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Current Affairs Quiz - May 23, 2019

Updated On - Thursday, 23 May 2019


Which country is associated with the Shaheen -2 missile in the recent headlines? 

Answer: Pakistan

Pakistan recently tested a missile called Shaheen II, the test was successful. Significantly, the missile capability of the missile is 1500 kilometers. Most of the cities of India have come to this state of the missile. Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have greeted the scientists. Significantly, one day before this, India successfully tested SuperSonic Missile BrahMos. The relationship between India and Pakistan has been a big threat for some time now.  



Which international organization has announced a loan of $ 750 million for India for electrification of railway track in India? 

Answer: Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank has recently announced a loan of $ 750 million for electrification of railway track in India. This is very important for the electrification of railway in India. With this loan amount, 3,378 km long railway line will be electrified in India.



Recently, the painter, Sun Prakash, passed away from which state? 

Answer: Telangana

Sun Prakash was a famous painter. He died recently in Hyderabad on May 21, 2019. He was born on March 23, 1940 in Madhya, Khammam district. He has been awarded the award of Art Vibhushan. 


Vijaya children died recently, which area were they related to? 

Answer: Film production 

Vijaya Children was a renowned filmmaker and film historian. He died recently on May 19, 2019 in Delhi. He was born on May 16, 1921. He founded the Delhi Film Society in 1959. They are known of the "Ek Mule and Ekta", an animation film.  


Who has recently been elected as the new President of South Africa? 

Answer: Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as President in South Africa, Ramaphosa South Africa. Elections held on May 8, the African National Congress (ANC) got 230 seats out of 400. African National Congress has received 57.5% of the votes.  



Chancy Chitte was recently conferred with the United Nations' highest peace mission award, which country was it related to? 

Answer: Malawi

Recently, Malawi soldier Chancy Chitete was posthumously honoured with the United Nations' highest peace mission award " Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage". Chancy Chitete died in the Democratic Republic of Congo in November 2018, here he was participating in the operation against the gunfighting organization called ADF. Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal was founded in memory of UN peacekeeper Captain Diane, who protected hundreds of people before he died in 1994 in Rwanda. 



What place was India received in the Kids Rights Index 2019? 

Answer: 117th

In the Kids Rights Index 2019, India has been ranked 117th in 180 countries list. The status of children's rights in various countries is assessed by this index. Iceland is the first place in this list. This is followed by Portugal and Switzerland. This index is the initiative of Kids Rights Foundation and Erasmus University of Rotterdam. This index is prepared annually. This index consists of five categories: Right to life, Right to health, Right to education, Right to safety and appropriate environment for children's rights. 



Who is the first woman pilot of India to qualify for the Combat mission? 

Answer: Bhawana Kanth

Flight Lieutenant sense has become the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force by creating a history of fable, who has qualified for a Combat mission in fighter aircraft.

  • Bhawana Kanth is from the Indian Air Force's first female fighter pilot's batch, he joined Fighter Squadron in November 2017. 
  • They flew the MiG-21 Biaison in March 2018. This flight was full of Ambala Air Force Station. 
  • Pilots have to complete the "Operational By Day" syllabus to fly in the day. They have completed this syllabus. Now they can go on missions on Fighter Aircraft in the day. Now they will have to complete their syllabus to fly in the night, then they can work on the operation by fighter aircraft at night. 


World Cultural Diversity Day is celebrated every year for talks and development? 

Answer: 21st May, the World Cultural Diversity Day is celebrated on May 21 every year for talks and development. Its purpose is to promote development and cultural diversity. In 2001, the statue of Bamiyan Buddha of Afghanistan was broken, after which the World Cultural Diversity Day was celebrated for talks and development. 


World Hypertension Day is celebrated? 

Answer: 17 May

High world hypertension is celebrated on May 17 of every year. Its purpose is to spread awareness about this disease. Hypertension is also called silent killer. This year, the World High Blood Pressure Day theme is "No Your Numbers", its purpose is to make people aware about hypertension. It aims to inspire people to regularly check blood pressure. Hypertension is the stage when the blood puts more pressure on the walls of the arteries for a long time. This can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. 

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