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Current Affairs Quiz - May 7, 2019

Updated On - Tuesday, 07 May 2019


What is the theme of Indian Pavilion in the 58th Venice Biennale 2019? 

Answer: 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi

After 8 years, India will participate in Venice, Italy, in the oldest Biennale (biennial event) of the art world. The beginning of this event will be on May 11, 2019. The 58th Venice Biennale 2019 theme is "Our Time for a Future Career". In this event, 16 Haripura posters will be displayed in Indian pavilion, Indian pavilion theme will be "150 years of Mahatma Gandhi". This will be the second time when India will set up pavilion in the largest art event in the world. Indian pavilion has been prepared by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and it has been commissioned by the National Gallery of Modern Art. In 1938, Mahatma Gandhi asked modern artist Nandalal Bose to depict different aspects of Indian life in the Congress convention in Haripura of Gujarat. 


According to which space agency 99942 Apophis Asteroids will come near Earth almost a decade? 

Answer: According to NASA 99942 Apophis Asteroids will move towards Earth in the next 10 years. However, this asteroid will pass through the surface of the earth approximately 31,000 kilometers.

The main point is that this phenomenon will be quite rare, 99942 is quite a big object. It is a good opportunity for scientists to study this asteroid. Scientists will be able to study the shape and composition of this asteroid etc. 

According to NASA, about 2 billion people from Earth will be able to see this asteroid with the naked eye. This asteroid will travel from the east coast of Australia to the west coast. It will pass through the Indian Ocean, the equator, Africa and the Atlantic Ocean. The possibility of Apophis's collision with Earth is very little. 

Apophis 99942 Apophysis was discovered by American astronomers in 2004. Its name is named after the Lord of the destruction of Egypt. Its diameter is 370 meters. 


Which Indian female squash player won the women's title in the 2019 Asian individual squash championship?
Joshna Chinappa

India's squash player Joshna Chinappa won the women's title in the 2019 Asian individual squash championship. The event was organized in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Joshna Chinappa defeated Hong Kong's Anne Au 11-5, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6 in the final. 
In the men's section, India's Sourav Ghosal defeated Hong Kong's Leo Aun Ming 11-9, 11-2, 11-8 to win the title. Along with that Saurav Ghoshal became the first Indian male player to reach the top 10 in the rankings of Squash. 


Recently, Krishna Panda passed away, which political party he was associated with? 

Duti Krushna Panda was a CPI leader and a former Lok Sabha MP, who recently passed away on May 5, 2019 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Bhanjanagara Parliamentary seat (present Aska) in 1971. In 1990, he was elected to the state assembly from Aska. They were associated with various trade unions. He was also the founder-president of the Odisha Anganwadi Workers Association. 


Which IIT has entered into an agreement with E-Governance Services India Limited for Advanced India Campaign?

Answer: IIT Kanpur 

E-Governance Services India Limited recently signed an agreement with IIT Kanpur for "Advanced India Campaign". The "Advanced India Campaign" is the initiative of the Central Human Resource Development Ministry. For the advanced India campaign, IIT Kanpur has collected 15 major high educational institutions of Uttar Pradesh. All these institutions will work with the Common Service Center to work for the development of the village. IIT Kanpur has adopted five villages: Hridayapur, Baikanthpur, Ishwariganj, Pratappur Hari and Saxupurva villages. This village is situated near Kanpur. 


Which of these countries is associated with the news of the recent headquarter of Xavi Hernandez? 

Answer: Spain, one of the greatest players of world football, Xavi Hernandez has announced the retirement, that Kavi will retire from football by the end of this season. Spain's Xavi Hernandez currently plays for Qatar's Al-Saad Football Club. Chawla will retire from football after the current season. 

Xavi Hernandez

Xavi Hernandez is a Spanish footballer, born on January 25, 1980 in Terasa, Spain. Xavi is a midfielder, he played for 17 years for Barcelona. He played 133 matches for Spain at the national level. Xavi played 505 matches for Barcelona between 1998 and 2015, in which he scored 58 goals. Since 2015, keys have been linked to Qatar's football club Al-Saad, who has scored 21 goals for the club. Xavi is considered to be one of the greatest midfielders of football. With Barcelona, ?? Xavi Hernandez won 8 La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey, four UEFA Champions League titles and two FIFA Club World Cup titles. Xavi Hernandez was part of the Spanish team winning the Euro Championships in 2008 and 2012. 


Who recently made the world record of dancing for the longest time? 

Answer: Recently, 18-year-old Nepalese shuttle made a world record for the longest duration of the dance, Bandana danced continuously for 126 hours (more than five days). He made this record in Kathmandu. Before them, this record was in the name of Hemlata of Kerala. Hemlata had consistently danced for 123 hours and 15 minutes. 


In what country will the 2019 G-7 Summit be organized? 

Answer: France

India has been officially invited for the summit of G-7 countries with Australia, Chile and South Africa. The summit will be organized in France's Biarritz during August 24-25, 2019. According to analysts, this invitation to India reflects strong relations between India and France. The G-7 group includes US, UK, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and Germany. Earlier in 2005 also India had joined the G-7 summit.



Recently, INS Vela was launched under the Project-75 of the Indian Navy, which is a joint venture between the two countries?
India and France

Recently, the Indian Navy was launched under the project 75 by the fourth stealth Scorpene class Submarine, this submarine was launched in the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai for the trial. The submarines are being manufactured at Mazagon Dock Limited, in which Naval Group of France is the main partner. INS Vela is the fourth scorpion-class submarine out of 6. The Scorpene class submarine in the Indian Navy is called the Kalvari range. In 2005, agreement was signed for Project 75 between French DCNS (Now Naval Group) and Mazagon Dock Limited, under which 6 submarines were to be built. Under this agreement, INS Kalvari will be deployed in December, was commissioned in 2018. While INS Khandery and INS Karanj  reached the advance stages of joining the Navy. The construction of INS Vagir and INS Vagsheer has reached a great deal. This contract will be completed by 2020. The Kalvari range includes diesel-electric attack submarines, it is based on Scorpene submarine.


Which Permanency Court project is associated with which High Court? 

Answer: Delhi High Court 

Zero pendency Court project is a pilot project of Delhi High Court. It is being implemented in different subordinate courts of Delhi. This will help in determining the number of times and the number of judges for different types of cases. 


Key points 

  • In order to clear all the pending cases in Delhi in one year, 43 other judges are required, currently the current number of judges in Delhi is 143. 
  • Due to persistent delays, the faith of the people has diminished on the justice system, and people have to wait for decades for justice.
  • There has been considerable increase in the cases filed in previous years, which is likely to increase in pending cases. There is a need to take proper steps to resolve this. 
  • Due to delays in judicial matters, India accounts for 1.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) annually. 

  • According to the report, the disposal of cases is delayed due to non-attendance of witnesses, demand for unnecessary adjournment by lawyers, low number of judges, delay in summation etc. 

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