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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2019

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Gopal Krishna Dwivedi


Explanation : The Election Commission of India (ECI) appointed Gopal Krishna Dwivedi as has Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh with immediate effect. Mr.Dwivedi will replace R. P. Sisodia. The ECI termed the CEO's replacement as an administrative decision. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, a 1993-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer, was serving as Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries. As per G.O RT. No. 131, through which the ECI's order has been republished by the A.P. government, the ECI nominated Mr. Dwivedi as the CEO in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 13A (1) of the Representation of People Act, 1950 in place of Mr. Sisodia. It was mentioned that the ECI consulted the State government for affecting the reshuffle.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Shri Ramnath Nath Kovind


Explanation : The President of India Shri. Ramnath Nath Kovind inaugurated the two-day Gandhian Resurgence Summit on the occasion of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi's 150 birth anniversary at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. The summit was organised by the Parmarath Niketan, the Harijan Sevak Sangh and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The President also unveiled the statue of Maharishi Bhardwaj in the town.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   David Rowland


Explanation : Accenture,a Dublin based consultant firm's CEO Pierre Nanterme steps down from his post due to his health issues. Financial Officer of the company David Rowland was named interim CEO. Though resigned as CEO of the company,Pierre Nanterme will continue at Accenture as advisor to the CEO. The lead independent director Marge Magner was named non-executive chair.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   24 January 2019.


Explanation : ISRO will launch a student satellite called 'Kalamsat' and an imaging satellite known as 'Microsat-R' on 24 January 2019. Both the satellite will be carried by 'PSLV C-44' rocket. PSLV is a four-stage launch vehicle. In PSLV-C44, the fourth stage (PS4) of the vehicle would be moved to a ?higher circular orbit so as to establish an orbital platform for carrying out experiments.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Satyarup Siddhanta


Explanation : Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta conquered Antartica's highest point, Mount Sidley. With this feat, he became the first Indian and youngest man to climb the 7 highest peaks and volcanic summits across all continents. He achieved the feat at the age of 35 years and 262 days. Satyarup hails from South Kolkata and is a software engineer by profession.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Bengaluru


Explanation : According to the 6th City Momentum Index, released by property consultant JLL, Bengaluru has emerged as the world's most dynamic city with a robust technology and innovation ecosystem in place. The report is titled: 'JLL City Momentum: The World's Top 20 Most Dynamic Cities'. The key theme in this year's index was cities having a robust technology and innovation ecosystem. Among other Indian cities, Hyderabad ranked second with Delhi at fourth, Pune at fifth, Chennai at seventh and Kolkata at fifteenth position featuring in top 20 cities. The other cities include Hanoi at the third position, Nairobi at 6th, Ho Chi Minh City at 8th Xi'an at 9th Guangzhou at 10th.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Dr. T.C.A Anant


Explanation : Dr. T.C.A Anant, former Chief Statistician of India & Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, took the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) .Oath was administered by Shri Arvind Saxena, Chairman, UPSC. The commission has a strength of 10 members, besides a chairperson.Despite Anant's appointment, the commission had one more vacancy .Former Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi, Prof. Pradeep Kumar Joshi, Air Marshal A S Bhonsle (retired), Sujata Mehta, Manoj Soni, Smita Nagaraj, M Sathiyavathy and Bharat Bhushan Vyas are members of the UPSC. A member of the UPSC have a maximum of six-year tenure or till an incumbent attains the age of 65.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   New Delhi


Explanation : Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley and Union Minister of Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated the Hunar Haat Exhibition at State Emporia Complex in New Delhi. The Hunar Haat exhibition will be organized from 12th January 2019 to 20th January 2019. Hunar Haat aims at "Development with Dignity" of the artisans and craftsman from the minority community.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Buddhadeb Dasgupta


Explanation : National award-winning filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the West Bengal Film Journalists Association (WBFJA). The award is in the name of the late Satyajit Ray. He was awarded the award in the third edition of the 'Cinemar Samabartan' ceremony on January13, 2019. Dasgupta is a big name in the parallel cinema. He is known for his political films like "Dooratwa" (Distance) and "Grihajuddha" (Crossroads). As a director, he has won the National Film Award for Best Direction twice, for "Uttara" (2000) and "Swapner Din" (2005).

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Pakistan


Explanation : Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed set a world record to become the wicket-keeper captain with the most number of catches in a match. This was achieved by him while playing a match against South Africa in the Third Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.