Current Affairs Quiz: 11 March 2019
- Who launched the countrywide Pulse Polio Programme 2019?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Ram Nath Kovind
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Dr Harsh Vardhan
- President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padam Shri 2019 on which of the following personality?
a) Nambi Narayan
b) Bachendri Pal
c) Teejan Bai
d) Gautam Gambhir
- Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of the state of Palestine?
a) Mohammad Shtayyeh
b) Mohammad Abbas
c) Muhammad Mustafa
d) Ziad Abu-Amr
- Which state has increased its reservation quota of OBCs to 27 per cent?
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh
- Which nation’s cricket board has written to the ICC for action against India for wearing camouflage caps?
d) Sri Lanka
- The Election Commission has appointed three special observers for which state?
c) Jammu and Kashmir
- Which Indian wrestler won a gold medal in 65kg freestyle at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Bulgaria?
a) Bajrang Punia
b) Vinesh Phogat
c) Sakshi Malik
d) Sushil Kumar
- When was National Immunisation Day 2019 observed in India?
a) 9th March
b) 10th March
c) 11th March
d) 12th March
- Which organisation will carry out first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS)?
- Which of the following personality attended the wedding of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta?
a) Antonio Guterres
b) Ban Ki-Moon
c) Emmanuel Macron
d) Justin Trudeau
- (b) Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind on March 9, 2019 launched the Pulse Polio programme 2019 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old at the Rahstrapati Bhawan. The President administered the polio drops on the eve of the National Immunisation Day that is observed on 10 March every year.
- (d) Gautam Gambhir
The Padma Awards 2019, one of the highest civilian awards of India, were announced on January 25, 2019 on the occasion of Republic Day eve. Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, and Late Kader Khan are among the Padma Shri awardees this year.
- (a) Mohammad Shtayyeh
Mohammad Shtayyeh has been named as the new Prime Minister of Palestine by the President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Shtayyeh, a long time ally of the Abbas, is the member of the central committee of the President’s Fatah party. Shtayyeh replaces Rami Hamdallah, who had been prime minister since 2014.
- (d) Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh government has issued an ordinance increasing reservation quota for the Other Backward Classes to 27 per cent from the current 14 per cent. The ordinance was issued and notified, after it received the assent from the state’s Governor Anandiben Patel on the same day.
- (b) Pakistan
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent a strongly worded letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC), calling for action against India for wearing camouflage military caps during the third ODI against Australia.
- (c) Jammu and Kashmir
The Election Commission (EC) has formed a three-member committee to assess the situation on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir before it takes a decision about holding the assembly elections in the troubled state.
- (a) Bajrang Punia
India’s star wrestler Bajrang Punia won a gold medal in 65 kilogram freestyle at the International wrestling tournament, “Dan Kolov – Nikola Petrov” in Ruse, Bulgaria. Punia, a World Championship silver medallist, overpowered Jordan Oliver of USA 12-3 in the final held on March 10, 2019. He also secured the maximum ranking points from the tournament.
- (b) 10 March
President Ram Nath Kovind on March 9, 2019 launched the Pulse Polio programme 2019 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old at the Rahstrapati Bhawan. The President administered the polio drops on the eve of the National Immunisation Day that was observed on March 10, 2019.
- (a) NASA
US space agency NASA recently announced to carry out first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) on March 29, 2019. Astronauts will get ground support from Canadian Space Agency flight controller Kristen Facciol at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
- (b) Ban Ki-Moon
Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a host of politicians and Bollywood celebrities attended the wedding of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta.