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Current Affairs Quiz: March 29, 2019



Updated On - Friday, 29 March 2019

Praful Rajguru passed away recently, which state are he related to?

Answer: Assam Praful Rajguru was a journalist and educationist, and recently he died in Jorhat of Assam on March 28, 2019. He retired in 1997 from the post of Head of English Department at DCB Girls College in Jorhat. After this he joined the Assamese daily journal "Amar Asom" as an Executive Editor. He was associated with that daily journal till the year 2000. He was also the founder of the Jorhat Press Club?

 

Who recently won the 2018 ACM AM Touring Award?

Answer:  Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yan Lekun Three researchers Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yan Lekun won the 2018 ACM AM Touring Award. ACM AM Touring Award is given for work in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Yoshua Bingi University of Montreal and Quebec's Artificial Intelligence Institute found work as Scientific Director. The Chief Scientific Advisor of the Geoffrey Hinton Vector Institute, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. Yan Lacun is a professor at the University of New York and is the Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist in Facebook. The ACM AM Touring Award is also called the Nobel Prize for Computing. It is a major award given in the field of computing. Google receives a prize money of $ 1 million for this award. This award is named after the British mathematician Alan M. Tyrung.

 

Tashigang is the world's highest polling station in which Indian state?

Answer: Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh is a small village "Tashigang", the world's highest polling station, the polling station is located in the Lahoul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

  • The polling station is located at an altitude of 15,256 feet above sea level.
  • This polling station belongs to the Mandi Lok Sabha seat of Himachal Pradesh.
  • There are 17 assembly constituencies in the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency.
  • Mandi Lok Sabha constituency of Himachal Pradesh is India's second largest constituency.
  • Tashigang is located at a distance of 29 kilometers from the Indo-China border. There are two villages called Tashigang and Gete in this polling station.
  • There are a total of 48 voters in these two villages, out of which 30 are male and 18 are women.
  • 78-year-old Riggin is the oldest voter in this polling station.
  • Previously Himachal Pradesh's Hikkim was the highest polling station in India, at Hikkim at an altitude of 14,000 feet.

 

Who is the new ad hoc Ethics Officer appointed to BCCI?

Answer: D.K. Jain

Justice DK Jain is the BCCI's Lokpal, he has also been appointed as an ad hoc ethics officer. The work of the Ethics Officer is to investigate the conflicts of players, coaches and officials. Justice Jain is currently presenting Hardik-Pandya and K.L. We are also investigating the controversy related to Rahul. The Ethics Officer's tenure is of one year, the Ethics Officer can be appointed for a maximum of three periods.

 

Which international organization recently released global energy and carbon dioxide status report? Answer: International Energy Agency

Recently, the International Energy Agency released global energy and carbon dioxide status report, the main points of this report are:

  • China, the United States and India share about 70% of the energy demand, energy demand increased by 2.3% in the previous year.
  • The main reason for the rise in energy demands is the demand for strong global economy, more heat and cooling in some areas.
  • The demand for natural gas has increased due to the increase in energy demand, the share of natural gas in growing energy consumption is 45%. Demand for natural gas has increased significantly in the US and China.
  • Demand for all fuels has also increased, 70% of this demand has been completed by fossil fuels.
  • There has been two-digit increase in solar and wind power generation. Solar power generation recorded an increase of 31%. But it was not enough to meet high demand, hence the use of coal has increased.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions increased by 1.7% in 2018, now it has increased to 33 Gigaton.
  • The use of coal in energy production has increased by more than 10 gigatons.
  • Electricity from coal is used in Asia.
  • Demand for global electricity increased by 4% in 2018, it has increased to 23,000 terawatt hours.
  • China is the leader in navigational energy, including wind and solar energy, followed by Europe and America.

 

 

Which country's scientists recently discovered a group of lowlands of Totten Glacier in eastern Antarctica?

Answer: Australia Recently researchers from the Australian Antarctic program discovered a group of lowlands of Totten Glacier in eastern Antarctica. These lakes have been discovered on the basis of seismic waves. Totten Glacier is 30 kilometers wide and 2 kilometers thick. This glacier has the capacity to increase the sea level by 7 meters.

 

Which sports are recommended in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee?

Answer: Breakdancing, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has recommended to include games like Breakdancing, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The final decision on this will be taken in December 2020.  

 

Sharda Corridor scheme is related to which country?

Answer: Pakistan

The Government of Pakistan has recently approved the proposal of establishing a corridor for the visit of Sharda Peeth to Hindu religious pilgrims of India. Sharda Peeth is a Hindu temple and cultural place situated in Pak-occupied Kashmir. Sharda Peeth was founded in 237 BC during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. During the 6th to the 12th century, the Sharda Peeth was the main center of knowledge in the Indian subcontinent. This is one of the three main religious places of Kashmir Pandits. There are two main religious places of Kashmiri Pandits, Anantnag, the Martand Sun Temple and the Amarnath Temple.

 

Manu Bhakra and Saurabh Choudhary, who are in the news headlines, are related to which sport?

Answer: Shooting Manu Bhake and Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold medal in the Asian Championships, making the world record. This medal won him the medal in the mixed doubles category at the 10 meter air pistol event at the 12th Asian Airgun Championship. 17-year-old Manu Bhakar and 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary broke the record of Russia's Vitalina Batsarashina and Artem Chernausov by creating a joint score of 784 in the qualification round. It won the team event final with 484.8 final score.

 

Which international organization recently released the 2018 global multi-dimensional poverty index?

Answer: United Nations Development Program

Recently, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative released multi-dimensional poverty index 2018.

The following information is given in the context of India in this index:

  • In India, the poverty rate has decreased from 55% to 28% in the last 10 years. Between 2005-06 and 2015-16 271 million people came out of poverty
  • There were 364 million poor people in India in 2015-16, in 2005-06 the figure was 635 million.
  • Out of 364 million people, there are 156 million children.
  • There has been considerable reduction in poverty in children, poor states, scheduled tribes and Muslims.
  • In 2005-06, 80% of Scheduled Tribes were poor, in 2015-16 this figure has reduced to 50%. In 2005-06, 60% of the Muslims were poor, now the figure has reached 31%.
  • Bihar had the highest poverty rate in 2015-16.
  • There are 196 million poor people in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the four most poor states.
  • Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Nagaland have made considerable efforts to reduce poverty in the past few years.
  • The least poor in Kerala in 2006. Global Point - In 105 developing countries, 3 billion people live in multi-dimensional poverty, people are deprived of health, education and living standards.
  • Multi-dimensional poverty is very high in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; in these two areas 83% of the world's poor people reside.
  • Two-thirds of multi-dimensional poor people live in middle-income countries. 889 million people have to be deprived of basic needs like nutrition, education and hygiene.
  • The figures of global child poverty are quite shocking, as many as 49.9% of the world's multi-dimensional poor people are poor children. About 665 million children are in multi-dimensional poverty.
  • At least half of children in 35 countries are multi-dimensional, South Sudan and Niger have a rate of 93%.
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