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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 19 April 2019

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1 Which country successfully launched its first satellite into space from America in April 2019?
A Sri Lanka
B Nepal
C Maldives
D Bhutan

Answer: Option [B]
Nepal successfully launched its first satellite NepaliSat-1 into space from America on 18 April 2019. The satellite developed by the Nepalese scientists was launched from Virginia in the US, according to Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). Nepali scientists, Aabhas Maskey and Hariram Shrestha developed the satellite under the BIRDS project of their institute
2 _________ launch probe against UPL for poll code violation ?
A Kerala Police
B Tamil Nadu Police
C Bihar Police
D Mumbai Police

Answer: Option [D]
Mumbai Police launch probe against UPL for poll code violation.
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3 ___________ Becomes The First Public Sector Bank In India To Meet RBIs EMV Mandate
A Dena Bank
B Yes Bank
C RBL Bank
D Canara Bank

Answer: Option [D]
Canara Bank Becomes The First Public Sector Bank In India To Meet RBIs EMV Mandate.
4 Who was appointed as chairman of Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd. in April 2019?
A Rakesh Kumar
B S. P. Bansal
C Vivek Rae
D Shaji John

Answer: Option [C]
Former Oil Secretary Vivek Rae was appointed as chairman of Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd. This followed the resignation of Sunil Behari Mathur as a non-executive independent director and chairman of the company effective April 17, 2019
5 Which country ranked top in World Press Freedom Index 2019?
A Sweden
B Netherlands
C Finland
D Norway

Answer: Option [D]
Norway is ranked first in the World Press Freedom Index 2019 for the third year running while Finland (up two places) has taken second place from the Netherlands (down one at 4th). India dropped two places to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the global press freedom index analysis.
6 _______ has resumed test-flying its intermediate jet trainer (IJT) in a modified version after a gap of almost 3 years.
A Bharat Electronics Limited
B Dassault Aviation
C Bharat Dynamics Limited
D Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

Answer: Option [D]
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has resumed test-flying its intermediate jet trainer (IJT) in a modified version after a gap of almost 3 years. It had halted flight tests of the IJT in 2016 after the aircraft encountered problems while undergoing critical spin tests. The trainer aircraft, called the HJT-36, is being developed for new pilots of the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.
7 Which of the following is Sri Lanka's first Satellite?
A LankaSAT
B Raavana-1
C SupremeSAT
D COLOMBO

Answer: Option [B]
Sri Lanka's first satellite Raavana-l was launched into space from NASA's Flight Facility on Virginia's east shore.
8 A Delhi Police officer has been awarded 'Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award' in April 2019 for his book ________.
A Samvidhan Kavya
B Dilli Darbaar
C Karmabhoomi
D Kitne Pakistan

Answer: Option [A]
A Delhi Police officer has been awarded 'Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award' for his book 'Samvidhan Kavya'. Bureau of Police Research and Development gave the award to Special Commissioner of Police (Operations) Sunil Kumar Gautam for 2018-19. The book presents the provisions of the Constitution in a simple and poetic form.
9 When was the International Day for Monuments and Sites was observed?
A 16th April
B 17th April
C 18th April
D 19th April

Answer: Option [C]
International Day for Monuments and Sites was observed on 18th April.
10 In which place the first time ever in India, voting has taken place at an institution for mentally ill?
A Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Ayanavaram, Chennai
B Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
C Yerwada Mental Hospital, Pune
D National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore

Answer: Option [A]
For the first time ever in India, voting has taken place at an institution for mentally ill. The voting took place in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Ayanavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Before the voting, a massive exercise was conducted in which patients were screened to ascertain their decision-making capacity.
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