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Current Affairs Quiz - April 21-22, 2019

Updated On - Monday, 22 April 2019

Who was recently appointed the new Prime Minister of Israel?

Answer: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli President Reuben Rivelin has invited Benjamin Netanyahu to form the government. In his statement, the President said in the statement that 65 MPs in the 120-member parliament have recommended Benjamin Netanyahu to be the Prime Minister while 45 MPs recommend the main opponent to make Banie Gangts Prime Minister. While 10 members of Arab parties did not recommend anyone.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes to get 65 MPs' support. They are supported by Likud (35 seats), governance (5 seats), United Torah Judaism (8 seats), consortium of right wing parties (5 seats), Israeli Baitenu (5 seats) and Kulanu (4 seats).

The opposition includes Baney Gantz's Blue and White Party (35 seats), Labor (6 seats), Badash Tal (6 seats), Meretz (4 seats) and Ram Balad (4 seats) etc.

Benjamin is in the position to make a government in Israel for the fifth time. They have 28 days to form a government, in this period, the President's discretion power can be increased by two weeks.



National Civil Service Day is celebrated in India?

Answer: On April 21

Every year 21st April is celebrated as Civil Service Day. On this occasion, the program is organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. This time, no programs have been organized due to general elections.

Main Point

On this occasion, Civil Servants dedicate themselves to the task of serving the citizens again and reiterate their commitment to the service of public service. On this occasion, "Prime Minister's Excellence Award in Public Administration" is given in three categories. These awards were established in the year 2006. The objective of this award is to honor the best work done by the civil service providers of Central and State Governments. On this day Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel addressed the first batch of All India Administrative Service Training School in 1947 for the first time in the Metcalf House of Delhi.



In which country is the Choephel Kundeling Monastery located in the recent headquarters?

Answer: Nepal

Choephel Kundeling Monasteryis located in Nepal, recently inaugurated by Buddhist scholar Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche in Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. For the reconstruction of this monastery, the Government of India has assisted 18.9 million Nepalese rupees. This monastery was established in 1946. It is not only an important heritage but also an important part of the social and cultural life of the locals.



Which of the following headlines is the Mueller report related to which country?

Answer: America

The United States Justice Department has recently released Robert Mueller's report, explaining the role of Russia in the 2016 US presidential election. In this 448-page report, detailed explanation of 22 months of investigation has been given.

Main point

  • This report states that American President Donald Trump has hampered the investigation.
  • President Trump's election campaign knew that he could benefit from Russian intervention in elections.
  • The report says that the Russian government tried to influence the presidential election of 2016 by wrongly interfering. But it is not clear whether there was a conspiracy by President Trump or any other American.



Which Indian cricketer has been appointed as brand ambassador of the bus ticketing platform "Redbus"?

Answer: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Great Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed as brand ambassador of BS Ticketing Platform "Redbus". For this deal Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be paid a sum of Rs 3 to 10 crore, depending on the duration of the contract. Dhoni currently advertises Dream 11, Colgate, MasterCard, Orient fan, Bharat Matrimony, Indigo Paints, SRMB Steel and Revaital etc.



Recently, Jerry Cobb died, from which country?

Answer: America

Jerry Cobb, the first woman to pass NASA's astronaut test, has died at the age of 88 years. In 1961, 13 women had passed extremely difficult physical tests, these 13 women were jointly called Mercury 13. Significantly, none of these women could travel to space. In 1963, the Soviet Union sent Valentin Tereskova first in space as the first woman.

Jerry Cobb was the first woman to pass NASA's astronaut test. He was born on October 5, 1931 in Oklahoma, USA. Significantly, at the age of 19, he taught men to fly airplanes. She was the first woman to fly in the world's largest air show "Paris Air Show", for which she was awarded the Pilot of the Year and Amelia Earhart Gold Medal of Achievement.



Which bank has started the facility of opening a paperless account for NRIs?

Answer: IDBI Bank

IDBI has recently launched "NRI-Insta-Online" facility, through which the Native Indian will open accounts without paperwork. This facility is only for Indians living in those countries who are members of the organization called FATF (Financial Action Task Force).

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Financial Action Task Force is an intergovernmental organization on money laundering. It was established in 1989. Its headquarters is located in the French capital of Paris. Currently its president is Marshal Brentcini. The initial purpose of its establishment was to create a policy to deal with money laundering. In 2001, terrorist funding was also included in its jurisdiction. Currently it contains 38 member countries.



Which Space Agency does the astronaut Christina Koch work for?

Answer: NASA's

NASA astronaut Christina Koch will become the longest female single-flight flight. In the International Space Station, he has increased his mission to 328 days. Christina Koch arrived at the International Space Station on March 14, 2019, they will stay there until February 2020. Earlier NASA's astronaut Peggy Whitson had recorded a record of living in the International Space Station for 288 days in 2016-17, and this record will break Christina coach. This year Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meyer will also join Christina Koch at the International Space Station. During this time NASA will study the effects of astronauts on the body, this study will work for the human mission of Moon and Mars.



Who is the new Indian Ambassador appointed in Lebanon?

Answer: Suhail Ejaz Khan, the central government appointed Suhail Ejaz Khan as the Indian Ambassador to Lebanon. Suhail Ejaz Khan is a 1997 batch Indian Foreign Service Officer. Suhail Ejaz Khan is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of the Indian Mission in Saudi Arabia.



Which bank has recently partnered with the M1xchange TReDS Platform for discounting MSME bills?

Answer: Bank of Maharashtra

Bank of Maharashtra has partnered with M1xchange TReDS platform for MSME bill discounting. TReDS is an electronic mechanism, aimed at providing financial assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises. RXIL is India's first TReDS platform, it has been operating since January 2017. It is being promoted by the National Stock Exchange, SIDBI, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank.

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