11th March 2019 Current Affairs

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India’s 17th Lok Sabha elections to be held in 7 phases

  • The Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has announced, India’s 17th Lok Sabha elections (largest festival of democracy) will begin from 11th of April this year.
  • Legislative Assembly elections in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will be held simultaneously with the general elections.
  • The Model Code of Conduct has come into force in the entire country with the announcement of the polls.
  • Ninety crore electorates of 29 states and 7 Union territories will elect 543 Lok Sabha members in seven phases from 11th April to 19th May 2019.
  • The counting will be held on the 23rd of May 2019.

Palestinian president appoints Mohammad Shtayyeh as new PM

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has chosen Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh (60-years) as the new prime minister of Palestinian.
  • Earlier in January, Mr Abbas accepted the resignation of outgoing Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
  • Earlier, Mr Shtayyeh served as minister of housing and construction in addition to serving as head of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR).
  • Shtayyeh is an economist with a PhD from the University of Sussex in England.

India Bags 1st Prize at International ‘Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019’ In Berlin

  • The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has won the First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019.
  • The awards were received by Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, Tourism at ITB, Berlin.
  • Following promotional films / television commercials produced by the Ministry as part of its Incredible India 2.0 Campaign received the awards.

Iniyan becomes India’s 61st Grandmaster

  • Iniyan (16-year) has become the 61st Grandmaster of India (the highest title a chess player)after crossing 2,500 points during the Noisiel Open 2019, held in Paris.
  • Iniyan also won the silver medal in this tournament by increasing 18 points and has a rating of 2,513.

Kavinder fetched gold in GeeBee

  • Kavinder Singh Bisht (56kg) struck gold at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland on 10 March 2019.
  • Shiva Thapa (60kg), Govind Sahani (49kg), Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) and Dinesh Dagar (69kg) claimed silver medals in the event.
  • Sumit Sangwan (91kg), Sachin Siwach (52kg) and Naveen Kumar (+91kg) claimed bronze medals.

Acko wins Golden Peacock Award

  • ACKO General Insurance was awarded the coveted Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award – 2019, for their contextual microinsurance product -Ola Ride Insurance.
  • The award was presented to Biresh Giri, Appointed Actuary & CRO, Acko in the presence of global business leaders in Dubai.
  • Acko introduced the revolutionary Ola Ride Insurance, a first of its kind in the Indian market in March 2018.

Anup Kumar Dubey and Sushil Kumar appointed as special directors of ED

  • Senior bureaucrats Anup Kumar Dubey and Sushil Kumar were appointed special directors in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 10 March 2019.
  • The J&K Governor’s administration approved the appointment of ‘Metro Man’ E. Sreedharan as the principal adviser to two mass rapid transit systems to be built in the State.

PINAKA Guided Weapons System Successfully Test Fired

  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test fired the PINAKA guided WEAPON rocket system from Pokhran range in Rajasthan.
  • The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system.
  • The weapon systems impacted the intended targets with high precision and achieved desired accuracies.

WB CM announces a new scheme ‘Yuvashree Arpan’ for employment of youth

  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced a grant of 1 lakh to graduates of the state’s 214 polytechnics and Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), to set up small businesses.
  • The CM also introduced the scheme, Yuvashree Arpan, in Howrah district.

Madhya Pradesh Government Increases Reservation Quota of OBCs to 27%

  • The Madhya Pradesh government issued an ordinance increasing reservation quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27% from the current 14%.
  • The announcement was made by the state’s Law and Legal Affairs Minister PC Sharma.
  • The ordinance was issued and notified after it received the assent from the state’s Governor Anandiben Patel.

116-Year-Old Japanese Woman Honoured as World’s Oldest Person Alive by Guinness World Records

  • A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello is being honored as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records.
  • Tanaka was born January 2, 1903, the seventh among eight children.
  • The previous oldest living person was another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, who died in July at age 117.

Try out the quiz ?

1. India’s 17th Lok Sabha elections to be held in 7 phases, in how many states Legislative Assembly elections will also be held simultaneously with the general elections?

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Legislative Assembly elections in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will be held simultaneously with the general elections.

2. Who is the new prime minister of Palestinian?

Correct! Wrong!

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has chosen Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh (60-years) as the new prime minister of Palestinian.

3. Who has won the first Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019?

Correct! Wrong!

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has won the First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019.

4. What is the name of India’s 61st Grandmaster?

Correct! Wrong!

P. Iniyan (16-year) has become the 61st Grandmaster of India (the highest title a chess player)after crossing 2,500 points during the Noisiel Open 2019, held in Paris.

5. Who has won the gold medal in 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki?

Correct! Wrong!

Kavinder Singh Bisht (56kg) struck gold at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland on 10 March 2019.

6. Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award – 2019, has given to which Insurance company for their contextual microinsurance product -Ola Ride Insurance?

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ACKO General Insurance was awarded the coveted Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award – 2019, for their contextual microinsurance product -Ola Ride Insurance.

7. Who has been appointed as special directors in the Enforcement Directorate?

Correct! Wrong!

Senior bureaucrats Anup Kumar Dubey and Sushil Kumar were appointed special directors in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 10 March 2019.

8. DRDO successfully test fired the PINAKA guided WEAPON rocket system from which place?

Correct! Wrong!

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test fired the PINAKA guided WEAPON rocket system from Pokhran range in Rajasthan

9. WB CM has announced a new scheme ‘Yuvashree Arpan’. This scheme related with.....

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WB CM announces a new scheme ‘Yuvashree Arpan’ for employment of youth.

10. Which state govt has increased reservation quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27% from the current 14%?

Correct! Wrong!

The Madhya Pradesh government issued an ordinance increasing reservation quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27% from the current 14%.

11. Which country Woman has honoured as World’s Oldest Person alive By guinness world records?

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A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello is being honored as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records.

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