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Current Affairs Quiz: March 21, 2019

Updated On - Thursday, 21 March 2019

Who has been awarded the 2019 Abel Prize?

Answer: Karen Uhlenbeck recently won the Abel Prize, becoming the first female mathematician to win this prestigious award. Karen is a professor at the University of Texas in Austin. He is being given this award for his work in analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.

Karen Uhlenbek is an American mathematician, she is currently a professor at the University of Texas. He was born on August 24, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is known for variation of calculus, geometrical analysis and Yang-Mills theory. He was awarded the MacArthur Prize Fellowship Noether Lecturer Award in 1988, in the National Medal of Science and Fiction in 2000, Leroy P. Steel Prize. Abel prize Abel prize is awarded to the outstanding mathematician provided by the Emperor of Norway annually. This award is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. The winner of this award is provided 6 million kronor. The Abel Prize was first awarded for the first time in the year 2003. It is the highest award given in the field of mathematics.


World Gauraya Day is celebrated?

Answer: On March 20, 20th, every year, the World is celebrated as Gaurayya Day. Home gauraya has now reached the brink of extinction. The theme for the 2019 World Gauraya Day is "I Love Sparrows". The purpose of this day is to work for the protection of Goreya.


Which city has been recently hosted by Namaste Thailand Festival?

Answer: New Delhi

Recently, the third edition of Namaste Thailand Festival in New Delhi was organized. It was organized by Royal Thai Embassy. Its aim was to strengthen cultural ties between India and Thailand. The celebrities of Thailand gave colorful performances to the artist. Thai food and artworks were also exhibited in this festival.


Who was recently appointed the first transgender election ambassador of India?

Answer: Gauri Sawant

Recently, the Election Commission of India appointed Gauri Sawant as the election ambassador, he is one of the 12 Election Ambassadors of Maharashtra. This is the first time in India that a transgender has been selected as an election ambassador. According to the Election Commission, Gauri's appointment will encourage incentives for registration of third gender voters. There was no record of transmering people voting in 2004 and 2009. After the Supreme Court's directive, in 2014, the Transgender people got the right to vote for the first time. In 2014, 918 voters were registered in the third category. In the last five years, this figure has increased to 2,086.


International celebration day is celebrated?

Answer: 20 March International Happiness Day is celebrated every year on March 20, its purpose is to highlight the importance of happiness in people's lives. This year's theme for International Happy Days is "Happier Together". This day is celebrated by 193 member countries of the United Nations.


Which country will be organized by Mitra-6 military exercises by India?

Answer: North-Sri Lanka between India and Sri Lanka between March 26 and April 8 will be organized by a battle called Friends Shakti. This military exercise is organized annually as a part of military diplomacy between India and Sri Lanka. In this exercise the participants of Bihar Regiment will participate in the Indian Army. This practice will strengthen military relations between the two countries. During this exercise, the two countries will share their experiences and their expertise with each other. The purpose of this exercise is to practice to combat terrorism. Friends power practice was started in 2012. It started with the purpose of reducing China's influence in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. The armies of India and Sri Lanka also work together in UN peacekeeping missions.


Who was recently awarded the 2019 Templeton Prize?

Answer: Marcelo Glacier

Recently, Brazilian physicist and astronomer Marcel Glacier was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize 2019. The winner of this award is given a reward of 1.4 million dollars. Marcelo Glacier is the first Latin American scientist to win the Templeton Prize.


Which country has recently decided to join China's Belt and Road Initiative?

Answer: Recently Italy's premier Guiseppe Kante has decided to join China's Belt and Road Initiative, although the US has expressed its objection. India has decided to boycott the Belt and Road Initiative. India boycotted the Belt and Road Initiative in 2017 due to passing through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. China has expressed a commitment of $ 60 billion to expand the CPEC. The objective of CPEC is to connect China's Shinjian province to Gwadar port of Pakistan.


Nusrulatan Nazarbayev, who has been in the news recently, is related to which country?

Answer: Kazakhstan

Recently Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned three decades later. In his place, the Speaker of the upper House of Parliament, Kasim Zomart Tokayev, will act as the caretaker President.

Nursultan Nazarbayev is the first President of Kazakhstan He was President of Kazakhstan from April 24, 1990 to March 19, 2019 He was elected the first secretary of the Communist Party in 1989. Later, after the independence of Kazakhstan from the Soviet Union, he became the first President of the country. It is significant that in April 2015, he was again elected President of Kazakhstan with 98% votes. Nursultan Nazarbayev was born on July 6, 1940 in Chemlong, former Soviet Union.

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country (surrounded by land), in terms of area, it is the 9th largest country in the world. This country is mostly located in Asia, its western part is a place in Europe. This is one of the most important countries in Central Asia. Oil / gas is available in abundance in this country. Kazakhstan announced independence from the former Soviet Union on December 16, 1991. Its capital is located in Astana.


Which company recently launched Smart Dustbin?

Answer: Steel Authority of India (SAIL)

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) recently launched a Smart Dustbin made of stainless steel, in which technology has been used for garbage management. Smart Waste

  • It will send a signal to the garbage vehicle once the smart trash is filled once, it will also improve the cleanliness and there is no need for human intervention for it.
  • These smart waste is made from SAIL SALEM stainless steel, these dustbin will be installed in the pit of reinforced cement concrete (RCC) under land in the Smart Garbage station.
  • There will be separate waste for recyclable garbage and non-recyclable garbage.
  • In its lid IoT will be equipped gazelle sensor, it will know if the dustbin is filled.

Initially, these smart waste will be set up in Bhikaji Cama Place in South Delhi and in Uttara Kamala Nagar. SAIL can work with the municipalities of other metro cities. After the process of other municipalities, these smart waste can be produced commercially.

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