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Current Affairs Quiz - April 20, 2019



Updated On - Saturday, 20 April 2019

World Liverday is celebrated?

Answer: April 19 is celebrated as World Heritage Day on April 19th, its purpose is to underline the role of liver in the body. The liver is one of the largest and most complex organs in the body. The liver plays an important role in digestion of food in the body. It weighs about 100 grams and its length is about 15 centimeters.

 

 

Which Indian vessel are taking part in International Fleet Review?

Answer: INS Kolkata and INS Power

International Fleet Review, 2019, two Indian ships - Stealth Guided Missile Destroyer INS Kolkata and INS Power are participating. It will be organized in Qingdao, China on April 23, 2019. It is a parade of naval ships, aircraft and submarines. By this the country can showcase its shipbuilding potential.

 

 

Who is the author of the poem "Khooni Vaisakhi" based on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre?

Answer: Nanak Singh "Khooni Vaisakhi" was written by Revolutionary poet and novelist Nanak Singh, It is important that Nanak Singh was present in the Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919. Nank Singh's grandson and Ambassador of India in the United Arab Emirates Navdeep Singh Suri translated this poem into English. This year, 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre have been completed.

 

 

Recently, the Mali Prime Minister resigned from his post, in which continent is Mali located?

Answer: Prime Minister of Africa Mali Soumélou Baubéye Mega has resigned from his position including the cabinet. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubkar Kita has accepted the resignation of the Prime Minister and his ministers. Recently, the pressure of resignation had increased considerably due to the failure to stop the violence in the Moti region. About 160 people were killed in the massacre of 23 March. Later thousands of people went on the streets protesting against the government, people were accused that the government did not take necessary steps to prevent violence. In 2012, militants linked to al-Qaida had captured the vast desert of Mali, after which there is a lot of difficulty in establishing stability in the country.

Mali: Mali is a landlocked country (surrounded by land) in West Africa. It is the eighth largest country in Africa. Its area is 12,40,000 square kilometers. The capital of Mali is located in Bamako. Mali's official language is French. Mali gained independence from France on June 20, 1960.  

 

 

In which country has 220 million year old dinosaur fossils?

Answer: Fossils of 220 million years old dinosaurs have been obtained in Argentina's western Argentina. According to researchers, it has received 10 different fossils. It was first discovered in September, 2018 in the San Juan Province, about 1,100 kilometers from the capital Buenos Aires.

 

 

Who is the new Indian high commissioner appointed in South Africa?

Answer: Jaideep Sarkar

Indian Border Services Officer Jaideep Sarkar has been appointed as the new high commissioner of India in South Africa. He is currently working as Ambassador of India in Bhutan. They will soon take over their new assignment. Earlier, he had worked in Tokyo, Seoul and Bangladesh. The Central Government has appointed Suhail Ejaz Khan as the Indian Ambassador to Lebanon.

 

 

What position has India got in World Press Freedom Index 2019?

Answer: 140th

Reporters Without Borders recently released World Press Freedom Index 2019. India has slipped two places to 140th position in this index. In 2018 India was ranked 138th in this index.

At the bottom of this index are Vietnam (176th) and China (177th), Eritrea (178nd), South Korea (179th) and Turkmenistan (180th position).

Top 10 Countries

  1. Norway
  2. Finland
  3. Sweden
  4. Netherland
  5. Denmark
  6. Switzerland
  7. New Zealand
  8. Jamaica
  9. Belgium
  10. Costa Rica

Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Without Borders is an international non-profit and non-governmental organization. It was founded in 1985 by Robert Maynard, Remy Laurie, Jack Molinat and Emilion Jubinau. Its headquarters is located in the French capital of Paris. Currently its Director General Christophe Deloir This organization provides financial and other assistance to journalists who work in hazardous areas. It monitors attacks on journalists' independence.

 

 

Who became the first Indian female scientist to receive the Royal Society Fellowship?

Answer: Gagandeep Kang

Indian biologist Gagandeep Kang became the first Indian woman to be included in the 359-year history of Fellow of the Royal Society. Kang is known for the research of infection in children. He played an important role in the development of indigenous vaccines of rotavirus and typhoid. Gagandeep Kang is a professor of Vellore Christian Medical College. He is currently working as Executive Director at the Transitional Health Science and Technology Institute in Faridabad. In 2016, he was awarded the Infosys Prize in Biology for working in the field of Public Health.

Fellow of the Royal Society: Fellowship of the Royal Society is provided by the Royal Society of London for a significant contribution in the fields of mathematics, engineering science and medical science, it is a type of award. It started in 1663. It is worth mentioning that this fellowship is now included in Isaac Newton (1672), Charles Darwin (1839), Michael Faraday (1824), Ernest Rutherford (1903), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1918), Albert Einstein (1921), Submanyan Chandrasekhar (1944), Allen Touring (1951), Stephen Hawking (1974), Ajay Kumar Sood (2015), Elon Musk (2018) has been provided.

 

 

With which country will India organize Varun 2019 practice?

Answer: France between India and France will be organized in "Varun Naval Practice" in May.

Varun 2019: In this exercise India will use its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya with MiG-29K fighters. In this exercise from France, aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle and Rafael-M Naval Jets will participate.

In this exercise France is taking part in FNS Forbin, FNS Provence, FNS LatusTravil, nuclear submarine, FNS amethyst, tanker FNS, etc. In this exercise from India, diesel-electric submarine INS Shankul, Guided Missile Destroyer INS Chennai, Stealth Frigate INS Tekkhar, Tanker INS Deepak, P-8I Long Distance Patrol Aircraft and Dornier-228 aircraft are taking part in this exercise. There is a high level naval exercise of Varun, it will be conducting anti-submarine exercises.

Indo-French Defense Cooperation: India and France are working to promote action-oriented cooperation in the Indian Ocean region. Due to the Military Logistics Agreement with France, the Indian Navy has access to the French bases located in the Indian Ocean.

 

 

In which country will the G-20 Summit be organized in 2020?

Answer: United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia recently announced that the G-20 summit will be organized in the capital Riyadh in November 2020. Significantly, it will be the first G-20 summit to be held in the Arab world. Last year the G-20 Summit was held in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

G- 20G-20 is an international forum for governments and central banks, including all major economies of the world. The G-20 was formed on September 26, 1999. Its aim is to collect member countries to discuss the main points and problems of the global economy.

Members of the G-20 group are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, US and European Union

Saudi Arab: Saudi Arabia is an Islamic nation located in West Asia, it has an area of ??21,49,690 square kilometers. This is a Sunni Islamic country. The border of Saudi Arabia is found in Jordan and Iraq in the north, Kuwait in the northeast, Qatar to the east, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, south-east to Oman and south to Yemen. Saudi Arabia's economy is the largest economy in the Middle East and the world's 18th largest economy. Saudi Arabia's currency riyal. 

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