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Current Affairs Quiz - May 9, 2019

Updated On - Thursday, 09 May 2019

Which country was recently elected as the supervisor member of the Arctic Council? 


Ministerial meeting of 11th Arctic Council was held in Rovaniemi, India, Finland, in this meeting, India has been elected as the Supervisor in the Intergovernmental Forum of the Arctic Council. India has expressed commitment to make more contributions to the Arctic Council. 

Arctic council

The Arctic Council was established in 1996 after Ottawa Declaration. Its headquarters is located in Tromso, Norway. The eight Council members of the Arctic Council are: Russia, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Canada and America. Currently Arctic Council is a member of Iceland. In the Arctic Council, 13 non-Arctic countries have also been included, these countries are invited for council meetings, but these countries do not get voting rights. 


This is a high intergovernmental forum, it works to solve the problems of Arctic countries. Its purpose is to promote coordination, cooperation and interaction. Environmental security and sustainable development in the Arctic sector are its main objectives. 

India and the Arctic region

Indian researchers have been searching for a long time in connection with the relationship between the Arctic region and the Indian monsoon. Under the Ministry of Central Earth Science, the National Center for Polar and Ocean Research has established a research station named "Himadri" in Svalbard, Norway. This research station studies the impact of global warming on the marine system, cloud formation and precipitation. 


In which of the following headlines is Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released related to which country? 

Answer: Myanmar

Myanmar has released the law and freedom from jail, it is worth mentioning that these two reporters of Reuters News Agency spent more than 500 days in jail. Both of these journalists were convicted in September and they were sentenced to seven years in prison. Myanmar's President, Win Mint, recently apologized to 6,520 prisoners, including two journalists of Reuters in the list of these prisoners. 


Wa Lone, 33 and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29 were were working on the investigation of the killing of 10 Rohingyas in Myanmar, the charges against the 10 Rohingya Muslims were assaulted on security forces and Buddhist citizens. This incident took place in the protected area of ??Myanmar. After August, 2017 Rohingya Muslims had migrated from Myanmar to a large number. According to the United Nations, more than 730,000 Rohingyas were fleeing from Myanmar in this incident and migrated to Bangladesh. Human rights violations in Myanmar This incident was condemned worldwide. Subsequently in December, 2017, Wa Lone and Kev Soe Oo were arrested. 



Which Indian team won the second prize in Imagen Cup World Championship? 
 Team Caeli

Team India "Team Caeli" won the second prize in Microsoft's Imagine Cup World Championship. Bharat Sundal, Akash Bhadana and Vasu Kaushik were included in this team. The event was organized in Seattle of America. The team of these students of India was given the second prize for the development of smart automated pollutant called "Caeli" and drug delivery masks. 

  • This mask is designed for people with asthma and those with respiratory diseases. 
  • It is quite easy to carry, the dose of its medication can be determined by the app.
  • Intensive mode can be started by app during breathing trouble, through which instant relief medication is provided. This app also monitors the quality of air in real time. Through this app, people will also get information on the path to the lowest pollution route. 
  • For this invention, Team Caeli had secured first place in the Asian Regional Final Contest in Sydney in February, 2019. 

The Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship is organized every year, in which the top student teams participate, they present their ideas. In 2019, the US team, EasyGlucose, secured first place. It was awarded for the development of technology to monitor the level of glucose in the blood.



Which of the following cities of Rajasthan started Desert Storm 2019? 

Recently Desert Storm 2019 was started in Bikaner, Rajasthan, it is called India's longest cross country rally. 100 teams will participate in this four-day rally. 


India's first natural ice café is situated in which state? 

Answer: Jammu and Kashmir

India's first natural ice café has begun at Leh in Ladakh at an altitude of 14,000 feet. This ice café is located on the Manali-Leh highway. It is constructed by Border Roads Organization (BRO) through natural process. Its purpose is to save water in winter and afterwards, if needed, it is used for irrigation. This café has been prepared like the ice stove of Sonam Wangchuk. It has become a major tourist attraction. 


What is the the theme of the World Red Cross Day 2019? 

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day are celebrated every year to help people anywhere, anytime, unequivocal contributions of officials and volunteers around the world, and incredible achievements. This day is also celebrated as the anniversary of the birth anniversary of the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)  Jean-Henri Dunant and the first Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Its 2019 theme is "Love". 

International Red Cross Committee

The International Red Cross Committee is a human organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded on February 17, 1863 by Henry Dunant. The International Red Cross Committee has been awarded three times (1917, 1944 and 1963) by the Nobel Peace Prize. It helps the affected people, refugees, citizens and prisoners etc. At present, its Director General Ives Dorcord. 



Which Indian has been re-elected for the International Narcotics Control Board? 

Answer: Jagjit Pavadia of India,

Jagjit Pavadia has been re-elected for the International Narcotics Control Board. He is a member of the International Narcotics Control Board from 2015. Jagjit Pavadia of India gets 44 votes. Members are elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In this election 54 members of ECOSOC took part. 

Jagjit Pavadia

Jagjit was born in 1954. He did LLB from Delhi University in 1988. Later, he did a Master's Diploma in Public Administration from the Indian Institute of Public Administration. He worked on various important posts in Indian Revenue Service During 2006-12, he worked in Narcotics Commissioner and Central Bureau of Narcotics in India. 

International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is an arbitrary board, it monitors the prohibition on narcotic drugs. It has 13 members. It was started in 1909 with the International Opium Commission in Shanghai, it was the first International Anti-Drug Control Conference. It came into being in the present form in 1968. 


Which country's private rocket "Momo-3" has reached outer space? 

Answer: Japan

Japanese aerospace startup company has become the first private firm in Japan to launch rocket at Interstellar Technology Space. The company launched a small rocket called "Momo-3" from Hokkaido. This rocket reached a height of 110 km, later it fell into the Pacific Ocean. The length of this rocket is about 10 meters and its diameter is 50 centimeters. Its load is a ton. This rocket can set the payload in Earth's orbit. This interstellar company was founded by Takafumi Hori, the purpose of this company is to develop satellites in space by developing cheap commercial rockets. 


Dr N., who is regarded as the father of modern legal education in India. R. Madhav Menon died recently, which state was it related to? 

Answer: Kerala

Recently Dr N.R. Madhav Menon passed away, he was a famous educationist and father of modern Indian legal education. He died on May 8, 2019 at the age of 84 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. By establishing National Law School, he is credited with bringing revolution in the field of legal education in India. He presented the concept of a 5 year integrated LLB program. He was the founder-Vice Chancellor of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore, National Judicial Academy Bhopal and West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences. He was awarded Padmashri in 2003 for his outstanding contributions in the law field. 



World Thalassemia Day is celebrated? 

Answer: 8 May

World Thalassemia Day is celebrated on 8th May every year. This year, World Thalassemia Day theme is "universal access to quality healthcare for thalassemia". Its purpose is to spread awareness about thalassemia (a genetic disease) and to take necessary steps to prevent it. 

What is Thalassemia? 
Thalassemia is a blood genetic disorder. Disease due to hemoglobin and lack of blood cells due to this disease. Thalassemia can happen to a person only when one of his parents suffers from thalassemia.

Thalassemia occurs due to the absence of genetic effects and some of the essential gene fragments. Due to hemoglobin deficiency in the patient, oxygen transport is also reduced in the body and red blood cells are destroyed due to which anemia (anemia) occurs. This increases the amount of iron in the body. In many cases, patients with bone disorders and in rare cases also have a risk of heart disease. 

The skin of the person suffering from thalassemia becomes light yellow. A person suffering from thalassemia may have to face difficulties in development, the patient with thalassemia also feels severe fatigue. Due to genetic disease, it is very difficult to prevent, this disease can be detected by blood test. 

What is the risk of thalassemia?
The risk of thalassemia is quite high for those whose family has a thalassemia in advance. This disease is more common in the Mediterranean people (Italian, Greek and Middle Eastern) and South Asian people. 


It can be treated by blood transfusion and chelation therapy. In children it can be treated by Bone Marrow Transplant. But some of these symptoms appear after childhood and adolescence. 

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