Daily Current Affairs G.K. Question In English 30/ May/2019

Daily Current Affairs G.K. Question In English 30/ May/2019

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Que. 01   Which of the following teams has clinched the 2019 Sudirman Cup badminton tournament?

  1. Germany
  2. South Korea
  3. Japan
  4. China

 

Answer :– 4.   China

 

Expalain :–      On May 26, China clinched the badminton world mixed-team championship at the  16th edition of the Sudirman Cup 2019 in the Chinese city of Nanning. They beat Japan in men’s doubles, women’s singles and men’s singles to clinch the title for an 11th time. In the latest Men’ singles match Shi Yuqi stunned world champion Kento Momota  15-21, 21-5,21-11. Japan has never lifted the mixed-team world championship since it began in 1989.

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Que. 02 Which Indian personality has been awarded the 2019 Dr. Lee Jong-wook Prize for public health?

  1. Nikhil Kumar
  2. Balram Bhargava
  3. Asha Kishore
  4. Amit Sharma

 

Answer :–  2.   Balaram Bhargava

 

Expalain :–      Cardiologist Prof. Balram Bhargava has won the 2019 Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva. He bagged the award for his achievements as a clinician, innovator, researcher and trainer. Prof. Bhargava  is the Director-General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). His passion to know how things work, and to make them work, has resulted in a long list of innovative medical devices – affordable, created and applied in India. In cooperation with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and a devoted follower group of more than 100 young innovators, his work on developing low-cost devices is already saving thousands of lives.

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Que. 03  The delegation of which union ministry represented India at the 2019 SCO Mass Media Forum at Bishkek?

  1. Ministry of External Affairs
  2. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  3. Ministry of Human Resource Development
  4. Ministry of Finance

 

Answer :– 2.  Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

 

Expalain :–      The 2nd edition of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Mass Media Forum was  held at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 23-26 May, 2019. A delegation from I&B Ministry  represented India at the Forum. The Forum was inaugurated by the President of Kyrgyz Republic Mr. S. Jeenbeko. The President in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of Mass Media organizations of SCO countries in accomplishing the SCO objectives of mutual trust, friendly relations with neighbors and regional security in line with the “Shanghai Spirit”. The Forum aims to strengthen the exchange and cooperation in the field of mass media amongst SCO countries. It offers a unique platform for active work through mass media to create an objective vision of the organization and strengthen its positive image in the global information space.

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Que. 04  Which Indian personality has received the UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award?

  1. Prakash Javadekar
  2. Harsh Vardhan
  3. Baba Ramdev
  4. Acharya Balkrishna

 

 

Answer :– 4. Acharya Balkrishna

 

Expalain :–      Acharya Balkrishna, the Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., has received the ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’ on behalf of Patanjali Group of Institutions  in Geneva, Switzerland. Balkrishna was among keynote speakers of the UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) organisation. The others are  Randy Oostra, UNICEF executive director Henrietta H Fore, WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Abe Lee.  Patanjali Ayurved produces a range of Ayurvedic medicinal and personal care products, among other consumer items. The company was co-founded by Baba Ramdev and Balkshrina.

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Que. 05  On which date, the 2019 edition of World Thyroid Day (WTD) is observed?

  1. May 27
  2. May 25
  3. May 26
  4. May 24

 

Answer :–2.   May 25

 

 

Expalain :–      The World Thyroid Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 25 to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid health and the advances made in treating thyroid diseases. The thyroid gland is an important part of the body and is extremely important as it regulates metabolism, affects energy levels, crucial body functions, and heart rate. Abnormalities in the thyroid gland can lead to excess production of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), less production of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), thyroid nodules (lumps in the thyroid gland), goitre (enlargement of the thyroid gland), thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland) and thyroid cancer.

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Que. 06   Which of the following countries have started the first-of-its-kind naval drill exercise ‘Pacific Vanguard’?

  1. Japan, South Korea & Australia
  2. Russia , China & Turkey
  3. India , Australia & United States
  4. United States, New Zealand &Canada

 

Answer :– 1.  Japan , South Korea & Australia

 

Expalain :–      The  first-of-its-kind naval drill exercise ‘Pacific Vanguard’has been kick started by the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia near Guam, United States. The “Pacific Vanguard” drill brings together more than 3,000 sailors from the four countries to sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation at sea. The drills will focus on live fire exercises, defensive counter-air operations, anti-submarine warfare, and replenishment at sea. The Royal Australian Navy contributed two frigates to the exercise – HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Parramatta. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force sent destroyers – JS Ariake and JS Asahi, and South Korea the Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Wang Geon. The USS Blue Ridge, the Seventh Fleet’s flagship, will lead the operation from the U.S. side. Guam is home to more than 160,000 people, and was at the centre of nuclear tensions between Washington and Pyongyang in 2017, with North Korea threatening to hit the US territory with “enveloping fire”.

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Que. 07  Who won the 2019 Dylan Thomas prize?

  1. Zone Gilbert
  2. Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
  3. Guy Gunaratne
  4. Sarah Perry

 

Answer :– 3.   Guy Gunaratne

 

Expalain :–      The British-Sri Lankan human rights documentary maker- turned debut novelist, Guy Gunaratne has won the 2019  £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas prize for his debut novel ‘In Our Mad and Furious City’. It is the fictional account of 48 hours in a North London housing estate after the murder of a British soldier. Gunaratne is a human rights documentary maker-turned-debut novelist. The £30,000 Prize is awarded to the best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under.

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Que. 08  Which of the following films has been choreographed by Veeru Devgan, who passed away recently?

  1. Muqadder Ka Sikandar
  2. Don
  3. Mr, India
  4. All of the above

 

Answer :–  3.  Mr. India

 

Expalain :–      Veeru Devgan (85), veteran action choreographer and father of Ajay Devgan, has passed  away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on May 27, 2019. He choreographed action scenes in more than 80 films such as Hindustan Ki Kasam, Mr. India and Mr. Natwarlal  (1993). He also acted in films like Kranti, Saurabh and Singhasan. Recently, he stopped going to film parties, but he was seen at the screening of ‘Total Dhamaal’.

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Que. 09  Who has been sworn-in as the new chief minister of Sikkim?

  1. Aarun Uperti
  2. Kunga Nima Lepcha
  3. Prem singh Tamang
  4. Sonam Lama

 

Answer :– 3. Prem Singh Tamang

 

 

Expalain :–      Prem Singh Tamang, the president of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) and popularly known as P S Golay, has been sworn-in as the new chief minister of Sikkim. Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office to Mr. Golay in a grand ceremony at the Palzor stadium in Gangtok. Mr. Golay is not a member of the state assembly at present as he did not contest the polls.  The SKM won 17 of the 32 legislative  Assembly seats in the State in the recently held Assembly polls. The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), which had ruled the State for 25 years, won 15. Mr. Golay succeeded Pawan Chamling of the SDF who has the record of longest-serving Chief Minister of the country, ruling the State for five consecutive terms for a little over 24 years.

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Que. 10  Mahesh Mangaonkar  is associated to which sports?

  1. Tennis
  2. Badminton
  3. Squash
  4. Chess

 

Answer :- 3.   Squash

 

 

Expalain :–      In squash, Mahesh Mangaonkar from India has clinched the Sekisui Open title for the second time in his career in Kriens, Switzerland on May 25, 2019. In the final, Top-seeded Mahesh beat third seed Bernat Jaume of Spain in four games 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5. He  had won the corresponding title for the first time in 2016. Sekisui Open is a Challenger tour event of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), the world body which governs the sports .

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