Current Affairs – March 2019

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1Beresheet spacecraft, which is in news recently, is from which country?Israel
2After the success of this mission India has become the 4th space superpower.Mission Shakti
3Google Doodle celebrated 30th anniversary of World Wide Web (WWW) on March 12. Who invented WWW?Tim Berners-Lee
4In which bank the Union Government has decided to infuse a capital of 5,042 crore rupees ahead of its merger with two other public sector lenders Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank?
5In which state Gauri Sawant has been appointed by the Election Commission of India as the first transgender election ambassador?Maharashtra
6India had signed an MoU on Antarctic cooperation in February 2019 with which nation?Argentina
7Name the American mathematician who has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, also known as the Nobel for mathematics?Karen Uhlenbeck
8Name the Chief Minister of Goa (also former Defence Minister of India) who passed away recently?Manohar Parriker
9Name the founder and chairman of the RUJ Group who has been conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award on 29th March, 2019?Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi
10Name the mission in which Indian scientists successfully targeted and brought down a live satellite on a Low Earth Orbit with an anti-satellite missile (A-SAT)?
11Name the Swiss tennis player who has become the second person in the world to win 100 ATP titles in his career after Jimmy Connors?Roger Federer
12Name the West Indian cricketer who has become the first in the world to hit more than 500 sixes in international cricket?Chris Gayle
13On which date International Women’s Day is observed across the world?8th March
14On which date World Consumer Rights Day is observed every year?15th March
15On which date World Consumer Rights Day is observed?15th March
16On which date World Wildlife Day is observed every year?3rd March
17On which day Rajasthan Day is celebrated every year?30th March
18On which day World Water Day was observed across the world?22nd March
19On which public sector bank the Reserve Bank of India has imposed Rs 2 crore penalty for non-compliance of regulatory directions with regard to SWIFT operations?
20Over 40 countries including India decided to ground which model of Boeing aircraft?Boeing 737 MAX
21SWIFT is a global messaging software, which is used for sharing information on inter-bank transactions by financial entities.Punjab National Bank
22The 2020 World Cup will be the seventh edition of the U-17 Women’s tournament.India
23The first set of four Chinook heavy lift helicopters was inducted in Indian Air Force on March 25, 2019. From which country India procured these helicopters?USA
24The merger would be effective from 1st April 2019.Bank of Baroda
25The Supreme Court has warned which bank for non-disclosure of bank inspection reports?Reserve Bank of India
26The UGC has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in which subject?Agriculture
27UN Security Council passed a new Resolution 2462 in order to combat which issue?Terror financing
28What is the theme of the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD)?Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change
29What is the theme of the 2019 Zero Discrimination Day (ZDD)?Act to change laws that Discriminate
30What is the theme of the World Kidney Day (WKD-2019)?Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere
31What was India rank in the World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Transition Index 2019?76
32What was the theme of World Water Day 2019?Leaving no one behind
33Where is the headquarters of Tea Board of India?Kolkata
34Which airline has recently recognized itself as a defaulter of bank payments with a debt of over USD 1 billion?Jet Airways
35Which country won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup 2019 by defeating India in the final?South Korea
36Which cricket playing country has won its first test match in its cricket history by defeating Ireland?Afghanistan
37Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed an Artificial Intelligence-based electronic hardware system to detect malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasite, and cervical cancer in milliseconds?IIT Delhi
38Which Indian personality has been named Chief Scientist at WHO?Soumya Swaminathan
39Which Indian personality was recently honoured with Croatia’s highest civilian award ‘Grand Order of the King of Tomislav’?President Ram Nath Kovind
40Which of the following sports has been included in 2022 Asian Games?Cricket
41Which place at an altitude of 15,256 feet has now became the world’s highest polling station in the sleepy hamlet of Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh?Tashigang
42Which port has become the first Indian port operator to achieve a new record of handling 200 million tonnes (MT) cargo movement?Adani Port
43Which state government has recently banned molasses in the state?Assam
44Which team won the 2018-19 edition of Indian Super League (Football) defeating FC Goa in the finals?Bengaluru FC
45Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of National Book Trust (NBT)?Govind Prasad Sharma
46Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes?Bhagwan Lal Sahni
47Who has been appointed the new Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)?M R Kumar
48Who is the head of the committee to formulate insurance cover for advocates?Alok Srivastava
49Who sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa?Pramod Sawant
50Who was appointed as the Chief of Naval Staff on March 23, 2019?Karambir Singh