Haruka Iwao celebrated Pi-day by breaking the Guinness record for most number of digits discovered for pi.The value of Pi, represented as 3/14 or 3.14 to 31.4 trillion decimal places. That’s π x 10 to the power 13. On this day various celebrations occur worldwide with several activities like people recite Pi and see who can get the furthest. In Museums and Science centers educational programs, music, pi memorisation challenges and math fans celebrate this day by simply enjoying a slice of pie. Numerical fun is also sometimes accompanied by delicious food items like pizza pie, fruit pie etc. As we know that pi is used in formulas in math and physics.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the Capital and Currency of United States?
    Answer & Explanation
    Capital – Washington DC and Currency – Dollar
  2. Who is the chairman of State Bank of India?
    Answer & Explanation
    Rajnish Kumar
  3. Where is the headquarter of Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) located?
    Answer & Explanation
    New Delhi
  4. Who is the President of Pakistan?
    Answer & Explanation
    Arif Alvi
  5. Where is the headquarter of Badminton World Federation(BWF)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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