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Current Affairs Quiz: March 16, 2019

Updated On - Saturday, 16 March 2019

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 show solidarity with the protection of rights of consumers all over the world.

World Consumer Rights Day

World Consumer Rights Day- Consumers International started the celebration of 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.

Consumer movement was introduced in America by Ralp Nader, resulting in the Consumer Protection Bill introduced by the then President John F. Kennedy in the U.S. Congress on March 15, 1962.

There were four special provisions in this bill-

  • Right to consumer protection
  • Right to Information
  • Right to the consumer
  • Right to hear

Under the Consumer Protection Act Act, every person who purchases or purchases of any kind is a consumer, and also has the rights. Knowing that knowingly being aware of them is also in the rights of the consumer and if there is any dispute, there is a legal decision for this.


Recently, GI tag was provided to Sirsi Supari, which state is it related to?

Answer: Karnataka gave a Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Sirsi Supari of Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. Production of Sirsi Supari is grown in North Kannada district of Sirsi, Yellapur and Siddapur taluk. In these three talukas, 40 lakh acres per year are produced in 40,000 acres of area. The supari produced in Karnataka is sold in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and New Delhi.

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.


Mercer Life Quality Quality Ranking Which city got first place in 2019?

Answer: Vienna Recently the consulting agency Mercer released the Life Quality Quality Ranking 2019. This index is based on data analysis between September-November, 2018. Ranking of 231 cities has been provided in this index.

Life Quality Quality Ranking 2019

  • Austria's capital Vienna has been ranked first in this index. Significantly, Vienna has been ranked first in this index for the last 10 years.
  • This index includes Zurich, Auckland, Munich and Vancouver after Vienna.
  • San Francisco got first place in the US, San Francisco is ranked 34th in the world.
  • London was ranked first in the United Kingdom, London is the world's 41st place.
  • Singapore got first place in Asia, Singapore was ranked 25th in the world.
  • Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, was ranked first in South America.
  • Port Louis (Mauritius) was ranked first in the continent of Africa.
  • Baghdad, Bangui and Sana are the lowest in this list. List of Indian cities
  • received the list in the first place to Chennai from Indian cities, ranked Chennai 105 in the world.
  • Bengaluru has got 149th rank in this list.
  • Mumbai is ranked 154 in this list.
  • Delhi received 162nd rank in this index

This index is based on 39 factories, in which cities are evaluated on the basis of public transport, traffic level in traffic, availability of accommodation, international school etc.


Which bank has recently launched Doorstep Banking Service for Senior Citizens and Divas for more than 70 years?

Answer: State Bank of India

Recently, the State Bank of India has launched Dorstep Banking Service for senior citizens and DivyaJanganas for more than 70 years. The eligible customer for this service has to pay fees of Rs 100 for financial transaction and 60 rupees for non-financial transactions. In order to avail this service, the customer's account should be completed by the KYC (Know Your Customer), the customer's mobile number should be linked to the account and the customer's residence should be within 5 km radius of the bank branch. However this service will not be available for joint accounts, miniaturized accounts and non-personal accounts. Under this service, service delivery of cash pick-up and delivery, check pick-up, check book, delivery of drafts and term deposits, life certificate and form 15H for income tax will be provided.


With the help of which telescope, astronomers have discovered the vast Giant 83 black hole 13 billion years away from Earth?

Answer: Subaru Telescope

Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered the ultra-massive 83 black holes 13 billion years away from Earth. For this, the "Hyper Superram cam" tool of the Subaru Telescope of Japan National Observatory has been used. This telescope is located on the Maunakia Mountains of Hawaii. This giant black hole can grow billions times by the sun.


Which Indian entrepreneur was conferred with the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award for Asian Region?

Answer: Padmanabhan Gopalan

Padmanabhan Gopalan is the social entrepreneur of Tamil Nadu, he has been awarded with 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award for Asian Region. Gopalan is the founder of "No Food West". Their company recovers more food than needed and distributes it to the needy people. He has been awarded 3000 pounds reward under this award. The Commonwealth Youth Award for Asian Region is given to young people aged 15 to 29, who strive to achieve sustainable development goals.


Who won the men's singles title in All England Open Badminton Championship in 2019?

Answer: Canto Momota

The following is a list of winners of all categories of All England Open Badminton Championships 2019:

Single Men: Japan's Canto Momota

Women's Singles: China's Chen Euphys

Men's Doubles: Mohammed Ahsan of Indonesian and Hendra Setiwawan

Women's doubles category: China's Chen Kingchen and lived Yifan

Mixed doubles: China's Zheng Sivei and Huang Yakiong

All England Open Badminton Championships: All Eng Land held Open Badminton Championships is annually in England, it is the oldest badminton tournament in the world. The opening format of this contest was started in 1898 in England's Guildford town. Following the success of this competition, the first edition of All England Open Badminton Championships was held in 1899. 


Greta Thanberg has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, to which country are he related?

Answer: Sweden

Sweden's 16-year-old Greta Thanberg has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Greta works for the protection of the environment. Greta School is the founder of the Strike for Climate Movement. This movement started last year, when Greta protested outside the Swedish parliament alone. They motivated students to join protests to work on climate change. If Greta wins this award, she will become the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Earlier Malala Yousufzai won the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 in 2014. The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was announced in October 2019.


Which city is being organized in the Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19)?

Answer: Pune Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) will be organized in Pune between 18 March and 27 March between the Indian Army and 16 African Countries.


  • In this exercise, 10-10 soldiers from each of the 16 African countries will participate. The soldiers of Maratha Light Infantry will participate in this exercise from India.
  • This exercise will be conducted in Pune, Aundh Military Station and Kirkee College of Military Engineering.
  • AFINDEX-19 aims to impart training to participating parties for humanitarian and peace missions.
  • In this exercise, soldiers from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Uganda, Niger and Zambia will participate. While Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar will participate as Supervisor.
  • The purpose of this joint military exercise is to promote interoperability. During this time the forces will learn about each other's processes. Under the AFINDEX-19, the Indian Armed Forces will share their experiences with the forces of African countries for the UN peacekeeping mission.


In which city did the Festival of Innovation and Interpretationship (FINE) start recently?

Answer: Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

President Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Interpretationship (FINE) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. An initiative for approving, awarding, displaying and promoting an auxiliary system for Innovations and Innovation and Entrepreneurial Gala (FINE) innovations is being organized by the President's Secretariat and the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India and the National Innovation Foundation Being from Innovation and entrepreneurship will provide a platform for innovators to connect with potential stakeholders, which can help innovators transform their ideas into projects being implemented for wider social welfare.

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