13-26 April 2019 Current Affairs

India Post | First malaria vaccine | CJI | Ukrainian Presidential election | Largest aircraft | Jallianwala Bagh Massacre | Microsoft | Santosh Trophy 2019 |

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 02:20 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) Which company successfully deployed an integrated solution for India Post under which over 1.5 lakh post offices in the country were modernized? – TCS (India's largest IT company TCS on 22 April 2019 announced that it had deployed an integrated solution for India Post, modernising over 1.5 lakh post offices in the country. The move, which caters to mail operations, finance and HR functions, created the world's largest distributed e-postal network. This multi-year contract was for Rs. 1,100 crore.

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2) The world’s first-ever malaria vaccine was launched on 22 April 2019 in which country? – Malawi (The world's first-ever malaria vaccine was launched in a pilot project in Africa's Malawi on 22 April 2019. Called 'RTS,S' (trade name Mosquirix), is to date the only vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce malaria in children. The project to develop this vaccine was undertaken by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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3) To look into the allegations of sexual harassment raised by a former employee against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, a three-member committee of the Supreme Court judges was formed on 23 April 2019. Who is heading this committee? - Justice S.A. Bobde (Justice S.A. Bobde, the no. 2 judge in the Supreme Court is heading the 3-member committee of judges to look into sexual allegations leveled against CJI Ranjan Gogoi. The other two members of the committee are Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Indira Banerjee. However, a day later Justice N.V. Ramana opted out of this committee)

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4) What is the name of the screenwriter and comedian who won the 2019 Ukrainian Presidential elections as he out-staged the incumbent Petro Poroshenko on 21 April 2019? - Volodymyr Zelenskiy (41-year old Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a Ukrainian screenwriter, actor and comedian won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election as he won over 70% votes. President Petro Poroshenko conceded the defeat. Zelenskiy is a political novice, apart from playing the role of Ukrainian President in a TV series. He will take over at a time when his country is facing numerous challenges, including a struggling economy and an ongoing war against Russia-backed separatist forces)

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5) What is the name of the company which developed the world’s largest aircraft that made its first flight on 13 April 2019? – Stratolaunch Systems Corporation (Stratolaunch Systems Corporation is the name of the American space transportation venture that developed world’s largest aircraft with wingspan measures 385 feet. This company was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Burt Rutan. Stratolaunch aircraft’s first flight flew on 13 April 2019 from Mojave (California).

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6) Which iconic anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was observed during April 2019? – 100th (On 13 April 2019, the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in Amritsar was observed. On 13 April 1919, the British forces led by Brigadier General Reginald Dyer opened fire in Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab’s Amritsar on the Baisakhi day on thousands of unarmed and peaceful protesters, including women and children, killing hundreds of them. According to Indian sources, over 1,000 people lost their lives and more than hundreds of people were injured. British official records shows about 379 people died in the massacre. This massacre led to outpouring of anger against the British that finally led to their departure from India)

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7) What is the name of Nepal’s first satellite that was launched on 18 April 2019? – NepaliSat 1 (NepaliSat 1 is the name of Nepal’s first-ever satellite. It was from the Virginia-based station of NASA in the United States on 18 April 2018. This satellite will collect information about country’s topography and Earth’s magnetic field. It has been designed and built at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan by two Nepali students – Abhas Maskey and Hariram Shreshtha)

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8) During April 2019 who became Jamia Millia Islamia’s first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor? - Najma Akhtar (Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia got its first woman vice-chancellor as President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the name of Najma Akhtar for the post on 11 April 2019. She has four decades of academic scholarship in educational leadership)

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9) Which global IT behemoth hit the trillion-dollar valuation mark for the first time ever on 25 April 2019? – Microsoft Inc. (Microsoft hit the trillion-dollar value mark on 25 April 2019 for the first time, becoming the third technology giant to reach the symbolic milestone. At its current levels, Microsoft is the world's most valuable company, ahead of Apple and Amazon, which last year topped $1 trillion before slipping back)

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10) Which team won football’s Santosh Trophy for 2018-19 after winning the final on 21 April 2019? – Services (The Services team defeated Punjab in the final of the 2018-19 Santosh Trophy for football on 21 April 2019 by defeating Punjab in the final by 1-0 and thus retained the title. This is overall 6th Santosh Trophy title for services. This tournament is one of the prestigious football tournament in India that was founded in 1941)

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