04th February 2019 Current Affairs

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National Road Safety Week launched today

  • The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched the National Road Safety Week with a host of initiatives planned for generating awareness and sensitizing people about safe road usage.
  • The Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari flag off a motor car rally to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Rajghat, New Delhi.
  • The rally will travel through places historically associated with Gandhiji, both in India, as well as in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  • It will conclude at Yangon in Myanmar on the 24th of this month, covering a total distance of 7250 km.

Establishment of NHAI – Act 1988

Road and Transport Minister – Nitin Gadkari

President Opens Rashtrapati Bhavan's annual 'Udyanotsav'

  • Today, President ‘Ram Nath Kovind’ has opened the annual Udyanotsav of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • About 10,000 programmed Tulip bulbs in 8 varieties of different colour were imported from the Netherlands and have been planted in the Mughal Gardens.
  • The people will also be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden.

Architect of Rashtrapati Bhawan – Edwin Lutyens

Former Name – Viceroy ‘s House

4th Feb: Sri Lanka celebrates 71st Independence Day

  • Sri Lanka celebrated the 71st Independence Day in a grand ceremony at the Galle Face Green in Colombo.
  • Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih attended the function as the guest of honour.

Independence Date – 4th February 1948

Prime Minister – Ranil Wickremesinghe

Smriti Mandhana Becomes World No.1 Women’s ODI Batter

  • Indian women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana has become the top-ranked batter in women’s ODI cricket, as per the latest rankings released by the ICC.
  • The 22-year-old moved up three spots in the batters’ rankings to reach the top spot. In the 15 ODIs Smriti has played since the beginning of 2018, she has scored two centuries and eight half-centuries.

ICC – International Cricket Council

ODI – One day International

Sana Mir Becomes 1st Asian Woman to Play 100 T20Is

  • Former captain of the Pakistan women team Sana Mir has become the first Asian woman to play hundred T20Is.
  • Mir, 33, is one of Pakistan’s most senior women cricketers and has been representing the country since 2005.
  • She achieved the feat when she took the field against West Indies in the third and final T20I in Karachi.
  • The top-ranked ODI bowler and seasoned all-rounder was delighted ahead of achieving the landmark.

 

 

Aribam Shyam returns Padma award in protest

  • Noted Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Shyam Sharma returned his Padma Shri Award on February 3, 2019.
  • He received the award in 2006 and returned it to mark a protest against the Citizen (Amendment) Bill.
  • Sharma is a recipient of several national awards for his films Sangai, Ishanou, Imagi Ningthe, etc.

Established (Padma Shree) – 1954

Category – Padma Awards

Nilambar Acharya appointed Country’s ambassador to India

  • Former Nepal’s law minister Nilambar Acharya has been appointed as the Country’s Ambassador to India.
  • Acharya was Law Minister in the interim government (in 1990).
  • Earlier, Mr Acharya has been served as a member of Eminent Persons Group formed by India and Nepal on bilateral relations.
  • The post of Nepalese ambassador to India was lying vacant science Deep Kumar Upadhyay resigned in October 2017 to join politics.
  • The position of Nepalese ambassador to India was lying vacant after Deep Kumar Upadhyay resigned in October 2017 to join politics.

Prime Minister (Nepal) – Khadga Prasad Oli

Capital – Kathmandu

World Cancer day being observed today

  • The world cancer day is being observed on 4th February every year to raise awareness about cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of its prevention.
  • The primary goal of the day is to reduce the illness and related deaths by 2020.
  • This year, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is launching a new three years (2019-2021) campaign with the theme: “I Am and I Will.”
  • The Union Government has started AMRIT scheme in order to provide relief to poor people from the rising cost of Cancer drugs.

Blood Cancer – Leukemia

Lymphatic System – Lymphoma

New Andhra Pradesh High Court inaugurated

  • New building of the Andhra Pradesh High Court was inaugurated by CJI Ranjan Gogoi at Amravathy on February 3, 2019.
  • The 2-storied building has a building cost of Rs. 150 crore, 16 court halls, and houses 2.70 lakh square feet office space.
  • Andhra Pradesh has finally got its own court after four and a half years of state bifurcation.

First High Court of India – Calcutta High Court

Established – 1 July,1862

ASEAN-India Youth Summit organised

  • The 2nd ASEAN-India Youth Summit is being organised from 3rd-6th February 2019.
  • It is organised by India Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and Government of Assam.
  • The theme of the summit is ‘Connectivity is the pathway to shared prosperity’.
  • It is being organised in Guwahati, Assam and has youth delegates from all the 10 ASEAN countries and India.

ASEAN – Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Headquarters – Jakarta, Indonesia

Try out the quiz ?

1. Who has opened the annual Udyanotsav of Rashtrapati Bhavan?

Correct! Wrong!

Today, President ‘Ram Nath Kovind’ has opened the annual Udyanotsav of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

2. Sri Lanka has celebrated the 71st Independence Day on which day?

Correct! Wrong!

On 4th Feb Sri Lanka celebrates 71st Independence Day.

3. What is the name of Indian women’s cricket team opener who has become the top-ranked batter in women’s ODI cricket as per the latest rankings released by the ICC?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana has become the top-ranked batter in women’s ODI cricket, as per the latest rankings released by the ICC.

4. Who has become the first Asian woman to play hundred T20?

Correct! Wrong!

Former captain of the Pakistan women team Sana Mir has become the first Asian woman to play hundred T20Is.

5. Aribam Shyam Sharma returned his Padma Shri Award to protest against the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, he is from which state?

Correct! Wrong!

Noted Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Shyam Sharma returned his Padma Shri Award on February 3, 2019. He received the award in 2006 and returned it to mark a protest against the Citizen (Amendment) Bill.

6. What is the name of Nepalese ambassador who has appointed as the Country Ambassador to India?

Correct! Wrong!

Former Nepal’s law minister Nilambar Acharya has been appointed as the Country’s Ambassador to India.

7. The world cancer day is being observed on 4th February. The primary goal of the day is to reduce the illness and related deaths by which year?

Correct! Wrong!

The world cancer day is being observed on 4th February every year to raise awareness about cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of its prevention. The primary goal of the day is to reduce the illness and related deaths by 2020.

8. Who has inaugurated new building of the Andhra Pradesh High Court?

Correct! Wrong!

New building of the Andhra Pradesh High Court was inaugurated by CJI Ranjan Gogoi at Amravathy on February 3, 2019.

9. 'Connectivity is the pathway to shared prosperity' is theme of which summit?

Correct! Wrong!

The 2nd ASEAN-India Youth Summit is being organised from 3rd-6th February 2019. The theme of the summit is ‘Connectivity is the pathway to shared prosperity’.

10. The Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari flag off a motor car rally to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi from which place?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched the National Road Safety Week with a host of initiatives planned for generating awareness and sensitizing people about safe road usage. The Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari flag off a motor car rally to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Rajghat, New Delhi.

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