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Current Affairs Quiz: March 14, 2019

Updated On - Thursday, 14 March 2019

Which Space Observatory used by Indian astronomers to discover a new star group called NGC 2808?

Answer: Astrosat

Indian astronomers used the Astrosat Space Observatory to discover a new star group named NGC 2808. NGC 2808 TARA Group is 47,000 light years away from Earth NGC 2808 Astrosat has taken pictures of more than 2000 wires through various ultraviolet filters. NGC 2808 Astro SAT is India's first multi-wavelength space observatory NGC 2808 launched in September 2015 Was there. It is orbiting the Earth at a height of 650 km, its tenure is five years.


According to the latest SIPRI report, which country is the largest arms importer?

Answer: Saudi Arabia recently released its report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). According to this report, Saudi Arabia is the world's largest arms importer, while India is second in this list.

  • India's share in global arms imports during the period of 2014-18 was 9.5%, while Saudi Arabia's share was 12%.
  • Arms exports to India from 2014-18 and 2009-2013 decreased by 42%.
  • During 2009-13 and 2014-18, India's arms imports decreased 24%, the main reason behind this is the Make in India campaign of the Government of India.
  • During 2014-18, there has been an increase in arms exports to India by Israel, America and France.
  • The largest arms exporters of 2014-18 are: US, Russia, France, Germany and China.
  • The largest arms importers of 2014-18 are: Imports of Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and Algeria.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) was established in 1966, it is a Swedish think tank. This struggle is dedicated to research in weapon control and disarmament, etc. SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations to policy makers, researchers, media and general public.


Which Indian player has recently been selected for Barbie role model?

Answer: Deepa Karmakar Recently, American company Metal has selected 20 female role models from 18 countries for Barbie. India's gymnast Deepa Karmakar has also been selected for the Barbie roll model. Apart from them, Naomi Osaka of Japan, German cyclist Christina Vogel, Maya Gabriera, Carla Wheelock and Advoya Aboh has also been selected for the Barbie roll model.


For which period did the World Health Organization launch a new Global Influenza Strategy?

Answer: 199-2030

The World Health Organization has launched a new global Influenza Strategy for the period 2019-2030. Its aim is to protect people from the risk of influenza. Influenza is one of the largest public health challenges in the world. The World Health Organization recommends vaccination to protect against influenza.


Which country recently released a coin in memory of great scientist Stephen Hawking?

Answer: United Kingdom

United Kingdom recently released a new BlackColl Coin in memory of Stephen Hawking. This coin has been released by Stephen Hawking for the work done in the context of blackhole.

  • It is a commemorative coin, it will not be in currency currency.
  • The name of Stephen Hawking is written on these coins and the picture of the black hole is made.
  • This coin has been designed by Edwina Ellis.
  • This coin is available in gold and silver.
  • The price of this coin is 55 to 795 pounds.
  • This coin is issued by the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942. He was considered one of the best scientists of the current era. He was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and writer. He is known for the principles of black hole, Hawking radiation and many other physics. At the age of 21, he had a serious illness named Motor Neuron. Due to Motor Neuron Disease, their upper limbs stopped working and gradually their whole body became paralyzed. He died on March 14, 2018.


Yashwant Rao Chavan National Award was conferred with 2018?

Answer: Raghuram Rajan

Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan will be awarded the Yashwant Rao Chavan National Award 2018. This award will be given to Yashwant Rao Chavan Pratishthan for his contributions in economic development. He will be honored on the occasion of 106th Birthday of Yashwant Rao Chavan on March 12. Raghuram Rajan is credited with showing the direction of the Indian economy in difficult times. In his tenure, the Indian currency also performed very well. During his tenure several monetary policy and substantial administrative reforms were made in the central bank. Raghuram Rajan also worked as Chief Economist in the International Monetary Fund.

Yashwant Rao Chavan

Yashwant Rao Chavan was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra; he was also the Deputy Prime Minister of Prime Minister Charan Singh's Cabinet between 1979-1980. He was born on March 12, 1913 in Satara district of Maharashtra. He participated in Non-Cooperation Movement and Quit India Movement. After independence, he held several important positions in the Government of Maharashtra and the Government of India. He died on November 25, 1984.

Yashwant Rao Chavan National Award was instituted by Yashwant Rao Chavan Pratishthan, this award is honored by individuals and institutions for contributing to national integration, social and economic development.


Who gave the Kusumagraj literature?

Answer: Ved Rahi film director and novelist

Ved Rahi has been selected for Kusumagraj Sahitya awards. This award was instituted by Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University. 1 lakh rupees are given to the winners of this award. This award is named after the famous Marathi poet and playwright V.V. Kusumagraj is named after.


What is the "Nice agreement" related to?

Answer: Classification of goods and services

Recently, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to include India in a "Nice agreement". This agreement relates to the international classification of goods and services for registration of marks. After joining this agreement, the intellectual property offices of India will be assisted in classification for testing of trademarks and design applications.


Where should the 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave be organized at India-Africa Project Partnership? Answer: New Delhi

The 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave will be organized during the 17-19 March, 2019 in New Delhi on the India-Africa Project Partnership. This event will be organized by the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry with the support of Indian Industry Association and Indian Exim Bank. This will strengthen economic and trade relations between India and Africa.


According to World Gold Council, what is the status of India in the case of gold storage?

Answer: 11th recently the World Gold Council Report was released, in this report a list of gold reserves of different countries has been released;

The main points of this report are as follows:

  • India is ranked 11th in the list of gold reserves in this list. It has been received, India's estimated gold reserves are 607 tonnes.
  • India would get 10th in the list of countries, but the International Monetary Fund was also included in this list. The gold reserves of the International Monetary Fund are 2,814 tonnes, the IMF is at the third position in this list.
  • The US has the first place in this list, the US's gold reserves are 8,133.5 tonnes. Germany is second with 3,369.7 tons after US.
  • The gold reserves of China and Japan are also higher than India, China's golden reserves of 1,864.3 tonnes and Japan's gold reserves 765.2 tonnes.
  • It has been stated in this report that in January, the purchase of 48 tonnes and 13 tonnes of impoverished global gold bund has increased by 35 tonnes.

World Gold Council is the market development organization of the gold industry. Its purpose is to keep the demand for gold stable and to promote industry leadership. Members of the World Gold Council are the gold mining companies.

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