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Current Affairs Quiz - April 26, 2019

Updated On - Friday, 26 April 2019

When is the World Immunization Week celebrated in 2019?

Answer: From 24 to 30 April this year, World Immunization Week is being observed between April 24 to 30. Its theme is kept "safe together: vaccines work". It is hereby honored by all those people who played a role in ensuring vaccination for all age groups, including parents, health workers and innovators.

World Immunization: Week Every year, the last week of April is celebrated as World Immunization Week, with the aim of protecting people from all age groups from diseases with the help of immunization.


  • Underline the role of vaccination for health.
  • Working to ensure maximum number of immunity.
  • Underline the benefits of regular immunization for health. The motto of World Immunization Week is to "protect the vaccination of people of all age groups". World Immunization Week was held for the first time in 2012.



Who has recently been appointed the Controller General of Defence Accounts?

Answer: Rajendra Kumar Nayak Rajendra Kumar Nayak, the 1983 batch of Indian Defense Accounts Service, has been appointed the Controller General of Defense Accounts. Rajendra Kumar Nayak has a great experience of 35 years. Earlier he had worked in finance, personnel, salary and budget matters. The Defense Accounts Department acts under the Ministry of Defense.



Which is the first Destination Bank to launch debit card based e-mandate on NPCI's API platform? Answer: Kotak Mahindra Bank

Kotak Mahindra Bank is the first Destination Bank to launch debit card based e-mandate on NPCI's API platform. With the help of this facility, customers can create electronic mandate through debit card and net banking.



World Malaria Day is celebrated?

Answer: 25 April

World Malaria Day is celebrated worldwide on April 25 every year. Its purpose is to spread awareness about malaria and to try to prevent it.

Background: World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 in the 60th session of World Health Organization, the World Health Organization's decision-making body, the World Health Organization. Its aim was to spread awareness about malaria disease. This is one of the 8 official global public health campaigns of the World Health Organization.

Malaria: Malaria is a disease caused by malice, one is infectious disease. Malaria Anopheles is caused by a female mosquito bite. This is due to parasitic protozoa. When the infected mosquito bites a person, the parasite begins to grow rapidly in this person's liver. It destroys the body by infecting red blood cells (RBCs). Malaria can be controlled by early diagnosis.

Symptoms of Malaria




Nausea and vomiting.

Muscle pain and fatigue



Who won the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Award 2019?

Answer: Rana Dasgupta

Rabindranath Tagore literature award for 2019 Rana Dasgupta was given to his 2010 novel "Solo". This is the second edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literature Award. The purpose of Rabindranath Tagore Literature Award is to revive poems and books that change life. The winner of this award is given a certificate for $ 10,000, the idol of Tagore and contribution to the literature. The other winner was awarded to Rabindranath Tagore Literary Award Yohei Sasakawa for social achievement. He was the Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization for eradicating leprosy. Taiwanese President Tsai Eng-Wayne has been given the award of "light pillar of democracy". Rabindranath Tagore Award Rabindranath Tagore Award was instituted to promote world peace, promote literature, art and education. This award encourages the beauty of culture and literature.



After the recommendation of the committee, which Reserve Bank of India decided to sell its stake in NABARD and NHB to the government?

Answer: Narasimhan Committee

The Reserve Bank of India has sold its entire stake in NABARD and National Housing Bank (NHB) to the Government for Rs 20 crore and Rs 1,450 crore respectively.


This decision on disinvestment is based on the recommendations of the Second Narasimhan Committee. The committee had said that the share of the Reserve Bank of India cannot be held in those units whose regulation it does.

  • Now the Government holds 100% stake in the National Housing Board and NABARD.
  • Earlier, in June 2018, the government had bought the SBI's 59.7% stake from the Reserve Bank.

National Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (NABARD)

NABARD Bank is one of India's leading development banks. It was established on July 12, 1982, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This bank mainly deals with agricultural finance / debt related work. NABARD provides credit facilities for development and economic development in rural areas. National Housing Board (NHB) National Housing Board (NHB) is a regulatory body, it regulates the flow of credit for housing. This is the highest financial institution for housing. It was established on July 9, 1988. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi.



Which country recently tested the first floating nuclear power plant?

Answer: Russia

Russia completes the trial of the world's first floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov. The objective of this trial was to ensure the efficiency of the technical parameters of the Nuclear Power Plant.

Akademik Lomnososov is manufactured by the Russian government's nuclear power firm Rostom. Its length is 144 meters and width is 30 meters. Its displacement capacity is 21,500 tonnes and it can employ 69 people. For the production of energy, two converted KLT-40 Naval Propulsion Nuclear Reactor has been used. It produces 70 MW of electricity and 300 MW of heat. Its name is named on Russian educationist Mikhail Lomonosov.

The latest security system was used in it, it is considered one of the world's safest nuclear devices. It will be used in the Arctic region to provide energy to the large oil producing equipment.



Which place has India got in the startup blink 2019 startup ecosystem ranking?

Answer: 17th

Startup Blink has recently given ranking to 100 countries based on the startup environment. This ranking has been prepared based on data obtained from 61,000 startups, over 500 acclerators and 1,400 co-working spaces.

Key points

  • Top five countries in this list are America, United Kingdom, Canada, Israel and Australia.
  • India is ranked 17th in this list, India has benefited from 20 places. India was ranked 37th in this ranking last time.
  • China is ranked 27th in this list.
  • India has countries like Estonia (13), Ireland (14) and Germany (9).

India has a big challenge to improve the quality of startups, apart from this, there is a need to increase the Unicorn (Startups worth over one billion dollars) in the country. Bangalore ranked 11th in the ranking of cities, New Delhi at number 18 and Mumbai at 29th position. The list includes cities in San Francisco, New York, London, Los Angeles and Boston Top.



From which country are Cyril Almeida in the recent headlines?

Answer: Pakistan Cyril Almeida is a Pakistani journalist

Cyril was recently awarded the International Press Institute World Press Freedom Hero Award. He has been given this honor for his bold journalism.

In fact, he exposed Pakistan's military-civil relations. In a news article published by Cyril, there were indications that the Pakistani army would provide assistance to the terrorists. This report pointed to the handing over of the Pakistani army in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. At that time Cyril used to work as assistant editor in a newspaper named "Don". After this there was a lot of controversy in Pakistan and in 2016 it was banned even after going out of the country. Cyril Almeida International Press Institute is the second Pakistani to be awarded with the World Press Freedom Hero Award, before them, Aslam Ali has also been honored with the award.

Cyril Almeida: Cyril Almeida is a Pakistani journalist, working as assistant editor and columnist in Don newspaper. Cyril was born in Karachi, Pakistan. Cyril has studied at Oxford University. Significantly, Cyril Almeida Goen is from the Catholic family, her family had settled in Karachi almost 100 years ago.



Who has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Indian American Art Council?

Answer: Vikas Khanna, Mitchell Star Chef and filmmaker Vikas Khanna have been appointed as brand ambassadors of the Indian American Arts Council. The Indian American Art Council will organize the New York Indian Film Festival 2019, which will showcase 30 Indian feature-length films. There will also be Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Tamil and Malayalam films.


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