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Current Affairs Quiz: March 19, 2019

Updated On - Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Manohar Parrikar died recently, which political party he belonged to?

Answer: The Bharatiya Janata Party passed away on March 17, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was running ill for a long time. He died in Panjim of Goa. He  was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Manohar Parrikar

  • Manohar Parrikar was born on December 13, 1955 in Mapusa, Goa. They were counted among the most prominent leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Manohar Parrikar got a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay in 1978.
  • Manohar Parrikar joined the RSS in the same way as a youth.
  • He was elected a member of the Goa Legislative Assembly in 1994. He was leader of the opposition during June to November 1999.
  • He became Chief Minister of Goa on October 24, 2000.
  • Manohar Parrikar is Chief Minister of Goa from 2000 to 2005 and 2012 to 2014.
  • In 2013 Manohar Parrikar proposed the name of Narendra Modi for the post of Prime Minister.
  • He is the Defense Minister of the country from November 9, 2014 to March 13, 2017.


Which former scientist of ISRO was awarded Padmash Bhushan?

Answer: Nambi Narayan

Former ISRO expert Nambi Narayan was conferred the Padma Bhushan by President Ramnath Kovind recently. Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian honor to be given by the Government of India. Nambi Narayan is known for his important role in the development of the development engine. The development engine was initially used for PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). This engine has also been used for ISRO's Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan Mission. Nambi Narayan was working in ISRO's cryogenic project, then in 1994, he was implicated in false allegations of espionage. He was accused of selling secret data of rocket and satellite launch. In December, Arrested in 1994 and charged with espionage. The Supreme Court declared him innocent in 1998 and all the culprits freed. In 2018, compensation was announced for them.


Soyuz Spacraft is currently associated with which country?

Answer: Russia has successfully reached Russian Soyuz's Spacecraft ISS, NASA's astronaut Nick Hague, Christina Koch and Russian astronaut Alexei Ohchinin have successfully reached the International Space Station in this spacecraft.

International Space Station (ISS)

International Space Station (ISS) is a residential artificial satellite in the lower class of the Earth. It is at a height of 330 to 435 kilometers from the earth. It completes a orbiting of the Earth in 92 minutes. It orbits the Earth in 15.5 times a day. The ISS program is a joint program of five space agencies NASA (US), Roccosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe) and CSA (Canada).

Soyuz spaschraft

Soyuz is a Russian Spacecraft, with the help of International Space Station, to transport astronauts and essential commodities. A Soyuz Spacraffic is always a dock in the International Space Station, it can be used to bring the astronauts back to Earth in an emergency.

This space shuttle was retired in 2011. After this Soyuz is used for transport of Crew Members.


Who is the first Lokpal of India nominated?

Answer: Pinaki Chandra Ghosh

Recently Lokpal Search Committee sought applications for the post of president and member. Recently, this committee has agreed to the name of former Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghosh. They will be the first Lokpal of India.

The person to become the president of the Lokpal should be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Judge of the Supreme Court or a person related to at least 25 years from the field of corruption, public administration, finance, law or management. In order to become a judicial member of Lokpal, the candidate should be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or the High Court. The other members of Lok Pal should have been involved in anti-corruption policies, public administration, finance, law or management for at least 25 years.

Member of Lokpal Search Committee

Justice Sakha Ram Singh Yadav, former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, retired IAS officer Ranjit Kumar, former Gujarat police chief Lalit K Pawar, former judge of Allahabad High Court, Shabbir Hussain S. Khandwvala, Chairperson of Prasar Bharati A. Surya Prakash and former head of ISRO. S.Kiran Kumar.

The selection of Lokpal will be done by the selection committee headed by the Prime Minister. This selection committee includes Lok Sabha Speaker, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Chief Justice of India Supreme Court or other working Judge nominated by Chief Justice and reputed Jurist nominated by the President. The President has nominated Mukul Rohatgi, former Attorney General of India as a prestigious jurist.


What is the registration of political parties under the Kiss Section of the People Representation Act of 1951?

Answer: Section 29A

Political parties are registered under section 29A of the Representation of People Act, 1951. Under this section, the political party has to submit the application to the Election Commission within 30 of the constitution for the registration of the party. The political party is formed in accordance with the guidelines issued under Section 324 of the Election Commission and Section 29A of the People Representation Act. The applicant has to publish two proposed national news papers and the proposed name on two local daily newspapers.


Which international organization recently approved the proposal on single-use plastic and continuous nitrogen management?

Answer: United Nations Environmental Assembly

The fourth session of the United Nations Environment Conference was organized in Kenya's capital Nairobi from 11 to 15 March 2019. The United Nations Environment Conference of this session approved two proposals on single-use plastic and continuous nitrogen management. The theme of 2019 was "Environmental Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Production and Consumption".


Where is the headquarters of Central Pollution Control Board situated?

Answer: New Delhi Recently, the National Green Tribunal directed the Central Pollution Control Board to create an action plan to solve noise pollution maps and noise pollution. The bench, chaired by the National Green Tribunal chairperson Justice Adarsh ??Kumar Goel, has given Central Pollution Control Board three months to find the sound pollution hotspot and classify the cities according to specific hotspots and solve the problem of noise pollution. The National Green Tribunal has said that by not controlling noise pollution, citizens primarily have a bad effect on the health of newborns and senior citizens. It also increases mental stress. In addition, the Green Panel has also suggested to inform the administration of producing equipment to monitor sound pollution and crossing a certain range of sound pollution.


Which Indian Psychologist will be awarded the 2019 Swan Kilion Award?

Answer: Ashish Nandy Indian psychologist Ashish Nandy will be awarded the 2019 Swan Kilion Award. The award will be given to them on May 9. He will be the first Asian psychologist to receive this award. They will be awarded this award at Ruhr University, Germany. The Hans Killion Award is given to people who work best in the field of psychology and psychoanalysis. This award is provided by the Kohler Foundation of Germany. The name of this award is named after social psychologist and psychoanalyst Hans Kielian. This award is given after every two years. This award was first awarded in 2011. The prize winner gets 80,000 Euro prize money.


Chinmoy Roy died recently, he was the actor of which regional film?

Answer: Bengali Cinema

Chinmoy Roy was a Bengali actor, recently he died at Calcutta at the age of 79. He was born in 1940 in present-day Bangladesh's Kumila district. Roy started his acting career in Bengali cinema in the 60's. Some of his major films are: Basant Bilap, Dhoni Maeye, Guppy Ganee Bagha Benaye and Charmurthi etc.


Which banks have been included in the D-SIB list by the Reserve Bank of India?

Answer: State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank will have to comply with the additional capital requirement norms till April 1, 2019. Banks involved in the list of Domestic Systematic Important Banks have to maintain higher levels than other banks. This means that the expectation of these banks to fail is quite low. The failure of any of these banks can affect the Indian economy on a large scale.

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