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Current Affairs Quiz: April 11, 2019

Updated On - Thursday, 11 April 2019

Who won the title of the women's singles category in the Monterey Open tennis tournament in 2019?

Answer: Garbin Muguruza of Spain won the title of the women's singles title in the Monterey Open tennis tournament in 2019. In fact, his opponent Victoria Azarenka had retired hurt due to injury.



Who are the current chairperson of the National Green Tribunal?

Answer: The National Green Tribunal bench, headed by Adarsh ??Kumar Goel Justice Adarsh ??Kumar Goel, has constituted a committee to investigate the case of erosion in the plains of the Yamuna. The committee comprises Principal Secretary, Haryana Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Member Secretary of Haryana State Pollution Control Board and Director of the Department of Mines and Geoscience. This committee will submit its joint report within a month.



The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which has been in the news of recent times, is related to which country?

Answer: Iran has declared Iran's elite military force Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. In his statement, US President Donald Trump said that Iran not only sponsors terrorism but also fosters extremism through financial revolutions by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. This is the first time that the US has declared a country's government unit as a terrorist organization.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps is a branch of the Armed Forces of Iran, it was established on April 22, 1979 after the 1979 Revolution. It was founded on the order of Ayatollah Khomeini. According to the constitution of Iran, the work of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is to protect the Islamic system from foreign intervention. Currently, there are more than 120,000 employees in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. It has been declared a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United States.



During the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission has banned the publication of biopic / publicity material under which article of the Constitution?

Answer: Article 324 Under the Article 324 of the Constitution, the Election Commission has banned the publication of biopic / publicity material while issuing the order.



Which IIT has compromised for India's first cold spray Smart Lab with General Electric (GE)?

Answer: IIT Madras

IIT Madras recently signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) for India's first Cold Spray Smart (Surface Modification and Additive Research Technologies) Lab. Under this, Advanced Service Technology will be developed for aircraft engine parts. This is India's first high-pressure cold spray which is being set up at an educational institution.



NIRF ranking was named the best educational institution of India in 2019?

Answer: IIT Madras

Recently, the list of NIRF ranking 2019 and ARIIA Awards was released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

NIRF Ranking 2019

  • In the Overall category, IIT Madras has been in first place.
  • AIIMS Delhi has been ranked first in the medical category.
  • Miranda House Delhi has been ranked first in the college category.
  • IIM-Bangalore has been ranked first in the management category.
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore, ranked first on the law level.
  • In the category of architecture, IIT Kharagpur was in the first place.
  • IISc ranked first in the university category.
  • In the list of engineering institutes, IIT Madras and IIT Delhi are at the top.
  • In the ranking of Higher Education Institute of Human Resource Development Ministry, IIT Chennai is in the top position, IISc Bangalore is second and IIT Delhi is in third place.
  • Jamia Hamadard is the best pharmacy institute.



The Bombay Stock Exchange has recently signed an agreement with which bank to promote the startup platform?

Answer: HDFC Bank

The Bombay Stock Exchange recently signed MoU with HDFC Bank. Under this agreement, efforts will be made to spread awareness about the benefits of being listed on the BSE Startup Platform. Banking and loan facility will be provided to eligible startups under this agreement. Start-ups will have an opportunity to get more capital through the start-up platform of BSE. The Bombay State Exchange launched the startup platform in December 2018. This will encourage entrepreneurs to list the company in the stock exchange. HDFC Bank has 43 million customers, more than 5000 branches and 13,160 ATMs.



Bold Kurukshetra war practice is being organized between the two countries?

Answer: India and Singapore

A joint military exercise between India and Singapore has begun in Jhansi's Babina Cantonment. The three-day war practice of this war practice is being organized to strengthen military technology, maritime security between the two countries. Through this war practice, both countries will strengthen the fight against terrorism. In this exercise, the Indian team was represented by Colonel S.P. Are lions. While Lt Col Tong Tong is representing the Singaporean team. The two countries had signed the agreement in November 2017 to strengthen defense relations. Ansoor of the agreement, Singapore's army will do training and firing exercises together with the Indian Army.



In which country was the MENA World Economic Forum organized?

Answer: Jordan

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) World Economic Forum was organized in Jordan on 6-7 April, 2019. In this meeting, various important issues related to the area were discussed. In this meeting, jobs were created to promote jobs, empowerment of Arab women and startups. In this, more than 1000 participants from 50 countries participated.



Who became the first city to implement 24 × 7 pollution charging zone?

Answer: London The London 24 × 7 pollution has become the first city in the world to implement the charging zone. London has applied the Inverted Emoison Zone, under which the admission fees will not be charged for old vehicle emission norms. The petrol vehicle passing through the Ultra Low Emission Zone needs to be compatible with Euro-4 and diesel vehicle Euro-6 standard, if the vehicle is not compatible with these standards then the drivers will have to pay daily.

The purpose of this initiative is to reduce air pollution and to protect public health. This ultra low emission zone 24 × 7 will be applicable. Inverted vehicles are not favorable to the Emission Zone standards. For this type of car, van and motorbike, there will be a fee of 12.50 pounds per day, while for the lorry, bus and coach, this fee will be 100 pounds. In London, 50% nitrogen oxide air emissions will be due to vehicles only. Due to air pollution, London has a loss of 3.7 billion pounds.

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