Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 March 2019

26 March 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Chandrayaan-2 mission, Golan Heights as Israeli territory and minimum income guarantee scheme among others.

1. NASA’s laser retroreflector arrays will be carried to the Moon aboard which mission?
a) Chandrayaan-2
b) TESS
c) Gaganyaan
d) JUNO

2. Indian space agency, ISRO will launch which satellite on April 1, 2019?
a) Cartosat-2
b) EMISAT
c) MicroSat
d) AstroSat

3. Which Indian Naval Ship will participate in Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA-19)?
a) INS Tarini
b) INS Sahyadri
c) INS Kadmatt
d) INS Viraat

4. Who was awarded with the Abel Prize 2019?
a) Yves Meyer
b) Andrew Wiles
c) Robert Langlands
d) Karen Uhlenbeck

5. The President of which country signed proclamation on March 25, 2019 recognising Golan Heights as Israeli territory?
a) United States
b) Guatemala
c) India
d) South Korea

6. Indian navy’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training Facility was inaugurated aboard which naval vessel?
a) INS Vikrant
b) INS Shivaji
c) INS Kirpan
d) INS Subhadra

7. Exercise Mitra Shakti- VI was held between India and which nation?
a) Maldives
b) Bangladesh
c) Sri Lanka
d) Indonesia

8. Which country topped the World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Transition Index?
a) Sweden
b) Norway
c) Switzerland
d) Singapore

9. Under the newly announced minimum income guarantee scheme by a leading opposition party, how much annual income has been proposed for 20 per cent of India’s poorest families?
a) Rs 90000
b) Rs 72000
c) Rs 84000
d) Rs 65000

10. Which oil company has awarded onshore exploration rights to two Indian oil companies, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited?
a) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
b) Emirates National Oil Company
c) Petrofac International
d) Zakum Development Company

ANSWERS

1. (a) Chandrayaan-2
Chandrayaan-2, the second moon mission Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), will be carrying laser retroreflector arrays owned by the US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

2. (b) EMISAT
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 29 satellites including the primary payload EMISAT on April 1, 2019. The PSLV-C45 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), carrying these satellites onboard, will take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

3. (c) INS Kadmatt
Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, INS Kadmatt (P 29) will participate in the 15th edition of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA-19). The corvette arrived at Langkawi, Malaysia on March 25, 2019 for seven days official visit.

4. (d) Karen Uhlenbeck
American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck won the Abel Prize 2019. Uhlenbeck’s breakthrough work along with mathematician Jonathan Sacks was on “minimal surfaces such as the surface taken by a soap bubble.

5. (a) United States
The United States President, Donald Trump on March 25, 2019 signed the proclamation recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a disputed land which Israel captured from Syria in 1967.

6. (b) INS Shivaji
The Indian Navy's state of the art Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training Facility (NBCTF) was inaugurated on March 25, 2019 by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba at INS Shivaji, Lonavala. The training facility has been named ABHEDYA, which means impenetrable in Sanskrit. The new facility is expected to help train personnel of naval ships fitted with nuclear, biological and chemical detection and protection systems.

7. (c) Sri Lanka
The annual joint exercise between India and Sri Lanka, 'Mitra Shakti-VI', began at Diyatalawa in Sri Lanka on March 26, 2019. The exercise will conclude on April 8, 2019. The exercise is conducted every year as a part of military diplomacy and interaction between the armies of the two nations. It is held in India and Sri Lanka alternatively.

8. (a) Sweden
The Geneva-based World Economic Forum released its Global Energy Transition Index on March 25, 2019. The index ranks 115 economies on their ability to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability. Sweden retained its top spot on the list, followed by Switzerland and Norway in the second and third positions respectively.

9. (b) Rs 72000
A leading opposition party in India has announced a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poorest 20 per cent of Indian families if voted to power. Under the scheme, 20 per cent of India’s most poor families will get Rs 72,000 yearly in their bank accounts. The minimum income support proposal will be called ‘nyay’.

10. (a) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
A consortium of two Indian oil companies, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited have been awarded the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi Onshore Block 1. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed agreements awarding the exploration rights on March 25, 2019.

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