Current Affairs April 28, 2019

28 Apr, 2019
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  • Question 1: Who is the author of the book - Solo?
  • Explanation:Rana Dasgupta has won the 2nd edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 for his 2010 novel - Solo - a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence. The award consists of an amount of $10,000,
  • Question 2: Cyril Almeida is related with ...?
  • Explanation:Cyril Almeida is a Pak journalist, who suggested its Army’s role in 26/11 attack, honoured. Almeida was charged with treason last year after publishing an interview with Nawaz Sharif, in which he indirectly suggested the involvement of Pakistan’s military in carrying out the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.
  • Question 3: Name the new Controller General of Defence Accounts?
  • Explanation: Rajendra Kumar Nayak, the 1983 batch officer of Indian Defence Accounts Service , has been appointed as the new Controller General of Defence Accounts.
  • Question 4: Run to vote mini-marathon held at ...?
  • Explanation:A mini-marathon titled - run to vote - was held in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region which is going to polls in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 6. The objective of the marathon was to promote voter awareness and educate the target population about EVM and VVPAT.
  • Question 5: What is Fani, which was in news recently?
  • Explanation:The Cyclone Fani, formed in south-east Bay of Bengal and adjoining Indian Ocean, is set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by this afternoon. It is expected to further intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow. It is currently moving in a north-west direction.
  • Question 6: Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar are related with...?
  • Explanation: India's Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar settled for a silver medal each in their Greco-Roman categories at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi'an, China. On the penultimate day of the competition, Gurpreet had to be satisfied with a second spot after being handed a 0-8 defeat by Hyeonwoo Kim of Korea in the final of 77-kilogram category.
  • Question 7: Recently, BCCI has recommended four cricketers for Arjuna award, which of these is not one of them?
  • Explanation: he decision was taken during a meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators in New Delhi. 25-year-old Bumrah is currently playing in the IPL for Mumbai Indians. He is a regular across all three formats of cricket for the country. He will be spearheading India's campaign in the upcoming World Cup in the UK. Pacer Shami has been a crucial cog in the Indian bowling set up. All-rounder Jadeja has also made a comeback in the limited overs team and has been named in the 15-member squad for the World Cup. The 27-year-old leg-spinner, Poonam, is the fourth name to be nominated for the coveted award. She has picked up 63 wickets from 41 ODIs and 74 wickets from 54 T20 games.
  • Question 8: ___ has tested the world’s first Floating Nuclear Power Plant?
  • Explanation: Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom has successfully tested the world’s first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) – Akademik Lomonosov.
  • Question 9: ___ has signed a deal with India Post to transform the country's mail delivery system?
  • Explanation: India's largest IT services company, Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) has partnered with the Department of Posts (DoP) to modernize a network of more than 1.5 lakh post offices across the country.
  • Question 10: The new Rs 20 note will be greenish-yellow in colour. The new banknote has a motif of __ on the reverse?
  • Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced on Saturday that it will shortly issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes, in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series, bearing the signature of the central bank's governor Shaktikanta Das. These are different in size and design compared to the notes issued earlier.
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