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Current Affairs Quiz - April 17, 2019

Updated On - Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Which Indian organization successfully tested the "Nirbhay" sub-sonic cruise missile successfully recently?

Answer: India's first indigenously built Avadhanyik (sub-sonic) cruise missile "Nirbhay" was successfully tested for Defense Research and Development Organization. It was tested in Chandipur test range of Odisha.

  • Nirbhay missile can fly horizontally and vertically.
  • It is a two-stage missile, using the solid rocket motor booster developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL).
  • The operational range of this missile is about 1,000 kilometers, it is capable of carrying explosive material up to 300 kilograms, this missile can also carry nuclear weapons.
  • This missile can be launched from different platforms.
  • This missile can fly with turbofen or turbo jet, using a much more accurate economic navigation system.
  • The missile can fly at 0.7 MAC speed, this missile can fly even as low as 100 meters.
  • The missile is capable of accurately penetrating the target after several rounds of movement around the target area for several minutes.
  • It is very difficult to get caught by the enemy radar of this missile.
  • The indigenously built ring laser gyroscope, the Initial Navigation System and the GPS system have been used in this missile.
  • It was the sixth test of the fearless missile. This missile has completed all the goals from lift-off to final phase.



Which country recently developed the world's first armed amphibious Drone boat?

Answer: China

China recently developed the world's first armed amphibious drone boat. It has been constructed by the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group. It can be used in ground attack. It can be remotely controlled by the Satellite. Its operational operation range is 1,200 km. It also has electro optical system and radar system. There are two machine guns and vertical systems to launch anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles.



Pradeep Choubey died recently, which area was he related to?

Answer: Poetry Pradeep Choubey was a famous Hindi poet, recently passed away on April 12 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He was born on August 26, 1949 in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. He left his job in the banking sector and worked in the field of poetry.



What is the Theme of World Allergy Week of 2019?

Answer: The Global Problem of Food Allergy

This year the World Allergy Week was observed between 7th to 13th of April. This year the World Allergy Week's theme was "Global Problems of Food Allergy".



Which Indian player won the 2019 Dutch International Badminton title?

Answer: Harsheel Dani 

India won the title of 2019 Dutch International Badminton title. In the final, he defeated Denmark's Mads Christopherson 15-21, 21-12, 21-13.



Recently, International Human Space Flight Day has been celebrated?

Answer: April 12,

International Human Space Flight Day is celebrated on April 12 of every year. On April 12, 1961, a Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin traveled to space.



In which city was the inauguration of the first "Voter Park" of India?

Answer: Gurugram

India's first "Voter Park" has been inaugurated in Haryana's Gurugram. Its purpose is to make people aware about the electoral process. In this park people will get information about electoral process and history of voting in the country. Its aim is to motivate people to vote in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. A "shelfpoint" has been established in this park, people can take their own pictures showing the indelible ink on the finger after voting at this place.



In which city was the fourth-resilient cities of Asia-Pacific National Congress of 2019 recently?

Answer: New Delhi, April 15, 2019, the fourth resilient cities of Asia-Pacific Congress began in 2019 New Delhi. This three-day event is being organized by the South Delhi Municipality with the United Nations. Significantly, this event is being organized in India for the first time. 31 countries are participating in this. In this event, solutions to cities that are not affected by environmental change will be discussed.



Which telecommunications company has launched an "My Circle" app for the protection of women?

Answer: Airtel

Bharti Airtel, along with the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), launched an application called "My Circle", aimed at helping women in crisis.

My Circle App

  • Through this app, women can send SOS alerts to 5 family members or friends in case of distress. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya and Gujarati.
  • In the event of crisis, the woman can send SOS alerts by pressing the SOS prompt in the app.
  • This alert can also be sent through voice command on iOS.
  • SOS alert will send the user location through SME to five selected contacts and will be asked to provide immediate assistance.
  • The location of the user can be tracked by the users or friends of the user's family through the link given in this SOS message.
  • This app will also work on phones that provide telecommunications services other than Airtel. 10.



Vellore Lok Sabha seat is in which state?

Answer: Tamil Nadu

The Indian Election Commission sent a recommendation to the President to cancel the voting on Vellore Lok Sabha seat, which the President has accepted. Vellore was to be voted on April 18, 2019. In fact, recently, the warehouse of DMK candidate in Vellore received cash of Rs 11.5 crore. The Election Commission had recommended the cancellation of the voting in Vellore due to the fear that it will affect the elections. Significantly, this has happened for the first time when a Lok Sabha constituency has been canceled due to voting in cash. Till date, more than 500 crores of rupees have been seized in Tamil Nadu, it has seized Rs 205 crores in cash and remaining gold.

Indian Election Commission: The Indian Election Commission is an autonomous and constitutional body; its task is to conduct various level of elections in the country. Elections are made by the Election Commission of India in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislatures, President and Vice-President. Indian Election Commission works under Article 324 of the Constitution. The Indian Election Commission was set up on January 25, 1950, the country's first Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen. India's current chief election commissioner is Sunil Arora. The headquarters of the Election Commission is located in New Delhi. 


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