Current Affairs – April 2019

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1Bollywood actor Sunny Deol has joined which political party on 23rd April 2019?Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
2Former Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag was recently appointed as India’s High Commissioner to which country?Seychelles
3In respect of which disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has raised an alarm over a 300 percent increase globally in the first quarter of 2019 compared with last year?Measles
4It is observed with an aim to create awareness among the people to conserve and protect the valuable assets and cultural heritage across the world.18th April
5Name the Australian female umpire who has become the first woman to be an umpire in men’s one-day international cricket?Claire Polosak
6Name the cloud management tool launched by Google allowing its users to run applications from anywhere?Google Anthos
7On which date, the 2019 International Mine Awareness Day is observed recently?4th April
8On which day the Civil Services Day is celebrated every year in India?21st April
9On which day the World Book and Copyright Day is observed every year?23rd April
10On which day the World Heath Day is observed every year?7th April
11On which day World Malaria Day is celebrated every year?25th April
12RBI will issue Rs 20 banknotes of greenish-yellow colour. The new Rs 20 banknotes will bear which heritage site of India?Ellora Caves
13Sri Lanka on April 18, 2019 has launched its first satellite into space from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s East Shore. What is the name of this satellite?Raavana-1
14T-90 tanks, sometimes seen in news, is associated to which country?Russia
15The festival ‘Jashn-e-Ittihaad’ has recently held in which of the following cities?New Delhi
16The High Court of which state lifted the ban on mobile application TikTok, three weeks after it had asked the government to prohibit further downloads of this popular Chinese short-video application?Madras High Court
17The Indian Army recently began online registration of women for recruitment into which field for the first time?Military Police
18The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched the MERA India programme to eliminate which disease from India by 2030?Malaria
19The National Company Law Tribunal approved the merger of which bank with Bharat Financial Inclusion?IndusInd Bank
20The scientists at which university have discovered chain-melted state of matter?University of Edinburgh
21The Supreme Court of India has determined which illness as a ground to spare death row convicts from the gallows?Mental illness
22What is India’s rank in the World Press Freedom Index 2019?140th
23What is the name given by Hawaiian language professor Larry Kimura to the first ever black hole photographed by Event Horizon Telescope?Powehi
24What is the theme of the 2019 World Health Day (WHD)?Universal Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere
25What was India’s position at the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championship?Fourth
26Which country in a landmark step released a special stamp on the theme of Ramayana for the first time underlining strong centuries old cultural bonds?Indonesia
27Which country topped the World Press Freedom Index 2019?Norway
28Which country’s space agency has successfully dropped an explosive on asteroid Ryugu to make crater?Japan
29Which country’s team has won the 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament?South Korea
30Which Indian financial institution has sold its entire stake in the National Housing Bank (NHB) and the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) to the Union Government for Rs 1,450 crore and Rs 20 crore, respectively.Reserve Bank of India
31Which Indian personality has been honored with the Freedom of the City of London?Alice G. Vaidyan
32Which Indian wrestler has become world number one in the men’s 65kg freestyle category?Bajrang Punia
33Which organisation releases World Press Freedom Index every year?Reporters Without Borders
34Which rule under the ‘Conduct of Elections Rules’ lists out a 6-month jail term along with a Rs 1000 fine for falsely reporting malfunctioning of EVMs and VVPATs?Rule 49MA
35Which South American nation has recently joined International Solar Alliance (ISA)?Bolivia
36Which Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile was successfully test fired by DRDO on April 15, 2019?Nirbhay
37Which US-based company recently announced its plans to shut down its online retail operations in China?Amazon
38Who has been elected as the new President of the World Bank on April 6, 2019?David Malpass
39Who has won the men’s singles title at the 2019 Yonex-Sunrise India Open badminton tournament?Viktor Axelsen
40Who is the current chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)? Adarsh Kumar Goel
41Who was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Palestinian on April 3, 2019?Mohammad Shtayyeh