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Current Affairs Quiz - May 15, 2019

Updated On - Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Who has been the most successful spinner in Women's ODI cricket recently? 

Answer: Sana Mir

Pakistan's off-spinner Sana Mir has recently become the most successful spinner of women's ODI cricket. He took his 147th wicket of his ODI career in his 118th match. In addition, the woman became the highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket. In the list of most wicket-taker spinners, West Indies' Anisa Mohammed is in second place and Australia's Lisa Carprini Sthalekar is third on the list. Overall, the name of taking the most wickets in women's ODI cricket is Jhulan Goswami, India's fast bowler. Jhulan Goswami has taken 218 wickets in one-day cricket. After them, Australia's Katherine Fitzpatrick has 180 wickets. 


In 2020, which city has the United Nations decided to organize an ocean conference? 

Answer: The United Nations General Assembly of Lisbon has decided to organize an ocean conference in Lisbon, capital of Portugal in 2020. It will be organized from June 2 to June 6 next year. Its purpose is to promote sustainable use of ocean, oceans and sea resources. Governments, United Nations Organization, Intergovernmental Organizations and all other stakeholders will participate in this conference. 



Which country recently tested the world's fastest bullet train "alpha-x"? 

Answer: Japan

Japan began testing the world's fastest Shinkansen bullet train "alpha-x", this train capable of achieving the speed of 400 kilometers per hour. This train will probably serve its services in 2030. This train will work at a speed of 360 kilometers. With this, it will be faster than China's fishing train. The Fushing Train runs at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour from Alfa-X. Alpha X will have 10 cars. There will be all the modern features in it. Vibration sensor, crack censor etc. will be available in this. 



Who was elected the CEAT International Baller of the Year 2019? 

Answer: Jasprit Bumrah recently announced the CEAT Cricket Rating Awards in Mumbai, which has been the dominant role of Indian players in these awards. 

List of winners 

Lifetime Achievement Award - Mohinder Amarnath

International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year - Virat Kohli

International Bowler of the Year - Jasprit Bumrah

International Test Cricketer of the Year - Cheteshwar Pujara

International ODI Cricketer of the Year - Rohit Sharma

International T20 Player of the Year - Aaron Finch

Outstanding Performance of the Year - Kuldeep Yadav

International T20 Bowler of the Year - Rashid Khan

Domestic Player of the Year - Ashutosh Aman 

International Woman Cricketer of the Year - Smriti Mandhana

Junior Cricketer of the Year - Yashasvi Jaiswal

Cricket Journalists of the Year - Sriram Veera and Snehal Pradhan

Special tribute - Late Ajit Wadekar



Which of the following organizations is associated with the Yuvaika program in the headlines? 

Answer: Dr. K., Chairman of ISRO ISRO. Siwan inaugurated the youth science program "Yuvika 2019" at Saturn Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The program will be held from May 13 to May 26, 2019. ISRO has launched this program on the basis of the idea of ??the central government's "Jai Jyaan, Jai Research". 

ISRO had kept the date of application between 25 March to 3 April for the registration of youth science program. The facility of application was available through https://yuvika.isro.gov.in/yuvika/ this website (official website of ISRO). The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched a youth science program, aimed at introducing students to the basic aspects of space technology, internal science and usage. 

Youth Scientific Program 

  • For the youth program, ISRO will choose 100 students from all over the country and will be told about the practical process of satellite creation.
  • Three students will be selected from each State / Union Territory every year for this program; Students will be selected on the basis of academic performance and other activities based on CBSE, ICSE and state course courses. 
  • A two-week residential training program will be organized in the youth program. It will be organized during the summer holidays. Students who have completed 8th and studying in 9th standard will be selected.
  • The selected students will be taken to ISRO centers and they will get the opportunity to have conversation with senior scientists.
  • For this program, students of rural areas will be given special priority. All expenses for travel and boarding will be raised by ISRO.

ISRO will set up 6 incubation centers in different parts of the country, which will be the center-North, South, East, West, Central and North-East. Students will be able to do research and development work in these centers. Under this, the first center was set up in Agartala of Tripura. 



Who won the women's singles title in Madrid Open Tennis Tournament? 

Answer: Kiki Bertens

Netherlands named the women's singles title in Madrid Open Tennis, in the final, they defeated Simona Halep of Romania. 

Key point 

  • Kiki Bertens defeated Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4. Along with this, he became the first female player to win the Spanish singles title without dropping a single set.
  • Kiki has reached the fourth position in her career ranking; this is the best ranking of her career so far. Along with this she has become the highest ranked female Dutch player. 
  • Kiki is a tennis player from the Netherlands, who was born on December 10, 1991 in Västeringen, Netherlands. He has won 9 EWAL and 10 doubles titles in his career, including 2018 Western and Southern Open and 2019 Madrid Open. They are considered to be experts in clay courts. 



In what country is the conference being organized in the negotiations of Asian civilizations? 

Answer: China

Conference on Asian civilizations in China is being organized jointly with UNESCO. The conference is being organized between 15 and 22 May in Beijing, China's capital. The theme of exchange, shared future and mutual learning will be discussed in this conference. An inauguration ceremony and 6 parallel sessions will be organized during this event. In this event, activities such as Cultural Carnival, Asian Civilization Week and Asian Festivals will also be organized. About 1500 experts from around the world will participate in this. In this, heads of various nations and high level government representatives will participate.



Which two countries jointly organized 2019 ADMM-PLUS marine exercises recently? 

Answer: South Korea and Singapore 

ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) - PLUS Marine Safety Area Training Practice (MS FTX) culminated on May 13, 2019 at Singapore Singapore Singapore (Changi Naval Base). 

Main point

  • The ADMM-PLUS Marine Safety Area Training Exercise (MS FTX) was organized between 30 April and 13 May 2019. This practice began on April 30 in South Korea's Busan, when it ended in Singapore. 
  • This exercise was organized in two phases. The first phase was organized from 1 May to 3 May, while the second phase was held between May 9 and May 12. 
  • Organized by Singapore and South Korea A total of 13 countries participated in this, including 10 ASEAN countries and 8 other countries (America, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Russia, China and India).
  • It was the fourth marine safety zone training exercise (MS FTX) to be organized under ADMM-PLUS. It included 10 aircraft, 19 vessels and 700 army personnel.
  • In this exercise, related activities related to maritime safety. During this time activities like helicopter cross deck landing were also done. 
  • Some participants participating in this exercise will participate in the International Maritime Defense Exposition (IMDEX) 2019 between US Naval Destroyer USS William P. Lawrence and India's INS Calcutta and INS Powers Singapore on May 14-16.



Which of the terrorist groups is associated with the recent headlines Vilayah of Hind? 

Answer: Islamic State, the notorious 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 "Vilayah 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. 


Which government organization recently established Venture Capital Fund for agricultural and rural start-ups? 

Answer: NABARD

The Agricultural and Rural Development Bank of India "NABARD" has recently announced a fund of $ 100 million (Rs 700 crore) fund for rural and agricultural startups in the country. This project has been launched by NABVNUNTERS, a subsidiary of NABARD. For this, the proposed amount is 500 crores and an option of over Rs 200 crores over-subscription. This will lead to the introduction of agriculture related start-ups, which will greatly benefit the rural economy. This will also create employment in rural areas. 

National Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (NABARD)

NABARD Bank is one of India's leading development banks. It was established on July 12, 1982, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This bank mainly deals with agricultural finance / debt related work. NABARD provides credit facilities for development and economic development in rural areas. 


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