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Current Affairs Quiz - May 12-13, 2019



Updated On - Monday, 13 May 2019

 

Which organization has the agreement with the World Health Organization to end industrial trans-fat? 
Answer:
International Food and Beverages Alliance (IFBA)

The World Health Organization has entered into an agreement with the International Food and Beverages Alliance (IFBA) to end industrial trans-fat. The target of eliminating industrial trans-fat by 2023 has been fixed. Due to coronary heart disease caused by trans-fat, 5 lakh people die every year. Trans fat often occurs in snacks, baked foods and fried foods. 


 

Which Indian Armed Forces has decided to celebrate 2019 as "Year of Next of Kin"? 

Answer: Indian Army

Indian Army decided to celebrate 2019 as "Year of Next of Kin". It aims to provide information about those financial benefits and welfare schemes by reaching the martyred soldiers, ex-servicemen and working soldiers, which they deserve. They will also be assisted in solving problems related to pension. Most of the soldiers of martyr soldiers are unaware of the financial benefits they get. The Indian Army will set up regimental centers to get their rights to the soldiers and their families. In this, the Ministry of Defense, Nepal Embassy, ??Sainik Board, Bank and Welfare Agencies will work together. For this purpose, the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans Nodal Agency will be. Earlier, Indian Army declared 2018 as "Year of Disabled in the Line of Duty". 

 

 

National Technology Day is celebrated in India? 
Answer:
May 

11 is celebrated in India as the National Technology Day on 11th May every year. National Technology Day is being celebrated across India on 11th May to mark the technical progress of India and to promote the development of technology in different fields. 

Background
It is celebrated every year in the memory of the first test of five nuclear tests conducted at the Pokhran-II of the Operation Shakti (Pokhran-II) at Pokhran in Rajasthan from 11 to 13 May 1998. The operation was led by former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who was then Director of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). After conducting nuclear tests as part of the Pokhran-II, India was declared a nuclear state by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who gave India the sixth nation to join the Nuclear Club of the Nations and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Not the first to join the country. 

 

 

Which Indian company became the official sponsor of the Afghanistan Cricket team for Cricket World Cup 2019? 
Answer:
Amul 

Indian dairy products company Amul has become the official sponsor of the Afghanistan Cricket Team for Cricket World Cup 2019. The Cricket World Cup 2019 will be organized in England and Wales. It will be organized between 30 May and 14 July. 

 

World migratory bird day is celebrated?
Answer:
11th May, every year, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated, its purpose is to contemplate the issues related to migratory birds and to take steps to protect them. This year, World Bird Bird Day Theme "Protect the Birds: Become a solution for plastic pollution". 


  

Recent Y. C. Deveshwar passed away, which company was he the Chairman of? 
Answer:
ITC

Recently Y. C. Deveshwar passed away, he was the Chairman of ITC Company, passed away on May 11, 2019 in Gururgram. He was India's longest-serving CEO, he was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2011. Deveshwar became Chairman of ITC in 1996, when ITC was passing through a bad phase. He diversified the company. Initially this company works cigarette equipment. Later, the company started production of other consumer goods, after which the company is also involved in IT sector and hospitality sector. Y.C. Deveshwar was also the director of the central board of the Reserve Bank. ITC is an Indian multi-national company, its headquarters is located in Calcutta, West Bengal. 

 

Who recently became the second country in the world to declare climate emergency? 
Answer:
Ireland 

Ireland has recently announced climate emergency, along with Ireland becoming the second country in the world to declare climate emergencies after the United Kingdom. Ireland announced the climate emergency on May 9, 2019.

Earlier, the United Kingdom has become the world's first legislature, which has passed the National Environment and Climate Emergency Proposal. A week ago, 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg asked British lawmakers to do more work for the environment. Their excess environmental group was protested by "Extinction Rebellion". 

Ireland 
Ireland is an island country based in the North Atlantic. Ireland is separated from Great Britain by the North Channel, Irish Sea and St. George's Channel. It is the third largest island in Europe. The area of ??Ireland is 84,421 square kilometers. Its capital is located in Dublin. Ireland's population is approximately 6.6 million. 

Politically Ireland is divided into two parts:

  • The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. 
  • Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.

 

 

Who is the new Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court appointed? 

Answer: Justice Abhay Srinivasa Oka 

Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka took oath as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. He was the Governor Vajubhai R. Vala. in the Raj Bhavan in Bangalore. 

Main Point
January 2019, the then Chief Justice of Karnataka was appointed as a judge in the Supreme Court, since then the post of Chief Justice in the Karnataka High Court was vacant. During this time Justice L. Narayan Swamy was appointed Acting Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. On April 30, 2019, on the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium, Justice Abhay Srinivas was appointed to be the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. 

Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka 

  • 58-year-old Abhay Srinivas Oka was enrolled in the Thane District Court of Maharashtra in 1983. 
  • During 1985-86, he worked at the VP Tipnis's office, VP Tipnis was former Lokayukta and former Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.
  • In August 2003, he was appointed additional judge in the Bombay High Court, in November 2005 he was appointed as a permanent judge. 
  • Prior to being appointed Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, he was the second most senior judge of the Bombay High Court. According to article 214 of the High Court of Indian Constitution, there should be a high court order for each state. The Chief Justice of the High Court is appointed under Article 217 of the Constitution after consultation with the Chief Justice of India and the concerned Governor of the State. The judges of the High Court are appointed by the President after consultation with the Chief Justice of India and the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court. 

 

 

Professor Kirpal Singh died recently, which area were he related to? 
Answer:
History 

Recently, famous Sikh historian Professor Kirpal Singh passed away in Chandigarh at the age of 95. He had served as Head of the Department of Punjabi Studies in Punjabi University, Patiala. Before that he was a lecturer at Khalsa College, Amritsar. In 2014, Akal Takht gave the title of National Professor of Sikhism. He had travelled to the United Kingdom to compile historical events after partition. 

 

Where is the headquarters of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited situated? 
Answer:
Navi Mumbai

Recently, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited has signed an agreement with the Railway Department of Nepal, under this agreement, two 1600HP DEMU trains set will be supplied. The train will run from Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Dhanusa district in Janakpur Zone of south-eastern Nepal, which is a 34 km stretch. 

Each train set will be provided with a driving power car, three trailer car (one air conditioned car) and standard accessories. These train sets will be built in Chennai's Integrated Coach Factory. The 34-kilometer long Jayanagar - Kurtha rail link was constructed by IRCON under the financial grants of the Government of India.

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