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Current Affairs Quiz - May 1, 2019

Updated On - Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Which three Indians have been included in the Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People?

Answer: Mukesh Ambani, Maneka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju

Recently, Time Magazine has released the list of 100 most influential people, this list contains three Indians. This list includes Donald Trump, Imran Khan, Shi Jinping, Pope Francis, Tiger Woods and Mark Zuckerberg.

The three Indians who are on this list are: Mukesh Ambani, Menaka Guruswami and Arundhati Katju.
Mukesh Ambani: He is the chairman and the biggest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited. Reliance is one of India's largest companies.

Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju: They are both Indian lawyers, they played an important role in abolishing section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, this section was homosexuality. September, 2018, partially incorrectly declared this section.

List of the 100 Most Influential People America's Time Magazine announces the world's 100 most influential people annually. It was first published in 1999. The people in this list are given a place in this list to bring change in the world.



Pungam Kannan recently died, which game was he related to?

Answer: Football
Pungam Kannan was an Indian footballer, he died recently in Calcutta in West Bengal. He was born in the Vandavasi of Tamil Nadu. He played 14 matches for India. He played as a forward for Mohan Bagan and East Bengal. He won Santosh Trophy for two consecutive terms and was a top scorer for Bengal.



International Dance Day was celebrated recently?

Answer: April 29 is celebrated every year as International Day of Dance on April 29, its purpose is to promote dance through events and festivals. The main point this day was started by the Dance Committee of International Theater Institute, it was later officially recognized by UNESCO. International Theater Institute is UNESCO's main partner for performing arts.

It was chosen for the International Dance Day on April 29 because the famous French dancer Jean Georges was born on this day. He is the father of modern "Belle" dance, he was also a great reformer of dance.



In which country was the world record of hoisting the highest number of flags in 24 hours in a city? Answer: Beirut

A world record was set to be flagged for 24 hours in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. On April 28, 2019, 26,852 National Flags of Lebanon were hoisted in Beirut. With it broke the world record created in 2000 in Waterloo of New York. This event was organized by the Beirut Alive Association in the Prime Minister Sad Hariri Conservation.



With the stock exchange, IGNOU has launched an awareness program on GST?

Answer: The Bombay Stock Exchange

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) recently launched an awareness program on commodity and service tax with the Bombay Stock Exchange. The purpose of this program is to provide basic knowledge and skills under the GST Act. This is very useful for those who work in the accounts and who fill various types of indirect tax returns. This will provide skill to book-keeping professional. 12th pass candidates are eligible for this course. This course will run from January to July.



Which Indian company recently acquired the company "Splash" of the Philippines?

Answer: Wipro

Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL) recently acquired the personal care maker company "Splash Corporation" of the Philippines. With this acquisition, Wipro's Consumer Care Portfolia will be strengthened in Southeast Asia. Splash is the largest personal care company in the Philippines. Earlier, Wipro has acquired the United Kingdom's Yardley, Singapore's LD Waxen Unja Holdings and China's Zhongshan Company.



Who was named Footballer of the Year of 2019 by the Football Writers Association?

Answer: Raheem Shaquille Sterling of England was nominated by the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year in 2019. Of the 400 members of the Football Writers' Association, Rahim Stirling gets 62% of the votes. Rahim plays for Stirling Premier League in Manchester City.



Which Indian Golfer recently won the "Outstanding Achievement Age a Player" award at the annual India Golf Industry Association Awards?

Answer: Gaganjeet Bhullar,

India's star golfer, Gaganjeet Bhullar won the "Outstanding Achievement Age a Player" award at the annual India Golf Industry Association Awards. This event was organized in Delhi Golf Club. Bhullar won the 2018 Fiji International and a European Tour event.



Who has been appointed Deputy Chief of Air Force recently?

Answer: Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Air Force. They will take charge from May 1. They will replace Air Marshal Anil Khosla, Anil Khosla is retiring.

Main Points

Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauriya was commissioned on June 15, 1980 in the Indian Air Force. He has many positions on his tenure, chief among them: Senior Air Staff Officer at the Central Air Command, Commandant, National Defense Academy. He is a Deputy Chief of Air Staff between January 2016 and February 28, 2017. Between March 2017 and August 2018, he served as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command. Presently he is head of the Bangalore-based training training of Indian Air Force.

Vice Chief of the Air Staff

Vice Chief of the Air Staff is the second highest post in the Indian Air Force. Officers of the rank of Air Marshal are appointed in this post. He also serves as Principal Staff Officer at Delhi Headquarters. In the head of the Air Force, Vice Chief of the Air Staff discharges their work.



Which country has recently launched 45-day "Mount Everest Cleaning Campaign"?

Answer: Nepal

The Nepal Government has launched a 45-day "Mount Everest Cleaning Campaign" for the cleaning of Mount Everest. The purpose of this expedition is to bring back the garbage spread over Mount Everest. This campaign is being led by Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu district. Its purpose is to bring 10,000 kilogram garbage away from Mount Everest. Hundreds of Sherpa, Mountaineer and Porter Mount Everest go per year. They leave biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage behind them. It includes empty oxygen canister, kitchen utensils, beer bottles, etc. Due to the heavy spread of waste, Mount Everest is also being called "the world's tallest garbage". This campaign ends on May 29. May 29, For the first time in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest. The garbage brought back will be performed in Namke Nagar. After this, on June 5, it will be performed in Kathmandu on the occasion of World Environment Day. After this the waste will be sent for recycling.


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