Current Affairs Quiz Set 97 Who among the following has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court? Justice Ravi Shanker Jha Justice PV Sanjay Kumar Justice Inderjit Mahanti Justice A Mani Kumar S-d Who among the following has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court? Justice Ravi Shanker Jha Justice PV Sanjay Kumar Justice Inderjit Mahanti Justice A Mani Kumar S-a Who among the following is the only Indian among 300 scientists from across the world aboard the multidisciplinary drifting observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition? Vishnu Nandan Vishnu Mahan Vishnu Swami Vishnu Triwedi S-a E- Vishnu Nandan, a 32-year-old polar researcher from Kerala, will be the only Indian among 300 scientists from across the world aboard the multidisciplinary drifting observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition. The MOSAiC mission stands for Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. Its aim is to study the impact of climate change on the Arctic and how it could affect the rest of the world. MOSAiC, the largest ever Arctic expedition in history, will be the first to conduct a study of this scale at the North Pole for an entire year. Previous studies have been of shorter periods as the thicker sea ice sheets prevent access in winter. Who among the following is the first woman to be appointed as match referee for ICC event? GS Lakshmi GS Rita GS Soumya GS Riwaz S-a E- The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced match officials for the league phase of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 18 to November 2, and India’s GS Lakshmi is among them. With the development, Lakshmi is the first woman match referee to officiate in an ICC event. Reportedly, Lakshmi will officiate along with Sam Nogajski and Sundaram Ravi for a match featuring Hong Kong and Ireland at Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on the opening day. Who among the following has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador for indigenous peoples by UNESCO? Yalitza Aparicio Priyanka Chopra Dia Mirza Christiano Ronaldo S: a E: The United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO has appointed Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as its goodwill ambassador for indigenous peoples. The 25-year-old actress made history as the first indigenous performer nominated for a best actress honor at the Academy Awards this year for her performance in the film “Roma”, in which she speaks in an indigenous language and in Spanish. Under PMJAY, which of the following Indian states has topped the list of cancer claims? Tamil Nadu Assam Manipur Andhra Pradesh S-a E- In its first year, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), the tertiary care arm of Ayushman Bharat, has funded the treatment of 90,000 cancer patients through 1.8 lakh hospital admissions. This is according to data available with the Union Health Ministry, which also show that every year there are 11.57 lakh new cancer patients in India and 7.84 lakh cancer deaths. At any given point, there are 22.5 lakh Indians living with cancer. Tamil Nadu, with 40,056 cases, tops the state where the most cancer patients availed treatment under PMJAY, followed by Kerala (22,000), Madhya Pradesh (19,455), Chhattisgarh (15,997) and Gujarat (14,380). Who among the following is known as the father of Zoology? Aristotle Charles Babbage Ada Lovelace Herman Hollerith S-a Which of the following disease is caused due to the deficiency of Vitamin C? Night Blindness Beri-Beri Rabies Scurvy S-d E- Scurvy is the name for a vitamin C deficiency. It can lead to anemia, debility, exhaustion, spontaneous bleeding, pain in the limbs, and especially the legs, swelling in some parts of the body, and sometimes ulceration of the gums and loss of teeth. Where are the headquarters of the World Health Organization situated? New Delhi Paris Geneva Beijing S: a E- The headquarters of WHO are situated in Geneva, Switzerland. The Director-General is Tedros Adhanom. SEBI is the capital market regulator of the country. What does ‘S’ stand for in the same? Stocks Securities Shares Stake S-b E- SEBI stands for Securities and Exchange Board of India. It is headquartered in Mumbai. The chairman of SEBI is Ajay Tyagi. 11. Where PM Modi and Xi Jinping did had the second informal summit? Tamil Nadu Wuhan New Delhi Beijing S: a E: PM Modi and Xi Jinping had the second informal summit at Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took Chinese President Xi Jinping on a guided tour of the UNESCO declared heritage monuments at Mamalllapuram. Clad in the Tamilian attire of white veshti (dhoti), white shirt and an angavastram in the shoulder, Modi received Jinping at Arjuna's Penance from where the tour started. This was followed by Krishna's Butter Ball, Five Rathas and finally at the Shore Temple. Modi was seen explaining in detail the various aspects of the monuments. 12. Where was the Sangam Youth Festival organised? Jammu & Kashmir Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu Punjab S: a E: Over 1,500 students from 32 different colleges and university participated in the 'Sangam Youth Festival' being organised by the Indian Army in collaboration with Jammu University Campus in a bid to spread the message of peace, prosperity, communal harmony and national integration. This event comes in continuation with the Indian army and the administration's effort to engage the youngsters in productive activities. 13. India is conducting the LOTUS-HR project with which of the following countries? Germany France Bangladesh Netherlands S: d E: The Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse (LOTUS-HR) project was set up in 2017 at the Sun Dial Park here as part of a collaboration between the governments of India and the Netherlands. The project is jointly supported by the Department of Biotechnology of Indian government's Ministry of Science and Technology and Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research/STW of the government of the Netherlands IIT-Delhi and city-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) Nagpur are among the partners in this project from India. 14. Where is India’s first robotic restaurant situated? Odisha Punjab Himachal Pradesh Madhya Pradesh S: a E: Robo chef is a restaurant in Bhubaneswar that claims to be the first eatery in India where two indigenously developed robots will serve customers. These two robots are named ‘Champa’ and ‘Chameli’. 15. Recently, how many Sewa Express have been launched by Indian Railways? 11 12 10 9 S: c E- The Indian railways will inaugurate 10 ‘Sewa Service’ trains to connect small towns with their closest major cities and ease the hassle of travelling for daily passengers. The railways introduced Sewa Service trains to ensure congestion free roads and faster ease of movement for public. These trains will also help divert short distance traffic from roads to the railways.