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Current Affairs Quiz - May 4, 2019

Updated On - Saturday, 04 May 2019

World Tuna Day is celebrated?

Answer: 2 May

World Tuna Day is celebrated on May 2 every year, aimed at highlighting the importance of fish managed stock. Fish species related to tuna and tuna are economically important, it is also an important source of food. These include about 40 species of Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. Due to various quality of tuna, its demand is quite high. It is very important for food security, economic opportunities and livelihood.



Which international organization recently declared Masood Azhar of Pakistan a global terrorist? Answer: United Nations

The United Nations has declared Pakistan's notorious terrorist Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Recently, China removed technical stops after heavy international pressure, after which Masood Azhar was declared a global terrorist. For a long time, Masood Azhar was strapped for not being declared a global terrorist.

Who is Masood Azhar?

Masood Azhar is a notorious terrorist. He is the founder and leader of the Islamic terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammad. He has carried out many terrorist incidents in India. He has been actively working to continue the terrorist activities in India. His role in spreading panic in Kashmir is quite high. Masood Azhar is also associated with the Islamic terrorist organizations Harkat-ul-Ansar and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. Masood Azhar is on the list of India's Most Wanted Terrorists.

  • Masood Azhar's terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out terrorist attacks on Indian Parliament in 2001, killing 14 people.
  • Masood Azhar was also in the attack on the Indian Air Base in Pathankot in 2016. 1 civilian and 7 security personnel died in this attack.
  • Jaish-e-Mohammad was also involved in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, 2019. More than 40 jawans were killed in this attack.



Where is the headquarters of International Press Institute situated?

Answer: The International Press Institute located in Vienna. Vienna has recently told its new report that 55 journalists have been killed since May, 2018. There is tremendous pressure on the freedom of press around the world. Laws are being passed to reduce the freedom of the press by governments around the world.



Which Indian wrestler won gold medal in men's 65 kg weight category in Ali Aliev wrestling competition?

Answer: Bajrang Punia

India's star wrestler Bajrang Punia won the gold medal while performing well in Ali Aliev Wrestling Competition. Along with this, Bajrang Punia has become the first Indian to win gold medal in the competition. Bajrang Punia defeated Russia's Victor Rasmine in the freestyle category of 65 kg weight in the final.

Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia, a well-known wrestler, was born on February 26, 1994 in Jhajjar, Haryana. Significantly, Bajrang Punia has recently become the world's number one wrestler in the 65 kg freestyle category. In 2013, he won a bronze medal in Asian wrestling championship, thereafter he won a bronze medal in World Wrestling Championship this year. In the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland, he won the silver medal. In the Asian Games in 2014, he won the silver medal again. Bajrang Punia won the silver medal in Asian wrestling competition 2014. Bajrang Punia won gold medal in Asian wrestling competition in 2017. In the Commonwealth Games in 2018, Bajrang Punia won gold medal in Australia's Gold Coast. In addition, in the 2018 Asian Games, Bajrang Punia won gold medal in 65 kg weight category.



Who became the first independent woman director of the Bombay Stock Exchange recently?

Answer: M. Jayshree Vyas Professional Chartered Accountant M. Jayshree Vyas has recently been appointed as independent director of the Bombay Stock Exchange, the first woman to become independent director on the Bombay Stock Exchange. According to the Companies Act, 2013, there should be at least one female director in a particular category of companies. SEBI has made mandatory appointing at least one female director on board in October 2014.



What is the theme of World Press Freedom Day 2019?

Answer: Media for democracy is celebrated every year on the World Press Freedom Day, as well as celebrating the fundamental principles of freedom of press as well as evaluating the freedom of the press throughout the world. This day works to protect the media from attacks on the freedom of the media and to pay tribute to the journalists who die. The subject of World Press Freedom Day for the year 2019 has been 'Media for Democracy'.

Key Facts

After the recommendation adopted in the 26th session of the UNESCO General Assembly in 1991, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had announced World Press Freedom Day in December 1993. This is the 21st year of the World Press Freedom Day Award. It started in 1997. The award was named after Colombian journalist Guillermo Cano Isaza. Guillermo was killed outside his newspaper office on 17 December 1986. It is jointly organized by the permanent mission of France, Greece and Lithuania.



Who recently became the first country in the world to implement climate emergency?

Answer: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has recently become the world's first legislature, which has passed the National Environment and Climate Emergency Proposal. A week ago, 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg asked British lawmakers to do more work for the environment. Their excess environmental group was protested by "Extinction Rebellion".



Which of the following telecommunications companies is associated with the recent news headlines India fiber?

Answer: BSNL

BSNL has become the first company to launch optical fibre based high speed broadband service in Pulwama, BSNL has launched "India fiber " in Pulwama. This is the first FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home) service in the Kashmir Valley. India fiber service is provided to the customer by the optical fiber to the home. The monthly charge for this service of BSNL is Rs 777 to Rs 16,999. Its minimum speed is 2 megabit per second.



The Government of India signed an MoU with the IIT to establish Center of Excellence for West To Wealth Technology?

Answer: IIT Delhi

The Government of India, along with IIT Delhi, signed MoU for setting up of Center for Excellence for West to Wealth Technology. Its purpose is to promote West To Wealth conversion for waste management through scientific and technical solutions. The West to Wealth Mission Project was approved by the recently constituted Prime Minister's Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).



In which of the following headlines is the Generalized System of Preferences related to which country?

Answer: America

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) was established in 1976 under the Trade Act, 1974. This is a US business program. Its purpose is to promote economic development of developing countries. Under this, free access to 4,800 products from 129 countries is provided. Recently a group of 25 influential lawmakers have urged American business representative Robert Lighthizer not to end GSP. On May 3, 2019, the notice expired 60 days. The elimination of the GSP for India will also harm US companies exporting India. Law makers have been asked to negotiate on this type of deal which would increase jobs by both import and export. President Trump had said on March 4 that the US will end the GSP program for India. 


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