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Current Affairs Quiz , 26 Mar 2019
- March 28, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1. The World Airport Traffic rankings for 2018 was released by
- Airports Council International
- International Air Transport Association
- International Civil Aviation Organization
- Air Transport Action Group
- The nation capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has now become the world’s 12th busiest airport, moving up four places from the 16th spot in 2017.
- According to the preliminary world airport traffic rankings for 2018 released by the Airports Council International (ACI), it over took mega-hubs like Frankfurt, Dallas Forth Worth, Guangzhou and Istanbul Ataturk airports.
- The four airports above the IGI Airport are Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Shanghai Pudong and Hong Kong, managing over 46 lakh passengers more than IGIA.
2. Who among the following became the first-ever cricketer to score 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League?
- Virat Kohli
- Suresh Raina
- Chris Gayle
- Brendon McCullum
- Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina became the first-ever cricketer to score 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League.
- The 31-year-old achieved the feat when he reached an individual score of 14 during the opening match of IPL 2019 between CSK and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
3. Who among the following recently bagged the 2019 Global Teacher Prize?
- Swaroop Rawal
- Peter Tabichi
- Andrew Moffat
- Daisy Mertens
- Peter Tabichi, a member of the Franciscan religious order, won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize.
- Brother Peter has been praised for his achievements in a deprived school with crowded classes and few text books. He wants pupils to see “science is the way to go” for their futures.
4. Which of the following countries has launched a programme to help overweight employers to shed extra kilos called Lose to Win?
- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has launched a programme to help overweight employers to shed extra kilos, the media reported. The ‘Lose to Win’ programme was launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).
- Serving the employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in its current edition, the programme guides and encourages those struggling with weight issues to learn how to induce positive changes in their lifestyles.
5. Which is the second religious tract after Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan-controlled territory that will connect India and Pakistan?
- Hinglaj Mata cave temple
- Jagannath Mandir
- Sharda Peeth corridor
- Naval mandir
- The Pakistan government approved a proposal to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient Hindu temple and cultural site in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
- The Sharda Peeth corridor, when opened, will be the second religious tract after Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan-controlled territory that will connect the two neighbouring nations.
- Established in 237 BC during the reign of Ashoka, the 5,000-year-old Sharada Peeth is an abandoned temple and ancient centre of learning dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning. Between the 6th and 12th centuries CE, Sharada Peeth was one of the foremost temple universities of the Indian subcontinent