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Current Affairs Quiz - May 3, 2019

Updated On - Friday, 03 May 2019


Negoso Gidada recently died, which country was former President?

Answer: Ethiopia

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



Which place between India and France recently began Varuna 19.1 war practice?

Answer: Goa "Varun Naval Exercise" started between Goa and India, near Goa. This bilateral naval exercise was first introduced in 1983, its name was "Varun" in 2001. This exercise is being organized from 1st May to 10th May.

Varun 2019

In this exercise, India is using its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya with MiG-29K fighters. In this exercise from France, aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle and Raphael-M Naval Jets are participating.

In this exercise France is taking part in FNS Forbin, FNS Provence, FNS LatusTravil, nuclear submarine, FNS amethyst, tanker FNS, etc.

In this exercise from India, diesel-electric submarine INS Shankul, Guided Missile Destroyer INS Chennai, Stealth Frigate INS Tekkhar, Tanker INS Deepak, P-8I Long Distance Patrol Aircraft and Dornier-228 aircraft are taking part in this exercise. There is a high-level naval exercise of Varun, it will be conducting anti-submarine exercises.

Indo-French Defense Cooperation

India and France are working to promote action-oriented cooperation in the Indian Ocean region. Due to the Military Logistics Agreement with France, the Indian Navy has access to the French bases located in the Indian Ocean.



Who will be the first non-British President of MCC?

Answer: Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lankan great batsman Kumar Sangakkara will become the first non-British president of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club). They will take charge on October 1, 2019. His name was announced by MCC Chairman Anthony Wreford.

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Marylebone Cricket Club was founded in 1787, since 1814, it is located in the Lord's Cricket Ground. This club used to be the governing body of cricket for England and Wales. In 1788, MCC took responsibility for the rules of cricket and the revised format of the rules was presented. Although changes in the rules of cricket are now fixed by the International Cricket Council, but still the copyright is with MCC.

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara is one of Sri Lanka's greatest cricketers. Kumar Sangakkara had played for Sri Lanka in Test cricket on July 20, 2000, he scored 12,400 runs in 134 Tests in his career. He started his one-day career against Pakistan on 5 July 2000. In his one-day career, he played 404 matches and scored 14,234 runs. Kumar Sangakkara played 56 international T20 matches in his career, in which he scored 1,382 runs.



Which hockey player has been nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Sports Ratna Award for 2019?

Answer: PR Sreejesh, (Goalkeeper) Hockey, India

The name of Sreejesh has been proposed for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Apart from them, Midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and forward Akashdeep Singh and women's team defender Deepika have been named for the Arjuna Award.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is the highest honour given in the field of sports. This award has been named after former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This award is provided every year by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs. The winner of this award is given a reward of 7.5 lakh rupees. The winners of this award are selected by the committee selected by the Ministry.

PR Shreejesh

PR Shreejesh is the goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team. He was born on May 8, 1988 in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Sreejesh had entered the junior national team in 2004. The senior national team entered in 2006. In Hockey India League they play for the Uttar Pradesh Wizards.



SEBI has recently imposed 6 months restriction on the stock exchange?

Answer: National Stock Exchange

Recently SEBI has imposed a 6-month ban on the National Stock Exchange. SEBI has also ordered the National Stock Exchange to refund Rs 625 crore of investors, on this amount the annual interest will also be paid at the rate of 12% from 2014. This order was given due to imperfections in the Co-location facility of National Stock Exchange, using some of these brokers to get unfair advantage. After this order, the National Exchange can not issue an IPO for next 6 months.

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

SEBI is the statutory regulator for the securities market in India established in 1988. It was given statutory powers through the SEBI Act, 1992. Its main function is to protect the interests of investors in securities, promote the development of the securities market and regulate the security market. Its headquarters is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

National Stock Exchange (NSE)

National Stock Exchange is one of the country's leading stock exchanges, it is located in Mumbai. It was established in 1992. There are 1952 companies listed in this In April, 2018, its total market capitalization was approximately $ 2.27 trillion, it is the 11th largest stock exchange in the world. NSE's flagship index Nifty is 50.



Where is the headquarters of Water and Water Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited (WAPCOS) located?

Answer: New Delhi

Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCIL) has recently signed an agreement with Water and Water Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited (WAPCOS). Under this agreement, work related to geo-technical exploration and engineering consultancy will be done jointly. Both of these firms will work jointly in water resources, energy and resources, ports, lake rehabilitation, flood management, eradication control etc. WAPCOS is a Mini Ratna Company under Central Water Resources Ministry. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi.



In which city will the 8th Asian Youth Women Handball Championship be held?

Answer: Jaipur

The 8th Asian Youth Women Handball Championship will be organized in Jaipur, Rajasthan. In this competition, 10 teams will participate. This includes defending champion South Korea of ??the previous year. This competition was held for the first time in Jaipur between August 21st and August 30th. Earlier this tournament was organized in Delhi in 2015, India was at seventh place in that edition. This competition has been dominated by South Korea. Significantly, South Korea has won the last seven editions of this competition. The seventh edition of this competition was organized in Jakarta in Indonesia in 2017. In the previous edition, South Korea was the winner while Japan and China were second and third respectively.



Who was India's largest crude oil supplier in 2018-19?

Answer: Iraq

In 2018-19, the country's largest crude oil supplier is Iraq. Iraq exported 46.61 million tonnes of crude oil to India in 2018-19. This is 2% more than the previous year. In 2017-18, Iraq exported 45.74 million tonnes of crude oil to India. Saudi Arabia was India's second largest crude oil supplier. Iran is India's third and the United Arab Emirates is the fourth largest crude oil supplier country. Despite US sanctions, Iran exported 24 million tonnes of crude oil to India in 2018-19, it increased 6.24% compared to the previous year.



Julian Assange is a citizen of which country?

Answer: Australia WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British court, given this sentence for not abiding by the bail.


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by the British Police on April 11, 2019, who was living in Ecuador's embassy in the United Kingdom since 2012. Recently, Ecuador terminated his political asylum. Julian sought refuge in Ecuador's Embassy in London in 2012. In fact, Sweden's police wanted to investigate Julian Assange in connection with sexual abuse. Julian Assange was recently accused of leaking information of private life of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, after which Ecuador decided to end the political asylum of Julian Assange.

Julian Assange

Julian Assange is an Australian computer programmer and editor of online magazine named WikiLeaks. Julian Assange was born on July 3, 1971 in Queensland, Australia. Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006. WikiLeaks Magazine became the subject of international discussion in 2010 when it disclosed many controversial issues. In November 2010, Sweden issued International Arbitration Warrant for Sexual Abuse Against Julian Assange. He was given political asylum in the Embassy of Ecuador in London in August 2012.


WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes secret information. It was launched on October 4, 2006. Its website is estimated to have more than 10 million documents. WikiLeaks has exposed many corruption cases and secret government documents in front of the world. WikiLeaks publishes secret information received from unknown sources.



In which state is the Mawmluh cave situated in the recent headlines?

Answer: Meghalaya Mawmluh Cave is located in Meghalaya. Recently, Geological Survey of India North Eastern Region established two geological display boards. Its purpose is to spread awareness about the significance of this place in tourists.

These two boards have been installed in the Mawmluh Cave of East Khasi Hill District of Meghalaya and in Therriaghat, Sobhar. Stalagmite located in the Mawmluh cave has been tagged as Global Straight Bottom Section and Point (GSSP). This is the first formal marker in geologic time in India. In the Therriaghat section, information about the Cretaceous Paleogene boundary transformation is obtained by the Um-Sohryngkew (Wahrew) river. From this limit, it is known about the presence of high levels of iridium metal, through which the giant meteorite gets information on falling on the earth. Beginning of the Meghalayan period, 4200 years ago, during this period, the state of drought and cold conditions were generated.


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