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Current Affairs Quiz: March 17-18, 2019

Updated On - Monday, 18 March 2019

In which country will the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup 2020 be held?

Answer: India

The FIFA 2020 Under-17 Women's World Cup will be organized in India, recently announced by FIFA president Gianni Infanteño. This decision was taken at the FIFA Council meeting in Miami, USA. Earlier, India had successfully organized the 2017 Under-17 Football World Cup. The Under-17 Women's Football World Cup started in 2008, it is organized every two years. It was organized in Uruguay in 2018, which Spain won.


FIFA organizes the world's premier international football tournaments. FIFA was founded in 1904, its headquarters is located in Zurich. Football rules are not created by FIFA but by the International Football Union Board.  

All India Football Federation (AIFF)

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) was founded on June 23, 1937. It approves and organizes football events in the country. Currently there are football major competitions organized in India: Indian Super League, I-League and Federation Cup. AIFF was affiliated with FIFA in 1948.


Who has been appointed as an arbitrator for the settlement of disputes related to the cricket administration in the Board of Cricket Board?

Answer: P.S. Narasimha

The Supreme Court of India has asked senior advocate PS Sewan to settle the disputes related to the cricket administration in the Board of Control of Cricket. Narasimha has been appointed mediator. Justice S. a. Bobde and A.M. The spell-back made P.S. Narasimha has been entrusted with the task of settling disputes regarding cricket administration. At the same time, the Supreme Court also directed that no other court or tribunal in India will hear the case of BCCI and State Cricket Associations until the PS. Narasimha would not submit his report.


Mata Mahadevi died recently, she was the head of which community?

Answer: Lingayat Maata Mahadevi was a prominent leader of the Lingayat community, recently he was in Bangalore. He was founded in 1970 as Jagadguru. He established many educational and religious institutions. He also published many books.


Irfan KT Recently Qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which sport are they related to?

Answer: Athletics

India's Irfan K.T. Tokyo became the first player to qualify for athletics for the Olympic 2020. He finished fourth in 20 km event in the Asian Race Walking Championship, this event was organized in Japan's Nomi. Irfan completed this distance of 20 kilometers in 1 hour, 20 minutes and 57 seconds. Along with attaining the fourth position, he has qualified for the International Athletics Federation Championship to be held in Doha in September 2019. Earlier, Irfan represented India in the 2012 London Olympics.


What recently did IIT compromise with C-DAC for India's first 1.3 petaflop high performance computing facility?

Answer: IIT Kharagpur IIT Kharagpur has entered into an agreement with C-DAC for India's first 1.3 petaflop high performance computing facility. It will be built under the National Supercomputing Mission. This computing facility will be of great benefit in scientific research. It can be used in cryptography, molecular dynamics, chemistry, drug research, artificial intelligence and data science. This facility will be built in the next 3-4 months.


Which team won the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy?

Answer: Karnataka

Karnataka won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 title, Karnataka defeated Maharashtra by 8 wickets in the final. In the final match, Maharashtra first scored a target of 155. Karnataka won the match with the help of Mayank Agarwal with a 85-run knock and the title was named after him.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This competition is organized between the teams of Ranji Trophy. The name of this trophy is named after the famous Indian Cricket Syed Mushtaq Ali.

This competition was launched in 2006-07, in which 27 Ranji teams of 5 zones took part. Initially its name was the Inter-State T-20 Championship. Gujarat and Baroda have won the competition most 2-2 times.


Recently, a GI tag was provided to Kurj Arabica coffee, which is produced in which district of Karnataka?

Answer: The Kodagu

Geographical Indication (GI) Registry provided GI tags to various varieties of coffee such as Kurg Arabica Coffee, Vaynad Robusta Coffee, Chikmangalur Arabica Coffee, Araku Valley Arabica Coffee and Bababandagiri Arabica Coffee.

Kurg Arabica Coffee

Kodagu district karnataka is famous for the agriculture of Arabica coffee. The aroma and flavor of this coffee is quite different.

Vaaniad Robusta coffee,

Vaaniad, produces 90% of Kerala coffee. This is a very important part of Kerala's economy.

Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee

This coffee is produced in Chikmangalur district of Karnataka. The first coffee production in India was started in this area.

Araku Valley Arabica Coffee

This coffee is produced in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Koraput district of Odisha.

Bababudagiri Arabica Coffee

Bababudagiri Arabica Coffee is produced in the Bababudargiri area of ??Karnataka. 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.


Who led the Indian delegation to the BRICS Sherpa meeting?

Answer: T. S. Tirupurati on March 15, BRICS Sherpa meeting was held in Curitiba, Brazil, it was the first BRICS Sherpa meeting to be held in Brazil. In this meeting, the Indian delegation is led by Secretary TS Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs. Of Thirumurthy In this meeting, India has agreed on the issues presented by Brazil.


Daryl D'Monte, died recently, what area were he related to?

Answer: Journalism Daryl Monte is a senior journalist and activist working for the environment. He was recently killed in Mumbai. During his long career he worked in the Times of India, Indian Express. Apart from this he was also the Chairman of the Forum of Environment Journalists of India.


In the recent spotlight, western nail fever spreads due to whom?

Answer: Western neel fever due to mosquitoes is a viral fever caused by mosquitoes. This is quite rare in India. Western Neal Fever is a member of the Flaviviridae family. The World Health Organization has recently said that this disease occurs after the mosquito bites called culex, when mosquitoes feed on infected birds. This infection can be fixed only if the second sample test is positive.

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