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Current Affairs Quiz: March 9, 2019



Updated On - Saturday, 09 March 2019

In the recent headlines "Rome Statutio" is related to which of the following organizations?

Answer:

International Criminal Court recently passed the "Rome Statut" of Malaysia and became the 124th member of the International Criminal Court. Malaysia is the third ASEAN country to pass "Rome Statue", besides Cambodia and the Philippines have passed "Rome Statutio". Although the Philippines has announced the withdrawal of membership of the International Criminal Court, the decision will be effective from March 19, 2019. Earlier in the year 2017 Burundi became the first country to leave the International Criminal Court.

 

Which recently the Space Agency has decided to conduct only the women's spacewalk in International Space Station?

Answer:

NASA American Space Agency NASA recently decided to organize only women's spacewalks at the International Space Station. This spacewalk will be organized on March 29, 2019. Christina Koch and Anne McKane will step out of the ISS and replace the batteries. They will be provided assistance from Houston by the Canadian Space Agency's Flight Controller Kristen Fatchiol. On July 25, 1984, Soviet astronaut Svetlana Savitskaaya became the first woman astronaut to make spacewalks.

 

In order to prevent fraud in the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Joint Working Group has been formed under whose chairmanship?

Answer:

Dinesh Arora Recently IRDAI and National Health Authority have constituted a Joint Working Group, aimed at curbing the fatalities in the Ayushmann Bharat Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojna. Dinesh Arora, Deputy Chief of National Health Authority, has been elected as the Chairman of Joint Working Group. Suresh Mathur, executive director of IRDAI has been elected as co-chairman of this joint working group. This group will suggest to stop the fiasco in India in the next 6 months.

 

Which Indian-American personality has recently been chosen as Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Development Program?

Answer:

Padma Lakshmi Indian-American Padma Lakshmi has been appointed as the new Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. In this new role, Padma Lakshmi will raise support for sustainable development goals.

 

International Women's Day is celebrated?

Answer:

March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day on 8th March every year, on this occasion the focus of women's achievements in the world is focused and commitment to equality in society is expressed. On this occasion, governments, non-governmental organizations and other organizations around the world conduct several programs. Background In 1910, the Socialist Party of America organized International Women's Day on February 28, 1909.

The Soviet Union was declared a national holiday on 8 March after the women got the franchise in 1917. Later, 1975 also approved this day. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member nations to declare International Women's Day on March 8. Its purpose is to promote women's rights and world peace.

 

Which water project is located on which river in the recent headlines?

Answer:

Chenab Kiru hydropower project is located on Chenab River, recently approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The 624 MW project will be constructed on the Chenab river in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. The total cost of construction of this project will be Rs. 4,287.59 crore This project will be completed in 4.5 years.

 

Who was appointed the new Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Center?

Answer:

Ajit Kumar Mohanty Central Personnel Ministry has recently issued notification, Ajit Kumar Mohanty has appointed Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Center, his tenure is three years. At present he is the Director of Physical Science Group in BARC.

Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC): BARC is India's premier nuclear research institute, it is located in Mumbai of Maharashtra. It is a versatile research center, with advanced infrastructure available for advanced research. In this research can be done for nuclear science, engineering and other fields. It is used only for peaceful purposes such as energy harvesting.  

The Government of India had established the Trombay Energy Establishment in 1954, its purpose was to speed up the development of nuclear machinery and technology. After the death of great scientist Dr. Homi Jahangir Bhabha in 1966, the name of the Trombay Energy Establishment was changed to Bhabha Atomic Research Center.

 

Who will be the President of the National Transitional Transportation and Battery Storage Mission?

Answer:

Amitabh Kant Chairman of the Policy Commission, Amitabh Kant will be the Chairman of National Transitional Transportation and Battery Storage Mission. Its aim is to promote clean, connected, shared and continuous transport in the country. This mission will also launch a manufacturing program for the manufacture of parts of batteries and electric vehicles. This manufacturing program will be valid till 2024.

 

Which flood management program has recently been approved by the government?

Answer:

Flood Management and Border Areas Program

The Central Cabinet recently approved the "Flood Management and Border Area Program (FMBAP)", under this program, the work of flood management etc. will be done in the border areas. 3,342 crores have been allocated for this. This program will be implemented in the country for effective flood management and erosion control. This program will benefit the cities, villages, industrial institutions, farms and infrastructure etc. For this program, 50% of the funds will be provided by the Central Government for the general category states and 50% of the funds will be spent by the state. For the North Eastern States, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, 70% will be made available through the Fund Center whereas only 30% funds will be made available by the State Government.

 

Dr. Zoares Alfarov died recently, he was the Physicist and Nobel Laureate of which country?

Answer:

Rousseau Dr. Zoares Alfarov was the Russian physicist and Nobel laureate of Russia . He died recently in St. Petersburg. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2000.

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