1.For the first time, which state will witness Braille-enabled ballot papers at all polling booths to ensure wider participation of voters in Lok Sabha elections?
2.Consider the following statements related to Dhanush Howitzers Guns?
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A.1 and 2 are correct
B.1 and 3 are correct
C.2 and 3 are correct
D.All of the above
3.In which country President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the plaque of the Mahatma Gandhi Hall at the Gabriel Rene Moreno University?
4.Consider the following statements related to Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary?
5.Zuzana Caputova, a 45-year old divorced mother of two, has been elected as which country’s first woman president ?
6.Consider the following statements?
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
C.Both 1 and 2
D.Neither 1 nor 2.
7.Besides India, how many international customer satellites were launched by PSLV-C45?
A.30 satellites from three countries
B.28 satellites from four countries
C.19 satellites from five countries
D.24 satellites from six countries
8.Consider the following statements?
9.Consider the following statements?
10.According to the list released by the International Cricket Council, which country is ranked third in the ICC Test Championship rankings for the third consecutive year?
Answer: 1) A
For the first time, Meghalaya will witness Braille-enabled ballot papers at all polling booths to ensure wider participation of voters in Lok Sabha elections.Chief Electoral Officer of Meghalaya, FR Kharkongor, said all efforts are being made to ensure a more inclusive election. It has mapped over 4,500 persons with disabilities to make sure that they get a priority at polling booths. The ballot papers posted on the EVMs will have the names and symbols of candidates in Braille alphabet.
Answer: 2) D
Indian Army inducted its domestically developed and manufactured Dhanush artillery howitzer at a ceremony held the Ordnance factory in Jabalpur. Dhanush’ is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India. It has been developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Kolkata based on requirements of Indian Army and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF). It is also known as desi Bofors because it is an upgraded version of Swedish Bofors howitzers, which India procured in the mid 1980s, based on its original designs. It has a strike range of 40 kilometres with accuracy and precision. It also has night firing capability in direct fire mode.
Answer: 3) B
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the plaque of the Mahatma Gandhi Hall at the Gabriel Rene Moreno University in Santa Cruz during his visit to Bolivia.
Answer: 4) D
‘Alemba Yimchunger’ a forest guard at the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary has been recognised with Earth Day Network Star. Earth Day Network Star award is awarded by a U.S.-based international environmental organisation that engages with green groups in 195 countries. The Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Kiphire district of Nagaland. The sanctuary is considered to be an abode for many wildlife animals such as leopards, tigers, wild buffaloes, hoolock gibbons and mithun.Hornbill, the most popular bird in Nagaland is also abundantly found in the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.
Answer: 5) A
In a stunning rebuke of Slovakia’s populist governing party, Zuzana Caputova — a 45-year-old lawyer, activist and political newcomer — was elected as the nation’s first female president.
About Zuzana Kaputova
Answer: 6) C
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has recently awarded this tag to —
India is the only country in the world where the entire coffee cultivation is grown under shade, hand-picked and sun-dried.India produces some of the best coffee in the world, grown by tribal farmers in the Western and The Eastern Ghats, which are the two major bio-diversity hotspots in the world.Indian coffee is highly valued in the world market and sold as premium coffee in Europe.In India, coffee is cultivated in about 4.54 lakh hectares by 3.66 lakh coffee farmers of which 98% are small farmers.
Coffee cultivation is mainly done in the Southern States of India:
Karnataka – 54%
Kerala – 19%
Tamil Nadu – 8%
Coffee is also grown in non-traditional areas like Andhra Pradesh and Odisha (17.2%) and North East States (1.8%).The Monsooned Malabar Robusta Coffee, a unique speciality coffee from India, was given GI certification earlier.
Answer: 7) B
ISRO on April 1, 2019 successfully launched EMISAT and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota. It was launched by the India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C45).EMISAT: EMISAT is a satellite built around ISRO’s Mini Satellite-2 bus weighing about 436 kg. The satellite is intended for electromagnetic spectrum measurement. The 28 international customer satellites, together weighing about 220 kg, are from four countries, namely, Lithuania (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1) and USA (24). These foreign satellites were launched as part of commercial arrangements.
Answer: 8) C
The sixth indigenously designed and built transport ship, LCU L56, has been inducted into the Navy. It has been built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. The Landing Craft Utility (LCU) is a type of boat used by amphibious forces to transport equipment and troops to the shore. It will enhance the operations capability including transport of troops, tanks and equipment and it will be based at Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd.
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd is the state-owned company situated in Kolkata. It builds and repairs commercial and naval vessels.
Answer: 9) D
RUJ Group’s founder and chairman, Dr Rajendra Kumar Joshi, has been awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award. He has been awarded for his contributions in the field of science, education and medicine, promoting the honour and prestige of India. Dr Joshi, who belongs to Rajasthan, is a scientist of Indian origin and is based in Switzerland. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is the highest honour conferred on Non-resident Indians by the President of India.
Answer: 10) D
India have retained the ICC Test Championship Mace and won the purse of USD 1 million for a third successive year on April 1, 2019. India won this award after finishing at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings on the cut-off date of April 1, while New Zealand have ensured second place.International Cricket Council chief executive Manu Sawhney congratulated the Indian team while reiterating the importance of Test cricket and looking forward to the start of the ICC World Test Championship later this year.
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