Current Affairs April 21 2019

21 Apr, 2019
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  • Question 1: What is the capital of Libya?
  • Explanation:Fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli has escalated in the past couple of days. The death toll rose to at least 220, including combatants and civilians since the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) declared a major military offensive to take the capital earlier this month.
  • Question 2: Nepal has successfully launched its first satellite NepaliSat-1 into space under BIRDS project of ...?
  • Explanation: Nepal has successfully launched its first satellite NepaliSat-1 into space from Virginia in the United States. The satellite was developed by the Nepalese scientists. NepaliSat-1 is a low orbit satellite which will be in the 400-km distance from the Earth's surface.
  • Question 3: The world's fattest species of parrot is...?
  • Explanation: The critically endangered ‘Kakapos’ - the world's fattest species of parrot - have enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, according to New Zealand Department of Conservation. The kakapo is an unusual parrot as the females control the breeding process and only mate every two to four years when their favourite fruit grows in New Zealand's Rimu trees - the period is known as a mast year.
  • Question 4: Titan is a moon of...?
  • Explanation: By using data obtained by NASA Cassini spacecraft, the researchers discovered deep lakes (more than 300 feet, or 100 meters) filled with methane on Saturn’s moon Titan. The team also found phantom lakes that fill and empty periodically.
  • Question 5: Complete TESS full form: ___ Exoplanet Survey Satellite
  • Explanation: The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission of NASA has discovered its first Earth-size planet - HD 21749c.
  • Question 6: Indian Navy has launched Guided missile destroyer __ ?
  • Explanation: The Indian Navy launched guided missile destroyer Imphal at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders in Mumbai. Imphal is the third ship to be launched under a project in which ships are built to carry and operate two multiple role helicopters. In a statement, the Navy said, enhanced stealth features have been achieved through the shaping of hull and use of radar transparent deck fittings which make the ships difficult to detect.
  • Question 7: Global Skill challenge 2019 held in...?
  • Explanation: India brought home two silver and two bronze medals in Global Skill challenge, held in Melbourne from 10th to 14th April. Nidhin Prem won Silver in 3D Digital Game Art. Sumanth Santemavathuru Chikkabettaiah and Manjunatha Desurakara won Silver in Mechatronics, Sanjoy Pramanik clinched Bronze in Jewellery and Saurabh Baghel bagged Bronze in Patisserie and Confectionery. Total of 22 participants represented India in 21 skill trades at the competition.
  • Question 8: ___ is hosting Asian Athletics Championships 2019?
  • Explanation:The Asian Athletics Championships begin in Doha. The first day will decide eight gold medals. From the Indian perspective, the Women's 400 metres race will be the most anticipated one. Sprint sensation Hima Das will be running in the preliminary round in the morning, while the final will be held in the evening.
  • Question 9: Civil Services Day is observed on...?
  • Explanation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted all civil servants who are serving the nation with utmost diligence on Civil Services Day. In a tweet, he said, their hardwork enhances the country's development trajectory.
  • Question 10: Houthi rebels are related with...?
  • Explanation:In Yemen, 85 people have been killed in heavy fighting between pro-government forces and rebels in Dhale province. Officials said, the Houthi rebels recaptured the district of Damt and the surrounding area from forces allied with the internationally recognized government after more than a week of fighting. Dozens of people have also been injured.
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