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Current Affairs Quiz - April 18, 2019

Updated On - Thursday, 18 April 2019

With which organization has the ICC decided to host #OneDayforChildren in Men's Cricket World Cup 2019?

Answer: UNICEF

The ICC has decided to host #OneDayforChildren in the Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 with UNICEF. #OneDayforChildren's Ambassador is former England player Nasser Hussain. In 48 World Cup matches, activities will be organized under #OneDayforChildren. The money received from this will be used for the education and play of children in the cricketing countries. This competition will be held between 30 May and 14 July.



Which Indian institution has launched 5G Labs for banking and finance sector?

Answer: IDRBT

The Institute of Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) of the Reserve Bank of India has launched a 5G Lab for the banking and finance sector. This will bring skills in the work of many techniques like Point of Sale (PoS) machine. The PoS machine is still used in 2G. This organization will work closely with banks, government and financial institutions.



Recently Dr. S.K. Shivkumar died, what area were he related to?

Answer: Science

Dr. S. Of Sivakumar was the director of the Indian Space Research Organization Satellite Center. He died recently on April 14, 2019 in Bangalore. He also worked in the Chandrayaan-1 mission. Apart from this, he also made important contributions in building deep space communication equipment.



In which country is the Notre Dame located in the recent past?

Answer: France is located in the famous Notre Dame cathedral of France's capital Paris. It has been damaged very recently in the event of an arson. This is a World Heritage Site. It was included in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1991. The construction work of this historic building started in the 1160s. This work lasted for more than a century.



In which city was the eighth edition of Home Expo India 2019 organized?

Answer: Greater Noida

The eighth edition of the Home Expo India 2019 was started on April 16 in Greater Noida. In this exhibition, companies related to home decoration, furniture, flooring and textile industries etc. took part. This three-day event was organized by Handicrafts Export Promotion Council.



Under which Ministry of Indian Government, the Hind-Pacific section was established recently?

Answer: Foreign Ministry

Ministry of External Affairs has set up a new section called Hind-Prashant in the Foreign Office. Its aim is to move ahead with the Indian-Pacific policy presented by Prime Minister Modi in the Shangri-La dialogue in 2018.

Hind Prashant section

  • At present, the joint secretary of the Indian Pacific region is Vikram Daraiwaswamy.
  • The Indian Pacific section is a very big step taken by the government, which is expected to give a great boost to the creation of Indian-Pacific policy.
  • The Indian-Pacific Segment consolidates the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), ASEAN and Quad.
  • India has constantly kept ASEAN at the center of Indian-Pacific diplomacy. Recently, the US has changed the name of the Pacific Command to the Indian-Pacific Command.



In which country was the Mujibnagar Day celebrated recently?

Answer: Mujibnagar Day is celebrated on April 17 in Bangladesh Bangladesh. On this day the first government took oath in 1971 in Bangladesh. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was declared the President of Bangladesh.



Which IIT has developed new technology to detect ovary and thoracic cancer?

Answer: Researchers of IIT Roorkee have developed new techniques to detect ovaries and thoracic cancer. In this new technique, ovaries and thoracic cancer can be detected by studying sputum. This discovery has been done by the Department of Biotechnology under the leadership of Professor Kiran Ambatiappudi.



World Hemophilia Day is celebrated?

Answer: World Hemophilia Day was celebrated on April 17, 17th April. It is to mark other people suffering from haemophilia. World Herofophilia Day is celebrated on April 17 due to Frank Shanabel's birth day, in 1963 he founded the World Hemophilia Union.

What is hemophilia?

Haemophilia is a medical condition in which the person's ability to clot becomes less in the body. Due to that, a lot of blood is flowing away from the body due to a minor injury. This is usually genetic, and X chromosomm is caused by malfunction. Haemophilia A occurs for one in 5000 births, whereas Haemophilia B occurs for only one in 20,000 births. According to the World Hemophilia Association, in 2017, 1.96 million people worldwide were suffering from haemophilia. Most of the 19,000 people in India suffer from haemophilia.



Which Space Agency recently hosted the "Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2019"?

Answer: NASA

NASA recently hosted the "Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2019". In this event, KIET Group of Institution of Ghaziabad won "AIAA Neil Armstrong Best Design Award" in the college / university category. Mumbai's Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering won "Frank Joe Saxton Memorial Pitt Crew Award". Lovely Professional University of Punjab won "STEM Engagement Award" in this event.


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