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Current Affairs Quiz - June 3, 2019

Updated On - Monday, 03 June 2019

Which Indian was recently awarded the highest civilian honor of Mexico? 

Answer: Pratibha Patil was given the highest civilian honor "Order of the Aztec Eagle" given to former President of India, Pratibha Patil, to foreign nationals of Mexico. He gave this honor to the Indian Ambassador Melba Priya in India in Pune. 

Order of the aztec eagle

It is part of Mexican honor practice, it is the highest honor given to a foreigner. It was founded in December 1933 by President Abelardo L. Rodriguez did. It is similar to the Condécorcion Miguel Hidalgo and the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor, given to the citizens of Mexico. This honor is provided according to the instructions of the Council constituted under the leadership of the External Affairs Minister and the President. Earlier this honor has been given to people like Bill Gates Amartya Sen, Nadine Gordimer. 



World Milk Day is celebrated? 

Answer: June 1, 

World Milk Day is celebrated on June 1 every year for spreading awareness about the importance of milk in the form of global food. This day provides an opportunity to focus on activities related to dairy sector. 

This day does not have any global theme, but decides government, non-governmental organizations and its different themes from different countries. Calcium, Protein, Vitamin B2, Potassium, iodine etc. are found in milk.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 

This is a UN organization, it functions under the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It was established on October 16, 1945. Its headquarters is located in Rome, Italy. Currently there are a total of 194 members. 



Which Indian origin lady was recently appointed as the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Women? 

Answer: Anita Bhatia

Anita Bhatia of Indian origin was recently appointed deputy executive director of UN-Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women). Earlier, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres had appointed Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, the Indian Army's officer, the Force Commander of United Nations Mission in South Sudan.



Ruma Guha Tkaurta recently passed away, she was the actress of which regional film? 

Answer: Bengali Cinema

Ruma Guha Tkaurta was a Bengali actress and singer, recently she died in Calcutta in West Bengal at 84 years of age. She is known for her work in 'Ganga' (1959), 'Abhijaan' (1962), 'Palatak' (1963), 'Antony Firingee' (1967), '80 Te Asio Na' (1967), 'Balika Badhu' (1967), 'Dadar Kirti' (1980), '36 Chowringhee Lane' (1981), 'Amrita Kumbher Sandhane' (1982), 'Bhalobasa Bhalobasa' (1985) and 'Wheelchair' (1994).

She also acted in several Hindi films like Jowar Bhata (1944), her first film, Mashaal (1950), Afsar (1950) and Raag Rang (1952). Ruma's last film was Namesake (2006).



Who was the National Security Advisor (NSA) recently appointed? 

Answer: Ajit Doval 

Ajit Doval has been appointed as the National Security Advisor (NSA) of the country, his tenure will be five years. He has been given the rank of equivalent to the Union Cabinet Minister. The appointment committee of the cabinet approved his appointment. Earlier, he was appointed National Security Advisor in May 2014. Doval has played a very important role in protecting the country in the last five years. Significantly, Ajit Doval is the first National Security Advisor to be appointed for the second consecutive time. 

Ajit Doval was born on January 20, 1945. He joined the Kerala Cadre as an IPS in 1968. They were quite active in anti-militancy operations in Mizoram and Punjab. He has been working for the Intelligence Bureau for a decade. Doval retired from the Director of Intelligence Bureau in January 2005. In May 2014, he was appointed National Security Advisor of the country. Significantly, Ajit Doval became the youngest police officer to win the Police Medal. Police Medal was given to them only after 6 years of service in police. Later Ajit Doval was honored with the President's Police Medal. Ajit Doval was awarded the Kirti Chakra in 1988, he was the first police officer to receive this honor, this honor was only conferred to the soldiers. 

National Security Adviser
National Security Advisor is the senior security officer of India, he is the Prime Adviser to the Prime Minister on National and International Security Issues. Now the National Security Advisor is the most powerful bureaucrat of the Government of India. The National Security Advisor is appointed by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet. So far, the National Security Advisor has been selected from the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service. Brajesh Mishra was the first National Security Advisor of India, he served as National Security Adviser from November 1, 1998 to May 22, 2004. 


Which High Court has recently declared animals "legal person"? 

Answer: Punjab and Haryana High Court, 

Punjab and Haryana High Court recently clarified that all animals have legal rights like humans. In fact, 29 cows were being ransomed from Uttar Pradesh to ruthlessly for Haryana, the information was given to the High Court. In response, Justice Rajiv Sharma issued the order saying that animals cannot be restricted to property only. In this order, there has been a lot of talk about the use of animals for transport, animals cannot be used for pulling vehicles in extremely bad weather, the limit on the load loaded on animals is also fixed. 



Who has been appointed the Union Minister of the newly created Water Supply Ministry? 

Answer:  Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

The Central Government has created a new ministry known as "Jal Shakti", this Ministry has been formed by the merger of water resources, river development and resuscitation and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Water management and regulation through this will be done by a single department. 

In the main point of 2014, the government, headed by Narendra Modi, had included Mission Clean Ganga separately from the Ministry of Environment and Forests in the water resources. During the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign, Prime Minister Modi promised to build a unified ministry for water related issues. 

Ministry of Water has been handed over to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat while Ram Lal Kataria has been appointed Minister of State.

Bharatiya Janata Party had promised a "water-to-water-water" scheme during the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, its aim is to provide drinking water through pipes in all households, this scheme will be part of the government's Water Life Mission.



In which country is the Mount Etna volcano located? 

Answer: Italy

Recently, there was an explosion in the Mount Etna volcano of Italy. Slow lava and dust from the volcano are visible from a distance of miles away. Earlier this year, there was a blast on the volcano in December 2018. 

Mount Etna volcano 

Mount Etna is the highest active in Europe and the most active volcano outside the Caucasus. Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano. It is located on the eastern coast of Sicily in Italy. The last major explosion in this volcano was in 1992. This volcano is located at an altitude of 3,326 meters. It is the highest mountain in Italy. 

This volcano is located on the African Plate and Eurasian Plate. Mount Etteen is constantly active. The United Nations has given Mount Etna the title of Decade Volcano and it has also been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Who has been appointed the new brand ambassador for promoting yoga? 

Answer: Namrata Menon 

Panaji based yoga instructor and fitness expert Namrata Menon has been appointed as the brand ambassador for Goa to promote yoga. Its purpose is to spread awareness about the benefits of yoga and motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles.  



Which football team did its Champions League trophy 2019? 

Answer: Liverpool

English football club Liverpool have won the title of the prestigious Champions League, Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final. In this match Origi and Mohammad Salah scored for Liverpool. 

Liverpool is a football club in England, the club participates in England's world-famous football league "Premier League". Liverpool is considered to be one of the best football clubs in the world. The Liverpool Football Club was founded on 3 June 1892. Liverpool has so far won 6 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 18 league titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups and 1 Football League Super Cup. At present, players like Mohammad Salah, Divock Origi, Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane play Liverpool. 

Champions League (UEFA Champions League or UCL)

The Champions League's annual football competition is organized by the European Football Federation (UEFA). In this league, teams from Europe's top division leagues take part. It is one of the most prestigious football events in the world. 32 teams participate in its group stage. This contest started in 1955. So far, Spain's Rial Madrid Football Club has won this competition six times. While current champion Liverpool won the Champions League title 6 times. 

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