10-11 March 2019 Current Affairs

2019 Lok Sabha Elections | Finland Govt. | Metro service in 2 cities | Ethiopian air crash | Maruti Gypsy |

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 08:50 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections on 10 March 2019. As per announcement made by the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, these elections will be held in 7 phases. Which are the four states which will have voting in all 7 phases? – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal (Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha constituencies, while Bihar and West Bengal have 40 and 42 constituencies each. The election dates are 11 April, 18 April, 23 April, 29 April, 6 May, 12 May and 19 May 2019. The results will be declared on 23 May 2019)

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2) Which four states will have simultaneous Assembly elections with the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections? - Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh (The Assembly Elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will be held simultaneously with the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, Assembly Elections for Jammu & Kashmir will not be held simultaneously due to prevailing conditions)

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3) Which European government resigned on 8 March 2019 due to failure of a healthcare reform initiated by it? – Finland (Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila tendered the resignation of his government on 8 March 2019 after a reform of the healthcare system failed. According to the disclosures, the government failed to push through plans to overhaul health services and social care in the face of an aging population. The government resigned just weeks before a general election in the Scandinavian country)

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4) During March 2019 which metro train service was commenced in which two Indian cities? – Ahmedabad and Nagpur (While Ahmedabad Metro service in Gujarat was inaugurated on 4 March 2019, the Nagpur Metro service in Maharashtra was commenced on 7 March 2019. The metro train service is now available in 11 Indian cities. The other cities are Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Jaipur, Chennai, Kochi, Lucknow and Hyderabad)

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5) All 157 people aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed just 6 minutes after taking-off from capital Addis Ababa on 10 March 2019. This plane was destined for which city? – Nairobi, Kenya (The plane (Flight No. ET302), a brand new Boeing MAX 8, en route to Nairobi, Kenya took off from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport. This is the same plane as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed soon after takeoff from Jakarta in November 2018 killing all 189 people on-board. 4 Indians travelling on the Ethiopian plane was among the dead)

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6) India’s largest automobile company Maruti Suzuki stopped production of which iconic off-roader vehicle, as was announced by the company during March 2019? – Gypsy (Maruti Suzuki has officially stopped the production of Gypsy, one of India’s longtime favourite off-roader. Introduced first in the country in 1985, it enjoyed an amazing 33-year run. The production has been stopped amidst plummeting demand, rising production costs and its inability to meet crash test norms)

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