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Current Affairs Quiz - July 23, 2019

Updated On - Tuesday, 23 July 2019


Which mission launched recently for India? 

Answer: Chandrayaan-2 

ISRO launches Chandrayaan-2 today at 2:43 from Sriharikota. It has been launched with the help of GSLV-MkIII. Chandrayaan-2's lander "Vikram" will have a soft landing on the moon on September 6-7.

India's mission was to launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 15, 2019. Just 56 minutes before the launch, ISRO detected some technical flaws in Chandrayaan-2, the momentum was postponed after the countdown stopped. 

The name of Chandrayaan-2 lander is named "Vikram", while its rover is named "Pragyan". 

Mission Chandrayaan-2 

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second mission on the Moon, it is India's toughest mission so far. This is an upgraded version of Chandrayaan's mission launched in 2008. The Chandrayaan mission had only revolutionized the moon, but in the Chandrayaan-2 mission a rover would also be lowered on the surface of the Moon.

ISRO has made all parts of this mission indigenously in India, including orbiter, lander and rover. In this mission, ISRO will try to land the Land Rover at the Moon's South Pole for the first time. This rover will travel on the surface of the moon and analyze the surface of the Moon. 

 Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from GSLV Mk III. This is the first interactive mission of ISRO in which ISRO will roll over another astronomical object. ISRO's Spacecraft (orbiter) weighs 3,290 kg, this spacecraft will collect data by circling the Moon, it is mainly used for remote sensing.

The 6-wheeler will travel on the surface of the Moon to collect clay and rock samples, thereby, it is likely to get information about the moon's earth-crust, minerals and hydroxyl and water-ice signs. Israel is also in December, 2018. Preparing to take mission on the Moon. This data will be sent to Earth by the orbiter. Israel is also preparing to launch a missile mission in December, 2018. Soft-landing on the surface of the moon will be the hardest part of this mission, so far only the US, Russia and China have been able to do this. Israel's Spacecraft crashed on the moon. 




Who represented India in the Ministerial meeting of Non-Aligned Movement in Caracas? 

Answer: Syed Akbaruddin

In the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, India was represented by India's ambassador to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin. India has strongly opposed this issue by Pakistan to raise Kashmir issue. The Non-Aligned Movement was done in Belgrade in 1961, in which the then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and President of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito played an important role.




Who is the author of the book "Indo-Pak Relations: Beyond Pulwama and Balakot"? 

Answer: Dr. U.V. Singh, author of the book "Indo-Pak Relations: Beyond Pulwama and Balakot". 

This book highlights the causes of tension between India and Pakistan. 



Who has been appointed chairman of the Competition Commission of the Asian Boxing Association? 

Answer: Kishen Narsi

Kishen Narsi of India has been appointed the Chairman of the Asian Boxing Association's Competition Commission. Kishen Narsi is the Champion Boxer of All-India University. He is an International Referee and Vice President of the Executive Committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). He has served three times as an officer in the Olympics. He is also the Interim President of the Boxing Federation of India. 




Who has been chosen for Music Academy Award for Music Academy? 

Answer: S. Soumya 

The famous singer of the Carnatic music genre S. Soumya has been selected for the Music Kalanidhi Award for 2019, this award is being given to him for his valuable contributions to Carnatic Music. This award will be given to them on January 1, 2020. 

Other awards

Sangita Kala Acharya - This award is for Seetha Narayanan and M.S. Sheela will be provided. 

T.T.K. Awards - This award will be given to the Nagaswaram player Vyasarpadi Kothandaraman and Vidvan Rajkumar Bharathi.

Musicologist Award - This award will be given to Aarti N. Rao. 

Nritya Kalanidhi award - This award will be given to Bharatanatyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind. 

About Sangita Kalanidhi Award - This prestigious award is given by the Madras Music Academy to musicians associated with the Carnatic music genre. Sangita Kalanidhi is considered to be one of Carnatic music's highest awards. This award was started in 1942. 

About S. Soumya: She is the youngest musician to receive this award after Sanjay Subramaniam. She is a student of renowned Dr. S. Ramanathan and T. Mukta. She has also obtained a doctorate degree from Madras University. 




In which state are the Ujh and Basantar bridges located in the recent headlines? 

Answer: Jammu and Kashmir


Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a 1 kilometer long Uzh bridge and 617.40-meter-long Basantar Bridge in Samba in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district. These two bridges have been constructed under Project Contact by Border Roads Organization (BRO). 

Main point 

Ujh bridge: The length of this bridge is one kilometer, it is the longest bridge constructed by the Border Roads Organization (BRO). This bridge is constructed within the prescribed time. The bridge has been constructed at a cost of around Rs. 50 crores. This bridge is located on Parol-Korepannu-Rajpura road on UjhNallah. 

Bastar bridge: This bridge has been constructed at a cost of 41.7 crores. This bridge is located on Rajpura–Madwal–Pangadur–Phulpur road over BasantarNallah.

Both of these bridges are important for the villages of Kathua and Samba, which will make connectivity better.

Project Contact: 

It was started by Border Roads Organization in 1975, its headquarters is Jammu. It includes 2200 kilometers of road network from Pir Panjal (North) to Pathankot (South) and Poonch (west) to Dalhousie (East). 

BRO works on the construction and repair of roads in border areas, it is useful for local people and the army. 




Yukiya Amano died recently; he was the head of which international organization?


Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has passed away, since 2009, she was the head of the IAEA. 

Amano Yukiya Amano was a Japanese diplomat, he was Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He was born on 9 May 1947 in Yugawara, Japan. He worked in the Japanese Embassy in Vientiane, Washington, and Brussels. They were linked to the Liberal Democratic Party. He died on July 18, 2019, his death was announced by the IAEA on July 22, 2019. 

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

It is an international institution; its purpose is to promote the use of nuclear energy for peaceful work. It was established in 1957 as an autonomous institution. Its headquarters is located in Austria's capital Vienna. It acts as a watchdog for international nuclear power. Although it is independent of the United Nations, it gives its report to the UN General Assembly and the Security Council. 




In which Indian city will the 2019 International Shark Meet be organized? 

Answer: Kochi

Four-day International Shark Meets 2019 will be organized in Kerala, starting from July 24. This will provide a platform for researchers. Specialists from the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Italy, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Somalia, Myanmar and Namibia will participate in this event. 



Who is the chairman of Commonwealth Table Tennis Association (CTTF)? 

Answer: Vivek Kohli 

Vivek Kohli has been selected as Chairman of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Association (CTTF). He defeated England's Allan Ransom in the election. The Secretary General of the Indian Table Tennis Association (TIFI) has been unanimously appointed the CTTF's secretary. 




Who won the women's singles title in the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships? 

Answer: Ayhika Mukherjee

India won 7 gold medals in the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships. Gold medal in women's singles, Ayhika Mukherjee won, while the gold medal in the men's category was Harmeet Desai. Indian table tennis team won the most medals, India won 7 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals. England won two silver and three bronze medals. Singapore won 6 bronze and Malaysia and Nigeria won one bronze medal. 

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