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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 21 April 2019

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1 When is the World Liver Day observed every year?
A 19 April
B 21 April
C 22 April
D 23 April

Answer: Option [A]
The World Liver Day (WLD) is observed every year on April 19. The aim of the day is to build awareness and understanding the importance of liver in the human body and how liver ailments are treated. The liver, which measures about 1,00 grams in weight and 15 cm in length, is the second largest organ and is a key player in our body’s digestive system.
2 Which company planned to shutdown online operations in China
A Apple
B Amazon
C Flipkart
D Samsung

Answer: Option [B]
Amazon company planned to shutdown online operations in China.
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3 Who was honoured in the 2019 list of new fellows of the UK's Royal Society in April 2019?
A Dilip Shanghvi
B Yusuf Hamied
C Rahul Bajaj
D Rajan Raheja

Answer: Option [B]
Prominent scientist and businessman Yusuf Hamied was honoured in the 2019 list of new fellows of the UK's Royal Society. He is Chairman of pharmaceutical major Cipla. The Royal Society is an independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science.
4 Which of the following has been certified with ISO 31000:2018 in April 2019?
A The Oriental Insurance Company
B Liberty General Insurance
C HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
D Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited

Answer: Option [D]
Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited has been certified with ISO 31000:2018. ISO 31000:2018 is an international risk management standard. The standard provides guidelines, principles, framework, and a process for managing risk. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size, activity or sector. The Certificate is valid for a period of 3 years.
5 Which country's first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ was launched into space from NASA’s Flight Facility in April 2019?
A Bhutan
B Sri Lanka
C Iran
D Qatar

Answer: Option [B]
Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ was launched into space from NASA’s Flight Facility on 18 April 2019. ‘Raavana 1’ weights around 1.05 kg and the lifespan of the satellite is around one and a half years. The launch marks Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age. Its mission is to capture images of Sri Lanka and its neighbouring countries.
6 Which country will host the annual G20 leaders' summit on 21-22 November 2020?
A Saudi Arabia
B Qatar
C Syria
D UAE

Answer: Option [A]
Saudi Arabia will host the annual G20 leaders' summit on 21-22 November 2020 in Riyadh. The G20 is made up of 19 of the world's biggest economies, as well as the European Union. It was formed in 1999 to discuss policy matters and financial stability. Japan will host the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka. In 2018, the conference was held in Buenos Aries, Argentina.
7 Which bank partnered with M1Xchange Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) platform for MSME bill discounting?
A Bank of Maharashtra
B Central Bank of India
C Union Bank of India
D Bank of India

Answer: Option [A]
Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) partnered with M1Xchange Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) platform for MSME bill discounting. TReDS is a digital platform to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to get their bills financed at a competitive rate through an auction where multiple registered financiers can participate. TReDS platform facilitates a smooth flow of liquidity.
8 Who claimed his first ATP title at the US Men's Clay Court Championships in April 2019?
A Christian Garin
B Julio Peralta
C Henri Laaksonen
D Gonzalo Lama

Answer: Option [A]
Christian Garin claimed his first ATP title at the US Men's Clay Court Championships. With this, Garin becomes first Chilean ATP champion in a decade. He defeated Casper Ruud in the final match. Garin also won their only previous career meeting last month in Sao Paulo, Brazil and earned his first title in just his 11th career tournament.
9 The record for the longest railway station name, which is 58 letters long, is held by ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ in ________.
A Germany
B Ireland
C Wales
D Scotland

Answer: Option [C]
The Chennai Central railway station, officially known as Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station, lost the distinction of having the world’s longest railway station name by an alphabet. The record for the longest railway station name, which is 58 letters long, is held by ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ in Wales.
10 Which astronaut is all set to set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman?
A Christina Koch
B Anne McClain
C Nicole Aunapu Mann
D Jessica Meir

Answer: Option [A]
A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut is all set to set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman. NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to 328 days. This would set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Christina Koch will remain in orbit until February 2020. .
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