Current Affairs Quiz Set 80 How much amount has been contributed by India to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFTAM) for 6th Replenishment Cycle for the year 2020-22? $9 million $22 million $10 million $12 million S-b E- India has announced contribution of $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFTAM) for 6th Replenishment Cycle (for year 2020-22) This is an increase of 10% over the amount contributed by India in 5th cycle India stands firm to its long-standing partnership with Global Fund and its commitment to eliminate AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. India was the first implementing country to host a replenishment milestone of the Global Fund and now has become first among G20, BRICS and implementer countries to announce the pledge for the 6th Replenishment Conference. India shares a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as recipient and as a donor. Where will be TSENTR 2019 held? India Singapore Russia Thailand S-c E- The exercise TSENTR 2019 will be held for two weeks, from September 9-23 and it is “part of the annual series of large scale exercises that form part of the Russian Armed Forces’ annual training cycle”. Russia holds major military exercise every year at one of its four military Commands i.e Vostok (East), Zapad (West), TSENTR (Centre) and Kavkas (South). It rotates through four main Russian operational strategic commands. Even as the relationship between India and Pakistan continues to remain tense, the armies of the two nations will take part in a multi-national military exercise in Russia next week- China will also take part in the exercise. This will be the first time that forces from India and Pakistan will participate in a multilateral exercise together since the airstrikes conducted by Indian forces in Balakot earlier this year. Where was the first corneal transplant made from induced pluripotent stem cells done in the world? Japan Russia China Germany S-a E- Woman in Japan with a corneal disease has become the first person in the world to receive a corneal transplant made from induced pluripotent stem cells, according to a team of researchers led by ophthalmologist Kohji Nishida at Osaka University. The cornea, a clear layer that covers the eye, contains stem cells that repair damage and maintain vision. These stem cells can be lost through injury or disease, which can then cause blurry vision and lead to blindness. What will be the length of India's longest electrified rail tunnel? 6-km 6-km 6-km 6-km S-a E- Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated India's longest electrified rail tunnel. Situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations of Andhra Pradesh, the 6.6-km long tunnel is a part of the Obulavaripalli-Venkatachalam railway line. The newly constructed tunnel will provide seamless rail connectivity between Krishnapatnam Port and the hinterland areas for freight movement. Who is the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket? MS Dhoni Rishabh Pant Kapil Dev Ishan Sharma S-b E- Young Rishabh Pant became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket, surpassing former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He claimed his 50th victim in his 11th Test while Dhoni had taken 15 Tests to touch the milestone. Who among the following is the Youngest Test Captain in Cricket? Tatenda Taibu Rashid Khan Waqar Younis Graeme Smith S-b E- Rashid Khan scripted history as he became the youngest ever Test captain leading Afghanistan against Bangladesh in the one-off Test. The record was earlier held by Zimbabwe's Tatenda Taibu who was 20 years and 358 days old when he led his side against Sri Lanka in 2004. Rashid is 20 years and 350 days old. Where was the ‘Namaste Pacific’ Cultural Event held? New Delhi Pune Mumbai Hyderabad S-a E- The High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji jointly organised a cultural event ‘Namaste Pacific’ held in Delhi, India. This event is organised to showcase the culture of the Pacific countries. Where was the fourth General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) held? Japan Germany India France S-c E- The Election Commission of India hosted the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) on September 3 in Bengaluru. India took over as its Chair for the 2019-21 term. A-WEB was established on October 14, 2013 in Song-do, South Korea with its permanent secretariat at Seoul. It is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide. Where was the UN convention to combat desertification held? Pune Mumbai Lucknow Greater Noida S-d Which of the following countries honoured Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus with the ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis’ award? Vatican India France Germany S- a E- The Vatican has honoured Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus with the ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis’ award, which aims to honour those who work towards promoting peace and harmony. He was given the award at the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy. The Lamp represents the simplicity of the Franciscan message: the lamp is made of glass to recall purity and the oil that burns inside is both a symbol of humility and of the desire of rebirth and social commitment. It is a replica of a glass oil lamp that burns at the side of the grave of Saint Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan order behind the peace prize. Which of the following articles of the India constitution deals with the appointments of officers and servants of the supreme court registry? Article 146 Article 147 Article 149 Article 148 S-a Which of the following articles of the Indian constitution leaves it to the Indian parliament to determine the salary, other allowances, leave of absence, pension, etc. of the supreme court judges? Article 126 Article 200 Article 129 Article 125 S-d Which of the following articles of the Constitution of India lays down provision for the power of the supreme court to review its own judgements? Article 124 Article 212 Article 133 Article 137 S-d Who among the following is the President of the World Bank? Anshula Kant David Malpass Christine Lagard Audray Azoulay S- b Who among the following was the first woman Chief Justice of Supreme Court? Sindhu Satish Fathima Beevi Indu Malhotra Gita Mittal S-d E- Justice Gita Mittal became the first woman Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Justice Gita Mittal had earlier served as the acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from April 14, 2017 to August 10, 2018.