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Current Affairs Quiz - May 14, 2019

Updated On - Tuesday, 14 May 2019


In which country's Apache Guardian helicopter is currently associated with the headlines? 

Answer: America

American aerospace company Boeing has officially handed over the first Apache Guardian chopper to Indian Air Force, this helicopter Indian Air Force was handed over to the production center of Boeing in Arizona, USA. 

The main point, on this occasion, as the representative of the IAF, Air Marshal AS Butola was present India has been assigned AH-64E Apache helicopter. By March 2020, 22 Apache helicopters will be included in the IAF, for which India signed a deal worth Rs 13,952 crore in September 2015 with the US.

India will receive the first batch of these helicopters in July. It is worth noting that in order to operate these helicopters, the selected Air Force Indian Air Force has trained in the US Army base in Alabama, USA. Incorporation of Apache helicopter in the IAF is an important step towards modernizing its helicopter. 

AH-64E Apache helicopter is a multi-roll attack helicopter, used by the American military. This helicopter can be used to blow air-to-air Stinger missile, helmphire longbow air-to-ground missions, guns and rockets. 



In what country was the Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Union of developing countries organized? 


The Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) developing countries in India is being organized during the 13-14 May, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the multi-party problems of the rule based business system. 

The main points are the countries which are participating in this meeting: 

  • 6 least developed countries: Benin, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Chad, Uganda and Malawi.
  • 16 Developing Countries: Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Guyana, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Guatemala, Nigeria, Oman, China, Saudi Arabia and Barbados.
  • In this meeting, World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azévedo is also participating. 

Objectives and Importance Through this meeting, developing countries and the least developed countries will come to the same platform and they will discuss shared issues. In this meeting, developing countries and the least developed countries will work on mutual consent to move forward on the reforms of the WTO. 

This meeting is being organized at a time when multilateral rule-based business systems are facing many kinds of serious challenges. In the last few years, unilateral steps have been taken by several countries, causing problems in various negotiations. This poses a threat to the existence of the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement mechanism. 



Which team won the IPL 2019 title recently? 

Answer: Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have won the title of IPL 2019; In the final, Mumbai defeated Chennai Super Kings by just one run. Earlier, batting first, Mumbai scored 149 for 8 wickets in 20 overs. In reply to 148, Chennai lost 148 for seven wickets in 20 overs. Jaspreet Bumrah, Man of the Match for his outstanding performance, has given him an amount of Rs. 5 lakhs in cash. Significantly, this season, four matches were played between Mumbai and Chennai, the four matches won by Mumbai. Thus Mumbai made this interesting match their name. This is Mumbai's fourth IPL title, while Chennai has won the title three times. 

Main point 

  • Shubman Gill won the title of "Emerging Player of the Tournament", he was given a reward of 10 lakh rupees.
  • Sunrise Hyderabad won the "Fairplay Award"
  • Hardik Pandya was given Rs 1 lakh for the fastest half century. 
  • Kiren Pollard has been awarded Rs 10 lakh for "Perfect catch of the season". 
  • Andre Russell was selected as the season's Super Striker, this season his strike rate was 204.81. He was given 10 lakh rupees and one car reward.
  • K.L. Rahul was chosen "Stylish Player of the Season", he was also given 10 lakh rupees. 
  • This season David Warner made his name Orange Cap, he scored 692 runs in 12 matches. He was given a check reward of Rs 10 lakhs.
  • Imran Tahir has given this season's Purple Cap as his name, he was also given 10 lakh rupees.
  • Andre Russell was selected as "Most Valuable Player", for which he was given Rs 10 lakhs. 
  • Runner-up team Chennai provided Rs. 12.5 crores
  • 20 crore rupees were given to the winning team Mumbai Indians 



Who won the title of the Madrid Open tennis tournament in men's singles category? 

Answer: Novak Djokovic 

World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia named his men's singles title of Madrid Open tennis. In the final, he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. 


Main point 

  • In the final, Novak defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4. This is their 33rd trophy at the elite level.
  • Along with that, he has equalled Rafael Nadal's 33 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
  • It was Novak’s 200th win against the top 10 opponents.
  • 31-year-old Novak has never lost a championship match in Madrid, he has won 74 Tour Level Trophy so far.
  • It is Novak Djokovic's third title in the Madrid Open, before that he won the Madrid Open in 2011 and 2016. 
  • If they win the second French Open title to be held in June 2019, they will make their four Grand Slam titles. 



Hiralal Yadav died recently, he was the composer of which regional film?

Answer: Bhojpuri Cinema 

Recently, Bhojpuri folk singer Hiralal Yadav died at Varanasi at the age of 93. They were related to the category "Birh". 

Therefore they are called "Birh Samrat". He was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2019. In 2015, the Uttar Pradesh government awarded him the Yash Bharti Award. 



Which magazine of women cricket was launched recently? 

Answer: CrickZone has recently launched the women's magazine Magazine "Crickzone" in Rajasthan, Rajasthan. The cover of the first edition of this magazine has been featured on the cover of Indian women cricket team's vice-captain Smriti Mandhana. The purpose of this magazine is to inspire young women cricketers. There were female cricketers like Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Daniel Wyatt, Sophie Devin at this event.



Who won the McCain Institute Award 2019 for courage and leadership? 

Answer: Chhaya Sharma 

IPS Officer Chhaya Sharma was awarded the McCain Institute Award 2019 for courage and leadership. She led the team investigating gang rape and murder case. Chhaya worked in his careers in many sensitive cases. This award is given to those people who work for human rights, justice and independence. Past recipients include White Helmets (2018), Kayla Mueller (posthumously 2017), Dikembe Mutombo (2016), and Malala Yousafzai (2015).


Who took the oath as the new Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court? 

Answer: Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka

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

The main point in 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 VPTypin's office, VPTypin 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. 

High Court in India
According to Article 214 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.



Which of the terrorist groups is associated with the recent headlines “Wilayah of Hind”? 

Answer: Islamic State

The infamous Islamic terrorist organization Islamic State has recently made a "Prefecture" drug in India, from November 2017, the Islamic State began to take responsibility for the attacks on Indian forces in Kashmir. 

The main point is that the Islamic State named this so-called province "Wilayah of Hind" (Indian province). In fact, this claim came after the death of the terrorist linked to IS at the hands of the army in Kashmir. Probably this terrorist was Ishfaq Ahmed Sophie, who was killed during an encounter in Shopian. 


According to Indian security experts, there is no special relationship with the reality of the establishment of "province" by the Islamic State in Kashmir, but the threat of Islamic State can not be taken lightly. Recently, Islamic State has suffered a lot in Iraq and Syria. After this, the Islamic State is doing this kind of work to show the strength of its global relationship. 

Islamic State recently took charge of the blasts in Sri Lanka, in which 253 people died in the blasts. Therefore, the threat of Islamic State can not be taken lightly from the Indian subcontinent. 


International nurse day is celebrated? 

Answer: 12 May

International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated on May 12 of every year worldwide in memory of World Nursing founder Florence Nightingale, this day also marks the contribution of nurses towards society. The theme chosen by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for International Nurses Day (IND) 2019 is 'Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Health for All'. On this occasion, the President of India provided the National Florence Nightingale Award for selfless service provided with devotion, honesty, dedication and compassion to nursing personnel from all over the country. 


The first proposal of International Nurses Day was proposed in 1953 by Dorothy Sutherland (US Department of Health, Education and Welfare) before it was announced by American President Dwight D'Eisenhower. It was first celebrated in 1965 by the International Council of Nurse (ICN). From January 1974 it was celebrated on May 12 as the birthday anniversary of the founder of Florence Nightingale. He was born on May 12, 1820. 

Florence Nightingale was a British citizen. They are known for the service of the injured and sick soldiers in the war. He trained other nurses in the Crimean War of 1850s and also served as their manager. They are called "Lady with the lamp". The modern health system is greatly influenced by their vision-oriented ideas and reforms. 


  • He founded "Nightingale Training School" at St. Thomas Hospital, it was the first professional training school to train nurses. 
  • He founded "School of Midwifery Nursing" at King's College Hospital, which later became the model for the country. 
  • He published more than 200 books and reports etc. 
  • They are also known for the invention of pie-chart. She was the first woman to be inducted into the Royal Statistical Society. 
  • In 1909 he was given the "Freedom of the City of London" award, he was the first woman to win this award.


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