Daily Current Affairs April 1,2019

Current Affairs for Competitive Exams-2019

1. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on April 1, 2019 launched which satellite?

a) EMISAT

b) Cartosat-2

c) Microsat

d) AstroSat

2. The Bank of Baroda became the third largest lender of India by merging with which two banks?

a) RBL Bank and Vijaya Bank

b) Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank

c) RBL Bank and IDBI Bank

d) IDBI Bank and Dena Bank

3. Which country on April 1, 2019 declared ‘Reiwa’ as the name of its new imperial era?

a) Brunei

b) Cambodia

c) Japan

d) Denmark

4. The Government constituted a Multi Disciplinary Terror Monitoring Group (MDTMG) for which state?

a) Arunachal Pradesh

b) Chhattisgarh

c) Punjab

d) Jammu & Kashmir

5. Which Indian label bagged the spot of No. 1 YouTube Channel recently?

a) T-Series

b) SET India

c) Speed Records

d) Zee Music Company

6. Which country has agreed to issue equivalency to all Indian degrees?

a) Canada

b) Saudi Arabia

c) UAE

d) Germany

7. Zuzana Caputova has been elected as the first female president of which nation?

a) Bolivia

b) Poland

c) Sweden

d) Slovakia

8. India renewed its Triangular Development Cooperation in Asia and Africa with which nation?

a) United States

b) Germany

c) France

d) Japan

9. Which state celebrated its 84th foundation day on April 1, 2019?

A) West Bengal

b) Bihar

c) Odisha

d) Karnataka

10. Who won the men’s singles title at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open badminton tournament?

a) Kento Momota

b) Viktor Axelsen

c) Kidambi Srikanth

d) Viktor Axelsen

e) Chen Long

Answer Key:

1. (A) EMISAT

Indian space agency, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on April 1, 2019 launched the electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT along with 28 other satellites of global customers. Emisat was launched into an altitude of 749 km orbit, while the 28 satellites were launched at an altitude of 504 km orbit.

2. (b) Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank

Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank became a part of the Bank of Baroda on April 1, 2019, leading to the creation of the India’s second largest Public Sector Bank after the SBI and India’s third largest lender overall after the SBI and ICICI Banks with a total business of more than Rs 14.82 lakh crore.

3. (c) Japan

Japan on April 1, 2019 declared that ‘Reiwa’ would be name of the new imperial era to begin on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhi to ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne. He will succeed his father, Emperor Akihito, who is abdicating on April 30, ending the 31-year ‘Heisei’ era.

4. (D) Jammu & Kashmir

The Government on March 29, 2019 constituted a Multi Disciplinary Terror Monitoring Group (MDTMG) to ensure concerted action against terror financing and other terror related activities in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

5. (A) T-Series

Indian film and music production house, T-Series managed to become the world’s No.1 YouTube channel by defeating Swedish YouTuber ‘PewDiePie’ channel. T-Series garnered over 91,774,917 subscribers while PewDiePie subscribers stood at 91,705,546 by the end of March 2019.

6. (c) UAE

The UAE Education Ministry has agreed to accept Indian academic and professional certificates after the Indian side issued clarification on the issue of the external and internal marks mentioned in mark lists.  The UAE government had earlier rejected the equivalency of some Indian degrees due to lack of clarity about the fact that some of the Indian universities issue both internal and external mark sheets as part of their degrees.

7. (D) Slovakia

Zuzana Caputova has been elected as the first female President of Slovakia. The 45-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption activist won 58.40 per cent of the votes in the polls conducted on March 30, 2019. Caputova’s vote margin was much higher than her high-profile opponent, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic from the governing party, who could only bag 41.59 per cent of the votes.

8. (A) United States

India and the United States have signed the first amendment to the Statement of Guiding Principles (SGP) on triangular cooperation for global development. The SGP agreement, which was signed in November 2014, underscores the contribution of India-US partnership to global stability and prosperity. It provides a framework for promoting cooperation between the two countries to meet the developmental aspirations of partner countries, particularly in Asia and Africa.

9. (c) Odisha

Odisha celebrated its 84th foundation day on April 1, 2019. The day is also known as ‘Utkal Divas.’ Odisha was the first state to be formed on linguistic basis in 1936. Earlier, the state was a part of Bihar.

10. (b) Viktor Axelsen

Former champion Kidambi Srikanth lost in straight games to former world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi on March 31, 2019. Srikanth blew two game points in the second game to lose 7-21, 20-22 to Axelsen in the men’s singles summit clash. It was Srikanth’s first final in a BWF world tour event in 17 months. He had last won a title at the 2017 French Open.

Source: Jagaranjosh

Part-2

General Awareness

Q1. Which has become the first Indian port operator to achieve the first Indian port operator to achieve cargo movement?

  1. Mumbai Port Trust
  2. Kolkata Port Trust
  3. Mundra Port.
  4. Adani Ports

Q2. Which has become the highest polling station in the world?

  1. Tashigang
  2. Araku Valley
  3. Khajjiar
  4. Skiing

Q3. How many varieties of coffee have been recently awarded Geographical Indication (GI)?

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6

Q4. Who had recently sold stake in its housing finance arm?

  1. State bank of India
  2. Punjab National Bank
  3. Canara Bank
  4. IDBI

Q5. Wipro Limited has signed an MoU with ____________ to collaborate on high-impact, industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and AI.

  1. IIT Kharagpur
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. IIT Mumbai
  4. IIT Kanpur

Q6. Who will be conferred with the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honor granted by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian Libraries?

  1. Manmohan Singh
  2. Bimal Jalan
  3. Raghuram Rajan
  4. Amartya Sen

Q7. Who among the following is not the recipient of this year’s Turing Award?

  1. Geoffrey Hinton
  2. Yann LeCun
  3. Andrew Ng
  4. Yoshua Bengio

Q8. Who is the author of book titled “Indian Fiscal Federalism”?

  1. K. Singh
  2. V. Reddy
  3. Raghuram Rajan
  4. Amartya Sen

Q9. Cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky passed away recently. He belonged to which country?

  1. Russia
  2. China
  3. Japan
  4. South Korea

Q10. Who is the Chairman of 15th Finance Commission of India?

  1. K. Singh
  2. V. Reddy
  3. Raghuram Rajan
  4. Amartya Sen

Answers

  1. 4
  2. 1
  3. 3
  4. 2
  5. 1
  6. 4
  7. 3
  8. 2
  9. 1
  10. 1

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