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Current Affairs Quiz - May 5-6, 2019

Updated On - Monday, 06 May 2019

Who has been appointed as the Special Duty Officer (OSD) in Lokpal Office? 
Dilip Kumar

1995 batch Punjab cadre IAS officer Dilip Kumar has been appointed as the special duty officer in the Lokpal office. He has been appointed for 6 months on the basis of additional charge. This is probably the official appointment of first bureaucrat in Lok Pal. Earlier he was a joint secretary in the National Human Rights Commission. On March 23, 2019, President Ramnath Kovind administered oath to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh as the first Lokpal of the country. According to the rules, there is a chairperson and eight members in the Lokpal panel, four of them must be judicial. 



Which former Chairman of ISRO was recently given France's highest civilian honour? 
A S Kiran Kumar

Former Chairman of Kiran Kumar ISRO was awarded France's highest civilian honour, Chevalier de l'Ordre national de la Lgion d'Honneur. He has been given this honour for the India-France Space Cooperation. A.S. Kiran Kumar was the President of ISRO between 2015 to 2018. 

A. S. Kiran Kumar
A.S. Kiran Kumar was born in Karnataka on October 22, 1952. He studied from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was the Chairman of ISRO from 2015 to 2018. He played a significant role in Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan Mission. Previously he had worked as Director of the Space Applications Center in Ahmedabad. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2014. 

Legion d'Honneur
This is France's highest civilian honour; this honour is given to the citizens of any country for the excellent service of France. This honour was established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. There are five degrees of this honour:

The Chevalier (warrior), the officer (officer), Commandeur (commander), the Grand Officer (Grand Officer) and the Grand Croix (Grand Cross). Actor Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan were awarded this award in the year 2007 and 2014. Indian civilians like Amartya Sen, Ravi Shankar, Jubin Mehta, Lata Mangeshkar, JRD Tata and Ratan Tata have been honoured with this award by Lions D'Honor. 


Which bank recently linked the interest rate with the repo rate of the Reserve Bank of India? 

Answer: State Bank of India

State Bank of India has decided to link the interest rate with RBI's repo rate, SBI is the first to do so. 


Recently, Master Hirannaiah passed away, which regional theatre is related to? 

Noted Kannada theatre personality Master Hirannaiah died in the city on May 2 morning, related to the Kannada theater. They were from Mysore. His real name was Narasimha idol. He worked in politics based on politics in his life. 

Some of his famous plays are: Double Thaali, Kanya Daana, Sanyasi Samsara, Chamachavathara, Haasyadalli Ulta Palta, Kapil Mushti, Nadubidi Narayana, Bhrashtachara and Anaachaara. After the success of the theater, he also worked in several films and TV shows in Kannada. 


Which city recently launched the all-women police patrol unit “Rani Abbakka Force”? 

Answer: Mangaluru City Police 

Mangaluru City Police recently launched a complete women police patrol unit called "Rani Abbekka Force". It has been formed for the protection of women and children. This force has been deployed in mall, beach, educational institutions, religious places and public transport of the city. This force is named after the name of Queen Abbekka of 16th century coastal Karnataka. Currently 50 women police personnel are involved in this force. 


Who represented the Indian delegation at the Ministerial level meeting of 16th Asian Cooperation Dialogue? 

Answer: General V.K. Lion

In the Ministerial Meeting of the 16th Asian Cooperation Dialogue, the Indian delegation was represented by General V.K. Singh did the This talk was held in Doha from Qatar between April 30 and May 2. The theme of this talk was "Partners in Progress". 


In which of the following headlines, the emperor Maha Vajiralongkorn is related to which country? 

Answer: Thailand

Emperor Maha Vajiralongkorn recently became Ram Dasam King of Thailand. The inauguration of the Festival was held on May 4, 2019. Emperor Vajiralongkorn is the tenth ruler of the Chakri dynasty, this dynasty is ruled from 1782. The last coronation took place in 1950, when the father of the current emperor became a land-bank Aduliyadge emperor. The monarchy in Thailand has got constitutional recognition since 1932. Raj family is highly respected in Thailand and there is a ban on criticism of the Raj family in Thailand. 


Which Indian lady shooter has secured first place in the world at the 10 meter air rifle event? 

Answer: Apurvi Chandela

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela has become the world's number one player at the 10 meter air rifle event of women. They have 1,926 ranking points. India's Anjum Moudgil is second in this ranking. Anjum has 1,695 ranking points. Recently, Anjum Moudgil won the gold medal in the mixed event of the 10 meter air rifle at the ISSF World Cup. Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. India's young shooter Manu Bhohe reached the 10th position in the world in the 25 meter pistol category of women. 

Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Chandela is an Indian shooter, she participates in the 10 meter air rifle event. He was born on January 4, 1993 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Apurvi Chandela won gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In 2015, he won the silver medal in Munich in the World Cup final. In 2015, he won a bronze medal in the World Cup held in Changwon. He won a bronze medal in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 In the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia, he won a bronze medal. In the 2019 ISSF World Cup held in New Delhi, he won the gold medal.



International Fire Service Day is celebrated? 

Answer: 4 May

International Fire Staff Day is celebrated on 4th May every year. Its aim is to honor the work of the firefighter's staff and their sacrifice. Fire fighters play an important role in keeping the environment and communities safe. Five fire fighters died due to a fire in Forest in Australia on January 4, 1999, after this incident the proposals were sent by email worldwide for the establishment of the International Fire Staff Day. Thanks to this day, firefighters are encouraged to do their adventure and sacrifice. 


Who was the NATO Supreme Allied Commander recently appointed in Europe? 

Answer: Todd Wolters

American Air Force's General Todd Walters has been appointed the supreme military officer of the Nato Military Alliance. They were sworn in at the NATO headquarters in Belgium's Mons. He replaced General Curtiss M. Scaparrotti. General Walters' tenure could probably be two to three years. 


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