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Current Affairs Quiz - May 2, 2019



Updated On - Thursday, 02 May 2019

According to the SIPRI's new data, which country's military expenditure was the highest in 2018?

 Answer: North America

Global Think Tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has recently released new data, according to the increase in global military expenditures by 2.6% in 2018, total global military expenditure has now reached $ 1,822 billion. According to the new data, the US military spending was the highest in 2018. US military spending was $ 649 billion. China is second in this list, China's military expenditure was $ 250 billion. Other countries included in this list are: Saudi Arabia ($ 67.6 billion), India (66.5 billion dollars) and France (63.8 billion dollars) According to the study, the US has increased military spending for the first time since 2010. Significantly, China has been increasing its military expenditure for the last 24 years.

 

 

Negosso Gidada recently died, which country was former President?

Answer: Ethiopia

Dr. Negasso Gidada recently died in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 27, 2019, he was President of Ethiopia between 1995 and 2001. The President's role in Ethiopia is nominal, the real power lies in the hands of the Prime Minister.

 

 

Recently, Alfred Brownell won the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize, from which country?

Answer: Liberia

Recently 6 Grassroots Environmental Workers were awarded the prestigious Goldman Prize 2019. He was honored in the program at the San Francisco Opera House, California, USA. Former US Vice President and Environment Worker Albert Gore was also present in this program.

Goldman Environmental Prize 2019 Winner

Linda Garcia: America's Linda Garcia banned the creation of North America's largest oil export terminal in Washington with the help of local communities.

Ana Colovic: Ana Colovic of North Macedonia launched a seven-year campaign to stop the international funding of two large hydroelectric power plants being built in the Mavrovo  National Park (the largest national park in the country).

Bayarjargal Agvaantseren: Mongolia's Bayarjargal worked for the creation of the Tosonbumba Nature Reserve spread over 1.8 acres for the endangered snow leopard. They agreed to the Government of Mongolia for mining operations in this reserve.

Alfred Brownell: Environmental activist and human rights advocate of Liberia played an important role in preventing the destruction of tropical forest in Liberia by Palm Oil Plantation Developers. Jacqueline Evans: Jacqueline Evans of Cook Islands launched a five-year campaign to protect the island's marine biological diversity.

Alberto Curamil: Chile's Alberto Curamil protested against the construction of hydro-electric projects on the Cautín River of Chile, and later they were put in jail. Goldman Environmental Prize It is an annual award, founded in 1989 by Richard and Rhoda Goldman of America. This award is also called the Green Nobel Prize. Winners of this award are given 200,000 prize money. This award is given by the Goldman Environmental Foundation. It is honoured by those environmental activists who work to protect the environment.

 

 

Claire Polosak became the first woman umpire to officiate in men's ODI match, from which country?

Answer: Australia

Claire Polosak became the first woman umpire to officiate in men's ODI match. She officiated in the World Cricket League Division 2 final between Oman and Namibia on April 27, 2019. Polosak has so far been officiating in 15 women's ODIs.

 

 

International Workers' Day is celebrated?

Answer: May 1

International Labor Day is also known as May Day. It is celebrated on 1 May to promote and encourage international labor unions around the world. This year is the subject of International Workers' Day 2018 - the most permanent pension: the role of social partners (Sustainable Pension for All: The Role of Social Partners).

International Labor Day

The International Labor Day was first celebrated on 4 May 1886 globally. In the year 1886, in Chicago (USA) the workers were on a general strike for eight hours working day and the police were working to spread the crowd of the general public. Suddenly on the crowd, an unknown person threw a bomb. Seeing this, the police started firing on the workers. Some protesters died due to firing. After this incident, laborers were allowed to work more than 8 hours. Recollecting the sacrifices of the martyred laborers in Chicago, a tribute is paid on this day by offering floral tributes. In America, the martyrs gave their rights for 8 hours with their struggle.

 

 

BHEL recently signed an agreement with which organization to e-mobility?

Answer: ARAI

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) have signed MoU for cooperation on e-mobility projects.

Importance

BHEL is a powerful technology developer, while ARAI has more modern facilities and expertise after designing, testing and certification of transportation products. Both the organizations will be able to do the work efficiently, electrically and trolley bus, electric vehicle charger, battery and charger test etc.

Electricity (e-mobility) will be promoted for the development of electric vehicles under electric transport. This includes full electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) was established in 1964 as an engineering and manufacturing company. This company was set up by the Government of India, owned by the Central Government. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi. It is the largest energy production equipment manufacturer in the country.

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) was established in 1966. It is the country's modern vehicle research and development institution. It was established by the auto industry with the Government of India. It is an autonomous organization; it is related to the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. India is a major testing and certification agency notified by the Government of India under the rule of 126 of the Central Automotive Rules, 1989.

 

 

Who is the Chairman of the Committee constituted for the implementation of National Clean Air Program?

Answer: Secretary of the Central Ministry of Environment Committee for the implementation of National Clean Air Program was formed. The chairman of this committee will be the secretary of the Central Environment Ministry.

Other members of this committee will be Joint Secretary (Thermal), Ministry of Energy, TERI Director General and IIT Kanpur professor Sachidanand Tripathi.

The main features of this program are as follows:

  • This is a five-year program; this will reduce the PM10 and PM 2.5 by 2024 by 20-30%. For this, 2017 will be considered as the base year.
  • In this program, 102 non-attainment cities of 23 States and Union Territories have been included. These cities have been selected by the Central Pollution Control Board on the basis of air quality between 2011 and 2015.

Non-Attainment city

The cities are non- Attainment cities, where according to national standards air quality is continuously bad. The list of non-attainment cities includes Delhi, Varanasi, Bhopal, Calcutta, Noida, Muzaffarpur and Mumbai such big cities.

  • Under this program, the Centre has decided to spread the monitoring network for the measurement of the quality of air across the country.
  • 102 Non- Attainment cities will study the factors of pollution and their contribution.
  • The Supreme Committee of the Environment Ministry will continue to review the progress of pollution factors from time to time on the basis of appropriate indicators.
  • Based on pollution factors, each city will be asked to prepare an action plan for implementation.
  • Under this program real-time data collection and three-level system will be used and research of clean air technology will be encouraged.
  • States will have to work in the field of e-mobility and emphasize the charging infrastructure and strictly follow BS-VI rules. States will have to give more public transport to their level. However, this program is not legally binding for the states. Environmentalists have demanded that the program be legally binding. Taking strong measures to protect the health of crores of people from pollution is very important.

 

 

Which country recently honoured India's Lieutenant General JFR Jacob?

Answer: Israel

Israel felicitated the 1971 war (Bangladesh Liberation War) Lieutenant General (Retired) Jack Farj Rafael (JFR) Jacob with Plaque in the Wall of Honour in Ammunition Hill, Israel.

Jack Farj Rafael Jacob

  • Jack Farj Rafael Jacob was one of the most famous members of the small Jewish community in India. He served as Lieutenant General in the Indian Army. He also served as the Chief of Staff of Eastern Command of the Indian Army.
  • He participated in World War II and Indo-Pak War, 1965.
  • He played an important role in the negotiation of Pakistani soldiers in Dhaka in 1971 war.
  • He died in 2016 at the age of 92.

Wall of honour: It expresses respect for the courage of the Jewish soldiers, who work to protect their country. This Wall of Honour includes more than 340 heroic soldiers, officers, women and frontline fighters who gave a great introduction to valour, commitment and dedication. This Wall of Honour also included the name of another India, Lieutenant General Joseph 'Jerry' Jhirad, he was Indian Jewish soldier, he was martyred in the 1965 Indo-Pak war.

 

 

Which team recently won the La Liga 2019 title?

Answer: Barcelona F.C.

The Barcelona Football Club has won the title of the Spanish Football League "La Liga", this is Barcelona's eighth title in the last 11 seasons. Barcelona won 1-0 in the match against Levante, the only goal of this match was Lionel Messi. It is worth noting that Barcelona's three matches are still left and 9 points ahead of Barcelona's Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid is second in the points table. It is overall Barcelona's 26th title. At the same time, Barcelona reached the record of Real Madrid's 33 titles. In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid had to struggle a lot, Real Madrid is now third in the points table. Before this season, Cristiano Ronaldo left Italy football club Juventus.

Barcelona Football Club

The Barcelona Football Club was founded on November 29, 1899. This football club participates in the top league of Spain and "La Liga" one of the world's most popular football leagues. At present, Barcelona plays legendary players like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Usman Dembele, Arturo Vidal, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho.

La Liga

La Liga is one of the most popular football leagues in the world. This football league is played in Spain. Its establishment started in 1929. Real Madrid has won 33 of the most titles in La Liga. The record for most goals in La Liga is Lionel Messi, Messi has scored 417 goals so far.

20 teams participate in the league, the main teams are:

  • Barcelona,
  • ??Real Madrid,
  • Atletico Madrid,
  • Eibar,
  • Espanyol,
  • Girona,
  • Real Betis,
  • Levante,
  • Valencia,
  • Real Sociedad etc.

 

 

In which of the following headlines Rahim Sterling is related to which country?

Answer: England

England's Rahim Stirling was named Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers Association of 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. Other players involved in this award race were Virgil van Dick, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, Alexander Lacazette, Bernardo Silva and David Silva.

Rahim Sterling

Rahim is a professional footballer of Stirling Island, he plays for the Manchester City Football Club in the Premier League. They play as a winger and aggressive midfielder. He was born on December 8, 1994 in Jamaica. At the age of five, his family settled in London. He started his career with Kakin's Park Rangers. Later in 2010, he started playing for Liverpool. In July 2015 they started playing for Manchester City after a £ 49 million deal. He scored 18 goals in 95 games for Liverpool, while he scored 48 goals in 128 games for Manchester City. For the England national team, he has scored eight goals in 49 games.

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