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Current Affairs Quiz - April 19, 2019

Updated On - Friday, 19 April 2019

Recently, which planet has detected the presence of liquid methane on the satellite?

Answer: Saturn planet Using data from NASA's Cassini Specraffic, there are signs of liquid methane being present on the Saturn planet's Titan Moon. This methane is present in 100 meters deep pits.

Main point

  • Titan has the same elevation as the lake shape at the height, methane is available in these 300 feet deep lakes.
  • Scientists believe that due to the chemical process, these lakes will have been formed due to disruption.
  • In this research, Titan has also received information about the water cycle. Liquid hydrocarbons occur in Titan and it flows on the surface. Later they are evaporated back into the sky. This process is similar to the Earth's water cycle process.
  • Scientists believe that due to complex chemical conditions and different environment on Titan, life can be possible.
  • Titan is the moon's moon, its diameter is 5,150 kilometers. It is the second largest moon of the solar system after Jupiter's ganymed moon. There are lakes, trenches, rivers, dunas, etc. like earth's terrestrialities.



Has the theme of World Heritage Day 2019?

Answer: Rural Scenario World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18th April every year, its purpose is to promote cultural heritage across the globe. This year the theme of World Heritage Day is "Rural Scenario". The purpose of this day is to work for the preservation of heritage worldwide. India has 36 World Heritage Sites, Western Ghats, Sunderban National Park, Taj Mahal, Ahmadabad Nagar, Nalanda University, Mahabodhi Temple of Bihar and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh.



In which country is the rare "Kakpo" parrot found in headlines?

Answer: The New Zealand

Cakpo Parrot Species is the world's largest parrot species, it is a threatened species. 76 new kapas have been born this year, while 60 kakpo will reach adulthood this time. Now the population of the Caucasus has reached 147.



Who is the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team selected in the Street Child Cricket World Cup?

Answer: Mithali Raj

Indian star woman cricket player Mithali Raj has been selected as Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team in the Street Child Cricket World Cup. Together with former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, they will support the Indian team in the Street Child Cricketer World Cup.

Street Child Cricket World Cup

First Street Child Cricket World Cup (Street Cricket World Cup) will be organized before the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Its aim is to spread awareness about negative behaviors against children living in this kind of environment around the world. It is a tremendous initiative to improve the lives of these young cricketers.

Mitali Raj

Mitali Raj was born on December 3, 1982 in Jodhpur. He is considered one of the best players of women's cricket. He is the highest run scorer in international cricket. Mitali has several records in International Cricket, some of which are the major major records:

  • The first player to cross the 6,000-run mark in Women's ODI cricket.
  • First player to make 7 consecutive half-centuries in ODI cricket.
  • Women's ODI half-century
  • Mithali Raj, the only player to captain India in the ICC ODI World Cup final (2005 and 2017).
  • Mithali Raj has been awarded the Arjuna Award in the year 2003, Padma Shri in 2015, and the Youth Sports Icon of Excellence Award in 2017.



Who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize 2019 in the category of Kalpana?

Answer: Richard Powers

Richard Power has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize 2019 for his novel "The Overstory" in the category of fantasy.



Which country has launched its first satellite, Raavan-1 recently?

Answer: Sri Lanka

Recently, Sri Lanka's first satellite Raavan-1 was launched in Space from NASA's Flight Facility in Virginia.


  • The weight of Ravan-I is 1.05 kg, its size is 1000 cubic centimeters.
  • The minimum lifetime of this satellite is about one and a half years, but this satellite has been expected to be active for five years.
  • Ravana-1 satellite has been developed by two Sri Lankan research engineers in the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan.
  • The purpose of this satellite is to take pictures of Sri Lanka and its neighboring countries.
  • Ravana-1 satellite will rotate at a height of 400 kilometers from Earth.
  • Sri Lanka's entry with the launch of Ravana-1 has also become in the global space era.



Which planet Earth Planets HD21749c was discovered recently?

Answer: TESS Mission

The NASA TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission has discovered the Earth-sized planet. The main point - the planet named HD 21749C is equal to 89% of the Earth's diameter.

  • HD 21749C is the planet's type-type star, its mass is 70% of the Sun, it is 53 light years away in the southern constellation Reticulum.
  • HD 21749C is the 10th house discovered by planet TESS, hundreds of other potential planets are currently being studied. HD 21749C can not be expected much of life on the planet, it revolves around its Sun very closely, it only completes a circumambulation of the Sun in just 7.8 days. Due to its close proximity to the Sun, its temperature will also be very high.

Tess (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)

TESS mission led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Cavalli Institute for Astrophysics and Space being Research. TESS has been designed to discover planets that revolve around the stars near the Earth. Information about the presence of such planets can be obtained when the light of the star decreases due to the passing of the planet in front of a star. TESS is the successor of Space Observatory, Kepler. Most of the currently known planets have been discovered by Kepler.



Which country's scientists created the world's first 3D heart with the bio-material of the patient?

Answer: Scientists of Tel Aviv University of Israel

Israel have produced the world's first 3D heart from a patient's cells and biological substances.

Why is it so important?

This 3D heart is made from human cells and organic matter of the person. During the process, the patient's biological substances worked as bio-ink (the replacement of sugars and proteins to make complex tissue models by 3D printing). Although earlier 3D structures of the heart have been created, but they did not contain cells and blood vessels. This heart is as big as a rabbit heart. It is still difficult to produce such a 3D-printed active heart, which can be transplanted for a patient. The biggest challenge before the researchers is to prepare this 3D printed heart to act like a real heart. Its saliva can shrink, but they do not have the ability to push the blood. This type of heart transplant can be done initially in animals.



Recently, Nepal launched its first satellite, what is the name of this satellite?

Answer: Nepali Sat-1 Recently, Nepal's first satellite was launched by NASA in space from Virginia.

Nepali Sat1

  • Nepali Sat-1 revolving around the Earth's orbit, will collect information about the topography of the country and the bar of the earth's magnetic field.
  • This satellite is printed by the flag of Nepal and people of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology.
  • This satellite has a 5MP camera, this will take pictures of topography of Nepal. In this, magnetometer is also attached to the collection of data related to Earth's magnetic field.
  • The data collected and collected by this satellite will be sent to the Ground Station of Nepal Science and Technology Academy.
  • The development of this satellite has been developed by the two Nepali people, Bhabha Maske and Hariram Baru, in Japan's Kyushu Institute of Technology.



Recently, the Learning Kone has been in the headlines, which international organization has it launched?

Answer: International Monetary Fund and World Bank

Recently the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have jointly launched a project called "Learning Coin". This is a private Blown-based Coin. It can be used only inside the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. This will allow both organizations to know about the benefits of Blockchain. Through this project, information about bitcoin and ether-like cryptoconcity will also be available.


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