1. Recently who among the following has become India’s first full time woman finance minister?
Nirmala Sitharaman is the first woman finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who held the same portfolio for just one year (July 1969 and June 1970).
2. Recently which High Court upheld the constitutional validity of death penalty can be awarded to repeat offenders in rape cases?
The Bombay High Court upheld the constitutional validity of a section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) under which life imprisonment or death penalty can be awarded to repeat offenders in rape cases. The judgment came in criminal petitions filed by the convicts in the 2013 Shakti Mills gangrape case challenging the constitutional validity of Section 376E (punishment for repeat offenders) of the IPC under which they were sentenced to death by a sessions court.
3. Jan Shikshan Sansthan comes under:
Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs) are established to provide vocational training to non-literate, neo-literate, as well as school drop outs by identifying skills as would have a market in the region of their establishment. Jan Shikshan Sansthan (DJSS), which was formerly under the Ministry of Human Resources Development and transferred to the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
4. Which of the following are the natural host of the Nipah virus?
Nipah virus is an emerging zoonotic disease. The virus was first recognised in a large outbreak of 276 reported cases in Malaysia and Singapore from September 1998 to May 1999. In fact, the virus takes its name from Sungai Nipah, a village in Malaysia where it was first identified. The virus belongs to a new genus termed Henipavirus (subfamily Paramyxovirinae) Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are the natural host of the Nipah virus. The virus can be transmitted to humans through "direct contact with infected bats, infected pigs, or from other Nipah virus infected people".
5. Which airlines resumed its flights to Pakistan after over 10 years of suspension?
British Airways resumed its flights to Pakistan after over decade long suspension of its operations following a bomb blast in the Marriott hotel of capital Islamabad in 2008
6. Which of the following ministry launched Hawa aane de?
Hawa aane de, a music video with the theme ‘Beat Air Pollution’ was released by the Bhamla Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment. The video features Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar, Rajkummar Rao and Vicky Kaushal The campaign is aimed at encouraging youngsters to get involved in the battle against air pollution and to introduce minor, but effective changes, in their daily routine. Actor and UN Ambassador for Environment Dia Mirza, and lyricist Swanand Kirkire who penned the song, were part of the promotions.
7. Recently which High Court has allotted the status of 'legal person or entity' to animals?
Punjab and Haryana High Court has allotted the status of 'legal person or entity' to animals. The order has been passed in Haryana after a year of Uttarakhand passing an order to 'protect and promote greater welfare of animals'. Both orders were written and passed by Justice Rajiv Sharma who was transferred from the Uttarakhand High Court to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
8. Which of the following is known as ‘The Forbidden Planet’?
Astronomers say they have discovered a rogue exoplanet with its own atmosphere in the Neptunian Desert. NGTS-4b, nick-named ‘The Forbidden Planet’ is smaller than Neptune but three times the size of Earth
9. The World Milk Day (WMD) is observed every year on:
The World Milk Day (WMD) is observed every year on 1st of June The 2019 theme is “Drink Milk: Today & Everyday”.
10. Who among the following was chosen for the prestigious J C Daniel Award?
Veteran actress Sheela was chosen for the prestigious J C Daniel Award, the Kerala government's highest honour for outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema. The annual honour, named after J C Daniel, who made the first silent movie in Mollywood
11. Who among the following has been named as the Director General of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)?
Renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist Mrutyunjay Mohapatra was appointed as the chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD). He is well known as Cyclone man About IMD: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. IMD is headquartered in Delhi
12. The “Kharga Prahar”, a major training exercise conducted by:
The “Kharga Prahar”, a major training exercise conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab. The exercise, Kharga Prahar, was undertaken by various units and formations of Kharga Corps Note: The Indian Army’s II Corps, based in Ambala is known as Kharga Corps.
13. Which of the following launched first interactive game show, titled "Confetti" in India?
Social networking giant Facebook announced its first interactive game show, titled "Confetti" in India. The interactive show will air from Wednesday to Sunday on Facebook's dedicated video platform - Facebook Watch First launched in the US, the interactive game will challenge participants to answer pop culture trivia questions for a chance to win Rs 3 lakh as cash prize everyday.
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