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Current Affairs Quiz: March 8, 2019

Updated On - Friday, 08 March 2019

Which company recently launched an app called "Bolo"?

Answer: Google Tech Company

Google recently launched the new app "Bolo", the purpose of this app is to help elementary school students learn English and Hindi language. "Speak" app

  • This app is completely free, it is obtained from Google Play Store.
  • This app uses Google's speech recognition and text-to-speech technology.
  • Animated characters given in this app encourage children to read stories.
  • If children feel difficult to speak a word, then this animated character assists them.
  • This app works offline too. Once downloaded, users can read 100 stories in Hindi and English. This will increase the child's reading skills. Google has used this app in 200 villages of Uttar Pradesh on the first pilot basis.

Google has said that its results are quite good, in just three months, 64% of students have increased their textual proficiency. Now Google is planning to cooperate with non-governmental groups to increase access to this app.


Recently, the Chhattisgarh government constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Chhattisgarh government to review cases filed against tribal people in the Naxal affected areas? Answer: Justice A.K. Patnaik

Recently, the Chhattisgarh government reviewed the cases filed against the tribal people in the Maoist-affected areas, for Justice A.K. The committee was formed under the chairmanship of Patnaik. This committee will review the cases filed on those who are accused of joining the Left in extremism.


Which state government has recently decided to teach 'Gondi' tribal language in tribal districts? Answer: Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Government has recently decided to teach the tribal language "Gondi" in tribal districts, this decision has been taken to save this language from extinction. Now this language will be included in primary education courses in tribal districts.


Where is the headquarters of the National Good Governance Center located?

Answer: New Delhi

The headquarters of the National Good Governance Center is located in New Delhi. Recently, the National Good Governance Center signed the MoU with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, with the objective of ensuring better utilization of infrastructure during training programs. The National Good Governance Center is set up under the Government of India's Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.


'Al Nagah 2019' joint military exercise will be organized between India and other countries?

Answer: Oman "Al Nagah" The third edition of the military exercise will be organized between India and Oman from 12 to 25 March in Jabal Al Akhtar (Oman). In this exercise, the two countries will share their experience and expertise in the use of war skills and weapons.


In which state was the heading "Rice Knowledge Bank" established?

Answer: Assam

Recently, "Rice Knowledge Bank" was established, it is a web portal. This portal is a collection of rice production techniques, agricultural techniques, superior production techniques and agricultural facts of the state. Through this portal, the farmers will get the latest information related to rice cultivation very quickly. This bank is part of the "Assam Agri-Business and Rural Transformation" supported by the World Bank.


Who was the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Tripura Government?

Answer: Thaanga Darlong

Tripura Government recently honored 99-year-old tribal musician Thang Dallong with the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded Padmashree in January 2019. They play a musical instrument called "Rosem", this musical instrument is made of bamboo.


Recently, the Andhra Pradesh government signed an agreement with the IT company to build 3 printing centers in the state?

Answer: Hewlett Packard

Andhra Pradesh government signed an agreement for the construction of three printing centers in the state with Hewlett Packard. The Ssth Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society of Hewlett Packard on MoU (APIS) and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) signed for the establishment of the Center of Excellence. This Center of Excellence is a step towards promoting 3D printing in the state by the state government. Using 3D printing can be done in the defense, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer goods, health and textile industry and so on.


Who has nominated India for the President of Food and Agriculture Organization?

Answer: Ramesh Chand

India has nominated Ramesh Chand for the Food and Agriculture Organization. Ramesh Chand will face the challenge of Kui Dongui of China, Madi Mungui of Cameroon, French Kathryn Geslen-Leninay and Georgia's Kirby Radhezze. In order to be elected as DG of Food and Agriculture Organization, the candidate has to get simple majority in 194 members. Ranjan Sen, the only Indian to lead the Food and Agriculture Organization, was the Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization from 1956 to 1967.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

It is a UN organization, it works under the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It was established on October 16, 1945. Its headquarters is located in Rome, Italy. Initially its headquarters were in Washington, America, later it was transferred to Rome in Italy in 1951. Currently there are a total of 194 members. This organization strives to provide high quality food for the healthy life of the people.

The main functions of Food and Agriculture Organization are:

  • To eliminate hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity.
  • Making agriculture, forestry and fishery more productive and sustainable.
  • Reducing rural poverty.
  • Make agriculture and food system efficient and inclusive.
  • Strengthening Immunity against Hazards on Livelihood

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization report, about 800 people are suffering from hunger, while 2 billion people are suffering from health problems due to lack of micronutrient deficiency in the diet. According to this report, in 2050, 10 billion people in the world need to ensure food supply.


Which state recently launched the Yuva Shree Yogya Yojana?

Answer: West Bengal

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently launched Yash Shree Yojana II or Yuva Shree Yogya Yojana, aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among the youth. Under the Yuva Shree Adhikar Yojana, financial assistance of Rs. 1 / - will be provided by the state's Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department to start their business with 50 thousand ITI and various technical institutes. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has laid the foundation stone of the first Hindi University in the state of Arupara in Howrah. Jubashri I Youth Shree was launched by the Labor Ministry of West Bengal. Under this scheme, unemployment allowance of Rs. 1500 per month is provided to one lakh unemployed youth.

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