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Current Affairs Quiz: April 4, 2019

Updated On - Thursday, 04 April 2019

Which Latin American country recently joined the International Solar Coalition?

Answer: Bolivia

Bolivia recently signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Coalition. Actually these days the President of India is on a visit to Bolivia.

International Solar Alliance: The International Solar Coalition started by India and France in November 2015 during the COP 21 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Its framework agreement was implemented in December 2017. It was celebrated on March 11, 2018. Its headquarters is located in National Solar Energy Institute (NISE) in Gururgram, Haryana. This is the first international inter-governmental treaty, whose headquarters is located in India.  

The aim of ISA is to promote solar energy by uniting countries which are full of solar energy. Due to the large amount of solar energy production, its production cost will also decrease. Work in research and development work in member countries of solar energy production.

Objectives of ISA

Reduce the cost of equipment and technology required for solar energy by joint efforts. Investing $ 1,000 billion for solar power generation at large level by 2030 Encouraging 121 more sun-warming countries among the Cancer Line and Capricorn Line for solar energy generation.

Programs run by the ISA are programs run by the ISA - Scaling Solar Mini Grids; Affordable Finance at Scale; Scaling Solar Applications for Agricultural Use; Scaling Solar Rooftop Etc.



Which country has launched 5G network for the first time in the world?

Answer: South Korea

South Korea has launched the world's first national 5G network. The 5G network will be 20 times faster than the 4G. This year Samsung and LG will launch compatible 5G devices, they are expected to be priced more than 4G devices. By the end of this year more than 3 million people will be connected to 5G in South Korea. 5G will not only increase the internet speed of the smartphone but also the functions of the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Robotics and self-propelled vehicles will increase.

5G wireless communication technology is based on the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). This is the next step of mobile network technology after 4G LTE. The download and upload speed in 5G technology will be 100 times faster than the existing 4G network. This will lead to the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). In December, 2017, 3GPP completed the first set of 5G radio standard. Due to the high speeds of 5G, the music system will be easily streamed from the cloud system, so it will be able to easily provide navigation data to the driver without the driver. The role of 5G in the development of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things will be significant.



Which of these countries is associated with the recent headquartered MH-60R Sihak helicopter?

Answer: America

America recently approved to sell 24 MH 60 helicopters to India. For this, $ 2.4 billion will be spent. It was announced by the US on April 2, 2019. This helicopter is currently being used by the US Navy in a major way. It can be operated by helicopter frigate, distroor, cruiser and aircraft carrier. main point.

The MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopter is considered the world's most advanced sea helicopter. It is manufactured by the defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin. These helicopters can be used to attack submarines and ships, these helicopters are also useful for rescue and relief work. India had needed such a helicopter for a long time, India has a Sea King helicopter, but now the helicopter has become quite old. The MH 60 helicopter will increase the capacity of the Indian Navy. Given the aggressive attitude of China in the Indian Ocean region, India needs such a powerful helicopter.



Which social networking platform has recently launched a feature called Tip Line to stop Fake News?

Answer: Whatsapp has recently introduced the instant messaging app Whatsapp, the "tip line" to face feck news and rumors on the platform.

Key points

  • Users can forward messages to Whatsapp number + 91-9643-000-888 to check the authenticity of the news.
  • This news can be categorized as "true", "false", "misleading", "disputed" and "out of the area".
  • Whatsapp will review pictures, videos or text in Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam and English.
  • TipSite feature is launched by Whatsap in collaboration with Indian startup "PROTO".
  • A database of rumors and false news from the tip line feature will be prepared, which will help identify and stop the Fake News.
  • After the news is certified, its report will be sent to the user so that he may send more material for analysis.



In what country will India-Africa Agricultural and Rural Development Institute (IAIARD) be set up?

Answer: Malawi has signed an agreement with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Consultancy Service (NABCONS) for the India-Africa Agricultural and Rural Development Institute (IAIARD) in Malawi.

India-Africa Agricultural and Rural Development Institute (IAIARD)

  • IAIARD will be an African institution, not only Malawi trainees but also other trainees from other African countries will be trained for human resource development and capacity building.
  • IAIARD will provide training in micro-finance and agro-financing sectors.
  • The expenditure on travel, logistics and training courses of Indian faculty for the first three years will be done by the Government of India.
  • IAIARD is the first such initiative launched by the Indian Government in Africa. IAIARD will also strengthen relations between India and Malawi.

NABARD Consultancy Services is a subsidiary of NABARD Consultancy Services National Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (NABARD). NABARD Consultancy Services provides consultancy related services in agriculture, rural development and related areas.

National Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (NABARD): NABARD Bank is one of India's leading development banks. It was established on July 12, 1982, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This bank mainly deals with agricultural finance / debt related work. NABARD provides credit facilities for development and economic development in rural areas.  



In which of the following headlines, Café Scientific is related to?

Answer: Some of the scientific experts of Human Center for Ecology and Wildlife Biology in Kerala Kerala have launched "Café Scientific", aimed at promoting science among the common people. This is the first such campaign in the state to popularize science.



What was the start of the AUSINDEX 2019 practice recently?

Answer: The third edition of AUSINDEX, a joint naval exercise between Visakhapatnam India and Australia, commenced on 2 April in Visakhapatnam. This joint exercise will focus on anti-submarine warfare. Its aim is to promote bilateral naval strategic cooperation in the Indian Ocean region.


  • AUSINDEX 2019 will be organized from 2 April to 16 April in Visakhapatnam.
  • In this exercise, HMAS Canberra (Landing Helicopter Dock), Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Vessel, two Frigates - HMAS Newcastle and HMAS Paramata and P8I and P8 Marine Patrol Aircraft from Australia will participate.
  • A kilo-class submarine, land-based Hawk aircraft will provide air attack for this war practice. In this exercise the participants will participate in the anti-submarine vessel of the Smotara range, Stealth Distroor India.
  • In this exercise, Indian officials on Australian shipments and Australian ships on Indian ships will work.
  • This exercise will be done in the 200-mile area of ??Visakhapatnam.
  • AUSINDEX will participate in 1,000 military officers of Australia in 2019.

This will increase cooperation between India and Australia in defense sector.



Who is the author of the book "Kundan: Sagels Life and Music"?

Answer: Sharad Dutt

Sharad Dutt, author of the book "Kundan: Sagels Life and Music" The great singer KL in this book Saigal's works have been made alive. This book is written by KL Saigal's birth date was released on April 4, 2019. K.L. Some of Saigal's popular songs are: "When heart is broken", "a bungla made nayara", "I am not in the world, I am not the world's guide."



Which state was first ranked in the e-learning training program of the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India?

Answer: Telangana

Telangana was for the second time in the e-learning training program of Personnel and Training Department of Government of India for the second time. In the financial year 2018-19, 20,000 employees were included in the training for Dr. MCR HRD Institute. These employees were imparted training in various activities of Right to Information Act, proceedings of the office, finance and accounts etc.



Which Indian psychiatrist won the 2019 John Durkes Canada Gerdner Global Health Award?

Answer: Vikram Patel

Professor Vikram Patel won the 2019 John Durkes Canada Gerdner Global Health Award. This award has been given to Mr. Patel for studying the factors of mental problems in low and middle income countries. The winner of this award is given a million dollars reward. Professor Vikram Patel will receive this award in Toronto on October 24, 2019.


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