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Current Affairs Quiz - April 24, 2019

Updated On - Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Which city has been declared the World Book Capital for 2019?

Answer: Sharjah

Sharjah, the city of Saudi Arabia, has been declared World Book Capital for 2019. In 2020, Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur will be the world book capital.



Which Central Ministry has signed MoU for research and education with CSIR?

Answer: Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) signed MoU for cooperation in the field of research and education.

Main point: Under this MoU, the two organizations will cooperate with: -

Basic Research

  • Diagnostic tools related to AYUSH, microbial linking, multi-pharmacological formulation and standardization.
  • Integration of modern scientific methods with Indian medicine.
  • Cooperation for the preservation of ancient knowledge related to Indian medicine.
  • Development of international standardized vocabulary in Ayurveda, Siddha and Greek. The history of natural medicine in Ayush

India is quite old, for more than 5000 years, natural and scientific medical system has been used in India. The full version of AYUSH is Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Greek, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy).



Which team recently won the Professional Football Championship league-1 in France?

Answer: Paris Saint German (PSG)

Paris Saint-Germain won the French Football League "League 1" title. PSG won 3-1 against the match against Monaco. In this match, young footballer Kylian Mbappe put a brilliant hat-trick In this match PSG star player Neymar returned after three months. This is the sixth title of PSG in the last seven seasons. PSG has 84 points, the second place is 65 points of Lily Football Club.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG): Paris Saint-German (PSG) is a France based professional football club based in Paris. At present, star players like Gianluji Buffon, Tiago Silva, Kylian Mbapepe, Neymar, Angel D Maria, Julian Draxler play PSG. PSG Football Club was founded on August 12, 1970.  

League 1: League 1 is a professional football league played in France. It has 20 teams playing It is one of Europe's top football leagues. Sant'Atienne has won the league 1 title for the most 10 times, while Paris Saint-Germain won 8 league titles. 



With which country is the "Hope Probe" project located in the recent headlines?

Answer: United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Space Agency and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) recently announced that 85% of the "Hope Probe" project has been completed. "Hope Probe" is the ambitious mission of the United Arab Emirates, under this mission the spacecraft will be sent to Mars. Hope probe will be launched in July, 2020. If this mission is successful then the United Arab Emirates will be the first Arab and Muslim country to send mission to Mars.



London School of Economics has decided to set up study bench in honor of which Indian Economist?

Answer: For the study of Amartya Sen's inequality, the London School of Economics is announcing the establishment of Amartya Sen Chair (Study Bench). Amartya Sen was a professor of economics at the London School of Economics. Its purpose is to work for the welfare of society with the help of research, education and public cooperation.

Welfare economics: Amartya Sen has done important work in the field of welfare economics. The emphasis is on proper sharing of resources of welfare economics. It is studied in detail about the impact on social welfare due to the sharing of resources. It is directly related to income distribution.

Amartya Sen: Amartya Sen is an Indian economist, born on November 3, 1933 in Bengal. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998 for contributions to the field of economics. In the year 1999, he was awarded Bharat Ratna. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for contribution to the field of welfare economics.

London school of economics: The London School of Economics is a public research university, located in London, England. This is part of London University. It was founded in 1895 by the members of the Fabian Society by Sydney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallace and George Bernard Shaw.



Recently, which IT company has signed an agreement to improve the postal system with the Indian post?

Answer: Tata Consultancy Services

India's largest IT service provider Tata Consultancy Services has signed an agreement with the Department of Posts for modernization of the postal network. Under this agreement, 1.5 lakh post offices will be modernized across the country. Under this agreement, the postal department will be converted into a multi-service digital hub.



In which city was the Asian T Alliance launched recently?

Answer: In Guiyu, Guizhou, recently launched Asian T Alliance of five tea producers and consumer countries. This Alliance includes Indian Tea Association, Chinese Tea Marketing Association, Indonesian Tea Marketing Association, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Japan Tea Association.

Objectives of the Alliance

  • The objective is to promote tea business, cultural exchanges, technology exchange and promote tea enrichment.
  • Its purpose is to promote the global consumption of tea. This Alliance is preparing a continuous agenda for the future of Asian tea.
  • Before this, the Indian Tea Association and the Chinese Tea Marketing Association had signed the MoU for promotion of Green and Black Tea in Europe, America, Russia and West Asia. 



In which country was the world's tallest indoor waterfall opened recently?

Answer: Singapore's

Singapore's Changi Airport has opened the world's highest 131-feet indoor waterfall. This waterfall is present in the domed building.



World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated?

Answer: 23 April

The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on April 23 every year. The distance between people and books is increasing today. World Book Day is celebrated with the aim of reducing the distance. World Book Day is organized by UNESCO.

Main Point

The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on April 23 every year to create awareness of books and to pay tribute to the authors. It is celebrated by UNESCO for the promotion, printing and copyright of the books. This day is a day of historical significance. On this day, Miguel de Currents, William Shakespeare, was born to Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. It is celebrated as World Book Day. The 'Book This' was observed for the first time on April 23, 1995. The UNESCO World Book Capital has been declared Athens. The Athens World Book is the 18th city to be declared the capital.



With which other countries Iran has decided to form joint border response force?

Answer: Pakistan

Iran and Pakistan have decided to establish a joint border response force, recently by several terrorist groups have carried out several deadly attacks in border areas of these two countries.

Border Response Force

  • The Border Immediate Response Force will be set up to face terrorism. In the last few days, there has been a considerable loss of lives and property due to terrorist attacks on the border of both countries.
  • There are very sensitive areas in the Iran-Pakistan border, including the Seetan-Balochistan region.
  • In the past few days, the two countries had accused each other for terrorist attacks, due to which the relations between the two countries have been severely damaged.
  • Therefore, both countries have decided to promote cooperation among border forces and intelligence agencies.


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