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Current Affairs Quiz: April 1-2, 2019



Updated On - Monday, 01 April 2019

Who was appointed the new CEO of ICC?

Answer: Manu Sahni

Recently, Manu Sahni was appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Cricket Council. He took charge on April 1, 2019 He replaced David Richardson, Richardson will remain with the ICC until the men's cricket World Cup is over. Earlier, Manu Sahni has also been the CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and also the Managing Director of ESPN Start Sports.

International Cricket Council (ICC)

International Cricket Council was established on June 15, 1909. It was initially established as an Imperial Cricket Conference by the representatives of Australia, England and South Africa. Later it was named International Cricket Conference in 1965; it was named International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1989. ICC is the global governing body of cricket. Currently, there are 105 member countries in the ICC. It has only 12 full time members who play Test matches. The other 93 countries are Associate members. ICC organizes major events of international cricket. It also appoints umpires for the events.

 

Which is the world's first district with 5G coverage?

Answer: Hongkou

District of Hong Kong has recently become the world's first 5G coverage district. 5G network trials were done in Hongkou. Shanghai has set a target to set up 10,000 5G base stations by the end of this year.

 

Recently, ISRO launched 29 satellites through a launch vehicle?

Answer: PSLV

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched 29 satellites in the same launch on April 1. ISRO launched a 436 kg Amisette satellite for defense research and development organization on April 1, 2019. With this, 28 satellites of international customers were also launched from Sriharikota. Amisat was established at an altitude of 753 kms. In this flight the satellites of Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and America were also installed in space, these satellites were installed at an altitude of 505 km. This launch was done by PSLV C-45.

Indian Space Research Organization

It was established in 1969. With the formation of 'Space Commission' and 'Department of Space' by the Government of India in 1972, the space exploration activities received over 9 gains. ISRO was kept under the control of the Department of Space. The 70s was an experimental era in the history of Indian space program, during which experimental satellite programs like 'Bhaskir', 'Rohini' Aryabhat 'and' Apple 'were launched.

The 80s became operational in the 1980s while satellite programs like 'INSAT' and 'IRS' started. Today, INSAT and IRS are key events of ISRO. India has a strong launch vehicle program for the launch of spacecraft. Entrepreneur of ISRO, Antrixy, markets the Indian space services worldwide. The special feature of the Indian space program is effective cooperation with other countries, international organizations and developing countries going to space.

 

Which team won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament?

Answer: South Korea

South Korea's hockey team defeated India 4-2 in penalty shoot-out in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final. India and South Korea were at 1-1 at the stipulated time. India has won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup so far 5 times. The match was organized in Ipoh of Malaysia.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual hockey competition, organized in Malaysia. It started in 1983 as a bi-annual competition. Later in 1998 it became an annual competition. The name of this competition has been named after the ninth ruler of Malaysia, Sultan Azlan Shah, he was a big fan of hockey. Australia has so far made its name the highest 10 times in this competition.

 

Who has been elected the first woman President of Slovakia?

Answer: Zuzana Kaputova

Zuzana Kaputova has won the presidential election of Slovakia, she has been elected the first female President of Slovakia. Zuzana Kaputova defeated Maros Sefkovich in the presidential election. Zuzana Kaputova received 58% of votes, while Maros Sefkovich received 42% votes.

Slovakia is a land-locked country located in central Europe. Its border is in Poland in the north, Ukraine in the east, Hungary in the south and Austria in the west. Slovakia is a member of the European Union and NATO. It became independent from Czechoslovakia on January 1, 1993. Its area is 49,035 square kilometers. Its capital is located in Bratislava. Its official language is Slovak and its national currency is Euro.

 

Who won the title of 2019 Miami Open tennis tournament in men's singles category?

Answer: Roger Federer's great tennis player Roger Federer won the title of 2019 Miami Open tennis tournament in men's singles. In the final, they defeated last time winner John Isner. This is Roger Federer's 28th Masters title and the Overall 101st title.

 

Earth Hour 2019 was celebrated?

Answer: 30 March

This year "Earth Hour" was observed on the evening of March 30 between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. On this occasion, people around the world were invited to stop power of non-essential equipment for one hour. Earth Hour was launched by the World Wide Fund for Nature in the year 2007. It is an environmental campaign that aims to attract people's attention towards climate change. Usually the mean mean is celebrated on the last Saturday of March. Through Earth Hour, commitment is made to control environmental protection and climate change.

 

When was the Reserve Bank of India established?

Answer: April 1, 1935

The establishment day of the Reserve Bank of India was celebrated on 1st April. According to the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the Reserve Bank of India was established on 1 April 1935. Initially the central bank of the Reserve Bank was established in Kolkata but in 1937 it was permanently transferred to Mumbai. The central office is the place where the governor sits and where the policies are prepared. Since nationalization in 1949, the Reserve Bank is fully owned by the Government of India.

Primary work of Reserve Bank of India

  • Managing the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
  • Preparation, implementation and monitoring of monetary policy
  • To determine the parameters of banking operations
  • Merchant banking function for central and state government

The Reserve Bank of India has made a commendable service in its 83 years of efforts to create a solid credit structure with modern banking practices. Fixed structure of interest rates, stability in the exchange value of rupees, affordable remittance facilities, successful management of public debt, development of sound bill market and rational allocation of credit, bankers of bankers in various years have some achievements, which not only It has contributed to this, but also on economic development, has increased public confidence in the banking sector.

 

Which Indian Shipyard has delivered 100 warships recently?

Answer: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited

Government Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) became the first Indian shipyard to deliver 100 warships. The 100th warship INLCU L-56 built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), this warship has been handed over to the Indian Navy. Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) handed over the 99th warship ICGS Priyadarshini to Indian Coast Guard.

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE)

  • It is a public sector defense enterprise, one of the leading government shipbuilders in India, it is located in Calcutta in West Bengal. It builds and renovates commercial and naval vessels. Now it is also building export ships.
  • It was established in 1884 as a small private company on the banks of the Hooghly river. In 1916, it was renamed as Garden Reach Workshop. It was nationalized by the government in the year 1960.
  • GRSE is a "MiniRatna". This is the first Indian shipyard to produce 100 warships. It is currently manufacturing 3 stealth frigates for the Indian Navy under the P17A project.
  • The 100 warships manufactured by GRSE include Advanced Frigates, anti-submarine Warfare Corvettes to Fleet Tankers.

 

Who was given the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman 2019?

Answer: Rajendra Joshi

Recently presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Award by President Ramnath Kovind to NRI Dr. Rajendra Joshi who resided in Switzerland. The citation given by the President was given by Indian Ambassador CB George in Switzerland to Dr. Rajendra Joshi. Dr. Rajendra Joshi has been given this honor for his contributions in science.

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is the highest honor given to the Diaspora Indians. This honor is provided to the organization introduced by people of NRI, Indian origin, NRI or Indian origin.

This award is provided for contribution in the following areas:

  • India's better understanding
  • Cooperation for the purpose and solution of the problems of India
  • To strengthen the relations between Indian communities living in India and abroad
  • Human or social philanthropy work in India or abroad
  • Welfare of local Indian community
  • Charitable work
  • In an area Such a task which has brightened the name of India
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