Daily Current Affairs Quiz 20 February 2019

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1 Which state unveiled a scholarship programme for the children of the beneficiaries of the Kalia scheme on 19 February 2019?
A Punjab
B Haryana
C Odisha
D Bihar

Answer: Option [C]
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled a scholarship programme for the children of the beneficiaries of the Kalia scheme on 19 February 2019. Kalia scholarship or 'Kalia Chhatra Brutti' will ensure that not a single eligible child of Kalia beneficiaries be deprived of his/her dream. The state government will bear all expenditure including course fees, hostel fees, and mess fees.
2 Which country recently submitted a formal bid to host 2032 Olympic Games?
A Indonesia
B Germany
C Japan
D Brazil

Answer: Option [A]
Muliaman Hadad, Indonesia’s ambassador to Switzerland, submitted a formal bid letter from President Joko Widodo to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne.
3 When is the World Day of Social Justice observed?
A 18 February
B 19 February
C 20 February
D 21 February

Answer: Option [C]
20 February is observed annually as the World Day of Social Justice to promote equal rights and opportunities among people within a country and between nations. The day was approved on 26 November 2007 by the UN General Assembly. The theme of 2019 World Day of Social Justice is ‘If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice’.
4 International Annual Desert Festival Held In ----
A Hyderabad
B Chennai
C New Delhi
D Jaisalmer

Answer: Option [D]
International Annual Desert Festival Held In Jaisalmer.
5 Where did the PM, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurate Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Hospital and Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital on 19 February 2019?
A Madhya Pradesh
B Gujarat
C Odisha
D Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option [C]
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, visited BHU in Varanasi on 19 Feb 2019. He inaugurated Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Hospital and Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Lahartara. PM also dedicated first New Bhabhatron with precision technology, to the nation.
6 M.C. Mary Kom signed a 2-year deal with ________ to be their ambassador for women’s training in India on 18 February 2019.
A Adidas
B Nike
C Reebok
D Puma

Answer: Option [D]
World amateur boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom signed a 2-year deal with Puma to be their ambassador for women’s training in India. She is a bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics and won her record 6th gold medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in November 2018. Puma India’s managing director is Abhishek Ganguly
7 Indias First Fulldome 3D Digital Theatre Inaugurated In -----
A Kerala
B Tamil Nadu
C Bihar
D Kolkata

Answer: Option [D]
Indias First Fulldome 3D Digital Theatre Inaugurated In Kolkata.
8 In which state K.J. Alphons inaugurated the project ‘Development of Eco Circuit: Pathanamthitta – Gavi – Vagamon – Thekkady’?
A Arunachal Pradesh
B Tripura
C Kerala
D Manipur

Answer: Option [C]
K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism inaugurated the project ‘Development of Eco Circuit: Pathanamthitta – Gavi – Vagamon – Thekkady’ in Kerala. This Eco Circuit project was sanctioned in December 2015. Major works carried out under the project includes Eco-Adventure Tourism Park at Vagamon, Cultural Centre at Kadamanitta, and more
9 India’s first hi-tech forensic lab is established at ______
A Lucknow
B Haldia
C Dwarka
D Rajgir

Answer: Option [C]
Union home minister Rajnath Singh and LG Anil Baijal inaugurated a state-of-the-art National Cyber Forensic Lab (NCFL) and the Delhi Police's cyber crime unit 'CyPAD' at Dwarka, Sector 16C.
10 Who among the following was presented with the Shiv Chhatrapati awards on 17 February 2019?
A Jhulan Goswami
B Rikhil Shah
C Smriti Mandhana
D Rajnish Kumar

Answer: Option [C]
Noted Mallakhamb coach, Uday Deshpande and aggressive opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana were conferred with Shiv Chhatrapati awards on 17 February 2019. The awards were presented by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao. Among the other award recipients are Suraj Karkera, Sanil Shetty, and Siddhant Thingaliya.

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