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Current Affairs Quiz: March 15, 2019

Updated On - Friday, 15 March 2019

Recently Erode turmeric was given a GI tag, which state is it related to?

Answer: Tamil Nadu

Erode turmeric of Tamilnadu was given a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. For this the application was made by Erode Manzil Vanigarkal Matram Kedangu Uriamalargal Sangam. It is cultivated in Tamil Nadu from Sangam period. In Erode and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu, 70-75% erode turmeric is produced. Irode turmeric is produced in 7700 hectare area. In 2008-09, the estimated production of Erode turmeric was 39,000 tonnes.

Specific geographical indication

A GI tag or identification is given to the item or product that represents a specific area, or is found at a particular place or it is its original location. GI tags are given for agricultural products, natural goods and manufactured goods for their specific quality. This GI registration is valid for 10 years, after which it has to be renewed. Some important GI tags are derived products like Darjeeling tea, Tirupati Laddoo, Kangra painting, Nagpur orange and Kashmir pashmina etc.


In which city will the Internet of Things India Congress 2019 be organized?

Answer: Bengaluru Internet of Things India Congress 2019 will be organized in Bengaluru on 22-23 August, 2019. Digital technology will be discussed in this event. It will discuss healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, smart city, energy, retail, cyber security, skill development, IoT standards etc.


Which of the following sports are related to Upmanyu Dutta in the recent spotlight?

Answer: Sealing (sailing)

Upmanyu Dutta recently won a bronze medal in the men's category at the Laser Standard race at the Asian Open Ledger Sealing Championship. This event was organized in Singapore. This was the first medal that any Indian won in the laser standard category. In women's laser radial category, Netra Kumanan of India secured fourth place.

Who has constituted a committee for the purpose of improving higher education under the chairmanship of the Delhi Government?

Answer: Jasmin Shah

The Government of Delhi has constituted a committee to improve the higher education under the chairmanship of Jasiman Shah, this high level committee has 17 members. This committee will present its suggestions and plans for improvement in higher education within a year of Delhi. This committee has been constituted by the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) under the Delhi Government, it is a major think tank, it provides advice to the Delhi Government on various policy issues.


In which country is Jabal Al Akhtar mountain situated in the recent headlines?

Answer: Oman

Jabal Al Akhdar mountain are located in Oman. Al-Nagah III is the third edition of the bilateral military exercise series between India and Oman. It is being organized in Oman. Al Nagah III

  • Al-Nagah III is being organized in the Jabal Al Akdar Mountains of Oman.
  • In this 14-day exercise, the two countries' forces will share their experiences with each other in many ways, such as strategy and running arms.
  • Through this war practice, various conditions will be exercised to meet the anti-terrorist operation. This will increase interoperability.
  • Indian Army in this war practice is being represented by the 10th battalion of the Garhwal Rifles. While the Royal Army of Oman is being represented by the Jabal Regiment.

Al Nagah I was organized in Muscat in Oman in January 2015. While Alagaha II was organized in Himachal Pradesh in March 2017. India-Oman security has been strengthening for the last few years and this joint military exercise is an important step in this direction.


Who was recently appointed the new chairman of LIC?

Answer: MR Kumar

M. R. Kumar was appointed the Chairman of LIC. M.R. Kumar is currently working as the zonal manager of LIC's North Zone. He will be the Chairman of LIC for five years. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) was established on September 1, 1956. Its headquarters is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

LIC is a public sector insurance group and investment company. It is India's largest insurance company, the total value of its asset is Rs 25,29,390 crore. It was established in 1956 after the Indian Parliament passed the Nationalization of Life Insurance Corporation. The motto of Life Insurance Corporation of India is "Yogeshmam Wahamaham".


Which magazine was released in a recently released "Human impact on vertebrate organisms in the hotspot"?

Answer: PLOS biology

Recently a report titled "Human impact on vertebrate organisms in the hotspot" was published in PLOS Biology magazine. According to this report, the impact of humans on 84% of the surface of the earth is on the species. Scientists were led by James Allen of the University of Queensland for this study. In this study, the effect of the use of natural habitat of animals and animal habitats etc. for agricultural activities was studied in different species. Malaysia has been ranked first in this list, the highest number of 125 species in Malaysia has been affected by human activities. After Malaysia, the list is Brunei and Singapore. India is ranked 16th in this list. In India, 35 endangered species have been affected by human impact. In India, various endangered species are influenced by human activities in the western ambush, Himalayas and in the north-east region.


Which country is organizing special Olympic Games?

Answer: United Arab Emirates

Special Olympics Games were inaugurated in Abu Dhabi. Special Olympics Games are being organized by Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. For the first time special Olympic Games are being organized in the Middle East. Special Olympics The objective of the Special Olympics is to promote inclusion, its purpose is to encourage the people to participate in sports. Special Olympics Games are organized every two years. Last year in 2017 these games were organized in Austria. The next time these games will be held in Sweden in 2021. The motto of the Special Olympics Games is "Let's Win, But If I Can not Win, Late in Brave In The Eatmore".


The United Kingdom issued a "black hole" coin in honor of which famous person?

Answer: Stephen Hawking

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.


World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated?

Answer: The World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on 15 March 15th. World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated every year to demonstrate solidarity with the protection of rights of consumers all over the world.

Confidence Upbhoktai Rights Day

World Consumer Rights Day- Consumers International launched Consumer Rights Day, 24 years ago in 1983. This day is celebrated on March 15 in the world. There was only one reason to celebrate this day that customers have information about their rights, many customers have to face problems due to lack of knowledge of rights. Customers should know about their rights to meet their needs, governments around the world take care of consumers' rights.

The Consumer Movement was launched in America by Ralp Nader, the result of which was presented on March 15, 1962, in the US Congress by the then President John F. Kennedy, Consumer Protection Bill.

 There were four special provisions in this bill-

  • Right to consumer protection
  • Right to Information
  • Right to the Election to the Consumer
  • Right to the hearing
  • Any person who is buying or purchasing any type of service under the Consumer Protection Act

Act Effort is a consumer, and it also has its rights. Knowing whom, knowingly, being able to take advantage of them is also in the rights of the consumer and if there is any kind of controversy, then there is also a legal right for it.

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