23rd March 2019 Current Affairs

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Jimmy is the longest-living U.S. President

  • Former President Jimmy Carter became the longest-living president in United States history on 22 March 2019.
  • Jimmy Carter is the USA’s 39th President.
  • He has broken the previous record held by the late President George H.W. Bush, who died in November 2018.

Indian Premier League-12 to kick off in Mumbai

  • Today, the Indian Premier League (12th- edition) has begun with Defending Champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) led by Mahindra Singh Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) led by Virat Kohli in the season’s opening clash at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
  • A total of eight teams will be playing in IPL 2019 (like the last edition).
  • The teams are Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • The former franchise of ‘Delhi Daredevils’ was renamed to ‘Delhi Capitals’ for the new season.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 Men's Hockey tournament begins in Ipoh

  • Today, the Sultan of Azlan Shah Cup Men’s Hockey tournament (28th edition) has begun in Ipoh, Malaysia (23rdto 30th March 2019).
  • Indian men’s hockey team take on Japan (Asian Games gold medallist) in their opening encounter.
  • Six nations (Malaysia, Canada, Poland, Japan and Korea) are taking part in the 8-day tournament which will be held in a round-robin format
  • Australia (defending champions) is not playing in this edition of the tournament.

FIFA bans former Ecuador football chief for life

  • FIFA slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
  • Chiriboga was one of the executives arrested in 2015 amid a massive US-led crackdown on corruption in world football.
  • FIFA’s ethics judges banned Chiriboga from all football-related activities for life and fined him 1 million Swiss francs.

Tata Coffee Appoints Chacko Purackal Thomas As MD And CEO

  • Tata Coffee announced the appointment of Chacko Purackal Thomas as the managing director and chief executive officer.
  • He will replace Sanjiv Sarin.
  • He will assume the charge from April 1, 2019.
  • Thomas, currently working as the executive director and deputy CEO of the Tata Group firm, has been associated with the company since 2015.

Martyr’s Day: 23rd March

  • The nation is observing Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day on 23rd March.
  • Each year, March 23, homage is paid to the great revolutionary fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev who sacrificed their lives for the country.
  • In the year 1929, on 8th of April he together with his companions threw bombs over the Central Legislative Assembly reading slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”.
  • It was on March 23, 1931, three young freedom fighters were hanged to death in the Lahore Central Jail (Now in Pakistan).

World Meteorological day

  • The United Nations’ (UN) World Meteorological Day is annually held on or around 23rd March to remember the World Meteorological Organization’s establishment on that date in 1950.
  • The theme of WMD 2019 is ‘The Sun, the Earth and the Weather’.

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh To Take Over as Next Chief of Naval Staff

  • The Government of India has appointed Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, presently Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Eastern Naval Command as next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from May 31, 2019.
  • The present Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba retires on the same day.
  • Born on November 03, 1959, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh was commissioned on July 01, 1980 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.
  • Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
  • Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been decorated with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM).

Indian Air Force to participate in ‘LIMA 2019’

  • Indian Air Force will participate in Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo ‘LIMA 2019’ in Langkawi, Malaysia (26th to 30th March 2019).
  • Indian Air Force is participating in the Expo for the first time and it will showcase its indigenously developed LCA fighter aircraft.
  • It will provide an opportunity to air-warriors to interact with their Royal Malaysian Air Force counterparts and foster close relationship between the two services.
  • This will also serve as a foundation for any future interaction with the Malaysian Air Force.

Karnataka Minister Shivalli passes away

  • Karnataka Municipalities Minister C S Shivalli(58-years) passed away in a hospital in Hubballi.
  • Shivalli was elected thrice from Kundgol constituency in Dharwad district.
  • He won his first election as an independent candidate in 1999.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Who is the longest-living president in United States?

Correct! Wrong!

Former President Jimmy Carter became the longest-living president in United States history on 22 March 2019.

2. Indian Premier League-12 to kick off in Mumbai. How many teams are participating in IPL 2019?

Correct! Wrong!

Today, the Indian Premier League (12th- edition) has begun with Defending Champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) led by Mahindra Singh Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) led by Virat Kohli in the season's opening clash at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. A total of eight teams will be playing in IPL 2019 (like the last edition).

3. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 of Men's Hockey tournament begins in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Today, the Sultan of Azlan Shah Cup Men's Hockey tournament (28th edition) has begun in Ipoh, Malaysia (23rdto 30th March 2019).

4. Who has been banned by FIFA for lifetime due to finding him guilty of taking bribes?

Correct! Wrong!

FIFA slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador's football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.

5. Tata Coffee has appointed Chacko Purackal Thomas as MD and CEO. He has replaced which of the following?

Correct! Wrong!

Tata Coffee announced the appointment of Chacko Purackal Thomas as the managing director and chief executive officer. He will replace Sanjiv Sarin.

6. On which day the nation is observing Shaheed Diwas?

Correct! Wrong!

The nation is observing Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day on 23rd March.

7. What is the theme of World Meteorological day-2019?

Correct! Wrong!

The United Nations' (UN) World Meteorological Day is annually held on or around 23rd March to remember the World Meteorological Organization's establishment on that date in 1950. The theme of WMD 2019 is ‘The Sun, the Earth and the Weather’.

8. Who is the new chief of Naval Staff?

Correct! Wrong!

The Government of India has appointed Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, presently Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Eastern Naval Command as next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from May 31, 2019.

9. Indian Air Force will participate in LIMA 2019 in Langkawi, Malaysia. What is the full name LIMA?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian Air Force will participate in Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo ‘LIMA 2019’ in Langkawi, Malaysia (26th to 30th March 2019).

10. Municipalities Minister C. S. Shivalli has passed away in a hospital. He was Municipalities Minister of which state?

Correct! Wrong!

Karnataka Municipalities Minister C S Shivalli(58-years) passed away in a hospital in Hubballi.

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