Latest Current Affairs Quiz for Exam: 3 May 2019
1. Which Indian wrestler bagged gold medal in the 2019 Ali Aliyev Wrestling Tournament?
a) Bajrang Punia
b) Vinesh Phogat
c) Sushil Kumar
d) Harpreet Singh
2. Which country topped the recently released ICC Test Team Rankings?
c) New Zealand
3. Which Indian Navy Ship will be decommissioned soon after having served for 36 years?
a) INS Kalvari
b) INS Vikram
c) INS Ranjit
d) INS Viraat
4. Who among the following was recently awarded with France’s Highest Civilian Honour?
a) A S Kiran Kumar
b) K Sivan
c) Sudha Krishnan
d) Ajay Narayan Jha
5. ISRO plans to launch which among the following satellites by the end of May 2019?
a) RISAT 2
b) RISAT 2BR1
c) RISAT 4DX
d) RISAT 3A
6. When was World Press Freedom Day 2019 observed?
a) May 2
b) May 3
c) May 1
d) April 30
7. According to a new Supreme Court ruling, who can file a dowry harassment complaint on behalf of the victim?
d) Any Relative
8. Who among the following boycotted the proceedings of the in-house Supreme Court panel?
b) CJI Ranjan Gogoi
c) Justice Indu Malhotra
d) Justice SA Bobde
1. (a) Bajrang Punia
World number one Bajrang Punia on May 2, 2019 won the gold medal after defeating Viktor Rassadin 13-8 in the finals of men’s 65kg freestyle in the 2019 Ali Aliyev Wrestling Tournament in Kaspiisk, Russia. This is his second title in two weeks. Earlier on April 23, Bajrang won gold in the same category, beating Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov 12-7 in the final of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an, China.
2. (b) India
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on May 2, 2019 released the updated MRF Tyres ICC Test Team and ICC ODI Team Rankings. As per the updated rankings, India and England retained their top spots in Test and ODI rankings, respectively. India’s lead over the second-placed team New Zealand in the ICC Test Team Rankings narrowed from 8 to 2 points.
3. (c) INS Ranjit
After serving the Indian Navy for 36 years, the front-line missile destroyer INS Ranjit will be decommissioned on May 6 at the naval dockyard at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The ship was commissioned in the fleet of Indian Navy on September 15, 1983.
4. (a) A S Kiran Kumar
Former ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar was on May 2, 2019 conferred with France’s highest civilian honour, Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur, for his contribution to India-France space cooperation.
5. (b) RISAT 2BR1
India is planning to launch its latest radar imaging satellite RISAT 2BR1 towards the end of May 2019 on one of the variants of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket. The satellite, RISAT 2BR1, is expected to be launched aboard one of the reusable PSLV rockets on May 22, as per officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
6. (b) May 3
World Press Freedom Day was observed on May 3, 2019 which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2019 is, Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.
7. (d) Any Relative
The Supreme Court of India in a landmark judgement on April 30, 2019, ruled that any relative of a woman, who is undergoing cruelty and dowry harassment by her husband or in laws, can file a complaint against them.
8. (a) Complainant
The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on May 1, 2019 had a meeting with the three-member in-house Supreme Court committee that was looking into the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by a former woman employee of the court. The move comes after the complainant on April 30 decided to boycott the proceedings of the in-house panel set up by the apex court to inquire into the charges.