Latest Current Affairs Quiz for Exam: 30 and 31 March 2019
1. Which nation has become the 4th largest space power?
2. Indian space agency, ISRO will launch which satellite on April 1, 2019?
3. Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun were on March 27, 2019 awarded with the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award for their work in which field?
a) Laser physics
b) Internet of Things
c) Artificial Intelligence
d) Evolution of enzymes
4. Under the newly announced minimum income guarantee scheme by a leading opposition party, how much annual income has been proposed for 20 per cent of India’s poorest families?
a) Rs 90000
b) Rs 72000
c) Rs 84000
d) Rs 65000
5. The President of which country signed proclamation on March 25, 2019 recognising Golan Heights as Israeli territory?
a) United States
d) South Korea
6. Who was appointed as the first Lokpal of India on March 19, 2019?
a) Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
b) Pradeep Kumar Mohanty
c) Dinesh Kumar Jain
d) Pinaki Chandra Ghose
7. Who was appointed as the Chief of Naval Staff on March 23, 2019?
a) Bipin Rawat
b) Bimal Verma
c) Karambir Singh
d) Charan Singh
8. Which Indian airlines in January 2019 recognised itself as defaulter of bank payments with debt of over USD 1 billion?
c) Go Air
d) Jet Airways
9. Which Miniratna category Central Public Sector Enterprise on March 29, 2019 came out with the Initial public offering (IPO)?
a) Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd
b) Airline Allied Services Ltd
c) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd
d) Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd
10. Which nation has decided to make gay sex, adultery punishable with death by stoning?
a) North Korea
b) Saudi Arabia
1. (c) India
Prime Narendra Modi on March 27, 2019 announced that India has established itself as the world’s 4th largest space super power. The PM announced the success of ‘Mission Shakti’, in which Indian scientists successfully targeted and brought down a live satellite on a Low Earth Orbit with an anti-satellite missile (A-SAT) within a matter of just three minutes.
2. (b) EMISAT
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 29 satellites including the primary payload EMISAT on April 1, 2019. The PSLV-C45 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), carrying these satellites onboard, will take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
3. (c) Artificial Intelligence
The three pioneers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun were on March 27, 2019 awarded with the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award “for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing”.
4. (b) Rs 72000
A leading opposition party in India has announced a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poorest 20 per cent of Indian families if voted to power. Under the scheme, 20 per cent of India’s most poor families will get Rs 72,000 yearly in their bank accounts. The minimum income support proposal will be called ‘nyay’.
5. (a) United States
The United States President, Donald Trump on March 25, 2019 signed the proclamation recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a disputed land which Israel captured from Syria in 1967.
6. (d) Pinaki Chandra Ghose
Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on March 19, 2019 appointed as India’s first Lokpal also known as the anti-corruption ombudsman. Currently, Ghose is serving as a Member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He was appointed as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court in 1997. He served as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2013.
7. (c) Karambir Singh
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh was on March 23, 2019 appointed as the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS). He is currently serving as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
8. (d) Jet Airways
Indian full-service carrier Jet Airways on January 1, 2019 informed the stock exchanges that it had defaulted on its loan repayments to banks. Soaked in financial losses and debt of over USD 1 billion, the airline is struggling to even pay out salaries to employees.
9. (a) Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd
Miniratna Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) came out with its first Initial public offering (IPO) on March 29, 2019. The state-owned company will not receive any proceeds from the offer as the Central Government is selling around 12 percent of its stake in the company. After the IPO, the Government’s stake in RVNL will be pegged at 88 percent.
10. (d) Brunei
Brunei, a small Southeast Asian nation, has announced the enforcement of a strict Sharia law, under which those found guilty of adultery or gay sex would be subjected to death by stoning from April 3, 2019. The harsh Islamic law had been put on hold for four years amidst heavy criticism.